Elwyn Davies

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A Simple, Powerful, Hosted CMS

Edit All Your Websites<p>Manage all your websites from the same account. Surreal CMS connects to your web server over FTP, SFTP, or Amazon S3. Use the …

70 best free fonts for designers

Free fonts: quick links<p>In this freshly updated free fonts for designers post, we bring you the world's best free fonts. We've filtered out the jewels …

Typography

The designer's guide to Google Analytics

All too often, designers are guilty of designing beautiful websites without consistently monitoring their performance. Of course it would be easier …

Google Analytics

Easel - Design & build in your browser

Easel is an in-browser, high-fidelity web design tool aimed at designers and developers on small teams.<p>Read the full story ⟶<p>en_US<p>article<p>Easel is an …

Use of Huge Sliders in Website Design: Best Practice

Being one of the main conditions of creating website designs, multi-device support is a definitely hot trend and must-have nowadays. But when we are …

Tutorials

59 Exciting Podcasts For Web Designers And Developers

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Cool Tools are a Must-Have for Web Designers

Admit it, as a designer you are always looking for cool new tips, tools and tricks to enhance your projects and make your life a little easier. …

Tips

Studies have shown that over 70% of Americans do not enjoy their work. That’s a pretty sad statistics, if you ask me. Hopefully, the 30% left …

Web Design

20 Excellent Wireframing Tools for Mobile

1. Proto<p>2. Moqups<p>3. UXPin<p>4. Balsamiq<p>5. Justinmind<p>6. Fluid<p>7. Axure<p>8. Mockflow<p>9. Protoshare<p>10. Wireframe<p>11. Wireframe Sketcher<p>12. Omnigraffle<p>13. …

Boxes and Arrows -

Design is a logical art. It’s the thought process behind the first mark on a page. It’s empathy applied systematically. It’s creative through …

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Vintage Inspiration

I was helping a friend find some vintage inspiration for a project she is working on. I realized that it may be a good idea to gather some vintage …

Graphic Design

An Easy Way To Present Adobe Fireworks Design Prototypes

12 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Home

Playback everything visitors do on your site.<p>Session Recording<p>Watch individual visitors use your site as if you're looking over their …

The Next Big UI Idea: Gadgets That Adapt To Your Skill

As gadgets get more complicated, UIs must be able to teach their users over time. Philip Battin shows how.<p>More and more interactive products are being returned. In 2002, 48% of all returned products were technically fully functional but were rejected for failing to satisfy user needs (28%) or …

How H&M uses Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

<b>H&M is rated as one of the world’s top 25 brands, so it’s a great candidate for one of our posts looking at how brands use the four main social</b> …

Social Media

The 14 most exciting open source projects on the web

We're constantly amazed by all of the cool new open source projects; if you look around there's almost always a blinding open source alternative to …

JavaScript

The web designer's guide to style tiles

Style tiles are a visual reference to the design language of a website (or other design deliverable). They help tell a story through fonts, colour …

Mockups

Designing Better Experiences Through Data

Access to big data is growing at an incredible pace. With increased information from various sources available on smartphones and tablets, many …

Improve Your User Experience with This Simple Design Trick

Looking for a simple way to increase the user experience on your website?<p>It’s as simple as adding white space.<p>White space refers to the empty space …

Niice: A Design Search Engine Powered By Behance, Dribbble & Designspiration

Headlining our list of 20 useful tools and resources for Web designers, Niice is a visual search engine built to inspire you.<p>Powered by Behance, Dribbble and Designspiration, Niice pulls in content from these sources (more will be added soon) and displays them in a simple, easy-to-consume grid. For …

Explicit Grid-based Website Designs: Showcase and Practice

Nowadays, majority of website designs are based on grids; days of chaotic layouts are gone, and today is the era of ordering and structuring, …

UI Design

8 Web Development Resources and Tools you Should Try

The design/development community evolves in a fast pace and it is very hard to keep track of everything that is happening around us. This is why we …

APIs

Google reveals Glass specs: one-day battery life, bone conduction audio, 16GB storage

Alongside the first details of its Mirror API for Glass apps, Google has published a list of technical specifications for the head-mounted device. Glass features a 640 x 360 display that Google says is the "equivalent of a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away," a 5-megapixel camera …

Designing for a Responsive Web Means Starting with Type First

The pervasiveness of mobile devices today means audiences want to consume content on whichever browser or device they prefer. As a result, web …

How to Write Cool Copy for Unsexy Stuff

Are you writing or curating content for a company with a seemingly unsexy product or service?<p>Trust me, you’re not alone. Most writers don’t work for …

15 Color Palettes from Top Financial Websites

In design, color is as important as words for conveying your brand’s style and personality.<p>But there’s more to choosing a color palette than simply …

How To Build Your Own Custom Google Analytics Dashboard

You have probably already figured out that I’m a bit of an analytics nut. Not only do I use Google Analytics but I also use several alternatives. I …

5 Ways to Protect your Website from Google SEO Penalties

Everyone in SEO is talking about it…a new Penguin update is on the way and it is rumored that it will make last April’s ruthless Penguin update look …

Search Engines