Browser Wars! The Browser Market Shares moving into 2011

14 April, 2011

A fierce war has ensued over the last year between competing web browsers, each trying to dominate one another, in struggles to attain a bigger piece of the pie within the browser share market. Darryl takes and in depth look into the market share shift in browser market.

Simple jQuery Filtering using Quicksand

11 April, 2011

The second part of Stewart's Simple jQuery Filtering Using jQuery article. This time Stewart uses the Quicksand jQuery plugin and a bit of HTML5 spice up the transitions.

Design Inspiration #1

28 March, 2011

The Design Inspiration roundup series is an infrequent list of the sites that have caught my eye over the last week or so. These have been picked for their aesthetic and technical brilliance.

How to become a Freelance Copywriter

18 March, 2011

Copywriting is great work. It can be fun and creative. It can pay very well. It can also be a mind-numbing slog on occasion. That’s ok though, because as a freelancer you’ll soon find yourself moving on to something else. So how you can you become a freelance copywriter?

Time Saving Database Functions

10 March, 2011

We've all been there, making an awesome form nicely laid out on the page and arranged pixel perfect to fit all the fields required; name, address, email, telephone etc. everything is going great until you come to the PHP. Mike creates and demonstrates a simple set of time saving short hand database functions.

An Introduction to Wireframing

3 March, 2011

Whether you're just getting started in web design or you're a seasoned pro, the concept of wireframing must either be something you're familiar with or been hearing a lot about recently. Nik takes a brief look at what wireframing is and how you and your clients can benefit from encorporating a wireframing stage into your workflow.

Simple Data Filtering Using jQuery

23 February, 2011

A simple tutorial using HTML, CSS and jQuery outlining a quick and easy way to manipulate and filter data without the need for unnecessary database calls and page refreshes.

10 Must-Have Firefox Add-ons for Web Developers

18 February, 2011

See below for a highly recommended list of tools which will enable you to test, develop, mock, visualise and troubleshoot your website projects in Mozilla Firefox.

How to Set Up PayPal Integration with PHP & MySQL

14 February, 2011

PayPal is the most popular payment service on the whole of the web. Understanding how to integrate your website with PayPal's Instant Payment Notification Service (IPN) is crucial if you aim to process payments through your website. This guide will show you how to do that.

Five Ways Not to Write Fun Microcopy

11 February, 2011

As copywriters, we’re constantly challenged to differentiate from the competition and create a distinct brand voice or personality. This now extends to website microcopy – after all, we should take every opportunity available to promote our brand and charm our customers. Shouldn’t we?

Google Products SEO & Optimisation

9 February, 2011

Google Product Search (formerly Froogle) was released in the UK in October 2004. If you're selling online and are unaware of Google Product Search then you're missing a trick. It is a free service aimed at those who are selling products and services online and appears in the main search engine listings when Google believes you're searching for a product.