Who Are You Trying To Impress?

As a young creative, I had dreams of being famous. I wanted to be admired, loved and I suppose part of that was also for revenge on my more obnoxious classmates. Is that shocking? Ask yourself if you were any different? Ask yourself if you still feel that way. You do and it means you’re human.

Who Are You Trying To Impress?

I spent a good deal of my time and efforts grasping for notoriety. I volunteered for organizations, hoping to elevate myself in the eyes of peers. I networked for my own public relations, which is not a bad business move if done for the right reasons. My reasons were not purely for gaining business.

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30+ Inspirational Designs of the Year

As we move into the New Year, it is a important to review what happened in the design community in 2011. However, unlike usual surveys, I will do so by reviewing the notable designs of the year. Although it’s impossible to review all the designs from 2012—I don’t claim to do so either—I’ve tried to select the best from deeply reviewed designs (approximately 2,000 designs) by considering different factors, include beauty, functionality, usability, and so forth. As these selected websites are from different categories and types, this survey could be regarded as a comprehensive overview.

30+ Inspirational Designs of the Year

I hope this provides you with a beneficial collection that inspires you to design new websites while revealing trends and designers’ tendencies in recent months. Finally, don’t fort to share with us designs that you think are inspirational for others and should be included on this list.

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Christmas & New Year Special Giveaway: Prizes Worth Over $20,000

The end of this year is almost coming and Christmas is already on our doorsteps. It’s never too late to hang your stockings, keep milk and cookies and wait for Santa to drop in at your home with lots of gifts and Christmas cheer. It’s time for Santa’s gifts, for mistletoe kisses and for togetherness. It is the time of year when your loved ones come together to celebrate the event and exchange Christmas gifts and Good wishes with each other. So why don’t we also share beautiful Christmas gifts and freebies with the people who are important to us.

Christmas & New Year Special Giveaway: Prizes Worth Over $20,000

To keep the celebration spirit alive, we’ve again come up with cool freebies giveaway as promised. Here at instantShift we are giving out some of the most famous hardware and design related stuff which is surely going to make you feel Special!

So, What are you waiting for! Hurry up, read the rules and comment below to enter in this contest.

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[Freebies] High Quality Editable Web Button Set

Icons are very essential in almost any web project. Effective use of icons can easily help bridge connection between the user and the website. Websites, specially blogs and community sites, normally use icons to add action links to their site. No matter you hate or love icons, whether you want to add only a action link or dozens, they always been helpful to your site.

[Freebies] High Quality Editable Web Button Set

To continue our grateful attitude to our readers and community in general, we are glad to release yet another high quality “Web Button Icon Set” designed exclusively for iShift readers by Kawsar Ali, a New York-based web & graphic designer and photographer.

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Best Android Apps Useful for Web Designers

It is mesmerizing to see such high end developments in the field of technology. Perhaps one of the most scintillating advancements has taken place in the field of web services for mobile phones. Earlier it was considered as a luxury to own mobile phones and now even the young adolescents boasts off their iPhone and Android handhelds and what not. The market for smartphones has turned into a highly competitive arena. Earlier the Apple Apps were really popular amongst the users, but Android was in no mood to be left behind in the race. Over the time it introduced amazing apps and sections of it were designed specifically for Web Designers.

Best Android Apps Useful for Web Designers

In this write up, we discuss some of the most profitable Android apps for Web Designers and Developers. Twelve of the distinguished Android Apps for web designers are listed below.

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How to Make Your Website More Accessible

Constant improvement is imperative to a world of progress, including the web world. Designing an effective website requires a lot of techniques, skills and testing. Testing determines the usability of the website, which ties into accessibility. Thus, one of the most important things to consider when creating a website is accessibility. Accessibility is about making your website accessible to all Internet users—everyone who wants to view it, both disabled and abled. For example, can a blind person use your website and access its content. Everyone should have equal opportunity to access the web, regardless of their limitations or browsing technology.

How to Make Your Website More Accessible

Overlooking this issue can lead to a loss of many users and, ultimately, of business. Proper design, development and editing will increase your website’s accessibility and make it efficient for everyone to use and navigate. People will not take interest in a website that they find complicated to use.

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