Today we have a very special giveaway for our precious readers – five of the best and most popular design books currently available. Just have a look at the line up of books we have, the books are: A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web, jQuery: Novice To Ninja, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, Digging into WordPress and finally, Rocket Surgery.
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As designers and developers we generally worry about the aesthetics and behavior of a website. But what about the server it runs on that has made it all possible for this site to operate swiftly? In order to provide your clients with the best possible service you should ensure that their websites server is running smoothly on a regular basis, and what better way to do so then with intelligently designed tools that can notify you of any disturbances or irregularities that your websites server may encounter. Continue Reading →

You could have the best website in the world with the best content ever, yet without a decent navigation system it would all be worthless. There are certain criteria you need to follow when designing your menu – it needs to only stands out and be obvious of its purpose, it also needs to match the style of your sites design and most importantly it needs to be usable, meaning your visitors can understand it and easily use it.
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Computercheck. Photoshopcheck. Lots of free timecheck. It seems that this is all that is necessary to call yourself a ‘designer’ these days. I believe that there is far more to a designer than software, computers and free time. Designers should have critical thinking skills, understanding of design principals, knowledge of grid systems, typography and much more. Continue Reading →

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