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
    Create a Swish CSS3 Folded Ribbon in Five MinutesPreview
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive GuidePen tool
    If you use Adobe Illustrator, then it's almost certain that you use the Pen Tool when creating your paths. This comprehensive guide aims to introduce or remind you of features, shortcuts, and methods for working with what is arguably Adobe's most essential tool.Read More…