Programming

A Sticky Side-Menu Using jQuery

Mar 26, 2012 by Eugene Sklyar

“Sticky” navigation is the result of the ongoing improvement of web usability and conversion rates through rigorous testing and research by numerous specialists worldwide.

The fact that the user always has access to navigation on a very long, information-heavy page, not only attributes to a more pleasant usability experience, but also to higher conversion rates and more pages per view.

Some of you have been wondering how to make a “sticky” menu on a vertically scrolling website, so we’ve decided to write a short tutorial for you.

Enjoy!

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Should Designers Have Behance OR Portfolios Made From Scratch?

Feb 2, 2012 by Shaun Smylski

I’ve given up on having my own hosted portfolio with a personal domain name because of the hassle of updating. I’m even considering that my personal blog I run would be sufficient as Wordpress, but alas, the contribution that it gives to SEO is wonderful, so I’ll keep it. Otherwise, having my own domain on a Wordpress would have just been as good for SEO—if, that is where I went to from the start. If this is all true, then I must ask myself:

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Life Before Facebook Comments

Jan 18, 2012 by Eugene Sklyar

More and more people these days are turned off by things like entering their private information (emails, names) and then being prompted to do CAPTCHAs. This decreases spam, but it also decreases the amount of people that will want to share something on your website.

Life without Facebook comments sucks, especially if you are looking at it from a developers point of view. Pretty big claim, I know, but I truly believe that no in-house/cms commenting system can even compare to that of Facebook's.

Let me explain.

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Internet Explorer Now Has a Mandatory Update Policy. No More IE6

Dec 15, 2011 by Shaun Smylski

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With Firefox now just failing to 3rd place and Chrome moving above to 2nd, it became time for Internet Explorer reaffirm its grip at #1. To do that, they announced that Explorer will now, like a dark assassin, silently kill off its older versions(ie. 6, 7, & 8) and automatically update to the latest version for every release. Updated without asking users. Hooray! No more old IE Bugs!

Read the full article here.

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Reference Guide: the 1140 CSS Grid in Pixels

Dec 13, 2011 by Yuriy Sklyar

As usual, with the re-launch of our new company website, we try to incorporate as many new technologies and best practices into it as possible. One of the more obvious updates for the previous launch of the website was the re-developed of the entire website in Drupal 7. This time, besides many content, usability, and conversion updates, we've decided to try out the new 1140px CSS Grid layout.

After extensive research and development, we've come to the conclusion that this particular grid system will be the most beneficial addition to our online strategies. Not only does the website easily adapt to most of the mobile devices (try it out on your phone) and older computers, it also degrades quite nicely in a few older browsers as well. This means that with this release, we get a wider reach in audience and less development time.

In this post, I've included a reference image and a PSD file (layered transparent overlay) for anyone who also develops using the 1140px layout and wishes to find out what the dimensions are in pixels.

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Creating & Theming User Profiles In Drupal 7

Sep 14, 2011 by Eugene Sklyar

On one of the recent sites that was being built by us I was introduced with a new challenge of theming user profile pages. Drupal provides a very elegant solution to accomplish this task. I will show you how it's done in this post.

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