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Lussumo Vanilla 1.1.9Appearance of text in Photoshop vs Browser
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/407/Thu, 23 Mar 2006 11:21:08 +0000rasice The thing that bugs me(and makes it difficult to do such designs) is how anti aliased text looks on photoshop and then how it looks entirely different on the browser when its coded using the same font. For example fonts like Lucida Grande/Sans Unicode, look terrible on photoshop and great on the browser once coded (as we know).
I was wonder if theres something im doing wrong, or is there sort of setting that could fix this problem?
I am using CS2 on the windows platform
thanks in advance
EDIT: I do mean aliased text , anti aliased text obviously is totally different.]]>
fade in a div#1 onload, start fade in div#2 when div#1 fully visible
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3291/Sat, 13 Mar 2010 10:47:52 +0000mykstor To give my site entrance page some dramatic impact, I'm having my logo drop into place from the top of the window. I used a drop-in slide show script for this and altered it so it doesn't repeat after its first cycle through the jpg array.
I need help getting my slogan to fade from 0 to 100% opacity in a division just below this as soon as my logo has dropped in completely. At the same time an ENTER SITE button should also go from 0 to 100% opacity in a division below this, at screen center.
Thanks in advance for any help offered by any of you!
Mike Storer, a perfumer in Los Angeles. michaelstorer.com]]>
Zen Cart / Oscommerce customization suck big one!!!
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/1034/Fri, 25 Aug 2006 18:05:54 +0000dmitryseliv
Don't give me wrong it's great application as far as functionality and number of available modifications. It's just customizations is nightmare. There is some much stuff that doesn't make any sense in a template system implementation. I think somebody was on crack when they designed it. Oh eh I forgot they just copied this crap from Oscommerce. I think it took me at least a week to redo all the templates and remove bunch of stuff to make it looks and work correctly. Comparing to commercial one that I paid $299 for different client took me only a day to customize it. It worth of each penny I paid for it. It bugs free has documentation and support. Which is the main problem with both Zencart and Oscommerce zero documentation or support the only forum on which most the time you can get very limited amount of information.
Unless they completely redo the template system it’s in my black note not use stuff.]]>
Develop a professional shopping cart design
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3293/Fri, 19 Mar 2010 21:44:12 +0000Lonac
Credibility is the most important among the two, especially in case of online shopping businesses. The online store of your website is one of the vital parts of your online business. The store front of your website is your corporate identity, and hence should be highly professional as well as user-friendly. Shabby, cluttered or copied shopping cart formats will decrease the leads/sales. An e-commerce shopping cart design should have professional & clean looks. It should have user-friendly shopping cart applications. A good online shopping cart should be customer and owner friendly simultaneously. It should have methods to edit, store and update the pages. You should also be able to create invoices, edit orders and create new pages for your products. Cutting edge design is very important for a shopping cart. The design should be attractive, systematical, and easy to comprehend. The products should be placed in a methodical way. A great design and methodically placed content increases the credibility of your website. Before developing a shopping cart design, you can do a comprehensive research on the most sought after shopping cart designs. Try a web search using the keyword shopping cart design brisbane, to get articles written by Brisbane based designers.]]>
Using a Shopping Cart CMS without the Shopping Cart
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2380/Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:18:39 +0000lightasair I am working on setting up a cms for a retail business site that I have been hand coding. We are getting ready to double the size of the site, because rather than have just an index page listing all of the products in a given category, the client wants to have individual pages for each item they carry.
However, they do not want to sell the items online. I plan to use a cms when I redo the site, but I am wondering about how well shopping cart cms platforms (sunshop and squirrelcart are the two I am currently looking at) work if you do not want the shopping cart features to appear.
Any ideas? Maybe a different type of cms is in order?
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/767/Tue, 11 Jul 2006 09:08:15 +0000kmg Kevin]]>
50,000 Legal Forms with Landlord Tenant Forms
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3317/Mon, 17 May 2010 01:51:33 +0000Landlord Landlord Tenant Forms]]>
I need your eye
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3222/Sat, 19 Sep 2009 12:37:06 +0000firethrottle I'm in the process of starting a new music critique website and still in the design process at the moment.
