Jarel Remick
I'm a freelance designer and web developer, an author and reviewer at ThemeForest.net, a writer for the ThemeForest blog and occasionally net.tutsplus.com. When I actually manage to get away from the computer, I'm hiking, watching movies or spending time with my girlfriend in sunny Las Vegas. – View my web.appstorm.net posts here.
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  • Web Design
    Image Types and Usage in Web DesignImage types on the web
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    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between JPEG, GIF, and PNG images we use on the web? As a designer – and especially a web designer – it’s important to know the difference between the different image formats and how to use them in each situation. This article will cover how to use them for each situation to keep file sizes small and image quality high. We're filing this under "Basix", but the information should be interesting for anyone looking to get a deeper understanding of image formats.Read More…
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    Using AWS S3 to Power Your Digital World200x200
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    As a designer, web developer, and techie-geek, I need a versatile and robust data storage solution that I can afford, but also use without learning some new language. So far, I've only found one service that can handle the large majority of my needs. This article covers how I use the Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3) to meet most of my needs.Read More…
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    20 Excellent Coda Tips200x200
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    I've been using Coda for a while now, and it's become my web development application of choice. There are quite a few great web development applications out there (read "18 Wonderful IDEs for Windows, Mac, and Linux") but if you're a Mac user, Coda is easily one of the best. Here are 20 excellent Coda tips to increase productivity that I've gathered during my use of Coda so far.Read More…
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    Sexy Real-Time Analytics with ReinvigorateReinvigorate
    To best serve your website’s audience, you need to understand them as best you can. The best way to do that? Analytics. There’s a few ways to track your website’s traffic, though Google Analytics is probably the most popular due to its price — free. However, Google Analytics has several important features missing that other analytics providers offer; namely real-time stats and heatmaps. Reinvigorate is one of those providers, which we’ll take a look at today.Read More…
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    50 Helpful iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers200x200
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    Nearing in on 100K (Apple approved) available apps as of this writing, the iPhone is the "do anything" device that's ready and capable of near desktop computing in the palm of your hand with the convenience of fitting in your pocket. For web designers and developers, this means no more toting around a laptop just to take care of the small bits of our job. From work to play and everything in between, the iPhone probably has you covered. As the saying goes, "Yup, there's an app for that". I've listed 50 iPhone apps for all you web designers and developers which covers everything from color scheme creators and font manuals to FTP and SSH clients. Also keep in mind there are many more of the same type of app. For more iPhone apps, don't forget to check out iPhone.AppStorm's list of 100 Useful Free iPhone Apps.Read More…
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    10 Templates that Solve Problems for Web Developers200x200
    We live in a web centric world right now, and if you haven't already, you'll most likely be facing website related dilemma(s). For example, maybe you need an email template to send out your company newsletter(s) but you don't have the first clue as to how to create one let alone create one that works with all major clients, looks outstanding and is easy to customize and reuse. Or maybe you need a stylish but functional admin panel for a client whom you've just built a complex CMS for, but you aren't a designer. There are an infinite number of possible problems you could be facing and fortunately, there are solutions.Read More…
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    Supercharge Website Performance With AWS S3 and CloudFront200x200
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    We live in a world where people are increasingly expecting more and faster speeds. In fractions of a second, your website can lose valuable visitors and in turn, money. Although most people think CDNs are for the "big dogs", they're actually super cheap and incredibly easy to use these days. In this tutorial I'll show you how to setup and use Amazon's Web Services S3 and CloudFront to decrease website load time as well as show the performance differences.Read More…
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    10 Data Backup, Storage and Sharing Solutions200x200
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    In an increasingly digital age, data backup, storage and sharing is more important than ever. However, today's data backup and storage solutions have evolved into much more feature filled services that let you share and access your data easier and from pretty much anywhere while still affordable. In this roundup we'll take a look at 10 online data backup, storage and sharing solutions to meet everyone's needs.Read More…
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    13 Ways to Browser Test and Validate Your Work200x200
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    Every day, when reviewing templates on ThemeForest, I test the submissions for validation and browser compatibility - not to mention my own work as well. Over time, I've scrounged the web for the best validation and browser compatibility testing tools around. Here's my favorites.Read More…
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    "Outside the Box" Navigation with jQuery200x200
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    Just about every website uses the regular navigation concepts we're all used to. After awhile this can get pretty boring, especially for designers who thrive on creativity. While mimicking the OS X dock and stacks isn't new, it's certainly not common.Read More…
  • Code
    404/403 Website Error Pages With PHP Auto-MailerTutorial intro image
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    Website error pages are perhaps one of the most overlooked pieces of a fully rounded website. Not only are they important but they give you the opportunity to have a little fun. Although many web developers rely on server logs to keep an eye out for hits on error pages, I'm going to take a different approach by using a PHP generated email. In addition, we will spice up the design a bit, add basic navigation and link to the website sitemap.Read More…
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    The Golden Ratio in Web Design200x200
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    Math is beautiful. Does that sound a little strange? I sure thought so when I first started designing. Math is so rigid and often times boring, or so I thought. You would be surprised to find out that most aesthetically pleasing designs, works of art, objects and even people have math in common. Specifically the Golden Ratio, also known as the divine proportion, which is designated by the Greek letter Φ (phi). This tutorial will cover the anatomy and layout of a website and how the Golden Ratio relates.Read More…