Five Ways to Speed Up Page Response Times

May 28 2009 by Ryan Hickman | 78 Comments

It’s important for your website to load as fast as possible; users want to see your web pages quickly and if you can’t give them that – then they’ll go somewhere else. In this article, you’ll find a discussion on five simple and effective techniques for speeding up your web pages.

Five Ways To Speed Up Page Response Times.

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Getting Started with Ruby on Rails: Installation

May 17 2009 by Phil McClure | 29 Comments

Getting Started with Ruby on Rails: Installation

Introduction

This article will guide you through the process of installing Ruby on Rails, and any other software that is required to begin using it.

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Four Ways Ruby on Rails Can Help You

May 3 2009 by Phil McClure | 42 Comments

Ruby on Rails, an open source web development framework, has revolutionized the way we create web applications. By giving developers the necessarily tools and components needed to build powerful apps in an intuitive development environment, RoR makes development more efficient and less troublesome.

Four Ways Ruby on Rails Can Help You.

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The 15 Most Popular Text Editors for Developers

Mar 27 2009 by Jacob Gube | 101 Comments

For many developers, a trusty text editor is all you need for even the most complex web applications. Whether you’re creating a site from scratch, editing a CSS file, or messing around with configuration files on the server – a good, solid text editor will do the trick just fine. Last week, over 600 people voted for the text editor that they felt was the best from the large set of options out in the market.

In this article, you’ll find fifteen of the most ubiquitous text editors for development as voted by you.

15. SciTE

SciTE - screen shot.SciTE download page

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16 Genuine, Authentic Designers on Twitter

Mar 20 2009 by Chris Wallace | 53 Comments

I’ve seen a few Twitter designer lists pop up here and there and wanted to offer a fresh spin on things. This list contains 16 designers who I find extremely friendly, genuine, and have something to offer to the design community.

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14 jQuery Plugins for Working with Images

Mar 14 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 58 Comments

JavaScript frameworks have become very popular in the recent years by making the creation of dynamic effects much easier. Lightweight, used in the WordPress and Drupal core, jQuery is now one of the most used JavaScript libraries around.

The following list of jQuery plugins will help you to improve the usability of your website or web applications by enhancing the display of your images.

1. s3 Slider

 - screen shot.s3 Slider Demonstration page.

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20 Useful Resources for Learning about CSS3

Jan 28 2009 by Jacob Gube | 30 Comments

Though W3C’s CSS3 specifications aren’t finalized yet, modern web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and WebKit-based browsers already have full or partial support for them.

As a web developer, it’s crucial to be well-informed about modern and future web standards. To help you stay ahead of the curve – here are 20 excellent resources on the topic of CSS3.

1. CSS3 Progress Report

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