March 9, 2015 Off

How The Principles Of Google’s Material Design Adopted By Web Designers And Developers?

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This is not too long ago, when alongside the “Android L Developer Preview”, Google has revealed a brand new visual language, which is named as Material Design. This new approach has revamped the UI design strategy, interaction states, motions of UI elements with an interesting twist.

The Material design approach has garnered a great momentum across the design community ever after its inception, as it wonderfully resolves a plenty of general designing issues. Although, Google has introduced the guidelines for Material design for Android devices, but these have enticed web designers and developers as well. There are a few changes on the horizon in terms of its application to the web, but a lot of it is quite similar to that for mobiles. Thus, it would be worth deciphering the ground rules for creating Material Design. You can go through all the do’s and don’ts related to the Material Design and have an insight into this approach via the online documentation on Material Design created by the tech giant Google. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 2, 2015 Off

5 Destructive CSS Practices You Need To Ditch Now While Creating WordPress Theme

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A great WordPress website is an outcome of appreciable design combined with a flawless set of code. Since building a website using a CMS like WordPress isn’t an uphill battle, and we can see many people playing around CSS hoping that they will come up with an outstanding theme design they have been actually looking for. However, while achieving their goal, there are some key mistakes which they commit simply because they aren’t knowledgeable enough about the ways to pick up a specific element, properties to be applied, or they just don’t put efforts to get the hang of CSS.

To design something visually attractive WordPress theme you don’t only need the good eye for the CSS designing terms, but also have a good mind to implement it. In this post, I have compiled a list of 5 common CSS errors web designers often make while developing WordPress theme and ways to fix them. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 23, 2011 Off

5 Useful Sites to Share Code Online

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Teamwork in the coding world requires people to share code with each other physically and most of the times online. Sharing those large blocks of code through a chat channel may become annoying sometimes and doing the same through e-mail may make your programming experience exhaustive and boring. All these lack the basic needs for code reading i.e., formatting and line numbering which makes the otherwise interesting code sharing, slow, clumsy and unimaginably obscure.

Here’s where pastebins come into picture and make things a lot more interesting and comprehensive. They allow the developers to share code snippets with ease at sharable, throwaway URLs so that codes could be shared back and forth without any trouble. A number of pastebin sites are there for code sharing and all of them have been designed to make life easier in the programming world. But they are mostly same and don’t have much differences if you compare them. Presented below is the list of top 5 sites where you can share codes instantly and easily. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16, 2011 Off

5 Online Tools for Image Compression and Optimization

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Image Optimization is very essential to enable smooth functioning of a website. Without optimized images, a website can become very slow and consume a lot of bandwidth. This may drive away lot of traffic from your website. Hence, it is very important for a web designer to optimize the images on a website. There are various Image Optimization tools available on the World Wide Web. Below are 5 of the best online tools that allow you to easily optimize your images. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 9, 2011 Off

5 Best SEO Plugins for WordPress

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WordPress is an ideal blogging platform, which has gained immense popularity and a go to platform for many bloggers as well as web designers. It’s no mystery that by making use of WordPress as your key platform for blogging or building a website, you significantly augment your prospects of rating high in the search engine outcomes. Google as well as other search engine giants seem to really love the system WordPress is frame up, making it the superlative platform if you are in search of more visitors for your website.

If you have looked around the plugin segment of your WordPress admin panel, you will cognize there are hoards of accommodating plugins to help meliorate your site’s front end and back end. The WordPress Plugins directory has loads of plugins that can help you improve the search engine rankings of your website. With the help of a few extra plugins, your internet site will be better optimized for internet search engines. These plugins are important because they help give our sites to attain stronger SEO and become overall, more impactful in the search engines.

In this post, we bring to you the top 5 WordPress Plugins which can assist you with your search engine optimization (SEO).

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May 3, 2011 Off

5 Online Tools for CSS Compression

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Cascading Style Sheets is used for providing different varieties of styles and patterns to a web page. When a web page is loaded, the CSS file also gets loaded with it. But if the size of file is very large then it takes a lot of time of the page to load. Thus,  it is very essential to optimize the CSS in order to decrease the loading time.

There are various tools available on the internet that enable you to easily optimize and compress your CSS code. In this post, we bring you 5 of the best free and valuable tools that help in optimizing and compressing CSS. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 27, 2011 1

4 Must Have Firefox Add-ons for SEO

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Search Engine Optimization is no doubt one of the most important things for the success of a website. It helps in increasing the traffic of the website by improving it’s search engine rankings. In order to perform complete optimization of a website it is very essential that you use the right tool.

With the advancement of web browsers, you can now find various SEO tools available as add-ons for your web browser. Firefox, being one of the most famous browsers among web developers has loads of SEO add-ons to choose from. In this post, we bring you four of the best Firefox add-ons that help in SEO. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 19, 2011 Off

4 Useful Website Load Time Testing Tools

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Optimizing website load time improves user experience and in-turn conversion rate. Minimizing the number of HTTP requests, image compression, using CSS sprites etc., are some of the recommended ways to reduce the load time of a site.

Here are a helpful set of tools which allow webmasters to effectively measure the load time of the site.  And, reduce the load time by analyzing the various factors impeding it.

