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
    We're Evolving, But It's Not the End of the WorldPreview
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    Up until about ten thousand years ago we (man) were hunter-gatherers. The period following that saw us apply our brains a bit more and embrace agriculturalism. In any case, it's only relatively recently that we've been able to survive without using the muscles and physical attributes which we've always depended on. I can't help but feel that's a shame..Read More…
  • Web Design
    Tuts+ Wants You: We’re Looking For New Tutorials and Articles! Preview
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    Calling all web design gurus and writers! We're looking for a couple of fresh new contributors to deliver kick-ass content 2-4 times per month. This is a paid gig, so what would be expected of you? Read on to find out!Read More…
  • Web Design
    Readers' Poll: What's Your Achilles' Heel?Readerspulse
    We all have our weaknesses, links in the chain which need improvement. You'll probably know where your strengths lie, but what about areas in your web designer's skill set which need working on? Let us know in this poll and we'll do our best to help!Read More…
  • Web Design
    Vintage Modernism: A Quick ExaminationPreview
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    Vintage Modernism in web design has been around a while now, and is one of those definitions which you'll perhaps hear, but doesn't seem to have gained any official traction. Regardless of that, I still love it. So here is a quick roundup which looks at what Vintage Modernism is, and why it's so great.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Win 1 of 3 Super Cute MySuiteStuff Pillows! (Winners Announced)Preview
    I don't think I need to promote this one too much - you lot climb over each other for pillows whenever we give them away on Tuts+! Our friends at MySuiteStuff have generously offered up three web design-related pillows for grabs; Ps, Dw, and Fw. Leave a comment to let me know which one you'd like and you might be lucky!Read More…
  • Web Design
    Weekend Presentation: The CSS of TomorrowPreview
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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 lectures! We've featured Peter Gasston a couple of times recently, so we'll round off the week with him talking at a London Web Standards meetup about the future of CSS3.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Interview With CSS3 Guru Peter Gasston4d46dc77e2f90ad8986ca4.l. v179463365 sx200
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    Peter Gasston is a developer, accomplished speaker, nonogram addict, and is the brains behind The Book of CSS3. You'll probably know him from his contributions to www.css3.info and his blog www.broken-links.com. Having reviewed his book, I thought I'd fire a few questions in his direction (if you're interested in CSS3, I suggest you read what he had to say)…Read More…
  • Web Design
    "Book of CSS3" Review and Giveaway! (Winners Announced)Preview2
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    Peter Gasston's Book of CSS3 has been by my side, on my desk, and in my laptop case for a couple of weeks now. It's a seriously substantial guide, and in it Peter leaves no CSS3 stone unturned. Read on for more of my thoughts on the book, and enter to win a copy of your own!Read More…
  • 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…