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A List Apart
  • On Our Radar: The Empty Space That Is Not Empty

    “Being in tech and not caring about tech culture is a luxury, only affordable to those with enough privilege to ignore it and too little empathy to care.” In her beautiful, award-nominated “A Talk About Nothing” at the 2015 .concat() web development conference, Lena Reinhard delivers a luminous exposition of how tech’s version of meritocracy […]

  • Mark Llobrera · Professional Amateurs: Instant Web

    Instant Articles are here, and the announcement is all about speed. From a user perspective, I think that Instant Articles are a good thing. But I bristle at the implications for the open web. Implicit in the sales pitch (and explicit in much of the commentary that followed) is the familiar criticism that the traditional […]

  • 15 Years Ago in ALA: Much Ado About 5K

    15 years ago this month, a plucky ALA staffer wrote “Much Ado About 5K,” an article on a contest created by Stewart Butterfield that challenged web designers and developers to build a complete website using less than five kilobytes of images and code. Hundreds did, and their work far exceeded what any web professional could […]

  • Approaching Content Strategy for Personalized Websites

    There’s a curious concept in astrophysics known as the Drake Equation. Developed to quantify the potential for intelligent life in our galaxy, it raises a number of odd questions, among them: does having intelligence, in the long run, actually benefit or harm a species? In other words, will amoebas ultimately outlive humans in the face […]

  • Meta-Moments: Thoughtfulness by Design

    Ever had a moment on the internet when you’ve been forced to stop and think about what you’re doing? Maybe you’ve been surprised. Maybe you’ve stumbled across something new. Maybe you’ve come to see things in a different light. I call such experiences meta-moments: tiny moments of reflection that prompt us to think consciously about […]

  • Practicing Empathy With Teams

    Empathy, as it’s been talked about recently, is most often framed as something important to practice for our users. It’s important to make sure we’re helping our users get the content they desire or get through the flow of our site to do what’s important to them. What is getting lost, though, is that empathy […]

  • On Our Radar: What Engineers Look Like

    Yesterday I stumbled across the wogrammer project by Erin Summers and Zainab Ghadiyali, which will hopefully seed the media—and our collective perception—with real images and stories of women in tech. A photo posted by Erin Summers Zainab Ghadiyali (@wogrammer) on May 6, 2015 at 11:42am PDT Check out their Instagram feed for more stellar photos. […]

  • Nishant Kothary on the Human Web: SHOUTERS, Inc.

    “I’m going to talk about privilege,” I replied when my wife asked what I’d be publishing for my next column. And then I stared at the screen for an hour. Thankfully, my Facebook timeline saved me with Dogs Who Fail At Being Dogs. This process repeated for a few days. What’s odd about this particular […]

  • This week’s sponsor: Flywheel

    Thanks to Flywheel for sponsoring A List Apart this week! Spend less time managing servers with their WordPress hosting for agencies.

  • Do Androids Dream in Free Verse?

    From ATMs to Siri to the button text in an application user interface, we “talk” to our tech—and our tech talks back. Often this exchange is purely transactional: we input commands; the machine complies. Newer predictive technologies like personal assistant apps have renegotiated this relationship, preferring to relate to us as peers, even friends. Scarlett […]

Awakened Voice
  • Adventures In Cord Cutting

    This may be of some interest to folks interested in tech and web development so I’m cross-posting from my personal blog. I am going to embark on a personal crusade in 2011 to scale back my reliance on Cable TV in favor of the HTPC approach. If you’re interested in that sort of thing check […]

  • The Future Of Technology

    Recently I was listening to an Economist podcast (embedded below) where the discussion centered on where things would stand 25 years from now. When talking about what types of things would and would not exist 25 years from now the gentleman speaking said he was certain that books would exist but many current high tech […]

  • Tablet Mania At CES

    Holy tablets Batman! CES 2011 was flooded with companies promoting their soon-to-come tablet computers including Toshiba, Vizio, Acer, Samsung, Motorola, Blackberry and more. Most will run some version of Android but a couple will have other operating systems like Blackberry or Windows 7. Two major players who didn’t announce anything tablet related, but probably will […]

  • My Favorite iOS Apps

    I have seen a lot of blogs posting their favorite iPhone or iOS apps which seems to make sense since there will be a lot of new owners of iPhones and iPads after the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays. So in the spirit of sharing I decided to post links to a few of the apps that […]

  • Assessing The Chrome OS

    I have been watching the discussion about the Google Chrome OS with great interest. Since there hadn’t been much news on the OS in the past year I thought maybe that Google had decided to focus more on Android and continue to develop Chrome as only a web browser. But then Google launched their Chrome […]

  • The Murdoch Myth

    If you listen to the shows This Week in Tech and This Week in Google on Leo Laporte’s TWiT network you hear lots of interesting commentary on tech topics. Unfortunately from time to time you also hear some ridiculous hyperbole, most of which references News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is famous for many things […]

  • How Big Companies Mess Up Acquisitions

    When big companies such as Yahoo acquire small companies like Delicious or Flickr they usually do so with the best of intentions but almost always seem to end up messing it all up. The world of Web 2.0 has seen more than their fair share of these situations. Think News Corp’s acquisition of MySpace. Or […]

  • The Unfortunate Predicament of Google TV

    Well, this isn’t what Google hoped for when they released their very hyped Google TV software. The “this” I’m referring to is the blocking of the software by major television networks. Since Google TV supports Adobe Flash in the browser (Chrome) included with the software many assumed that they would be able to access sites […]

  • It’s Time For Microsoft To Up Their Game

    There are major changes afoot in the world of computer operating systems. Since the original iPhone was released in 2007 many people and companies have altered their expectations about their mobile device experiences. For many years cell phone operating systems were expected to be just utilitarian enough to easily manage a few basic tasks such […]

  • Web Based Services Come And Go

    It has been busy week for web conglomerates shutting down services that are not performing. Six Apart decided to shutter their Vox blogging service. Amazon is folding Amie Street into their current music download service. Finally, IAC Interactive is killing web-based RSS reader Bloglines. None of this is earth shaking news but it serves to […]

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  • 20 Minimal Logo Templates for Premium Members

