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At a special event in the garage where Google was born, the company announced a new “Hummingbird” search algorithm is live and especially designed to handle complex queries. Google also announced a new design for tablets and phones, richer direct answers with comparison, a new song… Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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   As more designers and writers look to analytics to inform their decisions, many still struggle to implement their findings in a sustainable, ongoing way. Too often, testing and analysis are one-off activities, providing plenty of important-looking numbers but not lot of context or specific direction. After more than five years helping content and design teams capture, measure and understand website performance data (client-side at Bazaarvoice and now at Volusion), [...]

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Advertise here with BSA Fireworks doesn’t get as much attention as some of the other products from Adobe, but it is still a valuable resource for many designers. If you’re interested in improving your skills with Fireworks, here are some of the best tutorials available. Fireworks Tutorials: Circular Shadows and Highlights Classy Personal Portfolio in Fireworks Apple Air Banner in Fireworks Extracting Logos Designing for Mobile Devices Using Fireworks CS4 [...]

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Advertise here with BSA Digital media production companies work with all kinds of artists. Production may come in the form of music, video, animation, or some other creative expression. These websites are designed to express the quality of their productions and the team behind each one. In this collection you will find 35 inspiring production company website layouts. These are perfect for anyone considering a redesign of their own company [...]

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   Today we are happy to feature a set of 33 flat e-commerce icons that were exclusively designed and created for Smashing Magazine by the team at Responsive. The icons are ideally suited to e-commerce projects and include many popular payment providers, including Bitcoin. The icons come in different-sized PNGs (32 × 32, 64 × 64, 128 × 128 and 256 × 256 pixels), and the set includes Photoshop and [...]

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Tips to Build a Secure Website While Maintaining a Good Website Design is a post from PelFusion Websites have become the essential part of any type of personal or commercial endeavor. Through website vital information can be shared with the target audience without much efforts being invested. The main criteria of building a website is its user friendly design and lacunas in this regard can take away the prospective customers. [...]

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Advertise here with BSA Many experts and gurus recommend giving away a product or service to attract leads. Offering freebies is a marketing strategy that has really taken off to the point where most of us are now inundated with free offers. In fact, not a day goes by when I don’t find a free offer in my email inbox or through a popup window on a site I’m visiting. [...]

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In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to add a dramatic rain effect to a photo in Photoshop. While rain effects are not new to Photoshop, we will go a step further and show how to make the image more photorealistic by adding reflections and small puddles. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Please download them before you begin or [...]

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   Water lilies are beautiful flowers and ideal tutorial material. To get to our result, we’ll be doing a lot of clever actions, mostly rotating and duplicating, and we’ll have a lot of room for experimentation as well. For instance, we can try out different ways to build the layers of petals, and we can play with different shades of pink gradients. This tutorial shows the basic steps I followed; [...]

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Advertise here with BSA This original tutorial was created by Soh Tanaka and published back in 2009. Unfortunately his demo has since gone offline and I managed to find an old copy of the source codes. People in the comments have been asking for automatic rotation between the slides and I updated the codes with this feature. So in this tutorial I am reintroducing some of Soh’s original codes on [...]

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