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.
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  • Web Design
    Readers' Poll: How do You Combat Designer's Block?Readerspulse
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    A blank screen. A big, white, blank screen. Looking at me, mocking me. I know, I'll make a cup of tea. Must think of something brilliant.. I wonder what my mates are doing now? They're probably in the pub talking about the game on Saturday. It was a good game. Wait, is that the time already?!Read More…
  • Web Design
    Create a Swish CSS3 Folded Ribbon in Five MinutesPreview
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    Take one line of markup, a couple of CSS3 rules (no images), and you can have yourself a swish folded ribbon effect in five minutes. Let's see how..Read More…
  • Web Design
    Readers' Poll: Which is Your Preferred eCommerce Solution?Readerspulse
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    If you've ever been involved in an eCommerce project, the odds are that you've used one (or more) of the many off-the-shelf solutions available these days. Which ones have you worked with? Which ones do you recommend? And which ones, as a designer, would you like to learn more about?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Envato Remote Staff Infographic: A Case StudyPreview
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    A few weeks ago I pulled together an infographic to highlight some facts and figures regarding Envato's Remote Staff. Let's take a look at some of the decision making, workflow and techniques that went into making it.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    40 Inspirational Infographic Blogs, Portfolios, Showcases, and ResourcesInfo is beautiful book
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    Every now and then we all need a good dose of infographic goodness. Varied, emotive and often surprising, infographics help us absorb facts and figures in the most effective way possible: visually. Go on, grab a cappuccino and dive into this collection of infographic resources.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Profiling: Can You Stereotype Your Users by Their Browsers?Preview
    A (bogus) report issued on Friday suggests that Internet Explorer users are dumb. While you may or may not agree, it does beg the question: can we stereotype our users by their browser choice? If so, can we deliver content and user experience based on those generalizations?Read More…
  • Web Design
    Extreme Makeover: jPaginator CSS3 Edition200
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    jPaginator is a nifty jQuery plugin by Remy Elazare which combines pagination and scrolling in a simple user interface. Remy recently asked me if I would like to use it for something on Webdesigntuts+ and I figured it would be a great candidate for a style make-over.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Readers' Poll: How Do You Cross-Browser Test?Readerspulse
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    It's not on many people's things I like most about web design list, but cross-browser testing just comes with the territory. Many argue that there is no best method - but how do you go about testing your work across multiple browsers?Read More…
  • Web Design
    Quick Tip: Animate a News Ticker GIF With PhotoshopPreview
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    There's a good chance that this won't interest you at all (animated gif Ian? Are you having a laugh?) but I promised someone I'd write this. I've recently been making animated preview images for news posts on Activetuts+, and now I'm over here it's only fair I let Michael know how it's done.Read More…
  • Web Design
    This is Your Captain SpeakingPreview me
    I'm going to break this to you bluntly - Brandon's left. Don't take it personally, I'm sure he doesn't prefer Wptuts+ to you, these things just happen. Allow me to introduce myself: my name's Ian and I'll be at the controls of Webdesigntuts+ from now on!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Mechanics of Comics200
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    A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Ian Yates was first published on March 17th 2009. As an audience we accept comics for what they are; a medium, conveyors of information. What we less often realize is the technicality and process of how that information has been communicated to us. This is a good thing. When the artist gets it right, the comic book reader becomes immersed in what's being told - not how.Read More…
  • Code
    10 Hilarious Flash Animations to Brighten up Your DayPreview
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    I'm a huge fan of animation, especially when it's mixed in with a good dose of humor. Check out the following examples of quality Flash animation, get inspired and laugh your pants off!Read More…