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100 + Must Have Cheat Sheets and Quick References For Web Designers and Developers

100 + Must Have Cheat Sheets and Quick References For Web Designers and Developers
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Mini guide de saisie 10 Completely Free Wireframe and Mockup Applications Every web designer and developer should have a good and reliable wireframe (mockup or prototype) tool at there disposal. The importance of such a tool differentiates amongst web designers and developers, some use them, some don’t. Personally, I use them. It is in this initial stage of development that makes web design enjoyable, the coming together of the clients needs and your own creative ideas onto a blank canvas, allowing you to plan effectively the visual arrangement of the sites content. The downside is that a good and reliable wireframe application can come at a heavy price, have you seen the cost of a good wireframe application? So, what options do you have? Please note that this post really old, so some of the below apps may not longer be free or available. Hot Gloo – The Online Wireframe App HotGloo is an easy to use and intuitive Flash built web-based wireframe app, that can create conceptual interactive prototypes of a website in the early development stages. Pencil Project

25 CSS Snippets for Some of the Most Common and Frustrating Tasks In this post we have 25 CSS snippets and hacks that will solve many of the most frequently used and, at times, frustrating CSS development tasks. Why reinvent the wheel when there are already plenty of time-saving pre-written CSS code snippets? As well as some classic and timeless CSS hacks you will also find many CSS3 snippets, like box-shadow, border-radius,linear-gradient and many more. Adding shadow to text – text-shadow Helps make your text stand out from the rest. Source Adding an image-based border – border-image You can create any kind of border you want for any object(s) on your website using this. Adding shadow to borders and images – box-shadow Helps make your borders and images “pop” from the background more, giving a subtle 3D-like visual cue that it’s something separate, in the foreground, and the thing that visitors should be looking at. Adding rounded corners – border-radius Self-explanatory. Adding individual rounded corners – border-radius Adding a gradient – linear-gradient

Display Property Inline inline does just what it says - boxes that are displayed inline follow the flow of a line. Anchor (links) and emphasis are examples of elements that are displayed inline by default. The following code, for example, will cause all list items in a list to appear next to each other in one continuous line rather than each one having its own line: Block block makes a box standalone, fitting the entire width of its containing box, with an effective line break before and after it. The next example will make all links in “nav” large clickable blocks: None none, well, doesn’t display a box at all, which may sound pretty useless but can be used to good effect with dynamic effects, such as switching extended information on and off at the click of a link, or in alternative stylesheets. The following code, for example, could be used in a print stylesheet to basically “turn off” the display of elements such as navigation that would be useless in that situation: Tables OK. Other display types

.htaccess Files for the Rest of Us .htaccess files are used to configure Apache, as well a range of other web servers. Despite the .htaccess file type extension, they are simply text files that can be edited using any text-editor. In this article, we'll review what they are, and how you can use them in your projects. Please note that .htaccess files don't work on Windows-based systems, although they can be edited and uploaded to a compatible web server, and on Linux-based systems they are hidden by default. In order to work with htaccess files locally, to see how they work and generally play around with them, we can use XAMPP (or MAMP) on the Mac - a package that installs and configures Apache, PHP and MySQL. A .htaccess file follows the same format as Apache’s main configuration file: httpd.conf. A setting configured in an .htaccess file will override the same setting in the main configuration file for the directory which contains the file, as well as all of its subdirectories. A rewrite rule can be as simple as this:

