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Say Hi To Anchor – A Super-Tiny CMS

I’m going to make a bold assumption here, but I bet you’ve got a blog. If you do, then you join a crowd of millions, all penning their deepest thoughts and documenting their life. It really is hard to stand out from the crowd though. Anchor aims to fix that. Based on the technology behind my blog, Anchor’s a super-tiny…

The Challenge of Responsive Images

Images are one of the most important elements on a web page in terms of user experience. Few objects on a page have the same impact on everything from emotional responses to bounce rates. When users are viewing your site on mobile devices, small screens, or in other unusual situations the images can distort the page and ruin your careful…

Things I Hate about My Clients

In the Things My Clients Hate. What about Yours? article I discussed 5 things my clients hate. Now, let me present the other side of the story – i.e. 5 things I hate about clients. Well, with so much hatred, it might sound like we freelancers and clients are at a war but definitely I don’t think this is the…

Breathtaking NASA Photos

Unless you can afford a ticket to space ($200,000 with Virgin Galactic), the only way we will ever be able to clearly view our planet in its entirety or any distant galaxies is through the photographs released by NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Agency). So, here are a few of my favorite NASA photos from its various space programs….

Introducing Warp – An Open-Source Theme Framework for WordPress & Joomla

Each time you develop a theme you’ll have to deal with the same, repetitive tasks. E.g. you need a certain folder structure to organize your PHP, CSS and JavaScript files or you rely on features like layouts, compression and caching. Because you don’t want to start from scratch, coding all these features over and over again, you are better off…

How to Build a Stylish CSS3 Search Box

A search box is probably one of the most common UI elements around, and I think there is no need to explain its purpose anymore. Whether it’s about a website or a web application, to increase user experience for it, you may want to add a stylish search box. Today, you will learn how to create a nice CSS3 search…

Usability Rules for Content Sites

Content sites, such as blogs, article directories, image galleries, video galleries, etc. are a major category of sites and if you haven’t designed such a site until now, you can be sure that sooner or later you will. Designing a content site is in many aspects easier than designing a corporate site but it has its specifics. Most of the…

Should You Keep Your Website Open Source?

When you enter the world of web hosting, you will find yourself inundated with options. Choosing a hosting company is only the beginning. Even after you have a domain, account, and all of the preliminary tasks out of the way, you still have to build a website. Many options out there are proprietary, sold by commercial vendors and private developers,…

Things My Clients Hate. What about Yours?

I have been a freelancer for almost a decade now and in the course of these years, I have had dozens of clients and hundreds of projects. While no two clients are the same, I have noticed some common things many of my clients hate. For truth’s sake, I try to avoid these things, especially when I really value the…