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Editing a WordPress theme with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 – Part 1: Learning the basics

This is Part 1 of a four-part tutorial series on editing WordPress themes using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. In this part, you will learn the basics of WordPress, including why so many people use it, how it is installed, and what makes up a WordPress theme. I'll also describe some of the features you will be using in Dreamweaver to make editing your theme a snap.

July 28, 2010 Author: George Petrov Rating: Not enough votes

10 life-saving PHP snippets

In order to be efficient, a web developer should have a toolbox with code snippets he can use and reuse when needed. In this article, Jean-Baptiste Jung is going to show you 10 extremely useful PHP code snippets to add to your web developer toolbox.

July 28, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

A Beginner’s Guide To Website Copywriting

When writing for the Web, writers should always keep one analogy in mind: the Internet is a jungle and Web users are information foragers within it. Usability expert Jakob Nielsen championed this comparison based on his studies that found that the majority of Internet users only scan websites in their quest to find useful information as quick as possible.

July 28, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Getting Started with WordPress Custom Menus

Perhaps one of the biggest holes in WordPress prior to version 3 was the lack of custom menu support. Menus often had to be hand coded into header.php  and, whilst they could be ‘smart’, it often let the client needing a PHP savvy developer to make alterations to the setup.


July 28, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

13 Pure CSS Techniques for Creating JavaScript-like Interactions

We all know that JavaScript allows us to do great things when it comes to user interfaces, but with a little imagination and creativity, the same types of effects can be created with only CSS. Here are 13 tutorials that teach you how to push the limits of CSS and make it do things that we’re not accustomed to it doing. You’ll notice that some of these techniques can be very useful, while others are simple for proving it can be done.

July 21, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

10 jQuery Slider Techniques and Plugins

Last year we posted a collection of jQuery slider techniques and plugins. In a years time the trend of using these types of sliders or slideshows to display featured content has only grown more popular. This means more sites are using jQuery sliders and more people are coming up with new ways to create them.

July 19, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

The Only HTML5 Resources You Need for Getting Up to Speed

There’s a lot of buzz going around about HTML5. Big companies such as Apple are predicting that it’s the technology that will sign the  death warrant of the popular Flash platform that powers a lot of rich internet apps and complex dynamic web components.


July 19, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

HTML5 Slideshow Manual

In this article you'll find a detailed manual about the HTML5 Slideshow extension. It helps you bring your photos to life with amazing effects from the famous director, Ken Burns. The HTML5 slideshow slowly zooms in and pans across your photos and uses HTML5 elements like the Canvas control when available for the highest animation quality and no flash at all – so it runs on all iDevices smoothly!

July 13, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

IE-only Styles: Where Should They Be Placed?

Dealing with Internet Explorer is a fact of web design, and it isn’t going to go away anytime soon. If not for some of the differences in the way IE6 and IE7 handle certain areas of CSS (whether it be margin bugs, float bugs, or other problems), CSS development would be so much easier.

July 13, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes