Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

by Kahlil Gibran

January 26, 2010 in Tutorials

The new O.S. Windows 7 has improved aesthetics to make the user interface at least more appealing. There are huge ultra detailed icons for folders, devices and so on. This time we will use Illustrator CS4 to create a nice briefcase with the Windows 7 style. You need only a few basics on how to copy, paste, rotate, scale and color the shapes. Let’s focus on business.

Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

Step 1:

Start selecting the Rounded Rectangle Tool (fig. A) and make a single left click on the art board to bring the Rounded Rectangle options configuration window appear. Use 16 px. for corner radius (fig. B) and press Accept. Then left click and drag to draw a shape as shown.

Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

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25 jQuery Plugins for Working with Forms

by Steven Snell

January 25, 2010 in Resources

Almost every website uses a form of some kind. Contact forms and other types of forms can be enhanced with the use of a number of jQuery plugins that are readily available. In this post we’ll feature 25 useful plugins that you may be able to use in your own work with forms.

jqTranform

jqTransform will make it easy to give your forms a more attractive look as compared to the default form.

jqTranform

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One Week Remaining for Free Job Board Postings

by Steven Snell

January 24, 2010 in Site News

Throughout the month of January we have been offering free job postings and have been working to increase the usefullness of the job board for job seekers and for those who are looking to hire designers and developers. We’re happy to have more than 40 opportunities currently listed, we also wanted to point out some new features and additions related to the job board.

If you’re looking to hire a designer, developer, or marketer, you still have one week to submit for free. Jobs can either be posted for 30 or 60 days, just use the promo code “free”.

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Freebie: High Res Vintage Wallpaper Textures

by Steven Snell

January 22, 2010 in Freebies

Today we have a great new set of vintage wallpaper textures from Caleb Kimbrough. The set includes 8 textures (4 are shown below). You can get any of them individually from the Flickr set.

These textures may be used for personal or commercial projects with no attribution needed, although links are always appreciated. They cannot be re-distributed or sold.

Vinatge Wallpaper Texture - 1

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