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 you actually speed up your coding you may be thinking. Well there are plenty options out there to aid you in doing so.Read More
Typography has long been a large part of graphic, and web design. In the past though, web design has had to suffer typographically, with any text that was wanted in a non web safe font (a font already stored locally on users computers) had to be rendered as an image; not exactly brilliant for the user interface department. Font’s like Lucida Grande, Helvetica and Myriad Pro were as exciting as it got. Not any more though.Read More
For sites with multiple writers, it’s nice to have a place for them all to interact privately. Though there are solutions like Yammer and Teambox, they require your writers to register and log into another site. I can only guess as to how busy some people are! With this post I’ll show you how to make your own Private Social network for your writers using BuddyPress.
WordPress 3.0 is required for this guide, as we’ll be putting WordPress 3.0’s new multi-site feature to good use, along with BuddyPress.Read More
Do you want to become drag and drop feature expert? Then look no further – this article is just for you! Mostly these plugins are written in jQuery, and they are super easy to customize and implement in your own projects very fast.
Why such plugins are so handy? You can give your visitors a lot more customization options, they can virtually personalize your website or tool to suit it better for their needs. And you must know – people love it, I love it myself!
Ready to drag and drop into this article?Read More
WordPress is a very popular blogging platform that runs millions of blogs. But, what if it doesn’t meet your needs? Just because tons of people use it doesn’t mean it will be right for you. Here are 7 solutions to help you find your own advanced blogging solution. These CMS’s (Content Management Systems) will offer you a lot of options and features – but it’s important to weigh pro’s and con’s when choosing the right system. Most of these work in the same manner; you’ll have to download and upload the files to your server (some need a database to work), and then go through an install and configure the system. Later, there should be some kind of extensions you’ll be able to add – such as themes, plugins, modules, sections – and a lot more.Read More
Diagrams are often used to help visualize something. What to do if you need to create a chart but don’t have a software like Microsoft Office? I’ve collected 32 online tools for creating diagrams, flowcharts, charts and graphs and all you need to use them is a web browser.
Certainly, you won’t need them all, but I offer you the choise to choose best from the best. Each of them has it’s own pros and cons, and I hope you’ll be able to choose the best option for you.Read More
Screencasting is a better and great way to showcase a procedure, to teach,demonstrate a service or to create video tutorials without having to write a content or an article. Screencasting tools are available both as desktop applications (Free and commercial) and web-based services. The good news is that there are a growing number of screencasting tools that are completely free to use; some do not even require a registration to let you get started.Read More
Every iPhone owner should know that he/she possesses a device which is more that just a cell phone to call or text.You can use it as your second computer when you are not at your home or office, and we think this was the purpose of creating iPhone. It has great interface and superb Wi-Fi compatibility which places it in Elite class among other mobile devices. “iPhone as a computer” happens mainly because of its applications, you can have any application you like whether it is related to entertainment or your work. If you are a web developer or a graphic designer and you own an iPhone, then you can take advantage of your mobile phone by using important and essential applications designed specially for you people to help you if you’re in state of mobility.Read More
Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-platform runtime environment used to build rich internet applications using Adobe Flash, Flex, HTML and Ajax, helping web developers and designers to perform their task with ease and much efficiently. This is one of the most appreciated application platform which become a very popular platform for internet-enabled desktop applications in recent years. With the increase in its popularity, the number of utilities and tools are also increased significantly.Read More