    There’s more new goodies for Access All Areas members to download this week. Worn Out Media Co. has kindly donated a pack of 20 minimal logo templates with a clean and simplistic Scandinavian style. All these logo designs make use of freely available fonts, so you can easily customise them for use in your own […]

  • A Mammoth Variety Pack of Design Resources. Just $29

    When I heard the news about the Mammoth Creative Design Collection, I knew this latest bundle from Design Cuts was going to be good! This is their highest quality, most creative bundle yet. It contains 30 best selling design resources with a nice mix of fonts, vectors, textures, brushes, effects packs, mockup templates, graphics and […]

  • Realistic 3D Casino Style Bulb Sign Photoshop Tutorial

    In today’s tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create an illuminated bulb sign similar to those used on Las Vegas casinos and Broadway theaters. The sign will be created as a standalone piece of text, using Photoshop’s powerful 3D tools to simulate a hyper realistic setting within a warehouse. We’ll then add […]

  • 5 Quality Vector Textures for Access All Areas Members

    I have a brand new premium design resource for Access All Areas members today courtesy of Rob Brink, the talented Designer and Screen Printer from Brink Design Co. Rob has kindly donated Texture Pack Vol.5 from his Brink Design Co. Store. It’s a collection of 5 hand made print ready vector textures that are perfect […]

  • My Line25.com Web Design Blog is For Sale on Flippa

    Are you a Web Designer who would you like to earn over $1,500 per month in passive income while boosting your freelance career? You might be interested in becoming the new owner of my Line25.com web design blog, which is currently up for auction on Flippa. After launching the site in 2009 and growing it […]

  • 30 Vintage Designs for Custom Car & Motorcycle Brands

    As a gearhead myself I love the design style that is based on vintage custom car & motorcycle garages. Imagine the ingredients of 1950s americana, the greaser subculture and old motor racing brands combined to produce cool logos, apparel designs and posters. That’s the theme of today’s showcase! Check out these 30 inspiring vintage style […]

  • Northern Passage Font for Access All Areas Members

    Access All Areas members can now download a vintage style handmade font as part of their membership, courtesy of Adrian Pelletier. Northern Passage is inspired by camping and hiking in the great outdoors with its weathered appearance, as you might see on an old cabin sign. This is an all-caps display font that would be […]

  • Video Tutorial: Tessellating Geometric Pattern Design

    In today’s video tutorial we’re going to create a colourful abstract design made using a tessellating geometric pattern. We’ll use Illustrator’s powerful shape tools to construct the pattern, then we’ll switch over to Photoshop for additional texturing and special effects. Tip: Turn on Captions/Subtitles to help you follow along with this tutorial without? having to […]

  • How To Create a Vintage Text Effect in Illustrator

    We’re going to take inspiration from 19th century typography for today’s vintage text effect tutorial. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to add detailed decorations to a basic word to transform it into a beautiful piece of engraved typography. The process makes use of lots of useful Illustrator techniques, such as offset path, blends and the Pathfinder […]

  • Vector Infographic Tools for Access All Areas Members

    Mats Forss from the Infographic Template Shop has been a long time supplier of useful vector infographic tools for Access All Areas members, with four previous packs containing 100s of individual elements. This latest set contains lots of different graph styles, pie charts, timelines and creative elements that can be used to quickly style up […]

CSS Tricks
  • What you should know about collapsing margins

    OK, so some spacing walks into a bar, trips and falls on the floor. The bartender asks if he should be cut off and the spacing replies, “No, I’m just a collapsed margin.” Sorry, dumb joke. On a more serious note, collapsing margins are real and they can be a real pain in the neck […]

  • In CSS, the Only Wrong Answers are Definitive Ones

    Nick Walsh’s reation to Simuai’s article Nesting Components (which covers eight possibilities for the simple task of styling elements within other elements): the very nature of CSS leaves many problems without an exact solution, and the right one for you won’t always work for others. If you write, speak, or otherwise communicate about stylesheets, don’t […]

  • Sponsor: WebdesignerNews – Curated Daily Web Design News

    Design is hard enough without scouring hundreds of blogs, countless social media accounts, and thousands of design sites just to keep up with what’s changing. That’s why the team at Webdesigner Depot created WebdesignerNews, a one-stop site for the very latest industry developments. WebdesignerNews covers a range of topics, from vanilla web design to code […]

  • An Introduction to Vagrant

    The following post is by Jason Witt, a regular around here on topics like WordPress development. This time Jason introduces us to a development prerequisite: the development environment itself. There are lots of ways to level up behind off-the-shelf app solutions, including scripting your own setups. One question I hear again and again from new […]

  • Iconifying Content

    Will Boyd with a clever tutorial on using CSS transforms to turn page elements into thumbnail-sized previews of themselves. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Iconifying Content is a post from CSS-Tricks

  • Considerations on Bug Reporting in Teams

    Here’s a frustrating situation: someone notices a real layout bug or a glitch of some kind, but they fail to accurately describe the problem when they tell you about it. As front-end developers, and all-round good team players, it’s our responsibility to establish a workflow for reporting, cataloguing, and describing the bugs that people are […]

  • Getting Dicey With Flexbox

    I really like Landon Schropp’s example of the dots on dice to explain flexbox layout here. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Getting Dicey With Flexbox is a post from CSS-Tricks

  • Understanding and Manually Improving SVG Optimization

    The following is a guest post by Raymond Schwartz. Like it’s raster brethren, SVG should be optimized before being used on production sites. There are several great tools for that, but as Raymond is about to show you, the best results come from a deeper understanding and a little manual work. For instance, decimal precision […]

  • Sites for Browsing Type Pairings

    Last weekend we did a post on Sites with High Quality Photos and it ended up being a kinda perfect fun weekend thing. Nothing you have to think too hard about, just enjoy. So let’s keep in that tradition a little bit! Why not! This week we’ll do sites that are intended to help you […]

  • Sponsored: Animate HTML5 like a pro with Hype

    Animations get complex quickly. Anything beyond the trivial you need tools to help. Tumult Hype is the perfect tool to help you build animations. It’s a native app for OS X. It gives you a stage to place all the elements in your animation, and a timeline to control what happens with each element at […]

