Author Archives: wadmin

4 tips for a smarter CSS workflow

Creating fancy CSS effects is great, says Shopify’s Jonathan Snook, but it’s more important to craft code that’s fast and efficient. You’ve only got to look at the amazing things people are making with CSS to know that, as a … Continue reading

Posted in CSS, Resources | Tagged | Leave a comment

20 Free Chalkboard Fonts

Experimenting and exploring new typefaces provides you a lot of design possibilities that can improve your design in terms of aesthetics. That is why having a great collection of fonts is a necessity for us designers. We here at Web … Continue reading

Posted in Freebies, Resources | Tagged | Leave a comment

Free download: 60 business icons by Icons Mind

If you’re planning to design a business app in 2015, you’re definitely going to need crystal clear business icons. So we’re delighted to bring you this free set of line-style icons designed by Icons Mind aimed squarely at designers working with … Continue reading

Posted in Freebies, Resources | Tagged | Leave a comment

7 great widgets to transform your website in 2015

Add great functionality your users will love with these great widgets. Do you ever visit a website and wonder how it got all of those amazing ‘extras’ to work? The booking form, the calendar, or even the weather display? Many … Continue reading

Posted in Applications | Leave a comment

Understanding the South African mobile consumer

People have been trading since antiquity and the saying “business as usual” is just as powerful as ever. The last couple of years have shaken up the way we do things, and this is because of an irrepressible shift in … Continue reading

Posted in Mobile Design | Tagged | Leave a comment

Beautiful and free fonts for all languages

Noto is Google’s font family that aims to support all the world’s languages. Its design goal is to achieve visual harmonization across languages. Noto fonts are under Apache License 2.0.

Posted in Freebies | Tagged | Leave a comment

4 pro tips to maximise responsive accessibility

Ensure your responsive sites and apps are as accessible as possible with this advice from expert Derek Featherstone. Responsive design and accessibility both embrace the idea of flexibility. But there’s more to it than that. Simply implementing responsive design techniques doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Resources, Responsive Design | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

10 Free Christmas Fonts

Christmas is coming up fast and now you need a festive holiday font for you Christmas card design. Your project will stand out from the rest by using one of the free Christmas fonts below.

Posted in Freebies, Resources | Tagged | Leave a comment

20 Great Examples of Subtle Motion in Web Design

Two modern technologies of CSS/JS animation and HTML5 video allow designers to add awesome motion effects to their web designs, common examples being large background videos or web elements that move into place. These effects don’t always have to be … Continue reading

Posted in HTML5, Resources | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Best Practices for Creating Fullscreen Website Backgrounds

The artistic use of fullscreen backgrounds has become a large part of the web design lexicon. Many different layouts from landing pages to agencies and social networks have used this feature with great success. It’s a fantastic way to draw … Continue reading

Posted in Resources | Tagged | Leave a comment

It’s time you updated your SEO techniques

We have listed a few Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips that can help you get listed in the organic search results. Take a look at the tips and see if it is time to change your SEO efforts. Make use … Continue reading

Posted in Resources | Tagged | Leave a comment

Way of Using Social Media for Designers

Social media has spread on ferocious speed. No one can stay out of the wave of social media, and there’s no need to stay out. We designers can use it in our favour; it can be a great tool for … Continue reading

Posted in Applications, Resources | Tagged | Leave a comment

How To Balance Composition for Website Layouts

Balance seems like a word directed at print designers and tightrope walkers. But the world of balanced web design is influenced just as much by print and circus folk! A sense of balance is achieved through repetition much like a … Continue reading

Posted in Resources | Tagged | Leave a comment

Apply for Google’s January bootcamp

Applications are now open for the January intake of the Google and IAB SA-backed three-month digital bootcamp, Digify, run by youth agency Livity Africa for 18 to 25 year olds. Starting in Johannesburg in mid-January, 15 young people will join … Continue reading

Posted in Web Design News | Leave a comment

Techniques that build trust in your website

The internet can be a worrisome place. Whether you are just browsing the web, or you go online to make purchases, people are leery about everything they do on the web. From credit card fraud to identity theft, it can be … Continue reading

Posted in Resources | Leave a comment