Probably the most important thing when starting a new project is the content. But in 90% of all the cases you will have problem with it. Clients can be disorganized when it comes to content nevertheless they’re building a website from scratch or providing content from the current one. Continue reading “Using Dropbox to help clients organize their web sitemap”
A few months ago I wrote an article about how to use CSS to create a nice looking map. The process was (I think) well explained in that article, and now I want to show you the real example — or how to use CSS and unordered list to create live, nice looking CSS map (that hopefully rocks :)
I personally love XHTML and CSS combination even when we should achieve the same effect with Flash. This is partly because I never explored Flash so much. The client of ours — Oxy Polyclinic wanted for us to create a map of diving locations for their Ship “Borna”. We could create a map by using Flash, but we used simple XHTML and CSS instead. Why?
Photoshop is a powerful tool for almost everything you need in graphic and web design. This article explains how to use Photoshop to create product boxes.
How many times you wanted to create cool product box for some of your products? Sure, there are many ways, and with new Photoshop you have even more options to create boxes. But I wanted to show you how to create a “3D look box” in the 2D environment using Photoshop paths.
These past two month I was very busy doing many designs, redesigns, logos, layouts, etc. I didn’t have much time to write an article on my blog and I’m sorry for that. In the past few weeks I sliced a lot of layouts and built a lot of new pages with much content.
Doing that I found some tips (rather than techniques) very useful in the process. So, let’s get immediately to the matter.
There are several techniques for laying out the image gallery (using list-items, simple IMG tags or using links when you create a “clickable” gallery). If you use any of available techniques, you should get the same or almost same effects. And everything works nice as long as you stick with the thumbnails of the same size. But from my experience when working with different people with different computer skill, you can expect almost anything. First of all, they won’t upload the photos of the same size, so everything you worked on falls apart — floats, sizes, aligns.
If you use some kind of CMS or your own news script, you can the solution explained in this article. I will show you how to create an image gallery that doesn’t falls apart when different sizes of images are loaded and with no images being distorted.
Just a few months ago when I created any design, I didn’t practice a grid system. I didn’t know much about it so I thought that I can live without it. Yes it’s true. You can live without a grid system, but should you? Why is the grid important? I will try to answer to all of your questions in this article.
For one of my personal projects, I needed to create a nice-looking map and position the elements in it. In the past, I would use Photoshop, and sketch the elements on layers that I can move, but today I will use (definitely) CSS. We will create an unordered list to achieve that. Nothing complex, just pure simplicity (and it will look nice too :)
There are so many things we can accomplish using CSS positioning. For example, we could provide the background image of a map, and put the elements (in our example — cities) in it. The cities will be absolutely positioned on our map to the places there actually belong. I used a map of my region Istra for this example, and a few cities.
This front page is loading very slowly, and I think it would be better that they considered some XHTML/CSS/AJAX stuff, that would be faster.