Use PHP Flat File Cache To Lighten Database Load

We know how much fun it is to have to write the same query 12 different times and/or do a lot of LEFT, INNER, or explicit JOINs to the data that we need.  There are several different available methods of caching available depending on the environment we are developing in.  One that is very quick … Continue Reading

Conventions of Great Poster Design (Part 1) : Get Inspired

Poster design is a medium often under-explored in the online design community, arguably because it is regarded as a largely print-based art. Poster design can be as rich and varied as any other art-form, as this will article will show by exploring the huge variety in style and form. Like any art form poster design … Continue Reading

Functionality of Adobe Fireworks in your Design Workflow

Many web designers work exclusively with the Adobe Creative Suite to get work done. Adobe Photoshop is the most common tool for graphics creation and manipulation along with Illustrator for freehand drawings. Fireworks doesn’t get as much of the attention, but this doesn’t mean the software is also useless. In fact Fireworks can be used … Continue Reading

5 Advanced Google Tricks to Help You Become a Better Web Designer

You can use some simple Google tools in very creative ways, as well as use some more advanced ones to: find high-quality tutorials for any web design software tool, and find them easier and faster find decent alternatives for the current web design software you’re using search for what Spanish (or <insert your favorite nation here>) … Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Object Oriented Basics of JavaScript

Thanks to expertly crafted libraries such as jQuery and MooTools, JavaScript has become a foundation of Front-End Development. However, it’s extremely important that we note the higher level concepts utilized in these wonderful libraries. Why is that? As web developers, we must equally balance learning the current programming trends with attempts to push the boundaries … Continue Reading