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- Lyza Danger Gardner on Building the Web Everywhere: What We Mean When We Say “responsive”
My 2014 started with noble plans: not biting my fingernails anymore, learning actual math. One of those plans was to analyze, publicly—here—the divergent and dissonant definitions of our industry’s adjectival darling, “responsive.” Alas, I was beaten to the forum by Jason Grigsby, whose recent blog post, Defining Responsiveness, explores some of the very same questions [...]
- This week’s sponsor: Webydo
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- Laura Kalbag on Freelance Design: Delivery Logistics
If there’s one phrase in client services that irritates me, it’s “what the client expects.” Clients come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types of experience. If a client has previously worked with a designer, then they’ll likely base their expectations on that process. If a client hasn’t worked with a designer, they may [...]
- This week’s sponsor: Proposify
Proposify lets you write and design beautiful proposals in half the time and get faster signoff from your client.
- The Battle for the Body Field
In the early ’90s, every page was a handcrafted labor of love. Sadly, anyone who managed a large site eventually hit the wall: writing piles of custom HTML that tangled valuable content with boilerplate markup, gnarly design tweaks, and other difficult-to-maintain cruft. Soon, large sites abandoned handcrafted pages entirely. The meat of a page got [...]
- Read the Docs, Faster
As a developer, a large amount of my time is spent reading documentation. An even larger amount of time is spent finding said documentation. Or it was, until Dash entered my life. Dash is an application that manages self-contained documentation packages, called docsets. You’ll find docsets for almost every language, library, framework, and content management [...]
- Become a Better Public Speaker with Speaking.io
Public speaking is tough. You’re trying not to say “um” too much or speak too fast or crash your presentation or poop your pants or do any of the million horrible things that, in those first few minutes you’re up on stage, feel way too possible. I started speaking at web conferences a couple years [...]
- Matt Griffin on How We Work: Start Coding with Wireframes
So you’re a designer or UX professional, and you work with the web. Everyone’s telling you that you need to learn how to code: at a bare minimum, to gain a rudimentary understanding of HTML and CSS. And they’re probably right! After all, if you’re involved with making things for the web, it doesn’t hurt [...]
- This week’s sponsor: Squarespace
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- Dive In: Resources for Web Animation
I’ll admit it—animation is usually left until the very end of my design process. After nearly all of my other design decisions have been made, I’ll look through the coded designs for opportunities to add some “flair.” What I loved about Val Head and Rachel Nabors’ articles last week is that they advocated for a [...]
- Adventures In Cord Cutting
This may be of some interest to folks interested in tech and web development so I’m cross-posting from my personal blog. I am going to embark on a personal crusade in 2011 to scale back my reliance on Cable TV in favor of the HTPC approach. If you’re interested in that sort of thing check [...]
- The Future Of Technology
Recently I was listening to an Economist podcast (embedded below) where the discussion centered on where things would stand 25 years from now. When talking about what types of things would and would not exist 25 years from now the gentleman speaking said he was certain that books would exist but many current high tech [...]
- Tablet Mania At CES
Holy tablets Batman! CES 2011 was flooded with companies promoting their soon-to-come tablet computers including Toshiba, Vizio, Acer, Samsung, Motorola, Blackberry and more. Most will run some version of Android but a couple will have other operating systems like Blackberry or Windows 7. Two major players who didn’t announce anything tablet related, but probably will [...]
- My Favorite iOS Apps
I have seen a lot of blogs posting their favorite iPhone or iOS apps which seems to make sense since there will be a lot of new owners of iPhones and iPads after the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays. So in the spirit of sharing I decided to post links to a few of the apps that [...]
- Assessing The Chrome OS
I have been watching the discussion about the Google Chrome OS with great interest. Since there hadn’t been much news on the OS in the past year I thought maybe that Google had decided to focus more on Android and continue to develop Chrome as only a web browser. But then Google launched their Chrome [...]
- The Murdoch Myth
If you listen to the shows This Week in Tech and This Week in Google on Leo Laporte’s TWiT network you hear lots of interesting commentary on tech topics. Unfortunately from time to time you also hear some ridiculous hyperbole, most of which references News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is famous for many things [...]
- How Big Companies Mess Up Acquisitions
When big companies such as Yahoo acquire small companies like Delicious or Flickr they usually do so with the best of intentions but almost always seem to end up messing it all up. The world of Web 2.0 has seen more than their fair share of these situations. Think News Corp’s acquisition of MySpace. Or [...]
- The Unfortunate Predicament of Google TV
Well, this isn’t what Google hoped for when they released their very hyped Google TV software. The “this” I’m referring to is the blocking of the software by major television networks. Since Google TV supports Adobe Flash in the browser (Chrome) included with the software many assumed that they would be able to access sites [...]
- It’s Time For Microsoft To Up Their Game
There are major changes afoot in the world of computer operating systems. Since the original iPhone was released in 2007 many people and companies have altered their expectations about their mobile device experiences. For many years cell phone operating systems were expected to be just utilitarian enough to easily manage a few basic tasks such [...]
- Web Based Services Come And Go
It has been busy week for web conglomerates shutting down services that are not performing. Six Apart decided to shutter their Vox blogging service. Amazon is folding Amie Street into their current music download service. Finally, IAC Interactive is killing web-based RSS reader Bloglines. None of this is earth shaking news but it serves to [...]
