The explosion in user adoption of mobile devices has revolutionized the web. Though designing for the Mobile Web follow similar principles to designing websites, we must consider some notable differences.
For one, current mobile device networks don’t run in the same speed as broadband devices.
In addition, there are also a myriad of ways our mobile web designs are displayed in, from touch screens to netbooks, which make even the smallest desktop monitors look like giants.
When it comes to building a website, it helps to have a process to follow, especially if you are just getting started as a web designer. Good guidelines can help you work better by keeping forgetfulness to a minimum.
Every designer or company will develop unique components to their web design process over time, but the basics remain the same: learn, plan, design, code, launch and maintain.
Alongside my primary income stream, which is my web design freelance business, I’ve also been selling themes and templates for content management systems and publishing platforms like WordPress for close to two years now.
Although theme design can seem like the promised land for web designers and web developers — with some theme authors making tens of thousands of dollars from a single theme alone — it’s actually more like a gold rush: a chosen few hit it big, but only after putting in a lot of hard work.
The purpose of this article is to define what RIAs are, explain why the web has been moving towards RIAs, explore the different RIA frameworks that exist today, give an overview of the pros and cons for each framework, and discuss how these new technologies might coexist in the future.
Let us assume that, just like everyone else, you are building a website–after all, the Web is where it is all happening now. As soon as your website goes live–and especially while you are still in the design and development phase–you need to make sure your site’s content will be found through search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing where many people go to look for information.
Whether you’re starting a blog or deploying an e-commerce solution for your clients, it’s a good idea to keep in mind some good web development practices that will enhance your chances in search rankings.
In this article, I’ll share some practical steps that you can take to expand your skill set and become a better coder. I would like to propose five different habits that you can adapt in order to help yourself become more excellent at what you do.
This article is a general overview of making iPhone apps using the iPhone software development kit (SDK).
In order to start making your own iPhone apps, you’ll need to sign up for a free Apple Developer account and download the iPhone SDK.