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Everyone who is connected with web design or photography in any kind should learn Photoshop as one of the most powerful and universal tools for post-processing. There is always a room to improve your skills, so the best way to take you to the next level with Photoshop is practice. By trial and error you […]

26 Open Source Tools & Scripts for Web Developers

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I am a big advocate for open source codes and software. These are possibly the greatest methods for learning new techniques and bridging your knowledge from another person or team of people. Scripts and webapps are some of the most commonly shared resources, but also consider desktop-based software applications as well. I have put together […]

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Over the past week we have launched a new job board for SpyreStudios. This is the perfect bulletin board for marketing any freelance work or full-time job opportunities. Since Spyre attracts such a broad audience we can incorporate many different topics including layout design, graphics/icons, web development, and Internet Marketing. If you check out the […]

Modernizing Scripts Every Web Designer and Developer Should Use

Web development keeps getting better – there are more increasingly-standardized tools like HTML5 and CSS3, and their features let web designers and developers create advanced and good-looking websites more easily.

But some browsers – mainly Internet Explorer version 6, 7, and 8 – don’t support many of these features, like border-radius, gradients, text-shadow, transparency, CSS animations and transitions, and so forth…

Hosted vs. Self-Hosted Blog Solutions – Pros and Cons

There’s never been a better time to start or upgrade your blog. The tools available are fully-featured, polished solutions that make getting a professional and robust blog up and running ridiculously easy. Like, seriously – some of this stuff would’ve blown the minds of web developers in the ’90s.

But with so many options, which should you choose? This article will focus on the pros and cons of some of the most popular blog solutions: Self-hosted WordPress vs. Squarespace vs. WordPress.com.

Great CSS Techniques to Enhance Web Typography

We all have our techniques for obtaining a great combination of readability and design. Many designers like to fine-tune the font stacks and sometimes add a nice shadow to bring text to life.

Others like to take typography to a different level and use anti-aliasing tools and such to get a sharp clean result. Whichever method you decide upon, there are some great CSS techniques to enhance web typography without running the whole nine miles.

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