Trends and Predictions: How the Future Looks Like for Web Design in 2014

As a web design enthusiast, I’m constantly on the look-out for what’s hot and what’s not in the web design world. While some may think that trends are just passing fads, I beg to differ – trends are what makes ideas grow to fruition, and what better way jump early on the first bandwagon than to predict these trends yourself?

Trends and Predictions: How the Future Looks Like for Web Design in 2014

Here are some web design predictions I collected. There are only single day left until the month of January is upon us – hopefully most of them would come true.

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15 New Year Wallpapers to Celebrate 2014

We all love desktop wallpapers as they always come in handy and you will always find a wallpaper to express your feelings or mood. I know some of my friends who keep changing their desktop background almost on a daily basis. Unless like me, who rarely change their desktop wallpaper. So, How about you? When was the last time you changed desktop background?

15 New Year Wallpapers to Celebrate 2014

2014 (MMXIV) will be a common year starting on Wednesday in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. It is also the the “Year of the Horse” according to Chinese culture. It’s almost party time so start collecting the party songs, conjure up some cool costumes and prepare joy, and don’t forget about your computers.

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Christmas & New Year Giveaway: Win an iPad Air or iPhone 5S

Merry Christmas! Today is Christmas and the end of this year is already on our doorsteps. Although, We never wait for special occasions to announce good freebies as we at InstantShift love to giveaway things regularly, all year long. But this time it is Christmas, so it must be special.

Christmas & New Year Giveaway: Win an iPad Air or iPhone 5S

To keep the celebration spirit alive, we’ve again come up with cool freebies giveaway. Here at instantShift we are giving out some of the most famous hardware 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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Mixing the Disciplines: 54 Things a Web Designer Should Learn to Do in 2014

As we approach the end of 2013, it’s time to look at the upcoming web design trends for 2014.

Mixing the Disciplines: 54 Things a Web Designer Should Learn to Do in 2014

Above all, web designers have got to realize what it takes to stay competitive. They need to mix disciplines and understand that there’s a lot more to HTML conversion than they ever thought.

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Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Zippo Lighter

Doing anything in Adobe Illustrator really does take two times longer as it can be a little tricky to get your hands around. In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a zippo lighter in Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Zippo Lighter

For starters you will use basic tools (Rectangle, Ellipse, Pen tools) and some basic vector shape building techniques (Transform, Pathfinder, Offset Path…) you will easily create the shapes that you need. Next, you’ll see how you can add depth and shading for your shapes using complex gradients, the Blend options and some effects (Gaussian Blur, Grain…).

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Get Inspired: Blog Writing Tips by Famous Writers

One of the clearest indicators that blogs are here to stay is the fact that so many famous authors, writers with published works to their names, and journalists from the old-school paper and print era have all taken up blogging to some degree. In the words of Tom Ferrick, a veteran reporter, what he loves about blogging is, “the chance to report and comment in real time and the ability to link to the good work of others.”

Get Inspired: Blog Writing Tips by Famous Writers

Such writers have, in many cases, years of experience at the craft to inform the process. How can bloggers still on the uphill side of the learning curve learn from these more experienced polished writers?

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