Web-based Favicon Generators and Favicon Resources

Jun 10 2008 by Jacob Gube | 20 Comments

Your website’s favicon is a key trademark to its look. It shows up in the navigation bar as well as on browser tabs (for most browsers at least), helping users quickly pick out your website out of the crowd.

Creating favicons is simple, and with these online favicon generators, you’ll have your own favicons in no time! Further down the article are some more resources related to favicon design and inspiration.

Favicon Generators

favicon.ico Generator

favicon.ico Generator

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Readers Pick: 16 Sites for Web Design Inspiration

Jun 8 2008 by Jacob Gube | 103 Comments

A while back I wrote "Where to Go to Find Design Inspiration", where I listed some of my favorite places to peruse when I’m looking for design inspiration. At the end, I posed the following question to the readers: "Where do you go for design inspiration?", and asked that you contribute suggestions. This is a list of places that readers have recommended. Some I haven’t heard of, and several I’ve added to my own favorites list.

Without further ado – I present 16 sites that you visit for design inspiration.

1. The Best Designs

http://www.thebestdesigns.com/Suggested by: chandan (Digg profile)

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Using moo.rd to Create Image Galleries

Jun 6 2008 by Riccardo Degni | 11 Comments

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Riccardo Degni, an Italian Web Designer who develops client and server side applications.

He’s here to talk about his latest project – moo.rd – a JavaScript library based on the MooTools framework, as well as walk us through the steps of creating image galleries using moo.rd.

moo.rd - Virtual Box Screenshot

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Create a Nice, Lightweight JavaScript Tooltip

Jun 4 2008 by Michael Leigeber | 202 Comments

Editor’s note: This tutorial was written by Michael Leigeber, a web designer and .NET developer who runs the Leigeber Web Development Blog – a blog that’s setting the blogging community buzzing with his beautiful, lightweight JavaScript solutions.

Tooltip - demo

View the JavaScript Tooltip demonstration.

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25 Excellent Ajax Techniques and Examples

Jun 2 2008 by Jacob Gube | 101 Comments

Ajax allows for rich-internet applications that mimic the responsiveness and complex user interfaces typically associated with desktop applications. Moving applications to the web browser opens many possibilities, including the ability to save user data, connecting with other users for collaboration and sharing, and making deployment and using the application easier since web browsers are standard-issue with most computers regardless of operating system.

If you’re interested in expanding your understanding of Ajax techniques and practices, check out these 25 hand-picked Ajax articles and tutorials that outline various methods and concepts involved in the development of Ajax-based applications. Though most are geared for budding and intermediate developers, veterans might find a trick or two they haven’t encountered before.

1. Ajax RSS reader

Ajax RSS reader - Screenshot

Build a simple RSS reader that takes remote XML data from RSS feeds using Ajax, PHP, and MySQL. This example allows users to view feed content from multiple sources in one page. At the bottom of the article, you’ll find an animated demonstration of the RSS reader.

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Fantastic, Free Calendar and Datepicker Scripts

May 24 2008 by Jacob Gube | 18 Comments

Web applications often require a calendar or datepicker functionality. Whether it’s a web form that requests the user’s date of birth, a content management system that needs to display a calendar of events on a side column, or an application that charts data as a function of time – there’s never a short supply of demand for calendars or datepickers.

To write a custom solution yourself is one option, especially if you have the time, and your requirements can’t be met by freely available scripts. But if you’re the type that wants to save some time – check out these brilliant, free calendar and datepicker scripts available for download. You can use them for inspiration, incorporate them into your project as they are, or modify them to suit your needs.

Calendar: a Javascript class for Mootools

Calendar: a Javascript class for Mootools that adds accessible and unobtrusive date pickers to your form elements - Screen Shot

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Where to Go to Find Design Inspiration

May 23 2008 by Jacob Gube | 27 Comments

What’s the best remedy for "designer’s block"? Easy – visit design gallery websites to get you back in the creative groove. There are many wonderful sites out there specifically to help inspire designers, and here are just a handful of them.

Best Web Gallery

Best Web Gallery

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