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How not to design! The 10 biggest mistakes that designers make (opens in new tab)

All designers make mistakes. Craig Minchington examines the most common howlers, and how to avoid them.

Predicting the future is tough, but with the fast-moving nature of the web, it’s good to know what lies ahead. Craig Grannell talks to top industry figures about the web design and development trends you should be mindful of over the coming 12 months.

Make an object glow in Maya (opens in new tab)

In this tutorial, 3D artist Antony Ward takes you beyond the standard options for a glow effect that you can fully control.

Craft a 3D scene with Photoshop CS6 Extended (opens in new tab)

Do you want to create refractions and reflections? João Oliveira explains how to get the most from the 3D tools in Photoshop’s latest version.

2013's essential design events (opens in new tab)

Learn, network, and meet the big guns of the design world at these 20 fantastic events, covering typography, web design, 3D and more.

Build a basic responsive site with CSS (opens in new tab)

Responsive design is much misunderstood. Here, web developer Jason Michael lays to rest some myths, and then walks through building a simple responsive website

Five-minute posters (opens in new tab)

Pithy, striking and speedy: introducing Thierry Brunfaut's five-minute posters.

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