50 Creative Typographic Portraits

A picture is worth a thousand words. But what’s a picture of words worth? In the hands of some, far more still. Typographic Portraits combine the specifics of an image with the communicative power of words. They can capture an idea, or express the essence of a person’s state of being, in a way that is hard to match in…

Pros and Cons of Developing Plugins While Hosting them at the WordPress Repository

For nearly a decade, WordPress has been developed as an open source content management system, able to easily respond to changes and new demands in the marketplace. It is because of this flexibility and community development method that the software was easily able to grow and expand to serve more than 60 million users and 15,000 developers around the world…

The Zen Den – Amplifying Productivity (Developer Edition)

Productivity is a matter of habits. A developer-centric approach should seek to maximize it without impinging on the unique demands of a ‘programmer’s lifestyle’. Productivity tips that might apply for the general masses often need to be turned upside down to meet the needs of a programmer. Case in point: most productivity experts suggest working in an airy, well-lit room….

Memorable Minimalist Print Ads for Your Inspiration

In this gallery you will find a collection of print ads that have been stripped of all non-essential design elements and that creatively demonstrates the skill and intelligence of each designer to convey the message of the ad quickly, effectively and memorably. ATM – Connecting the city National University Hospital Blood Donation Centre: Lifeline Smart Center Rio de Janeiro: Evolution…

Recently Released Free WordPress Themes

Free WordPress themes can be highly valuable resources to users and bloggers. While there is no shortage of premium themes available for purchase, the quality of free themes can sometimes exceed the expectations that you would have for something that can be downloaded and used for free. In this post we’ve compiled some of the best free WordPress themes that…

50 New Resources and Tools for Web Developers

In this web developer round-up we have chosen 50 recently released resources and tools that offer time-saving solutions to many of the development issues you may come across. So, if you are looking for a tool that will check your Javascript, validate your CSS, help you create an image sprite, or a new HTML5 Canvas library, a new CSS dev…

Important Tips for Managing a New Tech Startup

The tech scene has recently seen booming innovation more than we’ve ever seen before. Startups inside the industry are full of young talent searching for an audience. And it’s no surprise that the current state of our Internet is managed by such a few top-ranking social networking sites. Over time we will adapt to the value of the Internet and…

The ICO Amends the EU Cookie Law to Allow ‘Implied Consent’

At the last minute, the UK’s Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) has decided to dilute an already watery law. Last Thursday, among the last minute amendments to the law, legislators added implied consent to the EU Cookie law, which appears to be an appeal to overall acceptance and at odds with the law’s requirements of explicit informed consent. After a year…

20 Creative Personal Blog Web Designs

As clearly and concisely defined by Wikipedia, a blog is ‘a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”)…’. But when you do read back that definition you soon realize how far we have drifted away from it, especially over the last couple of years and particularly within the design community. Once upon-a-time a blog…