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41 Remarkable and useful jQuery Plugins

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

jQuery is one of the most popular Javascript framework out there. It is very easy to use and full of cool features. It can be hard for us to know how to use the code and create amazing stuff using jQuery. So, developers decided to release and create plugins to help us fulfill this task by making it easier for us. I have collected a list of 41 very remarkable jQuery plugins, that will help you use jQuery in a robust way.

Here’s that awesome list of the best jQuery plugins that will help you add beautiful effects and functionality in your next project. (more…)

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Three Techniques you Should be using when Designing a Website

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Web design continues to evolve at an alarming rate but in the past two or three years I have been designing, I have found that there are two or three techniques, that when followed, always lead to visually stunning website design. When designing websites some people may instinctively follow these techniques, others, due to experience may have learnt to follow them, but for the people who sometimes struggle with designing aesthetically pleasing website design and are just missing that certain ‘touch’, I suggest you try the following techniques.


One of the most important techniques is consistency. If you use the default styling of a website you will notice how consistent the styling remains. Links have the colour blue and are underlined, lists look like lists with bullet points or numbers. I understand that styling can vary slightly between browsers but the consistency is present. (more…)

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6 Additions and Optimizations to Increase Conversions

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Earlier this year I ran a post poking fun at some of the ugliest websites out there. Covering everything from bizarre online stores to incompetent internet marketers, the list drew in plenty of visitors, conversation, and comments for us and undoubtedly drove a fair bit of traffic to some very outdated and unfortunate websites.

After it hit the front page of Digg and made its way round the internet, we couldn’t help but think that we’d perhaps done the website owners a favor by mercilessly mocking them. Over half of our ugly website roundup was commercially-driven, with most of the websites offering some form of product or service.

We’d like to think that those prospective customers weren’t in vain, and that the business websites involved at least made a buck or two from our slightly cruel commentary. In case they didn’t, we’ve pieced together something that can only help them improve: a detailed guide on how to increase your website’s conversion rates and sales figures, all without blinding your visitors with banner advertisements and annoying blinking ‘buy now’ buttons. (more…)

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88 Magnificient iPad Wallpapers

Monday, July 19th, 2010

iPad is one of the newest product of Apple and it has taken over the public like a storm. Apple has sold over 5 million iPads. iPad is supposed to revolutionize the way we do things. iPad is a cool device and it is important to represent who you are from your iPad. The best way to express yourself is through wallpapers.

Wallpapers make it so you can have any picture you want as your background. You can have your own flavor and you can display them through the kinds of wallpapers. So, here I have collected some of the best wallpapers from different varieties of all kinds and tastes. (more…)

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Code an Email Newsletter from PSD to HTML

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Last week we learned how to go about designing HTML emails. This week we’re going to turn the PSD into a functional HTML email. To code a HTML newsletter you can either code it from scratch, or use an already existing template. I personally like to use an existing template, especially the ones supplied by Mailchimp simply because they have been tried and tested and they don’t ‘break’. Whichever way you decide to go about coding HTML emails you need to remember the following:

1. Use inline CSS to control presentation, such as background colors and fonts. eg:

2. You have to use Tables to control the designs layout – Pure CSS Layouts just won’t cut it i’m afraid. (I hate them too) It’s recommended that you know about HTML tables before following this tutorial as I am not going to be covering the basics of creating tables. (more…)

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A Delightful Showcase of Restaurant Websites

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Beauty , harmony, taste and a long hmmmmm. That is the “perfect combo” when it comes of eating in a restaurant, but how can we transfer this combo to the online environment? In this showcase , we can see a diverse presentation of sites from different cultures that try and succed in creating a consistent visual impact.

Hope you enjoy looking at this websites, as I had “fun” searching for them. (more…)

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Posted in Inspiration | 19 Comments »

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