Giveaway: 10 WordPress Themes from TemplateMonster

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22 Web Design Resources Ready for Download

Design elements are important for a web designer. It makes his designs look more beautiful, thus, increasing its usability. Choosing the correct icons, buttons, and other elements is important because it makes your designs look trendier, livelier and more beautiful, aesthetically. Web design resources are everywhere but choosing one among the loads online can be … Continue Reading

How to Create Smooth CSS3 Animation Styles and Effects with Ease

With the newest capability of CSS3, transition from one style to another without using JavaScript or Flash becomes possible. It allows elements to change values over a specified duration, animating the property changes instead of having them static and leaving them dead. CSS3 animation styles and effects give your more freedom to create the design … Continue Reading

Bend and Set Text on a Circle Without Using Photoshop

When web designer creates pages, sometimes they want to set an element where they need to bend  or wrap texts inside a circle (e.g. for the site’s logo or title). Photoshop and some image editing software is often the go-to software for creating these images. On the other hand, bending and setting text on a … Continue Reading

How to Create a CSS3 Pop-Out Menu Without Learning Programming

Modern websites offer a more complex hierarchy of navigation. This navigation sometimes makes user-experience on the website’s menu a bit confusing. Using a CSS3 pop-out menu makes it easier to find your way to what you want on the site quickly. Thanks to CSS3, animation is now possible. Using CSS3, you can simply hide and unhide … Continue Reading

Secret Ingredients to an Unforgettable User Experience

User experience (UX) is an important facet of website development, though, it is often neglected. The reason is that most web developers focus on the technical features of the site. However, when one forgets to build a website that is easy to navigate, the user tends to shift his or her attention to other websites … Continue Reading

Web Design Mistakes Web Designers Should Avoid

Let’s accept it. The wonderful world of web design is not a walk in the park. There are web design mistakes to avoid. You need to create eyegasmic designs that will attract people and hook them into visiting your website frequently. However, what makes it more challenging is that web design isn’t created for the … Continue Reading

Web Industry Job Titles: Where Do You Fit In?

With the continuous evolution of the Web, web industry job titles are created at a very impressive rate, opening up a lot of possible career opportunities for more people each day. Speaking of careers, what do you call yourself? I mean, are you a web designer or a web developer? Or are you the kind … Continue Reading