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Site speed is one of the most important things about creating web content, and web applications. In fact, it has been noted by various analysts at Google that people don’t often sit through the first 30 seconds of a video, much less the first 15, so it would be wise of you to get the content of your site loaded as fast as you can so that people can make a judgement and agree to either use it or
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
Responsive design has some definite buzz of late, and with good reason. It promises to simplify the increasingly complex task of adapting websites for the countless new devices multiplying by the minute. By considering a few common variables like screen size, adapting a site to its visitors’ particular needs becomes a matter of some clever CSS planning and Javascript rather
One of the recent developments on the web has been the rise in the use of one page websites by everyone from web designers to large companies to promote their product, app or portfolio. One page websites look great with many having very simple designs, large typography and amazing illustrations and graphics too making them some of the best looking sites on the web in 2012. Often using
Creating WordPress themes from scratch is beyond the technical skill of a lot of people, even designers. Without at least a basic grasp of PHP, you’ll likely find the entire process frustrating and way too time-consuming. That’s where a WordPress theme generator can make your life about a million times easier. Theme generators in the past have often been clunky and haven’t
We are at a time where it kind of feels like there’s a new update in technology every week. It might remind you of that Best Buy commercial where the customers purchase something brand new one week, and the next week the newer version is released is and is all the rave. Technology and innovations are just on a very speedy, upward track. There always seems to be a new trend or that new
HTML5 and CSS3 are great languages to start off learning with, and I’ve always thought that one of the best ways to start learning is to just dive in and manipulate the code. As you could probably tell, this is where generators step in. They are a great way to generate some code, play with it, and learn. Not only that, they are incredibly useful because often times as a developer or
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
Friday freebies are back with The SC iPhone UI Kit, a simple and slick Retina ready user interface for iPhone design. The kit includes slick headers, search bars, menu bars, buttons, list items and lots more. It as designed by Kristof Orts who loves the web and specializes in creating beautiful websites and great mobile experiences. You can follow him on Twitter or check his Dribbble
Optimization and organization can mean many things, but what does it mean to you? Doing things faster, better, or more efficient? Does it mean doing things more programmatically, simplistically, or using tools that are more suited to the job? Well, in all likelihood it means a little bit of all of these. You probably are a person who works as a developer or designer, and are constantly