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  • Lessons on Reducing Your Web App’s Bounce Rate by 75 Percent

    Lessons on Reducing Your Web App’s Bounce Rate by 75 Percent

    Editor's note: Product tours are immensely helpful for user retention and minimizing bounce rates - often improving sales conversions 20-100% - but they can also be frustrating and eat up valuable time. Evan Chen is a software developer who experienced this problem and did something about it, developing a terrific app for taking the pain out of creating and managing product tours. In this post he shares...

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  • Create an Impressive Content Editing System with jQuery and PHP

    Create an Impressive Content Editing System with jQuery and PHP

    [caption id="attachment_8064" align="alignnone" width="200"] https://claytonjohnson.com[/caption] It's been a while since we had a good development tutorial, so let's reawaken the tradition again and have some coding fun today! I'm going to show you how to use jQuery and PHP to build a content editing system that will allow you or your client to easily edit .html pages visually. If this sounds like so...

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  • WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 4 – A Real Life Excercise

    WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 4 – A Real Life Excercise

    In the first three parts of this series you learned theory - how the Wordpress plugin API works and how to use it. If you're like me, however, you've been longing for a real life application - thinking, "That looks great, but how do I make the jump to using it in real life?" Today, that's exactly what you're going to get. We're going to delve in deep and tackle a real-life plugin (called WisdomDistilled)...

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  • WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 2 – Pages,Widgets & Options

    WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 2 – Pages,Widgets & Options

    Yesterday we looked at the basics of plugin building - and found out how to define a plugin, use action/filter hooks, and add scripts. Today, you'll  learn how to add custom widgets, create a plugin options page, and learn how Wordpress's option-saving mechanism works. Come check it out, and learn some more about how to build your own Wordpress plugin! (more…)

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  • 40 Black and White Minimalistic WordPress Themes

    40 Black and White Minimalistic WordPress Themes

    As Kayla mentioned earlier: "Minimalistic design is here to stay!", and indeed it is. Below is a fine collection of 40 black & white minimal WordPress themes, most of which are 100% free for download! (more…)

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  • 10 Killer Firefox Add-ons For Web Designers and Developers

    10 Killer Firefox Add-ons For Web Designers and Developers

    I hope it doesn't come as a big surprise that Mozilla Firefox is easily the most desirable browser for web designers and developers, but if it does, you're in for a quite a treat! So why does Firefox have a firm grip on all of the internet geeks out there? The answer is quite simple – add-ons. Downloadable add-ons can make your design and/or developing experience much more efficient and fun, and wh...

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  • 30 jQuery Tutorials for Complete Beginners

    30 jQuery Tutorials for Complete Beginners

    jQuery (a friendly JavaScript library) seems to be substatially popular among programmers, and even non-programmers. It's capability to add more visual appeal and dynamic solutions to websites makes it ideal for all webmasters. I haven't been able to continue the jQuery tutorials on Webitect at a pace I originally would've liked to, so I'm going to share 30 jQuery tutorials that are easy to follow, and mo...

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  • How did you become interested in becoming a webmaster, designer, or developer?

    How did you become interested in becoming a webmaster, designer, or developer?

    Share your experience on how you got into creating websites, no matter what kind of webmaster you are. Was it something you stumbled upon, or were you assigned into a job? What was your first website like, and what did you learn from it? Did it lead you to go on to better things? What do you do now-- code, design, blog? This is a post for discussion. Use the commenting section to tell your story, and incl...

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  • An Excellent Series of PHP Tutorials

    An Excellent Series of PHP Tutorials

    I recently discovered this set of PHP tutorials, and was so impressed I thought I'd share them with my own readers. I've been studying PHP on my own for years, so most of this was pretty familiar to me. However, these tutorials are so detailed and well-made that I still learned new things at the beginner level. Unfortunately, he's going to only make 15 screencasts for this set, and plans to end the entire...

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  • jQuery Tutorial: Part III: Parameters

    jQuery Tutorial: Part III: Parameters

    In this tutorial we will be updating the cascading menu we created in jQuery Tutorial: Part II: Cascading Menu. We'll be adding some CSS to make it look a bit nicer, so hopefully I'll catch some more interest of the designers! I'll also be adding some neat effects that make the tutorial look more like Flash, with the use of parameters. This introduction to parameters will be both helpful with our cascadin...

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