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

The EU Cookie Law

In a little over a month, some major changes will be occuring in the European Union in regards to Internet privacy protection. On May 26, sites that fail to comply with the EU ePrivacy Directive disclosure requirements could be subject to fines up to £500,000. These changes were outlined in the European Directive 2002/58/EC, primarily in article 5. The EU…

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…

25 Free and Detailed Web Layout PSD Templates

Today we have a 25 fully-layered web layout psd templates that have not only been designed with current web design trends in mind, but are also so detailed and professional you simply won’t believe they are free to download. But, do you know something, they all are! Enjoy. Landing Page Landing Page Business Website Template Business Website Template iPhone App…

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…

Preparing for Disaster as a Freelancer

Imagine waking up one morning, booting up your system and realizing that your hard drive is dead. Or maybe you returned from vacation to see that your office has been flooded. These scenarios would be difficult for anyone. But, for a freelance designer, it could put you out of business.  That’s why you need to be prepared for the worst….

Free Clean Business HTML/CSS Template

We have a fantastic freebie for you today. The team from Egrappler have been kind enough to release their free Clean Business template exclusively for Speckyboy readers. Built on the 960.gs framework, the feature-rich and very clean template is perfect for any business or as a personal portfolio with its choice of three feature-rich gallery styles. Free Clean Business Template…

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…

The Deeply Graphic DesignCast

As graphic designers, it is so important for us to always keep learning in order to stay at the top of our game. Outside of classes, and actual on-the-job learning, there are many outlets for us to teach ourselves new tricks. One of my favorite new places to go for a bi-weekly dose of design inspiration, education, and yes –…

To Revamp or Not to Revamp?

I guess everybody can think of site revamps that went terribly wrong and of revamps that really improved a site. However, when you discuss somebody else’s site it is much easier than when you need to decide if your own site needs a revamp. There are times when you need to revamp your site and times when it is best…