Floating Action Button Solves Designer’s Problems, Not The Users

[ad_1] Floating action buttons is a mobile first solution that doesn’t necessarily transfer to larger screens. It has become largely popular due to the popularity of contemporary web design used…

New Course: Advanced Techniques in CorelDRAW

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating In Advanced Techniques in CorelDRAW, you’ll explore a range of CorelDRAW’s features in a very practical way, by creating a digital still-life scene from scratch.…

Core Data and Swift: Concurrency

[ad_1] If you’re developing a small or simple application, then you probably don’t see the benefit of running Core Data operations in the background. However, what would happen if you…


36 Great Brand Guideline Examples from Content Harmony

[ad_1] 36 Great Brand Guideline Examples Always useful to see a steady stream of Brand Guideline Examples, especially when the collection is well packaged like the one over on Content…

Creating an Animated Menu Indicator with CSS Selectors

[ad_1] The following article is by James Nowland, a front end developer for Headjam, a creative agency in Newcastle, Australia. James has created a fairly simple little effect here, but…

The Cost of Frameworks Recap

[ad_1] A classic blog-and-forth, my favorite form of internet discussion. Paul Lewis does some research on the performance of differnet frameworks, pitting each of their TodoMVC versions against one another:…







20 Awesome Form Designs Visitors Want To Fill Out

[ad_1] Even though, in the new website designs today web designers don’t pay that much attention to the contact forms designs, some websites still want to offer a completely customized…

Create Cartoon Icons for Transgender Awareness Week in Adobe Illustrator

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating Let’s draw some fun cartoon icons in Adobe Illustrator CC! Download the sketch file to the right of this tutorial, or you can sketch out…

Must-Know Techniques for HTML5 Responsive Design

[ad_1] Introduction When tablets and smart phones first began to emerge, many publishers developed distinctly separate websites, or at least distinctly generated HTML code trees, to customize the experience for…


The Typography A to Z of Broadway by Hopes & Fears

[ad_1] The Typography A to Z of Broadway by Hopes & Fears The Typography A to Z of Broadway is quite a remarkable ‘post’—to call it a blog post is…

Understanding Marketing Campaigns in OpenCart

[ad_1] In any business, once you’ve finished the basic setup, one of the most important things to keep your eye on is the net outcome. Obviously, you would always look…

Apple Gives the Pencil A Makeover – Interview with Jonathan Ive

[ad_1] In his latest interview Jonathan Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, talks about the development of the recently famous, Apple Pencil. He mentions that despite designing the UI for Apple’s…


International Artist Feature: Brazil

[ad_1] For this edition of our international artist feature, we turn to Brazil and feature a handful of illustrators and designers who create fantastic work from various graphic design work…

Jigsaw Puzzle Effect Generator for Access All Areas Members

[ad_1] Access All Areas members have a unique premium design resource to download this week courtesy of Visual Impact. The Easy Puzzle Generator is a Smart PSD that turns any…

T-Mobile’s Fierce Color Ownership

[ad_1] “Stop using magenta, or else.” is pretty much the message received by OXY, a smartwatch company, from a notice of “threatened opposition” from T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom AG.…







Web Design Inspiration: El Burro – Mexican Street Food

[ad_1] Today we are traveling (online) all the way to Frogner, Norway to bring you the latest website inspiration. You wouldn’t think to find inspiration for a bright colored website…

Create a Friendly, Futuristic Robot in Affinity Designer

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll go time travelling into the future and create a friendly, futuristic robot in Affinity Designer. We’ll be using simple shapes to…

Drupal 8 Released With a Powerful New Suite of Tools

[ad_1] The popular open source CMS just released their latest update Drupal 8. Their latest release hope to create better user experiences for anyone using the CMS for their business…


Instagram Strategy, Style and Etiquette: How to Choose the Right Pictures to Share

[ad_1] Instagram is an online social media platform for sharing photos. There are many websites with a similar purpose, but Instagram is the most popular. We’ve covered the how and…

