21 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Simone Sala, Jul 21

The Best Free (or Inexpensive) Graphics Editor for Windows

Photoshop is still king graphics editor for windows, but monthly subscriptions aren't for everyone. Simone looks at some cost-effective alternatives.
Design & UX
Elio Qoshi, Jul 18

Bounce.JS: Create Complex CSS Animations Fast

Getting your head around CSS animation can be tricky but Elio has a great tool to get you started. Bounce.js is free, funky and functional.
55 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Jul 14

Challenge: The Floppy Disk and the 'Save' Icon

Our current choice for the ubiquitous 'save' icon is the floppy disk -- a tech fossil -- but do we have a better alternative?
4 COMMENTs
Design & UX
James George, Jul 10

Killer Backgrounds with Illustrator's SVG Pattern Tool

Patterns are as old as art itself, but SVG opens up a raft of new possibilities online. James shows us some new tricks using Illustrator's Pattern Tool.
3 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Annarita Tranfici, Jun 19

Adobe Illustrator: Exploiting the Transform Effect

Illustrator's transform effect is often looked upon as a curiosity -- if it isn't outright ignored. Annarita shows you how to tap its power and versatility.
21 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Jun 13

Pick a Star Wars Poster - Win Free Stuff

Two of our favorite authors have taken up the challenge to redesign the Star Wars movie poster -- but in a completely different genre. See the results!
6 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Elio Qoshi, Jun 12

How to Create a Slick Infographic with Piktochart

Infographics are often the most effective way to transmit big ideas quickly, but you need to get the graphic right. Elio takes Piktochart for a spin.
9 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Ada Ivanoff, Jun 06

Design Minimalism: What, Why & How.

Today, Ada takes a close look at Minimalism. What is it? Where did it come from? How you can bring it into your designs today?
4 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Shawn Barry, Jun 02

Negative Space: The Power of 'Nothing' in Design

The term 'negative space' gets tossed into a lot of design discussions, but what does it actually mean? Shawn demonstrates the power of nothing.
5 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, May 30

What Web Designers Can Learn from Art History

Web design is a new medium, but some things never change. Gabrielle has a grab bag of tips, tricks and ideas from the old masters.
6 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Ivaylo Gerchev, May 23

Create an Infographic Using Snap.svg

SVG is great but cross browser consistency can be a challenge. Today, Ivaylo builds an infographic from scratch using the SNAP.svg framework.
20 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Ada Ivanoff, May 21

5 Free Web-Based Photoshop Alternatives

If our files live in the cloud, why can't our applications too? Ada looks at five free Photoshop alternatives that need nothing more than a good browser.
16 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Alex Walker, May 13

The Designer's Guide to Working with SVG - Pt 1

Often the generated SVG files we get from graphics apps are not well-suited for the web. Alex gives you the perfect intro to working with SVG.
38 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Léonie Watson, May 06

Tips for Creating Accessible SVG

In the past, 'accessible graphics' meant ALT tags. Leonie Watson shows how SVG allows us to make semantic, robust, screen-readable graphics.
5 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Simone Sala, May 05

5 Must-Have Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop brushes are one of the simplest ways to give your designs distinctive lines and textures. Simone walk you through some of his favorites.
2 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Apr 11

Dial-a-Style #4: Nailing the Pop Art Look

It's bold, it's colorful and perfectly-suited to the web. Gabrielle shows you all the tricks to mastering the Pop Art look in your web design.
2 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Julia Fayre, Apr 09

9 Ways to Localize a Global Website

The web can give your brand huge reach, but sometimes it needs a familiar voice. Julia gives you nine ways to give your global website a local feel.
2 COMMENTs
Design & UX
James George, Apr 01

Dial-a-Style #3: Nailing the Vintage Look

No #3 in our 'Dial-a-style' series goes back to the 20th century. James gives you the type, color and inspiration to produce an eye-catching vintage look.
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Design & UX
Alex Walker, Mar 26

Review: WebCode - A Better Way to Make SVGs?

WebCode is a Vector Graphics Editor designed from the ground up to make great SVGs. I've been using it a lot recently and thought I'd give you my views.
4 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Mar 25

Dial-a-Style #2: Film Noir Style

It's time to get dark, gritty and a little bit dirty. Today we're breaking down the 'Film Noir style'.
7 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Mar 17

Dial-a-Style #1: Bauhaus Design

Bauhaus is not only one of the most important design movements in history, but an especially relevant style for Web Designers. Alex and Simone tell you why.
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Design & UX
Alex Walker, Mar 12

Talkin' CSS, Animation and X-Men with Rachel Nabors

Animator and CSS sorcerer Rachel Nabors spent some time with us talking about the future of animation on the web before her FOWD workshop in April.
18 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Rebecca Creger, Feb 28

Convert Your Design into a Microsoft Word Letterhead Template

Design is the hard part - the trick is to sell your design in different formats. Rebecca shows you a new product offering: Microsoft Word Letterheads.
4 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Anum Khan, Feb 25

Design a Product Mascot using Illustrator

Good Character design can give your site/brand an emotional resonance that text logos can't ever hit. Today Anum walks you through her design process.