Web Standards

The web standards are set by the W3C technologies, used to create and interpret web-based content, so that these documents are always available and accessible to everyone.They are a set of technologies to provide greater benefits to users, ensuring the validity of any document published on the Web.

What are its advantages?

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A standards-based web site will show a visual consistency. Through the use of XHTML for content and CSS for appearance, you can quickly transform a site, no matter it is a web page or thousands, making changes in one place.The documents apparently content separate use less code also CSS can achieve effects that previously required the use of Javascript and images, so standards-based sites use less bandwidth and is faster to users, improving dramatically the experience of these.The valid XHTML based documents are most relevant to the search engines, with more information and less code, so a site based on web standards will have a better position.Similarly, the position in directories, edited by humans, it will benefit the site will be more usable.

A standards-based web site is easier to maintain and update, the code is simpler, thus eliminating the dependence on a single developer.

A standards-based web site is more accessible, allowing people with disabilities to use their content.

Conclusions

The use of Web standards and the separation of structure and presentation offers multiple benefits for today and tomorrow.

Today: Access to a wider audience, lower production cost and meet accessibility requirements.

Tomorrow: Reduce maintenance costs and dependence on a software product, flexibility to changes in presentation and an open door to the use of technologies such as XML.

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Interesting Articles

1. Personality in Design

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A person who never made a mistake never try something new. Being creative is optimistic when he sees a glass of water half empty, prefers to think of it is half full. Instead, the point of view, negative considers the glass half empty. Imagination plays a big role in how we see things. Optimistic people focus on what is good to develop it into something positive. What we call luck is, generally become aware at an opportunity or a new meaning in a situation with an attitude that favors action to achieve “goals. ‘

The personality of the designer should be very open, very flexible … mainly because you need empathy, extroversion as discussed, convinces, experienced and motivated with our ideas or the ideas of a team. We give life to a creative mind to tell stories with spaces, messages with words … The designer must fit in with the personality of the client, with other designers and of course with the personality of the project, so you should empathize and connect with many factors (technical and conceptual).

http://alistapart.com/article/personality-in-design

 

2.The Web Aesthetic

When I surf the internet for fun just never ceases to amaze me that the professional beauty has lived so long on the sidelines of this powerful tool.
hotwired-1995I find no explanation as to why the media, advertisers, distributors or professionals have taken so long to use it to report, do business and boost the sector. Maybe it was the fear of the unknown, lack of confidence in being really useful, to think that the beauticians do not use the computer, the fear that sell online modify the geographic distribution rules defined areas … And as I believe all market players without exception have long had many fears, this has made us go retarded with respect to the use of Internet as a communication and sales tool that has revolutionized the world. Fortunately, our industry is already on-line and I guess it will go further, since the economic crisis has broken the mold of traditional sales has led to the search for new ideas and new ways to sell and communicate, and are already appearing in our industry interesting electronic initiatives will undoubtedly represents a major advance in our market.

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We’ve seen everyone from a brand, a media specialist or a beauty can have Blog, Facebook, Twitter or post videos on YouTube or photos on Flickr. For now, we already have in the sector electronic versions of certain magazines such as this, in which I have the pleasure to express my opinions, (small nod to my editor who treats me very well) and specialized portals, bulletin boards sector classifieds, directories, product exhibition, etc.. They have affordable advertising formulas like banners, buttons, and e-mailings. Also send regular electronic newsletters to users.

Right now more and more interesting, dynamic and useful. On the other hand, brands are relying more on advertise through them because they find that establish interesting contacts with professional beauty “electronic”.

http://alistapart.com/article/the-web-aesthetic

 

55+ Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

1. How to add Facebook comments in WordPress

The admin bar is a new feature added since WordPress 3.1. This bar by default appears at the top of the browser and displays links to quickly enter to edit an article, create a new one, enter the admin panel, etc..

If you want to show this bar at the bottom of the browser, so you just paste the following code in the functions.php file of your theme.

