IE6 is Finally Being Laid to Rest!!!

WOOHOO! IE6 is officially being put out of it’s misery by it’s makers Microsoft and you can help in their efforts by adding the countdown banner for IE6 clients. This really is a true red letter day in the design calendar. Just released is the IE6 countdown site which gives stats over which countries in the world most use IE6,…

20 New Frameworks for Web and Mobile App Developers

Web development is about getting stuff done, not figuring out how to get it done. Frameworks and libraries help you, the web developer, focus on creating rather than figuring stuff out. Rather than reinventing the wheel, you can use a framework or library to delegate brunt, non-creative and repetitive work, freeing up your time and energy to create the actual…

Useful Tips and Beautiful Inspiration for Icon Designers

For the countless graphical user interfaces developed over the past 10 years we’ve seen numerous collections of icon sets. Icons are essential behaving as the life-blood and driving force behind any well constructed interface system. Stemming back into the days of Windows 2000/XP we have seen icons become more prevalent in our digital nature. Not only have we seen an…

When the Web and Real-Life Collide: Creative Uses of Internet Symbolism in Daily Life

We are so used to online reality that we even manage to transfer it into our real life. On a subconscious level people utilize Internet symbols in decor and interior elements, use them in design, ornamental furniture with Web signs and will even create outstanding accessories dedicated to online themes. In this post, we want to bring to your attention…

How to Remove the Admin Bar from WordPress 3.1

You may have noticed that there is a new admin bar add to WordPress 3.1 that shows up when you are logged in as a subscriber or above. While I can see that this might be useful on some sites, for most this is just an annoyance and makes the site look too generically ‘WordPress’ or detracts from existing functionality…

Can the Visually Impaired Access Your Site?

When designing a website, it’s important to take all potential visitors into consideration. This includes the visually impaired – those afflicted with color blindness, low vision and even total blindness. While only U.S. government websites are required to be compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, many large American retailers are beginning to follow suit – especially after Target…

10 Free Wireframing and Mockup Tools

The wireframing process is the straight-to-the-point and completely non-tech stage of any web project. It only requires that you define a skeletal outline of essential page elements such as headers, footers, navigation and content area and should illustrate how to cater and respond to any possible interaction from a user. It is the most important, yet underused, stage of any…