• 45 Creative Uses of Typography in Web Design

    Typography is an important and crucial part of any web design. For this reason, almost every designer pays lots of attention to the use of typography. In this round-up, we are showcasing some excellent examples of typography in web design. The latest trend in web typography is to employ bigger fonts that grab the attention […]

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  • Design Process of ShopDock

    Today I would like to share the design process of an ecommerce theme that I recently designed. Shopdock is an Ajax ecommerce theme where the user can quickly add/remove items to the cart with a single click. It is actually inspired by one of my sites, IconDock. The design process was quite challenging to make […]

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  • CSS Social Buttons

    I’m proud to announce my latest CSS experiment—The CSS Social Buttons. They are not another “pure CSS3” or “HTML5 canvas” icons. These icons use the basic traditional background-image technique. The purpose of these icons is to provide a cross-browser, consistent and versatile CSS that can be applied in any design, app or theme. Basically, it […]

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  • I Don’t Speak Your Language: Frontend vs. Backend

    “I Don’t Speak Your Language” is a series of articles designed to give you a quick overview of all of the tech terms in our industry. Knowing these terms will help you in your communications and allow you to build better products more efficiently. There has been a lot of discussion in the blog comments […]

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  • 7 Popular Free SEO Plugins For WordPress

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is a topic most website owners deal with. Actually most struggle to get more and more visitors to their websites from Google and other search engines every day. It takes serious effort to get everything right and still keep focus on delivering true value oriented content. WordPress is one of the […]

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  • Top 15 Drupal performance tips

    Get the best out of your Drupal site with these speed tips Drupal is not known as the most performant application, neither is the PHP language it is written on, but there are lots of things you can do to increase the performance of your Drupal site. This article will touch on many of those […]

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  • 15 Premium Responsive Templates To Use As Inspiration

    We’ve collected a list of over 15 great looking responsive WordPress themes for you to use as inspiration when you’re creating your own awesome website! WowWay – $45 WowWay is an incredibly unique and highly interactive WordPress theme for creative portfolios. Based on a responsive grid, packed up with lots of cool features and built […]

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  • 60 Free Cool Fonts

    Typography is a very important element of design projects and it can’t be accomplished without the help of cool fonts. We have researched 60 free cool fonts to spice up your design creativity. Let have a look and download this wonderful collection of fonts, and you may also be interested in our other articles on […]

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  • Mo’ Pixels Mo’ Problems

    Mobile devices are shipping with higher and higher PPI, and desktops and laptops are following the trend as well. There’s no avoiding it: High-pixel-density, or “Retina,” displays are now becoming mainstream—and, as you’d expect, our websites are beginning to look a little fuzzy in their backlit glory. But before we go off in the knee-jerk […]

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  • Free Download: Tron-Style Elements PSD

    Published in Free Resources Today we have a free PSD file for download. With this PSD you can add Tron-style elements with glow effects to your own designs. The PSD includes elements like buttons, progress loaders, and ratings elements. View it in full sizeto see the detail.These resources were design by Grzegorz Grzelak exclusively for […]

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  • 70 Excellent WordPress Portfolio Themes

    WordPress Portfolio Themes are excellent for business owners and freelancer to get a professional online portfolio set up fast. The word portfolio (simply means a bag for carrying loose papers) but it has many meanings depending on how it is used. In relation to web pages a portfolio design is typically defined by a popular […]

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  • Kevin Leetham on designing responsively

    This article first appeared in issue 231 of .net magazine – the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers and developers. When we recently revamped our site, we wanted to showcase ourselves as a company. Unboxed Technology creates engaging employee training and interactive marketing tools and our site needed to reflect that. Our solutions are cross-platform, […]

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  • New HTML Tricks for Web Developers in Apple’s iOS 6

    Apple’s recent iOS 6 update added some nice new web standards support to Mobile Safari, the default iOS web browser for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple’s documentation remains sparse and occasionally outdated, but luckily Max Firtman, author of O’Reilly’s Programming the Mobile Web, has a very thorough rundown of everything that’s new in […]

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  • BuddyPress: One Plugin, Five Communities

    By Siobhan McKeown September 26th, 2012 BuddyPress, Techniques 8 Comments BuddyPress is social networking in a box, the loveable plugin that has people around the world getting social. But using BuddyPress isn’t all about waking up one morning and being struck by the amazing idea of creating the next Facebook. BuddyPress is a tool for […]

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  • WordPress Tutorial: Exclude Posts from Archives

    If you are using WordPress for blogging or an online magazine you may not need to filter out posts from the archives or searches. However WordPress have become very popular for business style websites and on this kind of websites clients may ask for having both news on the front page and a traditional blog […]

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  • Unconventional Business Cards: A Die Cut Special

    Using the die-cut print technique allows you to create some creative and very unique business card shapes and cut-outs. In this post I wanted to bring you a die-cut special, focusing on weird, wacky and unique business card shapes, designs and uses. A business card design that really stands out to me in this post […]

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  • Build a one-click registration form powered by Google

    Do you know that you can use Google’s services to build a one-click registration form for your web site? Everyone with a Google Account can then press a button and instantly sign up for your application with their email, name and photo. This service is called federated login, and is built on top of the […]

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  • Internet Explorer 10 Tops New ‘Robohornet’ Speed Test

    Robohornet is a new set of browser benchmarks that attempts to measure how browsers do with not just JavaScript, but HTML rendering, CSS animations, DOM manipulation and JavaScript. Want to stress-test your browser of choice? Head on over the Robohornet site, but be forewarned its a long test and there’s a good chance your browser […]

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  • Free Download: UX Sketching And Wireframing Templates

    Today we are happy to release two printable UX sketching and wireframing templates, designed by Pixle for Smashing Magazine’s readers. This article presents Outline, a set of sketching and wireframing papers for mobile platforms and Tapsize, a set of templates for checking optimal tap areas without a mobile device. Outline Outline is a set of […]

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  • 40 Best Minimal WordPress Themes

    Less is more right? This simple rule also works well for web design as well as many other aspects of life. Designers know it and users love it. Having said that Website and Blog designs certainly can be complex, colourful and overwhelming and too many themes for WordPress was designed like that. If you want […]

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