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  • Build Apps Inside Gmail with InboxSDK

    The InboxSDK is a high level Javascript library used to easily build browser extensions that interact with both Gmail and Inbox by Google. It provides all of the necessary APIs to create full-fledged applications directly inside Gmail and Inbox. Because the SDK is fully maintained and evergreen, you’ll never be forced to maintain your app. […]

  • Easy to Use Dialog System for Modern Web Apps

    BasicModal is a dialog-system for modern web-apps. It includes everything you need to display information, ask questions or request input from the user. Modals can be chained, so you can easily build a setup-assistant or show dialogs in a predefined order. Invalid input can be highlighted and handled using the included function. BasicModal uses SASS, […]

  • How to Create a Single Page Website with Qards

    It’s a must to possess an URL of your business, hobby, blog, product, you name it, but you also need to do it right and fast.Your online presence is your new business card so make sure you’re aware of it. Starting from here, is time to simplify everything in terms of building a single page […]

  • Apache Directory Index You’ll Ever Need

    LastAutoIndex is a completely customizable auto index, and is designed to replace Apache’s pre-installed auto index. Installation is very simple, in your server root .htaccess, just disable Apache’s default indexer, and a add LastAutoIndex as a directory index. You can also customize the theme, checkout the src/public/themes directory. Requirements: – Demo: https://github.com/Project-CleverWeb/LastAutoIndex License: MIT License […]

  • Kore – Writing Scalable Web APIs in C

    Kore.io is an easy to use web application framework for writing scalable web APIs in C. Its main goals are security, scalability and allowing rapid development and deployment of such APIs. Because of this Kore is an ideal candidate for building robust, scalable and secure web things. Kore makes it easy to get started without […]

  • Create a Responsive Mega Dropdown with Sub-Categories

    One of the most challenging part when you’re working on a web projects with lots of content is to make it easy for a user to navigate through this content. One example we can all think of is Amazon: infinite categories, each one with its own sub-categories, that’s why they currently provide an easy-to-access navigation, […]

  • Adds Interactive Programming Challenges to Any Page

    Challenger is a drop-in JavaScript library that adds interactive programming challenges to any page. Challenges are flexible and expressive, and are super simple to write. A challenge has requirements based on code structure and program output, and gives users a code editor to experiment in. When new code is written, it’s run in a sandbox […]

  • Are You Taking Full Advantage of Pre-Made Layouts?

    The Value of Pre-made Layouts There are a number of important features to look for when selecting any WordPress theme, with some of the more obvious ones being responsiveness, speed, SEO optimization, and ease of customization. This latter feature is often achieved through the use of multiple layouts, and the means of manipulating them. Pre-made […]

  • Build Better Error Pages in 60 Seconds

    Better Error Pages helps you build free 404, 500-level, and maintenance pages in 60 seconds. Simply give them some info like your website URL, support email address, and whether or not you have a system status page. And then choose from one of the templates and then tweak the little things like colors, images, and […]

  • Debugging and Testing your JavaScript with Vorlon.js

    Vorlon.js is an open source, extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remotely debugging and testing your JavaScript. Powered by node.js and socket.io. You can install Vorlon.JS and add a single line of JavaScript to your web app. Run your server and start the Vorlon.JS dashboard. You can remotely connect up to 50 devices simultaneously. Run your code […]

HTML 5 Doctor
  • On HTML belts and ARIA braces (The Default Implicit ARIA semantics they didn’t want you to know about)

    The question of whether HTML elements need the addition of ARIA role attibutes to expose their semantics, is one that surfaces on a regular basis. The answer is maybe for a subset of elements, but increasingly no. Patrick Lauke modelling last seasons must have; HTML5 casual Polo neck with lumbar support [button] belt and [role] […]

  • HTML5 – Check it Before you Wreck it with Mike[tm] Smith

    The W3C’s Mike[tm] Smith (AKA @sideshowbarker) is the man with his head in the W3C validation markup checking tool source code; he makes the magic happen.  Questions were asked for the HTML5 Doctor reader’s delight and edification. First off tell us a bit about what you do and what you work on Mike[tm] Smith – […]

  • The ride to 5

    Forwards In recent weeks I contacted around 40 people, a cross section of those who have banged away at, or banged on about, HTML5. I asked them for their perspectives on HTML5 becoming a W3C Recommendation. Below are the words of the 28 people who responded, pretty much in the order they hit my inbox: […]

  • The Web Manifest specification

    By Marcos Cáceres and Bruce Lawson. Many of us who work on the web are actively working to narrow “the gap” between native applications and web applications. (Disclosure: your humble authors, Marcos Caceres and Bruce Lawson work for browser vendors – Mozilla and Opera respectively – and therefore have mortgage-related reasons to convince you this […]

  • Using ARIA in HTML

    ARIA (WAI-ARIA if you want to be formal) is a set of attributes that you can add to HTML elements. These attributes communicate role, state and property semantics to assistive technologies via the accessibility APIs implemented in browsers. The W3C HTML specification provides information about which ARIA attributes are allowed to be used on each […]

  • Responsive images – end of year report

    It’s nearly two years since I suggested a <picture> element as a strawman proposal as a way to solve the problem of responsive images, so let’s have a look at how we’re doing. In September there was a big meetup at Mozilla’s Paris office organised by Mozilla’s Marvellous Mr Marcos who’s been very active in […]

  • The main element

    Recently, <main> was formally added to the W3C HTML specification. Now that the dust has settled, it’s about time we dive in to find out where and when it’s appropriate to use <main>. Let’s get started. History The inclusion of a main element (or similar) has long been debated in the working groups with authors […]

  • The classList API

    I have to be honest with you: I feel like a fraud writing about JavaScript for HTML5 Doctor. I would feel like a fraud writing about JavaScript for a click-driven ad-splattered content farm, never mind HTML5 Doctor. The thing is though, I’m writing about the classList API, and it’s super easy. If your JavaScript-fu isn’t […]

  • Comparing and contrasting ins, del, and s

    Since the mists of HTML 2 we’ve been able to semantically indicate added or removed information using the elements <ins> and <del> respectively. While seemingly simple on the surface these elements have hidden depths. I’ll also compare and contrast <del> with <s>, recently out of font style rehab and back in HTML5. Let’s start with […]

