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Updates to My.XLD Studios, Our Online Client Center

Our online client center, My.XLD Studios has been updated to a new version. The new version brings many exciting new features with it, most of them to our backend that ensures that we can offer you a better service and experience.

My.XLD Studios is what we use to provide support to web hosting customers and is used for all of our billing to all customers. The upgrade is part of a bigger structural change to be able to provide WordPress templates for sale in the near future.

Alongside the upgrade, it has been fully integrated into the new website design with a slightly new design to the main system itself.

Take Advantage Of Free Weekly Stock Photo Downloads

Stock photography is great when building websites. Not only does it provide you with necessary images for client websites, such as images in a rotating banner or enhancing content, but it also works brilliantly for sample content for photo galleries until the client has had time to upload their own photos.

Normally these stock photos are quite inexpensive for projects even though you probably will not purchase them just to use as sample content.

What you can do is to take advantage of the stock photo websites’ free weekly downloads. Each week my to-do list alerts me to the fact that I need to download the free weekly offerings from both iStockPhoto and Shutterstock, two high-quality websites that each offer free photos and illustrations every week. All you need is to become a member which is free.

What are you waiting for? Increase your stock photo library with some free downloads!

Adobe Simplifies HTML5/CSS3 Animations with “Edge”

Adobe posted videos yesterday previewing what they currently call “Edge“, an application for simplifying the creation of HTML5/CSS3 animations. Given that animations are rather tricky to get right this is a welcome app to help with this. Hopefully it will be available in Adobe Labs for everyone to download shortly. Meanwhile, you can watch this video (below the jump) to get an idea of Adobe Edge.

I also wanted to take this moment to highlight the HTML5 camps that Adobe is putting on for free. You’ll catch it in San Francisco on July 22nd, Tokyo on August 4th, New York City on August 5th and Berlin in mid-October.

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Välkommen till den nya hemsidan för XLD Studios!

Jag är mycket stolt att kunna presentera den nya hemsidan för XLD Studios. Vi har jobbat mycket hårt på den nya sidan för att få in många spännande nya funktioner, framförallt bakom kulisserna. Sidan har varit på gång under lång tid och jag är mycket nöjd med att se den lanserad eftersom den bättre speglar vad vi på XLD Studios gör som designföretag.

Fortsätt gärna kolla på hemsidan och följ gärna bloggen för design- och utvecklingsrelaterade inlägg och videos från oss. Detta är speciellt bra om du vill lära det lite mer om webben.

Welcome To The New XLD Studios Website!

I am very proud to be able to present to you the new XLD Studios website. We have been working hard on this website, bringing a lot of new features to it especially behind the scenes. It has been a long time coming and I take great pleasure in being able to present the updated website, better reflecting what XLD Studios does as a design company.

Keep checking back here on the blog for design and development related articles and videos from us, perfect if you want to learn a little more about the web.

Launching New Website for The Lightroom Queen

We are pleased to be launching a brand new website for The Lightroom Queen today. Victoria Bampton (The Lightroom Queen) wanted to update her website to a more modern feel featuring the Adobe Lightroom interface. At the same time, Victoria wanted to easily be able to update the entire website through a web admin panel.

The new website is designed closely around the Lightroom interface, featuring similar UI conceptions and colors. On the backend, the site is powered by WordPress which is easy to use and appropriately sized for her website. In addition, the website features advanced book templates which makes adding new books simple.

View the website in our portfolio »