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Coding is used to build websites and create innovative website designs. The new tools and features that get introduced every so often have made this a very easy task. Where coders from the early 2000’s used to write code spending hours over getting it right, now, it’s possible to handle coding without any of that sweat. One need not be a geek, it is not necessary to be familiar with coding languages in detail either. This is fine, if you have a deadline looming and you need to get that web site sorted and running; but at a more basic level, there is a downside to this. An apt analogy would be to compare this situation to the art of cooking. Using readymade codes is …

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Will the invasion of the internet and online media finally outcast paper from planet earth? Will children in some distant future be shown online pictures of what paper used to look like? Even if this reality takes its own tedious course down the time line, there are some huge hurdles to cross and obstructions to beat before this can happen. The first paper-based media that came under fire are newspapers. Since, the advent of TV, newspapers lost a bit of their foothold as people turned to their TV’s for coverage of news. The latest political stunts, the gory crimes and the latest community events were all portrayed live and ‘happening’. However,  the newspaper made a comeback. TV reporting has a tendency to be repetitive while …

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The internet has left many careers flourishing in its wake. The electronic revolution opened several avenues – and not only for computer geeks. Perhaps, the most creative and lucrative career that came into being was that of a web-designer. The internet is full of websites. Informative websites, educational websites, film related websites, email websites, news websites: There is actually no end to that list. Websites do not come into being out of their own accord. They are thought of, planned and finally created, the people who do this are called web-designers. There is a huge amount of creativity, and an equal measure of know-how involved in the profession. The opportunities are limitless. Every year about 25 million new websites are added on. As of the …

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Until a few years back, mobile phones were not in vogue and therefore the need to customize screen layouts for mobile phones was not a priority item for web designers. When mobile phones came into being, they were used as calling devices and their functions extended to internet access only in the past seven or eight years. This has changed the scenario in web designing completely. Now, when website or a screen is designed, it has to possess flexibility to adapt to both desktop and laptop screens as well as to androids and iphones. In short, this means a screen should be clear to the user irrespective of the size of his browser. This is what responsive web design is all about. This the feature …

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Custom Meta boxes are used to create associations to text in posts on screens. This feature is present in Word press, but is not very user friendly. So, Meta boxes help, simplify these associations. Meta boxes are stored as arrays and can be added to a post screen. Creating and using Meta boxes requires some knowledge of coding and cannot be attempted by total beginners. However, this is not as difficult as it seems and can be learned through practice. Tutorials make the issue more complex and seem to intensify difficulties instead of explaining them better. There are several ways of manipulating and using Meta boxes. You can •    Create Meta boxes •    Handle Meta box data validation •    Saving meta box Meta data •   …

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CSS stands for cascading style sheets which helps in improving the look of a basic website. This refers to features like color, background, text styling and the general look of the web page. With increasing demands on good-looking and attractive web pages to attract browsing traffic, you have to understand that CSS adds tremendous value to a webpage. Any reader who stops at a particular website first notices the way it looks before examining and judging its functionality. CSS3 promises to deliver several design enhancing features which will be very useful in improving the physicality of the website. This means you can use the new CSS3 to make your website look fancier and more attractive to a reader. A design enhancement feature is defined as …

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A Flash CMS stands for Flash content management system. Flash websites are incredibly user friendly and there is no struggle with complex software. MotoCMS.com offers Flash CMS and Flash templates, which can be used by anyone. What you can do to check this out is visit the template and register for the free demo offer for thirty days before purchase. This gives you ample opportunity to explore the Flash website concept and try out its various features for creative content creation. Go ahead and have fun with this. Creating a sample webpage First, try out a hypothetical project – a sample one where you can design a human resources website for a company called say ‘HR Pros’ step by step. Remember that as soon as …

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It is assumed that till now you would have set up a blog on some free website. You would have selected your idea for the blog and its design is also in your mind. You may also have selected a theme and you could have picked some of the content you would like to display on your blog. Such preparations are absolutely necessary and must be completed carefully. You can easily make your first blog entry, but now that you have a blog, have you figured out the most important question of them all? What the visitors need from your blog? What the content of your blog focuses on? Are you targeting a specific kind of audience or is it for the general internet user? …

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After having installed and set up WordPress, most users run into difficulties related to the user interface or the navigation scope offered. These WordPress features were rather limited initially, but with several add-ons in the form of plug-ins, many of these shortcomings have been rectified to a large extent. The plug-ins have aided in enhancing the quality of the WordPress interface and in expanding the scope of WordPress navigation abilities. These are some of the available extra plug-ins. Interface features Carousel Gallery The original gallery offered by WordPress is a stationery one and jQuery features allow the static gallery to be transformed into a flippable one to the user’s advantage. Admin trim interface This plug-in helps in managing clutter in the administration interface and helps …

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Web-designing is a creative art and a factual science at the same time. This duality demands that web-designers display creativity as well as a sound knowledge of coding. Since web-designing is not only about putting together a colorful website, it goes a lot deeper.  It might be interesting to understand the two basic building blocks that go into designing a website: HTML and CSS What is HTML and What Does It Do? HTML stands for hyper text markup language. Ever since website building became popular, HTML is the standard code that is used to construct a website. Every good website designer has a deep understanding of how to use HTML. This code is used to edit and position text, images, and frames. If any user …

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