Black Tech Diva Blog

Currently Reading: Duckett’s HTML & CSS

Why did I buy them?  I decided to purchase them because the content format is aesthetically pleasing, the content received great reviews on Amazon (from both beginners and more seasoned developers) and this is a popular set on...

Developer + Designer Student Discounts!

Here are a few discount softwares + services offered for tech-minded students 🙂 Most of these student discounts require a valid .edu e-mail address. Not a student? Check out Black Tech Diva’s Design Tool Kit for a list of additional...

Black Boys Code Coming Soon!

Black Girls Code is a wonderful organization that introduces girls 11-18 to computer science/coding. I was perusing Black Girls Code and I noticed that they are launching a Black Boys Code soon 🙂 Black Girls CODE is devoted...

Image Types: Pixel vs. Vector

Great! You are headed to Photoshop to start designing your dream logo *pause* your logo should be designed as a vector file. Basic shapes and text in Photoshop can easily be converted to paths (vectors) whereas more complex design...

Transform any image into a color palette in 3-seconds.

Adobe offers a free service Kuler for designers to create + save 5-color combinations.  You can visit Kuler’s website or download their iPhone app to use on the go. If you’d like to save your themes to view later on...

Font Awesome is Awesome!

Are you concerned that icons are slowing down your site/app? You shouldn’t be if you are using an icon font! What’s special about an icon font.  Icon fonts are vector-based: they load fast and are completely scalable (w/ a little...