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...

Photography

Darktable: The free Alternative to Photoshop Lightroom goes Mac OS X

September 3rd, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
10
Darktable: The free Alternative to Photoshop Lightroom goes Mac OS X

Photographers considering using a computer based on Linux not seldom have exactly one reason to do so: Darktable. Darktable is an open source project, best compared to Adobe Lightroom. It is a photo editor following the workflow of photographers, thus having them easily feel familiar with the app. Beginners will be overwhelmed by its feature...

Development

Metro UI CSS: You can have a tiled website too

September 2nd, 2012
by Denis Potschien
25
Metro UI CSS: You can have a tiled website too

Microsoft's new UI, once known by the name of Metro, has caused quite some buzz in the tech world. Meanwhile the name has been dropped, which again caused quite a buzz in the tech world. We don´t know why this was done nor do we know if the next Windows will be a market...

Essentials

Brand-new Firefox 16 Beta lays a sharp focus on web developers

September 1st, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
3
Brand-new Firefox 16 Beta lays a sharp focus on web developers

It’s been merely a few days, since Firefox 15 has seen the light of day in its final version. But the Mozilla crew isn’t lazy and has already pushed out the beta of Firefox 16. Since August 30th Firefox 16 can be downloaded for all the usual platforms. Even a version for Android is...

Inspiration

Art Inspiration for the Weekend Showcase

August 31st, 2012
by Angie Bowen
6
Art Inspiration for the Weekend Showcase

It has been a while since we compiled a mixed bag of art inspiration for our readers, that spans multiple areas and explores numerous themes. So we thought it was about time to re-deliver on that plan and set all of our readers up for the weekend ahead. Which brings us to the fantastic...

Design

Get Your Form On: Modern Web Forms Tutorials

August 30th, 2012
by Alex Ionescu
9
Get Your Form On: Modern Web Forms Tutorials

This article is designed to show you (through tutorials) how to create and better understand CSS forms. With a proper understanding of each element (radio buttons, checkboxes, textareas ..), CSS know-how, a little patience and some creativity you can create beautiful and appealing forms.