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Posts from May, 2010

Design & Build a Grid Based Web Design with CSS

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I’m currently working on a new WordPress theme called ♥grid, which lives up to its name with a clear grid based design. Follow this step by step walkthrough of the design and build process, right from the initial Photoshop concept, through to writing the HTML structure, styling up with CSS then adding clever functionality with the jQuery library.

Basic Web Page Background Techniques with CSS

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The good old background property is one of the core elements we can play around with in our web designs. Here’s an overview of the four most common approaches to styling your web page body, from the basic solid colour through to large detailed background images. If you’re just starting out in web design, you’ll find some basic CSS techniques for you to put into practice into your future projects.

Line25 Sites of the Week for May 21st 2010

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Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from The Visual Click, Sheep in Disguise, Project Fedena, Design Swap and Brian Hoff.

5 SEO Tactics That Make You Look Like a Douche

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SEO, or Search Engine Optimization is always of the highest importance for most businesses with a presence on the web, and rightly so; good search engine visibility and Google rankings are the backbone to success on the Internet. Sometimes however, people tend to go that step too far, either through bad advice from specialist SEO companies, or just by becoming so caught up with optimization that they neglect the core principles of web usability. Here’s five of my own SEO pet hates, that inhibit the general performance of your site more than they benefit your precious Google ranking.

Line25 Sites of the Week for May 14th 2010

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Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from Akay Akagunduz, Jai Pandya, Tony Geer, Tobias Bjerrome Ahlin and Veerle Pieters.