Articles by Kevin Muldoon

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Inspiration

A Video Game Legend: The Evolution of Mario

July 17th, 2012
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Hotel Mario

There aren’t many video game characters that are in the consciousness of the general public, however Mario certainly has made great strides in this area. It’s rare to meet someone who has not heard of the Italian plumber named Mario, but those who don’t play video games often may be unaware of his humble beginnings. Mario was not the main character in his first...

Design

Stadiums of the Olympiads: A Look at Interesting Olympic Stadiums

July 13th, 2012
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Stadiums of the Olympiads: A Look at Interesting Olympic Stadiums

On 27 July this Summer, athletes from 204 countries from around the world will head to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. With social media integrated into everyone's lives, this years Olympics looks set to be the most recorded and most talked about Olympics since the great spectacle was reintroduced...

CMS

A Collection of Beautiful Joomla Templates

April 23rd, 2012
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A Collection of Beautiful Joomla Templates

Originally a fork of Mambo, Joomla has grown into the second most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the web behind WordPress. In January 2012 Joomla was upgraded from 1.7 to version 2.5. It brought a lot of great new features such as notifications for easier updates, multi database...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Extending the Web: Useful Google Chrome Extensions

April 17th, 2012
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Extending the Web: Useful Google Chrome Extensions

At the end of 2011 Chrome surpassed Firefox as the second most popular browser in the world. One of the reasons it has grown in popularity could be because of its expansive Chrome Web Store. The store has thousands of applications that help extend the functionality...

Themes

A Collection of Great New WordPress Themes

March 26th, 2012
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A Collection of Great New WordPress Themes

Every year designers are pushing the boundaries of what WordPress can do. 2012 is no different. In just a few short months we have seen a large increase in the number of premium WordPress themes being released, and the bar is certainly being raised with the new additions to the ranks.

Design

Web Worker’s Library: Awesome Printed Web Design and Development Books

March 20th, 2012
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Web Worker’s Library: Awesome Printed Web Design and Development Books

There's no doubt that eBook devices such as the Kindle and the Nook have changed how people read books forever. At the start of 2011 Amazon reported that for the first time eBook sales exceeded paperbacks. It's doubtful this trend...

Design

A Showcase of Great Looking Tumblr Themes

February 29th, 2012
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A Showcase of Great Looking Tumblr Themes

Tubmlr has gained a lot of fans over the last 5 years, and with good reason. Whereas many blogging platforms are striving to add more and more features to their platform, Tumblr has stayed true to its microblogging roots by keeping things simple. This has resulted in one of the most user friendly...

Design

Free Photoshop Alternatives For Editing Photos

February 20th, 2012
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Free Photoshop Alternatives For Editing Photos

Photoshop has been the darling of the design industry for decades. It's a fantastic program that has led the way since the release of Photoshop 1 on the Mac way back in 1990.

Inspiration

Hitting the Mark: A Collection of Creative Advertisements

February 16th, 2012
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Hitting the Mark: A Collection of Creative Advertisements

Over the last 100 years or so advertising has been integrated into every walk of life. Whether you are working on the internet, relaxing at home watching TV or getting the bus or train to the cinema; you cannot avoid being bombarded with advertisements from all angles.

Inspiration

Time for Mail: Services That Improve Gmail Productivity

February 7th, 2012
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Time for Mail: Services That Improve Gmail Productivity

Gmail exploded onto the internet in 1994 offering users a whopping 1GB of storage. This was unheard of at the time with the largest email service Hotmail only offering a few megabytes of storage. Currently Gmail offers 7GB of free storage with competitors such as Hotmail offering 5GB of storage and Yahoo...

Business Online

New Job Wanted? Find Your Designer or Developer Job Here

January 31st, 2012
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New Job Wanted? Find Your Designer or Developer Job Here

There are a lot of advantages to freelancing. You will have more flexibility over the hours you work; you won’t have to commute to work anymore and best of all, you are your boss. It can be hard work landing a job. Not to mention making sure a project is completed successfully can mean working unsocial hours from time to time, however, most people...

Design

Useful CSS Snippets for Your Coding Arsenal

January 27th, 2012
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CSS is a beautiful language but it can also be frustrating at times. Certain CSS solutions don't work on certain browsers (cough Internet Explorer cough) and much of your time can be spent debugging code.

Design

50 Inspiring Logo Designs

January 20th, 2012
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50 Inspiring Logo Designs

A logo is an essential part of branding your website and marketing it offline and online. Some logo designs feature simple, beautiful typography whilst others more are fun and colourful. However, all logos should be memorable and able to integrate with your website design effortlessly.

Essentials

40 CSS Reference Websites and Resources

January 13th, 2012
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40 CSS Reference Websites and Resources

If you want to design websites or modify your existing website design, then you need to have at least a basic knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Thankfully, CSS is a very easy language to get to a grip on, however you may find it takes a little more time to master it.