  • cite and blockquote – reloaded

    The definitions of the blockquote and cite elements in the HTML specification have recently been updated. This article explains what the changes mean for developers. blockquote definition updated The blockquote element represents content that is quoted from another source, optionally with a citation which must be within a footer or cite element, and optionally with […]

Andy Osmani
  • Auto-formatting JavaScript code style with JSCS

    In my write-up on medium.com, I look at the powerful new auto-formatting feature in JSCS for automatically applying style guide rules in scripts. This has been in-development for some time and is in my view, a game changer for keeping … Continue reading →

  • Chrome DevTools: State Of The Union 2015

    As the complexity of the web apps you build keeps moving, so do the Chrome DevTools. In DevTools State of the Union, I walk through the latest updates on your favourite debugging companion; exploring new features like paint profiling, animation … Continue reading →

  • JavaScript Application Architecture On The Road To 2015

    In my new write-up on Medium, I look at the state of application architecture in the JavaScript community as we ebb our way towards 2015. In it, I talk about composition, functional boundaries, modularity, immutable data structures, CSP channels and … Continue reading →

  • Video: Advanced CSS Performance Tooling

    The video from my CSSConf talk on CSS Performance Tooling is now up. This goes along with the slides I’ve previously posted. Hope it’s useful! Abstract: High-performance sites need to feel instant and deliver the goods in < 1000ms. In … Continue reading →

  • ~199 slides on Front-end Tooling Workflows

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  • Explorations In Automatically Fixing JavaScript Linting-errors

    Linting is a common step in our JavaScript iteration workflow. Most developers probably use JSHint (or ESLint) for this purpose. However, when a tool is capable of informing you of linting issues, the next logical question is..why can’t it fix … Continue reading →

  • Slides: Advanced CSS Performance Tooling

    These are the slides from my CSS performance tooling talk, presented at CSSConf.eu earlier this month. High-performance sites need to feel instant and deliver the goods in < 1000ms. In this talk, learn about the bleeding edge tools that can … Continue reading →

  • Video: JavaScript Memory Management Masterclass

    The video from my talk at London WebPerf about finding and fixing memory leaks in JavaScript is now up. Covers DevTools, V8 & more. I hope it is useful.

  • Slides: JavaScript Memory Management Masterclass

    Presented at at the Google WebPerf Special (London WebPerf Group), August 26th 2014. Efficient JavaScript webapps need to be fluid and fast. Any app with significant user interaction needs to consider how to effectively keep memory usage down because if … Continue reading →

  • Component Interop With React And Custom Elements

    Today we’ll look at how to wrap React components using Custom Elements, allowing us to interop with Web Component-based libraries using the DOM as a simple configuration API. Similar to libraries like Polymer, React cares about composition, lifecycle events and … Continue reading →

Internet Techies
  • Watch Blockbuster Hindi Movies on YouTube BoxOffice, Premieres with Band Baaja Baaraat

    YouTube is already hosting lot many hindi movies which are available to watch  for free. Few weeks ago, YouTube showcased the blockbuster movie “Dabangg” and now they have launched the YouTube BoxOffice which premieres with the latest blockbuster from Yash Raj Production named “Band Baaja Baaraat“. YouTube BoxOffice will showcase one blockbuster movie per month. […]

  • What to Expect from Windows 8 Built-In Video Chat Application Chatter

    The next version of Windows operating system i.e. Windows 8 is getting ready for the first beta release. Microsoft is very much excited about this version and few days ago, they released the first preview of Windows 8 build (demo video attached below). On the lock screen, an icon of a webcam was visible where […]

  • How to Add Twitter Follow Button on Website

    Are you active on Twitter? If yes, then go ahead and add official “Follow” button on your website or blog to let visitors follow you on single click. Twitter has released a Follow button with counter to show number of followers and one click follow option. This post “How to Add Twitter Follow Button on […]

  • Access Synchronized Google Chrome Bookmarks on Android Browser

    Do you want to have your desktop’s Google Chrome bookmarks available on Android device browser? I think if you have maintained a nice list of pages in computer’s Chrome bookmark then this free app will prove pretty useful. This post “Access Synchronized Google Chrome Bookmarks on Android Browser” first published on Internet Techies. Related posts: […]

  • Few More Free Services to Send Fax Online from Computer

    Earlier we shared a list of 5+ online services to send fax for free and also shared couple of services to send fax trough email. Now adding to the list of online services to send fax for free of charge, we are going to provide you couple of more links. This post “Few More Free […]

  • Find Best Possible Hosting Server Based on Expected Daily Page Views

    Are you planning to start hosting your website’s data on managed hosting servers? Are you confused whether you should go for shared hosting, VPS (Virtual Private Hosting) server or Dedicated one? These questions should be answered before making the final decision. Compare and find best hosting provider for your requirements. This post “Find Best Possible […]

  • Encrypt and Password Protect USB Drive with BitLocker in Windows 7

    Windows 7 Ultimate is having BitLocker application which can encrypt and password protect USB Flash drives and other drives on disk. Learn how to carry important data with peace of mind. This post “Encrypt and Password Protect USB Drive with BitLocker in Windows 7” first published on Internet Techies. Related posts: Protect USB Flash Drive […]

  • Solution for Common Problems on Windows 7 Visualized [Infographic]

    If you are facing common problems on Windows 7 Computer like Iphone not syncing with PC or Aero Effect not working etc. then you should take a look at the Infographic attached in this post. This post “Solution for Common Problems on Windows 7 Visualized [Infographic]” first published on Internet Techies. Related posts: How to […]

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    This is a temporary post that was not deleted. Please delete this manually. (4a296314-6e2d-432f-b0e4-3c47e971fbf4 – 3bfe001a-32de-4114-a6b4-4005b770f6d7) Related posts: Get Temporary and Disposable Email Address To Avoid Spam in Inbox Why Not To Post Any Article With Administrator Account As Author On WordPress Q/A : How To Put Adsense Ads Between Post Content And Related Posts […]

