Strategies for Launching New Websites Quickly & Efficiently

by Jake Rocheleau

January 14, 2013 in Business/Freelance

Every web developer is looking to build their skillset up to holding a larger knowledgebase. The understanding of various backend languages can prove useful as you move into other areas involved with building websites. Even many frontend developers are getting into scripting languages for the benefits of user experience.

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In this article I want to discuss a few techniques for launching websites quickly. This is the process of wireframing a concept and quickly building the entire layout from start to finish. Getting this online can take days if you are waiting for the domain registrar. But following a planned method and schedule you can quickly put together amazing projects within very short bursts of time.

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38 Minimalist Layouts Utilizing Excellent Whitespace

by Jake Rocheleau

January 9, 2013 in Inspiration

The common use of whitespace in web design is an excellent indicator of minimalism. This isn’t to say that all websites using extra whitespace should follow a minimalistic design sense. But users often enjoy the freedom from clutter in your layout. And the difficulty for editing a layout to include whitespace is often very low.

This collection of 38 minimalist layouts is geared towards websites utilizing extra whitespace in a positive manner. There are definitely situations where you can overdo it by removing too much content, or appending wider margins than necessary. Ultimately the best look on your website will change depending on a number of factors. But check out this gallery below and see if you can brainstorm any useful ideas on whitespace design for your next project.

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WordPress Bootcamp: Doors Close at Midnight

by Brant Wilson

January 2, 2013 in Wordpress

Registration for LearnWebDevelopment.com’s WordPress Bootcamp is ending
soon.

The doors close at midnight on January 4, 2013 so they can give each
student live instruction and dedicated 1-on-1 support.

To join this group and learn exactly how to use WordPress to make
feature-rich websites faster than ever before, grab your seat today.

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Creating Semantic 2-Column and 3-Column CSS Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

December 27, 2012 in Tutorials

Website layouts are not the most difficult part of coding a typical design. But unfortunately there are still not many standards set in stone for creating multiple column-based layouts. These are often put together through various CSS methods, but the most supported designs are using fluid width containers.

In this tutorial I want to look over a series of different CSS column layouts. We can see how to build websites using floats and direct positioning. Most common websites will utilize 2 or 3 columns at most, so that is what we’ll be focusing on. Along with these ideas you should feel comfortable trying out other CSS codes. There are new standards being written so frequently it can be difficult to gauge the best possible solution.

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