Usually, we create hover effects by changing: font color, font styles, border styles, background, and etc. But there are a lot more that we can do with hover. We can use hover to beautify design, minimize clutter, and display additional information. In this article, I'm going to provide various examples of websites that maximize the use of hover. Also, I will provide several quick tutorials on how to create different mouse hover effects. So, read on.
I'm excited to announce that I will be speaking at WordCamp Toronto 2009. I will talk about various ways to use WordPress and provide tips on how I setup my WordPress sites (this site, Best Web Gallery, and IconDock). The event will take place in downtown Toronto between May 8 - 10, 2009. I have five tickets to giveaway. For your chance to win a free ticket, submit a comment in this post before May 4, 2009.
At Best Web Gallery, I occasionally come across good Flash sites. In this post, I want to feature the best photographer sites (with amazing photos and galleries) that I've stumbled upon. Here are 15 sites that demonstrate excellent use of Flash technology to create beautiful photo galleries. Bookmark this page now if you like commercial photography or need to find inspiration to create your own Flash gallery.
If you've missed the first 2 ticket draws, this is your last chance to get a free FITC Toronto 2009 ticket from Web Designer Wall. Again, we are giving out 2 tickets. Submit a comment in this post before Apr 17, 2009 for your chance to win a free ticket. If you are buying tickets, don't forget to enter coupon code "webdesignerwall" to get a 30% discount.
Update: This contest is closed and the winners are: 30 and 38.
I have two last-minute meshU tickets to giveaway. Submit a comment in this post before Apr 1, 2009 for a chance to get a free ticket. MeshU is a one-day event of workshops on design, development, and management that will take place in Toronto, April 6th, 2009. Although I've never been to the meshU before, but the speaker/workshop list sounds very interesting. If you want to purchase the event tickets, it is not too late yet. Head over to the meshU website for more details.
Update: This contest is closed and the winners are: 34 and 65.
Back in the old days, almost every website had a sitemap where they listed out all the pages. The purpose of the sitemap is to help visitors and search engine spiders to find information on the site. Now, a lot of modern websites have dropped the sitemap page, instead they place the sitemap in the footer area. I'm going to review 20 websites (from big corporation to small portfolio sites) who organized their footer cleverly to enhance usability.
As a designer, I think we all have experienced the hard time of finding new ideas and inspirations. That's why I've chosen to talk about this topic in my presentation at the FOWD conference. In this post, I want to do a recap of my slides – Finding Inspiration From Your Environment. Read on to find out how my work habits and environment influence my design.