User Interface Design in Modern Search Engines

The search engine is our best tool for sifting through all of today’s websites. There are billions of domains online and many of them haven’t even been crawled by search engines! Google is certainly the pioneer of this industry. But over the years we have seen notable brands begin to surface as up-and-coming search engines. These other prominent companies are…

How many colours are there?

Colour. It’s something that we all use in our web or print work and finding the right colour to highlight, emphasise and stand out from the crowd can be easier said than done. Trying to make a decision about which hex code to use got me thinking, how many colours are there? 3 or 4? Depending on whether you work…

Is Drupal Good for Design? What do you think?

Drupal has a reputation for being strong in functionality and having a strong community, but weak when it comes to design. In deciding which cms to use, it is important to make the right decision, especially when considering design features. The following will cover how strong Drupal is from a design perspective and how to improve design if you are…

Exclusive Freelance Designer & Developer Folder Icon Set

Today we have a small Christmas present for all you freelance developers and designers out there. Crafted by our friends IconShock.com, we have an exclusive folder icon set designed to keep your desktop organized for all your freelance needs. Within the download package you will find a code folder, resources folder, clients folder, docs folder, ideas folder, inbox & outbox…

[Expired] We have 3 Lifetime Subscriptions (worth $95 each per year!) for IM Creator to giveaway

This week’s giveaway is from a new and exciting online website builder, IM Creator. They are giving away 3 Lifetime Subscriptions (worth $95 each per year!) for you to create your new website. All you have to do is to leave a comment below and tweet about this post, using the hashtag #speckyimcreator. Message from the IM Creator team: Whether…

10 Rules to Follow for Popups and Modal Windows

Skillfully used popups or unclicked modal windows are among the best ways to attract newsletter subscribers, to sell affiliate products, and to generally get your message noticed. The problem with them is that they are at times far too obtrusive and users do hate it when you bombard them with popups. This is why you do need to find the…

JustProto Competition Winners Announced

Last week we published the competition to two win 3 year-long licenses to JustProto, worth $588 each. The competition has ended today and it is now time to announce the winners. Thanks to everybody for all the comments. The Winners All winners should have by now received their winner emails, if not please get in touch with us here. Winner…