Connaissances & classifications du Monde du Classement Une représentation synthétique des connaissances sous forme de classifications pour assimiler, mémoriser ou communiquer un concept. Actualité Aide Contenu du site Vous pouvez consultez les informations sur ce projet et les liens. UI Design Framework Graphic styles Library 200 graphic styles to change buttons, headers or blocks in 1 click Minimal Vector Icons 260 Vector Icons for creatingWireframes and Webdesign GUI Elements Library Hundreds of vector elementsfor designing Interfaces 50 Useful Tools and Resources For Web Designers - Smashing Magazine Advertisement An effective, well-organized workflow is an important asset of professional web designers. The more useful and time-saving your tools are, the more time you can focus on important things, thus creating a foundation for timely good-quality results. The problem is that there are just way too many tools, services and resources out there, so it has become difficult to keep track on them and find those tiny little time-savers that will spare you headaches and save time in a long run. And this is where we come in. Below you’ll find 50 useful tools and time-savers for web designers and developers. You may be interested in the following related posts: Typography Meet Your Type: A Field Guide to Typography (free PDF)This eBook will help you better understand the foundation of typography and overcome common obstacles and problems when choosing type. Web Font Specimen This template lets you check the typography by analyzing the HTML-specimen in your browser. Bookmarklets

Fine-Tuning WordPress for SEO Just a few short years ago, building static websites by hand with HTML/CSS was the norm. Nowadays, WordPress powers almost 14% of all websites[1]. Originally developed as a blogging platform, WordPress has since morphed into a powerful content management system for all types of websites. But, as with most things that evolve from what they were originally meant to do, there’s some fine-tuning that will be required to make them as functional as possible. While WordPress has top-notch SEO features out of the box, there a handful of things you can enhance to achieve even better SEO. Permalink Structure for URLs You can find the permalink settings under Setting > Permalinks. By default, WordPress sets your post URLs like so: From an SEO perspective, this is not ideal because you aren’t getting any benefit from having keywords in the URL, a known ranking factor for search engine results. versus:

Dewey Pictograms Reproducible images portraying collections within the Dewey Decimal Classification System, enabling people with disabilities, low literacy skills, etc., to better locate materials in the library's collection; these can be mounted on bookstacks or special mounts in the collection. Many thanks to OCLC (all copyright rights in the Dewey Decimal Classification System are owned by OCLC; Dewey, Dewey Decimal Classification, DDC, OCLC and WebDewey are registered trademarks of OCLC) and to Oakland (CA) Public Library for making these images freely available. The resource is a result of a collaboration between the Oakland Public Library and the East Bay Learning Disabilities Association (EastBayl da.org), supported by the California State Library. The 88 images were created by Shelby Designs & Illustrates (Oakland, CA) and the work was supported in part by the U.S. Introduction Pictograms for the Dewey Decimal System People with learning disabilities make up 17 to 20% of the general population.

Web Best Practices Did you ever want to resize a video on the fly, scaling it as you would an image? Using intrinsic ratios for video, you can. This technique allows browsers to determine video dimensions based on the width of their containing block. Illustration: With intrinsic dimensions, a new width triggers a new height calculation, allowing videos to resize and giving them the ability to scale the same way images do. See example one. The concept The idea is to create a box with the proper ratio (4:3, 16:9, etc.), then make the video inside that box stretch to fit the dimensions of the box. The trick The padding property is the magic that styles a box with an intrinsic ratio. The CSS rules below illustrate how to style the parent and child to create a “magic wrapper”—a container that proportionally resizes itself depending on the width of its parent. Let’s review the declarations in each rule, starting with .wrapper-with-intrinsic-ratio. The real deal The fix(es) for Internet Explorer The clean up The bonus

User-Friendly SEO Some web designers (and many web content writers) view on-page SEO as a necessary evil to an effective content strategy on the web. However, when properly executed, SEO can actually enhance a site visitor’s experience, rather than detract from it. In this article, I’ll run through several examples of how SEO can be improved with the user in mind. Reviewing these examples should help site builders gain a solid understanding of SEO practices that work together to create highly effective sites. Changing Your Perception About SEO Misperceptions about SEO generally arise from outdated ideas about what SEO is all about; when people are still under the assumption that keyword stuffing, mammoth blocks of links and stilted wording are still valid SEO tactics. Rightfully so, web designers and web content writers object to these practices because they interfere with a visitor’s ability to make sense of the site. Google and SEO have come a long ways since those practices were in vogue. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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