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  • The Effective Use of Gradients on Website Landing Pages

    Onextrapixel
    Carol Francis
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Recently the use of gradients in web design has been increasing, and gradients are used for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are now easier than ever to implement with the advent of CSS3 styling attributes including gradients. Another reason to use gradients is for visual effect, especially if your site is image-light. Gradients are also starting to be used in transparent overlays on images. The currently trending geometric background patterns lend themselves perfectly to using a gradient overlay. In this article we have collected a selection of websites that use gradients on their landing…
  • 6 Free Design Goods To Download This Week: Dec 15, 2014

    Creative Market / Feed
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're working hard to make Creative Market the world's best marketplace to buy creative digital goods. Even if you're not ready to buy something though, you can still enjoy the site. We give away not just one, but six free goods every single week! This weekly blog series from Matt Borchert will walk you through each weekly free good so you can get a good idea of what you'll be getting before you download anything. Free Goods Video Walkthrough Free Goods This Week Stop by our Free Goods page to download all of this week's great freebies. Keep in mind that these premium goods are free this week…
  • Flat Responsive Website Design – Freebies

    RedFox Magazine
    Chandra Bakshi
    11 Jan 2014 | 2:17 am
    First time i have created the website which was specially build for mobile view and our new flat responsive website design  which will works good in all major mobile phones, tablets and browsers. This project was taken me around 7 days to complete. View Demo If you find any issues, kindly let me know and i will try to fix this asap. I have checked the browsers like Internet Explorer 8,9,10 and 11 with Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. I am a windows i don’t have safari browser to test with it. For mobile, tablets resolution like 320×480, 320×568,…
  • Treat for Designers: 10 Free Design Resources

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    Brant Wilson
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    Advertise here with BSAAs a profession, the designers are provided with the task of imbibing a website with creative designs and patterns. They have to strictly adhere to the specification laid down by their client while instilling uniqueness and innovation wherever possible. So your task as a designer is to excel the expectations of your client while making sure that the user interface of the website looks appealing.So to fulfill all the assigned tasks you have to go through the Photoshop document of the website and also inculcate some cool designs that will set you ahead of the curve. And…
  • 10 Ecommerce Tips to Boost Sales Instantly

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    Brian
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    There are plenty of tools that make it easy to sell products online but only through testing and experience can you truly know what works for your online customers, and gets them returning to your online store frequently.Here are 10 things you can do to your ecommerce website that can help to increase sales:Make sure your website is mobile-device friendly : In 2014, almost 50% of internet traffic comes from a mobile device. This is an important statistic to understand and your website should be built with all users in mind. Luckily, the development of responsive web design technologies…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • A Frank Lloyd Wright Approach To Digital Design

    Kent Eisenhuth
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Frank Lloyd Wright was a century ahead of his time. He was a pioneer, an avant-garde architect who broke free of the traditions of his era. His views on materials, form, function, space and environment define his iconic works. These ideals and principles are still used in architecture today, and his buildings have stood the test of time, remaining relevant even in today’s digital age. I find a lot of inspiration in Wright’s timeless work. As designers, we’re frequently asked to create digital experiences (especially in software) that will have a lifespan of 5 to 10 years. This is an…
  • Freebie: Responsive And Mobile Icon Set (100 Icons, PNG, PSD)

    The Smashing Editorial
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    This responsive and mobile-themed icon set, designed by the folks behind Iconshock91 and Designshock102, consists of 100 individual icons merging outlined as well as flat styles, all vectors built in Photoshop, in four transparent PNG image sizes and available in two color versions: a limited cold palette and a warm colorful one. The vector editable source files are included. Please note that this icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported3. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles or individual…
  • Chartist.js, An Open-Source Library For Responsive Charts

    Gion Kunz
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    The list of charting libraries for the web is already quite long, and you might ask yourself why we would need to make it any longer. Whenever you need to develop an application’s dashboard, embed some usage statistics or simply visualize some data, you will find yourself looking for a charting library that fits your needs. Chartist was developed for a very particular need: to create simple responsive charts. While other charting libraries do a great job of visualizing data, something is always missing to satisfy this simple yet demanding need. In this article, we’ll show you how to use…
  • Understanding Mobile Back End As A Service

    David Tucker
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    What if you could create an entire back end for your mobile applications that was feature-complete in data synchronization, push-notification support, user management and file-handling before you even started building the mobile experience? What if it was architected in such a way that you could easily create new cross-platform native and web applications seamlessly on this back end? While this might sound like a fairy tale, it is exactly what providers of mobile back end as a service (MBaaS) are aiming to give app developers. It is up to you to determine whether that is true for the…
  • Design Principles: Visual Weight And Direction

    Steven Bradley
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    Every element on a web page exerts a visual force that attracts the eye of the viewer. The greater the force, the more the eye is attracted. These forces also appear to act on other elements, imparting a visual direction to their potential movement and suggesting where you should look next. We refer to this force as visual weight1 and to the perceived direction of visual forces as visual direction. Both are important concepts to understand if you want to create hierarchy, flow, rhythm and balance in your composition. Note: This is the fourth post in a series on design principles. You can find…
 
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    A List Apart: The Full Feed

  • Lyza Danger Gardner on Building the Web Everywhere: The Implicit Contract

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    I work with lots of different teams and different developers. I usually know innately, as does the team around me, whether the teams we’re working with are good or not. We rarely disagree on the evaluation. But what does good mean? I find that the most valuable web developers interact with each other along a kind of implicit contract, the tenets of which are based upon web standards and proven ways of doing things that we’ve cobbled together collectively over the years. Most of the time, good isn’t generated by an individual in isolation—it’s the plurality of tandem efforts that hum…
  • This week's sponsor: Harvest

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Thanks to Harvest for sponsoring A List Apart this week. Check out Forecast, a whole new way to plan your team’s time.
  • Conference Proposals that Don’t Suck

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    When it comes to turning your big idea into a proposal that you want to submit to a conference, there are no real rules or patterns to follow beyond “just do your best” and perhaps “keep it to 500 words,” which makes the whole process pretty daunting. I’ve worked with a number of people submitting proposals to events over the past few years. I’ve been racking my brain trying to identify a strong pattern that helps people pull together proposals that provide what conference chairs and program planners are looking for, while at the same time making the process a bit more clear to…
  • Tweaking the Moral UI

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    A couple of years ago, I was asked to help put together a code of conduct for the IA Summit. I laughed. We need a code of conduct here? The IA Summit is the nicest, most community-friendly conference ever! Those problems happen at other conferences! And they want me to help? There are sailors jealous of my cussing vocabulary—surely I was not PC enough to be part of such an effort. But the chairs insisted. So, being a good user-centered designer, I started asking around about the idea of a code of conduct. I found out design conferences are not the safe meetings of minds I thought they were.
  • This week's sponsor: MyFonts

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    Thanks to MyFonts for sponsoring A List Apart this week! Take a look at their list of the 50 most popular fonts on the web right now.
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • To the Point: Interview With Nataliya Dolotko

    Mary Winkler
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    This is a bit of a special interview. Nataliya Dolotko is a Ukranian artist currently living in Germany, creating microstock graphics and tutorials for us here at Tuts+. Read on to learn about what got her into design, her experiences as an artist working for Tuts+, Shutterstock and Fotolia, and where she plans to go with her designs.Hi Nataliya! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this interview. Let's start with what got you into art.I am so excited and happy to have this interview! Thanks so much for the invitation!Well, I've always enjoyed drawing and was a shy child who drew…
  • Design Course: Getting Started With Smart Objects

    Andrew Blackman
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Smart Objects are a truly amazing and powerful feature of Adobe Photoshop. In Getting Started With Smart Objects, you’ll learn how to edit your images with non‑destructive techniques, create and edit Smart Filters, and create interesting effects and useful mockups—all while retaining maximum flexibility and editability.What You'll LearnTuts+ instructor Cheryl Graham will take you through the basics of using Smart Objects, and then introduce more advanced features like nesting Smart Objects, using Displacement Maps, and creating recursive…
  • How to Create an Isometric Pixel Art Neighborhood Block in Adobe Photoshop

    René Alejandro Hernández
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    What You'll Be CreatingOne of the best traits of isometric pixel art is its expandability; if you have already made basic, recyclable elements, you can reproduce them and put them all together in ever-expanding scenes.That's what we'll be doing in this tutorial. We'll gather our assets and put them together to make a neighborhood block. You'll have a small environment, but with enough time and effort you should be able to eventually make a whole neighbourhood or city!I've written three tutorials that precede this one. You'll need the tips and lessons from them as well as the assets created in…
  • Create a Crystal Beast Concept Art Work in Adobe Photoshop

    Monika Zagrobelna
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    What You'll Be CreatingConcept art works are usually more about a product than art. They don't need to be perfectly refined, they just should sell the idea. However, they can't be messy, either. How to find this balance? How to paint something quickly, but without making it look like a doodle? In this tutorial I'm going to show you a method to paint a fantastic creature quickly, but with a refined look that happens almost magically. Ready to try it?1. Prepare the WorkspaceBefore starting the actual work, we need to prepare the tools.Step 1Create a New File with dimensions that aren't too…
  • How to Create a To-Do List App Icon in Adobe Illustrator

    Mary Winkler
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you'll create a fun to-do list or organizer application icon with a three‑dimensional effect, ready for desktop or market use. Combine radial gradients, blends, a sense of lighting, and the tiniest bit of perspective for a simply built, but eye catching, icon. This tutorial uses Adobe Illustrator CC 2014, though many of the techniques are applicable to other versions of the program.1. Create the Icon's BaseStep 1Start out by drawing a square using the Rectangle Tool (M). In the Gradient panel, apply a Radial Gradient of tan…
 
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    Treehouse Blog

  • Holiday Cheer is Almost Here!

    Faye Bridge
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
      This month we’re celebrating the end of a fantastic year, full of successes and achievements by the Treehouse community. We’re also looking forward to the start of 2015, a new year of learning and exciting opportunities. So we’re hosting a very special festive giveaway to celebrate you, our amazing students. How 12 Days of Holiday Cheer Works Starting tomorrow (12/20), we’ll be counting down to the end of the year with 12 days of giveaways! We have heaps of exciting prizes to give away including: Treehouse t-shirts, notebooks, stickers; licenses to Balsamiq Mockups, Adobe…
  • Optimize Images for the Web

    Nick Pettit
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of the best ways to create fast websites is to optimize images for the web. HTML, CSS, JavaScripts, and fonts can add up, but nothing will slow a page down like tons of unoptimized graphics. In my experience, images tend to account for the majority of a page’s total file size (commonly known as “page weight”). If you optimize images, transfers from the server to the browser will happen much faster. Let’s dig in. Use SVGs First Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML markup language for storing vector images (check out SVG Basics on Treehouse). Instead of using…
  • New Courses: Java Objects & SVG Basics

    Gill Carson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    New Courses: SVG Basics Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML markup language for creating two-dimensional images using vectors. This is different from traditional raster-based image formats that use pixels, like JPEG and PNG. When used on web pages, SVG images provide an infinite level of detail, so they look sharp regardless of screen size or pixel density. In this course, we’ll look at situations where SVGs are better than PNG and JPEG files, as well as when an SVG might not be the best choice. Finally, we’ll learn how to modify SVGs using CSS. This course has pre-requisites…
  • Material UI in React

    Jason Seifer
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    It’s Tuesday which means that the Treehouse Show is back! In episode 120 of The Treehouse Show, Nick (@nickrp) and Jason (@jseifer) talk about web performance, Material UI, and more. For a free month’s trial, Join Jason and Nick at http://teamtreehouse.com/show. Watch Episode 120 of The Treehouse Show This Week’s Links Perf.Rocks Material UI – Material Design React Components gka/chroma.js CSS Dig FnordMetric | Framework for building beautiful real-time dashboards The post Material UI in React appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
  • Ryan Talks About the History of Treehouse

    Gill Carson
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our CEO, Ryan Carson, appeared on ‘The DC Executive Hangout’, a live weekly show to gain valuable insight from industry influencers. Hosted by Jared Gold and Jamilah Corbitt, Ryan talks about the history of Treehouse and where we are going in the future. Check out the interview below! The post Ryan Talks About the History of Treehouse appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
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    Vandelay Design

  • How to Design a Website to Maximize Conversions

    Steven Snell
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    I'm often asked how to design a website that will maximize conversions. Obviously several factors exist in this process, such as your product and customer base, but there are a few basic tips that... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 6 Crucial Interview Questions To Ask Clients Before Accepting a Job

    Kyle Szives
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    As an agency owner, I often receive questions about our client and web project on-boarding process. When a lead comes in, what are the right interview questions to ask potential clients before... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 14 Amazing Resources That Reveal the Secrets of DIY Photography

    Tara Hornor
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Photography is one of those skills that comes in handy for any creative career. If you know how to take and edit a great photograph, then you can save yourself some time and make a little extra... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • Ultimate Guide to Color Theory for Designers

    Jake Rocheleau
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    If a picture is worth 1000 words, then how much can we say about an interface? Well it turns out quite a lot, and there's often many different topics worthy of discussion. One such topic is color... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Design Blog

    Steven Snell
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Are you looking to get more clients for your design services? How about establishing your name recognition and becoming a respected authority in the industry? Would you like to supplement your income... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
 
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    Digg Top Stories

  • The World’s Goofiest-Looking Spider Is Actually A Brutal Ninja

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Among Inspector Gadget’s many strange features it’s his telescoping neck that seems to most defy conventional biology. But it’d be hard to argue that a super-long neck doesn’t come in handy in a pinch.
  • If American Girl Dolls Were Real Girls

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:39 pm
    If you were a little girl in the '90s, you either had an American Girl doll or you desperately wanted one. A certain editor at Digg never got one and she's *definitely* not still mad about it.
  • The Foreign Spell

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:39 pm
    To be a foreigner is to be perpetually detached, but it is also to be continually surprised.
  • The Disappeared

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The story of September 26, 2014, the day 43 Mexican students went missing — and how it might be a turning point for the country
  • The Joys And Complications Of Living In An Architectural Masterpiece

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    It’s never been easier (if you have the cash) to hang your hat in an architectural marvel. Yes, homes like this will cost you a premium to maintain — mahogany and steel don’t come cheap. And yes, enthusiasts will be watching your every renovation move. Some might even show up at your door. But when you’re taking your coffee in a piece of history, that’s all part of the fun.
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    Tuts+ Business

  • A Brief Introduction to Bootstrapping Your Marketing

    David Masters
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:28 am
    All businesses need to market their products or services. Without marketing, you'll never sell anything. In other words: no marketing, no business.But you might be thinking, "I've never done any marketing, and I'm doing very well." If so, you've probably got the wrong idea of what marketing is about. Marketing isn't just TV commercials and internet pop-ups. Marketing is anything you do to help sell a service or product.This could be:having a Twitter account for your businesssetting the price for your products (price is one of the four Ps of marketing)pitching…
  • How to Hire a Quality Programmer

    David Masters
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    Hiring a programmer usually means one thing. You've got a great idea, and you want to make your idea into a reality. The idea is your baby—you've probably invested a lot of time, energy and creativity in thinking about it. How can you make sure that the programmer you hire will give it the care and attention it deserves? And more importantly, how can you be sure that a programmer has the skills to make the absolute best of your idea? In this tutorial, we'll look at the steps you should take to hire a quality programmer, and how to check they've got the right coding skills for your…
  • The Main Types of Business Risk

    Andrew Blackman
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Businesses face all kinds of risks, some of which can cause serious loss of profits or even bankruptcy. But while all large companies have extensive "risk management" departments, smaller businesses tend not to look at the issue in such a systematic way.So in this four-part series of tutorials, you’ll learn the basics of risk management and how you can apply them in your business. In this first tutorial, we’ll look at the main types of risk your business may face. You’ll get a rundown of strategic risk, compliance risk, operational risk, financial risk, and reputational risk, so that…
  • How to Raise Your Prices Without Losing Customers

    Andrew Blackman
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    For billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the most important thing he looks for in a business is pricing power.“If you’ve got the power to raise prices without losing business to a competitor, you’ve got a very good business,” he says. “And if you have to have a prayer session before raising the price by 10%, then you’ve got a terrible business.”The good news is that, to a certain extent, pricing power can be acquired. There are strategies you can use to minimize the impact of price hikes on your customers, and ensure that they stay with you. So if you’re in the “prayer…
  • $3 Tuts+ Courses this Cyber Monday

    Nicole Bowes
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    This Cyber Monday (December 1st) we're reducing the prices of all individual Tuts+ Courses to just $3 (normally $15)! Discover your new skills in everything from web design and code to photography and design & illustration with our step by step video courses. With expert instructors delivering easy to digest practical lessons, our 430+ courses include 1—3 hours of video, organized into chapters and bite-size lessons. You can learn it all at once or view a little each day.Make sure you don’t miss out and leave your email here to be notified when the sale starts.This…
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  • Online Marketing 2015: Why Your Facebook Page Isn’t Enough

    Noupe Editorial Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
       Organic rather than generated content remains vital to maintaining an online presence. It used to be that having an active Facebook business page with rich organic content was enough to reach most of your customers, particularly if you targeted a niche that was located primarily on Facebook. But that’s no longer the case. Social media and online marketing evolves with each passing year, and businesses have to keep up or their marketing will become obsolete.
  • Smart Phones, Dumb Users: Funny and Sad at The Same Time

    Dieter Petereit
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
       We know you are always out for a good laugh. Designers and developers are the most humorous folks I know. They even like a good portion of self irony. But today we are not going to make fun of ourselves, at least not only of ourselves. Hopefully you are not one of the following species. But if you are you now know you are not alone ;-) This animated little web app is funny and a best practice example at the same time. Read on…
  • Muzli and Panda: Free Daily Visual Design Inspiration on the Go

    Dieter Petereit
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
       What if you could open your Google Chrome and immediately become immersed in design-related topics? No need to explicitly fire up any of your favorite web sites nor your RSS reader. It’s just there. That’s the idea behind Muz.li and Panda, new Chrome Tab Extensions, bringing loads of inspiring design news right in front of your eyes. Doesn’t sound like much? Sometimes it’s the little things that are the greatest. But only sometimes…
  • Who Won the ThemeFuse and the PSD2HTML Giveaway? You?

    Dieter Petereit
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
       Over the past few weeks we ran two giveaways where you were able to win attractive prizes. ThemeFuse offered three complete packages of one WordPress web site including a domain name and hosting for a year and PSD2HTML offered a 300 and a 200 USD value of their services. Are you among the lucky winners? Read on…
  • The Right Mood #2: 25+ Free Christmas Cards, Flyers, Tags and Printables 2014

    Nataly Birch
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
       Last Christmas I said that all I want is you in this winter wonderland. But, you all know how that story went. The very next day she gave my love away. This year, to save me from tears, I will give free Christmas resources to all of you instead of only to that someone special. So, if you don’t want a lot for Christmas and there are just a few things you need. Let’s not care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree. Let’s care for these fabulous Christmas resources I dug up from the depths and widths of the world wide winter web…
 
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    Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report: Web Design News & Insights Since 1995

  • A Holiday Wish

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    We are all designers. You may call yourself a front-end developer, but if you spend hours shaving half-seconds off an interaction, that’s user experience and you, my friend, are a designer. If the client asks, “Can you migrate all my old content to the new CMS?” and you answer, “Of course we can, but should we?”, you are a designer. Even our users are designers. Think about it. ON THE TITLES that divide, and the spirit that unites us: My Holiday Wish for all people who make websites—in today’s 24ways.
  • Poverty is a System Design Failure

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    “POVERTY is a system-design failure.” So says my friend Pär (“Peyo”) Almqvist in a World Economic Forum article he wrote last year when his company, OMC Power—which brings sustainable, renewable, off-the-grid energy to the poorest people in rural India—was selected as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Peyo’s article explains better than I could how renewable-energy companies, locked out of first-world competition by entrenched fossil fuel interests, are bringing the future to poor rural and urban areas—and ushering in a new era of decentralized power. (Much like the…
  • Big Web Show № 123: Why Clients Spend More on Toilets Than Design

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    DESIGNER Andy Budd and I discuss why clients spend more on toilet cleaning than design; honest pitching; the ins and outs of agile pricing; modular code libraries; selling web services instead of deliverables; the maturation of our industry since the mid-1990s; the value of reputation; design as a collaborative process; how and why agencies get invited to pitch; passion as studio marketing; our field’s evolution from layout-making to strategic design thinking; and much more. Enjoy Big Web Show № 123: Leading a Design Agency with Clearleft’s Andy Budd.
  • Webfonts with Stylistic Sets from Hoefler & Co.

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Now there’s a way to transform your web typography at the touch of a button: introducing Stylistic Sets for webfonts at Cloud.typography. www.typography.com/blog/webfonts-with-stylistic-sets/
  • Big, Beautiful Dropcaps with CSS initial-letter

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    Just beautiful. demosthenes.info/blog/961/Big-Beautiful-DropCaps-with-CSS-initial-letter
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    Subtraction.com + Feed

  • Home Automation, So Far

    Khoi
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    This fall I started making some decisive home automation improvements to our house—I know there are plenty of others who are much further along this particular curve than I am, but I thought I’d share some brief thoughts on what we’ve done so far. Actually this effort really started earlier this year when I installed… Advertisement: Harvest Forecast is a tool designed to plan your team’s time. Visualize schedules in Forecast and easily adjust them as needed. As new projects come in, you’ll know who’s available, and when to hire. Start scheduling with a free 30-day trial.
  • Elvis Costello on SNL, 1977

    Khoi
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    Ancient history: thirty-seven years ago yesterday one of the most electrifying live performances on American network television ever was broadcast. Elvis Costello, making a last minute appearance on Saturday Night Live with his band The Attractions, interrupted his own song “Less Than Zero” and broke into a performance of “Radio Radio.” The former is a… Advertisement: Harvest Forecast is a tool designed to plan your team’s time. Visualize schedules in Forecast and easily adjust them as needed. As new projects come in, you’ll know who’s available, and when to hire. Start…
  • Get Info Redesigned

    Khoi
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    This is a really interesting proposed redesign of OS X’s standard Get Info window by interface design studio Ramotion. It applies a fresh, Yosemite-like coat of paint onto a design that has hardly changed in a decade. It reminds me that each time Apple implements a major overhaul of its desktop operating system’s visual furniture,… Advertisement: Harvest Forecast is a tool designed to plan your team’s time. Visualize schedules in Forecast and easily adjust them as needed. As new projects come in, you’ll know who’s available, and when to hire. Start scheduling with a free…
  • The Art of Making a Book

    Khoi
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    This lovely short film documents the process of hand-printing and binding a book. There are ancient looking hammers and hot metal tools and wooden printing presses and guys with beards involved. In truth, it’s a lovely tableau and reveals some techniques that I wasn’t aware of, though the precious lighting and delicate piano music involved… Advertisement: Harvest Forecast is a tool designed to plan your team’s time. Visualize schedules in Forecast and easily adjust them as needed. As new projects come in, you’ll know who’s available, and when to hire. Start scheduling with a…
  • On the Road, Illustrated

    Khoi
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Illustrator Paul Rogers recently completed illustrating Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”—he made one black and white drawing for each of the novel’s 309 pages. The work is fantastic; it’s lively and bold and improvisational and clever, just like the book itself. Rogers posted the drawings in a series of very tall scrolling blog posts, which… Advertisement: Harvest Forecast is a tool designed to plan your team’s time. Visualize schedules in Forecast and easily adjust them as needed. As new projects come in, you’ll know who’s available, and when to hire. Start…
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    Stuff and Nonsense

  • ★ Unfinished Business episode 99: ‘A man’s gotta chew what a man’s gotta chew’ with Trent Walton

    Andy Clarke
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    On the penultimate episode of Unfinished Business of 2014, I’m joined by my design hero Trent Walton to talk about if an integrated responsive design and development workflow makes working out what and how to charge more difficult. We discuss Paravel, the three person studio that he helps run, how their business works, how they charge and if they negotiate on price. Of course, this being Unfinished Business, I couldn’t help talking about burgers and this week’s stupid cheeseburger stuffed crust pizza.This week’s episode is sponsored by Espresso and Perch.
  • ★ Unfinished Business episode 98: ‘Geoff, can I have my records back?’ with John Davey

    Andy Clarke
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    Conference impresario John Davey joins me again on Unfinished Business this week. We talk about anticipation and scarceness, how some cinemas create an experience around watching a film, how looking at album artwork in a record shop enhanced the experience of buying music and whether the experiences we’ve lost were valuable enough to revive in new and different ways.This week’s episode is sponsored by GatherContent and Ghostlab.
  • ★ Unfinished Business episode 97: ‘Made in Scotland from girders’ with Ashley Baxter and Laura Kalbag

    Andy Clarke
    29 Nov 2014 | 5:06 pm
    It’s a special week this week on Unfinished Business as I’m joined by not one, but two regular co-hosts, Ashley Baxter and Laura Kalbag. In a bumper episode, we talk about cakes, brightly coloured fizzy drinks and Yorkshire pudding burgers. We discuss podcasting, sounding good as a podcast guest, then whether we allow Christmas decorations in our offices. Finally we talk about what we’ve achieved this year and what our goals are for 2015. It’s a fast and fun episode. I think you’ll really enjoy it.We’re sponsored this week by MacRabbit’s Espresso and…
  • ★ CSS3 For Responsive Web Design workshops in 2015 (and a reminder about Oslo next week)

    Andy Clarke
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:29 am
    I’ve been very pleased with reactions to my latest ‘CSS3 For Responsive Web Design’ full-day workshop. Attendees at ‘The Web Is…’ in Cardiff and ‘Beyond Tellerrand’ in Berlin really seemed to like its mixture of design and technical content. I’ll be hosting this workshop again in several cities in various countries throughout 2015 and there’s still one more opportunity to join me in Oslo next week. December 3rd 2014 at IGM in Oslo The lovely people at IGM, organisers of the ‘Making Web ’conference in Oslo that I spoke at…
  • ★ Video of my ‘Counting stars: Creativity over predictability’ talk from Beyond Tellerrand in Berlin

    Andy Clarke
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:31 am
    Marc Thiele’s started posting videos from his excellent Beyond Tellerrand event in Berlin last month. There’s more to come, but already I can recommend you watch Zoe Gillenwater’s CSS Lessons Learned the Hard Way. Marc posted video of my talk today too, Counting stars: Creativity over predictability. I’m pleased with how it went and peoples’ reaction to it since. My plea for us to focus as much on creativity as we do on implementation, amplify conversations about ideas as much as we do those on process and remember the importance of art direction, seems to have…
 
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  • The Best Book and Album Covers of 2014

    Gian Bautista
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    A book cover is significant for bookworms just as an album cover is meaningful for record collectors. Not only do they reflect the story within the book or the overall mood of the record, they also represent the personality of the artists, musicians, and the designers behind the cover art. Some people would browse through bookshops looking for eye-catching covers as a way of discovering new authors. Same goes for music junkies who want to explore and hear new songs and musicians. If that’s the case, then design definitely plays a vital role. The old saying states that we should not…
  • 22 Intriguing Facts About Colors That You Need To Know!

