This process can be difficult without a bit of inspiration. Thus I’ve put together this wonderful collection of 32 mobile websites. These are all live projects you can visit online either from your web browser or on your mobile phone. Many of the ideas aren’t revolutionary but have taken a long time to become adopted into mainstream. Let us know your thoughts or suggestions in the post discussion area below.
It can be extremely difficult to keep up with these trends. Not everybody can check for new freebies on their own each week and pick up their favorites. So I’ve put together this showcase of 29 brand new freebies released over the past 4 weeks. Grab some of your favorites and see if they can fit into any future design projects.
Navigation Bar Freebbbie
A brochure design must have a clean and uncluttered structure and must not consist of a broad array of graphic elements just for the sake of giving it a different look. The main purpose of a brochure is to set up a visual amalgamation for prospective clients through the use of images, text and symbols.
Adobe Creative Suite needs no introduction: we all use it, and we all desperately try to keep up with their upgrades and their rising price tags. This week Adobe launched its latest version, CS6, which includes a whopping 19 applications and is divided in four main suites. Like its predecessors, CS4 and CS5, the packaging and graphics have been designed by San Francisco, CA-based Tolleson Design, who have put together a very comprehensive case study with video and behind the scenes here — some of the more relevant images are included in this post.
There has been a long-running war going on over the mobile Web: it can be summarized with the following question: “Is there a mobile Web?” That is, is the mobile device so fundamentally different that you should make different websites for it, or is there only one Web that we access using a variety of different devices? Acclaimed usability pundit Jakob Nielsen thinks that you should make separate mobile websites. I disagree.
There is a real need for serving media that is appropriate for the device and circumstance, since we know so little about any particular web request. I recently posted a blog post with so many images on it the page weighed in at 2.29 MB. I should have posted a warning when I tweeted it: “Don’t click this if on a 3G network, it probably take forever, just check it out when you get home.”
Watch Adobe Photoshop CS6 details and new features with Julieanne Kost, Photo Gavin, Russell Brown, and Terry White.
by Julieanne Kost
This list is the 15 most incredible WordPress plugins.
- W3 Total Cache – This WordPress plugin is great for two reasons. First, it makes your pages load way faster. Second, since it stores static versions of your site, it requires much less CPU processing than using WordPress all by itself. This WordPress plugin is number one on the list for a reason.
- HeadSpace: WordPress SEO Made Simple- Move over All in one SEO. There’s a new guy in town. HeadSpace provides you with the features you need to drive your site to the top. People spend way to much time working on SEO and too little time writing great content. This plugin let’s you put your focus back where it belongs. It takes care of all the SEO work that your blog will need.
In fact the new features of CSS3 allow us a complete control of some properties able to create nice effects without the use of jpgs, pngs or gifs. New properties of CSS3, such as box-shadow, avoid creating pixel-perfect images to make precious your web design.
For a long time I’ve thought about Photoshop (or other image editors) ‘it is an essential tool to develope a website.’ Actually I’m changing this point of view to ‘it is an useful tool to develope a website.’
HTML5 is going to play a big part in the way we web developer for many years to come.
HTML5 is the latest version of HTML or Hypertext Markup Language. It is currently only fully supported by a handful of browsers but the next year should see a large increase in usage. It isn’t expected to be completed until 2014, but the features that are available now are a great way to become acquainted with HTML5 and add some cool elements to your website.
A number of years ago we talked about The CSS “Ah ha!” Moment. That is, the moment in which you learned something about CSS that made it click for you and had the feeling of understanding wash over you. For CSS, mine was realizing that every element on the page was a rectangular box that lay themselves out in a particular manner and that I could affect the size, position and contents of those boxes.
More and more applications these days are migrating to the Web. Without platform constraints or installation requirements, the software-as-a-service model looks very attractive. Web application interface design is, at its core, Web design; however, its focus is mainly on function. To compete with desktop applications, Web apps must offer simple, intuitive and responsive user interfaces that let their users get things done with less effort and time.