Themes

Thesis 2.0: WordPress Theme Framework Rewritten, A Turn For The Better?

November 19th, 2012
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
9
Thesis 2.0: WordPress Theme Framework Rewritten, A Turn For The Better?

Last month, the popular premium WordPress theme framework Thesis underwent a significant update, and the WordPress community saw the advent of Thesis 2.0 Unlike other theme updates, Thesis 2.0 marks a noticeable difference from its predecessor: there have been many changes and additions, and to quote the team behind the framework, the...

Business Online

Social Media Paradise: Twtrland Delivers Twitter Insights You Would Never Have Hoped To Get

November 18th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
1
Social Media Paradise: Twtrland Delivers Twitter Insights You Would Never Have Hoped To Get

Twtrland got created on the beach. A piece of paper was in the game, a pen and a not exactly quantified amount of coffee. Three brothers from Israel stand behind the service, whose main purpose was to help with the decision whom to follow on Twitter and - well - whom not. Still this...

Development

Garlic.Js and Sisyphus.Js: These jQuery Plugins Store Form Values With HTML5 LocalStorage

November 16th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
1
Garlic.Js and Sisyphus.Js: These jQuery Plugins Store Form Values With HTML5 LocalStorage

The problem is as old as forms on the web are. The longer the form, the bigger the problem, potentially. The problem I'm talking about is one you have encountered more than once in your digital lifetime. It uses to occur only after filling out the most complex forms or while you are...

Design

CSS: How To Individualize Scrollbars in Webkit Browsers

November 15th, 2012
by Denis Potschien
6
CSS: How To Individualize Scrollbars in Webkit Browsers

Internet Explorer is able to do it. Since ages, immemorially, almost. I'm talking about the customization of its scrollbars. Since version 5.5, which was released in July 2000, you can individualize the colors within its scrollbars. Most currently, browsers based on Webkit have caught up with IE 5.5 and allow for even more sophisticated individualization - their possibilities are not limited...

Design

Corbis Poster Contest: Make Your Mark – Design For A Cause

November 14th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
3
Corbis Poster Contest: Make Your Mark – Design For A Cause

The world is not short of good causes and people who stand for them. Some of these causes are very prominent, practically omnipresent, while others could well use some more publicity. Now you have the chance to support a good cause you personally care lots about. With your help in terms of design you...

Infographics

Social Stereotypes In The Networked World

November 13th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
1
Social Stereotypes In The Networked World

Website builders Wix.com put together an amusing infographic that reflects what kind of yearbook-type different social networks would be taken for. Do you remember? There have always been the rich man's daughter, the sporting ace with the red cabriolet, the nerd with the black glasses, one or more hussies and all those gossipers and...

Design

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

November 12th, 2012
by Denis Potschien
3
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
13
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
5
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...