WordPress is such a great tool for bloggers and publishers. I`m not making any differentiation between digital writers and others because WordPress, being a CMS, can handle any type of website. But as much as they love to offer free content to the masses, they still have to monetize WordPress in someway and what`s the most convenient way if not Google Adsense?
Since we were children, cartoon characters have always brought us joy. Here is a list of more than 20 tutorials to help you bring your own cartoon character designs to life! The recommended tool for character design remains Adobe Illustrator. Tools like Paintbrush, Pen tool, Live Paint Bucket tool combined with custom brushes are a certain recipe for high-quality vector design!
We`re all using web browsers to navigate on internet. Most of you(to be more specific, 65% according to my analytics) are using Chrome and Safari to navigate through this website. These 2 browsers have something in common: they are both built on the WebKit platform, or in other words, they are WebKit browsers. Although Google and Apple assigned them already some quite nice UI elements, some people thought that there is room for more.
HTML5 is buzzed all over the web. Although this new markup has been well known to web developers for years, the popularity of HTML5 came only in 2010, after Steve Jobs’s ban of Flash for Apple mobiles. As HTML5 had been proclaimed the new standard of web development, webmasters started learning the insights of HTML5 and using it in work. However, it was a hard task to learn everything by yourself, without any guidance or training materials available.
In this tutorial, I`m going to show you how to design a clean and beautiful pinboard widget. The tool we`ll be using is Photoshop. The tutorial is meant to introduce you into UI(user interface) design, a more and more used and appreciated design niche, since smartphones and tablets took the supremacy over apps. Every app you see and use has an interface, built to help you understanding the app and using it with ease. From here, a clean and intuitive interface is mandatory for the success of every application.
There are some great solutions to drop-down navigation menus, like the superfish jquery plugin for example. Many of them are using a lot of files and resources to generate the drop-downs but sometimes you don`t need all of them. I want to show you how to create your own simple, but stylish drop-down menu, using the new HTML5 tags and the awesome CSS3 styles.
Working with wordpress is a breeze, mainly because the architecture of the content management system is rock-solid and easy to understand but most importantly because the community is so big and can offer you solutions for all your needs, through themes and plugins. Those who run websites built on WordPress, are using a series of plugin which can make their life easier and more productive, but some things really don`t require the need of a plugin.
Working with custom shapes can save you a lot of time. What if you need an object and don`t know from where to get it or how to build it? It`s simple. Get it from an image. In this tutorial, I want to show you how to create Photoshop custom shapes, straight from images. Don`t worry, it`s not rocket science. There are only a few steps to cover and the only things you need to know is how to cut out objects using either the Pen Tool or Magic Wand Tool.
Because the year is coming to its end, is time for a roundup. Today I`m presenting you the best Photoshop photo manipulation tutorials made in 2011. Not only that the result of each tutorial is a masterpiece, but you`ll learn step by step how to become from a simple Photoshop user, a guru, just because the tuts are very well written and the steps presented in details. Here they are, the tuts I consider the best photo manipulation tuts of 2011!
CSS3 buttons brings with them some awesome styling features, like rounded corners, gradients and borders, but also brings a lot of headaches to those who want to implement it inside web pages, due to Internet Explorer lack of support for these great features. If you feel guilty for making use of CSS3, don`t be, because I`m going to show you how you can create web elements only with CSS3 which are compatible with all browsers.
Today, I want to show you how to create some beautiful CSS3 buttons which make use of the latest CSS3 features and, most importantly, pass the cross-browser compatibility test, which means they will look awesome in modern browsers, like Chrome and Firefox, but also will look pretty good in older browsers, even IE6.