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Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 – May 18, 2014

Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers.

The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out.

To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot

Why we don’t hire programmers based on puzzles, API quizzes, math riddles, or other parlor tricks http://depot.ly/wVcvr

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Making Good Design Decisions http://depot.ly/wVc2Y  *Nice #UX read via @Prismatic

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

5 Reasons to learn D3 http://depot.ly/wVbYj

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Yahoo Movies relaunches as a digital magazine with trailers, behind-the-scenes scoops, and red-carpet galleries http://depot.ly/wVbQV

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

What Makes HTML5 The Future Of The Web? http://depot.ly/wVbNf

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Adobe restores Creative Cloud services after extended outage http://depot.ly/wVbEc

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To <picture> And srcset http://depot.ly/wSl2t

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Spellup, a lovely Chrome experiment with Web Speech and Audio API http://depot.ly/wSkBi  via @smashingmag

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

2014 logo design trends & inspiration from @justcreativehttp://depot.ly/wSiSj

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Yahoo buys Blink, messaging rival to Snapchat http://depot.ly/wPAQM

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Good read from @CreativeBloq: Why it pays for illustrators to diversify http://depot.ly/wPAJW

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

An Icon is Worth 1,000 Words http://depot.ly/wPAn3  *Nice read via @UXBooth

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

typoweather.com  – a weather forecast website based on a typographic approach, simple and clear

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations http://depot.ly/wMLyy

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Google appears to be testing a stunning Gmail overhaul that puts the focus solely on email http://depot.ly/wML1w

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Might come in handy: Using jQuery Masonry for Pinterest-Like Posting http://depot.ly/wMKR1

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

What’s been redesigned recently? Find out here: http://ow.ly/wNZkC

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

A Beautiful Collection Of Vintage Bicycle Ads http://depot.ly/wMJTJ

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Bored with Lorem Ipsum? This is one of the funniest alternatives: http://www.picksumipsum.co.uk

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

The nice identity of The Fitzgerald, a Burger Company http://depot.ly/wJYFI  via @abduzeedo

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Want more? No problem! Keep track of all our tweets by following us @DesignerDepot

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Comics of the week #235

thumbEvery week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD.

The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers.

These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today.

So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons.

Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own…

A lose/win situation

Comics of the week #235

 

What a difference a letter makes

Comics of the week #235

 

One step beyond

Comics of the week #235

Can you relate to these situations? Please share your funny stories and comments below…

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21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

thumbnailOne of the tasks, that as designers, we are constantly being asked to tackle is to build impressive and fitting web-based portfolios for clients, friends, and even ourselves. Portfolios stand as a virtual calling card, connecting your work with people across the world wide web at the click of a ‘Stumble’ or search result link. Making it a must thing to get right.

Today we bring you a compilation of web design resources that will help you in your quest of portfolio perfection. From start to finish, these useful tools are the proverbial bee’s knees of portfolio arsenal enhancers. With them on your side, you should be able to craft a design that does more than delivers the work it presents to the online masses, but that honors it.

jGallery

jGallery is a free jQuery photo gallery with albums and preloader featuring 41 configuration parameters, 43 transition effects, unlimited scalability and more!

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Event Gallery 3

Event Gallery 3 offers a unique way to present your images on your Joomla Site even allowing you to sell your images directly from your own website.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Galleria

Galleria is a free JavaScript framework that simplifies the process of creating beautiful, responsive image galleries, no programming skills required.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Vanillabox

Vanillabox is a simple, bare bones jQuery lightbox plugin with no pre applied design. Use this as the starting point for a completely customized design.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

flipLightBox

flipLightBox is a responsive lightbox jQuery plugin with a unique flip effect as each image opens and closes.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Ion.ImageSlider

Ion.ImageSlider is an image slider and lightbox all in one with cross browser compatability and support for multiple touch devices.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Hatch

Hatch is a simple free portfolio WordPress theme built on the Hybrid Core framework with a responsive layout optimized for mobile browsing.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Blueimp Gallery

