Using CSS sprites on your website

March 13th, 2010

I mentioned CSS sprites, as a way to cut down the load time, of your website in my speed up your wordpress blog post. I would like to elaborate a little on that and share more reasons to use css sprites.

What is CSS sprites?

CSS sprites is a way to combine all your decorative graphics elements in to one file and positioning them using css. It’s a technique that has been used by game designers for a long long time. The main goal is to save load size for your user, to get your site to load faster. Here are two links on how to do it. CSS Tricks: CSS sprites and A List Apart: CSS Sprites Now let’s talk a little about when to use it and when not to.
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How to create a favicon in Photoshop

February 16th, 2010

Getting a favicon on your website is a great way to help your visitor find your website, in their bookmarks. If you do not know what a favicon is, it’s the small icon next to the URL in the address bar of your browser. It’s also shown besides bookmarks in all common browsers. It’s a great little something extra to have on your website. I am going to show you how to do it in Photoshop. Now if you are not a designer or use Photoshop you can do it using one of the online makers like favicon.cc.
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8 places to start learning jQuery

October 21st, 2009

Okay, right off the bat. I’m no jQuery expert and I’m by no means a coding expert. I can code CSS/HTML in my sleep of course, but I have not worked a lot javascript. I have been learning it a bit at the time as I’ve had the need for it.

And then along came jQuery. That really made me get a lot more into javascript as it made thing so much easier. Know having said that jQuery takes a bit of time to learn too. Here is the list of sites I like to visit when I want to learn a bit of jQuery:

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