I firmly believe that one of the most important things a web designer can do is develop the eye for good typography. Now, I’m not talking about font selection per-se (although it is important), but spacing and sizing.
As boring and un-creative as “margin”, “gutter” and “line height” may sound, it’s the foundation to a beautiful website. I think it’s what sets the pros apart from the amateurs.
To help hone your skills and easily develop some awesome web type CSS, consider giving Gridlover some love:
I’ve been using CodeKit as part of my ultimate web building work environment, so when I first saw this CSS refresh tool I was pretty, “meh,” about it.
But after further review, this could be a really sweet tool when building and tweaking websites when dealing with clients and/or working collaboratively on a website.
Take a look at CSSrefresh:
Check your HTML code with this handy online tool.
You can drop-in your code and have it sniffed-out or use the handy bookmarklet with the choice of using WCAG 2.0 Level AA, WCAG 2.0 Level AA and WCAG 2.0 Level A.
However, it’s not for the faint of heart.
Do you know the dangers of migrating a WordPress site from one domain name to another?
Whether it be changing your entire domain name or migrating from a localhost install to the live web, you can’t just make a couple SQL tweaks and call it good.
It’s easy for WordPress code snippet websites to become redundant. It’s not like WordPress is some kind of secret or someone will stumble on some new thing without the dudes at Automattic knowing about it. Plus, these sites can become stale fairly quickly, as they require a lot of maintenance to be a really good resource. Every time WordPress releases an update, things can become depreciated. That’s why I always double check with Codex before using a snippet. I’m always on the look-out for cool new resources and I’ve found a new one.
Check it out:
Adding symbols and icons to your web pages has never been this lightweight, quick, easy and awesome.
By using semantic symbol font, and users accessing your webpage with modern browsers that support OpenType features, you can use Symbolset on your next web project.
Check this junk out, it’s awesome:
If you are in the business of websites in any form, be it website design, WordPress application programming, or simply a blogger, you need to make sure that you are putting the best product out there possible. One big issue that web designers have ALL of the time is the issue of making sure your blog shows up the same on all browsers, on all platforms and on any screen size. The combinations seem endless and so you need to have the best tools with you to do the best you can.
It should be noted that you do NOT need a degree in design or web programming to simply test your site and note what is wrong. Church assistants or blogging moms need to assume that it is not being done and be proactive.
Here are three resources that you can use today to get out your site.
I build websites with WordPress.
One of the common issues I run in to is how to build the site that I can give easy access to clients without having it viewable by the public and without having to make the client log in to the site when they just want a sneaky peek.
There are a few ways of doing this.
Whether you’re a web designer/developer (like me), a Church, School, Society, Club or have a personal blog; chances are at some point you’ll need to use a web form of some kind – be it a simple contact form, through to a survey, booking form or even a basic store.
Although I love being up to my elbows in HTML, forms have always had me hiding behind the desk! That was until I found the form building wonder that is Wufoo! Continue Reading…