If you have been into design for some time now, you probably know how crucial it is to have high quality assets at your disposal – whether they are fonts, icons, UI kits, etc. A great designer knows how to utilize whatever resources he has; he is able to put all the parts in the right place and synthesize them in order to create a holistic masterpiece. But good resources come at a good price or are hard to find, or both.Read More
When web designer creates pages, sometimes they want to set an element where they need to bend or wrap texts inside a circle (e.g. for the site’s logo or title). Photoshop and some image editing software is often the go-to software for creating these images.
On the other hand, bending and setting text on a circle without using Photoshop gives flexibility to the design and value to the SEO since search engines can’t read texts in images.
This can be an easy task using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator but setting text on web type using HTML and CSS might be a challenge. Thanks to the power of CSS3 and jQuery, this can be done.Read More
User experience (UX) is an important facet of website development, though, it is often neglected. The reason is that most web developers focus on the technical features of the site. However, when one forgets to build a website that is easy to navigate, the user tends to shift his or her attention to other websites and would not ever come back.
On the contrary, when a website is well-thought of, a favorable and long-term impression is created, together with the preference of your website over that of the competitor’s. It is in this reason why it is pertinent to plan and prepare the experience a user will have when they browse through your website.Read More
Let’s accept it. The wonderful world of web design is not a walk in the park. There are web design mistakes to avoid. You need to create eyegasmic designs that will attract people and hook them into visiting your website frequently.
However, what makes it more challenging is that web design isn’t created for the eyes’ pleasure only. User experience, including how he gets the message or the gist of the whole design, is a priority.
Despite the our constant avoidance, we, web designers, are very vulnerable to pitfalls that hamper the practicality of the design. Most web designers, especially the starting ones, tend to make mistakes that could easily jeopardize the usage of their websites.Read More
With the continuous evolution of the Web, web industry job titles are created at a very impressive rate, opening up a lot of possible career opportunities for more people each day.
Speaking of careers, what do you call yourself? I mean, are you a web designer or a web developer? Or are you the kind of person who’s somehow stuck on both boats? I believe that learning your real job title will be tantamount to learning where you’re good at. In my previous article, I have explained that you should be an expert on something. And honestly, stamping your identity through a job title could be considered as the first step.
To begin with, I would like to make it clear that there are a lot of job titles on the Web. The confusion between such jobs is understandable because they do meet ways. So, how do we know which is which and where we fit in? Let’s take a look:Read More
Everything in the world comes with a price. It’s nature’s way of balancing the scales. So don’t be surprised when the premium WordPress plugins can cost you a lot. You need to spend something in order to acquire something that you really need. In our modern world, money is most often that ‘something’ I was referring to.
It is, of course, good to find free WordPress plugins that you could use with your blog or the website that you are currently developing. However, free plugins have drawbacks.Read More
There is a great debate on whether the web designer should learn coding. Is there a need for web designers who code? If you were one, would you try it?Read More
It may seem unimportant, but for a web designer, the ability to produce good-looking photos using Adobe Lightroom is an edge, particularly in attracting more clients. With the sudden influx of high-resolution and cheaper Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, photos are now becoming must-haves for websites.Read More
Now that we’re done talking about SASS let’s now talk about learning LESS. If you haven’t seen my SASS tutorial, I recommend you check it here. In our previous tutorial, we listed down the drawbacks of CSS and how pre-processed methods can improve your workflow. We also talked about how to implement SASS using variables, nested, mixins, functions and so on. So we’re ready to take another learning curve with another pre-process method which is LESS.
LESS in a Nutshell
LESS is a dynamic style sheet language that extends CSS and, just like SASS, it has dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations and functions.
It allows you to write CSS in a simpler way by just using and combining mixins, functions, and so on. LESS also increases readability and organization of CSS using imports, nested rules and comments with .less extension.Read More