How do you feel when you see a long Sign Up form for a website or service? Generally, people get bored when the Sign Up form is too long. Ideally, you should keep the form as simple as possible with minimum fields, and if that is not possible, try using a multi-step form.
The reason why Facebook Connect and Sign In with Twitter has become so popular these days is because of their simplicity, since users can sign up just by logging into their Facebook or Twitter account.
If you are using normal Sign Up forms and still require a lot of data from your users, a multi-step form is the best solution. So the form is broken into small sections and the user only sees one section at a time. Also, multi-step forms reduces the space you need on the page.Read More
The buzz around responsive websites has been going on for several months now, and a lot of websites are already responsive, or underway. You know what that means? Today I will teach you how to create a responsive website.
If you follow 1WD on Facebook or Twitter, then you already know that we’re already preparing for an explosive design, which includes being responsive. Watch out for it!
- Tutorial Level: Beginner
- Skills Required: Basic knowledge in HTML and CSS
- Completion Time: Approximately 15 minutes
- Warning: This tutorial is targeted towards beginners, but it can also be for designers and developers who want to have fun!
By the end of this quick tutorial about responsive design, you will already be on your way to web stardom, and by that, I mean, you’ll be ready to convert and create responsive websites!
Are you ready? Show me your war faces! Roaaar!Read More
This is the second part of my tutorial on How to Build a Website Using Twitter Bootstrap and SASS where we shall be customizing the Twitter Bootstrap-based web page using SASS. Just to set the context right, we will be starting out where we left off in the previous tutorial. If you haven’t seen it yet, please check it out and work through it. There you will learn how to setup your system for TBS, Ruby, and Compass.
In this tutorial we will be furnishing our webpage from the last tutorial using SASS. By the end of this tutorial you will be at the next level of developing beautiful websites and applications!Read More
There is a popular saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Images are a great way of catching our attention instantly. But sometimes its necessary to tag or link specific parts of images to provide information. Popular social media giants like Facebook and Google Plus use image tagging to identify the people and places in images.
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a simple image tagging system using jQuery and CSS. Lets get started.Read More
Having covered one of the best web development frameworks (Twitter Bootstrap) and a super fast CSS coding technique with tons of goodness (SASS), in my previous posts, it is time to burn some rubber and get some work done. We will get our hands dirty and code a web page right from scratch using Twitter Bootstrap and SASS.
This will be a 2 part tutorial, with detailed steps and a comprehensive overview on the processes and concepts behind them. The first part will cover the details of building the folder structure and creating markup using TBS for the layout. The second part will have a detailed walk through on the customization of the layout using SASS.Read More
The design or theme of a website plays a vital role in its success. Recent changes in popular sites prompted me to write this tutorial. Facebook Timeline, Youtube Dark Theme and Gmail Clean and simple design are major changes made recently. Also 1stwebdesigner is going through its redesign process and the changes looks promising from a users perspective.
In this tutorial I am going to explain how you can dynamically switch WordPress themes based on various conditions allowing you to provide the best possible user experience. Before we dig into dynamic theme switching, let’s see how WordPress changes its menu in the admin dashboard.Read More
As a front-end engineer, I was always excited to be a part of an assignment where I got to code the markup and CSS from the scratch. Like any other professional, the prospect of implementing my own ideas and exploring fresh techniques, on a fresh project, used to make me euphoric. As time passed by, the number of fresh projects that I was handling increased substantially, and the concept of starting all over again no longer remained an exciting business.
It was a pain to start coding the UI components all over again in each and every project (though I maintained snippets and reused the code, it was not an effective solution for the rework!). It was then I realized the need of maintaining an extensive library of reusable components which could be used across any projects. The idea seemed to be interesting, but the fact was such an effort needed a lot of detailed analysis and extensive testing across multiple platforms and browsers, to be rest assured that, the code be reused without any hiccups across any projects. The idea was to create a framework which was reliable and flexible enough to be reused.Read More
Almost everyone, at one point during childhood, has played jigsaw puzzles. Today I am going to show you how to create a jigsaw puzzle using jQuery and PHP.
Lets start creating puzzles. I know that you must be waiting to see the puzzle in action. I am not going to keep you guessing. Here is the sample demo of the puzzle and download of tutorial files.
Now you got your wish. So lets move onto creating the puzzle.Read More