There is a thin line between design and development, and as we move into a new decade, this line is becoming extremely blurry. Is it enough to draw beautiful mock ups in Photoshop? Maybe 5 years ago. These days, the average internet user requires more.
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Brushes for Adobe Photoshop are probably one of the most used addons because they don’t just enhance your designs, they also improve them and give your work a new, fresh look. Sometimes, the use of brushes not just in Photoshop, but also in Illustrator is a must, as the brushes can uplift your designs to a new level. For this reason we have gathered and compiled a round up of 25+ beautiful, elegant and stunning photoshop brushes you may love.
- It’s massively time saving to be able to both design and code.
- It offers a competitive advantage
- It leads to better communication along the web creation pipeline
- The more you know in general, the better designer you’ll be
- Visual design
When used well, patterns can be a great way to add an extra element to your designs that take them to the next level in terms of aesthetics. Creating your own repeating patterns is one way to go about this, but it’s not always something you want to spend a lot of time on, especially if you’re working with a tight budget.
Imagine of all the special types of symbol that can symbolize some feature of the business and start sketching those things out.
Typography is one of the popular trends in 2010. This trend started over the past year. Web designers are often afraid of using new and different fonts. With all the cries for usability, web designers are afraid of using new and different fonts. Fonts should be explored, twisted and molded.
Liquid design is providing similar experience to people and eliminate possible irritating design flaws such as too much white space, disappearance of certain sectors of information due to lack of space etc. If you decide liquid design is suitable for your web site, here is a simple way to do it.
Style sheet layouts are based on the concept of absolute positioning. That means that every element is perceived as a unique entity that can be placed wherever on the page in relation to its edges. In this tutorial we will work with div boxes that act as holders for various elements.
The margins of can be set in such a way that a div box can be placed anywhere on the page. There is an illustration of the concept below. You can easily imagine how this box could be placed anywhere on the page. It is extremely useful because while visually they retain the position required by the design, in the source code, it can be placed anywhere.
Advantages of CSS liquid design over other types of layouts
* Decreases the HTML/body text ratio
* Is completely flexible
* Increases accessibility and usability of a site
* Works well on modern browsers and on some older browsers. Proves to be usable on text-only browsers.
* Looks as good if not better than table layouts once it’s ready. The misconception that css layouts aren’t as visually appealing as standard layouts has no argumentative base.
We frequently talk about typography here at WDL. Whether it be in web design or print design, typography plays a big part in making or breaking a design, especially if the design’s main focus is typography. In this post we are showcasing 30 typography focused logo designs. In these logos you won’t find any icons or symbols. It’s all about type.
Creative designers can do some amazing things with jQuery. A wide variety of animation effects are possible, and these 35 tutorials provide excellent learning resources for anyone who is wanting to brush up their skills in this area. You’ll find tutorials for creative animated navigation menus, as well as for other types of animation that use jQuery instead of Flash.