2016 Web Design Trends
Vertical Patterns and Scrolling
More Card-Style Interfaces
Tools, apps, websites are fast becoming talk of the day for the fact that without the help, the task one is doing can be time consuming and fussy. It’s not that designers and developers are not capable of handling issues, but then if you have the helpful tools and apps available why not make optimum use. Infact its a wise idea. Take help of these useful resources and get the best results in comparatively easily and speedy manner.
We have till date come up with two lists of latest tools and apps for designers and developers and here we are again with the resources that have been introduced lately to help you the best way possible. Here they are :
Iconate is a tiny library that helps you to transform your icons with trendy animations as simply as possible.
Printsize is a place where you can start your web project. Besides providing you the basics to build a website it comes with nice and tidy file structure that makes it easy to scale your projects efficiently.
Community Outreach Program is an inter-discipline activity set to connect the academic theories with the actual social life and development problems as a service-learning experience. This program is conducted as a supporting medium to foster community development. The functions, objectives and goals of COP given below illustrate its basic philosophy which is expected to direct and control the way of thinking and the way of doing of COP participants.
Facilitating the process of learning to gain the personal growth, peace building, and cultural understanding in order to foster civil responsibility.
- Help students to understand the rule of higher education in application of science, technology and arts in real life is an inseparable institution from the community.
- Provide a learning experience for students by placing them in the community - where COP is located, to help solve the problems and empower the local communities.
- Increase students’ intellectual capacity in doing research, analysis, and scientific problem solving in building a dynamic society.
- Provide a learning experience for students to be a capable communicator in various social levels, cultural, and religion backgrounds.
- To enhance students’ learning by integrating theory with experience and thought with action, so that they can see the relevance of the academic subject to the real world.
- To develop an environment of a mutually respectful participation among students, faculties, and the communities.
- To bring students into the reality of societal inadequacies and empower them to find solutions on those.
- To increase the civic and citizenship awareness, and the skills of students.
- To provide cross-cultural and peace building experiences for students.
- To make students better prepared for their career by building life long learning attitude.
The Meaning of COP Logo
- A man and a woman in red, yellow, blue, green, and black:
Representing COP participants who come from countries over continents with differences in tradition, culture, gender, language, skin, and mindset.
- A man and a woman forming a heart shape:
Representing that despite the differences amoung the participants, they hold hands together forming which symbolizing a growing “peace building” as an embryo for a better world, through empowerment activities for marginal communities.
- A man and a woman dancing:
Representing COP participants’ dynamic progress which is always creative, innovative, and adaptive in working with the society.
- A yellow Globe:
Representing the world which is always painted with brilliance, full of spirit energy and vitality to generate self-expression, inspiration, and logical thoughts.
- Logo’s Overall view of a round shape:
Representing the determination of COP participants to unite shared commitment in creating a caring heart and higher education institution’s intellectuals as servants of the society.
This article will focus on some handy tools you can use for testing freshly-minted layouts. Modern standards of HTML5 and CSS3 have allowed for greater control over rendering and layout styles. But support for older browsers has been waning in recent years. As a developer you need to decide which browsers are worth supporting and how much effort you’ll put into debugging potential issues.
Although this process isn’t always required there’s no downside to validating your code. HTML5 and CSS3 have specifications that should be followed to ensure standards-compliant code. This establishes some trust that your page will render properly in all modern browsers.
The W3 Validator is a common tool which can check the code of any live website. There is also a CSS Validator made specifically for CSS stylesheets. Since web standards are put out by the W3C I’d say they’re a trustworthy resource.
Otherwise you might try a quicker solution and use browser extensions. Validity for Chrome is a free option which checks HTML content on any webpage. There are other choices for Firefox and Operawhich are also free to download. The process only takes a few seconds and it will help you locate obscure hiccups in your code.
Obviously mobile smartphones have taken the World Wide Web in a completely new direction. Designers are now creating websites that adapt naturally to any screen size. CSS3 has made the process easier but it’s still a bushel of work.
Thankfully there are online webapps to help web designers check responsive states of individual layouts.Responsive Test is one such webapp that lets you resize the window to any width of your choosing. In the corner you can also choose between preset resolutions for common devices like tablets, laptops, and smartphones.
Another cool webapp Responsinator offers device-specific solutions. You can load any webpage into the device windows and they should render as expected. Designing for mobile can be tough when you’re trying to match a laundry list of devices that you don’t even own. Thankfully this handy little tool can help.
Have you ever forgotten a password? I know I have. It’s quite frustrating to remember every single password to all of my accounts. Some of you reading this might think that you should have one strong password across all of your accounts, well to put it nicely that is the dumbest thing you could possibly do. Actually let me take that back, having on the most common passwords known to man is the dumbest thing you could possibly do. To see what I mean, check out the top 15 most common passwords:
Having strong and secure passwords on different accounts could mean being safe from hacks, online scams, phishing, and log-ins to illegitimate websites. However, having strong and complicated passwords on many online accounts always means that some or even most of your passwords will be lost somewhere in your brain. This is where password management tools come in. The following resources can and will help you in almost every single password dilemma of the modern age.
First let’s go back to the basics, and forger the Internet for a second. Writing things down on a piece of paper to revisit at a later date, is the most common way to store useful or important information. If you have good self-discipline, you can simply get a small notebook and write down every single passwords and username you currently have.
This may be a very ‘old school’ way, however the risk of forgetting passwords is kept to a minimum. Additionally, the possibility of it being compromised is significantly reduced because the only ones who could get a hold of those written passwords are the ones who are in close proximity at your home or office.
One thing to remember about using this tool is not to include VERY important passwords such as the log-in info of a primary email or an online bank account. Additionally, the written passwords should always be kept in a safe place where there is a minimal risk of losing it and/or a risk of someone else getting a hold of it.
20 Free eBooks for Web Designers and Developers
The evolution of Internet has totally changed the way we learn different things around us. The traditional methods of being a bookworm and journals are nearly outdated. The world you are living in now prefers to access online books, blogs, websites and eBook. Obviously this sharpens your skills and enhances your knowledge.
Nowadays, the Internet openly provides you nearly everything you need. Today, I’ll be sharing with you 20 Free eBooks for Web Designers and Developers. Although you would find a plethora of web designing eBook that are hovering all over the Internet. However, the eBooks you are about to explore are written by authors who have spent hours of their hard work to produce a handy content for you.
As all of the web designers and web developers are seeking to come forth many great web designing eBooks, likewise we have a pack of 20 free eBooks for you to engage yourself more with web designing and developing. There is no doubt that reading is the simplest, yet best way for you to construct your knowledge.
The Magic of CSS consists of Six Chapters which covers the box model, layout, table layout, color, typography and CSS transitions. Go through this eBook and understand and clear your concepts with interactive examples.
This eBook presents a few of the “ins and outs” of being a freelance web designer while offering practical tips for creating and growing your own web design business.
This is well written e-Book which helps to build your portfolio, work with clients and develop your skills and inspire you to keep learning and exploring.