March 2015

Mar 31
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10 Open-Source JavaScript Data Chart Libraries Worth Considering

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:46 — julie

The beauty of modern web design can be found in the widespread advancement of visual and dynamic effects. CSS3 has taken the design world to another level with independent animation properties. But digging even further you’ll notice that open source code has revolutionized the process of creating & using such a code library.

There’s no doubt that JavaScript is the king of frontend scripting. It’s a fascinating language to create almost visual effects without any need for backend programming. This is why JavaScript is a natural choice for creating big data charts, graphs, tables, or dynamic interfaces.

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Mar 30
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Best Of The Web And Design In March 2015

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 03:00 — julie


The end of month is here we have continued our monthly tradition by finishing off the month, with all the best design tutorials we have stumbled across through out the month all into one blog post. Theres some good articles featured a roundup gulp, which has really grown in popularity over the past few months, as well as really good article which squashes some of myths around SEO  which is certainly worth a read.

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Mar 28
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A Week in Review N.31

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:30 — julie

Envato News

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Mar 27
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10 Professional Infographic Templates for After Effects Users

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:09 — julie

When it comes to video, nothing beats Adobe After Effects. If Photoshop is the de facto leader of image editing, After Effects is quite possibly the Photoshop of video editing.

However, much like every other tool in its genre, After Effects can have a steep learning curve that can often be intimidating for beginners. But once you get the feel of it, you can indeed accomplish a good deal of tasks within minutes.

Now, as soon as you have acquired a bit of familiarity with After Effects, you will notice that template files can help you get things done with ease. In this post, we have put together some of the best infographic templates for After Effects users.

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Mar 24
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Building a Real Estate Listing Site with WordPress

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:01 — julie

Welcome to the first post of our "WordPress as…" series. The goal with this series is to take some of the amazing resources available on Envato Market and use them to create a specific type of WordPress site. We’ll show you the tools you need and provide an in-depth overview of how to get up and running quickly. Today, we’ll show you how to create a Real Estate Listing site.

Choosing Your Theme

We’re going to start simple and use the Realty WordPress Theme by ThemeTrail.

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Mar 23
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Analyzing the Explainer Video Trend in Web Design

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 14:00 — julie

New companies from startups to agencies can all benefit from a revolutionary explainer video. These are usually 2-5 minute videos which cover the gist of a company’s goals, objectives, and services/products. Visitors want to understand a website’s purpose as quickly as possible, and videos just so happen to be an excellent method of doing so.

In the following guide you’ll find some great suggestions for designing a captivating explainer video and methods for incorporating the video into a webpage. Although people can always find your video on YouTube, it’s more common that they’ll stumble onto your site via Google or external links. Getting people to actually watch an explainer video is half the battle which requires a keen eye for marketing & design.

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Mar 21
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A Week in Review N.30

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:44 — julie

Envato News

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Mar 16
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CSS Web Animation Tools, Techniques and Resources

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:01 — julie

Web design is an expansive subject with tons of little nooks and crannies to investigate. One such nook (or cranny) is CSS website animation. Traditionally this used to be done using JavaScript, but recent advancements allow CSS developers to create fully-functioning animated effects in modern web browsers.

Anyone who wants to learn, practice or even master CSS animation will fall in love with the tips & resources in this post. Modern CSS3 animation techniques are varied among many different ideas. Anyone who’s dedicated and willing to keep at it will surely come out the other side wiser and more confident from the experience. The following tools & resources can be invaluable for anyone diving into the ocean of CSS animation techniques.

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Mar 14
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A Week in Review N.29

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:06 — julie

Envato Roundup

Design Community

Mar 12
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CSS Animation Trends in Web Design

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 13:54 — julie

The web is an ever-evolving medium propelled forward by enthusiastic developers and creators. Animation is just a slice of web design that has risen to high acclamation in recent years. The methods and techniques for adding motion to an interface may have changed, but the end result is still a lively design with charming interactive tendencies.

