Top “Must Know” Frameworks for Web Developers

Great article that lists popular tools used for web development with a short description of each.  Check it out.

Learn Web Design: 50+ of the Best Online Educational Resources to Learn to Build Web Sites

Found a great site that has collected all the best online resources for learning web design.


Awesome Web Design Inspiration Site – Pattern Tap

A great site for getting inspiration for a unique web design is  It’s basically a collection of images of web pages which are categorized by tags.  These tags can be used to help search by page type, color, or region.  There’s a collection of user generated tags which allow for even more ways to classify and search for ideas.

Here’s an excerpt from the about page which may help to explain what the site is.

The Secret Origins of Pattern Tap

A long time ago, in an Internet far, far away … or 2008, Matthew Smith saw that there wasn’t any place on the Web that inspired other designers to be better at their craft. Sure there were web galleries galore, but nothing that really highlighted the nitty-gritty of great design and interaction work. With that idea firmly planted into his brain, he set out to build a shining beacon on the Web for designers to find the inspiration and education they needed.

Four years later, Pattern Tap has more than 25,000 registered users from around the world and across the galaxy. Designs are posted not only from Earth but as far away as the Constellation of Centaurus. Just wait until you see what some of those four-armed Centaurians design … those interactions are pretty far out and in four-dimensions!

Fantastic Font Sites

If you’re a web designer or graphic designer or just someone who likes fonts, then check out these fantastic font sites.


Great website that allows you to search for a font by appearance, name, picture, or designer.  You can even look for fonts with a similar appearance by providing a specific font.

Google Webfonts

You can search fonts by several different criteria and easily see a preview of fonts after changing characteristics like thickness, slant, and width.


This site allows you to upload an image which will be compared to an online database.  If there’s not a match found, you can even submit it in a forum section where users can help identify your font.