25 Photoshop Tutorials for Web Designers

Dec 18 2008 by Jacob Gube | 62 Comments

Adobe Photoshop is the tool of choice for most web designers. From creating a website template to objects and components such as content boxes and buttons, Photoshop doesn’t fail to deliver.

In this collection, you’ll find 25 excellent Photoshop tutorials geared towards web designers. You’ll find a variety of tutorials that include creating full web page templates, navigation menus, headers, and content boxes.

Templates

Photoshop Paper Texture from Scratch

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45 Beautiful Free Fonts for Modern Design Trends

Dec 16 2008 by Jacob Gube | 112 Comments

The proper selection of typography in a design can set the appropriate theme and mood that the designer is going for. There are a lot of free fonts on the web – created by talented designers and type foundries.

In this collection, you’ll find 45 first-class, downloadable fonts for your use.

Clean, Modern, Web 2.0

Eurofurence

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Holiday WordPress: A Free WordPress Theme

Dec 14 2008 by Jacob Gube | 25 Comments

Tis’ the season to be jolly with Chris Wallace’s new Holiday WordPress theme, jointly released by Designer&Developer and Six Revisions.

Holiday WordPress: Screen shot.

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10 Ways to Cut Down Web Development Time

Dec 13 2008 by Jacob Gube | 74 Comments

In today’s development environment: faster is better.

Present-day buzzwords and buzz terms like "rapid application development", "Agile", and "Asynchronous JavaScript and XML" (we can’t even wait for web pages reload anymore) gives you an insight of the fast-paced world we live in.

But getting things done rapidly doesn’t mean working harder – just working smarter. In this article, you’ll find 10 general, time-saving tips to cut down on your development time.

1. Use frameworks

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20 Excellent Websites for Learning Ajax

Dec 11 2008 by Jacob Gube | 26 Comments

Ajax (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a technology that allows for for highly-interactive and responsive browser-based applications. By leveraging the XMLHttpRequest object, seamless communication with the server can be achieved for a smooth and dynamic user experience.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about Ajax, there are many sites out there that’ll help you "grok" Ajax and the various technologies surrounding it. Here are 20 top-notch websites that cover the subject of Ajax.

1. Ajax resource center (developerWorks)

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Six Questions: Eric Meyer on CSS3

Dec 9 2008 by Jacob Gube | 46 Comments

Eric A. Meyer knows a thing or two about standards-based CSS and HTML development. He’s a distinguished expert on CSS and HTML, an author of numerous books on CSS, co-founder of An Event Apart, a coveted guest speaker, a member of the A List Apart crew, and  founder of Complex Spiral Consulting (I could go on – but I think you get the picture).

Eric Meyer on CSS3 - photo courtesy of Chris Jennings.

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CSS Tip #2: Structural Naming Convention in CSS

Dec 4 2008 by Jacob Gube | 31 Comments

Structural naming convention – in essence – just means that you name (by assigning a class and/or id attribute to them) elements by describing what they are, and not where they are or how the look.  Its counterpart is called presentational naming which describes the location and/or appearance of web page elements.

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