Jul
26

Creative Combinations of Header + Footer In Web Design


 

By now we have seen dozens, if not hundreds, of showcases of creative headers and footers. With the tools available today, creating a fancy header isn’t that difficult. But it takes a bit of extra work and creativity to make a fancy header that combines well with the footer, offering seamless transition and visual perception.

For example, a header can depict the top of a tree, with leaves and branches – something that we have seen many times in header fancy designs. But it’s always more interesting to go the extra mile and incorporate a footer that builds on that particular visual element. In the case with the tree top, it would be the tree trunk at the bottom. This is not only more cohesive and visually pleasing to look at, but it also guides the eye as the user scrolls down the page.
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Jul
25

How to Develop a Responsive Navigation Menu


One of the trickiest parts to be responsified on a website is “the Navigation”, this part is really important for the website accessibility, as this is one of the ways visitors jump over the web pages.

There are actually many ways to create responsive web site navigation and even some jQuery plugins are available to do it in a second.

However, rather than applying an instant solution, in this post, we are going to walk you through on how to build a simple navigation from the ground and using the CSS3 media queries and a little jQuery to display it in a small screen size like the smartphones properly.
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Jul
23

Ultimate 10 Ways To Tighten Up Your Gmail Security


Gmail is the most popular email service to date, thanks to its creator, Google, the name which is often associated with user-friendliness and security. Despite what the company does to keep your emails safe, you may still be preyed on by hackers, phishers and scammers from all over the Web.

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Well, the good news is that Google has been forging its Gmail security system by adding new security features, most of which we do not know about. Today we want to show you 10 essential, technical and non-technical tips that will further strengthen your account security from any possible threat and scheme.

While some of them might sound complicated at first, their instructions are extremely easy and they can be completed without any further study, so embrace them and you will prevent one of the worst nightmares of your life – a Gmail breaking and entering!

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Jul
23

Ultimate 9 Ways To Keep Hackers off Your Facebook Account


If you are like millions out there, Facebook has become your no. 1 website on the Web. As you login to it every single day from many devices, be it from your mobile phone, computer, laptop and office workstation, there is a chance that you may leave your Facebook account on without logging out. If your account gets accessed by strangers, it’s going to open up a large can of worms, so you should seriously try to prevent unwanted access to your account.

Security on Facebook

There are many ways to prevent access to your account by the next person to use the device, the easiest of which is to log out. However if your smartphone or device gets stolen, it’s a whole different matter. In this article, we will go through some important options you can take to prevent others from accessing your personal Facebook account.

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Jul
21

Why Images in Social Media Marketing Is Important

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Think about all the social networks that people look at every day. Think about all the connections and all the possible updates/posts/tweets/statuses/pins that people see. You need your update to break through these and get noticed. In this article we are highlighting the use of images in social media marketing.

The Use of Images in Social Media Marketing

The Use of Images in Social Media Marketing

The popularity of Pinterest and Instagram just goes to show how visual social media is these days. Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus automatically include a thumbnail when you directly post a link or when you hit the +1 or thumbs-up on a web page. Here we’ll give you some insights about how you can choose images to extend your reach
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Jul
20

Reasons Why Grids are Used for Website Layout


One may observe that every website is unique not just with its site name and brand but also with its entire look. Every website is distinct with the use of colors, graphics, text and even the layout. There are different ways on how to do the layout of a website. But like other art works and design, it can also make use of grids. Some websites can obviously show the use of grids in its layouting. It looks balanced and easier for the eyes of the users.

But still, some people might wonder why there is a need to use these vertical and horizontal guide lines for website layout. Actually, not only website layouting uses grids. Even newspaper layouting and other print materials make use of this to make sure that everything is aligned and looks proportional. So, today, we will give you the top reasons why a grid is used for website layout. Read on and find out what these reasons are:

1. It gives you a per-conception of your layout.

It gives you a pre-conception of your layout
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Every designer always has a good design in mind. When he speaks with a client regarding a website layout, he has already formed an advance design in his mind. That is true to most designers. So, when you use a grid, you can seemingly see the website placed on it. This can help you to do some improvements on the design even before you have actually started working on it.

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Jul
19

How to Target IE6, IE7, and IE8 Uniquely with 4 Characters

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Two months ago, I, in a video quick tip, demonstrated how to use the underscore and star hacks to target Internet Explorer 6 and 7 in your stylesheets. In today’s quick tip, we’ll take things one step further, as we introduce a new hack that targets IE8 and below as well. It should be noted that this is not a best practice, and conditional comments should be used instead 98% of the time. With that said, it’s always important to know what you can do – plus it’s fun, right?

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