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

How Profile Photos Can Affect the User Experience

Social networks have grown into the norm in today’s sophisticated Internet. Modern web pages have become very personalized over the past decade including a number of user interface features. One such example is the user profile picture often accompanied by each username. Web designers don’t often realize how important this profile photo can be. It distinguishes a blend of personality…

What else does HTML5 need to defeat flash? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this article, we analyzed the technical problems facing HTML5. In part 2, we’re going to discuss the problems facing HTML5 commercially. Unity: Microsoft, Google and Apple are clearky the 3 giants of the industry at the moment, and it’s really hard to unify them under a single standard. “Go, go, go! Fire in the hole!” As…

What else does HTML5 need to defeat flash? (Part 1)

Nowadays, HTML5 is like a shining star in the webs sky. However, is HTML5 ready to take the overall crown? From 2 aspects, we are going to discuss what else HTML5 needs to defeat Flash. Technically: First of all, I’d like to emphasize that HTML5 and Flash don’t have many overlapping functions. For example, you can invoke hardware like cameras…

Benefits and Pitfalls of Using Code Frameworks

A code framework is nothing more than a collection of pre-formatted classes and functions. There are frameworks created for practically every language out there – even including frontend web development like JavaScript and CSS. Developers would be wise to follow these trends of working on top of pre-built code. There are reasons both for and against building on top of…

The Art of Creating Proposals your Clients will not Refuse

The most successful and important proposal in my life was a quick win. With the ring decision aside, it was based on three fundamentally important ingredients: clarity, timeliness and problem-solving power. My intentions were clear and unambiguous, the offer was made in due time and solved a relationship evolution dilemma that all couples inevitably face, sooner or later. Simply put,…

Designers’ Guide to Float through the Invoicing Process Successfully

Designers are one of the most interesting professionals of the world. They love their work and do it at their best; however, most of them absolutely freak out when the project comes down to the invoicing process. Basically, all creative professionals find it difficult to handle the money matters, however, money is what they work for and money is what…

Our Top 20 Posts from 2011

2011 has been Speckyboy’s best year yet in terms of growth. More great readers and followers, more great authors, more great sponsors. However, at the core is (hopefully) great content here on Speckyboy. And just to recap some of our best content, here are our top 20 Speckyboy posts of 2011. Top 20 Speckyboy Posts of 2011 45 Free eBooks…

Our 50 Favorite Web Designs from 2011

Below are 50 (non-ranked) of our favorite web design from 2013. These sites were chosen based on our appreciation of their web design choices, innovation, and because they had that wow factor that made us simply like them. Some of the best and brightest trends we’ve seen this year (2011) in web design include responsive web design, single page scrolling…