Creative Uses for QR Codes

Nowadays we look around and all over the places see QR codes embedded into the ads, buildings, billboards, newspapers, cups, clothes and even into the roads. The usage of QR (Quick Response) codes in promotional marketing is a great idea and just one more awesome way to engage people to your brand and company. Commercial texts, free coupons, URLs and…

A Showcase of Typography in Web Design

Functional typography in web design is, of course, key to usability. But functional does not have to mean boring. Big, loud and attention grabbing typography does have the presence and magnificence to truly grab the attention of your visitors. It does not quite shout at your readers, it merely says with a slightly harder-overtone ‘Look at ME!’. Its effect can…

50 Wonderful Black & White Photos with Partial Color Effects

Taking a black and white photograph and adding partial color effects to certain key points of the shot is one of the most popular techniques amongst professional photographers. You can understand its popularity when you look at the examples we have for you below. This technique can take an otherwise dull image and make it vibrant by highlighting critical areas…

How Profile Photos Can Affect the User Experience

Social networks have grown into the norm in today’s sophisticated Internet. Modern web pages have become very personalized over the past decade including a number of user interface features. One such example is the user profile picture often accompanied by each username. Web designers don’t often realize how important this profile photo can be. It distinguishes a blend of personality…

What else does HTML5 need to defeat flash? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this article, we analyzed the technical problems facing HTML5. In part 2, we’re going to discuss the problems facing HTML5 commercially. Unity: Microsoft, Google and Apple are clearky the 3 giants of the industry at the moment, and it’s really hard to unify them under a single standard. “Go, go, go! Fire in the hole!” As…

What else does HTML5 need to defeat flash? (Part 1)

Nowadays, HTML5 is like a shining star in the webs sky. However, is HTML5 ready to take the overall crown? From 2 aspects, we are going to discuss what else HTML5 needs to defeat Flash. Technically: First of all, I’d like to emphasize that HTML5 and Flash don’t have many overlapping functions. For example, you can invoke hardware like cameras…

Benefits and Pitfalls of Using Code Frameworks

A code framework is nothing more than a collection of pre-formatted classes and functions. There are frameworks created for practically every language out there – even including frontend web development like JavaScript and CSS. Developers would be wise to follow these trends of working on top of pre-built code. There are reasons both for and against building on top of…