cactus-mac

When you’ve hard-coded a website from scratch dozens of times it starts to lose value quick. Thus Cactus for Mac is a great alternative static website builder. Quickly put together templates and structures for any type of layout including blogs, portfolios, even shopping pages. Granted these are all static templates and do require manual work…

slack-comunities

Slack is the favored chat client of most techies this day in age. It works like a combination of Instant Messaging plus the old IRC methods for archiving communication. If you’re a big Slack user then you should know about Slack communities. This is where the SlackIn website comes into play. SlackIn collects the most…

prototyping

The powerful and unique Precursor prototyping tool makes apps, wireframes, and presentations simple. Interactions are real and they can happen in real time. Team members can highlight, select, drag, or simply update pieces of an interface to display changes. You can try out a live demo to see how it all works. Precursor runs prototyping…

fb-emojis

A Dribbble designer named Tobia Crivellari recently put out a wonderfully creative freebie of Facebook’s latest emoji icons. The full iconset includes the same faces and icons that you’ll find with Facebook’s latest “like” button update. You can download the full .sketch file straight from Dribbble. All icons have been made as pure vector shapes…

graphic-app

A new program has hit the shelves to compete with the likes of Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator. It’s name is Autodesk Graphic and it’s making some waves in the design community. Graphic is made specifically for Mac OS X but can also run on iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. In the words of Autodesk:…

cakechart

The dynamic features of a typical pie chart plugin are often truly appreciated by developers. It takes far too much effort to create these from scratch & thankfully new libraries have appeared that offer this functionality. Cake Chart is a new open source script released on GitHub. It offers dynamic pie chart creation with hoverable…

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How would it feel to make your work 10 times easier? Well now it’s possible using the following efficient and clean-cut web design resources. 1. Ultimatumtheme.com The Ultimatum WordPress theme builder is one of the few tools to help you create your own themes, export them, and even create on demand templates for your customers….

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An attractively designed online store featuring popular products will draw in customers. There are however several things you need to take in to account, to keep your visitors from wandering away, and leaving half-filled shopping carts behind. Your website needs to be customer friendly, and here is how you can make that happen.   Creating…

28-happy-monday-simple-podcast

Those who love design are willing to follow in the footsteps of greats who came before. Podcasts are an excellent way to pick up information from these greats – but the podcasts themselves are only audio. As designers we care deeply about the packaging and its shiny little red bow. In the realm of web…

35-magazine-mockup-indesign-howto

Anyone who understands even the basics of print has a greater comprehension of design over those who strictly work digital. Print is still an active medium and will always be useful for things like business cards, posters, and book covers. InDesign is unequivocally the best program to study for any print work ranging from style…

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