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Photoshop in Web Design: 5 Plugins to Make your Workday More Pleasant

April 28th, 2013
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Photoshop in Web Design: 5 Plugins to Make your Workday More Pleasant

GuideGuide Still nowadays lots of web designs start as a Photoshop draft. This gets more and more elaborate and has to be converted to HTML and CSS during the late stages of the project. No wonder, that services for PSD to HTML conversion still face no shortage of orders. A lot of developers have created a flood...

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CSS Architectures #1: Principles of Code Cleanup and the New Best Practices

April 15th, 2013
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CSS Architectures #1:  Principles of Code Cleanup and the New Best Practices

Box-Models in Real Life Can Come Over Complicated, too

All too often, the CSS for major (and minor) websites is a textbook case of code bloat and redundancy, with lines of code that boast unnecessary use of qualifier elements, overly specific selectors from unnecessarily long selector chains, overdependence on descendent selectors when...

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Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

April 13th, 2013
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Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

Niice.co: The Homepage

Did your muses sneak out the back-door without even leaving a message on the bathroom mirror? Didn't you just have this wonderful idea for this next web project? No? I thought so. When the only thing running properly is your nose and the only sparks flying burn your skin, it is high time you...

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uiFaces: Placeholder Service for Avatars in Design Mock-ups

March 23rd, 2013
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uiFaces: Placeholder Service for Avatars in Design Mock-ups

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We have been introducing you to placeholder services frequently. This new app by the name of uiFaces, that we want to show you today, does not stand in line, though. It covers a rather unique aspect of modern design, the integration of Social Media. With uiFaces you can easily integrate social network areas into your...

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40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop

March 4th, 2013
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40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop

Photo Credits: Lauren Manning via photopin cc

Infographics are popular. They help reduce complex coherences to simplified illustrations. Information gets visualized. The best infographics are self-explanatory, needing almost no text at all. A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. And it's true. In this collection, we share with you 40 entertaining infographics on popular topics...

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40 Matte Paintings To Push You To Real Photoshop Artistry

February 25th, 2013
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40 Matte Paintings To Push You To Real Photoshop Artistry

matte1 Traditionally, matte paintings stem from the movie industry. Used as extensions of a film setting, they provide more depth to the whole scene and removing the limitations of a studio location. Today, with green and blue screen techiques, these paintings are still in heavy use, while - certainly - digitally created backgrounds took over the heritage from their...

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CSS3 Lifelike: A Slightly Different Box Model with {box-sizing:border-box}

February 20th, 2013
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CSS3 Lifelike: A Slightly Different Box Model with {box-sizing:border-box}

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The classical box model in CSS has never been the most intuitive. Thanks to CSS3, we now have an alternative to consider: {box-sizing:border-box}. This model has lots of advantages, especially when it comes to flexible layouts.

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Photoshop Etiquette: Basic Knowhow for Designing The Web Using Photoshop

February 18th, 2013
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Photoshop Etiquette: Basic Knowhow for Designing The Web Using Photoshop

photoshop-etiquette-homepage Adobe's Photoshop still is the market's most common and most popular choice for professional designers. Besides photography and print design, which Photoshop once got invented for, it is widely used in the designing of websites, too. The last ten years saw the product grow in functionality especially in terms of web design features. A large...

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CSS Rooted: Flexible Type Sizes With REM

February 12th, 2013
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CSS Rooted: Flexible Type Sizes With REM

Best practices of defining font sizes are discussed throughout the web since its inception. Besides the traditional candidates, such as px, em and %, rem represents a fairly new alternative, taking the best of the other units and combining them into one.

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HINT.css – Tooltips In Pure CSS3 And HTML5, No JavaScript Needed

February 8th, 2013
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HINT.css – Tooltips In Pure CSS3 And HTML5, No JavaScript Needed

Tooltips in HTML pages general do not need any effort from a developer's side, as long as they put proper title attributes to their elements. The title is then used for showing the tooltip, but also for other things, such as providing a screen reader with proper content. Speaking of the use case of...

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Agile Designers: A Collection of Resources for Web Designers

February 2nd, 2013
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Agile Designers: A Collection of Resources for Web Designers

Agile Designers by Webalys is a platform for web designers, currently in beta. Up to now already around 1,900 designers have registered and put up 740 resources. This is massive, considering that the service just launched on the 7th of November of last year. Reason enough to take a closer look at what's in...

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The Accessibility Project – How To Integrate Accessibility Into Your Daily Designs

January 30th, 2013
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The Accessibility Project – How To Integrate Accessibility Into Your Daily Designs

A few days ago we brought HTML_CodeSniffer to your attention, a bookmarklet for testing websites in terms of accessibility. Today we encountered a brand-new project, that aims at the average designer and is set to be the starting point for everything around accessibility. Community-driven and crowdsourced, A11Y as the project abbreviates itself, wants to...

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AI -> Canvas: Export Fully Functional HTML5 Canvas From Within Adobe Illustrator

January 21st, 2013
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AI -> Canvas: Export Fully Functional HTML5 Canvas From Within Adobe Illustrator

Mike Swanson, though having been aboard Microsoft for more than 11 years, has created a plugin for Adobe Ilustrator that resembles a good wine. The older it gets, the better it grows to be. More than two years ago, still employed at the Redmond company, Swanson pushed out the first version of AI ->...