10 Mobile Phone Concepts

At this moment, the iPhone and the HTC Hero are, quite possibly, the coolest, feature rich and the most advanced commercial mobile phones available. What is next, though? What is the next step in mobile evolution?
In todays post we have ten mobile phone concepts that are not only technologically advanced, but look damn good as well. Can you imagine yourself in the next five years having a mobile like the ones below?

An Introduction to Understanding and Implementing Web Usability

The main reason web sites are built is so that they are functional to be USED. It’s a simple as that. They are tools, references and resources, nothing more. And as web designers, we need to always remember that.
Designing a web site needs to be about the user and only for the user and every possible need of said user has to have been foreseen and catered for. Only then can a web site be usable. That is what USABILITY is.
Ok, that might be the worst description of web usability that you have ever read, but I am sure you get the point. Usability is important. Very important. The most important.

This Weeks Twitter Design News Roundup N.12

The submit news section seems to have been going into overdrive in the last few weeks. I took a couple of days off last week, and came back to find 400+ submitted news resources, thanks for all the great links. This weeks Twitter design news post is much larger than previous weeks, as it will be from now on. I have a total of 48 fresh design related resources, and have separated them into the following categories: Tutorials and Learning, Inspirational Articles, Good Reading, Wallpapers and Icons and, most importantly, Fresh Resources.

10 Apps to Optimize and Format CSS

Why would you ever need to optimize (or optimise, which ever spelling you prefer) or reFormat your CSS? Optimizing your CSS will not only allow your web page to load quicker, it also increases the durabilty and resilience of your site when there is a spike in visitors (i.e. the Digg effect) and, for me, the most importantly part is that it gives you more readable code (I am a very messy code writer).

20 jQuery Text Effects and Animations

You don’t need to be a hardcore coder or developer to use jQuery, it is an easy and useful JavaScript library and with basic knowledge you can easily insert jQuery plugins and spruce up your next web project.
Font Embedding Services are all the rage at the moment, and for some, maybe a little bit overblown. What if you wanted something simpler, a little drop-shadow here, a simple text animation or even dynamically resize text. In this post we have collected 20+ simple and easy to use jQuery text effects and animations.