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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10 WordPress Plugins Guaranteed to Save You Time

May 27 2009 by Pranav Shirodkar | 90 Comments

In these days of the ever-increasing competitive world of the web, time is as valuable as money. To be noticed, and to stay at the top of the game, content writers must post a lot of content on a regular basis. To keep up with time constraints, WordPress plugin authors provide an array of useful plugins that will drastically reduce the time required to write, format, and post your content.

In this article, you’ll find 10 excellent WordPress plugins intended to reduce and simplify tasks associated with blogging so that you can spend more time creating content, and less time with site administration.

1. Post Ideas – take charge and manage your post ideas

Post Ideas

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22 Creative Uses of Robots in Web Design

May 25 2009 by Jacob Gube | 60 Comments

Simply put… robots are awesome. Using robots in a web layout adds a touch of unique and futuristic feel to it. In this imaginative showcase, you’ll find creative applications of robotic elements in web design.

1. Suponix

Suponix

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40 Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Web Design

May 24 2009 by Jacob Gube | 98 Comments

Minimalism is a design style that emphasizes simplicity and the removal of superfluous elements in one’s own work. It’s applied in art, architecture, print work, and in web design.  There is something extraordinary about making something magnificent with limited resources, and in this showcase, you’ll find the work of talented designers that exhibit exemplary use of Minimalism theories applied to web design.

1. Typographica

Typographica

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30 Beautiful Web Designs Inspired by Nature

May 23 2009 by Jacob Gube | 43 Comments

Incorporating nature-inspired elements in web layouts is a popular design trend. By making use of organic parts of nature such as trees, leaves, the sun, the sky, and fauna, you can give your designs a more realistic and down-to-earth look and feel.

In this collection, you’ll find some of the best web designs that take inspiration from nature.

Yalo.fi

Yalo.fi

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20 Useful Websites for Graphic Design Textures and Patterns

May 22 2009 by Kawsar Ali | 31 Comments

Patterns and textures, when applied correctly, can produce amazing and truly unique designs. Typically, they are used for site backgrounds, but can also be used as repeating patterns on site components such as the header and the footer. If you use right type of patterns it can really improve your site visually for the viewer.

In this article, we share 20 excellent sites where you can find and download seamless textures, patterns, and tiles free of cost.

1. Seamless Textures

Seamless Textures

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How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop

May 20 2009 by Jan Cavan | 188 Comments

How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn, step-by-step, how to create a stunning and clean web layout. You’ll be using some basic to intermediate-level techniques to build your very own sleek "Web 2.0" style web design that uses the 960 Grid System.

This is a two-part series that will teach you how to create the layout in Photoshop, and then how to convert it to a standards-compliant (X)HTML web design.

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