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2.Remove Admin Bar

If what you want is for any reason not to show the admin bar, you just have to place the following code in the functions.php file:

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3.Allow more HTML tags in your HTML editor for WordPress

WordPress HTML editor does not allow HTML tags that are not XHTML 1.0. This code causes the editor to accept more labels, so you just stick it in the functions.php file:

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4.Make your article look better when shared to Facebook

This code is used when a user share your article in Facebook, look your best, with related image or default image, link to website author, title, description, etc..

You just have to place the following code in your theme header.php file before the <? Php wp_head ();?>:

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5. Disable changing theme

When you create a WordPress site for a client, maybe you should make sure that it can not change the theme of the blog. For this you just have to paste the following code in the functions.php file:

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Tends in Web Design

1. Responsive Design

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It should be no surprise that responsive web design is here to stay, so why predict as a trend in 2013? Simple: the design methodology is changing and settling response. For example, early 2012 brought sensitive design idea breakpoints per device. When new devices hit the market, such as the mini iPad, this idea was challenged, leaving us with the idea that the breakpoints should be made when designing crumbles instead.

2. More Typography

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Web designers and developers are always focusing on the weight of things such as images and JavaScript when they begin to build their websites. In the last couple of years have seen the first steps in the fabric in a very long time, this combination will inevitably lead the greatest use of typography as the central element in the design of the website. While there are things like @ font-face to bind server sources, some of which are heavily weighted – the weight of the sources used for web site design are often lighter than their counterparts image and scripting .

3. Good Bye Flash

slide-5-638No surprises here in terms of a trend that will move from 2012. It is very clear that Flash is on its last leg. It’s bad for the SEO of a website, man

y mobile devices do not support it (Apple), and is a pain to update (hangs the browser every time. Moreover, other technologies for many out there that can do what Flash does now (ie HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, etc…

4. Use more white space!

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Towards the end of 2012 websites are being designed with more blanks. I predict that this trend will continue as we move forward in 2013. Web design sensitive and clean design aesthetics (with the new Myspace on the head) are the two factors. These designs minimalist white space or give an air of seriousness, and do not want your website to look professional and knowledgeable?

5. An exchange in social networks

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Look for more integration of social media into their favorite websites

and even new websites. While sharingbuttons at the end of the articles is very old news, I predict that the use of greater integration with social networking websites will explode in 2013.
This includes further expansion of social single sign-on, “tweet payment” or “pay for state,” explore other types of content-based social media website (like Instagram or Pinterest news sites for artists and designers) , and even advertising in social networks.

Future of Web Design

1.  Is responsive design really the future of web development?

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In this article we are talkingabout the different challenges that will face the new generation of web design as:

Advertising is an issue. Ads will have to shift with the sites, something that will wreak havoc with advertisers who want guaranteed placements on sites.

  • Information architecture can be an issue. It needs to be carefully considered and should be hierarchically structured.
  • Loading times. This can be an issue on mobile devices if not taken into consideration beforehand. This is really due bad planning from the developer’s side, but a challenge none the less.
  • Educating the market. Explaining the benefits of responsive web design and justifying the added costs will prove difficult at first.
  • Inconsistent support across devises.

and how and why we should use those new challenges that they are about to face…

http://memeburn.com/2013/04/is-responsive-design-really-the-future-of-web-development/

2.  The future of web design

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While commercial products obey the laws of the market, some of which are influenced by the recirso required to produce those products, the site is defined by users.

If the user wants something, he will get, or create it. To see beyond the limits has the web today, we have to see what is needed today that is what this article is about

The technology commonly develops from the primitive to the complex and then to the simple. The website is developed faster, and more customer-focused than traditional technologies.

Web development is cheaper, more flexible and more importantly: everyone can contribute to its improvement.

In concrete terms: better inter

action design, graphic design less. Better user experience, less discussion about tastes. Technology faster, more reliable design standards.

