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Excellent system for creating free website by drag and drop

We are working on Microweber on the past 3 years and finaly O my God we have a demo version! Great not only for us but for you guys to! Why? I tell yon now, Microweber is Free Open Source system that allows you to make your own website, blog or online...
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A Closer Look At the Blueprint CSS Framework

Blueprint is a CSS framework that can save you time and headaches when working on any project that involves HTML and CSS, whether it be with Rails, PHP, or just laying out an HTML page. In this tutorial you will get a look at the inner workings of Blueprint...
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What’s Changed in jQuery UI 1.8 – Plus Free Books!

jQuery UI 1.8 is currently at the release candidate stage and, barring the discovery of a major bug or flaw, will shortly become the current stable release of jQuery’s official UI library. So what has changed since the last current stable release...
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Quick Tip: How to Extend Built-in Objects in JavaScript

Constructor functions, like Array, offer a wide range of methods and properties that you can make use of. But have ever wished that one of these objects offered some method that isn’t built-in? Is there a way to do so yourself? Absolutely! Let’s...
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Better User Experience With Storytelling, Part 2

  In the first part of this Better User Experience With Storytelling series, we explored some of the basic structures and story patterns found in myths and religions. We saw how these patterns continued into modern stories such as The Matrix...
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20 Great Project Management Tools

Project Management is often defined as the science of organizing, planning and managing the available resources of a particular organization to successfully complete a project, which aims to meet the organization’s goals and objectives. This type...
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15 Great And Free Photoshop Alternatives

Adobe Photoshop is definitely the most powerful image editing software. It had a lot of great features and can be used by professional such as web designers and graphics designers. Its filters, plugins, actions, brushes and easy-to-use are the main reasons...
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10 Really Useful Server Monitoring Tools

To ensure that all your company’s SLAs (that’s Service Level Agreements) are met, you’re going to need a server that’s running smoothly under optimum conditions. Leaving your server’s health to chance is particularly unwise...
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15 Helpful Web Based Broken Link Checkers

Broken link, or dead link is a link that point to an address that is unable to reach. If your blog or website has many broken links, then it may give a very bad impression for your readers and visitors. Furthermore, broken links will also affect your...
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10 Adobe AIR Applications To View, Download And Share Photos On Flickr

Flickr is the largest online photo sharing and you can find a lot of useful images or stock photos for your project. Adobe AIR is a technology that let developers to build rich internet applications that run across different Operation Systems. With the...
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12 Really Useful Image Optimization Tools For Web Designers

Images are very important because they will make your web pages look nicer and more attractive. But, high quality and beautiful images always huge in file size. They make your pages load slower and consume more bandwidth. So we, the designers should...
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6 Free Icon Editors To Create and Edit Icons

We use icons for our web designs, favicons and also Windows/Mac application. To create or edit an icon, you can use either powerful image editors like Photoshop, Paint.NET, premium icon editors, or just use a free icon editor. Today, we are going to...
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How to Design a Portfolio Site, Part 2

Editor’s Note: Elliot will be doing a talk called “The Perfect Portfolio Site” on the FOWD Tour. This is the second video in our two-part series focusing on how to design a killer portfolio site (feel free to check out Part One). In...
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How to Test your JavaScript Code with QUnit

QUnit, developed by the jQuery team, is a great framework for unit testing your JavaScript. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce what QUnit specifically is, and why you should care about rigorously testing your code.Tutorial DetailsLanguage: JavaScriptDifficulty:...
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7AMP – Creating a Development Environment

Running a local development web server is one of the best ways of learning AJAX; reading up on it is one thing, but being able to pass the raw data back and forth between a browser and a server is really the only way to truly understand what is happening...
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6 CodeIgniter Hacks for the Masters

CodeIgniter is a simple and powerful open source web application framework for PHP. Today, we’ll do some core “hacks” to this framework to change and improve its functionality. In the process, you’ll gain a better understanding...
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Add Caching to a Data Access Layer

