Practical Design & Development Solutions - Volume 1

As a website owner, you have a particular vision of how your site should look and function. However, trying to explain that to a designer or developer gets tricky. More often than not there is a lot of back-and-forth to get things "just so" and even then you may not get what you want. We're starting a new feature here at Website Magazine that will present some helpful solutions for those who have the vision and the skills to impliment cool features, but not neccesarrily the ability to develop them.

DhoniShow Javascript Inline Gallery: Sites are increasingly demanding better presentations of images and rightly so; it can make a positive change in conversion. If you have ever wanted to implement an inline gallery on your site, try the DhoniShow javascript.

ThickBox 2.1: ThickBox is a Web page UI dialog widget written in JavaScript on top of the jQuery library. It's function is to show a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content, or content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal. What that means to those of us not involved directly with development is that it shows a tabbed interface within an existing page and allows for all sorts of varying implimentations.

Dynamic Favicons: Website Magazine discussed the advantages of favicons and how to create them in a previous issue, but I was floored when I came across the concept of dynamic favicons - talk about getting the attention of your user! Michael Mahemoff has created a javascript that lets you cycle favicons automatically using a timer.