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November 2, 2012

Best Web Design and Web Development Articles of October 2012

This post covers a roundup of 20 great articles written by various Web Designers and Web Developers in October 2012. Here is the list of articles written in October 2012 we found interesting and useful. Get the most of them. Enjoy!

Web Design

Create a Trendy Retro Photo Effect Purely with CSS

“After playing around with some cool new CSS3 features I managed to create a pretty decent looking retro style image effect using just CSS. With the help of CSS gradients and filters, let’s take a look at how a cool vintage photo effect can be created...”check it out


Styling Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) With CSS

“Today we are going to continue our discussion on Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG), and one of the advantages of using SVG is that it can be styled with CSS...” check it out


Adaptive and Fluid Approach in Responsive Web Design

“When dealing with anything that has its main focal points as the most popular devices of the moment there isn’t much emphasis put on the future. Considering this trait, the Adaptive approach feels like an instant don’t use case. In actuality though, there is more to it...” check it out


Redesigns: more help than you might think

“We have all thumbed through blogs, articles and expert accounts telling us when it’s time, and how to do a redesign but no one really tells us why we need to offer redesigns, other than to make things ‘look better.’...” check it out


How to Get Your Mobile Strategy Ready for Multi-Screen Web

“Nowadays, it’s not mobile vs. desktop any longer. We are now talking about multi-screen user experience, during which the searcher transcends different types of gadgets and different screens to complete one goal...” check it out


Creating SVG vector graphics for maximum browser compatibility

“This article describes how to design vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator and maximize SVG features while retaining browser compatibility. SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is a resolution independent format for graphics on the web...” check it out


Setup to Build Responsive Websites

“With this responsive design post, Eric flexes a little muscle and shares his process for putting together a responsive website...” check it out


What the Heck Is CSS Specificity?

“CSS specificity is a topic that many new front end coders avoid for as long as possible. It sounds complicated, there are all of these rules, you might even have to do some math...” check it out


Retina revolution

“Detail is probably one of the most important values for a designer, an eye for detail should be in our DNA. As a perfectionist I like my designs to be pixel perfect...” check it out


The Semantic, Responsive Navicon

“Icons have always served a definitive purpose throughout mankind’s history on this planet: to inform and instruct...” check it out


Web Development

A beginner’s guide to Redirect and Render in Rails


"Let’s start with Redirects. With a Redirect, Rails tells the browser to do a new HTTP request to that specific path. Your code stops running while your browser pushes you to a new page...” check it out



HTML5: Hype, Substance and Scrutiny

“What is HTML5, really? How did it come about? Should we really be blindly following what we’re told about it or is some critical thinking required? Read on to find out...” check it out


Surviving AWS Failures with a Node.js and MongoDB Stack

“In this blog I want to share our experiences beyond the initial configuration and add some fine details on creating a Node+Mongo application that is both secure and resilient to common EC2 failures...” check it out


Star Wars 3D Scrolling Text in CSS3

“How cool is that? No JavaScript, no graphics — just pure HTML5 text and CSS3. It works in Chrome, Safari and Firefox...” check it out


Create a Custom Slider With RubyMotion

“I always liked the idea of developing mobile applications, but also found the Objective C + XCode experience not very enjoyable. Lately I’ve been getting into RubyMotion and so far I’m really impressed by the general feel of it...” check it out


Building a Live Textarea Character Count Limit with CSS3 and jQuery

“Dynamic character counters are a common feature which I see requested frequently by web developers. You may have a form input field or textarea for users to enter data but want to limit the content...” check it out


Drupal-to-Drupal data migration: The basics

“The migrate_d2d module provides a set of Migration classes that understands the core schemas for Drupal version 5 through 7, as well as the CCK schema for Drupal 5 and Drupal 6...” check it out


Building websites in Python with Flask

“For some times now, I have been doing some projects in Python and some were web applications. Flask is a small framework to do exactly that and I have found it perfect for the job. It’s really easy to use, fast, has good documentation and a good community...” check it out


SEO and Web Development: Smartphone vs. Desktop

“With the explosive expansion in the use of tablet computers and smartphones for use in web searches, why are many SEO experts still focused on desktop development?...” check it out


Coding a Vimeo API Instant Search App with jQuery

“For this tutorial I want to explain how we can build a small Vimeo instant search webapp. I’ll be creating the frontend with jQuery and the backend on PHP...” check it out

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