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30 Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers

Photoshop is near-ubiquitous with graphics design. Even if you don’t consider yourself a graphic designer, having some Photoshop skills can really come in handy with your poster design/photo/text/etc. work. And tutorials take a lot out of the learning curve, since you can just follow the steps and get up to speed fairly quickly with a certain technique or style. This…

Essential Help & FAQ Usability Tips

A FAQ – frequently asked questions – should be an important part of your website or service. They speed up the help for your users by not waiting for a response from support, and thus save time by not having to repeatedly answer the same questions. Unfortunately, many websites and services have FAQs that are well, to be frank, unusable….

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…