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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]



Cohesive UX

Cameron Moll brings the tenth 24 ways to a close with a look at the increasing need for common experiences across devices. Despite our differences, there are more things we share than divide us. Merry Christmas! Brought to you by Beanstalk. Celebrate shipping code again! With Beanstalk, your entire team can ship code as simple as git push. Original post: Cohesive UX  Read More →


Taglines and Truisms

Andrew Clarke poses the question, that if we’re all telling prospective clients that we’re crafting and designing delightful, beautiful and remarkable digital experiences, what marks any of us out? View post: Taglines and Truisms  Read More →


Integrating Contrast Checks in Your Web Workflow

Geri Coady bends low the Christmas tree branches with bright and contrasting baubles. This isn’t some gaudy seasonal distraction, though. It’s responsible accessibility advice you can work with throughout the year. View original here:  Integrating Contrast Checks in Your Web Workflow  Read More →


Naming Things

Paul Lloyd perches his partridge in the CSS pear tree to discuss naming methodologies, ontologies and semantics. What’s in a name? That which we call a cherub by any other name would smell as sweet. More:  Naming Things  Read More →


Meet for Learning

Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman manages to turn something that makes most of us cringe – meetings – into learning experiences that benefit everyone in the room. The new year is the perfect time to make a lifelong resolution to always be learning. See the original post: Meet for Learning  Read More →