25 Great Examples of Using Gradient Effects in Web Designs

May 16 2009 by Jacob Gube | 47 Comments

Using color gradients, or effects that transition two or more colors with one another, is one of the most popular design techniques in web design. They’re easy to create yet hard to get right. In this showcase, you’ll witness some of the best examples of using color gradients in the hopes of inspiring you in your own designs.

If you’d like to learn more about color gradients, check out the tutorial called "Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop" which covers the use of color gradients, among other techniques.

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JavaScript Debugging Techniques in IE 6

May 15 2009 by Ben Dowling | 46 Comments

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 is almost universally hated by web developers. It’s hard to work with and support, but with a few solid techniques, you can make the process less painful. What “just works” in the majority of browsers will almost always require hours of tweaks and workarounds to get it working in IE6. With more and more users switching over to newer alternatives such as IE8, Safari and Firefox hopefully support for IE6 can be dropped sooner rather than later. In the mean time though many of us have to make sure our sites work in this awful browser.

JavaScript Debugging Techniques in IE 6

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Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop

May 14 2009 by Tyler Denis | 38 Comments

Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn about creating dynamic and high-impact backgrounds that you can use on your own web layouts. We’ll go over color/gradient techniques, lighting effects, and using textures and patterns.

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30 Brilliant Photoshop Lighting Effects Tutorials

May 13 2009 by Jacob Gube | 30 Comments

A current trend in design is adding lighting effects to enhance your digital art. In this article, you’ll find 30 dazzling lighting techniques that you can use to add a bit of sparkle into your work.

Expressive lighting effects

Engulf photo subjects with glowing lights by following along this top-notch tutorial.

Expressive lighting effects

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How to Create a “Worn Paper” Web Layout Using Photoshop

May 12 2009 by Matthew Heidenreich | 37 Comments

How to Create a Worn Paper Web Layout with Photoshop.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a textured "worn paper" web design theme using some basic Photoshop techniques. The design incorporates some free stock images to let you create a beautiful layout in a jiffy.

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What Time-Tracking App Do You Use?

May 11 2009 by Jacob Gube | 267 Comments

Time-tracking App

There’s always a need to keep track of the time you spend on projects to bill clients accordingly, as well as to establish benchmarks on common tasks.

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40 Useful and Creative Infographics

May 10 2009 by Jacob Gube | 86 Comments

Information graphics (or infographics) are graphical depictions of data and information. By presenting information in a compact and creative approach, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers.

In this collection, you’ll find forty beautiful and educational infographics, displaying the uncommon spectacle of "art meets science".

1. Coffee Drinks Illustrated

The proportion of ingredients for popular coffee drinks and their pronunciation keys.

Coffee Drinks Illustrated

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