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…

[EXPIRED] We Have 10 Memberships to Giveaway to the New Web Design Fan Club

Web Design Fan is the giving away 10 completely free memberships to their new Fan Club! Each membership lasts for an entire year ($72 value). Joining the Web Design Fan Club grants you access to all the incredible resources and knowledge you need to become an expert web designer. From WordPress themes to premium icon sets and vectors, advanced tutorials…

HTML5 and CSS3 Form References, Resources and Tutorials

This article explores some of the new HTML5 form features and how it has greatly improved text inputs, search boxes and other form fields by providing better and cleaner controls for validating data allowing you to build complicated forms with far less code and even less bemusement. Accompany all of this with some fantastic CSS3 properties and you are able…

Complex Captchas Might Hurt Your Subscriber List

There is a chance that complex captchas are ruining your efforts to build a subscriber list, especially if you are using the free Feedburner RSS to Email service. After all, there are limits to how much a visitor is willing to go through to subscribe to your site and if they have to deal with captchas that are difficult to…