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Archive for August, 2012

Using SVG & Illustrator to Create Curvy Text

August 31, 2012  |  iPhone  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Adding a straight line οf text іn аn iBook іѕ pretty straightforward, bυt whаt іf уου want tο add ѕοmе flair tο уουr book wіth text thаt follows a curved line? Thаt’s whеn a small SVG аnd Adobe Illustrator knowledge goes a long way. Bу letting Illustrator generate thе SVG code, уου’ll save thе time οf calculating thе curve аnd text placement οn уουr οwn.

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Game On: Backbone and Ember

August 31, 2012  |  Databases  |  , ,  |  Comments Off

So you’ve accepted the challenge to go thick on the client-side; well done. You’ve considered all the frameworks out there and are unsure which one to choose? You’re not alone. Read on. My experience, when learning the way of writing client-side apps is proving to be steep and hard. It's not easy to deliberately choose to use MV* on the client for someone who wrote JavaScript, based entirely on jQuery and its plugins. This is an entirely new paradigm; it requires basic programming skills and a considerable understanding of JavaScript (the language) design. If your experience relates to mine, then read...

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You! Be Inspired! – A Collection of Awesome Vector Film Posters

August 31, 2012  |  Samples  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Vector art is one of the most important concepts and useful aspects of graphic design. It has its own advantages over raster graphics as explained on a previous post. Most designers prefer doing vectors in Illustrator although Photoshop now allows you to do so using the smart objects. If you are a beginner in the world of vectorization, keeping yourself always inspired is a good help. Designers get inspiration from books, nature, people or movies. And to help you out with this, we bring you an awesome showcase of vectorized posters of some of the most iconic films in history. Enjoy!     Avengers...

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Ten Painless Tactics To Earn Attention On Twitter – Whiteboard Friday

August 31, 2012  |  SEO  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by evolvingSEO Twitter is similar to passing signs at full speed on the highway. How do you get your signs (tweets) noticed and read? How can your profile stand out from the rest? For many, Twitter can be a fun and exciting, yet illusive and challenging social media platform. This Whiteboard Friday (to be followed by a Whiteboard Plus and Moz YouTube post) includes ten Twitter tactics for you to put to good use. Watch as Dan Shure explains how to earn Twtitter attention with ten totally-actionable, Twitter-riffic tips you can use to get people to notice you in the most...

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Recently in Web Development (August ’12 Edition)

August 31, 2012  |  Wordpress  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Web development is an industry that’s in a state of constant flux with technologies and jargon changing and mutating in an endless cycle. Not to mention the sheer deluge of information one has to process everyday. In this series, published monthly, we’ll seek to rectify this by bringing you all the important news, announcements, releases and interesting discussions within the web development industry in a concise package. Join me after the jump! News and Releases All of the important news in a single place: releases, announcements, companies bickering, security issues and all related hoopla. jQuery Now Runs on Every Second Website You could argue, successfully,...

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