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30 Fresh Icon Sets for Developers and Designers - Speckyboy Design Magazine

We simply love creative icon design, we really really do. As such in this post we have collected a rich list of 30 fresh icon sets specifically for designers and developers.
You will find some mini icons, pictograms, wireframe icons, ecommerce icons, toolbar icons, mobile app icons… the list goes on and on.

Wed, 26/05/2010 - 13:02


The 100 most funny and unusual 404 error pages

Every web page is a chance to communicate with your users and 404 pages are no exception - usually a missed opportunity to support your brand!

Wed, 21/04/2010 - 11:52


Horizontal Attention Leans Left (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

People spent more than twice as much time looking at the left side of the page as they do the right:

* Left half of screen: 69% of viewing time
* Right half of screen: 30% of viewing time

The remaining 1% of viewing time was spent to the right of the initially-visible 1,024 pixels. Such information is visible only after horizontal scrolling, and the minute amount of attention it attracts confirms the guideline to avoid horizontal scrolling.

Wed, 07/04/2010 - 09:47


Study: Ages of social network users | Royal Pingdom

How old is the average Twitter or Facebook user? What about all the other social network sites, like MySpace, LinkedIn, and so on? How is age distributed across the millions and millions of social network users out there?

To find out, we pulled together age statistics for 19 different social network sites, and crunched the numbers.

Thu, 18/03/2010 - 16:28


Designing Websites for Kids: Trends and Best Practices - Smashing Magazine

Websites designed for children have been largely overlooked in web design articles and design roundups, but there are many beautiful and interesting design elements and layouts presented on children’s websites that are worthy of discussion and analysis. There are also a number of best practices that are exclusive to web design for children’s sites — practices that should usually not be attempted on a typical website.

Thu, 18/03/2010 - 14:43


35 Super Crisp and Clean Free Fonts To Help Make Your Designs Great ...

The difference between a good design and a great design sometimes comes down to the fonts you are using. There are so many different styles, faces, themes and looks to choose from it is sometimes very hard to find just the right one. While there are countless wonderful and affordable fonts to buy, most of the time you can find equally great ones for free. More than ever some great typography designers and type foundries are sharing some of their beautiful designs with the public for free.

Wed, 17/03/2010 - 09:22


BBC - BBC Internet Blog: A new global visual language for the BBC's ...

The BBC website began its official life back in December 1997 with this very simple design. It was a basic offering with two sections to the site. Over time it has grown to encompass a great deal more. However due to the organic way in which the website evolved and the old structure of the business, with dozens of small design teams working independently of each other, the site had a fairly schizophrenic nature once you delved into its depths.

Fri, 19/02/2010 - 13:35