Announcement: Billings 3 License Winners

May 19 2009 by Jacob Gube | 3 Comments

Last week, Marketcircle, developers of award-winning business applications such as Daylite and Billings for Mac OS X and the iPhone, and Six Revisions asked you what you thought the best time-tracking app was.

Announcement: Billings 3 License Winners

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Create a Slick and Accessible Slideshow Using jQuery

May 18 2009 by Jacob Gube | 441 Comments

Accessible Slideshow.

In this in-depth web development tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a usable and web accessible slideshow widget for your site using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (jQuery). In the process, you’ll see the concept of Progressive Enhancement in action.

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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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25 Great Examples of Using Gradient Effects in Web Designs

May 16 2009 by Jacob Gube | 47 Comments

Using color gradients, or effects that transition two or more colors with one another, is one of the most popular design techniques in web design. They’re easy to create yet hard to get right. In this showcase, you’ll witness some of the best examples of using color gradients in the hopes of inspiring you in your own designs.

If you’d like to learn more about color gradients, check out the tutorial called "Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop" which covers the use of color gradients, among other techniques.

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JavaScript Debugging Techniques in IE 6

May 15 2009 by Ben Dowling | 46 Comments

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 is almost universally hated by web developers. It’s hard to work with and support, but with a few solid techniques, you can make the process less painful. What “just works” in the majority of browsers will almost always require hours of tweaks and workarounds to get it working in IE6. With more and more users switching over to newer alternatives such as IE8, Safari and Firefox hopefully support for IE6 can be dropped sooner rather than later. In the mean time though many of us have to make sure our sites work in this awful browser.

JavaScript Debugging Techniques in IE 6

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Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop

May 14 2009 by Tyler Denis | 38 Comments

Make High-Impact Backgrounds for Your Designs with Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn about creating dynamic and high-impact backgrounds that you can use on your own web layouts. We’ll go over color/gradient techniques, lighting effects, and using textures and patterns.

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30 Brilliant Photoshop Lighting Effects Tutorials

May 13 2009 by Jacob Gube | 30 Comments

A current trend in design is adding lighting effects to enhance your digital art. In this article, you’ll find 30 dazzling lighting techniques that you can use to add a bit of sparkle into your work.

Expressive lighting effects

Engulf photo subjects with glowing lights by following along this top-notch tutorial.

Expressive lighting effects

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