Best of the Web and Design In December 2015
This is the final monthly round up of year. This round-up is certainly another great compilation of tutorials from illustrator to Photoshop. There’s some great web articles worth reading through about trends what was hot this year, and what to look out for in 2016.
We’re continuing the work on our isometric pixel art world, and on this occasion we’ll add an industrial workplace to our library. It may be good to make it look dull, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty as well.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create this gorgeous text effect in Adobe Photoshop. It’s one of a series of 15 Elegant Text Styles, as well as many other styles available to purchase on Envato Market.
Halftones are dots of varying sizes and spacing, put together to simluate a tone or gradient. Though it is a method connected to print, the aesthetics of it have made it popular to use even for digital content.
In this Photoshop tutorial, it will show you how to Create Typography Using Simple Geometric Shapes in Photoshop. This is a simple and fun tutorial, aim to get you familiar with the Shape Tool in Photoshop. Have a try!
Use simple shapes and lines to create a delightful tiny city illustration!
Web and design
2015 left its unique style on everything, including web design, which continues adapting this year to mobile browsing overtaking desktop. Based on my own discussions with the design team atUXPin, let’s explore the top ten trends and how to continue reaping their benefits going forward into 2016.
Happy Birthday CSS! You’ve certainly made a big impact in your relatively short life, forever changing the aesthetic of the web.
IS SIMPLICITY A real thing? Or is design the pursuit of something else entirely? A Logic 101 professor once explained to the class I was in that a major factor in screaming matches between people is the lack of a shared definition of a key term. “Clean,” for example, can be measured in degrees. It can mean very different things to people depending on their standards of cleanliness. Then there’s a word like “simple.” Two people can have very different definitions of a word like that. Designers, in particular, most definitely do.
In case you haven’t used it before, Screaming Frog is a web crawler which you can use to crawl a website the way a search engine does. While it does this it spits out pretty much every piece of SEO related data you could think of from each page.
One of the relatively recent tools introduced for styling is PostCSS. PostCSS aims to reinvent CSS with an ecosystem of custom plugins and tools. Working with the same principles of preprocessors such as Sass and LESS, it transforms extended syntaxes and features into modern, browser-friendly CSS.