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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

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

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

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

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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I’ve just redesigned

By: Deepu Balan on 07/3/10 11:34 PM 16 Comments »
I have been thinking about a complete redesign ever since the day my blog was officially launched. My previous design which was my first wordpress effort was released 6 months back. and now, I’ve shaped something fresh. It’s now your turn guys, please have a look at my new theme and lemme know your honest opinion about the new look and feel. If you hit upon any pages or section that are not working or looking weird, please lemme know right away. Still there are a couple of dead links (Portfolio, About), please bear with me I will make it […] Continue Reading...

The DRY Principle in web design

By: Deepu Balan on 06/17/10 2:43 PM 8 Comments »
The DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) is a software development principle, which has been formulated by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas in their book The Pragmatic Programmer. The DRY code philosophy is stated as “Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system.” A system’s knowledge is far broader than just its code. It refers to database schemas, test plans, the build system, even documentation. In simple words DRY principle is a software design theory that stresses the importance of not duplicating code. Every software programmer these days uses a variety of design principles and design […] Continue Reading...

Collection of beautiful wallpapers in orange color

By: Deepu Balan on 06/1/10 11:12 PM 8 Comments »
Orange color is named after the orange fruit, introduced to English via the Spanish word naranja which came from the Sanskrit word नारङ्ग (nāraṅga). Orange is referred to as one of the healing colors. Orange colour stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. The saffron stripe in the Indian flag signifies courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation. Here in this post I am presenting you with a collection of some amzingly beautiful wallpapers in orange colour. All of these images are linked to its original source. The images are bookmarked with the original URL, each of these image has its own copyright […] Continue Reading...

Quick SEO tips to build search engine friendly websites

By: Deepu Balan on 05/25/10 3:11 PM 21 Comments »
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving a website’s ranking in various search engines by increasing the quality of content. Hence the basic purpose of SEO is to attract more and more targeted visitors to the website by making it search engine friendly. A website with better rankings will naturally obtain good number of genuine hits through the search engines. Search engine optimization is becoming an integral part of modern day web development activities. There are numerous search engine optimization techniques in practice during our day to day web development works. Here in this post I am trying […] Continue Reading...

Geeky Girls – Showcase of 50+ incredibly talented female web designers

By: Deepu Balan on 04/23/10 11:12 AM 50 Comments »
Sex or gender has nothing to do with creativity or talent. Being exceptionally talented is not connected to being male or female. I have been really curious about the number of ladies in the web design industry, since the day a friend of mine termed the web design industry as a male dominated area. With this contention in mind, I have carried out a little research on the number of women in web design. The upshot of this research was the discovery of a lot of incredibly talented female designers with a lot of fresh and unique stuff in their […] Continue Reading...

60+ beautiful handpicked wallpapers for your iPhone

By: Deepu Balan on 04/5/10 12:09 PM 23 Comments »
I have a special gift for all iPhone lovers this week. Here is a wonderful collection of some incredibly beautiful and colorful iPhone wallpapers handpicked especially for you. All of these images are linked to its original source. The images are bookmarked with the original URL, each of these image has its own copyright terms of usage. If you’d like to use one of these images, please contact the copyright owner for the right permission. Do lemme know your favorite one in the comments – I’d like to know your design taste 🙂 [ad#ad-5] [ad#ad-5] Continue Reading...