Ten Alternative CMS Options to WordPress

Let’s face it, WordPress is the demi-god of blogging and (arguably) Content Management. From Syria to Korea, WordPress powers them all. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fish in the sea. Even if you are in love with WordPress (just as we are), trying out a taste of variety won’t harm you a bit. So lets check out some…

50 Beautifully Designed Posters with Amazing Typography

This article focuses on the use of typography to create “impact” and “drama” when designing posters. Poster design almost certainly requires text to be effective, this text will often include key information – dates, names, locations, times. It follows that typography can be an extremely useful (and critical) tool in poster design. Below are 50 posters that rely heavily on…

An Introduction to HTML Prototyping

Since starting work as a web designer I have always, and will always obsess over improving my project workflow, my own design pattern if you will. Never afraid to make a couple of wrong turns along the way, my intellectual pursuit has seen me produce wireframes in Photoshop, sketch them out in meticulous detail, and not so meticulous detail, test-drive…

CouchCMS – A simple CMS solution for web designers

CouchCMS is a self-hosted simple CMS that has been created specifically with web designers in mind. It allows a designer to take any HTML/CSS templates and convert it into a fully content managed site, quite literally in minutes. Unlike most other CMSs out there, Couch works by being retrofitted within an existing design or static site and not vice versa….

Navigation Accessibility Tips

Website navigation is our common communication system between all other web pages. Interlinking through unique identifiers (URLs) has worked for decades. If anything navigation links have been with the basics of web design since the early days. Through advancements in digital arts and design we have seen new practices bubbling up everywhere. Accessibility has turned into a major concern for…

A Call to Arms Against Unscrupulous Autobloggers

For those that don’t already know, autoblogging is much like it sounds. It is a term that was coined around 2006 to mean that a computer can do the job of a human blogger automatically, by using robot to go to the web an acquire content to be published on the owners site. Sounds OK in principle and could be…

15 Minimal Desktop Wallpapers for Christmas

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and no doubt most of you would have already decorated your desktop with a jolly, festive and seasonally uplifting Christmas-card-a-like wallpaper. At the risk of sounding like the Grinch, I am not a huge fan of these typical Christmas desktop wallpapers, it s all just a little bit too noisy for me. I do love Christmas,…