Sunday, 24 May 2015

The Best Examples of Fast and Clean Web Design

Content is king on the web, but unless the website is cleanly designed, no one will be able to make use of the information there. What the following websites share in common is a quick and clean layout that’s easy on the eyes and easier to navigate, so of you’re going to create a website, these are the acts to follow.

Mashable

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Mashable provides a wide range of content ranging from news, human interest stories, technology and more. Fortunately they’re easy to find as the latest updates are on the homepage, plus there are several social buttons that make sharing quick and convenient.

Made by Hand

One of the most frustrating things about some websites is they’re designed for just the desktop, so when you view the content on mobile it’s all messed up. That’s not the case with Made by Hand, a video and photography site, whose mobile version is as practical and stylish as the desktop edition.

Twitter Bootstrap

All you need to do is visit the site to see how clear and clean the layout is. Right in the center you can click and download the app, and scrolling down will give you information about the product, all in bite sized chunks so it’s easy to digest.boostrap website

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe is one of the earliest newspaper websites ever built, but through the years it has shown a great ability to innovate and move with the times. In terms of navigation and responsiveness, the Boston Globe is one of the best around.

MRY

This tech agency makes full use of the latest animation, parallax scrolling techniques and vivid colors, but they’re able to make it work without coming across as being too loud. The mobile version of the site is just as attractive and practical to use, and the handy scroll button gives you quick access to their case studies.

Memory Tree

Memory Tree Productions Toronto has established a reputation for quality video production, and their website demonstrates this capability. When you visit the homepage, you will see quick links to their portfolio and essential services, and there are one-click links to their videos, which are impressive to say the least.

Valspar’s The Paint Drop

Last but not the least is Valspar’s The Paint Drop. Given the company profile, it’s hardly a surprise they know how to use colors, and the subdued hues on the site are easy on the eyes. Scrolling is smooth and content is arranged neatly so you can quickly find what you’re looking for.

 

 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The Best Online Resources for a Beginning to Learn PHP

If you want to learn PHP and looked up “PHP resources” on Google, you might get overwhelmed by the number of results available. However, there’s no need to get confused because we have prepared a list of the best sources for beginners like you, so you can get started right away.

PHP.net

The first place you should go to is the official website of PHP, as this is where you’ll find all the latest information, tutorials, updates, and basically everything you need to get started. The website tutorial does a good job in explaining the basics and once you’re done that you can check the official user manual as all the vital information is there. While there are a lot of great PHP sites, you cannot bypass this one, because if there’s something new about PHP, it shows up here first.

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W3 Schools

W3 Schools provides tutorials for just about every scripting language, and its section on PHP is very detailed. Here you will learn about syntax, loop statements, selection, arrays, strings, and more. After you have mastered the basics, W3 School will explain how you can use sessions, handle cookies and perform advanced scripting using PHP. The lessons in this site are very comprehensive and well suited for beginners, but there’s something here for advanced users too.

Learn PHP Online

Learn PHP Online also provides several tutorials that should help beginners learn the basic concepts, and you’ll also discover how to do simple functions like finding odd or even numbers, understand the difference between print and echo and even prevent SQL attacks.

Php Buddy

Last but not the least in our list is PHP Buddy, which comes with plenty of articles covering everything from encrypting to protecting your code to understanding advanced concepts. While there are a lot of tutorials and information on the site, they’re well arranged and should pose no problems if you want to try them out.