Illustrator’s Gradient Tool is perhaps the best available in the current Adobe line-up when compared with InDesign and Photoshop’s gradient functions and gives us a lot of control over how the gradient is positioned and scaled within an object. That said, it can still sometimes be challenging to get colours to sit exactly where you want them.
As good as Adobe products are there has always been a thriving market in plugins that extend the functionality of the basic product. Typically a plugin will either add a function the software doesn’t have or optimize and improve an existing function.
Whilst doing some research the other day I came across a thread on a related issue on the Adobe forums. The poster of the problem happened to mention ‘pasting’ some Illustrator artwork into InDesign and was advised that you should always ‘place’ into InDesign.
It's a couple of years since this was done, but I thought it was worth reposting as the level of skill involved is fantastic. The artist that created it is a UK based Illustrator called Kyle Lambert, who has done work for companies such as the BBC, Adobe, Wacom and IDG.
You can of course do it in either, however here are a few notes to help you decide which to choose…
If you choose CSS…
Are you still using divs or do you use sections or articles? If you are still using divs to organise your content, then in my personal opinion you should start changing and use articles and sections. One of the most difficult things to organise is your structure, your content. I'm not talking about the styling, but how it is organised.
With this post I am going to share with you my basic HTML5 skeleton and discuss why I have set it up the way I have. This is nothing complicated, but I always get questions about how to set up a basic page with HTML5. First off a simple html, head, and body tags…