20 Helpful WordPress SQL Queries Snippets

WordPress keeps every single scrap of information that is fed into it in a MySQL database, whether that be posts, pages, comments, blogroll, the plugin settings… everything. Yes, the WordPress admin backend is fantastic and it does allow you to control and edit all aspects of this information with ease. Up to a certain point anyway. Say you have hundreds…

Building Up your Web Design Education

Walking the path of a web designer is one challenging road. There are many techniques to be studied and the vast wealth of knowledge available can just slightly ease the burden. The most popular study commodity were books, but with the Internet’s evolution it is now easier than ever to learn the principles of web design in just a few…

30 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers

The Photoshop community never-ever fails to amaze you. Its offers a constant torrent of freely available resources, like PSD files and brush sets, and of course, it offers a multitude of tutorials that not only allow you to discover new techniques but will also inspire and stimulate your creativity. In this fresh collection of Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers we…

40 Grunge Photoshop Brushes Sets

Typically, the timeless and always popular grunge design style is characterized by its aged and fading visual graphics, with either broken or misshapen design elements and is entirely inspired by industrial architecture, urban decay, or in its simplest form, graffiti. To effectively recreate the grunge style you could of course design all of the elements yourself, which would be time-consuming…

Mobile Toolbox for WordPress (Tutorials, Plugins and Themes)

Mobile browsing clearly does have its limitations, mainly from its smaller physical design, but it also limited by web sites not having a mobile version tailored for the smaller screen. Current mobile web browsing stats stands at 4.5% of total world-wide internet usage and, with the prediction for the next five years being that more users will connect to the…

30 of the Latest and Greatest jQuery Plugins

With jQuery now being used in over 40% of all web sites, the demand for up-to-date and feature-rich plugins has never been greater. Thankfully, the community has always met its popularity head on by offering a constant influx of new jQuery plugins that constantly push the boundaries of functionality even-further. We haven’t actually had a good look at plugins in…

Kinetic Typography: Design in Motion

As a graphic design blogger, I subscribe to Google Alerts for such terms as “typography”, and practically daily, a post pops up containing “kinetic typography” in the headline. Is this a new trend? Kinetic typography is defined by Wikipedia as “an animation technique mixing motion and text”. Designers will either use software such as Adobe Flash, After Effects or Apple…

Thoughts and Tips for Creating your Mobile Office

Let’s face it, our digital era is moving towards mobile technology faster than we can keep up. Gadgets and doohickeys which were released 14 months ago are now considered extinct amongst the most techno-savvy. This is all part of a social evolution of sorts – with the smartest braniacs leading the herd. Mobile isn’t just a realm of games and…