Why Coders Need to Understand Design

I see more web professionals specializing these days. There was a time where web designers literally did everything. If you worked on the web it meant you did coding, design, photography and any backend work. Now many become so specialized they hyper focus, often on a specific platform. There are fewer Javascript experts and more […]

Read More

23 Great Web Design Books for Under $5

If you’re anything like me you probably have six books you are reading at any one time. My thirst for knowledge is unrelenting… and I bet your’s is too. While there are few investments more worthwhile than your own wisdom the constant purchasing of books can put a hurting on your wallet. In my case, I often […]

Read More

Parallax Scrolling Effect – 12 Tutorials and Resources

I try not to succumb to the lure of new design tricks but alas I am human. While I have been able to avoid several recent design trends, I must confuse the “wow” of parallax scrolling grabbed me by the brain and hypnotized me for some time. I was so stricken that several previous design concepts for […]

Read More

40 Web Fonts for Body Copy

Few words can describe the euphoria I felt upon learning of widespread @font-face support. The time and effort once required to make typographically pleasing websites would be reduced forever. The very notion of dropping tools like Cufon, sIFR and image replacement had me grinning ear for ear. And what of body copy? Designers could finally […]

Read More