Today we’re releasing a premium WordPress theme for our WDL Premium Members. Orion from Mojo Themes brings functionality with a high-end design to power up your company’s website or whatever website you need this for. Built up with custom jQuery scripts like an image slider, portfolio content sorted and others. Orion gets the most out of every page. (more…)
We’ve seen tremendous growth in the mobile market since smart phones have taken over. Most of the tech-savvy adopters who understand the benefits couldn’t go a day without their precious iPhone or Android device. Websites are continually required to hold up to these standards and have adapted to fit a dire need.
The increase for demand of mobile-fashioned websites will drive webmasters into a scuttle. Website layouts have to be updated and require tweaks to the formatting so everything will display properly on mobile devices. I’ve described some best practices below and how you can re-build your site to be entirely mobile friendly.
The navigation and menu system is one of the most important aspects of a website. A website navigation can take on many forms, from horizontal to vertical, from minimalistic to well developed buttons. No matter what the nav looks like, there’s one thing for certain: it should be intuitive and easily accessible. So for your Monday inspiration, we’ve rounded up 30 websites that we believe have exceptional navigation menus. (more…)
It seems like everybody has a smart phone these days. This means that more and more people are turning to these mobile devices to do things that they would normally do on their desktop or laptop, like checking and sending email and viewing web content. That’s why it’s almost a must now to pay more attention to how your website looks on mobile devices. Yes, this does just add one more thing to the list of ways that web designers have to test their work, but thankfully their are tools out there to make our lives a little bit easier. So here are 7 useful tools for mobile website testing. (more…)
At the end of 2009, we published a series of posts highlighting the best freebies and resources from that year. It turned out to be a great way to show our readers what they may have missed, and to give some recognition to the people that worked very hard at producing such amazing stuff. It’s difficult to believe that another year is drawing to a close, but here we are at the end of 2010. This means it’s time for another “Best Of” series. So to kick it off, we’ve rounded up the best free WordPress themes of 2010. These are in no particular order. They’re simply the ones we felt stood out from the rest this year in terms of design quality and features. (more…)
There are few amongst us who won’t have, at some point or another, filled in a CAPTCHA code. CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” and they are most commonly used to stop automated submissions of web forms, such as registration or contact forms.
CAPTCHAs are widespread, but are they actually damaging the usability of your website? I would argue that there are better alternatives to CAPTCHAs and that you should break the habit of using them on your sites.
Back in May we showcased a list of 60 Excellent Examples of Illustration in Web Design and since illustration is always something inspiring we decided to gather a new list, so check out some fresh examples of illustration in web design. From small illustrative details to huge illustrated backgrounds and some delicate drawings, here are some inspiring sites to give you some ideas of how you can incorporate this style into your own designs. Enjoy. (more…)
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 course it’s plugins. So for this post, we’ve rounded up 10 more jQuery plugins and techniques that you should find very useful. (more…)
Aerial photography has been practiced since the 1800’s when photographers would take to the sky in balloons. And even though cameras and equipment are much better today than they were in the 1800′s, aerial photography is interesting for the same reason it was back then. That is let’s us see our surroundings from a totally new perspective. So to give you some aerial photography inspiration, here are 20 stunning examples. (more…)