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Hidden away in the depths of the CSS specification you'll find CSS counters. As the name suggests they allows you to count a thing on your page with CSS incrementing the value every time it appears on the document. This is principally useful if...
In part one, we touched on how to harness the power of display: flex in your website layouts, and how versatile this new layout concept has proven to be. With those thoughts from the previous video kept in mind, we can now adapt the process and use...
The side project series is a series of posts in which we'll be taking a look at the best of designers' side projects. To get things started, this week we're going to be looking at Type Fight, a side project by designers Drew Roper, Ryan Paule and...
The May edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, jQuery plugins and JavaScript resources, educational resources, wireframing kits, image tools, Photoshop extensions, web development tools, coding...
It's all about presentation. Ideas and concepts are great, but mean nothing if they cannot be properly communicated. To help others understand them, we may create prototypes or sketch out an idea to get to a meeting of the minds. Fortunately,...
One of the most important tasks on your plate as a web designer is usability. Usability is defined as a gauge of the quality of the user’s experience when interacting with your website. Any website you design should always be seamless from...
With every new revision of CSS, a plethora of new, exciting attributes come to light;  one of which being the understated display: flex approach. The flexbox layout model has been floating around the web for a little while now, each time with...
I first took notice of flat color web design when Google started to redesign their sites. This was during a time when gradients and drop shadows were all the rage. In using what was then Google Docs and my Google Calendar, I always realized there...
We've talked about 'Contact' pages. We've talked about the 'About' page. You know what to put on these pages because, hopefully, you've thought long and hard about it. And you know exactly what to put on the inside pages, because you have your...
There's an expression in advertising that goes "I know that 80% of my advertising isn't working. I just don't know which 80%". The same logic applies to all forms of design, including web design. If only we knew which part of our page content,...
They say you can’t create fine art using fractal algorithms; but Finland-based digital artist Jukka Korhonen has set out to prove them wrong. Fractal art is a subclass of two-dimensional visual art that produces images from the calculations...
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...
We all know that there are a few differences between small businesses and larger corporations, especially when they begin considering the web design aspect of their marketing plan and branding. And while for the most part, the nuts and bolts...