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Design

Photoshop in Web Design: 5 Plugins to Make your Workday More Pleasant

April 28th, 2013
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Photoshop in Web Design: 5 Plugins to Make your Workday More Pleasant

GuideGuide Still nowadays lots of web designs start as a Photoshop draft. This gets more and more elaborate and has to be converted to HTML and CSS during the late stages of the project. No wonder, that services for PSD to HTML conversion still face no shortage of orders. A lot of developers have created a flood...

Development

5 jQuery Plugins to Breathe Life into your Texts

April 16th, 2013
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5 jQuery Plugins to Breathe Life into your Texts

jquerytexteffekte_slidingletters-w550 Texts are primarily made for reading. Yet, at least sometimes, we want them to be apparent, eye-catching. A set of jQuery plugins provide possibilities to animate texts in various ways. We have come up with five of the best of them.

Development

Leaflet: Interactive Maps with JavaScript and OpenStreetMap

April 14th, 2013
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Leaflet: Interactive Maps with JavaScript and OpenStreetMap

leaflet-w550 What crosses your mind first, when you think about embedding maps into a website? I am pretty sure the answer is: Google Maps. And this is perfectly understable as the easy to use JavaScript API allows for simple and flexible addition of custom content such as markers and overlays to the maps. The free alternative...

Development

Unobtrusive Helper: Intro.js Guides Visitors Around Your Website

April 7th, 2013
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Unobtrusive Helper: Intro.js Guides Visitors Around Your Website

introjs1-w550 You know it. A website should be self-explanatory, navigation should be obvious. "Don't make me think!" If you need a manual to tell your visitors how to use your website, you're a dead man designer walking. This is generally true. But! Imagine you changed your website, but ever so slightly that your regular visitors won't...

Essentials

Unusual Code Checker: Holmes Validates HTML, Uses CSS To Do So

April 6th, 2013
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Unusual Code Checker: Holmes Validates HTML, Uses CSS To Do So

holmes-w550 Of course it is advisable, no, mandatory to have your source code checked, double-checked and validated to avoid errors and to ensure standards compliance. Instead of having your project run through one of the many validators out there, you can opt to use the brand-new diagnostic tool by the clever name of Holmes to achieve...

Essentials

Create Favicons Online With These 5 Useful Tools

February 22nd, 2013
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Create Favicons Online With These 5 Useful Tools

faviconeditor_xiconeditor-w550 Favicons are to websites what bread and water is to human beings: essential. They've been around long-since and will still be when we all have perished. Shortly after the inception of the web, they started their triumphal march. Nowadays, favicons are not long thought or talked about, they are just implemented like a duck takes...

Development

HTML5 Server-Sent-Events: How To React On Server Requests With JavaScript

February 19th, 2013
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HTML5 Server-Sent-Events: How To React On Server Requests With JavaScript

serversentevents-w550 You certainly know the XMLHttpRequest object, with which it is possible to communicate with a web server from inside an HTML document and have it updated without the need for reloading the page. Now, with the newly introduced server sent event, part of HTML5, we can even react to requests from the server side without...

Design

Photoshop Etiquette: Basic Knowhow for Designing The Web Using Photoshop

February 18th, 2013
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Photoshop Etiquette: Basic Knowhow for Designing The Web Using Photoshop

photoshop-etiquette-homepage Adobe's Photoshop still is the market's most common and most popular choice for professional designers. Besides photography and print design, which Photoshop once got invented for, it is widely used in the designing of websites, too. The last ten years saw the product grow in functionality especially in terms of web design features. A large...

Development

Lazy Line Painter for jQuery Animates SVG Onto Your Website

February 14th, 2013
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Lazy Line Painter for jQuery Animates SVG Onto Your Website

Thanks to the canvas element and the drawing capabilities of JavaScript we can calculate and present graphics inside the browser. That way drawings can be animated onto a website. The downside is, that you would have to do a lot of programming to achieve this. If you are not into programming or simply want...

Business Online

Pinstamatic Pimps Pinterest, Allows for Sharing of Websites, Texts and Places

February 10th, 2013
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Pinstamatic Pimps Pinterest, Allows for Sharing of Websites, Texts and Places

You know that the social network Pinterest limits itself to the sharing of visual media, images foremost. Even though this is surely part of its success, there are times when you'd like to share other content, especially when the content is not available as an image. In these cases, Pinstamatic, a new service to...