Category Archives Web Design

Web Design Archives

In this category you will find articles, tutorials and resources covering all areas of web design. Topics include CSS, HTML, Javascript & jQuery, responsive techniques & resources, GUI resources, templates, web frameworks, and much more.

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CMS / CSS & HTML / Drupal / Fireworks / Flash / JavaScript / jQuery / Joomla / Templates / Web Frameworks / Web Apps / Web Inspiration / Wireframe Resources / Wordpress / Wordpress Plugins

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40 New and Free Icon Sets

Here at Speckyboy we do love our free resources. But, there is one resource we love above everything else, and that is free icon sets. And today we have another fantastic selection for you today. As you would expect all of the sets below have been professionally designed and are perfect for any project. You will find web icon sets,…

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Turn Your Web Design Agency Around By Raising Rates by 500%

One day at our modest design agency, we raised our rates. Like, astronomically. I’m talking about a 500% increase, out of the clear blue. And it was scary as hell. But guess what? It worked. This is our story. Our initial business plan for Madtown was based on a simple numbers game, as it is for most young design agencies….

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50 New Resources and Tools for Developers and Designers

As every designer or developer knows, anything that can save you just a little bit of time everyday is truly priceless. So, what we have for you today will delight you. We have 50 fantastic resources and tools for developers and designers that have all been released this year and have one common goal: To in one way or another…

Free Responsive HTML5 Templates

Not only do the feature-rich responsive HTML5 templates we have for you today offer a fantastic platform for building your site upon, they also give you a rare learning opportunity to delve deeply into each of the templates code, allowing you to learn some of the latest responsive and HTML5 techniques. As well as their beautiful code, each of the…

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Why Is This Here? Why You See Weird Prices Online

Pricing isn’t an art anymore. It’s a science with some well-documented and researched principles on how people think and compare when offered multiple options. Here’s the good news: although pricing has become a science, it certainly isn’t rocket science! It’s actually quite easy to learn. And one of the most important principles to help you learn pricing is learning about…

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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…

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Free Ebooks for Designers and Developers

There are literally thousands of books available for web designers and developers online. There has been no language, no point of discussion, or no trend that has not, at one time or another, been extensively explored and analysed, and eventually published into a book.If you do a simple web search on any web topic, you will find a book, if…

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25 Popular Website Concept Redesigns

When browsing popular sites (like Facebook, Twitter, Google…), I am sure that most designers at one time or another have allowed their creative minds to run wild and have imagined redesigning them. Maybe just a tweak here and a tweak there. Or, as with the designers on this page, they have allowed their creative juices to fully flow and have…