Small businesses have it tough. Their web budgets are usually much smaller than that of large companies. At the same time their need for web exposure is much greater. However, instead of just curling up and giving up, many small businesses have begun to wow competition by offering up some innovative and cool ideas. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” springs to mind.
Lightbox, and all of it’s various clones, can work magic on your jQuery web design. But where do you even start? There is so much out there and, frankly, most of it is crap. Well, don’t fret. Webrulon has done the searching for you. We’ve scoured, scrubbed and rinsed(?) the Internet to find ten of the most promising Lightbox plugins and Lightbox clone plugins available for jQuery. Without further adieu, here they are:
25 Powerful and Useful jQuery Tutorials for Web Developers and Designers
jQuery is all over the place these days. It’s rapidly catching up to CSS as the web template of choice for up and coming designers. It’s easy to see why. It’s constantly changing. Evolving. The only problem with this is, however, you have to constantly change and evolve as well. One simple must keep track of all of the new plugins, tutorials and addons that come down the pike. It can be quite an undertaking. Don’t worry, though. Webrulon is here to help. Here is a list of 25 recent tutorials that will get you up to speed and have you jQuery-ing in no time.
The trusty login form. A necessary evil, right? Wrong. They need not be evil at all. There are ways to make the extra step your user base goes through to get to your content an enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing experience. The following list showcases creative and functional login form design. Some might surprise you and get you rethinking what that little box is for all over again:
CSS/XHTML have come a long way since the days of the golden oldies. They are faster, more featured and more convenient to use. They even, from time to time, come with the PSD-source file nowadays. This makes the urls look good in every browser imaginable. These are easy to use and can have your websites looking professional and glossy in no time. Take the time to explore and experiment. Here are 50 toys for you to start experimenting with:
Some fonts just don’t like getting teeny. They get angry and become unreadable. When that happens it’s time to call in the big little guns. Specially designed mini fonts are perfect for situations when you need something smaller than 9 px. These cute lil fonts are extremely popular in flash and flash-based applications, however have yet to catch on in other applications. It’s about time to change all of that. Here are 34 free and truly elegant TrueType mini pixel fonts:
Illustration and typography don’t always play nice. When they do, however, it can create some beautiful and compelling imagery. Which is which in this scenario, however? Is a beautiful illustration that also features typography an illustration or, well, a piece of typography? Both. Also, ultimately it doesn’t matter. Beauty is beauty, no matter the name. Read on for 35 of the greatest “typographical illustrations” floating around the web right now. We’ll even feature links to each designer so you can see more of their stuff: