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…

The Advancing Future of Web Fonts

We have been seeing a great increase in flexibility among web designers. The community has opened up to new standards and allowed these methods to infiltrate our way of designing. Fonts are a key feature necessary in all forms of web design and development. Our post web 2.0 generation has grown impatient of older non-standard methods. Flash support allowed for…

30 Beautifully Colorful Typographic Book Cover Designs

Typography is one of the most useful and important tools in the graphic design toolbox. It is even more interesting when it is applied to the very source of words, ie. Books. In this article we have a collection of typography based book cover designs. With this collection we hope to inspire and demonstrate how important and creative typography can…

How to Use the Web Without Losing Your Mind and Time

The web is a monster that’ll devour all the time and energy you give it, and then some. The sheer amount of time-wasting opportunities that are literally a click away makes using the web surprisingly like walking through a minefield. You’re hopping online to quickly gather some resources for your next design, or to research a new technique – and…