Beginner’s Study Guide to HTML5 Microformats

For years the web has been a static development block for housing information. It hasn’t been up until recently that micro-format designs have been released into the semantic web. These allow developers to contextually describe page elements for better representation of what the information holds. Most of the tips below are useful for those still building their introduction into HTML…

20 Essential Tools and Tips to an Accessible Website

Accessibility is extremely important to your website. Simply put, what good does your website’s content do if certain people can’t see it? Sure, your fancy new design with the tiny fonts and low-contrast colors might look slick to you and your friends, but those with poorer eyesight, color blindness, and any other visual hindrance won’t be able to navigate, much…

How to Boost Your Creativity in 3 (or 7) Days

All creative professionals face creative blocks. Many times these blocks are caused by being overworked and burned out on creativity. Sometimes routine helps, but it can frequently hinder the brain juices. After all, variety is the spice of life. As a creative professional there are definitely some related fields to your profession. Being a graphic designer with a degree, I…

50 Free Tools and Apps for Web Designers and Developers

Over the past year or so I have bookmarked hundreds of various tools and resources covering all aspects of web & mobile development – There are tools that will improve your work-flow, resources that will clean and validate code, apps that will allow you to collaborate with any number of colleagues, bookmarklets that let you create mockups within your browser,…

Predicting the future with The Web Bot Project [Infographic]

Have you ever heard of the Web Bot Project? Created in 1997, it is an application that can, by tracking trending keywords and net chatter, predict future events. Bold and far fetched claim, don’t you think? But apparently it works. It has claimed to have predicted past events such as the September 11 attacks, the BP oil spill and hurricane…

Tips for Compromising between Designers and Developers

In the real world designers and developers are constantly battling it out over projects. Between two lighthearted developers are the crew who simply make website work while designers add flair and vibrant edges. The two perform very specific yet important jobs which harmoniously combine to create amazing web pages. Often times, however, bickering can ensue leading to arguing and lost…

Mobile Cheatsheets for iPhone, Android and Blackberry App Development

In this post we have rounded up a selection of useful cheatsheets, references, quick recipes and code snippet resources specifically for Android, Blackberry and iPhone app development. No developer should work without these. Android Reference & Cheatsheets Android Classes (PDF) Download Android Classes (PDF) → Fastboot Cheat Sheet (HTML) View Fastboot Cheat Sheet (HTML) → Android Recipes and Snippets (HTML)…

45 Free eBooks for Developers and Designers

Over the past year or so we have published several articles featuring a selection of the best free ebooks for web designers, with each post proving very popular and highly resourceful. Sadly, since then some of the fantastic ebooks we previously featured are no longer available or are no longer been offered as a freebie. But looking on the positive…

15 Lightweight and Minimal CSS Frameworks

The CSS framework you decide to use should ideally not be based only on a personal preference, as most web designers tend to do. Instead a framework should be based on your current web design projects complexity and functionality requirements. I mean, why would you want to use a one-huge-size-fits-all solution (like YUI, Blueprint or 960.gs, which are, as everybody…