7 Jan

Zoom Into Your Own Canvas of Content

Source: http://bit.ly/eChBJX Some paintings require you take a closer look to see all the details. Now instead of a painting, imagine a blank canvas that can be filled with images and text and dynamic descriptions. Note: This tutorial has nothing to do with the HTML5 canvas element! The demo is a viewer application that loads [...]


3 Jan

You want to create a font?…

So you’re a brilliant designer, a master calligrapher, and you’ve learned all about serifs, side-bearings, and kerning. Now you want to create your own font. (What! You haven’t learned all about serifs, side-bearings, and kerning? Well, make sure you read all of the articles on iLT before you embark on font creation! You’ll need all [...]

31 Dec

Happy New Year!

I wanted to wish you all an outstanding New Years”” celebration and my best wishes for the year to come. Let it be filled with joy, work, love, and happiness. 4r Salutes you from Mariano Di Maggio on Vimeo. Note: I want to thank a very appreciated client who send this awesome salutation card I [...]

4RSHappy New Year 2011

27 Dec

10 Things to do After Installing WordPress

The WordPress 5-minute install is great, nothing complicated about getting your blog up and running (most of the time). But once you install WordPress there are a number of other steps that you need to take in order to get the most from your blog. Use the following as a to-do checklist for your future [...]

21 Dec

Exploring new input types in HTML 5

Source: http://bit.ly/bh9dsC HTML 5 is not only about the endless possibilities of the <canvas> element or the awesome multimedia support with the <video> tag. HTML 5 offers a wide new range of input types for specific situations, such as url, email, date, etc. In this post we will explore these new HTML 5 input types, [...]

14 Dec

Drop-Shadows and Gradients: Be Consistent in Your Visual Metaphors

Drop-shadows and gradients are two of the most common design elements on the web. You’ll find them accompanying many different styles. They’re handy effects for web designers because they’re attractive, useful and easy to create with any graphics program. But they have a dark side: they’re frequently abused. Using amateurish drop-shadows or gradients is almost [...]