- Illustrator Techniques to Turn a Sketch into Vector Art
One of the most satisfying uses of Adobe Illustrator is to transform your rough pencil sketches into colourful illustrations. It’s great to see your concepts come to life with crisp linework and bold colours, but sometimes the result can be a little disappointing when the vector art just doesn’t have the punch you had hoped [...]
- All The Vintage Design Resources You Could Wish For!
As a follower of my blog I’m guessing you share my passion for vintage style design, so I’m sure this resources bundle will blow your mind! There’s a number of talented design shops that sell some amazing retro & vintage resources, now imagine the top sellers from all those retailers combined into one huge 6GB [...]
- 30 Beautiful Hand Lettering Typography Illustrations
Once style of typography that really inspires me is hand lettering that is manipulated to form a complete illustration. These hand crafted pieces of art blend typographic content with illustrated elements to reinforce a message. Being hand drawn means they’re full of character with plenty of irregularities and text that is squashed and stretched into [...]
- MightyDeals Giveaway for Access All Areas Members
This week MightyDeals have arranged another great offer for Access All Areas members. They are giving away any of their current deals to 5 lucky winners! Fancy some new fonts, eBooks, or maybe a handy set of icons? Log in and add your comment to be in with a chance of winning. Access All Areas [...]
- 10 Free Retro Style Photo Effect Photoshop Actions
I’ve been busy playing around with various photo effects once again to produce another free pack of retro style Photoshop Actions. This latest set named RetroFilters contains 10 preconfigured Action files that will dramatically transform your photos with retro style effects inspired by classic 35mm film and processing techniques. How to use Photoshop Actions Actions [...]
- Just Grabbed Myself These Awesome New Fonts!
Designers can never have enough fonts! If you’ve ever splashed out on premium fonts before you’ll know just how much better in quality they tend to be than the run of the mill freebies you find on the web. No ugly paths when you look up close and no horrendous kerning issues! The trouble is [...]
- How To Create a Grainy B&W High Fashion Photo Effect
In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to play around with various image adjustments to recreate the emotive style of high fashion black and white photography. Typically these photographs feature many of the characteristics of old school 35mm film, such as heavy film grain and low contrast. Follow this step by step guide to quickly transform [...]
- 7 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid When Designing for Print
??Designing for print can be a minefield for beginners. There’s so many easy mistakes to make that can have a serious impact on the quality of your final prints. With print runs also being very expensive, these mistakes can prove very costly. Hopefully today’s discussion about common beginner mistakes to avoid will help prepare you [...]
- Hand Made Vector Halftone Textures for Members
Access All Areas members may remember the fantastic Emergency Retro Kit that was kindly donated by RetroSupply Co. If you enjoyed that set of resources you’re going to love these latest goodies that have been kindly gifted to members. This VectorSupply pack contains 16 seamless screened halftone vector textures that can be quickly applied as [...]
- Showcase of Designs made with Cool Overprint Effects
Classic printing techniques such as screen printing rely on old school techniques to mix inks to form a colourful design. One of those methods is to directly overprint two colours on top of each other as a subtractive mix to provide additional hues alongside the primary ink colours. Typically this effect is produced at the [...]
- Flexbox Bar Navigation Demo
Someone wrote in to me asking how to create a simple bar navigation with icons. This is a pretty simple layout thing that could be accomplished loads of different ways. List items as inline-block probably makes the most sense in general. But I’ve been enjoying tinkering with flexbox, so I decided to toss it together [...]
- Thoughts on Media Queries for Elements
Imagine something like these Transformer Tabs as a widget in a fluid column in a responsive design. Depending on the browser window width, perhaps this design is either 4, 2, or 1 column wide. When it breaks from 4 to 2, the column probably temporarily gets wider than it was, even though the screen is [...]
- CSS Gradients
This article was originally published on March 2, 2010. It was updated April 1, 2011, July 20, 2011, and again March 3, 2014, each time to clarify and correct browser prefixes and best practices. Just as you can declare the background of an element to be a solid color in CSS, you can also declare [...]
- css perf
Mark Otto “derping around with measuring CSS performance”. Nothing looks particularly concerning to me, to the point where I would change how I do things. The most surprising numbers were in background vs background-color, but Paul Irish debunks that a bit. There must be something in the water as Ben Frain has dug in a [...]
- srcset in Chrome
It’s worth noting that the srcset attribute for the img element has landed in Chrome (still one version upstream from stable at this second). Their example: <img alt=”A rad wolf.” src=”pic1x.jpg” srcset=”pic1x.jpg 1x, pic2x.jpg 2x, pic4x.jpg 4x”> And: Stay tuned for the <picture> element We needed this. The fight was arduous. The solution is good. [...]
- Basics of CSS Blend Modes
Bennett Feely has been doing a good job of showing people the glory of CSS blend modes. There are lots of designerly effects that we’re used to seeing in static designs (thanks to Photoshop) that we don’t see on the web much, with dynamic content. But that will change as CSS blend modes get more [...]
- Confused About REM and EM?
Jeremy Church: While em is relative to the font-size of its direct or nearest parent, rem is only relative to the html (root) font-size. Jeremy tends to favor em, because of the ability to control an area of a design. As in, scale the type in that specific area relatively. I have tended to like [...]
- Responsive Strategy
Responsive design is a pretty well defined strategy, but how you come at it can vary quite a bit. Brad Frost covers the angles. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Responsive Strategy is a post from CSS-Tricks
- Float Labels with CSS
You’ve probably seen this pattern going around. It’s an input that appears as if it has placeholder text in it, but when you click/tap into that input, that text moves out of the way and allows you to type there. It’s rather clever, I think. Brad Frost has a really good post on it, detailing [...]
