Free Inspiring Website Layouts

As web designers, we’re expected to come up with layouts and user interfaces that not only allow for effortless navigation but are oozing with eye-catchy goodness and incorporate the personality and philosophy of the company they represent.  This can be a tough task to tackle on occasion, so let’s take a look at a few design interfaces available on DeviantArt for inspiration. Terran The first example is one in which the design was very well thought. Terran is a design rich…...

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Basic CSS Tricks that Are Not So Basic

CSS simplifies the process of designing. This is what I believe but despite concerted efforts being made to make it more powerful, some web designers are still grappling with its basics. It is not that these designers are not creative or do not know bean about designing, rather they unknowingly make some mistakes that takes a heavy toll on the whole designing and development process. They extend the CSS code unnecessarily and in the majority of cases, the codes are…...

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10 Awesome jQuery Image Galleries and Sliders

One of the most common requests I get from clients is to have some sort of image gallery on their site.  Whether it’s a sliding image gallery on a homepage displaying promotions or a robust gallery full of portfolio images showing off the quality of work, jQuery image galleries are a great way for displaying multiple images on a website.  They are search engine friendly, iPad and iPhone friendly, and lighter weight than a lot of the Flash slideshow galleries on…...

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10 Amazing Responsive Image Galleries

Responsive web design is no longer just a trend, it's mandatory for any new website nowadays. Everything on a website must look perfectly no matter the device it is viewed from. Menus, posts, image galleries, every web element must be responsive in order to deliver a perfect user experience for your visitors. For visually-oriented website designs, image galleries are frequently used to gather multiple images in one place. Making them responsive can be tricky, but fortunately, there are plenty of…...

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Tablet Story – Making A Website Tablet Friendly, Known and The Unknown facts

Remember the joy and happiness when you first got your hands on the magic iPad. Yeah, iPad has undoubtedly changed the way we used to browse the web. It is slim, sexy and simply irresistible and therefore, it is no wonder it is admired and adopted by millions of people around the world. Now, forget about the facts and figure; the reality as it stands is iPad is fast becoming the most powerful and popular platform and that means, your…...

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How to Find and Land Clients For Your Business

Family meetings are really fun for me. On my last meeting with the whole family, my ninety-two-year-old grandmother finally admitted, “I just don’t understand this job of yours.” This lead to several other questions including one that I’m asked quite frequently, how do I get clients? Here are some of my tips on how to find and land clients for your business as a designer. Word of Mouth Customer service is the number one most important thing when freelancing, your reputation…...

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5 News Sites For Your Design Inspiration

For many people, designing a content-based website is not unlike being the layout editor for a digital newspaper. It involves presenting headlines, stories, and images in a way that can cleanly convey a bigger picture and appeal to the reader – all while establishing a template suitable for constant updates and modifications. Not all websites are content-based, but any site that seeks to provide updated information and act as a sort of landing page functions similar to virtual newspaper websites.…...

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How to use checkboxes and radio buttons in Flash

When you are developing rich and interactive applications in flash, you need to provide the best communication between the user and the application. Flash has some very easy to implement UI components that you can use with your applications. These components will save you from the hassle of designing and programming the User Interface. In this tutorial I am going to show you how to implement the radio button and the checkbox component in your applications. It is important that…...

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Create a Full Page Background Image with CSS3

The other day we looked at 10 Awesome Websites With Full-Screen Background Images.  At the beginning of the article I had mentioned that there were a few ways of approaching this effect, some developers prefer to do it with jQuery, some with CSS, and others with Flash.  In this article, we’re going to take a look at how to achieve a full-screen background image with CSS. CSS3 allows us to choose between a few different values for the “background-size” property. …...

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Web Design Resources: Designer’s #1 TO-DO list (Choose the right domain, hosting, blog, SEO tips + much more)

In this to-do list, I will guide you on what you need to do as a web designer to be on the road to success. Note that this list starts at the very basics. This guide will take you from choosing the right domain name, to getting the most traffic and clients to your website. If you’re new to web design, you may be thinking "Where do I go now? What do I do now?" Even if you aren't new to web design,…...

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