30 Opera Browser Extensions for Web Designers and Developers

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 28, 2014

in design

The Opera web browser is a great choice for reliable cross-platform Internet surfing. It’s typically quicker than Firefox and offers a longer development history than Chrome. The Opera team works hard to create an expansive browser with plenty of extra features to keep users coming back. And it’s fair to say the people who use Opera definitely enjoy the program.

This gallery is dedicated to extensions for Opera which can help you design, take apart, reconstruct, or analyze websites. Both designers and developers will find something useful in this collection. Whether you’re a long-time user or might just try Opera on a whim, this post has an extension for every web enthusiast.

Validator

w3c validator html opera browser extension

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How to Deal with Web Design Clients You’ve Never Seen

by Laura Spencer
on April 25, 2014

in Web Design

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“I could never work for someone I’ve never met.”

My friend was discussing my freelancing career with me and she couldn’t imagine working for clients she’d never met in person. But freelance web designers and other freelancers do it all the time.

Many freelancers connect with their clients primarily through the Internet. Their clients might be located across town, or across the world. It’s simply not practical or cost-effective to personally visit every web design client.

Working with remote clients has some unique challenges. But it’s quite possible (and probably even necessary in today’s competitive market) to successfully include remote clients into your business strategy.

In this post, I’ll provide some key strategies for dealing with web design clients that you never meet face-to-face. You’re also invited to share any tips you have for dealing with remote clients.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like 6 Common Freelancing Problems That Using a Contract May Solve.

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Coding a Toggle-Based FAQ Page with CSS3 and jQuery

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 23, 2014

in Tutorials

Company websites often have Frequently Asked Questions for people who don’t know much about the corporation or their services. Larger pages with Q&A listed together will often have a table of contents at the top. I don’t like this method because the pages end up long and sometimes confusing to navigate.

This tutorial is based around a similar idea, but using toggle effects for each question. As the user clicks on a question the answer will slide down and toggle into view. Users can also click already-opened questions which toggles them closed again. This technique is perfect for saving room on the page while cramming together an assortment of helpful information.

css3 jquery faq toggle tutorial preview screen

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Introduction to the new Google Docs Add-ons

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 21, 2014

in Articles

If you’ve ever tried Google’s cloud-based document suite then you likely know it’s pretty great. Google Drive is completely free and offers each Google Account free storage along with free use of their Google Docs interface. You can build spreadsheets, word documents, and slideshows all within Google Drive.

google drive extensions add on store

Currently the newest add-ons will focus on docs and sheets. But there are plenty more in the works you can expect sometime in the future. This article is dedicated to getting you familiar with Google Drive’s add-ons and how you can install them for your own account.

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