A weekly series for web designers who want to enhance their design, software, and general freelance business skills and streamline their workflow. Get a new tip every Thursday.
Learn how to make your site "retina"-ready by optimizing graphics and other content so that it looks great on retina (HiDPI) and non-retina displays alike.
Learn to create a realistic steam animation with After Effects, using a particle system animation and a sprite sheet.
Extract content and layouts from InDesign and transform them into HTML, which can be used to create ebooks, web and mobile apps, and more.
Build web apps that can handle multiple users, registration, and real-time data, with AngularJS.
Go from jQuery plugin user to jQuery plugin author in a few steps, by turning existing filters or code into reusable, highly configurable plugins.
Collaborate more effectively and efficiently with clients and colleagues with these tips from veteran designer Lauren Bacon.
The most successful projects involve deep collaboration with clients. Learn how attentive listening, thoughtful questions, and a clear process can lead to a unified vision and strategy for your designs.
Discover how to use Photoshop layer comps to storyboard your interaction designs.
Create a promotional, animated marquee for the homepage of your WordPress website. The exercise files and code snippets for this course are free to all members.
Learn how to develop iOS and Android apps with your existing HTML skills, Dreamweaver CC, and PhoneGap.
Learn how to use Dreamweaver's Fluid Grid Layout framework and media queries to create a responsive website design.
Create a compelling website for any small business, using Adobe Muse CC.
Learn how to build, test, and deploy Android and iOS apps with the PhoneGap and Cordova CLIs.
Keep up to date with all the 2014 changes to Dreamweaver CC.
Learn how to build responsive single-page websites (with animation and scrolling effects) using frameworks like Compass, Susy, and Breakpoint.
The influential web designer and founder of A List Apart talks about developing the web standards that shaped the Internet we know today, fostering community, and educating the next generation of designers.
Make a dynamic one-page website with some amazing scroll effects in Adobe Muse.
Business coach Lauren Bacon tells us what it takes to be successful in the web design world.
Use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to add new fields to posts, pages, and custom post types in WordPress.
Learn how to customize the look and feel of your Bootstrap site with LESS CSS, as well as LESS mixins and Bootstap's own customization screens.
Learn about the interface changes and performance improvements that come with the latest release of Flash Professional CC.
Learn how to use user-centered design techniques to set priorities and metrics for implementing your design.
Learn how to let your users control your HTML5 animation with their scroll wheel, trackpad, or even the browser's scroll bar.
Install and run WordPress on your computer with DesktopServer.
Learn how to use GitHub to manage and collaborate on web projects.
Learn how to use concepts like social proof and authority to build your credibility online and create more persuasive user experiences.
Elevate your WordPress site with Dreamweaver's sophisticated coding tools. Learn how to customize the CSS, add Spry widgets, and make responsive, category-driven layouts.
Learn how to get fast, inexpensive, and early validation of your design ideas, using the simplest of materials: pen and paper.
Learn to find, deploy, and style icon fonts and add fast, effective vector artwork to your website.
Learn how to create user flows and sitemaps, static click-through wireframes, or robust, fully interactive prototypes with Axure.
Create products and design that draw people in and direct them down your preferred path by appealing to emotion rather than logic.
Learn how to use desire lines, and commitment, reinforcement, and breakage techniques to influence users' behavior patterns.
Get a fresh look at AngularJS, a framework for building single-page web applications fast.
Learn how to tap into self-image with the right persuasive design techniques, and make your product or service seem more valuable.
Learn how to design wireframes and prototypes with InDesign.
Learn to create UI elements, web graphics, wireframes, and functional mockups that transition beautifully and easily to production with Photoshop.
Learn how to create your custom icon font quickly and easily from existing icons or your own hand-drawn artwork, using tools like Illustrator, Fontello, Glyphs Mini, and more.
Start your UX designs in Illustrator. Learn how to create custom reusable symbols, add text, use artboards to design for multiple screens and application states, and export your wireframes as PDFs.
Learn how to motivate your users to act and engage them with your UX designs—without misleading them.
Learn how to use Photoshop shapes, styles, and layers to create wireframes, prototypes, and other UX design documents.