Blueimp Gallery is an image and video gallery, carousel and lightbox that is fully customizable, responsive and touch-enabled.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

CollagePlus

CollagePlus is an image gallery plugin for jQuery that will arrange your images to fit within an exact container with a number of customizable options.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Galereya

Galereya is a responsive, easily customizable jQuery gallery with a stylish, and engaging, masonry layout that visually draws users into the work.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Unique

Unique is a free WordPress theme that displays your portfolio in a fully responsive grid type showcase. The name about says it all.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Visage

Visage is a clean jQuery lightbox that is customizable through provided configuration options and API hooks.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

jQuery Responsive Thumbnail Gallery Plugin

jQuery Responsive Thumbnail Gallery Plugin is an easy to implement jQuery plugin for creating image galleries that scale to their container.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Shadowbox.js

Shadowbox.js is a highly customizable, unobtrusive lightbox that offers flexibility free from any frameworks.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Unslider

Unslider is an open source, responsive jQuery slider with touch support. It says it all in the header. With full control you can implement this slider with all its flexibility and fluidity.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

jQuery Fullsizable Plugin

jQuery Fullsizable Plugin takes the full available browser space for image viewing. It also supports the native HTML5 fullscreen API in modern browsers.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Simple Image Gallery

Simple Image Gallery is a Joomla plugin that will turn any folder in your Joomla website into a grid style image gallery and lightbox. Perfect for presenting the work in your portfolio.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Full Width Image Slider

Full Width Image Slider is a simple 100% width slider that uses CSS transitions and scales down to mobile size with ease.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Justified Gallery

Justified Gallery is a jQuery plugin that creates a justified image gallery that rearranges itself as the page is resized.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Smooth Diagonal Fade Gallery

The Smooth Diagonal Fade Gallery uses CSS transitions to create a smooth diagonal fade effect for your portfolio. It might be just the accent your design is missing.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Roundfolio

Roundfolio Is a free single page portfolio template featuring round elements. It’s easy to customize and edit so you can get your new portfolio up and running quickly.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

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Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

thumbnailStuck on ideas for a client’s logo? Need to inject some vintage-cool into your branding? Our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, is here to help you out with an amazing discount on this awesome collection of logo assets.

The Ultimate Logo Mock Up and Design Kit from Cruizine Design features 70 retro logo templates and more than 50 realistic logo mockups—whether you’re looking for logo inspiration, a few embellishments, or just a smart way to present your work to clients, this set has it all.

Creating hipster logos, badges and graphics couldn’t be easier with the templates included in the set. There are 6 distinct sets included, usable for all manner of web and print banners, branding and artwork.

All of the templates are Photoshop vector shapes, so you’ll have complete control over scale, color and resolution. Many of the templates feature multiple versions, including Color, Black, White, Dark Grunge and Light Grunge.

As a fantastic bonus, the 50+ photo-realistic mockup templates give you an awesome way to present your work. Just drop your image into the file in place of the default, and see your artwork come to life!

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

The regular retail price of this superb set of logo assets is $100, but for a limtied time, you can download the whole kit from MightyDeals for just $24, that’s an amazing 75% discount!

Head over to MightyDeals today to take advantage of this offer.

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New York designer’s surprising new angle on flat design

thumbnailLeonardo Da Vinci painted The Last Supper and Michelangelo immortalized Adam’s creation on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but New York art director Peter Jostrand finds inspiration for his art in more unassuming places. In a series titled “Flat Butts” that’s featured on the designer’s quirky blog, animal posteriors take center stage in a unique homage to minimalistic art.

Speaking to Fast Company, Jostrand explains the inspiration came from a design meeting that featured a circle on a page in a discussion of minimalism. Design’s flat trend is in full view on his backside blog with posteriors of a pig, tiger, peacock and everyone’s favorite scarlet baboon booty, to name just a few. There’s even a special “Butt of the Day” revealed daily for added enjoyment.

With 50 animals already in queue and countless species there for the inspiration, Jostrand’s art options are virtually unending—check out his work for a dash of Friday fun.

