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30 Recent Photoshop Tutorials for Web Designers

Photoshop is near-ubiquitous with graphics-based web design. Even if you don’t consider yourself a graphic designer, having some Photoshop skills can really come in handy with your web design work. And tutorials take a lot out of the learning curve, so you can just follow the steps and get up to speed fairly quickly. This article shares with you the…

15 jQuery Plugins for Sliders and Carousels

We all know about the popularity of jQuery image and video sliders and carousels. For the most part they are all feature-rich and perfect in their own way, but very few of them have been built to accommodate non-image content (blocks of text) that would allow you to have, for example, a rotating featured content area or a popular post…

20 Tools for for Easier CSS Development

There are many tools built to help with CSS, and improved ones are constantly being created. The fresh tools we have for you in this article will greatly improve your work-flow, whether that be by solving validation or debugging snags, or taking care of many of those tedious repetitive tasks that every project requires, or by simply offering solutions to…

HTML5 and CSS3 Form References, Resources and Tutorials

This article explores some of the new HTML5 form features and how it has greatly improved text inputs, search boxes and other form fields by providing better and cleaner controls for validating data allowing you to build complicated forms with far less code and even less bemusement. Accompany all of this with some fantastic CSS3 properties and you are able…

Existing vs. New Clients – Who Should Get the Bigger Share of Your Attention?

Many business owners, nowadays, are of the view that when you understand your client, you have them hooked up with your product of service forever. However, in my views, knowing you client is only half the work done. The other half is in serving the client according to their needs and giving them their due attention. Giving attention to your…

10 Free Applications for Managing Code Snippets

Why reinvent the wheel? And by extension, why keep re-typing or copy/pasting commonly-used pieces of code over and over again? Copying and pasting pieces of code into text files and the like is disorganized and wastes your precious time. Instead, you can use code snippets to quickly call code you repeatedly use. There are applications that let you save, organize,…

Signup Form Usability and Design Best Practices

Honest usability techniques when applied properly will expand your site layouts beyond the elite in web design. When you can open your mind to new ideas it’s possible to manifest brilliant visions into your web pages. This hierarchy plays double for user interface objects and forms. I’ve included a few examples and tips below on building usable design forms. Best…

Useful Tools To Check Cross-Browser Compatibility Issues

With today’s modern web it’s not uncommon for many visitors to be using a different browser. The options seem almost unlimited with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, and of course Internet Explorer. There are also many lesser-known browsers and 3rd party software for Mac and Linux Operating Systems. When it comes to designing websites you must take these specs…

Grunge Toolbox for Web Designers

Grunge websites are a common web design style that can add emotion and depth of character to a website. Some of the most common elements include dirty textures, torn edges, aged paper, and handwritten text. Often, the color palette of grunge includes muted colors that are mostly neutrals. And contrary to popular belief, a design does not have to be…

CSS Form Templates, Tools & Services

CSS has hugely improved forms. Where once you had very rudimentary forms that looked plain and un-styled, CSS lets you style your form however you want and create rich and robust forms. Even a simple contact form can look slick and increase readability and user-friendliness – which means more visitors will fill it out and you’ll get more results based…