20 Snippets You should be using from Html5 Boilerplate

I recently, as many web designers and developers will have, became aware of a fantastic resource put together by web developer, Paul Irish, and Divya Manian. Html5 Boilerplate, as they have named it, is a powerful starting off point for any website or web application. As Paul Irish describes it; “It’s essentially a good starting … Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with Zen Cart (Part 2)

This article is the continued part 2 version of Getting Started with ZenCart. In part 1 we learned about ZenCart, and it’s basic files and getting started with the “Bare Bones” template. We also learned a little about the admin screen provided by ZenCart. In this part 2 version I will go more in depth … Continue Reading

5 Killer Ways to Streamline your Coding Efficiency

I recently read a forum thread about designers and developers, and the hourly rates they charge. One commenter made a great point, saying that you can start to charge more per hour, if you are more efficient, and faster at producing quality work, as long as quality is not compromised for speed. Apart from practice, how can … Continue Reading

Getting Started: Learning to Code for the Web, Logically

Coding is a logical process. You want the site or program to do a particular thing. You enter in the commands needed to achieve that end. Learning to develop websites could be approached just as logically. Languages for the computer could be compared to math classes. You need to learn simple addition before you can … Continue Reading

25 Incredibly Useful CSS Snippets for Developers

CSS is no doubt up there with the most important web languages that we use. While html provides the structure it can be inconsistent and unpredictable across different new and old browsers. Css is where the html is styled though, and where we get creative as well as addressing those inconsistencies. Below is a fantastic list … Continue Reading

jQuery for Complete Beginners: Part 4

Welcome back to jQuery for Beginners. Just a quick recap first – in the first two weeks we covered the very basics of jQuery and interacting with elements. Last time round we made an accordion – something which taught us a few of the jQuery special animation functions that are built in to jQuery. Today … Continue Reading

What Can Web Designers Learn from Business People?

The best way to learn how to run a business is to read the stories of successful businesses. So recently, I’ve been reading some books by Harvard Business Press (written by very successful VCs, CEOs or university professors) and learned A LOT of principles that can be taken from them and applied to your web … Continue Reading

Building Backlinks: Techniques You Should Use Daily

There are a lot of ways how to build backlinks – through social bookmarking sites, guest writing, commenting, just being helpful and seen all around your community, but we wanted to drop down it to sections and give you a hand to help building your backlinks right now. We will start with the most well … Continue Reading

Creating a Simple Twitter App using oAuth and PHP

Everyone on the web is updating to the latest & the most secure technologies with Twitter being the most hyped one as it upgraded from basic Authentication to the more secure oAuth. Earlier people had to risk their Twitter login credentials if they wanted to use some external Apps that gave them more control over … Continue Reading