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10 Beginner Tips for Unique Product Photography

September 30th, 2013
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10 Beginner Tips for Unique Product Photography

Most photographers know the basics to good product photos – using a tripod, setting your camera to the widest aperture, using a white background, creating an out-of-focus background, and more. But what about those really unique product photographs? You know the ones. They simply don’t look like a normal product photo you’d see in a regular catalog. These are usually used for full page...

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Steal of the Week: Bundle Storm Bundles Loads of Bundles

September 5th, 2013
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Steal of the Week: Bundle Storm Bundles Loads of Bundles

Don’t get bedazzled easily. Our headline, read word by word, might be a tongue breaker, yet tells nothing but the truth. In our Deal of the Week, the Bundle Storm, we have a massive resource with over 60 GB of material for you. As you may tell from the weight, this is not a small package. This is a bundle that bundles bundles (Oops,...

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Building an Interactive Navigation Bar with HTML/CSS

August 29th, 2013
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Building an Interactive Navigation Bar with HTML/CSS

A straightforward navigation structure can increase the usability of your site, and make information easy to find. By using basic HTML and CSS, you can build a horizontal nav bar that provides interaction when a user hovers over a navigation link. Hey, not THAT kind of bar… Start with Markup First While you probably already have a design in mind that fits with the...

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Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

August 23rd, 2013
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Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

What kid doesn’t lust after his or her own set of wheels? From an early age, kids want to get in the car and go – and for little girls, the ever-so-wonderful pink plastic Barbie car can provide hours of cul-de-sac circling and sidewalk cruising. The funny thing about children’s cars is that kids don’t realize how far from the real deal a plastic...

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30+ Photo Manipulations That Make Your Jaw Fall Slack

July 24th, 2013
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30+ Photo Manipulations That Make Your Jaw Fall Slack

People with a passion for photography most likely have a passion for photo manipulation also. Professionals say: “You don’t just take a photo, you make it!” It is adventurous, experimental even, playing around with your photos and pushing the boundaries of the possible. Oftentimes these attempts fail miserably, there is a whole plethora of platforms with this kind of material – especially showing off...

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HTML5 Datalist: What You Need To Know

July 23rd, 2013
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HTML5 Datalist: What You Need To Know

Autocompletion is a pattern that all web users are familiar with. When you do a search, your search engine suggests terms. When you type a new email message, your mail client suggest recipients. This functionality, however, has not been available to web developers without a nontrivial amount of JavaScript. One of the new HTML5 elements, the <datalist>, brings this autocomplete functionality to the Web...

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Tablet Web Design Best Practices: Free Ebook Offers Loads of Useful Tips

July 19th, 2013
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Tablet Web Design Best Practices: Free Ebook Offers Loads of Useful Tips

Who would dare to not call the guys and girls of Canadian Mobify experts in mobile web design? They actually are. Though not everyone will find their cloud-based design concepts appealing. A short while ago the people at Mobify decided to publish an ebook on the best practices in tablet-focused web design. They titled the 25-pager "Tablet Web Design Best Practices: 30 Ways to...

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Homepage Construction Kit: 40 Ready-made Elements for Web Design with Photoshop (+ how to create your own)

July 10th, 2013
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Homepage Construction Kit: 40 Ready-made Elements for Web Design with Photoshop (+ how to create your own)

It is quite common to prototype web designs in Adobe Photoshop. Although the final product will consist of large amounts of CSS driven looks, it usually turns out to be faster to use an image-editor for the first drafts. Photoshop still is designer’s first choice in many cases. Using very few basic shapes and forms you are able to creative high-grade user logins, buttons,...

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Create The Future: Common Techniques in Responsive Web Design

July 2nd, 2013
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Create The Future: Common Techniques in Responsive Web Design

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In this article, I’ll dive into some of the most common practices for building responsive site layouts and experiences. I’ll describe the emerging and available techniques for site layouts that flexibly resize based on screen real estate (referred to as “fluid grids”) so as to ensure that users get complete experiences across whatever screen size...

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From 4-Inch Phones to 40-Inch TVs: Designing Responsive Websites

June 26th, 2013
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From 4-Inch Phones to 40-Inch TVs: Designing Responsive Websites

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It’s worth taking a step back, to think through your site’s experience and understand whether the device with which a user accesses your site changes the user’s expectations of the site’s functionality. Is the user checking your site for quick updates with her cellphone while she’s on the go? Is he sitting down, 10 feet away...