How to Design the Web in a High-Def World

Aug 26 2009 by Arley McBlain | 29 Comments

One of the first design considerations a web designer has to make is the resolution that the project is going to be built in. Will the site be optimized for 800×600 systems? 1024? Will the width be fluid or fixed? Will it work for mobile devices? There are certainly a lot more screen resolutions to consider now than there were just a few years ago.

There are quite a lot of articles written about designing small for mobile devices, but what about the largest common resolution; High Definition (commonly referred to as HD or High-Def)?

This article is going to show you a process for making your site work for multiple resolutions by using a real-world case study: Debut Creative. Granted, you can use this without dealing with HD resolutions, but why not go extreme?

Debut Creative was recently designed to work in HDDebut Creative was recently designed to work in HD.

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10 Drupal Modules You May Not Know About

Aug 7 2009 by Kevin Quillen | 40 Comments

One of the great things about Drupal is its huge community of developers. Drupal.org hosts many, many modules to extend and enhance your website or application. Most people know about popular modules such as CCK, Views2, Panels, and XML Sitemap. But there are some really great modules that fly under the radar as well.

1. Secure Site

Secure Site

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A Guide on Advanced Logging and Benchmarking with FirePHP

Aug 4 2009 by Nuno Franco da Costa | 3 Comments

A Guide on Advanced Logging and Benchmarking with FirePHP

In a previous article, we discussed FirePHP’s basic logging functions for debugging your PHP web applications. Although–as we have seen–it can be used for debugging purposes, its main utility is to log information about your web apps, and it does a terrific job in that regard.

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Definitive Guide to Taming the IE6 Beast

Jul 23 2009 by Jeff Starr | 67 Comments

Definitive Guide to Taming the IE6 Beast

For years, Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) has been the bane of existence for web designers around the world. Designers and users alike have come to enjoy the increasingly predictable, standards-compliant behavior of great modern browsers like Firefox, Opera, and Safari. Meanwhile, IE6 continues to haunt our designs, lurking in dark places while dying a painfully slow, agonizing death. As we await that grand and glorious day when IE6 is as dead as Netscape 4, let us be mindful of the endagered species of users who, for whatever sad reason, continue to torture themselves with that terrible beast of a browser.

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How to Debug PHP Using Firefox with FirePHP

Jul 11 2009 by Nuno Franco da Costa | 45 Comments

Typically, there are two main ways of debugging server-side code: you can utilize an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with a built-in debugger or log and perform your debugging processes in a web browser.

How to Debug PHP Using Firefox with FirePHP

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10 Useful Firefox Extensions to Supercharge Firebug

Jun 20 2009 by Jacob Gube | 48 Comments

Firebug is a revolutionary Firefox extension that helps web developers and designers test and inspect front-end code. It provides us with many useful features such as a console panel for logging information, a DOM inspector, detailed information about page elements, and much more.

Though Firebug is already fully packed with features out of the box, several extensions out there can enhance its utility. In this article, you will find the 10 best Firefox extensions for Firebug that will make your life, as a developer or designer, easier.

1. Pixel Perfect

Pixel Perfect

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How to Create a Blog from Scratch Using Ruby on Rails

Jun 5 2009 by Phil McClure | 73 Comments

This tutorial shows you how to create a basic blog using Ruby on Rails. By covering the design aspects of a Rails web application, it makes it easier to understand the concepts behind Rails and how they fit together.

Blogging Application

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