Development

Mandrill to Discontinue its Free Tier Plan

February 29th, 2016
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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Mandrill, the popular transactional email service, has recently announced that it will discontinue its free tier plans soon. After March 16, new users will be required to create their accounts through MailChimp, whereas existing users will be required to merge their accounts with MailChimp. Essentially, this means users might need to pay $20 or more per month for transactional emails. The deadline for this...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Me Too Do App

February 28th, 2016
by Dieter Petereit
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Cartoon: Me Too Do App

Some things are so foreseeable that I am having problems to understand why anyone would expect things to turn out the unexpected way. Just a few days ago I met a developer I hadn’t seen in a while. And that was one of these moments that left me puzzled. As we hadn’t spoken for quite a while, I asked him what he had been...

Design

Responsive Tables: CSS Only, No JavaScript

February 27th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Responsive Tables: CSS Only, No JavaScript

Responsive web design has established itself as the way of modern web development for a while now. The increasing mobile internet usage makes it necessary for a website to be recognizable even on small displays. This is always a challenge for web designers and developers. Where do I put the complex navigation? How do I provide photos and graphics? What do I do with...

Design

StickyStack, Colofilter, Heisenberg and More: 5 Interesting Design Helpers

February 26th, 2016
by Dieter Petereit
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StickyStack, Colofilter, Heisenberg and More: 5 Interesting Design Helpers

On my daily deep dives into the web of webs, it’s natural that I come across countless corals, sea creatures, particles, and everything else that dwells down there. I thought you might be interested in what I keep in my virtual trawl. As I’m a selective fisherman, the bycatch is rather small. These design assistants fell into my trap. Tools for Design and Development:...

Design

Unsplash Adds New API and Like Buttons

February 26th, 2016
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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Unsplash, the popular free photos site with no restrictions on image usage, recently unveiled a new set of features and tools for its users. To begin with, much like Facebook and other social networking sites, Unsplash too has a “like” feature now. This option, presented in the form of a heart, is what you can use to “like” or “heart” a photo on the...

Design

Gutenberg: Web Typography for Everyone

February 25th, 2016
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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Gutenberg: Web Typography for Everyone

Gutenberg is a starter kit for better web typography. Its developer Matej Latin provides an easy way of creating prettier content that is easier to read. This is mainly achieved by a consequent orientation of all contents towards a baseline which is defined depending on the text size. Gutenberg’s Web Typography is Handsome Good typography is a rare sight on the web. Of course,...

Design

PayPal Sans: The New Exclusive Font For PayPal

February 25th, 2016
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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PayPal has recently got a new custom typeface: PayPal Sans. Designed exclusively for PayPal by the Klim Type Foundry, PayPal Sans comprises of two sub-families: PayPal Sans Big and PayPal Sans Small, as well as 14 styles. As a custom font, PayPal Sans is something you will see in use exclusively on PayPal website and mobile apps.

(Free) Services

Foodshot: Free Images of – well – Food

February 24th, 2016
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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Foodshot: Free Images of - well - Food

Recently, a new service for free grocery images named Foodshot has launched. The array of photos is still rather negligible; the quality is already high. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? Many Photo Platforms, Few Food Images This undoubtedly took a while. When I created a platform for free grocery pictures in 2008 as a reaction to the wave of problems a popular...

Business Online

WordPress is Alignable’s Most Trusted Brand for SMBs

February 24th, 2016
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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Alignable have published the reports of their recently SMB Trust Index Survey, and WordPress tops the list. Among 25 of the most trusted brands or companies by small to medium business owners, WordPress has been enlisted as the first choice. To quote: For small business owners, WordPress is a well-trusted company, Yelp is a brand in trouble, and Facebook is on a downward path.

Plugins

10 Fresh, Free WordPress Plugins (February 2016 Edition)

February 23rd, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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10 Free WordPress Plugins (February 2016 Edition)

Do you feel the same way I do? I love WordPress plugins and I’m always excited to find out all about the interesting features new plugins offer. Every month, I go for a deep dive into the free WordPress plugins directory to return with the newest and most interesting plugins for you. So that your website can stick out of the other websites in...

Design

Lightroom 2.0 For Android is World’s First RAW Photography App

February 23rd, 2016
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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Adobe have recently released a new version of the Lightroom app for Android, and among other things, Lightroom on Android 2.0 happens to be the world’s first end-to-end RAW mobile photography app. In other words, Lightroom 2.0 lets you shoot, edit and share RAW/DNG photos using your Android smartphone or tablet.

Design

What We Can Learn from the Color Palettes of 10 Top Websites

February 22nd, 2016
by Tim Brown
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What We Can Learn from the Color Palettes of 10 Top Websites

When you take a close look at the ten most popular websites in the U.S., you’ll notice some patterns- some ways of dealing with color and white space that can inform your design sensibility. These companies wield an inordinate amount of capital, and can pay marketing professionals designers and market researchers to A/B Test, design, and optimize their sites at this point in their company...