10 Open Source 3D Animated Sliders Built On CSS & JavaScript

Design
You can add some pretty crazy image sliders into your project with basic jQuery or even with free WordPress plugins. They all have their own unique animations, custom interfaces and features. But if you can’t find what you want in a plugin, then you may be forced to build it yourself. That’s what many of the developers featured below did when they built these incredible 3D-animated sliders. Here are 10 of my favorites from CodePen. Slicebox See the Pen Slicebox – 3D Image Slider by codefactory (@codefactory) on CodePen. You’ve probably seen or heard of Slicebox before. This is a popular 3D slideshow plugin and it’s by far one of the most detailed. This pen offers a live demo of the animated slider in action with most of the features…
Read More

10 Open Source Modal Login/Signup Windows For Developers

Design
There are so many resources and guides for creating modal windows. Any developer can add these basic UI elements into any website without having to code from scratch. But custom modals offer more control over both content and display. You could design a modal for a site’s terms of service or to show off a dynamic photo gallery. One of the most common uses for a modal window is adding a login/registration form. With this UI, visitors can sign up or log into a site from any page – all dynamically using JavaScript. If you’d like to add this functionality to your site, check out this list of 10 free modal window snippets you can use to get there. Professional Modal See the Pen Login/Signup Modal Window by Adventures in…
Read More
5 Examples of Visual Storytelling in Web Design

5 Examples of Visual Storytelling in Web Design

Design
There is no denying that people are visual by nature. They love simplicity and familiarity. So it should come as no surprise that people will form an impression of your website within seconds of landing on it. As a result, websites today are in high competition with one another, no matter the niche. Storytelling through web design, one of the most compelling ways to grab a site visitor’s attention without overwhelming them, has recently emerged as one of the biggest design trends to hit the market. It is not easy to master the art of storytelling using web design. It takes a keen eye, an understanding of your target audience, and a well thought-out storyline that will resonate with visitors. However, when done right, people will remember your brand, your…
Read More
8 Website and Page Building Tools for 2018

8 Website and Page Building Tools for 2018

Design
Finding the “best” of anything is not always an easy task, and when you do, it’s only natural to expect to pay a hefty price. This is also true with respect to website and page-building tools. There’s plenty of good ones and finding one or more that will best serve your purposes can take time. We’ve made it a little easier for you! Enjoy this selection of some of the most highly-trusted tools currently on the market. Hefty prices? Forget it. These trusted site and page building tools are top quality. Most are completely free. Some authors offer both free and premium plans or offer free trials. Should you eventually go with a premium plan, you can expect to find it is affordable and well worth the money. 1. Mobirise…
Read More
Becoming a Better WordPress Developer – One Project at a Time

Becoming a Better WordPress Developer – One Project at a Time

Design
Time is one of the best indicators of how far you’ve come in terms of being better at your job. But it seems like web design and development is a line of work that provides the most tangible evidence of progression. All you have to do is take a look back at an old project and the proof will be there, looking right at you. In my own career, I go back to my days with static HTML websites. I can easily see the signs of improvement in the code – and particularly when it comes to how I accomplished various layouts (hint: table layouts were older). But over my years of building themes for WordPress, I can also see how things have changed. Sure, the design trends have come…
Read More
Raghav’s 10-9-9 rules to create Videos for Millennials

Raghav’s 10-9-9 rules to create Videos for Millennials

Design
With the phenomenal rise of DIY apps, everyone has gotten the power to create studio-quality animations. The ease of production has also given rise to a lot of videos that could have been much better! This is mainly because people haven’t really sat down and analyzed what works and what doesn’t. Moreover, millennials being much more internet savvy, get exposed to tons of videos every day. If you want to get their attention, your videos need to stand out! Being in the business of helping people create really cool videos, our videos have to be extra good! Over the years, our CEO, Raghav has formulated the 10-9-9 rule! It’s a tried and tested formula he arrived at, after working with thousands of clients while running Bode Animation – a video…
Read More
Best Fashion Apps for Men

Best Fashion Apps for Men

Design
In this glorious/terrifying digital age we live in, there truly is an app for everything. We’re talking ordering pizza, operating a drone, learning a new language, even checking out what it would look like if we were to merge faces with Danny Trejo (pretty unsettling, FYI). There are literally millions of downloadables floating around, a handful of which claim to be able to help us refine our style, but which ones are actually worth having? To save you from cluttering up your smartphone finding out, we’ve compiled a rundown of the apps we think no stylish man should be without. Instagram Instagram isn’t just a place to share pictures of your lunch or funny snaps of your dog – this platform is filled with fashion and style inspiration for men…
Read More
The Best Website and Page Building Tools You Should Rely on in 2018

The Best Website and Page Building Tools You Should Rely on in 2018

Design
It’s not difficult to get confused if you set finding the best possible website builder as an objective. It’s hard enough to define what “best” is since there are so many top-quality products on the market. If you’re looking for the best tools that also happen to be free, your search could become even more frustrating. The good news is, you’ve just come across a post that’s spot-on. It will show you the best tools for your 2018 website-building undertakings. These tools also happen to be free. These are the most advanced and trusted free web-building products on the market. All you need to do to find the best one is to choose the one that best suits your needs. Be prepared to be more than a little surprised as…
Read More
10 Creative Website Navigation Designs

10 Creative Website Navigation Designs

Design
While most websites use similar navigation structures and placements, there are small proportions that break free of the traditional layouts. These websites often do so to present a unique design, while also to experiment with alternate and often improved solutions. Every website is different, and the one-size-fits-all approach can often be outdated – particularly for websites which are more visual or do not follow a traditional template-like structure. In this article, we’ll take a look at ten of the most creative website navigation designs around in 2018. No Questions Asked Opting to position their stacked navigation on the left, No Questions Asked’s website leaves the header section as clean as possible and introduces a slide-deck type layout. Inflatable Regatta The Inflatable Regatta website uses a full-width navigation with large, bold…
Read More
Talking to Your Clients About the WordPress Gutenberg Editor

Talking to Your Clients About the WordPress Gutenberg Editor

Design
If you’re a designer or developer who uses WordPress, then you might have heard about the new Gutenberg Editor. It’s slated to be released in WordPress 5.0 and promises to be a game-changer for the world’s most-used CMS. This is quite big news for those of us in the industry. There’s been controversy and lots of lively debate as the project has progressed. But for the average site owner (aka client), it’s much less likely that they have heard anything at all about the new editor. And that’s a pretty big deal in its own right. While web professionals certainly need to know the inner workings of Gutenberg, it’s just as important that non-technical users have an idea of what’s coming. Otherwise, they’re in for an awfully big surprise once…
Read More