Pingdom

Pingdom offers useful network and website monitoring information including statistics for uptime and response time. Alerts can also be sent via SMS and email.

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March 31, 2011 Off

How do you Differentiate Yourself as a Web Developer?

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Freelance web designers, and developers might find it challenging to get projects on a consistent basis. There can be various means to get identified as a skilled designer or developer.

Passion

You might have come across numerous articles showcasing prolific web development work. Passion speaks; some portfolios are creative, while some are inspirational. Adding rich design, interactive elements, and portraying your work in a unique way provides a eye-catchy user experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 27, 2011 Off

YoungEntrepreneur: Small Business and Entrepreneur Community (Review)

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YoungEntrepreneur is a great community based website developed specifically for entrepreneurs and small businesses. It’s a resourceful site for startup companies, aspiring entrepreneurs, and investors worldwide with a targeted set of audience. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 14, 2011 Off

5 Useful Cross-Browser Testing Tools and Services

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Cross-browser testing is an important part of a developer’s routine. Fixing errors can be difficult if you are not making use of the right set of tools. In this article, we present five useful utilities which help you with cross-browser testing.

Browserling

Browserling is a web based interactive cross-browser testing tool which enables to preview a website in multiple browsers without having to install any additional plugins or software.

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February 7, 2011 Off

Dealing with Clients as a Freelance Web Developer / Designer

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If you are a web developer or a designer working with multiple clients, work flow management plays an important role in your routine. Prioritizing tasks, time management are key to be successful over time. Following are some useful tips which enable you to handle your clients in a better way. Most of the pointers are from my personal experience so, some of them may or may not apply for you.

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January 31, 2011 1

10 WordPress Plugins for Forms Management

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Forms are the basic way for a user to interact with the site. They enable users to contact the website administrator, comment on different posts on the website, reply to other user’s comments, give feedback regarding the website and much more.

WordPress websites too require forms. The WordPress Plugins directory has various plugins that enable you to easily create and manage forms on your WordPress blog or website. In this post, we present you 10 WordPress Plugins that help you in form management.

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January 24, 2011 1

10 Useful WordPress Plugins for Backup

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Backing up your WordPress site’s database is very essential in order to prevent losing your WordPress website to server errors, hackers or accidents. You can backup your website manually or by using WordPress plugins.

The WordPress plugins directory has various plugins that enable you to easily backup your site’s database. WordPress backup plugins range from simple database backups to professional backup solutions that backup copies of your website on encrypted servers.

In this post, we present you 10 most useful plugins for backing up your WordPress database.


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January 20, 2011 Off

Cheap Web Hosting Plans Available

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There are a variety of cheap web hosting plans that exist. Web developers can search the web and find hosting plans that fit their web designs. Few leading and cheap hosting companies are listed below:

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January 17, 2011 Off

10 Useful Web Typography Tools

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Web Typography refers to the use of fonts in web pages. A good typography is very essential to complement the overall design of a web page. It can completely enhance the visual appearance of your website. However, achieving great typography with CSS is not an easy task.

You can find various tools on the web that enables web designers and graphic designers easily achieve good typography.

In this post, we bring you 10 useful tools that enables you to achieve beautiful typography.

1. FontStruct – FontStruct is a free font building tool that lets you quickly and easily create fonts out of geometrical shapes which are arranged in a grid pattern. Once you finish building the font, FontStruct generates high quality True Type fonts which you can use on your Mac or PC.

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January 10, 2011 2

10 Useful Web Design and Development Books

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Web designers often go through various books and magazines to find out about various new designing tips and techniques. It is very important for a web designer to stay updated with the latest trends. With so many new books coming up each day, many people get confused as to what to read and what not.

To help you out, we bring you 10 must-have books for Web Designers. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3, 2011 1

10 Free Online Magazine for Designers

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Magazines are a real helping hand for designers. Not only do they help in staying updated with the latest trends and news in the design industry, but are also a great source of inspiration.

With eBooks becoming increasingly popular, various magazines and newspapers have adapted digital books as a means of distributing and sharing their content. There are thousands of eBooks available on the internet. Some of them are free whereas some of them come with a price tag. In this post, we bring you some of the top free online magazines for designers.

1. PDF Mags – PDF Mags is a really nifty website that provides you links and information about over 250 free PDF magazines around the world that mainly focus on art, design, illustration and everyday culture.

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December 28, 2010 1

10 Useful Photo editing Plugins for WordPress

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WordPress is one among the most popular blogging platform. Bloggers prefer WordPress over other platforms due to it’s flexibility, usability and the ability to extend its features using Plugins. The WordPress Plugins directory has tons of cool plugins to choose from. There are plugins that help you easily manage the ads on your site, create a cache for your site, manage comments and much more. In this post, we bring you some of our most favorite WordPress plugin that lets you play with the photos on your blog.

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December 15, 2010 1

10 Google Chrome Extensions for Blogging

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Since it’s launch in 2008, Google Chrome has really become one of the most popular and fastest growing browser in the world. With it’s simple looks and astonishing features, Chrome has really hit the bulls eye. From professionals to basic users, everyone is just gaga over this new web browser.

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