Microsoft’s search engine division came roaring back to life this week with the release of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta. IE9 brings a whole host of innovations to the table, which finally brings IE to the adult’s table to sit with Firefox and Chrome. In some instances, actually, it shoves those other browsers right to the kiddie’s table.
So what does it do? Well for this post we are going to focus in on what the new update means for web designers. However, let’s do a general overview. First and foremost, the browser is thin. It doesn’t use that many resources, unlike IE iterations of the past. Even Firefox is becmoing quite the resource hog in recent years so this makes IE and Chrome the skinniest browsers of the lot. This is important for, well, just about everyone. Who wants a browser who is gonna muck up the entire waterworks? Nobody.
Lightbox, and all of it’s various clones, can work magic on your jQuery web design. But where do you even start? There is so much out there and, frankly, most of it is crap. Well, don’t fret. Webrulon has done the searching for you. We’ve scoured, scrubbed and rinsed(?) the Internet to find ten of the most promising Lightbox plugins and Lightbox clone plugins available for jQuery. Without further adieu, here they are:
The trusty login form. A necessary evil, right? Wrong. They need not be evil at all. There are ways to make the extra step your user base goes through to get to your content an enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing experience. The following list showcases creative and functional login form design. Some might surprise you and get you rethinking what that little box is for all over again:
Why be afraid of the dark? Sure, simple white/light backgrounds have been a mainstay of websites since Al Gore was tinkering on his Apple 2e, but dark designs can be surprisingly effective. If used correctly, it can really make your site stand out from the pack. However, knowing how to use dark backgrounds is not the easiest thing in the world. Here are 25 examples that work to help you get some idea when and how to not be afraid of the dark:
CSS Framework is a familiar term for designers, but what if you are new to the industry.
Wikipedia defines it as:
A CSS framework is a library that is meant to allow for easier, more standards-compliant styling of a webpage using the Cascading Style Sheets language. Just like programming and scripting language libraries, CSS frameworks package a number of ready-made options for designing and outlaying a webpage.
Not everyone can afford or have access to Adobe Dreamweaver. Here are 7 free CSS editors so you can manage with out Dreamweaver.
- A powerful CSS editor with a more expanded paid version
JustStyle CSS Editor
- Robust and Java based for multi-platform use
- Easy to use
ELEDO – Eledicss
- CSS2 web browser based as a PHP script