Creating Projects with Open Source CMS Web Development

Working as a developer means you have to learn to read source code and project your own needs into each website. You have to learn which projects require a set of codes, and which projects can be created entirely from scratch. This process is learned through enough repetition and skill within the industry.

Building A Social Following as a Web Designer

Working online provides a lucrative life schedule which many people have never experienced. Freelance web development, Internet marketing, and design jobs allow any industry professional to work from the comfort of their own home. But this also requires more dedication towards building a name for yourself and getting recognized by others in the field.

In this article I want to provide some tips for building an online social following. Being a web designer is tough and requires a lot of experience just to complete freelance jobs. But throw in the marketing side and you have a whole new set of issues. Hopefully these tips can alleviate the initial steps.

How Web Designers can Transition into Coding

Getting started as a web designer requires weeks or even months of practice and dedication. There are so many unique aspects in designing graphics for the web, you may often feel out of place. But one step towards feeling more comfortable as a designer is to advance your own development skills.

Having the ability to design PSDs and then code the design into a site layout is a huge benefit. You won’t need to rely on another web developer to work out your HTML5/CSS3. Plus right after designing a website layout in Photoshop you’ll be able to bring that work to life. It’s truly a skillset that requires time – but ultimately it will improve your knowledge and control on the web.

How to Optimize Your Web Designs for Retina Devices

Retina displays are becoming much more common amongst tech enthusiasts. The Apple iPad and iPhone 4 introduced the retina displays and changed the face of modern technology and modern web design. Using these newer screens the pixel density is double that of a typical mobile resolution.

This means images and page elements will appear more crisp than with any ordinary LCD screen. But this also means web developers have to work around settings to get images looking nice in both normal and retina formatting. In this article I want to discuss some basic ideas for optimizing your website’s performance on retina devices.

Web Design Tips for a Unique Internet Startup

The startup culture is geared towards expedient development time and viral marketing. There have been plenty of success stories looking into recent startups within the tech & Internet niche. Most of these newer successful launches all share one trait in common – a wonderfully appealing layout design.

Your website layout is necessary to sell any good idea on the web. Practical Internet users do not have time for going around and testing out all the newest web apps. So you need to draw attention with a solid product contained in a pretty outer wrapper. I want to share some design techniques I’ve observed which relate to new-age Internet startups. If you can practice just a little bit each day then you’ll quickly pick up on these trends and how we’re progressing forward.

26 Beautiful Examples of Organic Website Design

Organic website design is a style of design that uses natural textures such as wood and paper, as well as scenic or floral imagery. There are many, many sites that could be considered organic in their design, and in this collection we have selected 30 of the best we could find that are beautifully presented and use organic elements to their very best effect.