Microsoft and Apple computers are no doubt the web designers choice when it comes to creating websites. Adobe software has become the niche and the creative professionals favourite for many years. Linux on the other hand has improved considerably over the past few years and now it is possible to create beautiful websites with the plethora of tools available. Here are a few of those tools to get your creative juices flowing.
Everybody needs a little inspiration at some point in their lives. Have you ever visited a friend’s house, admired the decor, then go home and make changes to your own home or have you longed for a living room like one in a brochure. Here are a list of websites to get your inspiration from. Enjoy!
Back in January I renewed my mobile contract and got a HTC Desire HD smartphone with the android operating system. I love everything about it apart from the slightly poor battery life which is probably not helped with my Wifi being constantly on but hey I spend all my spare time on my computer so I can quickly charge it up. I do like Apple products but there is one thing that Android does better.
I must admit trying Linux again, after a unsuccessful attempt in 2007, has been a decision well made. I currently run Mint 11 on one computer and Ubuntu 11.04 on another. My 8 yr old daughter can even navigate the unity desktop in a breeze, it’s as if she has been using it for years! I am not so keen on unity myself as I like the classic desktop. Anyhow enough of my ramblings, here are some more useful Linux resources for your perusal.
Being a big fan of jQuery I have put together a selection of jQuery tutorials. Tutorials that range from simple tooltips to navigation menus and image galleries. Do you have any favourite tutorials or do you reach straight for the plugins? Please feel free to comment.
Here is a simple little snippet that uses jQuery to enable or disable text input boxes in forms using a checkbox. When disabling the text boxes it prompts you to confirm it so that you don’t accidentally delete your data. This might be useful for forms elements that need to be enabled or disabled when a certain checkbox is checked like in a options page. The code itself is quite self explanatory but please feel free to ask if you are having any problems. This script has now been included in wow playground with new and updated features.
jQuery is one of the most used frameworks there is and it is renowned for being simple, flexible and easy to learn. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of plugins to choose from. Here are a few plugins that I have previously used or would definitely use in the future. I hope you enjoy them!
Having updated my theme to make use of the WordPress navigation menus I decided I wanted to have a indicator to display that there is a drop down menu. This can be done many ways with plugins etc but I wanted to do it without the need of a plugin. So I had a think and came up with this idea which requires very little knowledge to carry out.