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Category "Design" on Smashing Magazine

Category "Design" on Smashing Magazine
Category: Design This category features articles on general design principles, Web design, typography, user interface design and related topics. It also presents design showcases and practical pieces on the business side of design. Curated by Alma Hoffmann. Popular tags in this category: Web Design Typography Inspiration Downloads Freebies An In-Depth Overview Of Living Style Guide Tools Following the market's demand for minimalistic and consistent UIs, and the growth in modular web development, we tend to pay more and more attention to documentation and the efficiency of designer–engineer workflow with each project we undertake. Living style guides help front-end developers transform front-end codebases into well-described pattern libraries with the minimum of effort. Read more... How Being In A Band Taught Me To Be A Better Web Designer “By playing in a band,” was my answer. Read more... Part Five Design Principles: Dominance, Focal Points And Hierarchy Read more... Design Last Read more...

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Digital Art for Beginners Photoshop is an excellent tool for manipulating photographs but it can also be used as a means to create stunning digital art. This tutorial is part of a 25-part video tutorial series demonstrating everything you will need to know to start producing digital art in Photoshop. Digital Art for Beginners, by Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor, Martin Perhiniak will begin by teaching you how to draw in Photoshop. At the conclusion of this series you will know all you need to produce your own concept art and matte paintings in Photoshop. Photoshop is an excellent tool for manipulating photographs but it can also be used as a means to create stunning digital art. Applis incontournables Ginger Keyboard helps you write better and faster with our FREE keyboard and writing app! Special Christmas Sale Going On Now! Spruce up your keyboard with big savings on our awesome-looking themes for the holiday season. Ginger Keyboard and Page app is a free keyboard and writing enhancement app that offers you a better way to quickly write on your mobile phone and tablet.

Designers Spin Spidey-Worthy Webs From Packing Tape Packing tape has gotten MacGyver out of many a jam, but he never managed to make an entire home out of the stuff. So he could probably learn something from Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen. The team uses nothing but packing tape to create huge, self-supporting cocoons that visitors could climb inside and explore. Cats who Code Are you feeling lucky today? If yes, you came at the right place since I’m happy to introduce WPkitchen.com, a new WordPress-oriented service and partner with them to lauch a new giveaway. It’s been a long time that I haven’t published a list of fresh and super useful snippets and hacks to enhance your WordPress Theme or install. 30 Digital Art Painting Tutorials and Techniques Digital painting can be one of the harder techniques to master, but it also offers the widest range of creative possibilities, as you are not restrained by photographs or 3D software limitations. When it comes to digital art tutorials, digital painting tutorials are the hardest to create, because it is nearly impossible to capture every brush stroke and explain it, even with digital painting video tutorials. In this post, we’ve gathered up 30 digital art painting tutorials, walkthroughs and digital painting techniques to help you learn. There are definitely some digital painting tutorials for beginners, as well as advanced tips, tricks and workflows.

The Best Portable Apps A portable app is a “lite” version of a software, which can be run without being installed on the host computer, and which doesn’t modify the computer’s configuration information. In other words, you can run it, and use it, and no-one will ever know you were there. Apart from being more flexible and secure when working on public computers, another good use for portable apps is to keep your number of installed apps to an absolute minimum. Installed programs take up space and can cause a computer to run slower, so the less you have installed the better. My personal policy is that I never install something if there is a portable version available. Design Better And Faster With Rapid Prototyping - Smashing Magazine Advertisement The old adage, “a picture speaks a thousand words” captures what user interface prototyping is all about: using visuals to describe thousands of words’ worth of design and development specifications that detail how a system should behave and look. In an iterative approach to user interface design, rapid prototyping is the process of quickly mocking up the future state of a system, be it a website or application, and validating it with a broader team of users, stakeholders, developers and designers. Doing this rapidly and iteratively generates feedback early and often in the process, improving the final design and reducing the need for changes during development. Prototypes range from rough paper sketches to interactive simulations that look and function like the final product. The keys to successful rapid prototyping are revising quickly based on feedback and using the appropriate prototyping approach.

20 Websites That Made Me A Better Web Developer As a web developer, if you’re to be successful, you have to have a constant yearning for learning new things. In an industry that evolves rapidly, you’ve got to keep up or you risk being obsolete and outdated. Keeping up with trends, weeding out the fads, and adopting new techniques to your web-building arsenal is an essential part of being a web developer. I spend (literally) most of the day in front of the computer and even in my spare time, I choose to read, learn, and keep up with web technology news. 15 Detailed Concept Art Tutorials As promised, today we have the follow up to my previous post, 35 breathtaking examples of concept art from deviantART, by collecting up 15 detailed concept art tutorials from around the web. Concept art tutorials are notoriously difficult to create, as each artist has their own style, brushes, techniques and programs. However, there are some high quality tutorials available, so today we have the 15 best, detailed and informative tutorials.

Learn How To Hack - Ethical Hacking and security tips: HTTPS Cracked! SSL/TLS Attacked And Exploited RC4 has been advised against many times in the past but its also a fact that it brings in half of all TLS traffic. So, the attack was done on a part of TLS by AlFardan-Bernstein-Paterson-Poettering-Schuldt (AIFBPPS).According to NakedSophos team; RC4 generates a statistically anomalous output initially in each stream of cipher bytes. Therefore it is not a high-quality cryptographic PRNG. This phenomenon was first observed by Itsik Mantin and Adi Shamir in 2001. They noticed that during the second output byte the value zero turned up twice as often as it should; 256 keys on average to be precise with a probability of 1/128.

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