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Print's a tricky business. Just because the dimensions are set in stone, we tend to think that everything will come out just the way we designed it. Oh, and it turns out the dimensions aren't set in stone… The reality is that print is as device...
When it comes to styling webpages, nothing's as tricky as forms. And when it comes to styling forms — almost — nothing's as tricky as the <select> input. We can style a <select> with CSS, but there are big limitations on how much...
The power of a good visual isn’t just a scientifically well-documented phenomenon; it’s the whole reason our industry exists. Indeed, our existence as a species is largely defined by our sense of sight. What we see, and how we interpret...
When it comes to presenting screenshots of your work the most obvious choice would be to use a straightforward screen-grab. Today, however, we're going to look at some alternative methods and discuss how they might be able to make your screenshots...
There's been a lot of talk about iOS 7 since its unveiling earlier this month and most of it has been centered around the design, in particular the new icons. Now, as we've all had time to mull over the changes, questions are beginning to be asked...
As a freelance web designer and developer I have become accustomed to working in a specific order from start to finish on a typical client's website. My typical workflow starts with programming/sketching which then leads to development and...
If you're a designer or developer with an idea for a new product or website, the chances are that you will need someone who has the skills that you lack in order to help make it a reality. It's a problem that we all recognise but one that some appear...
Over the past few years, soaring mobile usage has sparked an evolution, or perhaps revolution, in the way that we approach delivering content to online users. The ultimate goal is a fluid, mobile and device-agnostic web, and one school of thought...
Why are magazines and books always laid out the same? Even with alternative design, there is a harmony in layout or the reader’s head will explode… or they will just stop reading and skip to the next page. Successful design in publishing,...
After a few years (or even months) of designing and developing WordPress themes, especially for clients, you start to realize that a lot of the functionality can be standardized or distilled down into a "starter theme or kit". This helps get...
SEO has always been a tricky business, not only do experts have to spend time on researching keywords and following the best practices, they have to be prepared for the changes which search engines inevitably put into place. Last year saw search...
I've always had trouble getting large groups of shapes from Illustrator over to Photoshop without rasterizing them all in the process. Up until recently the only way I knew how was to copy and paste each shape one by one – a process which soon...