Category Archives: Design Resources

How to Build a Full-Featured Login System: New PLUS Tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you how to build a simple login system consisting of a login page, register page, forgotten password page, email activation, logout page and finally a users online page. I made this tutorial to primarily target new-to-PHP developers, due to the fact that, when I started, I noticed the lack…
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The Customer is the Company

Nickell had no such vision as he put the finishing touches on a T-shirt design in late 2000. It was for the New Media Underground festival, an informal gathering of Web designers in London. He had no intention of attending the event, but he cared about it deeply. At the time, Nickell was 20 years…
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How to: Use Thumbnails Generated by WordPress

One of ten brilliant tips that I shared yesterday on my blog – display images on your blog’s homepage without any custom fields or any additional functions.php script, something I first saw on WebDeveloperPlus. Check out original source
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Easy E-Commerce With Magento

Hundreds of ecommerce systems exist, but very few can match the power of Magento. In this screencast, I'll demonstrate how to download and install Magento to a local host, configure some of the site options, and create simple and configurable products and categories for our test e-commerce site. Check out original source
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Animated Navigation with CSS & jQuery

As I was checking out some flash sites for inspiration, I ran across a couple websites that had some nice navigation effects. I’m not a huge fan of wildly animated navs, but these had simple and elegant roll over effects that I liked. I decided to imitate the effect with CSS and jQuery, and would…
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Super Awesome Buttons with CSS3 and RGBA

We love CSS at ZURB. We love it so much that we're using the new, yet-to-be released version (CSS3) in some of our projects. In the works for nearly 10 years now, CSS3 is finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel as new browsers like Firefox and Safari continue to…
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The WordPress Bar WordPress Plugin

Seen the DiggBar on Digg.com? Adds a similar feature to your Wordpress blog. Use your blog as a short link service with Easy Link Creation. Feature any link on the internet with a custom URL such as http://www.internetriot.com/?bing. Also feature social network links such as Facebook, Twitter, and Digg. Check out original source
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Respect Your Readers

In the writing world we often speak of targeting your audience and writing for the reader. Another facet to get readers returning to your site to read your material is to respect them Check out original source
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Effective Blog Post Sculpting with HTML Headings

When it comes to reader engagement, crafting an attention-grabbing headline is not the only thing you should consider. You might even write a great introductory paragraph that will make your readers click the little “read more” link on your blog, but the hard part is drawing their eyes down the page, and keeping them hooked…
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Display your tweets in real time, a basic twitter API use

Recently I began optimizing social networking on Position Absolute, which lead me to the Twitter API. I wanted to display tweets in the top corner of the site. However I did not want to display my last tweet, but display my tweeting in real time. Check out original source
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Icons for Interaction

Last week I had the pleasure of attending @media 2009 in London, where it has to be said, I had the best conference experience I’ve had for a long time. Check out original source
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Turn Firefox into a screen reader with Fire Vox

I’ve sen Fire Vox mentioned plenty of times but have never had any luck getting it to work on my Mac. Until now, that is. Not sure what I’ve been doing wrong the other times I have tried it, but the other day I gave it another shot and it worked without any problems. Check…
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Firefox 3.1 beta 1 now available for download

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. It includes many new features as well as improvements to performance, web compatibility, and speed. We recommend that you read the release notes and known issues before installing this beta. Check out original source
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Web Standards for Web Applications

At the upcoming Web App Summit 2009, I’ll be presenting an all new workshop, “Web Standards for Web Applications.” The fabulous and ever-smooth Jared Spool interviewed me recently about the topic, covering issues such as HTML5, The rise of JavaScript, the integration of proprietary and standardized technologies and of course, browsers. We also had a…
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W3C Validators in Jeopardy

As many folks who follow the W3C are aware, financial and bureaucratic issues have challenged the organization for many years. But one thing the W3C has held steady with is its validators, which are regularly and freely utilized by Web designers and developers world over. Check out original source
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WDL Premium: Water Color Dry Brushes

I set out to create a water color brush for this set, and I wanted to do something that I haven’t seen in a water color Photoshop brush, but I wanted it to be useful at the same time. Check out original source
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Getting Started With CSS: 20 Awesome Introductory Tuts

Do you want to make your own web pages but are too worried about falling short in the complex depths of CSS? Not too worry – all it takes is some patience, some practice, and a little bit of time. Don’t stress out with overly-complicated tutorials – start here with 20 awesome introductory tuts to…
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Visual Decision Making

User interface experts are often suspicious of the role of visual aesthetics in user interfaces—and of designers who insist that graphic emotive impact and careful attention to a site’s visual framework really contribute to measurable success. Check out original source
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Zend Studio 7 Released

Zend Technologies released today version 7 of Zend Studio IDE with support for PHP 5.3 and a reduced memory footprint which make it faster. Check out original source
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Web Design is 95% Typography

95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written information, in other words: Typography. Check out original source
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Transparent Designs

You just got to love these cool and really creative see-thru designs. First up is the transparent B-IRON 725 iron allows you to see the clothes that you are ironing. Check out original source
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Animal Inspired Logo Designs

Animals in logo design can be used for many reasons. Many logos are designed around animals because of a play on words or because it has to do with their business. Animals can also give the company more of a friendlier feel. Check out original source
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Free Exclusive Vector Icons

Over 200 free and exclusive vector icons called “Primo”. The icons are provided in both raster and vector formats: The transparent PNG versions are 48×48, 64×64 and 128×128. Check out original source.
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