- Stackicons: Doing More with Icon Fonts
The following is a guest post by by Parker Bennett. While icon fonts are efficient and easy to use and scaleable and all that, one of the classic “strikes” against them is that the icon can only be one color. Parker has a brand new project that solves that issue in a simple and clever [...]
- Glyphr – A Free HTML5 Based Font Editor
Advertise here via BSA Glyphr is a free, html5 based font editor. Font design has a high barrier of entry. Professional font design programs are very complex, and quite expensive. Glyphr is accessible, streamlined, and made for font design hobbyists, and it’s free. You can create complex shapes, copy & paste, flip ‘em around or [...]
- Deal of the Week: 100 Premium Infographics Bundle
Advertise here via BSA Infographics take stuffy, boring ol’ data and present it all in a fun, entertaining and easy-to-understand manner. Visuals make all the difference. And with this incredible 100 Premium Infographics bundle from MightyDeals, your data will never be happier. With this bundle, you’ll get 100 different high-quality infographics to help bring your [...]
- The Vibration API for Mobile Devices
Advertise here via BSA The Vibration API is an API specifically made for mobile devices as they are thankfully the only devices that have a vibrate function. The API allows developers to vibrate a device (in a pattern) for a given duration. The vibration API is implemented in navigator.vibrate. So calling the function makes your [...]
- Tiff – A Visual Typeface Diff Tool
Advertise here via BSA Tiff is a typeface diff tool that visually contrasts the differences between two fonts. It’s a tool to help comparing two fonts while learning about typography. At this point, Google Web Fonts serves as the only source of external fonts for Tiff. Since the app uses some features only available in [...]
- Bucky – Open Source Real User Monitoring
Advertise here via BSA Bucky is a client and server for sending performance data from the client into statsd + graphite, OpenTSDB, or any other stats aggregator of your choice. It can automatically measure how long your pages take to load, how long AJAX requests take and how long various functions take to run. Most [...]
Advertise here via BSA Flappy Bird is a nice little game with easy to understand mechanics, and Thomas thought it would be a perfect fit for an HTML5 game tutorial. So in this tutorial: How to make a Flappy Bird in HTML5, he is going to make a simplified version of Flappy Bird, in only [...]
- Durandal – Designed to Make Single Page Applications
- Responsive Modal Windows with Hash Tracking
- Inky Deals Massive Design Library & Vector Graphics
Advertise here via BSA Inky Deals has recently launched this premium bundle packed with thousands of resources valued at $8,228, which you can now get at the small price of $59. It?s the perfect deal for both graphic and web designers looking to save precious hours (and thousands of dollars), but without sacrificing the quality [...]
- Responsive Social Sharing Buttons Built with SASS
Advertise here via BSA Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons(RRSSB) is built with SASS, so you can easily customize it by tweaking a few variables. SVGs allow for tiny file size and retina support. Add or remove icons as you see fit — the rest will fill in automatically in the container. Adding a class of [...]
- Responsive images – end of year report
It’s nearly two years since I suggested a <picture> element as a strawman proposal as a way to solve the problem of responsive images, so let’s have a look at how we’re doing. In September there was a big meetup at Mozilla’s Paris office organised by Mozilla’s Marvellous Mr Marcos who’s been very active in [...]
- The main element
Recently, <main> was formally added to the W3C HTML specification. Now that the dust has settled, it’s about time we dive in to find out where and when it’s appropriate to use <main>. Let’s get started. History The inclusion of a main element (or similar) has long been debated in the working groups with authors [...]
- The classList API
- Comparing and contrasting ins, del, and s
Since the mists of HTML 2 we’ve been able to semantically indicate added or removed information using the elements <ins> and <del> respectively. While seemingly simple on the surface these elements have hidden depths. I’ll also compare and contrast <del> with <s>, recently out of font style rehab and back in HTML5. Let’s start with [...]
- cite and blockquote – reloaded
The definitions of the blockquote and cite elements in the HTML specification have recently been updated. This article explains what the changes mean for developers. blockquote definition updated The blockquote element represents content that is quoted from another source, optionally with a citation which must be within a footer or cite element, and optionally with [...]
- How to mark up subheadings, subtitles, alternative titles and taglines
If you don’t already know, the hgroup element is obsolete in HTML5. Advice is now provided in the HTML spec on how to mark up subheadings, subtitles, alternative titles and taglines using existing and implemented HTML features. Advice for marking up subheadings and the like The important question for developers is: How do I mark [...]
- Interview with Steve Faulkner: HTML5 editor and new doctor
Steve Faulkner – invariably prefixed by the honorific “The Mighty” by those who know him – is Australian living in London with his wife and two kids. He works for The Paciello Group, a well-known web accessibility consultancy, and is a co-editor of the HTML5 spec at W3C Today, we’re pleased to announce that he’s [...]
- HTML5 forms input types
In the first article in this series we looked at the history of HTML5 forms and many of the new attributes available to us. In this second and final part of the series, we’ll look at the new input types available in HTML5. As we’ll see, these new features will go a long way toward [...]
- HTML5 forms introduction and new attributes
No doubt you interact with at least one form on the Web every day. Whether you’re searching for content or logging in to your e-mail account or Facebook page, using online forms is one of the most common tasks performed on the Web. As designers and developers, creating forms has a certain monotony about it, [...]
