Designers love to complain about “superficial” design trends that they don’t feel have any staying power or contribute anything meaningful to the industry. But are they right? Today we’re going to talk about design trends and new phenomena that get many designers pumped up, but that can also draw the ... Continue reading »
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In this tutorial by writer and web developer Agbonghama Collins, you’ll learn how to build a custom WordPress registration form plugin using flat UI components. The reason for this tutorial being developed is that standard registration forms tend to stick out uglily from the rest of the website’s design, and don’t have adequate profile fields. […]
Next up, we need to convert the image to a Bitmap. Click (Image | Mode | Bitmap). You’ll then be see a couple of windows with options. The first is to flatten the layers, go ahead and select Okay. The next window asks about “Resolution” and “Method”. The resolution should match the document… in my case it’s 72dpi. For the “Method” choose “Halftone Screen”, and click Okay.
Have you ever considered running your own class or training course online? Everyone has something they can teach and many people are amazed when they see how easy it is to turn that knowledge into passive income. Before you can start however, you’ll need a website that allows people to sign up and take your […]
Let’s talk turkey for a few minutes. More particularly… cash flow. Icky, dirty, rotten, dreaded cash flow. Grrrrrrrr How’s yours going? Are you making the BIG bucks? Stashing plenty of dosh away each month so you can retire young, travel the world and achieve the ultimate freedom you’ve always dreamt of? If so, you canKeep reading
Interaction design has been around since we’ve been sophisticated enough to develop even basic tools. It’s the process of inventing, optimizing, and iterating on previous success to make things not only better, but also more familiar to our users. It’s a skill not limited to any one industry, and yet it has the reputation of […]
Much like building a website, mobile app design is a very detailed procedure. Although it may not be sociological rocket surgery(some might say otherwise) but even the best app designers will spend... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
You know those places that look like the perfect place to live in? Like the apartment at friends or the one in Seinfeld? Well, those just got demoted to a shack statue with Jared Polin’s introduction of the $4,000 peephole. Now, over the years we did share a hack that converted a peephole into a [...]
Looking for an innovative way to show off your latest and greatest photos? Try experimenting with personalized jewelry using pictures from your most memorable vacation or outing. Think: dramatic landscapes, charming landmarks, pets and animals, signage from a great restaurant, or even that one family portrait where everyone miraculously has their eyes open. For this [...]
Make a new copy of the background. For better convenience you can create a new layer placed on top of other layers. Send there the new copy of the background. For this cut off the new copy (Control-X), then select the newly created layer and paste the copy of the background (Control-F). Leave just one fill, second one simply move to the trash button. Set this fill color at R=213 G=185 B=139. Keep it selected and go to Effect >Texture > Texturizer. In a new appeared window from pop up menu select
Overflow is useful when you have a div box in your html file with size defined. And you may have content below the div box and the content of the div box might overlap another box or content. In that case you need to use overflow. Follow the steps provided in this tutorial to use overflow with CSS. Steps to ...
Did you know that the Internet has approximately 3.3 billion indexed pages at the moment–and counting? That translates to a mind-boggling 33 billion links to web content, assuming each page has 10 entries. Let that sink in. If you’re a reader, that’s way more information than you can consume in ... Continue reading »
It’s aggravating and demeaning when a business asks for free work. You feel belittled and often foster an urge to prove that you offer a professional service that has actual monetary worth. Unfortunately, there are designers who continue to do free work on the vague promise of “exposure,” “paying work later on,” and the client’s “rich […]
Almost all browsers have their own default settings for margins, paddings and other elements. And sometimes you may want to override or delete the default settings so your margin or padding is displayed as you need it. When you see your code output, you may be surprised why the margin is there, even though you never specified one. If that’s ...
Ever have one of those days (weeks?) where you just can’t seem to get yourself motivated? And I mean REALLY unmotivated, like nothing — not even dusting to avoid work — can tear you away from putting off life in general. Maybe it feels like there’s such a mountain of work ahead of you (houseKeep reading