Restaurants and web design: best practices and showcase

Creating a website for a restaurant or for a gastronomic activity in general may be very stimulating for a designer and, certainly there are many ways to be inspired.

We begin from the supposition  that in similar cases we’re not dealing with selling or presenting one single product but promoting through images and sensations  a real form of art (culinary, but it’s always art) therefore give space to images, colours, flavours and everything that in one way or another tickles the user’s appetite.

It’s not a case that websites of restaurants generally are vivid and full of life, as we’ll soon see.

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How and when to use jQuery’s serialize method?

How and when to use jQuery’s serialize method?

In various articles we have written on jQuery, it has always been evident how this framework contributes to the simplification of code development. In this article we will see how knowledge of all these instruments put at our disposal can...

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Why tables and divitis make your site inaccessible?

Why tables and divitis make your site inaccessible?

There are several types of errors of accessibility and usability common among web-designers and aspirant web designers, whyyou should  eliminate them from your site should be a question with an enclosed answer: if there are problems it’s obvious that they...

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Why do people run away from your site?

Why do people run away from your site?

You have noticed: in the era of web 2.0 and of the social sharing, information is accessible from multiple sources (although there’re often less authoritative respect to the last period). So, often a user can find himself on your site after...

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WordPress from A to Z: personalize the comments template

WordPress from A to Z: personalize the comments template

With this lesson we arrived at the end of the course dedicated to the creation of a theme for WordPress that accompanied us in these months. To complete the work that we intended to do at the beginning of  the...

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Typography and minimalism: let’s design a simple and nice layout

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One of the most common perplexities that I’ve heard saying regarding the typographic style is: yes, it’s fine, cute, creative… but it’s not a style suitable for a company site, corporate, no indeed. It’s certainly a particular style, eclectic if...

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PHP tips & tricks – how to determine the operating system of the web server

PHP tips & tricks – how to determine the operating system of the web server

A question that I often hear is: How can I determine the operating system of the server? Many strange answers are given to this question, the most common one involves the application of improbable regular expressions to the variable $_SERVER[‘SERVER_SOFTWARE’]....

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Why thinking typographically ruins your site?

Why thinking typographically ruins your site?

Since there are no obligatory academic courses for our sector, one often approaches the web design with no graphic nor composition basis and with the same frequency changes course to web design starting from a training in traditional graphics. Obviously...

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Adobe VS Apple: with the arrival of the Ipad the Flash player problem becomes serious

Adobe VS Apple: with the arrival of the Ipad the Flash player problem becomes serious

With the single presence of the Iphone, the "war" between Adobe and Apple regarding the Flash player was mostly political, and however directed at the sector of games/apps development. The current situation envisages the developing of an ad hoc version...

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A layout in typographic style: features and examples

A layout in typographic style: features and examples

It surely is no secret: typography plays, in every type of design dedicated to communication, the role of the prima donna. A legible font, another more pronounced, a boldface that draws attention, the perfect line spacing: an infinity of details,...

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Work and Web: between incertainty and new opportunities

Work and Web: between incertainty and new opportunities

It’s almost two years that the “crisis” is blasting over the world: it hasn’t spared nobody neither our sector and generally the  ICT one. Although studies affirm that this area is the only one in net recovery and can be...

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PHP Tips – Manage correctly file inclusion

PHP Tips – Manage correctly file inclusion

In this article we’ll treat a quite simple argument but if badly managed can lead to big problems, the topic is the inclusion of files. According to my experience I established three golden rules that should be enough; if you...

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WordPress from A to Z: preset the sidebar for widget

WordPress from A to Z: preset the sidebar for widget

After the summer vacation we begin again our course dedicated to the creation of a theme for WordPress: in the specific today we'll see how to  create  a dynamic sidebar so that it can be  managed with widget directly from the administration panel,...

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Creative sites? Yes, but maybe unusable

Creative sites? Yes, but maybe unusable

It’s a hotly debated issue on several forums and blogs of the sector and that often divides the mass of web designers in two different and opposing factions: I’m talking about the aesthetic aspect of a site and on how...

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Elements of cryptography: The symmetrical cryptography

Elements of cryptography: The symmetrical cryptography

In the previous article we saw a particular case of the cryptographyapplication, that is hashing. We saw  how useful it is in coding passwords or to assure us the validity of a downloaded file. But this technique isn’t applicable when one...

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Social web design: non-profit websites

Social web design: non-profit websites

A web site isn’t only a visit card to present one’s online business: first of all it’s a wide range of opportunities, made of  social relations, communications and initiatives to promote. This is why in addition to the traditional web...

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How To Create Personalized Templates for the Pages of WordPress?

How To Create Personalized Templates for the Pages of WordPress?

In the past lesson we saw a bit more in detail how does the hierarchy of the template work and  how to create a personalized template to use to show the contents of the articles. Today instead we’ll see how...

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September: the staff’s favourites

September: the staff’s favourites

September was definitely a month full of initiatives, interesting resources and readings that we just couldn’t leave you in the dark. We’re beginning November in the best way with the usual roundup of materials that the YIW staff put in...

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Elements of cryptography: Hashing algorithms

Elements of cryptography: Hashing algorithms

Don't be scared, keep reading! I decided to start the article in this way since reading on the same title words such as cryptography and hashing algorithms can be intimidating. My aim, in this series of articles dedicated to cryptography,...

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