- The progress element
When building web sites and web applications, we often need to provide essential feedback to a user informing them of the progress of their request or task, be it uploading a file, playing a video, or importing data. HTML5 makes life easier for us by defining an element whose sole purpose is just that: the [...]
- Environment-specific Builds With Grunt, Gulp or Broccoli
The dev, staging and production versions of our projects can vastly vary, which is one reason we may need to change paths to resources (scripts/styles/templates), generated markup or other content based on environment and target-specific information. Luckily there exist a … Continue reading →
- Ghostbusting For Front-end Developers
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! We’d like to avoid that, right? Well, today we’re going to talk about how to improve the accuracy of your front-end testing environment so you’re not chasing ghosts. This is important … Continue reading →
- Yo Polymer – A Quick Tour Of Web Component Tooling
In the HTML5 Rocks write-up and videos for my talk “yo polymer”, I walk through Web Components – an exciting new set of web platform features that will change the way you build apps. We’ll look at Polymer – a library … Continue reading →
- Use Your Terminal From Inside Chrome DevTools
I just wrote an article for HTML5Rocks on a new DevTools extension that allows you to use your terminal directly from inside Chrome. This is a huge milestone for in-browser productivity tooling and compliments our recent Workspaces feature, which makes … Continue reading →
- Browser-Sync: Sync Scrolls, Clicks, Forms And Edits In Multiple Browsers For Free
I recently wrote a guide on tools for synchronized cross-device testing; useful when you’re targeting the multi-device web. One of the tools I didn’t come across at the time was Browser-Sync, which has an impressive feature-set and works across all … Continue reading →
- Browser-Sync: Sync Interactions Across Multiple Browsers/Devices For Free
I recently wrote a guide on tools for synchronized cross-device testing; useful when you’re targeting the multi-device web. One of the tools I didn’t come across at the time was Browser-Sync, which has an impressive feature-set and works across all … Continue reading →
- Mobile Web Development Tooling (Slides)
In my mobile web dev. tooling slides, we dive into the options available today for cross-device development, testing, and performance evaluation of multi-device webapps. Understand how best to develop with immediate feedback from the mobile devices you’re targeting, scale up … Continue reading →
- DevTools: Incrementing CSS values under-the-cursor
Chrome DevTools supports some useful keyboard shortcuts for easily incrementing or decrementing CSS values under-the-cursor. Shortcuts are available for both the Sources and Elements panels in Canary. In this quick 59s video, I walk through how to effectively use them. … Continue reading →
- Rendering Performance Case Studies (G+, Flickr And More)
Miss my workshop at Velocity Europe? The slides are now up!. These days our users expect smooth scrolling, buttery smooth animations and interactions, especially on mobile. We need to start caring about not just how quickly our sites load but … Continue reading →
- Watch Blockbuster Hindi Movies on YouTube BoxOffice, Premieres with Band Baaja Baaraat
YouTube is already hosting lot many hindi movies which are available to watch for free. Few weeks ago, YouTube showcased the blockbuster movie “Dabangg” and now they have launched the YouTube BoxOffice which premieres with the latest blockbuster from Yash Raj Production named “Band Baaja Baaraat“. YouTube BoxOffice will showcase one blockbuster movie per month. [...]
- What to Expect from Windows 8 Built-In Video Chat Application Chatter
The next version of Windows operating system i.e. Windows 8 is getting ready for the first beta release. Microsoft is very much excited about this version and few days ago, they released the first preview of Windows 8 build (demo video attached below). On the lock screen, an icon of a webcam was visible where [...]
- How to Add Twitter Follow Button on Website
Are you active on Twitter? If yes, then go ahead and add official “Follow” button on your website or blog to let visitors follow you on single click. Twitter has released a Follow button with counter to show number of followers and one click follow option. This post “How to Add Twitter Follow Button on [...]
- Access Synchronized Google Chrome Bookmarks on Android Browser
Do you want to have your desktop’s Google Chrome bookmarks available on Android device browser? I think if you have maintained a nice list of pages in computer’s Chrome bookmark then this free app will prove pretty useful. This post “Access Synchronized Google Chrome Bookmarks on Android Browser” first published on Internet Techies. Related posts: [...]
- Few More Free Services to Send Fax Online from Computer
Earlier we shared a list of 5+ online services to send fax for free and also shared couple of services to send fax trough email. Now adding to the list of online services to send fax for free of charge, we are going to provide you couple of more links. This post “Few More Free [...]
- Find Best Possible Hosting Server Based on Expected Daily Page Views
Are you planning to start hosting your website’s data on managed hosting servers? Are you confused whether you should go for shared hosting, VPS (Virtual Private Hosting) server or Dedicated one? These questions should be answered before making the final decision. Compare and find best hosting provider for your requirements. This post “Find Best Possible [...]
- Encrypt and Password Protect USB Drive with BitLocker in Windows 7
Windows 7 Ultimate is having BitLocker application which can encrypt and password protect USB Flash drives and other drives on disk. Learn how to carry important data with peace of mind. This post “Encrypt and Password Protect USB Drive with BitLocker in Windows 7” first published on Internet Techies. Related posts: Protect USB Flash Drive [...]
- Solution for Common Problems on Windows 7 Visualized [Infographic]
If you are facing common problems on Windows 7 Computer like Iphone not syncing with PC or Aero Effect not working etc. then you should take a look at the Infographic attached in this post. This post “Solution for Common Problems on Windows 7 Visualized [Infographic]” first published on Internet Techies. Related posts: How to [...]
