In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have an article discussing the best practices of CSS3 techniques; a guide to properly saving images for the web; some tips for using CSS3 to style up your web forms; a fantastic Illustrator icon tutorial; and a fun website by a talented character designer.
As the use of CSS3 properties becomes increasingly popular in the world of web design, WebDesigner Wall takes us through some of the most stunning examples, and talks about some best practices when using enhancements such as shadows, rounded corners and transitions.
Saving images for the web might seem like a pretty basic task, but there’s a lot of technical details and useful information you might be missing out on. This comprehensive guide from Six Revisions looks at the entire process of optimising an image for web use.
Vectips takes us through the process of designing a detailed briefcase icon in this fantastic Adobe Illustrator tutorial. Learn how to build the basic structure with simple shapes, then add gradients to bring the icon to life.
Illustrator and character designer Ricardo Gimenes has been hard at work building his awesome website Behind the Website with characterised versions of the figures behind some well known sites on the web. I had the pleasure of being featured as Chris Spooner, Master of the Design!