ustwo, an agency in the UK, recently released a great little guide for working with pixel-aligned imagery when using photoshop. It also has some other good tips that are worth reading before pushing pixels around.
Over at Ethan Schoonover’s site, he has a very useful color palette set up for code hinting. This particular palette uses 16 colors designed to look pleasing, reduce eye fatigue, and remain appropriately legible, whether used with a light or dark background.
Just saw this interesting UX patterns explorer app—it’s worth checking out:
Infragistics Quince: UX Patterns Explorer
PC Magazine just concluded their review of Dreamweaver CS3 by giving the nod to Expression Web for Editors’ Choice.
“Expression Web gets many basic jobs done much more elegantly, so it keeps our Editors’ Choice…”
And in their recent review of Expression Web, they said that the bottom line in this competition is:
“Unless you’re married to Dreamweaver, Expression Web is the editor to use for modern, efficient Web sites.”
That’s an impressive feat for Expression Web–Dreamweaver’s been the de facto standard for pro web design for a number of years now and Expression Web is brand new. Not a bad way to kick things off for the Expression line of products! Congrats to the Expression Web team for all of their hard work–it’s paying off.
I’m glad to say that for the first time, we have some free developer tools for XAML and WPF. John Montgomery has blogged about it here and includes some links. Although this is still a CTP, it’s a CTP of some tools that are always free as in beer. The C# patch is up and the VB will be soon. Enjoy!
The first CTP* of Expression Web Designer–released last week–has now been joined by brand-spankin’ new CTP’s* of Graphic Designer and Interactive Designer.
Get ‘em here: Microsoft Expression – Home
* ‘CTP’ is Microsoft-speak for “public alpha”.