    Patrick Ellasos
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Colors are everywhere. From our favorite shoes and clothes to the wonders of nature and outer space. Everything has a color to represent. Color pretty much existed ever since the whole universe began and plays a part in everyone’s daily life. But how much do you  really know about colors? Let’s dig in a little deeper into the fascinating world of colors and discover interesting color facts that are worth knowing. 1. And the world’s most popular color is… Image Source: www.barbarashdwallpapers.com According to various international studies, the world’s most…
  • 45 Free High Quality Apple Wallpapers

    Claire Jariss Manlapas
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    One of the most well-known multinational companies in the world is Apple Inc. It is a corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics, computer software, and commercial servers. Among its best-known hardware products are the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Because of its technologically advanced products and high-quality software, Apple has undeniably left a good mark on many consumers. Brief History In 2013, Apple passed Coca Cola as the most valuable brand in the world. The Apple logo is derived from the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible. The bitten apple…
  • Lumino City’s Beautifully Handcrafted Paper Adventure Game

    Patrick Ellasos
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    While most premiere game studios around the world are spending millions of dollars to develop a kick-ass game, The State Of Play—a small game studio based in Londonis focusing more on innovation by using unusual materials to create a game… and we think the gamble is actually paying off. Lumino City is a beautifully handcrafted adventure game that showcases a brilliant graphical execution. The game brilliantly combines mind-boggling game objectives and puzzle challenges. This gorgeous game offers a unique perspective and experience mainly because the whole setting was built using…
  • 31 Sets of Free Photoshop Paint Brushes

    Gian Bautista
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Paint brushes have evolved from the instrument that we use in traditional painting to the tool that we work with in creating digitally rendered artworks. The only difference is that in the digital world, we now have control over painted brush strokes more than ever. Are you looking for the perfect brush set that will kickstart your next painting-inspired digital masterpiece? Here in You The Designer, we compiled sets of free Photoshop paint brushes in various splatters, strokes, swipes, and colors to make the job done easier for you. Did I forgot to mention that these brushes are downloadable…
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  • Hats ON to AIGA’s Centennial

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:16 am
    In 2014, AIGA turned 100! We’ve been celebrating this anniversary all year, and we’re not done yet... Where most might doff their chapeau in tribute to an organization hitting this momentous milestone, we invite you to don a hat instead.
  • Video: Debbie Madden

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Debbie Madden explores the common threads to success in creating intrapreneurial environments, how to navigate bumps along the way and why fostering work-life balance is integral to creating impactful and lasting change.
  • Video: Michael Bierut and Roger Martin

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    Michael Bierut and Roger Martin sit down to discuss the flaws of the stock market and how the system might be redesigned. 
  • Video: AIGA Medalist Charles S. Anderson

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Charles S. Anderson was recognized for creating a design language that elevates the vernacular into a playful, modern design style and pioneering the role of designer as entrepreneur.
  • Video: AIGA Medalist Michael Cronan

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    Michael Cronan was recognized for crafting iconic names, identities and branding strategies that have become an essential part of the American vernacular and for his generosity of spirit.
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  • Feng Shui Design Tips & Techniques for Your Office & Life

    Jacob Cass
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Richard Larson, and he gives us a high level overview of the design principles of Feng Shui and how you can apply it to your life and office. Enjoy! Feng Shui may be an ancient Chinese design technique; however it is still widely practiced today and can benefit your office space in many ways. The main purpose of a Feng Shui design style is to promote balance and harmony in the space you apply the design to. Any work place can definitely benefit from harmony and balance. The Feng Shui Ying Yang symbol pictured above represents the translated meaning of Feng…
  • Movie Review: “Print the Legend” Offers a Peek Behind the Home 3D Printing Revolution

    Jacob Cass
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Wes McDowell giving an honest, insightful review of Netflix’s original documentary, Print the Legend. Every new technology has its share of names. Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Nolan Bushnell brought us home computing. Jeff Bezos, Pierre Omidyar, and Elon Musk turned e-commerce into a massive part of our daily lives. Johannes Gutenberg took the printing press and forever changed how we get our information. Rarely, however, are the stories of these personalities — and the forces that drive them (or the demons that haunt them) — caught…
  • Web Site Designs From Around The World – 17 Highlights

    JohnWalker
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever wondered what web sites look like in different geographic parts of the world? Check out these 17 great WordPress powered websites from all over the world and see what makes them work. Bonus: See the bottom of this post to get 30% off WordPress Themes and your chance to win some awesome prizes! Dagobert (France) Try out website’s navigation it’s really something. There are drastic animated effects, sliders and transitions. The website is as spectacular as the country itself. Veltenmedia (Netherlands) This bright and trendy website is the handiwork of Netherlands…
  • Surprise & Delight your Customers: 10 Awesome Examples

    Jacob Cass
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Saijo George. Trends in web design are nothing new, every year you would have seen roundup of web design trends on various websites. Looking through these trends and understanding how these work, is a source of inspiration for many of us. From the lengthy drop shadows, rounded corner and overly large buttons from the web 2.0 era to skeuomorphism and flat design in recent past, there are always exciting things happening in the world of web design. With all the advancements in CSS and HTML, combined with the power of modern browsers, there has been no time…
  • 20 All New Best Selling Fonts inc. Web Fonts. $1894 down to $29!

    Jacob Cass
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The last font bundle I shared with Just Creative readers was a huge hit so I just wanted to do a quick post letting you guys know about this all new package of best-selling fonts from DesignCuts. This exclusive deal bundles together 20 all new, wildly popular creative fonts, complete with web fonts and fully extended licensing for everything. This is a fantastic chance to own some of the world’s best-selling creative fonts, for over 98% off the regular price! The retail price is $1894 and you can get all fonts, weights and web fonts for just $29. This really is an amazing collection…
 
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  • An Authentic update

    David Airey
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    The logo for Cameron Moll’s Authentic Jobs has been nicely updated by Sergey Shapiro. The previous wordmark was a slightly customised version of Alejandro Paul’s Calgary Script, whereas the new design has been digitised from one of Sergey’s type sketches. With thoughts of extending the brand, I like the idea of “Authentic” as a kind of umbrella. “It’s a mark that’s not only extensible, but one we can now unquestionably claim as ours.” From the Authentic Jobs Tumblr. Sergey Shapiro on Twitter.
  • Elephant Book Company

    David Airey
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    I appreciate a good monogram. This one’s for Elephant Book Company, a firm that was originally located south of the River Thames near Elephant & Castle (hence the name). Designed by London-based Grade, Peter told me it was one of those eureka moments, done quickly without much else to show, not that anything else is needed.
  • 7up logo redesign

    David Airey
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:46 am
    A new logo for soft drink brand 7up. Shown in context, with typically vague slogan. “Feels good to be you.” You could put that after any product and it would mean just as little. Regardless, I’ve always known the 7up brand for its name and for that red circle, so it makes sense to strip the previous design of unnecessary elements. Here’s the earlier logo from 2010, by TracyLocke. And this is what came before the 2010 version. There were others before that (shown on the CR Blog), but I’ll jump to the start with the first logo from 1929, back when 7up contained lithium…
  • Divvy, Chicago’s bike-share system

    David Airey
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:53 pm
    The Firebelly Design team (on Behance) got in touch with an excellent identity for Divvy, Chicago’s bike-share system. “The double-V ligature, is based on the guillemet or angled quotes. In typography this glyph is traditionally used to indicate direction and motion. Marked onto streets across the world, this double arrow symbolizes the shared use bicyclists and motorists have of roads.” “…we found Pantone 298c to be the perfect color to provide a visual connection to the flag while greatly increasing cyclist presence to the passing cars in our busy urban environment.”…
  • Who designed the Virgin logo?

    David Airey
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    “Legend has it that a young designer scribbled the now iconic signature on a paper napkin. Richard Branson loved it for it’s ‘in your face’ simplicity, attitude and energy.” Read more on the Virgin website. Via Saniya Haroon. It reads as Virqin (with a ‘q’) to me. I thought I’d see what it looks like with a slight curve on the descender of the ‘g’. Perhaps the brand’s so well known that the mark is seen as a shape as much as a word. From the archives: Stretching the Virgin logo.
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  • How to Redirect a Web Page

    Guest Author
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    The following is a guest post by Robin Rendle. I've always wanted a post here that rounds up the different ways to redirect a site. So I commissioned Robin to do it and he did a fine job! A redirect is when a web page is visited at a certain URL, it changes to a different URL. For instance, a person visits "website.com/page-a" in their browser and they are redirected to "website.com/page-b" instead. This is very useful if we want to redirect a certain page to a new location, change the URL structure of a site, remove the "www." portion of the URL, or even redirect users to another website…
  • Sponsor: MyFonts – Subscription-Free Webfonts

    Chris Coyier
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    MyFonts is the best place to find, try, and buy fonts for your website. Their webfonts are flexible, easy to use, and don't require any monthly fees. Not only that, but you can try any font on your own site free for 30 days. One thing that you may find appealing about MyFonts is that you host the fonts. That frees you up to use your own CDN, or use your own font loader, or integrate the fonts in whatever fashion works best for you. You have the control. Looking for a little inspiration? Browse the 50 most popular fonts on the web right now. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Sponsor:…
  • Relating to “Designing for Performance” by Lara Hogan

    Chris Coyier
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    I picked me up a copy of Lara Hogan's new book Designing for Performance (Amazon), as it's a subject I've very interested in these days. As I write this, I'm just off the heels of doing quite a bit of performance related work here on CSS-Tricks as well as on CodePen. I thought I'd give the book a read, learn some more, and be inspired to do some more. Here's some choice quotes and how they relate to stuff I've been doing, wanting to do, and thinking about. Don't worry, I optimized this image. It's only about 15 K and will be gzipped as well from my CDN. Speed matters Web performance impacts…
  • Capability Reporting with Service Worker

    Chris Coyier
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    We've heard 1,000 times: User Agent sniffing is bad news. We largely do it on the server because we want to know stuff about the client before we even send anything to the client. A worthy goal! We've talked about this before. Perhaps you serve a little different JavaScript for a different approach to navigation. Or you set a cookie with client side data and use that to serve different image formats depending on support. Maybe you even refresh the page to ensure you have that data. There are even libraries for all this. Service Workers, a brand new thing on the web, are uniquely qualified to…
  • More Elegant Fix for Jumping Scrollbar Issue

    Chris Coyier
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:12 am
    If you move from one page of a site without a scrollbar to another with a scrollbar, you'll see a slight layout shift as things squeeze inward a bit to make room for the scrollbar. A classic fix was html { overflow-y: scroll; } to force the scrollbar all the time. Ayke van Laëthem has found a more elegant solution in html { margin-left: calc(100vw - 100%); } which works because vw accounts for the scrollbar and % doesn't, and... just read it as there are a few more things you'll need to be aware of anyway. Pretty sweet for a first blog post Ayke! Direct Link to Article — Permalink More…
 
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  • Create an Appealing and Visually Connected Tagline

    Stoney deGeyter
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    Great taglines are short, memorable, and visually connected to your logo. Think about it, when you hear “just do it”, do you think of the Nike swoosh? Or when you hear someone say “eat fresh” you think of Subway! That’s because these companies have done a great job integrating their taglines with their logos. You may not be a billion dollar company like Nike or Subway, but that’s no reason why you can’t come up with a great tagline and incorporate that into your logo. Your tagline should be a short phrase that sums up what you do and what makes your company great. It needs…
  • Blogging Tools You Need to Succeed

    Stoney deGeyter
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Building a successful blogging strategy is never easy and should never be completely automated. With that said, however, there are a number of tools that are available that can make blogging along with your listening and engagement strategy much easier. Time is the most important commodity you have. Using tools to speed up processes and provide valuable data for you to use is just smart marketing. Like the old adage says, don’t work harder, work smarter. Full automation often leads to errors, problems and credibility issues. But with the right tools, you can maintain full control of your…
  • Marketing your business: What you need to know!

    Jim Connolly
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Helen from Long Island, New York emailed me with an important marketing question. Maybe the most important marketing question there is! I’m going to share it with you, with her permission, along with my answer, as I believe you will find it interesting. It’s all about a common attitude small business owners have, when it comes to marketing. Here’s an excerpt from Helen’s email: “My husband quit his job 2 years ago and now runs a training business. […] Nothing he tries works when it comes to marketing and so I’m begging him to get some professional marketing help. Without my…
  • Old ways won’t open new doors

    Jim Connolly
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    There are 2 questions you should ask yourself, because they have a huge impact on what you will achieve, both in business and life in general. Here they are: What do I want? What am I prepared to do, to get what I want? What do I want? Many people waste years spinning their wheels, because they don’t really know what they want from their business or their life. Instead of living life by design, they go from day to day reacting. They often find themselves a part of other people’s plans — working hard for clients and customers, yet making little real progress in their own business. Trying…
  • 20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity

    John Jantsch
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Every so often I sit back and take inventory of the tools I’m using with an eye on weeding some out and adding some in. Technology can be a tremendously useful thing when it comes to getting more productivity, but you must continually monitor what’s working and what’s not. Below are the twenty tools I rely on most for productivity in communications, marketing and collaboration. Workflowy – this is a simple outlining tool and I use it everyday to store notes, keep projects coming and going and even as my to do list. Lots of folks use Evernote in this fashion but Workflowy’s…
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  • This Week in Design: Dec. 19, 2014

    Carrie Cousins
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Are you in the holiday spirit yet? This week in design we are. From creative thinking during the holiday season to tools for a great photo book and even tips for hiring a designer, this week the theme is looking forward during this busy time. We’d also like to take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate our Design Shack readers. (And if there are things you’d like to see more of in the upcoming year, let us know.) Happy holidays. Every week, we plan to a look at major product releases and upgrades, tools and tricks and even some of the most popular things you are talking about on social…
  • How to Make Stock Art Work in Your Design Projects

    Carrie Cousins
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes it’s hard to create just the right image, texture or illustration for a design project. It might be a result of resources or time, but there is an option – stock art. There are plenty of places where you can buy and download photos, textures, illustrations and user interface elements that can be used or adapted for your projects. But how can you most effectively use stock art and ensure that you don’t end up using the same images as another company or website? Here we’ll look at some ways to help you choose the best stock images or vectors for your projects and a tool,…
  • Design Dilemma: No… You Can’t Be a Creative Director!

    Speider Schneider
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every beginning designer has the dream and goal of ascending to the position of creative director, and it’s very attainable for most. All it takes is hard work, a great design or copywriting talent, and the ability to manage a staff of creatives. There are others, apparently, who have the same dream and goal but without the required experience or abilities. Such is the case of a man who wrote to ask how he could attain the position of creative director—with no experience at all! So, join us as we delve into another slap of reality Design Dilemma, helping to answer your questions, queries…
  • This Week in Design: Dec. 12, 2014

    Carrie Cousins
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Color. It’s something that impacts every bit of design work you do. This week Pantone released its annual Color of the Year. (And this year’s rich hue is a nice one.) With the holiday season in full swing there are also a few design projects worth your attention to check out this week in design. Every week, we plan to a look at major product releases and upgrades, tools and tricks and even some of the most popular things you are talking about on social media. And we’d love to hear what’s going on in your world as well. Have we missed anything? Drop me a line at carrie@designshack.net.
  • Freelancing 101: What Does It Cost to Be a Freelancer?

    Carrie Cousins
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Working as a freelancer is not all cash profit. There are a lot of costs that are associated with working for yourself that you need to be aware of from the start. From one-time expenses to taxes and insurance, understanding how much freelancing can cost can be just as important as landing clients. Costs associated with freelancing that impact almost every worker (regardless of location) include equipment and tools, taxes and insurance, marketing and promotion, legal and accounting, training and development and a few additional hidden costs. Today we’re going to be exploring some of the…
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  • Social Media: Today’s Key Marketing Tool

    Paul Boag
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    Do you want to use social media to promote your business or build a personal brand? If so, then you will want to take a look at an upcoming video course I am offering over at HOWU.
  • Seven myths about digital transformation

    Paul Boag
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many organisations recognise the importance of digital and the need to change. Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion about what digital transformation is and how to carry it out. 2014 has been an encouraging year. I have seen a growing number of organisations realise how business critical digital has become. They are beginning to recognise the need for fundamental organisational change. Finally they understand that you cannot bolt digital onto the side of an existing business models. Unfortunately amongst all this excitement there is also a significant degree of confusion. Organisations…
  • Seducing the Connected Consumer

    Paul Boag
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    Digital has changed everything, including our customers behaviour. If we are to survive in a post digital world we are going to have to learn to reach this new generation of users.
  • Be proud of your digital project managers

    Paul Boag
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's time to stop treating our digital project managers as second class citizens. They are an asset, not a line item nobody wants to pay for. How come there is no “project manager of the year” category in the net magazine awards? They have a designer of the year and the developer of the year. Why not a project manager of the year? How come there are web design agencies out there who proclaim “we don’t need project managers, our teams are self organising”? Are they mad? Why is it that many clients don’t like to see project management as a line item in a…
  • Promoting Your Services and Winning Work

    Paul Boag
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    I am excited to announce that I have just launched an online course with the guys at Tut+ on how to promote your services and win work. If you run a web design business, this is a must get.
 
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  • Using :after :before With Position Absolute

    CSS Newbies
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    When CSS3 was released, the ability to place text or images after or before HTML items dynamically with CSS was a major new advantage. For instance: .div:before { content: "text"; } That code will place the word ‘text’ before a div. That level of simplicity is useful if you need to dynamically add text to […]Related ReadingHow To Use Position Relative and Position Absolute CorrectlyEmbedding Video in a Responsive SiteA Pure CSS Bouncing BallSizing Images ResponsivelyA New CSS Newbie Site Design Launched!
  • How To Use Position Relative and Position Absolute Correctly

    CSS Newbies
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Using position in CSS is a big deal. It can be the difference between code that works OK in certain situations, and code that works beautifully every single time. One really useful aspect to understand is using position: relative in conjunction with position: absolute. So lets say I want to fix a div to the […]Related ReadingUsing :after :before With Position AbsoluteEmbedding Video in a Responsive SiteA Pure CSS Bouncing BallBouncing Balls in the HTML5 CanvasThe Pixelize jQuery Plugin
  • How To Embed Videos Without Embed Code

    CSS Newbies
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    Before I go into the code, remember that if a video does not have the option to embed, there may be a good reason for that. You may require special rights to use the video.. but more than likely they don’t have the right ads in place to embed. Anyways, let’s take the modern example […]Related ReadingEmbedding Video in a Responsive SiteSizing Images ResponsivelyMaking a Sphere in CSSBouncing Balls in the HTML5 CanvasA Pure CSS Bouncing Ball
  • The Pixelize jQuery Plugin

    CSS Newbies
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
    I am unabashedly and unreasonably fond of pixel art. To that end, I've created a simple jQuery plugin that can turn a JavaScript array into CSS pixel art.Related ReadingBouncing Balls in the HTML5 CanvasSimple Table Column HighlightingMaking a Sphere in CSSA Pure CSS Bouncing BallSizing Images Responsively
  • Bouncing Balls in the HTML5 Canvas

    CSS Newbies
    3 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here's a fun demo I put together using the HTML5 canvas, aided by the excellent sketch.js framework. I'm creating a whole bunch of semi-transparent balls and bouncing them around on the screen. The demo definitely requires a modern browser (Chrome/Firefox/IE9+).Related ReadingA Pure CSS Bouncing BallThe Pixelize jQuery PluginMaking a Sphere in CSSSimple Table Column HighlightingSizing Images Responsively
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  • 40 Settings Page Interfaces for Mobile App UI Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Advertise here with BSABoth Android and iOS have seen incredible changes over the past couple years. iOS 8 advances the flat design scheme from iOS 7 while Google has been working on its own concept of Material Design. Both interface styles have evolved rapidly and lead to a series of new techniques for mobile app design. This gallery includes a handful of brilliant settings page interfaces for mobile designers. Both Android and iOS applications are featured in the gallery including some older styles like iOS 6. You’ll find a hodgepodge of ideas from profile settings to notifications…
  • 40 Website Layouts Featuring Big Creative Typography

    Jake Rocheleau
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Advertise here with BSAI’ve been ecstatic to see substantial growth in modern web typography. More website layouts have been incorporating oddball typography that really stands out from the generic masses. Not every project can benefit from over-exaggerated text but when done properly it adds a deeper level of emphases to your page copy. I’ve put together a large handful of websites that use big creative typography including letter-spacing, new typefaces, and CSS3 properties to craft enticing layouts. Agencies and startups tend to push the envelope when it comes to new design…
  • Top Collaboration Tools for Designers and Developers

    iulian
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Advertise here with BSA Project managers are not the only people who can manage projects effectively. If you own a small web design and development business, then this area concerns you, too. The better you control your resources and organize your schedule over a project, the larger the odds of delivering top-notch products and services that please your stakeholders and outscore the competition. There is every reason to give this matter some serious thought. You could take up a crash course in management, and/or use software that is suited for companies like yours. In this article, I will…
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  • Teaser

    brian
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    Things are ramping up for the Design Details Podcast! The past few weeks we’ve been getting organized, testing our equipment, scheduling with guests, enabling our feeds and prepping the website for launch. The barrier to entry for podcasting is so low right now, but it’s taking a surprising amount of front-loading to get things ready for our debut in January! This post is just a little teaser recording we put together in order to get the feed live in the iTunes store. The first full episode of Design Details is set to go live on January 5th, 2015. The first guest we’ll be…
  • Design Details: Android Lollipop Pt. 1

    brian
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    I missed some of the awkward “coming-of-age” years on the Android platform with Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3). My first true experience with Android was earlier this year on KitKat 4.4. The OS was nice, and not too jarring of a change from iOS 7 (at the time), but several quirks in the software made it impossible for me to fully abandon the Apple ecosystem. This month’s release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, however, feels like it could be the tipping point. There are a lot of really amazing features that Android brings to the table…
  • The Design Details Podcast

    brian
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It’s been a fun ride since I started publishing the Design Details posts back in February of this year. So far there have been 14 posts published which have reached readers in all corners of the world – thank you so much to everyone who has read, shared and enjoyed this series! I’m excited to announce that in January of 2015, I’ll be partnering with fellow-designer and SF resident Bryn Jackson to create the Design Details Podcast! This is my first time working on a podcast, and I admittedly have no clue what to expect. We will undoubtedly learn a lot as we go and tweak…
  • Design Details: Square Order for iOS

    brian
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    I’ve admired the design work at Square for years. They have a striking aesthetic which allows their hardware and software to stand out in marvelous ways. Square’s products can now be found almost anywhere – surely, a large number of readers here have seen the beautiful Square Stand, or used the Square card reader at some point. Square made its big splash in 2009 and 2010 with a delightfully-simple card reader. I remember being totally blown away by the elegance of their solution to mobile payment processing. Within a day of receiving mine, I was selling t-shirts out of my…
  • Design Details: Inbox by Google

    brian
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    It’s always big news when the Google machine unveils a new product. This week that something new is called Inbox, and it’s a slick rethinking of how we interact with and handle an ever-increasing volume of email. Google’s Design Team has put in hard work these past months. Crafting the Material design language and rolling out interface updates across a suite of apps and operating systems is no small feat. Inbox embraces Material Design wholly, resulting in a beautiful, cohesive application for iOS, Android and web (Chrome only, for now). This Design Details will explore some…
 
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  • 3 Social Media Tips to Make Your Fashion Account Instagram-Famous

    Andy Sowards
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetFashion icons and style mavens are showcasing their best looks on Instagram, and magazines and other traditional means of fashion inspiration are taking a backseat to the photo-sharing app. Two hundred million people actively use Instagram, the official website reports, sharing an average of 60 million photos each day. If you want to join them on the path to fashion fame, follow these three tips.Brand Yourself Across All Accounts HOW TO BRAND YOURSELF IN FASHION: A GUIDEIf you want to have a successful following across all of your social media accounts, you must…
  • JotForm Form Builder Review: Easily Design & Create Forms

    Andy Sowards
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetToday we have another review for you, on the quest to find the best tools for web designers and developers, today we are reviewing JotForm! The web has a sea of form related tools these days, some are awesome, and some are not, but with all the tools it becomes hard to find the one for you. Options are good, but they quickly become overwhelming. So if you are a freelancer that constantly builds out custom forms, or need to learn how, or you have a business that you need a form for but can’t hire a developer to make a custom form (custom forms are EXPENSIVE),…
  • A Collection of Minimal Icons for Subtle Design Work

    Andy Sowards
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetMinimalism is definitely the go-to style in the modern web, and icons help you clean up the interface, putting quicker information at the user’s disposal. This time around, we have a series of elements that take advantage of both things: Minimal icons. We’ve put together some of the most inventive, fresh and useful elements all around the web, all for free and ready to be applied within your next project. Check it out!Delicate Outline Icons in PSD Format: Give Your Project a Friendly, Familiar TouchMaterial Design Icons: Colorful Elements Following…
  • Small Business Owners: How to Run a Facebook Contest

    Andy Sowards
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetFacebook offers numerous opportunities for small business owners to promote their products and services through advertising and organic content. You can also run a contest on your page at no cost, although many business owners choose to promote their contests through targeted advertisements. Let’s take a look at the why and how of it:Why Run a Facebook Contest? Here’s the Easiest Way to Run a Facebook Timeline Contest for FREEPeople love contests, particularly if they feel like they can win. RevSquare offers several reasons to do this, including:They engage…
  • GIVEAWAY: Win A Shirt From DorkTees – Funny Shirts For Nerds

    Andy Sowards
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Advertise here with BSATweet We Have Winners!The lucky Winners areDoug M.ToniMelissaCongratulations Guys!Special thanks to everyone that participated! Don’t worry if you didn’t win though, there is always another awesome giveaway around the corner! Stay tuned!We are back with more awesome free stuff for you this holiday season! Today we have partnered with DorkTees to bring you this exclusive t-shirt giveaway! It’s getting cold out there, so we figured you’d want some awesome geek t-shirts to keep you warm in style. At Dorktees they have everything from geeky movie…
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  • Win 1 of 10 Templates by TemplateMonster

    Alex Green
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    Advertise here with BSAOur friends from TemplateMonster have prepared a cool giveaway for web designers. Read on to learn the details. TemplateMonster is giving away not one, not three, but TEN prizes. It means your chance of winning is pretty high. The giveaway starts on December 18 and ends on December 24, and it’s as easy as pie to take part in it. The only thing to do is to leave a comment indicating which TemplateMonster template you’d like to get. Follow the example: “I want to win the template #51840.” That’s all! Ten lucky winners will be picked at random and…
  • How To Remove the Background from a Photo with the Photoshop Pen Tool

    Jake Rocheleau
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
    Advertise here with BSARendering is the process of separating a particular object from the background so you have a completely clear image. This is useful for almost everything from digital graphics to web design and magazine covers. Removing the background from an image leaves only the foreground which could be people, objects, scenery, or some combination of the three. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate the process of rendering an object from the background using Photoshop. There are many different techniques to accomplish this, but the pen tool is notably the most proficient and the…
  • JotForm Theme Store: a User-Created Marketplace

    Chad Reid
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAJotForm, long considered to be one of the easiest tools for building online forms, now has a Theme Store, so users can get their own beautifully designed form themes without having to do all the work. In recent months it added two new features allowing designers to make building forms quicker than ever- the Form Designer, and the newly released Theme Store. Together they complete the JotForm product offering. Whether you’re buying or selling a form, the process is about as simple as it gets. From a form theme designer’s perspective, it doesn’t get much easier…
  • 20 Gorgeous Free Icon Fonts to Use in Your Designs

    Nancy Young
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe number of fonts designed to be used as icons, symbols and glyphs increases day by day. Using icon fonts you’re replacing raster images into vector ones. That means that you can easily resize your icon fonts without worrying about quality loss. Icon fonts is a flexible solution for adding icons to your website. Along with the size you may change color and effects of the icons without having redraw the whole image. So, here I collected 20 great free icon fonts which can be used for your website. Scroll down and enjoy! Icon Works Peax Webdesign Free Icons Weather…
  • Turning Design Ideas into Reality: Brainstorming, Wireframing, Prototyping

    Jerry Cao
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
    Advertise here with BSAStarting a new project is in a lot of ways the hardest part. It’s the only stage of development that you’re turning nothing into something. Luckily, there are proven methods to reduce the “empty canvas” syndrome. We’ll talk about the best ways to handle the early stages of brainstorming and concepting and how it translates into wireframing to prototyping. Brainstorming — The Design Studio Exercise As described in the Guide to Wireframing, brainstorming for design ideas can feel like you’re trying to grab something out of thin air, especially if you don’t…
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  • New Bloodborne footage from The Game Awards

    Alexander Rehm
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    From Software, the makers of the Souls games, has revealed new gameplay footage from its highly anticipated PS4 Sgame Bloodborne at this weekend’s The Game Awards. The new footage focuses heavily on the multiplayer component, which appears to be showing three-player co-op! Plus, we also get to see a makeshift flamethrower made from a modified lantern in action! Anyway, without much further ado: here is the footage: Share
  • How to change your amiibo’s appearance

    Alexander Rehm
    29 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    Now, the amiibo’s just arrived, and you’re likely going to use them for Super Smash Bros right away! As you know, when you first connect your amiibo, you’ll be asked to enter a name and choose a colour palette. But can you change it after you made your selection? You can, by following these simple steps: Go to Games & More and select amiibo Scan scan the amiibo you want to change Once scanned, press Y Keep the owner (if you want to, otherwise change it here) and choose the colour palette / appearance Done Have fun! Share
  • 20 minutes of Lost Ark gameplay

    Alexander Rehm
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:11 am
    Probably THE best Diablo 3 clone? Lost Ark is a Korean-made action-RPG that looks a lot like Blizzard’s Diablo 3, just…. nicer!   Developed by Tripod Studio, the game surely does look amazing, though at the moment it doesn’t look like there will be a Western release.  For more information, visit Lost Ark’s website Share
  • The problem with Assassin’s Creed Unity’s graphics settings

    Alexander Rehm
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    So I’ve been playing around with Assassin’s Creed Unity using ShadowPlay (nVidia’s recording software), playing around with graphics qualities, anti-aliasing etc, and to be brutally honest, it still looks awful. If you look at the video in full-screen / 1080p/60fps (you’ll need Chrome for that to see it properly) you’ll see what I mean…. crowds, buildings in the distance, even the character himself look washed out, blurry, low-res even. I’ll need to spend a few hours in the settings and fixing up some config files I guess before I actually enjoy…
  • Some Assassin’s Creed Unity Gameplay

    Alexander Rehm
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Just me playing around with Asassin’s Creed Unity on the PC. About the game: Paris, 1789. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestoned streets run red with the blood of commoners who dare to rise up against an oppressive aristocracy. Yet as the nation tears itself apart, a young man named Arno will embark upon an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a true Master Assassin… Part…
 
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  • Christmas Bonanza: Avail 15% Discount on all Services at PixelCrayons

    Mark Wilston
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    As you rejoice in the spirit of the birth of Jesus Christ and gets ready to present Christmas gifts to your loved ones and share the overwhelming joy, we at PixelCrayons wish to present all of you our gift in the form of 15% discount on all of our services & packages. Unlike our love, […]
  • What’s new to look in enterprise mobility beyond BYOD?

