Techniques For Creating Custom Textures In Photoshop

Textures are everywhere — the concrete of a sidewalk, the fabric on your chair, even the glass (or plastic) surface of the screen you’re staring at right now. It’s natural that textures appeal to us because we see and feel them every day. And it’s no surprise why textures have become such an important element in design — so important, in fact, that Stephen Petrany wants to share with you the tricks and tools to create your own textures using Photoshop.

How to Customize the WordPress Dashboard to Minimize Confusion

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced user of WordPress, one thing that everyone finds puzzling at some point is the Dashboard. It's often filled with a lot of information, or is laid out in an obscure and confusing way especially for beginners. This tutorial will teach you how to best customize the WordPress Dashboard in order to minimize confusion.

How to Create Your Own HTML Elements With Web Components

Web Components are currently and excitedly being talked about as an upcoming "tectonic shift for web development" with the promise of permanently reshaping the web design landscape. Big players are moving forward to bring web components into reality. Both Google and Mozilla are already gradually rolling out native browser support.

Loading CSS Into WordPress the Right Way

Without CSS, you have very limited choices to style your web pages. And without proper CSS inclusion inside WordPress, you can make it extremely hard for your theme's users to customize the theme's styling. In this tutorial, we're going to have a look at the right way to enqueue CSS into WordPress. WordPress is currently the most popular content management system in the world, and it has tens of millions of users. That's why, in order to make a successful theme, we need to think as every single WordPress user and try to go by the book and load our CSS files in our themes properly.

DMXzone ePub Manager Manual

In this article you'll find all the needed information in order to work with the DMXzone ePub Manager extension. It features useful tutorials for basic and advanced usage. If you follow the steps you will be able to set up your Dreamweaver workspace for ePub projects, create ePubs from scratch, edit the metadata and even edit an existing ePub projects.

Using WordPress Meta Boxes to Build a Basic SEO Plugin

One of the core feature provided by WordPress in extending its functionality is its Meta Box API. These meta boxes enable you to easily add additional data to your content. For example, the Post Tags meta box enables you set tags for your post. In this article, we will build a basic SEO plugin that adds a meta description, and an Open Graph title and description tag to the head element of WordPress pages. In doing this, we'll also learn how to create a custom meta boxes, how to sanitize user-provided data, how to save the data to a post or page, and how to and retrieve the saved data.

DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Navigation Manual

In this article you will find all the needed information about using DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Navigation extension for Dreamweaver. The tutorials will walk you through the basic and also advanced options of this tool. We covered everything from enabling DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Navigation in Dreamweaver, creating navbars, navs, dropdowns and more. Note that you need to have DMXzone Bootstrap 3 installed in DW in order to use the navigation extension.

If you experience any troubles working with the extension, please post in the extension forums or contact our Live support during business hours. 

Six Common Problems With The UX Process

How robust is your user experience design process? We all have our favored methods and techniques, but the general process is similar: Conduct research, prototype, then present to stakeholders and users. We’ve delivered projects successfully, rectified problems and honed our ability to deliver in different scenarios. However, we all know that every project is unique, and every once in a while something will take you by surprise.

Collaborating With Adobe Fireworks On Large Design Teams

Working with people can be hard. But get it right, and you’ll be able to produce stunning work more smartly and quickly than ever before. With methodologies such as agile and lean influencing how design teams work, some interesting challenges lie ahead. Iterative and collaborative practices vary greatly across work environments and even projects, and they can, and most likely will, bring your time-honed workflow to its knees.

Responsive Design Begins With The URL

The BBC’s Programmes website is huge, and is intended to be a rolling archive of everything that the BBC broadcasts on television and radio. Originally released in 2007, it now has pages for over 1.6 million episodes, but that’s barely half of the story. Surrounding those episodes is a wealth of content, including clips, galleries, episode guides, character profiles and much more, plus Programme’s newly responsive home pages.

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