Apr 28 2013

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

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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 of plugins for facilitating the task of turning PSD to HTML. I went and dug up five of which I opine belong to the best.

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Apr 27 2013

Fast and Easy: Create HTML Mockups with RoughDraft.js

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In the process of the development of the next client’s website it comes inescapably – the moment, where you will have to present a design that does look real, though you almost always don’t have any real content at that time. The urgent need for placeholder content lies in the air and you go through your gazillions of bookmarks to find the proper fit. The future sees you more relaxed as soon as you take my advice and start using RoughDraft.js to quickly create a mockup tailored to your project’s needs. Did I mention that you need not put a lot of effort into it?

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Apr 26 2013

Web Developer Checklist and Userium: 2 Useful Helpers for Oblivious Web Developers

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I’ll admit, you need not be oblivious to benefit from the two services I am about to introduce you to. It is not easy to keep proper track of all important aspects of clean and modern web design. I’m sure you will have created your own notes, hints, checklists as your experience developed throughout the years. In my case only the painful experiences made me jot things down for future reference. Today’s article shows you Userium and Web Developer Checklist. The two can help developers with lesser experience, yet still be of value to more experienced ones who declare themselves a notes grouch.

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Apr 25 2013

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5 and SVG #2: Text, Paths and Basic Animation

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The first article in this series covered the basics of SVG, an overlooked, underappreciated aspect of HTML5. While different browsers implement SVG in different ways, the previous walkthrough described how to create text, incorporate SVG images and build basic shapes such as circles, polygons and paths in a way that all browsers recognize.

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Apr 24 2013

Win One Year of Free Web Hosting with WebHostingBuzz.com

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Today we are happy to be able to offer you a web hosting package for an entire year, worth around a 100 USD, for free. Well, at least for the three lucky winners of our giveaway game. Let’s play, shall we?

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Apr 22 2013

PSDDD: Brand-New Resource for Creative Professionals curates Dribbble’s Best Freebies

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Dribbble is awesome. You cannot help but get inspired browsing the various works and reading the almost always constructive feedback provided by the community. Show and tell is what describes Dribbble best, but some designers do more. They give away their design elements for free. And in these cases, PSDDD comes into play…

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Apr 21 2013

55+ Amazing Commercial Use Photos of Urban Life

Stock photography is an excellent way to add visual stimulation to a website design, brochures, or posters. Saving some money for your client or yourself on stock photography is a bonus. Most designers know that there are some amazing commercial use photos available under a creative commons license, but the problem is that it can take hours searching for them. This roundup is here to help with this dilemma.

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Apr 19 2013

Atmail Cloud: Modern Email Solution For Web-Working Professionals [Review]

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Email – there is no getting around it. You need a reliable, fast and secure service to host the mail-related part of your business life. Self-hosting is always an option, but alternatives are valid, too. Cloud-hosted mail services are no newcomers in the field. Almost any internet user will be a client of one or more of them. Today, we will take a look at a modern service from sunny Australia, aiming at small to medium teams and their collaboration requirements. Let’s see, what Atmail Cloud has got to offer…

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Apr 18 2013

Mozilla Labs TowTruck: Brand-new Real-Time Collaboration Tool Tested

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Mozilla Labs achieves amazing things. And this is more of an under- than an overstatement. The latest sprout from Mozilla’s garden, interestingly named TowTruck, makes no exception and promises a lot. TowTruck lets you integrate collaboration features into any website with a mere two lines of code. Once done, people can communicate, collaborate, create together right inside any website. They can even talk to each other via WebRTC. Noupe took a closer look…

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Apr 17 2013

Improving the Default Search Experience in WordPress

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No matter what the genre or niche of your website is, the search functionality forms an integral part of your site. In fact, it is almost impossible to think of the internet without the search function. A search bar helps your visitors to easily locate content on your website and as a result, plays a crucial role in converting casual visitors to regular subscribers. Sadly, the default search functionality in WordPress leaves a lot to be desired. Agreed, WordPress offers out of the box search function and you can easily add a search bar to your sidebar using widgets, but the overall performance of the WP search mechanism is below par, to say the least.

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