Have seen a lot of terms of “high quality design” but there are no standard valuations of design quality, yes in the end it is depend on personal taste but wefunction has published a great tutorial in detail about tips to create a high quality web design along with real examples.
A lot of checklist includes: spacing, pixel perfect details, Typography, Organization of elements, and so on. just check it out
Sam Dunn published an article about how to create a neat sliding box image caption using jQuery at buildinternet.com. The idea is very simple as you may have seen in many portfolio websites out there, giving a cool caption to an image by adding a cover (block HTML element) with sliding animation ($.animate()) to show short description about the image.
James Padolsey at learningjquery.com has shown us how to achieve the “optimum level” of customization to jQuery plugin, with few main points:
- Don’t create plugin-specific syntax
- Give full control of DOM elements
- Provide callback capabilities
And few considerations to be double checked:
- Flexibility: How many situations will your plugin be able to deal with?
- Size: Does the size of your plugin correspond to its level of functionality? I.e. Would you use a very basic tooltip plugin if it was 20k in size? – Probably not!
- Performance: Does your plugin heavily process the options in any way? Does this effect speed? Is the overhead caused worth it for the end user?
Very simple technique but excellent result which will give an options to your visitors to explore your page either with thumbnails gallery view or summary list view easily.
I have posted sample of PHP script to do rate conversion based on Google Finance rates, now this is the same PHP functionality but based on Yahoo Finance rates.