- Temporary Post Used For Theme Detection (0639f891-d4a1-48ca-8e76-de9afa4ab158 – 3bfe001a-32de-4114-a6b4-4005b770f6d7)
This is a temporary post that was not deleted. Please delete this manually. (4a296314-6e2d-432f-b0e4-3c47e971fbf4 – 3bfe001a-32de-4114-a6b4-4005b770f6d7) Related posts: Get Temporary and Disposable Email Address To Avoid Spam in Inbox Why Not To Post Any Article With Administrator Account As Author On WordPress Q/A : How To Put Adsense Ads Between Post Content And Related Posts [...]
- How to Keep Windows Fast even After Few Years of Installation
Whether you installed Windows 7, XP, Vista or any other version of Windows OS, it starts to slow down after few months or years of installation. With the same hardware configuration and similar usage, you always like the Windows to operate as fast as it does in earlier days of installation but it slows down. [...]
- How To Code a Forrst API Webapp using JSON and jQuery
Advertise here with BSA Modern development APIs work like agents for sharing information to other 3rd party websites. I’ve written many past tutorials about API development to help anyone new to this process. There are so many web-based services that it’s tough picking something to grab people’s attention. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate [...]
- Things you can do to Improve Page Load Times
Advertise here with BSA Loading speeds can certainly make or break a website. In times where users are overload with options, they don’t want to wait too much for a page to load. And by too much I’m referring to about 2 to 3 seconds. Websites should be fast and optimized to better load so [...]
- Freelancers, Use this 22-Point Checklist to Find Out How Professional You Are
Advertise here with BSA As a freelance designer who works hard, you probably pride yourself on the quality of your work. And with good cause. You know that your work is good. But, doing good work and having a professional business mindset are different things. To truly succeed as a freelance design professional, you actually [...]
- Inky Deals Massive Design Library & 630 Premium Vector Illustrations worth $8,228 – Just $59 (sponsored)
Advertise here with BSA About Inky Deals Inky Deals is one of the leading deals websites in the design community, with an extended family of more than 300,000 design enthusiasts. It’s the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business [...]
- Tips on Getting Featured in the iTunes App Store
Advertise here with BSA Every designer/developer that ever worked with an app dreams of getting featured in the iTunes App Store. It doesn’t matter if you are launching a small app you developed over winter to solve a simple problem or if you are launching the app you believe it will change the world, you [...]
- Tips for Crafting Simple and Usable Website Navigation Menus
Advertise here with BSA Most designers would agree that it’s crucial to understand the purpose of navigation. Understanding what a typical visitor is looking for can influence the design itself. But you also need to construct layouts in an easy-to-use fashion that serves a greater purpose. In this article I’d like to share a few [...]
- Lean UX – How to Apply Lean Principles to User Experience Design
Advertise here with BSA The process of putting together a good user experience design has always been talked about as a deliverables-based practice where bureaucracy, specification documents, wireframes, mockups and site maps took the center stage. This deliverable based practice, meaning that everything, each step of the process, has to be delivered with proper timing [...]
- 40 Brilliant Examples of Digital CG Concept Artwork
Advertise here with BSA Concept artwork is typically related to video game design. But it can also be very useful in other forms of media. There are many Hollywood movies, TV shows, video advertisements, and other projects which often hire concept artists. CG is typically thought of as 2D art while CGI is usually computer [...]
- 17 Themes for Your Wedding Day
Advertise here with BSA A growing trend for people in the digital age is to provide an online destination to feature their wedding. In doing so, you can provide your loved ones with a card that cannot be lost, and a scrapbook that can last a lifetime. In this post, I’ll share with you 17 [...]
- 26 Web Design Tutorials for Learning New CSS3 Properties
Advertise here with BSA Over the past few years a number of prominent CSS3 tutorials have been published online. These are perfect for beginners who don’t have a lot of experience coding webpages. But developers who do have that experience may also find the more detailed articles quite insightful. Take a look over this collection [...]
- 50 Stunning Examples of a great redesign: My Top Picks
A redesign can be worth its weight in gold if you get it right. There is a thin line between freshening up your design, and taking a step backwards with a redesign. Sometimes a redesign can be subtle and simple, and other times it can be a huge re-vamp of a company and it’s goals. [...]
- Themes: Hallmark a Joomla theme now on ThemeForest
Demo & Info That’s right, we’ve worked on a Joomla Theme. Although we love WordPress we realize it’s not everybodies’ first choice of CMS. So we felt it was only fair to make something just as pretty as our WordPress themes for the Joomla people. The result, Hallmark, a premium Joomla theme ideal for running [...]
- Tutorial: Creating Custom Write Panels in WordPress
Everyone knows that WordPress is one of the most, if not the most, popular blogging systems on the internet today. With its out of the box features, plugins, and great theming community, its no wonder WordPress has been accepted as today’s standard. However, sometimes you just want to add a little more. It seems the [...]
- Themes: Open Air, A magazine and A Personal Blog Theme
Another collaboration between ourselves and WooThemes, the result: this stunning theme with optional layouts. We’ve realized, that while a lot of people no doubt love magazine style themes – there are still a lot of people who would like the option of having something a little more personal. So here you have it! As always [...]
- Free Theme: Color Paper WordPress Theme now on Smashing Magazine
A while ago we had the pleasure of working with DreamTemple for a WordPress Theme which they’ve given away for free on Smashing Magazine. That means you can get this beautiful and unique theme for free, from the king of freebies Smashing Magazine. We’re very happy to once again have some of our work featured [...]
