Our bookmarks: suggestions from the Editor

Dear YIW readers, we’re back at our desks. Getting back to work after the holidays is tough though, right? Well, we’ll try to ease back into things with a bit of resources, articles and curiosities that we’ve set aside for you during the month of December. In this article you’ll find December’s best: everything that, for one reason or another, caught our attention: logos, fonts, articles to read, icons…a little bit of everything, from us…to you. || Read more »

Let’s get down to earth!

Let’s get down to earth!

Marketing and design, synergy work when it comes to creating the brand of a company, the most important thing after the investors’ money for an enterprise. Stories, reasons and evolution of some of the most famous brands in the market....

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Wanna learn jQuery but you don’t know where to start from? Alternating functions, variables, first effects

Wanna learn jQuery but you don’t know where to start from? Alternating functions, variables, first effects

In last week’s article we created a simple lamp interrupter. In this lesson we will proceed with the optimization and improvement of this example, illustrating new functionalities of the jQuery framework. Let’s proceed with no delay! (more…)

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How to understand the client’s needs on the first encounter?

How to understand the client’s needs on the first encounter?

Let’s begin this series by looking at one of the most pressing issues, which is understanding the specific needs of a client. In order to create and deliver a great project, it is fundamental to know who we are working...

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What are the best books for becoming a web designer?

What are the best books for becoming a web designer?

Today i've listed some books that, in my opinion, should be read at least once in a lifetime. While doing so, I tried to create a logical path to follow: from more basic to more advanced. (more…)

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One-page-folio: How to create a layout for your portfolio?

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UPDATE: We have released for free an XHTML/CSS version of this template. Download it now! One-page-portfolio, how it is said in English. In Italian, and in practice, a website showcase for one’s portfolio which is developed in a single page,...

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Wanna learn jQuery but don’t know where to start from? – The events

Wanna learn jQuery but don’t know where to start from? – The events

In the first lecture on Jquery we introduced the basic concepts of this framework and we made a simple example which consisted of adding a class to highlight certain sections of the text once the loading of the page ends....

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How to make a website without having a client dictate everything

How to make a website without having a client dictate everything

Today we inaugurate the launch of a new guide composed of a series of articles that focus on clients, invoices, drafts as well as on other things. This guide is highly recommended, especially if you’re new to all of this,...

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Are you using all of the available CSS selectors?

Are you using all of the available CSS selectors?

Here you can find some ‘real-life’ examples of CSS selectors that show how programmers use a combination of these to create their own work. I must say that this research was not very easy to do: in fact, other than...

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You want to learn how to use jQuery but don’t know where to start?

You want to learn how to use jQuery but don’t know where to start?

Considered by a majority of developers nothing more than a hobby until a few years ago, thanks to the Ajax technology, Javascript has been reliving its golden days once again. Thanks to the ever-widening diffusion of this language, a great...

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Web design elements: form validation with jQuery

Web design elements: form validation with jQuery

In the past lessons, we looked at how to structure a form and the basic choices to be made. However, we overlooked something important: errors. Have you ever filled in a long form and, only after submitting, come to realize...

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Script.aculo.us: core effects

Script.aculo.us: core effects

In the first lesson about script.aculo.us I explained you how easy is to implement and implement advanced graphical effects into your web site using only a line of code. As said this is one of the most important features of...

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Scriptaculous: lots of effects, less code?

Scriptaculous: lots of effects, less code?

Javascript frameworks are the trend of this days: from Script.aculo.us to jQuery,  from Mootools to Prototype, even more sites are full of effects (not even useful) that make web pages like more  dynamic. One of the best things of this...

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How to design a simple and professional layout? We’ll do it together in a few simple steps

How to design a simple and professional layout? We’ll do it together in a few simple steps

Update: We have released for free YIW Minimal, a XHTML/CSS template based on this psd layout. Download it for free! In a past article we looked at some truly enticing websites, all linked by the common thread of simple, clean,...

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Twitter: 5 themes ready for use to display on your site the latest tweet

Twitter: 5 themes ready for use to display on your site the latest tweet

We are now close to Christmas, this period is known, wherein the occurrence of the usual exchange of gifts among friends and relatives happen. And we did not want to be outdone so we started the week with a new free...

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Is that which is correct always effective?

Is that which is correct always effective?

Inspiration can happen just like this, by simply taking a walk downtown. It’s a normal evening of friends and conversation. As I turn the corner, a gigantic script leaps into sight, overbearing, exhibitionist yellow: it’s an ad for a “house”...

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Beware of the client that says…

Beware of the client that says…

If it's true that opportunity makes a man a thief, then even more so, experience makes him clever. And strongly intuitive. And therefore, project after project, it gets easier to recognize at first glance - or first listen, maybe -...

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Web design elements: form design

Web design elements: form design

In the last lesson, we looked form elements and their attributes. In this lesson, we'll look at how to structure forms using XHTML, how to apply basic styling, and the most standard layouts used.  (more…)

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