A designer spends around 8-12 hours a day in their office. This means almost half of your day you’re holed up in your cubicle, doing projects, web layouts and designs for clients. Because you spend almost half of your day in the office, you should make your office at most enjoyable, and at least live-able. If you’re feeling a bit uninspired in your office, it’s time to spruce up your office. You don’t need any major renovations, just add a few creative office items here and there.Read More
With so many iPhone apps in the game you have to really stand out in order to get noticed. One of the best ways to do it is by having an appealing and stunning web design to promote your app. I’m sure you all have seen at least one of those colorful, sleek and pixel-perfect app designs with a huge iPhone vector in them. The developers are trying their best to make their app stand out of the crowd and for us, designers, developers, and simply web design lovers it’s always interesting to see what they’ve came up with. This article presents 40 beautiful, inspiring and engaging iPhone app web designs. Also be sure to check out our recent article about iPhone apps to keep you on edge wherever you go.Read More
According to comScore, in June 2011, 14 million mobile users in the US scanned a QR code on their mobile device. QR (Quick Response) codes are becoming more and more popular since their introduction in the United States. They hail from Japan where they are used quite liberally. Some experts say that the trend might reach the same popularity, but only time will tell.
The study also analyzed the source and location of QR code scanning, finding that users are most likely to scan codes found in newspapers/magazines and on product packaging and do so while at home or in a store.Read More
Everybody has less and less time today for surfing, chatting, spending time on social media or whatever they like to do on the internet. Slow loading speeds disappeared a long time ago and we don’t want to see blogs and web pages taking too much out of our already limited time. You can find many tools on the internet to help you improve your web pages’ loading speed and I took a look at many of them, so I am able to recommend you the following ones, which mainly work by eliminating the poorly written code.Read More
It’s been a while since we had our last inspirational post with stunning wallpapers. With this being said we decided to show you some of the most recent, amazing and creative desktop wallpapers to inspire your day.
Have fun!Read More
Starting, maintaining and thriving in online business requires time, effort and the right attitude. Business failure is all too common since there are often many hurdles to overcome along the way. It’s important to stay motivated and aware of the habits that are impeding your success. Only then can you overcome your limitations and truly find success on the web.Read More
As a designer and developer, I’m always trying to find the best possible tools to do my job and to have fun with it. I’m both a PC and Mac user, Notepad, Coda, Textmate, Dreamweaver, Komodo and Aptana are some of the many editors I’ve tried but none of those made an impact as big as Sublime Text.
Although it is still in beta, Sublime Text is in my opinion the best text/code editor in the market which is available for Windows, OS X and Linux. There is nothing like trying and seeing for yourself but its features, aesthetic, usability and price (although it has an unlimited trial at the moment) made me want to write about it.
“Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose. You’ll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.”Read More
The times when the Web was static are history. Static HTML sites still have their place on the Web but the majority of sites are database-driven dynamic Web platforms that manage content, e-commerce, customer relations, etc. If a designer wants to stay current, he or she needs to be able to design both static and dynamic sites. However, as I have noticed, some designers I know have really hard times when they have to switch from static HTML sites to dynamic ones (blogs, CMS).
Designing static HTML sites is different from designing dynamic sites for sure but is it really that different and that complicated? And if it is, what can one do to overcome it?
CMS are not a new field for a Web designer anymore and it is a safe bet that they will always have a hefty share on the Web design market. Although there are many similarities in designing a static site and a CMS, there are certainly differences as well. To me, designing a CMS is easier than designing a static site but I do feel that both require a different skill set.Read More