You’d be surprised how many businesses today need a website! According to a 2013 NSBA survey, almost one-fifth of small businesses still don’t have a traditional website; only 18% have a mobile site; and an infinitesimal 5% offer their customers an app. Yes, these statistics reveal that many businesses are stuck in the past. But it’s good news for our trade: we’re in demand! Web and graphic designers are in for a busy year. In the spirit of getting down to work building America’s websites, below is our list of the top 15 site-building platforms we recommend for 2014. Continue reading →
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UIKit is a set of lightweight (4kb minified / gzipped), simple, functional and flexible UI components.
The components are built to work in modern browsers and, currently, there are dialog, confirmation, color picker, flipping cards, growl-like notifications and a context menu solutions in the pack.
Designing grid-based layouts in Photoshop is usually a headache as it takes time to calculate and position many vertical + horizontal guides.
GuideGuide is a free Photoshop plugin which simplifies creating grids in Photoshop with only a few clicks.
After defining a few variables (number of rows/columns, gutter width, etc.), it instantly generates the grid using Photoshop guides. And, for any active selections in the document, the plugin sets the grid within the limits of the selection.
Also, any frequently-used grid settings can be saved for later use.
P.S. Smashing Magazine has a very nice article on the usage details of the plugin.