Best Debugging Tools & Resources for Testing Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

January 20, 2015 in Resources

Once a website reaches the stage where its coded and running in a browser the project is almost complete. Party time? Not yet Wayne, because after expelling that heavy sigh of relief you’ll realize there are likely a few missteps or slight errors in the code. It never hurts to debug areas of your HTML, CSS, or JavaScript to ensure full compatibility with all browsers and screen sizes.

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This article will focus on some handy tools you can use for testing freshly-minted layouts. Modern standards of HTML5 and CSS3 have allowed for greater control over rendering and layout styles. But support for older browsers has been waning in recent years. As a developer you need to decide which browsers are worth supporting and how much effort you’ll put into debugging potential issues.

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15 WordPress Themes That Will Rock 2015

by iulian

January 14, 2015 in Wordpress

E-commerce, portfolio, blog, single app or product presentation, company presentation – these are just a few of the website types you’ll have to get up and running this year. So, in 2015, web designers need to work with the absolute best tools.

The goal is to deliver top-notch results easier. Premium WordPress themes can help you cut down on the time you spend honing beautiful websites. In other words, they’ll make you more productive in the long run. You just have to know which themes serve your purposes better. If you’re interested in evaluating your options, you’re in the right place. I’ve compiled a roundup of 15 promising themes that you need to hear about.

 

X Theme

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33 Interior Design & Decorating Agency Websites

by Jake Rocheleau

January 12, 2015 in Designer Showcase

Interior design agencies provide in-demand services just like digital design or marketing agencies. Business and residential clients often hire professionals to help them decorate and renovate rooms based on architecture and space constraints. Even though this type of work is physical, interior design agencies still need a digital online presence to attract new customers and offer a professional view of the company.

This gallery focuses on 33 brilliant examples of interior design & decorating agency website layouts. Some agencies are smaller with a team of 1-2 people while others can be much larger employing 10+ people. These websites are often very clean and provide great conceptual ideas for agencies of any variety.

KMID

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Tips for Powerful Photography in Web Design Mockups

by Jake Rocheleau

January 8, 2015 in Web Design

Arguably one of the most important stages of a website design is the mockup phase. Building upon a general wireframe is quite detailed because you need to think about composition and specific user interface elements. Including photographs in a website mockup is one way to encapsulate a specific tone or style of content. When done properly it looks outstanding; When done improperly it looks puerile and inefficacious.

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In this post I’d like to share a few tips for composing websites with the use of stunning photography. While the quality of a photo itself is exceptionally important you must also consider placement and direction. Photography in web design should add to the overall company image or add to some pieces of content on the page. Along with these tips browse through some related photography websites to get ideas for your own mockups.

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