Create a Cool Logo for a Business in Photoshop

Logo design is a long process which normally involves more than just design. Research, color theory and several client meetings culminate in the greatest logo designs, and in most cases, you would actually want to use Illustrator instead of Photoshop. When mocking up a design or creating a simple logo for use on the web, there is a lot you can do with the basic tools in Photoshop. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use layers, text effects and some special techniques to create a website logo for a Hawaiian Internet Cafe.

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Picking a Web Host: For Designers

This is a guest post by John from Webhosting Search

If you’re a passionate web designer, the Internet is your life. And if the Web is your universe, then your web host is your house, or at least, your landlord. It’s important to be very discriminating when choosing a place to live, and to find a place that will be just right for you and your guests. It’s true in life, and it’s true when it comes to web hosting.

Unlike the housing market, there are a number of very good options when it comes to webhosting, and you can get good web hosting for a very reasonable price. The problem is knowing which one to choose. You can’t just go for the cheapest one; first of all, you might need a type of hosting, like VPS, that is more expensive than the cheapest plans. Secondly, you’re going to need a level of quality for a successful site that you may not get from a super cheap web hosting plan. The time to figure out which web host you need is before you set up your site, not after. If you make the wrong choice now, moving your pages to another server will cost time and money that you don’t want to lose. Continue reading »

How to convert a photoshop document (psd) to blogger (css/xhtml)

In this tutorial i'm going to show you how to code the design from my previous tutorial into a blogger template this is going to be based on the Minima template, most of the css code in this tutorial is commented to explain what is does a css comment begins with "/*", and ends with "*/", like this /* a css comment */ i have highlighted the comments in green so you don't have to copy these, if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments.
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Create a basic 2 column blog layout from scratch in photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create a basic 2 column blog layout from scratch using photoshop then in another tutorial we will code this into a blogger template

start by creating a new document 900 x 800 pixel with the background colour #ebebeb

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How to add a basic dropdown menu to your blogger powered blog

In this tutorial i will show you how to add a basic dropdown navigation menu to your blogger powered blog so i recommend you create a test blog or download a backup copy of your template before doing anything as i cannot be held responsible if you mess your blog layout up.

for this tutorial i'm going to use the minima template however it should work with most blogger templates once you have your template go to layout > Edit html and paste the following code just before the <div id='content-wrapper'>
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