CSS Typography: The Basics

Typography is an essential component of a website’s design. This is for good reason: good typography is not only imperative for aesthetic appeal, but also improves site usability when text legibility and readability concepts are applied. Typography is all about proportions and spacing. There are also font styles to consider.


Mobile Form Design Strategies

A Web form which works well on desktops won’t necessarily work on mobile devices. With the nature of desktop computers, Web forms are not designed to be efficient. Due to the constraints of a mobile device and its context of use, efficiency is extremely important when filling in a mobile form. This article offers strategies that you can apply to design a more efficient and less error prone mobile form as compared to your Web form.

5 Quick and Easy Photoshop Textures You Can Make From Scratch

The web is full of free texture resources. Unfortunately, we’ve all used them before and hate all the inherent restrictions that come as a result of using borrowed art. For your next project, why not just use textures that you make yourself from scratch? You skip the restrictions and the end product is much more unique because you’re not using the same resources used by everyone else.

35 Amazing "404" Pages

It really makes users sad and sometimes even angry when the homepage of a website couldn’t be found. Visitors don’t get upset if an error page is presented in a funny, unusual or elegant manner. In such an effective way you can save your clients and they will, surely, came back to your website where the 404 page has an original design, offers the solution of what to do and provides useful information about the error.

Web Design Tips & Advice from A to Z

Avoid flashy multimedia. Flashy graphics and multimedia may look nice, but they can make it hard for your visitors to get the information they want from your site, especially when viewing from a non Flash compatible device.


Five Useful Coding Techniques for Building a Dynamic Website

The ideal web experience for the average Internet user is one that feels both intuitive and interesting. The best websites create the sense that the future is now, and that users already know how it works. This creates a bit of excitement and makes users want to revisit a webpage simply because it's fun to browse and navigate. Web design is a high art, and with recent advances in coding technology and technique, it has never been easier to create websites that delight and inspire viewers.

10 Essential Guides, Resources and Tools for Getting Started with HTML5

HTML5 is an effective language for web developers and designers to use to structure and present content on the web. It’s increasingly used more and more, whether to make websites more functional and user-friendly, deliver video faster, or build desktop-level web apps.

No doubt you want to jump in and join the fun. But where to start, you might ask? Or you could be looking for some resources and tools while developing and designing with HTML5, perhaps? Well, today’s your lucky day. Here are 10 essential HTML5 getting started guides, resources and tools.

7 PHP Development Techniques to Minimize Security Vulnerabilities

All PHP developers working with user-based content face similar challenges with security. What methods to take, how to avoid certain vulnerabilities, all these elements resulted in innovation of new security methods and techniques designed to fight against unintended loopholes in their code.

While sometimes remembering the basics can help, we discuss several different techniques to minimize security vulnerabilities that may arise otherwise.

Essential Tips for Maintaining and Speeding Up WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular and widely-used blogging platforms and CMSs (content management system). The reason is it’s easy to install and use, so you can focus on creating content rather than building and maintaining your website. Everything from small personal blogs to big digital magazines like Smashing use WordPress to run their sites.

25 Video Tutorials for Getting Started in Web Design

The best designers never stop learning. Only the mediocre ones think they know it all, that there’s nothing else to learn. But you don’t don’t want to be a mediocre designer, do you? That’s right – you want to be a great designer. One that’s always hungry to learn a new technique to make your first web and visual design project slick, cool, user-friendly, and just plain awesome. There is only thing holding you back – How to do it all!

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