Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #24

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #24

Every week the design community releases a lot of interesting articles, tutorials and showcases that can charge your creativity in different ways. With this series we want to share high-quality contents from the community to provide interesting information for our readers. It’s just a small selection, but we are sure that it can help you to find cool stuff that covers a wide variety of topics.

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Below a collection of awesome articles and resources that we have found in the last week. We suggest you to bookmark and read them. Take your time, get inspired!

Design a Conceptual Album Cover in Photoshop

  1. written by Wojciech Pijecki
  2. topics: Photoshop

best of the week

Album covers are always fun projects to work on. In today’s tutorial we will take a look at the step-by-step process of creating a conceptual album cover in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

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How To Create a Cool Chrome Text Effect in Illustrator

  1. written by Chris Spooner
  2. topics: Illustrator, vector

best of the week

Follow this step by step tutorial to create a super cool retro chrome text effect in Illustrator. We’ll use a range of gradients to give the impression of bright highlights, then take the text into Photoshop for some finishing touches.

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Hand Drawn Style Text Effect

  1. written by Andrei Marius
  2. topics: Illustrator

best of the week

In the following tutorial you will learn how to use different brushes and effects to create a hand drawn text effect. Perfect for illustrative designs, you will create a cute and fun lettering effect.

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6 Useful CSS Button Recipes You Can Copy & Paste

  1. written by Joshua Johnson
  2. topics: CSS, buttons

best of the week

CSS3 is completely changing the game for creating buttons on the web. Techniques that were once only possible with images are now easily executable with just a few lines of code. For this post we custom built six attractively styled CSS buttons for you to copy and paste right into your projects, zero attribution required.

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Fundamental Guidelines Of E-Commerce Checkout Design

  1. written by Christian Holst
  2. topics: Ecommerce, web design

best of the week

Here is the harsh reality of e-commerce websites: according to recent e-commerce studies, at least 59.8% of potential customers abandon their shopping cart (MarketingSherpa puts it at 59.8%, SeeWhy at 83% and MarketLive at 62.14%).

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Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plugin Development

  1. written by Jake Rocheleau
  2. topics: WordPress, development

best of the week

We’ll be going over a few ways to get started in plug-ins development for WordPress. The steps are fairly simple and don’t require a large dedication to study. Rudimentary knowledge of PHP would be useful even with a basic understanding of the WordPress file structure and Administration panel.

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Saturation in Web Design

  1. written by Alexander Dawson
  2. topics: Web design

best of the week

Over the years, web designs and layouts have increased in complexity. Yet, while our work becomes ever more polished and interactive, moving away from the static boxy layouts that dominated the ’90s, the central goal has not changed.

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  1. Thanks for this, but all of these I got in the email.
    anyway thanks!

  2. Marianne

    Hi, the tutorial on converting Footy to HTML/CSS has been very useful, thank you! But I can’t seem to find the article about converting the HTML/CSS to WordPress. Could you please point me in the right direction? Thanks!
    (Sorry for posting this under this tutorial, but I guess you won’t notice a new comment under an old post.)

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