Design Inspiration #69

Design Inspiration from Vine, WillCall, LayerVault, Converge SE and Dwolla! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. To submit to Design Inspiration, click the “submit” link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions for submitting your site or […]

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The importance of intent in building successful websites

One of the most important, yet under recognised emotions in designing and developing successful websites and web application is intent. Facilitating intent can mean the difference between a wildly successful, profitable website, and a website that can barely make a single conversion. Creating a website to target intent is about understanding your audience and what […]

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Why do you need to Salt and Hash passwords?

Storing user passwords is a critical component for any web application. When you store a user’s password, you must ensure that you have it secured in such a way that if your data is compromised, you don’t expose your user’s password. There have been many high profile cases of websites and web applications that have […]

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Design Inspiration #68

Design Inspiration from Electric Pulp, Imgix, Quaterly Co, Pixa and Buffalo! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. To submit to Design Inspiration, click the “submit” link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions for submitting your site […]

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My 4 secrets for creating a regular blog

Blogging seems to be one of those things that many people start, yet few manage to keep going. I think a lot of people have the desire to write about what they are passionate about and publish it online, but turning that passion into a regular form of content can be extremely difficult. When I […]

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Getting started with Sass

Sass (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) is a preprocessor extension language for CSS that makes it possible to use the power of preprocessing in your stylesheets. This means you can use all kinds of new and interesting techniques when writing CSS that will improve your workflow, reduce the amount of code you have to write and ensure […]

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Design Inspiration #67

Design Inspiration from Tinypass, BonsaiJS, Si digital, I Shot Him and Space Box! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. To submit to Design Inspiration, click the “submit” link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions for submitting […]

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The intersection of Content and Commerce

An interesting online business model that has surfaced over the last couple of years is the merging of content and commerce. Traditionally, content was strictly only supported by advertisements (with a clear dividing line between the two) and commerce only used content for marketing purposes. However recently, a number of interesting companies have started to […]

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What is PHP Composer?

If you have ever written anything in PHP before, you have probably found that it feels like you have to keep re-inventing the wheel anytime you want to do a common task such as User Authentication, Database Management or Request Routing. PHP now has a handful of mature frameworks that have already solved all of […]

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