Articles by Vitaly Friedman

Essentials

Web Typography: Font Embedding Services

October 30th, 2009
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Web Typography: Font Embedding Services

There are a lot of options out there for using other-than-websafe fonts in your website designs. Dynamic text replacement methods or resorting to very long fontstacks (where most of your visitors won’t see the font you wanted anyway) have long been the standard for using anything other than websafe fonts. But the @font-face function changes all that. With most major, modern browsers now compatible...

Development

35 More Useful jQuery Plugins and Techniques

October 29th, 2009
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35 More Useful jQuery Plugins and Techniques

Do you ever think "Ugh" when it is time to update or redesign your site? jQuery has a fantastic library of plugins and tutorials that can speed the benefits of developing your site while demanding less time and improving workflow constraints. To present a better user experience, we often need to take good care of the little details like the functionality and interactivity of...

Design

80 Stunning Background Patterns For Your Websites

October 28th, 2009
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80 Stunning Background Patterns For Your Websites

We are always attracted to the outstanding design, layout or content when we click in a website, but seldom of us would notice the textures and patterns that are used. If there are only background colors, many websites would not be that eye-catching as they are now. Patterns can be simply repetition of simple stipes or polka-dots, others can be more complicated with complex...

Design

40 Adobe Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials

October 25th, 2009
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40 Adobe Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials

By Paul Andrew Which one is better for manipulating text, Photoshop or Illustrator? There is no clear and defined answer. What is clear is that Illustrator, being mainly used used for creating seamless vector images, allows the user a greater degree of accuracy, control, and precision. Of course this depends on the hand controlling the mouse. So, if you are looking to simply manipulate...

Inspiration

Six Creative Solutions in Online Advertising

October 22nd, 2009
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Six Creative Solutions in Online Advertising

By Mike Takahashi Recently, there have been a lot of creative ideas and uses of online ads that have been pushing the traditional medium. Takeover ads, where ads takeover the entire site design have become more common. Apple has taken banner ads into a new dimension by creating ads that appear to interact within the design of a site. While others have been able...

Development

35 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

October 20th, 2009
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35 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

Quick and powerful, jQuery can help designers and developers create awesome interactive websites that are appealing and accessible to the widest range of browsers. For your audience, the visit to your site will be both exciting and entertaining. Navigation, galleries and slideshows, are hot points for a site to shine. Here are 35 useful fresh jQuery plugins focusing on navigation, gallery and slideshows, calendars,...