Best of the web for Design and Web Development April 2017
- May 1st, 2017
In our usual fashion where rounding up another month within the online web and design community with our favourite posts of the month from Photoshop tutorials to web design articles. If you’re a designer, or a front-end developer this post is the perfect fix for yourself.
Our favourites include an essential SEO checklist when launching a new website. It’s so easy to forget at times that SEO can pay a pivotal part in the success of a website this post certainly does great job of making you aware of the essentials. There’s also a Photoshop tutorial included on how to create a truly jaw dropping galaxy text effect.
Please feel free to share any of your favourite blog post from the month of April in the comments section for us to read, and maybe even include in the roundup.
Watercolour paintings are a hugely popular art style that can be incorporated into your design projects, but you don’t need to be a master artist to create such imagery when Adobe Photoshop can produce realistic watercolour effects with a cocktail of built-in filters. In today’s tutorial I take you through a range of settings that will convert any photograph into a hand-made watercolour style painting.
Photoshop is a powerful software. It gives you full control on manipulating pixels. It’s younger brother, Illustrator, has same quality in handling vector. In this tutorial, we are going to use both software to draw a realistic motorbike helmet from scratch.
you’ll create a vintage-style logo illustration from open-source fonts and stock images to fit on current design trends. Let’s dive right in to this hipster logo design!
Web and Design articles
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Hovering your finger over the big red “launch” button for your new website? Hold off for just a second (or 660 of them, rather). There may be SEO considerations you haven’t accounted for yet, from a keyword-to-URL content map to sweeping for crawl errors to setting up proper tracking. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand covers five big boxes you need to check off before finally setting that site live.
As many of you know, I am a big fan of web performance. But I also don’t think that it should or have to compromise design. There is always a good balance in the middle. The other day I was on GitHub’s blog and was really digging their font! It was super easy to read. So I dug into the properties with Chrome Devtools and saw that they were using a system font stack. So today I want to show you how to use a system font stack on your WordPress site.
The Step-By-Step Process To Properly Test Your WordPress Website Before Updating It (Workflow, Tools, & Scripts)
In all my years of SEO consulting, I’ve seen many clients with wild misconceptions about XML sitemaps. They’re a powerful tool, for sure — but like any power tool, a little training and background on how all the bits work goes a long ways.