- Stunning Free Character Pack: Free Illustrations for any use
This set of free characters is ideal for adding a little personality into your designs. With a variety of actions and poses to chose from you can easily adapt them into your designs anywhere you feel needs it. Inject a little fun into your dull and boring help pages, emphasize a feature or a button [...]
- How-To: Taking WordPress One Step Further
Creating a website is no easy task. WordPress is an easy solution for creating a Blog, but sometimes something a little more, in terms of functionality, is needed. After trying many other platforms, I have found WordPress to be the easiest to use. Because of it’s wide array of themes, great plugin system, and easy [...]
- Themes: Evo a fresh Magazine theme available on Theme Forrest with $25 Giveaway
Demo & Info To celebrate the launch of Theme Forest and our new theme Evo, we’re giving away 5 sets of $25 credit to be used on any theme on the site. Find out more at the end of the post. The theme is ideal for either being used straight out of the box, or [...]
- Brazen; A versatile WordPress theme for the veteran-blogger as well as any beginner.
Demo & Info First off, I’d just like to introduce myself. My name is Spencer, and I am the lead developer here at Function. I’m the guy that takes Liam’s awesome designs, and turns them into working sites. Liam had this design laying around, and I knew I couldn’t let it go to waste. So, [...]
- Why I love the Design Community: My Guest Post
Ahh yes, the Design Community. I love it! This is the topic of a recent guest post I wrote over at MyInkBlog. Below is an extract from the article, but you can read the full the article here. Please leave your feedback and comments on the actual post rather than here. Why I love the [...]
- Introducing the Dirty Beats T-Shirt Design Pack
Design a Killer Rock and Roll Tee Our buddy Steve Knerem is back! We’re proud to introduce his Dirty Beats T-Shirt Design Pack. Steve’s pack offers you a killer and quick way to create a rock and roll tee. You’re $17 away from the tee of your dreams. Download the pack, use as is, or work [...]
- It’s Here! Introducing the Technology Mockup Templates Pack
PSD Technology Mockup Templates Here at Go Media, we’re proud of our work and love to show it off. Thanks to the magic of our Photoshop mockup templates, we can do so in the blink of an eye. Boom. Introducing the Technology Mockup Templates Ready to see your work on the big screen? It’s simple. [...]
- Episode 21: Why Should Designers Use A CRM?
In this episode, Jeff, Bryan, and Bill sit down with Chris Finnecy from TrellisPoint to talk about CRMs and why a small design firm like Go Media should be using them. We looked at all of the benefits, as well as reasons why people tend to avoid them, and try to determine what is stopping [...]
- A look into Facebook’s $19 Billion Reasons to Revamp WhatsApp!
What the ??? So I was in the middle of a group chat on Whatsapp the other day and one of my friends suddenly exclaimed, “WTF??? Facebook has bought Whatsapp!!” My instant reaction was to close all my chats and delete my account. As if it isn’t enough that our private lives are already invaded [...]
- February 2014 Flickr Pool Showcase
Hey Everyone! We’re so excited to show off our next round of outstanding Flickr Pool Showcase Designs! Interested in Joining? If you are new to the Flickr Pool Showcase, check out the instructions below for how to sign up. Login to your Flickr Account (sign up if you don’t have one) Join the Go Media User Showcase Group (only [...]
- Adding to our over 175 Mockup Templates!
We are obsessed with making you look good. Here at Mockup Everything, we are proud to provide you, our users, an easy-to-use online platform for applying your graphic designs to a growing variety of print products. We offer mockup templates in categories including technology, apparel, print, outdoor and food & beverage, with over 175 templates [...]
- How to Make (and Save) Money as a Graphic Designer
One question we get asked with great frequency is simple, yet profound: “How do I make money as a graphic designer?” Jeff did a fantastic post about this very topic in September of 2012 called, “Side Income Strategies for Designers.” Check it out. Awesome, creative tips there. We thought we’d take a different slant on [...]
- Introducing the Awakened T-Shirt Design Pack by Jeff Finley
How to Design a Great T-Shirt: We’re proud to introduce a brand new product to the Arsenal today: the t-shirt design pack. This product includes everything you need to design a great t-shirt. The pack includes vector illustrations, a tri-blend t-shirt mockup PSD and the completed original vector design. As a bonus, we’re including a [...]
- Vector Freebie: Go Media Design Tools
It’s your lucky day. Hey Go Media Faithful! As many of you know, we’ve done a good bit of work to the ‘ole Go Media Storefront in the last year. Because of this, our very own Carly Utegg has been hard at work designing the window elements seen in heavenly “After” image above. We love [...]
- Textures You Can’t Live Without: Maarten Kleyne’s Colorized Art Collection
Handpicked from the Heavens We’re super psyched to bring you the newest in texture excellence today. Introducing the Colorized Texture Set. Over 100 brilliant & bubbling textures, only $35. At 45% off of the list price, it’s this week’s special. Juicy Goodness. The textures, brought to us by Maarten Kleyne, are punched with pops of [...]
- Interview With Peter Cooper
With O’Reilly’s Fluent Conference right around the corner, I felt it was a good time to catchup with Peter Cooper who helps chair the event. In case you didn’t know, Fluent is one of the premier developer events in the world, bringing together top speakers like Brendan Eich, Paul Irish, Lea Verou, Burke Holland and [...]
