Spam is a widespread issue with many and all websites that accept user input. Whether be it a contact form, a comment system, a forum, or any other type of service, you are subject to spam. Ever since the fight against spam begun, hundreds of prevention tools have arisen, with some failing and some succeeding […]
Have you ever seen those small grey descriptions in Google search results below the title? If you’re curious on how to get them, then the answer is embedded metadata. With the words embedded metadata we refer to a way to add invisible information in an HTML/XHTML document. These informations will be machine readable, by Google […]
Cheatsheets and various quick reference guides are available for almost any type of software and language these days. Unfortunately they’re not always easy to find when you actually need them. This is why I decided to take some time to gather up as many as possible and share them with you here! Hopefully this can […]
A couple days ago I wrote on Twitter that I wasn’t using many of the iPad apps I had downloaded and people started sending me suggestions, so I thought I could download more apps and see which ones I liked best. This post features over 30 iPad apps that I think designers, developers and creatives […]
With new elements of design trending the web it’s no surprise a large portion of these aim towards enhancing the user experience. What better way to help create a more usable environment then to start by properly structuring the way your users interact with key aspects of your websites (i.e. the login process)? This is […]
Mindmapping is the process of drawing up diagrams that show relations between various ideas, tasks or information. For many of us this shows to actually be a way of taking notes that can be more useful than just writing down keywords or sentences like we do on a to-do list. By drawing mind maps you […]
Grids are an invisible foundation that structure the websites we develop and design. This invisible foundation makes it possible for rapid development, concise code, and a much more organized layout. Of course you’re not obligated to use a grid, and grid-less websites are fine if the random structure is intended, however, if avoidance of a […]
Designing a website that’s as much successful as it is effective takes time, skills, and a lot of testing. Normally, when we’re talking about web design and we hear the word testing, the first thing that comes to mind is usability, and that’s fine, but when was the last time you sat down to analyze […]
To effectively manage a project with very little mistakes, you must make it a priority to plan. Diving into the development process with not a single clue as to what elements go where or how certain aspects of a websites interface differ from one another is dooming yourself to hard-earned headaches.
For as long as humans have been able to hold a pen and a paper in hand, we have been prototyping and although different from now, “wireframing“. This dates back to thousands of years ago when architects and artists began converting their artwork into an actual physical presence.
84% of Americans currently own a mobile phone. Sadly, there are no figures showing how many of these devices are ageing bricks without internet capabilities, but you can bet that, within a few years, the majority of mobile phone users will be able to browse the internet, wherever they are. Right now, most websites are […]