Lead Design Writer at SitePoint
Peter is Vice President of Digital Marketing at an investment holdings company in Washington DC and Co-Founder of True North.
Video Tutorial: Photo Retouching And Color Grading, Part 2
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Photo Retouching And Color GradingAs your proficiency in Photoshop continues to improve, the learning curve seems to get steeper and steeper. There’s rarely a single “correct” way to approach any image editing task, so the more techniques you can master, the more versatile and capable […]
Video Tutorial: Photo Retouching And Color Grading
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Photo Retouching And Color GradingIf you don’t know exactly what you’re trying to accomplish within a photograph, you could spend many hours in Photoshop trying filters, masks, adjustment layers, and other tools, and you could still end up with no improvements. In fact, you might […]
Five Fortune 500 Companies With Superb Mobile Apps
Large, established companies are rarely considered innovative. They’re often viewed as polar opposites from new, edgy technology startups. For every ubiquitous Fortune 500 company, there are thousands of smaller, lesser-known organizations who can often beat their larger competitors in the mobile marketplace by embracing new technology and producing killer mobile apps. For longstanding companies, the […]
Do You (and Should You) Follow the iOS Human Interface Guidelines?
iOS developers are most likely very familiar with Apple’s iOS Human Interface Guidelines (affectionately known as the “HIG”). Essentially, the guidelines are a long, detailed, comprehensive document (viewable and downloadable here) that defines in very precise terms how an intuitive iOS app interface should look and feel, as well as what functionality and programming methodologies […]
Raw and Responsive: Design Resources that will make your websites shine
If you’re tired of maintaining separate mobile sites for your web projects, we know exactly how you feel. We’ve assembled a stellar selection of responsive design tools to help you simplify and streamline your designs for mobile devices. And if you need some help with your imagery as well, we have some techniques to make your pictures sharp, clear, and compelling. Enjoy.
Scan Clean, Sharp, Multi-Page Documents with CamScanner for iOS and Android
The versatility of smartphones has enabled them to replace a wide variety of older, lesser machines, including portable cameras, GPS units, handheld gaming consoles, and more. Modern mobile devices are used by everyone from individual freelancers to large, established companies to help them work more efficiently and collaborate more easily. As deskphones, calculators, and other […]
Featured Reader: Jessica Greenwalt, Freelance Designer and Founder of Pixelkeet
Jessica Greenwalt is a freelance designer based in California. She has over 10 years of design experience, and she’s landed a variety of well-known clients, including LinkedIn, SmugMug, and Marvel Comics. Jessica’s work includes a variety of mediums: print, web, mobile, illustration, and even crafting. Earlier this year, Jessica founded Pixelkeet, her own design firm. […]
3D Typography, UI Design, Badges, Characters, and More
DesignFestival’s week of eye-catching elements includes 3D typography, stylish site badges, lively mascots, and intuitive interface design. And, if your interfacing problems have more to do with actual human clients than client-side programming, we also have some great tips for working with tricky customers.
Typography, Color Palettes, Retro Effects, and More
This week, DesignFestival offers tips on typography choice, tools for creating color palettes from imagery, retro Photoshop effects, step-by-step vector tutorials, and more. Take a look, and perhaps even share some insights of your own!
Featured Reader: Alex Cornell of Firespotter Labs
Alex Cornell is a graphic designer and musician based out of San Francisco, California. After studying at Duke University and The Academy of Art in San Francisco, Alex joined Google Voice co-founder Craig Walker to found Firespotter Labs, a Google Venture that recently released mobile apps Nosh and Jotly. Alex’s portfolio offers a variety of […]