links for 2009-05-27

  • After my previous posts about how to implement a news ticker with MooTools I received a lot of emails from my readers that asked to me to implement a similar feature with jQuery, including fade in and fade out effects, in the simpler possible way. So in this post I want to illustrate you how to implement a nice news ticker using jQuery and just ten lines of Javascript code. The result is something like this
  • In these days of the ever-increasing competitive world of the web, time is as valuable as money. To be noticed, and to stay at the top of the game, content writers must post a lot of content on a regular basis. To keep up with time constraints, WordPress plugin authors provide an array of useful plugins that will drastically reduce the time required to write, format, and post your content. In this article, you’ll find 10 excellent WordPress plugins intended to reduce and simplify tasks associated with blogging so that you can spend more time creating content, and less time with site administration.
  • CSS button styling can be tricky and sometimes tedious. If you are looking for a simple and effective way of creating dynamic CSS buttons with cross browser compatibility, these tutorials are for you. Below, you will find 22 CSS Button Styling Tutorials and Techniques.
  • FontJazz is a tiny typographic engine written in JavaScript, enabling webdesigners and developers to use any typeface on a website! FontJazz does not take the usual road, where an image is generated on the server-side, for every headline – an approach that is rather ineffective. Instead, FontJazz implements a simple type-rendering engine in JavaScript, which means that any headlines are rendered 100% client-side, without any kind of server-side dependencies or bandwidth overhead. Unlike traditional web-font solutions, FontJazz requires the user's browser to fetch only a single image and a tiny JavaScript file, and only once for any number of headlines!
  • Want to save some time? Of course you do! You are probably always looking for ways to do this faster and make that easier, it’s human nature! One of the best ways to save time is experience. The more experience you have, the more comfortable you are working, the more you have developed your own best methods, and with experience you know how to better avoid mistakes and disasters. So always stay hard at what you do and you will definitely save more than “just” time! However, regardless of your experience level, there are ways to speed up the common design tasks. You should find some of these not-so-well-known tips and strategies listed below very helpful for your workflow. And please feel free to suggest more ideas in the comments to this post!
  • The 960 Grid System is a way to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. The (or any CSS framework) was primarily developed for rapid prototyping, cutting down on repetitive and tedious tasks, but is also more than suited to be used for any web design project. It will give your site a structured and solid foundation for you to build and style your design upon. In this article, you’ll find tutorials, a showcase of sites designed using the, spin offs, basic WP themes built on the and possible alternative frameworks, if for some reason you don’t like the 960 grid system.
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