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11 Useful jQuery Tab Navigation Solutions

Sometimes using tabs just makes a lot of sense. For instance, if you have a limited amount of screen real estate, tabs can allow you to save room by giving the user a way to toggle between several items in a small space. And to take your tabs a step further, you can throw jQuery into the mix for some nice transition and animation effects. If you’ve yet to build a tab navigation with jQuery, here are 11 tutorials and plugins to help you get going.

September 29, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Progressively Enhance a Form to a Modal Form

With something as important as a contact form, you want it working properly for all visitors—even the JavaScript challenged. How do you handle this if you want to use a modal (pop-up) form? The answer is progressive enhancement; start with baseline, usable functionality; then increase the user experience for those who have browsers to support it.

September 22, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

CSS Frameworks: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Just like there are frameworks for many programming languages - CakePHP, jQuery, .NET - there are frameworks for CSS. The point of frameworks is to increase productivity and efficiency with CSS code. Many common practices done when using CSS are pre-defined within a framework to save the developer time and effort.

September 22, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

PHP Variables: the Ultimate Guide

Variables are important in every programming language — and it’s no different in PHP. Variables give developers the possibility of temporarily storing data to be used in PHP scripts (in PHP’s case, this happens in the server’s memory). This guide is all about working with variables in PHP.

September 20, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Create Awesome Animations in Photoshop

After Effects is the go-to Adobe application for creating both simple and complex animations. However, for those users that either don’t have the time to learn an entire new application or simply don’t own a copy of After Effects, Photoshop has incorporated very similar, albeit scaled back, functionality.


September 20, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

CSS3 Compatibility Tools, Resources and References for Internet Explorer

CSS3 is the coolest thing to happen to web design in a long, long time. With all of its incredible new properties, border-radius, box-shadow, border-image, transform  to name just a few, a new dawn has arrived, and opened up a multitude of powerful and exciting options that have refreshed the web design community as a whole. Yes, we really do love it!

September 15, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Learning PHP: Get Started Using PHP

This PHP tutorial will guide you through the process of learning and using PHP, preparing you with some fundamental knowledge to get you started in the right path. We will talk about the history of PHP, create a local development environment (so that you won’t need a web server) and create a basic PHP script while discussing common beginner PHP gotchas along the way.

September 15, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Enhance Your Web Forms with New HTML5 Features

HTML5 introduces numerous new options to create more functional web forms. In this article, Jean-Baptiste Jung will show you exciting new HTML5 features to improve your forms and make them more functional and user-friendly.

September 14, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

The Ultimate Photoshop Toolbox

For years now, whenever designers have been asked about their go-to program for image editing and creation, one of the top answers that comes back, is Adobe Photoshop. Its generations of evolution has centered around the growth of any number of digital imaging professionals and has made this software giant a staple in the graphic design community. Since so many of us find this tool in our design arsenals, we thought we would put together a post that would have you get the most out of this dynamic imaging program.

September 8, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

40 Useful iPad Apps for Web Designers

The amount and diversity of technology available today is unbelievable. Apple per se have made remarkable achievements over the years and today we are featuring iPad. To a certain extent, an iPad changes the tide of web designer’s routine. iPad enables the potential for designers to accomplish their task and project on time because it is a portable workstation that allows designers to work on the dot.

September 8, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes