The Elegance & Authority of Black in Web Design

Alex Bulat  •  Design, Website Design  •  November 26, 2012
The Elegance & Authority of Black in Web Design

“It is difficult to look for a black cat in a dark room, especially when it’s not there” Confucius. Actually, perfect black – it’s not even the color. This is complete lack of color, darkness, nothingness, the “black hole.” Therefore, no object that can be perceived by us is absolutely black. By the way, astronomical “black...

Tools for Identifying Fonts and Creating a Palette

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  November 22, 2012
Tools for Identifying Fonts and Creating a Palette

Typography is a big part of web (or any) design project. It can be a fun, but also challenging process for those who are uncomfortable with the basics of typography. But it is pretty easy to learn a few basics about type to get you headed in the right direction. Developing a font palette for almost any project can be almost as simple as learning to identify font styles, slant...

Understanding and using WordPress Shortcodes

Abbas Suterwala  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  November 20, 2012
Understanding and using WordPress Shortcodes

WordPress as a platform provides really good support for plugin developers to create functionality on top of WordPress. WordPress lets the plugin developer create functionality which the post creator can use as a macro in the post or the page he publishes. These macros are called as Shortcode. The WordPress platform provides a very good API support for creating shortcodes....

How to Easily Transform Your Blog into an Ecommerce Website

Luke Clum  •  Resources  •  November 19, 2012
How to Easily Transform Your Blog into an Ecommerce Website

If you’ve decided to take the leap from writing to retailing, you might not know where to start. But don’t feel discouraged; you’re already farther along than you may think. Through your blog, you’ve explored administration interfaces and customizations, established your voice and personality, and garnered a following. For the rest, just follow this step-by-step guide...

28 Examples of iPhone App User Interfaces

Ferman Aziz  •  Apps Examples, Inspiration  •  November 15, 2012
28 Examples of iPhone App User Interfaces

Attractive and interactive user interface designs are all the rage for smartphone, tablet and other tech savvy device users, therefore the appearance of an application is of utmost importance when it comes to how popular it is going to be. The more well designed, interactive and simple to use an app’s user interface design is, the more downloads and purchases it will...

How to Create a Responsive Image Slider in jQuery and CSS3

Valeriu Timbuc  •  CSS3, jQuery, Tutorials  •  November 14, 2012
How to Create a Responsive Image Slider in jQuery and CSS3

Topic: jQuery (flexslider) / CSS3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 30 mins Today we will code a responsive image slider from the Impressionist UI. We will code it using the FlexSlider plugin for the functionality and style it using CSS3. I hope you will enjoy it and find it useful for your projects. Lets get started! STEP 1 – Markup The slider html...

Free Windows 8 Wireframe Templates for PowerPoint

Andreas Wulf  •  Freebies  •  November 12, 2012
Free Windows 8 Wireframe Templates for PowerPoint

Microsoft has finally released Windows 8, and is promoting its launch with a billion-dollar marketing campaign. This creates new opportunities for app developers, especially since the Windows Store isn’t yet as crowded as the Apple and Android counterparts. However, before you go ahead and start programming an app, I’d suggest you design some quick prototypes first to...

An About Us Page Design That Tells “THE” Story

Chaz  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  November 11, 2012
An About Us Page Design That Tells “THE” Story

Nowadays it has become a trend and a must to showcase the people behind your projects. Companies, creative collectives, organizations and associations  have seen how presenting the people behind their works gives users a feel of trustiness and professionalism and you can even showcase team members work to add weight to your company. In the example above the site uses a...

Design Stereotypes: Masculine and Feminine Design Techniques

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  November 9, 2012
Design Stereotypes: Masculine and Feminine Design Techniques

A user’s first impression of your site can be a lasting one. In the first few seconds, a person decides to stick with your content or move on. They will also make decisions about whether your site fits their needs. And that first impression has a lot to do with sex. Male and female users often look to the web for different experiences. The look of your site can instantly...

Modern UI Style Design by Microsoft

Christian Vasile  •  Design  •  November 8, 2012
Modern UI Style Design by Microsoft

What’s Modern UI? Modern UI is a new design language created and made popular by Microsoft with the introduction of Windows 8, however the interface was used for the first time with Windows 7 portable devices. Partially we’ve seen this interfaces style since MSN 2.0 or Encarta 95, but not entirely as they are today. The Modern UI design focuses on beautiful typography and...