    Mark Wilston
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:50 pm
    The trend of “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) is catching up fast with the organizations that are focusing more on the enterprise mobility. The BYOD allows employees to use their own devices to carry out the tasks from remote locations. The enterprise needs to ensure that their system supports various devices and platform so that […]
  • Is m-commerce going to leave e-commerce behind in 2015?

    Mark Wilston
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    So, what do you think? Will 2015 be the year of mobile revolution? If so, the m-commerce is going to emerge in a big manner in the New Year. However, there are several factors that are yet to be improved in order to welcome m-commerce in a big way in 2015. One of the primary […]
  • Drupal 8 features you need to know about

    Mark Wilston
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    Drupal is an open source software with millions of users around the world. Its flexibility and user-friendly features are adding to its popularity and website administrators are using it increasingly on their sites. As a premier Content Management System solution, it allows managing multiple users with custom levels of access control and password management. Drupal […]
  • How Enterprise Mobility is Influencing The Healthcare Industry

    Mark Wilston
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The enterprise mobility is the new success mantra to hit the healthcare industry. A range of healthcare applications is being developed to help deliver healthcare through a variety of mobile devices. The new mobile technology is bringing healthcare and mobile devices together for the betterment of the humans in the modern era. With the emerging […]
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  • Creating Responsive Images with CSS

    Jacob Gube
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this tutorial, you will learn the simplest technique for achieving responsive images. View Demo Download Source There are many responsive image techniques, and they vary in complexity and level of browser support. An example of a complicated way of implementing responsive images is using the srcset attribute, which requires multiple images, more markup, and the reliance on a new HTML attribute that’s not well-supported outside of modern browsers. In contrast, the method covered in this tutorial is simple and relies only on the CSS width and height properties, which means the method…
  • Why the :visited Pseudo-class is Strange

    Jacob Gube
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Modern browsers have severely restrained the CSS properties that developers can use in a style rule that uses the :visited link pseudo-class. If you’re unfamiliar with this oddball pseudo-class, you may be wondering why your site’s visited links aren’t rendering as expected. If you try to style visited links by giving them a background-image, for instance, you’ll be surprised that you can no longer do so in modern browsers. You might think it’s a browser bug because there’s no immediately obvious reason why the following CSS doesn’t work: /* this will…
  • How to Quickly Set Up Less.js

    Jacob Gube
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Less.js (or just Less) is a CSS preprocessor that can revolutionize the way you write CSS. And it’s easy to install and set up for web development. There are several ways to install and configure Less, but for developing in the browser, or if you’re just interested in trying it out without having to install it on a web server, the fastest way is to reference the less.js library in an HTML document. Let me show you how. First, download Less.js from GitHub. Alternatively: If you use Git, fire up the CLI, navigate to your project’s directory, and then clone the Less repo to…
  • 25 Examples of Beautiful Web Typography

    Jacob Gube
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Web fonts have given web designers greater options for web typography. For ideas and inspiration, check out these beautiful examples of web typography. 1. Visage 2. Mextures 3. Makeshift 4. AYR 5. Digital Telepathy 6. Brave People 7. Chris Wilhite 8. Grovemade 9. Collabogive 10. The Livesey Arms 11. Solo 12. Red Antler 13. The Lifecycle Adventure 14. Clumpies 15. Hix Snedeker 16. Agra Culture 17. Bay Street Biergarten 18. Lighthouse Brewing Company 19. The Brand Bat 20. Daniella Draper 21. Story & Heart 22. The Case Study Kit 23. Caava Design 24. MediaMonks 25. Janne Koivistoinen Related…
  • 10 Free Online Markdown Editors

    Jacob Gube
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Markdown is a syntax designed specifically for easier web writing. In this post, you’ll find the best free online Markdown editors. 1. StackEdit StackEdit is a free online Markdown editor loaded with useful features. It has a visual tool bar for formatting (bold, emphasis, lists, etc.). It can sync with cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive, and import files from a URL or your computer’s hard drive. A nifty helper feature of this Markdown editor is it can convert HTML to Markdown. 2. Dillinger Dillinger has a clean user interface that will help you compose Markdown…
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  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Choose Ruby on Rails

    Monique Rivers
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    During the last ten years, Ruby on Rails has grown to become an increasingly popular solution for building web apps. In our rapidly changing technological environment and shaky economy, RoR can speed up the development process and help companies save time and money. Today, the knowledge of Ruby can land you great jobs – there are lots of interesting projects and quite lucrative positions out there that involve this language. And Rails is there to help you make the most of it. What exactly is Ruby on Rails? It’s basically a web application development tool – a framework written in…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for December 12th 2014

    Chris Spooner
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from The New Wave Company, Impossible Bureau, Loubsol, Heliom and Crimson Keyboard. The New Wave Company View the website Impossible Bureau View the website Loubsol View the website Heliom View the website Crimson Keyboard View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for December 12th 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • 20 Great Examples of Subtle Motion in Web Design

    Chris Spooner
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Two modern technologies of CSS/JS animation and HTML5 video allow designers to add awesome motion effects to their web designs, common examples being large background videos or web elements that move into place. These effects don’t always have to be so obvious though, which today’s featured websites prove. Subtle motion and animation can really enhance a design without being too distracting. Check out these 20 web designs that make use of clever video loops, animated objects and particle effects. AQUATILIS EXPEDITION Little Forge BarCamp Omaha 2014 WILD Nerisson Dragone Blu Homes…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for December 5th 2014

    Chris Spooner
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from Cutest Paw, Format, Blossom, Leodis Lager and Foreign Policy. Cutest Paw View the website Format View the website Blossom View the website Leodis Lager View the website Foreign Policy View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for December 5th 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • Showcase of Web Designs with Epic Landscape Photos

    Chris Spooner
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    I’ve featured the trend of landscape photos in web design a couple of times over the past year or two, but this trend is going so strong there’s plenty more fresh examples to present. In today’s showcase I share a collection of website designs that all feature epic landscape photos in their headers and backgrounds. Admire these awesome scenes of nature comprising of rocky mountains, grassy fields and blue skies. Exposure INDUSTRY Duo Plain Maaemo Restaurant Miles Calder & The Rumours The Grazing Elk Roll Ash Edmondson Coyote Rock Ranch MASSIS tea Christchurch Harbour…
 
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  • Swift from Scratch: Collections and Tuples

    Bart Jacobs
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    In the previous article, you learned about variables, constants, and some of the common data types, such as integers, floats, and strings. In this article, we zoom in on collections. Swift's standard library defines two collection types, arrays and dictionaries. Let's start with arrays.1. ArraysIf you're familiar with Objective-C, JavaScript, or PHP, then you won't find it difficult to wrap your head around the concept of arrays. An array is an ordered, zero-indexed collection of values. There are, however, a few important differences.TypeThe first important difference with arrays in…
  • Fifty Actions of WordPress – 50 Examples (41 to 50)

    Barış Ünver
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you've been following with us through this series, then you know we're in the homestretch in looking at our 50 actions of WordPress. For those who are just joining us, I urge you to check out the previous article (as this picks up right where it left off) as well as the articles linked from each one prior.That will bring you up to speed with where we're headed now. Let's begin! Injecting to the <head> of Plugin Admin Pages Plugins have needs, too: They may need in-page scripts or styles for their own option pages. With the admin_head-(plugin_page) action, it's possible to inject…
  • Custom Events in Magento With the Observer Pattern

    Sajal Soni
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Considering the number of eCommerce frameworks available in the market, Magento is one of the most popular choices for medium-to-large-scale web shops. Both its feature set and its architecture help set it apart from many of the other options that are available today.Although there are a lot of third-party extensions for Magento available, it's also easy to develop your own. The purpose of this tutorial is not to walk through how to create a custom extension; however, it does assume that you're familiar with the process as we'll be using a design pattern to implement our own custom…
  • The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Taxonomies: A Custom Plugin

    Tom McFarlin
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    Throughout this series, we've been taking a look at WordPress taxonomies: what they are, how they work, how to differentiate them between the different types that exist, and how they're stored in the underlying database.The only thing we've yet to do is actually put together a plugin that demonstrates how to use the API to implement our own custom taxonomies. So in this post, we're going to do exactly that. Recall from the first post in this series:Taxonomy is one of those words that most people never hear or use. Basically, a taxonomy is a way to group things together.And…
  • New Symfony 2 Courses Available

    Andrew Blackman
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you want to learn about Symfony 2, you're in luck. We've published three new video courses covering this popular PHP framework in detail:Getting Started With Symfony 2Build a CMS in Symfony 2Beginning Testing in Symfony 2What You'll LearnIn this detailed set of three video courses, Tuts+ instructor Andrew Perkins will take you step by step through each stage of working with Symfony 2, from getting started with using the framework right through to building a CMS and beginning testing. Getting Started With Symfony 2Getting Started With Symfony 2 is designed for…
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  • [Dutch] Presentation: Evolve 2014: What's new in the world of Xamarin

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    A couple of weeks ago, my colleagues Youp, Mark and myself gave a presentation at
  • [Dutch] Presentation: Cross platform mobile UI with Xamarin.Forms

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    Last week, my colleague Marcel de Vries and myself gave a presentation at InfoSupport about Xamarin.Forms. It has been released a short period of time now, and Marcel and myself wanted to check it out. Using Xamarin.Forms, you'll be able to use C# or XAML to define the mobile UI using one single codebase. Xamarin deliveres a load of standard controls, but makes it possible to create custom controls for a specific platform with ease. This way, you can create full native controls, and get the best performance and user experience out of your app. We'll dive into some basics of Xamarin.Forms, and…
  • Xamarin Studio Launcher

    12 Jun 2014 | 11:21 am
    Since I've been using Xamarin for mobile development, I've been using the awesome Xamarin Studio Launcher from @redth. By default, only one instance of Xamarin Studio can be started on a Mac. However, by using the Xamarin Studio Launcher, you'll be able to open up multiple instances of Xamarin Studio with the click of a button. Xamarin Studio got a total new redesign since the release of Xamarin 3. This included a new application icon for Xamarin Studio, while Xamarin Studio Launcher hasn't got an update with the new icon yet. I went ahead and created it, so it fits in your dock nicely! Now…
  • Virtual buttons in Augmented Reality with Vuforia

    4 May 2014 | 11:14 am
    For this tutorial, we'll add something neat to my previous tutorial about augmented reality. In my opinion, AR itself is already pretty awesome, but this time we'll add some more interaction between the real world and the AR world. We'll achieve this by adding virtual buttons to the scene, which simply means that we add buttons to the AR world, which can be touched in the real world. How cool is that! Since we're building on top of the previous tutorial, we'll be using the same technology from Vuforia. They make it pretty easy for us to achieve this effect. Let's get started! Read more...
  • Introduction into Augmented Reality with Vuforia

    23 Feb 2014 | 4:12 am
    Something totally different here today. To help my girlfriend with her study, I needed to create an app that displays an augmented reality world. Although I love working with HTML and technologies around it, something like AR with it is possible, but doesn't reach the level of a native app. During my day job, I'm working with (mobile) C# technologies like Xamarin. I was looking for something that's easy for me to learn and use, in order to create an awesome AR application. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to create a simple augmented reality world using Vuforia. The reason I choose…
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  • 19 exceptionally well designed mobile app experiences

    Paula Borowska
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Mobile apps are becoming increasingly refined: Where once an app performed numerous functions, now there are apps that focus on a single task. As users become more adept with their devices, and more comfortable replying on apps, this trend is only set to continue. Designing mobile apps — whether as web apps, or native apps — relies on great UX and careful UI planning. Below, I’ve pulled together 19 apps that get everything right; most are simple, minimal, and flat; all are successful. If you’re designing mobile experiences, then here are 19 apps that will inspire you to embrace…
  • 3 tricks for adding texture to your text with CSS and SVG

    Samuel Norton
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    You’re probably familiar with using text to mask an image in Photoshop; it’s the best known way to add some texture, or even an image background, to your text. You can then use that text as an image on your website; however, wouldn’t it be great if you could apply the same effect using just HTML and CSS? The good news is, you can! CSS has introduced properties like background-clip and mask-image which you can use to create similar effects to those you’re creating in Photoshop. On top of that, you could also use SVG to clip an image with text. Today, we’ll look at the options, and…
  • Getting started with Foundation for apps

    Ezequiel Bruni
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    So, there’s a new version of Foundation… Not long ago, we told you all about how to get started with Foundation 5. Now there’s a new version out; not “Foundation 6” but Foundation for Apps, and it’s going to be huge. That Foundation 5 is a powerful and flexible framework, there is no doubt. It can be used for content-driven websites, apps, almost anything you can think of, though it might take some work and customization. There are, however, layout and design conventions specific to apps. Also, apps are often developed for mobile browsers, which support newer technologies. In…
  • Everything web designers need to know about #VATMOSS

    Rachel Andrew
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Sell ebooks, software, courses or music online? If you or any of your customers live in a European country then a piece of legislation designed to deal with companies the size of Amazon might be about to give you a taxation headache. When you sell digital products online, the world can seem a borderless place. I run a company from the UK, but 50% of our customers are not from Britain. There have always been hoops to jump through when selling to other countries, and as a small business you have little choice to comply with whichever rules are created — even when they were not created with…
  • What’s new for designers, December 2014

    Cameron Chapman
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included new apps for design, frameworks and boilerplates, new mobile apps and design resources, JavaScript resources, resources for startups, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new fonts! Almost everything on the list this month is free, with a few low-cost, high-value apps and tools also included. They’re sure to be useful to designers and developers, from beginners to experts. If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us…
 
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  • This week in web design: WordPress 4.1 released, web design trends 2015, turning ideas into reality and much more

    Catalin Zorzini
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThe week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, tutorials, resources and other goodies. This week we look why designers should consider using a crappy screen, Serif font gets an update as well as the dangers of responsiveWordPress 4.1 is Here, Including a Brand New & Gorgeous Default ThemeVersion 4.1 of WordPress, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New…
  • HOW TO: Manage multiple social media accounts

    Marie Overgaard
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyIf there’s one thing that’s been made perfectly clear, it’s that social networks are here to stay (at least for awhile). Whether you spend every waking minute updating your Facebook page with your current meal or you run from it like it’s the plague, there’s no denying its existence and what it means for either your company brand or your personal brand.Love it or hate it – social media is not going anywhere.Having a website will always be #1  – that’s where people can find verifiable, legitimate…
  • Interviews with Edinburgh illustrators – David Mahoney and Vana Coleman

    Catalin Zorzini
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyYesterday we introduced you to 10 amazing Edinburgh based illustrators, today we are lucky enough to bring you interviews with two of them. David Mahoney and Vana Coleman were kind enough to answer some of our questions. It was great to get a chance to pick their brains on their illustrative approaches and very unique techniques.David Mahoney – InterviewWhere do you find inspiration from and who inspires your work? Two people have been a huge inspiration in my work when I was growing up; those two being Alexis…
  • 90 Festive holiday and Christmas fonts – Part 2

    Catalin Zorzini
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyEvery web designer will tell you that one of their most important tools they is fonts. A great font can turn a mediocre design into something amazing. Last week we presented part 1 of the series, and here comes part two, check back next week for part three of these amazing holiday and Christmas fonts that are perfect for your next holiday inspired design. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we have.31. Snow Blind32. Mikie’s Christmas List33. One Starry Night34. Kingsthings Christmas35. Cocktail Bubbly36. Let…
  • 10 up-and-coming Edinburgh illustrators you should know about

    Catalin Zorzini
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyIt’s always been an art to express ideas, concepts and emotions through visual elements. Some images need just a quick glance to make an impact and others require more attention and dedication to be fully captured.With new tools becoming available to the masses, style and creativity become more and more an important parameter of your visual communications. Edinburgh is very inspiring city with a solid creative scene; we took a look at 10 up-and-coming illustrators in this area that mastered this art.You should check…
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  • The 80/20 Hybrid Approach to Designing in the Browser

    Tom Kenny
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    Designing in the browser has been a point of discussion for a few years now and still is. With the web design world switching to flat design, designing in the browser has been seen as the future, but it is really that effective? The Search for Speed The driving force behind designing in the browser is the desire to improve the speed at which we design and build websites in a responsive world where we can present our work to clients/bosses on multiple devices. It’s a search I’m fully behind but we need to be careful about not degrading the quality of our work just for the sake of speeding…
  • Learn from Great Design: Avis Car Hire

    Tom Kenny
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Welcome to the first in a monthly series about great web design, where I dissect the best websites out there, and show you what makes them great. On our last trip to Iceland we hired a car from Avis Car Hire’s UK website and it was a fantastic experience. Their website is by far the best I’ve ever used to book a rental car. Not that that was saying much because they’ve pretty much been stuck ten years in the past. The design is beautiful but it doesn’t let that beauty get in the way of a great, usable experience. In fact, it contributes to the experience as I will show you but you…
  • The Fastest Way to Center Layers in Photoshop

    Tom Kenny
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    One of the most frequent tasks I do in Photoshop is moving layers so they’re in the center of other layers or sections, so I decided to figure out how I can do it faster. If I can save a few seconds every time I need to center something, I can take less time drawing out my ideas on screen. As in my previous article about smart objects, I want to make my tools as “invisible” as possible so I can free my mind to creating the best possible work I can. The Slow Way To get an idea of how much time I’ve gained, let’s first look at how I used to do it. Previously I would make use of guides…
  • Work Smarter and Faster in Photoshop with Linked Smart Objects

    Tom Kenny
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Improving your design tools workflow can help you spend more time on actually creating the best possible solution for your designs. Thankfully Photoshop’s new linked smart objects feature can potentially save a good amount of time in the design process. I like to learn Photoshop as much as possible so that it almost becomes “invisible”. By that I mean I’m not even really thinking about it while using it. It has become second nature, allowing me to concentrate more of my thoughts on the actual design work itself which is the important part. Saying that, it’s easy…
  • Bad Design is Everywhere: Take Inspiration from it and Improve

    Tom Kenny
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Once I had enough experience of knowing what was good design, I started noticing just how prevalent bad design was. It’s everywhere, but for me, it can inspiring because it gives me more motivation to do better. Sometimes that isn’t too difficult as you will see in the examples in this article. Examples Let’s look at some examples of bad design and how we can do much much better. Take this example of some buttons at the end of a form: I have no doubt you can see what’s so bad about them but whoever “designed” them, clearly put the bare minimum of thought into it. Forget about the…
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  • The Effective Use of Gradients on Website Landing Pages

    Carol Francis
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Recently the use of gradients in web design has been increasing, and gradients are used for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are now easier than ever to implement with the advent of CSS3 styling attributes including gradients. Another reason to use gradients is for visual effect, especially if your site is image-light. Gradients are also starting to be used in transparent overlays on images. The currently trending geometric background patterns lend themselves perfectly to using a gradient overlay. In this article we have collected a selection of websites that use gradients on their landing…
  • Original and New Free Typefaces To Stir Up Your Typography

    Nataly Birch
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    Behance is one of the greatest places compared with other galleries of online portfolios where you can get brand-new original fonts that are available for free. Of course, most of them are presented in one or two styles and in one or two weights without matching italics, non-distressed version, with character map limitations etc., however those who seek only one font that will ideally blend into the surroundings of an upcoming project as well as harmoniously complete the appearance, that is quite enough. The more so, generally, the typographers offer full versions of their fonts, which…
  • Best Modules to Enhance Your PrestaShop Experience

    Nataly Birch
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    Based on a powerful, flexible and quite handy module system that even a non-tech savvy person can skillfully handle, the PrestaShop is one of the most sophisticated and elegant online softwares for creating sterling e-stores that entirely free allows fulfilling your dream of increasing a margin profit through selling goods online. There is a sea of benefits of opening a PrestaShop store. The team has taken care of every last detail, offering a carefully crafted frontend and advanced, multi-functional backend, which together supply online vendors with a top-notch e-commerce platform. Not only…
  • How to Build a Site Easily with These Website Builders

    Aidan Huang
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    We are living in an era when people have an urge for making their presence felt on the Web, and a great way do this is to create a website, blog, online portfolio or even an e-store. Several years ago, this solution was quite difficult and financially costly to achieve since you had to hire a digital agency or at least a talented "craftsman of all trades", nowadays the situation has changed, and everyone, even those who live on a shoestring budget, can afford a website. “How to Build a Site Easily?” you ask me, nothing is impossible thanks to professional, feature-rich yet easy-to-use…
  • Design and Create Beautiful Forms With JotForm

    Aidan Huang
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people publish their email address on their contact page and call it good enough. It’s quick, easy, and gets the job done. People will be able to contact them by sending them an email. But there are drawbacks to doing this. One important reason not to is publishing your email address exposes it to spammers. Bots will pick it up and will start sending you loads of useless emails. Also, by using an email address you have to rely on the user to provide you the information you need. For instance maybe you need their phone number, contact address, and for them to send along a picture. Some…
 
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  • 13 Awesome Jada Pinkett Smith Hairstyles

    steven
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    Jada Pinkett Smith has been in the Hollywood business for over the past two decades. She first began her Hollywood career back in 1990, and since then she has gained fame for her incredible talent as an actress to take on any role and make it her own. Later on, Jada Pinkett Smith got a lot of attention when she married actor Will Smith, and the career of the couple’s two children. To show you all the many roles Jada Pinkett Smith has had, we have gathered up 13 Awesome Jada Pinkett Smith hairstyles, and know that you all have seen some of her more famous roles, or even watch her on the…
  • 12 Gorgeous Jessica Alba Hairstyles

    steven
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Jessica Alba began her career as a teenager, and her first roles were from the children’s network, Nickelodeon. From a teenager, Jessica Alba grew up, and Hollywood began taking her seriously as an actress, and gave her roles that she would really shine in. What is your favorite Jessica Alba role? However, to act in the many roles, Jessica Alba has had to change her hair many times, and some of them were really fantastic styles! We have found 12 Gorgeous Jessica Alba Hairstyles, and we know you all are going to really appreciate them! Once you get done looking at this list, you’ll…
  • 11 Sensational Santa Claus Nail Designs

    steven
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    Santa Claus is the most recognizable part of Christmas, and when it comes to painting the nails, Santa Claus is the decoration used most often. Women love to put Santa Claus on their fingernails because it is quite festive, and there are many different ways that Santa Claus can be used. Don’t believe us? Keep reading on and you will see what we are talking about! We have looked everywhere to find you all 11 Sensation Santa Claus Nail Designs. We know that once you all get done looking at this list, you’ll have a new appreciation of just how cool Santa Claus can be especially when…
  • 10 Marvelous Metallic Nail Designs

    steven
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    Anything metal can be a lot of fun because it is so strong looking, but also really shiny too! Ever see a car with a really shiny looking paint job and thought that it was really cool? Well, can you imagine doing something like your fingernails with that same cool metallic shiny designs? Would you all consider getting your nails done with shiny metallic nail polish? Keep reading to learn more about it! We have searched everywhere to bring you all these 10 Marvelous Metallic Nail Designs! We know that once you get done looking at this list, you’ll have a new appreciation for just how…
  • 14 Cool Keira Knightley Hairstyles

    steven
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Keira Knightley has not been in Hollywood for as long as other actresses, but she has made a name for herself with her movie roles, and her cool sense of style. Keira Knightley got noticed first when she starred as Elizabeth Swan in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies. From that movie role, Keira Knightley has starred in a lot of hit movies, and everyone knows her name! Don’t believe us? Keep reading on! We have looked everywhere to find you all 14 Cool Keira Knightley Hairstyles to check out! For her many different roles, Keira Knightley has done really cool things to her…
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  • The 80/20 Hybrid Approach to Designing in the Browser

    Tom Kenny
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    Designing in the browser has been a point of discussion for a few years now and still is. With the web design world switching to flat design, designing in the browser has been seen as the future, but it is really that effective? The Search for Speed The driving force behind designing in the browser is the desire to improve the speed at which we design and build websites in a responsive world where we can present our work to clients/bosses on multiple devices. It’s a search I’m fully behind but we need to be careful about not degrading the quality of our work just for the sake of speeding…
  • Learn from Great Design: Avis Car Hire

    Tom Kenny
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Welcome to the first in a monthly series about great web design, where I dissect the best websites out there, and show you what makes them great. On our last trip to Iceland we hired a car from Avis Car Hire’s UK website and it was a fantastic experience. Their website is by far the best I’ve ever used to book a rental car. Not that that was saying much because they’ve pretty much been stuck ten years in the past. The design is beautiful but it doesn’t let that beauty get in the way of a great, usable experience. In fact, it contributes to the experience as I will show you but you…
  • The Fastest Way to Center Layers in Photoshop

    Tom Kenny
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    One of the most frequent tasks I do in Photoshop is moving layers so they’re in the center of other layers or sections, so I decided to figure out how I can do it faster. If I can save a few seconds every time I need to center something, I can take less time drawing out my ideas on screen. As in my previous article about smart objects, I want to make my tools as “invisible” as possible so I can free my mind to creating the best possible work I can. The Slow Way To get an idea of how much time I’ve gained, let’s first look at how I used to do it. Previously I would make use of guides…
  • Work Smarter and Faster in Photoshop with Linked Smart Objects

    Tom Kenny
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Improving your design tools workflow can help you spend more time on actually creating the best possible solution for your designs. Thankfully Photoshop’s new linked smart objects feature can potentially save a good amount of time in the design process. I like to learn Photoshop as much as possible so that it almost becomes “invisible”. By that I mean I’m not even really thinking about it while using it. It has become second nature, allowing me to concentrate more of my thoughts on the actual design work itself which is the important part. Saying that, it’s easy…
  • Bad Design is Everywhere: Take Inspiration from it and Improve

    Tom Kenny
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Once I had enough experience of knowing what was good design, I started noticing just how prevalent bad design was. It’s everywhere, but for me, it can inspiring because it gives me more motivation to do better. Sometimes that isn’t too difficult as you will see in the examples in this article. Examples Let’s look at some examples of bad design and how we can do much much better. Take this example of some buttons at the end of a form: I have no doubt you can see what’s so bad about them but whoever “designed” them, clearly put the bare minimum of thought into it. Forget about the…
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  • Google Launches Mobile-Friendly Label on Search Results Pages

    Colin
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    Google wants its users to receive the most appropriate results for their searches, and it only makes sense that they’ve now taken steps to let searchers using mobile devices instantly know whether a website page in the results list is mobile-friendly or not.This is great news for those of us with mobile-friendly websites and of course websites that utilize the power of responsive web design. Not such great news for the millions of out-dated websites that are built only for users with large screens. Internet traffic is now made up of almost 50% of users on mobile devices, and the way we…
  • 10 Ecommerce Tips to Boost Sales Instantly

    Brian
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    There are plenty of tools that make it easy to sell products online but only through testing and experience can you truly know what works for your online customers, and gets them returning to your online store frequently.Here are 10 things you can do to your ecommerce website that can help to increase sales:Make sure your website is mobile-device friendly : In 2014, almost 50% of internet traffic comes from a mobile device. This is an important statistic to understand and your website should be built with all users in mind. Luckily, the development of responsive web design technologies…
  • Getting Your Devices Ready for the Holidays

    Colin
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    When the holidays arrive, many of us are on the move and flying or driving to various places to be with family. With so much activity going on, it’s a time when your odds of losing your phone or breaking your computer increase greatly. Here are some things that you should do right now before the holidays to ensure that the only headache you have on January 1st is from the champagne.Write down and store important numbers: It may seem crazy, but how many of us don’t even know our parent’s or sibling’s cell phone number by memory? In this mobile device age, it’s easy to…
  • New Health Insurance Website Project for Connected Benefits

    Colin
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Last week, we completed the design and development of a new website for Connected Benefits, a company providing individual and employer group benefits solutions, based in Naples, Florida and New York.The team at CB came to us (after doing a google search for web design company Naples Florida) seeking a modern branding and web design company that could perform quickly and provide excellent design solutions to help them grow and facilitate their marketing strategy. After a few meetings, we decided on a plan of action, and began working on a 5.5 x 8.5 promotional booklet/brochure design. Once…
  • Booklet Design for Insurance Agency, “Connected Benefits”

    Colin
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    We recently completed a booklet design for Connected Benefits, an insurance agency and administration company with headquarters in Naples, Florida.The booklet promotes everything that Connected Benefits offers, including an impressive web app for employers to manage insurance benefits, HR and payroll of employees, powered by Maxwell Health. With a beautiful full color, 5.5 x 8.5 display, this booklet graphic design is engaging, to the point, and is a powerful “leave behind” for their sales discussions with potential customers.We created the design and layout using a combination of…
 
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  • Preview Prototypes on iOS8 with Frameless

    Ray Cheung
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Frameless for iOS 8 is the browser that gets out of your way. It’s made for designers and developers who need an easy way to preview prototypes on iOS devices. No browser chrome and no status bar. Gestures control browser history and reveal the keyboard. You can swipe, tap with three fingers or shake the device. If anything gets in your way, just disable it. It also works great with Framer Studio mirroring or previewing any HTML prototypes in a “native” context. It is licensed under MIT License. Requirements: iOS Demo: http://stakes.github.io/Frameless/ License: MIT License…
  • Firefox.html – Re-Implement the Firefox UI in HTML

    Ray Cheung
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Firefox.html is an experiment, a proof of concept: trying to re-implement the Firefox UI in HTML, as an app. It is based on the Browser API and works the same way Gaia’s browser and system apps work. Even though it includes tags like vbox, hbox, spacer, etc… it’s all HTML. Current priority is to re-implement the basic features of Firefox Desktop to make Firefox.html a usable browser, and understand what’s missing at the platform level for a perfect integration to the OS. Firefox.html requires a runtime: a special build of Gecko we call “htmlrunner”. The…
  • The Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns of 2014

    Ray Cheung
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    What makes a truly standout email newsletter? In this year’s edition of the Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns of 2014, Campaign Monitor went beyond simply good looks and presented 100 of the best performing emails from their customers, on a stunning new site. In this free guide, you’ll see Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns of 2014 presented with no details spared. Each of the email campaigns comes with thoughtful analysis, subject lines, designer details and a mobile view (where applicable). Across 5 categories, being “All-Stars”, “Design Leaders”,…
  • Design Breakfast – All Design Inspiration You Need

    Ray Cheung
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    Once upon a time, three guys worked together. They shared inspiring links, drank bad beer and celebrated birthdays with cake and good cheer. Then, one of the three guys had an idea. A brilliant idea. What if there was a way to share these links with others? And so, Muzli was born. Muzli is a labor of love, a product designed, coded and maintained because they enjoy it. Because they love it. Because they live it. Muzli is the content that drives them. And they hope it inspires you. All the design inspiration you need. It’s like crack for designers. And good for you too. Requirements: Chrome…
  • Inspiration for Elastic Components with SVG Animations

    Ray Cheung
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Codrops has shared some inspiration for adding elasticity to SVG elements. The idea is to integrate an SVG element into a component and then animate it from one path to another with an elastic animation. Using SVGs like this can make things like menus, buttons or other elements more interesting and make the interaction look more organic with a natural feel to it. It’s of course important to keep things subtle and not exaggerate the bounciness. The nice thing is that we can give a more “realistic” interaction feedback to the user. Especially touch feedback can benefit from using this…
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  • New Special Webinar This Thursday: How to Have a Happy New Marketing New Year!

