How to: Cut Out Images in Photoshop

There was a request on a forum yesterday for help cutting out images from photos so that they could be pasted into different scenes. There are many ways of doing this, including using the magic wand tool, although many work well only where there’s a plain background. My suggestion involves using the pen tool to […]

How to: Choose Web Hosting

Choosing web hosting is one of the simplest, yet most important decisions you’ll make when you come to set up a new website. Since there are so many providers out there, all offering low cost solutions, which one should you pick? Here are five key questions you should be asking. 1. Space How much server […]

What Makes a Good Website Navigation System?

Navigation is the basis of how a user experiences and moves around your website and it seems simple enough, but what makes a good one? I sat down to consider this and realised that the best navigation systems are those you hardly notice. They’re an effortless aspect of a website which you never really have […]

5 Places to Use Your Twitter Follow Button

Recently I posted about Twitter’s new Follow Button and how you can get one, but what about where to put it? Here are my top 5 suggestions: On your website. Crucial, because if someone has taken the time to visit your website they’re likely to already be interested in who you are and what you […]

10 Resources for Web Design Inspiration

1.Smashing Magazine I don’t even know where to start with Smashing Magazine, it’s so vast. Here you’ll find absolutely anything and everything that’s trending in web development, from graphics and design to coding and WordPress. 2. iStockphoto There are quite a few big royalty free photo sites out there but I always use iStock […]