Building an Image Slideshow UI Switcher with jQuery

by Jake Rocheleau

March 31, 2013 in Tutorials

A lot of newer e-commerce websites and blog archives have started organizing listings in various formats. The interface will feature a set of icons to switch between different views, such as thumbnails or full details. It can be a pleasing design aesthetic for many typical webpages where you need to share a lot of content which can also be easily indexed.

For this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can build a slideshow UI switcher for a set of photos. Users have the ability to flip forward and backwards in the photos list, or choose a specific image from the thumbnail view. I believe this interface can work with almost any type of slideshow webpage layout. And if you are running a dynamic CMS then you could build a page template which includes dynamic images inside the unordered list element.

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The Fast and Easy Way of Creating Your Own Website

by iulian

March 24, 2013 in Resources

In today’s world, having access to information is a really big deal and part of that access is being able to express yourself through the Internet. Even though everyone is using social media sites for that, they don’t always cover the full pallet of expression needs. And then you realize that what you need to do is get your very own website to showcase your work, be it artwork, articles or just a good business idea.

But what do you do when you don’t have any knowledge about coding, and you don’t want to spend a fortune on a specialized web development company? The answer is simple – type in

Although not the only one of its kind, this on-line tool is great because of the really good options and functionalities it offers. Also, it can be used both by beginners in need of a simple, yet effective website, and by programmers with advanced skills who want new ideas of how to create a great looking website.

The first great feature that pops up when you start using the tool is the fact that you can choose to build the website using a template, start with an empty page or modify an existing website.

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Online Resources for Creating a Startup Marketing Plan

by Jake Rocheleau

March 22, 2013 in Resources

After brainstorming your brand new idea it is time to put this company into action. The tech industry loves to refer to these new innovative business ideas as “startups” when they are in a heavy growth phase. Marketing is a huge proponent to the success of any startup, regardless of the idea or market base.

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That is why I have put together just a few resources for efficient online marketing. You may be surprised at the power of companies to help with promotional tools. It is not easy to find your proper demographics in the large sea of our World Wide Web. It will very likely require time and effort looking through the alternatives. But I do hope my suggestions will provide a nice starting point for developers and founders alike.

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