Free Vector Chart & Graph Templates

If you have ever tried searching for high quality Chart & Graph templates, you will understand the dilemma and difficulty we had in compiling this round-up. We have also been asked on a number of occasions by a readers to help. For a while we actually thought there wasn’t any. But, thankfully, we eventually found some. We have sifted through…

Managing Graphics and Icons in your Designs

Projects can get overly confusing if we let them slip too far. This has become circumstance time and again, most commonly among the freelance designers of the world. Web projects are no different and require a strict level of discipline for project management. Graphics and icons are useful for spicing up the average website template design. However management of all…

All You Will Ever Need to Know About the Apostrophe

Ah, the great apostrophe, much loved, much maligned and much misunderstood. This little piece of punctuation is so highly regarded, that some folks have become Gatekeepers of the Apostrophe, guarding this misused, and descriptive part of punctuation, with a vengeance. Educating the masses against using apostrophes in ways that are not conducive to good grammar has become a passionate life’s…

Taking the Guitar Solo Philosophy to Your Designs

Ever have those moments where you want to really show off your design skills? To impress people with the cool effects you can pull off? Unfortunately, you usually can’t. Because that would make the design you’re working on self-indulgent. Your showoff-iness would come at the expense of your design’s usability and effectiveness. However, there is a way to let loose…

Creating User-Sensitive Website Layouts

Web designers are largely responsible for curating new trends in layouts and graphic design for the web. This part of the job description is often masked behind a thin veil of secret tasks, but requirements are always the same. When it comes to creating website layouts it’s important to keep true to certain design theories. User experience is a key…

20 jQuery Image and Multimedia Gallery Plugins

There are a multitude of options and technologies available, not only to developers but also regular users, for displaying a large volume of images on your website. The first that may spring to your mind are content and image sliders, which are currently very fashionable, or you would maybe be thinking of the simpler method of using a lightbox attached…

18 Super Quick Web Typography Tips for Newbies

Typography always seems to be an underrated topic when it comes to web designing. In a world where your website becomes your identity, you could either choose to be the elegant, educated prince or the ignorant pauper. And yes, typography can make that difference. The design and the readability of your website is completely dependent on good practice typography. For…