WAPT – Web Application Load, Stress and Performance Testing Review

Moving servers, creating websites...both of those activities require rigorous testing before your sites are live on the server. Take my own experience as an example. Just a few days ago I moved one of my sites to another server. The site seemed to work just fine when I was testing, however once it went live, all of the visitors who went on the site made it so slow that it was unresponsive for 24 hours, at which point I was…...

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Website Mockup And Prototype Design With Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a website mockup using Adobe Illustrator. Some techniques used in this prototype design tutorial are aligning elements, creating gradients, creating colour palettes, slicing, and editing the outputted HTML. 1. Create a new Illustrator document with the right size: Start Adobe Illustrator Choose File -> New In the New Document dialog box, Name the file custom_site and leave the New Document Profile to Custom, the Width to 1366px, Height to 768px and…...

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7 Free Web Design Patterns

Using textures and patterns is great when creating a website. Patterns are a must in web design as they give websites a little edge. Whenever you feel like the website you created lacks personality or color, you can use these patterns and change the aspect of your work. Here are some of the best free web design patterns you can use to create awesome effects. These free web design patterns are free to download in both .pat and jpeg versions and…...

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10 Minimalist Portfolio Websites

Minimalism is now a well-established trend among designers and it is perfect for portfolios. Minimalist portfolio websites are great for showcasing your work. Here are 10 minimalist portfolio websites to inspire you. Tim Brack Check out Tim Brack's website. He is an art director and this is his portfolio website. His website is a good example of minimalist design. It has a white background and huge black typography. If we take a look at how he presents written content, we…...

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10 Best Photoshop 3D Text Effects

Typography plays a very important role in the graphic design and what better way for a designer to enhance his work than adding 3D text effects. Here is a list of 10 great Photoshop 3D text effects which are very easy to use. Also, each one of these 3D Photoshop text effects comes with tutorials so you can learn to make them yourself. Photoshop Tutorial: 3D Text Effects For Beginners The first example is a video tutorial for beginners which…...

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10 Awesome jQuery Tutorials

jQuery is a very popular framework among web designers and web developers because it allows them to create many things without too much coding. jQuery sliders are very popular now so having skills in jQuery programming is a must for every web developer. These 10 awesome jQuery tutorials will help you learn the basics of working with jQuery. Hover Slide Effect  With the help of this tutorial, you will learn to create a neat effect with some images using jQuery.…...

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Top 11 iPad Apps for Designers

iPads have become very popular these days, not only because of their mobility but also because there are lots of interesting and useful apps out there. iPads are very popular among designers. Here are 11 iPad Apps for Designers ideal for creative individuals. These iPad apps will help you sketch, create mockups, web developing and more. If you know any other useful apps for creatives, feel free to comment and let us know! ArtStudio ArtStudio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting…...

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10 Useful HTML5 and CSS3 Forms Tutorials

These HTML5 and CSS3 forms tutorials will help you learn how to code web forms with different layouts and styles for your web design projects. You will find here useful HTML5 and CSS3 forms tutorials for contact, login, search forms and more. Build a Neat HTML5 Powered Contact Form In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to create a  HTML5 AJAX powered contact form. The form will use some of the new HTML5 input elements and attributes, and will be…...

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10 Pretty Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

Plugins are a very important part of WordPress. Being able to create beautiful sliders with only some basic WP knowledge is great, this is the reason why these plugins are very popular. Check out these  10 Pretty Premium WordPress Slider Plugins and choose your favorite premium slider! TouchCarousel TouchCarousel is a posts content slider WordPress plugin with touch navigation for mobile and CSS3 transitions. Carousel has five pre-built skins and four item layout templates, you can edit them or create your own using…...

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10 Creative Black and White Websites

Monochromatic websites are elegant and beautiful in their simplicity. Even though most of them are quite minimalist, black and white websites are attractive  and are perfect for photographers and artists to showcase their work. Check out this selection of 10 creative black and white web galleries. Which one is your favorite? Sunil Kansara Sunil Kansara is an interactive designer, working in NYC. His philosophy to design is based on a strong emphasis on craft, detail and passion. His opinion is that all…...

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