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
    Building a Static Admin Bar for the BrowserAdmin bar preview
    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
    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
    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
    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…
  • Web Design
    Accessibility: What's Your Markup Saying to You?Preview
    Today we're going to look at accessibility and semantics. Let's start with a question: have you ever used a screen reader? If the answer's no, you should try it - it might well change the way you approach your HTML markup for ever!Read More…
  • Web Design
    A Ten Minute Chat With Ethan MarcottePreview
    Responsive web design. That says it all. As the man behind the most contagious movement in web design at the moment, Ethan Marcotte really needs no introduction. Recently he responded to a few of my questions (see what I did there?), so grab a coffee and find out what he had to say about sobbing on the subway, and firing people into the sun..Read More…
  • Web Design
    "Above the Fold" Book ReviewPreview
    One of the great things about books on design is that they themselves are often well designed. Above the Fold is no exception; boasting over 250 glossy, luxurious pages, filled with great imagery, quality typography, and considered, controlled layout. Read on for my thoughts on the book.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Blog Action Day 2011: Effective Food Charity Website DesignPreview
    Blog Action Day is an initiative originally founded in 2007 by our very own Collis and Cyan Ta'eed, along with Leo Babauta. Each year it aims to bring much needed exposure to a worthy subject, and 2011 focuses on Global Food Shortage. Today is also World Food Day, so to mark the occasion we've rounded up 10 noteworthy food charity websites for your scrutiny.Read More…
  • Code
    HTML5, Flash and RIAs: 18 Industry Experts Have Their SayMegaphone
    Twice a month, we revisit some of our best posts from throughout the history of Activetuts+. This week's retro-Active post as originally posted on the 8th of November, 2010; since then we've seen Microsoft announce that Windows 8 will support HTML5 for native apps, Adobe move further and further into the mobile area, and the release of HTML5 multimedia tools such as Edge. Things are certainly different - how have the experts' predictions held up? The subject of Flash, HTML5, Silverlight, RIAs and all that surrounds them continues to be debated across the net. It's a sensitive issue as we've discovered; our recent roundup post certainly opened a can of worms and touched a raw nerve with a few folk! Today, we're going to put that behind us and approach the discussion in a more sensible fashion. Read on to see what some of the most respected members of our community have to say on the matter.Read More…
  • Web Design
    We're Evolving, But It's Not the End of the WorldPreview
    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
    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…