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Icon fonts are incredibly useful when designing a site, and have a huge number of advantages over regular icons. Because they are delivered as a font file and embedded like a font, these icons are easily scalable, their color can be altered live, rather than having to edit images; along with that, various effects can be added via coding, such as shadows, stroke effects, or gradients,
The September edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, plugins to make your sites more useful, productivity tools, new takes on content management systems, frameworks, UI kits, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
The success of a business often depends on how easy the shopping mechanism is for the end user. Whether you are selling goods online, or in a conventional store, at the end of it all the payment system has to be hassle-free and easy to use, otherwise you may end up losing customers in no time. Particularly if you are into e-Commerce, there are certain things that you needn’t (or perhaps
Working with clients can be tough. There can be a lot of back and forth communication and many requirements. Every client has their different level of standards and can make bouncing from project to project a bit difficult. One client’s idea of good is another’s idea of average and they’ll want more. Some of us make our living off doing client work and accepting new
Amongst all the new features and improvements that the recent WordPress 3.4 release has introduced, there is a hidden gem. The Custom Header Image feature has been supported by WordPress for some time, however previously its fixed dimensions made it too immobile to be of much use in the age of responsive design. The new release makes it flexible and introduces easier and cleaner code for this popular option.
You already have a great app idea and are working furiously to build and launch it. Or you’re developing a mobile site, to compliment a desktop build. Or perhaps you’re refining a desktop design to scale responsively on devices. Whatever your goal for mobile development, before you launch, let’s take a quick break from that process to make sure you aren’t making a
jQuery is the largest open source, cross-browser, CSS3 compliant, JavaScript library around and it has made client-side scripting a breeze. The syntax is simple and jQuery can produce beautiful almost Flash-like animations. Unlike Flash, jQuery is viewable on iOS and it produces dynamic web pages easily. jQuery is rapidly growing in popularity and with the recent jQuery conference
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
Concrete5 entered the CMS scene in 2008, and since then has been making solid headway to becoming one of the premier go-to web publishing platforms available today. Getting started with Concrete5 is really quick and easy, and many hosting platforms now offer one-click installs. If you have SimpleScripts, Softaculous, Installatron, or even Plesk’s Applications Installer,