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…

Free Single-Page Scrolling HTML5 Portfolio Template + PSDs

We have another amazing freebie for you today — a completely free single-page HTML5 portfolio template and all of the accompanying PSDs. It has been jointly designed by Hannah Milan & Joefrey Mahusay and is a beautifully crafted template perfect for any creative designer as a means of displaying their portfolio. This template is also a great exercise in practical…

Essential Tips for Maintaining and Speeding Up WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular and widely-used blogging platforms and CMSs (content management system). The reason is it’s easy to install and use, so you can focus on creating content rather than building and maintaining your website. Everything from small personal blogs to big digital magazines use WordPress to run their sites. Chances are you’re using WordPress for…

Using SEO to Generate Web Design Clients the Non-Spammy Way

Most web designers aren’t very familiar with SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which is the process of ranking specific web pages as high up in the SERPs (Search Engine Result Positions) as possible. It’s understandable, web design and SEO are only loosely connected. The only time when SEO enters the mind of a web designer is usually when they’re writing the…

Getting Started with CRUD In PHP

It has become a common necessity for website owners to collect data and manage it properly. Creating a MySQL CRUD class allows you to conveniently create, read, update and delete entries for any of your projects, indifferent of how the database is devised. CRUD allows us to generate pages to list and edit database records. So, in this tutorial I…

The Scoop – A Fantastic Free Magazine Styled WordPress Theme

Today we have a fantastic exclusive freebie for everyone — a free to use WordPress theme called ‘The Scoop’. It has been designed by Sven Salmonsson from wpStyles.org and it is a four columned minimal magazine-styled theme with its main focus on elegant typography and aimed towards content heavy web sites. You’ll love it! The Scoop WordPress Theme Preview, Demo…

20 Useful Free iPhone and iPad Apps for Designers and Developers

Big shocking news of the day: iPhones and iPads are increasingly popular and widespread and are being used by more and more people. But what’s interesting is this also includes web developers ie. you. And the following list will feature 20 free iPhone and iPad apps for web developers. While iPhones and iPads appear to be more consumer-driven devices, there…