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Best of the web for Design and Web Development March 2019

The 3rd edition of our monthly round up for 2019. This is another jam packed tutorial round up featuring Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials for sharping your skills.We have also included web and design articles from the great debate of which is better CSS Grid or Flexbox to a guide to brainstorming as a designer. This is a great way to catch upon what you may have missed in this month of March.

Illustrator

How to Draw a Group of Swallows in a Retro Tattoo Style

In this tutorial you will create a swallow in three different positions. We will be using ink liners to create bold lines, typical of American traditional tattooing, and watercolour inks to achieve a classic finish.

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Ñam Ñam! Make a Delicious Taco Icon in 10 Simple Steps!

In this tutorial we’ll be cooking a yummy vector taco in Adobe Illustrator, using basic geometric shapes in order to preserve a simple flat style.

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How to Create a Bluetooth Icon in Adobe Illustrator

We’re going to take a quick look behind the process of creating a Bluetooth icon in Adobe Illustrator, and see how easy it is to do so using the Pen Tool.

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How to Create a Coconut Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

We’re going to take a quick look behind the process of creating a Bluetooth icon in Adobe Illustrator, and see how easy it is to do so using the Pen Tool.coconuts

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How to Easily Apply Texture to Your Text in Photoshop with Clipping Masks

In this tutorial, I will show you how to easily apply texture to text in Photoshop with clipping masks. This method can be used to apply any texture to text and it is easy to learn.

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How to Create a Spring Fairytale Composition in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to easily apply texture to text in Photoshop with clipping masks. This method can be used to apply any texture to text and it is easy to learn.

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Video Tutorial: How To Create a Vintage Postcard Design

In this tutorial, I will show you how to easily apply texture to text in Photoshop with clipping masks. This method can be used to apply any texture to text and it is easy to learn.

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In this tutorial I want to show you how to create a gradient text effect in Adobe Photoshop.

In this tutorial I want to show you how to create a gradient text effect in Adobe Photoshop.

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Illustrator

Event Tracking and 10 Fundamental Questions to Answer First

There are already a ton of resources out there focusing on how and what to track with Event Tracking. This guide answers 10 fundamental questions that are often overlooked.event-tracking

7 Reasons to Host WordPress Yourself

Four years ago Ashley published part 1 of what would become our most popular posts to date, our Hosting WordPress Yourself series. The article jumps right into setting up your server, but doesn’t ask the question: Why host WordPress yourself?

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Organizing Brainstorming Workshops: A Designer’s Guide

Brainstorming seems to be just a fancy name for a usual discussion, but when organized right, it becomes a source of innovation. This article is a step-by-step guide with tips and tricks, examples of slides, and preparation checklists.

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Flexbox vs. CSS Grid: Which Should You Use and When?

Flexbox and CSS Grid are two CSS layout modules that have become mainstream in recent years. Both allow us to create complex layouts that were previously only possible by applying CSS hacks and/or JavaScript. Flexbox and CSS Grid share multiple similarities and many layouts can be solved with both. When to use which is another question however.one-vs-two-dimensions

14 Firefox Developer Tools You Might Not Know About

In this roundup we’re going to be checking out some of the awesome tools Firefox has in its collection of Developer Tools. firefox-tools

7 things you should know when getting started with Serverless APIs

I want you to take a second and think about Twitter, and think about it in terms of scale. Twitter has 326 million users. Collectively, we create ~6,000 tweets every second. Every minute, that’s 360,000 tweets created. That sums up to nearly 200 billion tweets a year. Now, what if the creators of Twitter had been paralyzed by how to scale and they didn’t even begin?

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