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August 31, 2011

Best Web Design and Web Development Articles of August 2011

This post contains a roundup of great articles written by various Web Designers and Web Developers in August 2011. Here is the list of articles written in August 2011 we found interesting and useful. Get the most of them. Enjoy!

Web Design


The most popular fonts used by designers

"There are usually two camps among designers when it comes to typeface choices..." check it out


How To Create a Blog Theme Concept in Photoshop

"Follow this step by step walkthrough of the creation of the design concept for my Ticket Stub theme, which is based on a movie review type blog..." check it out


The Concept of Balance in Web Design

"In design, balance is the notion that elements are symmetrical, which in turn creates harmony, order, and cohesion. Often found in nature, the concept often yields aesthetically pleasing results that are complete in our minds..." check it out


Should Web Designers Know Code? Finding Compromise in a Tired Debate

"Should web designers understand basic HTML and CSS? It’s a tired argument with two sides that refuse to yield, why even discuss it?..." check it out


The Dangers of Designing for Context

"In case you haven’t noticed, there is a growing excitement around mobile or device oriented web design. This excitement is fueled mostly by the high adoption rates of devices that come equipped with full scale browser capabilities but that’s not the only reason..." check it out


When Visitors Print — About That Print Stylesheet

"Isn’t it funny, no matter how much effort you put into designing a new site for a client, one of their first instincts is to print it off..." check it out


Learn How to Create an Awesome Landing Page in Photoshop

"In this week’s tutorial we are going to create an awesome landing page for GD Auto Service as an example. The template will have a cool logo, search bar, navigation, slider gallery, login panel, blog, services, testimonials and footer..." check it out


Responsive web design has created opportunities across the board

"From time to time, an industry experiences fundamental changes that radically alter it. Along with this comes an explosion of opportunity..." check it out


5 Principles of User-Centered Interface Design

"Thankfully, we live in a world where subjects like user-experience design and user-interface design are established enough disciplines that we feel inclined to shorten them to UX/UI design and people still know what we are talking about..." check it out


The Difference Between UI and UX

"In today’s creative and technical environment, the terms “UI” (User Interface) and “UX” (User Experience) are being used more than ever. Overall, these terms are referring to specialties and ideas that have been around for years..." check it out

Web Development


How to Validate CSS3

"Here are my thoughts on this subject, with some tips on using the CSS validator, if you decide that you’re still concerned about validation to some degree..." check it out


Automatic Image Montage with jQuery

"Arranging images in a montage like fashion can be a challenging task when considering certain constraints, like the window size when using fullscreen, the right image number to fill all the available space or also the size of the images in use..." check it out


CSS3 Flexible Box Model

"CSS offers several tools to help with site layout. Over the years we’ve worked mainly with floats, positioning, and margins, but let’s face it, most of us would like more..." check it out


How To Code a Blog Theme Concept in HTML & CSS

"Let’s transform the visual concept into a working HTML/CSS prototype web page before finishing everything up as a complete theme next week..." check it out


MySQL for Absolute Beginners

"Never used MySQL before? Start here! This tutorial walks you through the very basics of MySQL and SQL databases..." check it out


Design a Foursquare-like User Profile Page in HTML5/CSS3

"I’ll be demonstrating how to code a simple profile page similar to that of Foursquare. Their design is very simplistic with a 2-column layout split..." check it out


Python from Scratch: Object Oriented Programming

"Today, we’re going to be delving into the subject of Object Oriented Programming (OOP). OOP is a very powerful way of organizing your code..." check it out


Building better grid systems

"With every grid system that gets released—and there are a lot now—I notice the same issue with nigh on every one of them; handling the extra margin/gutter..." check it out


How To Create An Ajax-Based HTML5/CSS3 Contact Form

"Contact form is deadly essential for any website, as it acts as a messenger which passes the opinion or enquiries of visitors to webmaster..." check it out


Adding Weather to Your Site with jQuery and YQL

"If you're working on a travel, news or other locally-oriented site, adding a display of the current weather conditions in the local area is the perfect touch..." check it out


Replacing Subtle Flash Animations with CSS3

"I often come across instances of animations and other effects that look like perfect candidates to be switched to equivalent CSS3-based solution..." check it out

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