Development

HTML 5 and SVG: Providing a PNG Fallback with PHP and ImageMagick

January 15th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
1
HTML 5 and SVG: Providing a PNG Fallback with PHP and ImageMagick

Using SVG in web design has many advantages. Being a vector format is the biggest and has it standing out from the crowd of other image formats. You could have guessed, though, that while modern browsers do already support SVG, the good ole Internet Exploder doesn’t, at least not below version 9. As older versions of Internet Explorer are still out there in the...

(Free) Services

Picjumbo: A New Collection of High-quality, Commercial-use Photos for Totally Free

January 13th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
2
Picjumbo: A New Collection of High-quality, Commercial-use Photos for Totally Free

Photos are what web designers need in massive amounts. Yet, shooting each and every needed photo by yourself would soon become a full-time occupation in itself. Compromises are to be made. Thus, it’s no wonder that we see loads of stock libraries around. Who wants to use the same images, competitor X already uses? The need for heaps of fresh images is permanently rising....

Development

Wallpaper for jQuery Adds Image or Video Backgrounds to Any Website Easily

January 10th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
5
Wallpaper for jQuery Adds Image or Video Backgrounds to Any Website Easily

Such is life. Client X needs a landing page within the next 15 minutes. It’s a rather simple page with not a lot more than a full-screen background image. Now, how can I achieve that in the quickest and easiest way? Having evaluated a few alternatives I decide to go with Ben Plum’s newest jQuery plugin Wallpaper. This lets me do the job in...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

DevDocs: The Ultimate Work of Reference for Web Developers

January 8th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
4
DevDocs: The Ultimate Work of Reference for Web Developers

Thibaut Courouble is back. The philosopher and front-end developer from France created yet another useful web service for developers. His new project DevDocs has the potential to become the ultimate work of reference for anybody building web apps. DevDocs integrates a plethora of different documentations and equips them with a spanned search function. This is a very good idea… Courouble: No Stranger to The...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Summernote: Powerful WYSIWYG-Editor for Bootstrap 3

January 6th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
4
Summernote: Powerful WYSIWYG-Editor for Bootstrap 3

Today I stumbled upon a fresh JavaScript, which I think you will like, too. This little tool helps you integrate a feature-rich WYSIWYG editor into your next Bootstrap project. And it is entirely free. Summernote – say hi – is under ambitious development and bound to reach version 1 in the course of the next few weeks. You need not wait, though, as Summernote...

Infographics

Webydo vs. WordPress vs. Wix: Who Wins The Web Design Race? (Infographic)

January 2nd, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
16
Webydo vs. WordPress vs. Wix: Who Wins The Web Design Race? (Infographic)

The web design industry is changing. Web design was once dominated by hand-written code, using tools that were pimped text-editors at best. Then tools evolved to help web designers spare some of the repetitive tasks of hand-coding and support them more by offering auto-completion or syntax-highlighting. It’s only since a few years that we see tools which are able to achieve much more than...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

LayoutIt! Free And Powerful Boilerplate For Your Next Bootstrap 3 Project

December 31st, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
1
LayoutIt! Free And Powerful Boilerplate For Your Next Bootstrap 3 Project

LayoutIt! is a clever web tool, created by Entropeer, a small design agency based in Buenos Aires. At first sight you might go mistaking LayoutIt! for a website builder, which actually it is not, although it looks and functions much in the same way. What LayoutIt! creates is „only“ a kickstarter, an initial foundation to build up upon. Get your next Bootstrap 3 project...

Development

Codeblock.js: Edit and Run JavaScript Directly from Within Your Browser

December 30th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
0
Codeblock.js: Edit and Run JavaScript Directly from Within Your Browser

Talking about introducing JavaScript frameworks, libraries or just step by step tutorials, it is always useful, if you are able to support all your words by a handful of fitting live examples. So, instead of just posting dead code snippets, would it not be far better, if you could embed JavaScript in a way that it can be edited and run by your readers,...

Essentials

E-commerce Freebie on Noupe: 50+ Credit Card Flat Icons by Freepik

December 27th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
2
E-commerce Freebie on Noupe: 50+ Credit Card Flat Icons by Freepik

The year 2013 comes to its end. Christmas has already been and gone. Maybe you’ve spared yourself a few days to recover, but soon enough you’ll be thinking towards 2014 again. We have quite a few maintainers of online shops in our readership, who might right now be polishing their sites to deal with next year’s customers. It was with you in mind, that...

Design

Brushlovers – Free Photoshop Brushes, Styles and Patterns En Masse

December 24th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
2
Brushlovers – Free Photoshop Brushes, Styles and Patterns En Masse

Brushlovers is one of these sites to waste one’s day away, without ever feeling bored. If you are an avid user of Adobe Photoshop, Brushlovers should sit at the top of your bookmarks list. What Brushlovers enables you to do is far more astounding than what the average filter overkill does for you. Every other site these days jumps the brushes bandwagon, yet only...

Inspiration

Mouth-watering: 50 Stunning Commercial-free Photos for Food Industry Designs

December 23rd, 2013
by Tara Hornor
1
Mouth-watering: 50 Stunning Commercial-free Photos for Food Industry Designs

Professional photos of food and food-related scenes can be hard to come by when you have to stick to a thrifty budget. Yet, sometimes you have a startup business client who needs to keep costs low, which means that cheap – or even free – photos are necessary. Or maybe you need stock photos to make your theme demo look too incredible to pass...

Essentials

Exclusive Freebie on Noupe: Human Pictos with 500 Icons of Everyday People

December 20th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
4
Exclusive Freebie on Noupe: Human Pictos with 500 Icons of Everyday People

It’s that time of the year again. Everybody roams the cities on the hunt for the perfect Christmas present. Our present for you involves no running. Again, we’ve teamed up with Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain, to bring you another freebie. This time we’re giving away a set of 500 icons symbolizing human behavior in loads of everyday situations. Instead of bringing you...