Tools

  • Batch Processing: 25 Tools and Techniques for Images and Documents

    Converting images or files by hand can be a hugely time-consuming process. But how often do clients send us files in formats that can’t be directly used on their website or project? If you’re like most designers, your answer is probably “pretty often.”



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  • Resources for Styling Lists

    In our continuing quest to listen to our readers and give them what they are looking for, we have a post of resources that we were asked to compile. With the amount of content being shared through the web, so much of it is presented in lists, designers are constantly looking for stylish ways to deliver these listings. Below are some resources and more to help you out in this arena.



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  • A Roundup of Valuable Twitter Tools

    It is hard to argue against the value of Twitter these days, especially for businesses and professionals looking to network and stay ahead of the curve. Like the throngs of designers and developers that have flooded this social media outlet’s streams and sapped its API since its inception. And with so many amazing tools available to expand on, and enhance the overall user’s experience, Twitter is becoming even more useful and handy than ever before.



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  • Obscure and Valuable Keyboard Shortcuts

    If there is one thing that many of us in the design and development fields love, it is shortcuts. Those lovely little timesavers and workflow improvers that quickly get us where we need to go in fewer motions. Effectively keeping us in stride, as we navigate our computers and various apps using the shortcuts that we have picked up along the way. But even the most alert of those among us will have numerous hotkeys go under our radar, as there are just so many out there.



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  • 50+ Useful CSS Tools And Generators for Developers

    CSS tools are essential for web developers because they act like a sort of magic lamp that can simplify the job at hand. Most development tools are time savers that are there to help developers create stylish, functional and optimized websites with a few shortcuts.



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  • Grungy Wallpapers and Resources Goldmine

    One source of inspiration for many in the graphic design field are the wallpapers that they use to customize their desktops. These daily doses of skillful designs act as reminders to start our days off on the right, creative foot. One popular theme that tends to be prevalent in many of the dazzling designs one finds in the scores of wallpapers that are available online is the grunge.



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  • Useful, Free Smartphone Apps and Resources for Developers

    Smartphones are everywhere, and people all over the world are using them because of the many useful and amazing features they have that people love. People use smartphones for their daily work because smartphones have loads of advantages over a PC or Laptop, portability being a major one. Smartphone based apps also let you access your data no matter where you are.



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  • 40 Free Online Tools and Software to Improve Your Workflow

    Charts and graphs are the most effective ways to show the relationship between two different and interlinked entities. On a web page, a comprehensively designed flowchart, diagram or graph can be worth a thousand words. Creating such charts that inform your visitors about all the necessary details is a daunting task, and many designers find creating charts, diagram and graphs a difficult job to accomplish.



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  • 20 Free Top Shelf UI Kits for Web Designers

    When it comes to web design, the UI elements that are included can, at times, make or effectively break (in more ways than one) the overall piece. Compromising the aesthetics and even the functionality of the design rendering it virtually useless. So we have to choose the UI elements carefully.



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  • CSS3 and HTML5 Toolbox Starter

    As designers and developers we tend to always be on the look out for awesome resources to add to our virtual toolboxes. With the web design landscape moving in the direction of CSS3 and HTML5 we thought that we would help our readers find a few choice tools to start building up their toolboxes.



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