6 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Google Docs

Apr 14 2009 by Daniel Shain | 20 Comments

There are many services out on the web for online collaboration, but there’s no doubt that Google Docs is rapidly becoming one of the more popular brands. Google Docs is free, web based (i.e. cross platform), and quite simple to use. But that doesn’t mean it lacks features.

Whether you’re a regular user or have just been thinking about trying it out, here are the top 6 tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Google Docs.

1. Chatting in Google Docs

Chatting.

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Web Standardistas on Web Standards in Education

Apr 13 2009 by Chris Wallace | 14 Comments

Christopher Murphy and Nicklas Persson are designers and digital artists as well as lecturers in interactive design at the University of Ulster at Belfast. In addition, they co-authored the newly-released book HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions: A Web Standardistas’ Approach. They are passionately and actively promoting web standards in education and through their own practice and are now commonly referred to as the Web Standardistas.

Web Standardistas on Web Standards in Education leading image.

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30 Beautiful Music Websites for Design Inspiration

Apr 12 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 56 Comments

Music lovers often are sensitive to design. This probably explains why so many music websites are so wonderfully designed and inspiring.

In this article, you’ll be able to discover 30 beautiful music websites that stand out from the crowd.

Mx3

Mx3 screen shot.

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30 Creative Examples of Using Paper in Web Designs

Apr 11 2009 by Jacob Gube | 45 Comments

The utilization of paper as a design element in a web design is one of the most popular design trends. By using scraps of paper, cardboard textures, notebooks and notepads, a designer is able to compose an interesting and elaborate design. You’ll see paper used in various kinds of design components – in backgrounds, navigation menus, content areas, and all sorts of other web page parts.

In this showcase, you’ll see some of the best web designs that involve the use of paper elements and textures – for your inspiration.

Peace River Excursion

Peace River Excursion paper use screen shot.

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50 Stylish Navigation Menus for Design Inspiration

Apr 10 2009 by Jacob Gube | 39 Comments

A site’s navigation menu is one of the most prominent things that users see when they first visit. There are many ways to design a navigation menu – and since almost all websites have some form of navigation – designers have to push their creative limits to build one that’s remarkable and outstanding.

In this article, you’ll find a showcase of beautiful, creative, and stylish navigation menus for your inspiration.

1. netdreams.co.uk

netdreams.co.uk navigation menu screen shot.

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40 Exceptional jQuery Interface Techniques and Tutorials

Apr 8 2009 by Jacob Gube | 62 Comments

With the advent of JavaScript/web application libraries and frameworks, it’s become much easier to build interactive components for a site. For the folks that are unfamiliar with jQuery – it’s a popular, high-performance and compact JavaScript library/framework. jQuery will allow¬† you to reduce the amount of code you have to write for dealing with browser quirks, memory leaks, and repetitive code by providing you with a set of useful and highly-optimized and thoroughly-tested functions and methods.

In this article, we explore the strengths of jQuery in letting web developers create impressive client-side-based user interface components. Whether you’re looking for a particular interface/interaction pattern built on Query (like module tabs or modal windows) or you simply want to learn the library by engaging in step-by-step tutorials – you should be able to find something here for you.

Modal Windows

1. How to create a stunning and smooth popup using jQuery

How to create a stunning and smooth popup using jQuery tutorial screen shot.

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Stackin’ Bricks: 10 Free High Resolution Bricks Textures

Apr 8 2009 by JC Parmley | 11 Comments

Stackin' Bricks: a set of high quality bricks textures

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