Archive for April, 2015

Get Organized and Create Your Own Folder Vector Icon!

Get Organized and Create Your Own Folder Vector Icon!

| April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ever have problems staying organized? I know I do, so I’m here to help! In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed folder vector icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effect. Moving […]

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5 Takeaways from IA Summit 2015

5 Takeaways from IA Summit 2015

| April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

I’ll just come out and say it. Of all of the conferences that I’ve attended, IA Summit is my favorite. There is always high-quality, thought-provoking content, but more importantly, there is also a strong sense of community. This year was no different. After heading off to Minneapolis last week to attend IA Summit 2015, I felt […]

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Let’s do it live! The impact of live data on UX

Let’s do it live! The impact of live data on UX

| April 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Few things in this world strike terror into the hearts of men (and women) quite like performing in front of a live audience. Thankfully, our computers and websites have no such qualms, and now they have the capacity to deliver live data like never before. Live data — or real-time data — certainly isn’t new […]

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8 reasons to embrace website accessibility

8 reasons to embrace website accessibility

| April 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

In the past, fantastic web design was a simple business. All you had to do was ensure that the design looked good in Internet Explorer or Netscape, and your job was pretty much done. Some designers even took it upon themselves to mandate which browser the user should be operating. And for many designers, the […]

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20 Minute Tut! Create Your Own Customized Chalkboard Text Vector

20 Minute Tut! Create Your Own Customized Chalkboard Text Vector

| April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

In this Chalkboard Text Vector tutorial I’ll show you how to create a chalkboard vector effect with some gradients, a bristle brush, and some freebies from Vector Mill! This chalkboard text vector effect tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Use this effect for logo creation, back to school backgrounds, […]

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Ghost founder on how to grow a successful design career by blogging

Ghost founder on how to grow a successful design career by blogging

| April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

It’s been 5 years since I last wrote for WebdesignerDepot, but it’s an absolute pleasure to be back once again. I’m doing a great deal more blogging these days, which isn’t a particularly strange thing. About two years ago I founded the latest and greatest open source blogging platform — called Ghost — which is currently the […]

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How to grow a successful design career by blogging

How to grow a successful design career by blogging

| April 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

It’s been 5 years since I last wrote for WebdesignerDepot, but it’s an absolute pleasure to be back once again. I’m doing a great deal more blogging these days, which isn’t a particularly strange thing. About two years ago I founded the latest and greatest open source blogging platform — called Ghost — which is currently the […]

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50+ incredible freebies for web designers, April 2015

50+ incredible freebies for web designers, April 2015

| April 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Amazing designers and developers release new projects every day, that make us excited, inspired, and often more than a little impressed. Today we’re continuing our monthly roundup of the best free resources for web designers, and there’s something for everybody, whether you’re a designer, a developer, or  a bit of both. We’ve got UI kits, icon […]

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25 Web Designs with a Clear and Concise Elevator Pitch

25 Web Designs with a Clear and Concise Elevator Pitch

| April 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

The concept of the elevator pitch has become a popular feature in web design. Bold statements that introduce and describe a company or individual now dominate the mastheads of agency and portfolio sites. In today’s web design showcase I present 25 great examples of websites that successfully explain what they’re all about in a clear […]

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Icons and Type

Icons and Type

| April 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

As of late, I’ve been thinking about icons and type. Here’s the example HTML I’m working with here: <div><i class=”icon”></i>cases</div> Now, that div could be a button, it could be anything. That i could be an image, it could be an svg. Essentially, it’s something that is icon-like, set to display: inline-block. My goal is […]

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