  • How to Keep Windows Fast even After Few Years of Installation

    Whether you installed Windows 7, XP, Vista or any other version of Windows OS, it starts to slow down after few months or years of installation. With the same hardware configuration and similar usage, you always like the Windows to operate as fast as it does in earlier days of installation but it slows down. […]

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  • Here are the Best Tools and Resources of 2015

    Advertise here with BSA There’s little doubt that the Internet has become a big part of our lives. We have grown accustomed to finding most of the information we need online and spend a fair amount of our time browsing various websites. Due to these facts, web development, as well as graphic and web design […]

  • Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Fashion Store iPhone App UI

    Advertise here with BSA Mobile apps have become a profitable area for modern interface designers. Apple’s iPhone 6 has certainly built a reputation for quality apps, dense pixels, and beautiful design aesthetics. Following Apple’s iOS 8 guidelines I’ve released this DesignMag exclusive freebie PSD featuring an iPhone 6 clothing store app UI. Mobile app freebies […]

  • Introducing WebdesignerNews.com

    Advertise here with BSA A new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers. You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Webdesigner News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover […]

  • Top Multipurpose WordPress Themes That Are Worth Using

    Advertise here with BSA There are many excellent multipurpose WordPress theme choices on the market today, but those listed below tend to stand out among their peers due in part to their multiple features, including more than a few features the majority of themes are, in one way or another, lacking. Several of the themes […]

  • 30 Inspirational Photography Portfolio Websites

    Advertise here with BSA The significance of a portfolio website cannot be overstated. Everyone has access to the Internet and you never know who’s looking at your work. This is the best reason to ensure you have an excellent design showcasing your most powerful work. In the past I’ve covered more general portfolio designs which […]

  • 30 Illustrator Tutorials for User Interface Designers

    Advertise here with BSA With such an abundance of free Photoshop tutorials online many UI designers tend to ignore the benefits of Adobe Illustrator. Vector workflow is one of the best methods for creating full-scale website mockups, icons, mobile apps, and really anything related to interface design. Each of the following tutorials focuses directly on […]

  • 27 Custom Bespoke Tailor Websites for Design Inspiration

    Advertise here with BSA You ever hear the word haberdashery and just slip into a fit of laughter? Yes it may sound a little goofy, but it turns out those haberdashers are sewing up holes and mending fabric that all men need to survive in the real world. A more common phrase for this job […]

  • 20+ Free Responsive Templates

    Advertise here with BSA If you still have any doubts about how important it is for you to adopt a responsive layout, it is time for you to stop wondering. It doesn’t matter what you are working on, your website need to work smoothly in all browsers. From desktops to smartphones and the huge range […]

  • Top Tools and Services for Converting Your Designs to Code

    Advertise here with BSA  A website or mobile app developer will at times encounter significant obstacles when attempting to convert design images to SEO-friendly, multi-browser compatible code. Even if the developer has the necessary programming skills, PSD to HTML conversion can be a tedious, likely to fail process. Several companies will do this task for […]

  • Attaining Balance in your Website’s Color Scheme

    Advertise here with BSA Designing for astute balance is never an easy task. Although it should be a primary objective in each designer’s mind, balance tends to appear once a composition has reached a state of equilibrium. This requires some idea generation because it’s silly to assume that balance can be achieved from a blank […]

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  • How-To: Taking WordPress One Step Further

    Creating a website is no easy task. WordPress is an easy solution for creating a Blog, but sometimes something a little more, in terms of functionality, is needed. After trying many other platforms, I have found WordPress to be the easiest to use. Because of it’s wide array of themes, great plugin system, and easy […]

  • 50 Stunning Examples of a great redesign: My Top Picks

    A redesign can be worth its weight in gold if you get it right. There is a thin line between freshening up your design, and taking a step backwards with a redesign.  Sometimes a redesign can be subtle and simple, and other times it can be a huge re-vamp of a company and it’s goals. […]

  • Themes: Hallmark a Joomla theme now on ThemeForest

    Demo & Info That’s right, we’ve worked on a Joomla Theme. Although we love WordPress we realize it’s not everybodies’ first choice of CMS. So we felt it was only fair to make something just as pretty as our WordPress themes for the Joomla people. The result, Hallmark, a premium Joomla theme ideal for running […]

  • Tutorial: Creating Custom Write Panels in WordPress

    Everyone knows that WordPress is one of the most, if not the most, popular blogging systems on the internet today. With its out of the box features, plugins, and great theming community, its no wonder WordPress has been accepted as today’s standard. However, sometimes you just want to add a little more. It seems the […]

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  • COLOURlovers Creative Guide: Advanced Palette Making & Color Theory

    The magic of palette design here on COLOURlovers has been a mystery to some for far too long. While many of you have figured it out beyond the Basic Palette Maker, some of you have taken a glance at COPASO or PHOTOCOPA and run for the hills. I promise, they aren’t that difficult to master!

    While both COPASO and PHOTOCOPA are excellent for more complex palette making, understanding the difference between the two and knowing when to use what, will definitely change the way you go about making palettes.

    When I first saw these two palette making tools, I thought to myself, “gee, they seem a bit redundant. I can load an image in to both, I can pick colors from an image in both and I can do varied widths in both….. so what’s the difference?!” Well I’ll tell you, there is a whole lot of difference between the two!

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    I don’t know about you, but I see many images floating around in the physical world as well as the digital world, that simply inspire me and I want to keep the reflection of those hues in the compartment of my brain where I keep inspiration.

    If an image has, let’s say, sparked inspiration to create a palette, but not in the literal sense, then hop right over to COPASO. Why? Because it’s a total workspace to get your thoughts out and track the process. Altering and perfecting color variations and holding possibilities in the sidelines, is what COPASO does best. From multiple images, personal note-taking, a scratch-pad, in-site search ranges and a slew of color theory mixing tools you really cannot go wrong.

    However, there are particular needs to create palettes in direct relationship with an image this is PHOTOCOPA’s strong suite. For example, I have written a number of blog posts recently, that are primary examples of when to use PHOTOCOPA. My Avengers 2 blog post, refers to quite a variety of palettes related to the hero’s. Not all the palettes I list, were created using PHOTOCOPA, but they probably should have been, keep that in mind.

