We have been testing a new way to submit your site to Design Shack recently, and it has been very well received. Express submission guarantees a 24 hour review of your website, and we will provide a personal response via email. The price was $10, and is now only $7. If you’re looking for a way to have your website reviewed quickly then this is it!
Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on the new service, we always appreciate feedback.April 24th, 2008 Posted in Articles, Design Shack
You’ve probably heard about Ruby on Rails by now, but it might not be something you have ever really got to grips with. A List Apart have published two great articles as an introduction to Ruby On Rails:
They look like an easy way to get started, aiming to to demystify Ruby on Rails and convince you that you can make the leap.April 22nd, 2008 Posted in Articles, Software
A common problem I encounter when designing a site in a team is the lack of a tool to easily allow us to collaborate and co-ordinate our work. There are several tools available to manage workflow and tasks, but few to actually help with the problem of overwriting someone else’s code.
Springloops is a unique source code management tool focused on web development teams. It allows you to code in parallel and share your code safely concentrated on results, not on lost changes or overwritten files. You get rapid collaboration in protected space.
In addition, using innovative deployment features, you can get rid of uploading files via ftp and overwriting others files on the server. It only takes one click to update several servers (both staging and production) in seconds. It can be a real problem solver – take a look at see if it’s for you.April 18th, 2008 Posted in Articles, Software
In celebration of a new hosting package, designed specifically to support the Magento eCommerce application, NuBlue are offering a 25% discount for all Design Shack readers. Simply use the discount code ‘sh4ck’ when signing up for an account. NuBlue are one of very few UK hosts that are currently supporting this application and this discount is a great way to get started using Magneto.April 9th, 2008 Posted in Competitions
To celebrate the arrival of Spring, Slice ‘n Dice are giving away a free project and a Gooey Carbon Bundle from GooeyTemplates.com. It looks like a great contest, something to make your spring coding a little easier!
The project up for grabs is a one page XHTML design with a three day turn-around – a value of $249. All designs are cross browser tested, with fully commented code.March 26th, 2008 Posted in Competitions
Creating navigation with CSS is one of the most crucial elements of website design. Get the navigation right, and people will feel welcomed and at home. Get it wrong, and it can spell trouble for your website. This is a great collection of 10 CSS navigation examples and tutorials to get you in the creative mood.
Open the safari preferences window, click on the ‘advanced’ option and then select the box entitled ‘Show develop menu in menu bar’. Straight forward! The result is a new field in the top menu which looks like the following:March 19th, 2008 Posted in Articles, Software
A sure sign of a rock solid, well coded CSS layout is that it displays consistently across browsers and platforms. A look at recent global browser stats shows that, while Internet Explorer continues to be the most popular web browser in general use, its user base is fairly evenly split between versions 6 and 7.
And although other browsers such as Firefox, Opera and Safari have a relatively small share of the browser market, it would be unwise for any web designer or developer to ignore them when testing their work.March 7th, 2008 Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Software