Hongkiat Lim

Founder and Editor in Chief of Hongkiat.com. Hongkiat is also a designer, developer, entrepreneur, and an active investor in the US stock market.

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Retro and Vintage Web Design For Your Inspiration

Vintage-inspired designs, when done well, can look even more current and relevant than an entirely new and modern design. Whether it’s only taking i…

20 Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Realistic Gadget Designs

Photoshop is an essential tool for designers, known for its versatility in creating everything from icons and websites to photo enhancements. Our prev…

Freebie Release: “Fluzzy” Twitter Icon Set

Meet Fluzzy, yet another high quality free Twitter icon set released exclusively for Hongkiat readers from our friend at Iconshock. You might also wan…

Masters of Paper Art and Paper Sculptures, Vol. 1

There are some artistic minds in the world who can turn the basic form of origami together with a little cutting, folding, bending, shaping, and more …

Freebie Alert: “Blitter” Twitter Icon Collection

We cherish freebies, especially when they’re of high quality. We often scour the Internet to unearth these treasures, aiming to simplify and enhance…

30 Apple Concept Designs You Should See

A great wave of excitement is sweeping across all Apple fans as they await for the official launch of the latest amazing Apple product by year end. Ye…

70+ Insightful Retro and Historic Artworks Around The World

Art has always been a reflection of the world we live in. It tells a story of who we are, where we’ve come from, and where we might be headed. That…

Evolution of Microsoft Windows: 1985 – 2009

It all began in Plaza Hotel, New York City, on the 10th of November 1983. Two Microsoft founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates officially announced their …

20+ Car Pimping and Tuning Photoshop Tutorials

Note: This post was first published on the 26th Sept, 2009. We’ve seen how Photoshop has been extensively used in areas like web designing and beaut…

60 High Quality Photoshop PSD Files For Designers

Having another designer’s PSD file is as good as owning a chef’s recipe book. The only difference is – we designers are willing to share, and so…

Master Photoshop with 56 Brilliant Video Tutorials

We see a lot of Photoshop tutorials on the net, but most of what we come across are tutorials written in a step-by-step manner. In most cases, the ins…

Web Optimization for Beginners: Tips & Best Practices

Note: This post was first published on the 27th August, 2009. Web optimization is a vital part of web development and maintenance but also something o…