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Goldfish

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Peacock

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Bumblebee

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Giraffe

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Beaver

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Alligator

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Pig

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Tiger

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Pug

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Pikachu

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Parrot

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Panda

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Jaguar

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Elephant

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Baboon

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WP Theme Of the Day #171 – Loom – Multipurpose Responsive WordPress Theme

Loom is a flat and responsive WordPress Theme with a clean and professional design which will be a great solution for your business, portfolio, blog or any other purpose website. Loom was built with awesome Twitter Bootstrap v3 and it loads of page builder elements pages with unlimited color options. Since it is responsive, the layout will adapt to different screen sizes which will make your website be compatible with any device such as smart phones, tablets or desktop computers.
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Custom Image Cropping – Sick of not being able to choose the crop area of your featured images? Not in Loom, you have total control of where your featured images crop.

Ebor Template Builder – Love Aqua Page builder, but feel it’s missing some features? My custom build adds them. Markup buttons, template duplication, quick view list for templates and loads more. It’s Aqua Page Builder on steroids.

30+ Custom Page Builder Elements & Counting! – The page builder in Loom comes packed full of features that are totally customisable, to extend that we’ve hand designed and coded another 30+ element for the page builder, just for Loom! Full blog feeds, portfolio feeds, carousels, you name it! Best of all, each element is totally customisable, show only certain categories in a page, define background images, everything!

Parallax Background Image Sections – You can set parallax background images on a section by section basis when building your pages. Anything is possible.

Revolution Slider Included ($16 Value) – Revolution slider is included with your download, and it even integrates with the page builder! Full demo data of our demo slider is also included.

Custom Logos – Loom lets you set a custom logo, retina logo, and even a logo for the WP Login screen, all with a few clicks in our beautiful live preview theme options. Even our theme options let you see your theme changes in real time!

Unlimited Colour Schemes, 600+ Google Fonts, 300 Background Textures – Loom gives you full control over the theme colours, using our live preview theme options you can change all the colours in the theme, you’re given total control over the theme fonts, sizes, paddings, margins, you name it! Add to that 18 beautiful background textures ready right there in the theme, and another 300 ready with a simple plugin install.

One Click Demo Data Installer – With my custom wordpress data importer, your site can be up and running like my demo site in seconds.

WPML Support – Full multilingual support is baked right into Loom! Full .po file available for more simple translations also.

Gravity Forms & Contact Form 7 Support – Loom is totally ready for Gravity Forms straight out of the box, start building the forms you need straight away. If you’d prefer a free contact form builder, we also support Contact Form 7 in Loom!

1, 2, 3 or 4 columns footer – It’s all up to you! the theme will respond to how you’re using the footer widgets areas and build the columns with no extra work from you!

Mailchimp integrated newsletter widget – Our included Mailchimp newsletter widget lets your users sign right up to your mail chimp lists. Integrates with the Mailchimp API so that you can magically have users sign up directly to your chosen list, no extra effort needed!

WordPress Post Formats Support – Our posts use post formats to produce beautiful layouts depending on what you’re showing. Each with beautiful, easy to use controls to make your content shine!

Built in sharing – We’ve built beautifully styled sharing buttons right into the theme, share your content with style.

500+ Icons – Beautiful, retina ready icons at your disposal, use them all over the theme, they look beautiful on mobile devices too!

Blog Layouts – Grid Blog, Classic Blog and all again with a sidebar. You’ve got 4 different blog layouts to choose from, and with the included page builder, you can even change this on a page by page basis! Want one layout for one category, and other layout for another category, no problem!

Portfolio Post Type Layouts – Pick a post format, pick a post layout, mix and match to make a portfolio post that truly suits your content. Feature images, gallery, sound cloud, video, anything you need! then let your users share it with our beautiful sharing buttons.

Child theme included! – To make life easier I’ve included a basic child theme for you to install. Get your modifications going even faster!

