December 2010

The differences between Web Development and Web Design.

There are a lot of people confusing the terms web design and web development. Even if many people think that these two concepts refer at the same thing, the truth is that web design is all about what the user sees on the website while web development is all about the functionality of every website. In this article at TechWench, you will further find out more about this topic and understand better the differences between web development and web design.

35 High Quality Photoshop Web Design Tutorials.

Line25 rounds up 35 of the best Photoshop web design tutorials on the web. Learn how simple effects and techniques are used to create detailed layouts in a range of different styles and how page elements are mocked up into complete page designs.

50 reasons NOT to use Photoshop for Web Design.

There is a common misunderstanding that Photoshop is the right tool to use for web and screen design; perhaps because people are unaware that Fireworks was designed for this specific purpose. Reinegger provides a comparison with a rough indication of the time savings when using Fireworks.

Top 10 best free jQuery Plugin of November 2010.

jQuery enables you to add interactivity and increased functionality to your website. A number of developers are brings different kind of jQuery plugin every month for commercial and personal use, and WebDesignish bring you the top 10 best free jQuery plugins of November 2010.

Elements of a Facebook Page for your design business.

Before you start working n your business page, you need to understand the essential elements that your Facebook page should have. DzinePress discusses a few elements that every designer should consider before he starts designing a Facebook business page for his business:

Why we should start using CSS3 and HTML5 today.

SmashingMagazine have taken notice of how many designers are reluctant to embrace the new technologies such as CSS3 or HTML5 because of the lack of full cross-browser support for these technologies. And that’s just wrong. Without an adjustment, we will continue to undersell the Web we have, and the landscape will remain unexcitingly stale and bound by this underestimation and mindset.

The benefits of Naming Files Correctly.

You might not think about the repercussions at the time, but poorly named images, html files and directories(folders) can cause total confusion when it comes to updating your website later down the track. DigitalPacific describes how to use your website’s file names to make sure they are serving you the best that they can.

25 reasons why I’ll leave your website in 10 seconds.

What makes people press the back button, shortly after visiting your website? Why do they bail out so quickly? And what can you do about it? eConsultancy suggests you keep an eye open for the following – often avoidable – negative factors and try to eliminate them, to create a stickier website for users.

15 tips to improve Long Term Blog Traffic.

There are no real ‘secrets’ you need to learn in order to increase your blog traffic, so SmashingHub share what they know and how traffic can be built effectively. This can be used on sites you are just starting up or on blogs that are already established.

10 Portfolio WordPress Themes for Photographers.

The New Year isn’t far away and the best way to welcome it is to update your portfolio. Photoble showcase some WordPress themes you may use to create nice and good looking portfolio websites.