Articles tagged as ‘Web Development’

25 Excellent jQuery Slider Tutorials and Plugins

jQuery sliders and image galleries have continued to grow in popularity for use on homepages or on portfolio pages. Last year we published 25 jQuery Image Gallery/Slider Tutorials and Plugins, but a number of high-quality tutorials and plugins have been released since then, so it’s time for a follow-up post. Here you’ll find another 25 jQuery sliders (13 tutorials and 12 plugins) to help you in your own work.

jQuery Slider Tutorials:

A Beautiful Apple-Style Slideshow Gallery with CSS & jQuery

A Beautiful Apple-Style Slideshow Gallery with CSS & jQuery

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35 Adobe AIR Tutorials for Web Developers

Adobe AIR gives developers all kinds of possibilities to create applications. As Adobe’s websites says, “The Adobe® AIR® runtime lets developers use proven web technologies to build rich Internet applications that run outside the browser on multiple operating systems.”

In this post we’ll feature 35 tutorials that will help you to learn more about working with AIR. Some of them are at a beginner level that will introduce you to AIR, and others are more advanced and will teach specifics.

To find some examples of Adobe AIR apps see:

Introduction to Adobe AIR

Introduction to Adobe AIR

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Private Label Opportunities for Web Designers and Developers

Web designers have the opportunity to increase their income and to help brand their business by taking advantage of private label (or white label) options that are available. A private label means that you will be able to brand it as your own. For example, you can use a re-branded CMS that appears to clients as though it is your own system, rather than displaying the name and branding of the CMS.

In this post we’ll look at some of the leading private label options for web designers and agencies in a few different categories. We’ll look at content management systems, shopping cart/ecommerce systems, hosting, and email marketing.

Private Label Content Management Systems:

Most clients today want to be able to manage their content without paying a designer every time changes need to be made. There are a number of content management systems that offer private label options. A private label CMS could be a cornerstone for your business that includes residual income each month. Here are some of the leading options.

LightCMS
LightCMS is Element Fusion’s CMS that is created especially for designers. LightCMS aims to provide designers with a CMS that will provide clients with everything they need while not limiting the design, and also providing designers the opportunity to earn a residual income from monthly hosting fees.  There is no cost for designers to become resellers, and you can determine the prices that your customers pay. Earlier this year we published a tutorial for setting up your first site with LightCMS.

LightCMS

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14 Options for Managing Membership Websites

Membership websites have increased in popularity in recent years. They present an excellent income opportunity for the site owner and a great value (depending on the content) for users. If you have thought about setting up a membership site but weren’t sure where to get started, here is a look at 14 options that will allow you to get started with your own membership site.

AMember
AMember is probably the most popular choice for managing a membership site. It is ideally suited for sites that sell digital downloads. A built in two-tier affiliate program is included, as well as many other features including free installation, easy web-based administration, automated signups and expirations and more. The price of AMember is $179.95.

AMember

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Style Switchers Showcase and Resources

Style switchers can be used to give visitors more options according to their preferences, or they can be used simply to add something dynamic and interesting to the site. The potential uses are nearly limitless but some common approaches include using style switchers to give choices in terms of background images, color schemes, font sizes, and layout.

In this post we’ll look at a number of sites that are using style switchers and you’ll see screenshots to demonstrate how the site will appear with various options selected. At the end of the post there is also a resources section with tutorials and scripts that can help if you are interested in using a style switcher on your site.

Carreras con Futuro

Carreras con Futuro uses a hand-drawn background image with splatter effects. The style switcher changes the color of the splatters, and also changes the color of a few elements in the site’s content area, such as the background of “login.”

Carreras con Futuro

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25 Scripts for Dropdown Navigation Menus

Navigation menus are important to any website. Well designed navigation can improve the look and appearance of a site as well as the usability. For larger sites with a lot of content or pages, drop down menus are popular because the can make it easier to move through the site with less clicks. In this post we’ll feature 25 scripts for drop down menus that you can use on your own site.

jQuery Multi Level CSS Menu #1

jQuery Multi Level CSS Menu #1

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On Selling Premium Themes, Plus an Interview with Ben Harper of Templamatic

One of the current trends in web design over the past year or two has been an increase in sales of premium web templates and themes. As WordPress has exponentially grown as a popular CMS and blogging platform, premium themes have opened up new opportunities for both customers and developers. Earlier this year Smashing Magazine asked if premium WordPress themes are here to stay, and I believe the answer is “yes.”

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