When a CMS becomes Restrictive

I’ve been working with Content Management Systems, both bespoke and open source for over 7 years. In that time a lot has changed as to how flexible and adaptive CMSs can be, but there are still times when a CMS can be restrictive. Each CMS brings with it its own advantages and also its own disadvantages. Having primarily worked in…

25 jQuery Plugins to help with Responsive Layouts

The most popular topic of discussion at the moment is undoubtedly responsive layouts in web design. Without going into it too much, a responsive layout allows you to offer a specific and optimised screen size based on whatever device (mobile, tablet…) the visitor uses. You would typically use Media Queries to resize the overall layout, but what about all of…

[EXPIRED] We have Three Usability Testing Packages ($741 Value) from UserTesting.com to Giveaway – Comment to Enter

What would you test with inexpensive usability testing? UserTesting.com wants to hear the creative ways you’d use their service. You can leave a comment below with your idea, or for extra credit, you can tweet your ideas with @usertesting. We will review all entries (comments and tweets), and award prizes to our 3 favorites. Here are the Three Usability Testing…

How the Cloud is Affecting Web Designers

By now you must have heard of the buzz labeled as cloud computing. The basics of the cloud are still unknown by many designers, but it’s not difficult. A general cloud setup may contain a large server farm which connects as one central “storage” or “cloud computer” hub. Web hosts have begun offering cloud packages where you only pay for…

Essential Elements of a Design Agency Website Layout (with 30 examples)

Today, I’d like to cover some really crucial tips to constructing a great template for your company. Design labs and agencies either work with set clients or tend to release a few products and maintain support from customers. Thus your website is intended to sell the skills your team can offer designing pixels for the world to use. Let Your…

[EXPIRED] Competition: We Have $150 Worth of Credits to SohoOS to Giveaway

This weeks giveaway comes from the very useful SohoOS, a free all-inclusive business management tool that will help you take your business operations to the next level. They have kindly donated $150 worth of credits (3 winners will each receive $50 worth of credits). All you have to do to do is tweet (with the hashtag #speckysohoos) your favorite SohoOS…