How to Create a Responsive Portfolio Site with WordPress and Semantic.gs

Sep 27, 2011 / Tutorials

I doubt that I need to explain to WDL readers what responsive design is, or why it’s important. Suffice it to say that it is a big part of the future of our industry. Fortunately, making responsive layouts is easier than it was when when we first started.

20 Fresh Icon Design Photoshop Tutorials

Apr 29, 2011 / Tutorials

Icons are an important element of an effective and attractive web design. An appropriate use of icons will help you to achieve a professional and solid website design look in your client eyes. Most of the icons are small and very detailed and often it can be challenging to create the quality ones. Designing icons…

10 Fresh jQuery Plugins and Tutorials

Oct 22, 2010 / Tutorials

The popularity of jQuery continues to grow. This means that we’re seeing it used on more websites these days, and there are more developers coming up with new ways to use it. The great thing about that is many of these developers are sharing what they learn though tutorials and plugins. We’re always on the…

11 Useful jQuery Tab Navigation Solutions

Sep 29, 2010 / Tutorials

Sometimes using tabs just makes a lot of sense. For instance, if you have a limited amount of screen real estate, tabs can allow you to save room by giving the user a way to toggle between several items in a small space. And to take your tabs a step further, you can throw jQuery…

19 Unique jQuery Tutorials for Web Developers

Sep 10, 2010 / Tutorials

jQuery is the premier library for coding JavaScript page effects. Most popular content management packages run jQuery for both admin and frontend design effects. As a web developer jQuery can be a fun library to spend some time learning and offers tremendous design potential. It seems there are so many references and guides out there…

10 jQuery Slider Techniques and Plugins

Jul 16, 2010 / Tutorials

Last year we posted a collection of jQuery slider techniques and plugins. In a years time the trend of using these types of sliders or slideshows to display featured content has only grown more popular. This means more sites are using jQuery sliders and more people are coming up with new ways to create them….

15 Fresh and Useful Photoshop Tutorials

Jun 15, 2010 / Tutorials

Part of being a designer is keeping your skills sharp and up-to-date. Skills may span a broad range of tools, but probably the most used tool of all designers is Photoshop. In this post, we’ve collected 15 fresh and useful Photoshop tutorials to help you brush up on your skills and learn new techniques. The…

13 Pure CSS Techniques for Creating JavaScript-like Interactions

May 18, 2010 / Tutorials

We all know that JavaScript allows us to do great things when it comes to user interfaces, but with a little imagination and creativity, the same types of effects can be created with only CSS. Here are 13 tutorials that teach you how to push the limits of CSS and make it do things that…

15 Useful HTML5 Tutorials and Cheat Sheets

Apr 28, 2010 / Tutorials

HTML5 is giving web designers and developers new capabilities that were things of fantasy with previous versions of HTML. Web pages will now be more semantic with the use of structure specific tags. Visual elements like rounded corners are now built in, and so is the ability to create drag and drop interactivity. Even though…

12 Excellent CSS3 Button and Menu Techniques

Apr 23, 2010 / Tutorials

CSS3 is changing how we build websites. Even though many of us are still reluctant to start using CSS3 due to the lack of support in some browsers, there are those out there that are moving forward and doing some amazing stuff with its cool new features. No longer will we have to rely on…