55+ Extremely Useful Online Generators for Designers In 2008 when I launched my personal blog to share my experiences, I decided to call it Balkhis instead of using my full name (Syed Balkhi). As time passed on, I regretted that decision because it created a lot of confusion. People thought that my last name was Balkhis instead of Balkhi. I basically combined my last name with the first letter of my first name.I was @syedbalkhi across all social media platforms, so the brand wasn’t consistent.People didn’t know about my personal blog as much because they didn’t relate Balkhis with me. Well as I focus more on my personal brand in 2015, I made the crucial move of switching domain names.
51 Web Apps for Web Designers and Developers – Web.AppStorm Web design and development has significantly changed over the years, as have the tools and technologies involved. With these advancements come tools to make our lives easier, provide higher quality work and better services for our clients. Communication and collaboration over vast distances is no longer painfully frustrating (or impossible) and project or task management is now easier than ever. 7 UX design tools for an effective Scrum workflow – UNITiD – Medium As of late we have been running more and more projects using the Agile Scrum method. In fact, our largest projects are almost all conducted in multidisciplinary Scrum teams. And very successfully! Formerly we primarily worked using the Waterfall project methodology, so we had to adjust our workflow. Gradually we have developed an effective way of working for interaction and visual designers within Scrum projects.
15 jQuery Plugins For A Better Photo Gallery And Slideshow Photo Gallery, picture gallery, or slideshow are the best way to showcase your images/photos to your readers. There are a lot of different methods to create them and today we are going to look into different jQuery plugins that can be used to create a better photo gallery. 1. GalleryView Informative And Usable Footers In Web Design Advertisement Website designs have so many different elements that work together to convey information in a usable and organized manner. For a website to be effective, every element on the page, from the header to the footer, needs to add to its overall usability and readability. In this article, we’ll take a look at the footer and see what exactly makes for a good website footer. Keep in mind that just because the footer is at the bottom of the page doesn’t mean you should slack off with good design practice.
25 Fun & Creative Web Designs From DeviantArt How many web designers can say that there are too many places to draw inspiration from? Exactly. None. 20 Tools to Make the Life of a Web Developer Easier - Nettuts+ Developing a well-rounded aesthetically pleasing website can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned web developer. You must identify current trends and standards and determine ways to incorporate them into your designs. Luckily, there are many free tools which are available that can help you speed up your efforts and work in a more efficient manner. How To Use Help Elements To Improve Your Designs Advertisement When designing a website, the most important thing is to make it as usable and convenient as possible. On a website on which users could possibly get confused, it is best to include help elements. Help elements come in all different shapes and sizes: an entire page, a suggestion box or a quick tip. But they all have one thing in common: besides doing the obvious (i.e. helping the user), help elements provide an extra convenience that brings the website closer to that sought-after usability.
Make a Mega Drop-Down Menu with jQuery This article was written in 2009 and remains one of our most popular posts. If you’re keen to learn more about jQuery, you may find this recent article on the jQuery plugin registry of great interest. Mega drop-down menus are cropping up everywhere, and now that usability guru, Jakob Nielsen thinks they’re quite good, you can expect to see even more of these very soon. Here’s what he had to say about this trend: Given that regular drop-down menus are rife with usability problems, it takes a lot for me to recommend a new form of drop-down. But, as our testing videos show, mega drop-downs overcome the downsides of regular drop-downs.
In the Woods - Common Mistakes in Web Design Many rejected templates here on Themeforest suffer from the same few common mistakes: typography (font, line-height, letter-spacing, color), alignment (grid), and spacing (padding). In this tutorial, we are going to take a closer look at how to avoid these common errors. Typography You must understand how fonts affect the design of a page, and your readers. Unfortunately, you are restricted to using only a few web safe fonts that are available on most operating systems.
Expression Web SuperPreview makes cross-browser testing like moist delicious cake - istartedsomething Editorial note: If you’ve been following my tweets in the past 12 hours you’d have seen me hinting at something very cool for web developers coming out of Microsoft’s MIX09 event today. Well, it’s still at least 3 hours until MIX but it appears Microsoft’s own Expression Web team blog has let the dogs out early (their server is set to to New York time, not Las Vegas time), so consider the NDA broken “Expression Web SuperPreview”, the name is typical of Microsoft products, it’s technically self-explanatory but mind-numbingly bland and ridiculously long. To make matters worse, the beta being released today – a subset of the full release coming with Expression Web 3 – is called “Expression Web SuperPreview for Windows Internet Explorer”.
10+ Web Resources to Make Web Designer’s Life Easy First of all, I added a news section, so feel free to submit any interesting links, articles. Now, this article is another edition of my earlier post, about tools/resources web designer’s can/should use. I hope these sites helps you in your everyday work and project. Patterrific Even though from the name you might think the site is all about patterns, Patterrific offers more to offer than patterns. This site has lots of patterns, photoshop brushes and more. 25+ Web 2.0 Generators to rescue ( Be Lazy) Sometime there are projects or clients that need to be done in one days or so. When you need a quick striped background, a CSS menu, web 2.0 badges these tools are lifesavers. Recently, these generators helped me on one of the photo gallery I was working on. Maybe your are designer who wants to create and do all your design from scratch.