The Yeti’s Back! Foundation for Sites 6 is Leaner, Faster, and Better

[ad_1] The Yeti’s back! Foundation 6 was released today, and we’re all dead excited about the new design ethics, features and powerful tools this incarnation of ZURB’s popular framework brings…

Core Data and Swift: Subclassing NSManagedObject

[ad_1] 1. Introduction Earlier in this series, we created Done, a simple application to learn more about the NSFetchedResultsController class. In that project, we used key value coding (KVC) and key value observing (KVO) to create…


Logos in Responsive Design World

[ad_1] It’s been a long time since Joe Harrison showed us how a truly responsive logo should behave. Yet despite the continued rise of mobile, the logo itself still seems…

Sponsored: Learn by Doing with Code School

[ad_1] Join over 1 million students who are learning by doing with Code School. With more than 50 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby, Git, iOS, Database, and more, Code School…

Quiz: Are You Ready to Go On-Camera?

[ad_1] Are you ready to go on-camera? Take our quiz and find out! Improve Your On-Camera Performance Want to host a webinar? Star in your own web show? Do video…


Collection of Fresh Design Freebies – November Edition

[ad_1] We are ready to close the autumn season that was full of enjoyable surprises and helpful resources.The last month has bestowed us with some valuable generators, solid frameworks and,…

A Job for Steve: Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004

[ad_1] Early Nixed Ideas for the iTunes Icon by Felix Sockwell circa 2004 Been a fan of Felixs’ work for some time. One of his earlier post’s, “A Job for Steve”,…

Designing an eCommerce Portfolio: Store Front and Testimonials

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating Our theme preview section will give visitors a glimpse of some of the other themes available for purchase. The testimonials will show quotes from people…







Using get_pages() to Create Link Buttons to Your Site's Top-Level Pages: Styling the Buttons

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating If you followed my previous tutorial, you’ll now have a theme on your site (or a child theme) which includes links to your top-level pages…

A Beginner's Guide to Titan Framework: Installation & Integration

[ad_1] We all know that the WordPress Settings API is hard, and while it provides you with more control, there is a need for a single API that can be…

20 Brilliant Website Designs Using Hexagons

[ad_1] Take a look at these 20 brilliant website designs using hexagons in their concepts! Don’t they look amazing, modern and even futuristic in some cases? If you’re tired of…


Doctrine ORM and Laravel 5

[ad_1] As a PHP developer, you might have come across the term ORM. ORM is a way to work with databases in the same way you work with classes and…

Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, November Edition

[ad_1] Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Envato Tuts+ community! Every day visitors like you take the time not only to read our…

Anonymous Releases “NoobGuide” to Encourage Involvement in #OPParis

[ad_1] Three “NoobGuides” have been published on the IRC Channel, used by Anonymous to share information, to recruit people and promote involvement in #OPParis (Operation Paris). The recent war declared involves…


Quick Tip: Which Software Should I Use for Book Design?

[ad_1] Perhaps a client has given you an unusual brief, or your boss wants a project completed ASAP, or you just want to dip a toe into designing something a…

Core Data and Swift: Migrations

[ad_1] In the previous articles of this series, we’ve encountered an annoying issue that we need to address. Whenever we modify the data model of a Core Data application, the…

How to Design a Website Without a Premium WordPress Theme or a Website Builder

[ad_1] There are two mainstream ways to build a website: 1) using a premium WordPress theme and 2) utilizing a website builder. This article will introduce a third alternative; a…


This week's sponsor: Pantheon

[ad_1] Catch Jeffrey Zeldman talking web infrastructure with Josh Koenig, co-founder of sponsor Pantheon, on The Big Web Show and when you’re ready to learn more about building scalable web…

How Our CSS Framework Helps Enforce Accessibility

[ad_1] Ian McBurnie: A user interface control not only needs to look like a certain control, it must be described as that control too. What if we could also write…

Dear CSS-Tricks Reader, Who Are You?

