The past month has been an amazing period for those wishing to learn the ropes of design, whether you’re a noob just getting into the designer or programmer. As we enter July 2010 , let’s take a look back at some of the most popular articles, resources, and tutorials that helped those who toiled away on the web everyday.
Popular Articles On The Web Design Billboard in June’10
50 New Useful CSS Techniques, Tools and Tutorials
In this round-up we present fresh useful articles about less-known CSS 2.1 and CSS3 properties as well as an overview of recently published CSS techniques, tools and tips for designers and web-developers.
“Meet the Team” Pages: Examples and Trends
Above article are a handful of trends and some interesting examples of “Meet the Team” pages.
The Principles Of Cross-Browser CSS Coding
In this article, I’ll be describing what I believe are some of the most important CSS principles and tips that can help both new and experienced front-end developers achieve as close to a consistent cross-browser experience as possible, with as little CSS code as possible.
How To Permanently Delete Your Account on Popular Websites
What we often don’t realize when signing up for all these accounts, though, is how difficult it can be to permanently delete our accounts when we’ve had enough. Some require complicated, multi-step processes that can stretch over the course of days (or weeks). Others take less time, but still require multiple steps by the user.
The Ugly Showcase of Military, Intelligence And Defense Websites
The websites featured here might have looked great 10 or more years ago (which was likely when they were created). But either their designs haven’t been updated in a very long time or their designers are still borrowing conventions from the late ’90s.
How to Design Your Business Card
Having business cards is a great way to promote yourself in the physical world.
The Best Website Designs of the 2010 World Cup
A lot of interesting graphic design is coming out of the World Cup, so we’ve put together a compilation of some of the best designed World Cup 2010 websites. We’ve also included a few African websites for more inspiration.
Awesome Recent Website Redesigns
Above article are thirteen awesome redesigns from the past year or so… Each one also has some in-depth analysis of what’s been changed and what hasn’t, and the effect that they may have on the site’s visitors.
40 Fresh Free Texture Packs
In this round-up we’ve collected 40 amazing new free texture packs to freshen up your designs. Make sure you read the terms and conditions and also say thanks to your fellow designers if you find their work valuable!
A Guide to Google Font API
The Essential Guide to @font-face
Warping Drop Shadows to Give Depth
Make a Stunning Black & White Falling Scene in Photoshop
In this short and quick Adobe Photoshop digital art tutorial, we are going to let somebody fall down inside a gloomy black & white scene. You will learn how to cut out body parts, add rain to a composition, use Gradient Map adjustment layers and other techniques that are useful in performing artistic photo manipulations.
Create a Remarkable Poster with Decorative Elements
The overarching goal of this tutorial is to learn how to use both of these powerful tools for their strengths for an unmatched workflow that takes advantage of both vector and raster graphics.
5 Reasons You Should Be Writing for Design Blogs
Blogging has come a long way in recent years. The practice has transformed from a questionably productive hobby into a popular and lucrative profession. The design blog industry is one of the fastest growing niches in the blogging world and here we bring you five convincing reasons to join the fun and begin writing your own design-related articles and tutorials
10 Tips for Designing HTML Emails
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, HTML emails are a wildly popular marketing tool and you will almost definitely come across clients that want you to build them.
85+ Fresh and Beautiful Minimal Website Design Inspiration
Minimalism is a design style that emphasizes simplicity and the removal of superfluous elements in one’s own work. It’s applied in art, architecture, print work, and in web design. There is something extraordinary about making something magnificent with limited resources, and in this showcase, you’ll find the work of talented designers that exhibit exemplary use of Minimalism theories applied to web design.
9 Essential Tips To Speed Up Windows 7
The Microsoft Windows 7 operating system has been designed for delivering better speeds than its predecessors. However, as time passes by, the laptop/PC might tend to get slower. This is not exactly the fault of the OS.
HTML5 Showcase: 48 Potential Flash-Killing Demos
So you’ve heard all rumors about HTML5 would take over Adobe Flash. While most web community argues that it’s possible or not, you must be wandering what makes HTML5 so powerful that even giant company Apple wants to use it to replace Flash.
35 Lego Mega Constructions You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Before
It’s pretty amazing how piles of colorful plastic bricks can build wonders when they are attached together. Lego was first introduced by Lego Group in 1949 and have been everyone’s favorite ever since
The Ultimate Guide for An Online Portfolio Using WordPress
Quick Tip: You Need to Check out LESS.js
You might be familiar with such services as LESS and Sass. They allow for far more flexibility when creating your stylesheets, including the use of variables, operators, mix-ins, even nested selectors. However, because LESS was originally built with Ruby, a lot of PHP developers, despite the fact that there are PHP versions available, never used it.
The 10 HTML Tags Beginners Aren’t Using
There has also been a lot of talk of change with HTML 5. Every tag that I mention below is supported in both HTML 4.01 and HTML 5.