How to Create a CSS Menu Using Image Sprites

Follow these steps to build your own modern navigation bar design, starting with the initial steps in Photoshop to flesh out the design, then moving on to constructing the HTML and styling with the CSS image sprite technique. However, if all that sounds too strenuous, there’s also a handy download of the source files especially for you!
  • June 9, 2009

  Setting cookies with jQuery

Setting and clearing cookies with jQuery is really easy (especially when compared with regular Javascript) but it's not included in the jQuery core and requires a plug-in. This post shows how to set, get the value of and clear cookies with jQuery.
  • June 9, 2009

  Adaptive CSS-Layouts: New Era In Fluid Layouts?

Fluid web designs have many benefits, but only if implemented correctly. With proper technique, a design can be seen correctly on large screens, small screens and even tiny PDA screens. With bad coding structure, however, a fluid layout can be disastrous. Because of this, we need to find ways to work around most, if not all, of the cons of fluid design.
  • June 9, 2009

  Javascript Best practices & JSLint

In some ways JavaScript could be considered just as lax as HTML when it comes to what is acceptable and what isn’t. For example, most browsers will let you get away with HTML that looks like this:
  • June 8, 2009

  Left-Brained vs. Right-Brained – The Developer/Designer Paradox

I think you’d agree after looking at the list above that right-brained thinkers sound like designers, and left-brained thinkers sound like developers. So it stands to reason that the common struggles that occur between designers and developers are nothing more than the predictable nature of a right-brained thinker versus a left-brained thinker.
  • June 8, 2009

  50 Fresh Useful Icon Sets For Your Next Design

The icons provided below may turn out to be useful and helpful in corporate designs, portfolios, blogs, magazines and in Web-applications. Please feel free to suggest more icon sets in the comments to this post.
  • June 8, 2009

  A 20 Min Intro to Typography

Typography plays a big role in graphic design and can be one of the hardest things to get right. My aim here is to introduce some of the basics and the most common areas of typography that will be important in your design work.
  • June 8, 2009

  The Power of Typography in Design

Your college professor may have placed a lot of importance on type and hierarchy. Your client may be telling you to make specific words “larger” so they’ll stand out more. No matter who it’s coming from, it’s clear that graphic design is a lot more than just colors and layout; it relies heavily on typography as well.
  • June 8, 2009

  Designers and the Need to Get Disconnected

Working as a web designer requires substantial amounts of time on the internet, or at least in front of a computer. This, of course, means that we face all kinds of potential distractions throughout our daily lives.
  • June 5, 2009