I liked it at first. But the more I look at it, the more I hate it.
I think the colours are too light at the moment.
What do you guys reckon? Any suggestions on colours, spacing, layout, font, etc etc would be much appreciated.
Some of the sites I'm comparing it to are pitchfork.com and drownedinsound.com
[www.marie-fraschina.com] Need feedback
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/120/Wed, 04 Jan 2006 10:26:25 +0000codesign I'm on the way to release this web site www.marie-fraschina.com and need feedback on layout, design, usability...
Thanks in advance :) !]]>
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3237/Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:14:27 +0000sumi It would be great if you can give me your feedback on my work so far on http://www.alkhuddam.com/justmir/index.html. I'm planning to launch this site soon would be great if you can give your 2 mins and give me your feedback on over all.
Give me your opinion on this new site
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3229/Sat, 24 Oct 2009 10:06:35 +0000estevancarlos http://ademola.tv
There are some technical matters that I still need to deal with (footer, slowness possibly caused by Jquery drop shadow, etc). Ignoring that, are there any opinions on how effective this design is as performer's portfolio?
I tried to view examples of others but they were all awful. Actors don't tend to have nice websites.]]>
Is Multi-Channel solution more attractive then ecommerce?
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3210/Tue, 08 Sep 2009 02:32:38 +0000ramukumar In my engagement with RiteCart (www.ritecart.co.uk) multi channel and ecommerce solution Provider Company, I had learned to realize that my job of converting prospects into customers has been easier compared to what it was maybe a couple of years back. This realization was after; I looked back into the ratio of my approached prospect to the converted customer. Seasoned statistician may disagree with my conclusions and can weigh in lot of factors, which will make any logical conclusions blur. But since I am not a statistician, I am going to attribute this change in the conversion rate to the following attributes
• Ecommerce is a proven industry now • Economy had been booming • Ah-Uhh! I have been selling Multi-Channel solution (www.ritecart.co.uk)
1. Allows business to integrate its offline Point of Sale solution with its Online ecommerce solution 2. Allows business to have a single administration tool to control, manage, view its inventory (stock) level and the stock movement across different warehouses 3. Allows business to define products once and use it across different channels 4. Gives decision maker a complete picture of his entire organization. Allows generation of various reports and provides analytics to plan future sale 5. Reduces time spent on definition of products, stocks, warehouses and sale by having single administration tool across different channels 6. Allows business to add new channels like Ebay, Amazon and other market place solutions and provides a single administration tool to control and manage these channels 7. Reduces learning curve for the usage of the tool, as the same tool can be used for new channels as and when they are added in business 8. Increases productivity, efficiency of work and reduces time spent in administration and handling of the system
If you go through point 1- 8, you will see that, I haven’t even mentioned about how adding multiple channels to a business can bring an increase in your business revenue or sales. All the benefits described are on easier management of business, optimization of time spent, increase in productivity, better visibility of overall business, ability to add new channels and ability to manage your business better.
Whether you are small or large, most of you realize that you need to have an ability to add new channels and support your current multiple channels of business. In the past, people have used different tools and solutions to handle multiple channels, with Multi Channel solution like RiteCart multi channel and ecommerce solution (www.RiteCart.co.uk); you can handle all of your sales channels in one single solution.
Most of the business have one or more channels of business already and do realize that the agility that multi channel solution like RiteCart Multi channel solution provides, can go a long way to increase their bottom-line and make their business successful and competitive in the market.
Author, John Lollis, is US regional sales director for RiteCart ecommerce and Multi-Channel (www.RiteCart.co.uk) solution business.]]>
Dotted underlines and lines.
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3208/Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:23:13 +0000ianisthSay Ximo : 2dDepot
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3199/Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:21:38 +0000Nanimo
It had a news/about page that I can't for the life of me find again. It's just that I recently came across another site's design that somehow reminded me of this. I suspected that it was a clone, or just very similar.
