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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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SEO Marketing: The prospect you might have ignored

By: Deepu Balan on 12/7/14 12:19 AM No Comments »
Search Engine Optimization - Magnifying Glass The first thing that might have come to your mind is – What does SEO mean? Is it some kind of a department in an organization? Or is it some kind of a marketing technique? Hold your horses my friend, let’s take one thing at a time. The article to follow will throw some light on the few things discussed above along with the skills required and prospects an individual has in this field of employment.   What is SEO? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, which is nothing but getting as much online traffic as possible from “ organic”, [...] Continue Reading...

How to create a blog within a drupal powered website?

By: Deepu Balan on 11/7/14 12:15 AM No Comments »
drupal is seo friendly than wordpress Drupal is really a PHP centered content management system (CMS) and needs a MySQL database. The basic installing Drupal can be turned into several diverse types of webpage’s with no trouble. That’s from simple web-blogs to good on line networks. Installation of Drupal can be changed into a CMS, a web-blog, a newsletter program, a community, a graphic gallery and significantly more. At this time, we will provide information about the Drupal use as to start a blog application. For lots of people, making a personal website is their first step into the entire world of self-publishing. Some pick up [...] Continue Reading...

Pros & cons of using hybrid mobile app development in your business

By: Deepu Balan on 09/30/14 11:21 PM No Comments »
hybrid mobile app development Consumers often prefer investing their money on stuffs that possess the one-size-fits-all attributes. But, with mobile app development, one can’t follow this approach. There are basically three approaches that can be followed for developing a mobile application. That is, either you can create a native application that supports a particular mobile platform, a mobile web application (HTML5) or a hybrid application (which is the combination of the other two options). From a business perspective, it can be said hybrid applications are quite beneficial as they are perfect to target a wider mobile audience base, and they facilitate a cost effective [...] Continue Reading...

How to optimize the image use in HTML and CSS3?

By: Deepu Balan on 09/29/14 11:22 AM No Comments »
html-structural-markup You’ll hardly find a website that doesn’t use images. One can’t overlook the fact that we’re living in a digital era, and thus, adding images help to increase engagement rate on your site. There are some stats that will further illustrate why adding images to a site is so important. According to a few sources, articles with images get 96 percent more views while a press release gain 45 percent views and so on. Plus, around 67% of consumers say that image-quality is very important for choosing and purchasing a product from an e-commerce site. So, now that you’ve become [...] Continue Reading...

Magento vs Shopify – which one is ahead of the pack

By: Deepu Balan on 08/20/14 10:44 PM No Comments »
shopify vs magento comparison The long-running battle between the two e-commerce giants, one side Magento and the other side Shopify is rather a confusing one and especially to those who are joining the revolution in the world of e-commerce. The internet is crowded with plenty of e-commerce platforms, out of which Shopify and Magento have impressively established their superiority over others. However, comparing both of them is a bit complicated task owing to the fact that both are the winners of their own category. Both of them have bespoke designs that give you immense power to create catchy slogans and attractive logos for your [...] Continue Reading...

Photoshop Tips to Make PSD to HTML Conversion a Hassle-Free Experience

By: Deepu Balan on 08/12/14 12:36 PM No Comments »
html-structural-markup Observing the constantly increasing competition, it’s not surprising to see website owners seeking for ways that helps them survive the growing competition. Many site owners running a HTML website are opting for PSD to HTML conversion, in order to keep their site updated as per the latest design trends and customers needs. There are several reasons that makes a website owner choose this conversion. First of all, the transformation helps a site owner give a fresh “look and feel” to their existing site, by designing a PSD with a new web design and unique approach. Secondly, since the transformation is [...] Continue Reading...