Design Resources

Aptana:The Web IDE Jul 31, 2007

The Aptana IDE is a free, open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript-focused development environment for building Ajax applications. It features code assist on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS languages, FTP/SFTP support and a JavaScript debugger to troubleshoot your code.

Exceptional Performance : Thirteen Simple Rules for Speeding Up Your Web Site Jul 27, 2007

13 Simple Rules For Speeding Up Your Website from Yahoo Developer Network!
1. Make Fewer HTTP Requests 2. Use a Content Delivery Network 3. Add an Expires Header 4. Gzip Components 5. Put CSS at the Top 6. Move Scripts to the Bottom 7. Avoid CSS Expressions 8. Make JavaScript and CSS External 9. Reduce DNS Lookups 10. Minify JavaScript 11. Avoid Redirects 12. Remove Duplicate Scripts 13. Configure ETags

Typetester - online font comparison Jul 26, 2007

The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its’ primary role is to make web designer’s life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated.

Compatibility table: CSS3 Selectors Jul 20, 2007

A few CSS3 selectors are already making their way into modern web browsers. Of the browsers tested thus far, Konqueror is the clear leader in implementation, with the Gecko (Mozilla, etc) engine not too far behind. In all cases I have used the latest current browser release, except for Internet Explorer where I’ve used the Beta of IE7 (as IE6 has no support at all).

The Power of Web Site Colors Jul 13, 2007

Color can play an important role in communicating your message online. Color choices can inspire, make an impression, and persuade your prospect to buy from you. Your color choices alone are sending a specific message to your viewers.

Optimizing Web Applications and Content for iPhone Jul 13, 2007

Understand the capabilities of iPhone, Follow established design practices for the web, Adopt iPhone-specific design principles

DENIM: An Informal Tool For Early Stage Web Site and UI Design Jul 10, 2007

DENIM is a system that helps web site designers in the early stages of design. DENIM supports sketching input, allows design at different refinement levels, and unifies the levels through zooming.

Website Grader: Free SEO Report Jul 09, 2007

Website Grader is a Free SEO Report tool that evaluates your website on marketing and search engine optimization. Get your free report at for advice on how to better do Internet marketing for your business.

Easy cross-browser transparency Jul 03, 2007

If you’ve ever found yourself in the position of needing to place a semi-transparent image or layer on a web page, you’ve probably ended up reading various arcane methods involving 24-bit PNG graphics and proprietary IE AlphaImageLoader expressions. Luckily, there is an easier way; albeit at the expense of valid CSS.

Cleaning up code with semantic anchors Jul 03, 2007

The id attribute allows you to uniquely identify any element of choice. Rather than using an a element, we can simply apply the id attribute to the containing element, such as a paragraph or div..