5* Support, All From the Developer – I run all my own support, so you’re guaranteed a great & quick answer to your theme usage or setup question.

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Free Font Of The Day : Enfatica

Here on Designbeep,we also aim to help designers to find free yet high quality resources whether for your web design projects or graphic design projects.Who doesn’t like freebies?
Well,although we bring together free font collections time to time we decided to share a free font everyday and today’s free font Enfatica comes from Néstor Delgado.

Enfatica is a condensed monoline font inspired by other typefaces.Enfatica is functional for logos, headlines and other texts.Enfatica is free for commercial or personal use.
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Free Download : Linea – A Free Outline Iconset Featuring 160+ Icons

Here on Designbeep,we also aim to help designers to find free yet high quality resources whether for your web design projects or graphic design projects.Who doesn’t like freebies?

So tday’s freebie comes from Dario Ferrando a freelance designer from Germany.
Linea Outline icon set was conceived as an exercise of outlining and illustrating.Each icon has been designed using a grid of 64×64 pixels and only strokes of 2px width.

The iconset(SVG, PNG64, Iconfont) comes in separated packs but you can also download them in a complete single set.

outline-icon-set

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How Wearable Technology Will Impact Web Design

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Remember how wearing a calculator watch back in the day made you feel like George Jetson or his boy Elroy? Technology has come a long way from spelling out naughty words (upside down) on your calculator. These days, you can make calls, record videos, check your health, and buy coffee from your smartwatch–and that’s just the beginning. With the advent of Google Glass, Android Wear, and the distant promise of Apple iWatch, the world is slowly getting comfortable with the idea of wearing technology, instead of holding it. This idea of wearing a computer will undoubtedly shift the way users interact with the internet and its design. Is your web design future proof?

What Exactly is Wearable Technology?

Wearable technology can be clothing or accessory items. Most wearable technology comes in the form of wrist wear or eyeglasses. It’s normally light-weight and unassuming. The most popular and accessible uses for wearable tech exist in the realm of fitness gadgets, such as Fitbit, and smartwatches, like Pebble. Google Glass has gotten a lot of attention but, at $1500 a pop, it’s cost prohibitive from most folks. That said, so was the iPod when it was first introduced. Eventually, a competitive marketplace will drive the price to a reasonable cost, and you’ll need to be ready when it happens.

Moto 360

Motorola’s Moto 360 uses Google’s Android Wear to create an interactive experience with your watch. Moto360.motorola.com

Why Should You, Web Designer, Care?

A lot of naysayers are quick to write off wearable technology as a fad, but a recent report from Pew Research Center Internet Project indicates that 83% of industry experts believe that wearable technology will see huge growth within the next 10 years. By 2025, we’ll be fully immersed in the Internet of Things (IoT). This means that users will be accessing websites from various platforms, not just desktops and mobile devices.

As technology expands and more users embrace wearables, more of your clients will want to their sites to be accessible. If you’re unprepared for such requests, clients will search elsewhere to fit their needs.

Although wearable technology is in its infancy now, it’s rapidly growing. Expect it to develop like a kid in puberty– overnight. All of the primitive functions of wearable tech are already in place– browsing, social media, instant messaging, camera, and video. As a web designer, your job will be getting rid of the pimples and awkwardness that comes along with pubescent technology. Like now, your future in wearable tech will consist of creating a beautiful and functional space that allows users to effectively access the information they care about.

Full-blown web design for wearable tech may be a ways off, but it’s not too early to start thinking about how this type of technology will inform your design decisions.

How Will Wearable Tech Impact Your Design?

There’s no doubt that wearable tech will impact your web design, the question is how. We can look at how the introduction of mobile technology, such as smart phones and tablets, challenged the web design community to create responsive language. In much that same way, the advent of wearable tech will cause designers to streamline and ruthlessly edit the superfluous.

Here’s 7 considerations for wearable tech web design:

1. Designs are responsive.

This cannot be emphasized enough. When I browse over mobile devices, I encounter a huge number of websites that aren’t optimized for mobile viewing. In 2014. According to a recent study performed by Restive Labs, only 3% of Fortune 1000 websites are responsive and fast. If they can’t get it right, you can imagine how most fair.

