404 error occurs due to typing in the wrong URL or clicking on a broken link. Now its a very useful technique that you can do to your website to have a custom 404 error page to maintain visitor’s interest. After being moved by Smashing Magazine’s 404 page concepts list I would like to add some in this context. I have collected some creative visual concepts and elements for custom pages made by artists.
With Picnik Web-Based Photo Editing Tool, image editing is fun, cool and easy. I would not suggest you an online Image Editing Tool because we have Adobe Photoshop. But there are lot more people online who do not use Adobe Photoshop and want a quick fix, quick effects for their photos. I tried out recently Picnik tool and I really liked it. No need for registration. You can register as well. Flash and ajax based interface. Very cool and smooth work flow. Marvelous quick fixes for any photo. You just upload any photo, edit it and save/share it. Save it to your PC if you like.
See the difference by yourself. I think its fun using this tool. In few seconds and clicks you can really fix any given image to a better looking state using it. Please do not mind my poor image editing. I was just randomly checking tools while creating images which you can see here. You can do better than this.
Here are some useful links of some very useful resources I have been using for image search, data search, design inspiration and resources, colors inspiration and resources and different tutorial websites. Remember, Old is Gold. There are many blogs out there publishing lists and resources but these are old school resources; Always useful and unique.
There is a pretty excellent service which take care about HTML, XHTML, CSS which you produce and they certify these to be validated or not. You know what I am talking about? Of course I am talking about W3C. They save us by helping us conclude that whether the code is validated or not!
I started designing when there was Photoshop 6 available. I have been updating my list of Photoshop tutorial resources and these are the best of the best more than 600 resources available online.
The design and interface problems cited above will be familiar to every corporate or enterprise Webmaster and to anyone who has had to sit on a Web or intranet committee. The human and technical difficulties are all great reasons for doing nothing, but they ignore the most important element of any Web site: the user. If reasonable, consistent design standards are not adopted, the average user suffers confusion, reduced productivity, and lost opportunity to benefit from the promise of Web information sources. The advantages of consistent graphic design and user interface standards are immediately obvious in a user-centered approach to Web design and clearly transcend the parochial interests of participating departments, groups, and individuals. If the typical user of a public site or corporate intranet sees more confusion than useful information, no one will benefit.