Exclusive iStock Promo Code – May 2016

Exclusive iStock Promo Code – May 2016

| May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Last month’s iStock promo codes were a huge hit with Vectips readers. In fact, they were such a huge hit, that our friends at iStockphoto have extended them for another two months. So now through the end of June, Vectips readers can save 15% off any of iStock’s monthly subscriptions plans. Or if you prefer […]

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40 Quick & Easy Portfolio Website Templates

40 Quick & Easy Portfolio Website Templates

| May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

If you work as a designer, photographer or any other type of artist, you need a portfolio. A portfolio website is the easiest and quickest way to showcase your work. Don’t focus only on having a  physical portfolio, because nowadays, a website and strong online presence is mandatory if you want to grow your business and […]

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Create Lightsaber Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

Create Lightsaber Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

| May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

In today’s tutorial we will create intersecting futuristic lightsaber vectors with the help of the blend objects, blending modes, and gradient fills. The tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: blend objects, blending modes […]

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Improve Your Designs With The Principles Of Similarity And Proximity (Part 1)

Improve Your Designs With The Principles Of Similarity And Proximity (Part 1)

| May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

   The perceptual process enables us to perceive the world through our senses of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. In particular, our visual system processes vast amounts of information in its environment. Rather than perceiving elements separately, our brain organizes patterns, objects and shapes into whole forms that we can understand. The gestalt grouping […]

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How to design HTML5 games

How to design HTML5 games

| May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

HTML5 and the term “cross platform” are buzz words, and for good reason. The technology works for smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Agencies love the concept, because any web designer who knows HTML, will understand HTML5. What does it mean for you, the Web Designer? More projects involving HTML5 More projects revolving around interactivity Creating […]

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An Ultimate Guide To CSS Pseudo-Classes And Pseudo-Elements

An Ultimate Guide To CSS Pseudo-Classes And Pseudo-Elements

| May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

   Hola a todos! (Hello, everyone!) In my early days of web design, I had to learn things the hard way: trial and error. There was no Smashing Magazine, Can I Use, CodePen or any of the other amazing tools at our disposal today. Having someone show me the ropes of web design, especially on […]

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25 Essential Resources for Freelancer Web Designers

25 Essential Resources for Freelancer Web Designers

| May 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

We gathered here some fresh & new essential resources for freelancer web designers. You will find in the list below, freebies such as product mockups, t-shirt mockups, mobile devices created entirely in Photoshop, icon sets, HTML templates, branding mockups, free stock photos and more. Most of these essential resources include smart objects and fully editable […]

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How To Offer More Personal Customer Support Through Effective Automation

How To Offer More Personal Customer Support Through Effective Automation

| May 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

   Robots are great for cleaning the floor and are perfect for exploring the moon. They’re just not that great at customer support. The last thing your customers want is another “We received your message” email or “Thank you for holding” recording. Robots only succeed in making customers feel like another number, a dubious accomplishment […]

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Essential design trends, April 2016

Essential design trends, April 2016

| May 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Website design sure does look happy these days. Maybe because Spring is in the air or maybe there’s just a good vibe going around. Either way, the trends in website design this month are reflective of that upward feeling, with cool icon-style illustrations, big photography and bright color choices. Here’s what’s trending in design this […]

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Popular design news of the week: April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016

Popular design news of the week: April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016

| May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]

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