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Where to easily find free CC0 images for your projects

Where to easily find free CC0 images for your projects

This content is 7 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.More and more sites offer great images under Creative Commons 4 – CC BY 4.0 you can use for free. This is great if you can actually attribute the author. If you can’t attribute for any reason (sometimes clients won’t let you, sometimes it’s hard to add yet another attribution on the poster where you have already so many legal text), you could always look for images under the Creative …

Sizzlepig, an online tool to resize, scale and crop multiple images

Sizzlepig, an online tool to resize, scale and crop multiple images

This content is 9 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.Creating different versions of the same image can become time consuming for website content creators. You usually have to use scripts, or batch processing in design tools. Results of automatic image cropping are not often perfect and you tend to have to rework some images individually. This morning I found a really cool online tool: Sizzlepig. This little tool is able to batch process many images and …

SpecKing, a plugin to measure and create design specs in Photoshop

SpecKing, a plugin to measure and create design specs in Photoshop

This content is 9 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.Once a design is finished, you have to measure most of the elements in order to transform them into nice and usable HTML/CSS: margin, padding, distance between elements and extract the typography properties. It’s usually the front-developer that will do all this time consuming work. With SpecKing, you can give him a little extra help. This  little Photoshop plugin will help you create design specs directly in …

BlendMeIn and Flaticon – two plugins to access vector icon collections in Photoshop

BlendMeIn and Flaticon – two plugins to access vector icon collections in Photoshop

This content is 9 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.Creating and maintaining in Photoshop a librairy of vector icons for a project can get very tricky and become quite a pain. You can always create your artwork and define it as a custom shape, but custom shapes in Photoshop don’t offer a search option. I found two plugins that help you to access big icon libraries directly in the Photoshop panels : BlendMeIn and FlatIcon. I …

On Onextrapixel: Responsive Web Design: Layouts and Media Queries

On Onextrapixel: Responsive Web Design: Layouts and Media Queries

This content is 11 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.More and more Smartphones and Tablets are produced every day so adapting content for such devices becomes more and more a necessity.  In my last article on Onextrapixel, I showcase three layouts that can be used to adapt content for mobile : fluid, adaptive and responsive layout, but also give some nice media-queries tips and tricks. You can see the article here : Responsive Web Design: Layouts …

On Onextrapixel : All About Buttons: Inspiration, PSDs for Download, CSS Generators and Frameworks

On Onextrapixel : All About Buttons: Inspiration, PSDs for Download, CSS Generators and Frameworks

This content is 11 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.Button design is an important part of a website design. I put together on Onextrapixel some button galleries, PSD to download, CSS3 button generator and button Framework for your inspiration. See the article on Onextrapixel : All About Buttons: Inspiration, PSDs for Download, CSS Generators and Frameworks  

On Onextrapixel : 8 Photoshop Tricks I Wish I Knew When I Was a Student

On Onextrapixel : 8 Photoshop Tricks I Wish I Knew When I Was a Student

This content is 11 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.When I was a student, I had some Photoshop lessons, but I mostly learnt by myself, using books and blogs. After a few years practise, I found a few useful tips and tricks that I wish I knew when I was a student : easier Illustrator-like layer Auto-select, puppet warp or quicker control on tool size, you will find the 8 tips on onextrapixel : 8 Photoshop …

Xampp security access forbiden and 403 error

Xampp security access forbiden and 403 error

This content is 12 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated. I usually work on a local installation using xampp. But sometimes xampp has some difficulties to behave nicely, depending on your OS. Here are some of the “usual” conflicts I found and some ways to solve the issues. – First check that nothing is using the 80 port. Xampp requires port 80 to work and some software like Skype can be using it. You just can …