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…

Exploring Mobile Device and App Development Trends

We have all been hearing the chatter about mobile applications. It seems 2010 has been an astounding year for development in mobile technology, both hardware and software. Apple’s iPhone & iPad along with Google’s Android OS and Microsoft Windows Phone all prove just how large the market currently stands. Trends have been forming over the recent years which might show…

32 Javascript Alternatives with Pure CSS – Updated

The pure CSS techniques, outlined in this article, are neither new nor are they ground-breaking. What they do offer is CSS solutions to what would typically and traditionally be associated with Javascript, and as a demonstration that they do exist and could be quite easily used. Having said all that, we are in no way saying that these techniques are…

Vector World Map Collection (Redux)

Most of the vector maps below are of the highest detail and accuracy, some have been designed specifically for designers and others to be used by everyone for whatever the project. They are all in either .ai (Illustrator) format, .eps format or .svg formats. Throughout this Christmas week we are taking a look at the most popular and some of…