Thinking of putting some web banners on your website to generate a bit of extra cash? Maybe you have more lofty ideas of making your sites pay for themselves purely from advertising revenue… You’ll need to know the standard banner dimensions then. Thankfully, the peeps over at SimplyGraphix have provided a handy demonstration of all
If you’re having a little trouble with a PHP script, then you might want to check out the PHP Help Forum. With over 2000 members, and forum sections for client-side code and tutorials as well; its worth a look, even if you decide not to register.
To many it will seem like an obvious resource. But obvious or not, its a useful tool that deserves to be listed here on ApperBase. If you’re unaware of this little text generator, you’ll find that you can generate almost any length of easily readable dummy script to insert into your design works. This is
Matthew Smith over at Digital Web Magazine runs through some excellent points on how forming your own repository of other people’s designs can – if analysed correctly – positively influence your own designs and teach you some valuable lessons. This is not about theft of ideas. In fact, he reinforces the idea of intellectual property
A really useful web application by Petr Stanicek that allows you to visually pick out color schemes for your web designs. It lacks the community features of Adobe’s Kuler app, but makes up for it with more options for downloading/exporting the themes, and no need to sign up to access a lot of the features.
Ever wondered where the best place is to put your field <label> tags? The peeps over at UXmatters have. Using a technique called Eyetracking, they tested the placement of labels in forms on the left with left alignment, on the left with right alignment, above the fields, and above the fields in bold. Its quite
Historically, finding something specific like doctype declarations on the W3C website was a chore. With many useful bits of information usually buried in extensive specification documents, finding the exact snippet you were after could be a time-consuming process. Thankfully, these days they’ve provided a single page with a wide selection of doctypes ready for copy-pasting.
Cotonti is a slowly-maturing open-source CMS for PHP + MySQL. Initially developed as a branch of another CMS (Seditio), Cotonti offers some additional features over its parent, including jQuery for user galleries and content tagging to help with organisation. It comes with a theme engine (for layout customisation), and is modular by way of plugins
This tutorial from Abduzeedo gives you the low-down on creating your own shiny calligraphic text in Photoshop. Very little knowledge of the application is required for this tutorial, as detailed step-by-step instructions guide you through the process. In addition, some of the layer effects and steps to this tutorial can be useful in other graphics