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Using Web Design to Solve Creative Problems

Our modern technology has come about from centuries of human evolution. Even before computers we were using cars to get around and radio/television to broadcast media across large areas of the population. Now that the Internet is so well adopted in most areas of the world the field of web design has become a booming industry. Every company and their…

Perfecting the Stylesheet: Common CSS Errors Made by Beginners

As web design continues to transition from a professional occupation to a worldwide hobby, an increasing number of people are becoming acquainted with creating designs which are controlled by extensive stylesheets. While it’s true that these files are often much simpler to create and maintain than vast XHTML documents, it’s also true that CSS is a notoriously “picky” programming language…

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Learn Programming Without Paying a Penny

Technology is all around us – in our offices, on our living room coffee tables, in our pockets, in our hands, and even in our cars. The technology revolution unfurled in the early 1990s has seeped into every facet of our lives – from smartphones and laptops, to advanced navigation systems and computer controlled ignition systems in cars. Every digitally…

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40 Examples of Surreal Art in Graphic Design

“Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur,” that is how Wikipedia describes the surrealist movement. What this means is that surrealism gives the artist complete freedom to express freely their emotions and creativity onto their artwork. Hope you enjoy this surreal art gallery… The Path Circus A Break in Reality Melusine Cook in brain My…

Using jQuery to Validate the Standard WordPress Comment Form

WordPress does not natively validate its comment submission form, but it can be instructed to do so by developing a custom plugin which makes use of the popular Bassistance jQuery library. This library is specifically designed to validate forms and print any relevant errors before submission, and it’s by far the most widely-used way among web designers and developers to…

A Quick Guide to Mobile App Usability Testing

The launch of the iPhone in 2007 ushered in a revolution in computing that placed apps at the center of the mobile experience. The ubiquity of Apple’s iTunes store, and the later entry of Google’s Android platform, served to kick start this ‘appconomy’ which has generated billions of dollars in revenue and fostered an entire ecosystem of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists,…

40 Creative Package Designs

They tell you not to judge a book by it’s cover, nor a fish by it’s scales. Usually they’re trying to get you to reserve judgment, despite poor something or someone’s poor appearance. Even so, the package a product comes in has a strong impact upon sales. Sure, you could just wrap a great product up in paper and twine,…

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[Expired] We have 5 Developer Club Memberships (worth $99 each) from Themefurnace to giveaway

Courtesy of the guys at Themefurnace, for this weeks competition we have 5 Developer Club Memberships (worth $99 each) to giveaway. The Themefurnace developer membership gives you full access to all of their themes for a full year. All you will have to do for a chance of winning one of the developer memeberships is leave a comment below telling…

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Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.137)

This is our weekly column were we share our favorite design related articles, resources and cool tidbits from the past week. Enjoy :) Markdown: The Ins and Outs Building Books with CSS3 JavaScript Profiling With The Chrome Developer Tools Create a Website Style Guide A Primer on Responsive Design 12 CSS3 Vendor Prefix Crisis Myths World's first 'tax' on Microsoft's…