20 Free AngularJS Resources & Tutorials

20 Free AngularJS Resources & Tutorials

Jan 16, 2015 / Resources

While jQuery is easily the most popular open source JavaScript library there are many competitors. Among the many alternatives I want to focus on AngularJS. As a designer it can be tough getting into JavaScript because it might feel a little bit like programming. Getting past the initial learning curve is tough but worthwhile in…

Flexible Image Carousels for Responsive Web Design

Flexible Image Carousels for Responsive Web Design

Dec 29, 2014 / Resources

Most web developers feel it’s redundant to create an interface from scratch when there are plenty of free code snippets online. Naturally this includes a broad range of interfaces from dropdown menus to accordion widgets. Another popular option is the responsive image carousel which has grown abundantly fashionable in recent years.

Free Code Snippets for CSS3 Animation

Free Code Snippets for CSS3 Animation

Dec 23, 2014 / Resources

Online tutorials are useful but not always plentiful when it comes to really detailed animation effects. But if you already know enough about coding then it’s easy to dissect someone else’s example to recreate your own. CSS3 animation is still a new topic hot off the presses with fresh source code examples delivered by your…

Turning Design Ideas into Reality: Brainstorming, Wireframing, Prototyping

Turning Design Ideas into Reality: Brainstorming, Wireframing, Prototyping

Dec 12, 2014 / Resources

Starting a new project is in a lot of ways the hardest part. It’s the only stage of development that you’re turning nothing into something. Luckily, there are proven methods to reduce the “empty canvas” syndrome. We’ll talk about the best ways to handle the early stages of brainstorming and concepting and how it translates…

Useful Premium Resources – Plugins For Designers And Developers

Useful Premium Resources – Plugins For Designers And Developers

Nov 13, 2014 / Resources

What kind of clients do you craft websites for? Some of your projects may be based on WordPress, while others you may complete with Joomla, OpenCart, or other platforms. Whatever your CMS of choice, it’s necessary to enlist several plugins that complement the unique requirements that arise for each new project. Premium plugins are the…

Best Tools For Prototyping And Creating Apps

Best Tools For Prototyping And Creating Apps

Oct 1, 2014 / Resources

Wireframing and prototyping are the most essential stages of your web design and web development projects, whether they’re about creating web apps, websites, or mobile apps for your clients. Do you have any favorite tools that you turn to, for this purpose? Whatever they are, I hope you know how to choose them. I have…

Patent Diagrams Converted into Decorative Posters

Patent Diagrams Converted into Decorative Posters

Sep 29, 2014 / Resources

If you’ve never looked at some fascinating avant garde work then here’s a way to get your feet wet. Artists have been known for creating great ideas that seem to balance right on the fringe of mainstream concepts. This post is no different which introduces an obscure method of hanging conceptual patent diagrams in the…

7 Pattern Libraries That Will Help Improve Your Web Development Skills

7 Pattern Libraries That Will Help Improve Your Web Development Skills

Feb 21, 2014 / Resources

I do a lot of writing and one of the most important tools in my kit is the style guide. If I ever have a doubt about exactly where an apostrophe should go or the right way to hyphenate a phrase, I can turn to the AP Stylebook or the Yahoo Style Guide and find…

10 Resources To Help You Become More Active in the Web Design Community

Dec 12, 2013 / Resources, Tips

Designers as well as developers have always been a close-knit group (there always seems to be a problem you need help with, right?), but online interaction and presence amongst this industry has just recently started growing over the last few years. While social media and forums became a necessity quickly for many professions—marketers, writers, sales…

Top 5 Most Unique and Beautifully Designed Typefaces

Oct 29, 2013 / Resources

When you consider that typography plays a rather large role in the designs we see everyday, you have to be strict when choosing fonts to use in conjunction with the project you’re working on. There are many different style variants, for example handwriting, serif, sans serif and slab and if you plan on using a…