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This is the must-have bundle for aspiring web developers

For web developers a line of code can look like a brush stroke. If you want to see code as the art it is, then it's time you picked up the Ultimate …

Graphic Design

10 Free Plugins for Adding Animation Effects to WordPress

Special effects such as smooth scrolling, page transitions or CSS animations can add some welcome personality to your WordPress website. Use them to …

Web Design

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

Time Management

Web Development Reading List #145: Font Loading Strategies, Scaling SVGs And Infinite Scrolling Done Right

I love articles that specifically focus on tiny little details within web development. For example, this week I stumbled upon an article featuring …

Web Development

The Nine States of Design

Modern UI teams are designing components first; Interfaces are merely the thoughtful composition of components. This leaves an often glaring hole for …

Creating an Animated Menu Indicator with CSS Selectors

<i>The following article is by James Nowland, a front end developer for Headjam, a creative agency in Newcastle, Australia. James has created a fairly</i> …

CSS

Collective #193

Inspirational Website of the Week: WoveA fantastic interactive design for a brilliant concept. Our pick this week. Get inspired <br>FilterBlendA new …

jQuery

3 Simple Ways To Create A Culture Of Design At Any Tech Company

Design-focused companies have outperformed the S&P 500 index by 228% in the last decade—so it pays to get it right.<p>It’s no secret that embracing design is a valuable investment for just about any company.<p>According to the Boston-based Design Management Institute, design-focused companies like Apple …

UX Design
Web Design

Cards! Cards Everywhere! Are Cards in Web Design the Future?

As a web designer, you probably find yourself in one of two camps:<p>You’re either <i>loving it</i> that cards are becoming more and more significant as a …

UI Design

How to perfect first-time UX in apps

Somehow, we’ve come to accept the notion that digital technology is the answer to all of life’s problems. That conclusion has resulted in more and …

Apps

Why You Should User Test Your Prototype Before Coding Anything

A friend of mine is in the process of re-designing his web app right now and he asked me this question:<b>Question:</b> <i>Would you suggest I user test the</i> …

UX Design

Handy Web Animations Tools

There are many web animation tools available in the market right now which helps web designers and developers create interactive animations with …

15 Steps towards building a Great Product!

Want to build the next great product on lines of Facebook, Twitter, Quora and likes? Here are the 15 Steps towards Building a Great Product! #StartupKarma - shared for helping other startups! Follow me on Twitter @beingpractical or drop a note on pj (at) beingpractical.com

Product Management

Better Website Background Videos With jQuery

Web designers have been using background videos in their designs for a number of years now, but until recently they were still fairly uncommon. In …

Top Collaboration Tools for Designers and Developers

Project managers are not the only people who can manage projects effectively. If you own a small web design and development business, then this area …

Project Management

Best tools for web designers

<i>For good web designers!</i><p>An important part of work of any good web designer is keeping up to date with trending tools to ease up his daily job. Every …

A list of creative exercises for creative teams

Every Friday afternoon, the Product Experience team at Foursquare gets together and ends the week with a creative exercise. The PX team is a big …

Guy Fieri

20 Best jQuery Flipbook Plugins

jQuery Flipbook plugins allow users to create flipbook or page-flips effects to present their product catalogs, sales brochures, contents etc. in a …

Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here’s How To Set One Up

Want to foster creativity? Skip the foosball table and opt for a war room instead. Google Ventures’s Jake Knapp shows you how. Plus: a peek inside Google Ventures’s own war room<p>In the last two years at Google Ventures, I’ve done design sprints with more than 80 startups. One of the simplest tricks …

Note-Taking
Graphic Design

12 Best Free jQuery Table Plugins

Creating and sharing tables on websites are a bit tough. But jQuery contains various plugins that allows users to create and showcase their data in …

jQuery

3 Website Layouts that Effectively Sell a Single Product

It’s rare to come across an e-commerce website that has more page than sellable items. It’s much easier to design a single-page website anyway, …

Web Design

CSS Animation Tools, Frameworks & Tutorials

We’re not going to be discussing the benefits of using CSS animations, nor are we going to talk about whether or not JS animation is faster that CSS …

Web Design

10 hacks that will change the way you use Gmail

Some of you are fortunate to be young enough that you don’t know what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail. Suffice it to say, …

Apps

These 16 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Apps

7 Ingredients You Should Never Add to Smoothies

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Food

56 Tools for Visual Improvements of Your Website Content

<i>by Dmitry Molchanov on Sep 04 2015</i><p>Visual elements of a web page play key role in capturing attention of readers. Image perception happens instantly …