With the lows of financial times, and bleak economic outlook lately it can be a bit unnerving for us as creatives. Will our jobs be in danger if there are budget cuts? Will our client/freelance work slow down as a result of small business having to cut expenses? Is there enough work out there for all of us? These are all honest questions that have probably crossed our minds at some point over the last few months, and rightly so, but before we get all doom and gloom (which this article isn’t) I think we should look at things from another angle.
In this Photoshop web design tutorial, we are going to create a beautiful, dark, and sleek website mock-up centered on an elegant navigation menu that lends itself easily to CSS background sprites.
As a designer, doing work for yourself is probably the most difficult thing you can ever do. In fact, most dread it. To add to the pressure, creating an online presence is not only vital to get right, it has to be the best. After all, if you can’t prove your skills on your own website then how can you expect someone to hire you?
In this article we’ll examine the barriers that hinder designing for yourself and reveal 10 rules to help you create the best design for yourself. Together we’ll squash that dark side in all of us.
The skilled use of color gradients, lighting and glow effects, and details such as inset pixel dividers can lead to a gorgeous and sleek web design. When choosing a color palette, designers can often decide among a dark theme, a neutral/light theme, or a bright/colorful theme; this showcase presents dark-themed web layouts.
In this collection, you’ll find some terrific and inspirational examples of dark and sleek web designs.
In this web development tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a web page template from a Photoshop mock-up from a previous tutorial called "How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop" using HTML/CSS and the jQuery library.
It’s important for your website to load as fast as possible; users want to see your web pages quickly and if you can’t give them that – then they’ll go somewhere else. In this article, you’ll find a discussion on five simple and effective techniques for speeding up your web pages.