High contrast colours

I had occasion recently to need to find a foreground colour that worked well with a variety of backgrounds. Backgrounds that included black, white, a couple of shades of grey, and a blue like you find with highlighted or selected fields and active buttons. I started...

Natural background images

There’s some great resources around like SubtlePatterns for getting background images to use for websites and ui backgrounds. However, quite often they still have a repeating pattern or generated feel that you don’t always want. Sometimes you want a more organic...

Creating buttons with metal and glass effects

We’ve added a new tutorial ‘Creating buttons with metal and glass‘. This tutorial shows how to create great looking buttons with metal and glass effects using a vector graphics tool such as Inkscape. The tutorial goes through the process of creating...