Friday, September 24th, 2010
This is my first post for Tuttoaster.com, so I’ll begin with one of the keys to a website’s success: content.
The internet may have changed completely over the years, but the evolution sure didn’t leave out the people who used it. Readers who browse, read, and gather information online are different now in terms of how they view content online and what they consider as ‘useful’ and ‘interesting’. Because of this, it is important for you to gauge just how effective your site’s content really is and to do as much as you can with it to make it more useful to your visitors.
After almost two years of writing content for the web, I’ve come up with 5 essential tips that will guide you when crafting your web content.
If you’re prone to writing sentences with a lot of adjectives, adverbs, metaphors, idioms, and all that it’s time to cut it out. Research has shown that you’re given only a couple of seconds to catch a person’s attention before they decide to skip, scroll down, scan, and leave your website. Prevent this from happening to you by writing content using words even your mother can understand.
Your content needs to be easy to digest because lengthy paragraphs can overwhelm your readers. You can achieve this by formatting your content with bullets, numbering, and subsections. If you have a paragraph that’s too long to swallow, cut it up properly and see if you can insert a bulleted or numbered list. If you think a subsection will help introduce your readers to a (more…)
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
Game websites are often under looked and not seen as good source of web design. Game websites combine all the different aspects of designing websites to induce interest to visitors. Gaming has matured as one of the biggest industry in the world and it has become essential for game publishers to use of the greatest medium, the Internet, to get as many gamers to buy their games or consoles as they can.
So, they have to make exceptionally appealing websites to give information about the game and draw attention. Most of the websites are composed using Flash because of all the vast and flashy effects that it can create. Some publishers use their website to show trailer or show a glimpse of what the game is like so that the visitor feels for connected to the game. Hence, I have compiled a list of some of the most superb looking game websites. (more…)
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Converting a Adobe PSD to a static HTML/CSS page can be quite the hassle, so today I will demonstrate how to go about the process. We are going to take the PSD template below and convert it to a fully XHTML/CSS layout that works in all major browsers (IE6+). The page is essentially broken down to five major sections, each one having its own container wrapping custom content. We will approach this conversion by first writing valid XHTML code then add CSS to make the page resemble the PSD. Lets begin by looking at the PSD and what we want to take from it.
Click on the image to download the psd files for (more…)
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
When designing a website, a poster or pretty much anything it is important to understand what is possible before you begin designing. For example, what software is available, what features are available within these software to produce the result you are looking for. Software and programming/markup languages are always changing with features being removed and added. This can lead to a number of styles trending, albeit this is not the only cause for trends but it is the most dominant one. By keeping up with the newest CSS3 properties for example you could end up starting your own trend.
Trends are not necessarily of huge importance but if you stick to them, there is a strong chance your design will look aesthetically pleasing. Of course you can always try and aim for a timeless design, take the Coca Cola logo for example, but please remember it’s impossible to predict what the future will bring so spending hours and hours trying to make a design timeless will prove difficult (if not impossible).
Nonetheless I feel it is fun to keep up with the latest trends, and to see where the community is driving design. In this post I shall be sharing a few trends that I have recently discovered. Most are usually initiated by top designers with their followers simply copying their designs. Others maybe that little bit more creative and so spread by themselves. Anyway without further ado, (more…)
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
With our knowledge of PHP we can learn a lot about Ruby. Use of variables, loops, arrays, functions and classes, everything starting from PHP. In the end, there is an example to see all together where we’ll combine what we have learnt to see something really useful in action.
We could say PHP and Ruby (plus a framework) are the most used language in the Internet. There are many reasons, but the best one for our purpose is they are very similar in some points. So we are going to learn Ruby using those points as a support, and, trust me, if you know a little bit more about PHP than echo, it’s going to be pretty easy to learn the basis of Ruby.
These are the steps you need to follow to install Ruby in your operating system.
Ruby is a dynamic language, just like PHP, (more…)