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.
Five-minute workflow improvements for creative pros, covering Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, and other tools designers commonly use.
Learn how to use Photoshop, After Effects, and two dedicated tools—Flixel and Cliplets—to explore the creative possibilities of cinemagraphs: static photos that contain areas of motion.
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.
Keep your WordPress site secure using these best practices and plugins.
Learn how to implement DRY development techniques on your WordPress sites, and build more efficient, maintainable, and understandable code.
Build a custom plugin to track the popularity of WordPress posts and then create a widget to display the top five.
Learn how to use Dreamweaver's Fluid Grid Layout framework and media queries to create a responsive website design.
Use information architecture and the WordPress template hierarchy to build a cleaner and more effective design process.
Learn how to edit WordPress user accounts directly in the database with phpMyAdmin—bypassing WordPress entirely.
Find out whether Creative Cloud is right for you. Learn about installing and updating the app, working with cloud storage, and using CC on the go.
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.
Business coach Lauren Bacon tells us what it takes to be successful in the web design world.
Add styles and scripts to your WordPress themes the correct way, by enqueuing them.
Learn how to integrate web fonts into your WordPress themes, from sources such as Google Fonts, Adobe Edge Web Fonts, and Font Squirrel.
Learn how to build a WordPress theme from scratch using the _s (aka Underscores) starter theme.
Create custom post types and taxonomies to extend the functionality of WordPress.
Got a WordPress site that's overrun with spam? Learn how to clean it out by deleting the spam straight from the database.
Learn how to get Google Glass set up and connected to your phone, and find out how to use touch input and gestures to control Glass in real-world scenarios: navigating a city, accepting calls, and taking photos and video.
Find out whether Google Glass—a wearable computer that places both a screen and a camera near your eye—is right for you.
The team behind Local Projects, a multimedia design firm, explains the development process behind some of their most high-profile projects, including an installation for the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Control how your InDesign print layouts are exported to HTML, and add links, custom CSS, and more.
Reveals how designers can create vibrant web graphics, wireframes, and complete web site mockups in Photoshop with navigation bars and buttons.
Follow Erik Natzke, generative artist and principle designer at Adobe, as he draws on his experience as an artist to build applications that improve people's ability to be creative.
Optimize your videos for search engines and convert the traffic to achieve your business goals.
Learn to spiff up your HTML5 slideshows with automatic playback, integrated audio and video, and more.
A primer for anyone tasked with starting a blog for a business.
Join Grant Skinner at work and at play, designing cutting-edge interactive experiences, games, applications, and frameworks with technologies like HTML5 and Flash.
Walks you through the process of analyzing, planning, and managing different types of content—from blog posts to videos—so you can develop a content strategy for any website.
Extend your Drupal 7 sites with custom modules, which allow you to create everything from admin interfaces to forms.
Learn how to use media queries and the new Fluid Grid Layout feature in Dreamweaver to create a single web site that delivers different layouts to desktops, tablets, and other mobile devices.
Create vibrant web graphics, wireframes, and complete web site mockups with the strong layout and color management tools in Adobe Illustrator.
Focuses on the theories behind web fonts: showing what makes a good font, why different fonts look the way they do, and how they affect the look of your web page.
Introduces Automata Studios cofounder and CEO Branden Hall, a software architect and programmer who pushes the limits of the web, and teaches others how to do the same.
Create a network of sites and blogs from a single installation of WordPress with the WordPress Multisite feature.
Create and publish a complete web site with the powerful tools in Acquia’s hosted service, Drupal Gardens.
Create web forms that encourage visitors to enter information and discover ways to capture input without the use of forms.
Bridges the gap between site administration and customization by developing Joomla! components, plug-ins, modules, and other extensions.
Shows how to build an advanced portfolio site that showcases various types of content effectively using the free open-source application WordPress.
Choose fonts for a web site and create beautiful, readable type, incorporating web fonts, CSS styles, and simple typographic rules.
Provides in-depth, hands-on training on all aspects of email marketing.
Go behind the scenes with Hello Design, Interactive Design Studio.
In this Creative Inspirations documentary, we meet Second Story, creators of award-winning interactive projects for clients that include the Getty Museum, National Geographic, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian Institution, just to name but a f
An inspiring look at the Internet and media experience through the eyes and mind of Ze Frank, one of the most enigmatic and creative people working in digital media. He's also just plain funny.
Shows how to capture professional-looking photographs to showcase products and build buyers' trust.
With web sites, online games, Facebook apps, and iPhone apps for major films and consumer brands, Trigger has mastered the integration of creative and technology.
Meet Dale Herigstad, chief creative officer at Schematic, the company behind innovative user interface designs.
“I've been on the print side of the business for quite a few years. Now I need to learn web-based apps. lynda.com is like going back to school in the comfort of my own home—and when I'm on the job, I can jump on the site, grab a tut, and save some serious face.” —George S.
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