Create an Awesome Zooming Web Page With jQuery

Want to create a really unique and eye-catching effect for your site? How about an animation that zooms into a specific portion of the page when you click on it? It may sound like a lot of work but with jQuery and Zoomooz.js, it’s a snap! Joshua Johnson will walk you through the process step by step as you build a stunning zooming thumbnail gallery.

Object-Oriented PHP: Working with Inheritance

Learn how inheritance works in PHP. This tutorial explores the concept of parent and child classes; overriding methods; final classes; abstract classes, and interfaces. Example code included.

30 Inspiring "About Me" Pages

"About me" pages have the ability to engage and inform your site visitors in a personal and friendly way. For web professionals, our "About me" page can be critical in establishing a true connection with potential clients, and it can set us apart from a sea of other designers and developers.

For different types of websites, keep in mind that the About page could be structured differently. For example, an About page for a blog or news site can be vastly different when compared to the same page for a portfolio website.

In this collection, Stephanie Hamilton has rounded up 30 excellent "About me" pages from the web portfolios of amazing designers, artists, illustrators, and developers. Enjoy!

Speeding Up WordPress

Whether you’re using WordPress as a CMS, a blog or somewhere between the two, as a portfolio site, making sure your site runs quickly is absolutely paramount in this day and age. This article and screencast combo takes you through how to use a variety of tips, tricks and techniques in order to make your WordPress powered site load faster.

Design Beautiful “Coming Soon” Page

It’s a known fact that "coming soon" page is not any more about men-at-work icon or under-construction sign. It acts as the first and the most important impression to your site visitor and if it’s done well. It can attract your site visitor to bookmark you page, subscribe your newsletter, or even join in your social network empire. Hongkiat have gathered 37 gorgeous under construction and coming soon templates and even step by step tutorials in this post for you.

An Introduction To CSS3 Keyframe Animations

By now you’ve probably heard at least something about animation in CSS3 using keyframe-based syntax. The CSS3 animations module in the specification has been around for a couple of years now, and it has the potential to become a big part of Web design.

Adaptive & Mobile design with CSS3 Media Queries

Screen resolution nowsaday ranges from 320px (iPhone) to 2560px (large monitor) or even higher. Users no longer just browse the web with desktop computers. Users now use mobile phones, small notebooks, tablet devices such as iPad or Playbook to access the web. So the traditional fixed width design doesn't work any more. Web design needs to be adaptive. The layout needs to be automatically adjusted to fit all display resolution and devices. This tutorial will show you how to create a cross-browser adaptive design with HTML5 & CSS3 media queries.

Advanced Commenting Systems for WordPress

WordPress has a perfectly adequate commenting system built-in. But it can quickly grow unwieldy and commenting can take up a lot of system resources if you run a high-volume site. That’s why alternative commenting systems such as Disqus (recently integrated on WDD) and Intense Debate have been developed. They handle your comments for you, making it easier to moderate and manage comments, and to view analytics related to blog comments.

JSON Basics: What You Need to Know

What is JSON, and what can it do? In this tutorial you learn how to use JSON to easily move data around the web. You also look at how to work with JSON using both JavaScript and PHP. If you've developed websites or web apps at all, you've probably heard of JSON, at least in passing. But what exactly is JSON? What can it do, and how do you use it?

How to Use Your iPad for Real Design Work

Designers have a love affair with Apple products that stretches back decades, but as Apple shifts their focus towards low-power devices that fit more towards a mainstream audience, are designers being left behind?  We all know that the iPad is fun — but is it a legitimate business tool for designers? We’ll take a look at a few tools that will help you use your iPad for professional-level design work.

Newer articles Older articles