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What's responsive Web design all about?

ProCSSor is the perfect CSS formatter & compressor for Web designers

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When writing CSS, sometimes your formatting gets messy. You might have been in a rush, or maybe you’re just a bit sloppy. While it’s always better to stay clean from the start, a CSS formatter / beautifier / prettifier makes consistent and easy to read code available at the push of a...
ProCSSor is the perfect CSS formatter & compressor for Web designers

jQuery Transit brings super-smooth CSS3 transformations and transitions to jQuery

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Every once in a while, we like to highlight our favorite tools for Web designers, and right now a plugin by the name of jQuery Transit has caught our attention. And so, if you have ever searched for a simple way to bring smooth CSS3 transformations and transitions to jQuery, look no further. There...
jQuery Transit brings super-smooth CSS3 transformations and transitions to jQuery

5 Awesome Web apps for finding the perfect color scheme

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Color, one of the seven elements of art, is one of the most important aspects of any design. And since color has such a massive impact on your viewers, it’s important to know your theory. Warm colors give off a fiery message, while cool colors have a calming affect. Analogous color...
5 Awesome Web apps for finding the perfect color scheme

37signals lists web designer directory Sortfolio on Flippa; buy it now for $480,000

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Interested in buying an existing business that generates roughly $212,000 in annual revenue, on auto-pilot, for a mere $480,000? Collaboration and communication software maker 37signals recently announced that they were ready to sell one of its online businesses, visual web designer directory Sortfolio, and publicly solicited offers for the website....
37signals lists web designer directory Sortfolio on Flippa; buy it now for $480,000

I’m done with Helvetica body type

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I love Helvetica. We all love Helvetica. It’s a wonderfully empty face: highly legible and without personality. It takes the form of whatever you wish, and has been a common default body font for years. Its de facto status makes so much sense, but I’m sick of it. It’s not...
I’m done with Helvetica body type

‘Hack weekends treat coders like monkeys in a cage’

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Serial entrepreneur Ryan Carson, who has built a series of conferences and education services for web designers and developers in the U.K., says he has had enough of hackathons. According to him, they’re run by opportunists looking to cash in on the eagerness of young talent for their own purposes:...
‘Hack weekends treat coders like monkeys in a cage’

[INFOGRAPHIC] How Much Does A One-Second Page Load Delay Cost?

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Google has long been telling us how long it took to perform whatever search we sent its way. That little note may seem self-congratulatory to the average Internet user, but it's vitally important. Slowing that number by just 4/10ths of a second, for example, would cut 8 million searches from...
[INFOGRAPHIC] How Much Does A One-Second Page Load Delay Cost?

Wix launches a brand new HTML5 site builder as Flash heads the way of the dodo

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If you haven’t been a part of the “Flash is dead / HTML5 is too young” debate lately, here’s a primer: Adobe’s long-held multimedia dominance of the Web is on the decline. Sure, in some cases, such as video playback, Flash isn’t bad at all, but with mobile compatibility in the dustbin,...
Wix launches a brand new HTML5 site builder as Flash heads the way of the dodo

Not sure what font you’re after? Typekit Lists is a good place to start

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Today, type is getting more attention than ever before on the Web. What was once a barren wasteland of typographic creativity, dominated by a few overused gems and the likes of Comic Sans, is quickly growing into something that could even make a print designer jealous. We’re on the cusp...
Not sure what font you’re after? Typekit Lists is a good place to start
Google Updates Google Docs With 450 New Fonts, 60 New Templates And More

StatCounter finds 1366 x 768 to be most popular screen resolution for the first time

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It's had quite a run, but it looks like the old standby resolution of web designers everywhere, 1024 x 768, has finally been eclipsed by a newer, wider rival. According to web analytics firm StatCounter, use of 1024 x 768 fell from 41.8 percent in March of 2009 to...
StatCounter finds 1366 x 768 to be most popular screen resolution for the first time

Pears is an awesome way for designers to learn how markup & style work together

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Pears is a brilliant WordPress theme created by SimpleBits, the creative studio of Dan Cederholm who is also responsible for Dribble (think show and tell for designers). The theme allows anyone to collect, test and experiment with interface pattern pairings of CSS and HTML. If you’re not an interface designer, don’t feel bad if you...
Pears is an awesome way for designers to learn how markup & style work together

Web designers love chasing trends, but nobody’s creating something that lasts

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Sure, it’s a generalization, but good lord is it true. Out of every field of design, Web design moves and changes the fastest. And all the while, as digital design evolves, there’s this strange tendency for creatives to jump aboard the trend train until there’s so much weight the engine dies...
Web designers love chasing trends, but nobody’s creating something that lasts

Web Developers Brace For the MacBook Pro's Retina Display

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The Web is about to get uglier - that is, if you're eager enough to plunk down $2,200 for the new MacBook Pro with its ultra high-resolution "retina" display. The new laptop, which Apple unveiled last week, already has Web designers and developers trying to figure out how they're going...
Web Developers Brace For the MacBook Pro's Retina Display