    JonLeland
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Are You Ready for a New Marketing New Year? I’m Cookin’ Up Something Better Than Egg Nog! Venn diagram of the New Convergence of New Marketing and New Media Sorry for the late notice, but I’m offering this brand new webinar this This Thursday, 12/18 at Noon PT. Can’t make it? Register and you’ll get the recording. New is New Again I’m so much more than an “Internet marketing strategist.” I’m a New Marketing Wizard! I’m a wizard because—due to my decades of innovative media and marketing communications experience—I understand…
  • Stress Less & Get It Done! Now, We Can Co-Create Your New Low-Cost Squarespace Website

    JonLeland
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    New website for live event video director, Jim Draper “In less than the time it takes to play a round of golf, we had my new website designed and published…” This is just part of one of two testimonials that I’ve already received (published in their entirety below) for a new streamlined and extremely cost effective website design implementation process that I’ve just developed. Despite the fact that I’ve been a WordPress fanboy and advocate for years, this new approach utilizes the Squarespace platform and a unique from of collaboration in order to help…
  • New Talk Walker Video: Why Play & Storytelling Are New Marketing’s Leading Edge

    JonLeland
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Let the Good Times Roll! Play and storytelling are not generally thought of as important pieces—let alone as crucial components—of social media and internet marketing; but they are (and this fact is becoming clearer and clearer). I’m not just talking about these things. I’m doing them. That’s why my group mentoring program is called The New Media New Marketing PLAYGROUND. Because Like Knows Like, my emerging series of videos is called “Talk Walkers.” This reflects the importance of authenticity in being attractive via the Web, and FYI, I’m also…
  • Wonderful Revelations on the Way of Play & the Path to Community & Collaboration

    JonLeland
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Finding Freedom I think we’ve all felt the frustration of feeling overwhelmed by all of the Internet marketing and social media marketing options the online communications revolution has laid at our feet. Of course, what we would prefer to feel is the exhilerating thrill of our natural and authentic enthusiasm for what we are doing, the freedom of full self-expression without self-judgement, and a palpable connection to the value we are delivering. I know this feeling personally which is why it has been so exciting for me to have my new online mentoring community, The New Media New…
  • How Authentic Value Is Bringing New Fire to My Marketing

    Jon
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Jay Baer likes to remind us that: Content is fire, social media is gasoline. But I think there’s something that comes first: The spark that ignites that fire is authenticity, or more specifically, authentic value. After all, not all content burns or even glows. It’s only content that has some real value that matters, has meaning, and thus, has the “fire” or attractiveness to engage others (whether they are prospective clients or customers, friends or collaborators, political constituencies, or whatever.) Connecting with My Own Authentic Value Finding my own authentic…
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  • Mobile experience is everything.

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    As we are all aware, the mobile market is booming. This has had some implications for digital marketing which is when responsive websites come in handy. How important is it though to create a seamless mobile experience? As more people use smartphones, they adapt to that and expect all websites to deliver that same experience. Google will be penalising sites that are not configured for smartphones. If that wasn’t enough here are some global statistics; 1. The average person is checking their phone approximately 150times a day. 2. As of OCT 2013, over 50% of emails are opened on…
  • Top 10 Easy Mistakes in Social Media Marketing

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    You are not the only one! Many people do not understand how to run their social media platforms when they sign up for every account available. This may look great on the footer of your website, but realistically if they are dead avenues, what is the point? Here are the top 10 pitfalls you need to avoid; 1. Quantity vs quality: of followers, if you pay for 10K followers, this will not directly reflect on your business. You will see a much larger return if you focus on the targets that actually care about what you are saying- the genuine quality will always be more important than large empty…
  • Getting Started with Google Tag Manager

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Google Tag Manager is a free tool that works in conjunction with your Google Analytics account. It records both your normal Analytics data, as well as those things that Analytics doesn't track so easily, like downloads, external link clicks, and form submissions (events). While there is a little bit of work to be done upfront, in the long run, this means that you can easily measure the effect of any extra content that you add. This means it's perfect for those of you who aren't into coding – Google Tag Manager allows you to fill in the fields required, and the magic happens…
  • Marketers: You're Definitely Not Doing This Enough

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Last month, Campbell (our head of Sales) wrote about engaging audiences in your online “ecosystem” that is made up of various tools, platforms, and technologies. He talked about online assets that suit your business and your target audiences, user personas, different types of engagement, and other tips to help your business create a strong ecosystem where you can interact and drive audiences to act. Today, I’m going to look at how we can measure these different user activities to improve our online assets and how we use them. It can be difficult to sort through the piles of…
 
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  • Why Your Business Needs Super-Fast Internet

    Osterr Wight
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    At home, the speed of our internet connection can determine how soon we can enjoy a newly downloaded movie or song, or how quickly we can get Google’s answers to our pressing (or not so pressing) questions. At work, the importance of fast internet is a bit more substantial. Missed targets, unhappy employees, and unsuccessful […] Related posts: How a Website Overhaul Can Revamp Your Business 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City
  • How Technology Has Permeated the Current Office Workspace

    Osterr Wight
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A moment of silence, please, for all those poor office workers who had to record everything on paper back in the fifties. The offices of today would look like the command deck of the Enterprise compared to what generations past had to work with. Let’s take a look at how completely our future-toys have changed […] Related posts: Five surprising facts about Wi-Fi Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City
  • What is a hosted PBX, and what are the benefits of using it?

    Osterr Wight
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The great appeal of a Hosted PBX phone system is that you can have a sophisticated telephone system for your business without having to outlay massive dollars for expensive telephone equipment. In fact, a Hosted PBX either operates with an existing telephone service or replaces it entirely. It’s easy to use and operate A Hosted […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System. Just Upgraded to Google Voice
  • How a Website Overhaul Can Revamp Your Business

    Osterr Wight
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Your website is one of the most powerful promotional tools your business has. However, a ‘bad’ website can be just as detrimental to your bottom line as not having an online presence at all. When was the last time you really thought about your website and if it’s doing what you need it to do? […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City 4 tips for your Business Facebook page How an Eye-catching Website Design Can Help Generate More Followers for Your Blog
  • Essential Mac Software from a Windows User

    Wardell Latham
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    I’ve been a Microsoft Windows user for most of my life and I don’t imagine that will change any time soon. With that being said there is a fondness by many in the design community for Apple Mac computers which is why I’ve found myself doing a lot of work on a Mac recently. I’ve […] Related posts: Software Spotlight: Greenshot Free Graphic Software Software Spotlight: CLCL
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  • Christmas Bonanza: Avail 15% Discount on all Services at PixelCrayons

    Mark Wilston
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    As you rejoice in the spirit of the birth of Jesus Christ and gets ready to present Christmas gifts to your loved ones and share the overwhelming joy, we at PixelCrayons wish to present all of you our gift in the form of 15% discount on all of our services & packages. Unlike our love, […]
  • What’s new to look in enterprise mobility beyond BYOD?

    Mark Wilston
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:50 pm
    The trend of “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) is catching up fast with the organizations that are focusing more on the enterprise mobility. The BYOD allows employees to use their own devices to carry out the tasks from remote locations. The enterprise needs to ensure that their system supports various devices and platform so that […]
  • Is m-commerce going to leave e-commerce behind in 2015?

    Mark Wilston
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    So, what do you think? Will 2015 be the year of mobile revolution? If so, the m-commerce is going to emerge in a big manner in the New Year. However, there are several factors that are yet to be improved in order to welcome m-commerce in a big way in 2015. One of the primary […]
  • Drupal 8 features you need to know about

    Mark Wilston
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    Drupal is an open source software with millions of users around the world. Its flexibility and user-friendly features are adding to its popularity and website administrators are using it increasingly on their sites. As a premier Content Management System solution, it allows managing multiple users with custom levels of access control and password management. Drupal […]
  • How Enterprise Mobility is Influencing The Healthcare Industry

    Mark Wilston
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The enterprise mobility is the new success mantra to hit the healthcare industry. A range of healthcare applications is being developed to help deliver healthcare through a variety of mobile devices. The new mobile technology is bringing healthcare and mobile devices together for the betterment of the humans in the modern era. With the emerging […]
 
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  • 15 Pocket-Sized Gift Ideas To Help Spread The Christmas Love

    Nancy Young
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    You probably have checked out most of the gift ideas available out there, but if you’re not into bulky gifts that could burn a hole in your pocket, then check out the pocket-sized options we have for you in this post. You’ll find cute small cameras, creative USB flash drive designs, portable battery backups, an activity tracker, a slim wallet and even a manual-powered espresso machine. Note: Some of these items may be out of stock due to the shopping season but do check back often at the product page for replenished stock. Prices may also vary from what is depicted here because again,…
  • 5 End-of-Year Tax Tips for Freelancers

    Guest Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    We’re not sure how it happened, but it’s already the end of the year. If you’re like most freelancers, you’ve probably avoided thinking about your taxes until now. Actually, you’d probably still like to avoid thinking about them. But just a little bit of effort now will make a world of difference come Tax Day. Here’s a short and quick reminder of some of the things you should think about before the end of the year to prepare for tax season. And trust us when we say, some of them can’t wait until next year. Recommended Reading: 5 Ways Freelance…
  • 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Paperphiles

    Daniel Pataki
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    These days, many people think of fancy, high-end and expensive smart gadgets when it comes to the perfect Christmas gift. It’s not wrong but if you prefer something out of the blue, unexpected or just downright different, how about going back to basics and getting your loved ones paper-based gifts instead. I’d like to point out that I don’t mean gift cards or hand-made envelopes; there is much more in this category than you would think! There’s a whole world of paper-based gifts out there which I find very enjoyable. Plus, they are usually a lot cheaper than other…
  • The Internet Junkie’s 10-Step Guide to Awesomeness

    Issa Mirandilla
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    “Awesome” is a rather overused word nowadays – especially on the World Wide Web. As long as an article, photo, video, GIF, or what-have-you pops out in some way, it automatically gets slapped with the A-word. Whether that awesome “something” will be forgotten after a few days, or even a few minutes, doesn’t matter – because that’s just how the Internet works. Then again, being awesome on the Internet doesn’t mean relegating yourself to "flash-in-the-pan" status. With 2015 just around the corner, maybe it’s about time you take…
  • 40 YouTube Channels You Can Spend Hours On

    Anastassia Irina
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    The Internet has gifted us with many things. Along with e-mail and other things, we have also received YouTube. There’s a variety of things that you can find on YouTube and plenty of tricks to viewing them as well. From how-to’s to comedy channels that can get a chuckle or two out of you, it’s really hard to not just get caught up in what it offers. YouTube is such an integral part of our lives now (especially mine, which I discovered as I was writing this) and to prove that, I’ve asked members of the hongkiat.com team what their favourite YouTube channels are.
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  • This week in web design: WordPress 4.1 released, web design trends 2015, turning ideas into reality and much more

    Catalin Zorzini
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThe week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, tutorials, resources and other goodies. This week we look why designers should consider using a crappy screen, Serif font gets an update as well as the dangers of responsiveWordPress 4.1 is Here, Including a Brand New & Gorgeous Default ThemeVersion 4.1 of WordPress, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New…
  • HOW TO: Manage multiple social media accounts

    Marie Overgaard
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyIf there’s one thing that’s been made perfectly clear, it’s that social networks are here to stay (at least for awhile). Whether you spend every waking minute updating your Facebook page with your current meal or you run from it like it’s the plague, there’s no denying its existence and what it means for either your company brand or your personal brand.Love it or hate it – social media is not going anywhere.Having a website will always be #1  – that’s where people can find verifiable, legitimate…
  • Interviews with Edinburgh illustrators – David Mahoney and Vana Coleman

    Catalin Zorzini
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyYesterday we introduced you to 10 amazing Edinburgh based illustrators, today we are lucky enough to bring you interviews with two of them. David Mahoney and Vana Coleman were kind enough to answer some of our questions. It was great to get a chance to pick their brains on their illustrative approaches and very unique techniques.David Mahoney – InterviewWhere do you find inspiration from and who inspires your work? Two people have been a huge inspiration in my work when I was growing up; those two being Alexis…
  • 90 Festive holiday and Christmas fonts – Part 2

    Catalin Zorzini
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyEvery web designer will tell you that one of their most important tools they is fonts. A great font can turn a mediocre design into something amazing. Last week we presented part 1 of the series, and here comes part two, check back next week for part three of these amazing holiday and Christmas fonts that are perfect for your next holiday inspired design. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we have.31. Snow Blind32. Mikie’s Christmas List33. One Starry Night34. Kingsthings Christmas35. Cocktail Bubbly36. Let…
  • 10 up-and-coming Edinburgh illustrators you should know about

    Catalin Zorzini
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyIt’s always been an art to express ideas, concepts and emotions through visual elements. Some images need just a quick glance to make an impact and others require more attention and dedication to be fully captured.With new tools becoming available to the masses, style and creativity become more and more an important parameter of your visual communications. Edinburgh is very inspiring city with a solid creative scene; we took a look at 10 up-and-coming illustrators in this area that mastered this art.You should check…
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  • Swift from Scratch: Collections and Tuples

    Bart Jacobs
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    In the previous article, you learned about variables, constants, and some of the common data types, such as integers, floats, and strings. In this article, we zoom in on collections. Swift's standard library defines two collection types, arrays and dictionaries. Let's start with arrays.1. ArraysIf you're familiar with Objective-C, JavaScript, or PHP, then you won't find it difficult to wrap your head around the concept of arrays. An array is an ordered, zero-indexed collection of values. There are, however, a few important differences.TypeThe first important difference with arrays in…
  • Fifty Actions of WordPress – 50 Examples (41 to 50)

    Barış Ünver
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you've been following with us through this series, then you know we're in the homestretch in looking at our 50 actions of WordPress. For those who are just joining us, I urge you to check out the previous article (as this picks up right where it left off) as well as the articles linked from each one prior.That will bring you up to speed with where we're headed now. Let's begin! Injecting to the <head> of Plugin Admin Pages Plugins have needs, too: They may need in-page scripts or styles for their own option pages. With the admin_head-(plugin_page) action, it's possible to inject…
  • Custom Events in Magento With the Observer Pattern

    Sajal Soni
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Considering the number of eCommerce frameworks available in the market, Magento is one of the most popular choices for medium-to-large-scale web shops. Both its feature set and its architecture help set it apart from many of the other options that are available today.Although there are a lot of third-party extensions for Magento available, it's also easy to develop your own. The purpose of this tutorial is not to walk through how to create a custom extension; however, it does assume that you're familiar with the process as we'll be using a design pattern to implement our own custom…
  • The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Taxonomies: A Custom Plugin

    Tom McFarlin
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    Throughout this series, we've been taking a look at WordPress taxonomies: what they are, how they work, how to differentiate them between the different types that exist, and how they're stored in the underlying database.The only thing we've yet to do is actually put together a plugin that demonstrates how to use the API to implement our own custom taxonomies. So in this post, we're going to do exactly that. Recall from the first post in this series:Taxonomy is one of those words that most people never hear or use. Basically, a taxonomy is a way to group things together.And…
  • New Symfony 2 Courses Available

    Andrew Blackman
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you want to learn about Symfony 2, you're in luck. We've published three new video courses covering this popular PHP framework in detail:Getting Started With Symfony 2Build a CMS in Symfony 2Beginning Testing in Symfony 2What You'll LearnIn this detailed set of three video courses, Tuts+ instructor Andrew Perkins will take you step by step through each stage of working with Symfony 2, from getting started with using the framework right through to building a CMS and beginning testing. Getting Started With Symfony 2Getting Started With Symfony 2 is designed for…
 
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  • The Art of Profanity: Showcase of NSFW Typography

    Chris Spooner
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Expletives and Art seem to make the perfect pair. A simple word can invoke an emotional response or set a specific tone, which makes it a powerful tool for designers and artists to convey their message. In today’s showcase I feature 30 fun examples of profanity filled typography designs which will either entertain or offend. Either way, they’re probably not safe for work or the eyes of children! Everybody is full of shit by Mel Bochner Wake the fuck up by Oh yes very nice! Do No Harm by Wells United States of WTF?! by Jillian Adel You Get What You Give by WRDBNR If You Don’t…
  • 4 Free Artistic Paint, Sketch & Ink Photo Effect Actions

    Chris Spooner
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Last month I shared a tutorial showing how to create a realistic painted effect in Photoshop which used some pretty simple techniques in Photoshop that could easily be enclosed in a ready made Action. Today’s freebie contains not only an Action to apply that painted effect in a single click, but also 3 more photo effects based on common artistic styles, such as watercolour, pencil sketches and inking. This collection of Photoshop Actions contains 4 ready made recordings to apply cool artistic effects to your photos. Choose from a painted effect, sketched effect, watercolour effect and…
  • Christmas Insignias & Labels for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Access All Areas members are being treated to some early Christmas pressies today from Freepik. This pack of Retro Christmas Insignias & Labels contains 30 customisable designs with a festive theme for members to use in their Christmas promos. Each file is available in vector AI and EPS formats, with a list of freely downloadable fonts included so you can edit the wording, or retain the original appearance of the designs. Freepik is home to over 1.4 million free graphic files, including everything from vectors and PSD files to Stock photos and Icons. All the resources are designed by…
  • How To Create a Christmas Jumper Pattern in Illustrator

    Chris Spooner
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Last week I shared a collection of free seamless knitted Christmas jumper patterns for my readers to download and get their design in the festive spirit. A few of you guys were interested in seeing how they were made, so today I’ll be showing you the techniques I used to build them. Don’t worry if you’re not into real life knitting, this process uses Adobe Illustrator to compose your design and create a repeating pattern! The design we’ll be creating in this tutorial is a knitted jumper style pattern using festive Christmas colours. It’s made up of tiny stitch…
  • Retro Ad Generator PSD for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Access All Areas members can get their hands on a really unique resource today courtesy of Design Something. This Retro Ad Generator is a PSD file that will transform your logos, signs and badges into retro artwork based on nostalgic advertisements from the 1950s. Your designs will be automatically given features such as bold outlines, 3D effects, shadows and cracked overlays that weather your artwork. Design Something is a creative store full of quality products for designers, including texture overlays, vector sets and fonts. A special Entire Shop bundle with a value of $512 is currently on…
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  • Graphic Design Video Inspiration: Leaving a Mark by Eric Natzke

    Weapons of Mass Creation Fest
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    A Weapons of Mass Creation Fest Video and Podcast Eric Natzke, Principal Designer for Adobe Experience Design group, joined us on this past summer at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest. As he took the stage, we were moved by his talk, Leaving a Mark, as he shared the obstacles he’s faced, risks he’s taken and joys he’s found and is finding in his career as an artist, designer and programmer. Please watch and listen as Eric shares his adventures and lessons with us all. Watch the Video Listen to the Podcast More about Eric: Erik Natzke, artist, designer, and programmer, creates…
  • Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorial: Create a cool occult LP jacket with the occult symbols vector collection!

    Simon H.
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    A dive in the deep end Hello Zine readers! Simon from The Shop here. It’s been a while, and I hope you all have had cool things happen since we spoke last. I’m excited to be back here today, and to share my latest Illustrator / Photoshop tutorial with you. We’re going to create a cool album cover with Jeff’s Occult vector collection. You should get the complete thing. For less than $40, you get a really nice set of assets, that you can re-use in so many projects. BUY THE OCCULT SYMBOLS COMPLETE COLLECTION The brief is alas fake, but let me introduce you to the band:…
  • Creativity Boost: Best Spotify Playlists for Getting Sh*t Done, Go Media Staff, Volume 5 – Aaron Roberts

    Go Media
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Creativity Boost It’s that time again, folks. Music Monday! You’re in for a treat, ’cause our beloved Go Media Designer Aaron Roberts is here with an eclectic collection of songs certain to kick your week into high gear. Headphones on high, friends. It’s time for a Creativity Boost! From Aaron: When I really need to focus, I’ll almost exclusively listen to ambient music. The music that fills the rest of my waking hours has funk, groove, twang, and is sometimes downright strange. Diggin’ Aaron’s Creativity Boost Playlist? Listen to more of our: Go…
  • 20+ Holiday Illustration Inspirations

    Heather Sakai
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Holiday Illustration Inspiration We’re all about getting into the holiday spirit here at Go Media. From stockings to Secret Santa, we’re surrounded by Christmas cheer. But our love of the holidays isn’t limited to the office. It, of course, spills over to design. (You could have guessed.) We’ve collected a host of designs on our Pinterest page that make us smile, inspire us, too. We hope you enjoy. Make sure to Follow Us on Pinterest year-round to stay connected to all that we love. Christmas Card Illustration, Pinned on Go Media’s Pinterest Adobe Inspire Cover,…
  • What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

    Weapons of Mass Creation Fest
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? There is so much pressure behind the age-old phrase ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ Don’t you agree? Weapons of Mass Creation Fest speaker Kumar Arora took to our stages, tackling this phrase to see if it is actually a valid way of finding one’s life work. Stemming from various experiences between his career and personal life, Kumar explores how people find their passion, seek out new potential opportunities, take risks, and pursue multiple projects/ventures. “When you start seeing life as a collection of stories,…
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  • How to Simplify the PSD to HTML Conversion Exercise

    Maria Minney
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    Advertise here with BSANowadays, everyone is in a haste to acquire a highly dynamic, search engine optimized and web compatible website. Although there are a number of options available for designing high-performing websites, often website owners feel that their site lags behind in some specific assets. One such scenario that is being faced by website owners is the use of Photoshop-based web pages. A PSD to HTML conversion serves as an excellent means for boosting the overall performance of a website. If you too own a photoshop-based site then its time to upgrade to an HTML site that will…
  • 35 Best Premium Shopify Themes for E-commerce Web Shops

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Advertise here with BSALooking for a captivating layout to entice potential customers into your webshop? Well look no further than these brilliant Shopify ecommerce themes! Shopify is one of the safest content management systems that you could use to build an online store. Along with a manageable backend panel the entire website is often easy to customize with a unique theme. In this post I’ve collected 35 unique website themes for Shopify. The designs are brilliantly hand-crafted to work with practically any market or product. Regardless of what you’re selling it shouldn’t…
  • 26 Websites using Classic Retro Vintage Effects

    Jake Rocheleau
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:31 am
    Advertise here with BSAWith the takeover of flat design it seems like deep textures and rich patterns have been pushed to the wayside. But even through this trendy flat design phase there are still hundreds of brilliant websites catering to exceptional realism. For this post I’ve organized 26 exemplary retro-style vintage website designs for inspiration. Each design utilizes a series of textures, patterns, icons, and text effects to recreate the feeling of yesteryears. Feel free to incorporate some of these effects into your own future work. And if you know any similar retro websites…
  • Make a Dotted Line in Photoshop

    Jay Hilgert
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    Advertise here with BSAMaking a dotted line is easy in Illustrator. You just change it in the stroke palette. Photoshop, on the other hand, is a bit trickier. There is more than one way, but I want to show you how to quickly make a dotted line in Photoshop. Ever make a Photoshop mock-up of a website design before getting down and dirty with the code? This little trick may come in handy. 1. Open your Brushes Palette Yep, you are going to be using a brush for this quick trick. Open your brushes palette by going to Window > Brushes, or hit F5 on your keyboard. Once open, click on “Brush…
  • 30 Unique Website Designs with Illustrated Graphics

    Jake Rocheleau
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    Advertise here with BSAIn the realm of digital illustration there’s a lot to be learned from web design. Many layouts rely on illustrated vector graphics to enhance branding, content, and functionality. In fact modern illustration design and web design seem to be closely interlinked through a very systematic methodology. I’ve put together a series of websites featuring illustrated graphics for design inspiration. These examples should prove useful whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer, or some combination of both. Plus there’s always room for growth and you…
 
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  • Treat for Designers: 10 Free Design Resources

    Brant Wilson
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    Advertise here with BSAAs a profession, the designers are provided with the task of imbibing a website with creative designs and patterns. They have to strictly adhere to the specification laid down by their client while instilling uniqueness and innovation wherever possible. So your task as a designer is to excel the expectations of your client while making sure that the user interface of the website looks appealing.So to fulfill all the assigned tasks you have to go through the Photoshop document of the website and also inculcate some cool designs that will set you ahead of the curve. And…
  • Freebie PSD: iOS 7 Microsoft Word iPhone App UI

    Jake Rocheleau
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Advertise here with BSAMicrosoft is one of the few software companies yet to release a series of official iOS applications. Since mobile app design is so popular it seems like a fantastic idea.In a recent tutorial I covered the process of designing small buttons for an older iOS6 app interface. This was based off the Microsoft Word UI created by Victor Erixon. It’s a great concept but also somewhat dated in the current realm of flat iOS7-iOS8 interfaces.I spent some time recreating a newer app interface in Photoshop and have added the free PSD file below. My design still focuses on the…
  • 36 Inspirational Fine Art Gallery & Museum Websites

