Tag Archives: CSS

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Creating Different Shapes with CSS

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Sometimes when we want to create some quality CSS containers, we find it difficult as they are round or somewhat round, square or rectangular and we feel like we have a lack of creativity in performing these tasks. When we get the job done, we find that they are not especially unique or exciting.

But with the help of modern CSS and JavaScript, we have the opportunity to design containers that essentially stand out differently amongst the circles and squares. Here are few unorthodox container designs that enhance the standard shapes:

Notched Boxes: It is subtle as well as offers a much fresher initiative on the standard box. We can have a more nuanced look by simply angling off the sharp edges. This is that type of effect which provides a much more artistic feel at the time of maintaining usability.

Angled Full Width Image: We can have the images could stretch out over the full width of the viewport if we do something a bit different in terms of shape. These angled borders are an efficient way of creating a cool visual effect that does not overwhelm the user as sometimes subtle is usually better.

Accent Containers: Although the containers can be used as places to hold content, they can also be used for nice design accents.

Windows: In this, the CSS clipping paths can perform some amazing things as well as they can also bring one of the staples of print design into the more interactive medium. Clip paths are helpful in creating a window shaped effect around a set of images which completes with beautiful hover animation.

Diamond Navigation Menu: One of the best things about the series of diamond shaped buttons is that they can turn the boring collection of navigation links into something unique.

In conclusion, we can say that CSS is an integral part of modern web development process. It is the highly effective HTML tool for easy controlling over layouts and presentations of website pages by separating content from design. The significant benefit of CSS is the added design flexibility and interactivity which brings to web development.

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All about Application Stack

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The concept of the application stack is mainly a combination of programming languages, tools and frameworks that are being used by the developers so that he could create web and mobile applications. It includes two main components to any application which are known as client side and server side also called as front end and back end.

A stack is created by building one layer of applications atop the other through the codes and hardware modules ranging from generic to specific. It contains different layers of components and servers that can use by developers for building the software applications and solutions.

Anatomy of applications stack: As we know that tech stack comes with the two software components which are front end and back end.

Front End (Client Side): As its name suggests that it is where the real interaction with the user happens. In this, the user will interact with the website or the web app or mobile app depending what he is using.

Front end includes three main technologies:
• HTML – It is markup language
• CSS – The style sheet
• JavaScript – it is browser scripting language

The biggest advantage of these frameworks is that they give us the opportunity to create high intuitive user interfaces. The both are languages are independent and the type of stack does not matter which we are using for the server side, it will still function automatically as per our expectations.

Backend (Server Side): This consists a server along with an application and database. Server side is the umbrella term which is used by the developers to perform the following functions for the websites such as programming the business logic and working with databases etc.

This server side stack is able to respond to user requests as well as accesses the databases and executive simple create, read, update and delete operations. The most popular backend stacks which are used by the developers are LAMP and Python.

Middleware: This concept is little bit more esoteric and also consists application servers, content managements systems as well as web servers and similar tools that are supporting app development and delivery. It facilitates standard communication and management of data between the front end and back end of tech stack.

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Web Design: Deadly Misconceptions that Every Client should Know

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Website designing seems very easy to some people, but some find it very difficult. Clients make a number of misconceptions regarding website design. Here we have discussed a few things that can help in understanding different aspects related to web design. Read on to know in detail.


1. Everyone Can do it
In the world of internet everything seems easy and every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks that he can also design website. But, it is not at all like that. Everyone is not a designer and understanding what will really look beautiful is not at all easy. Tutorials of PhotoShop and knowledge of HTML and CSS is not only enough to make you a designer, you should have the creativity to turn things amazing.

2. New Website will attract new customers
Most of the clients think that by designing a new website they can attract new customers. But, this is totally a wrong conception, as a new website is for the beginners. How can your potential customers know about you, if you launch a new shiny website. They can’t find it on their own; they need an access to it. To approach a wider audience you can choose social media platform.

3. Design should be browser compatible
Website designed should be always compatible on all the browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. It should look identical on all the browsers. So developers should properly work on coding.

4. Content
Most of the clients believe that to make their website better they should include a lot of content. But, unfortunately unnecessary content can overwhelm and distract your readers too. Quality content adds a value to the website, but to some extent, so stop putting excess content.

5. Empty space
Empty space available on the website should not be always crammed with content and images. Visual breaks look good on any website. Well planned white space is not a waste space; it is a design element and looks good.

6. Flash intro
Adobe Flash is mostly used by designers for animating banners and buttons during designing a website. But now designers are moving away from it, as it is not at all mobile friendly.