I don't think I'd do anything about it, it's just to satisfy my own curiosity and to confirm my hunch.
This is the other site: ModernToilet (Toilet themed restaurants, yeah, I don't get it either)
In specific, these are the elements that make me think of 2dDepot: • General Colour scheme (I suppose that's not much to go on) • The speech bubbles under the "Visit our toilet" title on this page • The "launch site" button and the way that the "Start" has been designed on this page
Incidentally, the "toilet" site is not as nice and polished as I remembered the original being.
I'm sorry if this is not really related to CSS, but I guess it classes as "General Design" and professional ethics. What would you do if you suspected something? Often I come across quite a few sites that look similar and it's due to the fact that they're using templates, which I think is OK, it's being used as the creator intended.
I know we all receive inspiration from other sites and looking around, but how far can you take inspiration and homage before it crosses the line? How would you handle it if a client wanted a new site and just say "I want it like that other one you did with a few changes"?]]>
Looking for the best CSS editor
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/165/Sun, 15 Jan 2006 22:27:58 +0000Pilok I have been using my lovely wordpad and Dreamweaver for years to develop websites but for as I fell in love with css-based design, I have begun to use less and less functionalities of dreamweaver and I was wondering what you would recommend as an alternative software...
I have already found vu.com which seems to be very good but if someone has another suggestion, that would be cool.]]>
Is it preferreable to use tables for complex form layouts?
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3114/Mon, 06 Apr 2009 06:24:29 +0000imsam67 We're designing an ASP.NET web application and will have some complex forms. I really want this site to be as perfectly designed as possible so I want to maximize CSS usage. I'm working with an overseas company who's helping me with the CSS design. They just told me that when the form's layout gets complex, it's better to use tables. Here are a few examples of what I call complexity:
- I want two TextBox'es/Input for phone number, in other words, I want a separete box for area code. - There will be cases where there will be a DropDownList next to a TextBox or two. Depending on user's selection, we will display different options, etc.
My main goal was to handle all forms without using tables and use some very pretty CSS styling on forms. They're telling me that it gets very difficult to keep those input boxes, buttons, DropDownList's lined up nicely as the form layout becomes more complicated.
Is it advisable to use tables for forms if I want that level of layout complexity?
Anyone uses inDesign for web design?
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3131/Mon, 27 Apr 2009 01:51:11 +0000fransgaard But recently somebody asked me why we as digital designers do not use inDesign for layouts.
So was wondering if any web designers here have any experience with using inDesign for web design.
Do anybody have any good/bad experiences they can share?
Newbie Question - question on design
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3119/Mon, 13 Apr 2009 13:27:52 +0000jcraig713 Picture an etch-a-sketch in the background of the page. I want the content to display on the screen of the etch-a-sketch only; and depending on what navigational link is selected, the content display changes on the screen only. I was reading HTML dog and it stated in that tutorial that I should not use tables... I am not sure how to get going with this project so far as the content displaying only where I want it to. If you can, can someone give me some direction on how to start using the little css I have learned so far to get this project started? I would be appreciative of any help you can pass along.]]>
Design Tip: Don't Be 5,000 Miles From Your Server
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3102/Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:00:56 +0000alyssa_inmotion Do you know what happens after you hit the "Send" button in your email program or when you hit the "Upload" button on your FTP program? Most people take for granted what happens next and how the data gets to where it's going. Much like cars traveling on a highway, the data has to enter and exit a complicated and long system of networks. Logically, the shorter the distance the data has to travel, the faster the data gets to where its going and the less time you spend waiting.
One quick way to test potential speed and time saved is by using a ping test, the Internet's version of Sonar. A ping test simply sends and receives data packets from one location to another across a network. It then reports how long that round trip took.