    Here is a perfect example: when I searched COLOURlovers for my post about the Game of Thrones and color palettes in reference to the shows characters, most of the palettes I saw don’t visually match how I see the character in my memory.

    But a lightbulb goes on when I look at this palette titled, “Sansa Stark” (by haute1couture). Why is this?

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    There is a reason, the word “PHOTO” is found in the name, PHOTOCOPA. If you’re wanting to quite literally choose exact colors from an image or photo, you’ll most certainly want to utilize the featured tools of PHOTOCOPA.

    example_ImageonCLFurthermore, when you use PHOTOCOPA and load an image in to it yourself, your image is available to anyone else using PHOTOCOPA to create palettes from. You will see in the example (above screenshot) of Sansa Stark, two palettes were made from the member who loaded the image in (haute1couture), but another one was made by a different member (image source link to screenshot page).

    You can see different palettes made with the images by clicking on the image on the Palette Profile Page, give it a try!

    Without making you wait even longer, here is the video covering the differences between the two amazing web-apps as well as an in depth look at the specific features of each.

    Advanced Palette Making on COLOURlovers using COPASO & PHOTOCOPA

    Much of the video covers the specific tools in COPASO and their relation and usage to Color Theory. The length is considerably due to going in to much of the details of each COPASO and then PHOTOCOPA.

    If you missed the previous Creative Guide Series, Basic Palette Making on COLOURlovers, you can find the starter video here

    Header Palette Credit:
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  • COLOURlovers Community Post: Sponsorship Fixed!

    The Sponsorship feature on COLOURlovers has been around for quite some time, however, over the past year and a half with the transition of company ownership, the Sponsorship feature lapsed and broke. Because there was no staff available technically managing some of the back-end things on the site faltered. It is now fixed!

    If you want to skip the video, simply navigate through your profile page, to your account page menu’s, and edit your sponsorship. Follow this path:

    Go to: Your Account  > Sponsorship > Renew / Gift / Update Sponsorship

    Please feel free to Love Note me if you continue to have issues with this. :)

  • Creative Guide on COLOURlovers: Basic Palette Making

    We are starting a video guide series for Creating on COLOURlovers. It will include tutorials, community tips and the overall in and out of being a member here in the community. I look forward to emphasizing the creation tools we have available to us and am adding many tips and tricks to each tutorial to get the best out of these controls.

    The community itself has gathered together to create an Un-Official FAQ Group: Sharing the Love. This is a highly organized section of FAQ’s, tips and Q&A for all things COLOURloving here on the site. Keep in mind, it was opened and has been managed since 2007, so some information might be a tad out of date, but overall, it looks to be fairly on track with the current tools.

    COMING SOON! In addition to the video tutorials I am working hard to compile the Unofficial FAQ Group in to a downloadable PDF (and I will publish it with iBooks). I do not have an ETA at this point in time.

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    It is my hope that this downloadable guide will broaden the creative skills some of the members want and need and open up doors for quicker creating when we get new members. The FAQ Group was really well put together by some very dedicated COLOURlovers Members and highly organized, giving me a great base to work with. I am working to add extra visuals, diagrams, a linkable chapter head and index and the PDF will also allow searchable content. All sources and authors will be attributed in the final copy. The cover art is not final.

    Please enjoy this first Creating on COLOURlovers video covering the BASIC PALETTE MAKER. Click the link and follow along!

    In the video, I go over in detail, how exactly each part is essential to Color Mixing:

    • HEX code (not only what this is, but how to use it to gauge your color purity)
    • What is RGB (Red, Green and Blue)?
    • What is HSV (Hue, Saturation and Value) – This will be your most impactful piece of color mixing, get some basic tips on using these!
    • The Large Color Mixer (big square) – How to control your use with picking colors.

    Learning about these essential features and how to control your use with them will ideally make your palettes more beautiful, and you should feel more confident about this. While perusing the palettes on COLOURlovers you will definitely notice a dramatic difference in those who create really outstanding palettes versus those who don’t seem to have a rhyme or reason to it.

    Get some great Palette Inspiration from some COLOURlovers Members:

    I want to first highlight COLOURlover’s member, ellona (Color lovin’ since December 14, 2013) for some excellent palettes using the Basic Palette Maker. Here is a small selection of fabulous work. Once you understand the Color Mixer, you can create like this:

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    More terrific palette makers:

    Get some inspiration on style and color usage through their palette galleries. Some have been here a long time, some only a couple years down to a couple months. I simply chose a variety of members with a broad sense of palette making skill. 

    If you want more information on Hex (hexadecimal) HTML code, go here.

    A quick diagram: The Basic Palette Maker on COLOURlovers is made up of three sections: The Art Board, The Color Mixers (aka the Laboratory) and the Palette Details.

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    I think the biggest misconception to using the Basic Palette Maker is that you might feel limited to making beautiful content, however, listen and watch through the section of the video on the Color Mixers and learn how to be more advanced in using these tools. Using this tool is like taking a preliminary art class, while you might want to rush through it, it is essential to understanding the color mixing panel.

    Remember, you can currently rely on much more information on this section here in the Un-Official FAQ Group: Sharing the Love. Please bear in mind, this groups was opened up in the year, 2007. This means that some of the FAQ and tutorial items may not be 100% up-to-date with the creation tool you’re looking at. While I will be updating the PDF Guide to reflect what is current here in 2015, this is a great starting point. Many members have been very happy to help with detailed questions as well.

    Sponsorship Reset

    Over the past year and a half with the transition of company ownership, the Sponsorship feature tools lapsed and broke. Because there was no staff available technically managing some of the back-end things on the site faltered. To our knowledge it is now fixed and you simply need to go in to your Profile > Sponsorship tabs and manage, reset, renew your sponsorship here if you like. Please feel free to private Love Note me if you continue to have issues with this.

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    Remember this? A Book of Color Inspirations: 3,000 Innovative Palettes from the COLOURlovers Community

    More Palette Inspiration! I’d love to see your work in the comments!

