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Begining to Design with CakePHP

After reviewing several pages of the CakePHP intro documentation, here are my summary notes on some basics for designing a site built with CakePHP.

A Few References for thinking Mobile

Well, I guess it’s about time I got serious looking at designing for mobile devices. I’ve been digging into Responsive Design a bit and it feels like I’m just scratching the surface. So here are some links and resources to help us along… I’ll start with Luke W’s | Touch Gesture Reference Guide.

Responsive Design Frameworks and Starter Kits

There are a number of solid frameworks and starter codes out there. Here are a few that I’ve come across. Foundation from ZURB Foundation is a framework for responsive design prototyping. Smashing Magazine has an article about a new framework called Foundation developed byZURB. Foundation was created so they could not only create responsive design prototypes […]

Smashing Magazine: Cheat Sheet For Designing Web Forms – Smashing UX Design

Smashing Magazine has released a comprehensive Form Design Cheat Sheet. This is a great crib sheet that summarizes all kinds design challenges we run into when building forms. Free Download: Cheat Sheet For Designing Web Forms – Smashing UX Design.

The Bootstrap CSS/HTML toolkit from Twitter

Twitter has offered up Bootstrap for folks to use when kickstarting development of webapps and sites. They have base CSS for typography, forms, buttons, alerts and more. It looks like a really nice base to build from. Check it out: Bootstrap from Twitter    

Links to some CSS Grid Systems

It’s no news that CSS grid systems can help us out. Of course now there are a whole slew to choose from. I’m going to keep some links in this post for pointers to what is out there. from April 2010: 10 Really Outstanding and Useful CSS Grid Systems | SpyreStudios. I like this article […]

“Design Coding” rap from the Poetic Prophet

Great video with the Poetic Prophet (AKA The SEO Rapper) running down some basic theories behind website design. Good coding practices making it easier for people and search engines to use your site. YouTube – Design Coding.

Section Navigation in WordPress

I’ve been trying to find a streamlined way to add sectional navigation within a WordPress site. After posing the question to the fine folks in the WordPress Austin group, I received several suggestions. The suggestions ranged from a couple of plugins, to some code I could work into the template. Plugins Widget Logic Widget Logic adds a […]

Launchlist – Your one stop website checklist!

Launchlist is intended to help and encourage web designers and developers to check their work before exposing it to the world at large.

An ALA Article about Site Mods for Small Screens (iPhone)

A List Apart: Articles: Put Your Content in My Pocket One of the clever bits of info in this article is concerning the “viewport” meta tag that Webkit apparently supports. By specifying a tag such as this: <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=900″ /> You can tell the iPhone how wide the content area of your page is […]