Create an Expandable Button Using CSS border-image

Using a small image together with the CSS border-image property, it’s possible to create a flexible button that will expand to hold differing content lengths or to allow for text sizes depending on a users custom settings. In this experiment … read on


Periodic Table of HTML Elements

A fine idea and interpretation of HTML elements in the well known format of a periodic table is a nice find. Over at you can find just that. Displayed in a very clean and organized format and sorted and … read on

Do You Really Need a Contract for Design Work

Well, yes, really you do. A lot of designers, that’s myself included, jump head long into business full of enthusiasm, bright ideas and a nitro fueled ignition in the rear end only to find that the unexpected really does happen, … read on

The Long and Short of Discounting Yourself

One of the most difficult parts when starting out in the design business is how much you should be charging for your services and if you should be offering, or accepting, discounted work. This is a much discussed topic on … read on

Keeping Watch: Energy Bill

If you work as a web developer, online programmer or SEO consultant, whether working for yourself or running a small company, difficulties can arise when trying to co-ordinate everything to run smoothly. On the one side, time and effort must … read on

How to Create a Reflected Image in PhotoPlus X4

In just a few easy steps, you can create a modern looking reflected image in PhotoPlus X4 with a little help from masking and opacity settings. Here’s how it can be done: Create a New File Create a new file … read on

New Color Names in Abundance with CSS 3

The selection of “named colors” is much bigger as the 17 named CSS 2 colour keywords, giving much more choice. Listed below, roughly organized by Hue, each color strip shows: color keyword | hexadecimal value | rgb value Extended Color … read on