I Didn't Know Fireworks Could Do That! Community Translation Your transcript request has been submitted. Adobe TV does its best to accommodate transcript requests. 50 Beautiful Flash Websites - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Flash enabled designers and developers to deliver rich content over the browsers, creating motion, interactivity and an impressive visual experience. Good Flash-sites do not require too much bandwidth, load fast and allow for a smooth interaction; besides, beautiful Flash-based sites are Photoshop masterpieces, transporting some kind of reality and fantasy to the Flash movie. In the showcase below we present 50 colorful, creative, interactive and beautiful Flash-based web-sites. Hopefully they will serve you as an inspiration for your future works or just entertain you on a lousy, boring Sunday.
Digital Artist - The Best in Digital Art - Tips, Tricks and Advice Looking for disc files? Click here Improve your portrait paintings by ensuring you get the perfect hues for your skin Mix textures with illustrations for realistic fantasy maps Create authentic demons by sourcing ideas from traditional and modern mythology Take inspiration from winter and start working on a character created out of ice Quick tip for drawing the mythical hippogriff Use this great tip for improving your steampunk pictures by ensuring your metals gleam A quick tip for the best way to use colour in your manga work Learn how to draw convincing evil witch poses in issue 39 of Fantasy Artist Immerse yourself in Frazetta's style and paint better fantasy femme characters This Japanese digital art program is popular with manga artists. We demonstrate the basics of how to find your way around it
A Dao of Web Design What Zen was to the 70’s (most famously with motorcycle maintenance), the Tao Te Ching was to the 90’s. From Piglet and Pooh to Physics and back, many have sought sense in applying the Tao Te Ching to something (the Tao of Physics), or something to the Tao Te Ching (the Tao of Pooh). It can be a cheap trick, but lately it has struck me that there is more than a little to be understood about web design by looking through the prism of the Tao. Article Continues Below 42 Free Online Magazines for Designers Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing. Not only they have high quality content, each issue released is also free. We thought that’s generous of these folks.
Resources - The Graphic Mac You may recall that I’ve written about Advise in the past, but they’ve changed their name and domain to adJelly. If you missed my previous write-up about them, adJelly offers a fantastic collection of specs for all the most popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and more. You simply select the social media site you’re creating ads, images or graphics for in the left column and you’re presented with all the specs you’ll need. The site is particularly useful for designers because sites like Facebook offer numerous options for sizes. For instance, Facebook offers sizes for single image ads, carousel ads, video ads, video slideshow ads, cover and profile images, post images, event images and more. Plus, specs change frequently, and some sites don’t make it easy to find the specs (I’m looking at you, Facebook!).
Marquee element An example of an HTML marquee displaying the text "Wikipedia" Usability problems Marquee can be distracting. The human eye is attracted to movement, and marquee text is constantly moving. As with the blink element, because the marquee tagged images or text are not always completely visible, it can make printing such webpages to a paper hard-copy an impossible and inefficient task where the specific printed pages where the messages on screen scroll or blink have to be printed multiple times to capture all the pieces of text that could be displayed at any one given moment in time.