Ian Yates
My name's Ian and I'm editor of Web Design content at Tuts+. Ask me anything you like about web design… I'll find someone who knows the answer.
  • Web Design
    "Mobile First" Book ReviewPreview mf
    We all know it; the A Book Apart publications are a joy to behold, and read. Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski is no exception. Read on for my thoughts on the book..Read More…
  • Web Design
    Quick Tip: Perfectly Positioned PlussesPreview
    Ever seen those thumbnails which, when hovered over, reveal an icon in the middle to suggest what's about to happen? Ever wondered how the effect is achieved? Ever tried, but didn't manage to get the icons dead center, especially when your thumbnails weren't of fixed dimensions? Then this Quick Tip is for you..Read More…
  • Web Design
    Weekend Presentation: Typographic Design in the Digital DomainPreview
    We ended the week in a very typographic mood, so let's continue in that vein. In this short film Erik Spiekermann talks with Elliot Jay Stocks about how typography is used in the digital domain and what digital designers can learn from traditional print techniques.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Weekend Presentation: 29 Ways to Stay CreativePreview
    This is a quick inspirational video made by motion graphics ninjas To-Fu Design. If you're facing designer's block, or simply need to flush your brain, these 29 tips will remind you how to stay creative. Number 29 is very true :)Read More…
  • Web Design
    Quick Tip: Encourage Responsive Form Elements to Play NicePreivew
    Last weekend I downloaded Dave Gamache's Skeleton boilerplate to have a play with; good, clean, responsive fun. When it came to the form design I was reminded of an issue which can affect inputs in flexible layouts: misbehaving widths. If you've ever had the same problem, or have never been aware of it, read on..Read More…
  • Web Design
    The State of Web Design Trends: 2012 Annual Edition Preview
    As Ferris Bueller famously said "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it". Let's heed his sage advice and take a moment to look around some web design trends we witnessed in 2011.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Timothy's Tips #1: Smaller DevicesMark up preview
    Say hello to Timothy! He's a web designer, just like you, and he's here to share his infinite wisdom with the world. Read on for his handy tip on designing for smaller screens..Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrator's Type Tool: A Comprehensive IntroductionType tool
    Type is an essential part of Illustrator; whether you're desktop publishing, designing logos, or using type for image building, you'll be reaching for the Type Tool. This guide comprehensively covers the essentials of what is a huge amount of Illustrator functionality, which is type.Read More…
  • Web Design
    A Year in Web Design: How the Experts Saw 2011Folk
    "What did you find most memorable about the world of web design in 2011?" That's the question I posed to some of our industry's shining stars last week. One word cropped up more than any other (can you guess?) and everyone had plenty to say. See for yourself after the jump, and let us know what rocked your boat in 2011!Read More…
  • Web Design
    Weekend Presentation: Unmatched Style Talks to Cameron MollPreview
    Just because you didn’t get to go to that awesome conference doesn’t mean that you can’t still watch the footage! The Unmatched Style podcasts regularly feature top players in the web design industry - this week, Gene Crawford talks to Cameron Moll about going solo, Authentic Jobs, and letterpress posters..Read More…
  • Web Design
    "Designing for Emotion" Book ReviewPreview dfe
    When you approach any given web design brief, there are a number of personalities to take into account. There's your own, there's the client's, and there's the all-important personality of the end user. It seems there's another though; according to Aarron Walter we should equally consider the personality of the web site itself..Read More…
  • Web Design
    Tuts+ Wants You: We’re Looking For Two Specific Tutorials! Preview
    Calling all web design gurus and writers! I'm looking for two tutorials on specific subjects. Maybe the topics just happen to be within your areas of expertise? Maybe you'd like to earn a few hundred extra dollars before the end of the year? Read on to find out if you're who I'm looking for!Read More…