In the first part of the CSS In Depth series, we talked about Margins, Padding & the Box Model. Last week in the second part of the series, we also discussed the differences between Floats & Positions. This week in part 3 of our CSS In Depth series, we’ll discuss something more visual and design […]
In this tutorial, we’re going to be creating a monkey character illustration using Adobe Illustrator. You’ll be using basic Shape Tools, the Pen Tool and various other Illustrator techniques to create the illustration. Let’s get started! ;) Step 1 Before starting, we need a source to refer to when creating your illustration. You can either […]
Last week, in the first of our CSS In Depth post, we discussed the difference between paddings and margins, and what the box model is. This week we’ll be discussing positions and floats as well as what the differences are and when it’s best to use them. Both floats and positions deal with the relationship […]
Minimalism is beautiful. It truly is. The best part about minimalism in web design is that it comes in many styles, colors and sizes, but they always have the same goal in mind – saying the most while saying the least. A great quote by Albert Einstein can sum up minimalism (in my opinion) 100%. […]
Finding your way around a majority of the mobile websites that exist has become a nightmare with the lack of proper usability being implemented into their designs. This has caused the quality of designs (especially the mobile usability factor) to decrease on a larger scale when compared to the sites that not only practice good […]
MediaLoot is now live! After many months of hard work and a lot of sweat, tears and blood… ok I may be exaggerating a bit here (or not), but I’m very excited that this project finally sees the light of day. Regular readers here on SpyreStudios probably already know about MediaLoot as I’ve talked about […]
In the first of the CSS In depth series, we’ll be talking about margins, padding and the box model. Margins and padding are some of the most widely used styles in CSS, but are often the source of frustration in cross-browser compatibility. In this post, we’ll explain the difference between padding and margins, how the […]
Starting the website design process can either give you a really great feeling, or can leave you feeling hollow in the pit of your stomach. The feeling you get is usually dependent on how great of a kick start you get with your design process. What if I were to tell you that you can […]
To effectively manage a project with very little mistakes, you must make it a priority to plan. Diving into the development process with not a single clue as to what elements go where or how certain aspects of a websites interface differ from one another is dooming yourself to hard-earned headaches.
For as long as humans have been able to hold a pen and a paper in hand, we have been prototyping and although different from now, “wireframing“. This dates back to thousands of years ago when architects and artists began converting their artwork into an actual physical presence.
A killer design is one thing – but one that also uses the right typography is (in my opinion) on a whole other level compared to those that just ‘look pretty‘. Typography is needed with blog designs because, well, the blog is built to speak your mind, right? So, if your blog isn’t readable then […]