05 Apr 2010


20 Free Stylish, Zesty & Modern Fonts You Probably Haven’t Seen Yet

We are always on the search for modern and trendy fonts simply because fonts are an important aspect of our creative designs. Just for this purpose, I put together a collection of 20 my current favorite modern fonts you may download and start using right away. All of them are free!

15 Mar 2010


300+ Essential WordPress Hacks, Tools and Frameworks that Will Change the Way You Develop Themes

The WordPress theme market is a huge opportunity for designers and developers, especially since sites like ThemeForest have made it so easy to produce premium themes and make money from them. If you do it right, you can easily make a substantial income solely from WordPress theme design.

Of course, in order to do it right you have to know the tools and tricks that enable professionals to create work that is worthy of that title. Let’s check out some of the most vital, helpful and game-changing hacks, tools and frameworks to help you achieve that professionalism in your themes.

08 Feb 2010


30+ Tips, Tools and Resources for Taking the Pain out of Cross-Browser CSS

no more css pain

We’re all familiar with the often long, headache-inducing process of testing and correcting our code to get it working cross-browser.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to go through so much pain to achieve a good-looking result?

Actually, you don’t! With the right knowledge, tools, and smarts, you can tackle a CSS design and get it working quickly and painlessly. With this in mind, we’re going to look at some of the excellent tools, articles and resources that will help you work smarter and cut the pain out of writing cross-browser CSS.

29 Jan 2010


Open Thread: What Makes You a Good Designer?

good design

Today I’d like to try something new and have a fun discussion on what makes someone a ‘good’ designer. What’s your opinion?

I think it will be exciting to talk and compare opinions on what it really is the makes you a good designer. Hopefully you can even come away with some new thoughts on how to be better!  

20 Jan 2010


WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 3 – Write Post Hacks, Shortcodes and TinyMCE


In parts 1 and 2 we explored API hooks, custom admin pages, custom widgets, saving plugin options and more. Today, I’m going to show you how to get your hands dirty with WordPress’s write post page, which is where a lot of plugins output their main functionality.

We’ll be exploring how to add custom panels, create shortcodes, and interact with TinyMCE to add buttons and insert data. It’s time to dig in!

12 Jan 2010


The Ultimate Best of ’09 Collection


We’v just passed that time of year where we see a lot of blogs take a look back at the archives and produce some wonderful ”Best of 2009″ posts. These present a terrific learning opportunitiy, and an easy way to find your way back to the ‘cream-of-the-crop’ posts of ’09. I like to bookmark these types of post and refer back to them a lot.

Today, I’m sharing the complete collection of 2009 round-ups – a super round-up that represents the very best from the blogging community. Come check it out!

13 Nov 2009


Inside the Studio of Southern Media


Today we are going to take a look inside and behind the scenes of the web design company Southern Media. This Argentinian web design company is specialized in creating user interfaces and web designs with strong focus on usability and information architecture.

Here you will learn a bit about the history of their company, take a closer look at the great portfolio they have and get inside the studio to meet the workers and the workspace.

12 Nov 2009


12 Books To Improve Your Web Design Game


Every designer seeks inspiration, whether it’s in other peoples design work, some nice photography or even just getting out of the studio and walking around. One of the most popular ways of learning more about the design industry is to pick up a book or magazine written by industry experts filled with opinions, reviews and articles on all things design. I’m not going to cover books that just teach a language from start to finish (if I was, I’d be raving about Beginning CSS Web Development by Simon Collison) but rather books that look to help readers build on skills and expand as designers and developers.

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