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Want to improve your projects of web design and yourself? Spend more!

Who more spends, less spends, who more spends, more earns… a saying heard over and over again. You know, all the proverbs have a kernel of truth and wisdom that we should all consider both in our private and professional life.

On this last thing and on the incapacity of many web designers to invest on themselves and on their projects will be today’s argument.

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Tips & tricks: how to optimize a website for mobile devices

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The huge development and usage of mobile devices makes us pay a close attention to this market of potential clients that will accede the website we’re creating with a far lower resolution respect to the standards (320 x480 tells you...

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Gold section and web design: how to use it and why

Gold section and web design: how to use it and why

People often talk about it as something fascinating and elusive that is still  struggling to shape up in our minds of web designers in a practical concept: I’m talking about the gold section, that special number that, like an urban...

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How to implement an online payment: First step (1/6)

How to implement an online payment: First step (1/6)

In this series of articles we will see how it is possible to implement online payments in your own website through a credit card. We will be relying obviously on a company specialized in on-line transactions and in our case...

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CSS3: is the right moment to use it?

CSS3: is the right moment to use it?

The draft of the CSS3 code arouse a lot of excitement from the first moment of its announcement,  then seeing the first browsers  (all, except IE) that starter to support  these fantastic proprieties, making simple to achieve even the most...

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Want to improve your projects of web design and yourself? Spend more!

Want to improve your projects of web design and yourself? Spend more!

Cheapest is dearest, who more spends, more earns… a hackneyed proverb heard millions of times in all the versions that certainly everybody know. It’s known , all proverbs have a bottom of truth and popular wisdom that we should all...

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Webdesign: let your website communicate the right way

Webdesign: let your website communicate the right way

If you're just starting out as a web designer, you might still think -erroneously- that creating a site is simply putting good graphics into code, uploading everything to a host, and voilà. Done. Nothing more, nothing less. The truth is,...

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Accessible form: how to position items and render it attractive?

Accessible form: how to position items and render it attractive?

We were left in great suspense, curious to see how our ugly duck, difficult to understand, is transformed into a beautiful swan... and now are you ready to follow me in this transformation process through the CSS code? (more…)

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How to order the elements with jQuery (2/2)

How to order the elements with jQuery (2/2)

In the previous article we saw how the sortable method allows the sorting of a list of items through dragging. We just saw a "visual" implementation though. But if we want the sorting to be lasting, hence it remains the...

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Usability: How to write for the Web

Usability: How to write for the Web

You have probably read it so often that it may even sound banal, an illogical expression but…Content is the king. So how come nobody never talks about it? People talk on how to present it, what to put around it,...

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Database structuring: the normalization

Database structuring: the normalization

In the previous article we treated the important concept of  the primary key. Today we are going to see in theory  what are the main measures  (which are called normal forms) to be implemented in the database to make them more...

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Mobile Web Design

Mobile Web Design

The question that I ask myself as a web designer is whether it’s right and obvious that our profession automatically covers the abilities of developing graphics and markup for mobile devices and tablets. (more…)

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How can we create an accessible form and with an optimized code?

How can we create an accessible form and with an optimized code?

After a lot of theory and examples on what not to do, today we’re finally going to put our hands on some codes, seeing how to create an accessible form and with a standard code. In most cases, in fact, the...

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Is it really necessary to validate the code?

Is it really necessary to validate the code?

It’s the mania of those who tend to perfection and write the code with almost a maniacal accuracy,  to see the green  check mark that indicates that the code of the web page newly developed passed the validation control. But...

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How to order the elements with jQuery (1/2)

How to order the elements with jQuery (1/2)

In this article we’ll treat the fascinating and always increasingly used the technique of the item ordering in an html document. The classical example could be the management of WordPress widgets. To activate a widget we have to drag it...

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Plagiarism and web design: prevention and reaction

Plagiarism and web design: prevention and reaction

It’s a situation that many web designers may  face during their carrier:  finding out that someone, somewhere on the web has shamelessly copied your work, passing it off as their own, is without doubt a really unpleasant experience. And frustrating....

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Accessibility and reality: the horror gallery (first part)

Accessibility and reality: the horror gallery (first part)

It happens that I read on the web a bit too often, statements of web-designers ( or presumed) that say that they get paid separately  for the compatibilty with browsers  like Internet Explorer 6 and even the accessibilty of the...

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Accessibility: is your site readable?

Accessibility: is your site readable?

A few weeks ago we treated the issue of the web-standard fonts and in particular the specifications CSS3 @font-face. An important aspect that, for one reason or another, I didn’t take in consideration is the readability of the “fonts”: “now”...

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Portfolio? No,VCard: when doing things “small” is better

Portfolio? No,VCard: when doing things “small” is better

Those who saw the film “American Psycho”  surely remember the part full of pathos where Patrick Bateman and other daddy’s boys  show off their business card just to boast in an elegant way-    maniacally,  if you permit- their social status:...

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