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Wallpaper of the Week – Kiss

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This is the tenth edition of Wallpaper of the Week. This design was actually created as part of my daily designs. This wallpaper is entitled KISS, which is short for “Keep it simple stupid!” It’s been one of my favorite quotes, especially in design. Go ahead, start keeping it simple and download this wallpaper.

Kiss – Keep It Simple Stupid Link

KISS

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Wallpaper Resolutions: Link

Note: The wallpaper only comes in one size. If you’d like to use it as your desktop wallpaper, please set it as your background and set your background color to either black or white depending on which wallpaper you want.

About the Quote and the Wallpaper Link

Earlier today, I tweeted a message asking all of my followers about which daily design did they like the best? Out of all the replies, this design got the most compliments. Also, one of my followers suggested that I offer it as a wallpaper which was an excellent idea.

If you are a designer, I’m sure you have heard of this quote. This is one of my favorite design quotes and I always try to apply in when I design. Sure, there are definitely times when my designs are complicated and busy, but really, the designs that I enjoy the most are the ones that are simple and straight to the point. To me, they are the most effective as well. That’s why I really like the work of Simon Page.

Also, I definitely applied this quote when doing the redesign of this blog. I stripped away most of the design elements that were unecessary and I tried to make the blog as simple as possible without being bland and boring. You can read more about my redesign process here. Anyway, my suggestion to you designers is this.

Keep it simple, stupid!

Quick Summary Link

  • Estimated time: 20 minutes
  • Tools: Photoshop
  • Total Layers Used: 4 (KISS)

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    Excelente lista, justo lo que hoy pensaba buscar lo tengo servido, gracias a Smashing Magazine, punto aparte como Ud.s lo hacen cada cierto tiempo ya es hora de que listen los themes más frescos para los CMS más populares, se agradece de antemano.

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    Incredible collection !

    My blog thanks you !

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    This is a great collection! Thanks!

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    Fantastic Collection as always, keep up the great work Smashing Magazine!

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    I’ve used “cforms II” I gives you loads of options to make it look and work just about any way you want it to.

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    found this yesterday on dzone, it’s a comparison of ~10 lightbox scripts: http://blog.darkcrimson.com/2008/04/modal-kombat-a-lightbox-comparison/

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    Grate! Thanks! always a good place to find this kind of tools.

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    Datepicker is listed twice.

    It’s pretty nice. I use it myself. I had to jackson it to get it to work properly but it still looks great.

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    hi there, i have been trying to find the resource and the origin of the concert hall application image you used under “light window”, could you be kind enough to direct me to where you found that application or image. i looked under the light window site and i can’t seem to find it.

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    I really like the MooWheel, but it is difficult to mouse over a label to see who is connected to whom. Anyway to remedy that problem?

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    Awesome collection!
    Thanks ;-)

    moritzpeuser.de

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    now this is seriously your one of your top posts to date. good compilation and finds. thanks much.

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    I must be the only one then who wasn’t really inspired by those, but then I don’t see the Ajax a very useful. Too much hype.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    April 15, 2008 10:44 am

    @Frank: here is what you are looking for: http://www.cheathamlane.net/clients/SFCM/flash/index.html.

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    Great article, beautiful resource. In my blog the Italian version… thank you

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    Thanks for the links. I didn’t know about Lightview, Lightwindow I knew but the image shown tricked me into thinking it had something new going on. Keep it up.

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    Thanks Smashing, it’s like you read my to-do list for work and tended to my needs.

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    I modified the accessible news slider plug in and used it for the galleries here Link

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    I modified the accessible news slider plug-in a bit and used it for the galleries here Link

    I think it made a great accessible solution for the galleries.

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    Nice collection agian ;) I Like it.

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    Great list. I love these kinds of posts.

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    awesome.. list..

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    Unbelievable amazing list. Thanks

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    Thank you again for your promotion of the Accessible News Slider. It continues to be the most visited page on my Web site, and developers have shown a real interest in promoting functional accessibility through its use.

    @Jared — GREAT JOB!

    d’bug @ blog.reindel.com

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    what’s a great collection! Thanks!

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    why are all the images broken?

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    great post (as always).

    just thought I would let you know that the MooSlideBox 3 url is not working.

    cheers,
    jonesy

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    Excellent Collection of Ajax scripts.

    Collect working demos for the above scripts

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    Thanks ! i finally found the image gallery i was looking for ! :D

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