The following trends are a catalog of the current era in website animation. While JavaScript is a fantastic animation language, CSS has become easier and heavily supported by the design community. By embracing these newer CSS techniques you’ll stumble down avenues of unique animation and exciting design trends for years to come.

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Mar 12
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How to create a dotted line using illustrator

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 03:00 — julie


This is a very simple technique, but surprising a lot of illustrator users don’t know how to do this within illustrator. In this quick tip tutorial I’m going to share with you how to create a dotted line in matter of seconds using a technique, which i use in almost in every illustrator project especial when creating a dotted line or border. The tutorial is in the form of a screencast making it easy to grasp and understand the technique fairly quickly. I hope you enjoy.

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Mar 10
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20 Powerful PHP Scripts for Adding Extra Functionality to Your Site

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:07 — julie

Readymade PHP Scripts can be very useful for web developers, especially when you are looking to directly implement a particular functionality in your projects, and wish to save time by not having to meddle with or worry about the most basic of features, such as contact forms or a chat box.

In this post, I have put together some of the most useful PHP scripts that a web developer should surely take a look at. So without wasting any more time, let us check out these awesome scripts that make our lives as developers easier.

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Mar 09
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Create a Dark, Mysterious Photo Manipulation

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:32 — julie

Hey PSDFANs!

Today’s tutorial will walk you through some essential manipulation, blending and colour matching techniques.

In this lesson I’ll show you how you can convert a forest into a dark, foggy, ominous scene. You’ll learn how to work with shadows, lighting, adjustment layers, layer masks, dodge & burning and much more.

Let’s get started

What you will be creating

Here’s look at the outcome you’ll be able to produce by the end of this lesson:

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Mar 07
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A Week in Review N.28

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 11:45 — julie

Envato Roundup

Mar 06
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2,000+ Free Mobile Icons for App Developers (for iOS and Android)

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 17:54 — julie

If you’re an app developer, this massive free mobile icons pack will definitely be the most useful freebie you’ve found in a while! We gathered over 2000 free mobile icons for app developers, for both iOS and Android.

These great free mobile icons will save you a lot of time and help you design faster and create better apps.

Here they are! Enjoy!

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Mar 05
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Video Backgrounds in Web Design: 20 Themes & Templates

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 03:48 — julie

We’ve shown you the techniques, discussed the guidelines, and also shared the tools for quickly and easily adding video backgrounds to your own web site.

Today, we’re going to bring all of those posts together by sharing a selection of CMS themes and templates that all offer an all-in-one video background solution.

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Mar 03
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Full-Screen Video Background with HTML5 Video

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:28 — julie

It's 2015, and user interface and experience are more important now than ever. If you're building a digital identity, whether it be for a website or application, "look and feel" play an extremely important part.

With Flash and third-party plugins, like QuickTime, making a rapid exit from the browser, and externally-hosted videos and audio tracks being hard to customise and implement the way you'd like, developers wanting to implement media may have been left scratching their heads a bit.

Luckily for us, media is making a big push into the limelight as native HTML5. We now have a host of different media types at our disposal, including video.

Today, I'm going to show you how to use native HTML5 video, and implement it in the background of your site. All without using a plugin. We'll take a look at some of the native video controls too, to make sure that a user's experience is fully enhanced.

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Mar 02
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Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:03 — julie


February has been a great month. We have found some awsome Photoshop tutorials worth going through can truly learn some amazing techniques from. We have also featured some web front-end articles worth reading through, especially the article about getting started with grunt a great article which will save a huge amount of time as front-end developer.

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Mar 02
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10 Plugins for Quickly Adding Video Backgrounds to Your Own Site

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:53 — julie

Over the past week, as part of our Master Video in Web Design event, we have taken a look at the latest video background design trends, discussed some of the best practices for using video in web design, shared with you some inspirational examples of video background in action and, of course, given away a bunch of freebies.

Today, we are going to take a look at some of the best tools, resources and plugins that will allow you to easily add video backgrounds to your site in no time.

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