How to Optimize Your Site for Better Loading Time

In April Google officially announced they were integrating loading time into their algorithm. As they put it, “speeding up websites is important — not just to site owners, but to all Internet users. Faster sites create happy users and we’ve seen in our internal studies that when a site responds slowly, visitors spend less time there.”

How to Optimize Your Site for Better Loading Time

There are plenty of reasons a website could slow down such as large images, too many Flash files, video the list can go on and on. With that being said, there are plenty of tools and tactics to use to improve loading time for your clients webpage.

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Create Simple Dropdown Menu Using jQuery

In this post, we are going to create a simple dropdown menu with the help of jQuery, take a look at the demo of it first. I assume you know at least the basics of jQuery and CSS. The key to creating the dropdown menu is to use the CSS’s properties: position, top, left, z-index.

Create Simple Dropdown Menu Using jQuery

With these properties, we make sure that dropdown menu appears exactly below the hovered link and over any other element. We then make sure that when mouse is over a link, we show the corresponding dropdown menu and when mouse is away, we hide it back. For these events, we use the jQuery’s mouseenter and mouseleave methods. So that’s all we need to know to create the dropdown menu, pretty simple stuff !

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Giveaway: Flash Banners, Comic Strips and an Awesome Giveaway

Folks! Are you interested in creating animated banners or comic strips (flash banners in particular) for yourself or your clients? We have something to give you that can perhaps fulfill your advertisements related needs (or maybe not). Once Again, we’ve came up with cool freebies giveaway as promised. This is our way of saying thanks to our readers for being part of the instantShift community. This time I’m pleased to announce our latest giveaway where you all have a chance to win some exciting flash components from BannerSnack which offers a great way to stay on top of your business.

Giveaway: Flash Banners, Comic Strips and an Awesome Giveaway

BannerSnack is an online tool that allows you to create flash banner ads and cool flash animations… in a snack break time!

So Hurry up, read the rules, drop a comment to enter in this contest.

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Redesigning Your Website: Are you Making the Right Move?

“Human beings, by change renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise they harden.” And, there is no doubt to it. They try and find something or the other to refresh themselves.

Redesigning Your Website: Are you Making the Right Move?

Once someone said, “Art is the river that runs through my life. I drink from it as often as I can do it to refresh myself.” Similar is the case with the redesigning of the website. Most of the designers love to jump if they get a chance to reconsider and redesign their work. But who says that redesigning is not a daunting task? Why is it not something like churning a magic wand?

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65 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations Art

Throughout history, great designers always found new ways to show their creativity to express themselves and create new trends and techniques to remark their work apart from the rest of the crowd. Photo manipulation is an art in itself, that requires a skill and precision as we know, it is one of the most creative artforms to come out of the digital age.

65 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations Art

This presentation shows an amazing collection of photo manipulation art related to nature, photography, objects, illustrations, HDR as well as some abstract and fantasy-related concepts. Hopefully, everybody will find something interesting to ignite their creativity.

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Freebie: Cute Twitter Bird Icon Set

Twitter has grown exponentially in the past few months and Still, It’s growing like crazy. Twitter has surpassed Facebook and others to become the fastest-growing site in the “Member Communities” category. Twitter is a powerful marketing and promotion tool that no active blogger can ignore.

Freebie: Cute Twitter Bird Icon Set

To continue our grateful attitude to our readers and community in general, we are glad to release yet another high quality cute twitter icon set for our readers.

These icons delivered as PNGs in 4 different sizes: 64×64, 128×128, 256×256 and 512×512. Designed by a young talented designer Asher Abbasi from Pakistan exclusively for InstantShift.com readers only.

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