I don’t know about you, but in my part of the world (Canada), it’s really cold right now. As a result, we also have quite a bit of snow to inspire my creativity. So, in this tutorial, we will look at a super easy technique for creating a vector snowflake design in Illustrator. Here’s a […]
I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘coming soon page’ is something people used to put together back in 1999 on Geocities that had a big ‘under construction’ sign. Well these days, a coming soon page is much more than that. It actually serves a purpose and is completely different than those under construction pages.
A coming soon page serves one very important purpose: to let people know you’re working on something, but it’s not quite ready yet.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, I am sure everyone is aware of the Bokeh effect. This article will showcase the Bokeh effect in web design from bright and bold backgrounds to the subtle black and white. Some even go as far as to make the Bokeh effect […]
Well, it’s that time of the year again. The holiday season is nearly upon us, and for many of us, this means that the annual ritual of gift giving is also coming quickly! I hope that doesn’t make me sound like a Scrooge – I actually love Christmas and giving gifts to my friends and […]
Building your own wordpress themes will open your eyes to a lot of things, mainly the fact that you’ll be retyping a lot of code over and over and over again. So in this post I am going to show you ten wordpress code hacks that you can add to your arsenal that will not […]
Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about seamless patterns. Specifically, I’ve been working on various techniques for creating them. Obviously, there are a number of different ways you can go about this, and in this tutorial I’m going to show you how to take a single hand drawn element and transform it […]
I believe that creating a great user interaction with your blog or website is key in keeping return visitors and helping with word of mouth advertisements and link love. I know I’m not alone in this either because on almost every blog about marketing, blogging, and tutorials you find that the owners have added all […]
Channels are just one incredibly powerful tool in Photoshop’s vast arsenal of image editing capabilities. They have a number of different uses, and are frequently my tool of choice for creating masks and selections, or to make slight colour adjustments to an image. Today, we are going to learn how to create an interesting photo […]
More and more we see people using horizontal sliding panels on their websites. And they usually look very nice! Some will put a contact or login form in there, others will put some information about them and their website, or even things like a tag cloud or social networking buttons.
Horizontal sliding panels are great for many situations, but like everything else, they’re not always ideal. It depends on the project. To see what I mean by ‘horizontal sliding panel‘, go have a look at my other site Design-Newz, and click on the ‘want more‘ button that’s on the right above the navigation bar.
I always enjoy working on new things and learn about new CMS and how they work and all. I recently connected with Cory at Surreal CMS, and I decided to write a tutorial on how to create a portfolio site and run it with Surreal CMS. It’s pretty simple actually. In this tutorial I’ll show […]