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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]



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 →


Why You Should Design for Open Source

Jina Bolton lets the Christmas spirit of generosity and goodwill flow freely into open source projects in need of good design. It’s work free of charge, perhaps, but not for nothing. Originally posted here:  Why You Should Design for Open Source  Read More →


A Holiday Wish

Jeffrey Zeldman beckons us cosily closer to his warm websmith’s hearth to spin a winter’s tale of hope born of (user) experience. Regardless of job title or discipline, we’re all designers. It takes all the reindeers to pull the sleigh. Brought to you by HelpSpot. Move beyond mere efficiency, easily manage meaningful support interactions. Go here to see the original:  A Holiday Wish  Read More →


Content Production Planning

Sophie Dennis understands the necessity of planning carefully how and when website content will be produced – and who’s responsible. Content’s like Christmas: best not left to chance. Brought to you by GatherContent. GatherContent helps you plan, organise and collaborate on web content before it hits the CMS. The rest is here:  Content Production Planning  Read More →


An Overview of SVG Sprite Creation Techniques

Sara Soueidan shows us three ways to create icon sprites using SVG : with HTML , CSS and, perhaps most powerfully, fragment identifiers. SVG has come on leaps and bounds this year – will you do the same in 2015? Here is the original post:  An Overview of SVG Sprite Creation Techniques  Read More →