As a web professional, it is important to keep up with the latest web technology and continue to up-skill yourself throughout your career. One easy way to up-skill is by learning from online training websites. Since there are lots of these online training websites out there, it can be difficult to know where to start. We have done a quick review of the biggest online learning tools out there, and also created a nifty little comparison table to help you choose the best online learning ...
As we kick off a new year, most of us make resolutions... and some of us even stick to them! Here are 10 ways to be a better front-end developer in 2014. This is a helpful guide for designers and developers alike. The list is partly wise advice based on previous experience, and partly a new year's resolution.
In this post we discuss responsive web typography, the tools and techniques available to achieve it and two approaches that will make it easier and faster. We look at how to use Foundation to quickly achieve simple responsive typography and a custom Sass mixin which we created for greater control and responsiveness.
Once you have installed your custom fonts and they are ready to use, it’s time to fine tune them for readability, optimisation and accessibility. In this blog post, we will go over the best tweaks in CSS to make your content a better experience for your user.
In this part 2 of our web typography series, we profile why Google is all over web design, what Google Fonts are, how to use them and our favourite Google Font combinations. Don’t forget to also check out Top 6 tips for choosing fonts for your website and Introduction to Icon Fonts.
Remember the awesome dingbats of the early 2000s? In the last decade, they have evolved into sophisticated font sets now known as icon fonts or symbol fonts. Icon fonts are great to use for lots of projects, from social media icons to arrows and symbols, all you need is a bit of CSS. In this part 3 of our web typography series, we detail what icon fonts are, why you should use them, best use examples, and tips for implementation in your own design and development projects.
Wow, where did the year go? The holiday season is upon us again and this year, we ask the girl and guy geeks at Zing Design to give us their list of the top 10 coolest 2014 Christmas gift ideas for the silly season.
WordPress has seen a huge growth in popularity in recent years, and now roughly 19% of all websites are running on it. With this increase in popularity, the demand for tailor-made WordPress themes has skyrocketed. We've made a quick tutorial on how to get started building custom WordPress themes.
We explore the current state of geo-location based applications including use-cases in disaster response zones and the advantages of outsourcing the work to the masses. We will also look at apps that are improving our everyday activities and give you our thoughts on how they can be further improved.
As a follow up to our recent blog post on choosing colours for your web design project we thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at some of the different types of colour combinations you can use when coming up your colour scheme. In this blog post we will be exploring the use of colour triads as a means of coming up with a colour palette for your project.