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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…

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12 Excellent jQuery Plugins for Enhancing Forms

By / Nov 17, 2009 / Resources

Forms are part of almost every website. Whether it’s a simple contact form or a complex sign-up form, filling one out is usually a mundane task. When possible, you should try to make form completion for the user easier and more enjoyable. Here are 12 jQuery plugins that can help you enhance your forms.

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10 Useful Text Enhancing Plugins for WordPress

By / Nov 9, 2009 / Resources

Out of the box, WordPress is an amazing product and comes loaded with tons of features. However, one area that might be lacking is text formatting. There’s not really any tools built in to do things like dynamic image replacement, code highlighting, and other styling to improve the look of your text. Luckily there is…

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12 Essential Plugins that Extend WordPress as a CMS

By / Oct 29, 2009 / Resources

Over the past couple of years WordPress has grown into much more than just a blogging platform. People are now using it as a CMS (Content Management System) to power many different types of websites. Using WordPress more as a standard CMS often requires some creative thinking when building themes and setting up the structure…

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14 jQuery Plugins for Enhanced Content Viewing

By / Oct 23, 2009 / Resources

Whether you need to display content within a limited amount of space or you just want to make a section of your website more engaging, jQuery is an excellent solution. With jQuery you can easily create accordion style content boxes, image galleries, and content sliders. Here are 14 excellent jQuery plugins for adding this type…

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12 Websites for Discovering New Desktop and Web Apps

By / Oct 20, 2009 / Resources

Everyday web designers and developers rely heavily on applications to do their job – a job that is always changing and evolving. This means that there’s always a need for new applications, but with so many apps being released, finding what you need can be an overwhelming task. Thankfully there are websites and blogs out…

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Best Places to Find Seamless Background Patterns

By / Sep 25, 2009 / Resources

Web Designers are always in need of background patterns. In an effort to reduce your time searching the internet, we’ve put together a list of the best sites where you can find seamless patterns.

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14 Easy to Implement Drop Down Menu Solutions

By / Aug 19, 2009 / Resources

I believe the navigation of a website should always be simple. However, if a website has many pages and sub pages, the thought of navigation simplicity goes out the window. This is where drop down menus come into play. A good and well executed drop down menu can make navigating a large site easy for…

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13 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Building WordPress Themes

By / Jul 23, 2009 / Resources

We’ve already shown you some beautiful sites built using WordPress. So now that you are inspired, you probably want to start building your own themes using this powerful and popular content management system. If you are just getting familiar with WordPress or even if you have been using it for a while, it’s a good…

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10 Incredible Sites to Improve Your Typography Skills

By / Jul 16, 2009 / Resources

I think most would agree that typography is a difficult skill to master. A few months ago, we showed you some tools and tutorials to improve your web typography. While these are very useful, tools are only half the battle. Having a strong foundation of typographic knowledge is crucial. In this post, there are 10…