Five Ways To Improve Your Site Using jQuery

July 29th, 2009 | 4 Comments | Posted in Tutorials

jQuery is an excellent JavaScript library with which you can create wonderful effects on your website and that too with a few lines of code. It simplifies HTML document traversing, processes of event handling, animating, and most of the Ajax interactions for rapid web development. There are many features in jQuery which can be used to improve your website.

This article will brief you on five ways by which you may improve your site using jQuery.

1) Building better web forms by highlighting the context using jQuery:

Through jQuery, you can easily improve your web application forms by highlighting the current context. Due to the complexity of the forms and having too many controls on them, this feature allows the user to focus on a current context. You may highlight the current row as shown in the snapshot below:

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13 beautiful green website designs for Inspiration

July 28th, 2009 | 5 Comments | Posted in Inspiration

Green a beautiful color representing nature, growth, renewal, health, and environment and also a color which can Inspire Web Designer to do something creative for website growth and renewal. Though there are lot of best color tools for designers that can be useful to determine matching color but designers out there always do something creative on there own and come out with such excellent results. Aside from color tools here I would like to share some green website design which may be inspirational when working on your next green website project.

So here’s a list of 13 beautiful green website designs for Inspiration. Hope you like them all! (Please click on the Images to visit these green websites).

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Free Social Media Icon Set

July 25th, 2009 | 14 Comments | Posted in Graphics

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Here’s a social media icon set that you can have for free! It contains 12 free icons in 2 folder sets. One set is 500X500 px and the other is 128X128 px. All are png’s with transparent backgrounds so they will blend into your web site without a problem.

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Photoshop Textures and Blend modes

July 20th, 2009 | 7 Comments | Posted in Graphics, Tutorials

Hi,

I am a Web and Graphic designer living in Colorado and have been asked by the folks at reencoded to write some articles for their blog.  I’ll be doing some pieces on Photoshop and web design. In my tuts I will be original and always include two or more downloadable full-sized images or practical code demos that you can hopefully use for something right “out-of-the-box.”

Today I’m going to begin a Photoshop tutorial on textures and blend modes. This technique is one I use often when designing web graphics. I’m going to focus a lot on what’s happening rather than just re-tracing the steps and mouse clicks I used to create a single image. Hopefully, this will allow you to understand the process to the extent you can create your own images and not just an identical copy of mine.

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21 Awesome Photo Blog Designs for Inspiration

July 19th, 2009 | 10 Comments | Posted in Inspiration

Photo blogs are followed by millions of photo lovers around the world for inspiration, for work, to use as wallpaper or for any other personal or professional reason. Obviously all these followers are searching for great photographs by great photographers so its important to have a awesome photo stock in your photo blog, but I also think having a good design for you photo blog can attract more visitors.

There are tons of interesting photo blogs available online and I would like to share some of them because I think they are inspirational while designing a photo blog. Some may have lesser stock of photos (as some are new).

So here is a list of 21 awesome photo blog designs for Inspiration. Hope you like them all! (please click on the Images to view the photo blog).

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