Archive for May, 2010

May 28, 2010 Off

Review: Web Developer Addon for Firefox

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As a web developer, you might come across some intriguing websites across web and you might want to probe further on their layout, design and style. For instance, you might want to view a web page without images,  disable CSS styles, JavaScript, re-size window size and so on. These minor tweaks will enable you to […]

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May 25, 2010 9

Top 10 Web Design Standards

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There are countless websites that the average user has access to. Out of all those websites, how many of them are great websites? Probably a small handful. Below you’ll find my thoughts on the 10 key standards that a great website abides by. 1) Compelling Copy Yes I’m a copywriter and so this is the […]

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May 21, 2010 Off

Top 5 Firefox Add-ons for Web Developers

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Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular browser among web designers and developers. It’s ability to install add-ons enables you to do almost anything a web browser can possibly do. Add-ons allow you to tweak your browser according to your requirements. Mozilla Firefox provides you with lots of add-ons to choose from. Web developers […]

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May 21, 2010 2

The Secret to Becoming a Great Designer: Stealing

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Everyone in this field is always striving to become a better designer, more unique, and more creative. It seems to be the only way to advance our careers, right? After all, some of our most admired designers have their own unique style, which we often just attribute to natural ability. Behind every designer, though, is […]

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May 17, 2010 Off

Website Programmers – The Hidden Artists

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When you visit a cool website, you’re usually dazzled by a neat looking design, a catchy headline or an inviting flash intro. Copywriters and art directors play a big role in putting together the creative aspect of a website. But in many ways they are just the artists that stand in the forefront while the […]

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May 14, 2010 12

10 Handy Caching Plugins for WordPress

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Caching is a really effective technique to increase the speed of your WordPress blog. Whenever someone visits your site, WordPress goes through a series of processes to build everything you see. These involve processing of PHP code, making request calls to the database and finally displaying the HTML code. Caching plugins can be really handy […]

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May 12, 2010 Off

Before You Start a New Website

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As web designers, we build new websites all the time from complete scratch, whether it is for a client or our own project. We know that the best websites take time to create, careful planning, and adequate detail. Yet, as creative people, we don’t like to do a lot of planning and often times jump […]

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May 10, 2010 Off

The Pros and Cons of Adobe Flash

By in Advertising, Review, Web Design

Adobe Flash, which was previously known as Macromedia Flash, is a multimedia platform that is used to add video, animation and greater interactivity to many different areas. Its use in advertising is becoming increasingly common, and it has spurred an endless parade of online games. It can enhance audio, text layout and flow, colour correction, […]

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May 8, 2010 Off

Common Mistakes Designers Make for Winning Over Clients

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Winning over clients is about half the battle when it comes to web design. Of course, without them, we don’t have much of a career at all. Even the best freelancer, company, or web designer can try to get a hold of a client, and only be successful about 10% of the time. However, there […]

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May 8, 2010 10

15+ Useful WordPress Plugins for RSS Management

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RSS is one among the most convenient way for visitors to subscribe to frequent updates from your blog. It makes it easy for visitors to subscribe to your blog even without registering to your site’s newsletter. The number of blogs providing RSS feeds are growing day by day making RSS feeds one among the largest […]

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May 3, 2010 5

The Impact of Vector Graphics

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I still remember sitting in one of our Mac Apps classes, with the teacher explaining vectorizing, rasterizing and all sorts of other fun stuff. When I say that I remember her teaching us, I mean that I vaguely recall those words being uttered as I fumbled around one of the illustrator programs. Our assignment was […]

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May 2, 2010 Off

The Power of Learning Something New

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Inspiration and even motivation can be a hard thing to come by, as long as you’re forced to design something every working day of your life. Working for clients only can also be a motivation killer, by not allowing oneself to express their own design style and talents. One way to kill that loss of […]

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May 1, 2010 Off

3 Really Useful CSS Grid Systems

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A Grid based design gives your website consistency and allows flexibility between various elements. Grids make your designs more usable and provides a good correlation between different page elements. In order to make it easier for you to find out which grid systems suits best for you, following are three useful CSS grid systems.

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