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

Getting Started With PHP and Dynamic Content

If you have taken any basic HTML courses or look through tutorials you know how to build a website…. Well sort of. HTML is pretty much the first and main stepping stone of websites but it is merely the beginning. In this post I will show you a few techniques to get you stated in … 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

How to Design a Kick-Ass Facebook Fanpage

While a personal profile can only get so much attention, a Facebook Fanpage allows you to expand your reach and your profile’s capabilities. While a business profile is ok, a fanpage for your company, business, service or product is the best approach on Facebook since a fanpage has significantly more options and is more flexible … 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