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Best of the web for Design and Web Development May 2022

  • May 30th, 2022
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This is 5th month of the year where wrapping up the highlights of the month from photoshop to illustrator tutorials from to create a glitch text effect to a bitmap effect using photoshop. The second half of the post is jam packed with some great web articles from building a button component to learning CSS sub grid. The monthly roundups are always a great one stop shop for catching up on the month.

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Design tutorials

How to Easily Create Glitch Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to easily create realistic glitch text effect in Photoshop within just 3 steps.

Create Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this flower Illustrator tutorial and learn how to create simple flower illustrations with the help of the Gradient Mesh function in Adobe Illustrator.

Retro Striped Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Over the years I’ve shared several tutorials showing how to create retro text effects mostly using Adobe Illustrator, so today I thought I’d mix things up and show some techniques for creating retro striped text effects with a 70s vibe using tools in Photoshop. Photoshop’s Layer Style tools are the natural place to start, but as we’ll discover they don’t quite cut it. Instead, we’ll make use of the ‘Step and Repeat’ trick to generate an extended drop shadow effect that can then be divided up into coloured stripes. This kind of retro text effect is ideal for creating T-shirt designs, so stick around until the end to see how my ‘Washed & Worn’ textures pack can easily make your artwork look like an old cracked T-shirt print.

Create Cracked Golden Text Inspired by Elden Ring in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the process of creating a cracked golden text inspired by the popular game Elden Ring.

How to Create a Chalkboard Sign With Chalk Text in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to make a chalkboard sign with a chalk text effect in Photoshop using textures and layer styles. This is a great option if you want to make a “first day of school” chalkboard sign, for example. 

How to Create Detailed Bitmap Effects in Photoshop

Follow this flower Illustrator tutorial and learn how to create simple flower illustrations with the help of the Gradient Mesh function in Adobe Illustrator.

Web and design articles

Deep Dive into Text Wrapping and Word Breaking

Let’s talk about the various ways we can control how text wraps (or doesn’t wrap) on a web page. CSS gives us a lot of tools to make sure our text flows the way we want it to, but we’ll also cover some tricks using HTML and special characters.

Cross-Site Scripting: A Guide for WordPress Users

If you’re concerned about cross-site scripting and how it impacts your WordPress website, you’re definitely not being paranoid. While the vulnerability of cross-site scripting (also known as XSS), is not exclusive to WordPress site owners, its potential negative impacts on WordPress sites are incredibly important to understand.

Celebrating Firefox: How we got to 100

Whether it’s celebrating the first 100 days of school or turning 100 years old, reaching a 100th milestone is a big deal worthy of confetti, streamers and cake, and of course, reflection. Today, Firefox is releasing its 100th version to our users and we wanted to take a moment to pause and look back on how we got to where we are today together as well as what features we are releasing in our 100th version. 

Backup Plugin Battle: Which is the Best WordPress Backup Plugin in 2022?

Backing up your site is a little like buying fire insurance. You never need it outside of a catastrophe, but not having it is just going to make the catastrophe worse.

:where() :is() :has()? New CSS selectors that make your life easier

When people talk about CSS complexity, a major contributor to that is CSS specificity, or writing effective CSS selectors. The more you add to a CSS selector, the more precise it is, but also, the more specific it is, so the harder it will be to overwrite styles if you need to at a later point.

Writing Better CSS

Let’s talk about the various ways we can control how text wraps (or doesn’t wrap) on a web page. CSS gives us a lot of tools to make sure our text flows the way we want it to, but we’ll also cover some tricks using HTML and special characters.

Learn CSS Subgrid

Let’s talk about the various ways we can control how text wraps (or doesn’t wrap) on a web page. CSS gives us a lot of tools to make sure our text flows the way we want it to, but we’ll also cover some tricks using HTML and special characters.

SQL Injection: A Guide for WordPress Users

Let’s talk about the various ways we can control how text wraps (or doesn’t wrap) on a web page. CSS gives us a lot of tools to make sure our text flows the way we want it to, but we’ll also cover some tricks using HTML and special characters.

Building a button component

A foundational overview of how to build color-adaptive, responsive, and accessible <button> components.

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