Restaurant Web Designs: 40 Yummy Cafe & Restaurant Websites and Trends

Tatiana Titkova  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  December 6, 2012
Restaurant Web Designs: 40 Yummy Cafe & Restaurant Websites and Trends

What actually do we want from a restaurant website? Once we enter a website belonging to some café or restaurant, the first thing we start looking for is the menu. Fortunately, most of restaurants managed to improve their online menus by replacing PDF-only downloads with web alternatives that are more user-friendly. The next thing we would be glad to see/read is specials and...

Get in on Gamification: Tips for Building Easy Site Badges

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  December 4, 2012
Get in on Gamification: Tips for Building Easy Site Badges

It seems like almost every website is adding a game to its interface these days. Are these play-along gimmicks just a fad? Or is the game add-on something that your site needs? While we are too early in the trend to really know how long it will last one thing is for certain – gaming badges are incredibly popular. What is Gamification? So what is gamification anyway? Simply...

Websites Design for Mobile Applications: Trends and Examples

Adrian  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  December 3, 2012
Websites Design for Mobile Applications: Trends and Examples

Over the past few years, the market of mobile applications has grown significantly, which, in part, was contributed by the rapid development of online stores like App Store and Android Marketplace. Thanks to these stores, we have a wealth of choices on the market of mobile applications, and can continuously improve the functionality of our phones. As the number of happy owners...

Responsive Typography in Web Design: Understanding and Using

Christian Vasile  •  Design, Responsive Design  •  November 30, 2012
Responsive Typography in Web Design: Understanding and Using

Responsive web design, also abbreviated as RWD, is a well-known concept on the internet nowadays. It is very popular and was introduced about 4-5 years ago to the masses. Since then, everybody talks about it and website owners without a responsive layout look on how to change that. RWD is important because the internet nowadays is mobile, not static. We do not only browse from...

Understanding and Using Featured Images in WordPress

Abbas Suterwala  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  November 28, 2012
Understanding and Using Featured Images in WordPress

WordPress has good level of functionality and features to add different kinds of media to your post. You can add images, videos etc while adding a new post or editing its content. WordPress also lets you add a special kind of the image to the post called as a featured image. This featured image is not a part of the content but can be used in the various places in the theme to...

New Treads in Real Estate Website Designs Middle East

Johnny Huntington  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  November 27, 2012
New Treads in Real Estate Website Designs Middle East

8 things that make the latest generation of real estate website designs stand head-and-shoulders above their 2008 antecedents. The business of real estate is changing and so too is the technology used by agencies to get their message across to clients and prospects. This is particularly true for real estate websites, which have seen significantly improved over the previous...

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...