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.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrator's Type Tool: A Comprehensive IntroductionType tool
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    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
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    "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
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    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
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    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…
  • Web Design
    Weekend Giveaway! "CSS3 Toolkit" App For OSX (Winners Picked)Preview
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    Well, it's not technically the weekend, but we're heading towards the end of the week, so that's reason enough for a quick giveaway! Alex from Moople Apps has given us 5 CSS3Toolkit purchase codes to giveaway to Webdesigntuts+ readers - leave a comment before Sunday and one of them could be yours!Read More…
  • Web Design
    Readers’ Poll: How Do You Feel About Adobe's Creative Cloud? Readerspulse
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    Last week Adobe confirmed plans for their revolutionary initiative Creative Cloud. It will see (amongst other things) cloud hosting of some Adobe tools, and subscription to (rather than purchase of) your favorite applications. This could cause quite a shake-up; how will it affect you?Read More…
  • Web Design
    Quick Tip: Tooltips, Courtesy of HTML5 Data AttributesPreview
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    Tooltips are relatively simple to implement by just adding a bit of markup to your HTML and employing a bit of CSS. However, if you've never heard of HTML5 data attributes, you may want to check out this alternative (and much cleaner) approach.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Building a Static Admin Bar for the BrowserAdmin bar preview
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    Moving on from our .psd tutorial, this collection of screencasts will walk you through building our admin bar for the browser. We have a few obstacles to take into account, and we'll be exploring some interesting ways of getting round them. Let's get going!Read More…
  • Web Design
    7 Ways to Avoid Scary Web DesignPreview
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    It's Halloween (mwa ha haaa!) and to help get into the spirit of things we have a terrifyingly helpful graphic by the guys at Melbourne-based Mint Leaf Studio for you. Check it out. If you dare..Read More…
  • Web Design
    Design a Static Admin Bar in PhotoshopPreview
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    Let's whip up a simple, yet effective 'static admin bar' in Photoshop. We'll take a selection of UI elements, and design their various states, ready for building in HTML and CSS.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Comment to Win 100 MOO.com MiniCards + Felt Holder! (Winners Announced)Preview
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    We have another awesome giveaway for Webdesigntuts+ readers this week: MOO.com are giving away three sets of 100 mini cards + felt holders! The ideal way to make an impression on prospective clients...Read More…