Ever wondered how some web designers come up with such great background textures? It’s actually way easier than you might think. It only takes a few minutes and a single Photoshop filter that you’ve probably never used.
Intrigued? Read on to see the step by step instructions for creating tileable textures out of almost any image.May 13th, 2010 Posted in CSS, Graphics, HTML
Getting started in web design can be quite difficult. For readers, there are tons of great free tutorials online. However, some people find visual instruction to be more effective for their learning style.
Today we are going to examine 15 bits of user interface and experience design that really heighten the experience of using a site or application.
Use these website, iPhone and desktop application examples as inspiration for creating your own uniquely addicting user experiences.May 7th, 2010 Posted in Graphics, Inspiration, Layouts, Software
This article will discuss the history and future of the web and what implications that has for how device testing will begin to play a larger role in the obligations of web designers.
As the presence of web enabled devices increases the key question that will arise relates to not only whether or not your design will function on a given device, but also (and perhaps more importantly) how high the quality of the experience will be on that device.May 5th, 2010 Posted in HTML, Web Standards
Today we’ll look into the web design practices and trends of the single biggest name in software to see if we can learn anything about some mistakes to avoid in our own work.
Feel free to comment to either agree or disagree with the suggestions below. As professional designers your insight is valuable and I look forward to your thoughts.May 1st, 2010 Posted in Accessibility, CSS, Web Standards
Sometimes the navigation menu can be one of trickiest parts of the design process. This single area can set the tone for the usability of the entire site.
Looking outside of your area of focus is an excellent way to learn a thing or two about design. Today we’ll see what value thinking like a print designer can bring to your website building skills.
Whether you’ve ever engaged in print design or not, these tips will provide you with some great ideas, ready to be applied to your next design.April 27th, 2010 Posted in Inspiration, Layouts
If you’ve ever considered listening to a design podcast, or stay remotely in touch with the design industry in general, you’ll have come across Paul Boag. He’s the Creative Director of Headscape, the producer of Boagworld, and lives in the heart of rural Dorset.
In this interview we’ll be discussing where Paul started as a designer, which part of the job he enjoys the most, a typical “day in your life”, and how his faith affects the way he runs his business, and deals with employees and clients.April 26th, 2010 Posted in Interviews
As a designer, you’ve probably used stock art quite a few times and can therefore attest to its usefulness. But have you ever considered jumping from the consumer side to the supplier side?
Today we’ll briefly go over everything you need to know to start making real money as a stock provider.April 24th, 2010 Posted in Business