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
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive GuidePen tool
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    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…
  • Code
    Animating the Envato Community PodcastCode
    Animation doesn't have to be complex to be engaging and, as the Ricky Gervais Show podcasts demonstrate, even a simple dialogue between three people can become top animated entertainment. We're going to draw inspiration from Mr.Gervais and animate a chunk of the Envato Community Podcast.Read More…
  • Code
    Quick Interview: HFUG Manager John BarrettPreview
    To wrap up our Quick Tip Week on Activetuts+ I invited Hawaii Flash User Group Manager John Barrett to participate in a quick interview. A really quick interview..Read More…
  • Code
    Quick Roundup: Awesome Flash Facebook Templates!Preview
    Flash Facebook templates for tarting up fan pages are flying off the ActiveDen shelves at the moment! What better way to flaunt your company, product, service, hero or worthy cause on Facebook, than with a bit of Flash magic? Check out this Quick Roundup of files which can help you do just that..Read More…