How to Write Code That Embraces Change

Writing code, which is easy to change is the Holy Grail of programming. Welcome to programming nirvana! But things are much more difficult in reality: source code is difficult to understand, dependencies point in countless directions, coupling is annoying, and you soon feel the heat of programming hell. In this tutorial, we will discuss a… Continue reading How to Write Code That Embraces Change

80 Awesome Twitter Bootstrap Templates To Get You Started

Twitter Bootstrap is a powerful and easy to use framework enabling front-end developers to craft professional and high quality Bootstrap templates with flexible responsive layouts that look great on tablets, mobiles and desktops. Since its release back in august 2011 the development community has been growing fast, providing developers with the tools and knowledge to… Continue reading 80 Awesome Twitter Bootstrap Templates To Get You Started

25 Interactive HTML5 Websites

Few years ago, there were lots of cool and interactive websites that were built with Flash. They would often feature full screen layouts, animated elements and futuristic interfaces that made HTML websites look plain and tedious. Yet unfortunately Flash comes with several problems such as high processor load or loading time, but these days these… Continue reading 25 Interactive HTML5 Websites

30 Best News Magazine WordPress Themes

We have been covering a lot of WordPress topics lately. We are finding that users are becoming more and more committed to WordPress because of its simplicity and overall ease of use. If you didn’t check out our post a couple of weeks ago it was called The 10 Best Selling WordPress Themes of All… Continue reading 30 Best News Magazine WordPress Themes

Planning Your Web Design with Sketches

There are plenty of foundational courses taught in design school. And it’s no surprise that big agencies and startups are taking a back-to-basics approach to their design processes. Whether you’ve been a lifelong doodler or have serious sketch ‘chops,’ being able to use paper to explore new ideas is an important skill in the design… Continue reading Planning Your Web Design with Sketches

Design an Appealing Print-Ready Restaurant Menu in Illustrator

If you’ve ever seen a “food designer” fuss over every last detail of a delicious food item, you’d understand how exquisitely visual the food marketing process can be. The visual evaluation of food has been ingrained in the human psyche for thousands of years, and the right imagery can still elicit strong, visceral reactions (mostly… Continue reading Design an Appealing Print-Ready Restaurant Menu in Illustrator

40+ Useful HTML5 Tutorials And Techniques

For the web designers and web developers, this collection will be a treat for them because in this collection, we are showcasing 45 useful and amazing HTML5 tutorials and techniques that would astonish them. HTML5 is the latest and advanced version of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and these days HTML5 is very popular among the… Continue reading 40+ Useful HTML5 Tutorials And Techniques

Freebie: Wallpaper Calendar of February 2013 (for Desktop and iPhone)

Hi, how about your first month in 2013? We hope what have you planned yesterday, have started running. While you always do an evaluation. And tomorrow you’ll enter a new month – February 2013. As usual, at the end of each month we release a cool free wallpaper calendar for you. Keep spirit! And always… Continue reading Freebie: Wallpaper Calendar of February 2013 (for Desktop and iPhone)

40 Amazing Examples of Minimalist Photography

Minimalist photography is a technique in composing an image wherein the photographer uses a minimum amount of elements such as color, shape, line and texture. Basically, a minimalist photo is characterized by its simplicity but this does not necessarily mean it is a boring or uninteresting capture. On the contrary, a well-composed minimalist picture, can… Continue reading 40 Amazing Examples of Minimalist Photography

Quick Tip: Access the Hidden Photographic Toning Gradients in Photoshop CS6

The Photographic Toning Effects Photoshop CS6 comes loaded with 39 presets to simulate traditional darkroom toning and split-toning effects. Click on the image to download the high-res version you can print. Step 1 Open an image you want to split tone in Photoshop. For this tutorial, we’ll be using the image below as an example.… Continue reading Quick Tip: Access the Hidden Photographic Toning Gradients in Photoshop CS6

Web IDEs: the future of coding

Still using desktop code editors? Web integrated development environments (IDEs) are a new way to build your web projects directly in the browser, often saving development time and making collaboration easier. The humble browser used to just serve up simple HTML documents, but it’s often now your first stop for just about any task. Think… Continue reading Web IDEs: the future of coding

Must Have Mac Apps for Every Web Designers

Web design is a process. There are many phases that require careful thought and observation to get the job done. Our job requires many skills and tools to design the right solution. Quite often, web designers find themselves spending a lot of time on small things like finding the correct colors or measuring DIVs, margins,… Continue reading Must Have Mac Apps for Every Web Designers

Create a Battlefield Scene Using Stock Photography in Photoshop

By combining the right photography in Photoshop you can create just about any scene that you want. In this tutorial, we will create a battlefield using several stock photographs. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets Here are the stocks used to complete the image. Sky 1 Sky 2 Spikes Fire Fire 2 Smoke Soldier 1 Soldier… Continue reading Create a Battlefield Scene Using Stock Photography in Photoshop

Top 10 Internet & Tech-Related Infographics from 2012

We saw a lot of advancement over the course of 2012. The year produced a significant number of new open source projects, startup launches, and great ideas among the Internet community. The culture has also lead to a series of great infographics being published over this time. I’d like to share my top 10 favorites… Continue reading Top 10 Internet & Tech-Related Infographics from 2012

Essential design events, vector art and much more!

Essential design events for 2013 Covering graphic design, typography, web design, 3D and more, here’s a list of essential design events around the world over the next 12 months. The pro’s guide to CSS layouts CSS’s next big challenge is to make flexible, dynamic page layouts that work across our ever-broadening range of devices. With… Continue reading Essential design events, vector art and much more!

How to Create Elegant Valentine’s Day Greeting Card with Abstract Hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS6

In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to use Custom shapes, Layer styles, and Gradients in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to create elegant Valentine’s Day greeting card with abstract hearts. You can use these techniques and elements to create your own greeting card! Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview… Continue reading How to Create Elegant Valentine’s Day Greeting Card with Abstract Hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Weekend Inspiration: Design for Continuous Experimentation

Take some time out this weekend and listen to Dan McKinley, Principal Engineer at Etsy.com. In this talk he describes the processes undertaken whenever a redesign is carried out – and he knows what he’s taking about, having been at the helm of five redesigns in Etsy’s eight short years.. Watch live streaming video from… Continue reading Weekend Inspiration: Design for Continuous Experimentation

Gallery of Backlit Photography

Creative backlights are often used to lend an artistic and enigmatic touch to photographs. In fact, if done properly, backlights can single-handedly transform an ordinary photograph into a masterpiece. In this gallery, we present to you some of the finest examples of backlit photography. Love’s Spark Portrait of my Sister and my Son Julie &… Continue reading Gallery of Backlit Photography

jQuery Auto-Complete & Auto-Suggest Text Input

Ajax Autocomplete for jQuery allows you to easily create autocomplete/autosuggest boxes for text input fields. It was built with focus on performance – results for every query are cached and pulled from local cache for the same repeating query. If there are no results for particular query it stops sending requests to the server for… Continue reading jQuery Auto-Complete & Auto-Suggest Text Input

35+ Amazing Free Spring Wallpaper Designs

Spring wallpaper are great for decorating your desktop or laptop during the winter period and helps you remember the joy of the warmer seasons. Wallpapers have become seriously popular and we share large collections now and then. Another popular category is minimal wallpapers. They are great because they do not fill up the desktop area… Continue reading 35+ Amazing Free Spring Wallpaper Designs