Jul 23 2009

40+ Vector Characters Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials

Having a unique design is a must to get your visitor’s attention. Vector characters can establish a memorable image of your site in the reader’s mind. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop are great for a sketchy or hand-drawn feel. Creating these effects are relatively easy with Live Trace, Live Paint, Brushes and the ability to create you own brushes. This article contains a mixture of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials that will be a great help to you to create visually appealing cartoon characters.

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Jul 21 2009

In choosing a CMS: 40+ Great CMS Theming Tutorials

In choosing a CMS, one thing you should consider is the theming or templating process. While some CMSs have very simple and easy-to-use theming systems, others can be a real bear to use.

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Jul 20 2009

50+ Fresh and Unique Personal Portfolio Websites

Designers have an urge to stand out as unique, specially when building their own portfolio websites to showcase their work and skills to future employers.

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Jul 16 2009

A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – User Authentication

This article is the second part in a three part series. In the first part we created some basic functionality to allow the user to post messages in a similar way to Twitter. If you have not completed the first part of this tutorial, please do so now.

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Jul 15 2009

Animating Design Elements: 7 Unique & Creative Practices

We saw different methods and techniques that truly speak to the designer’s capabilities and creativity. A great way to distinguish yourself from the crowd is to have a truly unique user interface. Although there are many possibilities, you should carefully plan each project on its own. Not all techniques provide a solution for everything. Some of them are very helpful and easy to implement, but some lack usability and simplicity.

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Jul 13 2009

Ten Simple Rules for Choosing the Perfect CMS + Excellent Options

The content management system you choose can really make a huge difference in how much time you (or your clients) spend keeping a site updated and maintained. There’s a huge variety out there—some estimates put the number at around 1700 different options. Some are great…some, not so much.

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Jul 09 2009

50 Best-Of Designer’s (NEW) Download Picks and Resources

For months, we have been bookmarking interesting, useful and creative resources every designer is looking for, so you can now rest assured that you will have the necessary tools to get the job done.

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Jul 06 2009

PHP Security: Fortifying Your Website- Power Tips, Tools & How to’s

Defining PHP Security and It’s uses

PHP is the most popular web programming languages in use today due in large part to the fact that it’s a highly flexible syntax that can perform many functions while working flawlessly in conjunction with html – Plus it’s relatively easy to learn for beginners, yet it’s powerful enough for advanced users as well. It also works exceptionally well with open source tools, such as the Apache web server and MySQL database. In other words, its versatility is unsurpassed when compared to other scripting languages, making it the language of choice for many programmers.

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Jul 02 2009

50 Free High-Quality and “New” (X)HTML/CSS Templates

In this post, we’ll showcase 50 Free high-quality & New (X)HTML/CSS template (some of them include the PSD-source files). You will also find among these elegant templates a very well written step-by-step tutorials showing you how to create your own. Hopefully some of these will meet your expectations and come in handy in your projects.

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Jun 29 2009

The Ultimate Joomla Toolbox: Themes, Extensions and Resources

Joomla is one of the most popular CMSs out there, and it’s no surprise considering how extensible it is. The great thing about Joomla is the extensions (components, modules and plugins), that can be added to your Joomla website. This allows the average user to add more functionality and dynamic content to their website without being a developer or programmer.

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