    Jake Rocheleau
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Advertise here with BSAThe world of fine art is large and historic crossing borders all around the world. Art galleries and museums have been around for centuries but haven’t always been able to market themselves online. Now that most people in the world have Internet access it’s almost strange to not have a website – and this most certainly includes art museums.For this gallery I’ve put together 36 websites created for museums and fine art galleries. Most layouts employ a sense of minimalism to put a direct focus on the photographs and page content. It’s not…
  • Your Stop For Black Friday Development Deals Is Right Here

    iulian
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Advertise here with BSAFor all of you out there surfing for the perfect Black Friday deal we bring you the most amazing deals for web development tools you’ll find anywhere. Take a breather and have a look.1. X by ThemecoWe’ve always been accustomed with the very best releases from Themeco and now they’ve done it yet again with the new 3.0 release. Their one and only X theme is all the rage when it comes to flexibility, aesthetics, functionality and good taste. Moreover, it comes with four different stacks that allow you to select from multiple designs with just the click of a mouse.
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    Webdesigner Depot

  • 19 exceptionally well designed mobile app experiences

    Paula Borowska
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Mobile apps are becoming increasingly refined: Where once an app performed numerous functions, now there are apps that focus on a single task. As users become more adept with their devices, and more comfortable replying on apps, this trend is only set to continue. Designing mobile apps — whether as web apps, or native apps — relies on great UX and careful UI planning. Below, I’ve pulled together 19 apps that get everything right; most are simple, minimal, and flat; all are successful. If you’re designing mobile experiences, then here are 19 apps that will inspire you to embrace…
  • 3 tricks for adding texture to your text with CSS and SVG

    Samuel Norton
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    You’re probably familiar with using text to mask an image in Photoshop; it’s the best known way to add some texture, or even an image background, to your text. You can then use that text as an image on your website; however, wouldn’t it be great if you could apply the same effect using just HTML and CSS? The good news is, you can! CSS has introduced properties like background-clip and mask-image which you can use to create similar effects to those you’re creating in Photoshop. On top of that, you could also use SVG to clip an image with text. Today, we’ll look at the options, and…
  • Getting started with Foundation for apps

    Ezequiel Bruni
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    So, there’s a new version of Foundation… Not long ago, we told you all about how to get started with Foundation 5. Now there’s a new version out; not “Foundation 6” but Foundation for Apps, and it’s going to be huge. That Foundation 5 is a powerful and flexible framework, there is no doubt. It can be used for content-driven websites, apps, almost anything you can think of, though it might take some work and customization. There are, however, layout and design conventions specific to apps. Also, apps are often developed for mobile browsers, which support newer technologies. In…
  • Everything web designers need to know about #VATMOSS

    Rachel Andrew
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Sell ebooks, software, courses or music online? If you or any of your customers live in a European country then a piece of legislation designed to deal with companies the size of Amazon might be about to give you a taxation headache. When you sell digital products online, the world can seem a borderless place. I run a company from the UK, but 50% of our customers are not from Britain. There have always been hoops to jump through when selling to other countries, and as a small business you have little choice to comply with whichever rules are created — even when they were not created with…
  • What’s new for designers, December 2014

    Cameron Chapman
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included new apps for design, frameworks and boilerplates, new mobile apps and design resources, JavaScript resources, resources for startups, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new fonts! Almost everything on the list this month is free, with a few low-cost, high-value apps and tools also included. They’re sure to be useful to designers and developers, from beginners to experts. If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us…
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  • Custom dimensions and SEO

    Thijs de Valk
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    As you might’ve noticed, we’ve added a couple of pretty cool features to the Google Analytics by Yoast Premium plugin. This post is another sequel to the custom dimensions posts, in which I’ve been explaining the custom dimensions in the plugin. Today I’ll explain the new custom dimensions we’ve added and how they can actually help you on your SEO as well! If you haven’t read my first two posts about custom dimensions and/or don’t know what custom dimensions are, please read the first two posts first. Lets start off this post with the new custom…
  • Clean up your bad backlinks

    Michiel Heijmans
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    With the new year just around the corner, Yoast has decided to provide you with a head start for your website. The general idea: clean up your entire site for 2015. In this post, we will go beyond on-site optimization and explain a bit more about bad backlinks for your website. Bad backlinks, or low quality backlinks, is a topic that is often mentioned in the intake form of our reviews. Websites that have made the mistake of hiring some shady SEO company to buy bad backlinks for their website and have lost almost all their rankings often turn to us for a proper analysis of the drop. Although…
  • Yoast’s Holiday Sale

    Thijs de Valk
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The holidays are just around the corner! At Yoast, we truly do love Christmas and New Year’s eve. The main reason we love it so much, is because it gives people the motivation to start so many new and inspiring things each year. What are your new year’s resolutions? Do you have some big plans for the new year? We’d love to give you a little nudge in achieving your goals! That’s why we have an awesome all-round sale, which starts now and lasts until January 2nd! Curious what we’ve got for you? Here it is! The New Year’s Resolution discount Get a whopping 20% discount on both our…
  • Writing a blog: creating a clear blog post structure

    Marieke van de Rakt
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about obtaining an attractive writing style. I gave some practical tips to make your blogs more readable. In this post, I will give practical tips to help you set up a nice and clear blog structure. Before the end of this year, I will write a final post about text objectives. Why is blog post structure important? It really pays off to think about the structure of your piece before you actually start writing. The structure is the skeleton of your text: it will help the reader grasp the main idea of your text. Writing awesome articles will not instantly improve…
  • Google Analytics by Yoast gets Dashboards

    Joost de Valk
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today we released quite a big upgrade to our Google Analytics plugin, for both free and premium users. We’ve built a dashboards feature that shows you some top of the line stats for your site, and if you’re a premium customer, provides high-quality reports on the custom dimensions included in it. Basic reports The first ones are easy, we show you a graph of your sites sessions and bounce rate, for instance the sessions looks like this: On the second tab, “reports”, we give you some basic reports in tabular data that are very easy to use, see the popular pages table…
 
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  • Freebie: Film Simulation Lightroom Presets

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Film will always be a part of photography. Even if technologies advance to the point where we have no use for it anymore (which isn't happening anytime soon), film will always be in the DNA of the art of photography. Continue reading...Continue Reading: Freebie: Film Simulation Lightroom Presets
  • 5 Stunning Origami Instructional Videos

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Jo Nakashima, an origami artist based in Brazil, runs a YouTube channel that has easy-to-follow instructional origami videos. The channel has over half a million subscribers. Continue reading...Continue Reading: 5 Stunning Origami Instructional Videos
  • Tips for Better Social Media Photography

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the dozens of other social media platforms are used by millions of people everyday. Continue reading...Continue Reading: Tips for Better Social Media Photography
  • Inspiring Video: A Designer Creates a Logo

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    We don't usually get to see the design process. We often just see the finished product. What gets lost is the story, the thought process, and the creativity behind how a design is materialized. Continue reading...Continue Reading: Inspiring Video: A Designer Creates a Logo
  • 6-Second Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Andrew Fox is a London-based illustrator who draws calligraphy animals. Continue reading...Continue Reading: 6-Second Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox
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  • 4 SEO Tips for Lawyers

    insivia
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    How many customers are you delivering to your competitors simply because your firm’s website is not optimized for search? When it comes to hiring an attorney, consumers are increasingly using more online resources during their decision making process. Search engines are becoming the most common online tool for finding, validating, and often times selecting an attorney. 58 million people in the US looked for an attorney last year That’s where SEO comes in. Some attorneys don’t know what SEO stands for, others are familiar with SEO but don’t know what it entails. The basics: Search…
  • How Can Manufacturers Get the Right Customers?

    insivia
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    For Manufacturers it can be a struggle to capture the right customers. In this insivia insight Andy shares a few tips to make this process a success. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • How to Use Marketing Automation to Sell Your SAAS Product

    insivia
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    In this insight Derek shares a few ways you can use marketing automation in your strategy to help sell your SAAS product. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • How to get a head start on marketing your product

    insivia
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    When developing a new product or service many people don’t think to begin their marketing ahead of time. Doing this can greatly increase your chances for success. In this insight Andy shares a few ways you can get your product out to your audience before it launches. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • What should you do once you have a customer? – SAAS Marketing

    insivia
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Once you close a lead it’s important to make sure you do everything you can to give them a great experience. This won’t just help retain the customer, but can also lead to referrals.  In this insight Patrick explains what you should be doing to make sure your customers get what they need and come back wanting more.  Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
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  • Design Pillars pt. 3: Layout with Nathan Ford of Monotype

    Steve Hickey
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    On today’s episode of The Dirt we sit down with Nathan Ford, Product Manager at Monotype and original conspirator behind Gridset. We take a look at the mysteries of content-out layout, the complications inherent to building great grids, and why all those damned kids love the 960 Grid System so much. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/134-nathan-ford.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Nathan on Twitter Art = Work Monotype Gridset
  • Design Pillars pt. 2: Typography with Dave Crossland of Crafting Type

    Steve Hickey
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today on The Dirt join us for an interview with Dave Crossland, instructor at Crafting Type and consultant to Google Fonts. Join us as we discuss Dave’s background and his move to creating typefaces, his open source motivations, and the reasoning behind the existence of Google Fonts. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/132-crossland.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Dave on Twitter Google Fonts Crafting Type FastCo Design: Are Some Fonts More Believable Than Others?
  • Design Pillars pt. 1: Color Theory with Dave Alonzo of Adobe

    Steve Hickey
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    Today on The Dirt we sit down with Dave Alonzo, Senior Experience Designer at Adobe and member of the Adobe Color CC team. We discuss the Color app for mobile, its evolution from the old days when it was named Kuler, and Adobe’s embrace of mobile as an extension of our creative workspace. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/131-alonzo.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Email Dave Adobe Color CC Dave’s work on Adobe Color CC on Behance
  • Open Source pt. 2: Licensing Matters with Gabe Levine

    Tim Wright
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    Today on The Dirt, join us as we discuss the mystical art of open source licensing with super lawyer Gabe Levine, Esquire. Why should you license your projects? What happens if you don’t? Listen in to find out. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/129-levine.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Gabe on Twitter Levine & Baker LLP MIT License GNU General Public License Creative Commons Licenses Law and the Multiverse
  • BizCraft Crossover: The Death of Original Design with Carl Smith and Gene Crawford

    Steve Hickey
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    Today on The Dirt, we finally wrangle the gentleman hosts of BizCraft into the studio. Tune in for a discussion of the death of originality in web design, commoditization of the low end of our market, the actual starting time of beer ‘o’ clock in Florida, and how our profession has responded to a proliferation of high quality and cheap design options. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/130-bizcraft.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes BizCraft Carl on Twitter Gene on Twitter
 
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    Ryan McNamara

  • Making time to explore

    Ryan
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I’ve been on holiday, and it was a ruddy lovely trip. Sorry to rub it in a bit, but the trip gave me a chance to explore a new city, in a country I’ve never been to before with good friends and cold beer. Like I said it was a ruddy lovely trip. Berlin is somewhere that I’ve wanted to go for some time, and after a busy few months there were few things I would rather be doing than exploring a new place. The trip The days were long with no real plan accept to wander the city at our own pace and see as much as we could in the time we had there. The evenings were slightly…
  • My goals for 2015

    Ryan
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Setting goals is hard, and achieving them can be even harder, so I have decided to put some positive pressure on myself (inspired by the The Monk who sold his Ferrari) and share my list of personal goals for 2015. The last few years have proved challenging, but I’m aiming to make the next few ones to remember (for different reasons), so to push myself, I felt sharing my goals might make it easier for me to achieve them in the long run. My list Get to 10% body fat – This is something I been working to accomplish for a few months now, but I’m still very determined to complete…
  • Something that’s stuck

    Ryan
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I learnt a lot at school, 99% I’m sure I can’t remember but somethings have stuck. One of my most inspirational teachers at school once told me that “you can’t fully understand something until you can confidently articulate it”. He nailed it. I’m not sure if someone had said that to him before or he just made it up there and then to make me revise harder, but he was right all the same. Being able to explain a problem is understanding it, because if you can do that you can analysis it, break it down and solve it.
  • 2 years

    Ryan
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    As the year comes to an end, I thought it might be useful to take look back at the last few years of my life. A fair amount has happened. They say your University years are the ones that shape you, which I can agree with. I started a business with one of my best friends from Uni and came out of my time at Loughborough with my eyes open. I felt liberated, like I could do anything. But I have a feeling that these last 2 years will be the ones that bring clarity and focus to my life. The forging of the steel. I don’t want to dwell on anything too much, good or bad, but I do want to…
  • Putting words on a screen

    Ryan
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    I’ve asked myself a question for a while now, ‘how do I get better at writing?’, and I’ve concluded I simply just have to do it more. So I have set myself a goal and I am going to write 1000 words a week for the next year. That’s 52,000 words in total and when put like that it sounds like a lot, but it isn’t. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is 76,944 words long, so at this rate it would take me a year and a half to write the first Harry Potter book, but it’s a start, and starting is the hardest part. Or so they tell me. Why this…
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    Sievers Creative

  • GUI Freebie: Winter UI Kit

    Roger Sievers
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Sievers Creative Our friends over at Pixel Kit have sent us this GUI Freebie to giveaway to you (our readers). If you are looking for UI elements to integrate into any winter themed app or site, download this set. To learn more about Pixel Kit choose one of the buttons below. Learn More about Pixel Kit Affiliate link Download Winter GUI File .PSD file will downlaod The post GUI Freebie: Winter UI Kit appeared first on Sievers Creative.
  • Multisite WordPress Development for USI – Universal

    Roger Sievers
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Sievers Creative Every project deserves to begin with a consultants approach. We were asked to build multiple website for Universal Services in Hastings, MN. After a needs assessment with the representative of their company, we decided to recommend going with a multisite installation of WordPress the popular open source content management system. Project Requirements: Responsive web design Online job application forms Designs for each site to be unique Staff training Ability to update multiple sites from one admin panel Ability to add additional websites in the future Re-Design for…
  • WordPress Child Theme Design for Wylie Wilson Trucking

    Roger Sievers
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Sievers Creative Wylie Wilson Trucking came to us to build a WordPress child theme for their WordPress website. They had already developed a clear direction for the design and supplied us with a completed mockup. Our job was to pick a strong theme framework on which to base the child theme and to make the design of the site match the mockup. Project requirements: Create WordPress child theme that matches design mockup Custom website elements that stay on screen when scrolling Choose strong parent theme to base child theme off of The post WordPress Child Theme Design for Wylie Wilson Trucking…
  • Red Wing Signworx Re-Design

    Roger Sievers
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    Sievers Creative Our partners at Red Wing Signworx needed a facelift for their website. They needed a website that was easy to update and to add photos of their work. We also built in an estimate form so that people can go to their website enter in the details of their project and request a quote. Homepage Design We added an extensive photo gallery feature that will show off their amazing work in an impressive showcase. Their website visitors can click on any image in the gallery and a pop-up gallery appears on the  webpage. Photo Gallery Feature The post Red Wing Signworx Re-Design appeared…
  • Sievers Creative has partnered with Bigcommerce

    Roger Sievers
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Sievers Creative We’re very excited to announce that we’ve officially joined forces with Bigcommerce to offer you the best e-­‐commerce experience available. As part of the Bigcommerce Partner Program, we’ll now be building retail sites on the fastest‐growing e­‐commerce platform in the world. Why did we partner with Bigcommerce? They make it easy for us to build beautiful, effective e-commerce sites that are optimized for SEO. And their built-­‐in tools make it easy for you to manage and market your store once it’s built. Click the image below to sign up for a free trial…
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  • Getting Started with Usability Testing for Web Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:51 am
    The Internet is all about people. Websites are designed as information hubs and interactive applications catering directly towards people. So it should be natural to assume that designers and developers want to fix up troubling issues within the user experience. Unfortunately it seems like this process has fallen to the wayside for a number of reasons – the largest of which being complexity. In this guide I want to share a few ideas on usability testing and the value it can provide. Granted it may be a very detailed topic but it’s nothing convoluted or difficult to understand.
  • 5 Web Design Trends in 2015 That Matter

    Spyre Studios
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses to prepare for the coming year so they can gain a head start over their competition. The same can be said of web designers who want to cut through the job market by preparing for the popular trends of 2015. That said, here are five most important design trends that they should watch out for. HTML5 videos Unlike flash-based media and GIF image format that can display animated graphic images but take time to load, HTML5 video is a native media player straight from your web browser that achieves the same…
  • 26 Inspirational Architecture Firm Website Designs

    Jake Rocheleau
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:22 am
    Agency websites have become much more commonplace relative to the growth of online businesses. Different styles will benefit different agencies and this is especially true of architecture firms. As the old saying goes: measure twice, cut once. If you’re designing an agency website these examples should help you measure ideas before cutting right into the design process. Take a peek at the following gallery of architectural agency websites. The firms range from small-time local designers all the way up to large architecture companies. But good design is not limited to the size of a…
  • Save $1366 on Design Goods From “12 Days of Creative Market”

    Spyre Studios
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    There is no lack of design tools and goods out there, but it doesn’t mean that you get everything free or at a good price. Then there’s the element of quality that every good designer always looks for. If you’re in for something new, refreshing, and easy on the pocket, you ought to take a look at this new marketplace for designers. Called Creative Market, the marketplace is an online platform where independent designers showcase their talents. Designers come from all over the globe, contributing to the community and getting rewarded for their efforts as well. From fonts to…
  • Webydo: Pushing Web Design Forward

    Bogdan Sandu
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:12 pm
    How do you see yourself and your web design business in the near future? Do you want to enter the new year by augmenting your customer base and find more efficient ways to work? Look sharp! 2015 is the chance to improve your web design business. Webydo: 2 Years Since the Official Launch Back in 2013, Webydo made their official entrance on the web design scene, launching at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York. Webydo’s first ever beta partner was a 15-strong agency that built and deployed over 1,000 websites in a single year. They now boast a thriving community of 119K designers, design studios…
 
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  • How to Accessibly Rotate Contents with jQuery

    Aurelio De Rosa
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Together with the parallax scrolling effect, rotating content is another example of an effect that you often see implemented in websites. You can see it used to rotate news, tweets, Facebook posts, and so on. When built using jQuery, often developers create the widget employing the hide() and the show() methods (or the similar methods such as fadeIn()/fadeOut() and slideUp()/slideDown()). The problem with them is that, after performing the animation (if any), these methods change the value of the display property of the selected element(s) to none and back to the original value respectively.
  • Effective Event Binding with jQuery

    Will Boyd
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you've used jQuery much at all, then you're probably already familiar with event binding. It's fairly basic stuff, but dig a little deeper and you'll find opportunities to make your event-driven code less brittle and more manageable. A Better Selector Strategy Let's start with a basic example. Here's the HTML for a nav menu that can be toggled on or off: [html] Toggle Nav Menu West Philadelphia Cab Whistling Throne Sitting [/html] And here's some JavaScript to toggle the nav menu when the button is clicked: [js] $('.nav-menu-toggle').on('click', function() {…
  • Sorting Tables with Tablesorter

    Aurelio De Rosa
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When developing a website we often need to show some tabular data. We might need to show the next flights from Rome to London, the hotels available in a selected date range, or the last books published by a publisher like SitePoint. HTML provides an element for tabular data that, not surprisingly, is called table. The problem with it is that this element doesn't have an API that allows you to sort its rows based on a certain criteria, such as the price from low to high. As a consequence of this lack of API, several JavaScript libraries have been developed and published to address this issue.
  • Video: Playing with jQuery and the CSS Class Selector

    Sachin Bhatnagar
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The CSS Class selector is very useful when you need to manage or apply CSS styles to multiple elements. Additionally the CSS Selector has performance advantages and can be overloaded. This becomes more exciting when jQuery is used to add/remove or toggle classes. In this screencast, we’ll take a look at how jQuery makes it […]Continue reading %Video: Playing with jQuery and the CSS Class Selector%
  • An Introduction to Parallax Scrolling Using Stellar.js

    Aurelio De Rosa
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One of the most discussed web design trend of the last few years is the parallax scrolling effect. Whether you like it or not, it is used by a lot of websites. In this tutorial I'll give you a brief introduction to parallax scrolling and show how we can reproduce it in a website using a jQuery plugin called Stellar.js. What's Parallax Scrolling? Parallax scrolling involves the background moving at a different rate than the foreground, creating a 3D effect as you scroll down the page. This effect can be a nice addition to any website, but unfortunately if abused it can be quite annoying. From…
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    Web Savvy Marketing

  • Grayling Strong and Viking Tough

    Rebecca Gill
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Persevere through all things. This was something my Grandmother taught me early on in life and it is something that has followed me into adulthood. In both my personal and my business life, I’ve learned the lesson of powering through, being tough, and staying strong. I learned the value of being Grayling Strong and Viking Tough. In the spring of 2013 my Facebook feed was filled with heartbreaking comments about my hometown’s golf team. That fateful day, my small hometown lost a golf coach and a team member in a fatal car crash. This occurred while the team was on their way to a golf…
  • Creating the Ideal Home Page

    Rebecca Gill
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    You’ve got the perfect idea. I mean a good one. One you’ve been waiting your whole life to come up with. It’s good and you are going to be a superstar. You know this ever so perfect idea needs a killer website to make it come to life. Not just any website, but a good one that will quickly and beautifully illustrate your concept and why the world must embrace it. You pop on over to ThemeForest.net or Template Monster or any other website that offers thousands of WordPress themes. Somehow you’ve lost hours of your day combing through the themes and noting your favorite options. But…
  • WordPress Theme Translation, GlotPress, and You

    Rebecca Gill
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Last week we announced that we updated all of our stock themes to make them translation ready. In the announcement we discussed i18n updates and the addition of RTL stylesheets, but that was just step one in a multistep process. We’re now ready for step two and we need your help. We are an American based company with limited ability to translate our WordPress themes into other languages because we do not possess the ability to speak Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, etc. I truly wish I was multilingual, but that skill was not something that came easy to me. While we are…
  • Save 20% on any Theme with our WordPress Black Friday Sale

    Rebecca Gill
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    In honor of our crazy Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, we are offering a limited time coupon for 20% off any of our premium WordPress themes. We’ve had a lot of people inquire about a possible Black Friday sale, so we’re just going to break down and do it. We only run a sale once or twice a year, so buy now before you lose your opportunity to save. Here’s How to Grab Your 20% Discount First, put down the turkey leg and stop eating that pumpkin pie. I know it is hard, but you really can do it. Next, step away from the table and walk slowly…
  • Crowd Favorite Partners with Web Savvy Marketing

    Rebecca Gill
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    I’m very excited to announce a new partnership between Web Savvy Marketing and Crowd Favorite. I’ve had the pleasure of spending a great deal of time with the Crowd Favorite folks this last year and I’ve discovered the two companies have a significant amount in common. So much so, that we all wanted to work a little closer together. A Little Bit About the Crowd Favorite Team Crowd Favorite is an international firm that delivers professional services in design and engineering to Fortune 500 companies. They have an impressive enterprise level client list that includes well known companies…
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    Bloggermint

  • Growing Success with Industry-Specific Software

    Franklin Manuel
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Both small and large businesses use general software for their everyday processing needs, from spreadsheets to basic word processing programs.Today’s businesses are trying to emerge as unique entities in a sea of competition, however. Making productivity a priority also means scrutinizing daily software use. Where computers make appointments and researching faster, they also allow a company to grow and expand with ever increasing profits. Savvy businesspeople, such as Charles Phillips Oracle, use industry-specific software in a defined way to boost profits and company success. Hammering…
  • Understanding the Benefits of New Domain Names

    Franklin Manuel
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Until recently, companies were limited to a small number of domain names when registering their websites. Along with basic domain names such as .com, .edu or .gov, websites should be created with country specific domain names. This is radically changing as the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is now allowing businesses to register their websites with a wide range of generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). According to Website Magazine, ICANN will be releasing more than 700 new gTLDs by 2016. Recently released gTLDs show the wide range of possibilities available for…
  • How to develop a convincing creative pitch

    Franklin Manuel
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    There are several aspects to creating the perfect pitch. A pitch must be creative, engaging, and to-the-point. The main purpose of a pitch is to get your audience interested in what you are selling, whether that be an idea, product, or service. According to USC Annenberg, a leading school in the communications field, there are four essential steps to nailing a creative pitch. In their extremely informative infographic, they illustrate how style, format, content, and chemistry are all key in driving the pitch home. Presenting the idea is half the battle; it’s all in how you sell it. The…
  • Upload test content for WordPress themes automatically

    Gokul Chidambaram
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Here is an easy way to check the look of WordPress themes with test content for all fields, like a featured image, embedded comments and others. WP TEST provides the users with free test content for a wide range of WordPress themes. Just install the downloaded XML file and the behaviour of your theme or plugin filled with test content is projected. This can save a lot of time by automatically filling test content. The pain of uploading test content can completely be avoided. This can also give a quick view of your WordPress theme with test content. You can view the test data filled…
  • Share your design easily in a browser

    Gokul Chidambaram
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    To share designs with teammates and clients, there is a better way than e-mails and IMs. symu makes the job easy by keeping the presentation simple. symu is a free online tool for designers. You’ll be notified via e-mail when your images are viewed or commented. symu supports both JPEG and PNG images. Can you believe? All these in a single URL. Just follow these easy steps and it’s done. Step 1: Go to symu.co   Step 2: Drag & drop your image from your local system or click “Select project” and locate the file on your local system Step 3: Click…
 
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    1stwebdesigner

  • Web Designer? Land High Paying Clients!

    Joshua Misajon
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The holidays are just around the corner! We’re hoping you’re using the tips and tools we’ve been sharing with you here at 1WD to make the most out of this gift-giving season.  That means having to buy gifts for your mom, dad, brother/sister or your boyfriend/girlfriend. Truly, we hope you’d be successful. What is this about? You’re basically a pro at web designing now. (Or you think you are.) By now you’ve mastered some techniques from different sites, even from us! You now feel confident about what you can do. Then, what? A while back, our team at 1stwebdesigner sent out a…
  • 13 Business Lessons from Expanding 1stWebDesigner in 2014

    Dainis Graveris
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have always found that I enjoy biographies, case studies and stories from people who have been there and done that. What can be more credible than content written from personal experience? In this article, I will look back at 2014 and analyze what happened and discover the biggest business lessons learned from running 1WD business. This will be a massive post. I thought about splitting it in two parts, but decided to just give it all away. Those who will want to pick all the massive value from the post will set 20 minutes aside. 13 business lessons will be hidden within the content as I…
  • Integrate Images from Your Instagram Feed to Your WordPress Site

    Sam Norton
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Instagram has become one of the best apps and web platforms for photo and video sharing. If you have a WordPress site, you might be wondering how you can embed Instagram photo galleries and integrate images to your blog. To help users integrate their photos to their blogs and websites, Instagram has released a public Application Programming Interface (API). It is a seamless software-to-software interface which specifies how some software components should interact with each other without user involvement during the passing of information. If you are not a developer, this might scare you and…
  • Jack of All Trades? Or Master of One?

    Rudolph Musngi
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    In his lifetime, Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Basically, Da Vinci was a one-man wrecking machine. A Jack of All Trades Four hundred ninety five years after he died, the world has changed so much. Yes, we still have painters, sculptors, architects, musicians, mathematicians, engineers, inventors, anatomists, geologists, cartographers, botanists, and writers (that would be me! Ha!). But all of these tasks are normally carried out by different individuals. During Da…
  • Who’s the Boss in Ecommerce World? Shopify vs WooCommerce

    Rudolph Musngi
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    WordPress, as influential as it is in for digital entrepreneurs, provide great platforms to sell products and services. The relatively intuitive functions of WordPress make it a great tool to start an online business. Now, there are plenty of services where you can use WordPress to build an ecommerce site. However, there are two big players that almost dominate said websites. They are Shopify and WooCommerce. In this article, you can compare Shopify vs WooCommerce. You’d be looking at these platforms to compare and dissect each of their features. By the end of this article, you may be…
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  • 5 Lies about User Experiences That You Probably Still Believe

    Steve Stretton
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    As a content marketer you’ve probably built up a fair number of assumptions about your audience. But are these assumptions actually correct? Researchers have recently done some testing of website users and they have discovered that some of those regular assumptions we make are actually totally wrong. We have been lying to ourselves about our website users and how they react to what they see online. Lie 1: Users Want a State of the Art Website: Users generally do not come to your website because it has flash features. They come there to do something, buy something or learn something. They…
  • Why You Should Download Digital Signage Design Themes & Templates Today?

