During this week’s F8 developer conference Facebook announced their plans to open-source Litho – a declarative framework designed to build efficient user interfaces on Android platforms. In-fact this is the very same framework that Facebook uses to build it’s own Android apps – complete with built-in tools to improve scroll performance by 35%. The beauty of Litho is that it’s ...
Polka Dots or Techno Dots as I like to call them are a great way to spice up any design – and I have an extremely easy way to quickly create them. As usual, start things off with a new file with a white background. Then open the Channels Panel via Window > Channels and create a New Channel. Now using ...
You may agree that one of the main characteristics for a modern website is its responsiveness. You’d hardly find somebody in a big city who doesn’t have a mobile phone, a tablet or a laptop. Sometimes they have all of the above. Together with a much faster Internet connection, responsiveness is becoming an integral part of web design. Furthermore Google ...
Trying to pick the perfect WordPress theme is a tedious task. It is fairly common to see new users struggling with WordPress themes, changing them countless number of times. One would spend time and effort in customizing and editing the theme as per their requirement, and eventually will move on to another theme. This is not only a tiring and ...
Did the Google homepage look strange to you this morning – but you couldn’t place what was different? Sure there was a new animation for the logo – but we’ve all come to expect the Google Doodles. And yet something just felt different? That’s because Google has, quietly, made their search box larger. Take a look at the below screenshots. ...
Let's face it - most webmasters, techies, geeks, and gamers aren't using a resolution of 1366 x 768 unless they absolutely have to - and yet after digging into the StatCounter charts from 2014 ...
Over the past few years, any web developer worth their salt would have noticed a growing trend towards proper typography online. In case you are unaware, typography is all about the way in which text appears on the screen. Let’s take a little look at how this is revolutionizing the web. Part of the reason as to why there has ...
In a post on the Yahoo! Tumblr yesterday, Yahoo! SVP of Search – Laurie Mann announced a fresh new redesign of the U.S. Yahoo search engine. The redesign introduces a much more cleaner and modern look, with a new top navigational bar, and more real-estate available for search results. When it comes to search, nothing should stand between you and ...
WIX is often releasing new templates and designs to make sure you have as wide of a range to choose from as possible when designing your website to make sure you create something unique and beautiful. This morning WIX let me know of two brand new templates they just released, one aimed specifically at restaurants and one aimed at youth ...
If you run a website, chances are you often wonder whether it is the right time to do a total website redesign. Everyone falls guilty to this feeling throughout the life of a website. In-fact – Rapid Purple has went through 3 different designs now over the years. However there are some important points to consider when you find yourself ...
One of the primary implications of a well-organized / good website, is to keep your visitors on the website. A website is definitively created for a purpose, unless intended for personal use, which is the minority in this situation. For example, a portfolio website would want to be visited and it’s content viewed. For companies and internet businesses, your website certainly aims ...
The team over at WIX is always hard at work to create stunning new templates you can utilize to build your website through their online builder. Just this morning they had contacted me to let me know about 2 new templates they have just finished working on – which can now be found within the WIX Site Templates selector under the ...
I've been working with Logo Garden for a while now, and they're a great source for a quick, high resolution, and professional custom logo. To kick-start ...
1&1 have launched a free suite of drag-and-drop style web applications available for use within its MyWebsite package. Up to 100 applications have been included, many offering useful sector-specific functionality across areas including eCommerce, communication, social media, and daily management tasks. The development means that customers signing up for selected 1&1 MyWebsite packages can enjoy more impact on the web and ...
Photoshop is an extremely useful tool for anyone working with the internet. From simple screenshots, to complex photo manipulation – it can handle it all – and then some. There is almost no limitation to what you can do with Photoshop – however this also means that there is ALOT to learn when it comes down to it. The following ...
As we start to settle into the new year, more and more entrepreneurs may begin to start their own business, decide on a creative refresh for their site, or look to rebrand their business. crowdSPRING is the perfect fit for anyone looking to create a new feel for their brand as they have many talented developers ready and excited to ...
The guys over at MNKY Studio’s have released another amazing WordPress theme a few days ago – and while I know I don’t usually post updates here regarding WordPress – as someone who helped with the original testing of this theme I am quiet excited about it’s release. The theme, Dotted, is an innovative Premium WordPress Theme with easy to use ...
Earlier today I had sent out a new email campaign for one of my clients, an invitation for one of their latest training sessions, and had immediately gotten a request from one of the meeting’s coaches about the possibility of turning that invite email into a PDF so that they could easily attach it via email and send it out ...
I was playing around with CSS earlier today and came up with something rather interesting, I call them CSS badges since I’m really not sure what else to call them.The code behind these buttons is actually extremely simple and I have commented it along the way so you could easily see what controls what. Adding an icon to the badge ...