I’m a firm believer in using the right tool for the job. Right now I spend most of my time coding in either Sublime Text 2, Textmate, or Visual Studio 2010. There’s a lot of things I like about each of these editors but there is one that I find myself using more and more, however, I’m not ready to make a verdict yet. Before we get going, I know that reviewing and comparing text editors or any tool can be a bit like comparing sports teams. Everyone has their favorite and the differences can be superficial and highly personal so with that in mind, here’s my take on a couple of the more popular tools of the trade.Some Background
TextMate was originally released in [...]
There are two ways you can go when designing a 404 page for your website – you could go the sensible route and make it usable and try to help the reader find exactly what they were looking for or, you could design a 404 page that not only defines the character of the web site or the designer, but also makes it a pleasure and surprise. Its amazing the effect a sprinkle of humor and some creativity can have on someone and it will certainly make your site that little bit more memorable.
Below, we have a collection of sites with original, creative and generally humorous 404 pages. You may notice that some do not meet even the most basic usability guidelines, but who cares, they [...]
Here’s a scary fact. By the end of 2013, there will be more mobile devices on Earth than people. In fact, the smartphone market is now larger than the PC market, with global figures in 2012 revealing smartphones outsold PCs for the first year ever.
Microsoft even predicts that mobile Internet use will surpass desktop use in 2014. That doesn’t mean the humble PC is dead, but it does mean the PC’s smaller screened cousin is finally securing its place in our hands, and hearts.
For developers and designers, that means it’s time to have a good think about responsive design and mobile-first builds, especially as mobile eCommerce starts to make an impact on the bottom [...]
There are some awesome typeface fonts available on the web today for designers who need high quality fonts for free. As designers we enjoy many freebies which make our lives easier for various projects. I have to confess, there are many awesome fonts out there that are not cheap. So I decided to compiled a collection of free fonts to use in Logo Design.
There is a ton of free fonts which you can obtain from the internet, but are not appropriate for logo designs. These fonts below are all exceptional and will work well with logos.
Here’s a collection over 25 of the very best & free fonts, which are appropriate for Logo Designs. Each typeface has been [...]
Here we have collected the following 20 Really Useful Scripts & Components on CodeCanyon. You may find them useful when developing your own web applications. Please feel free to suggest some useful scripts you found somewhere else as well.1. Living Form
This technique allows you to create unique forms that are guaranteed to impress your clients. You can choose multiple colors and adjust more than ten [...]
I am a functionality-over-form kind of guy. I’ll use Windows and Android because of the programs I can run rather than the beautiful walled gardens of OSX and iOS. I prefer an LG television set with better USB options than a stunning Sony Bravia. And I’m all for buying ill-fitting pants if it means they offer more comfort.
As long as it’s not downright ugly (and granted, ugly is a subjective term), I will always pick a product that offers more functionality than the one that is designed better.
And that’s what Wrike is. In terms of design chops, it’s got nothing going for it. In fact, there will be many who find it ugly. But it has so much power under the hood that to [...]