    Brenda Fasci
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:42 pm
    The only place where attention seeking is a virtue is in advertising and in particular, digital signage. The intention of putting up the sign in the first place is to catch people’s attention so you can tell them about your great product or service and hopefully, get more sales from that. This is why we concentrate on the design and the overall look of the display. It has to be eye-catching and coherent so that you can get the attention and communicate effectively. Two of the Same: As a result, two elements in the digital signage design are keenly considered: Theme Template Most people…
  • Leveraging on the Power of WordPress CMS for Your Business

    Big Drop
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    Now that you have a great business idea, how do you make it into reality in a highly competitive world? The answer lies in the internet revolution, which will enable you tap into a 2.4 billion customer-market. To operate an eCommerce website, you need a reliable content management system (CMS) and this is where WordPress comes in. The IT world is flooded with CMSs but for your website to stand out, then you need to exploit the power of the best there is. WordPress in Details: When it comes to setting up a website, you will most likely be using a professional designer. These professionals will…
  • Important Facts About Web Design Strategy

    Trisha Johnson
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Contrary to popular misconception, intelligent and successful web design is not about having really witty content and some stunning graphics. There is a lot more to it than that and it concerns strategy. The foremost point about web design is that the designers have to understand what it is that the website needs to achieve and how one must achieve it. One will always find the most creative designers and writers to create amazing content for the website. The important part is to know how to use these creative resources. Search Engine Optimization: Search Engine Optimization This is one of the…
  • Few Web Design Mistakes Which You Should Avoid

    Patrick Clooney
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    If you own an online business, the website has a crucial part to play in branding and marketing of your company. A website serves as a platform where the potential customers visit. Thus, the design, content and usability are critical for its success. It will also serve as the factor that will influence their first impression about the company. And how often have we heard that first impression is the last impression? This makes it necessary to design the websites in a manner so that they provide a good user experience and are visually perfect. The wrong kind of Web Design will only lead to…
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    Atherio Official Blog - Enterprise Web Solutions Company

  • Preparing Your Customizations for EBS 12.2

    Steven Chan (Oracle Development)
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    EBS 12.2 comes with Online Patching, a fresh new user interface, updated EBS product modules, and new mobile apps.  If you've customized your EBS environment or are using third-party extensions from other vendors, you'll need to ensure that they work with EBS 12.2. Review the updated development standards Coding standards, OA Framework capabilities, and, of course, database object development standards  have all been updated in EBS 12.2.  Making your extensions and customizations work with Online Patching is crucial.  Check this comprehensive guide: Oracle E-Business Suite…
  • DB 12.1.0.1 Certified with EBS 11i & R12 on Linux on IBM System z

    John Abraham
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0, and 12.1 on the following Linux on IBM System z operating systems as 'database tier only' platforms:Release 11i (11.5.10.2 + ATG PF.H.delta.7 (RUP 7) or higher), Release 12.0 (12.0.6 or higher), Release 12.1 (12.1.3 or higher): Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 6 (64-bit) Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 11 (64-bit) This is a 'database tier only' or 'split tier configuration' certification where the application…
  • Updated: Using Third-Party Identity Managers with E-Business Suite Release 12

    Steven Chan (Oracle Development)
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    This article is an updated version of two earlier articles: one written for EBS 11i + SSO + OID, and another written for EBS 12 + SSO + OID.  Oracle Single Sign-On has been superceded by Oracle Access Manager (OAM).  This latest article covers the latest options for using EBS Release 12.x (12.0, 12.1, and 12.2) and Oracle Access Manager with third-party authentication systems. Like most of our customers, you probably already have a corporate identity management system in place. And, you've probably not been enjoying the experience of redundantly administering the same user in your…
  • Top 9 Frequently-Asked Questions About Online Patching

    Steven Chan (Oracle Development)
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Online Patching allows you to apply patches to an EBS 12.2 system while it is still up and  running.  If you're just getting started with Online Patching, you'll find this document useful: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Online Patching FAQ (Note 1583902.1)  We update this document regularly.  It currently covers frequently asked questions about core Online Patching concepts, resource requirements, functionality, patch application, and handling of customizations and third-party integrations.  We intend to add troubleshooting information to this document soon. As…
  • Top Three EBS 12.2 Online Patching Resources

    Steven Chan (Oracle Development)
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 introduced Online Patching, a feature that greatly reduces the downtime that was needed in previous releases to apply patches and updates. Online Patching minimizes downtime by allowing patching operations to be performed while users remain on the system. Online Patching features In Release 12.2, all patching operations are carried out while the applications are in use and users are online.  Patching is performed using the new adop (AD Online Patching) utility. A short period of downtime is required to restart application tier services; the E-Business…
 
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    Web Design Fact

  • Tools and Resources for Web Developers

    Latoya
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    Having a pool of tools and resources ready at hand can make the task of web developers quicker and more convenient. In this field, just like in most fields, productivity is crucial. To help you make the most out of your time, here is a short list of some useful tools and resources that you can use in web development. Lorempixum is a placeholder generator that provides placeholder images for any of your needs including web design and print layout. This generator enables you to pick the URL, define the dimensions, and specify the category and color settings of the image. Solarized by Ethan…
  • Designing Web Forms

    Latoya
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    While most of the displayed content in websites is considered as output, web designers should not forget how important the input form is for their projects. Input forms can be used in sign-up pages and contact forms. Mainly, these input forms enable the company or the owner of the website to interact with the target audience. There are many simple practices that you can apply in order to make the web forms on your websites more inviting. Here is a quick overview of some of them. Simplify large amounts of information The same way that a huge group of text can intimidate the readers, an…
  • Website Builders on Steroids

    Howard
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    If you are reading this article, it’s safe to assume that you’re into web design and you’ve most likely heard about website builders more than once. Chances are, you think they are for babies. Are they? I do know a handful of people who are strongly convinced that homepage builders or site construction kits or whatever you might want to call them are nothing but overly primitive hosted services with clunky interfaces and very limited functionality. But I also know hundreds of people who use these tools to get their work done faster, without sacrificing quality. Interestingly, most of…
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  • Elastic SVG Elements

    Mary Lou
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    View demo Download source Today we’d like to share some inspiration for adding elasticity to elements. The idea is to integrate an SVG element into a component and then animate it from one path to another with an elastic animation. Using SVGs like this can make things like menus, buttons or other elements more interesting and make the interaction look more organic with a natural feel to it. It’s of course important to keep things subtle and not exaggerate the bounciness. The nice thing is that we can give a more “realistic” interaction feedback to the user. Especially…
  • Collective #146

    Mary Lou
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Gifmylive This amazingly creative and lively website is our pick this week. Careful, it starts with bombastic sound. Get inspired Material Interaction Check out some great interactive experiences for Google’s Material Design Principles. Check it out Advertisement GLSL-Projectron An amazing WebGL demo by Andy Hall where random 3D polygons get generated which resemble a given target image when projected. Check it out Beetle: Free HTML5 template A fantastic free responsive parallax HTML5 template for landing pages, blogs and resumes by Mokaine. Get it…
  • Inspiration for Dialog Effects

    Mary Lou
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    View demo Download source Last year we posted some inspiration for modal window effects and today we’d like to share some fresh ideas with you. Styles and trends change and this calls for different effects that fit to a modern UI. This new set contains some subtle animations and also some more fancy SVG morphing techniques for dialogs. Please note that this was tested in latest browser versions only. Please also note that IE11 does not seem to support vieport units in calc() which we use in some of the animation transforms. For the dialog we use the following markup: <div…
  • Collective #145

    Mary Lou
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:26 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: NEVERBLAND A clean design with excellent typography, smooth animations and beautiful details; that’s the new website of Neverbland, our pick this week. Get inspired Are you a robot? Introducing “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” A great new API that radically simplifies the reCAPTCHA experience by Google. Check it out Christmas Experiments Every year this website delights with amazing web experiments by talented digital artists. This year’s edition started out with some amazing gems. Check it out Advertisement Enhancing User Experience With The Web…
  • Collective #144

    Mary Lou
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: The DNA Project The DNA Project website by Hello Monday has a very innovative and futuristic design which just fits perfectly to the unique music of j.viewz. Get inspired Creating Animations and Interactions with Physical Models Ralph Thomas explains how physics-based interactions work and how create rich animations with them. Check it out Charted Charted is a tool for automatically visualizing data, created by the Product Science team at Medium. Check it out Advertisement Making A Complete Polyfill For The HTML5 Details Element Maksim Chemerisuk shows how…
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  • Hiring an Online Marketing Agency: Qualities to Avoid & Look For

    Donna
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    To give your business a solid online presence, you need the help of an online marketing agency. Research shows that in 91% of small businesses, the CEO also serves as the primary marketer. Playing double roles doesn’t come as a surprise as 96% of these businesses have a staff of five or fewer. Unfortunately, business owners and managers like you simply do not have enough time to dabble and experiment online. The core business – be it a bakery, carwash, dental clinic, or restaurant – needs you. You need to be running operations. Trying to learn the technical aspects of online marketing…
  • Naked Truth: How a Website Audit Reveals 3 Critical Business Risks

    Donna
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Your website is the core of your online marketing strategy. SEO, PPC, social media optimization — all these direct traffic back to your site. A faulty website can flush all your efforts down the drain. An audit followed by an appropriate action, on the other hand, prevents that from happening. An audit is needed to find faults in your site so they can be corrected.
  • Google Update July 24, 2014: Pigeon

    Donna
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    As you may know, Google has had a major algorithm update for local search and some of you may have seen huge changes in your rankings. We are not going into the details of the Pigeon update because there is plenty of information on the web already. The purpose of this post is to let […]
  • Overcome the Challenges of Brand Building through Content Marketing

    Donna
    3 Jun 2014 | 4:40 pm
      Content marketing is a great way to build your brand online. With the right kind of content, you can build and optimize your brand on the Internet so that it brings more traffic to your website and more sales to your business. More importantly, it can improve the overall image of the business and […]
  • Beyond Website Issues: 7 Marketing Benefits of a Website Audit Report for Business Owners

    Donna
    8 May 2014 | 12:47 pm
    When small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners are presented with the idea of a website audit report, they usually think of a technical website check. And this is correct… partly. It is true that an audit will examine the website’s backend, particularly site architecture and possible coding errors. However, a comprehensive web audit report is […]
 
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    Codrops

  • Elastic SVG Elements

    Mary Lou
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    View demo Download source Today we’d like to share some inspiration for adding elasticity to elements. The idea is to integrate an SVG element into a component and then animate it from one path to another with an elastic animation. Using SVGs like this can make things like menus, buttons or other elements more interesting and make the interaction look more organic with a natural feel to it. It’s of course important to keep things subtle and not exaggerate the bounciness. The nice thing is that we can give a more “realistic” interaction feedback to the user. Especially…
  • Collective #146

    Mary Lou
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Gifmylive This amazingly creative and lively website is our pick this week. Careful, it starts with bombastic sound. Get inspired Material Interaction Check out some great interactive experiences for Google’s Material Design Principles. Check it out Advertisement GLSL-Projectron An amazing WebGL demo by Andy Hall where random 3D polygons get generated which resemble a given target image when projected. Check it out Beetle: Free HTML5 template A fantastic free responsive parallax HTML5 template for landing pages, blogs and resumes by Mokaine. Get it…
  • Inspiration for Dialog Effects

    Mary Lou
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    View demo Download source Last year we posted some inspiration for modal window effects and today we’d like to share some fresh ideas with you. Styles and trends change and this calls for different effects that fit to a modern UI. This new set contains some subtle animations and also some more fancy SVG morphing techniques for dialogs. Please note that this was tested in latest browser versions only. Please also note that IE11 does not seem to support vieport units in calc() which we use in some of the animation transforms. For the dialog we use the following markup: <div…
  • Collective #145

    Mary Lou
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:26 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: NEVERBLAND A clean design with excellent typography, smooth animations and beautiful details; that’s the new website of Neverbland, our pick this week. Get inspired Are you a robot? Introducing “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” A great new API that radically simplifies the reCAPTCHA experience by Google. Check it out Christmas Experiments Every year this website delights with amazing web experiments by talented digital artists. This year’s edition started out with some amazing gems. Check it out Advertisement Enhancing User Experience With The Web…
  • Collective #144

    Mary Lou
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: The DNA Project The DNA Project website by Hello Monday has a very innovative and futuristic design which just fits perfectly to the unique music of j.viewz. Get inspired Creating Animations and Interactions with Physical Models Ralph Thomas explains how physics-based interactions work and how create rich animations with them. Check it out Charted Charted is a tool for automatically visualizing data, created by the Product Science team at Medium. Check it out Advertisement Making A Complete Polyfill For The HTML5 Details Element Maksim Chemerisuk shows how…
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  • 5 of the Best Photoshop Created in November 2014

    James
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Its mid December and the year is winding down fast. With the new year approaching, I have some new ideas and plans that will be implemented. With the new plans, I will be spending my extra time working on those ideas. One of those plans to hopefully add more Adobe products to the monthly tutorial […]
  • 10 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials Created in October 2014

    James
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    It’s the middle of December and so its time for another Photoshop tutorial collection.  Over the last few months I have been busy with an old job, new job with lots travel and now new health issues. With everything going on, I haven’t have time or the energy to work the Photoshop tutorial collections as […]
  • Easy Peasy Photoshop Actions – 71 Super Premium Actions for Only $24

    James
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:28 am
    Last week I found an incredible deal from BundleHunt and they were offering Lightroom Presets at a huge discount. Well that discount has ended. If you missed out on that great deal, you can still get a collection of premium Photoshop Actions at a huge discount. But that’s only if you have Photoshop. For the […]
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2014 Deals for WordPress, Design Resources, and Photographers

    James
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:57 pm
    I can’t believe a year has gone by already. Its once again time for Black Friday & Cyber Monday! Last week I started posted deals as I found them, but I soon realized that it is more useful if I add all the deals to one article as I did in the past. So once […]
  • Envira Gallery–Responsive WordPress Gallery Plugin–35% Off all Plans–Black Friday Deals

    James
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    Are you wanting to add a gallery to your WordPress site? Not interested, changing the theme of your website? Do you love the look of your website but its missing a gallery page to display your work? Have you tried those free gallery WordPress plugins? Are they to hard to use? Non responsive? How about […]
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  • How an SSL cert makes online shopping safer

    Mars Cureg
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    It is 2014 – online sales are growing day by day. You don’t need to read official statistics to realize that the internet has revolutionized the way we buy goods and services across the whole spectrum of daily life. This means that more of us than ever before are entering sensitive personal information online, usually in the form of credit and debit card details, home addresses, date of birth and more. So, it follows that in the same way in-person card transactions need security measures such as chip and pin technology – online transactions have to be seen to be secure in order…
  • Making Products Leap from Your Catalogue

    Mars Cureg
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Product descriptions are meant to explain a product in an enticing way so visitors to your online store will be persuaded to make a purchase. They should also be informative since, unlike physical stores, the customer can’t examine or try the product themselves. As you write the descriptions of products in your online store, or for your catalogue, be sure to make them informative, persuasive, and appealing. This pieces primarily going to talk about the online product description, but the messages equally apply to the printed description. By picking the appropriate tone and choosing specific…
  • How to speed up your website and why it matters

    Mars Cureg
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:33 am
    It might come as a surprise, but a website’s load time significantly affects the overall user experience and its conversion rate. Websites which take ages to load will impact the ways in which consumers perceive the brand, as well as its products or services. That’s why it’s important to make sure your website loads with the speed of light – here are some tips to help you do it and enjoy high conversion rate and user satisfaction. Why is load time important? During the last few years, countless research studies have demonstrated how a website’s load time and its…
  • Mobile shopping: be safe

    Mars Cureg
    29 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    More and more people are using their mobile phones to do their shopping. With Christmas coming, it is the season to be shopping on your mobile or tablet. From the most recent study, it was found that 56% of Americans own a smart phone and 43% of these used their smart phone to purchase gifts for Christmas last year. Therefore, it is imperative that you ensure you are safe when shopping online.         Here, are six tips to keep you safe while you’re surfing. Forget debit – go creditWhilst purchasing with your debit card may also seem more favorable, it is safer to use…
  • Essential Tips for Marketing Your WordPress Blog

    Mars Cureg
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    Whether it is for business, or personal use, many people are choosing to start a WordPress blog.  However, with all of these new blogs cropping up, it’s getting harder and harder to market effectively, as so many people are vying for the same market.  Look around, and you’ll certainly find plenty of blogs that have been abandoned by disheartened owners.  To stop this from happening to you, keep reading.  We’re going to provide you with some tips to help you market your blog, and increase your traffic. Target a Specific Readership No-one can please everyone all of the time, so…
 
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    Zero 3 Computers

  • Set Your Online Business and Make Money

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today many blogs and websites make a lot of money, during 2008 around 2.1 billion dollars in affiliating marketing fees was spent. It is now probably one among the top category of business opportunities that one can have. The biggest plus point about this business is you are your own boss, you make the hours and you can work from home. So what are you waiting for? Here are the steps you need to take to start your way up the virtual ladder of online marketing.
  • Abongo.com

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Abongo is a fresh new source of webmaster tools. Abongo is for web professionals from sys admins to bloggers to help you figure out how any site is hosted on the net. It runs on dedicated servers from 8 locations around the world. It provides a range of tools to provide all the data available on any website. Want to know where your company hosts their website? Abongo.com will tell you.
  • Protecting the Mobile Network - A Closer Look

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    In the last decade when the use of computers and the internet have spiraled, the public has also experienced the height of cyber attacks in the form of hacking, spread of viruses, worms, and malware. But the unending battle with hackers, spam, and cyber criminals has found a new stage or platform, the mobile network and the cellular phone industry.
  • BBee Introduces Their Cheap Call Rate Solution via Indiegogo

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Smart Crowdfunding is slated to carry out strategic marketing initiatives for the 'BBee' crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The BBee team is crowdfunding to bring their new cheap-rate calling service to market.
  • Benefits of Using Agile for Software Development

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Agile software development aims to quickly produce better and more functional products by cumulatively building a product through identifying a backlog of priorities, releasing an iteration, implementing a feedback loop and continuing to release further iterations. The thought process behind the agile methodology is simple: by adding to a product a feature at a time, the product can more quickly get to market, respond to feedback and adapt to consumer needs.
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    WebAppers

  • Preview Prototypes on iOS8 with Frameless

    Ray Cheung
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Frameless for iOS 8 is the browser that gets out of your way. It’s made for designers and developers who need an easy way to preview prototypes on iOS devices. No browser chrome and no status bar. Gestures control browser history and reveal the keyboard. You can swipe, tap with three fingers or shake the device. If anything gets in your way, just disable it. It also works great with Framer Studio mirroring or previewing any HTML prototypes in a “native” context. It is licensed under MIT License. Requirements: iOS Demo: http://stakes.github.io/Frameless/ License: MIT License…
  • Firefox.html – Re-Implement the Firefox UI in HTML

    Ray Cheung
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Firefox.html is an experiment, a proof of concept: trying to re-implement the Firefox UI in HTML, as an app. It is based on the Browser API and works the same way Gaia’s browser and system apps work. Even though it includes tags like vbox, hbox, spacer, etc… it’s all HTML. Current priority is to re-implement the basic features of Firefox Desktop to make Firefox.html a usable browser, and understand what’s missing at the platform level for a perfect integration to the OS. Firefox.html requires a runtime: a special build of Gecko we call “htmlrunner”. The…
  • The Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns of 2014

    Ray Cheung
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    What makes a truly standout email newsletter? In this year’s edition of the Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns of 2014, Campaign Monitor went beyond simply good looks and presented 100 of the best performing emails from their customers, on a stunning new site. In this free guide, you’ll see Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns of 2014 presented with no details spared. Each of the email campaigns comes with thoughtful analysis, subject lines, designer details and a mobile view (where applicable). Across 5 categories, being “All-Stars”, “Design Leaders”,…
  • Design Breakfast – All Design Inspiration You Need

    Ray Cheung
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    Once upon a time, three guys worked together. They shared inspiring links, drank bad beer and celebrated birthdays with cake and good cheer. Then, one of the three guys had an idea. A brilliant idea. What if there was a way to share these links with others? And so, Muzli was born. Muzli is a labor of love, a product designed, coded and maintained because they enjoy it. Because they love it. Because they live it. Muzli is the content that drives them. And they hope it inspires you. All the design inspiration you need. It’s like crack for designers. And good for you too. Requirements: Chrome…
  • Inspiration for Elastic Components with SVG Animations

    Ray Cheung
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Codrops has shared some inspiration for adding elasticity to SVG elements. The idea is to integrate an SVG element into a component and then animate it from one path to another with an elastic animation. Using SVGs like this can make things like menus, buttons or other elements more interesting and make the interaction look more organic with a natural feel to it. It’s of course important to keep things subtle and not exaggerate the bounciness. The nice thing is that we can give a more “realistic” interaction feedback to the user. Especially touch feedback can benefit from using this…
 
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  • 19 exceptionally well designed mobile app experiences

    Paula Borowska
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Mobile apps are becoming increasingly refined: Where once an app performed numerous functions, now there are apps that focus on a single task. As users become more adept with their devices, and more comfortable replying on apps, this trend is only set to continue. Designing mobile apps — whether as web apps, or native apps — relies on great UX and careful UI planning. Below, I’ve pulled together 19 apps that get everything right; most are simple, minimal, and flat; all are successful. If you’re designing mobile experiences, then here are 19 apps that will inspire you to embrace…
  • 3 tricks for adding texture to your text with CSS and SVG

    Samuel Norton
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    You’re probably familiar with using text to mask an image in Photoshop; it’s the best known way to add some texture, or even an image background, to your text. You can then use that text as an image on your website; however, wouldn’t it be great if you could apply the same effect using just HTML and CSS? The good news is, you can! CSS has introduced properties like background-clip and mask-image which you can use to create similar effects to those you’re creating in Photoshop. On top of that, you could also use SVG to clip an image with text. Today, we’ll look at the options, and…
  • Getting started with Foundation for apps

    Ezequiel Bruni
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    So, there’s a new version of Foundation… Not long ago, we told you all about how to get started with Foundation 5. Now there’s a new version out; not “Foundation 6” but Foundation for Apps, and it’s going to be huge. That Foundation 5 is a powerful and flexible framework, there is no doubt. It can be used for content-driven websites, apps, almost anything you can think of, though it might take some work and customization. There are, however, layout and design conventions specific to apps. Also, apps are often developed for mobile browsers, which support newer technologies. In…
  • Everything web designers need to know about #VATMOSS

    Rachel Andrew
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Sell ebooks, software, courses or music online? If you or any of your customers live in a European country then a piece of legislation designed to deal with companies the size of Amazon might be about to give you a taxation headache. When you sell digital products online, the world can seem a borderless place. I run a company from the UK, but 50% of our customers are not from Britain. There have always been hoops to jump through when selling to other countries, and as a small business you have little choice to comply with whichever rules are created — even when they were not created with…
  • What’s new for designers, December 2014

    Cameron Chapman
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included new apps for design, frameworks and boilerplates, new mobile apps and design resources, JavaScript resources, resources for startups, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new fonts! Almost everything on the list this month is free, with a few low-cost, high-value apps and tools also included. They’re sure to be useful to designers and developers, from beginners to experts. If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us…
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  • Building websites without coding – a better solution?

    iulian
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    As web designers, we have always relished the creative aspect of our work, and tended to shun the more technical tasks. WordPress is the choicest website building platform in the world, but it requires some coding skills to setup, administer, and maintain your client websites, especially if you design a custom theme. Things are really starting to look up for us. We are now free to adopt simpler solutions that focus on design. The Advantages of Building Without Code The way I see it, dependence on developers and coding has been holding us back for years. By ‘us’, I mean professional web…
  • Collection of HAML Tutorials for Frontend Developers

    jake
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    One luxury of modern web development is the access to many resources which simplify the process. HAML stands for HTML Abstraction Markup Language and is a great example of such a resource. It seems like a completely new language but the syntax is relatable to classic HTML. These tutorials should help you get started with coding HAML for any web project. The code behaves very much like SASS for CSS so at first it will be a little confusing – but if you really want to learn just stick with it! After some time you’ll grow accustomed to the process and it’ll become like second…
  • jQuery Plugins for Alert Boxes & Modal Windows

    jake
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    We all remember the classic JavaScript alert boxes and their alarming annoyance factor. Fortunately open source libraries like jQuery have come along to offer a better solution: free plugins. Alert boxes, confirmation dialogs, and modal windows are part of the same collection of interfaces which can be implemented using similar methods. In this post you’ll find 20 free open source jQuery plugins for creating unique alert boxes and modal windows. Most of them are responsive and include parameters which you can customize based on the project. Take a peek at these great plugins to see if…
  • Fresh Design Resources For Your 2015 Projects

    megha
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    2014 is coming to an end and the world is gearing up for 2015. So while people fill up their wardrobes for the next year, have you filled up your design box with the latest trendy resources? We bring you plenty of premium quality resources in collaboration with DealFuel to add to your Pandora box. You can find new patterns, icons, textures, badges, graphic designs, and templates. Silverback Template A new template can do wonders to any website. If your new web project can make use of a responsive template, how cool would it be? In addition, what if the template is based on Foundation5…
  • 15 of Our Favorite Collaboration Tools for Creatives

    iulian
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    The primary objective of every small- or medium-sized web design and development company is to thrive by taking on more and more clients. If you’re the leader of a start-up, then your team is also eager to take on a multitude of projects and step up the game. As you may already know, the larger your workload gets, the more difficult it is to control. We’re here to tell you that you should consider using software for project management and team collaboration, which is bound to make you more efficient. 15 of the best are presented below. You will find that they are not cumbersome or…
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    Theresa Sheridan Designs » Web Design, Graphic Design & Marketing Blog

  • Add Tables to Your WordPress Website

    Theresa Sheridan
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Tables can be tricky, if you’re not an HTML wizard, so this video tutorial shows you how to add a plugin and create & format a table in your WordPress Website. If there are other tutorials you would like to see featured, please leave your ideas in the comments below. I’m always looking for new information to bring to my readers and your thoughts would be appreciated!
  • Improve Website Speed & Performance With These Handy Tools

    Theresa Sheridan
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    These days, faster is better. At least when it comes to websites. People are busy, and they want what they want, when they want it, and that includes all the information they’re gathering on the internet. If your website slows them down and gets in their way, they’ll be off to your competitor’s site faster than you can say Bill Gates. Studies show that most users will leave a site if it hasn’t loaded in 4 seconds, which means you don’t have a lot of time to grab their attention and convince them to hang around for a while longer. There are many things that can…
  • 10 Website Design Mistakes to Avoid Like the Plague

    Theresa Sheridan
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    As inexpensive as it is right now to register a domain name and purchase a hosting account (this can be accomplished for approximately $70 a year or less), there is no longer any good reason for going with a free service.
  • 3 Things Your Competition Knows That You Haven’t Figure Out Yet

    Theresa Sheridan
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    We all know by now that having an effective website is SO important to the success of your business, but did you know that your competition may already be a few steps ahead of you and is talking to the customers that YOU should be talking to? It can take awhile to get all your systems in place so that everything works like a well-oiled machine, and it’s part of my mission to give you as much information as I can to help you get there, as quickly as possible, so that you can keep doing what you love and making money! To that end, I’m about to reveal to you 3 things that your…
  • The Evolution of Slogans

    Theresa Sheridan
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    If you’re working on a slogan for your start-up, or maybe trying to re-brand your existing company, coming up with an effective slogan can be a challenge, to say the least. A good slogan can make or break your brand, so it’s important to get it right. Having said that, if something doesn’t work, try something else. It can take years to perfect your brand, so don’t be afraid to try new things as your product – and your audience – changes. This infographic shows how some company slogans have evolved over the years to change with the times, and how some…
 
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    Stephen Gates - Interactive Creative Director - Web Design, Online Advertising & Marketing Blog

  • Weekly inspirations: December 19th, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   This Beautifully Simple Site Makes It Easy to Create the Right Digital Color Palette For the most talented designers, creating a palette of complementary colors comes easy. For everyone else not so much. Enter Material Palette, a site launched this week by European coder Matt Aussaguel to help Android app designers find the right color options within Google’s new Material Design language. What’s especially nice is that the clean, user-friendly resource is actually helpful for anyone who…
  • Logo Design Master Class with Aaron Draplin

    Stephen Gates
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. in Portland Oregon has been a great logo designer for a long time. I have seen hm speak at Adobe MAX and always loved his work.  He recently did a video for Lynda.com where he takes on designing a new logo for a small cement company. It sounds simple but it shows off his love of blue collar brands and his process. He goes from sketching, to bringing his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations. Along the way, he provides tips for freelancing, finding inspiration, and providing clients context for logos that won’t just…
  • Weekly inspirations: December 12th, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   The 5 Coolest Things About The Revamped Smithsonian Design Museum After closing its doors three years ago for a massive renovation, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is finally reopening the century-old mansion that houses the design museum. In its new incarnation, the Cooper Hewitt taps into what distinguishes a design museum, which celebrates functional objects built with users in mind, from any other museum full of beautiful objects: It allows you to play with the collection, rather than just…
  • Weekly inspirations: December 5th, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    This week has been an embarrassment of riches and brings the largest inspiration list of the year so here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales For the first time since sales began nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. And the best news – they can have cookies shipped directly to your doorstep. More than 1 million scouts, from kindergarten-age Daisies to teens, were expected to opt in as…
  • If you’re a horrible creative person you’ll love this Cards Against Humanity expansion pack

    Stephen Gates
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
      After all these years I can’t remember ever received an agency holiday card that I could remember even an hour after I saw it but The Juggernaut, a Toronto-based animation, design and visual effects studio, came up one this year that is one for the ages – Advertising Against Humanity. I will shamefully admit that I only recently came to know the horrible and twisted brilliance that is Cards Against Humanity but am now proud to say that I am the owner of a game (and every expansion pack). This expansion seems perfect for the ad industry – now I just have to figure…
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  • Top 10 PSD to HTML5 Service Providers for 2015

    Andrew Johnson
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:32 am
    HTML5 has flourished the market of web application development. It provides new opportunities for website developers and designers as the evolution increases the capability of swift development of web pages as it is the major revision of the web standard. With the introduction of HTML5 gives the opportunity of diverse website development needs. This has […]
  • Top 10 Free WordPress Bootstrap Plugins for 2015

    Andrew Johnson
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Bootstrap provides developers with a robust front-end framework for developing feature-rich web applications. Developed by Twitter, this toolkit uses HTML, CSS and JavaScript and you can use it to build a user interface for different websites and web applications. Today, there are several kinds of WordPress Bootstrap plugins that can be used to add several types […]
  • Top 5 Plugins to Convert Your WordPress Site into a Forum

    Andrew Johnson
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    Rating: You can easily convert your WordPress website into a forum, with the help of some plugins. These helpful WordPress forum plugins can allow you to create a forum in a simple and effortless manner, without hiring a WordPress developer and paying for his/her professional development fees. We are enumerating top five WordPress forum plugins […]
  • Why Responsive Web Design Is Considered As Lifeline Of Online Businesses?

