If you use experimental CSS on your sites, demos, articles or tools, there is a certain amount of maintenance required to keep on top of changes. With a number of recent changes in the browser world, now is the time to revisit and update your code. Read on to find out what may need updating.
With the evolution in technology, software development has not only evolved but has also matured a lot. An undeniable fact is that technology can never be static because it has to accommodate the needs of the people who are associated with it. From whatever I have seen of the software world, I must admit that it is indeed a dynamic field. Like I always say, the technology is evolving constantly and sometimes it gets really difficult to keep up with the ongoing trends.
As a software developer, you cannot afford being left behind on the latest trends in the technology world. You have had your share of calm years in software development and as a developer you should be all set for the new roller coaster ride now. As per some recent researches, the software developer is expected to be the highest paid job in 2013. In order to reach the heights and stay ahead of other software developers, you must be aware and be ready for the skills and trends expected to rule the year 2013.
In the ever-changing virtual world, Web designers constantly need to be on the lookout for ways that they can improve their websites. When we look at how the average webpage looked only a few years ago, the distinctions that set modern websites apart look ever more obvious.
With HTML5 and CSS3 becoming more and more popular, Web designers have far more power at their fingertips to create unique, engaging and highly interactive websites. Those who choose to ignore the trends will end up being left behind in the highly competitive and changeable world of Web design. Whether you are designing a new website from scratch or retrofitting an old one, at least some of the following trends are likely to be worth paying attention to.\
ike many other web developers, I definitely hate Internet Explorer, especially the version 6. At a time where new and powerful techniques as such as HTML5 and CSS3 are emerging, it’s not surprising that IE can’t handle them correctly. Luckily, a few tricks can make your life easier.
Enable HTML5 on IE
Ever heard about HTML5? If you’re interested in web development, there’s no doubt about it. For those who doesn’t know, HTML5 is the next major revision of HTM; the core markup language of the World Wide Web.
Most modern browser can already handle, at least partially, the new HTML5 recommendations. But as Internet Explorer isn’t well known for its sense of innovation, it will simply ignore the markup.
The html5.js is a very interesting project which aim to make Internet Explorer HTML5 compatible. The only thing you have to do is to embed the html5.js script in your html document header. You can hotlink the script, as shown in the example below:
Website conversion rate is a key marker of your site’s success. Apart from other statistic data, conversion shows the actual numbers of visitors who not only stopped by your site but who completed the desired action a purchase, for instance. Therefore, the higher your conversion rate is, the more profit you get. There are numerous ways to improve conversions but in this article we’ll concentrate on those that deal with website design.
Obviously, a good dress is a card of invitation. But it’s crucial to understand what “good” in our case means. The most stunning design may prove absolutely useless if a user gets lost and shuts down the page. Your aim is to make the site easy to navigate so that the visitor has to complete only a few easy steps to make a purchase.
A website is like a magazine where people search for information. The table of contents of a magazine is like the navigation of a website. Table of contents provides an overview of your magazine, while a navigation also shows on what your viewers should expect to see on your website. Both serves as pathways for your viewers on how they can read your mag or explore your website.
Whenever I think of what is the most important task a web designer could do, I always end up thinking that it should be the creation of good navigation. It must be well-designed in a user-friendly manner that the moment the viewer sees it, they instantly understand how it is used and what is it for. A navigation must also be creatively done, it is one of the elements you can find on a website where you can capture a viewer’s attention. Continue reading →
Mobile web design has been around for quite a while. Unfortunately, a lot of mobile design guidelines are out of date and focus on low-resolution, non-touchscreen phones. Despite their popularity, there isn’t a whole lot of information out there for designing websites for the new generation of smartphones (iPhone, Android devices, BlackBerry touchscreens, etc.) — these devices are growing more and more popular in Europe and North America.
Below are some fantastic resources for designing not just mobile websites, but smartphone-friendly sites. We’ve covered everything from basics to tutorials to usability. If there are other resources you’ve found useful, please share them in the comments. Continue reading →
When you have a web page containing a video that will not be played until clicked, you can speedup page loading by applying this quick tip which you may have seen on Facebook.
Will wrap the video embed code with HTML comment and place it inside an anchor element that uses a video screenshot as the background image, and when that anchor is clicked will remove the wrapping HTML markup to load the video. Read More…>