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Color: Links, Books & Tools to Make your Life Easier

By / Jul 23, 2013 / Tips

Color is certainly a very important element of a design, and deciding on the best color palette for a project is something you really need to dedicate time to. From understanding color theory to having a glimpse of color psychology, you need to make sure your choice will not only look good but also have…

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10 Free UI Wireframe Kits

By / Jun 25, 2013 / Tools

When starting a new web design project, it’s always a good idea to begin with a wireframe. The purpose of a wireframe is to communicate the layout of a page without getting caught up in color and design elements. Wireframes can be a big time saver as they help all parties involved come to an…

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6 jQuery Plugins for Scrolling Effects

By / May 29, 2013 / Tools

Last week we showcased a collection of websites that take scrolling to the next level. The designers of these sites used the need to scroll as an opportunity to engage the user with various effects based on the pages scroll position. So for this post, we’ve gathered some jQuery plugins that will help you incorporate…

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8 jQuery Plugins for Spicing Up Your Forms

By / May 22, 2013 / Tools

Forms are certainly a very important part of a website. They should be intuitive, user friendly, and engaging. This is why we’ve gathered 8 jQuery Plugins that will spice up your forms. From options to make select boxes more user friendly, to file uploaders and more. All of the plugins are useful in a different…

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Open Source Tools and Scripts for WordPress Developers

By / Apr 16, 2013 / Tools

There have been a number of cool inventions and tools released over the past few years. Frontend web developers are enjoying the control granted with open source plugins, scripts, libraries, and other similar release packs. WordPress is a great CMS because it provides a large collection of free themes and plugins to build around. And…

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8 Web Development Resources and Tools you Should Try

By / Apr 9, 2013 / Tools

The design/development community evolves in a fast pace and it is very hard to keep track of everything that is happening around us. This is why we like to gather resources and tools that can make your life easier. Which is what we’ve done for this post. From a text editor, to a plugin to…

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8 jQuery Plugins for Layout and UI Enhancements

By / Mar 21, 2013 / Tools

On occasion, you might have to work on a project that has unique layout or UI requirements – things that can’t be achieved with CSS alone. With projects like these, jQuery can be very useful. So for this post, we’ve rounded up some jQuery plugins that can help you accomplish some amazing things when it…

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12 Helpful Tools for Responsive Web Design

By / Mar 12, 2013 / Tools

Creating a responsive web design goes way beyond arranging things in a way that won’t compromise the look of your website in different screen sizes. Even tough we talk a lot about responsive web design, we are all figuring out the best way to go about developing a responsive site. One of the best ways…

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Tools and Tips on how to Optimize Images for the Web

By / Feb 7, 2013 / Tips

The time a page takes to load is something every designer worries about, or at least is something that every designer should worry about. It doesn’t matter if the layout is nice and beautiful if it doesn’t function properly. Since images can be pretty heavy, this is certainly an issue to keep an eye on….

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Parallax Tools and Techniques

By / Dec 5, 2012 / Tools

The parallax effect has been around for a while and since we noticed that our readers really like the technique, we decided to gather a few tools and tutorials to help you implement parallax scrolling in your own projects. This effect creates an illusion of depth and movement in the screen, and if well applied,…