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Here you will find articles, tutorials, and resources covering all areas of web design. Topics include CSS, HTML, Javascript & jQuery, responsive techniques & resources, UI resources, web templates, web frameworks, and so much more.

Sub-Categories: CSS / UI Kits & Icons / JavaScript / jQuery / Web Inspiration / Wireframe Resources / Wordpress / Wordpress Plugins

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.

An Introduction to Web Usability

The main reason web sites are built is so that they are functional to be USED. It’s a simple as that. They are tools, references and resources, nothing more. And as web designers, we need to always remember that.
Designing a web site needs to be about the user and only for the user and every possible need of said user has to have been foreseen and catered for. Only then can a web site be usable. That is what USABILITY is.
Ok, that might be the worst description of web usability that you have ever read, but I am sure you get the point. Usability is important. Very important. The most important.

CSS References, Cheat Sheets, Conversion Tables and Short Codes

Werther you are a CSS guru or a CSS novice you will always need some help, some resources, some tutorials, some references and, of course, some cheat sheets. In this article we have collected the best resources for answering all possible CSS questions as well as how to understand CSS and how to use it properly. There are also CSS property references, cheat sheets, not only typical cheat sheets, but also cheat sheets for CSS frameworks, conversion tables and CSS short hand.

25 Last Minute Traditional and Downloadable Halloween Masks

Have you remembered your Halloween mask? If you haven’t, we have a cheap and cheerful solution to your problem: Downloadable traditional Halloween masks. Yep, click on any of the mask images below and press ‘print’, and hey presto you have your very own DIY Halloween mask, you will be the envy of everybody (not, really!).

13 of the Most Popular Web Design Podcasts

As marvelous as it is browsing the net seeking new resources, keeping up to date with fresh web trends, new web app start-ups and learning new techniques, it can be very time consuming and not very productive. An easy solution is to subscribe to a podcast dedicated to web design. You could listen to it while you are ‘working’, at the gym or even while you are making dinner.

Web Design Horror Stories

In the grand scheme of things every seasoned web designer has had an experience of a bad client, and will most certainly have there own horror story that will creep back into there minds from time to time. If you are one of the lucky ones yet to experience a client from hell, brace yourself, they are coming! You can’t avoid them, they are lurking in the deep recesss of the memories of every web designer they have already tarnished and scarred.
Of course there are good clients, and they out number the bad one 10 to 1, it isn’t them, those saintly people, that you will remember. It is those needy, clueless, ignorant, time-consuming and money-grabbing clients that you will sadly remember.

49 Amazing Resources for Free Vector Graphics

Your search for free Vector graphics is over. Below we have compiled a list of the best free web sites to freely download Vectors, most of the sites don’t qualify into a category, we’ll call them general, but in the second half of the post you will find specialized resources dedicated to vector logos, brands, cartoons and icons.

Buttons and Badge Photoshop Tutorials

Sometimes, the smaller elements of a website design, can cause you the most design problems. The simple button is the biggest culprit, you need to craft it so that it will fit seamlessly into your sites layout and designing it so that it helps your readers navigate easily. A difficult combination. All of the tutorials below are to help you create your own custom web site or interface button.

30 MAC Dashboard Widgets for Web Designers and Developers

Dashboard Widgets are created using the easiest and most wide spread of languages, namely, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. So, they are quite simple to develop,and often there functions are very simple as well, but they are useful. Below you will 30 MAC Dashboard Widgets for Web Designers and Developers. I hope they help.

6 Infamous Moments in Football Recreated with Subbuteo

I'm sure every football fan, at least in Europe, has owned a set of Subbuteo at one time or the other. For anyone that does not know, Subbuteo is a hugely popular table football game that involves the flicking of a miniature footballer and eventually scoring a goal. Subbuteo is much more than just a game, I loved it, when I was young.
Below you will find some infamous moments in football recreated with Subbuteo.

10 Free Adobe AIR RSS Feed Readers

Adobe AIR has recently surpassed well over 100 millions downloads, and its all thanks largely to the many Twitter apps available. Now, I love Adobe AIR, and hate its current reputation that it is seemingly limited to only Twitter. Why is no one downloading the AIR RSS apps? You should be, they are great, just have a look at the list below.