Part 1: Create a beautiful contact form from scratch using Photoshop, HTML, and CSS

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Forms are one of the most difficult tasks you can encounter when coding a website, well at least it was for me when I first started. Many designers do very good up until this point or get to this point and just give up on contact forms. Well if you're one of those designers or are completely new to creating web forms have no worries. In today's tutorial I will teach you how to create a contact form from scratch using Photoshop to design it and slicing it up for code using HTML, CSS. Part 1 of the 3 tutorials will cover the design of the contact form. Enjoy.

Community: Open source forums vs paid forums

There has been a huge debate or whether you should use a free open source forum for your website or paid forum for your website. Many people have their opinions and thoughts on what they should use and what works best for them. In this article I will try my best to explain my opinion on this subject and hopefully give you a better option when choosing to go with paid or open source forums.

Understanding the fundamental of typography for the web: @font-face Part 2

Typography is a great thing to accomplish if you're looking to become a web designer or graphic designer. When first starting off it may seem as if you just can not get it together with line-height, what type of font to choose and etc. As you work with typography and fonts, and codes you start becoming interested in what can be done. Well in part 2 of this series I will introduce to many the @font-face technique. If you're not sure what font-face is or how to use it do not worry because after this article you should be ok.

College vs begin self taught. Do you really need college to be successful?

Many designers and developers despise the word college considering they already have what it takes to succeed in this world of design and development or at least that's what they believe. Concluding that comes to a main question, do you really need college to be a successful designer or developer?

WordPress 3.0: How to create a new widget in your blog or website

Many of you by now are already using Wordpress 3.0 and if not then you should consider upgrading to 3.0 asap. In today's post I will teach you guys how to add a widget or custom widget to your wordpress blog.

10 tips that will help you help you become a GREAT web designer by day and night

Making yourself a better web designer can seem quite difficult at first but with a little bit of work you will be there in no time. In this article I will list 10 tips that will help YOU become a better web designer by day and night. enjoy!

Blue Print Layout: Converting a PSD to HTML Tutorial

A while back I did a tutorial called Create a rocking blue print website layout in photoshop which basically explains how to create a website layout in photoshop. Today I am going to teach you all how to take a photoshop document and convert it to HTML or an actual website. enjoy

Adding rounded corners to internet explorer 6,7, and 8 using CSS3

Adding rounded corners to IE using css3 was impossible considering Internet Explorer does not support css3. The only way to add rounded corners to IE was to create rounded corner images. Well today I will go over the techniques that will allow you to use rounded corners and IE web browsers.

Quicktip: Create an easy & simple paint splatter text using photoshop

Create text effect is quite fun. In today's quick tip I will show you guys how to create an awesome and easy paint splatter text effect using Photoshop. This technique can be used for many things so why not give it a try.