Dynamic web pages are great; you can adapt the resulting page to your user, show other user’s activity, offer different products to your customers based on their navigation history, and so on. But the more dynamic a website is, the more database...
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7 Tools To Optimize The Speed of Your Website

Google recently announced that it’s algorithm will factor in page load speed in addition to the other 200 or so ranking factors currently employed. This move, broadly welcomed by web developers and users, means it is now more important than ever...
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Image To Icon: 5 Ways to Easily Convert Images To Icon Files

We use icons at a lot of places such as desktop application or favicon for our blog. For those who always change the Windows folder or application icons, you can always search for .ico images format, which is the icon files for Windows. We had gone through...
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Top 15+ Best Practices for Writing Super Readable Code

Code readability is a universal subject in the world of computer programming. It’s one of the first things we learn as developers. Readable and maintainable code is something to be proud of in a finished product. We can share it with others, contribute...
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Desktop Blogging: 20 Best Blogging Softwares To Help You Blog From Your Dekstop

Blogs are the perfect forum to express your opinions about anything and everything. The best part is that it doesn’t need tons of knowledge on the internet to tart a blog. All you need is to choose a desktop blogging tool. These tools speed up...
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Books that Inspire

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting at the back of “Handcrafted CSS“, a workshop led by Dan Cederholm and Ethan Marcotte. The workshop was based on their recently published book of the same name, if you don’t own a copy definitely...
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Extremely Simple Way To Display Delicious Counts For Wordpress Users

Delicious is the most popular social bookmarking service. If you pay attention on WDB, then you may notice that most of WDB’s articles are being saved more than 100 times by Delicious users. There are a lot of ways for you to display your Delicious...
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12 Free And Open Source PHP Forum Scripts

Forum is a great place where people can have discussions and postings. Generally, a forum is a community with lots of user inputs and needs moderators to moderate the posts. If you want to setup your own forum, you can go for either open source forum...
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7 Areas Of PHP You Might Want To Optimize

PHP is undoubtedly one of the preferred development methods chosen by many to create dynamic web pages. As contents get bigger, there is a real need to manage our PHP codes so that it runs faster. Unfortunately for many beginners, designers and enthusiasts,...
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5 Alternative And Tiny CSS Grid Systems

CSS grid system is one tool that facilitates the work of web designers and web developers to develop a website. Advantage of using CSS grid system is you can reduce development time. Grids also provide uniformity and consistency in the placement of HTML...
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JavaScript font libraries and frameworks

JavaScript font libraries and frameworks
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3 Ways to Speed up Your Site with PHP

These days, with broadband connections the norm, we don’t need to worry as much about internet speeds or the filesize of our pages. However, that’s not to say that we still shouldn’t do so. If you wish to reduce the load times on your...
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Using jQuery To Manipulate and Filter Data

When a webpage is designed to display large tables of data, a great amount of consideration should be dedicated to allowing the user to sort through the data in a structured manner. In this article, I will go over four techniques: hover effects, zebra...
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15 Really Useful Web-based HTML Editors

Web-based HTML Editor, WYSIWYG editor, or rich text editor, is a web component that let users enter rich text input within the browser. Most of the time, these html editors are used within content management systems where administrators or authors can...
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Create a Twitter-Like “Load More” Widget

Both Twitter and the Apple App Store use a brilliant technique for loading more information; you click the link and fresh items magically appear on the screen. This tutorial teaches you to use AJAX, CSS, Javascript, JSON, PHP, and HTML to create that...
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Creating a Keyboard with CSS and jQuery

Sometimes it’s just fun to play around with the programming languages we know and see what we can create. I thought it might be nice to create a little online keyboard with CSS, and then make it work with jQuery. The keyboard includes “action”...
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15+ Useful Firefox SEO Tools For Serious Bloggers And Web Designers

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO is the process of structuring your web page so that search engines can reach, read and index your page in a higher ranking and finally bring more organic traffic to you. So, who should perform SEO for our websites,...
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CSS 3 Cheat Sheet (PDF)

