With a huge amount of people using small screen devices to view the internet on a very regular basis, and that number simply growing year on year, designers have to have the knowledge, tools and resources to bring the people what they want and need.
Learning to write CSS is one thing, learning to adjust and tweak it to perfection is quite another.
Illustrator is the best software for creating vector images, and vector images are the best type of images for web design – so it follows that designers should have a very good grasp of Illustrator.
There are a lot of sites for inspiration, resources and tools that designers would find very useful, so today we have rounded up some of the very best, and hopefully there will be some that you haven’t yet come across that you can bookmark for future reference.
Cheat sheets are amazingly handy quick reference resources that are time saving and educational, so we should probably all use them at one time or another.
CSS3 and HTML5 have been around a while now, and we are seeing more and more websites built on them without the need for Flash.
Designing a logo is one of the most important parts of website design, and if you are charged with that task, you may need a little inspiration or some technique tips to get you started.
Fonts are the life-blood of a designer’s toolkit, and the bigger the font library, the easier it is for a designer to get projects completed in a shorter space of time. Designers can never have too many fonts, and sans serif fonts are particularly in vogue at the moment.
The impatience of online viewers has created the need for loading or progress bars. But a simple gray progress bar has pushed the patience of viewers and they are now not happy to wait for them… well, there’s nothing really to look at! So graphic artists and designers have been forced to create prettier and more interesting versions of this UI element, and they certainly haven’t disappointed us.