Create and Manage Web Applications with Simbla

Carrie Cousins  •  Tools  •  March 29, 2017
Create and Manage Web Applications with Simbla

Are you looking for a complete solution for your business website? Simbla website builder might be the answer. Simbla includes a fully responsive website builder, using HTML5 and Bootstrap, an online database system packed with web widget and the latest version also includes a new app market with website product pages, a blog, product catalog and news ticker. Plus, knowledge...

Celebrating 6 Years of Designmodo with a Discount and Giveaway!

Andrian  •  Resources  •  March 27, 2017
Celebrating 6 Years of Designmodo with a Discount and Giveaway!

Today, we are celebrating our sixth year with an anniversary party, and because you are part of our community, let’s start the party together! About Our Team Many of you may not know who we are, so this is a perfect day to get acquainted with us. I’m Andrian (founder and editor-in-chief) and I’m from the Republic of Moldova, but now live in Barcelona (Spain) with my...

Intro Guide to UX Reviews for Web Designers

Jake Rocheleau  •  UX Design  •  March 22, 2017
Intro Guide to UX Reviews for Web Designers

A great UX review can do wonders for any website. By looking over the entire design you can learn what’s working, what’s not, and maybe find solutions that can increase the UX and ultimately increase revenues. But learning how to conduct a review is the first step to solving problems and creating a better experience. In this guide I’ll cover the basics of a...

GuruBlog – WordPress Theme for Online Business

Carrie Cousins  •  Themes  •  March 20, 2017
GuruBlog – WordPress Theme for Online Business

Looking for a responsive WordPress theme to make your next business project a little easier? Consider GuruBlog by StrictThemes. The blog and shop theme is packed with features and designed for experts, coaches and business information. It can be used to showcase information, for online courses or even for selling digital products. The theme is designed to help you convert...

Guetzli – JPEG Encoder Promises a Faster Web, by Google

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  March 18, 2017
Guetzli – JPEG Encoder Promises a Faster Web, by Google

Guetzli is a new open source JPEG encoder that creates high-quality JPEGS that weighs between 29 percent and 45 percent less than what is possible now with available methods. It’s been in the wild for the last four months, but finally, Guetzli got officially launched in a blog post on Google’s developer blog. Artistic representation of GUETZLI As a web-developer, building...

Free Creative Commons Stock Photos – FreePhotos.cc

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources  •  March 15, 2017
Free Creative Commons Stock Photos – FreePhotos.cc

Finding quality free stock photography can be a cumbersome task. There are so many places to search, different pricing models to deal with and licensing. FreePhotos takes a lot of the guesswork out of finding quality stock photos to use in a hurry with different stock providers in a single location. (Plus every photo you find on the site is free to use in your projects.) What...

How To Create a Web Design Style Guide

Tomas Laurinavicius  •  Design, Website Design  •  March 9, 2017
How To Create a Web Design Style Guide

Creating websites is getting more and more complex and is usually not a one person job. It is important to ensure that design is consistent and optimized to meet business objectives and create enjoyable experiences for users. One of the ways to ensure that team is on the same page when designing separate parts of the website or saving designs from developers is to create...

UX Design Tips For Dropdown Navigation Menus

Jake Rocheleau  •  UX Design  •  March 7, 2017
UX Design Tips For Dropdown Navigation Menus

Dropdown menus have come a long way thanks to modern JavaScript and CSS3 effects. But not all dropdowns are created equal, and some UX strategies work better than others. In this guide I’ll cover a handful of design techniques for building usable dropdown navigation menus. This includes multi-level dropdowns and mega menus which all rely on the same core design...

9 Super Valuable WordPress Plugins for 2017

Andrian  •  Plugins  •  March 2, 2017
9 Super Valuable WordPress Plugins for 2017

WordPress has become the most popular CMS in the web designer’s world. As a standalone system, it’s not all that glamourous. What makes WordPress attractive is the ease in which it can be customized with themes and plugins; to do what you need to have done. No matter what functionality you might want to incorporate in a website, there are so many plugins out there, that...

How to Create a Perfect Color Scheme [Infographic]

Diana Valeanu  •  Design  •  March 2, 2017
How to Create a Perfect Color Scheme [Infographic]

Nothing can make a project stand out or identify your brand or business like color. Just think: What would the “Golden Arches” of McDonald’s be without the signature red and gold? When it comes to creating the perfect color scheme, there are plenty of things to consider. Established branding is important and should be honored if colors already exist. But if not, the...