Articles by Dieter Petereit

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Business Online

WebEngage Interactivates Your Website

February 27th, 2013
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WebEngage Interactivates Your Website

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Your main goal in running a commercial website may be set to high profitability. Especially when you are running an online shop, you will want to generate the highest revenue possible, the more buyers you attract the better. In ecommerce one strong handicap exists. You cannot interact with the prospective buyer in a way you...

Infographics

What Can You Learn From Web Design Of Fortune 500 Companies? (Infographic)

February 24th, 2013
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What Can You Learn From Web Design Of Fortune 500 Companies? (Infographic)

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Don't you carry a positive prejudice when you hear the word Fortune 500? Hey, these companies are the most successful, the best of the best, the créme de la créme. And as they are so successful, probably everything they put their fingers on turns to gold. Now wouldn't they guarantee for an awesome example in...

Essentials

Photo Pin Lets You Use Flickr Images Easily, Cares For Licences

February 21st, 2013
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Photo Pin Lets You Use Flickr Images Easily, Cares For Licences

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We all need images more often than not. Be it to illustrate that new recipe in your favorite cooking forum or be it to have that blog post look more interesting. It is not exactly difficult to find images around the webs. But there are strings attached. If you are not aiming solely for pictures...

Infographics

Facts, Facts, Facts: The Anatomy of a Successful Resume (Infographic)

February 17th, 2013
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Facts, Facts, Facts: The Anatomy of a Successful Resume (Infographic)

No matter whether you are seeking for a nine-to-five or whether you want to get that freelance job. It is always inevitable to make the best possible impression, be it on an employer or a client. How this best impression can be planned and crafted is the subject of a recent infographic. NowSourcing, internet marketers...

Development

New Tools: CSS-Preprocessor Roole and HTML Converter Markdown.css

February 15th, 2013
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New Tools: CSS-Preprocessor Roole and HTML Converter Markdown.css

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Astonishing things happen inside the development community. It keeps pushing out tools at an hourly rate, where some tools become essential and others are never again heard of. Today we will be looking at two tools, one from each side of this spectrum. While Roole, a JavaScript-based preprocessing CSS language, proves immediately useful, Markdown.css asks...

Development

Toolbar.js for jQuery and Bootstrap: Flexible Toolbars in iOS Style

February 9th, 2013
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Toolbar.js for jQuery and Bootstrap: Flexible Toolbars in iOS Style

No matter whether you like the design style of iOS or you don't. We need not participate in the ongoing discussion about sceuomorphism. One topic cannot be disputed. I'm talking about the toolbar design Apple's iOS introduced. Modern websites tend to adapt that concept more often than not. Tapping an icon or a link...

Design

HINT.css – Tooltips In Pure CSS3 And HTML5, No JavaScript Needed

February 8th, 2013
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HINT.css – Tooltips In Pure CSS3 And HTML5, No JavaScript Needed

Tooltips in HTML pages general do not need any effort from a developer's side, as long as they put proper title attributes to their elements. The title is then used for showing the tooltip, but also for other things, such as providing a screen reader with proper content. Speaking of the use case of...

Infographics

The Billion Dollar Startups – Rare, But There [Infographic]

February 7th, 2013
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The Billion Dollar Startups – Rare, But There [Infographic]

Strange, but true. Even in these fast times, companies freshly evolve and make it to a market value of billions of Dollars in a mere few years time. The people from the job board Staff.com put together a nice infographic with all the basic facts worth knowing about the thirteen young companies that made...

Development

Close Up: Decent Zoom Effects with elevateZoom for jQuery

February 3rd, 2013
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Close Up: Decent Zoom Effects with elevateZoom for jQuery

Onlineshops have them. I particularly like the product pictures over at Amazon. Hovering the pictures with your mouse enables a zoom effect that shows a larger portion of the original right beside the image. If you like these presentations you might also like to implement similar effects into your own web projects. The jQuery...

Design

Agile Designers: A Collection of Resources for Web Designers

February 2nd, 2013
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Agile Designers: A Collection of Resources for Web Designers

Agile Designers by Webalys is a platform for web designers, currently in beta. Up to now already around 1,900 designers have registered and put up 740 resources. This is massive, considering that the service just launched on the 7th of November of last year. Reason enough to take a closer look at what's in...

Design

The Accessibility Project – How To Integrate Accessibility Into Your Daily Designs

January 30th, 2013
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The Accessibility Project – How To Integrate Accessibility Into Your Daily Designs

A few days ago we brought HTML_CodeSniffer to your attention, a bookmarklet for testing websites in terms of accessibility. Today we encountered a brand-new project, that aims at the average designer and is set to be the starting point for everything around accessibility. Community-driven and crowdsourced, A11Y as the project abbreviates itself, wants to...

Deals & Giveaways

Pixelglyph: 200 free PNG Icons for Developers of Mobile Websites and Apps (+ Giveaway)

January 25th, 2013
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Pixelglyph: 200 free PNG Icons for Developers of Mobile Websites and Apps (+ Giveaway)

If you are into the development of mobile websites or apps for iOS, Android or - phew - Windows Phone even, you will not be able to do without icons. That's why icon sets are experiencing high demand. As with other areas in life the separation of the wheat from the chaff is what...

Essentials

In Finland, Street Art Is Catalyzing a Change in Law

January 23rd, 2013
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In Finland, Street Art Is Catalyzing a Change in Law

Street art is a cultural phenomenon and has been around long-since. Actually I cannot think of times in my life where street art had not been present. What changed is the way it is done, techniques have been refined and today, street art is a valid form of art in itself. In the past...

CMS

WordPress vs. Joomla: The Essence

January 23rd, 2013
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WordPress vs. Joomla: The Essence

Mark Atkinson had a deep and thorough look into the ups and downs of both WordPress and Joomla during the course of last year. He published six lengthy articles over at Sitepoint. You should definitely head on over there to read all of them. But first, stick with us. As Atkinson was aware of...