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Best of the web for Design and Web Development August 2019

  • August 28th, 2019
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That time of the month again, when we share the highlights from across the digital and web development community. This month’s roundup features the very best Photoshop and illustrator tutorials created through out august from how to create unique text effects using Photoshop to using illustrator for creating unique patterns. There is also some great front-end articles from the future of jQuery to website maintenance.

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Design Fluid Typography on Watercolour Background in Photoshop

n this tutorial, I will show you the steps to Design this Fluid Typography on Watercolour Background in Photoshop. We will mainly use custom brushes and the liquify tool to achieve this simple, but unique effect.

How To Create an Abstract Space Scene Poster

Photoshop video tutorial where going to create a surreal photo-manipulation piece featuring a sci-fi space scene

How to Create a ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This very quick tutorial will show you an easy way to create a text effect inspired by the ‘Stranger Things’ series, using only layer styles and some simple adjustments. 


10 Steps to Draw a Cute Glowing Jellyfish in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn to draw a cute glowing jellyfish in 10 easy steps, using basic geometric shapes, Pathfinder panel, and various Effects. We’ll be applying vivid gradients to make our character look glowing and bright.

How to Make an Illustrator Chevron Pattern

If you’re interested in Adobe Illustrator patterns, in this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a pattern in Illustrator—specifically, a seamless chevron pattern. The process is pretty straightforward, and after you try it once, you’ll fully understand how to create a repeating pattern in Illustrator.

How to Make a Carbon Fiber Pattern in Illustrator

For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid, which will help you create a pixel-perfect Illustrator pattern. Next, using basic tools and blending techniques along with a set of blends, you will learn how to create a pattern in Illustrator. Moving on, you will learn how to apply an Illustrator pattern fill and how to make a second type of carbon fiber pattern in Illustrator.

10 Simple Steps to Make a Flat Windmill Vector in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll create a simple windmill vector in a trendy, flat style—all in just 10 steps! Learn about basic geometric shapes, strokes, the Free Transform Tool (E), and handy shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator. 

Web and Design articles

The history and legacy of jQuery

jQuery is the most widely used JavaScript library in the world. The web development community embraced it in the late 2000s, creating a rich ecosystem of websites, plugins, and frameworks that use jQuery under the hood.

The Differing Perspectives on CSS-in-JS

Some people outright hate the idea of CSS-in-JS. Just that name is offensive. Hard no. Styling doesn’t belong in JavaScript, it belongs in CSS, a thing that already exists and that browsers are optimized to use. Separation of concerns. Anything else is a laughable misstep, a sign of not learning from the mistakes of the past (like the  <font>  tag and such.)

Website Maintenance Costs – What to Expect in 2019

website maintenance costs are an increasingly important topic for store owners in 2019. With so many hosting options, plus the cost of additional plugins and services you can add, some site owners have said that it’s getting more and more expensive to run an eCommerce site.

Website Launch Checklist: 11 Things To Check Before Launching Your Website

Today web site launching is a MUST for a business. With a bunch of tools and platforms, starting a website within 10-20 days is not rocket science anymore

Building My First Svelte App: Thoughts and Impressions

There are always going to be new JavaScript libraries and frameworks that pop up. Sometimes it’s easy to feel that we are in a new JS library fatigue mode. It is an amazing thing though since this means more innovation across all of the JavaScript land.

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