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.
Review the different types of CSS selectors and learn to choose the best selectors for targeting different HTML elements.
Five-minute workflow improvements for creative pros, covering Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, and other tools designers commonly use.
Create an attractive, interactive, and responsive promotional marquee for your website.
Write simpler, smarter CSS for your WordPress themes and plugins with Sass and Grunt.js.
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.
Learn to create beautiful, HiDPI (aka retina) graphics for a variety of screen sizes, using the tools in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Shows how OOP techniques can streamline database queries, help manage sessions, and simplify user logins.
Build web apps that can handle multiple users, registration, and real-time data, with AngularJS.
Learn everything you need to know about creating, using, and saving wireframes in Illustrator.
Go from jQuery plugin user to jQuery plugin author in a few steps, by turning existing filters or code into reusable, highly configurable plugins.
Learn how to move a WordPress site to a new location, with WP Migrate DB and WP Migrate DB Pro.
Find out how Illustrator fits into a modern web design workflow. Author Justin Seeley covers core concepts such as setting up a web workspace and building responsive templates in Illustrator.
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.
Make your design team run smoothly, by learning how to define roles and responsibilities, set expectations, and solicit feedback.
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.
Learn how to use SharePoint Designer 2013 to alter the default appearance of SharePoint websites and brand them for your business.
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.
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.
Learn how to manage your organization's records in SharePoint: "in place" in an existing site or through a dedicated Records Center site.
Install and run WordPress on the cloud with Microsoft Azure.
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.