Author: Sven Lennartz
Co-Founder and former CEO of Smashing Magazine. Writer, web designer, freelancer and webworker. Sven is now writing Science Fiction novels and runs some private websites.
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The popularity of tabs, well-known from tabbed document interfaces (TDI), is rapidly growing, challenging the creativity of both developers and designers. The development of efficient and user-friendly interfaces is quite hard to deal with, and tabs can guarantee a quick access to information without need to open and close dozens of windows at the same time. Tabs-based interfaces allow multiple documents to be contained within a single window and tabs can be used to navigate between them. And exactly this idea is being used more frequently recently.
Let's take a look at some of the most interesting techniques we've found in the Web, searching for tab-based interface techniques.Read more...
Online converters always come in handy. Once you need to perform some operation with your files, they can save your time achieving the same results online, without installing some specific software. In fact, there are many online tools, which convert formats, files and code snippets for free. Some of them are quite specific tools aimed for developers, but some are common "all-rounders", which manage to convert almost every format to a more popular one. Using them, you can generate .pdf-documents out of images, images out of texts or RSS-feeds out of web-sites. You can also convert any audio- and video-files immediately - the results can be received via e-mail.
So what can you use? What should you use?
This overview of online-converters for users and developers might give you some useful starting points and improve your productivity.Read more...
With the growing popularity of CMS, Wikis and Weblogs, WYSIWIG-editors lose their users. However, many of those editors offer many advantages, such as Integration of SVN, FTP Clients, Developer's extensions and programming environments. Using them, you can save your time and increase your efficiency. Not every code has to be written in Notepad, not every problem has to be solved manually. Therefore some good starting points for improving your WYSIWYG-skills can be useful.
You might be willing to use at least some of them for your next projects. Particularly video-tutorials are amazing, don't forget to check them out.
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Recently we've selected 50 Remarkable Favicons you can inspire yourself from. This follow-up is supposed to give you some more ideas for fresh, inspiring and creative favicon design.
Favicons, mini graphics for a particular web-site, can be displayed in the browser's URL bar, next to the site's name in lists of bookmarks, and next to the page's title in a tabbed document interface. To be recognized immediately, favicons have to be visually appealing and fit to the design or logo of a given page.
Below you'll find over 45 more beautiful favicons, which can serve as a nice source for inspiration. You can click on favicons - they lead to the page, which uses the image as a page icon.Read more...
Google AdSense is probably one of the most popular revenue generators in the Web. We hear the stories about bloggers-genies, who manage to turn their blogs into cash machines overnight. However, it's not that simple to find the actual tips, which stick to Google policies, might increase your revenues and don't try to trick out the readers of your weblog.Read more...