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Jake Rocheleau (103 Posts)

About: Jake Rocheleau is a passionate web designer and social media entrepreneur. He is frequently researching the latest trends in digital design and new-age Internet ideas. He's also an advocate for the social media revolution - follow his updates on Twitter @jakerocheleau.

Beginner’s Study Guide to HTML5 Microformats

For years the web has been a static development block for housing information. It hasn’t been up until recently that micro-format designs have been released into the semantic web. These allow developers to contextually describe page elements for better representation of what the information holds. Most of the tips below are useful for those still building their introduction into HTML…

Tips for Compromising between Designers and Developers

In the real world designers and developers are constantly battling it out over projects. Between two lighthearted developers are the crew who simply make website work while designers add flair and vibrant edges. The two perform very specific yet important jobs which harmoniously combine to create amazing web pages. Often times, however, bickering can ensue leading to arguing and lost…

The Advancing Future of Web Fonts

We have been seeing a great increase in flexibility among web designers. The community has opened up to new standards and allowed these methods to infiltrate our way of designing. Fonts are a key feature necessary in all forms of web design and development. Our post web 2.0 generation has grown impatient of older non-standard methods. Flash support allowed for…

Exploring Mobile Device and App Development Trends

We have all been hearing the chatter about mobile applications. It seems 2010 has been an astounding year for development in mobile technology, both hardware and software. Apple’s iPhone & iPad along with Google’s Android OS and Microsoft Windows Phone all prove just how large the market currently stands. Trends have been forming over the recent years which might show…

A Review of Web Design Trends from 2010

The past year has shown us some magnificent growth in the web sector. Design innovation can be seen everywhere as the community of both web designers and application developers is on the rise. Trends are emerging from this budding community and they’re greatly shaping the future of our Internet. Below are a few references to some of the best design…

Coding Flexible Web Layouts in HTML5 and CSS

Web standards are in evolution and continuing to refine how we structure our content. There are many open source platforms which allow rapid prototyping and development of new features in just a few days. As web developers it can be difficult to keep up with such fast-paced times. Luckily with the rise of advanced standards we’re seeing less requirements to…

Managing Graphics and Icons in your Designs

Projects can get overly confusing if we let them slip too far. This has become circumstance time and again, most commonly among the freelance designers of the world. Web projects are no different and require a strict level of discipline for project management. Graphics and icons are useful for spicing up the average website template design. However management of all…

Creating User-Sensitive Website Layouts

Web designers are largely responsible for curating new trends in layouts and graphic design for the web. This part of the job description is often masked behind a thin veil of secret tasks, but requirements are always the same. When it comes to creating website layouts it’s important to keep true to certain design theories. User experience is a key…

Designing a Mobile Stylesheet for your Website

It seems mobile is becoming more powerful with the younger tech audience. More kids and young adults are carrying around smartphones than any other time period ever before. Each one of these devices is not just a phone, but a mobile computer built with access to any website over the Internet. This leaves a lot to the imagination when it…