Articles by Web Design Ledger

  • Create a Gold Effect in Adobe Illustrator

    In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create a gold effect in Adobe Illustrator. The Steps (1-10) 1. Create a New Document. 2. Either Paste or Place an existing vector shape into Illustrator, or create a new shape using the shape tools. 3. Create four colour swatches using the RGB values in the image […]

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  • My Journey Of Learning Programming Through Flatiron School #6

    My name is Mason Ellwood and I’m currently working on Flatiron School’s Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Each week, I’ll be writing about my experience, what I’m learning, and tips on learning to code. Throughout my learning to program career, it seems like all I have and will be doing is learning and never […]

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  • Draw an Icon Badge and Shadow in Illustrator

    In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to draw an icon, badge and long shadow, in Adobe Illustrator. The Steps (1-19) 1. Create a New Document. 2. Select the Polygon Tool from the Toolbar, Left-click anywhere on the artboard and specify 6 as the number of Sides. 3. Using the Rotate Tool and holding […]

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  • Placing a Video Within a Circle in Adobe Muse

    Place a Video within a Circle in Adobe Muse. No Coding Skills Required.   In this tutorial I will go over how to place a video within a circle in Adobe Muse using the Ultimate Video Widget 2.0 found at http://museforyoushop.com. We will also be using Adobe Photoshop to create the transparent circle. Adding the Video […]

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  • My Journey Of Learning Programming Through Flatiron School #33

    My name is Mason Ellwood, and I’m currently working on Flatiron School’s Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Each week, I’ll be writing about my experience, what I’m learning, and tips on learning to code. It is official! I have passed the Ruby CLI Gem Final project. If you would like to try out my […]

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  • On Scroll Audio Effects in Adobe Muse

    Add On Scroll Audio Effects in Adobe Muse. No Coding Skills Required.   I have to admit – I am an audiophile (An audiophile is a person enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction). I also love websites, and combining these two is like drinking a café mocha with a delicious scone on the side :P. I just recently […]

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  • 10 of the Best Modern Poster Designs to Inspire Creativity

    Posters offer a diverse canvas for graphic designers, and some of the very best are not only beautifully designed but also inspiring and thought-provoking. There are hundreds of stunning poster designs that are instantly eye-catching, but we’ve narrowed this list down to a few of the most intriguing examples from the current decade. Whether you […]

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  • Top 30 Responsive Joomla 3 Templates

    The article is a showcase of dazzling responsive Joomla 3 Templates. All of them were carefully handpicked, so you’ll have 30 + of the latest designs on which to feast your eyes. By the way, there are a couple of free Joomla templates that are also featured in the article. This way it becomes even […]

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  • On-Site Search Feature. The Art Of Being Accessible.

    Easy navigation is one of the most critical aspects of every website design. After all, the vast majority of Internet users have only basic computer skills, so you need to ensure that they can find what they’re looking for. A navigation bar with descriptive page names is the first step toward keeping visitors engaged, but […]

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  • Top 5 Headphones For All Different Kinds of Web Designers

    Just because a web designer’s job isn’t necessarily audio-related, that doesn’t mean that web designers shouldn’t use headphones that are tailored to their needs. Just what are their audio needs? Well, those needs could range from needing active noise cancellation to better concentrate to needing headphones with a decent microphone so that you can chat […]

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  • My Journey Of Learning Programming Through Flatiron School #34

    My name is Mason Ellwood, and I’m currently working on Flatiron School’s Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Each week, I’ll be writing about my experience, what I’m learning, and tips on learning to code. Today I would like to deviate from code review and talk about something a little more important, time management, and […]

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  • How to Create a Spring Header in Adobe Muse

    How to Create a Spring Header in Adobe Muse. No Coding Skills Required.    The warm weather is finally here! Being a resident of Wisconsin you have no idea how grateful I am for that. Yes the days can be muggy and humid at times but I’ll take that over 12 inches of snow any […]

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  • 10 Business and Startup WordPress Themes For A Better Website

    Today, we live in a highly competitive world. Thus, it is very important for your business to have the advantage to survive. How to make your startup or small business stand out from the competition? One sure way is to have an award-winning website to promote your goods or services. Building a business takes careful […]

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  • Minimalist Web Design – More Effective Than Any Other Design Style In The Web Design Industry

    This article is the third in a series devoted to the understanding of minimalism in web design. During the time, this trend has become very popular among the graphic designers and it will still be on top for the years that will come, regardless the influences it will have. You might assume minimalism is easy […]

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  • How to Add an HTML5 Video Player with Lightbox in Adobe Muse

    How to Add an HTML5 Video Player with Lightbox in Adobe Muse. No Coding Skills Required.    Video is becoming our main way of consuming information. It is most evident with YouTube as 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute and almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube everyday! That is […]

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  • Best Practices For Minimalism In Web Design

    Nowadays, when target audiences formulate their own opinions related to a specific brand or a company, a website is a focal point of exposure for all organizations. With so many website styles and trends to choose from, knowing which layout will be the most effective could be an overwhelming and daunting task. Minimalism is one […]

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  • Is a 4-Hour Workday Your Dream? Get To It With 260+ Pre-Built Websites

    You might think that you have the needed skills to get by financially on a 4-hour workday.  Yet, it can be challenging to figure out how to get started down that path. As it is at the moment, even 8-hour workdays aren’t always enough to meet your deadlines. Also, keeping you clients happy and satisfied […]

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  • 45 Catastrophic Failures in Graphic Design That Will Make You Laugh

    As we all know, a visual design’s purpose, regardless if it’s logos designs, outdoor signage, ads design or website designs, their job is to give off the same energy you would want people to receive when you describe the company or the organization they represent. That being said, it’s quite surprising that there are actually […]

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  • My Journey Of Learning Programming Through Flatiron School #32

    My name is Mason Ellwood, and I’m currently working on Flatiron School’s Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Each week, I’ll be writing about my experience, what I’m learning, and tips on learning to code. This week I finally finished one of the final project through The Flatiron School. With that final project we were […]

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  • How to Build a Responsive Website in Adobe Muse – FREE 17 Day Course

    How to Build a Responsive Website in Adobe Muse. No Coding Skills Required    We’ve seen quite a few changes to Adobe Muse since its initial release in 2012. The initial release focused on adaptive design and scroll effects, and then Adobe Muse evolved to responsive design and breakpoints. We can still use adaptive design […]

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