While a greater number of technological and social trends confirm this movement, there are many counter-moves that keep things interesting.

And develop web designs for generations of newer browsers becomes easier, so there is more freedom and more standardization functional visual web designs.

http://thenextweb.com/dd/2011/12/16/the-future-of-web-design/

3.  The future of web design facts and thoughts

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The web language is a mode of communication in constant development much easier than it tells us a priori terminology. Some time ago we know the two new reviews of what is the basic language of the World Wide Web, HTML. Specifically, version 5. For those who least know or are not familiar, these acronyms refer to the HyperText Markup

Language, whose development is regulated by the consortium W3W. It is the structure of our house in web design and is an improvement over that big compared to the previous version, HTML4, dating none other than 1999. Since that date had not been revised this programming code, reason why solutions have been looking for Flash.

http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/web-design-future-facts-thoughts/

4. The Future Of The Web: Where Will We Be In Five Years?

93bLpnpltrCLT2-KUw04ykoF-BlMNd7zNdN3L3Hb3hkIn Noupe found this interesting article in English entitled The Future Of The Web: Where Will We Be In Five Years?, We find 15 such predictions will be and web pages here five years. Thus, we find a list with 15 points to consider to prepare for the future web pages. Points are:

Inclusion of micropayments for quality content. These micropayments will be present in online magazines, news services, artists websites, etc..Increased use of horizontal scrolling in web design, because the screens are becoming bigger and with variable resolutions.

  • Magazines Online more interactive format, with the inclusion of Wikis, video and digital audio, own social networks, etc..
  • Collaborative content in real time.
  • More semantic content and best use of them, with new apps to take advantage.
  • Better use of web standards.
  • Augmented reality on mobile web applications.
  • Security enhancements against Phishing Attacks, Scams and Spam.
  • More applications and social networks.
  • Programs highest quality television online.
  • Web applications must play a greater role in daily life.
  • The SEO (Search Engine Optimization) lose importance, since many users will use the recommendations can be found on social networks.
  • Operating Systems online.
  • Customized User Interfaces.
  • The Web will be the center of information and content distribution (more and better use of RSS).

http://mashable.com/2010/12/30/web-design-predictions/

5. Is Web Design (As We Know It) Dying?

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Just to kick things off though, let’s set the stage with a few general statements that form the basis for the question “Is Web Design Dying”:

  • Over the last couple years, web design as a trade has been changing… a lot.
  • Fewer sites (like Facebook, Google, and AOL) are controlling larger portions of web traffic.
  • More designers are competing for the same jobs.
  • Templates and themes are becoming common tools where hand-built designs were once the status quo.

I agree with the note .. although the overall design based on the graphic … for a logo of any company without much knowledge many people opt for any vector, cliparring copyright models much less of plagiarism. It is a reality and we must find new ways!

http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/industry-trends/is-web-design-as-we-know-it-dying/

WebSites that Inspire me

1. Google

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Google is my favorite page because it offers a tremendous amount ofservice and all are free,, such as email (Gmail), calendar that integrates the mail (Calendar), a browser (Chrome), worldwide maps (Google Maps), accommodation weblog (Blogger) and video (YouTube), multi-language translator (Google Translator) and many others that can be seen on their homepage: http://www.Google.com

2. Illustrator’s Lounge

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It is a page of ill

ustrations of different artists and different categories. It is a page that provides styles and concepts that help to enrich the development of a designer, this page gives many references to innovate and appreciate the work of people with more experience.

http://illustratorslounge.com/

3. Ctrl+ Paint

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This is a page of digital and manually drawing and provides tools to improve and develop techniques of drawing and allows you to go adapting to the new digital age that dropping down to the creation of a drawing is conducted faster and easier way.

http://ctrlpaint.com/

4. Designfix

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In my view it is one of the most complete design pages because it gives tutorials Photoshop illustrator etc.  it gives examples of web design, logo design and new work by other designers.

http://designrfix.com/