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Best Open Source CSS3 and jQuery Image Captions

The use of image captions within HTML has been a long-standing tradition among web developers. Typically this involves the <figure> and <figcaption> elements, plus some additional CSS styles. Because of the large open source movement we can find even more great examples of plugins and starter scripts for building these image captions in your own projects. I want to present…

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The Principles of Typography: Back to Basics

Content is king, but typography is the crown and design is the throne. Typography and design both help content maximize its potential and withstand the test of time. Typography enhances the readability of information on a web page, yet — quite ironically — it also helps users avoid reading. This is the true and "most humane purpose" of design. Mind…

30 Innovative and Creative HTML5 Sites

HTML5 has introduced amazing new features and technologies that have helped us create fast, interactive and stunningly beautiful websites like never before. Its advanced multimedia has enabled us to build creative websites with smooth transitions, fancy images sliders and animations that previously had been built with Flash, JavaScript or some seriously hardcore designing. So, if you’re in need of inspiration…

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“To Mobile App” or “Not To Mobile App”

In this age of mobiles, everyone is using a smartphone or tablet device. As a result, more and more developers are actively pursuing mobile app development. No matter which platform you use — be it iOS or Android — you will find a plethora of mobile apps serving a multitude of purposes. Amidst such crowded mobile-first scenario, what do you…

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The 5 Most Common UX Mistakes

Many companies are heads-down in their product development process. It makes sense — building a great product takes not only hard work, but collaboration across teams, especially in larger organizations. Sometimes, companies make mistakes when building their products, especially when it comes to user experience. Here are a few UX mistakes we commonly see: 5 Common UX Mistakes Cram That…

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User Experience Trends for Admin Dashboards

The design techniques for admin dashboards are not as openly shared as website layouts. This is because you do not always find examples of admin designs open on the web. To gain access you would need a user/password combo, so designers are often left building with trends found in other examples. But the dashboard interface has grown very quickly as…

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The freelance pricing trap and how to get out of it

Freelancing is riddled with challenges. First, freelancers are left to figure out how to land new clients. They have to cold call potential leads, effectively display their portfolio, and expertly request for referrals to keep a steady stream of work coming in. Once that’s taken care of, they have to manage their time and their projects to get everything finished…