Thursday, December 30, 2010

Actions in Photoshop

Actions saves time and make you more productive during post-processing. Actions are basically the same thing as macros in Microsoft office. They can be used to speed up repetitive tasks, make quick work of time consuming edits, and give you a little creative inspiration.
For a photographer, web designer it could be saving files as lesser-quality jpegs or making a certain size thumbnail of a picture is frequent.

Make sure that your actions palette is activated and visible. It typically shows up as a tab on the history palette, but this may vary depending on your workspace.

If your actions palette is nowhere to be found, you can activate it under the “Window” menu. Once you do this, you should see a palette similar to the one in this photo. If you don’t have any actions defined yet, you’ll probably just see the “Default Actions” set.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Which Web Language?

When choosing web design languages, make sure you take some time to research your options to ensure you're making the best choice for your project.
When you think about the language you are using to design your website keep in your mind “what is important about web design language, and what part of web design efforts can you take or leave?”.
If you like to create and publish your own web or blog, your first step should be to decide what type of web you would like to create and what web design language you would like to use.


Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. A markup language is a set of markup tags, and HTML uses markup tags to describe web pages.
This language is so simple you can type the syntax into a text editor, such as Notepad, save it with an .html extension and instantly have a web page. HTML can also be used to include Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define the appearance and layout of text and other material. The W3C, maintainer of both HTML and CSS standards, encourages the use of CSS over explicit presentational markup

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What is a Framework?

The framework is a re-usable design platform for software systems, which provides support for code libraries and various scripting languages. There are frameworks for PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby and many other scripting languages. All software frameworks are built with the idea of re-usability of the code and provide tools that help programmers develop and mount together the different components of a software project. Various parts of the framework may be exposed through an API.

 From my perspective, a framework does several things:

  • it makes it easier to work with complex technologies
  • it ties together a bunch of discrete objects/components into something more useful
  • it forces the team (or just me) to implement code in a way that promotes consistent coding, fewer bugs, and more flexible applications
  • everyone can easily test and debug the code, even code that they didn't write

Technologies for web design

This might be a common interview question in front of you, while hunting a job, some points i would like to discuss about this question.
  • HTML provides the basis for creation of web pages.
  • Photoshop is software which is used for image editing.
  • Flash for creating presentation.
  • CSS helps creates uniformity across the entire web site.
  • Javascript provides certain user interface controls.
  • MySQL and Oracle are well-known database management technologies.

After stagnating for quite some time, Web powering technologies are now experiencing rapid development. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is just the first wave, and it's already giving way to more robust technologies like DHTML, LAMP, XML (read An Introduction to the Extensible Markup Language for more information on this technology), and AJAX. Attempting to stay current on these technologies can be both time consuming and expensive, which raises the question: should you stick with what you have, or take the plunge and incorporate these advanced techniques?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Common web design mistakes

Many web designers repeat the mistakes made by their predecessors. Some of these are easy to correct if you’re aware of, others might take a bit more time. But all are fixable and worth the time and effort to correct. This list of common errors may be a good starting point. Take a look at these Have you fallen victim to any of these? 

Mistake #1 - Using Techie-Speak Many websites fail to communicate in terms that website visitors can understand. Set the technical jargon aside, and use simple language and words that will be easy for your audience to understand. Web copy should be written in simple terms. Also, keep in mind that the Internet audience is global, and using language that is more common and easy to comprehend will often expand your reach, even to include non-native speakers.

For Whom The Blog Tips

Today I’m super excited to open my own blog, Web Gurus is a new blog designed to explore different web and graphic design techniques, examples and best practices.
I love design and passionate about it in all its shapes and forms. My vision is to make Web Gurus a great showcase for this passion and feed a worldwide audience to learn more and share their knowledge with the design community.
The blog contains various fields of design, such as coding, typography, Photoshop tutorials, CSS, Scripting, flash ,games tutorial and more.
If you’d like to become a contributor to this website by either writing a post or tutorial, do not hesitate to email me at

Thanks for visiting, hope you’ll enjoy your visit.