I’m really, really excited about the new HTML5 tags

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HTML5 has been a long time coming, and although what we normally call HTML5 is actually a combination of things, including existing and developing JavaScript advancements and CSS3, HTML5 on its own is still pretty exciting. This new standard is on target to becoming default within the next two or...
I’m really, really excited about the new HTML5 tags

WYSIHTML5: An open source rich text editor based on HTML5

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WYSIHTML5, cleverly named after the well known acronym for what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG), is an open source rich text editor based on HTML5 and the progressive-enhancement approach. Functionally, at first look, this editor behaves just as a standard WYSIWYG would, but WYSIHTML5 packs a distinct set of sophisticated features that let it...
WYSIHTML5: An open source rich text editor based on HTML5

Essential browser tools for Web developers

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What are the most useful browser add-ons for Web designers and developers? We ask more than 20 professionals to weigh in....
Essential browser tools for Web developers

13 New apps, resources & goodies for Web designers that you need to check out

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Given the fast pace of anything remotely related to the Internet, it’s no surprise that Web designers are constantly creating something new. Sometimes the results are absolutely hilarious, while others are innovative and highly useful. Today, we’re going to focus on the latter, with an assortment of new tools and resources...
13 New apps, resources & goodies for Web designers that you need to check out

ACTAfacts? ACTAfiction? Or Just Unsourced Pro-ACTA Propaganda Purporting To Be Objective?

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actafacts.com, a new pro-ACTA website, made the rounds earlier this month, along with a new report claiming ACTA would create billions of euros in growth and hundreds of thousands of new jobs. Glyn Moody was quick to pull the facts apart. FSF called it "3rd-rate astroturfing" and EDRI suspected "parody."...
ACTAfacts? ACTAfiction? Or Just Unsourced Pro-ACTA Propaganda Purporting To Be Objective?

Talking Covers: A look inside the minds of book cover designers and authors

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All forms of design serve to communicate meaning in some way, but every genre has to be handled differently, case by case. And so, just like how packaging and product design live in different worlds than the Web, book cover design involves a unique challenge: summing up thousands of words...
Talking Covers: A look inside the minds of book cover designers and authors

The web presents deaf and disabled people with a digital glass wall | Charlie Swinbourne

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An architect designing a new building would have to consider disabled access. Web designers must think the same wayWhen you think about the barriers facing deaf and disabled people, it's easy to think about obstacles in the physical world. You might consider the problems a wheelchair user would have getting...
The web presents deaf and disabled people with a digital glass wall | Charlie Swinbourne

Note to media: Serve your users, not your platform

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Everyone in the media industry seems to be trying to find a magic recipe for digital success, whether it’s a paywall or an iPad app or an outsourced news-aggregation service like Journatic. But it’s worth remembering that the simple things matter as well — such as giving readers something...
Note to media: Serve your users, not your platform

TypeButter makes it easy for anyone to kern their Web typography

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The web has historically been a messy place for typography. Only recently have embedded fonts become a popular technique, but browsers are still behind on type presentation and flexibility. This is why jQuery has been a godsend for web designers, allowing them to hack the way each and every letter...
TypeButter makes it easy for anyone to kern their Web typography

Usabilla Discover launches and is much more than “Pinterest for designers” [Invites]

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Usabilla, a usability startup that helps companies refine their user experience design, has just launched Usabilla Discover in beta, a discovery tool for designers and developers that merges together the best of sites like Dribble and Pinterest. After first use, Usabilla Discover proves to be much more than a niche pinning site, allowing Web professionals to collect and...
Usabilla Discover launches and is much more than “Pinterest for designers” [Invites]

The datablog as you've never seen it before: presenting Silk, a fresh and interactive way to visualise content

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A new Dutch web app promises to revolutionise the way we interact with content-rich websites. Here's a case-study using the datablog• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianA team of Dutch web-designers and digital engineers today launched Silk, their new and ambitious web-app which doubles as a flexible...
The datablog as you've never seen it before: presenting Silk, a fresh and interactive way to visualise content

Adobe Shadow taps into Chrome, iOS & Android to make web app development easier

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Yesterday, Adobe released Adobe Shadow, a brand new tool for web developers to test out their work instantly on multiple devices. Simply download the app on your devices and install the Chrome browser plugin on your main computer. After connecting each device via your WiFi network with a passcode, your every...
Adobe Shadow taps into Chrome, iOS & Android to make web app development easier
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Has The Megaupload Shutdown Been Good For The Entertainment Industry?

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One of our most vocal (yet anonymous) critics posted an off-topic comment on a totally unrelated story mocking us for not having covered the story of how Hollywood has been saved (saved!) thanks to the shutdown of Megaupload. Of course, the reason we hadn't covered the story was because we...
Has The Megaupload Shutdown Been Good For The Entertainment Industry?

Web designers: You can create custom, responsive grids with Gridset

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Gridset, created by Mark Boulton Design, is a tool that lets Web designers build and manage custom, responsive grid-based layouts for their projects. It first began as an internal tool but has since grown into its own product that, while still in private beta, looks quite promising. But grids!? That’s...
Web designers: You can create custom, responsive grids with Gridset
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