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Download free high quality photos from Unsplash

Unsplash

Today, I stumbled upon this cool new website Unsplash, where you can download high quality photos for free for whatever purpose you want. According to the site owner, the website will feature 10 news images every 10 days.

As time of writing, it has two sets of image, one is the natural scenery, another is the photos with Apple devices. I’m really looking forward to the future photo set releases, and I think it will be useful for everyone. Kudos to the creator and the contributors!

Useful iOS7 GUI and icon template resources

Useful iOS7 GUI and icon template resources

So Apple just announced the latest iOS named iOS7 that features a complete new design of the user interface and icon designs. Fast thinking designers from around the world already coming out with GUI and icon templates to share with others, so that we all can produce accurate template and icon designs in preparation for the iOS7.

In this post, I will share with you all the links where you can find these useful templates that can be downloaded for free. Please continue reading to find out the resources!

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15 useful websites for web designers

Web Designers need to learn a lot of things to become a well-rounded designer. Ranging from brushing up skills for web designing, web designers also have to learn to keep themselves up to date with latest coding skills, and also the best practices of creating the best user experience for the users when visiting the site or using the web app.

Fortunately, there are tonnes of great resources out there to aid especially the fresh designers along the way to become an experienced designer. Below, I’m going to introduce a couple of websites that are useful that covers many of the subjects that are related to web. Read on the find out!

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5 sites for your UI/UX inspiration fix

5 sites for your UI/UX inspiration fix

In the current world of design for digital space, we talk a lot about using the user interface to bring the best user experience for the users. Yes, it’s indeed very crucial. Just like the environmental design in real world, good user interface will help users to achieve goal and solving their problems. Intuitive user interface will churn out satisfied users!

In this post, I will show you some sites that you can go for best user interface and user experience inspiration fix. You will learn a lot about the tiny little details that make the difference. In my opinion, UI Patterns is the ultimate destination for inspiration and research, but continue read on to check out the other sites that you can visit.

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Beautiful artworks of Ryotake Masa

Beautiful artworks of Ryotake Masa

Today I want to show you the beautiful illustration works by a Japanese illustrator Ryotake Masa (武政 諒). Born 1981, and graduated from art school and university, he became a freelance illustrator since year 2010. He often get commissioned to create illustrations for books, advertising, and magazines.

What I like about his style is the use of subtle texture to bring life to the illustration that normally depicted with solid colors. The lines are very clearly defined, pairing up with contrasting colors to produce the unique ambiguous artwork. Besides that, I also like the way he illustrates the everyday object in flatty style but yet remained identical. Continue read on to check out some of his works.

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Know more about Japan with Youtube videos

Know more about Japan with Youtube videos

Well, if you want to learn more about other culture, one obvious way is to travel to that country and experience yourself. But sometimes, you want to know more about it, you will have to read books, watch videos and more. For country like Japan which has rich in culture and diversity, every traveler will gain different experiences in Japan! In this article, I will show you a couple of interesting videos and playlists that talks about Japan.

With these videos, I’m pretty sure that you will learn new things, culture, practices and interesting facts about Japan! I get a lot of surprises when viewing some of them. Japan is really a wonderful country and definitely would like to go again! Without further elaborating, read on to check out the videos!

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New color scheme tools for the year 2013

New color scheme tools for the year 2013

When comes to finding color inspirations or searching for color schemes, there are two main resources: Adobe Kuler and also ColourLovers. Both are really essential for designers, to find the suitable colors, and also using the tools to create personal color schemes.

Coming to the year of 2013, according to Coliss.com, there are many other online color and color scheme tools as well. They are not as powerful as the two sites mentioned earlier, but certainly they will helpful in other ways. Please continue read on to check them out!

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10 free responsive sliders for your mobile friendly website

10 free responsive sliders for your mobile friendly website

In recent web design trend, slider is one of the most commonly used interfaces. With slider, you can save a lot of space displaying similar contents and also make the website looks better. However, you might wondering is there any sliders that are responsive and still works in both desktop and mobile resolution? The answer is yes. In this post, I want to introduce 10 responsive sliders that you can use it for free.

Majority of the sliders here are built with jQuery/Javascript. Some are tiny plugins for minimal use, and some are featured pack that can slide contents and also video, not just images. Without further elaborating, continue read on to check out the sliders!

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jQuery plugins libraries – 2013 edition

jQuery plugins libraries - 2013 edition

Last year, I introduced a couple of jQuery plugins website libraries that you should visit, today I would like to make an update to that post. Here, I will show you some other libraries that you can use when looking for great jQuery plugins that will save your development time.

The jQuery Plugin Registry

This is the official jQuery Plugins repository from the maker of jQuery. Although it’s just launched not long ago, but there are already close to 1000 registered plugins. With it’s user friendly interface and also connecting to respective Github repositories, you can easily navigate and check whether the plugins are recently updated or not.

The jQuery Plugin Registry

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13 beautiful Japan related Pinterest boards worth following

13 beautiful Japan related Pinterest boards worth following

Pinterest. A place where you can find beautiful, inspirational images, and also allows you to pin the images you would like to keep and arrange them into boards. There are a lot of Japan related boards too, and I would like to introduce 13 boards here in this post.

The boards ranging from places, food, art and design, architecture and so much more. I bet that you can know more about Japan with these boards and astonish about the beauty of Japan. Without talking much, please continue reading to check them out!

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