Web Developers posts
I’m thrilled to officially announce that CodeVisually.com has been recently acquired by Webdesigner Depot and is now part of our growing family of sites.
The site has been online since 2011 and was created by Paul Andrew, the webmaster of the popular blog Speckyboy.com, and has been gaining tremendous popularity among web developers ever since. Developers visit it daily to read about all the latest tools and resources.
Great websites always seem to combine great design with great code. Since building a website is a pretty simple task you find many people learn HTML and CSS and figure that if they can learn that then they can design any website they want. While technically they can you will often find that there are some key mistakes they make because they don’t wish to take the time to actually learn about design.
Programmers are designers in their own right, but they design code and wonderfully architected systems. To design something visual is completely different and just because you have a good eye for design doesn’t mean you have a good mind to apply it.
Since so many programmers have personal projects that usually...
Everything changes. The Internet and web design are certainly no exceptions to the rule.
As we move through the days and months ahead, it’s likely that in short time we’ll find ourselves talking about new design developments that haven’t rolled across our lips or screens yet.
We asked some of the leading web and user experience designers in the field for their predictions about what we might expect to see in the web design world in 2012.
Joining us are: Adelle Charles, Whitney Hess, Lis Hubert, Randy J. Hunt, Franz Jeitz, Michael Martin, Eric A. Meyer, Sarah B. Nelson, Jason Pamental,...
We developers sometimes take design for granted. And let’s be honest: who doesn’t hate taking things for granted.
Some say we will never truly appreciate the importance of design until we have been trained in the essence of design and beauty. Well, I say BS to that. I want to break us our of this box and clear away the cobwebs from our code-oriented minds.
Development, by its very nature, reflects the knowledge base of the person in charge. And the skills required to develop such a knowledge base can leave us in the dark about design. Developers often sweep design under the rug in order to be able to learn the intricacies of PHP and MySQL.
But as someone...
We teased you long enough…. but now the wait is finally over, and it’s very much worth it!
We’re super excited to officially announce the release of MightyDeals.com
Our new website has just been unleashed and it’s now live! MightyDeals is the ultimate destination for amazing discounts and impossible unbelievable deals for creative professionals.
The site will feature deals for applications, services, software, resources and everything in between. There’s only one deal promoted at any given time and these deals last between 24 to 48 hours and then they magically disappear into thin air…
The deals are really varied so if you don’t see something that you want one day, don’t despair, we have multiple deals per week and the next deal might...
Recently, Mashable published an article entitled “IE6 Finally Nearing Extinction”, announcing that IE6 usage in the United States and Europe has finally dropped below 5%.
That news probably warmed the cockles of the hearts of web designers everywhere. Thus, it seems designers and developers now have even more incentive to stop supporting IE6, following the pattern set by Google, notably with regards to YouTube.
The stats in the Mashable article are based on StatCounter Global Stats. In this article, I’ll provide some food for thought by way of some alternative statistics that in many ways contradict the sources for the article...
Kubrick, the default theme for WordPress since 2005, got many Web and open-source enthusiasts through some pretty tough times.
Developers have modified it, bloggers have learned HTML and CSS on it, and designers have made it their go-to template for designing blogs of all sizes for clients.
But let’s face it: five years on the Web is like a hundred years anywhere else, and Kubrick, even according to its creators, is due for an update.
Enter “Twenty Ten” the new default theme for WordPress 3.0, which is scheduled for...
Developers and programmers are meticulous individuals, and developers sometimes stand out even among themselves.
We introduced you to 7 types of designers in our article 7 Personality Types of Designers Today. Developers have peculiar traits and habits of their own. This article looks at 7 types of developers today and their defining characteristics.
“The best programmers are not marginally better than merely good ones. They are an order of magnitude better, measured by whatever standard: conceptual creativity, speed, ingenuity of design or problem-solving ability.” ...
Cheat sheets and reference guides are useful for both beginners and advanced web professionals.
They can be used to help you remember syntax or as a tool to aid in memorization.
In this post, we aim to cover the reference guides for all of the most commonly used platforms, software and coding languages.
Below you’ll find a compilation of the 30 most useful and well-organized cheat sheets, checklists and...
Cats and dogs. Cain and Abel. Designers and developers. These are just a few of the great historical face-offs.
Designers and developers often seem to come from different planets and have completely different brains.
Developers want a website to work right, designers want it to look right.
A few weeks ago, we explored the main pet peeves that web designers have with web developers,...
Adobe AIR is one of the most under-appreciated application platforms, but the number of applications available for AIR make it incredibly useful.
There are apps for everything from business to shopping to image management to video editing.
And plenty of applications are useful to designers and developers, including HTML text editors, Flickr search apps, color palette management tools and even ones...