    Alice Mason
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    Rating: Along with the excessive use of Smartphone, tablets as well as other mobile devices, today there is more value of how effectively one could reach out to the diverse audience while maintaining just a singular version of one’s brand in this technologically advanced globalized world. Today responsive web design is considered as one of […]
  • Wix Wins in Battle of the Website Builders

    Andrew Johnson
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Popular website creation platform Wix beat off stiff competition from the likes of Squarespace and Weebly to be crowned Best Website Builder 2014. Since it first launched back in 2006, the Tel Aviv based outfit have gone on to attract well over 50 million users, many of those in the form of would be entrepreneurs […]
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    Designmodo

  • Creating a Responsive Menu in WordPress for Mobile Devices

    Abbas Suterwala
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:41 pm
    You're reading Creating a Responsive Menu in WordPress for Mobile Devices, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! In a responsive theme you will want some parts of your website to look the same whether you see it on a large screen device like a laptop or smaller device like mobile phones or tablets. But some parts of your website should behave and feel very different based on screen size as users interact […]
  • Redesigning Yelp: Design Methods Driven By Usability

    Jerry Cao
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:21 pm
    You're reading Redesigning Yelp: Design Methods Driven By Usability, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app — where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform. For details and visuals of how to incorporate usability testing into design, check out the e-book User Testing & Design. Before you start improving the UX, you […]
  • 20 Gift Ideas for Web Designers

    Carrie Cousins
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:54 am
    You're reading 20 Gift Ideas for Web Designers, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me … a MacBook Pro with Creative Suite. Well, that’s not exactly how the holiday jingle goes, but if you are a web designer this list of gift suggestions is for you. From expensive toys to books and fun tools, we have compiled 20 […]
  • 16 Websites with Gorgeous Typography

    Paula Borowska
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:54 am
    You're reading 16 Websites with Gorgeous Typography, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Often we show off websites with great typography or just great websites in general. This time around, I wanted to create a slightly different list. Here is a list of 16 gorgeous websites that also happen to have gorgeous typography. Whether you’re looking for website or typographical inspiration, this list has you covered! Creative Jun […]
  • How to Use Qards and WooCommerce (eCommerce Plugin)

    Adrian
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    You're reading How to Use Qards and WooCommerce (eCommerce Plugin), originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! If you have an eCommerce website, it’s very important to make beautiful presentations for your product or service. Qards is the perfect tool for WordPress to help you make attractive landing pages, presentations, case studies and websites. In this video we’ll show you how you can use the WooCommerce plugin and theme with Qards. Whether […]
 
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  • Super Heroes and Villains Illustrations Like Never Before

    WebDesignFM
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    Have a look on these amazing and stylish illustrations of super heroes and super villains created by Clémentine, A French Illustrator/Designer living in Sydney, Australia. These illustrations named... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Travel Logo Design [Free Download]

    WebDesignFM
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Free logos are always a good thing to take inspiration and enhance your creative skills as a logo designer. We have for you a free logo design freebie today related to travel. You can use this logo... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Content and Article Writing PSD Template [Free Download]

    WebDesignFM
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Today we have for you a free content writing and article writing service free PSD Template. With clean and modern design, you can use this free psd template if you are in a business of content or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Photographer Andres Martinez Remakes Movie Posters in Wedding Photos

    WebDesignFM
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    Photographer Andres Martinez with her friend and faience remake some popular movie poster into there wedding or engagement posters. This funny, amazing and unique effort of Andres make a viral hit on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fashion Boutique PSD Logo [Free Download]

    WebDesignFM
    6 Feb 2014 | 3:22 am
    An excellent free logo template for online fashion shop or boutique. This is layered PSD logo template with a resolution of 2000x2000 pixels with 300 DPI. High resolution .jpg and transparent .png... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    The Usabilla Blog

  • Usabilla UX Index – Fogg’s Behaviour model, Lean UX, Colour Theory and more…

    Bryony Watson
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    Here we are again with another 5 words to update your vocabulary just in time for christmas. Each month we continue to add new terms to our existing collection of Usability and UX definitions; terms we deem useful, interesting or – hopefully – a mixture of the two! Discover something new, refresh your memory of the ones you thought you knew and find out interesting, little known, details. Fogg’s Behaviour Model Developed by BJ Fogg this model shows that 3 elements (motivation, ability and trigger) must converge simultaneously to provoke behaviour. If behaviour does not occur then at…
  • 3 Ways In Which Fluency Psychology Will Shake Up Usability Design

    Tom van Bommel
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:29 am
    As usability professionals, we love to understand what makes a website or interface ‘feel’ right. While usability testing remains an indispensable tool in ironing out our interface’s bottlenecks, new insights into the ways in which people process information are always welcome. What brain circuits are sparked when someone interacts with our work? And how do these processes guide further courses of action? Currently, one of cognitive psychology’s most treasured topics is processing fluency. It’s a simple concept, yet amazingly powerful in creating interfaces that work. Let’s dig…
  • What Can Children Teach Us About UX Design?

    Bryony Watson
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    On Wednesday afternoon we launched our new webinar series – Usabilla On Air – the first episode titled “What Can Children Teach Us About UX Design?’. If you’re unaware of Usabilla on Air we aim to produce one webinar a month, each with a different design theme and discussion with an expert in that field. All episodes will then remain on Youtube, so if you didn’t manage to catch it live you can still view Wednesday’s episode here in full. If you’re lacking time to spend a half hour watching the episode then don’t worry, here’s a summary. Sabina Idler (founder of UXkids)…
  • The Best UX Articles of November 2014

    Bryony Watson
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    It’s already December but before you get too carried away with christmas and the festivities, put down your mince pie and lets take a look back at November 2014. Once again we’ve combed through a large collection of quality content to give you five top UX articles written in November that we feel are engaging and useful to anyone with an interest in user experience. From last month’s top five UX articles, you’ll: Learn how to apply elements from video games to UX Discover the history and the characteristics of flat design Find out what material design is and how to use it in webdesign…
  • Usabilla UX Index – Kano, Occam, Gestalt and more…

    Bryony Watson
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    The ABC of Usability has resurfaced, although you may notice a few changes. Now known as UX Index, the concept is still the same and we’ve provided five fresh new phrases to learn. Each month we will continue to add five words to our existing collection of Usability and UX definitions which we hope you’ll find both interesting and useful. So here are November 2014s five words: Kano Model The Kano model is a theory created by Noriako Kano in the 1980s for designers to have a simple way of prioritising features when developing products. This theory allows designers to analyse their…
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    Blog for Digital Marketing Agency

  • My favourite 3 tools to save time on social media (and my 3 step sequence too!)

    Keren
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    I was recently at an event and raving about my little sequence of activities for social media sharing. I save a lot of time with this sequence, so I know you are itching to know what I do! So, I have described the sequence below, and then gone into more detail about each tool. You can do this once a week, if you want to be super lazy, but I do it every few days, as and when – because I am not lazy! I am, however, impatient, and busy, so I am looking for shortcuts and life hacks all the time! The sequence requires three tools: The 3 tools I use: Feedly Buffer Bitly So,you may already…
  • Running a competition on Instagram? Follow these 11 rules!

    Keren
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    So, you want to run a competition? Perhaps people win something? Perhaps they win tickets to an event you are holding? Or a prize for the best submitted image? Or perhaps their prize is that their submitted image (if it’s a photo contest) gets featured on your channel? This is a great way to give your Instagram some interactivity, and hopefully – the holy grail in social media – “User Generated Content” – eeek – such an exciting thought! But the worry? It will be all tumbleweeds. Your contest will fall flat on its face. It will be an embarrassment…
  • Stop Stealing Images from Google!

    Keren
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    If you have a blog you will probably know this – adding images to your post will make it more visually appealing to the reader, will break up the text and improve readability and will improve your chances of your post getting shared around the web. However many people don’t realise that if you just go and Google an image, those resulting images are not yours to use. If you use an image you find via Google images, you are essentially stealing. The image will be one that is on another person’s website or blog. This image could have originated by someone taking that picture themselves,…
  • What is the difference between a newsletter and blog?

    Keren
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    This post was written for Constant Contact I have a feeling that people are confused about the difference between a newsletter and a blog so I have been meaning to write this for a while! What may seem like normal words to us digital marketing folk can seem like jargon to some. So if you ever think someone is a bit mixed up about this – show them this post and hopefully all will become clear! The main difference is where you see it Newsletters show up in your inbox in your email programme. You can see how many people in your mailing list have looked at your newsletter by checking the stats…
  • Some simple tips on making the most out of speed networking:

    Keren
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Busy on 17th of October? There is an event coming up on the 17th October – the next Entrepreneur Brand Accelerator in London. What makes this event special is that the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title of “most people attending a business speed-networking event” is up for grabs. Speed networking – scary right? Well it’s certainly good training for thinking on your feet, having fun, and speaking fast! And if by doing it over and over in one evening, you find the balance of not coming across overly humble, or overly salesy, then it’s worth the experience. In…
 
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    Paulund

  • DigitalOcean VPS Hosting

    Paul
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:31 am
    DigitalOcean is relatively new hosting provider and in the past 2 years have shown massive growth and are now the 3rd largest hosting company in the world, according to netcraft report. DigitalOcean provide fast, extremely cheap, SSD Virtual Private Servers catered for developers. There are other services such as Amazon EC2 services that provide you with cheap VPS, but DigitalOcean beats it's competitors with how cheap and how easy it is to get a server up and running, allowing you to setup a new server ready to go in less than 1 minute. The pricing structure used by DigitalOcean is very easy…
  • Free Files For December 2014

    Paul
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    Each month the Envato marketplace brings you free premium files. Envato is a web marketplace where you can get premium files for different areas of your website. My favourite marketplaces are the script marketplace CodeCanyon and the theme marketplace ThemeForest. Here are the files which you can get for free in December 2014. Simple Bulletin Board 385 purchases at the price of $16. Download For Free FULLSCREEN – Photography Portfolio HTML5 with Shop 333 purchases at the price of $16. This template is a responsive and retina-ready HTML5 website with grid system layout. Mobile Touch…
  • Rem Line-height Doesn’t Work In Pseudo Elements In IE

    Paul
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:01 am
    I recently noticed a problem with working with REM CSS units in IE browsers. The REM CSS unit was introduced in CSS3 and stands for root EM which will use the root element for relationally units instead of it's direct parent. But with REM CSS units there are a few problems that you will face with IE, first of all browsers IE8 or lower do not support REM so you will need to product a fallback to any elements that use this, the fallback is the pixel value for the REM. .main-content { line-height: 100px; line-height: 10rem; } Newer browsers that support REM will use this value while other…
  • Login To WordPress With Email Address

    Paul
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    By default WordPress will assign unique usernames to all users registered on the website. As they are unique there could be a possibility that the username the user wants to use is already taken so they have to use a username that they might not remember. If they don't remember their username then it can be hard for them to login in, the following code snippet will make it so your users can login using their email assigned to the user account. We need to use the action wp_authenticate which is ran before WordPress tries to authenticate the user, from here we can change the username and…
  • Migrating WordPress Database To A New Server

    Paul
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    When you are developing any website you will always have different environments for your website, the number of environments you need will depend on the size of the project and how many people are involved in the project. The main environments you will find in any website project are: Development Server - The developers local machine to development the website. Testing Server - Once development is finished this will be where all testing takes place. User Acceptance Testing Server - Where the client will review the changes to the website. Production Server - The live website. The two…
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    Nashville Marketing Firm | Horton Group

  • Logo Design

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    Categories: Logo Design
  • E-Commerce Clothing Site

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Chocolate Bunny is an online Southern Boutique experience based in Nashville. The Horton Group developed a beautifully designed retail website that makes it easy for the boutique to update and grow their product list as they like while ensuring that customers can find exactly what they're looking for. Categories: Web DesignNashville Web DevelopmentNashville eCommerce DevelopmentRetail
  • Nashville Product Labels

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Categories: Graphic DesignNashville Packaging DesignRestaurantsRetailStartup / Entrepreneurial
  • Updated City Logo

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Categories: Graphic DesignLogo Design
  • Redeveloped and Optimized Web Sites

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Categories: Web DesignNashville eCommerce DevelopmentHome Improvement and RepairsRetailTravelWeb UsabilityRedesign Website
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    RedFox Magazine

  • Free Lynda.com Premium Membership For 14 days Trial

    Chandra Bakshi
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    Lynda.com is one of the best video tutorial training of most of the excellent courses like 3D software, Apps, video and audio editing, database, web design and lots of more which i can’t describe here because the list is long, they have around 100k video tutorials :).   One of the guest email me the link to sign up the Lynda.com premium membership for 14 days trial period. I have just try my own and i success, check out the screenshot below: As you can see the screenshot is not lying and you can able to get the 14 days trial period to access all the Lynda.com video tutorials with…
  • Best Method To Optimize Your WordPress To Score A Grade In Google

    Chandra Bakshi
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    Do you know how and why most of the leading WordPress blog has a traffic to their blog, the reason is “they are highly optimized their websites” which not take their blog loading speed more than 2 seconds or ever less plus all are systematic like Images, Javascript and CSS files which helps to make their blog faster. Now you are asking some questions yourself – “Did they outsource someone” or “Definitely they are in fast VPS or Dedicated Server“. No dude, nothing was here. Like in this blog, my blog was hosted on a shared server.  Most of the people…
  • Flat Responsive Website Design – Freebies

    Chandra Bakshi
    11 Jan 2014 | 2:17 am
    First time i have created the website which was specially build for mobile view and our new flat responsive website design  which will works good in all major mobile phones, tablets and browsers. This project was taken me around 7 days to complete. View Demo If you find any issues, kindly let me know and i will try to fix this asap. I have checked the browsers like Internet Explorer 8,9,10 and 11 with Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. I am a windows i don’t have safari browser to test with it. For mobile, tablets resolution like 320×480, 320×568,…
  • Giveaway: 3 PixelKit Premium Membership For One Year

    Chandra Bakshi
    20 Dec 2013 | 8:34 am
    Recently PixelKit is actually providing the UI kit that works very well for you. It is a comprehensive UI library packed with lots of resources for the web designers need. How you can win this contest: In order to win you must follow these rules written below: Leave your comment below with your correct email ID and Name Lets us know where you want to use the UI kits on comments section. Tweeting the following contest “Win a free @PixelKitCom membership account from @redfoxmagazine (RT to Enter). PixelKit Facebook Page To be noted: We have the rights to cancel your name for the…
  • Brackets – Best Open Source HTML, CSS, Javascript Code Editor

    Chandra Bakshi
    11 Dec 2013 | 10:17 am
    As I am the web designer but in the last couple of days before my mind tells me to do the web development too. So i have started learning about the CSS programming. I always hear about the software which is famous and most popular names as Adobe Dreamweaver. I also have used Adobe Dreamweaver and yes it is easy to do the job their BUT every good software you have to pay the price too. So i started searching about the open source code editor, some developers using Notepad++ which this is also not provide you like Adobe Dreamweaver, so what’s the alternate software. Finally i found the…
 
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    Creativeoverflow

  • When Launching a New Website: Avoid These Four Simple Website Mistakes

    Editorial Staff
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Having a website is essential for just about every business these days. Not only is it expected, but it helps improve your image and your accessibility for customers. Putting together a website doesn’t have to be complicated, but it isn’t just a snap and to go project either. It takes work. Businesses often tend to make the same mistakes. Keep an eye out for these common errors and correct them before they become a problem. Unprofessional Or Too Large “The Importance of Visual Content States” that people tend to respond to pictures and videos more than words. If you…
  • Everything You Know about Hashtags is Wrong!

    Guest Author
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    Have you always thought of hashtags as the most annoying phenomenon in the history of social media, refusing to include them even in your informal communication? Or have you been in the other camp, using #hashtags to #commemorate #every #event in #yourlife #farbeyonditsactualorrelativeimportance? I sympathize with the former group myself, having spent most of my Twitter tenure as a hashtag curmudgeon. But, whichever position you align with, I have good news and bad news. The bad: none of you know how hashtags work, and you’re losing important opportunities because of this. The good: you are…
  • How to Setup Two Step Security Authentication on Everything

    Guest Author
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Security is a big buzz word on the Internet these days. Between hacking attempts, picture leaks, and stolen personal information, users are very concerned about who gets into their accounts, when and how. One way to combat unauthorized access to your Internet accounts is to add two step authentication to them. Two step authentication is a security measure that requires a security code to log into accounts from new computers. It won’t prevent people from using your own computer to open your Twitter account, but if someone steals your password they won’t be able to access it on their own…
  • IFAN Financial – A Revolution in Payment Technology

    Guest Author
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Until now, making payments for purchases with a credit card has been fraught with risk. Professional hackers have been able to penetrate many supposedly secure payment systems, leaving both the company and the purchasers vulnerable. Recent national examples include Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s. Local businesses are increasingly experiencing similar issues. Introducing iPIN Debits by IFAN Financial Inc (OTCBB: IFAN). It looks like a solution that appears to be the next evolution in payment processing. The problem is that credit card purchases involve the exposure and transfer of…
  • Mobile Games that Redefine Graphics Appeal – Top 5 Picks

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    I have decided to make a quick list of five that can smoke out differences between digital and real; welcome to the 21st century of gaming. Right from the candy crushers to the rope cutters and modern Slot machine app collections that are loaded enough to make anybody drool. Let’s see what separates the greats from the goods with top picks from the world of graphically blessed mobile games. Click the images to link to the games Infinity Blade III It might come as a surprise for many to note that the real potential of mobile games in terms of the graphical level they could exhibit was shown…
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    SiteKickr Web Development

  • A shorthand substring search function for JavaScript

    Phil LaNasa
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Make your life about 1% easier by creating a convenience substring search method on the JavaScript String prototype.
  • MySQL Sales Reporting by Holiday

    Phil LaNasa
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Not all real-world reporting requirements align well with how your data is organized. In my case, I had to produce sales reports tied to a US Holiday (which varies year-to-year).
  • Installing ImageMagick on CentOS for use with PHP

    Phil LaNasa
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    It's not brain science, but it did take me a reasonable amount of time to figure out how to properly configure my CentOS server for using ImageMagick with PHP.
  • Combining multiple SQL queries for listing pages into one

    Phil LaNasa
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    With a little extra effort, you can construct a single query that returns multiple rows using the SQL IN operator. From there, you can convert the query results into a language construct that is easy to work with.
  • Usability and end-of-document padding

    Phil LaNasa
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Just an hour ago I had a client email me to let me know that they couldn’t see the text at the bottom of a quick report I created for them. Reason: The task bar at the bottom of Windows …
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    templatesites.net

  • Storey (Corporate)

    TemplateSites
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    Storey is a flexible tool that allows you to stylishly communicate the narrative around your business, app, product, or portfolio. A truly versatile WordPress business theme. Designed For Versatility – Customizable header and footer colour, accent colours, links, and much more make this a completely flexible theme. Changes are updated live so you can fine-tune the results, all without touching a lick of code. Automatic Formatting – Widget-ready areas on the home page and blog make site customization and formatting easy for site owners of every skill level. The Blog, Beautified…
  • MIES – An Avant-Garde Architecture WordPress Theme (Portfolio)

    TemplateSites
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    MIES is a front line parallax Architecture WordPress Theme prized for enabling you to present your work within a delightful and captivating experience. It’s perfect for a full range of presentations and portfolio projects by designers, architects or photographers. Mix the high performance parallax scrolling with full-screen images and videos, list and filter your projects using the custom meta fields system, keep up with the news on the blog, fill in about you and your services and let your clients get in touch through a beautiful contact page. MIES is designed to offer a variety of…
  • Cube, Multipurpose Simple Reviews WordPress Magazine (News / Editorial)

    TemplateSites
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    A very easy to use wordpress theme, full of awesome, useful and unique features Cube is an extremely easy to use Responsive Grid Multipurpose Magazine WordPress Theme, it adapts to any device(try resizing your browser), designed to present your news in a cool, minimal and creative way. Have fun with this theme publishing videos, images, links, audio, chats, aside posts, galleries and standard posts and pages. Both experienced developers and users with no programming background can customize and fire this theme with minimal effort. Xml file with sample data included to fire your site as it is…
  • GOLIATH – Ads Optimized News & Reviews Magazine (News / Editorial)

    TemplateSites
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    Goliath is fully Responsive WordPress Magazine theme that looks and works great on mobile devices, tablets and computers. Goliath is especially well suited for creating product reviews – it has built-in rating system, cool summary tools and improved review display in Google search results. Goliath comes with lots of extra features, including two industry leading plugins – Visual Composer and Revolution Slider. Combined, you’re getting more than $90 of extra value! Goliath Responsive Magazine Key features Fully Responsive design – mobile, tablet and computer version…
  • Dikka – Responsive Multi-Concept WordPress Theme (Corporate)

    TemplateSites
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    Dikka Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme (v.1.0) Responsive multipurpose WordPress theme suitable for almost any type of website, creative design agency, web development agency, corporate, fashion shop, startup company, app landing page, one page style and tons more. With great collection of elements to choose from and present your product it is ideal theme for your brand new website! Dikka is based on popular Twitter Bootstrap framework. This All-In-One package includes the awesome Revolution Slider Plugin (18$ Value), unlimited customizability, full WooCommerce design integration, premium Cube…
 
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    Blogfreakz - Web Design and Web Development resources

  • Avenue Real Estate Theme for WordPress

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    Now you can present your real estate business like a pro, for free! That’s right, Avenue real estate theme for WordPress by Jinson is completely free, yet comes fully loaded with features and functions that will allow you to make the most of your content in a beautifully designed professional theme. Some of the great features you’ll find in Avenue are: Custom post type Custom taxonomy Custom menu Custom metabox Featured thumbnails Custom templates Theme options Widgetized sidebar Banner ads Online real estate listing has never been so easy! With Avenue’s customizable…
  • How to Efficiently Link to Existing WordPress Posts

    Carmela Maraan
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    Sometimes when you create a new post in WordPress, you need to link back to some of your previous posts. But it can be tedious hunting for old post URL’s, particularly if they’re buried under months or even years of posts. There’s an easier way to do this though, and you don’t even have to leave your post editor. It’s actually built-in! First, type out your post in the post editor. Highlight the text that you wish to link to your old post. Click on the Link button. The Insert/Edit Link field will appear. Click on the Link to Existing Content menu. A list of…
  • Interstellar Responsive Portfolio Theme for WordPress

    Carmela Maraan
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    With its timely name, the beautiful Interstellar responsive portfolio theme for WordPress grants you several opportunities for setting up a…well, stellar website. With its clean design, Interstellar offers multiple portfolio page layouts, a spectacular homepage slider, widgetized homepage, several theme options and more features to help you customize your website so it showcases your content perfectly. Its responsive design ensures that your blog will automatically scale to different resolutions and can be viewed on mobile devices. You’ll be able to personalize your website in no…
  • BizFlare Corporate WordPress Theme

    Carmela Maraan
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Don’t be put off by the salmon pink background — BizFlare WordPress theme by tskk is designed to help you build a strong and high-impact corporate or business website that easily catches your viewers’ eye. Here’s the thing: many of us expect business and corporate websites to be stark, with strong, clean lines, and a muted palette of gray, blue, white, black, burgundy, and brown. All neutrals. BizFlare strives to take your site out of the box with a strong but neutral pink that tells your audience you’re not like the rest of your competitors. Another good thing…
  • HoTheme Hotel WordPress Theme

    Carmela Maraan
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    Okay, so you may think that this theme is meant for something else, but it’s actually made for hotels. HoTheme theme for WordPress is a powerful template for those in the business of hotels, condominiums, real estate, bed and breakfasts, etc. HoTheme has plenty of features that will ensure that your visitors can take a detailed virtual tour of your property. For starters, it has an animated slider that will display several of your best photos, multiple layout options so you can place as many or as few photos and images as you please, and translation-ready settings to allow you to…
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  • 10 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Ecommerce Sites

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are many places you can find advice about starting your own ecommerce store, but not all that advice is good. Some of it may just be outdated since the Internet is a fast moving place. You need to be on the lookout for what is relevant and what will actually help you grow your new online project. These are some of the worst pieces of advices I’ve seen floating around the Internet that you should ignore. 1. Be a People Pleaser Aim to please the masses. This is one of those pieces of advice that sounds like it makes sense until you sit down and think about it. If you are trying to…
  • 50 Delightful Disney-Themed Dribbble Shots

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Disney and Dribbble, what a perfect combination! I'm a huge fan of both, so I whipped up this collection of fifty awesome Disney-themed Dribbble shots from four of my favorite illustrators: Rogie King, Jerrod Maruyama, Adam Grason, and Louie Mantia. Enjoy! Rogie King The Essentials of A Day in Disneyland Illustration Disneyland Survival Kit The Big Kid Disney's Stitch and the Ugly Duckling Merry Christmas! Belle Fatherhood Jerrod Maruyama Kawaii Woody and Buzz Hey! Mickey A World of Cute Hipster Mickey -WonderGround Gallery Monsters Mash-Up Clock Cleaners Playtime In Andy's Room Kawaii Merida…
  • Should You Drop Your DSLR and Go Mirrorless?

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    "Mirrorless" cameras are getting good. Really good. While we've all been discussing the death of the point-and-shoot at the hand of the iPhone, mirrorless cameras have gradually been making their way into the professional category by boosting quality and performance. But how far have they really come? Can a professional photographer really scrap DSLRs and go mirrorless? I'm a Skeptic I've been shooting with my DSLR for years and I simply love it. Aside from maybe one day dropping my 5D Mark II in favor of a Mark III, I didn't think any argument would have me questioning my choice in gear any…
  • 28 Awesome Holiday Gifts for Designers

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's that time of year again. There's fun to be had, but for now you're focused on what gifts to buy. A tough task for many, but it's especially tricky when it comes to finding that perfect gift for your designer friend or relative. Or maybe you're a designer stuck for what to put on your Christmas wishlist? Not to worry, I've put together a list of 28 awesome goodies and gadgets sure to put a smile on any designers face this Christmas. Moleskine Smart Notebook The Moleskine Smart Notebook creates vector SVG files from your sketches. It uses special markings on the page, alongside it’s…
  • 6 Free Design Goods To Download This Week: Dec 15, 2014

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're working hard to make Creative Market the world's best marketplace to buy creative digital goods. Even if you're not ready to buy something though, you can still enjoy the site. We give away not just one, but six free goods every single week! This weekly blog series from Matt Borchert will walk you through each weekly free good so you can get a good idea of what you'll be getting before you download anything. Free Goods Video Walkthrough Free Goods This Week Stop by our Free Goods page to download all of this week's great freebies. Keep in mind that these premium goods are free this week…
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    Usersnap Blog

  • Lost in search? Start finding your screens and master your bug reports!

