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A History of Web Design

A History of Web Design

Tim-Berners Lee, a British engineer and computer programmer, is credited with doing something really special that most of us tech-savvy folks can really appreciate. Yes, with the help of a bunch of computer scientists who wanted to explore communication through computer networks in the early 80s at a European high energy physics research facility, he not only invented the World Wide Web but the first... [Read more]

List of Top Three Website Builders

List of Top Three Website Builders

What do HTML, PHP, ColdFusion, Java Server Pages and Active Server Pages have in common? They are languages that are used to design websites, and in most cases, are languages that a lot of tech-savvy people do not know how to use in order to build a website. So, what does one do if he does not have the time or the money to build a website nor does he have the know-how (read: languages) to do so. The... [Read more]

Aspects of Web Design

Aspects of Web Design

When it comes to building a website, there are some aspects that are universal no matter whether you use text or multimedia to convey your message. 1. Presentability After all, success (in terms of everything else in life) is determined by how well you combine style and substance, and in the case of a website, its overall appearance makes a big difference over websites that are either too dull or way... [Read more]



My New Project: A Curated, Quality New Marketplace for Designers

Hey PSDFANs, It’s been a while! I realise that things have been a little quiet here, and today I wanted to share exactly what I’ve been working on. As you may know in addition to PSDFAN I also run Design Cuts , which has established a reputation for being one of the most active and friendly communities for creatives online. This really followed on from the incredible audience right here at PSDFAN.... [Read more]


My New Project: A Curated, Quality New Marketplace for Designers

Hey PSDFANs, It’s been a while! I realise that things have been a little quiet here, and today I wanted to share exactly what I’ve been working on. As you may know in addition to PSDFAN I also run Design Cuts , which has established a reputation for being one of the most active and friendly communities for creatives online. This really followed on from the incredible audience right here at PSDFAN.... [Read more]


Solve the Hard Problems

Drew McLellan brings our 2015 calendar to a motivational close with some encouragement for the year ahead. Year’s end is a time for reflection and finding new purpose and enthusiasm for what we do. By tackling the thorniest design and development problems, we can make the greatest impact – and have the most fun. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! So, here we find ourselves on the cusp of 2016.... [Read more]


Blow Your Own Trumpet

Andy Clarke encourages us to have confidence in the way we communicate with potential clients. Being open and genuine, and providing an insight into what working with you will be like can help prospective clients choose you over your competitors. So before you refresh your glass, refresh your website’s copy! Even if your own trumpet’s tiny and fell out of a Christmas cracker, blowing it isn’t... [Read more]


How Tabs Should Work

Remy Sharp picks that old chestnut – tabs – and roasts it afresh on the open fire of JavaScript to see how a fully navigable, accessible and clickable set of tabs can work. Everybody knows some scripting and some CSS can help to make your website bright. Although it’s been said many times, many ways, please be careful to do it right. Tabs in browsers (not browser tabs ) are one of the oldest... [Read more]