Category Archives Web Design

Web Design Archives

In this category you will find articles, tutorials and resources covering all areas of web design. Topics include CSS, HTML, Javascript & jQuery, responsive techniques & resources, GUI resources, templates, web frameworks, and much more.

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CMS / CSS & HTML / Drupal / Fireworks / Flash / JavaScript / jQuery / Joomla / Templates / Web Frameworks / Web Apps / Web Inspiration / Wireframe Resources / Wordpress / Wordpress Plugins

Essential SEO Considerations For A New Website

So you are in the process of designing and developing a website and you want to adhere to the best SEO practices (good idea). There is a plethora of good SEO tips and guides on the web to get your brain juices flowing, but we have compiled these essential 5 SEO DOs and DON’Ts to keep in mind when designing…

The Difference Between Runtime and Compile Time Errors

The First step before delving into the difference between runtime and compile time errors is the need to establish a few base concepts. Not every language compiles and actually most of the more popular language on the web are not compiled. What is compiling? “A compiler is a computer program that transforms source code written in a computer language into…

Website Speed Part 2: Working With and Optimizing Images for the Web

This is the second part of our website speed series where we closely look at the techniques employed to make a website run as fast as possible while still maintaining it’s stunning look and feel.
Images can make or break a website, whether that be adding a humanist feel to a site, adding animation and mouse over effects or finalizing that amazing design that just can’t be achieved with CSS alone. Yet all these images could cost the biggest price of any website, loss of visiting traffic. If a website takes too long to load or is unusable due to all of the images then it’s game over as the user will quickly go back to Google and search again.

Thoughts and Considerations for Freelancing on a Part-Time Basis

Freelancing is the kind of work pattern that gives you the flexibility and margin to do self-employed projects, and earn a good deal as well. However, no matter how much good freelancing reaps you, it is certainly not everybody’s cup of tea. Therefore, to launch a career in freelancing it is advisable to start it on a part-time basis. Freelancing…

20 More WordPress Code Snippets and Hacks

When coding WordPress themes, especially if you do it regularly, its really useful to have a selection of code snippets in your toolbox to just ‘copy-n-paste’ as and when the functionality needs. Not just your most commonly used code, but also some snippets that can, when required, extend WP even further. A few months back we published the post 20…

20 Helpful WordPress SQL Queries Snippets

WordPress keeps every single scrap of information that is fed into it in a MySQL database, whether that be posts, pages, comments, blogroll, the plugin settings… everything. Yes, the WordPress admin backend is fantastic and it does allow you to control and edit all aspects of this information with ease. Up to a certain point anyway. Say you have hundreds…

Building Up your Web Design Education

Walking the path of a web designer is one challenging road. There are many techniques to be studied and the vast wealth of knowledge available can just slightly ease the burden. The most popular study commodity were books, but with the Internet’s evolution it is now easier than ever to learn the principles of web design in just a few…

Mobile Toolbox for WordPress (Tutorials, Plugins and Themes)

Mobile browsing clearly does have its limitations, mainly from its smaller physical design, but it also limited by web sites not having a mobile version tailored for the smaller screen. Current mobile web browsing stats stands at 4.5% of total world-wide internet usage and, with the prediction for the next five years being that more users will connect to the…

30 Fantastic New jQuery Plugins

With jQuery now being used in over 40% of all web sites, the demand for up-to-date and feature-rich plugins has never been greater. Thankfully, the community has always met its popularity head on by offering a constant influx of new jQuery plugins that constantly push the boundaries of functionality even-further. We haven’t actually had a good look at plugins in…

What is the Preferred Operating Systems of Designers?

The ever-changing culture of web design has grown into a wild array of sub-standards. Over 20 years now designers from all over the world have contributed their brilliant ideas to the World Wide Web. Software is often an afterthought from the consumer’s end, but when you’re at the front lines this topic is very important. In the realm of Operating…