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Dreamweaver Meets the Challenge of Changing Times
By David Powers
May 5, 2015
Long dominant in web design, Dreamweaver continues holding its first-place standing by improving with time. David Powers, author of Adobe Dreamweaver CC Learn by Video (2014 release), points out additions to Dreamweaver CC 2014.1 that make life a little easier for web designers, whether they hate dealing with code, or love it.
Optimize Your Web Animation Workflow
By Julian Shapiro
Apr 27, 2015
Say goodbye to deep-nesting JavaScript callbacks and to dirtying your stylesheets with unwieldy CSS animations. It's time to up your web animation game. Julian Shapiro shows you how in this excerpt from Web Animation using JavaScript: Develop & Design.
Screen-based Thinking: Let’s Make an App!
By Golden Krishna
Mar 2, 2015
In this excerpt from The Best Interface Is No Interface: The simple path to brilliant technology, Golden Krishna takes a second look at today’s screen-obsessed world—how we got here, why we’re still here, why this awful trend is so awful, and how people are moving beyond screens and breaking off their love affair with mundane apps.
Creating Vector Art with Adobe Shape and Adobe Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Feb 26, 2015
With the release of Adobe Shape, capturing inspiration in the form of vector art just got easier. Adobe Shape traces images you capture from different sources and the resulting vector artwork can be shared with others or brought to Illustrator and edited. In this article, web developer Brian Wood looks at how Adobe Shape works and follows an Adobe Shape to Illustrator workflow.
The Best Interface Is No Interface: An Interview with Golden Krishna
By Golden Krishna
Feb 12, 2015
User Experience Designer Golden Krishna talks to Peachpit about his new book, The Best Interface Is No Interface: The simple path to brilliant technology , why the screen isn't always the best answer, imagining more elegant answers beyond the screen, and the best and worst examples of user interfaces.
Transition or Animation: Which One Should You Use?
By Steven Bradley
Feb 5, 2015
CSS animations and transitions can be used to create a variety of effects on websites. In fact, you can usually create any effect from either a transition of animation. Steven Bradley helps you decide which one should you choose and why.
Video: Top 5 Features of Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release)
By Chad Chelius
Feb 2, 2015
Adobe Certified Instructor and Learn by Video presenter Chad Chelius shares his top 5 features of Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release).
Web Design Basics for Adobe Dreamweaver CC
By James J. Maivald
Jan 26, 2015
Whether you use thumbnails and wireframes, Photoshop or just a vivid imagination, Dreamweaver can quickly turn your design concepts into complete, standards-based CSS layouts. In this chapter from Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), James J. Maivald covers the basics of webpage design, how to create page thumbnails and wireframes, and how to use Photoshop to generate site image assets automatically.
13 Nifty Things About Macaw: The New Application for Designing Responsive Websites and Prototypes
By Joe Chellman
Jan 20, 2015
If you’ve been looking for a more visual way to build responsive websites and prototypes, it’s time to check out Macaw, and the book Getting Started with Macaw. In this article, Joe Chellman looks at some of most interesting aspects, big and small, of this new web design application.
Writing Functions and Closures in Swift
By Boisy G. Pitre
Dec 11, 2014
In this chapter from Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design, you’ll learn how to tidy up your Swift code into nice clean reusable components called functions.
The Benefits of Using CSS Animations
By Steven Bradley
Dec 4, 2014
Steven Bradley discusses the benefits of CSS animations vs. transitions in this chapter from CSS Animations and Transitions for the Modern Web.
Transforming Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC
By Brian Wood
Nov 24, 2014
In this excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll create content and use it in a ticket for a sporting event. You'll learn how to add, edit, rename, reorder and navigate artboards, work with rulers and guides, move, scale, and rotate objects, reflect, shear, and distort objects, position objects with precision, position and align content with Smart Guides, use the Free Transform tool to distort an object, and create a PDF.
Working with Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release)
By Brian Wood
Nov 3, 2014
Brian Wood walks you through part of a postcard project using Adobe Illustrator CC in this excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).
Building a Node.js API
By Jeff Dickey
Oct 27, 2014
In this chapter from Write Modern Web Apps with the MEAN Stack: Mongo, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js, you will build an API for a fully functioning Angular app for posting status updates.
Working with Panels in Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release)
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Oct 23, 2014
This chapter from Illustrator CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release) will help you become more intimately acquainted with the Illustrator interface features that you will be using continually as you work: the panels.
Animating Symbols in Adobe Flash Professional CC (2014 release)
By Russell Chun
Sep 29, 2014
In this excerpt from Adobe Flash Professional CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), learn how to use Flash Professional to change almost any aspect of an object—position, color, transparency, size, rotation, and more—over time. Motion tweening is the basic technique of creating animation with symbol instances.
Working with Images in JavaScript
By Dori Smith, Tom Negrino
Aug 18, 2014
Rollovers are a great tool, but you can do much more than rollovers with JavaScript, such as automatically change images, create ad banners, build slideshows, and display random images on a page. In this chapter from JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th Edition, you’ll learn how to make JavaScript do all of these image tricks.
Animating Shapes with Shape Tweens in Adobe Flash Professional CC (2014 release)
By Russell Chun
Jul 18, 2014
You’ll start the lesson by viewing the animated logo that you’ll create as you learn about shape tweens and masks in Flash, in this chapter from Adobe Flash Professional CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).
Designing Type and Layout in Adobe Illustrator
By Sharon Steuer
Jun 23, 2014
This chapter from The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book for CS6 and CC focuses on tips and tricks related to working with the type tools, as well as design and layout.
Learn to Code HTML and CSS: Opening the Box Model
By Shay Howe
May 27, 2014
In this chapter from Learn to Code HTML and CSS: Develop and Style Websites, Shay Howe discusses the box model and how it works with HTML and CSS, and also looks at a few new CSS properties.

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