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How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Company

They can cost next to nothing to well into six figures. Since you already have a good idea of your budget, see what the designer’s average project typically costs to determine if your budget fits into that range. If the two numbers are way off, it’s best to find out early to avoid wasting anyone’s …

Mordor In Your Own Backyard: The One Ring Firepit

This is the $500 One Ring Firepit made and sold by Etsy shop BohemianAlpDesigns. It's black, holds burning wood, and has the same inscription as the …

Playful Series Depicts the Secret Sporting Lives of Fruits and Vegetables

Paris-based artist and photographer Benoit Jammes imagines the secret sporting lives of fruits and vegetables in his delightful new series <i>Skitchen</i>, which combines the words “skate” and “kitchen” in an accurate description of the produce stars' dynamic movements.<p>With little wheels attached to their …

My Essential WordPress Plug-ins and Website Tasks

WordPress works pretty well “out of the box” when you install it. However, in order to ensure a properly working WordPress website, here are some …

Social Media

Adobe and Nielsen team up to deliver ratings for online TV & digital content

Adobe and media tracking company Nielsen are teaming up to add a new set of audience ratings for online videos and other digital content, the companies announced today.<p>Nielsen is probably best recognized for TV show audience ratings, which help advertisers understand what kind of reach a particular …

PhotographyBB Magazine Reopens Its Archives, Lets You Download All 54 Editions for Free

<b>Update</b>: It looks like the original download links are now defunct. They appear to be redirecting visitors to a deal a day website. Apologies.<p>After …

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

Stefan Sagmeister On How To Beat Your Phone Addiction

Our latest “Design for Living” column asks the graphic design star for insight on staying more present.<p>A recent psychology study found that snapping pictures of an event makes you less able to vividly remember it. That’s sobering news to everyone who lives and breathes on Instagram, or new parents …

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

What An Entire Planet Made Out Of Lego Buildings Would Look Like

A new web app by Google allows you to place Lego structures of your own creation in the real world.<p>Google owes something of a debt to Lego. The storage assembly used to stash Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s search engine algorithms in 1996 were actually kept in a a home-made case made out of Lego …

How to Prevent Running Injuries - 4 Bulletproof Tips | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jason Fitzgerald</i>.<p>The percentage of runners that get hurt every year is staggering. Some studies even put that …

This Irate Cookbook Author Represents A Swelling Threat To Facebook's $6 Billion Ad Business

She is the author of a cookbook called "Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese," published by Little, Brown, and Company.<p>She is at the vanguard of a swelling movement against Facebook.<p>Stiavetti knows that as an author and writer, she is a one-woman brand — and that she needs to market her brand as …

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

Photog Gives Father a Photo of His Dream Car for Christmas… Then the Actual Car

It being the day after Christmas, it’s only appropriate that we share an awesome story that involves the giving of an amazing gift. If we can throw …

Beauty and Portraits on a Budget

If you have ever had any interest in beauty or portraiture, but found yourself frustrated not being able to afford expensive lighting, studio space …

Revitalizing the Old Paint on a 1958 Porsche Speedster

Paint restoration is a painstaking and challenging skill to master. But it can also be hugely satisfying.<p>One of the more challenging tasks is …

Woodworking

Stunning Light Cube Justifies The Existence Of Dubstep

We know how comments work. So let us begin this story by admitting–warning even–that there be dubstep ahead. But friends, compatriots, like-minded design nerds, I promise it’s worth it.<p>This is Tesseract, a globetrotting light sculpture created by the photon gods at 1024 architecture. Visitors are …

Dubstep

The Right Reflector for Your Photography - Digital Photography School

Of all the portrait lighting tools at our disposal, none are quite as versatile as the the five-in-one reflector.

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Permian Serif, Fire Sans, ...

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

This Crazy Rig of 60 DSLRs Can Turn You Into a 3D Selfie Sculpture

Got a few dozen spare DSLRs and fistful of startup capital? Then you, too, could get into the emerging field of 3D selfies, as pioneered by Texas …

Webflow Lets You Design Responsive Websites Visually, Publish Instantly When You’re Done

Webflow, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering creative professionals an easier, more visual way to design and host responsive websites, is launching out of its closed beta, with already some 10,000 users signed up. It’s an idea whose time has come, as more of the world now interacts with the web …

Shuttle Launch Captured in Amazing High Def by Cameras on the Rocket Boosters

When the Space Shuttle <i>Atlantis</i> launched on June 8th, 2011 it marked the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The video above harkens back to that …

Once in a Lifetime – The Lambrecht Chevrolet Company, with 500 Vehicles going to Auction

You hear about these small town dealerships that once dotted across the landscape, with their collection of cherished vehicles, but never to this …

Watch Pac-Man Become A Tale Of Survival Horror

An age-old favorite is reimagined with a new perspective, and it’s a lesson on how design can vastly shape experience.<p>I’m tiptoeing around. I peek around a corner. All is clear, so I make my way down the empty corridor. I should feel safe in this moment of stillness, but I can’t let my guard down. …

Alabama SAF-T-Net app review: always be aware of severe weather

Alabama SAF-T-Net<p>Price: Free<p>Alabama SAF-T-Net by Baron Servivce Inc acts as a wonderful weather tool for those living in the Alabama region.<p>Now you …