For Full Article Please click here: [link removed] — Please, no affiliate links of any kind, and no self-promotion.]]>
Sorting brushes in Photoshop
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/3061/Tue, 03 Feb 2009 02:02:21 +0000Avean
Like putting every grunge brush into Grunge folder and so on. Because it seems Photoshop reads the entire Brushes folder including subfolders and lists every brush instead of listing the subfolders which would make it alot cleaner.
Any tips ?]]>
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2949/Thu, 18 Sep 2008 17:51:01 +0000oiadscient Right now I am designing my portfolio, but am having a hard time with the grid. I simply don't want to load up photoshop and begin making up placement for graphics without an organized structure in place. I figure to start simple and work my way up.]]>
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2939/Fri, 05 Sep 2008 19:19:28 +0000Alexander.Grim.x@gma Anyway, i was wondering if i could get some criticism for the FLASH version to a website that i'm getting ready to remodle (due to a company name change), and also on the new HTML version that i am in the process of brainstorming layout ideas for right now. I will provide a link for the FLASH version, and links to images of the HTML designs so far, and i would appreciate any helpful criticism.
The look i'm trying to go for is "dark" "modern" "cutting edge" "technology" "professional" "industrial" etc. I am aware that it is very difficult to have a "dark" theme that people will also regard as a "professional" image, but this is something that i am pretty firm on.
Here is the Flash version: http://Ionisis.com/flash
Here are the html images. http://Ionisis.com/images/Layout-1-1.jpg http://Ionisis.com/images/Layout-1-2.jpg http://Ionisis.com/images/Layout-1-3.jpg http://Ionisis.com/images/Layout-1-4.jpg http://Ionisis.com/images/Layout-2-1.jpg http://Ionisis.com/images/Layout-2-2.jpg http://Ionisis.com/images/Layout-2-3.jpg http://Ionisis.com/images/Layout-3-1.jpg]]>
Table designer looking for feedback
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2935/Sun, 31 Aug 2008 20:16:51 +0000jester2008 Thanks in advance
Best way to implement header, footer, fixed left sidenav, and fluid content
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2930/Tue, 26 Aug 2008 17:20:02 +0000ericm Also, what is the best approach to making sure the column heights expand to fill the full height?]]>
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2915/Sun, 10 Aug 2008 06:48:10 +0000tamara I'm think of a redesign of my site : http://www.tamarawobben.nl Im thinking of a layout of a book because it's a sort of diary.
But my problem is that i can make the book layout but i have no clue how to make a navigation that's looks good and people understand it.
Who has any idea's ?
What size do you design websites in?
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2881/Sat, 12 Jul 2008 15:33:27 +0000Spyrte Cheers!]]>
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2861/Sun, 29 Jun 2008 11:33:44 +0000anoopbal 1) Does the length of the page really matters in people choosig to read or not? My website is article based and I usually ad d a few pictures or images to each othem. But these images makes the pages seems too long.
So I don't know if should lower the font size, make other changes to keep the article short or it doesnt really matter?
2) Also I had a question about my backgorun. I have a slighly black background and slighlty white text. But I now get the feeling it could strain peoples eyes when they read articles.
Hope it is ok to post a link. If it is not, pls delete it.
This is recent article I wrote: http://www.exercisebiology.com/Nutrition/Beginner/How-do-you-know-if-you-are-healthy.html
Thanks a ton!]]>
How to choose an ecommerce product?
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2832/Fri, 13 Jun 2008 08:58:47 +0000ramukumar
Ecommerce (www.ritecart.co.uk) can be described as a commerce conducted electronically. It is the whole process of being able to make a sale of the product over the World Wide Web. Electronic commerce that is conducted between businesses is referred to as Business-to-business or B2B. B2B can be open to all interested parties (e.g. commodity exchange) or limited to specific, pre-qualified participants (private electronic market). Electronic commerce (www.ritecart.co.uk) is generally considered to be the sales aspect of e-business. It also consists of the exchange of data to facilitate the financing and payment aspects of the business transactions. How does one go about choosing an ecommerce product?
