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Art Professions Icon Set (34 Icons, PNG)

This week we have a beautiful icon freebie for you. BanzaiTokyo designed this art related icon set. Their collection of 34 icons are an homage to the creative professions. The icons are available as PNG files and released under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Art Professions Icon Set (34 Icons, PNG)

The Art Professions Icons set would not be out of place in an artist's portfolio website, be they cook or painter — or even multi-talented. Imagine these icons guiding a modern art gallery's visitor through the institution's online presence and you won't feel let down.

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Chunky Pika Icon Set (42 Icons, PNG, AI)

We have a delicate and useful icon set for you, again. Dutch designers from Dutch Icon created a new set of 42 Pika-style vector icons, released with Smashing Magazine for the Web design community. The icons are available as PNG (in two sizes) and AI source files. The icons are released under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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You may be looking to brighten up your checkout page with a more original shopping cart icon or perhaps you're designing a website from scratch that requires a shrimp icon. Either way, if your budget is limited and you need a wide array of different icons, this set of chunky pixel-perfect icon might be just what you need.

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Useful Talks And Videos From Web Design Conferences

As a Web professional, you can get great inspiration from a good conference session. While conferences may not bring value to all industries, the Web industry is stacked high with inspirational experts and quiet little geniuses beavering away from small home offices. A good Web conference shines a light on these clever souls and promotes professional growth and shared knowledge.

Useful Talks And Videos From Web Design Conferences

The number of conferences surrounding the Web design and development field continues to grow as new processes, techniques and other shared experiences, turned learning opportunities, are always presenting themselves throughout the industry. The problem becomes, with so many conferences that are out of reach for one reason or another, how does one catch the highlights from the conference that won't fit into a 140 character tweet?

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Extended Entypo Glyph Set (EPS, PDF, PSD, Typeface, Web Font)

After endless suplications from the design community Daniel Bruce finally finished his update of the Entypo Glyph Set — a free set of universal 284 carefully crafted pictograms for regular design projects. The icons are available as EPS, PDF and Photoshop PSD files as well as desktop typefaces (TrueType, OpenType) and Web fonts.

Entypo Glyph Set

This set contains a large collection of glyphs for all occasions and uses — common pictograms that shouldn't be missing in anybody's arsenal. Each glyph was drawn and optimized to make sure that it fits the overall style of the suite. You can use this glyph set freely for commercial and personal projects.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2012

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over four years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

November Desktop Wallpaper

We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for November 2012. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our Desktop Wallpaper Calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?
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Upcoming Web Design Events In Late 2012 – Early 2013

With the intense workload throughout the year, we tend to miss out on the opportunites for networking with like-minded designers and developers. This makes it difficult for us to catch up and stay up to date with what's going on in our industry. For this reason, we’ve put together a list of upcoming Web design and development conferences that will present to you only the best techniques, tools and modern design approaches that are in strong demand worldwide.

Upcoming Conferences

This post covers events taking place in about a five-month timeframe up to late February 2013. These conferences take us pretty much through the end of the year, so keep a lookout for our next issue as 2013 gets underway.

There is no way for us to include every possible event, so you are more than welcome to help us out and provide a comment to an upcoming event that you feel would be of interest to Smashing Magazine’s readers. The list is quite lengthy, so let's dive in.

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The Brand New Printed Smashing Book: “The Mobile Book”

The future is mobile. As more and more people are turning to mobile devices, designers and developers are facing new challenges and opportunities. Web design has to adapt, but before it can do so, we have to do our homework first. We have to understand the new medium, discover the right techniques and tools, and be well-prepared before we start designing for it. The Mobile Book, our brand new printed book, serves exactly this purpose.

This beautiful hardcover book will be released early-mid December 2012, and will be provided as an eBook (ePUB, PDF, Kindle) as well. Starting from today, you can pre-order and save 20%!

Get the Mobile Book today!

Our brand new printed Mobile Book features the most important things that you need to know as a designer, developer or mobile strategist to make your websites optimized for mobile. You'll dive deep into the peculiarities of the mobile industry, explore responsive design strategy, design patterns and optimization techniques, learn about wireframing and prototyping for mobile as well as the guidelines for designing with gestures and touch. The extra to the book will also provide insights into the popular platforms such as iOS and Windows Phone, as well as introduces developing and debugging techniques for advanced HTML5 Web applications.

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