What does your computer workstation setup look like?

What does your computer workstation setup look like?

As web designers and developers we spend a great deal of our time sitting at our desk staring at our computer screen. Since we spend much more time at our computer workstation than your average person, it makes sense that our workstation should be a bit better than your average workstation setup.

Awesome beer ads from around the world

Awesome beer ads from around the world

Beer is an amazing drink, enjoyed by millions of people around the world, including me. There are plenty of different types and styles of beer made by a large range of companies. The beer industry is huge and very competitive so I guess it’s no surprise that some of the greatest ads have been beer ads. Here are some creative beer print ads from around the world to get you in the drinking mood. Which is your favourite advertisement and more importantly, your favourite beer?

Digital art of the most beautiful CG women

Digital art of the most beautiful CG women

It’s amazing what digital artists can do these days. Equipped with just a computer and their imagination they can manipulate the pixels on the screen to produce beautiful works of art. Not surprisingly, the subject of some of the most beautiful examples of digital art is women. Below you will find digital art of the most beautiful CG women. These digital beauties were created by masterful artists using Photoshop as well as various 3D software. Which of these beauties is your favorite and who do you think is the best artist?

Free services to monitor the uptime of multiple websites

Free services to monitor the uptime of multiple websites

You can’t keep an eye on all of your websites every minute of every day no matter how hard you try. Luckily there are free services out there that will monitor the uptime of your websites for you and let you know when one of your websites goes down. Most website monitoring services only allow you to monitor one website for free, but these great services below allow you to monitor multiple websites for free.

Are you a designer, a coder or a bit of both?

Are you a designer, a coder or a bit of both?

The digital world was built, pixel by pixel, by designers and coders. Designers come up with the graphics and layout and the coders put it together and make it work. Things have worked like this for ages, until now. Recently there have been more and more designers learning to code, everything from CSS to PHP. Is this new breed of hybrids the future of the digital sphere or are they just a bunch of wanna be coders?

What do people really think about brands?

What do people really think about brands?

I wonder what people really think about some of the brands out there today? It would be great if there was a way to collect all of this data and display it visually somehow.  Brand Tags have done just that, and they have done it in a very simple and clever way.

Must have WordPress plugins for bloggers

Must have WordPress plugins for bloggers

WordPress is a great blogging platform and CMS, so it’s no surprise that more and more people are using it everyday. One of the main reasons WordPress is so popular is due to its huge following and support from developers. They’re the ones creating all of the great WordPress plugins that we take for granted. Of course, not all plugins were created equal, so in this post I’m going to go through some of the must have WordPress plugins that I have found over the years. Please also let me know of any great WordPress plugins you have found useful.

A simple way to add a Facebook like button to your website

A simple way to add a Facebook like button to your website

With over 500 million active users, Facebook is a giant in the Internet sphere. It’s not surprising to see more and more websites and blogs placing Facebook like buttons on their sites to get more visitors and exposure. Placing a Facebook like button on your web page allows people to like your page and share it with their Facebook friends. It’s pretty simple to add one to your site and I’ll show you how to do it in a few simple steps.

Center a website horizontally and vertically using CSS

Center a website horizontally and vertically using CSS

Let’s say that you have a website or a div that you need to place in the center of of the page both horizontally and vertically. You may be creating a pop-up window or a centered website, as long as your site has a set height and width it’s easy to center it.

A simple way to display your latest tweet on your website

A simple way to display your latest tweet on your website

These days everyone is on Twitter. There are tweets flying left, right and center through cyberspace. So how do you get your latest tweet to display on your website? Well there are plenty of ways to do it, but the easiest way that I have come across is this one.  No plugins or installation required and it works on any website. All you need to do is copy and paste three lines of code and you’re done.

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