Taking a closer look at WordPress Coding Standards

Abbas Suterwala  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  February 14, 2013
Taking a closer look at WordPress Coding Standards

WordPress is a big project with a lot of developers working on it. It also has a huge amount of themes and plugins which are written by teams of developers or individual developers. When a project grows really big coding standards become more and more important. Coding standards in any project gives a similar look and feel to the complete code base which makes it much easier...

Designing for Retina Displays, Optimize Website for @2x Images

Paula Borowska  •  Coding, Responsive Design  •  February 13, 2013
Designing for Retina Displays, Optimize Website for @2x Images

Do you know what exactly is Retina? Do you know what makes it amazing or what makes it a nightmare for designers and developers? Well read on to understand the technology and the various ways you can optimize images to be Retina ready. Understanding Retina In the simplest of terms, Retina Displays mean a high definition display. But, before going into detail about how to...

How to Use Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop

Stelian Subotin  •  Adobe Photoshop, Tutorials  •  February 12, 2013
How to Use Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial I will teach you the basics of the Photoshop Pen tool, which allows you to create your own, custom shapes. We’ll pass through the basics of the tool, and we will pass through a series of short and easy exercises so that you can get the hang of it in no time! As you might, or might not be aware of, the Pen tool is one of the few shapes in Photoshop that work...

Useful Web Vector Icons Sets, Best of Premium

Adrian  •  Icons, Resources  •  February 11, 2013
Useful Web Vector Icons Sets, Best of Premium

In our modern, technology-driven world, icons are everywhere. Most people are familiar with icons via their computer or their smartphone. Other individuals might be bewildered as to how these vector icons are created in the first place. It can seem a little strange, but web designers are fully equipped to manage all kinds of different uses for icons. You can also find a great...

Use of Pricing Tables in Web Design – Starkly Comparison

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  February 11, 2013
Use of Pricing Tables in Web Design – Starkly Comparison

Pricing table is one of the few components that in their structure and purpose remain unchanged since the time of its occurrence. It is usually used as a tool that aimed to pull together data and show obvious difference between pricing plans. Those who offer different services, proper implementation of a pricing table is a vital part of website creation since well-organized...

Modern Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

Adrian  •  Fonts, Resources  •  February 11, 2013
Modern Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

The Modern fonts or Didones tend to carry even sharper contrasts compared to transitional types such as the influential Baskerville. If experts believe that the Baskerville was trying to blind readers, Didones even took the contrast even further. The first true Modern type was created in France by Firmin Didot and was first introduced on a published text on 1784. The font of...

Web Typography Trends in 2013

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  February 10, 2013
Web Typography Trends in 2013

“TYPOGRAPHY is the balance and interplay of letterforms on the page, a verbal and visual equation that helps the reader understand the form and absorb the substance of the page content. Typography plays a dual role as both verbal and visual communication. As readers scan a page they are subconsciously aware of both functions: first they survey the overall graphic patterns of...

10 Useful WordPress Email Newsletter Plugins

Adrian  •  Plugins, WordPress  •  February 9, 2013
10 Useful WordPress Email Newsletter Plugins

One of the best plugins you can include on your website is a newsletter widget. Many websites have these widgets as a way to connect with a particular consumer base on a consistent level. Being able to maintain contact with clients via the ease of bulk e-mails is always a plus. There are many different options when it comes to newsletter plugins, but each one works in...

Rapid Prototyping with the Pages Panel in Fireworks CS6

Matthew Pizzi  •  Tutorials  •  February 9, 2013
Rapid Prototyping with the Pages Panel in Fireworks CS6

Adobe Fireworks CS6 is an ideal tool for creating prototypes. There are several advantages of using Fireworks over its sibling Photoshop, but the one I want to share with you in this article is the Pages panel. This panel gives you the ability to quickly mimic functionality found in fully-coded web sites and applications, with a minimal amount of effort and zero coding....

Responsive WordPress WooCommerce Themes, Best of Premium

Adrian  •  Themes, WordPress  •  February 8, 2013
Responsive WordPress WooCommerce Themes, Best of Premium

Themes come with a wide range of compatibility options as well. There are many different styles and functionalities to choose from. WooCommerce has begun to come to the fore when it comes to optimized e-commerce themes. In fact, these responsive themes are uniquely tailored to improving the strength, flexibility, and usability of your website. WooCommerce themes are...