Archive | October, 2016

Essential design trends, November 2016

Essential design trends, November 2016

It’s time to break out of your (design) shell and try something bold. Larger-than-life bold techniques are the big theme this month as we look at three trends that incorporate items that make users look at the design. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. The color purple Purple color palettes are traditionally somewhat […]

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Comics of the week #363

Comics of the week #363

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]

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5 years of Foundation: a look back

5 years of Foundation: a look back

This month, ZURB celebrates the 5th birthday of its Foundation front-end framework. This popular framework is known for its responsive grid, CSS and HTML user-interface components, code snippets, and templates. What makes it stand out as well is that it’s an open-source project. In a blog post earlier this month, Danny Codella, ZURB’s marketer, wrote […]

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how to create a realistic werewolf photo manipulation in photoshop

How to Create a Howling Werewolf Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating Halloween is not only abut scary things—it’s also about fun! The 1981 movie classic An American Werewolf in London combined these two parts, horror and comedy, into a fantastic mix that’s still very amusing to watch. But that movie is also known for its realistic werewolf transformation scene, achieved with practical effects […]

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4 modern background tricks to try out

4 modern background tricks to try out

It seems that, as a constituent of a design, backgrounds live in the shadows; however, that’s not entirely true. In times when CSS only began to make its first steps towards the world conquest, the background had already taken on the role of the main decorative element of the website. Nowadays the situation has not […]

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How to Create the Carpet Pattern From "The Shining" in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating In today’s tutorial we’re going to continue with the Horror Movie Special, and learn how to create the trippy carpet pattern from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. We’re going to create it in Adobe Illustrator using some “old-school” techniques, which involve the careful handling of the Rectangle Tool combined with the power […]

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