10 Best Free Open Source JavaScript Lightbox Widgets and Plugins

Images are crucial, whether you’re running an e-commerce or portfolio website. How many sales you make or new clients you get depends a lot on the quality of the images of your products and services that you can showcase through your images. So it makes sense to highlight your images with a lightbox. Lightboxes make… Continue reading 10 Best Free Open Source JavaScript Lightbox Widgets and Plugins

How to Auto Align in Photoshop

Today, we’ll be looking at how to use the auto align tools in Photoshop, as well as guides and snapping! Photoshops auto align tools are simple but powerful, and they’ll keep you from sending out a design with the always annoying uncentred text or misaligned words.  If you’re looking to speed up your workflow, try… Continue reading How to Auto Align in Photoshop

Shopify vs WordPress: Which is Best?

Setting up an online store has never been easier. However, it can still be confusing. There are just so many different platforms and services available for you to start selling your products online that it becomes hard to make the right choice. This is especially true for beginners who have never set up an eCommerce… Continue reading Shopify vs WordPress: Which is Best?

Basics of the Java Language

Java is among the most widely used programming languages and platforms today. It is prevalent due to its efficiency and simple syntax. It is known for its speed and reliability and is used for web applications, desktop computers, gaming consoles, and even the most complex scientific supercomputers. And of course, Java is the language of… Continue reading Basics of the Java Language

Top Blogging Platforms Worth Considering in 2021

Want to know which of the top blogging platforms you should consider using this year? Blogging is still one of the best ways to draw attention to your brand, generate thought leadership, and build your credibility. Research suggests that US internet users spend 3x more of their browsing time on blogs than on email. Additionally,… Continue reading Top Blogging Platforms Worth Considering in 2021

25+ Best Free Sans Serif Fonts (Download Free Fonts)

Sans serif fonts have become the most prevalent type of font in contemporary usage, mostly because of their simplicity, clean lines, and legibility, particularly on computer screens. If you’re looking for the best sans serif fonts available today, check out this collection of the best free sans serif fonts as well as a selection of… Continue reading 25+ Best Free Sans Serif Fonts (Download Free Fonts)

8 Best Free Live Chat PHP Scripts

Are you thinking of adding a free live chat feature to your website? Do you want to give personalized live chat support that will improve your visitors’ website experience? Do you want your forum members to chat with each other in real time?  Fortunately, there are free PHP scripts available to help. Free PHP live… Continue reading 8 Best Free Live Chat PHP Scripts

How to Create a Stylish Magazine Layout in Affinity Publisher

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a simple and stylish magazine spread using Affinity Publisher, the great-value and easy-to-use alternative to Adobe InDesign. Affinity Publisher templates are great foundations for creating your own unique magazine designs—here you’ll learn how to create an editable magazine spread for an online magazine,… Continue reading How to Create a Stylish Magazine Layout in Affinity Publisher

4 Ways to Use Visual Composer Hub to Harness Faster, Simpler Web Design

Drag and drop editors are wonderful tools, but they’re only as good as the elements you can give them access to. The Visual Composer Hub’s library of the types of templates and content elements is massive. What you have then is a fast and efficient drag and drop editor and access to a massive array… Continue reading 4 Ways to Use Visual Composer Hub to Harness Faster, Simpler Web Design

How to Make a Business Brochure in InDesign

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a business brochure with a clean, corporate style in Adobe InDesign. Business brochure templates are quick and simple to put together in InDesign, and can be easily adapted with your own text and images.  This eight-page brochure design has a clean and modern… Continue reading How to Make a Business Brochure in InDesign

How to Create a Rolling Stone-Inspired Magazine Cover

What You’ll Be Creating The first issue of iconic music magazine Rolling Stone was put on sale on 7 November 1967. Featuring John Lennon on the cover, the San Francisco-founded publication went on to become the go-to magazine for music fans worldwide. In this tutorial, we’ll pay tribute to the iconic graphic style of Rolling Stone, which… Continue reading How to Create a Rolling Stone-Inspired Magazine Cover

How to Make a Bi-Fold Brochure in InDesign

What You’ll Be Creating In this quick and simple tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a bi-fold brochure template using Adobe InDesign. You’ll create the basic structure and style for your brochure template, using an on-trend color palette and stylish fonts.  An adaptable pamphlet template for any creative business, this bi-fold brochure can be customized… Continue reading How to Make a Bi-Fold Brochure in InDesign

Top WordPress Form Builder Plugins Compared

Without a doubt, Quform and FormCraft are two of the most popular and highly rated WordPress form builders on the market, but which of these two giants is right for you?  Today, we take a peek under the hoods to see what makes these form builders so special. We’ll identify the best features of each… Continue reading Top WordPress Form Builder Plugins Compared

Object-Oriented PHP With Classes and Objects

In this article, we’re going to explore the basics of object-oriented programming in PHP. We’ll start with an introduction to classes and objects, and we’ll discuss a couple of advanced concepts like inheritance and polymorphism in the latter half of this article. What Is Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)? Object-oriented programming, commonly referred to as OOP, is… Continue reading Object-Oriented PHP With Classes and Objects

Taking Your Business Green

The hottest trend for companies right now is not to have a funny social media stream or to create viral Vine videos. It’s to be more environmentally conscious — not only in terms of how products are produced or services are offered, but also in how the business is operated. More consumers are voting with… Continue reading Taking Your Business Green

Walking Through Design in Tokyo

People push past me as I exit the train at Shibuya station, and I start looking for the Hachiko statue. My friends told me to meet there before dinner, but ten minutes later I’m still lost. Thankfully once I slow down and look at my surroundings, I see guides all around me. At its size… Continue reading Walking Through Design in Tokyo

Deploying from GitHub to a Server

GitHub, and the Git version control system it’s based on, are fantastic tools for managing and collaborating on projects – code-based or otherwise. In this article, we’ll look at options for making Git and GitHub projects fit better into developer workflows, allowing for a smooth and hands-off deployment process. I’ll break these options into the… Continue reading Deploying from GitHub to a Server

Geometric Design: How to Draw a Flowery Tiling Pattern

What You’ll Be Creating This Islamic tiling pattern is atypical in its use of curves, as most of the traditional designs are made up solely of straight lines (even though circles are used extensively to create the underlying grids).  It is based on the seven-circle grid which we learned to draw in more detail in… Continue reading Geometric Design: How to Draw a Flowery Tiling Pattern

The Recently Released Webdev Resources You Would Need

Want to use Vanilla JS but find native APIs a bit unwieldy? Bliss is for you. Bliss is just a collection of helpers and light syntactic sugar over Vanilla JS. It does not account for browser bugs or lack of support of certain APIs, although it only uses features that are both supported across most… Continue reading The Recently Released Webdev Resources You Would Need

Web Design Trends That Will Disappear in 2014

If you’re looking forward to changes that come with starting a new year, you may also be excited to learn what sorts of trends are emerging in the web design world. What most people aren’t talking about, but should be, are the types of design trends that are on their way out, which ones should… Continue reading Web Design Trends That Will Disappear in 2014

50 Must-have plugins for extending Twitter Bootstrap

You most certainly know about Twitter Bootstrap – the popular front end framework for building websites and apps. It favors simple, responsive design, and comes bundled with a sensible default stylesheet, a number of useful jQuery plugins and an icon set. Although it doesn’t come with much else, Bootstrap is very extensible. In this article, you will… Continue reading 50 Must-have plugins for extending Twitter Bootstrap