Best of the web for Design and Web Development May 2017
No better way to wrap up the end of the month by reflecting back on the past month, in the online design community by looking back at some of our favourite posts from Illustrator tutorials to design articles.
Some of our favourites from the round up include how to create an 80s style text effect using Photoshop. Its a really good tutorial on how you can use Photoshop layers style to create a awsome text effects. There’s a good post included on graphic design trends from 2016, which are still popular in 2017 which is a fascinating read. There’s plenty good of posts we certainly recommend reading through. If your a designer, or a front end developer theirs certainly something included to wet your appetite.
Please feel free to share any of your favourite blog post from the month of May in the comments section, and maybe we will even include it in the roundup.
You’ll use Adobe Illustrator to produce the 3D text style, then import the artwork into Adobe Photoshop to replicate the picture effects within each letter. The addition of some image filters and textures will give the digital design the aesthetics of a vintage print.
Ever wanted to illustrate a kid’s book or learn to design cute cartoon characters? This tutorial might be interesting for you! We’ll go through a fun and easy process of creating a cute Siamese kitten in Adobe Illustrator, using simple shapes, Warp Effects and the Pencil Tool with a bit of freehand drawing.
In today’s tutorial we will create intersecting futuristic lightsaber vectors with the help of the blend objects, blending modes, and gradient fills. The tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects.
Web and design articles
Gone are the days when digital marketers would send the same generic email blast to their subscribers. Now, every savvy digital marketer knows that segmenting their email marketing list is key to running successful email campaigns.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about 9 graphic design trend designers need to be aware of and it was very successful. People and designers for that matter, like to stay abreast with the latest news and trends from the graphic design world. This is why I decided to take a look back at the trends that were popular in 2016 or before and are still really popular this year.
I spend a lot of time reading other peoples’ code, and honestly, most of us could do better. Something I urge everyone to bear in mind is that pride in your work is something that transcends all skills levels.
Why write requirements? Well, let’s imagine you want to produce a mobile app, but you don’t have the programming skills. So, you find a developer who can build the app for you, and you describe the idea to him. Surprisingly, when he showcases the app for the first time, you see that it is not exactly what you want. Why? Because you didn’t provide enough detail when describing the idea.
Sass (syntactically awesome stylesheets) is a powerful tool that helps users write CSS with ease. If you’re reading this, however, you probably already knew that. In this post, I explore the more advanced possibilities of Sass. Following are seven techniques to help developers write more efficient code.