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Pure CSS DropDown Menu using :target pseudo class

Pure CSS DropDown Menu using :target pseudo class

Today, CSS3 has become a buzzword of modern web designers and developers around the globe. With its ground-breaking features, CSS3 has made a profound impact on the web designer community by making the lives of web designers easier and fun filled. Here in this post I am going to explain such a cool CSS3 feature called :target Pseudo Class. By playing around and experimenting with the :target pseudo class, I have developed a cool looking pure CSS dropdown menu. This ...

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My first wordpress plugin – Delicious Bookmark Button with realtime bookmark count

My first wordpress plugin – Delicious Bookmark Button with realtime bookmark count

del.icio.us needs no introduction, and if you still do not use delicious bookmarking service, there is something obviously missing in your life! Delicious is a famous social bookmarking site that has achieved rapid popularity and growth ever since it was being purchased by Yahoo Inc in 2005. Delicious is my all-time favorite bookmarking service. Many features have contributed to this, including the website's simple interface, human-readable URL scheme, a novel domain name, a simple REST-like API, and RSS feeds for ...

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Free High-Resolution Social-Media Iconset – PriceTag Style

Free High-Resolution Social-Media Iconset - PriceTag Style

I am really happy to present my first FREE icon set here, which was actually created to use in my personal blog, but later I have decided to share it online. There are total 18 social media icons including twitter, facebook, linkedin, orkut, myspace etc... and it comes in two sizes of transparent PNG 24-bit format. The photoshop source file (PSD) is also included, so that you can modify and create different versions if required. And they are all free, ...

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Cool Sprites – Free overlapped CSS menu using CSS Sprites

Cool Sprites – Free overlapped CSS menu using CSS Sprites

It is said that 70 to 80 percentage of the end-user response time is spent on the front-end. A major portion of this time is exhausted on downloading all the external components in a web page including, stylesheet, images, scripts, flash etc. An extra HTTP request adds 200+ milliseconds to a page (worldwide average). Since most of today’s browsers limit about 3 or 4 parallel requests at a time, a page with so many external references can cause the ...

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RGBa vs Opacity: The Difference Explained

RGBa vs Opacity: The Difference Explained

To be able to effectively handle the alpha transparency or opacity of a particular element purely using CSS/HTML was the dream of any web designer. Because, with alpha transparency or opacity they can make visually more beautiful and easily maintainable websites with less effort. Now with CSS3 we can achieve these using properties such as RGBa and Opacity. What is RGBa? In addition to RGB (Red Blue Green) CSS3 has introduced a new feature to color setting, which is called RGBA. ...

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5 Basic Adobe Photoshop Tips for Beginners

By: Deepu Balan on 12/20/13 11:57 PM No Comments »
basic beginner level tips to adobe photoshop Adobe Photoshop is a unique software tool that can do wonders to photographs. This is not all; you can actually carve out an excellent career option by if you have been able to master adobe Photoshop properly. Read the following post to know more about Adobe Photoshop Tips. Web designing has several variants. There are multiple approaches to use the web designing tools and they can actually work wonders for millions of users. Photoshop is one such tool in the domain of web designing that can actually help in designing website and carrying out other works. And if you are [...] Continue Reading...

Make the images work to enhance the potential of your website

By: Deepu Balan on 10/28/13 5:29 PM No Comments »
nicolespose Images occupy a significant portion of a website. But do they perform well as web content? It isn’t easy to determine if the images on your site boost conversion or obstruct it. But no one can disregard the role that pictures play. How do you make the images work for your site? Let’s attempt to do this. The human brain can easily distinguish the important images from the unimportant ones. And it does so subconsciously. Therefore, if a site is filled with decorative images, our brain won’t pay much attention to them. Suppose you sell gadgets. You may rely on [...] Continue Reading...

Examples of bad website navigation system

By: Deepu Balan on 10/4/13 11:26 PM No Comments »
shmarketing There’s a practice among instructor-pilots in the air-force. Whenever they would make a mistake while demonstrating a manoeuvre to a student, they would say, “This is how you do it; now, I’ll show you how you should do it”. They say this to hide the embarrassment and get another shot at the manoeuvre, but the truth is we can learn to do things right by looking at how not to do them. There’s goodness in everything, and while the following websites might reinforce the belief that there are no limits to human stupidity, there are lessons to be learnt here. [...] Continue Reading...

Making your website Retina Ready – The how to guide

By: Deepu Balan on 09/27/13 11:46 PM No Comments »
retina graphics for your website Just a few years ago, designers would not mind if a template has some rough edges like slightly pixelated fonts or images. They would simply not waste their time on getting it fixed as they knew it very well that people are not going to notice those trivialities. But things have changed. Now we have tables, iPads and other devices that people are using to browse the web. And thanks to Apple’s revolutionary retina support technology, people now can squeeze a page 50% or zoom in to 200% on a website almost instantly. Now imagine, how yours pixelated website will [...] Continue Reading...

15 best cross-platform and cross-device web application development frameworks

By: Deepu Balan on 09/13/13 12:09 PM No Comments »
corona web app framework The process of web design has been evolving and rapidly changing with new technologies and practices are being introduced each day. The advancements in electronics in India and around the world have resulted in the introduction of various devices and gadgets that could make your life easier. Whether it’s a smart phone, tablet, laptop, music player, eBook reader, gaming devices, television or even a wrist watch, the user interface or GUI is the deciding factor of its success. Almost all these next-gen gadgets has a built-in web browser through which we can browse the internet. The screen size, resolution, operating [...] Continue Reading...

11 Ravishing and bold wordpress themes for you

By: Deepu Balan on 09/8/13 9:45 PM No Comments »
Nocturnal-music-website-theme Looking for a dynamic and winsome WordPress theme? Bored of all the trash that they put in the name of interesting and compelling templates for your WordPress sites or blog? You may have stumbled at the right place as below we are going to discuss about some of the actually most brilliantly designed and functionally bulletproof WordPress themes. If you are freelancer, an active blogger, a design professional, or a corporate business owner or agency, you should definitely follow the post. Who knows, you might actually be looking at a brand new theme for your blog or website. Here we [...] Continue Reading...