Category: Tutorials

10 Useful Sass Mixins for Modern Developer

10 Useful Sass Mixins for Modern Developer
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Sass is the most mature, stable, and powerful professional grade CSS extension language in the world. I’ve been using Sass for quite sometime and found out that mixins are something any front-end developer would enjoy and take advantage of saving time and being more efficient.

A mixin lets you make groups of CSS declarations that you want to reuse throughout your site. You can even pass in values to make your mixin more flexible.
It save quite a lot of time and helps developers ensuring that the code is not redundant and organized nicely.

I recommend using Compass as they have many built in mixins that simplify developers work.

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28 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning New Web Design Techniques

28 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning New Web Design Techniques
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Some designers advocate skipping the Photoshop process and moving from wireframes directly into HTML/CSS. This is possible for smaller projects but not always advisable. Adobe Photoshop offers the best tools for testing color schemes, gradients, icons, and detailed page elements before moving the layout into your browser.

If you’re a little rusty in Photoshop then these tutorials should get you back into the groove. I’ve collected 28 web design tutorials centered around Photoshop techniques for designing typical page elements. Most are simple enough that you can follow along without much prior experience in the software. But even the more advanced tutorials can offer insights and help newcomers understand the digital design process.

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28 Tutorials about SVG Images in Web Design

28 Tutorials about SVG Images in Web Design
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Scalable images have become a lot more popular in recent years. As modern browsers slowly accept the notion of SVG images we can see many techniques being released out on the web. These range from scalable responsive logos to animated line drawings – all through the use of dynamically-generated images.

This collection of tutorials should be more than enough to get you all caught up to speed with the latest trends. Even if you know absolutely nothing about SVG images or how they’re created, these articles should provide insight along with a few industry tips & tricks. SVG resources appear to be a growing solution amongst web designers. Take a look over this showcase to understand what all the fuss is about.

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Tutorial: How To Build Input Fields with Tag-Style Item Blocks

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Many newer social media communities and web applications are pushing the boundaries of interface design. Form inputs have changed a lot over just the past 4-5 years. One such feature is the tag select input field, where users can enter tags which appear as block items within the field itself.

For this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can build this effect to be used in any website. To save time I’ll be using the jQuery Tags Input Plugin which is free and open source to use on any project. I prefer this plugin over some others because of the many parameters and options for customizing the experience. Take a peek at my live demo to see what we will be creating.

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CSS3 Animated Image Slideshows with Flux Slider

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There are so many JavaScript image slideshow plugins out on the Internet, it can be difficult pinpointing what you need. Developers who are not looking to start from scratch often search the web targeting the perfect solution. And although each technique has its drawbacks, the wide assortment of choices will offer plenty of rewards and something to fit your layout.

In this tutorial I want to focus on using a library called Flux Slider which was created by Joe Lambert. This image slideshow plugin is unique in that it defaults to using CSS3 transitions with JavaScript-controlled alternatives. All modern CSS3-compliant browsers will support the native features which can be set using jQuery or Zepto.js as the core library. Catch a glimpse of the demo we are building in my live example below.

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