15 TED Talks Every Web Designer Should Watch

Rachel Sanders  •  Inspiration  •  October 12, 2012
15 TED Talks Every Web Designer Should Watch

Whether you’re looking for inspiration or insight, these 15 videos cover everything from personal happiness to the future of web design and internet. Mike Matas: A Next-generation Digital Book Mike Matas demonstrates the first full-length interactive book: Al Gore’s “Our Choice”. Displayed on the iPad and combined with the written text is an hour of documentary...

A (Background) Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Using Photo Backgrounds in Web Design

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 11, 2012
A (Background) Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Using Photo Backgrounds in Web Design

Using a photo as the background image for a website is becoming more and more popular. Great images are hard to beat. They sell your site, draw in visitors and can be a great way to showcase a product if you are in the business of sales. But you can’t just use any old image. And where do you put the type? There are a variety of factors to take into consideration when...

Typographic Style: Identifying Type Categories

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 9, 2012
Typographic Style: Identifying Type Categories

Typography is about so much more than just picking a couple of fonts and working them into a design. A designer must understand some of the basic characteristics of type in order to effectively use fonts. Different typefaces can create very different tones for a project. Think of some of the most-well known logos in the world and how they might be different using another...

Words UI – User Interface Kit

Adrian  •  Shop  •  October 8, 2012
Words UI – User Interface Kit

Words UI is a large user interface pack for web designers and developers. This one-stop shop pack includes all the necessary elements for your project and site. The package contains site elements such as posts, testimonials, lists, blocks, quotes, block quotes, hint, podcast, image sliders, menus, recent activity, galleries, tabs, news forms, events, documents, comments and...

20+ Brilliant Wallpapers for Designers

Adrian  •  Resources  •  October 7, 2012
20+ Brilliant Wallpapers for Designers

So you’re a designer? Wicked! That means your creativity is your strongest weapon and it’s the lens that focuses all of your ideas and stimuli in order to form a final product that you can be proud of. This, in turn, means that you must give this lens a source of light and sparks of inspiration in order to constantly feed and nurture it. More often than not, your workflow...

Download Free Online eBooks for Web Designers and Developers

Adrian  •  Resources  •  October 7, 2012
Download Free Online eBooks for Web Designers and Developers

There is hardly any part of our life that has not been changed with the touch of the magic wand of internet. Be it shopping or finance, entertainment or sports; every sector has been redefined with the advent of internet. The availability of free eBook downloads (for web designers and developers) gives them the chance to gather much knowledge without digging a hole into their...

Editorial Workflows for Multi-Author WordPress Websites

Margaret Jules  •  WordPress  •  October 6, 2012
Editorial Workflows for Multi-Author WordPress Websites

WordPress due to its unique and admired features has become the most popular CMS currently in use on the internet. WordPress is an open source blogging tool and is dynamic CMS based on PHP and MySQL. It has endless list of features, including plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by nearly 15 percent of Alexa Internet’s “top one million”...

Free Responsive WordPress Themes Collection

Adrian  •  WordPress  •  October 6, 2012
Free Responsive WordPress Themes Collection

If you are a businessman looking to facelift your business website expecting maximum and repeated visits to your website, responsive WordPress themes are there at your aid. These themes form a feasible platform for business runners like you who would like to build and maintain a rapport with the all-important clients via online and provide the website a professional look and...

5 Essential Contract Templates for the Freelance Designer

Veronica Picciafuoco  •  Resources  •  October 5, 2012
5 Essential Contract Templates for the Freelance Designer

You’ve heard this before: “Sign a written contract for every design job! And most importantly, sign it before starting to work!” What you don’t often hear is the answer to, “What do I have to sign, exactly?”. This is particularly important in those cases where your receive a contract from your client. You want to know if they are making reasonable requests, and not...

Designing the Proper Landing Page

Chaz  •  Resources  •  October 5, 2012
Designing the Proper Landing Page

The majority of websites have an intent, whether it’s to; showcase work, present & sell a product, for entertainment, or provide information, and at the end the way that the website is laid out showcases the main aspect of it, but there may be specific pages that can help funnel your target audience and increase the wanted action, those are commonly called Landing...