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9 Crucial UI Features of Social Media and Networking Sites

  The main function of a good user interface is to provide users with an intuitive mapping between user’s intention and application’s function that manages to provide a solution to the given task. Basically, user interface describes...
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Don’t Let Your Baby Die - How to use Social Capital to Market Your Web App

There’s a worryingly high web app mortality rate right now. I think the primary cause is the lack of marketing knowledge and how to apply it to web apps. I spoke at FOWA Tour Leeds on this subject so I’m going to summarize the major points...
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26 Beautiful Photoshop Tutorials on Designing Posters

Posters are excellent examples of art with a purpose: an effective poster must not only show, but must also tell. With the following tutorials, not only will you be shown how to create beautiful digital art pieces, but also get to learn a hodgepodge...
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Integrating and Customizing Lijit for Your Site

Search is an important part of any website, and a lacking search functionality will mean that your visitors won’t find what they’re looking for, never a good thing. If you’re a WordPress user, you know what it is like, because WordPress,...
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Learn How To Develop For The iPhone

Today I’m going to show you how to build an alternate page and style sheet for the iPhone and iTouch. We will cover how to detect if the user is using an iPhone to view your page as well as the orientation of the device - whether it be landscape...
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Build Your First Facebook App

So you want to build a Facebook application and reach literally millions of users. Well luckily, writing an application using the API isn’t too hard to learn (for the basics, anyway). In this tutorial we will write a Facebook app that generates...
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Evening Tip: 5 Time Saving Coda Features

Panic Inc.’s application “Coda” is, in my opinion, a terrific application for the Mac OS X platform. It’s single window interface keeps things organized and eliminates the cluttered desktop that typically plagues web designers...
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The Best Ways to Fight Spam

Spam is one of the major pitfalls of the social web. According to sites such as Postini, 10 out of 12 email messages are spam. As if that weren’t already enough to make you cringe, 1 in 39 emails contain a virus. Spam is penetrating into other...
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Organize Your Team with Collabtive

When you’re managing larger teams of writers, developers, artist, or whatever really, a collaboration software can come in handy. The most popular and most talked about in the blogosphere is without a doubt Basecamp, which is a hosted solution...
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How to Create a Mashup by Combining 3 Different APIs

This tutorial will show you how to create a mashup of three different APIs including integration with Google Maps. This idea came about when I was searching through ProgrammableWeb’s API directory for a couple APIs that complimented each other...
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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your HTML Emails

Like many other web designers, I thrive on coding beautiful yet flexible web pages that display virtually identical in every web browser. Unfortunately, designing email newsletters sends you back ten years. Deprecated tags, tables, inline styling, oh...
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Prototyping With The Grid 960 CSS Framework

Grid 960 is a CSS Framework that enables developers to rapidly prototype designs. They are excellent tools for creating mock ups. Why? Because they do all the heavy lifting allowing you to get faster results. That sounds nice, but how do we do that?...
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Revamp Your Workspace Giveaway

Six Revisions and All Modern, a retailer of home and office goods, are giving away close to $200 dollars worth of nice items designed by Blomus to beautify your workspace to one lucky Six Revisions reader. What You’ll Get In this giveaway, the...
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Make an iPhone App Using the Envato API

With the release of the new Envato Marketplace API, third-party developers now have access to a wealth of information to create all kinds of useful applications. This tutorial will teach you how to make your very own iPhone app using data from the new...
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Add Power to Your PHP With Multi-Tiered Applications

As PHP applications become more and more complex, it can be easy to end up with a tangled mess of code that makes maintenance nearly impossible. Applying the concept of tiered applications can help to alleviate some of the difficulty in maintaining complex...
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404/403 Website Error Pages With PHP Auto-Mailer

Website error pages are perhaps one of the most overlooked pieces of a fully rounded website. Not only are they important but they give you the opportunity to have a little fun. Although many web developers rely on server logs to keep an eye out for...
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5 Techniques to Acquaint You With CSS 3

