Design

In From The Cold: Find A Slot For Every Content With Off-Canvas Layouts

November 12th, 2012
by Denis Potschien
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In From The Cold: Find A Slot For Every Content With Off-Canvas Layouts

As a web designer you face challenges constantly. But the evolution of mobile devices multiplies the challenges you have to cope with. Placing texts, images, navigation, sidebars, headers and what not on a desktop-sized browser-window is hard enough in terms of creativity and information architecture. Doing the same on a mobile device is close...

Development

jPanelMenu: Slick Navigation-Sidebar With CSS Animations And jQuery

November 9th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
5
jPanelMenu: Slick Navigation-Sidebar With CSS Animations And jQuery

jPanelMenu is only a few days old, but you already know the operating principle from your favorite smartphone or tablet using Android or iOS. Most likely you will use either the Facebook or the Google+ app, which both implement an off-canvas slide-in navigation. A small list icon in the upper left corner symbolizes the...

Design

40 Amazing Tutorials For Illustrators And Photoshoppers

November 8th, 2012
by Dirk Metzmacher
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40 Amazing Tutorials For Illustrators And Photoshoppers

The following roundup of high-grade and elaborate Illustrator tutorials will not only satisfy the fans of vector-graphics. It is also bound to inspire the Photoshop artist. This is because a lot of the effects shown can be achieved using Photoshop as well, though in slightly different ways. You will definitely have your aha-moments here. The spectrum ranges...

Design

We Are All Just Hackers: An Interview with UX-Designer Aaron Irizarry

November 7th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
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We Are All Just Hackers: An Interview with UX-Designer Aaron Irizarry

Several years ago, Aaron Irizarry set out on a journey in the design community, and has since left a lasting impression on the field as a whole. Through his personable nature, to the enthusiasm fueling his passion for the work that he does, Aaron has become a knowledgeable resource himself for designers of all...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

The WordPress Editor: Taking Content Creation To The Next Level

November 6th, 2012
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
5
The WordPress Editor: Taking Content Creation To The Next Level

WordPress is famous for a lot of things, not the least are the multiple features and components it has to offer. The ease with which you can change the themes, the vast majority of plugins, a wide user base -- you name it! If it is a feature or component related to WordPress, it...

Design

Digital Artistry Series #1: Planning Your Work

November 5th, 2012
by Tom Ross
1
Digital Artistry Series #1: Planning Your Work

Planning Your Work This article is the first in our new Digital Artistry series. This series will focus on the key elements of producing professional quality digital art, walking you through in a series of articles and tutorials covering the theory and techniques behind the world's great digital art. We will identify common mistakes in amateur's works, and teach...

Development

Makisu – Sushi-Inspired CSS 3D Navigation for jQuery

November 4th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Makisu – Sushi-Inspired CSS 3D Navigation for jQuery

Better browser support has CSS experiments become more popular these days. My personal favorite up until today was Paperfold CSS. Of course we also saw Meny and some other more playful approaches. Makisu is a brand-new concept for dropdown navigation menus realized by the use of CSS 3D transforms. I have seldom seen such an...

Development

JavaScript-Turbo: Head.js Speeds Up Your Website

November 3rd, 2012
by Denis Potschien
5
JavaScript-Turbo: Head.js Speeds Up Your Website

Complex websites would not work well without JavaScript. Often there are several scripts residing in the head of your HTML document. The more you embed, the slower your website, potentially. Head.js is a JavaScript tool that calls itself the only script you need. We have put it to the test and found out that...

Essentials

Endless Icons & Iconmonstr – Loads Of Free PNG-Icons And Growing Fast

November 2nd, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
9
Endless Icons & Iconmonstr – Loads Of Free PNG-Icons And Growing Fast

There is a fresh repository in town and it deals with icons. We all know everybody loves icons. That's understandable as icons are necessary replacements or at least additions to traditional navigation concepts in the wake of the mobile era. Today we introduce to you a project by name of Endless Icons, created and...

Development

BookBlock And Windy: 2 jQuery-Plugins Provide Exceptional Content Navigation

November 1st, 2012
by Denis Potschien
4
BookBlock And Windy: 2 jQuery-Plugins Provide Exceptional Content Navigation

Chances are, you are not looking for sliders, you have to watch your steps to avoid not trampling on them. There are more sliders on this planet than content for them to take care of. As this is the case, why do we introduce two more variants to our readership? It's simple. BookBlock and...

Essentials

Pixabay: More Than 40,000 Completely Free Photos And Illustrations

October 31st, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Pixabay: More Than 40,000 Completely Free Photos And Illustrations

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As designers we are always on the hunt for good pictures. Noupe certainly needs fitting imagery now and then and even more often. That's where photo-services, stock image providers and the like come into play. There are big marketplaces, offering you high-grade imagery at more or less affordable rates. Then we find repositories with...

Themes

The Freshest Free WordPress Themes From October 2012

October 30th, 2012
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
10
The Freshest Free WordPress Themes From October 2012

Last month we brought you a collection of the best themes, released in the month of September 2012. Today, we shall be taking a look at the top free themes from the current month, that is, October 2012. This comes down to a series and will provide you with all the best WordPress themes...