Thinking Beyond The Interface

Designers have largely shifted their skill sets toward interface design, prototyping, and code. Are writing and art direction getting left behind? Designers have largely shifted their skill sets toward interface design, prototyping, and code. Source: Thinking Beyond The Interface

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How to Make Magic, Animated Tooltips With CSS

Tooltips are a great way to enhance a UI when your users need some extra context for that fancy icon, or when they want some reassurance for clicking a button, or maybe an Easter Egg caption to go along with an image. Let’s make some animated tooltips, right now, with nothing but HTML and CSS. … Continue reading How to Make Magic, Animated Tooltips With CSS

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Creating an Illustration Guideline

An Illustration is like any other form of design. It’s vital that it is consistent. The best way to do this is by creating guidelines across our illustrations Why is it needed? Identifying the core values and a high-level rationale as to why you need illustrations is key to outlining your style. Source: Creating an … Continue reading Creating an Illustration Guideline

Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

Day 21: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon Underestimating A Flat Bid Happens To Everyone! Over the years here on Mixing Light, we’ve talked a lot about various financial issues when it comes to running your own color […] The post Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat … Continue reading Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

How to Create Spring Flowers With the Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

(Reblog) What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool, as well as how to make your images look better simply with some tweaks to Transparency settings. And you'll also be creating a natural spring background with flowers!

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Tips for Safe Internet Browsing

Hacking, viruses, scams and cyber bullying are some of the most known risks. If we want to avoid them, it is important that we learn to protect ourselves from all of them. 1. Do not run suspicious files The need to have an individual application on our computer causes us to be unaware of whether … Continue reading Tips for Safe Internet Browsing

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The Sticky Tagline

A well-written tagline is a useful and valuable piece of marketing. Unfortunately, most taglines are not well written. A tagline created with care and thought is an easy way to communicate what is different and special about your brand. In the age of Twitter, a tagline is a perfect fit for the quickness and speed … Continue reading The Sticky Tagline

Google Images and Royalty Free Images

When I am designing a website if the client has not provided me with images, I will use creative commons or open source images to display in the website mock-up.  Google images are one of the easiest methods to locate images that you will be able to use in a presentation or your website. Let … Continue reading Google Images and Royalty Free Images

Facebook Friends – Keep Your List Private

I use Facebook both professionally and personally and in doing this I have a responsibility to keep my data as secure as possible.  Facebook does not always facilitate this as its Privacy Settings are scattered throughout Facebook.  You may have to visit multiple areas to change those settings and it can become a confusing process.