Designer’s Guide to DPI is designed as a “get started” or introductory read for the starting to intermediate designer who wants to learn or get more knowledge about cross-DPI and cross-platform design from the very beginning.
DPI or Dots Per Inch is a measure of spatial dot density initially used in print. It’s the number of ink drops your printer can put in an inch . A smaller DPI yields a less-detailed image. No complex math and un-parsable graph, just straight forward explanations ordered in short sections for you to understand and apply directly to your design process.
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The League of Extraordinary Packages is a group of developers who have banded together to build solid, well tested PHP packages using modern coding standards. They comply to the standards of the PHP-FIG. They adhere to the best-practices put forward by PHP The “Right” Way. They distribute code via Packagist and Composer.
Ask 100 developers what defines an awesome PHP package and you’ll get a lot of different answers. That also sounds like a really long and boring task, so they have come up with a list of rules that we think make a package awesome.
Initially, the logo and a circular progress element slide up and when the loader finishes its progress animation, i.e. the page assets are loaded, the whole “header” moves up while the page elements are revealed with yet another animation. The sliding logo with its color change makes the icing on the cake.
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If you’re reading this blog post probably you’re the last person in the world who decided to learn responsive web design. Well it’s never too late to learn. Here you will learn the bare essentials of RWD, and after reaching the end you will know where to start and what you need to do. So let’s scroll.
To understand the principles of responsive design you need to know three things that make the basis of this design principle. The first thing is the “viewport” tag.
Meta Tag Viewport
Most mobile browsers scale the HTML page so that it will fit on the width of the full-screen devices. Using the tag “viewport” you can eliminate such behavior of browsers. Meta tag “viewport” with values listed below tells the browser to use the width of the window unit and disable the initial scaling. Include this meta tag into the <head>.
There have always been certain troubles with Internet Explorer browsers. So when it comes to RWS once again you will understand why everyone hates so much IE. IE8 and older versions do not support media queries. You can use a specially designed java-script or media-queries.js respond.js to add media query support in IE. To make this work you need to use conditional comments, as shown below: Read the rest of this entry »
Creating image hosting and sharing websites is many times daunting, expensive, and not easy.Introducing Chevereto, an installable, high quality image hosting platform with a drag and drop uploader, custom theme support, user accounts, private albums and even more.
Chevereto rocks a clean step by step installation process, making it easy and fast to get started on building your new website. You can optionally setup a public image hosting website for everyone’s use, or go private for all of your friends and co-workers.
Chevereto is super-fast due to it’s custom framework; a framework that has been proven with seven years of releases. Read the rest of this entry »
Over the last decade, Ruby on Rails has become an increasingly popular solution for building web applications through a fast and cost-efficient development process. Is Rails really the answer to our current needs in app development? Read on to find out.
But first, what exactly is Ruby on Rails? It’s a web application development tool – a framework written in Ruby programming language that serves you in the development process by providing the structure for the code. One thing is clear – the knowledge of Ruby on Rails can nowadays land you a great job or project, bring on some major perks and grant you access to a thriving Ruby on Rails community.
As any other framework, Rails has just as many fans as it has opponents. Among the most important benefits of Ruby on Rails are: Read the rest of this entry »
GoRails is Ruby on Rails screencasts for developers who want to become pros. GoRails is a series of screencasts and guides for all aspects of Ruby on Rails. Learn how to setup your machine, build a Rails application, and deploy it to a server.
What they are going to be bringing you is bite-sized chunks of Rails related knowledge. They want to cover everything from your setting up your machine for the first time to maintaining an application that’s many years old.
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Looking for a good way to refresh your resource library? How about stocking up on over $1,100 worth of themes, fonts, Photoshop actions, awesome graphics, and more for only $39? Creative Market has released a new Handpicked Bundle that gives you exactly that. You’ll have to act fast though, because this deal only lasts one week.
The Creative Market Bundle is valued at $1,151, but you can pick it up today for just $39. That’s 96% off. They are also giving part of it away free, all you have to do is go to the bundle page and use the share buttons.
Visual Designers Checklist are merely suggestions for your workflow. You can contribute on Github or make a fork and create your own unique workflow checklist. This list is meant for visual designers working within a team setting where visual comps and exploration will be shared with a developer. Checkboxes are persistent (they won’t uncheck on refresh) where localstorage is supported.
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The Simpsons is an American family animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program. The Simpsons is widely considered to be one of the greatest television series of all time. So, how about making Simpsons characters in pure CSS?
“First of all I took each character’s face and broke it up into different shapes that I could then piece together to create the character,” Chris Pattle explains. “You often see artists do the same kind of thing when demonstrating their drawing techniques so I figured it was the right way to start. The hardest part of this was breaking down the character into shapes that I knew I could create with CSS.” Chris Pattle said.
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