It is my observation that while selecting an ecommerce product (www.ritecart.co.uk) most of the customers seem to be asking themselves the following set of questions · How will it appear on the customer side? · Will it be an attractive website? · Will it display all of my products? · Can I use open source and do some developments specific to my requirement? These questions are valid and are important but these questions should be asked only after the selection of product is done. It is very important for business, which are for a long haul to really look for ROI (Return of Investment) from their ecommerce product (www.ritecart.co.uk). Before selection of any product, it is very useful to list down why you need a product or software, in this case ecommerce software? Some of the answers will be/can be · Increase presence in Online market and thereby have more sales · Introduce a new channel of business- Have a new online channel for selling goods · Establish Brand name, making future rollout of products/commodities easier · Simplify management of all sales and inventories · Increase productivity by integrating both Online and Offline model · Increase visibility of the entire business operations by integrating both online and offline models together · Be competitive, Just because a neighbor doing it!!! I like the last one, because that way, one doesn’t have to really think hard but to follow his neighbor!! Anyways, once one has his reasons chalked out, he would have also realized that this is a true line of business and needs much more investigation, investment and business initiative to make it a real success. Online business can be only successful as successful as the tool is (the ecommerce product). To draw a comparison, one may want to travel 80 miles in an hr and may be really trying hard but that ain’t be possible with a bullock cart or may be even with a horse wagon. One would atleast need a car to make that happen. Coming back to success, success of the ecommerce product (www.ritecart.co.uk) would lie on how the product fares with all of the following aspects. 1. Ease of configuration 2. Ability to Scale 3. Useful latest features 4. Available marketing tools with the product 5. Ability to analyze data (analytics, not only google analytics!!) 6. Reports 7. Integration (with other modules, Like epos with near realtime online/offline synchronization of data and other packaged application ) 8. Customer Service 9. Technical Support 10. Technical Implementation Aspects 11. Build vs Buy Please keep watching for my second post on the same topic, where I will expand on each of above selection criteria’s. If you happen to take your decision before my next post, consider RiteCart ecommerce product (www.ritecart.co.uk) software marketed by Palindrome Software Labs Pvt Ltd (www.palindromesoftware.com).]]>
Volunteers requested: Creativity Community (Project) [coders, graphic artists, writers, tech. adv]
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2819/Fri, 06 Jun 2008 18:52:07 +0000Thizke As the subject indicates: I'm looking for volunteers, a bucket full of.
[u][b]Qoud? What community?[/b][/u] I am giving birth to a community website that connects artists, photographers, web designers, ... In the launch phase, it will mainly be a webdesigners/graphic artists/programmers 'only community', but the head subjects will grow as the community, and demand, grows. The project will be a mix of dA, cpluv and artreview, but will - hopefully - be unique, although I'm quite sure that I'm not the first one to come which such an idea.
[b]Users[/b] can manage their own portfolio in which they can show their latest creations, get spotted by companies, be discovered, ... There are account-mode settings like "webdesigner", "photographer", "director" and all related fields. (multiple fields are allowed, of course.) Users can also create groups for their school (if it's a related institution/university) and / or company (if it's related to their skills). There are boards for them to discuss each others works, novelties, ... but they can also communicate profile-to-profile (Private Messages / Comments)]]>
Youtube like community
http://cssbeauty.com/skillshare/discussion/2434/Thu, 15 Nov 2007 08:46:37 +0000calvinc I just received a job description from a client. But since i dont have much experience I wanted to get some suggestion from you guys. The plan is to make a sort of youtube like community site. Ofcourse the scale of the site will be much smaller than youtube. It has to have basic functionalities like playing flash movie, letting registered user to post short movies in a period of time, becasuse it will be some sort of competition. To give a it a community feel we also want to let people to leave comments and rate the movies for statisctics
The question is . . does anyone know how feasible this kind of websites are? given the budget i think that i cannot get more than max 3 people to work on it. Are there any known opensource examples for youtube like community sites?