Add Depth to Flat UI with Flat Shadow.js

Add Depth to Flat UI with Flat Shadow.js

A while ago, I stumbled upon a post called Flat design casts a long shadow by the fine folks at Web Designer Depot and I was amazed by how adding a simple shadow could create such a beautiful depth of design to the flat UI elements. What if we bring this effect to the web?…

10 Useful Hacks Still Needed For WordPress 3.6

10 Useful Hacks Still Needed For WordPress 3.6

WordPress 3.6 has rolled out and it has some much appreciated improvements. It just goes to show just how impressive WordPress as a platform is. Where a bunch of people can get together and create something wonderful and then just give it away for other people to use for free. Well, we all know and…

10 Useful Tips For Debugging and Troubleshooting in Programming

10 Useful Tips For Debugging and Troubleshooting in Programming

With a shiny new file open in the text editor and not a line of code written, every new project seems full of possibility and promise. Several thousands of lines of code later, that same project can seem weighed down by bugs that make adding new features a pain, and drain the enthusiasm of programmers….

Freebie: Long Shadow Mobile Icons Set

Freebie: Long Shadow Mobile Icons Set

Most of us are already familiar with flat design, as this trend has been largely discussed in recent months. Another trend that has been in the limelight recently, is Long Shadow design. Long Shadow design has emerged from the mainstream flat design trend though more often, they work together hand in hand. The long shadow…

Anatomy of Colors in Web Design: Attention Grabbing Red

Anatomy of Colors in Web Design: Attention Grabbing Red

Colors in web design do more than just offer a presentation, they can and often do speak for the product or service, not with words, but with moods and feelings. We have previously covered the anatomy of green, blue, yellow and black, so today we are taking a look at red in web design. As…

20 Tips and Tricks Any MySQL Database Developer Should Consider

20 Tips and Tricks Any MySQL Database Developer Should Consider

Since its introduction in 1995, MySQL quickly became the world’s most popular database management system. With that type of popularity comes great responsibility…and countless improvements, updates, and fanciful tricks. Scour the web and there really is no shortage of MySQL tips and tricks. So which ones are the most helpful? Below you will find the…

Bumper Sticker Quotes to Make You Smile

Bumper Sticker Quotes to Make You Smile

Bumper stickers are very popular in the US, and certainly have a presence in the UK, so I am assuming they pop up in most countries. As an English person, I have trawled through pages of bumper sticker quotes looking for those that meet two criteria: that the humor crosses the pond intact, and that…

Creating Content Tabs with Pure CSS

Creating Content Tabs with Pure CSS

As CSS3 has started gaining more popularity and more browsers are starting to support it, many common interactions that you would expect from a website that were created using JavaScript are now being replaced by pure CSS solutions. Today I’ll show you how to create an animated content tab using only CSS. Disclaimer: The purpose…

Free Download: Long Shadow Flat UI Kit

Free Download: Long Shadow Flat UI Kit

Flat design is a trend that may be closely follow right now, however as for all trends, they have a life span. No design trend lasts forever as we are on a constant evolution. Just as flat design is trending now, the emergence of long shadow design has been rapidly growing too. If you have…