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250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 2)

As web professionals, we’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Continuing on with our list of quick web design tips, these tips will cover the website development process as well as positive marketing and promotional tips for web designers.

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

CSS Media Queries & Using Available Space

In that example, Chris Coyier changed the layout of the entire page based on the space available. It isn’t required that we make such drastic changes with this technique though, so in this tutorial we’ll go over a design tweak with a smaller scope. We’ll also cover the syntax for using media queries within a single stylesheet and more examples of that.

July 7, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Practicing Photoshop CS5's New Features

Since the earliest days of Adobe Photoshop, designers and photographers have depended on it to edit images. Photoshop is perhaps Adobe’s most popular application. Professionals in our industry react with excitement and concern for every new version. They want to know about new features and how Photoshop can improve their editing and marketing (again!). The interest in Photoshop doesn’t come as a surprise, given its reputation among both the community of experts and general computer users.

July 7, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

10 Useful WordPress Security Tweaks

Security has always been a hot topic. Offline, people buy wired homes, car alarms and gadgets to bring their security to the max. Online, security is important, too, especially for people who make a living from websites and blogs. In this article, we’ll show you some useful tweaks to protect your WordPress-powered blog.

July 7, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 1)

As web professionals, we’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Tips, tricks and checklists are often one of the most underused yet potentially useful models of providing great, quick and easy to follow pieces of useful information.

You may or may not know some of the tips below — and you may or may not agree with everything listed — but hopefully it will give you some ideas for your own sites or motivate you to create a checklist to help cover your bases.

June 30, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Sexy Tooltips with Just CSS

Providing supplementary information about potentially complex elements of a user interface is a central part of any website designer or developer’s workflow in creating usable and accessible websites.

One of the most common mechanisms for providing extra details beyond what you can see on the page is the tooltip (a design pattern for showing tips about a particular element on a screen).

June 23, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Start Using CSS3 Today: Techniques and Tutorials

In this post Smashing Magazine presents an extensive round-up of CSS3 techniques, tools and resources that will help you learn how to use CSS3 in your designs right away. They have grouped most useful articles by the corresponding properties, described what browsers support what properties, presented alternative JavaScript-based approaches and workarounds for Internet Explorer and added a couple of links to useful CSS3 generators and tools in the end of the post.

June 23, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

The Principles Of Cross-Browser CSS Coding

It is arguable that there is no goal in web design more satisfying than getting a beautiful and intuitive design to look exactly the same in every currently-used browser. Unfortunately, that goal is generally agreed to be almost impossible to attain. Some have even gone on record as stating that perfect, cross-browser compatibility is not necessary.

June 9, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

The CSS white-space Property Explained

CSS has a pretty useful property called white-space that I’m guessing goes unnoticed among CSS beginners. You can probably live without this property for quite some time, but once you learn how to use it, it will come in very handy and you’ll find yourself going back to it over and over again.

June 9, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Advanced CSS Animator Manual

Need full power and control of your CSS based animations? Awesome effects combined all together? Full Cross browser support and no Flash at all? The Advanced CSS Animator is the answer to your prayers!

With the Advanced CSS Animator you can animate virtually any CSS Property! Borders, colors, font sizes, position, opacity, apply CSS Transformations like rotate, skew, zoom and more! Use the supplied presets to choose from ready animations like fade in/out, expand, collapse, position in browser, paper spin, shake, blink or save your own CSS animations in a new preset!

June 2, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes