10 Rules to Follow for Popups and Modal Windows

Skillfully used popups or unclicked modal windows are among the best ways to attract newsletter subscribers, to sell affiliate products, and to generally get your message noticed. The problem with them is that they are at times far too obtrusive and users do hate it when you bombard them with popups. This is why you do need to find the…

JustProto Competition Winners Announced

Last week we published the competition to two win 3 year-long licenses to JustProto, worth $588 each. The competition has ended today and it is now time to announce the winners. Thanks to everybody for all the comments. The Winners All winners should have by now received their winner emails, if not please get in touch with us here. Winner…

Top 50 Web Development, Design and Application Icon Sets from 2011

This is now our fourth year rounding up the the best icon sets for web designers and developers. And what another fantastic year 2011 it has been! You’ll love this selection. All of the icon sets below have been split into several categories: Glyphs & Pictograms, Mini Sets, General Sets, Ecommerce Icon Sets, Mobile Specific Icons and finally, a selection…

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…