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A Beginner’s Guide to Ecommerce Shopping Carts

By / Jul 1, 2010 / Tools

Choosing a shopping cart can be complicated, leaving you bamboozled by an array of options. A web design agency could suggest Magento, but your friend’s son is adamant PayPal’s cart is the panacea you’ve been looking for. With so many choices, you need to work out which option will cater for the demands of your…

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WordPress 3.0: Changing The Way We Manage Content

By / Jun 1, 2010 / Tools

As most of you already know, WordPress 3.0 has been released. Although it’s still in a beta release stage, you can take it for a test drive and check out the many new features that are available. Many people already use WordPress for many things other than just blogging but this release will certainly create…

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10 jQuery Plugins to Help with Web Page Layouts

By / May 21, 2010 / Tools

Every now and then a web project will come up that has special and unique layout requirements, and the current capabilities of CSS just aren’t enough. With projects such as these, jQuery can be your best friend. So here are 10 jQuery plugins to help you out with page layouts.

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11 Excellent Solutions for Making Your Website Mobile Friendly

By / May 12, 2010 / Tools

It seems that almost everybody has a cell phone these days, and with the growing adoption of smart phones, more and more people are browsing the internet on their mobile device. Even though some phones, like the iPhone, have browsers that make viewing regular webpages suitable, a mobile version of your website can mean several…

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10 Useful iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers

By / May 7, 2010 / Tools

The iPhone has revolutionized the mobile device, and the App Store has taken it even further. There are literally apps for just about everything. While some of them are for having fun or passing the time, there are many apps that can help us perform serious tasks. There are even apps to help us web…

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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…