15 jQuery Menu and Navigation Plugins

There are lots of jQuery menu and navigation plugins freely available that can do anything you could possibly imagine. We love those innovative and ground-breaking plugins we really do. But, as we are sure you will agree, the most of the time, all we basically need is a lightweight, functional and easy to style solution. Something that we can easily…

The Beauty of the Hand-Drawn Typography Trend in Design

Hand-drawn typography has recently emerged as a growing trend in print and digital medias. This is due in part from the fact that designers, illustrators, and art directors are struggling to stand out in a digital age. Basic desktop publishing and word processors skills have become blase; even neighborhood garage sale signs can be printed at home rather than being…

Beautiful and Simple Image Collages with Photovisi

Photovisi.com is a free online service that makes it easy to create your own photo collages online, offering several creative templates and options. While many different services exist online to creatively process your photos, most of them are just for short-term fun. Photovisi offers a wide range of several high quality collage designs and styles. By focusing on the quality…

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…