What your web design says about you

What your web design says about you

A website is comprised of many different components which all work together to produce the final result that you see in your browser window. The fonts and colours you use on your website each play a part in determining what your site will say to viewers. But what does your web design say about you? This clever infographic outlines what the fonts and colours you use on your site say about you while also providing some statistics about colour theory and font usage on the internet. Click on the infographic below to enlarge it.

Social Browsers – The browsers of the future?

Social Browsers – The browsers of the future?

These days, surfing the net involves more than simply navigating various web pages. We now use the net to share information, keep in contact with our friends, search for solutions to problems and get updates on news and information. So we as internet users have evolved over the years and so too has the internet browser. The rapid growth of social media in the internet sphere has spurred the development of “Social Browsers” which aim to improve your web browsing experience by incorporating social media into the mix.

Amazing iPad Artists

Amazing iPad Artists

Most people think of the iPad as just a cool toy to have a play with, but a few talented artists have shown that it’s much more than that. Thanks to a simple yet powerful iPad app called “Brushes“, David Kassan and Kyle Lambert have created some amazing iPad artworks. Using their creativity they have redefined the way the iPad is used and there are many other aspiring artists following in their footsteps. Check out some of their iPad art work below. Click on the images to see videos of the artworks being created.

A life on Facebook

A life on Facebook

With over 500 million users, it’s no secret that Facebook has become part of many of our lives. More than that, we tend to live dual lives these days, our everyday life and our online life. Facebook records and documents our online lives for all of our friends to see. But what would a life look like through the Facebook interface? Maxime Luere has cleverly directed a great short film of the life story of a man told through the Facebook interface. A life on Facebook, check it out below.

Web Designers Vs Web Developers

Web Designers Vs Web Developers

Web Designers and Web Developers work pretty well together most of the time, right? The developers code up the websites and the designers make them look pretty. Sounds like a match made in heaven, doesn’t it? Shane Snow has created a great infographic which I think sums up the battle between designers and developers pretty well. I can assure you that there are absolutely no stereotypes present in this infographic and all information included in the graphic is highly accurate. Great work @shanesnow!

Create your own cartoon character on Facebook

Create your own cartoon character on Facebook

If you’re getting a bit bored with your current Facebook profile picture then you’re going to love this new Facebook application that allows you to create your own cartoon character. You can create yourself as a cute manga style cartoon character and then post it on your Facebook profile.

CMS comparison tool – Compare content management systems

CMS comparison tool – Compare content management systems

A Content Management System (CMS) is an important tool to manage your website content. There are heaps of different CMS’s to choose from and many of them have different features to consider. CMS Matrix is an online tool that will help you compare over a thousand different CMS’s and show you ratings for each one.

Is crowdsourcing good or evil?

Is crowdsourcing good or evil?

Crowdsourcing is basically the act of obtaining a solution to a problem from a community of people. A few examples of crowdsourcing in the design industry are Design Crowd and 99 Designs. Let’s say that a business needs a logo design. The business can simply submit their brief to a community of designers and over a week’s time they will receive hundreds of logo designs from designers all over the world. They then pick their favourite logo design and that designer gets paid. It’s a very simple yet powerful concept that is growing rapidly and changing the design industry as we know it. But is this change for the better or worse, let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons.

Speed up your site with Google Page Speed

Speed up your site with Google Page Speed

The guys at Google know how to make a website load and display quickly. They have spent a lot of time researching how to make web pages load faster and Google Page Speed is a great tool to help you do the same with your own websites.

Equal height columns using jQuery

Equal height columns using jQuery

While working on a project the other day I came across a problem which I’m sure many of you have faced before. I needed my three dynamic height columns, each with different content to be the same height. There are a few ways to do this using CSS, but they require extra HTML markup which I think is a bit messy. So instead I used some clean and simple jQuery magic.

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