Best Premium Joomla Template Providers

Why would I use premium Joomla Templates while tons of free Joomla templates are available out there? You may be one of the people to ask this question. If you notice, most Joomla providers offer both free and commercial templates; however, the number of purchases is greater than the number of free downloads. The reason is that premium templates have…

Sliders in Web Design : 45 Creative Examples

Using slideshows or sliders within a web design is an effective method of highlighting your portfolio, projects, ecommerce products or even key site related messages and information. As the current slider trend dictates, they are typically found above the fold on the homepage. For this article, we have found some high quality, beautifully designed and inspirational examples of sliders. Enjoy…

When a CMS becomes Restrictive

I’ve been working with Content Management Systems, both bespoke and open source for over 7 years. In that time a lot has changed as to how flexible and adaptive CMSs can be, but there are still times when a CMS can be restrictive. Each CMS brings with it its own advantages and also its own disadvantages. Having primarily worked in…

25 jQuery Plugins to help with Responsive Layouts

The most popular topic of discussion at the moment is undoubtedly responsive layouts in web design. Without going into it too much, a responsive layout allows you to offer a specific and optimised screen size based on whatever device (mobile, tablet…) the visitor uses. You would typically use Media Queries to resize the overall layout, but what about all of…

[EXPIRED] We have Three Usability Testing Packages ($741 Value) from UserTesting.com to Giveaway – Comment to Enter

What would you test with inexpensive usability testing? UserTesting.com wants to hear the creative ways you’d use their service. You can leave a comment below with your idea, or for extra credit, you can tweet your ideas with @usertesting. We will review all entries (comments and tweets), and award prizes to our 3 favorites. Here are the Three Usability Testing…

How the Cloud is Affecting Web Designers

By now you must have heard of the buzz labeled as cloud computing. The basics of the cloud are still unknown by many designers, but it’s not difficult. A general cloud setup may contain a large server farm which connects as one central “storage” or “cloud computer” hub. Web hosts have begun offering cloud packages where you only pay for…

[EXPIRED] Competition: We Have $150 Worth of Credits to SohoOS to Giveaway

This weeks giveaway comes from the very useful SohoOS, a free all-inclusive business management tool that will help you take your business operations to the next level. They have kindly donated $150 worth of credits (3 winners will each receive $50 worth of credits). All you have to do to do is tweet (with the hashtag #speckysohoos) your favorite SohoOS…