25 Graph and Chart Solutions for Web Developers

Creating an accessible data chart or graph in HTML is very tricky to achieve, especially with some elements, such as images, that allow only the most basic features that give textual information to non-visual users. What are the solutions?
PHP, Flash, Javscript (jQuery, MooTools, Prototype) and CSS can all be utilized successfully to implement interactive visualizations, and there are many techniques and solutions from each that will allow you to display them on web pages and apps.

This Weeks Twitter Design News Roundup N.14

If you are not following us on Twitter, why not? You are missing out on a lot (talk about blowing our own trumpet!).We love to share fresh design related news and resources, highlight new blogs and finding cool things.
Just in case you are not one of our Twitter followers, here are some of things we tweeted about in the past week.

10 Web Apps for Freelance Developers

Not having the same funds or resources of a web design agency can certainly be one of the downsides to working as a freelance developer or designer. Established web design agencies have the finance to be able to have expensive full blown usability tests on a project, they will have accountants to mange invoicing, managers to project manage and have multiple developers and designers to covering several different aspects of any given design.
As a freelancer you have to do it all!

[EXPIRED] jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery (FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY)

This months book giveaway is jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery, written by Dan Wellman.
The book has been specially revised for version 1.7, and has has been written to maximize your experience with the library by breaking down each component and walking you through examples that progressively build upon your knowledge, taking you from beginner to advanced usage in a series of easy-to-follow steps.

50 Bright and Vibrant Web Designs

The conservative web designer can design a dark web site or a light web site, and will design everything in between as gray. Are you this type of designer? Or, are you bold enough and brave enough to let your creativity rein free and allow bright and vibrant colors to shine through in your next design project? What does the level of color on your web site say about you? (I must be a conservative).

8 Free Pictogram Icon Libraries and Collections

A pictogram is a graphical symbol that can represent a sign or even, simple instructions, in essence, a concept that has been stripped down to its bare essentials, yet still recognizable as the original idea.
Pictograms can be of help with usability and accessibility on your web site. It is a universal language, everyone understands and can read the icons.

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?