35 Beautiful and Usable Minimal Desktop Wallpapers

35 Beautiful and Usable Minimal Desktop Wallpapers

Wallpaper seems to be a very important part of computer users’ libraries these days. If you keep a lot of icons on your desktop, a busy wallpaper will only hinder you navigating your computer. That’s where minimal wallpapers come in to their own – you have lots of space for loads of icons to be seen clearly.

Here we have selected 35 stunning minimal wallpapers for your pleasure, whether your preference is a light or dark wallpaper, there should be something here for every taste.

30 Creative Web Designs Running on WordPress

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While WordPress started as – and remains – a blogging platform, it’s also the world’s most popular and affordable CMS platform. Which means it is used for much more than blogging. In fact, with the right combination of design and developmental add-ons the WordPress platform can become just about any type of website imaginable.

Which is why we thought it would be fun to put together a collection of 30 inspiring examples of what some companies, designers, and developers are doing with WordPress. Check out our picks and let us know what you think!

32 Creative iPhone 4 Retina Display Wallpapers

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Apple’s release of the retina mobile devices has ushered in a new age of digital graphics. Now all iPhone 4 and 4S models are built with the same physical screen size, yet using double the pixels. This means you’re looking at 326PPI instead of 163PPI(standard iPhone display).

Rules for effective Note-taking in a “designer to client” meeting

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Part of the good communication between a designer and his client includes listening and understanding requests and taking effective notes during the meeting to build up an effective briefing later. Writing reliable notes is a skill that can be learnt and that can take advantage of several useful tools. It can make the difference, during the design process, between a successful project and a big mess.

In this article we will see what note-taking is, how to improve your design process with it and a range of useful tools to help you in that practice.

30 Free High Quality Sans Serif Fonts

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Fonts are the life-blood of a designer’s toolkit, and the bigger the font library, the easier it is for a designer to get projects completed in a shorter space of time. Designers can never have too many fonts, and sans serif fonts are particularly in vogue at the moment.

Here we are bringing you a selection of 30 free, high quality sans serif fonts. Please check out the license for each font – they are all free for personal use, but may not be so for commercial use.

40 Highly Usable PSD Files for Designers

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Designers have a very creative and difficult job, and finding images for their designs can be one of the more tedious aspects of their profession.

PSD files can help a great deal in design work as they are supplied with all the layers, making them completely editable by the designer.

Making LinkedIn Work For You

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LinkedIn is a business and professional networking website that has been one of the biggest internet movers and shakers of recent years. It launched in 2003 and passed the 10 million member mark in 2007.

Since then its rate of growth in membership has been astonishing. In late 2010, the site claimed over 85 million members in over 200 countries with members from every Fortune 500 company in the network.

Top 5 Life Hacks for Freelancers

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Life as a freelancer can be hard. Freelancers are responsible for all aspects of their business. They have to find clients, market their services, and handle all financial records and other paperwork in the business, as well as actually performing the service they are hired for. That is why many freelancers are always looking to make things just that little bit easier or more efficient. And this is precisely where life hacks come in.

Ribbons in Website Design: Showcase & Resources

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There are some up and coming trends for 2012, but none seem to have taken quite such a hold as the use of ribbons in web design.

You can see ribbons used for navigation menus, as part of the brand logo, as title banners, as date tags and in many more ways.

Some designers have combined the new ribbon trend with other new trends such as using a background image, and some have incorporated ribbons with die-hard trends such as minimalism and grunge.

A Comprehensive Guide to the New Facebook Timeline

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Facebook have introduced their new timeline profile, which will eventually be applied to all users. Should this concern us?

Well not really, it gives us more control over what is seen by who, but it’s not just a quick swap from the old to the new. You will have to find or create a cover image, and you will have to work through your past posts and photographs to organize your Facebook.

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