Essentials

Total Recall #5: 45+ Great Web and Icon Fonts of 2013

March 11th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Total Recall #5: 45+ Great Web and Icon Fonts of 2013

A lot has been said about importance and possibilities of typography. Whether you are using it in a website design or a graphic design, it has always something to contribute. It is more than a simple instrument to display your content, taglines or headlines; it is a sort of visual art that enormously enhances aesthetics, laconically sets the tone of the website, greatly supports...

Development

Pump up da Project: 5 Must-Have JavaScripts (March 2014 Edition)

March 10th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Pump up da Project: 5 Must-Have JavaScripts (March 2014 Edition)

Great to see you liked the first iteration of "5 Must-Have JavaScripts". This is a foundation to build upon, so I decided to give you a fresh shot of must-have JavaScripts on a monthly basis. Today I dug up another 5 most recommendable specimen… JavaScript: Why not? Using JavaScript is not only suitable, when there are no other valid options available. Using JavaScript as...

Deals & Giveaways

A Snip-Snap: Background-Remover PhotoScissors For Half The Price (Win/Mac)

March 7th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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A Snip-Snap: Background-Remover PhotoScissors For Half The Price (Win/Mac)

Photos without background are popular because they can be used basically in every environment. If you leave the background transparent, they will even adjust to the coloring of your web project without further effort. Especially in (but not limited to) online shops, objects without backgrounds are the first choice to focus on the product itself. Of course can you go for the full service...

Themes

Total Recall #4: The Ultimate Collection of the 100 Best Free WordPress Themes of 2013

March 6th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Total Recall #4: The Ultimate Collection of the 100 Best Free WordPress Themes of 2013

Thanks for voting our Total Recall series a success. A whole lot of people have been reading our first three parts, so we decided to give you all more of the good stuff and extend our series into other topics. Today we bring you the ultimate collection of the 100 best free WordPress themes of 2013, and hope you enjoy it as much as...

Essentials

TemplateMonster: More Than 30,000 Templates For Your Next Web Project

March 5th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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TemplateMonster: More Than 30,000 Templates For Your Next Web Project

This name does stand for itself. TemplateMonster actually is a monster in terms of size and variety. More than 30,000 templates for various CM systems as well as plain HTML/CSS, Bootstrap or even Flash are available. It is impossible to not be able to find that one template you’ve always been looking for. More likely you’ll not find one but one dozen, leaving you...

Design

Common UX Mistakes That Are Killing Your Design

March 4th, 2014
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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Common UX Mistakes That Are Killing Your Design

When it comes to product design and user experience, many companies are heads-down in the process. A good design is achieved due to a combination of multiple factors, such as the hard-work of the designers and the supportive collaboration across multiple teams within the firm. However, more often than not, many UX design projects suffer from some common mistakes. In this post, we shall...

Development

Pump up da Project: 5 Must-Have JavaScripts (February 2014 Edition)

March 3rd, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Pump up da Project: 5 Must-Have JavaScripts (February 2014 Edition)

Have you already heard of “You might not need jQuery”? That site created ripples soon after its release a few weeks ago. It suggests that you might be better off targeting modern browser features directly, instead of relying on jQuery to achieve basically the same. Then again, who as a developer can actually determine which browsers will definitely not be used for visiting the...

Essentials

Total Recall #3: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Icon Sets of 2013

February 28th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Total Recall #3: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Icon Sets of 2013

Welcome to the third and last part of our mini-series "Total Recall 2013". After having provided you with over 250 design resources from the fields of HTML/CSS themes, PSD website templates and professional GUI sets, we are back with a massive collection of the best icon sets last year had to offer. Almost 100 sets are here for you to explore. Icons have been...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Big Time Saver: Becoming a WordPress Pro (Near-)Instantly

February 27th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Big Time Saver: Becoming a WordPress Pro (Near-)Instantly

WordPress powers a massive amount of websites and has rightfully become the go-to solution for most small to medium businesses. It is easy to comprehend, easy to install and easy to administer. Yet, it isn’t as easy as 1-2-3. Getting to know one’s ways around the system is not to be done intuitively. So you’ll need to do a bit of learning – one...

Essentials

Total Recall #2: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Pro GUI Sets of 2013

February 25th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Total Recall #2: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Pro GUI Sets of 2013

In part one of our Total Recall series we featured an extensive collection of the best free website layout HTML/CSS themes and PSD templates from 2013, aimed to quickly and effectively give you a solid foundation for creating your own theme or website. However, not everyone can find a design that will fully meet his design requirements and satisfy customer’s preferences. So for those who prefer...

(Free) Services

IM FREE: Curated Collections of Free Commercial Use Photos No Designer Can Do Without

February 24th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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IM FREE: Curated Collections of Free Commercial Use Photos No Designer Can Do Without

Okay, this is new. At least that’s how I decided to apologize why I didn’t notice this service by IM-Creator earlier. Remember IM-Creator? The homepage builder equipped with templates made by freelance designers itself targets freelance designers and not the DIY thirteen year old son of the CEO’s golf mate. It was this same homepage builder that secretly (well almost…) introduced a new offering...

(Free) Services

DesignerCandies: Brand-new Service Offers Free Design Resources in the Public Domain

February 21st, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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DesignerCandies: Brand-new Service Offers Free Design Resources in the Public Domain

DesignerCandies is a five weeks old side-project maintained by designer Adam McIntyre. At the time of this writing, DesignerCandies hosts 25 freebies, suitable for both web and print design. Given the current pace, the collection grows by five freebies weekly. To date the focus lies on 3D renders, yet textures and brushes can also be found. The most interesting point: all the resources are...