  Just last week we released an extensive printable HTML 5 Cheat Sheet that lists all currently supported HTML 5 tags, their descriptions, their attributes and their support in HTML 4. In comments to this post we received many requests for a similar...
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Making a Content Slider with jQuery UI

In this tutorial we’re going to be using the jQuery UI slider widget to create an attractive and functional content slider. We’ll have a container, which has a series of elements each containing different blocks of content. There will be too many...
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Kohana: The Swift PHP Framework

Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller (MVC) architectural pattern. There are several reasons why you should choose Kohana but the main ones are security, weightlessness and simplicity. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce...
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Book Review Beginning CSS Web Development , by Simon Collison

The cascade, inheritance, contextual selectors. As someone who has been using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in the real world for a while it’s sometimes easy to forget it can be tricky to get started. Beginning CSS Web Development, written by Simon...
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10 Useful CSS/JS-Coding Solutions For Web-Developers

  Often creative and truly remarkable design solutions remain unknown because we, designers, simply overlook them. Being busy with our own projects, we sometimes try to grasp the intuition behind (probably) complex and cluttered code of other designers...
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10 Promising CSS Framework That Worth A Look

Most of web designers should heard about “CSS Framework”, and I believe some of you had tried them before. Just like other programming and scripting language, CSS do have some repeat code that can be packed together to ease our daily job....
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The Ultimate List Of Online Color Tools For Web Developers

As a web designer, we will always deal with colors. There are a lot of useful online color tools such as color wheel, color scheme, color palette, color picker, and etc. When i try to search for a complete list of online color tools, i can’t found...
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32 Useful Portable Apps For Web Designers and Developers

We like portable apps because those applications are lightweight and require no installation to run. As a web designer/developer, i used to work with different PCs. Rather than carrying my laptop everywhere, i prefer saving frequently used applications...
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15 Extremely Useful CSS Grid Layout Generator For Web Designers

There are a lot of online generators which can help designers a lot. Some example of online generators are favicon generators, background generators, button generators, and badge generators. Balkhis had wrote an excellent article about extremely useful...
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Create a Fun Tweet Counter With jQuery

In this tutorial, we will look at using jQuery to call Twitter’s API and then use the results to create a widget for a blog or personal website that shows what hours during the day we tweet at the most. The Twitter API is HTTP based, and can return...
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20 Excellent Free Rich-Text Editors

Rich-text editors, also known as online rich-text editors, are web components that allow users to edit and enter text within a web browser. Rich-text editors are used in numerous ways such as in enhancing your comment input form or as part of a web application...
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Is Google Chrome The New IE 6 For Web Designers?

section of your web page to work in Chrome, add in something like the following:   body:first-of-type p {color:#ff0000;} “First-of-type” will simply be ignored by the browsers that are already displaying your page the way you intended....
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CSS Fudamentals: Containing Children

I’ve received multiple requests for simpler CSS tutorials that teach the tricky fundamentals. This will serve as the first entry in a series that will receive new additions sporadically each month. Today, we’ll be reviewing the overflow:...
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Enhance your (Page) Performance!

One of the biggest obstacles to tackle in web site and web application design is the initial response time of the product. There is a common feeling among web users that things just don’t happen fast enough. Why is this such an issue? Perhaps people...
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Are You Following the Principles of Top Notch CSS Design?

CSS can be an extremely powerful markup language for designers. However, the CSS that is produced is only as good as the principles that are being followed by the designer creating the code. While you may think that anyone can crank out CSS, there is...
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Large Website Backgrounds Do’s and Don’ts

Large backgrounds make a very impressive visual impact on websites. A web designer has the possibility to play with different design variables that are usually used by photographers, such as depth of field or focus. The background does not have to be...
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30 Useful Web Design Books for 2009

To keep up with the fast-paced web design industry you must seek out self education sources as often as possible, such as books, or you’ll be left behind. The year 2009 promises to bring us some excellent, and even groundbreaking, new reads. Listed...
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