Dec 19 2014

Online Marketing 2015: Why Your Facebook Page Isn’t Enough

Organic rather than generated content remains vital to maintaining an online presence. It used to be that having an active Facebook business page with rich organic content was enough to reach most of your customers, particularly if you targeted a niche that was located primarily on Facebook. But that’s no longer the case. Social media and online marketing evolves with each passing year, and businesses have to keep up or their marketing will become obsolete.

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Dec 19 2014

Smart Phones, Dumb Users: Funny and Sad at The Same Time

We know you are always out for a good laugh. Designers and developers are the most humorous folks I know. They even like a good portion of self irony. But today we are not going to make fun of ourselves, at least not only of ourselves. Hopefully you are not one of the following species. But if you are you now know you are not alone ;-) This animated little web app is funny and a best practice example at the same time. Read on…

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Dec 18 2014

Muzli and Panda: Free Daily Visual Design Inspiration on the Go

What if you could open your Google Chrome and immediately become immersed in design-related topics? No need to explicitly fire up any of your favorite web sites nor your RSS reader. It’s just there. That’s the idea behind Muz.li and Panda, new Chrome Tab Extensions, bringing loads of inspiring design news right in front of your eyes. Doesn’t sound like much? Sometimes it’s the little things that are the greatest. But only sometimes…

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Dec 18 2014

Who Won the ThemeFuse and the PSD2HTML Giveaway? You?

Over the past few weeks we ran two giveaways where you were able to win attractive prizes. ThemeFuse offered three complete packages of one WordPress web site including a domain name and hosting for a year and PSD2HTML offered a 300 and a 200 USD value of their services. Are you among the lucky winners? Read on…

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Dec 17 2014

The Right Mood #2: 25+ Free Christmas Cards, Flyers, Tags and Printables 2014

Last Christmas I said that all I want is you in this winter wonderland. But, you all know how that story went. The very next day she gave my love away. This year, to save me from tears, I will give free Christmas resources to all of you instead of only to that someone special. So, if you don’t want a lot for Christmas and there are just a few things you need. Let’s not care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree. Let’s care for these fabulous Christmas resources I dug up from the depths and widths of the world wide winter web…

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Dec 17 2014

[Quick Tip] Dynatable for jQuery: Static Tables Are in Danger of Extinction

Tables always come in handy as soon as a substantial amount of information needs proper presentation. The jQuery plugin Dynatable turns a sedated table Brontosaurus into a dynamic data presentation Velociraptor.

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Dec 16 2014

JotForm Theme Store: New Marketplace for Professional Form Designs Opens

Over the course of the past two months, we covered JotForm frequently. The form builders turned form designers from sunny California went through the launch of a game-changing new feature of their core product. Instead of just offering a form builder with a few simple beautifier options, they came up with a full-fledged Form Designer, giving you complete freedom over the look and feel of your forms while at the same time assisting you as much as you like to get assisted. Yesterday they opened the door to their next big feature, the Theme Store. We have taken a look at it for you…

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Dec 15 2014

The Right Mood #1: Free Christmas Icons, Patterns and Mockups 2014

“Ho, Ho, Ho”,  Xmas is looming and Santa is coming to town. It is time to fetch the Christmas toys from the closet, buy the Christmas tree, and equip oneself with pleasant things that are capable of turning a simple room into a fairy-tale charged with a cheerful and festive mood. The, relax and enjoy the end of the year. Taking care of creating a proper atmosphere these days is of particular importance. The air of Christmas should be prevailing whether you intend to prettify the house, or you want to add a joyful and merry touch to your website, or you are up to creating a complementary celebratory artworks. Just everything looks more solemn, inspiring and uplifting when placed in a proper emotional environment. Today we begin with free instruments for designers and artists, who plan to create festive artworks, cards and invitations from scratch. We hope our list of themed icons, festive patterns and vector graphics come in handy.

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Dec 11 2014

Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

I don’t know how I could have missed this great project during the last two years. Invented in November of 2012, this project has grown to become a more than noteworthy exhibition of what open web technologies are able to do today, when used by skilled people. Christmas Experiments is not only an impressive collection of 24 outstanding works but also the best argument for lifelong learning. See what you can do when you commit yourself to staying up to date. Your clients will pay you with full hands, as if you were worth your weight in gold. Well, the latter might be a slight exaggeration. Look at these masterpieces, however, and see how much room for improvement you still got…

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Dec 10 2014

Best of SVG 2014: Icons, Tools and Resources

With mobile devices taking over the world, so to speak, new technology for making websites and apps look pretty on mobile devices continues to emerge and evolve. One of those awesome mobile technologies to arrive on the scene in recent years is that of SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG takes vectors a step further beyond just a scalable image. In fact, an SVG is actually XML-based, meaning that an SVG and its behaviors are definable for interaction and animation using CSS and/or Javascript.

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