June was a busy month, we have been watching great news, articles, tutorials, scripts, tips and lot of inspiration for web designers popping up everyday so we thought it would be a great idea to wrap all those resources in one package where you can check to fuel your energy for creativity.
Today we have a round up of useful CSS, Ajax, Tutorials, tools, Graphics, WordPress and articles we’ve found in June that is worth your time.
Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials
In this tutorial, you will learn several techniques for enhancing a basic banner design for a product or service. These techniques can be employed to add a fresh splash to many of your designs! Checkout the Tutorial
2- 10 Great Sites for GIMP Tutorials and Guides
A list of 10 fantastic sites for learning and using the popular image editing software program “GIMP”. Checkout this post
Starting with the design application of Adobe Illustrator create a group of vector based geometric lines at dynamic 45 degree angles, then follow the walkthrough to rough them up with brush textures in Adobe Photoshop resulting in a cool and trendy design style. Checkout this Tutorial
Free High-Res Grungy Paper Textures tutorial. Checkout this tutorial.
This tutorial will show you guys how to make a very interesting and sleek Phone Advertising wallpaper. Checkout this tutorial.
In this tutorial, you’ll look at a flexible design solution that you can use to create one for an energy drink. It relies on a combination of the Difference Blending Mode and the Radial Blur Filter to achieve unique colors, contrast, and lighting. Checkout this tutorial.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a unique Magnifying Glass shown enlarging a selection of text. Checkout this tutorial.
In this post you will find step by step great photoshop tutorials to create your own unique grunge design. You will also find resources on how to create your very own unique grunge brushes, for going really wild on your page design. Checkout this post.
For all of us who deal with long web pages and need to scroll to the top for the menu, here’s a nice alternative: floating menus that move as you scroll a page. This is done using HTML, CSS and jQuery, and it’s fully W3C-compliant. Checkout this post.
To help you get on your way to developing highly-interactive web applications using MooTools, here’s 20 tutorials and working examples that’s worth a read. Checkout this post.
If you love the dZone’s Ajax content loading while scrolling feature, Webresourcesdepot created a similar one using jQuery. Check the demo – scroll down to see new content in the demo.
Ajax basically describes two things once you strip away all the fluff: performing “GET” and “POST” requests asynchronously. Instead of using a FORM and requiring the user to explicitly submit it to transmit information back to the server, Ajax lets you perform such requests seamlessly at any time, using data that don’t necessarily come from form elements, then get the result back without refreshing the page. Checkout it out
CSS and XHTML
There are two popular approaches to positioning with CSS: float and absolute positioning. This post introduces a new positioning approach that gives us the best of both worlds. Its called “faux absolute positioning”. Checkout this post.
17- Flexible Layouts: Challenge For The Future
This article is supposed to initiate the discussion about the need for more flexible layouts in modern web design and explain why flexible designs are still important — even despite the Full Page Zoom-functionality implemented in most modern browsers. Checkout this post.
Designing an HTML email that renders consistently across the major email clients can be very time consuming. This CSS support in email clients guide to save you the time and trouble of figuring it out for yourself. Checkout this post.
This tutorial illustrates how to design a nice CSS menu with a list of feed reader icons. Checkout this tutorial.
20- All About Floats
Chris Coyer won’t stop teaching us how CSS works, in this post he talks about floats and show us some examples on how and when to use it. Checkout this post.
21- Which Doctype is for me?
An interestig post that makes you stop and wonder Why are people using Transitional DOCTYPES for new projects. Checkout this post.
If you truly get into web standards you’ll soon find out that the most important thing is – markup. Alen Grakalic shares tips for markup structure. Checkout it out
SenCSS is a sensible standards CSS Framework. This means that SenCSS tries to supply standard styling for all repetitive parts of your CSS, allowing you to focus on the fun parts. In that sense, senCSS is a bit like a large CSS Reset. Checkout it out
Here is a list of 82 sites picked from Best Web Gallery that show the current design trends. Pencil sketches, handwritten notes, card stocks, watercolor effects, collage art, script fonts, grungy and splatter ink backgrounds (glossy gradients are not “in” this year). Checkout this post.
Want to know how to design? Then you should learn the basics of design. The basic elements of design include colour, line, shape, scale, space, texture and value and these are the fundamental pieces that make up any piece of work. Read this post to learn the basics. Checkout this post.
A nice easy to understand, read executive summary, of reputation based systems.Checkout this post.
Your graphic design portfolio is a representation of yourself and of your skills as a graphic designer and it will become an essential part of landing your graphic design dream job! This guide will help you fine tune your portfolio to make sure its in top shape for your upcoming interviews! Checkout this post.
An awesome font created by bittox, A through Z and 0 through 9. Checkout this font.
30- Tags Brushes 6
A free collection of vector animal silhouettes, featuring a range of land based mammals alongside some aquatic life. Checkout it out
32- Vortex Waves
For graphic designers who are looking for some variety rather than just client work, stock photography sites can provide an opportunity. In this post you’ll take a look at some of the leading stock photo sites that also sell illustrations from graphic artists. Checkout the post
How much should I charge for design? It is one of the commonest questions asked by freelance graphic designers. It is also one of the most difficult to answer. You might find some answers in this post. Checkout the post
How to hack a method using WordPress’ comments to allow users submit links and to create a public link feed out of it. Checkout this post.
Amazingly cool WordPress hacks which are probably not often used but very inspiring and original. Checkout the Hacks
A list of awesome 3D digital landscapes created by amateur and professional 3D artists. Checkout the post
If a photo is worth a thousand words, then some graphic design work should be worth five thousand words. Here are 10 creative designer portfolios. Checkout the post
40- D From Abduzeedos (Pool).
41- Frilly Bits Ornament Wallpaper
42- 20 Beautiful HDR Pictures
It is now a common trend to base the site around a backdrop image. In this collection you will see a list of 10 of the best Image Based sites. Checkout this post
44- Discard / Reuse by James White.
This calculator is an invaluable (and attractively-presented) utility for crafting aesthetically-pleasing ratios for content. Checkout this post.
46- Vector Tuts
47- 19 Websites to Promote your Design News
For any blogger, promoting your design News around the web should be the first step. This post has 19 links to websites you can submit your design news to. Noupe has made it to the list, you can submit your design news here at Noupe by using this link. Checkout this post.
For web designers and graphic designers, gradients provide almost unlimited options for creating the perfect look. This list is a collection of excellent tutorials and resources for effectively using gradients. Checkout this post.
Textures and Brushes
Vintage design, when done well, can make a user feel like they have been transported back in time. Here is a big roundup of textures and Photoshop brushes, all found at deviantArt. Checkout this post.
99 perfect stock textures that others have freely contributed to the design community. Checkout this post.
75 insane high resolution Photoshop brushes that will be perfect for any project you may happen to be working on. Enjoy! Checkout this post.
An interesting interview with Collis Ta’eed sharing his art and design background.Checkout the interview.
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