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.

Sub-Categories:
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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20 Clean & Modern Free Web Layout PSDs

Are you looking for some top-notch free web layout PSDs? Then you have come to the right place. What we have for you is 20 clean PSD templates that resonate with professionalism and have all been designed with the latest web trends. They are all free (a couple requiring a tweet), all fully-layered, and all are desperate to be downloaded!…

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Responsive Design is Still the Future of Web Design

Responsive design has been an emergent practice for web designers since Ethan Marcotte’s 2011 book introducing the concept in detail. But two and a half years later, adoption of the practice has been slow,  even though this year it’s likely more people will access the Web via smartphones, tablets and other new devices than desktop and laptop computers. That’s why…

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40 Tiny Web-Based Apps & Tools for Web Designers

In this post we have collected a varied assortment of tiny web-based apps and tools that have been built with the purpose of solving a specific solution and act as precious time-savers for web designers. They are those tools that may not be very well known, are not the most powerful of apps, but are really useful and do serve…

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To wireframe or not to wireframe?

There are many ways to improve your efficiency when working in any media based industry. One of the simplest and most effective ways I’ve found is to “draw your map”. Drawing your map is essentially the process of taking your task at hand, and mocking it up into a visual form. This can be anything as simple as writing down…

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Building a Simple Reddit API Webapp using jQuery

The growing number of 3rd party APIs have created a tremendous group of enthusiastic developers. But without time to research documentation this leaves some people curious without any means to actually build anything. I like toying around with these APIs because most are quite simple and easy to follow along once you understand the basics. For this tutorial I want…

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Easy Responsive Web Design with the Restive jQuery Plugin

Designing sites for smartphones and tablets sounds awesome when you are reading about it. You get all excited about the awesome possibilities of having your homepage look and feel great on multiple mobile devices (and non-mobile devices alike). However, when you actually stop the dreaming and get to the doing, your joy literally gets knocked in the teeth by the…

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20 Elite Themeforest Authors Reveal Their 5 Favourite Web Design Tools

I bet you think that WordPress theme development needs tons of web design tools? Well, think again. Recently I asked 20 elite authors from Themeforest a simple question: “If you could only use five design tools for WordPress development, which tools would you choose?“ My overall goal was to discover what actually are the best and most popular WordPress development…

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A Look Back at the Popular Web Design Trends from 2013

This year has brought powerful new UI concepts, open source projects, and new hacks/tricks for web designers and developers. Those who are interested in what makes good web design have probably noticed the steady improvements. Looking back even one decade to 2003 you’ll find the Internet and the WWW have come a long way. In this article I want to…

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The Disappointment of Writing on Medium.com

Of late, a new writing service has taken the blogosphere by a storm. This one pitches itself as “a better place to read and write”. Yes, I am talking about Medium. As a platform that lets you share your thoughts and words, Medium is rising in popularity with each passing day. In other words, it is redefining blogging! However, all…

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Design Obstacles For International Domains

Web design projects are becoming more varied and complex with each year that passes. And one trend which looks set to explode in the next 18 months is global brands rolling out their existing corporate websites to new markets across the World. This globalization mindset is here to stay and as a result web design agencies can expect more website…