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November 4, 2011

Best Web Design and Web Development Articles of October 2011

This post contains a roundup of great articles written by various Web Designers and Web Developers in October 2011. Here is the list of articles written in October 2011 we found interesting and useful. Get the most of them. Enjoy!

Web Design

How to Enhance Your User Targeting for the Mobile Web

"The goal for any web site should be to know your customers in order to deliver to them the most appropriate content..." check it out

 

7 Blog Design Tips from a Content Strategist

"As a content specialist, I prefer web designs that support content rather than conflict with or ignore it. Web designers should have a real appreciation of content strategy because it is crucial in launching a successful blog..." check it out

 

How To Keep Up To Date As A Designer

"In this world of lightening fast development, professionals can find it hard to keep themselves up-to-date with the latest. Similarly, some designers who wish to stay updated, just don’t really know how to go about it..." check it out

 

Create a Typography Based Blog Design in Photoshop

"The WordPress theme we’ll be creating this time is called Typo. It’s a design that’s entirely based on typography to allow the content to shine..." check it out

 

Five killer ways to break the grid

"The grid may be a key element of good web design but you can enhance it by breaking its own rules, says Matthew Smith..." check it out

 

How to Design a Mobile Responsive Website

"To build a mobile site or not to build a mobile site; this is a question at the forefront of many a discussion. There is, however, another option: responsive web design..." check it out

 

Improve your responsive design workflow with Sass

"Sass does not just help you maintain your style sheets. It can actually improve your responsive layout workflow and you don't even have to worry about the maths..." check it out

 

Are You Solving Design Problems Or Forcing Solutions On Them?

"How many times have you been frustrated because you couldn’t make a specific css technique work? Did you spend hours searching for a solution?..." check it out

 

Be More Creative through Design Constraints

"For a lot of designers constraints are kryptonite or a barbed wire fence that is a prison for their design freedom. But design constraints shouldn’t be viewed as problems to be overcome, rather, constraints or restrictions are probably the best tool for creativity..." check it out

 

Do’s and don’ts of call to action pages

"Good call to action pages (including landing pages and sales pages) are an important part of any website that either sells or asks visitors to sign up for something..." check it out

 

How To Add Non-Textual Elements To A Baseline Grid

"The basic idea behind a baseline grid is to align elements along the vertical. Mostly this will be text and the baseline unit is the line-height of your text..." check it out

 

Web Development

 

Beginner’s Tutorial Coding Web Apps with jQuery Mobile

"The whole jQuery library has grown tremendously in the past couple of years. With open resources such as Git and Github web developers have been creating plugins for even richer effects..." check it out

 

Hoverizr – An in depth view of the jQuery plugin

"As a web designer, from time to time, you may need to make a grayscale image fade into color on mouse over..." check it out

 

What Is HTML? The Anatomy of an HTML5 Document

"Join us today as we move on and take a look at each basic piece of an HTML document. I’ll explain all that stuff at the top of an HTML file that confuses you and outline the basic structure that you’ll follow for creating your own HTML files..." check it out

 

What Is CSS? Back to Basics

"Cascading Styles Sheets, more commonly referred to as CSS, become the way to style content. Color choices, repeating background textures, shadows, rounded corners and even layout are all the area of CSS..." check it out

 

The Increasing Importance of APIs in Web Development

"Web APIs have experienced an exponential increase in popularity and usage in the past few years. These days, they’re an important tool for web developers..." check it out

 

How To Create a Cute Popup Bar With HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery

"Today we’ll be creating a bar that pops up at the top of a page, and stays above the content. The popup bar was only tested in Chrome and Safari..." check it out

 

A Call for ::nth-everything

"With CSS3, we have positional pseudo class selectors to help us select specific elements when there are no other distinguishing characteristics other than where it is in the DOM in relation to it's siblings..." check it out

 

How To Backup Your WordPress Website

"Anyone who has had their website hacked or inadvertently changed something they shouldn’t have on their websites database, will know the importance of backing up your live websites on a regular basis..." check it out

 

7 Essential JavaScript Typography Resources

"Open source JavaScript libraries can help you craft responsive web designs (a technique that optimizes webpage layouts for mobile devices), implement fun text effects and more..." check it out

 

Creative CSS3 Animation Menus

" I’d like to show you some creative menu hover effects in today’s tutorial. The idea is to have a simple composition of elements, an icon, a main title and a secondary title, that will be animated on hover using only CSS transitions and animations..." check it out

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