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If youâ€™re watching the blogosphere close enough, you can observe a new trend coming along pretty quick â€“ the application blog, whether is focused on iPhone apps, Mac apps, Air apps, web apps, or all of them. Today weâ€™re gonna talk about the best web apps blogs, with daily tools that will save you lots of time or â€“ on the contrary â€“ gonna lose the whole day playing with. Please feel free to suggest others in the comments. Useful Tools A web magazine for people who love web tools and apps.
Jul 02 2009 In this post, we’ll showcase 50 Free high-quality & New (X)HTML/CSS template (some of them include the PSD-source files). You will also find among these elegant templates a very well written step-by-step tutorials showing you how to create your own. Hopefully some of these will meet your expectations and come in handy in your projects. You will have to check the license first for any restrictions or guidelines before using any template. Shape
There are a few essential steps that need to be taken with any new wordpress install . Obviously not every wordpress blog will be the same but there are some basics that I feel should be done regardless of what kind of blog you’re creating. Here we’ll go through 10 steps that are essential to preform after any wordpress install including a list of 10 plug-ins that are a must for blogs of any type.
Hello. I recently got a domain and a hosting, free from Masood and I straight away installed WordPress on it and started searching for Themes/Templates I was amazed to see so many templates available for this platform and the nice thing was every template was offering something unique. I searched for many hours here and collected like 100 WordPress Templates . Then I finally chose the Best Templates among all of them and have now came up with 25 Free WordPress Templates that are really nice and unique.
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Earlier in Web Design Week we saw how a simple layout can be mixed and matched with different backgrounds, patterns and photos , today we’re going to take that one step further. We’re going to completely change the look of a website by changing not just the background, but the overall style of the design. We’ll begin with the Grungy Paper Texture Site we created in a past tutorial, then we’ll change the design to look minimal, metallic, abstract, and web2! And after that we’ll talk about the process of learning a library of web design styles. So let’s get started… Style 1 – Grungy / Textured (Original)
What is not to love about WordPress? It is extremely extendable, an open source project, has a selection of thousands of plugins, in addition to the support community being simply massive. WordPress has proved itself as a great blogging platform and content management system. For us developers and techies the out of the box capabilities is more than we ever need to manage, edit, and add content in any shape or form. However many of us don’t simply build website for ourselves, and we have to think about our clients as well.
Posted October 28, 2008 in Tools/Resources , Web Design There are a lot of details to consider when designing and developing a web site. In reality, it can seem like an endless list — but if you look carefully you’ll see that there are certain elements that are more important than others, elements that are used consistently among the most successful sites. Once you’ve completed the Planning Stage of your website, the rest of the elements fall into broad categories ranging from User Interface Design to Content Creation to actual Development.
You may have noticed that in certain business and marketing circles there exists a “backlash” against the design community . Despite the rise of attractive, user-friendly solutions, in such circles unattractive designs have somehow managed to remain at the verge of acceptance. You’ll hear ideas being thrown around like “design is a waste of time — we have a really ugly site which outsells our competitors 3 to 1″ or “we are not worried about the design, we’ll outsource it or use a free WordPress theme, let us focus more on the product”. You can almost sense a little bit of pride in how ugly their web-site is, or that they are treating design like a commodity. However off base these types of thoughts might be, there is clearly a lack of respect for designers in the business community at times. I’d like to address how you can shatter this barrier and talk to business folk in a language they understand.
There are many available tools to help make web development projects quicker and more productive. Aside from a handy text editor or WYSIWYG editor like Dreamweaver, you can find plenty of tools and utilities that can greatly increase development speed, reduce debugging and testing time, and improve quality of the output. The tools described below are a variety of utilities, optimizers, testing, and debugging tools aimed towards helping developers create websites more efficiently.
This article discusses what you need to know to make your Web site part of the Semantic Web. It starts with a discussion of the problems the Semantic Web tries to solve and then moves to the technologies involved, such as Resource Description Framework (RDF), Web Ontology Language (OWL), and SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL). You'll see how the Semantic Web is layered on top of the existing Web. It then covers some issues that you want to know about when you plan a new Web site and also gives specific examples of how to use technologies like RDFa and Microformats to enable your existing Web site to become a part of the Semantic Web. Introduction to the Semantic Web The World Wide Web is the largest single information resource humanity has ever produced.
Making online access easy use for blind and other disabled users is gaining attention because of class actions against companies like Target Amber Grant, 18, eats, sleeps, and breathes the Internet, according to her father, Garry Grant, CEO of Carlsbad (Calif.)-based technology outfit SEO Inc.. The company, which has 65 employees, often calls on Amber to use her prodigious Web skills to help with a vexing problem: checking to see whether its clients' Web sites are accessible to the blind. "I give her tasks to go onto clients' Web sites, find a particular product, select it, purchase it, and get through checkout securely.
You don’t have to write the same CSS-code or (X)HTML-Markup over and over again. Whatever project you’re starting to work with, at some point you have to define classes and IDs you’ve already defined in your previous web-projects. To avoid unnecessary mistakes you might want to start not from a blank file, but from an almost “perfect” scratch . The latter might contain some basic definitions you’d write in your code anyway. However, once you’ve decided to create such a scratch, you need to make sure it is really bulletproof — besides, if the stylesheet also sets up optimal typographic rules and basic form styling you manage to kill two birds with one stone. And this is where CSS Frameworks and CSS Reset are becoming important.
Learn how to quickly build your own SEO tool belt to achieve search marketing success. Nothing creates more value in the professional search marketing world than useful search engine optimization tools. From the simple "link:" command in Google, which shows how many sites link back to you, to the more advanced search tools at Yahoo! and browser plug-ins, the industry and engines themselves have a variety of tools available to get you started with SEO.
What should my local chiropractor do? Or the acupuncturist? Or the pet store? What about that small church or mosque? The web has changed the game for a lot of organizations, but for the local business, it's more of a threat and a quandary than an asset. My doctor went to a seminar yesterday ($100+) where the 'expert' was busy selling her on buying a domain name, hiring a designer, using web development software, understanding site maps and navigation and keywords and metatags and servers...