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Published by Guest Author The Magic of PHP + MySQL It's safe to say that nearly every website that's up-to-date these days is using some form of content management system (CMS). While there are a ton of great free options that provide us with a CMS to power a website (WordPress, Drupal, etc.), it doesn't hurt to peek under the hood and get a feel for how these systems work. To get our feet wet as back-end developers, we'll be creating a simple PHP class that will:
When you have done all of the preliminary things for your site you need to think about advertising. After all, what good is an auction site that has no customers? There are many low cost advertising options for you to use. One of these is to put the link to your site in your signature on forums.
Website Design Ideas Design ideas and tips for web design In this article we present a few web design ideas and concepts that we hope would help you to build a better website, or increase your understanding about web design.
Going Beyond Arial – Web Fonts Choices Just Got Awesome! Wow, it’s about time! I mean don’t get me wrong, I really like the Arial font, it is very readable and can be used in both, professional and fancy projects but sometimes having to create a graphic for a fancy header is pretty inconvenient. Now, finally, we don’t have to do that, thanks to who else? Google of course!
About a year ago, I compiled a huge list of artistic sites . It seems like the trend has carried on in 2008 and is growing stronger (thank God the glossy style is gone). So what's hot now? Pencil sketches, handwritten notes, card stocks, watercolor effects, collage art, script fonts, grungy and splatter ink backgrounds (glossy gradients are not "in" this year). Another trend to be on the lookout for are the vintage and retro styles which I've posted earlier this year.
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Every seasoned developer has one and every young and upcoming developer should be thinking of building one – a good and concise collection of UI controls, components and plugins that you can always rely on in times of need. Of course, there are plenty of great UI frameworks, kits and libraries that you could use, but none will offer you every component and none of them will be tailored to your own personal preferences and needs. Up until a few months ago my controls had been collected and sourced from various frameworks (Prototype, MooTools, jQuery…), upon review it seemed a little out-dated, some components unnecessary and some controls desperately needed updated. It seemed logical to give the collection a fresh outlook and a uniformity under one framework – I chose jQuery. (I have held on to a few controls that have not been built with jQuery, but for the sake of this post I have omitted them). So, here are my 50 Fundamental jQuery Controls and Rich UI Components …
There are a few things that a designer can not have enough of in his or her design arsenal, and one of them is textures . So to continue our “Best of 2009″ series, we’ve selected the best free textures from this past year. Since there were so many textures released in 2009 by so many generous people, it is difficult to choose the best. However, we feel the ones here stand out in quality and usefulness, and will be valuable additions to your texture library. You can also check out the rest of the “Best of 2009″ series at the bottom of this article. Grungy Textures
Ivana Jurčić – Lilit » Blog Archive » A Collection of Printable Sketch Templates and Sketch Books for WireframingAt the beginning of a web (or application) development project I always create the sketches first. While sketching can be done on a blank paper, it’s much better to use a sketch template. For me that is the best and most productive way to work on and improve my ideas before application development begins (and things get more complicated :-)). This way I won’t pay too much attention to some details that should be taken care of later, but stay focused on general layout and functionality. Below you will find more than 20 resources that you can use in sketching phase of application development.
Cheatsheets and various quick reference guides are available for almost any type of software and language these days. Unfortunately they’re not always easy to find when you actually need them. This is why I decided to take some time to gather up as many as possible and share them with you here! Hopefully this can be a timesaver for you, along with teaching you a new trick or two.
If you’re launching a new site, product or service, then there’s a huge benefit to building hype and buzz before you launch. It’s something that Apple does extremely well, but you don’t need to be a huge company to be able to pull it off. Building a prelaunch page – a simple page that describes your soon-to-be-launching product, along with an email signup form – is one of the techniques that Eric Ries famously proposes in The Lean Startup and it’s a great way of building an email list of people who will be interested in your new product.
Whether you design and code websites all by yourself or run a small business with a pool of talent, you will always face the challenge of how much to work on a design and UI before passing the mock-ups on to the developer? Moreover, how much visual work needs to be done in order to effectively present a website to a client? In this article, we’ll talk about best practices for clear communication , which tools to use and how to manage resources on both small and large projects. Determining Factors In Number Of Mock-Ups To Deliver As the owner of a small business , I have watched our company grow from a part-time, basement-dwelling, under-the-radar operation to a small business with an office, chairs, desks, and staplers (aren’t staplers an indication of legitimacy?). During this process of breaking out of our egg shell, we have birthed a company culture and a set of best practices, and we have gained valuable experience in the field of Web design and development.