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The power of a good visual isn’t just a scientifically well-documented phenomenon; it’s the whole reason our industry exists. Indeed, our existence as a species is largely defined by our sense of sight. What we see, and how we interpret...
When it comes to presenting screenshots of your work the most obvious choice would be to use a straightforward screen-grab. Today, however, we're going to look at some alternative methods and discuss how they might be able to make your screenshots...
There's been a lot of talk about iOS 7 since its unveiling earlier this month and most of it has been centered around the design, in particular the new icons. Now, as we've all had time to mull over the changes, questions are beginning to be asked...
As a freelance web designer and developer I have become accustomed to working in a specific order from start to finish on a typical client's website. My typical workflow starts with programming/sketching which then leads to development and...
If you're a designer or developer with an idea for a new product or website, the chances are that you will need someone who has the skills that you lack in order to help make it a reality. It's a problem that we all recognise but one that some appear...
Over the past few years, soaring mobile usage has sparked an evolution, or perhaps revolution, in the way that we approach delivering content to online users. The ultimate goal is a fluid, mobile and device-agnostic web, and one school of thought...
Why are magazines and books always laid out the same? Even with alternative design, there is a harmony in layout or the reader’s head will explode… or they will just stop reading and skip to the next page. Successful design in publishing,...
After a few years (or even months) of designing and developing WordPress themes, especially for clients, you start to realize that a lot of the functionality can be standardized or distilled down into a "starter theme or kit". This helps get...
SEO has always been a tricky business, not only do experts have to spend time on researching keywords and following the best practices, they have to be prepared for the changes which search engines inevitably put into place. Last year saw search...
I've always had trouble getting large groups of shapes from Illustrator over to Photoshop without rasterizing them all in the process. Up until recently the only way I knew how was to copy and paste each shape one by one – a process which soon...
This is part two of the HTML5 audio introduction video; if you haven't watched it already, I recommend checking out part one to get up to speed! Today, we'll be working on our HTML5 audio player and adding some exciting functionality to really...
Whilst the term “flat design” might not be a phrase you’re yet familiar with, you will definitely have noticed the concept and the design features whilst browsing the internet. For those of you that have noticed an increase in the “drop...
There is so much technology employed on the web, it’s difficult to keep up, and even harder to know where to begin when you’re just starting out. That’s why, for this week’s deal, our sister site MightyDeals.com is offering a huge 53%...
When I'm designing themes for WordPress, I find that working remotely can be a little troublesome at times; particularly when using stylesheet preprocessors such as LESS or SASS. I've been developing a number of WordPress themes recently,...