Web forms are used for all different types of data submission, video submitting, contacting, blogging, registering, or for ordering items online. All the forms come in different flavors, large or small, black or white, short or long. Therefore, forms are very important to you and your users, thus, making them just right is the key to increase usage. Continue Reading →
In today’s news round-up we take a refreshing look at quite possibly the most difficult and challenging aspect of graphic design, which is logo design. We have some inspirational posts and some highly educational logo redesign round-ups which should stimulate all of your creative minds and inspire you in your next logo design project.
We’ll be creating a gory image of a hand for a movie poster in this tutorial. I was inspired by a movie poster created by Swedish designer Marcell Bandicksson for the film titled, The Ruins. Here, we’ll employ the use of Layer masks and a combination textures
for a gravely image. Lighting and tone of the final picture would also important for an atmospheric effect.
There was an interesting question posted in the last few week on Answers, discussing a web design topic which is very popular and certainly relevant within the design community. The question was “What Do You Think is the Future of Mobile Development?”. Questions like these deserve to be opened up to a wider readership, so, what do you think?
As the web standards continue to increase, new technologies and techniques arise, which increases clientele expectations for what a designer can bring forth. Whether be it fancy gradient effects, attention to detail, or mesmerizing illustrations, there is always that expectation a client wants for what they envision for their design. Furthermore, we discuss eight things a client expects from today’s designers to have learned. Continue Reading →
It is always impressive how many useful and free web apps and tools there are for web designers, and today’s fresh selection is just that – very impressive. The Aloha Editor is especially impressive, with its unique live editing features. And there is also CSS3 Pie which will make all CSS3 properties viewable in all versions of IE (it really does!). If you have the time we recommend you take a look at these tools.
Now that mobile browsing is ever increasing in popularity, it is in your best interest to start optimizing your websites to better fit the mobile platform and its limitations. There are many easy ways to enhance you website for mobile browsing without hindering much of your website; we discuss eight popular ones that can make a huge impact on usability. Continue Reading →
Today we have a nice round-up of hand-picked and fresh articles and resources for all of the Photoshop fans out… that will pretty much everyone then! There are is a huge selection (50!) of tutorials for the latest and greatest CS5, a selection of trending lighting tutorials, 100+ Photoshop actions and finally an impressive selection of web layout templates. Hope you find them useful.
There are many websites of the same genres, but we all choose one out of them all. Whether be it the design, the layout, or the service that hooked us onto it, we all know they all offer similar content. So if you are designing and developing a site in the same genre as many others, how should you design it and what key elements should you include? Continue Reading →