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Best of the web for Design and Web Development February 2023

  • March 1st, 2023
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This is the second month of the year, and we are excited to present some of the best design tutorials that were published throughout the month. We have gathered tutorials for Photoshop, Affinity, and Illustrator, which we believe will be a great resource for designers looking to improve their skills.

In addition to the tutorials, the second half of this post is filled with design articles covering a variety of topics. We have articles on how to fix the 500 Internal Server Error in WordPress, tips on how designers can ask for and receive high-quality feedback, and more.

We understand that design can be a challenging field, and it’s important to stay updated with the latest trends and techniques. That’s why we hope you find this month’s round-up helpful and informative. We look forward to sharing more valuable resources with you in the future.

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Design tutorials

How to Change the Line Spacing in Affinity Publisher

When working with text, you’ll likely need to adjust your line spacing. Affinity Publisher makes this easy. This quick tutorial will show you how to change the line spacing in Affinity Publisher.

Grainy Gradient Heatmap Photoshop Tutorial

First we’ll convert the photo with a gradient map to generate the surreal colours, then the addition of some blur and grainy filters really helps to enhance the effect. Then to finish off the piece we’ll add some of my free texture downloads from Spoon Graphics.

How to Easily Make an Editable Chiseled Text Effect in Illustrator

It will show you how quickly you can make a chiseled text effect in Illustrator, keeping your text fully editable using only the new and improved 3D and Materials available in Illustrator.

How to Create a 3D Hologram Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Love holograms? Wondering how to add effects to text in Photoshop? This tutorial will show you how to create a hologram text effect in Photoshop.

How to Quickly Make a Grass Background in Illustrator

It will show you an alternative (and quick) method to make a vector grass background you can use on any of your designs starting with a single circle and using one of the default Illustrator effects.

How to Create a Galaxy Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to use a couple of layer styles, textures, and brush settings to create a bright, galaxy-inspired text effect in Photoshop. 

Web and Design articles

Core-JS chief complains open source is broken, no one will pay for it

Denis Pushkarev, maintainer of the core-js library used by millions of websites, says he’s ready to give up open source development because so few people pay for the software upon which they depend.

How To Fix the 500 Internal Server Error in WordPress

All is going fine and one day it happens. The infamous HTTP 500 internal server error in WordPress arrives to spoil the party. The HTTP 500 internal server error is a server-side issue and not a client-side one. Something has malfunctioned on the server side. Finding the root cause is tricky, as this internal server error for WordPress can be caused by multiple issues. So, the way to fix the WordPress 500 internal server error is to tackle all the major causes one by one and see if any one of them solves the issue.

Container queries land in stable browsers

This Valentine’s day, we’re celebrating size container queries and container query units landing in all stable browsers.

An Extensive Guide to JavaScript Design Patterns

When building JavaScript applications, you may encounter scenarios where you need to build objects in a certain, predefined fashion, or reuse a common class by modifying or adapting it to multiple use cases.

How Designers Should Ask For (And Receive) High-Quality Feedback

Designers often complain about the quality of feedback they get from senior stakeholders without realizing it’s usually because of the way they initially have framed the request. In this article, Andy Budd shares a better way of requesting feedback: rather than sharing a linear case study that explains every design revision, the first thing to do would be to better frame the problem.

Different Ways to Get CSS Gradient Shadows

It’s a question I hear asked quite often: Is it possible to create shadows from gradients instead of solid colors? There is no specific CSS property that does this (believe me, I’ve looked) and any blog post you find about it is basically a lot of CSS tricks to approximate a gradient. We’ll actually cover some of those as we go.

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