Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in Web Design

Posted on: 12. 2. 2015.

My eyes have been opened. If you’ve ever felt stuck in your thinking regarding the use of CSS in web design take a visit to the CSS Zen Garden. At this time I still consider myself more of a graphic artist than a coder. As such, I couldn’t help but feel a bit “boxed in” by cascading style sheets. The CSS Zen Garden is a living display of how to …

Web Design A to Z from The Site Wizard

Posted on: 12. 2. 2015.

A great website for the beginning webmaster is The Site Wizard. This site has advice and tutorials that help with all stages of web development including picking the right domain name and hosting right up to search engine optimization (SEO) and using advanced scripts. “The Site Wizard,” don’t forget the “the,” covers the advantages and disadvantages of all kinds of web development software. He covers web page authoring software, blogging …

Convert PDFs into Interactive Animated Publications

Posted on: 12. 2. 2015.

Online catalogs may be convenient but they’re far from exciting. You lose that thrill of flipping pages in a real physical catalog. But with the Flip PDF for either Windows or Mac, you’ll end up with the best of both worlds! This exciting application can convert your static PDFs into interactive page-flipping publications, complete with some exciting animated effects. Simple to use and even mobile friendly, this bad boy is …

BUNDLE: 500+ Retro/Vintage Design Elements

Posted on: 12. 2. 2015.

Full of more than 500 graphic design elements, you’ll find yourself suddenly embracing ornamental headers, frames, and both complex and simple logos, signs and badges. Then there’s the textures, wreath and sunburst shapes, and Photoshop patterns and styles. It’s a massive collection of retro and vintage awesomeness all for the taking at 85% off the regular price! http://www.mightydeals.com/deal/the-retrovintage-design-bundle-2.html

Behind a game with impossible geometry

Posted on: 12. 2. 2015.

Monument Valley, an award-winning game from Apple, is an adventure combining architecture and impossible geometry. The game follows Princess Ida through a land of mysterious monuments. This Maker story gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the game was created. It took eight team members from digital production studio UsTwo about 55 weeks to create the game. http://stories.maker.me/monument-valley-an-apple-design-award-winning-game/

A new photo editor for Mac

Posted on: 12. 2. 2015.

Affinity Photo is a new photo editor built exclusively for Mac. It was driven by designers from the start, and conceived of and developed by a team of artists and programmers. It includes instant redraw from its live tools and effects, quality retouching tools, accurate color, and speed optimizations for Core 2 Duo and upwards Macs. http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2015/02/affinity-releases-a-free-for-now-photoshop-killer/

Augmented reality with printables

Posted on: 12. 2. 2015.

The Augmented Reality Calendar from We Are Royale combines a printable calendar (the original versions were letterpress printed) with an augmented reality mobile app for iOS and Android. Just print the calendars (there’s a different design for each month), open the app, point it at the prints, and see them come to life. It’s a very cool idea, and very well executed.

An amazing resume and portfolio site

Posted on: 12. 2. 2015.

Brazilian UX designer Gui Bento has created an amazing animated resume and portfolio site. Animated geometric shapes come flying out of the background, while sections for Gui’s skills and expertise, past work, a blog, Flickr profile, and contact information. It’s a great example of showcasing your skills and style on your own site. http://guibento.com

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