Create CSS for hover, active, visited, selected states of layers

Such HTML elements of web page as links, buttons, input forms, etc. often have different visual states for events like “element is hovered by¬† mouse pointer”, “element is clicked”, “link was visited”, “element is active”.¬† For every state layer may have different CSS styles. Continue reading Create CSS for hover, active, visited, selected states of layers

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Embedding of linked smart objects is not required anymore

New Photoshop versions introduced support for linked smart objects: http://blogs.adobe.com/richardcurtis/2014/01/16/photoshop-cc-14-2-update-linked-smart-objects/. Using linked objects is a good thing. First, it allows to share image assets between psd files. Second, it makes size of PSD file much smaller. Continue reading Embedding of linked smart objects is not required anymore

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Slicing Photoshop template to images

Service of automated psd to html conversion is complemented with new (free!) tool to slice Photoshop template to images. Because of this, we are going to tell what should be taken into account when PSD slicing is performed and why it is not so trivial as may look like at first glance.

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How you can create an ideal design: from an idea to coding

Today we would like to talk about creation of a design, about how a designer should organize his or her work, what mistakes you should avoid, what aspects you should pay special attention to for creation of a really beautiful design and for its realization to take minimum time. Continue reading How you can create an ideal design: from an idea to coding

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The history and tendencies of flat design development

Flat design, thanks to the big companies that started to use this approach several years ago, has forced its way into our life quite abruptly and unexpectedly for many. However, actually, this trend had existed before and developed together with realism and skeuomorphism. It came in web technologies from printing products of the 20th century, precisely there they actively used distinctive flat elements and simplified graphics coming up to symbolism. Let us find out how it all started. Continue reading The history and tendencies of flat design development

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