Download/embed fonts with @font-face

November 7th, 2010 by VarIncart 
I wouldn’t normally bother with anything other than the default web fonts but the design for the new Personalised Plates website (still in development) calls for a stylized font which is similar to that used on the plates themselves for headings, lead-in paragraph text and so on. As a result I’ve been messing around with @font-face this week and present how to do this here, along with...

Did you know… BuddyDress themes are 100% GPL?

November 3rd, 2010 by Youzhny 
Over the next 10 days we’re going to be running a short series of quick post shots for you highlighting some things you may not know about BuddyDress. Number One: All the themes at BuddyDress are 100% GPL First up today is the fact that the themes are all released under www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php”>the GPL.  There’s been a lot of talk about who is and who isn’t GPL and...

[Expired] 3 x $30 Threadless Vouchers Competition – Comment for a chance to win

November 2nd, 2010 by Youzhny 
Please Note: This competition has know ended, you can view the winner information here: speckyboy.com/2010/11/02/threadless-vouchers-competition-winner-information/”>Threadless Vouchers Competition Winner Information. www.threadless.com”>Threadless has just reached their ten year milestone, and to celebrate this they have just released a commemorative book entitled www.amazon.com/Threadless-T-shirts-Worlds-Inspiring-Community/dp/0810996103/”>Ten...

10 Album Covers for Eye-grabbing Color Scheme Inspiration

November 1st, 2010 by Youzhny 
A great color scheme can really make your visual design stand out. Often times the difference between an eye-grabbing design and a bland one is the color combination. The same layout of shapes and text, when paired with the right color scheme, can go from drab to fab (wow that was corny). There are certain trusted color combinations that many designers go to: red and blue, yellow and green, black and...

Awesome Freebie: Web Accessibility Checklist Desktop Wallpaper

October 31st, 2010 by Youzhny 
speckyboy.com”> Today we have yet another awesome freebie for you – a useful Web Accessibility Checklist desktop wallpaper with a grungy feel that features some super simple yet often forgotten reminders for your websites accessibility. /> It has been designed by Giovanni Scala from www.quicklycode.com/”>QuicklyCode.com. Web Accessibility Checklist Wallpaper www.quicklycode.com/wallpapers/accessibility-checklist-wallpaper”> Wallpaper...

Weekly Web Design and Development Inspiration – N.64

October 31st, 2010 by Youzhny 
speckyboy.com”> This is our selection of our favorite web designs from the past week or so, some sites we discovered and have been recommended by our readers. Thanks for all your recommendations, and we hope you like this selection of sites as much as we do, feel free to comment and let us know what you think.  For even more inspiration you can also view our speckyboy.com/category/weekly-web-design-inspiration/”>Weekly...

10 Steps to clone WordPress blog to another location for WordPress Design & Development

October 30th, 2010 by Youzhny 
At Blog Design Studio, we follow certain procedures for developing the WordPress themes & plugins. Today, I’m posting one of the procedure that we follow to clone the live location of our client’s WordPress install to a test location. That way, we can continue the development without worrying about disturbing the user experience of the visitors and once the development is done, we clone the...

15+ Useful Cheat Sheets & Presentations for WordPress Design & Development

October 30th, 2010 by Youzhny 
WordPress as we all know is the most fantastic blogging software and is turning in a great CMS. There are number of themes and plug-ins available on the internet and as its popularity is growing, many more designers and programmers are jumping in blogdesignstudio.com/web-design/why-web-designers-are-becoming-wordpress-designers/” target=”_blank”>WordPress Design & blogdesignstudio.com/web-design/9-plugins-for-wordpress-design-and-development/”...

The 35 Best WordPress Design Websites

October 30th, 2010 by Youzhny 
Popularity of WordPress is clear in its own way, however it becomes crystal clear when we see small businesses, professionals or even big corporations are giving preference to WordPress over other CMSes. WordPress as a CMS has evolved and is used to build beautiful and professional websites. Lets check out the following 35 websites that are powered by WordPress, BuddyPress, WordPress MU and aren’t...

Why Web Designers are becoming WordPress Designers?

October 30th, 2010 by Youzhny 
www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-management/social-media-events”> Until late 90’s, online publishing wasn’t as easy as it is in current times, it was the evolution of Blogger that started to make this space easier for common person who are technically challenged. Although, it were CMSes like drupal.org/” target=”_blank”>Drupal, wordpress.org/” target=”_blank”>WordPress,...

Discovering Offline Sources of Inspiration

October 29th, 2010 by Youzhny 
With the growth of the online world, as designers some of us have boxed ourselves in. We get to a stage where we feel like we need to get inspired, so what do we do? We go to our RSS reader packed with useful design blogs and look at the recent posts. Or we visit our favourite CSS galleries. We all do it, myself included, but then we get the problem of everything looking… ‘samey’. When was the...