With all the progressions of CSS and CSS3 over recent years we’ve reached a point where many of the old coding techniques that involved background images can now be created entirely with CSS. In this tutorial we’ll look at creating a series of breadcrumb navigation links in a flat design style without the need for the previously popular “sliding doors background image” method.
Preprocessors are a popular way of simplifying and writing more manageable CSS, as well as making use of frameworks to write better CSS. Let’s take a look at the basics and learn how to create a fully loaded CSS3 button with gradients, shadows and transitions while making use of the Sass preprocessor and Compass framework to do all the hard work for us.
Stroked line icons really complement a flat interface style with their minimal and basic appearance. Let’s take a look at building a set of stylised vector icons of our own. We’ll base them on the weather to allow us to create a set of consistently styled icons that would be a perfect match for a weather app. Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to see how the most simple of tools can be used to create a set of trendy glyphs.
I’ve heard from a bunch of people who found my CSS drop down menu tutorial really useful, so today’s we’re going to build another menu with some fancy hover effects. With the Flat design trend being so popular we’ll use adopt this style for today’s menu by using bright solid colours and clean icons. We’ll be using various must-know CSS techniques so this is a great tutorial for any web designers learning the basics.
Creating a WordPress theme to accommodate your website design concept becomes so much easier when you know about things like Custom Page Templates. WordPress operates using posts and pages, but every page doesn’t have to be cookie-cut from the same format. You can create unique layouts and content for specific pages to create visually interesting sites that are still editable via WordPress’ powerful publishing tools.
A couple of weeks ago I posted a showcase of web designs with clever header effects. In that roundup we saw a bunch of sites making use of a simple collapsing header effect, where the page header or banner would gradually shorten and disappear upon page scroll. Let’s take a look at recreating this cool effect for use in your own website designs.