[ad_1] I’d love to gather some anonymous aggregate information about all y’all who read CSS-Tricks. In part, to help guide upcoming content. Also just because it’s fun and it will…


New Photography Contest With $5,000 in Prizes

[ad_1] Our parent company Envato recently launched a new collection of photography called Unstock. The idea is to provide images that are shot to feel natural, raw and fresh, in…

Ask Dr. Web with Jeffrey Zeldman: Looking for Love: Standing Out from the Crowd of Web Job Seekers

[ad_1] In our last installment, we talked about when, why, and how to quit your job. This time out, we’ll discuss what to do when you have a lot to…

The Shopify Store Owner’s Holiday Survival Guide

[ad_1] In this guide we’re going to discuss all the strategies, tips, and apps that will help you and your Shopify store make the most of the coming holiday season.…


Introduction to Google DFP: Using Placements

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating This is the third tutorial in a series about Google DoubleClick for Publishers. DFP is a service that can seem incredibly complicated to the uninitiated,…

Using Flexbox to Create a Responsive Comment Section

[ad_1] Flexbox is a powerful new way for building layouts that makes some of the most challenging aspects of web development trivial. Nearly all browsers that are used today support it, so…

How to Use Color in Design to Guide Your User

[ad_1] The colors you choose in your designs can really help guide a user through a site or application. The human eye is generally designed to perceive brighter colors to…


7 Exercises to Improve Your Digital Painting Skills

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating When you get a graphics tablet for the first time, it’s hard to stop yourself from painting all these ideas out of your head. You…

Generate an InDesign Table of Contents from a Template

[ad_1] Once you get the hang of it, the Table of Contents generator in Adobe InDesign is a breeze to use, and if you’re using an InDesign template, most of…

10 Tips to Know about Content Writing

[ad_1] The main principles of content development are familiar to every online writer: uniqueness, quality, value, and focus. You know you have to provide top-notch content that will awaken the…


Free Adobe Illustrator CS6 Tutorials and How-Tos

[ad_1] We recently took a look at some of the new features and highlighted helpful tutorials for Photoshop CS6, and we thought it would be appropriate to do the same…

Video Lights For All: How to Build a Complete 3 Head Kit on a $100 Budget

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple, sturdy video lighting kit that works great for interviews, presentations, instructional videos, and much…

How to Create a Realistic Autumn Leaves Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating Autumn is such a beautiful season, with its crisp weather and bright colors. This tutorial will show you how to use a couple of leaf…


Animation for Beginners: Animate Shape and Weight in Falling Objects

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we will observe different objects falling and then take note of what we saw. Then we will animate what we observed! Different…

Want to Boost Conversions? Get Employees Involved in Content Creation

[ad_1] Your content. You know it has to be the right mix to not only attract visitors, but convert them as well. You may be writing content for your website,…

Color for Attention and Depth in 60 Seconds

[ad_1] The colors you choose in your designs can give the illusion of depth, making important things seem closer to the viewer and more likely to catch the eye. This…


Mixing Color for the Web with Sass

[ad_1] Color is one of the most powerful components of art and design. We use it to influence mood, create an environment, and tell a story. Over 125 years ago,…

Visual Regression Testing with PhantomCSS

[ad_1] The following is a guest post by Jon Bellah, an Engineering Manager at 10up. Jon reached out to us about writing on the idea of visual regression testing, which…

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Material Design?

