Best of the web for Design and Web Development June 2017
Wrapping up the end of June in the best way we know how to by reflecting back on some of our personal favourites in terms of design tutorials, and web articles. There’s some tremendous Photoshop and Illustrator typography based tutorials featured in this months roundup, certainly recommend trying out. Alongside tutorials some great articles on creating a faster better wordpress site and tips on how to create a portfolio, as a web developer.
3D vector text can be a daunting undertaking when not using a program like Maya or SketchUp. Using a simple bevel and extrude effect, gradients, and offset paths you’ll find creating chrome, dimensional 3D vector text is an easy job.
Here he reveals the rules of cuteness – plus how to stay the right side of the line between cutely hip and childishly schmaltzy. Step by step, Sascha will take you through the development of a character from the first sketch to the final colouring.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a logo in Adobe Illustrator.
In today’s video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a vintage style marquee bulb letter sign in Adobe Photoshop. We’ll use Photoshop’s 3D feature to quickly build each letter with realistic depth and shading, then also add realistic surface materials and illuminated bulbs using photographs of real world objects. The result is a great looking effect you can use to add broadway style type to your designs.
Web and design articles
Consumers typically have their own experiences when it comes to web hosting and their own opinions. If you search Google for reviews for any web hosting provider you’ll find dozens of results. Usually, there are a lot more negative reviews than there are positive ones. I thought I would flip that around and share some WordPress hosting challenges from the perspective of the WordPress host and how I frequently solve them.
Last fall, our dev team wanted to get started with style guides. We had added a new member to the team, and as he was getting up to speed, we realized how lacking our project documentation was. If you’ve ever been a new developer on a team with weak documentation, you know how confusing it can be to try to familiarize yourself with a dozen projects without documentation.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 contain recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for making the web more accessible to users with disabilities, including color blindness and other vision deficiencies.