CSS is a well-known, widely used language to style websites. With version three in the works, many time-saving features will be implemented. Although only the most modern browsers currently support these effects, it’s still fun to see what’s...
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5 Ways to Instantly Write Better CSS

Sure, anyone can write CSS. Even programs are doing it for you now. But is the CSS any good? Here are 5 tips to start improving yours. 1. Reset Photo by redux Seriously, always use a reset of some sort. Whether you are using the Eric Meyer Reset, the...
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Creating an Advanced Password Recovery Utility

In my last tutorial, ‘A Better Login System‘, a few people commented on how they would like to see a tutorial on password recovery, which is something you don’t always see in user access tutorials. The tutorial I am bringing you today...
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How to Implement Email Verification for New Members

Have you ever created an account with a website, and were required to check your email and click through a verification link sent by the company in order to activate it? Doing so highly reduces the number of spam accounts. In this lesson, we’ll...
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10 Ways to Instantly Increase Your jQuery Performance

This article will present ten easy steps that will instantly improve your script’s performance. Don’t worry; there isn’t anything too difficult here. Everyone can apply these methods! When you’re finished reading, please let us...
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Design a Beautiful Website From Scratch

Have you ever wanted to design a beautiful website but just didn’t know how? To be honest, a few years ago, that happened to me too. While browsing the web, I saw so many nice looking websites and wished I had the skills to create such designs....
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Build Your Own Captcha and Contact Form

Ever get hit with spam through the contact form on your personal site? Well, here is a short tutorial on how to build a custom captcha to keep the bad guys out. Step 1: captcha.php and the Session First we need to build a new PHP page and save it as...
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Secure Your Forms With Form Keys

Security is a hot topic. Ensuring that your websites are secure is extremely important for any web application. In fact, I spend 70% of my time securing my applications. One of the most important things we must secure are forms. Today, we are going to...
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How to Syndicate Content Without Utilizing a News Feed

Many websites offer syndication formats such as RSS, JSON, or XML based services to allow for easy content delivery. But what happens when a website doesn’t offer one of these services? How do you syndicate content from a website that doesn’t...
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How You Can Use SEOmoz in your Sales Process

Posted by Lucy LangdonThe aim of this post is to describe a few of the ways SEO agencies (or, in some instances, in-house SEO's looking for more budget from the boss) can use SEOmoz to pitch and close SEO projects. We use SEOmoz at several different...
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30 HTML Best Practices for Beginners

The most difficult aspect of running Nettuts+ is accounting for so many different skill levels. If we post too many advanced tutorials, our beginner audience won’t benefit. The same holds true for the opposite. We do our best, but always feel free...
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Design and Code a Slick Website From Scratch – Part II

With the Internet becoming more and more popular every minute, a great-looking website is somewhat of a must-have. You could obviously pay a web designer to design one for you, but wouldnâ
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Learn How to Style Articles for Print and Email

When designing websites, a commonly desired feature is the ability to dynamically print or email any section of a webpage. Unfortunately, this idea is usually scrapped later in the project due to a lack of time or knowledge. Formatting the text for printing...
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Create a Progress Bar With Javascript

The Progress Bar is one of the latest components to be added to the excellent library of UI widgets and interaction helpers built on top of jQuery. It was introduced in the latest version of the library, which at the time of writing is 1.7. The progress...
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Build an Auto-Scrolling Slideshow That Works With and Without JavaScript

Create a jQuery slideshow that enables you to click through each slide when JavaScript is disabled, without having to display all slides one under the other. Introduction There are several tutorials that walk people through how to create a jQuery slideshow,...
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Fun With Canvas: Create a jQuery Graph Plugin

Combine the versatile canvas element with the robust jQuery library to create a bar graphing plugin. In this first part, we are going to code the core logic of the plugin as a standalone version. A Word From the Author Today, we are going to create a...
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24 JavaScript Best Practices for Beginners

