In today’s news round-up we have a small, yet cool, selection of useful tools, apps and resources for web designers. First up, we have a wonderfully useful jQuery plugin Quovolver) for displaying quotes in a stylish way, next up we have a small, yet very handy app for generating a grid (Gridulator) and finally a fun time-killing bookmarklet that can destroy everything on a web page.
Logos have always been an integral part of a company. In fact, many consumers mistakenly assume that a company’s logo is their brand. Branding is a huge marketing movement right now and the logo is only a fraction of what makes a company’s brand. However, to the ordinary customer a logo speaks volumes. It is a first, and sometimes last, impression. It is the single, mainstream representation of what you do and you will be judged by it. Therefore, it is important to spend time, effort and money to be certain that your logo does not suck. READ MORE
One of the most sought after resources for a web designer are high quality and, preferably, free CSS/XHTML/HTML web templates. And this exactly what we have for you in today news round-up: 5 New High Quality CSS and HTML Templates.
Everybody uses instant messaging in some form or other. Whether it be via a web-based app like Facebook, Twitter or Gtalk, or with a standalone application like Trillian, Skype or Miranda IM – Everybody has a favorite. A question was recently posted on Answers asking what is there favorite IM client… so what is your favorite and why?
The product is developed, the site is designed, it has content, it works, and it is ready to go! Well, many websites that are in this stage are not actually ready to go, but are closer to being ready for public release or launch.
As many of us, we tend to forget to perform many precautionary or pre-launch tests because either the project is quite large and many things are forgotten, or we become too excited to introduce our new flavor to the internet that we do not think about precautionary elements, but rather getting it out to the public and fast.READ MORE
There is no topic more currently relevant than designing a web site that is compatible with the iPhone (or, any other mobile device). With the popularity of smart-phones it is now a must for ALL web sites to be ‘mobile-friendly’. This was a topic that was recently brought up on Answers, discussing the best solution for supporting the iPhone. So, what do you think? Do you have a simple solution, tip or answer?
Graphic designers understand their way around the Internet. With branding and graphic design becoming more and more important for companies, it is also becoming more highly competitive. To keep up with new software, new techniques and trends, graphic designers read design publications and network online at forums, blogs and design communities. One of the ways design websites encourage traffic is to offer designer freebies. Free fonts are an excellent way to offer valuable content and motivate graphic designers to subscribe to what the site has to offer.READ MORE
If you are a WordPress developer there is no doubt you will have your own personal collection of code snippets, hacks or even short-codes that you can call upon in time of need. They are those little lifesavers that can solve complex problems with only a few lines code… they truly are indispensable no matter which host monster you use. In this design news round-up we have highlighted some recent articles and posts that will freshen-up your WordPress toolbox.