- Check Out Atom, GitHub’s New Development Editor
It's been awhile since we've seen any updates in the editor space. The last big splash was made by Sublime Text which took the web development community by storm, especially once Package Control came around to serve as the package manager for the editor. Well, GitHub is looking to shake things up with the beta [...]
- Setting Up JSHint
Regardless of the language you’re programming in, we always want to try to produce clean, concise, and correct code. This is a sign of a good programmer and it lets you know your apps are running properly. Linting helps with this by analyzing your code and highlighting common issues regarding syntax and coding conventions based [...]
- Symfony 2: The Basics
In this first introduction video (of a new series), I’ll show you the basics of working with the Symfony 2, PHP framework. We’ll go over finding the online documentation, downloading, installing, and simple configuration for the framework. Lastly, we’ll take a look at a bit of the prebuilt code that ships with Symfony 2. Conclusion [...]
- Using CreateJs: PreloadJS, SoundJS, and TweenJS
In the first part of this series about using CreateJs, we had a look at EaselJs. In this second and last part, we will look at PreloadJs, SoundJs, and TweenJs. PreloadJS PreloadJS is a library that lets you manage and co-ordinate the loading of assets. PreloadJS makes it easy to preload your assets, like images, [...]
- Debugging With the Firefox DevTools
Over the past year I have given a presentation about using the browser for debugging client-side bugs. Throughout the presentation I would focus on using Chrome, as it’s my primary browser and I just don’t have the time to use multiple browsers while presenting. Now, I do suggest to others that they try out other [...]
In the first part of this series, we introduced the idea of using spriting as an easy, cross-browser way of having interactive animation for the web. In the second part, we got some animation working, and in the third we cleaned up our code and made it ready for the web. Introduction Now, in our [...]
- Preventing Code Injection
Often websites feel to exist primarily to put something into a database in order to pull it out later. While other database methods, such as NoSQL, have gained popularity in recent years, data for many websites still resides in the traditional SQL database. This data often consists of valuable personal information such as credit card [...]
In our first post in this series, we introduced spriting, and how it can be used to do easy and effective cross-browser animation on the web. In the second post, we got some simple animations up and running, although they had a fair amount of bugs and the code was certainly not ready to go [...]
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- Online Courses for Learning Web Design and Development
Web design and web development are popular career choices right now. One of the great things about getting into the industry is that there are a variety of different ways to build your knowledge and gain experience. You can attend a college or university and pursue a degree in a related field, you can learn [...]
- The Design Kickstarter Bundle (400+ items) – only $17! (sponsored)
A graphic artist’s best friend is the designer’s toolbox. Full of a vast collection of textures, brushes, actions, vectors and more, the toolbox is always expanding. The more elements, the more choices. The more choices, the more varied you’ll find the designs. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to beef up your own toolbox, [...]
- Does Your Design Blog Need a Podcast? Plus, 8 Free Podcasting Software Tools
Blog content is important, right? If you have a web design blog for your freelance web design business, you already know how having a blog can help you attract traffic and establish yourself as an expert. (If you don’t have a blog on your freelancing website, why don’t you?) Blogs need content, but not all [...]
- Free Download: Glow PSD Theme
Do you want a eye catching theme for your next mobile app and get more sales? Look no further. Glow is a trendy landing page for your next product or service. It comes complete with a fully layered psd file and can be edited to fit your exact needs. With its modern flat look and [...]
- Factors to Consider When Choosing an E-Commerce Platform
Choosing the right e-commerce platform for your website is now easy task. There are hundreds of different options available with options in all different price ranges and with varying features. If you’re overwhelmed at the process of choosing the right platform for your site, or for the site of a client, the decision usually becomes [...]
- 35+ Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Your Own Posters
Creating posters with Photoshop can be a lot of fun and there are unlimited opportunities. In these tutorials you’ll learn some new ways to enhance your Photoshop skills while creating posters for all kinds of purposes. A lot of different styles of design are represented, and each one takes a different approach to get to [...]
- How to Transition from a Freelance Web Designer to a Lucrative Consulting Business
Did you ever feel that you have more work than you can handle? Have you thought about moving your freelance web design business to a new level, but don’t want the responsibilities of owning a larger business? Do you feel boxed in, doing the same type of projects over and over again? If you’re an [...]
- 35 Excellent Photoshop Textures and Backgrounds Tutorials
Textures can be extremely useful resources for web and graphic designers. They can be used to create backgrounds, add grit and texture to any element within a design, and they can also be used to create various photo effects. Photoshop allows for all kinds of possibilities with textures. In some cases you may be creating [...]
- 20+ Bold Business WordPress Themes
If you’re in the business of web design, chances are you’ve come across a client that needs a website for their business. You’ll get clients from all walks of life but some clients can just be straight up boring. Many designers aren’t jumping up and down to work with the construction companies, lawyers or medical [...]
- 30 Beautiful Corporate Websites
In today’s marketplace, every company needs an effective website. Of course, the purposes and needs of each company’s site will be unique, but every company should have a site that presents a professional image to visitors. That image should also be an accurate representation of the company and should work with other branding efforts to [...]
- Lovely Lavender Wedding Ideas
Lavender is both a romantic scent and color: that’s what makes it the perfect starting point for a purple-themed real wedding. If you love the rich, intoxicating smell of this plant and its soft, sweet shade, browse below and discover how you can infuse your wedding with lavender.
