A collection from around the web of widgets that enhance the functionality (user experience?) of a web page.
Check out the website and have a click around (screenshots for posterity 1, 2, 3). Nicely done, no? A lot of people are using tabs, and triangles and arrows and all that jazz on their navigation, but here we see them used together, and done beautifully. Then, when you get to the bottom of the page,... Read more »
Cameron Adams wrote about this already, but I wanted to include this here. Pingomatic uses a hover behaviour, a hover invitation, that works very well to not only invite people to click on something but to educate them that something is indeed clickable. What I am talking about is using hover... Read more »
Before I get too far into this, a quick note to say that this is the first in a series of posts in a feature series called Widgets that Work. More details... About the site A quick word about the site itself, which could be considered yet another design showcase site, except this one not only includes... Read more »
I started freelancing by diving in head first and getting on with it. Many years and a lot of experience later I was still able to take away some gems from this book, and there are plenty I wish I had thought of beforehand. If you are new to freelancing and have a lot of questions (or maybe don't know what questions to ask!) do yourself a favor and at least check out the sample chapters.
Like the other books listed here, this provides a great reference for the PHP developer looking to have the right answers from the right people at their fingertips. I tend to pull this off the shelf when I need to delve into new territory and usually find a workable solution to keep development moving. This only needs to happen once and you recoup the price of the book in time saved from having to develop the solution or find the right pattern for getting the job done..