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27 great tools for web design and development

26
Mar
2009

My web design toolkit

I have been working on websites and graphics since 2000 and my toolkit has ben changing and upgrading with every better, cooler stuff I found or read about. Starting with Corel Draw and Corel Photopaint I turned to Photoshop, when I started to do design for more than a hobby - helping in a small photo studio, building my first website in Dreamweaver and then turning to Notepad++ and PSPad, learning HTML and CSS from W3Schools.com... It's been a long story, but everyone has started somewhere... Here is my current setup on Windows 7, I use Open Source and free software, when I only can, but sometimes simply there isn't a free alternative...

Design

Adobe Photoshop - bitmap editor with great image compression for web - a must for a web designer (I know - GIMP but...) Adobe Illustrator - vector editor, I use it mostly for print designs Adobe Flash - to create animations, interactive elements Desktop Color Finder - neat Adobe AIR app from Colour Lovers, that gives you colors, color schemes, patterns based on specified color

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Obama's campaign ripped-off by Slovak presidential candidates?

26
Mar
2009

Next Saturday - April 4th. - Slovak citizens will elect their new president. I took a closer look at websites of two main candidates and their unofficial support campaigns. I was pretty surprised and disappointed, when I realized the obvious similarity of their campaigns with pres. Obama's campaign and websites.

Iveta Radicova

Inspiration of Iveta Radicova's website is more then obvious - same color scheme, font usage, design elements as http://www.change.gov and http://www.barackobama.com. I understand that Slovak and US national colors are same: blue, red and white, and site design is not a complete rip-off, but using almost same background gradient, main content border, footer links design and colors for presidential candidate's website as other - probably best known -  presidental candidate in history is probably too much to be an accident. {C}

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Hello world!

05
Mar
2009

After years of designing, learning, trying and watching other designers, developers and magazines, I feel the time has come to start sharing what I learned and to spread the great stuff I find on the creative blogosphere. Blog.mogdesign.eu will be my notepad, where I share my personal notes, code snippets, tutorials, design freebies, resources for freelancers and showcase my latest design work. I am looking forward to meet you all here, to hear back from you, read your comments. You are also welcomed to follow me on Twitter, drop me a line or to check my latest design work.

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