A Look at Stencil Typography

Zolani Stewart  •  Design  •  February 17, 2013
A Look at Stencil Typography

You should be paying attention to stencil. First, I recommend you throw away the image of ugly fonts sprayed onto industrial shipping crates and used for all sorts of army themed media. The stencil style is making a return, coming to its own style, and the results are fantastic. Stencils are typefaces with slits in their strokes that make them appear as though they’ve been...

How to Create Custom Social Media Icons in CSS3

Dylan Langlois  •  CSS3, Tutorials  •  February 16, 2013
How to Create Custom Social Media Icons in CSS3

Topic: HTML / CSS3 Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 35 mins On almost every website, blog, magazine or business you come across on the internet; it has some kind social media content or buttons. Whether it be social sharing, profile links, or “liking”, “following”, etc. This tutorial will show you how to create custom social media icons step by step....

10 Useful Menu Plugins for WordPress

Adrian  •  Plugins, WordPress  •  February 15, 2013
10 Useful Menu Plugins for WordPress

Menus are one of the easiest ways to liven up your WordPress site. This is largely because they are relatively simple to install. It doesn’t take a lot to get a WordPress menu plugin onto your website. Indeed, it merely requires that you download the plugin, install the plugin onto your website, and then begin using it. You’ll want to make sure that you choose the correct...

Create a Mobile User Experience

Carrie Cousins  •  Responsive Design, UX Design  •  February 15, 2013
Create a Mobile User Experience

The mobile user experience is one of the hottest design topics to date. What do mobile users want and expect? How can designers and developers better create great sites for users on smaller screens? Creating the best mobile experience requires thought and planning. Just taking your website and expecting it to work on mobile is not enough (and it likely will not work). To...

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...