Whether you want to improve your existing skills or learn new ones, we’ve provided plenty of web design and development resources in the past year.
Here we recap the best posts that fell into this creative category. These include a wealth of tutorials, resources, galleries, interviews and more.
Have a read below for a look back at Mashable‘s Dev and Design resources from 2010, and be sure to keep coming back next year for more.
Mobile Development Resources
Whatever mobile platform(s) you favor, we’ve got you covered.
- 8 Tools For Easily Creating a Mobile Version of Your Website
- HOW TO: Start Developing for iOS, Android or Windows Phone 7
- HOW TO: Make Your Mobile Websites Act More Like Native Apps
- HOW TO: Develop iPhone Apps With Staying Power
- HOW TO: Optimize Your Mobile Site Across Multiple Platforms
- 5 Things to Consider When Designing Your Mobile App
From minimal to festive, here’s a roundup of great icon galleries.
- 10 Free and Fun Twitter Bird Icons for your Website
- Top 10 Beautiful Minimalist Icon Sets
- 10 Beautiful Free Hand-Drawn Icon Sets
- 20 Free Social Media Icon Sets For a More Shareable Website
- 10 Free Holiday Icon Sets to Give Your Site a Wintery Makeover [GALLERY]
Resources for Web Developers
PHP tips? Check. Apps for developers? Check. Online resources? Check.
- 5 Free Android Apps for Web Developers
- 10 Free Services to Monitor Your Site’s Uptime
- 5 Fantastic iPhone Apps for Web Developers
- 11 Outstanding Online Resources for Web Developers
- 11 Delicious TextMate Themes for Designers and Developers
- 4 Key Web Developer Community Resources
- A Beginner’s Guide to Integrated Development Environments
- 5 Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools You Should Try
- 7 Awesome CSS3 Techniques You Can Start Using Right Now
- HOW TO: Implement Google Font API on Your Website
- 5 Tips for Developing a Global-Friendly Website
- 10 Popular Firefox Add-ons for Web Developers
- 8 Experts Break Down the Pros and Cons of Coding With PHP
- 10 Beginner Tips from PHP Masters
- 10 Intermediate and Advanced Tips from PHP Masters
- 10 Tools for Distributed Developer Teams
- 7 A/B Testing Resources for Startups and Solo Developers
The iPad made an impact on dev and design this year. Here’s why.
- How the iPad Is Influencing Web Apps
- 6 New Mac Apps for Designers and Developers
- 10 Beautiful and Usable iPhone and iPad Interfaces
- How the iPad Is Transforming Web Design
Photoshop is one of the primary tools in the digital designer’s belt. We got you up and running with the imaging software in 2010.
- 8 Photoshop Tutorials for Retouching Your Profile Pic
- 9 Free Resources for Learning Photoshop
- 12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop
- 10 Fantastic Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube
- 12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator
Whatever career path you’re following in the online dev and design world, these articles can help.
- 5 Tips for Aspiring Web App Developers
- HOW TO: Be a Hybrid Designer/Developer
- 6 Job Search Tips for Aspiring Programmers
- HOW TO: Score a Web Design Job
- 15+ Great Ways to Find Web Design and Development Work
- 5 Fantastic Free Tools to Showcase Your Portfolio
We’ve offered a wealth of design-related resources this year — dive in!
- 5 Simple Social Design Tips From the Masters
- 10 Essential Free E-Books for Web Designers
- 10 Tools for Getting Web Design Feedback
- 5 Quick Tips to Solicit Useful Design Feedback
- Top 10 Resources for Design Inspiration
- 17 Fresh Web Tools for Working with Colors
- 5 Design Trends That Small Businesses Can Use in 2011
- Top 5 Web Font Design Trends to Follow
- 10 Free Web UI Kits and Resources for Designers
- 8 of the Best Chrome Extensions for Web Designers
- 4 Game-Changing Trends in Web App Design
- 11 Trends in Web Logo Design: The Good, the Bad and the Overused
- The Future of Web Fonts
- 10 Free Wireframing Tools for Designers
- 40+ Web Design and Development Resources for Beginners
From iconic designers to icon designers, we’ve talked to some rather interesting folk during the past 12 months.
- Susan Kare: Interview With an Iconic Designer [GALLERY]
- Twitter’s Creative Director Talks Design, UX and Inspiration
- 4 Winning Web Design Tips From Ryan Carson of Carsonified
- The Origin of Twitter’s “Fail Whale”
- CSS Inventor Talks About the Web’s Visual Future [VIDEO]
- Essential Web Design Advice From a Wireframing Master [INTERVIEW]
- The 10 Founding Fathers of the Web
It’s not all work, work, work as we add a little fun with these light-hearted articles.
- 7 Captivating Works of Crowdsourced Art
- Top 10 Accessories for Typography Nuts [PICS]
- 10 Captivating Time-Lapse Design Videos
- 6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Animations
- 21 Creative Blogger Bio Pages
- 35 Entertaining 404 Error Pages
- Top 5 Developer Questions About HTML5 Answered
- 5 Tools For Integrating HTML5 Video in Your Website
- HOW TO: Export Your Illustrator Images to HTML5 Canvas
- HOW TO: Get Started with HTML5 Boilerplate
- HOW TO: Make Your WordPress Blog More Like Tumblr
- 10 Fresh Blogger Templates for Any Application [PICS]
- 5 Hot Design Trends for Aspiring Bloggers
- 8 of the Best Premium WordPress Themes
- 10 Beautiful and Free WordPress 3.0-Ready Themes
- 10 Terrific New Tumblr Themes
- 11 Ways to Speed Up WordPress
- Top 10 Ways to Tweak Your WordPress Theme
- HOW TO: Add Facebook “Like” Buttons to Your WordPress Blog
- 10 Beautiful Free Blogger Templates
- HOW TO: Secure Your WordPress Blog
- 7 Superb Social Plugins for WordPress
- 14 Fantastic Free WordPress Themes
- HOW TO: Build a More Beautiful Blog
- 75+ Social Media Resources for Artists and Designers
- 9 Essential Social News and Bookmarking Sites for Designers
- 5 Better Ways to Read “Hacker News”
- 15 Developer/Hacker Women to Follow on Twitter
- 7 Hackathons Around the World and on the Web
- 10 Web Design Bloggers You Should Follow
- 20 Resources for Displaying Twitter Updates
- Follow Mashable Dev & Design on Twitter
- Become a Fan on Facebook
- Subscribe to the Dev & Design channel
- Download our free apps for Android, Mac, iPhone and iPad
HTML5 was big news this year; here are four resources to get you caught up.
Resources for Bloggers
WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger users will all find something to like in this list.
Finally, here’s a social take on the dev and design world.
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