Inspiration

How to Create a Great Timeline Cover Photo for Your Brand

September 12th, 2012
by Muddassir Hosein
12
How to Create a Great Timeline Cover Photo for Your Brand

Facebook's latest enhancements for both individuals and brands have changed the way to interact on the network. Besides lots of remarkable features like Timeline for brands, they also introduced Cover Photo, which is the first image a user sees after reaching the page. Cover Photo is the place where, for many, creativity begins. It...

Development

Typography rules: Eye-Catching Headlines with slabText for jQuery

September 11th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
6
Typography rules: Eye-Catching Headlines with slabText for jQuery

Typography in web design has long been treated as an orphan. With the rise of web fonts the situation changed and thanks to jQuery we have loads of elegant little helpers to make our sites prettier. The more advanced plugins even introduce possibilities formerly only known to print designers. Today we are going to...

Tutorials

Ways to embed a Clickable SVG-Logo into Your Website

September 10th, 2012
by Stephanie Walter
15
Ways to embed a Clickable SVG-Logo into Your Website

Save as SVG with Illustrator With the growing number of screen resolutions, devices that support an internet connection (desktop computer, laptops, but also tablets, mobile, TVs, and even your fridge someday), flexibility and scalability has become more and more important for websites. With the new arrival of the Macbook Pro Retina, this...

Design

Freebie of the Day: Photoshop Action ‘The Wise Watson’

September 7th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
6
Freebie of the Day: Photoshop Action ‘The Wise Watson’

The nice folks over at Lookfilter.com want to promote their yet to be finished collection of fresh Photoshop actions. Of the announced four actions only one is already available by now. Good for all of us, they give it away for free. Who wouldn't appreciate a professional photography effect? And that's exactly what you get...

Development

tiltShift.js: Tiltshift-Effects with CSS3 and jQuery

September 7th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
2
tiltShift.js: Tiltshift-Effects with CSS3 and jQuery

tiltShift.js is nothing short of a little sensation. Using the new CSS3 Image Filters, developer Noel Tock realized a tiltshift-effect for any image you'd want to apply one to. It has of course to be said, that at the time of this writing only Chrome and Safari 6 are able to visualize the...

Development

jQuery Socialist: One-Stop Shop for Social Media Stream Aggregation

September 6th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
8
jQuery Socialist: One-Stop Shop for Social Media Stream Aggregation

Life can be easy. With the brand-new jQuery plugin Socialist you're able to aggregate a plethora of streams stemming from different social networks into one, modern and elegant grid-based layout. If you haven't been living under a stone lately, you'll have a strong deja vu looking at Socialist's default output. Yes, you're right. It...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

SQL for Dummies: Demystifying The WordPress Database

September 6th, 2012
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
5
SQL for Dummies: Demystifying The WordPress Database

Digging Into WordPress It's only SQL, but we like it. This quote, slightly differently used by The Rolling Stones in 1974, is supposed to help you through the hard times. These will occur sooner or later. Unless you’re working with a flat-file CMS such as FlatPress, the database forms the most important...

Plugins

The Ultimate Collection of WordPress Social Network Plugins

September 5th, 2012
by Nousheen Aquil
15
The Ultimate Collection of WordPress Social Network Plugins

Screenshot Today we have put together an interesting collection of WordPress Social Network Plugins for you. These days, social networks have become a part of our everyday life. Social media is a wonderful medium to get your posts and information shared with millions of users. This is the reason why the majority of websites include social media sharing options...

Essentials

Sosa – 121 Icons in One Free Webfont

September 5th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
2
Sosa – 121 Icons in One Free Webfont

Ed Merritt, Designer from Bournemouth, took a pragmatic approach. Sosa is a tailored icon font, which carries all the symbols he needed most frequently in his daily development work. As Ed is a designer, just as probably most of you are, it seems not far-fetched to expect, what Ed needs most might be identical...

Interviews

All of Us are Students: Interview With Designer and Podcaster Tim Smith

September 4th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
2
All of Us are Students: Interview With Designer and Podcaster Tim Smith

For years Tim Smith has been vocal part of the design community. From the various projects and blogs that he has been a part of, to the even more literal interpretation of him being a part of the community as the voice behind the design and development related podcast, The East Wing. His enthusiasm and...

Essentials

Typicons: Free Icon Font with 88 Symbols

September 4th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
3
Typicons: Free Icon Font with 88 Symbols

Stephen Hutchings from Australia undoubtedly brought forward an intelligent new term when he called his icon font Typicons. Nevertheless, Typicons are just that, an icon font, but a good one with 88 pieces. Typicons are especially useful in app-design as most of the symbols relate to user interface aspects typically needed for controlling functionality. I...

Themes

Taking A Closer Look at Twenty Twelve: WordPress’ Latest Flagship Theme

September 3rd, 2012
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
15
Taking A Closer Look at Twenty Twelve: WordPress’ Latest Flagship Theme

Twenty Twelve WP Theme Every year, the WordPress team releases a flagship theme, that goes by the name of Twenty-Something. We’ve had Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven so far, and this past week, WordPress provided us with another addition to the line-up: Twenty Twelve! It's an easy guess to relate the names...