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
  • Web Design
    5 Things I Learned From the Tuts+ Translation ProjectTranslation2 1c
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    We recently launched the Tuts+ Translation Project, an initiative which has seen the Tuts+ community rally to translate, publish and share our tutorials. The response has been overwhelming; not only from readers who are thrilled to see our content in their native tongue, but also from people across the whole world who have volunteered to help. In the last few months I’ve been working with a large team of individuals, who’ve so far published over 200 translations in sixteen languages. During the course of this project I’ve learned a great many things, about language and people. Here are my top five!Read More…
  • Web Design
    We’re Translating Tuts+!Translation1s
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    Up until recently, all the tutorials on Tuts+ (there are nearly twenty thousand!) had one thing in common: they were all published in English. We often get requests for translations, and we also know that community members are already translating our tutorials so they can share them with their fellow countrymen and women. In response, we’ve launched the Tuts+ Translation Project, to meet the demand and share the hard work of our generous community members.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Quick Tip: Fewer Nodes = Lighter SVGPreview
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    Recently I found myself playing about on the snap.svg site (take a look if you haven't used it yourself yet). It has a really nice SVG polygon background on the header, which weighs in at a meagre 2.2Kb. I decided to try and make it smaller.Read More…
  • Web Design
    How They Did it: SnoValuation, Built With Adobe MuseSnow preview
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    How do professionals use Adobe Muse? I took ten minutes to ask Robert Tait, the man behind 910Zen's SnoValuation, about his Adobe Muse workflow.Read More…
  • Web Design
    The Ultimate Adobe Muse Resource CollectionMuse preview
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    You may be new to Adobe Muse, but there's a busy and vibrant world of Muse content, articles, tutorials, inspiration, experts and tools already out there! This roundup will put the most useful Adobe Muse resources at your finger tips.Read More…
  • Web Design
    A Simple Responsive Grid, Made Even Better With SassGrid preview
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    In this tutorial we're going to build a simple, responsive grid system using CSS. Once we're familiar with how it works, we'll improve it with Sass, learning some core Sass features along the way.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tips for Getting a Web Design from Illustrator into the BrowserThumb
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    Scenario: someone hands you an Illustrator document with their latest web layout and it's your job to convert it into working HTML and CSS. How do you do that? Let's take a look.Read More…
  • Web Design
    10 Popular Unbounce Themes Designed for ConversionUnbounce thumb
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    Unbounce templates have been enjoying growing success on Themeforest since the category was launched a couple of months ago. In this quick roundup, we highlight some of the best, demonstrating perfectly how to design landing pages for conversion.Read More…
  • Web Design
    A Look Back on the Future of Web Design, London 2014Fowd preview
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    Wow, my brain's full. I recently spent two days at Future of Web Design in London and, over a week later, I'm still having trouble wiping this massive smile off my face.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Community Project: The Tuts+ Illustrator Wireframe KitWireframe thumb
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    Calling all community members! We have a little project for you to take part in! We're compiling a wireframe kit for Adobe Illustrator, built by you, the Tuts+ community. Read on to see how you can take part.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Impress Your Visitors With a Web 2.0 Hit CounterCounter thumb
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    If there's one way to show off how successful your site is, it's by letting your visitors know how many others have been there before them. Let's furnish a web page with a hit counter!Read More…
  • Web Design
    A Quick Q&A With Jason PamentalJason thumb
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    Jason Pamental has been working the web for a long time; so long in fact, he's even used something called "Netscape". This experience, coupled with his passion for responsive design and web typography (amongst many other things) have made him a familiar face on the speaking circuit. I caught up with him, shortly before he heads to London for the Future of Web Design, and fired a few questions his way.Read More…