10 Sites That Make Creating Websites Easier

When I started dabbling in web design a few years back I quickly found a list of websites that I…

When I started dabbling in web design a few years back I quickly found a list of websites that I bookmarked to reference over and over again. To this day I still frequent these sites and of course have added a few new sites to that list. In this post I am going to share my personal favorite 10 web design and development related sites that I couldn’t live without. Well I am sure that I would COULD live without them, but most definitely wouldn’t WANT to.

Horizontal Navigation Bar Using CSS Sprites

A simple way to create a navigation bar for your website is by using unordered list. Using CSS it…

A simple way to create a navigation bar for your website is by using unordered list. Using CSS it is pretty easy to add some nice effects to your lists to make them less boring and more user friendly. However using a few other CSS tricks, and some out of the box thinking, you can really set your navigation apart from the rest. In my last tutorial I created a Vista inspired navigation bar in photoshop. In this tutorial I will show you how to code the end result of that image into a slick looking horizontal navigation bar using CSS Sprites and HTML.

Vista Style Navigation Bar In Photoshop

One of the easiest ways to dress up your web site is with a clean professional looking navigation bar. …

Vista Style Navigation Bar
One of the easiest ways to dress up your web site is with a clean professional looking navigation bar. In this post I will show how to use a few simple photoshop tricks to make a Windows Vista inspired navigation bar for your web site. Being that I typically work on a laptop and have limited work space on my screen I will also include many of the keyboard shortcuts that I use when working in photoshop.

TweetDeck Makes Social Networking Simpler

Are you crazy about updating Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, but tired of having to log into each one seperately?? …

TweetDeck
Are you crazy about updating Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, but tired of having to log into each one seperately?? BEHOLD TweetDeck! For a few months now I have been using TweetDeck and have been incredibly happy with it. Today I updated to the newest release (v0.30.0) and the updates that have been added make this my favorite new social media toy to play with.

Custom Theme For Basement Cake

A few months back I rolled out a brand new custom made wordpress theme for Basement Cake Studios. The…

Basement Cake Studios

A few months back I rolled out a brand new custom made wordpress theme for Basement Cake Studios. The site uses a logo that I created and a navigation box collage on the home page that I created using CSS to create disjointed rollovers. The link images correspond to the header of image of the respective pages that they link to. When I meet with the blog owner he explained that he wanted something that was similar

A New Look For Trade Mark

One of the first sites that I ever built was for Trade Mark Consulting & Contracting, which is also the…

Trade Mark Drafting

One of the first sites that I ever built was for Trade Mark Consulting & Contracting, which is also the company that I am currently employed with. I was excited to work together with Jason again to bring a new face to our company website. This new look is in an effort to match the newest round of banner ads that I put together for our internet advertising campaign.

My Own Worst Enemy

So, I really want to use my newly formed blog as a place not only to ramble on senselessly about…

So, I really want to use my newly formed blog as a place not only to ramble on senselessly about things but I also want to use it as a place to showcase some of the things that I am learning about web design and digital media as a whole. That being said I think it is only right to design and create my overall theme myself. There is only one problem that I am finding in that…turns out I don’t really like most of the design ideas that I come up with. Up to this point, anything that I have done for other people always seems to make them happy, which makes me happy. However, now that am the one trying to figure how I want things to look AND figure out how to make it possible, I am having a much harder time of it.