The next web design revolution will be typographic. But as Theme Revel discovers, all
is not plain sailing as we transition to real fonts.
The number of blogs increases daily, and web design currently favors type-led minimalism over-elaborate Flash-based interfaces – outside of websites for video games and movies, anyway. However, online typography remains a sore point with many designers, who are increasingly irked by restrictions. We’ve been limited to choosing fonts users already have installed, or embedding custom type by using images, which isn’t practical.
Continue reading The future of web fonts
A well-conceived website is not only aesthetically pleasing but also works under the hood as well. Soul Media (www. soulmedia.com.au) is a Melbourne-based digital agency that has put together a striking and well-constructed site that demonstrates the traits of good design. The home page makes an immediate impact with a big, bold image and relays the company message without too many distractions. The main image is a background image that scales with the browser window, ensuring that it works with all screen sizes. The site is also ‘responsive’, which means that it responds to the size of a screen and restyles to fit. This ensures that a site will work for smartphones, tablets, and desktops.
Continue reading What Makes a good website?
There are effectively three tools needed for the construction of a website. Knowledge of HTML and CSS, Code editor and a graphics editor. Sounds simple and in the essence it is, but finding the right tool that suits requirements and personality is important. The first, most important tool is an HTML editor, and there are hundreds of choices available, free and paid for ( see what is the best software). CSS is another text-based language and a text editor would suffice, but again a good knowledge of the language is needed. A good alternative is a CSS editor such as Rapid CSS ( www.rapidcsseditor.com) or Notepad++ ( notepad-plus-plus.org). A graphics editor is crucial for any web designer and the popular choice is photoshop. This is a great package but expensive. The popular alternative is GIMP (gimp.org).
Continue reading Web design top tools of the trade
Hierarchical select fields are form fields with a list of values dependent on the selection of another field.
Continue reading How to add hierarchical select form fields in drupal 8
- Both fields must use the widget “Select list” or “Checkboxes/radio buttons”;
- The child field type must be “Entity reference”
- A view with the display mode “Entity Reference” must exist and is configured to receive as the first argument the value of the parent field.
- Business Rules Module
A very common newcomer mistake is to select a theme that looks “Ultra Cool” on first impressions – and then reverse engineer the complete site based on the theme – INSTEAD of the other way around.
Another extremely common rookie mistake is to ignore the non-functional requirements of your web application.
So how should you go about selecting your theme?
Continue reading BEST PRACTICES: Theme Selection Checklist
Currently Apache supports three different Multi-Processing Modules (MPMs) that are responsible for opening a socket, processing the request, keeping the connection open for a certain period, handling new events occurring through that connection, and returning the content produced by a program made in a particular language (such as PHP, Perl, or Python).
Continue reading How to speed up your apache server with mpm_event
Jailkit for Debian Stretch (add PHP, Drush, Composer, NodeJS, NPM, Ruby, Gem, Compass)
The jail gets created when you add the first ssh user or jailed cronjob to a new website.
Continue reading Ispconfig – How to add more applications to shell user Jailkit chroot