Is a Design House-Style Really Necessary?

In my previous post I mentioned that I was currently developing a website and as part of those developments I wanted to look at introducing a house-style. It seemed like a way to introduce consistency and, for the less web-savvy CMS editors, make editing easier. With anything like this I try and research what is already out there and to…

20 Amazing Implementations of HTML5 Canvas

In this article, we explore some of the most awe-inspiring implementations of HTML5′s canvas element so far. From all of the new HTML5 tags, canvas is likely to be the most powerful. In a nutshell, the canvas element is a drawable region defined in HTML code with height and width attributes. With it, web developers are able to create visually…

The 50 Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2011

What an exciting web development year we have had (OK, its not quite finished, but almost). HTML5 and CSS3 have forced there way into the mainstream, responsive layouts techniques are rapidly moving towards being the standard, sites like Dribble, Forrst and GitHub have offered a fantastic platform to both inspire and share new ideas and solutions, and of course, as…

[Expired] We have 3 year-long licenses to JustProto (worth $588 each) to giveaway – Comment to enter

This weeks competition comes from our old friends JustProto. They are kindly giving away 3 year long Plus licenses (worth $588 each!) to there feature-rich wireframing and prototyping application. All you will have to do is either leave a comment below or you can tweet about this post, using the hashtag #speckyproto. Anyway, here is a short message about JustProto:…

7 Essential Features a CMS for Beginners Must Have

When you are looking for a CMS, there are many factors to consider. Obviously, the feature it has is one of them. However, you also need to consider your skill level because when you are a beginner, you can’t take advantage of all the advanced features a CMS can offer. If you are a beginner looking for a CMS, or…