10 Top-Notch CSS Editors

Sep 17 2009 by Omar Abid | 56 Comments

CSS editors are editors that focus solely on generating Cascading Style Sheets. Though you could scrape by using a fully-featured IDE or source code editor – CSS editors may offer specialized functions and features to help you write better CSS, quicker.

In this article, you’ll find some of the more popular CSS editors available on the market.

Stylizer

Stylizer

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Five Free Tools for Multi-Monitor Computer Set-Ups

Sep 16 2009 by John Urban | 48 Comments

As a developer or designer, it is often helpful to have multiple monitors to increase the amount of screen real estate you have, which in turn can lead to higher productivity. For instance, you may have one screen as your primary monitor where you perform your work, and another one that has your email client, Skype, IM client, Twitter client, and other communication apps that you can easily monitor and switch to.

We’d like to share several freeware and open source tools available for download to help you harness the power of multi-display set ups and get you up and running quickly. We hope that you might find the perfect application for you!

Synergy

Synergy

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Beautiful Examples of Inset Typography in Web Design

Sep 15 2009 by Jacob Gube | 38 Comments

Inset typography, or letterpress typography, is a type treatment trend where text is made to look impressed into a surface. When used correctly and creatively, it leads to a captivating and engaging reading experience, able to bring attention to key textual content.

In this collection, you’ll see a great number of examples (23 of them to be exact) that utilize the inset typography/letterpress typography style in web design for a variety of situations.

If you’d like to learn how to make inset type, check out the tutorial on how to create inset typography in Photoshop.

1. Epic Event

Epic Event

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How to Make a Light and Sleek Web Layout in Photoshop

Sep 14 2009 by Ionut Ciursa | 54 Comments

How to Make a Light and Sleek Web Layout in Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, we’ll create a light and sleek layout in Photoshop. We will use the 960 Grid System, and if you haven’t used it before, no problem, I will show you how it works and how it can help you design better layouts.

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22 Awesome Adobe AIR Applications for Designers

Sep 13 2009 by Tomas Laurinavičius | 31 Comments

Adobe AIR has become a popular platform for internet-enabled desktop applications. If you’re a designer, AIR applications will help you with a multitude of tasks that will make your life easier, aiding you in streamlining your workflow. Close to a year ago, we wrote a post on this topic, and since then there have been great advances and even more awesome AIR apps for designers. This article aims to cover what we didn’t mention previously.

In this article, you’ll find terrific applications that will help you in your design and image-editing oriented tasks.

If you don’t have Adobe AIR installed, you can download it free from get.adobe.com/air/.

1. ImageSizer

ImageSizer

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Popular Search Engines in the 90′s: Then and Now

Sep 12 2009 by Jacob Gube | 136 Comments

In the heydays of the internet – when Google wasn’t the only search engine people used to seek information on the web – web surfers (I bet you haven’t heard that term in a while) had several options for finding what they needed on the net.

This article harks back to the days of AltaVista, HotBot, and when Ask was still Ask Jeeves. You’ll see how the web designs of ubiquitous search engines of the past have evolved through time. Put your nostalgia hats on as we travel back to the ancient times of the internet!

HotBot

1997

HotBot

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Free and High-Quality Cloud Textures

Sep 11 2009 by Hakan Nural | 14 Comments

Free and High-Quality Cloud Textures

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