A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts

Zolani Stewart  •  Fonts, Resources  •  February 1, 2013
A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts

Even if you’re an experienced designer, it’s never a bad time to refresh your memory a little with the structure of serif typefaces, a few recommendations and a little history. Yes, there’s history. It’s painless I promise. Humanist and Old Style In the Middle Ages, nearly all moveable type, books and portable documents, was written in blackletter. Although there are...

Flat Design: Can You Benefit from the Trend?

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  January 31, 2013
Flat Design: Can You Benefit from the Trend?

Flat design – a concept popular many years ago in design – is making a comeback. With many redesigns and new websites employing a flat design scheme, the trend is appearing almost everywhere, both on websites and in app design. Its popularity has been made even more popular by the releases of Windows 8 and the new Google design, which includes a completely flat aesthetic....

Successful Web Design Comes Down to the Details

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  January 29, 2013
Successful Web Design Comes Down to the Details

The start of a great site design begins as a sketch but what it really comes down to is the details. It’s the little things that can take a site design from average to extraordinary and neglecting the details can essentially ruin a site concept. Think about color and shading, text, icons and elements, and alignment and grids when outlining your next project. Consider how...

Optimizing your Website Speed, Tools and Tips

Harish Chouhan  •  Resources, Tools  •  January 27, 2013
Optimizing your Website Speed, Tools and Tips

Having a decent website has never been more affordable than now. With ready-made design templates, free website builders offered with hosting; there are just too many choices. Customers today have choices and getting & maintaining their attention is also harder than ever. Unless design is your business, adding the latest bells and whistles would get you visitors, but lot...

20 Excellent jQuery Sliders for your Website

Adrian  •  Resources, Scripts  •  January 24, 2013
20 Excellent jQuery Sliders for your Website

Making a website that is aesthetically pleasing is a process. It’s not generally going to happen overnight and it certainly won’t happen without a little intuition. It also requires the usage of a lot of different technologies to make the website look its very best. jQuery sliders are important facets of any high-quality website. You might imagine that sliders are just...

Understanding and using Post meta in WordPress

Abbas Suterwala  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  January 24, 2013
Understanding and using Post meta in WordPress

WordPress lets you create by default two types of content – Posts and Pages. For post and pages you can write content in paragraph format in the visual editor in the WordPress admin. This content is shown by your theme on the WordPress front end. But as you start using WordPress for different types of site and start publishing different types of content using WordPress you...

The Ultimate UX Design of: the Sign-Up Form

Marcin Treder  •  Design, UX Design  •  January 23, 2013
The Ultimate UX Design of: the Sign-Up Form

In this series Marcin Treder of UXPin – The UX Design App explains how to design the User Experience of the most important ingredients of web and mobile apps. Step-by-step tutorials and examples from the most important services in the world will help you in your own, everyday practice. Introduction A typical sign-up form contains a couple of form fields (it seems like the...

Retina Ready Images and Responsive Web Design

Paula Borowska  •  Coding, Responsive Design  •  January 22, 2013
Retina Ready Images and Responsive Web Design

I want you to clearly understand what Retina Display is. In the simplest of terms, it means a high definition display, that’s it. Also, Apple products are not excusive to this type of display. Retina Display is simply Apple’s term for is but other phones, tablets and monitors too have higher quality displays. But, because these displays are being widely implemented and...

Create a Website Design using The Bricks UI

Stelian Subotin  •  Tutorials  •  January 21, 2013
Create a Website Design using The Bricks UI

Topic: Adobe Photoshop Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins I­n this tutorial we will be creating a simple but elegant e-commerce layout of a website, it being entirely built by using The Bricks UI e-commerce user-interface set. I will teach you how to start with a blank document and end with a beautiful layout that can actually be used as a design for an...

How to Create a CSS3 Login Form

Dylan Langlois  •  CSS3, Tutorials  •  January 20, 2013
How to Create a CSS3 Login Form

Topic: CSS3 Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins Today, I will teach you how to create a beautiful CSS3 login page that can be integrated into your website, blog, app, etc. I have used this method of creating a login page to implement it into WordPress for my clients; Which gives them diversity among the other WordPress blogs out there. Step 1 – The...