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10 Time Saving Google Chrome Extensions

By / May 4, 2010 / Tools

Google Chrome is quickly becoming a popular browser due to its speed and now its growing collection of extensions. Extensions are a great way to add functionality that doesn’t come packaged with the browser. There are extensions for just about everything, but in this post we’re focusing on helping you save time in your everyday…

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13 Excellent Tools and Systems for CSS Grid Based Layouts

By / Apr 30, 2010 / Tools

A good grid can be a strong foundation for any design. Using grids got its start in print design, but has made it’s way over to the web. There are several advantages to using grids in web design, but primarily they help achieve structure and consistency in layouts. If you have yet to start using…

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14 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

By / Apr 20, 2010 / Tools

jQuery has changed the way developers write JavaScript and the way users interact with websites and web applications. If you’re a developer, you know what a joy working with jQuery can be, especially the convenience of plugins. In this post, we’ve rounded up 14 fresh and useful jquery plugins that have been released in the…

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10 Excellent Tools for Creating Web Design Wireframes

By / Mar 30, 2010 / Tools

When starting a new web design project, it’s always a good idea to begin with a wireframe. The purpose of a wireframe is to communicate the layout of a page without getting caught up in color and design elements. Wireframes can be a big time saver as they help all parties involved come to an…

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10 Essential WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using

By / Mar 23, 2010 / Tools

There’s good reason why WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. It’s easy to use and has tons of great features. But what’s really made this open source software excel is its passionate community. Yes, WordPress has lots of features built in, but it doesn’t have everything. The WordPress community fills this need. It’s full…

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10 Useful Website Analytics Tools

By / Mar 10, 2010 / Tools

When you start a website, no matter if you have chosen a top business hosting package or a cheap website hosting package, you will find various website analysis tools in your web hosting admin panel. Website analysis tools, such as Awstats, are typically included in both business hosting and cheap website hosting packages and these…

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12 Alternative Web Browsers You Should Try

By / Mar 2, 2010 / Tools

Chances are you’re viewing this page in one of the following web browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome. I can make this assumption because these three browsers combine for about 90% of the market share. Then again, you might be one of the few people that have adopted an alternative to the big name web…

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13 Useful Google Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

By / Feb 23, 2010 / Tools

Google Chrome, like Firefox, has the ability to increase its functionality and capabilities through the use of extensions. If you’re a web developer, Google Chrome comes with a nice set of developer tools built in that will make your life easier. But there are also a number of extensions that will give you even more…

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10 Simple and Light Weight CMS Solutions

By / Feb 18, 2010 / Tools

Choosing the right content management system can be an overwhelming task for a web designer or developer. There are so many available, all with different features, it can be difficult to decide which is the best solution for a particular web project. For complex websites, a fully featured CMS is probably the best way to…

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Useful Tools for Testing Cross Browser Compatibility

By / Jan 22, 2010 / Tools

A few weeks ago I gave you some tips for cross-compatibility, but in this article we are going to focus more specifically on cross-browser compatibility. Building websites to work properly and look good in multiple browsers is a fact of life that web designers must deal with. It is probably one of the most frustrating…