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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Markdown Tools and Editors

When it comes to writing without any obstructions, the choices are plenty. There are many users who prefer the good old visual editor — however, most of the time, writers and developers tend to struggle when writing proper text using HTML markup. Similarly, even though the visual editor is easy to use, it can appear limiting to many users. It…

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Freebie: Flow – Mobile App Landing Page Template (PSD)

For this weeks freebie we have a mobile app landing page template (in PSD format) called Flow. The spacious and clean template is perfect for launching your next mobile app. The template has been crafted by designer Michael Reimer. Click the screenshot below to view the full-size version. Flow – Free Mobile App Landing Page Template Download & License You…

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How to Not Suck at Managing Your Time

Discipline is the mother of all things worthwhile: innovation, strength, wealth, health, knowledge, and of course…success. If you have any intention whatsoever of reaching your goal of becoming a successful web professional, then you must get disciplined about your time. Before you think this is going to shape out to be some kind of lecture, I would like to confess:…

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Good vs. Great Web Design: The Difference

While there are no rigid rules when it comes to web design, there do exist certain metrics that can distinguish a bad design from a good one, and even more so, a good design from a great one. Yet, there indeed are many practices that you can implement in order to ensure that your web design endeavors rank among the…

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Tracking Events Responsively With The New Google Analytics

Remember last year, when mobile-specific sites were hot and everyone wanted that specialized “mobile-tuned” presence online? How quickly things change. Skip ahead 493 days and here we are, smack in the middle of the Responsive Revolution. One site, one code, with one new Analytics to rule them all. Analytics.js is a new and more flexible way to glean some insights…

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Free Photoshop Extensions for Web Designers

While Adobe Photoshop is a very powerful tool in its own right, we can also make use of certain extensions or plugins to extend its functionality even further. Today, we have put together a collection of some of the best free Photoshop extensions for web designers. Go ahead and check out this collection! Skeuomorphism.it Skeumorphism.it is a simple Photoshop extension…

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Designing for the 3 Second Rule

3-5 seconds! Yes that’s all it takes to make a great first impression. I know this sounds like an atrociously low time frame to create an impression, but that’s the way it is! What you see or hear in these initial few seconds, shapes your opinion of the person. Now, this got me thinking, isn’t it the same with websites?…

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Creating an RSS Feed Using PHP and PDO

Using an RSS feed on your website is a great way of letting your visitors, search engines or directories, get a hand on your content. RSS feeds are common practice on most blogs and CMS platforms including WordPress, Joomla and evenly the newly released Ghost. If you’re using a CMS or similar platform, the likelihood is that you won’t need…

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An Introduction to Node.js for Front-End Developers

I’m going to assume if you’re reading this article that you’re a front-end developer that uses JavaScript on a daily basis. You’re probably very comfortable with libraries like jQuery, YUI3, Backbone or AngularJS. If this is the case then transitioning to Node.js really won’t be that challenging. I know you’re probably thinking “But Node.js and backend coding sound scary.” Well,…

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20 Free Themes for Ghost

As you probably noticed, Ghost launched last month. Not only did it launch, it launched big, really big. No other CMS over the last few years has received such universal acclaim and been able to generate such excitement, as we have witnessed this past month. Not since WordPress anyway. What does make Ghost great? And why is it such a…