Top 5 Content Management Systems for eCommerce

Dec 21, 2009 / Tools

eCommerce continues to steadily evolve as it’s become one of the most reliable, and preferable ways to purchase goods. Its very existence has allowed countless number of businesses reach new heights, and take advantage of endless possibilities. As new standards, ideas, and applications for eCommerce role out, the strength of your online presence must support…

The Best Free Texture Packs of 2009

Dec 18, 2009 / Freebies

There are a few things that a designer can not have enough of in his or her design arsenal, and one of them is textures. So to continue our “Best of 2009″ series, we’ve selected the best free textures from this past year. Since there were so many textures released in 2009 by so many…

deNovo: A Premium Business WordPress Theme by ThemeShift

Dec 17, 2009 / Premium

Today we’re releasing another beautiful premium WordPress theme from ThemeShift to our premium members. deNovo is a professional business WordPress theme that turns WordPress into a content management system. Powerful tools make it incredibly easy to create a top-class business website. Be sure to check out the other great themes by ThemeShift.

30 Website Navigations that Make You Wanna Click It

Dec 16, 2009 / Inspiration

The navigation might be the single most important aspect of a web design’s usability. Without a navigation, you would be stuck on the home page for a very long time. I believe a navigation or menu must be easy to use, but this doesn’t mean it has to be boring. In fact, it helps to…

20+ Tools for Quick and Clean Code Development

Dec 15, 2009 / Tools

Developing websites is much more than just a pretty face, and depending on what typed of features you’d like to implement on the site, there’s a lot of coding that goes into it. Many times designers turn to a WYSIWYG tool, however tools of that sort are more limited to advanced code. Being able to…

11 Useful jQuery Powered WordPress Plugins

Dec 14, 2009 / Resources

We all know the kind of dynamic and engaging functionality that jQuery can add to a user interface, but integrating jQuery does require some technical know-how. This isn’t a big deal for many of us, but some WordPress users prefer the simplicity of a plugin. The purpose of this article is to help you discover…

40 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Dec 14, 2009 / Inspiration

Color plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. So when you choose to shoot a photograph in black and white, it drastically changes what’s in front of the lens. Without color, other elements of the photograph take on a bigger role in telling the story. Notice how lighting, contrast, and…

The CSS Awards: Honoring the Best of the Web

Dec 12, 2009 / Inspiration

The CSS Awards is a design gallery that showcases only the most prestigious CSS websites. Like most galleries, you can find plenty of design inspiration, but The CSS Awards offers much more. What I think makes it so great is that submissions are judged by a panel of people, and scores are broken down into…

The Best Vector Tutorials of 2009

Dec 11, 2009 / Tutorials

During the past few weeks we’ve been publishing our “Best of 2009″ series in which we’re picking the best of the best in design resources created this year. This week our focus is on vector tutorials. Vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator that are used to create scalable graphics are ideal for creating such things…

10 Tips for Creating Compelling Web Copy

Dec 10, 2009 / Tips

You are the most important person in the world. Wow, I got you to read the second sentence. Your interest is now piqued and you want to read more. If you do read this article, you will learn exactly how important it is to create compelling web copy. Between you and me, most readers just…