Image Types and Usage in Web Design

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between JPEG, GIF, and PNG images we use on the web? As a designer – and especially a web designer – it’s important to know the difference between the different image formats and how to use them in each situation. This article will cover how to use them for each situation to keep file sizes small and image quality high.

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Regex for Dummies: Day 3

We’re going to start reviewing real-world examples. We’ll begin by learning the correct syntax for matching an email address. In day four, we’ll take things a step further and implement this code into a PHP and Javascript app.

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Fun with the PHP GD Library: Part 1

If you’re an avid PHP developer, you are probably aware of the GD library extension. For those who are unfamiliar, the GD library allows you to alter, manipulate, and create images quite simply. Today, we’ll learn the basics of using PHP and the GD library.

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The Importance of Color in Web Design

All too often, I see a great design concept with a poor choice of colors. Part of what makes a great web design “great” is layout, typography and color. When each of these aspects work to compliment each other, great design is born.

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Common Mistakes in Web Design

Many rejected templates here on Themeforest suffer from the same few common mistakes: typography (font, line-height, letter-spacing, color), alignment (grid), and spacing (padding). In this tutorial, we are going to take a closer look at how to avoid these common errors.

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Using Eclipse for PHP Development

Eclipse is a powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE) associated most with Java. However, using a powerful plug-in by Zend called PDT we can transform Eclipse into a great IDE for PHP.

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How to Create PDF Files With PHP

PDF is the de-facto electronic document standard because of its security and integrity. Making a PDF isn’t limited to high-end desktop software though; they can be created quite easily on the fly from your web application. Add in a sprinkle of free code, and you got one great recipe for PDF-ala-mode! In this tutorial I’ll show you with PHP and FPDF.

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Take Your WordPress Theme to the Next Level

Everyone seems to be creating WP themes for public consumption. Make yours stand out among the rest!

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Diving into PHP: Day 11

Continuing on from Day 10, we’ll review SQL insert statements that will allow us to add new rows to our MySql database with PHP. Additionally, we’ll take a look at using foreach statements to loop through an array.

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Diving into PHP: Day 10

I promised you last week that we’d begin working with databases in Day 10. I’ll show you how easy it is to get up and running with MySql. We’ll also review the correct way to retrieve information from our new database.

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