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…

50 of the Best Seamless Pattern Sets – Updated

There are no individual patterns in this post, only complete sets, with each set containing anything from 3 patterns all the way up to 100, and are available in a variety of popular formats: .eps, .ai, .png, .pat, .psd and .jpg. You will find all kinds of varied patterns, such as fabrics, geometric shapes, flowery, retro, vintage, grunge, swirls, paper,…

45 Free CSS and XHTML Web Layout Templates (Revisted)

Whether you download and dissect pre-built CSS templates to learn new layout techniques or if you download them to be used as easy-to-edit ready made and standalone web sites, you shouldn’t be limited to using one of the many cloned, dated and often dull templates that are freely available. Popular trends and techniques change very quickly within web design and…

25 Free Fonts Perfect for @fontface (Revived)

The recent web design trend of not using web safe fonts for headlines and titles has opened up a whole new resource category for designers: The search for the perfect headline grabbing font. In this post we have collected 25 of the best completely FREE headline fonts that could be easily used with @fontface property and all packaged with a…