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  • Marvel’s Avengers 2 – Character Color Palettes [ Infographic ]

    With the excitement building of Avengers 2 – Age of Ultron, another amazing Marvel movie, coming out this Friday, we thought it would relevant to take a look at some color related to the hero’s. In the past, we’ve posted about The Colors of Good vs. Evil: Comic Book Color Palettes [infographic] and Classic Colors: DC Comic Characters. Today we are looking at three palette versions of the main characters of the Avengers Team.

    The world of comics has always been full of a dramatic array of colors! Notice over time how the color schemes used to be quite bright on spandex outfits, where the more pop culture hero series have taken them to a darker shade with added grit, grime and texture.

    Comic characters initially started coming out in relevance to war going on and highly impacting families everywhere. The colors really inflect that super hero’s were a pop of energy with added illustrative detail. When comic book characters first started making appearances, the color schemes in every day life were not popping off clothes and accessories, things were more dull and less dramatic.

    Jump forward to today. We’ve got Neon trends everywhere (Keeping Up With Fashion Trends Neon + more neon). There is no lack of color in our every day lives. War to us is not a traumatic thing in the majority of the population unless you are directly connected to it within family or close friends. There is no draft, forcing fathers and brothers in to war. People today want, rough and rugged characters focused more on their personalities and war abilities than, their colors popping off the big screen. It’s quite interesting to see that flow of change through time. Enjoy the graphic!

    Avengers 2 on Marvel.com | Marvel Heroes Game 

    Other Excellent Super Hero Content to Enjoy:


    Avengers Color Palette Source Guide & Some Great Extra’s:

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  • The Psychology of Color: A Guide to Color Selection [ Infographic ] by RIPT Apparel

    Color theory and psychology queries on the World Wide Web bring up so many different infographics about color. We’ve posted about The Meaning of Color in Marketing before and way back in 2008 History Of The Color Wheel (does this still feel relevant?).

    With infographics having taken on mass popularity, I notice there are only a select few worth actually spending time poring over. While this infographic by RIPT Apparel is directed as a guide to Designers, it can be awesomely relevant to keep in mind when applying color with anything in life.

    The infographic itself is well designed with a beautiful layout that makes for easy reading. Not to mention it is quite attractive to scan down and catch each color block quickly. I don’t know about you, but my sensory system is loving this. I could certainly see this made in to an 8 x 8 flip book for desk reference. Thanks RIPT for creating such an impressive piece of visual information. Oh and hey, RIPT, if you’re reading this, note on the desk reference, I would be first in line to order one!

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    RIPT Blog with Infographic  | RIPTApparel.com

    RIPT is a t-shirt company that creates absolutely stunning pop culture graphics illustrations.

    “RIPTApparel.com sells unique, limited edition pop culture designs everyday on T-Shirts, Hoodies, Posters and more. Each design lives for only 36 hours and starts at just $11.00.” – ABOUT RIPT

    Enjoy a small ode to the pop culture tee design’s on RIPT (check out more on the site, they are always changing!):

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    *This was not a sponsored post*

    More Color Theory to Consider:


    Pop Culture Palettes on COLOURlovers:

    Vintage_Pop_CultureK-POP_STARPop_culture_onePop_CultureComic_Book_1Pop_CulturePop_CulturePop_culturepop_culture_refpop_culturePop_CultureThe_Fresh_PrincePop_Culture_Scalepixel_pop

  • Cosplay Disney Princess Ultimate Costume Guide [ Infographic ]

    What are the three most memorable physical characteristics of a Disney Princess? Aside from their tiny waistlines, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say: big eyes, big hair and big dresses. Pop culture has wildly re-defined so many traditional visuals these days. The styles of Cosplay + Steampunk + Disney Princess = Pure Awesomeness.

    Most cosplayer’s value the DIY aspect of creating the costume. How well they can pull off the challenging aspects a costume may behold. The first thing you need to decide when planning out one of these Disney Princess costumes is to go traditional or add a steampunk flair. Both are pretty fun, but each will require certain points to consider. A traditional princess costume will by far be your quickest route. A steampunk princess version will give you more flexibility to add your own abstract vision to the entire look and feel of your end product, essentially garnering more “oooh’s and aaaahhhs,” but be careful about getting too creative and getting the,“So who are you supposed to be?

    Check out some amazing PIXLR Comic Con Galleries here!

    To avoid confusing people of your characters identity at a convention, make sure you stick to the basic signature traits of your character. Here are four idea’s to get your started and a ton of great tutorials and DIY guides linked below.

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    As promised, all the physical sourced tutorials are linked here! Some simply have more detailed content, some have video. Enjoy!

    Hand-Selected Source List for Costume Tutorials:

    Tiara’s & Crowns: 

    Elsa: Disney Photo | Steampunk Photo | Disney Dress | Steampunk Outfit | Tiara DIY (instructables) | Overall Great Costume & Tiara DIY | Another Great DIY Tiara | If you just want to buy one, Etsy has many! My favorite Etsy Crown |  Elsa Heels DIY | Hair Tutorial

    Anna: Disney Photo | Steampunk PhotoDisney Dress | Disney Dress Sewing Patterns | Embroidery Guides | More Embroidery Guides | Anna Books DIY | Hair Tutorial 

    Cinderella: Disney Photo | Steampunk PhotoDisney Dress | Steampunk Outfit | Hair Style Guide |  Modern Heel

    Ariel: Disney Photo | Steampunk Photo | Disney Dress | Tail Options: skirt-tail scales skirt-tail DIY skirt-tail (Instrucables) | Hair Tutorial |

    Hair Dye & Wigs: Wig Making & Dying | Cosplay Wigs 101 | Wig Supply (white wigs to Dye)  | How to Dye Synthetic Wigs | Remove Wig Shine for a nice matte finish tutorial 

    Body: boobs hack – make your boobs look bigger (video) | Make realistic boobs for revealing cosplay costumes DIYCorset DIY

    Shopping Links for buying or detailed inspiration: Disney Dresses & Outfits (one stop shop & full of style inspiration | Steampunk Princess Outfits & Inspiration (one stop shop or ideas)

    If you’re looking to go non-traditional Disney Princess and rock it up a little, check out these re-invented Disney Warrior Princesses or another take is Pin-up Disney Princess Villains. More pop culture Disney Princess Villains! And then again, how about a Moulin Rouge Disney Princess Cosplay?