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- The Colorful Floats of Fat Tuesday
Today is Mardi Gras and all of New Orleans is booming with music, parades, picnics, floats and excitement. It’s one big holiday party and I wish I were there!
Today is the day that everyone is dressed in bold colors and adorned with long beads. Lots of crazy costumes will be seen parading up and down Bourbon Street.
The colors of Mardi Gras are Purple, Green and Gold and their history dates back to the nineteenth century. Rex, the King of Carnival, selected the Mardi Gras colors and assigned meaning as well. Purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.
You will see these colors draped across all of the amazing floats that will be traveling down the street as the riders will be throwing beads to the deserving spectators down below.
Now is the time to take advantage of all of the fun Mardi Gras assets at Creative Market.
- Betabrand Contest Finalists Announced!Over 1,000 fantastic designs later, the loves have been tallied and the nine finalists have been announced on Betabrand’s contest page! Voting is now open on their site and will run through 10PM PST on Monday, March 10th. The winner will be announced the following day.What are you waiting for?
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- Don’t Forget: Submissions For The Betabrand Leggings Design Contest Close Sunday
Hey folks! Just a quick reminder that the submissions for the Betabrand Contest close this Sunday at 10pm PST. After that, the top 9 submissions will move to Betabrand’s site where voting will continue for the remainder of the contest.
If you’ve ever wanted the chance to design your own clothing, then this is one that you won’t want to miss!
Betabrand, a company based in San Francisco, is an online community that designs, manufactures, and releases new items every week! They are now launching a new clothing line for women and we’re going to help them choose colors for one of their designs. Our users will be choosing five colors for a pair of Betabrand leggings.
Check out the contest details in full right here.
- Unexpectedly Gorgeous: The Teal & Mustard Wedding Palette
Want to surprise your wedding guests and express your offbeat personality on your wedding day? Why not choose an unexpected — yet stylish and sophisticated — color palette: teal and mustard! This color pairing has been cropping up in all sorts of real weddings recently — from vintage, to modern, to rustic-chic — and we think it’s just stunning. Browse below to discover how you can bring this unique color palette to life on your big day.
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- Betabrand leggings design contest
Have you ever wanted to design something that will actually get turned into a finished product you can wear? Now’s your chance! Betabrand is partnering with COLOURlovers for an incredible new contest. Betabrand, a company based in San Francisco, is an online community that designs, manufactures, and releases new items every week! They are now launching a new clothing line for women and we’re going to help them choose colors for one of their designs. Our users will be choosing five colors for a pair of Betabrand leggings.
Here’s how it works
Users will use the COLOURlovers.com palette tool on the entry page to color in a five-color Betabrand template for their new leggings. Once an entry is completed, you can vote for your favorites by ‘loving’ them in our gallery. You can begin ‘loving’ submissions as soon as they are created!
The 9 most loved designs will be featured on Betabrand’s site and the design with the most votes on their site will win.
The top 9 finalists will receive a Think Tank designer t-shirt
Grand prize winner: The prototype of their leggings, a chance to crowdfund their design into production with Betabrand, $200 Betabrand Credit and a Think Tank designer t-shirt!
2 runners-up: $50 credit plus TT designer t-shirt
- Tuesday, February 25th: Contest is open for submissions – up to three per user!
- Sunday, March 2nd: Submissions Close at 10pm PST.
- Monday, March 3rd: Top 9 most loved entries will be moved over to Betabrand’s site. Voting will recommence on their site for the remainder of the contest.
- Tuesday, March 4th: Voting on Betabrand opens.
- Monday, March 10th: Monday, March 10th: Betabrand voting closes at 10pm PST.
- Tuesday, March 11th: Winners Announced
- Tuesday, April 8th: Winner’s design goes live on Betabrand for crowdfunding.
Please keep in mind there is a limit of three entries per person, so make your designs count!
To get started with this contest, click the link for the contest entry page.
Looking to cast your vote? You can view entries here.
We wish you the best of luck and happy designing!
- Great Gatsby Inspired Design Resources
Art Deco is a style that became increasingly popular during the 1930′s and 1940′s. “It is aneclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials“. In true Art Deco style, you’ll see lots of bold colors and geometric shapes. It is truly one of my favorite styles, and I’m excited to see it become popular once again. Why don’t you try making a Great Gatsby inspired invitation for your next party? Creative Market has an amazing selection of resources.
Wing’s Art Studio has an amazing collection of backgrounds, frames, seamless patterns, and more.
Fizzy Images has some fun seamless backgrounds that are perfect for creating Great Gatsby themed invitations.
Art Deco Vector Elements are ideal for creating a 1920′s theme invitation.
- Gold, Silver & Bronze: Bold Metallic Wedding Decor Ideas
We’ve loved the Winter Olympics so far, and we’re so proud of our medal-winning Olympians! To show our love for the whole U.S. team in Sochi, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gold, silver and bronze wedding decor ideas. Bold metallics make for an unforgettable fete, so be sure to incorporate some of these details into your wedding!
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- 8 DIY ‘Save The Date’ Design Resources
Valentine’s Day is often a day where many couples get engaged. Were you one of those lucky people? How about your best friend? One fun way to get geared up for the occasion is to make your own Save-The-Date Cards. Here we have a collection of 8 amazing resources to help you on your way.
Save the Date Overlays by OtoStudio+++++++++++++++++++++Did you get engaged this Valentine’s Day? Are you planning on making your own invitations or save-the-date cards? Tell us all about it, or better yet, show us what you’ve made on Facebook.