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Pumpkins, Spooky Fellows And Fall Inspiration For Your Desktop (October 2017 Edition) – Smashing Magazine

Bright, colorful leaves, rainy days, Halloween. That’s October — at least if you’re living in the Northern hemisphere. To provide you with some fresh inspiration even when the weather is gray, artists and designers from across the globe once again challenged their creative skills to design beautiful, one-of-a-kind (and this time around also spooky) wallpapers for you to indulge in.

This monthly wallpapers mission has been going on for nine years already, and we are very thankful to everyone who has and still is contributing to it each month anew. The wallpapers in this collection all come in versions with and without a calendar for October 2017 and can be downloaded for free. Happy October!

Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, there is something magical about that special spooky day. It allows our imagination to unfold and let us be whatever we want to be — for that one very special day (and night). Spice up your designs with some freebies and spooky designs. Get creative!

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Meet XRespond Testing Tool: Let’s Make Building Responsive Websites Simpler – Smashing Magazine

The way people consume information is constantly evolving. As web designers and developers, we keep up with all of the different screen shapes and sizes, learning to create beautiful, flexible software. Yet most of the available tools still don’t reflect the nature and diversity of the platform we’re building for: the browser.

When I was making my first responsive website in 2012, I quickly realized how inefficient and time-consuming the constant browser window resizing was. I had just moved from Estonia to Australia, and with a newborn, time was very much a precious resource.

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Summer Bliss And August Adventures: Wallpapers To Kick-Start The New Month (August 2017 Edition)

Could there be a better way to welcome the new month as with a tidy desktop and a fresh wallpaper? Well, we’ve got you covered. To help you start into August freshly inspired, artists and designers from across the globe once again challenged their artistic skills to create unique desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in — wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive as the usual crowd.

All wallpapers in this collection can be downloaded for free and come in versions with and without a calendar — to keep your deadlines always in sight or to stick to your favorite wallpaper even after the month has ended. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their artworks with us! Now it’s up to you to decide which one will become your August companion. Read More…..

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5 Lessons UX Designers Can Learn From Game Development

Game development and web development have more than a few things in common. Specifically—if you’re lucky—you’re developing a product that will be seen and used by thousands, if not millions, of people on a regular basis. You’re going to need a good team, good quality assurance, and whole lot of support staff to answer questions. You’re going to need god-tier servers. You’re going to hear a lot of complaints that range from constructive criticism to outright petulant whining.

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3 Essential Design Trends, August 2017

If the dog days of summer have you longing for a change of scenery, this month’s web design trends are the perfect start. While minimalism has been the “it” style of late, more designers are beginning to shift toward more details and features within the layout. Read More…..

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