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Tegra 2 phones confirmed to support the Sony PlayStation Suite

PlayStation Suite arriving on NVIDIA Tegra 2 phones. According to an announcement on the NVIDIA Tegra Zone news portal, Sony will be bringing their PlayStation Suite to Tegra 2 phones later this year. The PlayStation Suite is an app store that will sell Sony games specially designed for the Xperia Play and other supported Android phones. Quite a surprising move considering that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play phone doesn’t even run on a Tegra 2 processor itself, but you can expect more devices to be added to the list of supported phones when it is finally launched. Does this mean future Sony Ericsson phones will run on Tegra 2 processors? Possibly. Either way, if you’re an owner of a Tegra 2 Android phone, you’re destined to enjoy gaming goodness from the Sony PlayStation Suite.

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The Definitive Guide to About Me Pages
One of the most important and least used aspects of any website is the “About Me” page. It’s not enough to have an interesting site and great product if your visitor can’t find a way to relate to you. Never under-estimate the power of personality. The internet isn’t a cold, sterile environment. As a matter of fact, within the last 15 years, it’s developed into a community addicted to interactivity, and communication. Read More
10 Signs of a User-Focused Design
When building a new website or re-designing an existing one, web designers are faced with all kinds of significant challenges, including keeping the client happy, creating a site that gets results, and catering to users at the same time.
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Design Is In The Details

Want to take your website design from good to great? Sweet! (I thought so!) Now go grab a magnifying glass and take a close look at some of your favorite websites. Chances are the things that make a site great are …

10 Easy Steps to Become a Better Web Designer

A great designer is one who can create great designs long after the latest trends have passed. When in doubt always go back to basics & the fundamentals you learned when starting out. Here are some steps I personally take that have helped me become a better designer. My hope is that this will remind you of the little things we sometimes take for granted. Please feel free to add to the list if you have tips – interacting with the community & sharing the knowledge is what it’s all about. 1 . TrendsKeeping up to date on the latest trends is important – however “trends” does not mean “copy”. Get inspiration and create your own style. See this highly effective post of 2008 Design Trends. 2. Learn & DevelopGreat designers are always learning and stay fresh on the latest styles. A great resource for finding specific collections for interface design on the web is PatternTap. 3. Think on PaperSketching should be your best friend, especially if your in the beginning stages…

11 Must Use SEO Tips for Web Designers

Today most web designers do more than just design the look and feel of a web site. They often play a major part in writing the front end code. This means that a big part of the SEO or Search Engine Optimization responsibilities should fall on the designer. However, there is a large number of web designers that don’t understand this subject well enough to create a site that is fully optimized for search engines. This article is here to provide some important tips that will aid the average and even above average web designer in improving their SEO skills. 1. Make the code prettier than the designWhen building the front end of your site, make sure to use semantic code. By using descriptive tags to structure your pages, search engines will be able to read and have a better understanding of your content. This will also make the process of styling your site much easier and cleaner. 2. Use but don’t abuse your keywordsKeywords are the words that describe your content. It’s important…

Design Is In The Details

Want to take your website design from good to great? Sweet! (I thought so!) Now go grab a magnifying glass and take a close look at some of your favorite websites. Chances are the things that make a site great are all those little details that you might not notice at first glance. Use these 10 design tips help you take your site to the next level! Break The Plane: Think Outside The Box Web design can get boxy with all this div div div business going on. One way to add interest is to make a visual element appear to extend outside a box or region of the page. Apple does this on the iPod classic section of their website.
http://www.apple.com/ipodclassic/ Go Organic Another way to break out of the boxyness of web design is to integrate some organic elements into your site design. Organic (the design firm) does a good job of integrating rounded shapes into a grid based design.
http://www.organic.com/ Add Dimension: Make it Pop! Lets face it – flat design is boring! You can easily add di…

10 Signs of a User-Focused Design

When building a new website or re-designing an existing one, web designers are faced with all kinds of significant challenges, including keeping the client happy, creating a site that gets results, and catering to users at the same time. During the design and development process it’s easy to get distracted and overlook the significance of usability. Since we’re the ones creating the site, we know it much better than any visitor will, and sometimes it’s easy to forget about the impact on users. Building a truly usable website requires the right kind of priorities and testing. With the emphasis only on creating a great-looking site or one that is effectively monetized, usability can easily wind up taking a back seat. Throughout the design and development process, make an effort to view the site as if you were a first-time visitor and see if it changes your opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of the site. In order to improve the usability of your work, focus on …

The Definitive Guide to About Me Pages

One of the most important and least used aspects of any website is the “About Me” page. It’s not enough to have an interesting site and great product if your visitor can’t find a way to relate to you. Never under-estimate the power of personality. The internet isn’t a cold, sterile environment. As a matter of fact, within the last 15 years, it’s developed into a community addicted to interactivity, and communication. If you don’t believe me, check out Twitter. Twitter is a good example of why “About Me” pages are crucial. If you can amass a group of followers based on 140 characters of random biographical chatter, it’s a safe bet that those readers would also like to know a bit more about you. In this guide, we’ll walk through the most essential aspects of any “About Me” page. At the end, you’ll be totally empowered to make your own page, because we’ll strip away all of your excuses! 1. Answer These Questions:Who am I?
What can I do for you, the visitor?
How can I be contact…

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10 Tips for Creating Compelling Web Copy











You are the most important person in the world. Wow, I got you to read the second sentence. Your interest is now piqued and you want to read more. If you do read this article, you will learn exactly how important it is to create compelling web copy. Between you and me, most readers just scan, but if you find a way to hook them in the first sentence and reel them in on the second sentence, you have a good chance that they will read the third. They may even read the entire article.  Read More
An Idiot’s Guide To Accessible Website Design

If you are designing web sites in the UK, you probably already know that the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) mandates web sites be accessible by visually and physically disabled persons. But even if you work in a locale that doesn’t have any accessibility requirements yet, web designers have an obligation to make their clients’ web sites available and accessible to anyone who wishes to visit.
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Ten Tips for Becoming a Better WordPress Developer

It’s no secret that here at Web Design Ledger, we love WordPress. It’s what powers this website as well as inspires the content we publish on a regular basis. We’ve discussed WordPress numerous times before on the site and today we’re going to cover some of the things you can do to become a better WordPress developer. I am going to cover a little bit from across the board as to what we can do to become WordPress developers. Some items take only a minute or two to complete while others might take a bit more initial effort. I promise though that through it all, we’ll get our development skills to a much higher level. The list does not go in order of importance, but I would say that all 10 of the tips could each be #1. 1. Build your own theme options panel for easier customizationIf you’re watching the trends of premium WordPress themes, you’ll notice the growing trend of theme options panels. Everybody wants them and everyone (in my opinion) honestly needs them. They’re popping…

10 Tips for Writing Better CSS

Writing your first piece of css code can seem really weird if you’re used to working with tables, or just haven’t written code before. In this article I want to talk about 10 different ways you can write proper and clean css code as well as streamline the process and ensure you’re getting the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. 1. Always start with a CSS ResetWriting CSS code can become a bit mundane when you’re having to write specific code over and over again just to get various browsers to display your layout the same. That is where CSS Reset’s come into play. With industry leaders like Eric Meyer releasing a pretty kick ass css reset stylesheet, there’s really no reason to not get all of your browsers ‘back to zero’ and build off of it. Some people have said that css reset stylesheets aren’t needed (Jonathan Snook being one of them), but once you get used to the reset and what items you’re coding, it becomes much easier to ensure that every browser is displ…