CMS: Useful Wins Again

It’s been almost twenty years since the first branded Content Management Systems (CMSs) hit the market. They were an unbearable kluge back then, and didn’t work well; but hey, if you had a bajillion dollars to toss at MarchFirst or any one of hundreds of other pre-dot-bomb era consultancies, you could have a half-baked Web CMS, delivered by a team…

30 Realistic Pencil Drawings

It’s hard to believe that all of these beautiful pictures are pencil drawings and not digital. Pencil, paper, creativity and a heck of a lot skill are the only attributes of these masterpieces. Check out these Realistic Pencil Drawings: Gurn Drawing Christopher Reeve FuFu What a Lovely Picture Karlstadt Watermill Snow White Broken Heart Yendos Nature Pencil art by Rupak…

Cloud Storage from Google – Google Drive

A few days ago, Google added another weapon to its arsenal – Google Drive. Simply put, Drive is Google’s version of cloud storage – say, Dropbox meets Google Docs. As with any other cloud storage service, Google Drive lets you store your data online, edit/modify it as per your needs and share it with others and/or collaborate while working. Drive…

No to the Cookie Law

A newly launched site has dubbed the upcoming EU Cookie Law “ridiculous,” echoing the sentiments of a growing number of voices across the internet. As these protests grow louder, No Cookie Law aims to raise awareness of the EU cookie law and hopefully increase the chance of changes being made. No Cookie Law is the brainchild of the rising advocate…

Current Web Typography Trends

The evolution of typography in web design has been hampered by technological limitations. The lack of browser support for CSS in the pre-2000 era, and later, unavailability of a wider range of fonts limited typographical adventures to a handful of font choices. Every web designer willing to experiment and push the boundaries in typography has had to contend with the…

How to Build an Accordion Image Gallery with only CSS

Fluent animated transitions for sliding web page elements such as a menu or an image gallery, have always traditionally been implemented with JavaScript. But using the CSS3 pseudo-class :target and the negation pseudo-class :not() properties, together with the CSS3 Transition Module you can achieve the same effect, but without JavaScript! This means that the very popular “accordion or toggle” effects…

Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.129)

This is our weekly column were we share our favorite design related articles, resources and cool tidbits from the past week. Enjoy :) WordPress Theme Generator 5 Really Useful Responsive Design Patterns Saving the Day with Scoped CSS DRY CSS: Don’t Repeat Your CSS Building Fast and Responsive Websites Beercamp: An Experiment With CSS 3D Build a Basic Dribbble Fed…