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10 Useful jQuery Plugins

By / Mar 25, 2011 / Resources

It seems that jQuery plugins are constantly being released, and it’s no surprise since it’s insanely popular, and for good reason. The only problem is being able to sort through them all to find the good ones. That’s why we’re always on the lookout, and we’ve found some good ones for you. Here are 10…

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Design Business Books vs Design Business Blogs

By / Mar 11, 2011 / Resources

When I first sat down to write this post my idea was to compile a list of the best business books for designers.  However, as I found books claiming to fit this niche, I began to notice something that got me asking questions.  It was the publishing dates.  Some were 2009, others 2008, and others…

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Filtered: A New Portfolio WordPress Theme from Theme Trust

By / Feb 15, 2011 / Resources

Back in October of last year, I launched Theme Trust, a shop for premium WordPress themes. Five months later, I couldn’t be more excited about where it’s at. Sales have consistently increased each month, and the amount of positive feedback from customers has been overwhelming. Moving forward, the plan is to keep providing fast and…

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Mastering Font Combinations

By / Jan 7, 2011 / Resources

Remember the days of the Commodore computer? Your word processor had one font family, with an italic and a boldface, if you were lucky. Designing a contrasting header to a computer-generated document required scissors and tape. Though the output of your dot matrix printer was unmistakable and monotonous, at least you never had to sweat…

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8 Cheat Sheet Wallpapers for Designers and Developers

By / Dec 16, 2010 / Resources

Web designers and developers have a lot to remember, from keyboard shortcuts to function names. That’s why it’s handy to have cheat sheets near by for a quick reference. Most people like to print out there cheat sheets on paper and have them sitting on their desk, but another convenient place for a cheat sheet…

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Best jQuery Plugins of 2010

By / Dec 2, 2010 / Resources

For our “Best of 2010″ series we’ve already shown your our picks for best free WordPress themes and free fonts. So for this week the focus in on jQuery. This javascript framework continued to grow in popularity during 2010, which meant an abundance of plugins being released. This made it difficult to choose our favorites….

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10 Useful jQuery Plugins and Techniques

By / Nov 12, 2010 / Resources

jQuery is great for enhancing a website. Whether it be by adding effects that give the site a wow factor, or by making navigation easier, jQuery can have a big impact on the way a website is perceived and used. jQuery is extremely popular among web designers and developers for it’s flexibility, ease-of-use, and of…

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13 Super Useful Photography Cheat Sheets

By / Nov 4, 2010 / Resources

There’s a lot involved in photography, and so many things to remember it can be overwhelming, especially for beginners. Cameras can seem complicated, and photo editing software is packed with features. Then there are concepts like lighting and composition that must be mastered in order to achieve those perfect shots. With so many things to…

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10 Professional Minimal WordPress Themes

By / Oct 28, 2010 / Resources

Whitespace, good typography, and a solid layout are all important aspects of a good design, and especially a minimal design. When these three elements are executed correctly, it translates into a highly professional look. If you’re a WordPress user, the problem is that finding a solid minimal theme can be a challenge. So for this…

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10 Excellent WordPress Themes for Portfolios and Galleries

By / Oct 14, 2010 / Resources

Themes can extend WordPress into much more than just a blogging platform, and it’s common for theme developers to create themes with a focus on specific niches. For example, a few weeks ago we posted a collection of business WordPress themes that were aimed at giving business owners an easy way to get a great…