Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

Showcase of HTML5-Powered Sites

Friday May 13th, 2011

Source: Showcase of HTML5-Powered Sites.

The Wired Mind

“HTML5 brings clear improvements to the web today, the World Wide Web Consortium, W3C, specifically stresses that HTML5 is still in testing stages, and is scheduled to reach “Recommendation” stage (i.e. “release”), in 2014. Despite this, many developers have taken advantage of HTML5, as we’re about to see…”

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A Beautiful Showcase of Black and White Web Design

Tuesday December 8th, 2009

Source: A Beautiful Showcase of Black and White Web Design | DesignBump

The United Network

Most people think of black and white images and film being something of the past; but most people are in a different world to us that appreciate good design. I must see at least a few designs made up from pure black and white with maybe a splash of color every day – on the internet, in magazines, and when browsing the shopping center stores.

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WordPress Tutorial: Add an Options page to your WP theme

Tuesday November 10th, 2009


Have you built your own wordpress theme and now would like to add flexibility by allowing the admin to customize parts of it? Then what you need is an Options page within the WP admin side. Now you’re thinking “OMG, admin side? That’s much too complex for me!!!”. FALSE! Believe me: read this tutorial, and then you’ll be able to add any kind of option to your theme!

So, ready for some PHP? Let’s go!

In this tutorial, I’ll customize a theme named MySuperTheme. I’ll add an Options page to allow the admin to embed his/her video on the home page.


Are you magntize?

Saturday November 7th, 2009

Today, as I was looking for some interesting posts to share with my Twitter followers, I found a very interesting new site: Magntize


This site is really beautiful example of how to use jQuery to provide users an intuitive and light way to create a internet page to introduce themselves. Within only 2 minutes, you’ve got a beautiful web site, with your bio, a list of your last tweets, blog posts or whatever you like, a list of links to your social network accounts, your homepage, aso., a some contact information.

Do you want to have a deeper look at it?


Modern CSS Layouts: The Essential Characteristics

Source: Modern CSS Layouts: The Essential Characteristics – Smashing Magazine.


“Now is an exciting time to be creating CSS layouts. After years of what felt like the same old techniques for the same old browsers, we’re finally seeing browsers implement CSS 3, HTML 5 and other technologies that give us cool new tools and tricks for our designs.

But all of this change can be stressful, too. How do you keep up with all of the new techniques and make sure your Web pages look great on the increasing number of browsers and devices out there? In part 1 of this article, you’ll learn the five essential characteristics of successful modern CSS websites. In part 2 of this article, you’ll learn about the techniques and tools that you need to achieve these characteristics.

We won’t talk about design trends and styles that characterize modern CSS-based layouts. These styles are always changing. Instead, we’ll focus on the broad underlying concepts that you need to know to create the most successful CSS layouts using the latest techniques. For instance, separating content and presentation is still a fundamental concept of CSS Web pages. But other characteristics of modern CSS Web pages are new or more important than ever. A modern CSS-based website is: progressively enhanced, adaptive to diverse users, modular, efficient and typographically rich.

* Progressively enhanced,
* Adaptive to diverse users,
* Modular,
* Efficient,
* Typographically rich.


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1000 Free “Farm-Fresh Web Icons”

Thursday October 8th, 2009

Source: 1000 Free “Farm-Fresh Web Icons” by FatCow Web Hosting


Download hundreds of FREE, beautifully designed icons from FatCow Web Hosting! Icon set includes both 16 and 32 pixel versions of icons shown below. Images have been saved in PNG format on transparent backgrounds for your convenience…

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The Personal Web Design Degree

Monday April 13th, 2009

Sources: Home › The Personal Web Design Degree and » Personal Web Design Degree :: Positive Space Blog.

Personal Web Design Degree

“Web design is about more than the technology.

Great strides have been made towards teaching web development, but what about design? The personal web design degree is an open education curriculum that teaches both beginning web designers and seasoned print designers design within the context of the web…”

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