Focus On: Mobile App Design Trends for 2012

Mobile applications are on the rise as more consumers switch over to smartphones. Between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system there are plenty of wonderful apps to browse through. The past year has built up a catalog of exceptional design patterns which will continue over into 2012. In this article I’d like to spend a bit of time examining…

Things I Hate about My Clients

In the Things My Clients Hate. What about Yours? article I discussed 5 things my clients hate. Now, let me present the other side of the story – i.e. 5 things I hate about clients. Well, with so much hatred, it might sound like we freelancers and clients are at a war but definitely I don’t think this is the…

20 HDR Photographers Worth Watching

Do you need a twist on your photographic inspiration? Check out the following HDR photographers. The techniques they use to create surrealistic images combine multiple exposures to capture a wider range of value and color. Since most HDR photography is used to achieve difficult exposures with wider dynamic ranges, the subject matter of the art tends to be architectural or…

7 Winning Facebook Page Strategies Every Company Should Know

By now you’re probably well aware of social media’s power to grow your business. Odds are you went ahead and tossed up a few social media profiles. Twitter, Google+, and probably a Facebook page. Once they’re up, how do you make the most of them though? How do you draw users back to your page again and again? How do…

[EXPIRED] We Have 3 Copies of ‘HTML & CSS – Design and Build Websites’ to Giveaway – Comment to Enter

What a giveaway we have for you this week! We have three paperback copies of quite possibly the most beautifully designed web design book ever written (check out the screenshots below). It is called HTML & CSS – Design and Build Websites and has been written by Jon Duckett. All you have to do for a chance of winning one…

Breathtaking NASA Photos

Unless you can afford a ticket to space ($200,000 with Virgin Galactic), the only way we will ever be able to clearly view our planet in its entirety or any distant galaxies is through the photographs released by NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Agency). So, here are a few of my favorite NASA photos from its various space programs….

Tips for Wireframing a Usable Mobile App Interface

A lot of time and energy is required to build mobile iOS/Android apps. Aside from the coding and UI design you need to plan functionality ahead of time. This way you can start programming immediately and implement key features without a hassle. The best way to start off a mobile application is through wireframing. This is a design process where…

Introducing Warp – An Open-Source Theme Framework for WordPress & Joomla

Each time you develop a theme you’ll have to deal with the same, repetitive tasks. E.g. you need a certain folder structure to organize your PHP, CSS and JavaScript files or you rely on features like layouts, compression and caching. Because you don’t want to start from scratch, coding all these features over and over again, you are better off…