Smarty, the not-so-well-known Template/Presentation framework, has been used for years by professional web application developers. It hasn’t caught on so much with mainstream coders – perhaps because of a “why do I need this?” line of thinking. This article will explain why!
There are loads of great jQuery plugins, some more useful than others. The two I’ve recently used quite heavily are Galleria and jCarousel. Both well known for their flexibility and the ease of customization. But what if you’d like to make them work together to build an image gallery?
On a daily basis I view all sorts of websites and all kinds of designs. One thing in common with successful templates on ThemeForest or with websites around the web is strong visual hierarchy. Often times I see templates that have a great concept going but has poor visual hierarchy. I’ll cover what visual hierarchy is and some great examples in this article.
Visual effects on web pages are becoming more and more effective thanks to framework like jQuery. The idea of being able to adjust the look of a page with a click or a button gives the user a bit of extra interaction. This tutorials aims to give you insight of realistic gravity animations with jQuery.
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An overlooked aspect of websites is the formatting of HTML and CSS documents. This affects validation, SEO, and visual ease of use. Visual ease of use is the last thing most authors tend to keep in mind, but it’s still very important. If you’re building a template for a client, or to sell on ThemeForest, it is important that it’s visually formatted properly. Here are some examples of well formatted HTML and CSS.
There’s a thin line between inspiration and copying. We are surrounded with objects and art in our every day life. Finding inspiration for a design is an easy task these days. In this article, I will guide you through the design process of a website I recently finished. I will provide images of websites that inspired me to create a new and unique web layout. (more…)