Best Free Plugins for Adding Hints & Tooltips to Web Forms

Best Free Plugins for Adding Hints & Tooltips to Web Forms

Jul 22, 2015 / Tools

The process of gathering user input has become an expected part of web design. But trends have advanced further with the expectation of snappy interface features. Examples are the little JavaScript hints added onto forms. These are used to increase readability and create a more straightforward interaction.

How Font Choices can Make or Break your Design

How Font Choices can Make or Break your Design

Jul 21, 2015 / Tips

When you get down to brass tacks every website is really about content. And while video is a huge market, nothing can ever replace text. Books have made it this far and I don’t think books are fading out anytime soon.

Frontend to Backend: Tips & Tools for Learning Web Development

Frontend to Backend: Tips & Tools for Learning Web Development

Jul 20, 2015 / Tips

UI design is a relatively straightforward skillset compared to development. If you know how to make textures and style typography then you can do it for websites, mobile apps, even software. But development is a different subject broken down into many unique areas of study. Web development in particular is quite large but also rewarding…

How To Locate & Fix Usability Problems

How To Locate & Fix Usability Problems

Jul 19, 2015 / Tips

Website performance is measured via user-related metrics. Load times, access to information, page behavior, all these things affect the user experience. When it comes time to improve these features you’ll get the most benefit from drafting a strategic plan.

11 JavaScript Code Snippets for Dynamic Web Projects

Jul 18, 2015 / Tips

The practice of frontend web development has grown into an enormous topic of discussion. User interface designers have been working up to this point for years, and our modern era of web design has finally adopted a set of tools which are accepted universally. You can build very impressive websites using just plain HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript.

Why Mood Boards Matter in the Board Room

Why Mood Boards Matter in the Board Room

Jul 17, 2015 / Tips

When you get to the nitty-gritty, things can get chaotic, and at times unfriendly. But in an area like UI design, “going it alone” is rarely an option. No designer is an island. Like them or hate them, you’re going to need to rely on your teammates at some point in the development process. A lot…

Design Patterns for Mega-Navigation Dropdown Menus

Design Patterns for Mega-Navigation Dropdown Menus

Jul 16, 2015 / Trends

The seemingly endless amount of navigation styles can be overwhelming. Some websites only require 3-6 links and have much more flexibility than sites with 30+ links. How do you plan large detailed navigation menus without losing your hair?

20 Free Business Card MockUp PSDs to Download

20 Free Business Card MockUp PSDs to Download

Jul 14, 2015 / Freebies

When it comes to presentation your design work, mockups are the best way to show it hassle-free and stylish. The days when blank white business cards with contact information were in style are gone. This days it’s critically important to make a business card design stand out from the rest. Here we have collected 20…

An Insane Design Bundle & Tons of Freebies!

An Insane Design Bundle & Tons of Freebies!

Jul 9, 2015 / Resources

I’m addicted to buying design resources. I admitted it. Thats the first step right? Purchasing these little goodies can be an expensive habit. Well, perhaps not anymore. Meet TheHungryJPEG.com. These guys offer a fantastic range of design products at affordable prices. Their latest July bundle includes a whopping 28 fonts, 19 amazing graphic packs plus tons…

Exclusive iStock Promo Codes: Coupons Good Now Through September!

Exclusive iStock Promo Codes: Coupons Good Now Through September!

Jul 2, 2015 / Resources

Our friends at iStock reached out to us, and this month, they’re giving our readers two exclusive great offers that are good from now until the end of September! With these two great deals, you can save up to 15% off your next order from iStock. To reveal the coupon code, simply click the coupon…