Taking the step into a new Content Management System (CMS) can be a daunting prospect. Sometimes you just have to take the step, it could be a client requirement, or simply that the new CMS is tailor made for your current projects spec. Whatever the reasons, it is best as a web designer, to have the knowledge of several CMSs and not be limited to only one.
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Sometimes, the smaller elements of a website design, can cause you the most design problems. The simple button is the biggest culprit, you need to craft it so that it will fit seamlessly into your sites layout and designing it so that it helps your readers navigate easily. A difficult combination. All of the tutorials below are to help you create your own custom web site or interface button.
Take the most popular CMS, Wordpress, and then take the easiest and most versatile of Javscript libraries, jQuery, and you have a match made in heaven. Implementing jQuery within Wordpress is a lot easier than you would think, all you need is a little support from the huge WP community and a little patience, and you are good to go.
Adobe AIR has recently surpassed well over 100 millions downloads, and its all thanks largely to the many Twitter apps available. Now, I love Adobe AIR, and hate its current reputation that it is seemingly limited to only Twitter. Why is no one downloading the AIR RSS apps? You should be, they are great, just have a look at the list below.
With jQuery becoming ever more popular, the volume and quality of plugins and tutorials that developers are releasing and writing are increasing rapidly. If you are looking for the latest in jQuery this is the post for you, all the plugins and tutorials in this post are new and fresh, they have only recently been published (within the last six weeks).
The tools have been seperated into the following categories: Grid and Layout, CSS Optimisers, CSS Menus Tools, CSS Buttons, CSS Rounded Corners, CSS Frames, CSS Sprites, CSS Tables, CSS Typography and CSS Forms.
Forms do not have to be boring and ugly, they too can be beautiful. With the proper understanding of each element (radio buttons, checkboxes, textareas..), CSS know-how, a little patience and some creativity you can make your forms beautiful. Throw in, the always important, semantics and accessibilty and things can get tricky.
The massive Drupal community, headed by its 2000 developer account members, offer a huge range of free resources. As with the nature of anything open-source, the resources available for Drupal, are (mostly) free, professional and high quality.
The most important part of designing a new site is the navigation or menu system, but this can be tricky, time consuming and often frustrating. You need something that will fit into your design and most importantly, allow your readers to navigate with ease. Below you will find 24 CSS (in some cases with a little jQuery) Navigation and Menu Tutorials to help you on your way.