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Posts from 2009

30 Web Design Blogs With Consistently Good Content

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There’s a growing number of design blogs scattered around the web, each focusing on various aspects of design, such as web design, graphic design, web development, and even UX design. This collection of 30 web design blogs all have a primary focus on web design and web development, and each one consistently pumps out great content, whether it’s in the form of inspiration, discussion, theory or tutorials. If you’re looking for some scrumptious goodies to feed your creative inner geek, look no further than this feast!

10 Usability Crimes You Really Shouldn’t Commit

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Over time certain conventions and best practices have been developed to help improve the general usability of websites during their design and build. This roundup of ten usability crimes highlights some of the most common mistakes or overlooked areas in web design and provides an alternative solution to help enhance the usability of your website.

15 Useful Resources to Get Clued Up on HTML5

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HTML5 this, HTML5 that! There’s been plenty of HTML5 talk around the blogging world recently. It’s no longer a tiny spec on the horizon, it’s due to arrive soon! Some have already embraced it and are using it on their latest HTML5 sites. Want to join in on all the fun?

Check out this collection of some of the best resources from various blogs and websites in the industry. Each one gives an interesting insight into what’s in store with detailed write-ups, tutorials and handy cheat sheets to help you along your way.

Create Sidebars of Equal Height with Faux Columns

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CSS can sometimes be a tricky business. There are times when even the simplest of layouts take some serious brainstorming! One of those frustrating times is when you want to create a series of columns of equal height, but the content in one column might be longer than the next. Here’s where the Faux Column technique steps in, let’s take a look at how this solution can make even the most complicated layout a breeze to code up.

How to Build a Simple Button with CSS Image Sprites

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The button is one of the most common elements in the world of the web. In modern web design, buttons are used not only on forms but also as visual aids that draw attention to important elements of the page. Let’s take a look at building a simple button using CSS image sprites, starting right at the beginning in Photoshop and finishing with the complete code example. This one’s a good one for anyone getting started with CSS!

How To Create a Pure CSS Polaroid Photo Gallery

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Magical things can be done by combining various CSS properties, especially when some of the new CSS3 tricks are thrown into the mix. Want to build a stack of Polaroid photos with pure CSS styling? In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a CSS Polaroid photo gallery.