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Have you just landed a developer job and there are many strange, new things for you to learn about templates development? Because IT is such a large world with a huge amount of things for you to discover, that can makes you feel bewildered at the beginning. From their experiences in building Joomla templates, the JoomlaShine Team will introduce to you a collection of useful web development tools that help front-end developers create magnificent websites. For each phase of templates development, there are 3 kinds of tools as bellow: Graphic software to edit, slice design file to the individual image layers Editor software for writing your template code from scratch and customize them Debug & Test tools to customize, debug and test the websites, and to validate against web standards Graphics Editors When you develop Joomla templates, it does not need a lot of knowledge about web design but some basic skill is necessary for editing and slicing the layer design. I have used Photoshop for image slicing for a long time, until I felt it was too heavy, slow and expensive for only pixel handling. That is not enough for templates development since the design files can be bitmaps or vector graphics, and often very large. I tried a different approach and realized it is a better choice than ever. Adobe Fireworks
If you had a look on the first part of the premium stock photo series, Getting high-quality images from top five premium stock photo agencies, you must get an overview of premium stock photos. Now, in this part two, I will share my experience of buying professional photos with you guys. Part 2: Personal noted experience on buying stock photos You might get confused about the process of purchasing photos if you haven’t done it before. No worries, because all frequent questions are answered below: How to buy images? Choose photo stock resources: Define your suitable photo license, affordable price range and so on. Then you can find resources to meet your needs. Register an account on your chosen sites. Search photos. Popular keywords can bring you good photos in a short time. You should also pay attention to the filter function while searching because it helps you narrow your results in millions of photos. You can filter by license, photo orientations, pricing, etc. Add images you want to buy to your cart. Buy suitable credits or subscription plan. Buy photos and download them.
Presenting professional photos becomes a daily basic need with web designing or blog writing nowadays. Picking up photos from Free stock photos is easy, but normally they come with restrictions of back links or limitations for printing purposes. To get high-quality photos with more privileges and fewer worries, you should choose premium stock photo resoruces. We create Joomla templates and Joomla extensions. These products need to be present for high-quality images to look more beautiful and lively. Therefore, sometimes I collect popular resources of great images and make comparisons between them to find out the best places to buy photos. If you want to know what I have done and what flavors you can add to your website, let’s have a look on this article. It includes two parts: Part 1: Top five royalty-free premium stock photo resources review. Part 2: Personal noted experience on buying stock photos.
Illustration of Product Version View with the detail comparison feature You've used Joomla templates from JoomlaShine for your website and upgraded to a new version many times. However, have you ever wondered what has changed in the recent installation package? Alternatively, you worry that there's something that conflicts with customizations you have made. If you have, then here you are! We have released a special feature - Product Version View that can help you check the detailed modifications made to each template version. With this tool, you can maintain or customize your template code easily, right now.
Rated 4 stars based on 45 votes Deutsch Copyright All rights reserved by Julian Schrader on Flickr Photo If you are the web developer and working with Joomla templates, it is likely that you know a lot about Firebug. For would-be or non web developers, the word Firebug might sound familiar to you even though you have never used it before. Till now, this plugin has been a widely-used web development tool thanks to its outstanding features in joomla templates customization. Not only web developers but also other people can find the addon helpful for building a simple and stable website. In this post, I will clarify what Firebug is and how it is helping thousands of web developers around the world and even non tech folks archive the best results in their work.
Rated 5 stars based on 30 votes Deutsch Interaction matters, when it comes to building an online rock-solid customer relationship. It's the common situation when a buyer has questions before purchasing products; he needs real people who are able assist him make decisions quickly and correctly. Emails take a lot of response time; FAQs section doesn't give the right answer and sometimes is outdated. Live chat integration provides a great solution to this problem.