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Creative And Innovative Navigation Designs

Toybox Navigation should always be there when needed, and graciously disappear when the user wants to focus on a particular task. For example, in …

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How To Teach Web Design To New Students In Higher Education

I have been teaching introductory Web design for 13 years in a variety of academic and commercial settings, and I’ve given a lot of thought to how we …

Type & Grids: Free Responsive HTML5 Template

Instructions<p>Download and open the ZIP file.<br>• Edit the only HTML file, index.html, to add your own content.<br>• Mix and match the included type and color CSS …

How To Create A Water Lily In Illustrator

If a document is already open and all set up, then you can load it into your Illustrator document by going to the swatches panel options menu, …

Designing For Emotion With Hover Effects

<i>The blink rate of Apple’s MacBook in sleep mode falls within the average breathing rate of a resting adult. (Image source: Michael Stillwell)</i><p>To take …

Original And Innovative Web Layouts

Original Web Layouts<p>Beurre & Sel This website is just beautiful. The automatic slideshow plays in the background, with the main navigation bar at the …

Forget The Job Title And Start Designing For Digital Products

This trend is clearly reflected in the variety of open jobs posted. No one knows exactly who they’re looking for, so they pick the label that sounds …

WebKit Has Implemented srcset, And It's A Good Thing

Not too scary, this markup. In plain English:<p>“Use <i>low-res.jpg</i> as the source for this img on low-resolution displays, and for any browser that doesn’t …

Useful InDesign Scripts And Plugins To Speed Up Your Work

Line Numbering<p>This line-numbering plugin does exactly what it says on the box: it gives every line on a page a number. While InDesign is very capable …

Introducing Jelly Navigation Menu: When Canvas Meets PaperJS

<i>A preview of the Jelly Navigation Menu.</i><p>First Step: Changing The Section Shape<p>Our first aim is to change the menu section shape by manipulating the …

A Guide To Designing Touch Keyboards (With Cheat Sheet)

Further Reading on SmashingMag:<p>When faced with a suboptimal touch keyboard implementation, users lose confidence in the website, and some even doubt …

Absolute Horizontal And Vertical Centering In CSS

There, Simon linked to this jsFiddle that blew every other method out of the water (the same method was also mentioned by Priit in the comments). …