Nik Collection Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free. Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it. The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities -- from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images. Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine.
Responsive Web Design: 50 Examples and Best Practices Responsive web design term is related to the concept of developing a website design in a manner that helps the lay out to get changed according to the user’s computer screen resolution. More precisely, the concept allows for an advanced 4 column layout 1292 pixels wide, on a 1025 pixel width screen, that auto-simplifies into 2 columns. Also, it suitably fixes on the smartphone and computer tablet screen. This particular designing technique we call “responsive design”. Now you can test your website using the Responsive Design Tool. Viewport : adieu width=device-width ? Bonus : summary in english : initial-scale=1.0 fits the viewport to the dimensions of the device (device-width and device-height values), which is a good idea because the size of the viewport fits the dimensions of the device regardless of its orientation.width=device-width size the viewport to always corresponds to the (fixed value) width of the device, and thus is distorted in landscape orientation because que right value should be “device-height” not “device-width” in landscape (and it’s worse on iPhone5 whose device-height value is 568px, compared to its 320px device-width). Therefore, I would rather recommend to always use initial-scale, alone or not, because width=device-width alone is problematic. More info : Apple doc "How to configure Viewport".
A non-responsive approach to building cross-device webapps Media queries are great, but... Media queries are awesome, a godsend for website developers that want to make small tweaks to their stylesheets to give a better experience for users on devices of various sizes. Media queries essentially let you customize the CSS of your site depending on screen size. Before you dive into this article, learn more about responsive design and check out some fine examples of media queries usage here: mediaqueri.es. Adobe revolutionizes Photoshop with Generator This morning 500,000 premium Creative Cloud subscribers will be waking up to an update alert for Adobe Photoshop. Adobe’s flagship product has been revised for the first time since the switch to the subscription model back in June. The big news is that for the first time the heart of Photoshop, its workflow, has been revised for the benefit of web designers.
My Favorite Handwritten Fonts Tons of new websites are being created everyday and it is noticable that if you want to be unique and stand out from the crowd you need to find creative ways of using type, pictures and other design elements in any kind of work you produce. For that reason I would suggest you give a try on handwritten fonts. Handwritten type are the perfect choice if you want to add some charm and personal touch to your work. With appropriate and well thought-out use of white space, handwritten fonts do bring your designs style and elegance. Nevertheless, you should avoid excessive use of handwritten fonts in your work because it can at times be hard to read.
Fluid Grids Early last year, I worked on the redesign of a rather content-heavy website. Design requirements were fairly light: the client asked us to keep the organization’s existing logo and to improve the dense typography and increase legibility. So, early on in the design process, we spent a sizable amount of time planning a well-defined grid for a library of content modules. Article Continues Below Over the past few years, this sort of thinking has become more common. Thanks to the advocacy of Mark Boulton, Khoi Vinh, and others, we’ve seen a resurgence of interest in the typographic grid, and how to use it on the web. Design next generation responsive designs for iOS7 with Edge Reflow CC and CSS Regions–A story of collaboration Apple recently announced its official release of iOS 7 . This is a release packed with very significant changes, in particular a radical transition for the iOS user interface design and user experience. Part of the updates to iOS 7 is an upgrade of mobile Safari which comes with multiple new features.
The 2014 Guide to Responsive Web Design (Image from Flickr user Davidd) Responsive web design has changed a lot over the last few years. Front end development teacher, Nick Pettit updates you on all that’s changed when it comes to making websites work on mobile devices. Responsive web design is a technique for building websites that work on mobile devices, tablets, and desktop screens. Not long ago, websites were typically designed specifically for laptop and desktop screen resolutions. This worked fine until the advent of web capable smart phones and tablets. 12 Useful Techniques For Good User Interface Design Advertisement Last week, we presented 10 Useful Web Application Interface Techniques471, the first part of our review of useful design trends in modern Web applications. Among other things, we highlighted embedded video blocks, specialized controls and context-sensitive navigation. We also encouraged designers to disable pressed buttons, use shadows around modal windows and link to the sign-up page from the log-in page. This post presents the second part of our review: 12 useful techniques for good user interface design in Web apps. We also discuss how to implement these techniques so that they are properly used.
40 Examples of Brilliant Responsive Website Layouts Responsive web design become a very popular trend in 2011. It’s likely something we’ll see continuing well into 2012 as designers are beginning to support a myriad of mobile devices. Building layouts for the web can be tough, but inspiration is a huge factor. In this gallery I’ve collected 40+ amazing responsive website layouts. These designs are built to support a set of different resolutions and re-size accordingly. It’s tricky building this functionality in HTML5, even advanced web developers may not understand responsive design trends. Responsive Web Design The English architect Christopher Wren once quipped that his chosen field “aims for Eternity,” and there’s something appealing about that formula: Unlike the web, which often feels like aiming for next week, architecture is a discipline very much defined by its permanence. Article Continues Below A building’s foundation defines its footprint, which defines its frame, which shapes the facade. Each phase of the architectural process is more immutable, more unchanging than the last. Creative decisions quite literally shape a physical space, defining the way in which people move through its confines for decades or even centuries.
Responsive Navigation On Complex Websites Cache Invalidation Strategies With Varnish Cache Phil Karlton once said, "There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things." This article is about the harder of these two: cache invalidation. How to build a responsive HTML5 website - a step by step tutorial Rating: 8.6/10 (1247 votes cast) Required knowledge level: intermediate In this responsive web design tutorial we will create an awesome responsive HTML5 website starting from scratch. I tried to include as many different features as possible, so we will be dealing with a jQuery slider, CSS3 transitions and animations, CSS Media Queries and so on. This part of the tutorial will show you the HTML structure and the required scripts in a step by step tutorial. The second part will then show you how to style it using CSS3 features to create this stunning HTML5 cross-browser responsive website.