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Ten Laws to Design By « Web Design Marketing Podcast & Blog As designers we have to be aware of the function of our work and design as much as we care about the aesthetics and visuals. There are a lot of terms for the design of how the site functions and works, from “usability design” to “user experience,” what remains constant is that if we want to become better designers we have to pair these two concepts together. Using clear and effective design laws as guides we can use proven formulas for better design. These laws both assist in the usability / experience of our design as well as the aesthetic values. Furthermore being able to refer and cite these laws when presenting or discussing design you can further establish yourself as a expert with justified reasons for your design choices. 1. Ten Laws to Design By « Web Design Marketing Podcast & Blog

15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software

Web applications have come a long way. They used to be amateur imitations of their desktop counterparts, with only one or two functions and not at all practical. But my, have these web apps grown. Web apps these days have become so powerful and useful that in some cases, they’ve begun to replace desktop software. Desktop programs are great and all, but they don’t provide the same benefits as web apps that make use of cloud computing. 15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software

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Stripes in CSS Stripes are pretty easy to do in CSS these days. CSS gradients via the background-image property really got our back. I thought I’d document some varitions in one easy to reference place CSS-Tricks
WordPress Fat-Loss Diet to Speed Up & Ease Load Last week we looked at some useful plugins to enhance and protect WordPress, following on with the WordPress topic let’s look at how you can tweak your WordPress install to increase the speed of your site and ease the load on your web servers. We’ll be putting the front end code on a strict diet, while trimming the fat from the database to produce a fast, lean website that doesn’t clog up your server’s resources. Despite its general awesomeness and wide adoption across the web as both a blogging platform and a trusty CMS, it’s no secret that WordPress is a greedy old memory hog. WordPress Fat-Loss Diet to Speed Up & Ease Load
Tutorialzine | Web Development Tutorials & Resources

Tutorialzine | Web Development Tutorials & Resources

Free Template: Creative CompanyLayout By Danny Markov | To help all of our web developer friends in the community, we decided to release a free template, powered by bootstrap, which you can use to kick start your next project. Read more
UX Movement - User Interface & User Experience Design Ideas and Best Practices

UX Movement - User Interface & User Experience Design Ideas and Best Practices

Readability of the New Nutrition Label Nutrition labels have looked the same for decades. But the FDA plans to redesign them to make them easier to read. By comparing the old and new nutrition labels, you can see why the new design is faster to scan and easier on the eyes. 5 Design Techniques to Incite User Emotion For years, designers have focused on traditional design factors such as meeting web standards, organizing navigation, choosing layouts and fonts.
There are many practices that I can't believe are still on the internet. Here are a few ways to tell the user to never come back to your website. Resize The Main Browser Window If you want to make the user open a new window to view your website, fine. 6 Ways To Subliminally Tell Users "Don't Come Back" 6 Ways To Subliminally Tell Users "Don't Come Back"
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Prestashop is an amazing thing boosts up the lifestyle. A great collection of inspiring websites turns shopping into amazing process. What are the secrets of successful ecommerce website? how you can enjoy a peak influence? There are many elements, which induces client to buy product from particular online store. Tutorial Lounge [Learn Step by Step]

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iA » The 100% Easy-2-Read Standard iA » The 100% Easy-2-Read Standard by Oliver Reichenstein Most websites are crammed with small text that’s a pain to read. Why?

25 HTML5 Features, Tips, and Techniques you Must Know

Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from throughout the history of Nettuts+. This tutorial was first published in August, 2010. This industry moves fast -- really fast!
Advertisement Being a web designer is not easy. Not only do we need to have a good understanding about visual design, typography, information architecture, psychology and a plethora of other disciplines; in our work, we need to take care of so many details, so that our job becomes more and more time-consuming, requiring dozens of tools, attention span and an effective workflow for beautiful, timely and functional results. And this is where small time-savers become handy. Be it a handy checklist, batch installer, dummy image generator or converter from Excel spreadsheet to HTML — all these things can save us a couple of minutes every day, making our work easier and more efficient.

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Update: We’ve created a second edition of this popular tutorial! It contains updated code samples, coverage of the latest theme development techniques, and more. Check it out at The ThemeShaper WordPress Theme Tutorial: 2nd Edition. In only 11 individual lessons this WordPress Theme Tutorial is going to show you how to build a powerful, up-to-date, WordPress Theme from scratch.

How To Create a WordPress Theme: The Ultimate WordPress Theme Tutorial

Jun 15 2008 Without a doubt, a logical and structured layout is the best way to go. Not only because your layout varies between browsers, but also because CSS has a lot of ways to position every element you have. Today we wanted to share with you some quick tips on how to avoid easy pitfalls when creating your CSS layout. This is the first part in this series as there are SO MANY good tricks out there and if you see an easier or better methods, then post a comment below or email me. I will do my best to include it in our next post in this series.

Using CSS to Fix Anything: 20 Common Bugs and Fixes - Noupe Design Blog

How to Blog Design Style Guide | Blog design Blog for Blog Designers
I’m going to show you how to create a wordpress theme from scratch in these 3 parts of tutorial series. I will cover from Structuring, designing in Photoshop, slicing, coding into fully css based html, and finally wordpress implementation. Table Of Content

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