Quintessential Web design tools

Web design is a creative venture. Though we focus on content, links and tags, website interface should have an appealing style that will make it more attractive to readers, and layout must also be created with functionality in mind. That being said, here are some key tools in creating functional and attractive websites: Imaging software (design and editing) Programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are quintessential tools for web designers. Nowadays, web layouts are created by combining these two programs. Illustrator is vector-based drawing tool while Photoshop is ideal for creation of design layers that include images as well as vector files. This can help in creating websites, banners and independent...

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5 Tips To Get Back Your Creativity

Freelance designers are often subjected to strict deadlines. In such times, the designers face multiple challenges like keeping up the creativity and also meet the deadline. Over a period of time, the designer feels short of ideas and might get bored with the routine designing. Here are some tips to get back your creativity.   Take a break There are times when you donít get ideas for a new design. It happens. Rather than scratching your head for hours, just take a break. It can help you refresh yourself and in turn find new ideas. Taking time out to meet your friends or watching television / movie for few hours might boost your creativity.   Donít shy away It is often noticed that when we...

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Web Application Development Process (How to develop a Web Application)

Developing a web application involves various stages and one needs to be sure about these in order to create a successful website. Lack of awareness or following a wrong procedure might create problems in hosting your web application. Here is a guide to the procedure involved in developing web application.   Project plan document Before you actually set out to get your web application developed, it is quite essential to have a detailed plan in place. This document should contain the complete details about the goal, objectives, purpose, future expansion plans and other related information based on which your web application will take its shape.   Research It is very necessary to make a...

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Shared Hosting vs Managed Hosting (Dedicated Servers)

When we talk about launching a website, there are many important aspects that need to be considered. If the website is intended for a small sized business and is more static in nature, a shared hosting is more suitable. However, when the website is intended for a large scale business and requires ecommerce kind of platform, a managed hosting is more preferred. Before we actually compare these 2 kinds of hosting, let us first understand their meanings.   Shared hosting Under this kind of hosting, your website will be hosted with various other websites. All these websites are hosted on a single large server and there are many advantages and disadvantages associated with this kind of hosting. This...

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PHP vs ASP.NET

Both PHP and ASP.NET are the most popular web application platforms known today with their reliability, flexibility and scalability. When we want to compare both these platforms, there are various aspects that need to be considered to choose the best among these two. Both the platforms have advantages as well as disadvantages to go with their name. There is not much to choose between both these platforms. While both have the characteristics of being used for feature rich and dynamic websites, the cost of development tools and usability differ a lot. While PHP has some advantages in certain areas, the ASP.NET enjoys upper hand in others.   Cost The major thing that separates the PHP with that of...

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Magento vs OScommerce vs Zen Cart

Magneto, OScommerce and Zen Cart, the three well known eCommerce applications that allow your users to have online shopping transactions have certain things in common while they differ in some aspects. In order to have a flexible and productive web store, you need to know the difference between these 3 platforms and choose the best among them. All the 3 platforms use open source code and therefore carry that little risk of getting hacked. Since the source code is available for download, the security is vulnerable. To add to this, none of these applications have built in tools and therefore require add-ons or plug-ins which again carries the risk of maximizing the security loophole. While the Magneto...

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