Currently, browser-capable wearable technology uses mobile viewports. Don’t wait to implement this meta tag into your web design.

2. Information is instant.

Wear techies (a term I made up, affectionately) want information immediately. Instant access is the whole point of wearing technology as opposed to putting it in your pocket. This means that your web design shouldn’t get in the way and slow the user’s access to information.

Why is the visitor on your website? Figure it out and plan your design around the answer. Once you get away from designing for design’s sake, and understand what’s most important to the visitor, you’ll be able to strip away elements or flaws in your design that slow down your site, or clutter the user’s path to information.

3. Interactivity is everything.

Wearable tech is a soft introduction into augmented reality. Take a look at the Innovega iOptik platform that will provide users with a “virtual canvas” through the combination of contact lenses and micro-projector eyeglasses.

Innovega iOptik

Use a combination of contact lens and enhanced eyeglasses to augment reality. Innovega-inc.com

Voice navigation is another interactive element in wearable tech. If you don’t want to talk, you can just move your head, hand, or possibly only your finger to navigate.

Wearable tech allows users to get inside of technology in a way that’s never been done before.
What does that mean for web design?
For one thing, it means your web design can’t be static and resting on pretty. It should be dynamic with a clear understanding of who your visitors are and how best to meet their needs.

4. Design is minimalist.

Minimalism has been on trend for the last few years in web design, but expect it to go even further. Minimalist design is more appealing for the wearable platform because it doesn’t overwhelm. Too often, web designers over-stylize in an attempt to impress. The harder work is in creating a quiet design that lets the content take center state. Your ability to edit is in direct proportion to your maturity as a designer.

Think about how you’d like your website to be perceived on a wearable device. Screen space is limited.

5. Text is larger.

When will the small text finally die? I’m a big believer in 12 pt or higher, but no where is this more important than with wearable technology.

Let’s take a look at Google Glass. Although limited in scope and navigation, users can still access web pages. If your website hasn’t been optimized for mobile browsing (see #1), visitors may not be able to read the text on the screen. In Google Glass, the display is akin to looking a 25” TV from 8 feet away. Imagine trying to read tiny text on that TV. No bueno.

6. Pop-ups are ostracized.

I’m not a big fan of pop-ups, no matter how sleek. It may be controversial, but pop-ups have absolutely no place in wearable technology, at least not yet. Try closing the “x” of a pop-up window in the aforementioned Google Glass.

If you must include a pop-up window, be gracious enough to include a huge “close” button.

7. Web design is intuitive.

Answer this question: Why is someone accessing your site from wearable technology? Is it to stay informed, to be entertained, to get directions, to find a coupon? Whatever the need, your web design must understand and guide your visitor to their natural conclusion.

Intuitive design is more important than ever when it comes to wearable tech. Users won’t have the flexibility (or patience) to browse your website. Instead, your website must intuitively anticipate the user experience.

Meta SpaceGlasses

Meta SpaceGlasses give you Ironman precision with a 3D Stereoscopic Display. SpaceGlasses.com

In Conclusion

Wearable technology is just beginning to take off. Be prepared with future-proof web designs that respond to this exciting new medium.

What’s your favorite wearable technology?

Time Saving PSD To HTML Services For Web Designers

If they had their druthers, web designers would rather focus on how a website looks, rather than how it functions.
In the end, they know that a website must not only look great, but also be user-friendly, cross-browser compatible, fast loading, and semantic.
So, unless you’re willing to tackle writing the code yourself, it’d be a good idea to let an expert convert your Photoshop mockup from PSD to HTML. Here is a list of 15 of our favorite solutions for 2014:

