Are You Ready for Microsoft’s New Paint?

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 11, 2016
Are You Ready for Microsoft’s New Paint?

Many of us started with Paint. As old as Windows itself, for the 90s generation, Paint was, for most of us, of the first “professional” graphic design tool. My first “artwork” was recreating Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover. Obviously, my version was far from the original so don’t be ashamed if you started with cucumbers or stick figures. Every great artist was once...

Designing for tech clients: this is how pre-built websites will help you

Andrian  •  Resources  •  October 11, 2016
Designing for tech clients: this is how pre-built websites will help you

If you are reading this article, it could well be because you’re working with a tech company or a startup, or have done so in the recent past. You’ve probably taken note of the fact that this niche appears at times to follow its own rules. Leaving you with some questions you find difficult to answer. Among them: What is the audience looking for? What is a tech client’s...

Virtual Reality and Web Design: Everything You Need to Know

Doru Ciobanu  •  Design  •  October 10, 2016
Virtual Reality and Web Design: Everything You Need to Know

How will the web look in virtual reality? The 2D web could become immersive, interactive and tangible. Imagine Wikipedia as an extensive multimedia library. Instead of reading about the Egyptian pyramids, you could wander around them, explore the inside of the pyramids, view the texture of blocks used to build it or solve a puzzle to gain access to the pharaoh’s tomb....

Google and Monotype Release Noto Font for All Languages

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 9, 2016
Google and Monotype Release Noto Font for All Languages

Font lovers around the world rejoice! After six years of intense collaboration between Google and Monotype, Noto Font, the universal font, is here. With support for 800 languages, 100 written scripts and more than 110,000 characters, Google’s Noto is like the Babel Tower but without the confusion. So, if you are planning to build a time capsule, travel to the future or...

Intro to Variable Fonts in Web Design

Jake Rocheleau  •  Fonts  •  October 5, 2016
Intro to Variable Fonts in Web Design

There’s been talk for years of creating fonts that come with adjustable sizes by default. And for years this was just a pipe dream. But it seems that variable fonts are finally here and they’ll only gain support over the coming years. Designers around the world have been discussing the possibilities and excitedly clamoring over the future of webfonts. What do...

Vue 2.0 is Here! The Progressive JavaScript Framework

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 5, 2016
Vue 2.0 is Here! The Progressive JavaScript Framework

After six months of intense development, eight alphas, eight betas and eight release candidates, Vue 2.0, “The Progressive JavaScript Framework” is finally out. Being the 26th most popular JavaScript project on Github and one of the fastest growing libraries on the list (an excellent result for a project initiated less than a year ago), the new release is something to get...

Review Your Cross-Scripting Defenses with 2 New Google Tools

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 3, 2016
Review Your Cross-Scripting Defenses with 2 New Google Tools

WordPress, the most popular content management system of all time, is used by 59.3 percent of all websites based on content management systems. As of Sept. 29, this represents 26.7 percent of all websites on the web. Being a modern, flexible and efficient content management system, WordPress is the tool of choice for many users around the world. Of course, popularity comes...

Create a Statistics UI Panel Using HTML & CSS3

Raul Dronca  •  CSS3, HTML  •  September 29, 2016
Create a Statistics UI Panel Using HTML & CSS3

Topic: HTML / CSS3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes In this tutorial, we are going to create a Statistics Panel using HTML and CSS3. We’re going to use Google Fonts for this tutorial, specifically “Roboto.” HTML First, let’s create our HTML structure. We need a wrapper or a container, we’ll name it “stats-panel.”...

HTML 5 Will Upgrade to HTML 5.1 Soon

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  September 27, 2016
HTML 5 Will Upgrade to HTML 5.1 Soon

Nearly 2 years ago, HTML, the markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the web released version 5. Intended as a substitute for HTML 4 and XHTML 1 and DOM Level 2 HTML, HTML5 improved the language with support for cutting-edge multimedia such as <video>, <audio> and <canvas>, while keeping HTML readable by humans and consistently...

Is Design Cyclical? Why Styles Are Continuously Changing

Ben Bate  •  Design  •  September 26, 2016
Is Design Cyclical? Why Styles Are Continuously Changing

Note: Use of “design” largely refers to design style, specifically mobile and web, for this article. I was recently looking through some screenshots of apps from earlier versions of iOS. It had me thinking about where design is headed over the next five to 10 years, why we continue to iterate on style, and whether design is really getting better or simply...