20 of the Very Best E-Commerce Web Sites

The websites are the first interface between the customers and the seller, your visit card, your best assistant, in short, the perceived image of your company. So your website needs to be designed in such a way that it should be easily handled and worked upon by customers without any hassles or confusion. A good…

13 Best CSS Hack

1. Target IE6, IE7, and IE8 with only 4 characters (hack) See the source above for a quick explanation. And don’t ask me to explain why 9 works for IE8…but it does. Use these with caution. [css] body { color: red; /* all browsers, of course */ color : green9; /* IE8 and below */ *color…

15 Memorable jQuery Timeline Plugins

With one of the jQuery timeline plugins listed here, you can add cool and interactive timelines to your web pages. The timeline format is not new, but really, it got popular when Facebook decided to add it to their wall design. It is a great way to show events in time – this can be anything from…

The 10 best WordPress plugins for designers

You want to customise your site, but where do you start? We present the 10 best WordPress plugins around, for adding social features, ecommerce capabilities, and more. WordPress is both the world’s most popular blogging platform and the widest used Content Management System (CMS). And one of the reasons it’s so popular is that it…

45 Fresh Useful JavaScript and jQuery Techniques and Tools

Yes, this is another round-up of fresh and useful Javascript techniques, tools and resources. But don’t close the tab yet, as you might find this one very useful. In this selection we present calendars, forms, buttons, navigation, debugging, optimization and compatibility tables as well as handy resources and tools. We also cover various jQuery-plugins that will…

Validation classes in Magento

Probably many of Magento developers are aware of existence so called “validation” classes like “required-entry”(which is probably the most popular among all of them) but from time to time you need to use more sophisticated validation of your custom form fields – and for some of us that might become a problem, since far not…

Building a Website: What are your options?

The time has finally come: you are ready to invest into the building of a proper website for your business, product or brand. Congratulations! At this stage, you already understand the value of a website as a way to put your name out there, boost your sales and provide accessible information for your clients, prospects…

Magento Module: Google Analytics Dashboard

Google Analytics is a brilliant tool for tracking visits and learning more about your visitors. However, if you want a quick look at your webshops’ stats, logging in to your account is quite some hassle. To make things a little easier for you (and, if you are a webdesigner: to make things a little easier…

Resize image and rounded corners using CSS

The idea is to use the background-size: cover; CSS property which handles the centering, cropping and, well, covering. Here’s an extract from the fiddle: div.yourWrapper { width: 50px; height: 50px; -webkit-border-radius: 10px; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-radius: 10px; background: url(‘some_image.jpg’) no-repeat center center; -webkit-background-size: cover; -moz-background-size: cover; -o-background-size: cover; background-size: cover; }

How to manage Pages in Magento

In order to manage your web site pages you need to navigate to the CMS section under the Magento admin area. Click on the Manage Pages link in order to proceed with the pages’ modification: You can edit a page by clicking on it. The Edit Page will open: and modify it to your preference. Static blocks is another useful…

10 More Free Cursive Fonts for your designs

There are so many beautiful fonts available on the internet, here’s a selection of awesome cursive typefaces:   Parisienne Parisienne is a casual script typeface that was inspired by advertisement in the 1960s. Created by Brian J. Bonislawsky, it’s available in one style; normal.   Petit Formal Script From Impallari Type, the creators of the…

How to remove the wordpress.org link from Login / Register Page

  If you want to remove WordPress.org link from logo of your wordpress blog then just add following links of code inside your themes functions.php file. /* WordPress Change Login page logo link */ function change_login_page_url( $url ) { return get_bloginfo( ‘url’ ); } add_filter( ‘login_headerurl’, ‘change_login_page_url’ );

Best practices for front-end web developers

  Explain which div you’re closing Most of the time when I’m viewing a website source, I see, at the very bottom of the page, an almost endless list of closing </div> tags. In fact, many beginners think they just have to use divs instead of tables to produce quality code. Divs are cleaners than tables, but…

Basic Pure CSS3 Form Styling. No JS Required.

Pure CSS3 form styling is becoming more popular. It has its drawbacks, but the increased loading time from the traditional JS overlay is wasted tenths of seconds when talking about optimizing to maximize for your entire audience. Most forms are fairly straight forward and only utilize inputs and text areas rather than radios and check…

Some Useful UNIX Commands

Changing your password: passwd Change your password. Do this regularly, and keep your password secret. File manipulation commands: cp file1 file2 Copies file1 to file2. mv file1 file2 Moves file1 to file2. If the arguments are in same directory, this command just renames file1 to file2. If file2 is a directory, file1 is moved to…

CSS3 Pseudo-Classes and HTML5 Forms

  CSS3 Pseudo-Classes and HTML5 Forms Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 by Peter Gasston. Hello! I’m Doctor Peter and I’m here to treat you with a dose of complementary CSS3. Don’t worry, this won’t hurt a bit. Contrary to what HTML5 Please and the W3C would have you believe, CSS3 is not part of HTML5. “But this is HTML5 Doctor,”…