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The April edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, jQuery plugins, blogging platforms, coding resources, productivity and business tools, responsive design resources, 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 and developers out there. As always,
Google Calendar is a great tool to embed in your site, and it’s incredibly easy to do using an iFrame. Before I go into further styling for the Calendar, I’ll quickly go through how to embed your Google Calendar anywhere into your site. You can embed a live calendar for other to edit along with you, or privately edit it whilst all visitors can see your updates to events as they happen.
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
Check this out, today we’re giving away the super awesome and exclusive Silver UI Kit. It includes checkboxes, radio buttons, buttons, sliders, switches and more. You can resize them to any size you like! Cool! The set was designed by Michael Reimer, a professional web designer from Canada. You can view more of his work at his new site bestpsdfreebies.com where he offers a radically awesome
Do what you love. That’s what the career counselors tell you when you are young. That is what your parents pretend to instill on you when you are born. What they forgot to mention is that very few people are doing what they love and making a ton of money from it. Before I carry on any further let me talk about money: It isn’t everything. This is very true. I’ve been on both
Calligraphic fonts have been popular in the design world for a long time. But we don’t see hand-lettered calligraphy nearly as often, outside of wedding invitations. Hand-lettered calligraphy is beautiful and has an organic feel to it that’s often lacking in digital designs. Even hand-lettering or sketching your designs prior to digitizing them can add a whole new
Modal windows are most commonly described as anything that captures the user’s attention, and doesn’t allow them to return to the previous state until they interact with the object in question. Now, that is a bit convoluted and I think it is better addressed with a few examples of websites that use the technique really well. One of those is Build It With Me which does it really
Impact is the key in design. Make the viewer take notice. Persuade them to stay. Make them see the message and then sell it. Design is the balance of elements to create a visual message and nothing does it better than the propaganda poster. Simple, bold and moving, these have been used throughout history to provoke an emotional response in people. It’s been used in ads, album covers,
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
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
“Inspire” is a hand crafted beautiful backend admin PSD template. It’s perfect for all kinds of web applications and very easy to customize according to your desired theme. It’s built on a 16 column grid and includes some of the most used UI elements, including: notifications, buttons, grid, charts, icons, form controls, etc. The file is provided by Greepit, an aggregator of useful