When I design, the annoying part of getting my designs in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop on the web, is the export process. It can take a long time to get all the elements in my design exported out as web usable images. Today I ran across 2 useful utilities that can greatly speed the process.
CSS Hat takes Photoshop layer effects and translates them into valid CSS3 markup. As long as you are styling with layer styles, you can get the applicable code in CSS.
Slicy, likewise, takes Photoshop layers and exports each one as a transparent PNG, JPG, or GIF based on your layers export settings. Especially useful if you are layering image elements.
While you can achieve both effects by spending a little time, these utilities can speed up your workflow if you are doing this kind of work a lot.
The Fox Is Black is by far the best thing I read each day and today the site turns 6 years old. It has even inspired me to use my own blog more. The best reststop on the information super highway.
Even though I am an atheist, I am completely sold on this Colour Nativity Scene.
As a designer, I know how hard it can be to talk about your work. I have tried to create the 10 second elevator pitch and usually I feel like a total d-bag. Then I see this guy and realize, perhaps I can learn something from his philosophy?
And by philosophy, I mean snorting cocaine off of a picture of myself, while standing front of a mirror admiring my ‘guns’.
I love it when he looks into the camera.
Hey I’m not one to buy crappy posters of bands to put up on my walls, but I think you’ll admit that these posters are really gorgeous and for the price a really good deal. Plus who doesn’t love a little Wilco action?
And for the record I just bought $70 worth of these things and I’m not getting any commission or anything. I just love you all.