Web Design in 2010-2011 – Analysis

As we’re coming to the middle of this year, everyone is trying to analyze the recent trends in web designing and web development. However, in this article, we’ll see what web designers and developers are trying to utilize with the new features to create impressive designs. We will also try to look into the factors that are driving this change.

21 Best jQuery Image Gallery / Photo Slideshow

Images are the best option to add life in a website. But plain simple images are now outdated. Splashy, layouts for images are the current hot trends in web designs. Until now this type of image transitions were only available in Flash, but with the help of jQuery now we can actually create some stunning effects, very much flash-like. jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. So here, I am going to provide the best jQuery Image Gallery Plugins that will help you to … Continue Reading…

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WordPress Caching: What’s the best Caching Plugin?

Your WordPress blog getting sluggish? Caching is a great technique for speeding up your blog and the WordPress community has a lot of caching plugins to choose from. Lets review each one and find out which caching solution will work best for your WordPress blog. Newer versions of these plugins may be available. These benchmarks may not accurately reflect the current version of any of the plugins listed below. From this post, you should take away some important abilities of these plugins, but attempt to do some testing of your own. Quick Nav: What Is Caching? Benchmarking? WordPress Caching Plugins … Continue Reading…

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Magento for Developers: Part 4 – Magento Layouts, Blocks and Templatese

Developers new to Magento are often confused by the Layout and View system. This article will take a look at Magento’s Layout/Block approach, and show you how it fits into Magento MVC worldview. Unlike many popular MVC systems, Magento’s Action Controller does not pass a data object to the view or set properties on the view object. Instead, the View component directly references system models to get the information it needs for display. One consequence of this design decision is that the View has been separated into Blocks and Templates. Blocks are PHP objects, Templates are “raw” PHP files (with … Continue Reading…

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Magento for Developers: Part 3 – Magento Controller Dispatch

The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture traces its origins back to the Smalltalk Programming language and Xerox Parc. Since then, there have been many systems that describe their architecture as MVC. Each system is slightly different, but all have the goal of separating data access, business logic, and user-interface code from one another. The architecture of most PHP MVC frameworks will looks something like this. A URL is intercepted by a single PHP file (usually called a Front Controller). This PHP file will examine the URL, and derive a Controller name and an Action name (a process that’s often called routing). The … Continue Reading…

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Magento for Developers: Part 2 – The Magento Config

The config is the beating heart of the Magento System. It describes, in whole, almost any module, model, class, template, etc. than you’ll need to access. It’s a level of abstraction that most PHP developers aren’t used to working with, and while it adds development time in the form of confusion and head scratching, it also allows you an unprecedented amount of flexibility as far as overriding default system behaviors go. To start with, we’re going to create a Magento module that will let us view the system config in our web browser. Follow along by copying and pasting the … Continue Reading…

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Magento for Developers: Part 1 – Introduction to Magento

What is Magento? It’s the most powerful online eCommerce platform in the universe and is changing the face of eCommerce forever. Of course, you already know that. What you may not realize is Magento’s also an object-oriented PHP Framework that can be used to develop modern, dynamic web applications that tap into Magento’s powerful eCommerce features. This is the first in a series of articles in which wee’re going to go on a whirlwind tour of Magento’s programming framework features. Don’t worry if you don’t follow everything immediately. As you study the system more everything in this article will start … Continue Reading…

Web Design – Joomla Versus WordPress

Both Joomla and WordPress have become established tools in Web Design and development. Web Designers have been quick to adopt open source software such as Joomla and WordPress. Both Joomla and WordPress have advantages and disadvantages. This article provides an insight.

JQuery – An Advanced and Competent Web Development Application

jQuery is an efficient framework that squeezes lines of chaotic JavaScript into well-designed, concise code and completely transforms the way animations are performed, add Ajax interactivity, and incorporate rich UI components into your website. This JavaScript framework shows commitment towards strength of design and conceptual modeling required for serious web development applications. jQuery makes it smoothly possible for a web developer to efficiently find and operate HTML elements with minimum lines of codes. Although, it may not be a first choice for 3-D and vector based graphics, the adaptability of jQuery makes it much better alternative to Flash and hence, … Continue Reading…