Interactive Tools & Software

website-ideas

Portfolio Design Trends & Website Ideas

In honor of Patrick McNeil’s latest workshop, Web Design 101, we’ll feature some of his inspirational content from The Web Designer’s Idea Book vol. 4 to showcase the current web design trends. McNeil’s two-part workshop guides print designers without web design knowledge through the web design basics. Luckily, print designers already possess skills that transfer...

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Front End Development Tool: Foundation for Apps

Zurb’s Foundation is one of the two biggest front end development frameworks right now (with Bootstrap being the other big dog). While both of these addressed the developers’ needs as far as presenting responsive creations in the browser, no one was helping out app developers. Surprising as it may be, many apps actually rely...

jquery-plugins

3 Places to Find jQuery Plugins for Designers

jQuery is a powerful weapon in a front end developer’s arsenal, but sifting through the epic quantity of plugins is a frustrating process. When you visit the official jQuery plugin directory, you might find yourself instantly overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of options. Even worse is that there is little indication as to which...

yosemite

Make It Flatter: The Yosemite Backlash

Since its release last year, OS X Yosemite has seen a steady adoption rate, but some designers have avoided it. And yet, many designers and users in general, aren't completely satisfied with Mac OS X 10.10. On social media as well as Apple's support community, the Yosemite-haters vent their frustration. They've either avoided Yosemite...