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Archive for June, 2013

Improve web-design-skills with latest Photoshop tools and techniques

Friday, June 7th, 2013 by Servage
Graphic designers often favor Photoshop, and it has been so for a very long time. I remember that Photoshop was an extremely print-graphics friendly tool during the print-era and was extensively used by the digital image processing professionals. With advent of technologies the importance of print media declined and the rise of web phenomena occurred. Gradually Photoshop also became web friendly and many new tools and techniques have been included. Such advancements are continuing with the release of back-to-back versions. Today Photoshop has managed to move from print to web and maintain it's status as a top piece of software. Unfortunately, also a very expensive piece of software. Despite these all, ...

Online-tools for web development

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 by Servage
This is our third article for presenting tools that are available to those who enjoy or engage in web development and design. In our previous two articles we focussed on the Mac and Windows platforms, respectively. Here, we present a whole arsenal of tools that are platform independent. And unlike the earlier articles, the majority of these apps are free to use. Where they are not, we will make sure you are are aware of premium services and paid items. This article is presented in multiple parts, as there are over 100 tools we are highlighting. In Part 1, we present the website creation tools, in Part 2 are the planning, ...

The extinction of the Home-button

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Servage
For many years, our eyes used to see something constantly on the websites, which have horizontal main menu at the top of the page, the “Home” button as the first and foremost button of the menu. When we were living in the primitive web era we have devised this button to come back at the home page as a final passage if we struck somewhere in the site. With the pace of time, the word “Home” has replaced with thumbnail/icon of the home. Finally, benevolent web developers have totally dropped the idea of home button due to many reasons and better UX is one of them. If we think at the ...

Avoid common CSS pitfalls

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 by Servage
CSS is providing quick and simple ways to affect an object just with a simple list of properties, but that again will become complicated when you are going to professional, high-scale and good performance level. With this intricacy, web programmers likely commit some mistakes, which are found common in many instances. Therefore, in this post my intention is to highlight them so web developers can save their time from frequently revising codes. In Usage of CSS Reset We all have our own style, a knack, to coding in our website designing process. We wish to show our elements in our special ways. The same is true for the browsers because after all ...

Organizing your code-snippets

Saturday, June 1st, 2013 by Servage
Snippets are a copy and paste coder’s best ally. These reusable, generally small bits of information aid in achieving function and minimizing need for repetition. A snippet manager is a tool for organizing and using code snippets to hopefully improve development workflow. While it’s possible to use something as simple as Google Docs or own makeshift method, it is generally not feasible when considering the features found with modern snippet managers. At same time, a good snippet manager need not be feature laden, as rapid search and implementation are the two biggest benefits for such a tool. Here are core features to consider for a snippet manager that will help ...