Web Design and Programming

Web design and programming implies a lot of topics and elements, and it is almost impossible to know it all. But that's not reason not to try!

  • 2009-10-16

    21 Stunning Web Safe Fonts

    Fonts are one of the most important building blocks in design and sooner or later you get fed up with the traditional Verdana, Arial, and Helvetica fonts. While there is nothing wrong with Verdana, Arial, and Helvetica – they are three of the safest fonts – it gets boring if you only use these. On the other hand, if you use a rare font which users don't have on their system, this is also unprofessional because you have no control over the mess the user will see in their browser. That is why the so called web safe fonts have been designed.
  • 2009-09-09

    10 CSS-Lifesavers For Efficient Web Design

    10 CSS-Lifesavers For Efficient Web DesignCSS has been hailed and cursed by many web designers and developers around the world. On one hand, it makes our lives easier by separating content from style, which makes the entire process much more organized and easier to deal with. On the other hand, CSS has it's fair share of quarks, misunderstandings, and overall issues that bare some explanation. Today, we will go over 10 CSS lifesavers and tips for a more efficient web design process.
  • 2009-07-15

    Open Source Linux Apps for Web Developers

    Using Linux makes a statement about you. It could mean just one thing, like "I hate how expensive Macs are", or "I'm tired of all these viruses", or maybe just "I'm an adventurous person, dammit!", but in all likelihood, it says many things, one of which is "I like free apps that work". For web developer's, there can never be enough free apps. Whether you're in the beginning stages of development, looking into different frameworks and servers, or you're nearing the end of your project and need free ways to monitor web traffic, block IP's, etc, one of the fifteen free Linux apps below will meet your needs.

  • 2009-07-01

    15 Free Apple Apps for Web Designers

    After having used a Mac, there seems to be no better option for the working web designer. Aside from its slim body, bright LCD, and streamlined operating system, the programs are designed to work on that specific machine running that specific system, making them quite stable. If you, like many users, however, find software on a Mac to be too expensive, and you're looking for free alternatives to do your web design work, below are fifteen handy options.

  • 2009-06-17

    18 Underground CMS's in the WP Shadow

    Choosing an appropriate content management system, or CMS, is usually an important decision that needs to be made when launching a new website or blog. A popular choice these days seems to be the blogging platform known as WordPress, and for good reasons. WordPress is a wonderful CMS that can suit many bloggers and end users quite well. However, in the shadow of WordPress's success, lurk some very wonderful CMS that do not get all the attention they deserve. Today, we will have a look at 18 unappreciated CMS's in the WordPress shadow.

  • 2009-05-27

    21 Scripts and Tips to Decrease Website Server Load

    Once you have your website established and running properly it may be time to take a look at your server load and loading times. Over time, websites can start to get bogged down with large images, multiple pieces of Javascript, and hefty CSS files. All of these can contribute to a website that is less than optimized and may run slower and become irritating to the end user. Today, we will have a look at 21 great scripts, tips, and tools you can use to decrease your website's server load.

  • 2009-01-20

    Improve the Performance of Your Website

    It's easy to think of ones website as complete but there will always be things to optimize in order to make it perform even better. Actually there are hundreds and yet another hundred of things that can be done to make it the best site on the web. You usually say that there are three different areas that you should take a look at: front-end performance, hardware and server-side scripting optimization. Even though all of these areas should be overlooked we'll in this article put our main focus on the front-end performance since it will be the easiest one for you to work on and optimize.

  • 2008-02-26

    Create A Dynamic Website with Scripting Languages like PHP, ASP:NET, CGI Scripts!

    When you are looking for a web host the chances are that you're not entirely sure of what you want and need. If that is the case, let us inform you of some additional functions that will make your web hosting experience a tad more stimulating. Although you might not need it at the moment, when the main purpose of getting a web host is to simply publish a website. But by choosing a web host solution that include pre-installable scripts you will be able to get a taste of what scripting languages can offer. These web host features can help you to create a more dynamic website at a later stage. And although you'll have to learn to write these scripts completely in order to fully grasp its magnitude you do not have to be a computer nerd to at least get a taste of what the world of scripting has to offer.

  • 2008-02-22

    Web Hosting Databases - How to Use Databases!

    When a simple web hotel only can offer the space, database management systems are more dynamic and leave its data open for authorized user or program to retrieve. So if you are thinking of launching a blog, community or other user based website make sure to include database management in your web hosting plan. Installing is easy and the technical issues are often managed by the web host.

  • 2008-02-19

    E-Commerce - Setup an Online Business

    With the e-commerce growing bigger by the day an immense amount of features are now seeing the light of day.

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