Best Web Gallery Revamped 81

Best Web Gallery Revamped

Finding inspiration has always been part of my work and life. I created Best Web Gallery back in 2006 as my personal bookmark tool where I featured the best design on the web. I've featured more than 1700+ sites in the past years. Today I'm happy to announce the redesign. The new design gives the site a huge facelift and more functional.

Frontend 2011 Conference Ticket Giveaway 107

Frontend 2011 Conference Ticket Giveaway

The Frontend conference I spoke at last year is hosting again this year in Oslo, Norway between October 10-12thFrontend 2011 (@frontend_conf). Unfortunately, I won't be attending this year. However, I have a free conference pass to giveaway. To enter the contest, all you have to do is write a comment about your thoughts on the event in this blog post. The contest ends on August 19th, 2011. Then a random winner will be drawn from the comment list.

@font-face Solutions & Suggestions 100

@font-face Solutions & Suggestions

In the last post I talked about the design aspect of using CSS3 @font-face, today I would like to extend this topic to the technical side on implementing custom web fonts. So what are the options for implementing web fonts? I'm going to review the three main methods of incorporating @font-face and explain the pros and cons of each method.

Illustration Prints Available for Sale 53

Illustration Prints Available for Sale

Four of my illustrations (Koi, Peacock, Abstract Pheonix, and Japan 11-03-11) are now available at Society6 for sale as print media. They are available as: sketched canvases, posters, T-shirts, hoodies, laptop and iPhone cases. Society6 offers high quality printing on fine material. Or if you are looking for inspiration, check out the website for awesome art works done by artists around the world.

Make Your HTML Email 5½ Times More Mobile Friendly 110

Make Your HTML Email 5½ Times More Mobile Friendly

Let's face it, ask most designers what their dream project would be and I bet none would mention designing and coding HTML Email. Designing email has a special place in my heart and I am excited to communicate with people through this challenging medium. So here's improvements you might consider making when you revamp or greenfield your next template.

Note: This article is a guest post by Josh Rubinstein.

Interview With Max Luzuriaga 60

Interview With Max Luzuriaga

I met Max Luzuriaga at FOWD conference where I spoke in 2010 (New York City). Max first impressed me with his portfolio site which is coded with HTML5 markup, Modernizr, and CSS3 media queries (but according to Max, his site is already "a little out of date"). At age of 15, Max is learning and doing various design and development works (web, icons, Javascript, PHP, iOS, Ruby on Rails, etc.). Max not only impressed me with his skills, but his passion reminds me that I have to keep upgrading myself and learning new things. I hope this interview can motivate more young talents to step into the industry.

Using iPhone GPS Map Without a Data Plan or WIFI Connection 84

Using iPhone GPS Map Without a Data Plan or WIFI Connection

Today I would like to share something that is slightly off topic — how to use iPhone GPS map on the road without a data or WIFI connection. To be more specific, I mean how to use the iPhone Google Map as a GPS (without a network connection on the road) by pre-caching the map. This trick is very useful if you don't have a data plan or want to avoid the data roaming charges when you are travelling.

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