15 jQuery Plugins for Sliders and Carousels

We all know about the popularity of jQuery image and video sliders and carousels. For the most part they are all feature-rich and perfect in their own way, but very few of them have been built to accommodate non-image content (blocks of text) that would allow you to have, for example, a rotating featured content area or a popular post…

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A new resource for the design community has just launched called DesignTNT, it offers fantastic high quality premium design goodies such as: Vector art, Photoshop brushes, addons, textures, web design resources and design tutorials. And best of all? We have 20 monthly subscriptions (worth $19) to giveaway to our readers and followers. The subscription will give you unlimited downloads from…

20 Tools for for Easier CSS Development

There are many tools built to help with CSS, and improved ones are constantly being created. The fresh tools we have for you in this article will greatly improve your work-flow, whether that be by solving validation or debugging snags, or taking care of many of those tedious repetitive tasks that every project requires, or by simply offering solutions to…

Using Typography to Your Advantage

Whenever people are communicating, there is the apparent message of the words being spoken and the underlying message coming from non-verbal cues. In a conversation, non verbals can be eye-contact, posture or tone of voice. These significant little details are a vital part of the overall message being received. When the communication is in print, or online, the non-verbal cues…

Choosing Media Temples Dedicated-Virtual (dv) Service as Our New Host

Media Temple is one of the more popular premium web hosting services out there. Media Temple is also pretty divisive – some swear by its quality, others claim it’s nothing but overpriced style-over-performance. Regardless, you can’t deny that it’s used by some big websites and bloggers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Sony, Starbucks, Toyota, Adobe, CSS-Tricks, and most recently, our site, Speckyboy…

Showcase of Beautifully Designed Charts & Graphs

Charts are some of the best graphical representations of data we have. On the modern web it’s very popular to share information via pie charts, graphs, plots, grids, and more. These can even be constructed dynamically with libraries such as jQuery and MooTools. And with HTML5/CSS3 standards moving towards mainstream it’s more common than ever before. Consider some of the…

15 More Menu and Navigation jQuery Plugins

We haven’t actually taken a look at any new jQuery menu plugins in quite a long time. For the most part, the plugins below are a great platform/canvas for you to build your navigation by offering fantastic customization options that allow you to style the system as required and control its functionality. Other plugins and tutorials, although beautifully crafted, do…

50 Illustrated Desktop, iPad and iPhone Wallpapers

Your desktop wallpaper probably says a lot about who you are. It could be your ideal holiday destination, a beautiful picture that you’ve taken or your beloved family members. Your desktop wallpaper can represent that whimsical side of yourself that just wants to break free at work, it could be the inner grafitti artist in you or it could be…