14 Great WordPress Themes to Use in 2017

Andrian  •  Themes  •  January 12, 2017
14 Great WordPress Themes to Use in 2017

Purchasing a WordPress theme tends to be a time-consuming chore that at times can be overwhelming. To cut down time, you need to establish a series of criteria. Having done that, go down our list of 14 WordPress themes that we believe are the best on the market as we go into 2017. Core criteria to consider:  An Aesthetically Pleasing Design. You want a modern, pleasing...

6 Features That are Missing from Your Web Design

Andrian  •  Design  •  January 11, 2017
6 Features That are Missing from Your Web Design

As a business owner, have you ever been totally clueless as to why your website isn’t converting? Do you feel like you have everything in place, yet your audience isn’t following through on your call to actions buttons, and your bounce rate is sky high? There could be a few crucial web design features that are missing on your website, and adding and adjusting them might...

10 Web Design Trends to Try in 2017

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  January 2, 2017
10 Web Design Trends to Try in 2017

Ready to refresh your website? The start of the year is a great time to take a hard look at your existing design – or even new projects – and think about how to incorporate some of the latest trends into the framework. From functionality to color and typography, 2017 will be a year of new ideas and new visual concepts to explore. Some of those designs are already starting...

Create a Full-Screen Navigation Menu in CSS3 & jQuery

Raul Dronca  •  CSS3, jQuery  •  December 27, 2016
Create a Full-Screen Navigation Menu in CSS3 & jQuery

Topic: HTML / CSS3 / jQuery Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes In this tutorial, we are going to create a Full-Screen Navigation Menu using HTML, CSS3 and a little bit of jQuery. For this tutorial, we’re going to use Google Fonts, specifically Montserrat. Make sure you include it. HTML Like always, the first step is to create the HTML...

10 Modern Emerging Web Technologies You Should Know About

Jake Rocheleau  •  Coding  •  December 22, 2016
10 Modern Emerging Web Technologies You Should Know About

Over the past few years many new frontend technologies have leaked onto the market. The web design landscape has shifted radically and it’s now much easier and much more technical to build websites. I’m always interested in the latest tools & best practices because the new tools of today often become the must-use tools of tomorrow. I want to share what I believe are...

Top Free JavaScript Plugins With No Dependencies

Jake Rocheleau  •  Scripts  •  December 12, 2016
Top Free JavaScript Plugins With No Dependencies

Even with jQuery’s popularity there’s no need to rely on a JS library for every project. Classic JavaScript works in all major browsers and it’s really all you need to build dynamic interfaces. But instead of coding from scratch it’s still easier to build on top of existing plugins. In the past we’ve covered awesome jQuery plugins and now I want...

20 Gift Ideas for Web Designers

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources  •  December 9, 2016
20 Gift Ideas for Web Designers

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me … a MacBook Pro with Creative Suite. Well, that’s not exactly how the holiday jingle goes, but if you are a web designer this list of gift suggestions is for you. From expensive toys to books and fun tools, we have compiled 20 great gift ideas for designers that will fit in a variety of budgets. (So make sure to copy...

Yoga is a New Open Source, Cross Platform Layout Engine

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  December 8, 2016
Yoga is a New Open Source, Cross Platform Layout Engine

Every great design starts with a great layout. The key element of any user interface is the layout. Layouts establish consistency between interface elements so that page visitors or app users will enjoy a great experience on a website or mobile application. Further, a consistent layout saves a lot of developer hours. Over time, developers had to adapt to different screen...

Have Your Client’s Shop Ready Before Christmas

Andrian  •  Resources  •  December 7, 2016
Have Your Client’s Shop Ready Before Christmas

As the holidays approach, everything tends to get a little hectic. Stress levels increase, there seems to be more unfinished business to take care of than usual. And deadlines, which should always be met anyway, become even more critical. It’s no different for web design freelancers. Projects already in work need to be wrapped up, plus, there are clients with special holiday...

How 40 European E-commerce Websites Handle Forms on Mobile

Andrian  •  UX Design  •  December 6, 2016
How 40 European E-commerce Websites Handle Forms on Mobile

I won’t surprise if we tell you that European e-commerce market is hot and that a mobile-friendly website is a key to success in that field. Last year, approximately 296 million online shoppers spent over 455 billion euros. And 16.5% of that money was spent on small-screens. You may think it’s just 16%, but the pace at which the share of mobile grows is quite...