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The most frustrating aspect of web design for designers trained for print, is the persistent lack of typographic control. Careful typographic choices are the hallmark of quality work and the lack of that quality online never ceases to be jarring...
I'm thrilled to officially announce that CodeVisually.com has been recently acquired by Webdesigner Depot and is now part of our growing family of sites. If you don't know the site yet, Code Visually offers a simple way to discover the latest...
We've talked about 'Contact' pages. We've talked about the 'About' page. You know what to put on these pages because, hopefully, you've thought long and hard about it. And you know exactly what to put on the inside pages, because you have your...
There's an expression in advertising that goes "I know that 80% of my advertising isn't working. I just don't know which 80%". The same logic applies to all forms of design, including web design. If only we knew which part of our page content,...
Creating an to-do app is usually the first application you learn how to build in JavaScript but the problem with all those apps is that when you reload the page all those to-do’s are gone. There is a simple solution though, and that's to use local...
When it comes to rendering on somebody else's DOM, you can't naively write HTML and CSS like you might for your own self-contained web application. You've got to think carefully about how preexisting CSS and JavaScript code might affect your...
We all know that there are a few differences between small businesses and larger corporations, especially when they begin considering the web design aspect of their marketing plan and branding. And while for the most part, the nuts and bolts...
HTML5 came with all new APIs, new input types and attributes for forms. As is often the case, those major additions often obscure the minor upgrades and I think that this is particularly true of the download attribute. As you know, there are some...
Recently, there's been a lot of talk about markdown as an alternate way to format text. I decided to do a little research and see what all the talk was about and I was actually quite glad of what I found; markdown is simple markup language that makes...
If you plan to use CSS on a regular basis you need to develop an understanding of what specificity is and how it is applied. Other than floats and positions, specificity may be one of the hardest things to get used to, let alone master. The selectors...
We've all been there. You have an idea, something that just seems like it would work perfectly for your current project. It's the ideal solution. Nothing could possibly be better suited. Except you're not quite sure exactly how to implement...
It's the first quarter of 2013 and everyone wants to be the person to tell you what's next. I'm not sure what we all gain from it other than a solid "I-told-you-so", but you've probably read many articles telling you what's happening for 2013....
VectorStock.com have a huge collection of vector files, with thousands of new files being added each week. Vectors cover subjects ranging from vintage labels, to floral patterns, to cityscapes. You’ll also find some clever hand-drawn...
WordPress has evolved hugely over the years from simple fork of blogging software to a powerful platform. According to a WordPress Survey, 66% of respondents use WordPress as a CMS, not just blogging software. The growth of WordPress adoption...