PSD/HTML Conversion: Code a Clean Business Website Design

Jun 30 2010 by Chris Creed | 65 Comments

PSD/HTML Conversion: Code a Clean Business Website Design

In this PSD/HTML conversion tutorial, we will take a PSD web design template that I showed you how to construct in a previous tutorial and turn it into a functional HTML/CSS template.

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250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 1)

Jun 29 2010 by Alexander Dawson | 66 Comments

250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 1)

As web professionals, we’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Tips, tricks and checklists are often one of the most underused yet potentially useful models of providing great, quick and easy to follow pieces of useful information.

You may or may not know some of the tips below — and you may or may not agree with everything listed — but hopefully it will give you some ideas for your own sites or motivate you to create a checklist to help cover your bases.

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The Key to Successful Collaboration

Jun 28 2010 by Jacob Creech | 5 Comments

The Key To Successful Collaboration

Clients and stakeholders — every project has them, and as much as some designers love to hate them, we need to ensure that we can work constructively with them.

The better we can work with our clients and stakeholders, the easier the relationship will be, the more we will enjoy working on the project, and the better sites we will design and develop.

Conversely, the more difficult the relationship is and the less communication that occurs, the harder the design process will be, and hence, we are less likely to end up with a successful outcome.

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The Web Strategy Pyramid: A Well-balanced Web Strategy

Jun 27 2010 by Jason Schubring | 27 Comments

The Web Strategy Pyramid: A Well-balanced Web Strategy

Remember when mom always told you to eat your vegetables? Little did you know she was giving you fantastic advice for managing your Web strategy. In these days of Twitter, Facebook, forums, blogs and more, it can be tempting to skip over the basics and dive headfirst into an oh-so-tempting dish of social media or SEO "tricks."

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Top 10 Flash Content Management Systems

Jun 26 2010 by Tatiana Titkova | 33 Comments

Top 10 Flash Content Management Systems

When it comes to Flash, there are some conflicting views. There is a misconception that that Flash web pages are not seen by search engines and can’t be indexed at all. Others reckon that Flash sites are not user-friendly and load for ages.

If you are one of those individuals who’ve overlooked and ignored Flash as a viable CMS, I hope this post will make you look twice.

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The Power of jQuery with Ajax

Jun 25 2010 by Eric Rowell | 36 Comments

The Power of jQuery with Ajax

As the web evolves, new technologies are emerging and uniting in remarkable ways. The combination of Ajax and jQuery, in particular, is one of the most powerful unions to date.

The purpose of this article is to give a brief and generalized overview of both Ajax and jQuery, and also discuss how jQuery has made Ajax development easier than ever before.

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Planning your E-Commerce Website

Jun 24 2010 by Kyle Prior | 33 Comments

Planning your E-Commerce Website

Whether theming an e-commerce website or doing a full-scale build, one of the most important parts in the whole process is the planning. Planning a build before you start can sometimes seem like a bit of a tedious and time-consuming task, but not only will it make everything run a lot smoother, it will also save a lot of time.

You may be wondering where you even begin, and that’s what this article will help you answer.

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