My New Year Resolutions for 2010

By: Deepu Balan on 12/30/09 11:05 PM 6 Comments »
Hi there! Another year has come and gone, and 2009 was a great year for me personally. There were plenty of good things that happened in my life during this period, but not such a great year professionally though.  Since we’re getting to that time of year again when everyone starts to think about their New Year plans, I’ve come up with a few ideas for my New Year’s Resolutions. In 2010, I will… Make my portfolio page ready. 😉 Read at least 2 articles or blog-posts related to web/graphic design each day. Do more research on typography techniques, learn […] Continue Reading...

What is Data URI scheme?

By: Deepu Balan on 12/20/09 10:05 PM 12 Comments »
Have you ever felt the need for holding an embedded image inside an HTML file, without referring to an external image file? Personally I felt like so many occasions, where the need for a completely self contained HTML page, with all its supporting images embedded within that page itself. This may seem pointless in normal situations, but it can prove very useful when we want to make a standalone page, that we can pass on to other people. We give them just one HTML file. They do not even need to unpack anything, they can simply open the file in […] Continue Reading...

Free High-Resolution Social-Media Iconset – PriceTag Style

By: Deepu Balan on 12/14/09 3:15 PM 52 Comments »
I am really happy to present my first FREE icon set here, which was actually created to use in my personal blog, but later I have decided to share it online. There are total 18 social media icons including twitter, facebook, linkedin, orkut, myspace etc… and it comes in two sizes of transparent PNG 24-bit format. The photoshop source file (PSD) is also included, so that you can modify and create different versions if required. And they are all free, of course 🙂 [ad#ad-1] Continue Reading...

It’s Alive!

By: Deepu Balan on 12/6/09 3:31 PM 3 Comments »
Finally! I am done with my blog design. Now I realized the fact that, the toughest task any web designer can take on is ‘designing his own website’. I have been thinking about starting a personal blog or portfolio for quite long, may be for the last 3 or 4 years. Finally, I have registered my own domain name 4 months back. Thanks to yahoo-geocities for closing their brilliant free web-hosting service, bcoz its after reading geocite’s closure email alert, I started thinking seriously about registering a domain name and starting a blog ASAP. Bcoz its really painful to realize […] Continue Reading...