As a follow-up to “30 HTML and CSS Best Practices”, this week, we’ll review JavaScript! Once you’ve reviewed the list, be sure to let us know what little tips you’ve come across! 1. Use === Instead of == JavaScript utilizes...
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Build a Web 2.0 Document Search Site

In this article, we will create a document searching site with jQuery. This site will be used to search documents by specifying an extension (file type). The data is then filtered and sent to Google. We’ll learn many jQuery tips and skills through...
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“Outside the Box” Navigation with jQuery

Just about every website uses the regular navigation concepts we’re all used to. After awhile this can get pretty boring, especially for designers who thrive on creativity. While mimicking the OS X dock and stacks isn’t new, it’s certainly...
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10 Useful Firefox Extensions to Supercharge Firebug

Firebug is a revolutionary Firefox extension that helps web developers and designers test and inspect front-end code. It provides us with many useful features such as a console panel for logging information, a DOM inspector, detailed information about...
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Tables: The Next Evolution in CSS Layout

Today, a talented web designer must be a modern-day MacGyverâ
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10 High-Quality Free Brown Paper Textures

In this set, youâ
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Can You Hack Your Own Site? A Look at Some Essential Security Considerations

Version one goes gold! Visitors are landing from every corner of the globe. You know there are likely to be a few teething problems, I mean, this is 1.0.0.0… all those zeroes are meant to allow us a little grace right? Maybe that dastardly style...
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10 Insanely Useful Django Tips

There are quite a few great little tricks and tips one could use on their Django projects that would speed up development and save many headaches in the long run. From basic to obscure, these tips can help any skill-level of programmer become more adept...
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Introduction to Adobe Air

This tutorial will introduce you to Adobe Air, a framework to build rich internet applications. This first introduction will show how to create a simple application using Html/Js technologies. What is Adobe Air? Adobe Air is a framework which allows...
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It’s Time to Create a ‘Neo-Constructivist’ Poster with Photoshop

Constructivist graphic design is often associated with communist politics and propaganda, but it’s more than that, Constructivism is about using bright colors, playing with lightness, perspective, geometrical forms, besides photomontage techniques...
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SEO Best Practices: SEOmoz s New Policies Based on Updated Correlation Data

Posted by Danny Dover SEO is a tricky skill. It is based on computer science but requires a certain level of artistry. It is a mixture of working with an enormous amount of search engine operated machines and an even larger group of internet users....
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30 High-Quality Icon Sets for E-Commerce Designs

E-commerce web design brings some unique requirements, and this usually includes the need for specific icons such as shopping carts, credit cards, and others related to the online shopping experience. In this article, we feature 30 sets of quality icons...
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How to Mold Paint Splatter to a Face in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to take splattered paint Photoshop brushes and apply them to the contours of a model’s face. This is a relatively simple technique, which yields excellent artistic results. Let’s get to it! Final Image...
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Announcement: BannerSnack & FlashMint Giveaway Winners

Earlier this month, Six Revisions, with the kind help of BannerSnack and FlashMint, ran a giveaway for BannerSnack Premium licenses and FlashMint WordPress themes to 10 lucky Six Revisions readers. The giveaway had more than 200 participants and I’m...
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Effective Maintenance Pages: Examples and Best Practices

Every website has to perform maintenance at some point or another. Whether it’s just to upgrade a portion of the site or because of some problem with the site, it’s an inevitable fact of website ownership. And in many cases, maintenance requires...
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Turning Visitors into Users

Thousands of people may be visiting your site every day, but if you don’t convince them that they should be using your product, subscribing to your service, or registering in some way, then your web app’s homepage is simply not doing its...
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Home Sweet Homepage

We have all had clients who want the impossible — and never more so than when it comes to homepage design. They have a never-ending list of requirements, which mainly revolve around cramming as much content in above the mythical fold as is possible....
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Read more … about progressive disclosure

Progressive disclosure is a method of revealing the details of a feature on an on-demand basis, so that the basic elements of the feature appear by default while the less used or more advanced elements are hidden. These elements are usually just a click...
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