CSS Chopper


PSD To HTML ServicesRave reviews earned CSS Chopper the no. 1 spot. CSS Chopper is a NASSCOM-certified service that operates in over 90 countries. It uses state-of-the-art infrastructure and guarantees 100% satisfaction. CSS Chopper outperforms all others by bringing together all aspects of web development under one roof. According to their portfolio, a team of 200 professionals serviced 9200 customers from various business disciplines in a five year period. The number of projects completed overall is an impressive 13,300.
This type of job performance, coupled with a miserly 10% upfront startup cost, flexible engagement models, and 24/7 personal customer service and technical support for all time zones, has translated into some glowing reviews from customers. Indeed, CSS Chopper has earned the admiration of clients from around the globe. This is also due in part to their flexible, project-based fee system. In addition, they maintain an open communication line with their customers through a variety of mediums, so there’s always an open channel for you to communicate your preferences.

 

PSDgator


2. PSD To HTML ServicesPSD Gator holds down the second spot on our list of web developer tools. Their professional web developers will convert your designs to W3C-valid HTML5/CSS3 markup code. This ensures that your website is compatible with the latest browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Moreover, your webpage is also tested on both PC and MAC.
For their services, they charge a paltry $99 with a two day turnaround. In addition to setting up new websites for you, PSD Gator will re-code your old websites. They also offer a money-back guarantee and if you encounter any problems you can get in touch with them via Skype, email, or phone, 24/7. Incidentally, the more webpages you need re-coded, the bigger the savings (As much as 25%). In addition, all regular clients get another 10% off any future projects.

 

Direct Basing


3. PSD To HTML ServicesThe third spot belongs to Direct Basing. They are a group of highly-motivated professionals who are dedicated to providing expert web development solutions for their customers by creating SEO-friendly and cross-browser compatible XHTML/CSS code. Their highly-skilled team of professionals is driven to bring you awesome SEO websites.
When you upload a design, they allow you to choose such options as customized fonts and JavaScript features. Word Press, Joomla, and Magento ecommerce implementation are also available. Direct Basing is one of the fastest services out there, with just a 12 hour turnaround time.
Direct Basing’s customer support is unmatched, and their fees are unbeatable. Direct Basing benefits from having dealt with several Fortune 500 companies including Volvo, KLM, Media Market, and Rabo Bank International, to name a few.

 

XHTMLWeaver


4. PSD To HTML ServicesBased in Sidney Australia, XHTML Weaver is a top-rated web-development company. Their specialty is delivering top-quality HTML5/CSS3-based markup code. They are also experts at delivering polished J-Query-based JavaScript code, and sharp Word Press CMS solutions. In addition, XHTML Weaver expert team of professionals is adept at providing responsive design, Parallax, and Woo Commerce.
Amazingly, the company has never missed delivering on a project with a short turnaround. This incredible record can be attributed to their diligence and their desire to meet the client’s needs every time. In addition to their commitment to their customers, the team every project to thorough quality assurance tests, and tests them on all major browsers and operating systems.

 

Webby Monks


5. PSD To HTML ServicesThe professionals at Webby Monks take pride in being able to reshape PSD to the HTML landscape and making it so interactive. Indeed, Webby Monks is the first company to provide a gallery with over 150 interactive elements. These new elements let clients choose from a wide range of interesting components whenever they submit a request for a PSD to HTML job.
The company has set the starting price for a PSD to HTML at an affordable $105 per page. The Webby Monks team is also experts in frameworks like Bootstrap. In addition, this service offers integration with CMS and ecommerce platforms like Word Press, Magento, Joomla, Drupal, Virtumart, and many more.

 

40 Dollar Markup


6. PSD To HTML ServicesThe 40-Dollar Markup team is expert at W3C-valid, cross-browser compatible, pixel-perfect coding. All manual PSD to HTML designs are performed by professionals with over seven years of experience. Their prices are very affordable and they offer a money-back guarantee.
The reason the company is called 40-Dollar Markup is because $40 is all you’ll pay for a hand-coded home page. In addition, as most companies charge additional fees for using frameworks like Bootstrap, 40-Dollar Markup will convert your designs to HTML, and base your website on Twitter Bootstrap by default.

