Mozilla Releases Firefox 50 and Supercharges Nightly with Quantum

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  November 17, 2016
Mozilla Releases Firefox 50 and Supercharges Nightly with Quantum

Firefox is now in its 50th iteration. Initially scheduled for the first week of November, Mozilla delayed the launch for some last minute code optimizations related to the way add-ons are invoked when the browser is started. Specifically, the developers sorted out a significant bug in Firefox add-on SDK module, so, this should speed up Firefox, especially for those that have a...

5 Good Collaboration Tools for Design Teams and Freelancers

Andrian  •  Tools  •  November 16, 2016
5 Good Collaboration Tools for Design Teams and Freelancers

The diversity of skills among the various team members can at times make working together difficult. This is where the team leader comes in. A team leader’s primary role, is to get everyone on the same page and working together. A wise choice of project management and collaboration tools can make this much easier to do and to maintain. While freelancers are not faced with...

4 Ways to Improve Usability and User Experience by Decluttering Designs

Paula Borowska  •  UX Design  •  November 14, 2016
4 Ways to Improve Usability and User Experience by Decluttering Designs

We often speak about decluttering in the sense of physical stuff like closets or storage. But, we can also speak about decluttering designs too. Decluttering can help improve usability and the user experience on websites. Here are four tips for decluttering you designs. 1. Shorten the Copy Dating back to 1997, Nielsen Norman Group conducted a study to learn how users read on...

Our Favorite WordPress Themes of 2016

Doru Ciobanu  •  Themes  •  November 11, 2016
Our Favorite WordPress Themes of 2016

Every fourth site you came across on the web is made on WordPress. More than 60 million websites are running the popular CMS to present ideas, promote services or sell products. Bloggers, designers, corporate entities, news magazines, banks, NGOs and many other individuals and organizations rely on WordPress to maintain an online presence. Launched 13 years ago, the modest...

Which Languages Should I Learn for Web Development?

Jake Rocheleau  •  Coding  •  November 10, 2016
Which Languages Should I Learn for Web Development?

Getting started with web development can be strenuous and confusing. There’s so much to learn and you have so many different options for languages, frameworks, and open source projects to choose from. Where do you even start? There is no single correct answer but there is a natural progression that most developers take. It’s easier to start with the basics and slowly move...

Top 50 Fonts of 2016

Doru Ciobanu  •  Fonts  •  November 7, 2016
Top 50 Fonts of 2016

Typography is an art combining perspective, technique and ingenuity. A great design comes with great typography. Whether you are creating for web or print, designing brochures or user interfaces, developing a brand identity or creating a logo, one of the key elements of a successful project is the typeface you are using. In fact, the combination of fonts, color choices and...

Adobe Introduces Project Felix, Sensei, Updates Creative Cloud and More

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  November 5, 2016
Adobe Introduces Project Felix, Sensei, Updates Creative Cloud and More

This year Adobe’s MAX conference brought a lot of exciting news and product updates. While there is nothing out of the extraordinary in the updates for Photoshop and Illustrator, the Creative Cloud received a significant boost in creativity and an AI personality. The star of Adobe Max 2016 is Adobe Sensei, an advanced machine learning AI that will improve Adobe’s products...

WebAssembly Now in Browser Preview Mode

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  November 4, 2016
WebAssembly Now in Browser Preview Mode

Major browser vendors have agreed to implement a new web standard that will bring near native performance to the web for online games, music and video streaming, AR and VR, and other applications. The result, WebAssembly, is a portable, cross-vendor, cross-language, size and load time Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) that gets stored in a binary format suitable for compilation to...

How to Create Checkout Form Using HTML, CSS3 and jQuery

Raul Dronca  •  CSS3, HTML, jQuery  •  November 4, 2016
How to Create Checkout Form Using HTML, CSS3 and jQuery

Topic: HTML / CSS3 / jQuery Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Hello, everyone! In this tutorial, we are going to create a Shopping Checkout Form using HTML, CSS3 and a little bit of jQuery. We’re going to use Google Fonts for this tutorial, specifically Montserrat. HTML The first thing we need to do is to create our HTML structure. We need a...

Tips for Creating a Great Personal Online Portfolio

Eelco Guntlisbergen  •  Design, Website Design  •  November 3, 2016
Tips for Creating a Great Personal Online Portfolio

As a designer I think we’ve all experienced the difficulty of creating something personal, including a portfolio. You end up spending countless hours in Photoshop, trying a hundred different things and after two months you realize that your homepage still says “under construction.” This might not be the case for everybody, but being my own client is quite challenge and...