    Do you cosplay? What are your favorite characters?

  • Double Exposure Overlay Trends & A Pixlr Guide

    In the world of photography, overlapping two images is referred to as a “double exposure,” however, in today’s Pop Culture world of readily available apps, you may know this as “overlays.” One excellent app you can do overlays in is PIXLR (by Autodesk). Amongst other great photo editing tools, PIXLR provides an easy toolset to get the desired effect.

    What I love about PIXLR, is that it is so flexible for all types of accessibility. For example, if you’re reading this, you’re either on a computer or a mobile device. Not all of us are able to download mobile apps, so Pixlr has an amazing PIXLER Free Web App available for non-mobile users.

    For me, personally, I have it on my mobile devices, iPhone, iPad and on my iMac as a desktop tool. It’s so versatile, I don’t feel like I need to learn to use one app on my phone, and a different app on my computer. In addition, it is available to both desktop platforms, Windows and Mac, as well as IOS and Android. Wow! Really, there is not an excuse in the world to keep you from giving it a go with today’s overlays technique.

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    Source: Overlay Gibson Pack Blog Post Personal Credits:  | smadan7

    Getting started is easy-peasy, check out this FREE PIXLR Power course (coupon link 100% off). This course will get you quickly familiar with the PIXLR Editor, if tinkering isn’t your thing. In addition to the course link, join up on the Pixlr Power Facebook page for daily tips.

    Double Exposure aka Overlay’s are super trendy for all sorts of design and just for fun. Check out these impactful design styles to gather inspiration.

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    double exposure trends | nature girls

    This is just the tip of the ice-berg on PIXLR Overlays. Using the basics in Pixlr to achieve neat overlays and different opacities is just a small step to learning how to mask off area’s and produce an actual Double Exposure within Pixlr. Feeling limited with JUST the Overlays tool pane? Check out these tutorials for more advanced (and still easy) methods for double exposing:

    Also check out another way to apply a mask:

    MORE BASIC TUTORIALS HERE

    Overlays are tremendously fun to fiddle around with. Something you can easily incorporate to your phone-ography or your real camera. PIXLR hosts weekly challenges, which is definitely a fun way to keep you practicing and stretching your personal editing boundaries.

    What do you think about using COLOURlovers patterns as an overlay?

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    I love to peruse the PIXLR Instagram stream for inspiration too – more specifically, check out the #pixlrgibson stream to see the most recent challenge submissions from all over instagram, hey, maybe even submit one yourself!

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    Pushing the boundaries of overlays in Pixlr using collage + overlay effects by langerismail

    Looking Back: Other posts you might like on COLOURlovers:

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    Tribal 2012 Swim Fashion Meets COLOURlovers Designs

    Technicolor Fashion: Marie Antoinette

    Font Used in the Autodesk Banner Graphic, MounTiane Typeface by ADIL BUDIANTO

  • Game of Thrones [ infographic ] Color Analysis: House’s & Character’s

    The incredible HBO series, Game of Thrones, is in the start of Season V, bringing us more intense drama, deception, death and the hunger for power and revenge more than ever. It’s time to take a closer look at each House and what’s behind their colors in connection to the main characters. After analyzing the color dynamics of each of these, I can say the science behind the show design is quite impressive. Enjoy this Infographic Color Analysis of Game of Thrones!

    Also, a cool perk here on COLOURlovers, members have created many inspirational Game of Thrones color palettes (also see foot of post) of the show and characters that beautifully depict many of the clothing and temperaments each character displays.

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    Sources: Color Theory Characteristics |  House Color Palette Reference | Extra Reference 

    Game of Thrones Color Palettes:

    Click here for ALL Palettes

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  • Inspiring Work of Artist, Kate Powell

    Kate Powell is an enigma in not only the student art world, but in art itself. Her alluring artwork is highly captivating using a mix of black and white in pencil with a touch of color and collage work.

    Kate’s acheivements while daunting, are still quite motivating. You can read about her academic background achievements here in an article by Student Art Guide. According to this article-interview, Kate embraced considerable inspiration from contemporary, up-coming artists such as Marco Mazzoni, Meghan Howland and Gabriel Moreno.

    Enjoy this magnificent collection of Kate’s beautiful illustrative artwork. Her idea’s incorporate beautiful human expression mixed with nature.

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    Follow Kate Powell’s work: Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | DeviantArt

  • Friday Fashion Passion: Fun & Funky Panties & Undies

    The great thing about your undies is that they are normally something kept all to yourself. Perhaps you have a fantastic personality yet your job requires you to wear a boring uniform with absolutely no way to fun it up, or is there? Well here’s your chance!

    Holy moly, the panties and underwear coming out of creative heads these days are fun, funky and hilarious… and admitedly, sometimes a little gross. I don’t recommend googling “men’s funny undies” …needless to say it gets a little, ahem, interesting.

    Personally, I think Etsy Seller, FlashYouAndMe really hit the spot for selling fun and funky undies to both women and men with their line of Couples Underwear! For real! Not to mention their imagery really rocks with super character rich illustrations mixed with attractive models full of expression! Take note if you run a fashion accessories etsy shop.

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    raindrops | green stars | stripes (aka chocolate bar) | gray (truly yours) | “pertrol green” with turquoise dots | “stars Nr6″ (lavender + black stars)

    My observation for taking a gander around on the world of colorful fun and funky undies is that, wow, women seem to largely be the target market for fun panties. Apparently it’s totally socially acceptable for a woman to trot around wearing a fox face (with ears!) on her behind (laughing to herself all day about it) over a man doing this. What do you think?

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    Vintage Monster Inspired Garter BeltVintage Underwear Ad | Animal Panties | cupcake bottoms | ruffled rainbow bottoms | pelvic skeleton panties | Tie Die Shorties | salmon & turquoise hipster panties | source | source | source |

    Remember, I don’t recommend googling, Pinteresting or even Facebooking, “Men’s Underwear” – you’ve been warned! Have an excellent weekend!!

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    Header Image Source: Fox Face & Ears Panties by KnickerRocker on Etsy