[ad_1] How well do you know Material Design? Take our quiz and find out! Getting to Know Material Design Our new course, Getting to Know Material Design, will introduce you…


10 Unique & High Quality Freebies from DealFuel

[ad_1] It’s not easy being a designer. Besides the erratic workload and weird clients who have sky high expectations but expect you to work for peanuts, you also need to…

How Visual Design Makes for Great UX

[ad_1] In Don Norman’s book, Emotional Design: Why we Love (or Hate) Everyday Things, Norman describes a study in which he discovered “…the degree of [a] system’s aesthetics affected the…

Multi-Level Menu

[ad_1] View demo Download source Today’s Blueprint is a simple menu with multiple levels. The idea is to animate each menu item once a level is changed. The animation starts…


Using get_pages to Create Link Buttons to Your Site's Top-Level Pages

[ad_1] If you’re creating a site with some top-level pages that you want to draw visitors’ attention to and encourage them to visit, it helps to have them displayed prominently…

23 New Education WordPress Themes for School and University Websites

[ad_1] Is your current web design project about creating a beautiful website for a school, university or any other educational institution? Or you just want to get some design inspiration…

Magento Theme Development: Bootstrapping

[ad_1] In this second article of our Magento theme development series, we’ll set up the basis of our new theme. We’ll set up the basic directory structure of our new…


10 Keys to Effective Writing for the Web

[ad_1] Writing for an online audience is much different than writing for a traditional print publication like a book, magazine or newspaper. Online readers are obviously reading from a screen,…

Common Web Design Mistakes

[ad_1] 1. Horizontal Scrolling – Users on an average-size monitor with average resolution should not have to scroll left and right to read the contents of your pages. Designing with…

How to Understand Your Social Audience for Better Conversions

[ad_1] Social media matters for leads, sales and conversions. The link may not always be obvious, but it’s there. The latest statistics from Pew Research Center show that 74% of…


Best Practices for Creating a Successful Mobile-Friendly Site

[ad_1] This article was contributed by Samuel Dawson. According to the leading statistics portal Statista, the global mobile website traffic has grown from 2.9 percent in 2010 to 38 percent…

Up and Running With Realm for Android

[ad_1] Introduction If you have been keeping up with the latest trends in Android development, you’ve probably heard of Realm. Realm is a lightweight database that can replace both SQLite…

Showcase of 22 Gorgeous Minimal Designs

[ad_1] When it comes to design in general, minimalism is beautiful. Clean and clear lines, subtle effects, nice color palettes – all of these are extremely important. Minimalism is especially…


Loading Web Fonts with the Web Font Loader

[ad_1] Several years ago the consensus on font loading in the community was that, as a website loads, all fonts should be hidden until the correct resources have been downloaded.…

Seven Things Your Business Website Must Have

[ad_1] 1 – Your Own Domain Name Some free website hosting services, such as geocities and tripod, will provide you with a free domain name that is an extension of…

Designing an eCommerce Portfolio: Header and Hero

[ad_1] What You’ll Be Creating Our site header should provide the navigation, that’s pretty much its main purpose. Of course, we do have the logo in there as well, and…


What Microsoft Bob Taught Web Designers

[ad_1] Once upon a time, in a far away land, there lived a legendary piece of software. This product was so feared by the natives at Microsoft that it caused…

A Beginner's Guide to Titan Framework: Introduction

[ad_1] All top-notch web developers who are keen observers must have witnessed WordPress grow from a basic blogging forum to a fully-fledged development platform. Powering millions of websites today, WordPress…

60 Quality FREE Fonts You Probably Don’t Own, But Should!

[ad_1] Everyone loves free fonts, but finding high quality typefaces within the sea of amateur display fonts can be quite a challenge. I’ve been searching the social profiles of designers…


Creating Content for Your Website

[ad_1] Most internet users are looking for some type of specific information. The most important factor in the success of a website is the amount and quality of information provided.…

Comparison of WordPress Theme Clubs

[ad_1] In recent years the popularity of premium/commercial WordPress themes has steadily increased. With the huge number of websites using WordPress as a CMS and with the demand for quality…

Choosing a Website Hosting Company

[ad_1] There are a number of important factors to consider when deciding on a web hosting company. 1 – Price – Web hosting services come in all different prices, including…


Design a Website - What Do You Need?

