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As web designers and developers, we love to see how our sites and web apps look and function using a really good browser. It's true that with the release of IE9, Microsoft has made great progress in the so-called browser wars. And although IE9...
No amount of effort put into a pixel-perfect design, with eye-pleasing typography, and heart-warming content can ever offset the importance of an incredible headline. Without it, your efforts will go unnoticed. Yet some of the ugliest websites...
Mobile development is all the rage, and the interactive industry is in great turmoil as countless tablets and smartphones come to market. Mobile app development gets most of the attention, while the mobile web somewhat quietly creeps along....
In general, bloggers focus on traffic for their blogs; after all, numbers of visits and page views are easy to quantify and are useful if you are looking for advertisers. However, the most successful bloggers will say that collating these figures...
Over the years, web designs and layouts have increased in complexity. Yet, while our work becomes ever more polished and interactive, moving away from the static boxy layouts that dominated the ’90s, the central goal has not changed. Visibility...
Web designers and developers sacrifice countless hours and sleep sorting out clients’ objectives, audiences’ needs, brand continuity, page layouts, information architecture, navigation, functionality, cross-browser compatibility,...
In this article, we're going to start by looking at a few inspirational movie posters from the 1980s which we'll use for inspiration. Then, we're going to use Adobe Photoshop to create a 1980's style movie poster for our fictitious film titled...
When it comes to designing and building websites, it never seems to happen fast enough. Given this fast pace, many small details that are eventually required to build the website are often left out of the design process. While these details...
There are a number of basic parts that any good design brief includes. Getting your clients to include each of these in their brief makes your job as a designer that much easier. A comprehensive, detailed brief becomes the guiding document for...
We all know texture is used a lot in both modern and vintage design, although in many cases of design produced many years ago, noisy and grungy textures were unavoidable. When it comes to wooden texture in design, though, whether in a print product,...
There's a phenomenal focus on generating traffic in the online marketing world. Businesses fight for clicks, stage immensely competitive bidding wars and spend thousands of hours pushing their websites to the top of search pages. Top-ranking...
Fuzzy, sketchy, bubbly, viscous, sleek, shiny, retro, futuristic: you can do it all in Adobe Illustrator. In this showcase, we have collected 40 tutorials that show you how to create awesome typographic effects in Illustrator, step by step....
Whether we're on iTunes or Spotify, browsing stores (both online and off) or watching advertisements on TV or in magazines, it's safe to say that admiring album cover art is a part of daily life for many of us.t As long as music exists, the album...
Big movies are a huge business, as the recent success of films such as Avatar and The Dark Knight suggests. Billion-dollar revenue figures aren't all that uncommon today in cinema, placing many major movies alongside companies such as Facebook...