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What You'll Be Creating8th August is International Cat Day... in celebration, we've republished one of our favourite cat themed tutorials from our archives. This was originally published in March 2014, but the process and tools are still relevant now. Enjoy!In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to create ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online
What You'll Be CreatingAccording to Wikipedia, the Paisley pattern is a design using the buta or boteh, a droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Persian origin. In the modern world you can find this shape in the patterns of bandanas (check out these interesting bandana patterns on GraphicRiver).According to paisleypower.com:Ancient Babylon in ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online
Welcome to the next in our series of tutorials where we use the general sibling combinator ~ to create various components for the web. This tutorial will cover navigation elements using links and radio inputs.In addition to CSS selectors, the will-change property, and input states from the previous tutorial, we’ll also cover a border ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online
Materialize is a front-end CSS and JavaScript framework, based on Google’s Material Design, that makes it quick and easy to launch your own website. In our new short course, Building Websites With Materialize, you will get a high-level overview of some of the major features of this framework.What You’ll LearnIn ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online
There are two major benefits of using data driven design. It allows you to:Make informed design decisions based off real user needs Prioritize what issue to solve based on its relative impact for usersHowever, as with any tool, it can be a double-edged sword. As bias exists through the process of data ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online
Adding an online store to your website, or creating one from scratch, is a great way to increase your business revenue and reach new customers. This is especially true if you’re a small business owner looking to expand your customer base without a big budget needed for another physical location. ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online
Often, we have a hard time figuring out what the next best thing is to do. With so much on our plates on a given day, the choice paralysis sets in and we end up not doing anything, and then getting incredibly stressed.Usually, if we take a few minutes to ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online
It turns out that CSS Grid is pretty good at laying out online comics, especially if you want your comics to be flexible. In this tutorial we’ll use Barry the cat to demonstrate how to build a responsive comic.Barry the CatFor this tutorial I’ve borrowed some artwork from GraphicRiver; Sleepy ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online
Gravit Designer is, in my opinion, the next big vector editing program. It’s user friendly, professional grade, and truly cross platform in that it works in the browser, on Linux, Mac, ChromeOS and Windows, and will at a later date be available on iPad and Android too. It’s under active ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online
Photography is one of the centerpieces of a great website. With the continued popularity of hero images and full-width sliders, a photo is often one of the first things visitors to your site will see. Therefore, it becomes an important element in making a proper first impression. The trouble is, we ... Read More
August 14, 2017Peakxel Online