Creating a Mobile WordPress Theme with the jQuery Mobile Library

When it comes to separating a mobile website from a truly robust mobile experience, the main differentiator is typically the use of jQuery. This innovative use of JavaScript, which is generally considered the only acceptable use of the JavaScript language in mobile websites, is the key way to turn a standard website into one that more closely resembles the experience…

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10 Reasons Your Business Card Sucks

Do you view your business card as a simple formality, or a powerful sales, networking, and marketing tool that can embed your person and brand in customers’ minds, motivate callbacks and generate sales? Unfortunately, most professionals are in the former group. They print business cards that are less inspiring than tiring. And chances are you’re in this group. Thus, I…

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JavaScript Code Debugging for Beginners

Scripting has become an entire class of web development unto itself. With modern day libraries prominently including jQuery we are seeing more HTML/CSS developers taking an interest in coding JavaScript. Admittedly it can be tough to handle at first, especially when it comes to JavaScript code debugging. How you deal with bugs and errors is a true sign for your…

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Three Steps To Avoiding the Wrong Clients

Once they’re out of design school and battling it out in the real world, designers can find themselves in a pretty crappy predicament. Maybe your teachers warned you to be as discerning as possible when taking on new clients (or maybe they told you the opposite, but you knew it was BS), but reality is often a rude awakening from…

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Helvetica Superheroes – A minimalist alphabet of superheroes

Let’s admit it: typography is awesome, isn’t it? If you really are serious about making the internet (or anything with written words for that matter) better and more beautiful place, you cannot disregard the importance of amazing typography. And when it comes to typography, what’s the key element? In other words, how does good typography start? Obviously, it all begins…

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Impressionist UI Giveaway – Comment to Enter

We have another fantastic competition for you this week. Courtesy of our friends DesignModo, we have one Developer License (worth $149) and three Personal Licenses (worth $39) of their Impressionist UI to giveaway to four lucky readers. The Impressionist UI is the world’s biggest user interface elements pack, with well over 300 individual web element, and is a must for…

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Building a WordPress Theme Around the Events Calendar Plugin

WordPress has quickly transformed from a mere content management platform to one that is now involved in managing almost every aspect of an administrator’s day. The world’s most popular content management solution can, via plugins, manage events, dates, to-do lists, notes, tweets, Facebook status updates, and more. And, of these new ways to manage content, there is perhaps no more…