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The Role of HTML & CSS in Web Design

January 25, 2011 • By

If you are thinking about pursuing web design as either a career or a hobby, you must be able to do more than simply design a pretty page. Professional web designers are experts in programming and coding as well. The most talented web designers are those that can adequately balance both their creative and artistic sides with their love of technical coding.READ MORE

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When Web Design Goes Too Far

October 20, 2010 • By

Just as there are fantastic web designs launched every year, there are even more websites launched that are atrocious and go too far with design. What are the parameters for an artist or web design creator on knowing when to step on the brakes with their design?

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When Logos Go Bad – Logos That Suck

October 8, 2010 • By

Logos have always been an integral part of a company. In fact, many consumers mistakenly assume that a company’s logo is their brand. Branding is a huge marketing movement right now and the logo is only a fraction of what makes a company’s brand. However, to the ordinary customer a logo speaks volumes. It is a first, and sometimes last, impression. It is the single, mainstream representation of what you do and you will be judged by it. Therefore, it is important to spend time, effort and money to be certain that your logo does not suck. READ MORE


How to Choose and Maximize Use of Free Fonts

September 30, 2010 • By

Graphic designers understand their way around the Internet. With branding and graphic design becoming more and more important for companies, it is also becoming more highly competitive. To keep up with new software, new techniques and trends, graphic designers read design publications and network online at forums, blogs and design communities. One of the ways design websites encourage traffic is to offer designer freebies. Free fonts are an excellent way to offer valuable content and motivate graphic designers to subscribe to what the site has to offer.READ MORE


The 2010 Web Design Top Picks and Trends

September 27, 2010 • By

The year 2010 is more than halfway through, and while there are amazing new website designs being launched regularly, the trend for the year has been established. Before the end of 2009, there were already predictions on what the 2010 top website designs would be. One of the predictions, if it could be called that, was that websites would turn minimalist.READ MORE


Use of Negative Space in Graphic Design

September 22, 2010 • By

Negative space is an important element of marketing and design. With logo design and other print design, the use of negative space takes thought and planning. It is not something to be overlooked or avoided. Great design works takes all the space into consideration, both used and used elements.READ MORE

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Why Do We Need CSS3 And HTML 5?

September 13, 2010 • By

CSS which stands for Cascading Style Sheets is a language to give better look and feel to the pages created on any markup languages like HTML, XHTML, and XML etc. CSS was first introduced in December of 1996. The purpose to launch the CSS is to make the presentation of the HTML and XHTML pages more attractive, easy and understanding. HTML here stands for Hyper Text Markup Language which was first launched in 1991, and was introduced by Berners-Lee. So from 1997 onwards these both the languages works together to make websites more perfect and eye catching. At present there would not be any website on the web which would not be using CSS, whether it is using HTML or XHTML or XML or any other markup language, it’s the different thing. But thinking about the website without the work of CSS is second to impossible.READ MORE

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JQuery (In Comparison To Flash)

September 6, 2010 • By

JQuery is a framework for JavaScript which was released in 2006. The whole framework was developed by John Resig, an American Resident, Currently working with Mozilla Corporation as a JavaScript Tool Developer. Although there are many other JavaScript frameworks jQuery has been proven best in all the frameworks. The other frameworks like MooTools, Spry, midori, qooxdoo also allow you to manipulate the client side HTML content, but jQuery became very popular among all these because of its flexibility, easy coding standards and ability to deliver robust outcomes. In simple language jQuery makes the tasks done by JavaScripts easy, fast and understanding. One can manipulate css, content, images, HTML attributes and even the server side data by implementation of Ajax with jQuery.READ MORE

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Troubles When Developing With AJAX

July 23, 2010 • By

For those that are not familiar with AJAX, the word is an acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript + XML. AJAX is not new to the scene. In fact, even the newest advances in AJAX are at least five years old. Yet AJAX is becoming the buzz word in developing. AJAX is a very powerful technology that allows you to build a website with incredible functionality without users having to refresh the web page they are on. However, there are some “bumps” in the road when trying to utilize AJAX.READ MORE


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