38 Watercolor Photoshop Brush Sets

Watercolor effect is one of the most popular design styles in both web and graphic design. Using various combinations of pastel and neutral colors, this subtle technique gives designers the ability to give a natural, fresh and spring-like feel to their designs. In this roundup we have put together 950 watercolor Photoshop brushes to help you create your own watercolor-styled…

20 Firefox Extensions for Web Developers

Firefox is a widely-used browser – not just by users but web developers. Simply put, Firefox and its addons can make developing for the web easier and simpler. And with the release of Firefox 4, it got even easier. This article features 20 essential Firefox 4 addons for web developers. Before diving into the Firefox 4 addons, though, here’s a…

Guide to HTML5’s New Media Tags – Audio and Video

HTML5 aims to standardize elements on a page and reduce the use of plugins to get the leverage more from the browser. With HTML4 you would always need a plugin, such as Flash or Quicktime, to be able to listen to music and video (think YouTube). HTML5 changes that. In HTML5, you can just put a video inside some ‘video’…

Stop Thinking in Pages: A Web Developer’s Perspective

In the early days of the web, when it consisted mostly of academic papers and newsletters, it made sense to call the things we built “pages”. It was a much simpler time, but those days are long past and, frankly, that’s outdated thinking. Today’s web is much more dynamic than the big online filing cabinet envisioned twenty years ago.