News, News Roundup

Weekly Design News Roundup – 3 May 2013

May 3, 2013 • By

The week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, resources and other goodies. This week we look at great WordPress themes, CSS, beautiful fonts as well as Web design vs SEO and the first website gets its original address back.

30 Handy JavaScript Web Designing Tools & Libraries

JavaScript tools and libraries which are very helpful for fast web designing. JavaScript development tools are very handful we are currently selected JavaScript tools, including build tools, helpful libraries, IDE’s, Drag an Drop and js Charts. JavaScript is an extremely useful scripting language for enhancing user experience and usability. It is becoming more and more popular, as a JavaScript developer, you’ll need to keep up with the latest news and learn new skills. Today’s we put together a list of thirty JavaScript Tools for Web Designing and Development which can help to save you time and energy along the way. The collection based on framework, libraries, tools, techniques, and plugins. Enjoy!


55+ Best WordPress Blog Themes

With one of the many, cool WordPress blog themes available it is not a tough job to get started as a serious blogger. This is great and it helps you focus your energy on the great content you want to share with your audience online. For this article, I have collected some of the best WordPress blogging themes available right now. I hope you will find what you are looking for and that you will take the time to leave me a comment. In addition, please share my article on social media if you like it.


An Introduction To Object Oriented CSS

Have you ever heard the phrase “Content is King”? Being a Web developer, and therefore having a job that’s often linked to content creation, it’s likely you have. It’s a fairly overused but true statement about what draws visitors to a site. From a Web developer’s perspective, however, some may argue that speed is king. More and more, I’m starting to favour that stance. In recent years many experienced front-end engineers have offered their suggestions on how we can improve the user experience by means of some performance best practices.


25 New Free Fonts For Flat Design

The fonts used in flat designs are also specific and flat in a manner that it is bold, simple and straight-forward. It does not make use of any fancy fonts; rather the fonts are quite basic yet bold. These fonts impart the feeling of sophistication, decency, tidiness, modernism, boldness, novelty and fun. Below we feature an amazing and unique collection 25 New Free Fonts For Flat Design. All the fonts in this list are free of cost and perfectly suited for flat designs. These fonts can easily be fit for your flat design web design projects. If you would like to share any other font, please feel free to share fonts with smashinghub readers.


Upcoming Features of WordPress 3.6

Now the WordPress team is working hard on developing the features for the new release which is WordPress 3.6. WordPress 3.6 has many cool new features like enhancements in Post Format, a great new theme twentythirteen etc. In this article we are going to do an overview of all these features and what can we expect from WordPress 3.6.


70+ Best Business WordPress Themes – Want To Stand Out?

Did you know that Business WordPress themes have become more and more commonly used forbuilding WordPress business websites. Reason is that WordPress is one of the best, most flexible and powerful publishing platforms available right now, and it is completely free. In addition, there are thousands of useful and great looking themes available and more coming every day! Below I have made a roundup of some of the best business WordPress themes available right now. All of the themes should offer the flexibility and features needed for building a top-notch business website. This article has just been updated with fresh themes.


Web Designers!! Create SEO Friendly Designs

Aesthetics are important. However, aesthetics alone don’t guarantee success on the web. Search is a fundamental channel for acquiring visitors for websites and hence search engine friendliness should be a fundamental element of your web design if you truly want to create something of value.
So, what are some of the things web designers need to keep in mind when it comes to making great designs that are SEO friendly?


A True Responsive jQuery Lightbox Plugin for Free

Magnific Popup is a free responsive jQuery lightbox plugin that is focused on performance and providing best experience for user with any device. The majority of lightbox plugins require you to define size of it via JS option. Magnific Popup does not – you can use relative units like EM’s or resize lightbox with help of CSS media queries. Update content inside lightbox without worrying about how it’ll resize and center.


 Top 20 FREE PSD Website Templates

This is a collection of top 20 FREE Website Templates PSDs. They can all be easily edited because are fully layered and they also have pixel perfect designs.  Which PSD website templates in this list inspire you most and which ones do you wish do download?  Don’t forget to check out our previous top 10 PSD lists in order to get even more cool freebies for your design collection


Top 10 Most Widely Used Wireframe & Mockup Tools

Wireframe tools are widely used in the world of web and application development. They make the process of creating an app or website easy by visually stripping the product down and allowing you to focus on functions and user interactivity. These tools are handy when it comes to presenting your design idea to the client. There are a number of wireframe and mockup tools that are being used by developers around the world. Here we shall take a look at the ten most popular wireframe and mockup tools.


Scapple makes it easy to layout ideas visually on your Mac

Literature and Latte’s newest application for OS X is called Scapple, and it’s now available for download. It’s a really helpful utility for visually-oriented users who want to get some ideas down but might feel hampered by traditional outlining tools and text editors that enforce some sort of linear structure. Scapple is lets you jot down ideas on an ever-expanding virtual paper, then examine the ideas’ relationships to one another and organize them. Mind mapping software does this, but Scapple’s developers are quick to distance their app from that bunch. Scapple, they say, is more of a “freeform text editor” that works in a very non-linear fashion.


The World’s First Website Gets Its Original Web Address Back

The folks at CERN, the organization responsible for devising the fundamental web standards, are celebrating World Wide Web’s 20th birthday by bringing back the first ever website to its original URL. Although the first website was launched in 1991, it was on April 30, 1993 when CERN made the WWW technology available on a royalty-free basis. The website, obviously very scarce by today’s standards, contains only text explaining some of the basics of the World Wide Web. It was originally available at this address — — but for many years that URL has been redirecting to

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 2.45.31 PM

Web Design vs. SEO: It Doesn’t Make Much Sense

It’s a common sight: designers bashing SEOs and vice versa. We all have been seeing this happening for a long while now. And it’s probably not going to end any soon. It might get pregnant and more heated in a year or two, though. Unless, of course, both sides realize that they finally need to go along, that clients don’t give a crap about their altercation and are interested in one thing above everything else: a website that’s great usability, appearance and at the same time ranks well.


15 of the Latest Free & Premium WordPress Content Slider Plugins for 2013

WordPress sliders are one of the most popular features for many WordPress users. They add an undeniable element of style and flare to many web designs and help draw site visitor’s attention to specific pieces of content. But what’s new in this area? I mean, sliders have been around for years and if you’ve been using WordPress since 2010 it can feel like you’ve seen just about everything. Which is why today I’ve decided to put together a list of 15 new (or very recently updated) free and paid WordPress sliders. Enjoy!


30+ free design resources you don’t want to miss

Hi there, You already know this is the place to look for handy and  recent resources, Don’t miss this set of icons, templates, tools and stunning fonts you can download and start using right away to spice up your projects, websites & apps.