[ad_1] Offline businesses realize they need to be online to reach a larger audience and expand their profits however they have little or no idea what it involves. They often…

How to Find the Best Website Building Company to Get Your Website Built

[ad_1] Presently every business has come to realize that a website is the best way to spread information about a company and its business to a global audience. Therefore, it…

Mobile Development Using Adobe Flex SDK

[ad_1] This is the age of mobile computing, where all the tasks and applications of computer system can be performed on mobile platform. These applications cater for faster and easier…


Website Design - 5 of the Most Important Things Every Web Designer Professional Must Know

[ad_1] As a website designer or copywriter, it is important to know the legality behind what information you post on every site you design. Following are five of the top…

HTML Code to Submit Information - How to Create a Form in HTML

[ad_1] How do you put fields and a button so people can submit information from a fill-in form on your web page? This is done inside a “form”. You can…

Chrome Shockwave Flash Crash - Fix Shockwave Flash Crash in Chrome Browser to Smoothly Play Videos

[ad_1] Is the Shockwave Flash in Chrome making trouble for you and preventing your web browser from playing online videos without any disruption? To know how to fix Shockwave Flash…


Outsourced Software Development

[ad_1] Outsourced software development is something many companies are now approaching as a viable alternative to doing all their software development work internally. This can be done for a variety…

Web Design Trends To Watch For In 2012

[ad_1] Does your current website’s design look stale and outdated? Have your rankings and sales dropped over the past year? Are you keeping up with the current web design trends?…

Convey Website Credibility Authentically!

[ad_1] Your prospects want one thing and one thing only! They want the reassurance that what you say about what you offer is legitimate. Because credibility is crucial to the…


Vernacular Circles – Archive of Vintage Milk Cap Designs

[ad_1] Vernacular Circles – Archive of Vintage Milk Cap Designs It’s almost as though I’ve died and gone to heaven to browse through so many wonderful examples of vintage milk cap…

Easy Shortcuts - How to Create Shortcuts on Android Desktop

[ad_1] Shortcuts on android desktop are small icons that let you quickly start apps or other functions on your android phone. If are a PC user, you must know how…

IOS, Android Or Windows Based Mobiles - Which Is The Best Option?

[ad_1] The mobile industry is a burgeoning one, with a whole host of different companies vying for the top spot. At first, the top spot belonged to Apple, as it…


Collective #194

[ad_1] Inspirational Website of the Week: Epicurrence A great design and color scheme with the right amount of motion. Our pick this week. Get inspired Candy: Understanding the world is…

Recreating the Google Logo Animation with SVG and GreenSock

[ad_1] The following is a guest post by Petr Tichy. Petr writes a lot about animation, interaction, and SVG, so I’m excited to have him here to share some of…

Uses of GIS Maps

[ad_1] GIS is the most widely used technology in the world as it gives detailed information about any location. GIS is also known as geographic information system that runs on…


A Crack on the Corner of Your Mouth is a Sure Symptom of Chelitis

[ad_1] Typically, Angular Chelitis is an infection of both sides of the corner of the mouth. The cracks or splits look a little like paper cuts but get inflamed and…

How to Install Open Suse Linux From Windows With a USB Drive Or Stick

[ad_1] The tutorial is on installing Suse Linux by using a USB drive if you don’t have CD drive or for other reasons you went to install it from USB…

Learning How to Change People's Minds and Behavior

[ad_1] In the world we live in today everyone is influenced by something. There is no one that can claim that he is totally isolated from the influence of something.…


How to View Adobe Flash Content Using an Apple iPhone Or Apple iPad

[ad_1] With millions of Apple iPhones and iPads on the market and even more websites that utilize Adobe’s flash media format many people are asking the question how can I…

Get the Best SSL Certificate for Your Online Business

[ad_1] Online Businesses and E-commerce sites are among the easiest type of company to establish. Primarily, the big advantage comes from the opportunity of reaching more than a certain area…