Ted Balmer

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Roast Pork and Broccoli Rabe Sandwich

Everyone knows the iconic sandwich of Philadelphia is the cheesesteak, but what if we told you the locals actually prefer another hometown favorite? …

Edible Landscaping

Lettuce is a widely adapted winter vegetable in most zone 7, 8, and 9 climates. It grows and can be harvested all winter.<p>You can garden through the …

Gardening

Eye-Catching App Icon Design: How To

• 11 min read<br>• Mobile, Process, Apps, Wireframing, Workflow<p>Creating that singular piece of graphic design that users will first interact with each time …

Change Browser URL Without Refreshing Page Using jQuery And HTML5

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018<p>Tags:- jQuery HTML5 CSS<p>In this tutorial we will show you how to change browser URL without refreshing page using jQuery and …

10 CSS Libraries for Better Image Hover Effects

Letting users <b>easily and clearly know which part of the webpage is clickable</b> is an important part of UX design. The old but gold way of doing it was …

How to Draw Trees

Trees seem like one of the few things that are easy to draw. However, if you know nothing about drawing, you may either go too simple...<p>... or too …

Weekly News for Designers (N.334) - CSS Animation, Responsive Grid, Flat Colors

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.<p>You can …

Web Design

5 Web Design Trends You Need To Know In 2016

We are a few months into 2016 and there are a few trends that need to be pointed out. These trends are popping up everywhere and they seem to be …

Web Design

How to design HTML5 games

HTML5 and the term “cross platform” are buzz words, and for good reason. The technology works for smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. …

This Is the Only Taco Recipe You Need This Cinco de Mayo

Sure, Cinco de Mayo has a historic significance, but it’s also a great excuse to indulge in your favorite Mexican recipes. And what better way to …

A Better iOS Architecture: A Deep Look At The Model-View-Controller Pattern

• 33 min read<br>• Mobile, Apps, Patterns, iOS, Swift<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web …

Web Form Design Best Practices: 5 Useful UI Patterns

From a technical standpoint, forms are easy. A dollop of HTML, a dash of CSS, a serving of your favorite back-end code, and you’re ready to go. But …

5 Things You Should Know About CSS Specificity

CSS Specificity is sort of formula, which helps the browsers to decide which CSS property value will take precedence and will be applied to the …

Web Design

How to paint an urban sci-fi character

My workshop will reveal how to take a sketch and turn it into a polished illustration, creating a piece of art with plenty of impact. When I'm …

Graphics

Houdini: Maybe The Most Exciting Development In CSS You’ve Never Heard Of

Have you ever wanted to use a particular CSS feature but didn’t because it <b>wasn’t fully supported in all browsers</b>? Or, worse, it was supported in all …

Web Design

Accessible, Simple, Responsive Tables

<i>There is no single solution to make any <table> appropriately responsive. That's what I like about this post by Davide Rizzo: it admits that, then</i> …

Style Guides

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How To Create The Perfect Logo

Back in 2011 the world celebrated the anniversary of a “logo” – a mark you may be wearing on your tee right now. More than forty years ago, Carolyn …

Graphic Design

Button UX Design: Best Practices, Types and States

Buttons are an ordinary, every-day element of interaction design. Despite this, because buttons are a <i>vital element in creating a smooth</i> …

A UX Designer’s Guide to Improving Speed of Use

Today’s product experiences are becoming blazing fast. We expect speed. We demand no more than a few minutes for Uber car arrivals, same-day …

UI Design

Advanced CSS Selectors you never knew about

CSS is awesome. It paints the web with designs we all know and love. Often times content behind the scenes gets targeted by adding a simple id or …

The 7-Minute Guide to Flat Design 2.0

Flat design is more than a passing trend. The aesthetic will continue to evolve and is sticking around thanks to its roots in design theory …

UI Design

Web design trends for 2016 and their impact on SEO

Inspired Magazine <br>Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily“A thing of beauty is a joy forever!” This illustrious phrase of Keats’ may be …

UI Design

4 Techniques To Add More Life to Flat UI Design

Google, Starbucks, Microsoft. Big brands are all going flat. Their sites, not their sales.The influence of big brands making a change like this is …

UI Design

UX and Design Trends. What will It Take to Make Visitors Happy in 2016?

Although outsourcing has slowed dev jobs growth, other areas in the IT sector, including eCommerce business and web design and development, continue …

Web Design

How to Use CSS3 Transitions & Animations to Highlight UI Changes

Designers and artists have a long history of experimenting with motion, effects, and different kinds of illusions with the aim of adding an extra …

How to Use ARIA Effectively with HTML5 — SitePoint

ARIA stands for ‘Accessible Rich Internet Applications’ and can help make your website more accessible to people with disabilities such as hearing or …

How to Redesign a Website To Look Incredible on Mobile

Fifteen years ago, undergoing a website redesign was a much more straightforward endeavor — you simply decided how your desktop experience would …

Tools for Building Perfect Color Palettes

It’s been almost two months since Pantone shocked us with not one, but two colors of the year for 2016. And now it’s time to start creating.<p>What …