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Ask the Expert – Using WordPress to Build Large Scale Websites with Derek Herman

Ask the Expert is a weekly series here on Design Informer. Building large scale websites with Wordpress is the theme for this week. Derek Herman of Envato is this week's expert.

Derek Herman is a 28 year old web developer residing in Portland, Oregon. He started Valen Designs in 2006 while still in college and working as a graphic artist.He is an experienced UI designer and becoming more and more of an established backend developer with each day that passes. He is also a web developer at Envato and he was also in charge of building out the network of websites that we all visit daily, the Tuts+ Network.

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The Outstanding Work of Jon Malkemus

I've been following Jon Malkemus for quite some time now. The quality of his work never ceases to amaze me. He is based out of Orange County, CA. Jon does art direction, motion graphics as well as interactive websites. You can view his website here.

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Wallpaper of the Week – Escape

This is the third edition of Wallpaper of the Week here at Design Informer. This week's wallpaper is entitled Escape. The wallpaper was designed by Leigh Taylor. The wallpaper is a creative development piece focusing on photo manipulation and pure graphic design. An interesting amalgamation of styles and effects present a story-telling piece of art. Go ahead and spruce up your desktop with this amazing wallpaper.

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Creative Toy Story Artwork

I love the Toy Story series. I remember watching it when I was younger. Well, this past month, I found out that Toy Story 3 is actually going to be released on June 18, 2010. Although I'm 22 now, I still can't wait to watch that movie. I guess my little kid side is coming out.

I decided to showcase some amazing and creative Toy Story artwork. I guess I'm not the only Toy Story fan as I found 100's of Toy Story fan art. Here are the best Woody and Buzz artwork that I could find. Oh, and make sure to look at all of them and you will see a surprise at the end.

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Ask the Expert – Maintaining Multiple Websites with Nick La

Ask the Expert is a weekly series here on Design Informer. Maintaining multiple websites is the theme for this week. Nick La is this week's expert.

Nick La is a Toronto based freelance illustrator and web designer. His main focuses are designing stock icons, illustrations, and beautiful CSS websites. Nick's work has been featured in many online portals and design publications such as: Computer Arts, Web Designer Magazine, Practical Web Design (.Net magazine), DIGIT, and Web Design Index.

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Dealing With Your Mistakes

As designers, we all make mistakes. Some mistakes are minor, some are major. Some of them are accidental, and some are the direct results of our poor decisions and actions. Well, I recently made a very big mistake. Read on...

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What an Animal – Illustrations of Turkeys

This is part 3 of the "What an Animal" series here on Design Informer. Since Thanksgiving is in a couple of days, today's showcase will feature turkeys.

The turkey has always been associated with Thanksgiving. If you want to know why, don't ask me. Just look it up on Wikipedia or something. Let's take a peek at 20 fantastic and bizarre illustrations of turkeys.

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