Popular Posts

In this section you will find all of our popular articles covering all categories of design.

An In-Depth Understanding of WordPress Hooks

Say the phrase “WordPress hooks,” and any novice developer will almost invariably balk and begin fretting over how difficult it is to understand implement these advanced pieces of code in independent plugins and theme-specific functions.php files. This might be because there are simply so many WordPress hooks to be learned, or it might be because using them to modify the…

50 New Resources and Tools for Web Developers

In this web developer round-up we have chosen 50 recently released resources and tools that offer time-saving solutions to many of the development issues you may come across. So, if you are looking for a tool that will check your Javascript, validate your CSS, help you create an image sprite, or a new HTML5 Canvas library, a new CSS dev…

20 Creative Personal Blog Web Designs

As clearly and concisely defined by Wikipedia, a blog is ‘a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”)…’. But when you do read back that definition you soon realize how far we have drifted away from it, especially over the last couple of years and particularly within the design community. Once upon-a-time a blog…

20 More CSS3 Tutorials and Techniques for Creating Buttons

It has been well over a year since we last took a look at some of the latest CSS3 tutorials and techniques for creating buttons. And what a difference a year makes. No longer satisfied with just using the basic CSS3 properties (border-radius, box-shadow…), many developers have progressed to using @font-face icons, animation and 3D effects. All with only CSS….

Responsive Design 101

It wasn’t too long ago that designers didn’t really need to worry how websites looked on mobile phones and tablets. Phones weren’t yet really practical for web viewing, and before the iPad, tablets were more of a novelty than an essential. Obviously, all that has changed and most tech experts predict that in the next few years, likely sooner rather…

CSS3 Menu and Navigation Tutorials

All of the CSS3 navigation tutorials we have for you today are all fully functional and could easily be used on a live site. But we do prefer to think of them all as being more experimental and proof-of-concept rather than being a robust end-product (a sprinkle of jQuery always makes everything better!). What they do offer is an opportunity…

Which license do you choose for your code?

The Berne Convention dictates that any code you write is automatically copyrighted. However, many programmers prefer to release their code to the public through open-source licenses, which allows their work to be modified and improved upon, even as they retain core rights to the original code. Distributing any work – a piece of code, a software program, or even markup…

20 New and Free Minimal WordPress Themes

All of the free minimal WordPress themes we have for you below are free and will work perfectly well straight-out-of-the-box (albeit with a few option panel tweaks), also the vast majority of them being responsive. But, putting the minimal styling aside, the real beauty of these themes, for designers and developers anyway, is that they are a fantastic starting point…

40 Recently Released jQuery Plugins

Its that time of the year again were we take a look at and highlight the most useful recently released jQuery plugins. As expected from the jQuery community, the selection we have for you is highly impressive. They never, ever let you down. The 40 plugins we have for you below have been categorized into the following categories: Page Layout…

25 More Completely Free Web Fonts

A year or so ago we published our original Completely Free Fonts Perfect for @fontface. It has been a long time coming but here, at long last, is our next installment. Again, we have chosen 25 free web fonts that are so good we can’t believe they are the free. Here they are… Bemio Copyright → Pay what you want…