Apps

No Ordinary Website Builder: Rukzuk Stands Out from the Crowd

February 3rd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
2
No Ordinary Website Builder: Rukzuk Stands Out from the Crowd

Rukzuk out of Konstanz, Germany has come on the site-building scene and wants a piece of the ever-growing pie. To that end, Rukzuk doesn’t aim directly at individuals who want to build their own website. Instead, Rukzuk seeks to make a name for itself as a serious tool for professional web designers. Competition in this segment is certainly scarcer, but it exists nevertheless. We’ve...

Deals & Giveaways

Exclusive Giveaway: WordPress Premium Themes by TeslaThemes

February 2nd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
22
Exclusive Giveaway: WordPress Premium Themes by TeslaThemes

TeslaThemes is one of the better-known providers of WordPress Premium Themes. They are not the biggest, and they don’t have the largest themes collection. Instead, they have a clear focus and craft all their themes carefully and thoroughly along the latest standards. All their themes are based on their own Tesla Framework. This framework is all about simple customization; very user-friendly. Today we teamed...

Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Plumbers [#003]

February 2nd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
1
Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Plumbers [#003]

People working in the web design and development industry need to become thick-skinned over the years if they intend to survive long term. I am in this business since web design got invented in the early Nineties, and I sure know what I’m talking about when it comes to the hidden secrets of client communication. My remedy these days is laughing. I refuse to...

Essentials

Links of the Week 05/2015: Japanese in Chocolate, 5 Tips for Best Twitter Covers, Best Time for Creativity, 11 Inevitable Typography Basics and the Hipster Logo Generator

February 1st, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
0
Links of the Week 05/2015: Japanese in Chocolate, 5 Tips for Best Twitter Covers, Best Time for Creativity, 11 Inevitable Typography Basics and the Hipster Logo Generator

Besides crafting unique content for our ever-growing readership, we share loads more content through our social channels on a daily basis. Once a week we curate the best of these links to highlight great content further and to make our shares available to all those readers who refuse to partake in social networks, which as we all know is not the dumbest of ideas....

Essentials

Blast from the Past #2: 100 Great Free Icon Packs of 2014

February 1st, 2015
by Nataly Birch
0
Blast from the Past #2: 100 Great Free Icon Packs of 2014

While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Although “past is in the past”, however, when it comes to website design, nothing disappears without a trace. As a rule,...

Design

Blast from the Past #1: 90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

January 31st, 2015
by Nataly Birch
1
Blast from the Past #1:  90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Although “past is in the past”, however, when it comes to website design, nothing disappears without a trace. As a rule,...

Apps

Atom.io: (Free) HTML Editor for the 21st Century or Copy-Cat?

January 30th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
3
Atom.io: (Free) HTML Editor for the 21st Century or Copy-Cat?

Atom is a relatively new cross-platform open source HTML editor. According to its developers, Atom is a “hackable text editor for the 21st century”. We will test if there is any truth in this statement. Atom and Sublime Text 2 have, at first sight, a great deal in common; however, Atom’s high customizability is explicitly promoted. This article shows whether the editor really is so...

Infographics

Trends 2015: Five Brand-new Infographics for Website Operators

January 29th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
7
Trends 2015: Five Brand-new Infographics for Website Operators

This article covers some of the latest infographics on hot topics of the new year. We will have a look at current trends in 2015 – not only in web design, but also digital branding and social marketing that are equally important if you want to be prepared for the future. One of the infographics gives some tips on how to protect yourself from...

Business Online

PrestaShop: Creating an Online Store in 2015 Has Never Been Easier

January 28th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
5
PrestaShop: Creating an Online Store in 2015 Has Never Been Easier

I’ll frankly admit it. I hadn’t heard about PrestaShop before. Though this endeavor got started in 2007 already and even won prices for Best Open-source Business Application in 2010 and 2011, it managed to fly under my radar for all these years. Which is a pity, because had I known PrestaShop earlier, I wouldn’t have broken my wings trying to make a row of...

Infographics

Tracing Web Design Trends From 2004 to 2015: This New Interactive Infographic Web Site is All You Need

January 27th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
1
Tracing Web Design Trends From 2004 to 2015: This New Interactive Infographic Web Site is All You Need

If you are a web developer, keeping your finger on the pulse of time is vital to help you stay on top of things. Read a lot, try a lot, dismiss a lot and keep a lot. We call such an approach professional. There are trends that you wouldn’t expect to win through that still do and others who seem no-brainers at first, but...

Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Car Salesmen [#002]

January 26th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
2
Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Car Salesmen [#002]

People working in the web design and development industry need to become thick-skinned over the years if they intend to survive long term. I am in this business since web design got invented in the early Nineties, and I sure know what I’m talking about when it comes to the hidden secrets of client communication. My remedy these days is laughing. I refuse to...

Essentials

Links of the Week 04/2015: Logotypes, WiFi Signal, Polygons Galore, Prototyping with Sketch and Awesome Remote Jobs

January 25th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
0
Links of the Week 04/2015: Logotypes, WiFi Signal, Polygons Galore, Prototyping with Sketch and Awesome Remote Jobs

Besides crafting unique content for our ever-growing readership, we share loads more content through our social channels on a daily basis. Once a week we curate the best of these links to highlight great content further and to make our shares available to all those readers who refuse to partake in social networks, which as we all know is not the dumbest of ideas....