Tips for Working with Technophobes

Let’s go out on a limb here and declare that web designers are generally pretty comfortable with technology. We know our way around computers, smartphones and other assorted gadgetry. Our clients, however, might be a different story. They may well be well-versed in these areas – or decidedly not. You might find that, when working[…]

۸ Code Snippets That Pay Homage to Apple Devices

As much as we associate Apple with its handheld devices these days, their history is filled with a great depth of other compelling products. Desktops, laptops, even printers and monitors. And, just like the ubiquitous iPhone (or even the iPod), they often were ahead of their time and quite prescient. Just think – PCs would[…]

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Adaptive Photo Layout with Flexbox – Create a masonry-style layout of photos using only CSS. Images done right: Web graphics, good to the last byte – Learn how digital images work and some ways to optimize them. Building a Scrapbook Layout with CSS Grid – A fun project that shows the true potential of CSS[…]

The Gutenberg WordPress Block Editor: The First Year

It may be hard to believe, but the WordPress block editor (a.k.a. “Gutenberg”) has been in core for nearly a year. The massively-overhauled editing experience was officially released to the public on December 6, 2018 as part of WordPress 5.0. The time leading up to that release was a stressful one. Those working on the[…]

Get into the Halloween Spirit with These Spooky Snippets

In recent years, Halloween has changed. What used to be an occasion for kids to score some sweet treats has become a big playground for adults, too. It’s not hard to spot those who feel the spirits – they’re usually the ones who have turned their home into a haunted house. And web designers aren’t[…]

Freebie: Vintage Vector Halloween Stamps

With Halloween just a few weeks away, and to help you get the celebrations started, we have a free set of spooky vector vintage stamps for you to use freely in both your personal and commercial projects. You can use them to create graphics for your social media campaigns, for your websites, for your newsletters,[…]

Building Websites with the Future in Mind

Web design is loaded with existential questions. One of the biggest being: Can I build a website today that will still be relevant (in both style and function) tomorrow? The answer probably depends on how many tomorrows into the future you’re referring to. But a good rule of thumb is that, the more time that[…]

Get the Data You Need in Real-Time with scrapestack Sponsored

These days, the typical website or mobile application pulls in data from a variety of sources. Places such as social media networks, multimedia providers, mapping tools and online retailers being prime examples. Together, these items combine with our own content to create a compelling user experience. Getting data from these disparate places can be a[…]

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uiprint – A collection of printable wireframes, mockups and sketchpads for your projects. Butter Cake – Check out this modern, lightweight CSS framework. Unicorn Vector Gradients – A free collection of unicorn-themed gradients. You know you want them. Two ways to create an image with a colour overlay in CSS – Add to your site’s[…]