While we’d never advocate adding gizmos to a web page just for the gee-whiz factor, there are some times when you really do need to add something a bit fancy. For those occasions, we’ve got you covered with this list of genuinely awesome plug-ins that can do amazing things.
There are a few really good things about the way software works on the Internet. For a start, there is a huge unofficial network of millions of people contributing to a huge repository of code fragments that help to power many more millions of applications.
The vast majority of code we write is intended to serve a single purpose and once employed in that purpose it never sees the light of day again. That is, however, a bit of a waste of your valuable time, when it’s perfectly possible to write your code in such a way that it can be recycled and put to use in many different purposes.
Sometimes the best way to know how to design a great application or website is to know what not to do. The importance of this knowledge has become increasingly clear, as contrary to expectations, websites are not generally improving in line with advances in technology.
Your website nowadays is often the first interaction between you and your customers (or audience, whatever the case may be). If it is your intention that people should look at what you’ve created for them, it’s essential that your website should impress them. Building an impressive website requires either a significant investment of time and effort or a significant investment of money. Sometimes it requires all that and more.