 

XHTMLized


7. PSD To HTML ServicesXHTMLized gives you a lot of reasons why you should turn your next coding job over to them. Firstly, they’ve maintained a longstanding working relationship with Twitter. Secondly, the team insists on being upfront with their clients, so you’ll be able to maintain an open dialogue with all team members involved in the project. Thirdly, your security and confidentiality are protected. Fourthly, you have the option of paying a fixed or hourly rate. Fixed-priced estimates are given upfront and are based on a specific billing model. The whole process is completely transparent, so there are no surprises at the end.

 

HTML Blender


8. PSD To HTML ServicesHTML Blender has been providing its customers with top-quality coding since 2007. They have built a reputation around affordable prices and customer service. The W3Blender network is made up of professional project managers, SEO technicians, and business analysts, all working side-by-side with developers on every step of every project. So, if you’d prefer to have a full-fledged team of professionals working on your project, instead of some ordinary programmer, then contact, HTML Blender, either by phone, chat, or email.

 

HTML Panda


9. PSD To HTML ServicesThe company HTML Panda is renown among web developers. To date, they have attracted over 1000 clients and completed nearly 2000 projects. One of the things that set them apart from ordinary PSD to HTML services is their cutting-edge infrastructure. But, most of all, it is the collaborative and interactive workflow system they’ve employed to effectively fulfill your every need that has set them apart from the rest of the field. On top of that, they offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

 

XHTMLJunction


10. PSD To HTML ServicesHTML Junction’s prices are what attract many of their customers. You pay only $49 for coding a home page and 50% less for inner pages. However, the offers that have generated the most interests are the responsive codes for tablets and smart phones ($99 for home pages and $48 for all inner pages). In addition to the tantalizing prices, HTML Junction also employs a team of highly-skilled professionals check, and re-check, code to make sure it is pixel-perfect, loads quickly, and is compatible with all browsers.

 

PSD 2 HTML


11. PSD To HTML ServicesPSD 2 HTML’s heavily funded research lab and their willingness to experiment with new technologies is what drew our attention to them and earned them a spot on this list. They also sponsor intensive training programs and set high standards for themselves, with years of experience to fall back on. And, PSD 2 HTML generates SEO-friendly code optimizes loading speed, so your pages load faster than ever; and, they so confident that you will be satisfied, they’re offering an immediate refund on all claims.

 

SlicenPress


12. PSD To HTML ServicesSlicenPress is another company that caught our eye. We could not help but notice that they employed a team of professionals dedicated to pursuing long-term partnerships. They test every layout on the latest browser versions like IE, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome; the top-selling tablets like iPad and Android; and the top-selling smart phones, as well as both PC Mac operating systems. Prices are based on turnaround: $499, 2 days; $349, 3 days; and $299, for 6 days.

 

Bloody Hell


13. PSD To HTML ServicesThe last team to make the list is Bloody Hell. Hailing from Poland, the Bloody Hell team made a statement by offering free support for projects already in development within the first 30 days after completion and 50 percent discount on all inner pages ($189 for home pages). If the project falls short of your expectations, you’ll benefit from a non-disclosure agreement that guarantees you 100% of your money back.

 

PSDCenter


14. PSD To HTML ServicesThe team at PSD Center specializes in responsive codes code conversions for webpages with static designs. They are also recognized by Big Commerce Partner, Shopify Expert, and Nation-builder Architect. They pride themselves on their lightning-fast turnarounds, customer support, and free quotes. There are no upfront fees for new customers and they can begin a new project, risk free, for up to $250. All their work is above-board and you only pay if you’re 100 per cent satisfied.

 

Netlingshq


15. PSD To HTML ServicesNetlingshq welcomes all web designers, freelancers, and web entrepreneurs. For a standard, they charge $80 and $40 for inner pages, with a lightning-fast turnaround speed of 16 hours. However, in the case of responsive code, the cost increases to $105 for home pages and $55 for inner pages. Yet, the turnaround is still within the 24 hour window. However, most of their customers say they Netlingshq well before the deadline.