HTML5 and Native Media Support

If you’re a web designer, you’ve almost certainly heard of HTML5 by now. The next big step in the HTML standard, HTML5 has been in the works since 2004, and brings a lot of changes to the web. Today, David Leggett would simply like to acquaint you with some new media features in HTML5 in the hopes that you’ll begin implementing these features into your own design now.

A Guide to Utilizing Facebook for a Freelance Career

Facebook is often criticized for privacy holes, unstable API and proprietary standards, but in spite of that, everybody seems to be on Facebook these days. At least once a week this previously student-only network appears in the top news headlines on the Web and in print.

Fresh Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Are you not happy with your photograph? Want to make it look stunning and outstanding? Well, photo manipulation is your way to do that. Photo manipulation is an art which can manipulate your photograph the way you want. You can create some very cool results if you put your creativity and imagination into your photo manipulation process.

Applying a Clean & Imageless Design to an Article – Part I

In this first installment of a two part tutorial, Matt Ward would like to show you how to use simple CSS to apply an attractive, well-balanced design to an article. Instead of just using meaningless placeholder text or writing something entirely new, he will also be using one of his favorite articles that he has written at SpyreStudios, entitled “A Coder’s Journey”.

Brilliante Blog Layout – Coding The PSD File Into CSS and HTML

In this tutorial, we’ll be revisiting the Brillante blog design, covering the PSD slicing, HTML/CSS coding, custom fonts embedding and some handy cool tips to improve your website performance.

This is Part 2 of 3 of the Photoshop blog design called Brilliante, published some time ago on SpyreStudios and designed by Mahmoud Khaled Deiab.

Design The Brilliante Website Layout in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create a clean WordPress-styled website/blog design. We’ll be mainly dealing with; Basic shapes (lines, rectangles, arrows), Layer Styles, and a bit of basic type. Besides some Photoshop tricks. We’ll also be focusing on keeping our layout very well-aligned. So, let’s get started!

Why use Classes or IDs on the HTML element?

The idea of CSS is to abstract design away from markup. One hundred pages on a site may all use the same exact CSS file. This is efficient for many reasons, one of which is that changes to design happen in one place, rather than one hundred. A top-level class can serve to identify which page is currently being viewed and thus apply styling to that a different page may not get.

Massive Collection of Best Photoshop Tutorials from 2010

Photoshop has given new pinnacles to creativity of designers all around the globe. They are free to create astounding effects that can accomplish almost anything one can imagine. Many artists have shared their creation process through quite a number of tutorials and articles.

24 Best Practices for AJAX Implementations

Implementing AJAX technology can be a hit or miss thing. Do it well and you’ll have users raving over the slickness it provides to the general user experience, while, if you mess it up, you’ll be at the receiving end of their wrath. Here are 24 tips to guide through the process of implementing AJAX technology within your web application.

A Comprehensive Guide to CSS Resets

This guide examines the infinite-like variety of CSS resets created by web developers and designers across the world. While almost all of these CSS resets are generally provided free for public use (many through Creative Commons licensing), it is incumbent upon you to check the terms of use before putting them to use in your projects.

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