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10 jQuery Plugins and Techniques for Doing More with Images

By / Jun 17, 2010 / Resources

When we see an image on a web page, it’s second nature for us to move our mouse over it or try to click it. We have come to expect some level of interactivity when it comes to images, especially with modern web design technologies, such as jQuery. If you happen to be working on…

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20 Best WordPress Ecommerce Themes

By / May 25, 2010 / Resources

WordPress is a great platform for setting up an online store, and there is a wide range of themes available to help sellers reach target customers. This post presents 20 of the best ecommerce themes, including both free and premium examples, covering storefront templates aimed at a variety of niche markets.

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A Closer Look at FlashComponents.net

By / Feb 14, 2010 / Resources

Here at WDL, we greatly appreciate our sponsors. They help make it possible for us to do what we do, and we feel that all of our sponsors offer services and products that can be very useful to web designers, developers, and online creatives. In order to let you know more about what our sponsors…

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13 Useful JavaScript Solutions for Charts and Graphs

By / Feb 9, 2010 / Resources

Graphs and charts are used to simplify complex data and make it easy to read and understand. So it really wouldn’t make sense if it was difficult to integrate a graph into a website. Thanks to Javascript and a bunch of talented developers, we have at our disposal solutions for easily adding graphs and charts…

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14 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Front-end Web Development

By / Jan 19, 2010 / Resources

For web developers and designers, it can be difficult to memorize the syntax for multiple programming languages and frameworks, especially since they are always evolving and growing. This is where cheat sheets come in handy. Most cheat sheets are designed to be printer friendly, so you can have them laying around on your desk as…

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11 Blogs to Help You Become a User Experience Expert

By / Dec 29, 2009 / Resources

In today’s web design world, so much emphasis is put on SEO, which forces us to design for machines. Even though this is a necessity for web designers, the focus of a design should be on that of the user – the breathing, typing, mouse clicking kind of user. The user experience (UX) design portion…

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11 Useful jQuery Powered WordPress Plugins

By / Dec 14, 2009 / Resources

We all know the kind of dynamic and engaging functionality that jQuery can add to a user interface, but integrating jQuery does require some technical know-how. This isn’t a big deal for many of us, but some WordPress users prefer the simplicity of a plugin. The purpose of this article is to help you discover…

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The Best jQuery Plugins of 2009

By / Dec 4, 2009 / Resources

During the past few weeks we’ve been publishing our “Best of 2009″ series in which we’ve shown you the best WordPress themes, fonts, icons, and Photoshop Tutorials. In this article, our focus is on jQuery. Over the past couple of years jQuery has been growing in popularity, which means more and more plugins are being…

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12 Useful jQuery Plugins for Working with Tables

By / Nov 23, 2009 / Resources

The days of using tables for layout are hopefully gone. This doesn’t mean that tables don’t have a place in web design and development. When you have tabular data, tables are the way to go and are what you should be using. However, ordinary tables can be limiting to the user when you have complex…

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10 Blogs to Help You Become a Photography Expert

By / Nov 20, 2009 / Resources

Photography often plays a major role in web design. So It’s no surprise that many web designers have an interest in it. However, there are so many aspects to photography such as lighting, composition, and equipment features that can make it difficult to master. In this article I’ve rounded up 10 of the best blogs…