A Beginners Guide to PrestaShop – The Open Source e-Commerce CMS

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You always wanted to create your own online store but didn’t had the knowledge how to start or what shopping-cart solution to use?

No Problem! In this article I will introduce you the key-features of PrestaShop, one of the most used open-source e-Commerce shopping-cart solutions out there, which is free to use and with a big community.

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How to Create a Flash-like Color and Pattern Morphing effect with jQuery

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Today you will learn, how you can create a Flash-like effect with only using a few lines of jQuery and a transparent PNG as mask.

Not only will you be able to dynamically change the color of the logo, but also add patterns as you wish and even animate them later with a few lines of code. With this technique you will also be able to add transition effects and control any single part of the colors, patterns and animations.

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A Crash Course in Creating E-Commerce Websites with WordPress

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WordPress is an awesome publishing platform which is utilized everywhere these days. You will find WordPress development from Harvard Gazette to Andy Roddick’s official website. In this 1st article of 1st E-Commerce week, we will learn how to create a website which has online store’s functionalities in it. In simple words we will create a fully functional electronic store. We will also talk about building e-commerce themes from a developer’s point of view.

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jQuery for Complete Beginners: Part 1

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This is the first part of our new series walking you through the process of learning the hugely popular JavaScript library jQuery from scratch. We’ll start slowly and each week add some more knowledge to your skill set and this will lead us on to doing much cooler stuff with the library. This series is aimed at people who have a strong knowledge of HTML and CSS, so if you don’t have a working experience of those two languages I suggest you learn those before coming back to this.

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How to Create a Nifty Dynamic Shadow with jQuery

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First I want to welcome you to my very first article for 1stwebdesigner. Today I’ll show you how to create a very nifty looking dynamic shadow with a few teaspoons of jQuery, a pinch of CSS and some transparent PNG’s as Base. I’ll explain every line of used code, so you can easily follow along and create your own awesome looking dynamic shadow powered by jQuery.

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Integrate SexyBookmarks into any HTML page with JavaScript

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SexyBookmarks is a handy plugin for sharing the useful & helpful links on the famous social bookmark services just like AddThis WordPress plugin. (if you still don’t know about it or you want to learn more, please go to its homepage).

This tutorial and article will teach you how to actually use this plugin in any website, not just WordPress – implement it wherever you want it! Portfolio page? – no problem! :)

The advantages of this plug-in are:

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30 AJAX Tutorials For Smart Web Developers

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Here is a complete package of AJAX Tutorials Web Developer, Ajax is a short form Synchronous JavaScript and XML is a set of methods that are used by many modern and popular web sites. Ajax providing web developers with verbosity options, the practice of searching to improve and expand the presentation of their Web sites in recent years there have been more immersed in the development of rich Internet applications.

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51 Form Element Resources and Tutorials Using CSS And Javascript

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I featured many good looking contact forms some time ago – 91 Trendy Contact And Web Forms For Creative Inspiration, so you should know how looks good example. Now let’s take a look how to create outstanding and beautifully designed form elements from scratch ourselves. Things can get tricky even if you are experienced designer. It’s hard to attract visitors attention, but this article should help to stand out and create semantically correct, good looking and accessible web forms, checkboxes, radio buttons, buttons, fieldsets – everything you can think of when you are creating contact or login page!

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55 Jquery Tutorials, Resources, Tips And Tricks: Ultimate Collection

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If for whatever reason you don’t know jQuery, it is a “write less, do more” JavaScript library. It has many Ajax and JavaScript features to allow you enhance semantic coding and user experience.

From jQuery homepage – “jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.”

jQuery definitely is one of the biggest trends coming in up-to-date designs and the best of all, everything is done without countless code lines. Keeping in mind such aspects I created hopefully pretty complete collection of jQuery sites, tip and trick articles, video screencasts, tutorials, cheat sheets and lot’s more. Took a while to compile and research was really solid. Enjoy as always!

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11 Useful Sources To Learn and Improve HTML Skills

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If You are graphic designer, You should learn also some simple coding too. If You are new to this simple coding, You could find this resources useful. I listed few resources, I prefer to learn from and hopefully You’ll learn something too. This article isn’t very long, because I think You should choose just one place, where to learn from.

Okay, no more long discussions – enjoy!

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