How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

Eugeniu Zaitev  •  Adobe Photoshop, Tutorials  •  December 21, 2012
How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

Each of us who work in Adobe Photoshop use different tools from drop down menus, which can be costly in terms of time. Why click through menus when you can create keyboard shortcuts for a variety of tools and actions? With simple keystrokes, you can save precious seconds. Adobe Photoshop also offers the super-useful solution of allowing users to create custom keystrokes. To...

User Interface Elements: 2012 UI Kits Collection

Adrian  •  Graphics, Resources  •  December 20, 2012
User Interface Elements: 2012 UI Kits Collection

This year was very productive in terms of UI Kits. There hasn’t been such amount of User Interface Elements published any year, as this year, a kind of a boom of different styles and shapes. I would like to point out our support to the creation of completely new packages of ui elements, let’s say directly: it was a breakthrough in the creation of such interfaces. To be...

Understanding and Using Hooks and Filters in WordPress

Abbas Suterwala  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  December 19, 2012
Understanding and Using Hooks and Filters in WordPress

WordPress is a very popular blogging engine. It has also become very popular as a platform for various types of site which range from blogs to CMS to ecommerce sites. The success of WordPress majorly depends on the flexible and easily extendible architecture of WordPress. This lets the plugins and themes add functionality to WordPress without changing the core WordPress...

Working with Color: Create a Monotone Design Scheme

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  December 18, 2012
Working with Color: Create a Monotone Design Scheme

Creating a dark color scheme can result in a beautiful, elegant design. There are a variety of ways to do it, from creating pop with sharp contrast or working with a more monotone color palette, which we will focus on here. The No. 1 thing to keep in mind when working with a palette of dark colors is readability. Dark color schemes can sometimes overwhelm the rest of the page,...

Designmodo Looking for New Authors

Adrian  •  Resources  •  December 14, 2012
Designmodo Looking for New Authors

With the launch of Designmodo’s new design, we’ve decided to increase the number of articles we post on the site. We need authors to write on a regular basis who can produce high-quality, beautiful and useful articles on web design and development. All authors are paid as agreed in advance. We are looking for tutorials and practical articles about web design. We want our...

Creating a 3D Button in CSS3

Nathan Barry  •  CSS3, Tutorials  •  December 13, 2012
Creating a 3D Button in CSS3

Topic: CSS3 Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 30 mins Today I want to show you how to use some of the awesome new features in CSS3 to create an animated, three-dimensional button. To start off, we care about creating a fun experience that works to its full potential in the browsers that support it, but degrades gracefully in the browsers that don’t. In other...

Introduction in New Designmodo

Adrian  •  Resources  •  December 12, 2012
Introduction in New Designmodo

This week, we’ve decided to launch a new website design which has already gotten a lot of positive feedback on Twitter, thanks to you. Now, we are officially rolling out the new design and sharing the new features with you. Here’s what’s new and why we’ve decided to change the design, including the switch from a dark theme to bright, light scheme. New Logo The logo...

Progress Bars in Web Design: Best Examples

Adrian  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  December 10, 2012
Progress Bars in Web Design: Best Examples

A progress bar is an indicator of the downloading process. A progress bar is an important element of the interface, which aims to show the user the current downloading progress. This small graphical element makes the interface not only more convenient, but also more understandable. Let’s take an example, imagine that you go to a site where you need to download videos,...

Design Tools: Website Review UICloud

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources, Tools  •  December 10, 2012
Design Tools: Website Review UICloud

Ever wish you could search one place for user interface design tools? There are so many icons, buttons, navigation elements and forms out there. And it is tough to find them all in one place. But UICloud changes that. The site, which is in Beta, collects, categorizes and allows users to search a whole host of UI parts. The goal of the site is to provide a search engine the...

Restaurant Web Designs: 40 Yummy Cafe & Restaurant Websites and Trends

Tatiana Titkova  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  December 6, 2012
Restaurant Web Designs: 40 Yummy Cafe & Restaurant Websites and Trends

What actually do we want from a restaurant website? Once we enter a website belonging to some café or restaurant, the first thing we start looking for is the menu. Fortunately, most of restaurants managed to improve their online menus by replacing PDF-only downloads with web alternatives that are more user-friendly. The next thing we would be glad to see/read is specials and...