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10 Helpful Resources for Testing Responsive Web Design

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Testing is a critical part of the responsive web design process. The purpose of using a responsive layout is to make the website useful on any type of device, but without extensive testing it’s not possible to know for sure how the site is behaving in different situations. Fortunately, there are a number of different tools and resources available that can help you to test your responsive designs. In this article we’ll take a look at 10 helpful tools that you may want to try for yourself.

Respondr

Respondr is a simple, but helpful, tool. You’ll just enter the URL of the site/page that you want to test, and then select the device of your choice. You can select an iPhone, iPad, or desktop. It then previews the page at the appropriate width.

Respondr

Viewport Resizer

Viewport Resizer works as a bookmarklet. You can click on the button and then enter the URL of the site/page that you want to test. You’ll have several different screen sizes that you can use for testing, including two smartphones, a small tablet, regular tablet, widescreen, and HDTV.

Viewport Resizer

Responsivator

With Responsivator you will enter a URL for testing and it will preview the site/page at 7 different widths from a smartphone all the way up to a desktop. You can also enter your own custom screen dimensions for testing, and Responsivator even provides you with a custom URL that you can share with others so they can preview the results.

Responsivator

jResize Plugin

jResize is a jQuery plugin for one-window responsive development. You can simply click on the different screen widths and the page will adjust accordingly, making it easy to test as your work.

jResize Plugin

Screenqueri.es

With Screenqueri.es you enter the URL and then you can pull the slider to adjust the screen width of the display. You can also choose several preset testing options, including 14 popular smartphones and 12 popular tablets.

Screenqueri.es

Screenfly

Screenfly allows you to enter a URL to test, and then you choose phone, tablet, desktop, or TV. You can also enter a custom screensize, rotate the screen, and generate a URL to share with others for testing.

Screenfly

responsivepx

With responsivepx you will enter the URL and then use the sliders to set the width and height for testing. You can choose whatever screen size you want, up to 3000 pixels in width. You can also share it by email with others.

responsivepx

resizeMyBrowser

resizeMyBrowser allows you to choose the dimensions of your browser for testing. You can choose between 15 different presets, or you can enter your own custom screen sizes.

resizeMyBrowser

Adobe Edge Inspect

Edge Inspect is an Adobe product that is part of the Creative Cloud membership. It allows you to test your sites on various devices.

Adobe Edge Inspect

Responsive Design Bookmarklet

The Responsive Design Bookmarklet is another simple tool. Just drag the bookmarklet above your bookmarks bar and it will be applied in your browser. You can then choose to preview the current page on screen widths the size of tablets and smartphones.

Responsive Web Design Bookmarklet

25 Helpful Tutorials for Lighting Effects in Photoshop

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Photoshop allows designers with unlimited possibilities when it comes to creative effects, including lighting effects. There are plenty of different ways to create lighting effects in Photoshop, and there are equally as many different possible uses for them. If you’re interested in learning more about how to create awesome lighting effects in your own work, here are 25 tutorials that can help.

Create a Glowing Superhero

Create a Glowing Superhero

Show Me the Light – Digital Art Tutorial

Show Me the Light - Digital Art Tutorial

Fly High – Light Effects Tutorial + Video

Fly High - Light Effects Tutorial + Video

Making a Color Wizard in Photoshop

Making a Color Wizard in Photoshop

Dance – Photoshop Digital Art Tutorial

Dance - Photoshop Digital Art Tutorial

Master Stylish Light Effects in Photoshop

Master Stylish Light Effects in Photoshop

Quick and Effective Lighting and Decoration Techniques for Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Quick and Effective Lighting and Decoration Techniques for Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Magical Photo Manipulation with Flowery Effect in Photoshop

Create a Magical Photo Manipulation with Flowery Effect in Photoshop

Create a Unique Surreal Photo Manipulation with Nebula Effect in Photoshop

Create a Unique Surreal Photo Manipulation with Nebula Effect in Photoshop

Design a Retro Futurism Space Scene Poster

Design a Retro Futurism Space Scene Poster

Design the Retro Futurism Photo Manipulation “Cosmic Rocker”

Design the Retro Futurism Photo Manipulation

Create This Amazing Fashion Photo Manipulation with Abstract Smoke and Light Effects

Create This Amazing Fashion Photo Manipulation with Abstract Smoke and Light Effects

Create a Dynamic Portrait with Light Effects

Create a Dynamic Portrait with Light Effects

How to Create a Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

Using Custom Photoshop Brushes to Create an Immersive Lighting Effect

Using Custom Photoshop Brushes to Create an Immersive Lighting Effect

Using HDR Toning to Create a Fantasy Forest Scene

Using HDR Toning to Create a Fantasy Forest Scene

Painting with Fire Using Photoshop’s Liquify Filter

Painting with Fire Using Photoshop's Liquify Filter

Making of What Are They Staring At?

Making of What Are They Staring At?

Digital Illustration Tutorial

Digital Illustration Tutorial

Create Realistic Laser Beam Effect

Create Realistic Laser Beam Effect

Give a Portrait a Cosmic Makeover

Give a Portrait a Cosmic Makeover

Create an Abstract Golden Circle with Smoke Brushset in Photoshop

Create an Abstract Golden Circle with Smoke Brushset in Photoshop

Make a Colorful Retro-Themed Space Scene in Photoshop

Make a Colorful Retro-Themed Space Scene in Photoshop

Flaming Car in Photoshop

Flaming Car in Photoshop

Create Revolutionary Cosmic Art

Create Revolutionary Cosmic Art

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