    Thomas Peham
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:31 am
    The Usersnap team was working hard on one of the biggest features since launching Usersnap and its dashboard. We are super-excited to announce the all new Usersnap search! And to be honest: searching will never be the same…Promised Meet the Usersnap SearchI’m happy to welcome a new member to our Usersnap dashboard. The Search. The Usersnap search allows you to upgrade your web experience.Having created a lot of screens and bug reports with Usersnap your project dashboard get filled up pretty soon. Searching for certain information, screens or bug reports can become quite challenging,…
  • Productivity tips for web developers: Get the process right with requirements engineering!

    Thomas Peham
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    As we presented you some awesome chat tools (Slack, Hipchat and Hall) in our last blog post, we want to focus on the web development process itself. You probably heard and read a lot about all kind of different processes and how to do it right. We can’t show you the “perfect web development process”, because from our experience there is no right process. But we’d like to acquaint you with the concept of requirements engineering. The perfect web development process!?To be honest – the perfect web development process doesn’t exist. At least that’s what we think. However, to…
  • Productivity tips for web developers: How to manage project communication with Slack, Hipchat and Hall!

    Thomas Peham
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    As mentioned in our last weeks blog post about productivity tips for a better time management, improving the productivity in web development is quite challenging.A lot of web developers are often wondering about their team communication and how to get them on the next level. On the one hand there are a lot of enterprise solutions for team communication (e.g. Yammer), on the other hand there are consumer-oriented tools such as Whatsapp, Facebook, iMessage. And don’t forget about Emails. All of them compete for being the communication tool for enterprises. We took a closer look and provide…
  • Productivity tips for web developers for efficient time management

    Thomas Peham
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:47 am
    We at Usersnap have a long experience in developing web applications and want to share our thoughts and knowledge how to work more efficiently on web projects/products. Read our best tips about reducing the time spent with each project and getting done more of a project in a shorter period of time. We want to encourage you to find out which concepts/ideas work best for you and let you save some time in your web development cycle.Where to begin?There a lot of things which have to be considered during the entire web development process. Project plans, concepts, designs, development, testing and…
  • It’s time to say “Thank you”

    Thomas Peham
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    As you’ve read in our last blogpost about the story of growing Usersnap, the current times are quite exciting for us. We’d like to take this opportunity of Thanksgiving and stop for a minute.Done is better than perfectAlways moving forward and growing fast means accelerating the speed of your product improvements. As Ben Barry, a designer at Facebook, states “Done is better than perfect”, we try to pursue our passion for building great stuff. However, sometimes you just have to stop and look inward. Although our Usersnap team + a lot of our customers live outside of the U.S., we’d…
 
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    Web Designer Pad

  • Programming Trends That Are Ascending And Trends That Are Descending

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    Programming is a fascinating profession which comprises agile changes, and enticing debates. Unlike other domains where fad keeps fluctuating with the factors like user demands, the programming trends are driven by technological improvements that offer easy implementation, better efficiency, and augmented personalization. It is not essential that what Programmer A likes will also be praised by Programmer B thus, the programming trends may vary from a programmer to another. However, getting familiar with all the mod programming trends helps programmers stay resilient in the field while…
  • This Christmas Create Useful Websites: Getting Back the First-time Visitors

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    Happy holidays and merry Christmas! So this Christmas you want to learn some awesome stuff? Let's learn how to create useful websites and get back the first time visitors. You might know how to create a website, but today I am going to share something special with you and it's how to Create Useful Websites. Not just that I will also try to help you on how you can get your first-time visitors back to your website or websites. Whether it is to surf online, shop online, book a flight ticket, check movie schedules, or to pinpoint your current location via GPS, the Internet has become a…
  • 10 Key Elements of a High Quality Website - New Infographic

    13 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    You might have learnt about creating a website, but this infographic below will definitely help you with building and creating a "high quality website". This infographic includes 10 important key elements of a high quality website. I am damn sure this will help you next time you create a website. Yeah I know that content and media is also important elements that needs to be considered as far as website development is concerned, but there is more to it. For example, 79% of people scan web pages, so if you don’t know how to make your page optimally scannable, it won’t do well. And…
  • Improve your Web Development Skills in 10 stylish ways

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    With the growing age of technology there are uncountable techniques that you can use for working with your web designing skills. Web Designing is an art that everybody cannot do. It is rightly said that Practice makes a man perfect. Practicing your work and your designs will always make you more skilled and perfect with your ideas.Development of simple websites often ranges from developing simple static websites to various complex websites. Being a fresher you always start from plain websites but as you grow up with your career, you start developing strong and complex websites. Web…
  • Web Design Trends that will rock in the year 2015

    2 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Well, the year 2014 is coming to an end, and web developers are now interested to know what the next year unfolds for them. One thing which is essential for all web designers and developers to know is the trends which will likely to be popular in the coming year. This piece of text is going to be extremely helpful for you as I provide information about some of the prospective trends of 2015. You will also like to know some of the SEO trends in the year 2014 and beyond. So let's dig into the Web Design Trends that will rock in the year 2015. I appreciate your valuable comments below.
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    Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo

  • WordPress 4.1 – New Improvements to Watch Out For

    Amy
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Considering the huge number of features in WordPress 3.0, WordPress users had high hopes from WordPress version 4.0. But to the disappointment of users, the new release wasn’t the same leap as WordPress 3.0 was. However, the upcoming WordPress 4.1 release is said to deliver what 4.0 didn’t. The new version release will boast several […] The post WordPress 4.1 – New Improvements to Watch Out For appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • 30 Bestselling WordPress Themes For Any Industry

    Julia
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:53 am
    Attractive and profitable WordPress themes are very important for the business companies and finance organizations that want to have a website. No doubt that this presumption is true. But why are attractive templates really essential for companies and organizations’ websites? What are the features of the theme that make it dazzling? Why are some templates […] The post 30 Bestselling WordPress Themes For Any Industry appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Top 20 Premium and Free WordPress Themes

    Julia
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    Looking for amazing free WordPress Theme? Here you can get it! WordPress awaits you with a lot of easily customizable, fresh free templates that suit all tastes. These top 20 free premium themes are quality and professionally designed. Do you still hesitate? If you have any doubts like “Maybe there are other free templates somewhere, […] The post Top 20 Premium and Free WordPress Themes appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Win iPhone 6 with TemplateMonster!

    ScratchingInfo
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    Don’t waste your chance to become an owner of iPhone6 and 7 other modern gadgets that TemplateMonster is given just to indulge its customers. It is end-of-the-year Lottery and all you need to do to enter is just to buy a template! You simply kill two birds with one stone: get a stunning layout and […] The post Win iPhone 6 with TemplateMonster! appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • 15 Travel Blogs and Ready Made Themes to Share Your Travel Impressions with the World

    ScratchingInfo
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    One of the greatest things about travel is that it broadens your mind. You experience new things, meet new people, discover new places. Even a week of travel can change your way of thinking considerably. Every trip is a little struggle, and if you win it, you get something in return. Perhaps you become stronger […] The post 15 Travel Blogs and Ready Made Themes to Share Your Travel Impressions with the World appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
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    Trimax Blog

  • Wishing you a merry Christmas and a very happy new year!

    Trimax Solutions
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The Trimax Solutions team would like to take the time to sincerely wish you, your family and friends a merry Christmas and a very happy new year! We hope that the New Year brings health, wealth and happiness for you and your loved ones. Our team is looking forward to working with you in 2015 and sharing a successful and prosperous new year together!
  • Want to start the New Year on top?

    Trimax Solutions
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:34 pm
    With competition around every corner, more than ever is it necessary to apply the best Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to your company website to improve visibility in a search engine results pages (SERPs). The higher and more frequently your site appears in search results, the more visitors (traffic) it will receive, ensuring that your products and services can be easily found and are not lost within the competition.
  • The importance of landing pages on pay per click advertising campaigns

    Trimax Solutions
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A well-optimized search campaign is only half of the puzzle. The other half is the landing page we are driving our visitors to. That’s where the conversion takes place and revenue is created.  That is why it’s very important that in every Google Adwords campaign, aside from having great adverts, it’s also very important to come up with great landing pages.  For example, if you have a good PPC account and it’s not converting, most likely the reason is that the landing page has the problem. Spending money on diverting traffic to non-converting landing pages is just a waste of money…
  • New Twitter dashboard and promoted Tweets

    Trimax Solutions
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last week Twitter announced they are to roll out an enhanced dashboard to enable verified users, advertisers and card publishers, to measure how their Tweets perform. It will allow these types of Twitter users to easily see Tweet information, such as the number of times users have engaged with your Tweets. The new tweet activity board gives marketers better insight into how individual tweets are performing, what works and what doesn't. This is a very useful tool for businesses as Tweets can then be further tailored around what has been success and what  hasn't.
  • Are you making any of the top 5 content marketing mistakes

    Trimax Solutions
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Content marketing is used by business worldwide as one of the most effective ways to promote their products and services online. New customers can be attracted through the careful creation and distribution of quality content. This however can be a time consuming and costly process, when it is not carried out appropriately. Make sure to concentrate on producing quality content, to achieve successful delivery to your target audience and a prompt a positive reaction.
 
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    DotBuffer

  • Secure text messaging app

    dotbuffer
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Surespot is a secure mobile messaging app that uses exceptional end-to-end encryption for every text, image and voice message returning your right to privacy. Traditional IM (OTT), SMS, etc. communications send messages in “plain text”. This means that the information is sent without anything done to protect the information from being read by anyone else. […] The post Secure text messaging app appeared first on DotBuffer.
  • Web servers infected with CryptoPHP backdoor

    dotbuffer
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:21 am
    Over 23,000 Web servers were infected with a backdoor called CryptoPHP that uses backdoored Joomla,WordPress and Drupal themes and plug-ins to compromise web servers on a large scale. By pubishing pirated themes and plug-ins free for anyone to use instead of having to pay for them, the CryptoPHP actor is social engineering site administrators into […] The post Web servers infected with CryptoPHP backdoor appeared first on DotBuffer.
  • A lightweight, VirusTotal-enabled command-line downloader

    dotbuffer
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Nowadays we need to be extra careful when it comes to the software and apps that we download and install on our computers. You might be unknowingly installing a software that contains malicious programs used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. Furthermore, you would probably rely on […] The post A lightweight, VirusTotal-enabled command-line downloader appeared first on DotBuffer.
  • Take Ownership & Gain Full File Access

    dotbuffer
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:10 pm
    This is a nice freeware that helps you take ownership and grant full permissions of any folders or files in Windows. Simply drag and drop your folder / file to the program and you can grant yourself full control permissions quickly. This program also adds the “TakeOwnershipPro” option to the right-click menu in Windows Explorer, […] The post Take Ownership & Gain Full File Access appeared first on DotBuffer.
  • EFF and Mozilla join forces to encrypt the entire web for free

    dotbuffer
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    Vital personal and corporate information flows over the Internet more frequently than ever, and we don’t always know who might be intercepting and reading it. It’s clear at this point that encrypting is something all of us should be doing. Starting in 2015, a new organization called Let’s Encrypt supported by Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier […] The post EFF and Mozilla join forces to encrypt the entire web for free appeared first on DotBuffer.
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    Red Cherry Website Design And Development Services Calgary

  • Using Google Analytics to Measure KPIs

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
              After you have your new website live and ready for visitors how is it that you measures its success using Key Performance Indicators (KPI)? Well one way is to have Google Analytics installed to review what your current traffic is and what that translates into leads and customers then do an overlay 6 months later after running a digital marketing campaign like SEO, PPC and Remarketing. Looking at the analytics you can easily see the increase in traffic, increase in traffic with targeted organic and paid keywords along with a shift in traffic from direct hits to more SEO/PPC…
  • Persona Mapping

    6 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
              Persona is latin for mask. You can think of a persona as your users of your system each wearing a different mask. For instance you might own a company that sells outdoor supplies. One persona might be a backcountry guide the next could be a general manager at a sports store and perhaps your supplies really cater to the oil patch as well. Being able to identify your personas and who they are helps you understand the calls to action you present to your personas, the technology you can adapt with your personas and even design elements that they would give them a great user…
  • Diet Tracker Camera

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
              Interested in knowing what your really eating? Well luckily for you a new camera has recently been developed to do just that.  AIM, short for Automatic Ingestion Monitor, is a little gadget that clips onto your ear (similarly to a bluetooth device) and records what your eating, when your eating, and how much your eating.  So how does it work? Well this tiny little device actually has a built in camera that will take photos of your food or beverages as you ingest them. The cool part about this device is that it has built in sensors that can tell when your eating,…
  • Mobile Web Design

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
              Did you know that it is estimated that over 2 billion people will own a smartphone by 2015?  This means that mobile websites are going to be more important now than they’ve ever been before.  So if your company currently has a mobile friendly website, then your on the right track, but if not, we’re going to give you some helpful web design tips that will put you on your way to success.The first thing you will need to do, when designing a mobile website, is find out who your target audience is.  Once you can understand who is visiting your website,…
  • Germ Zapping Robots

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
              If someone told you that a germ-zapping robot existed, would you believe them?  Well believe it or not, its true.  Germ-zapping robots are currently being used in over two hundred and fifty hospitals thanks to a Texas based company called Xenex. The Xenex designed robots were originally designed to fight common bacteria found in hospitals but are proving themselves to be far more beneficial than originally anticipated.  So how do these robots work? Well first of all, these robots produce an artificially made UV ray called UV-C similarly to the one produced by…
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    Developers resources

  • 4 Best Apps for Teachers

    Usama Shabbier
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Teaching is a great profession, you will get respect, happiness and sometimes a lot of Stress, especially after Summer Vacations. You have to prepare a lot of stuff after Summer vacations. For... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Make Money On YouTube

    Haris SaAni
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    YouTube is the most used media website in which people search for video content. According to research, in every month YouTube gets more than 1 billion users. Well, this is a huge amount of audience.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • List Of Easiest Free Video Editing Software

    Haris SaAni
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Almost everyone in this era needs video editing software to make their special moments memorable in different style. But this process can be very costly as video editing process includes involvement... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Delete Books From Kindle

    Haris SaAni
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Amazon provide their users facility to read and store books for reading. Kindle is amazon e-reader which allows users to view documents, magazines by using registered user account on amazon.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Access A Blocked Website?

    Haris SaAni
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    There are different colleges and universities which have Wi-Fi enabled in their whole campus. But, they block students from accessing different sites like social media sites. Similarly, many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Questioning Designs

  • Stop Creating User Personas for Business Web Applications

    Abhijit Rawool
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:14 am
    I am aware that User Personas are a very common way of describing who your potential users are. This is fine when it comes to website design but they should not be used while designing web applications that are to be used by businesses. I know that is a strong statement. So if User Persona is not a good way of describing the users of a business web application then what is? The answer is User Profile. No, it is not the same thing. Let me explain.   What are User Personas? Wikipedia describes User Personas as “Fictional characters created to represent the different user types that might…
  • How Choosing the Correct UI Elements Can Still Ruin A Design

    Abhijit Rawool
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:54 am
    How do you choose your UI elements? I am talking about the textboxes, radio buttons, checkboxes etc. that you use in your designs. I know many designers who look at the value that needs to be accepted by the UI field and choose the UI element accordingly. For example, if you want the users to enter their name, then you provide a textbox. If you want them to enter Yes or No, you would give them a checkbox. If you want them to select one of the 10 values, you will give them a dropdown list. Sometimes there is nothing wrong in choosing the UI elements in this fashion. But even after choosing the…
  • How to Design the Multiple File Upload Feature of a Web App?

    Abhijit Rawool
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:04 am
    If you have been designing web applications for any length of time, you would have certainly come across requirements where you need to provide a multiple file upload feature. This file upload feature can help the users upload a single or multiple files at a time. The multiple files can be few in number or in thousands. Furthermore, they can be very large in size. So, how do you design such a Multiple File Upload feature that will let users to upload thousands of large files in a single go?   Designing Multiple File Upload Feature for Few Files Today, the user interface to upload a…
  • 2 Critical Questions to Ask Before Designing Any Feature

    Abhijit Rawool
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    Designing a feature of a web application has always been the most exciting thing to do for me. However, initially it came with its own share of worries. I always found myself thinking: Will the users find the feature useful? Did I design the feature correctly? Will the users understand how to use the feature? Do the users need this feature? And many more questions kept hammering my mind. But now that I have a fair bit of experience designing some of the complex features that are used by other businesses to get their daily work done, I have noticed couple of things that I find myself asking…
  • Conceptual Model – The Critical Part of Web Application Design

    Abhijit Rawool
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    Before you understand what a Conceptual Model is, you need to understand what a Mental Model is. A Mental Model is nothing but a model that you will build into your mind about how a particular thing will look, feel and work. Suppose I tell you that I am going to show my new web application that will let you to schedule appointments with your clients. What picture did you draw in your head? I am sure you would have thought about a Calendar, Contact list, creating an appointment, you getting reminders about an appointment etc. This is the Mental Model that you have built into your mind. When I…
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  • Useful Code Snippet Repositories and Resources for Developers

    Sri Shukla
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    Dealing with code requires hard work and a lot of patience. One of the best reasons to use Code Snippet tools is that they save your lots of time when creating a website. In this article I have collected a list of best Code Snippets Resources and Repositories for developers. I hope you’ll find them [...]
  • Microsoft Skype Translator will Translate your Speech in Real Time

    Sri Shukla
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
      Microsoft Skype’s real time translator goes live for its registered users on Windows 8.1 on the desktop or device.   Skype has already removed the geographical barrier among users to make communication possible between them anywhere in the world. But now Skype has removed another big barrier of language problem in communication. Users can [...]
  • Google Launches New AdWords Editor

    Sri Shukla
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Google has introduced the new adwords editor 11 as per the announcement made by Jerry Dischler, vice president of product management at Google.     Google Adwords editor was released in 2006 and the new AdWords Editor 11.0 seems to be the biggest update to the application till now. The new editor has some major [...]
  • Google Drive down today, showing Internal Server Error

    Sri Shukla
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:17 pm
      Users might have noticed today that Google Drive is not working. All those who are trying to sign-in to Google Drive receive an internal server error 500.   Google’s app status page is also suggesting the error with the following message, “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive. We will provide more [...]
  • Control Your Android Device with the AirDroid Native Desktop App

    Sri Shukla
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:49 pm
      AirDroid has introduced an app for Mac and PC to manage your android device. It is the best way to manage your android phone from web.   Using AirDroid you can fully access and control your android phone from a PC/Mac and respond to calls without looking at the phone. You can also SMS [...]
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    Allofthemes.com

  • WOW Landing Page Template with Page Builder (Marketing)

    miho1234567
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    WOW is a fully-featured multi-concept Bootstrap 3.3 based HTML 5 Landing Page template With Builder that looks effortlessly on-point in startup business, events, app showcase or marketing template to promote your business or corporate web site. The main reason to purchase wow Its comes with 8 HTML Landing page design and page builder which 100+ components to use. It allows you easily to compose, edit and export pages on the fly with minimum efforts and html/css knowledge. wow page builder Main principle is just DRAG & DROP components and voila you get stunning look of your website just…
  • Sir – Responsive Portfolio WordPress Theme (Portfolio)

    miho1234567
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Sir – Responsive Portfolio WordPress Theme Sir, a clean and responsive WordPress portfolio theme made with passion, for all sorts of creatives and freelancers. It’s easily extendable and offers a home-made easy-to-use responsive lightbox. SIR – Features Simple Portfolio Options CSS3 Animations Bootstrap 3.1.1 Grid System HTML5 Responsive Design More than 500 Icons 650+ Google Fonts Contact Form 7 Home-made lightbox Note : All images have been used for demonstration purposes only and are not included in the theme. Preview images powered by: unsplash.com Live Preview Purchase…
  • App Cast Mobile App Landing Page Template (Pagewiz)

    miho1234567
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    AppCast is clean and modern Pagewiz landing page template with ultimate design and layout. Features: - Drag & Drop Builder. – Super easy to edit. – Desktop and Mobile version. – Clean and Beautiful Design. Please Note:- images used in live preview are not included in the package. Live Preview Purchase $18.00 The post App Cast Mobile App Landing Page Template (Pagewiz) appeared first on Allofthemes.com.
  • BonAppetit – Responsive Email + Drag&Drop Builder (Newsletters)

    miho1234567
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    Builder Disclaimer Please understand that like any piece of software the builder does have a few limitations, especially due to the fact that it has to handle exporting a correct and functional email, which makes certain tasks (like deleting an image completely for example) much more complicated than they seem to be. Having said this, please keep in mind that for things the builder doesn’t allow you to customize we’re always here, as long as they’re kept within some decent support limits of course, we can’t help you change 50% of the core code (because it would simply…
  • Craft – 4 Pack Templates + Themebuilder Access (Newsletters)

    miho1234567
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Info about the zoom in images animation The images will have a zoom in animation in Apple mail, iPhone and iPad with (other email clients see a normal image without zoom in animation) The zoom in animation is coded with CSS3 Keyframes MailChimp and some other Email Platforms doesn’t accept CSS3 Keyframes so the zoom in effect won’t animate when sending the email through this platform. The dark hover effect DO work in most Email Platforms like MailChimp. Theme Builder Regarding the frequent question where to find the full version of our themebuilder here’s a quick…
 
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  • Leverage Testimonials on Your Website to Shorten the Sales Cycle

    Rob Riggs
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:37 am
    Businesses often devote a good deal of time and attention to structuring their sales processes, grooming and training salespeople, buying leads and other efforts that ensure their sales departments are in tip-top shape. But even though prospects can convert into customers after some time spent with a salesperson, or as a result of traveling down a well-crafted funnel, there’s an element of third-party validation that can dramatically influence sales but is often missed. What is this important piece of the puzzle? It’s the almighty customer testimonial. While a testimonial might seem like…
  • How Customer Journey Mapping Will Revolutionize Your Business

    Rob Riggs
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Customers don’t just buy from businesses anymore—they engage with them. From the moment customers first contacts you, to the final point of purchase, they go move a series of steps through your sales process and towards a purchase. These steps along the path lead to the conversions that are the starting points for the long-term relationship. This is the core of any successful business. But how do you know what your customers experience? And what can you do to improve that experience in a way that builds trust and loyalty? Each stage of your marketing and sales process is an interaction.
  • How Press Release Sites Can Face Panda 4.0

    Rob Riggs
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Google updates have a way of shaking up the online world. With every new update, sites and industries inevitably experience losses in rankings. Top rankings can be difficult to obtain, and many sites have no way of knowing how hard they’ll be hit. The recent Panda 4.0 update has had an impact on press release sites. Because of the criteria that Google uses to establish such things as trust, authority, and relevance, these sites in particular often find it hard to measure up. What is Panda 4.0? Panda 4.0 was a major transition in the ways in which Google optimizes their search results for…
  • Put Your Knowledge to the Test and Generate Revenue Online

    Rob Riggs
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In a time when the digital sphere is saturated with content, it might seem challenging to get paid for anything you publish online. But just because there’s a lot of information available doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more high-quality additions. Are you the type of person who feels you have a lot to say about a particular topic? Maybe you were close to becoming a professional baseball player and sports are your domain. Are you interested in sharing your tips with aspiring athletes? Or maybe you’re a health nut who happens to love baking. Why not offer your latest healthy, yet…
  • How to Build Your SEO Through Local Events

    Rob Riggs
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Optimizing your rankings in the search engines is a never-ending process. Google continually updates its algorithms, making it hard for you to maintain the rankings you’ve earned over time. Google’s recent Pigeon update has affected many businesses, and is a clear sign that you need to be actively preparing for what might come next. Local SEO is even more critical for brick and mortar businesses. Many have found hosting events as a great way to maintain their rankings in the local search engine results. Why Host a Local Event? Hosting an event for your business is an easy way to build…
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  • Typography Inspires

    5 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
      There’s been an interesting website circulating the corridors of the IWDRO head office this week, one that has raised eyebrows, made us laugh, made us cry, but has ultimately led us to question the importance of typography.   Typography is not simply the act of selecting a standard font, despite what many believe: it is an art form in itself and, as designers understand the power of good typography, they are often left scratching their heads trying to come with something imaginative, effective and powerful ...so, having found this website / product, we simply have to share it…
  • Can online shopping finally work for the cosmetics industry?

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
      The rise of online shopping has changed consumers' buying habits significantly over the last decade, particularly with the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets. This is mainly true for the retail, food and hospitality industries. However, when it comes to cosmetics, such companies have not been able to engage with their customers online in the same way. This is generally because many people want to experience the product in store before they buy: they want to see what it looks like, be able to smell it, prior to purchasing. As a result, this isn't great for their online…
  • Using Social Media to Your Advantage

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:36 am
      It wasn't so long ago that many companies and large corporations were routinely banning their employees from using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in work time, and quite rightly so if it distracts their attention from their job in hand! However, with these sites now just as popular as Google, businesses have had to turn that corner and actively promote their services via this channel too. Current statistics reveal that at least four out of every five companies with active websites now use social media to promote their business. This is, in part, due to social media's…
  • Popular ITV Player App Revamped

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
      One of the most downloaded apps of the app-era, ITV Player, has been transformed recently - all with a view to enhancing the customers' user experience. For those of you who may not be fully aware of the ITV Player app, it is basically available on Apple's iPhone and iPad, as well as Android tablets and phones - it is also completely free to download. The app service enables the customer to download shows from all four ITV channels, or watch them online at the same time as they are shown on television. They can also catch up on anything they have missed from the last 30 days too. You…
  • Google Launch 'Primer' App

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
      Google has launched a new iPhone app, called Primer. The whole idea behind Primer is that it teaches startup businesses the fundamentals of marketing in the twenty-first century, particularly online. The new app is only available on iOS currently, but we have been assured that it is 'coming soon' to Android too. The Primer app has also been designed by Google to complement their Google Primer website, which contains a number of mini-marketing lessons - some via video - to help new companies establish themselves in the competitive online marketplace. However, Google have made it clear…
 
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    CoalesceIdeas

  • What happen when you combine two spiral designs?

    Mars Cureg
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point. With this shape, when treated with a harmonious color will bring an eye catching work of art. We have stumbled one Behance project and we love to share them for inspiration.. This project “Spirals + Spirlas” is study on the relationship between different spirals and colors. The result are 8 models created on the different interactions of the spirals. For better harmony the spirals are built following the sequence of Fibonacci. To make the…
  • Trash Wheels – They’re Wheely gross! But still Adorable

    Mars Cureg
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    This is a series of illustrations done for the packaging of “Trash Wheels”, funny cars to collect, which fits in nicely with the rest of the “Trash Pack”, from Moose Toys in Australia. The 2D painting is done by Oscar Ramos He was responsible for making the “render” (2D painting as always) of the drawings that sent to him from Moose. He had a fabulous time working with the talented artists and loved the art direction of Moose Toys. Done in Photoshop.   Lovely right? But at first glance its really gross. Share your insight, leave a comment below
  • How to choose a website builder

    Mars Cureg
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    There once was a time when building a website meant we had just two options to choose from: Spend a large amount of money paying a professional to do it for us, or spend countless hours learning how to do it ourselves, usually winding up with finished products that looked pretty sub-standard when compared to our competitors’ sites. These days, there is a third option for those of us with small budgets and a lack of time to spend learning how to code websites.   From dedicated solutions like the popular Wix and Squarespace, to those programs bundled in with countless website hosting…
  • Free Winter Icon Set

    Mars Cureg
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Cool breeze in the air and the celebration is here, Winter is almost here. For those who are living in a normal life, its a season of gift giving, but for those who are in the design industry, its going to be another chapter of  work load as we prepare for the season – designing from posters, web banners, invitations and other craftsmanship. Most of us loves free stuff that can help us in faster delivery of our design projects, from PSD and AI files that are strewn over the internet. Today, we found a very interesting freebie and we would like to share it to you. A set…
  • How to save money when shopping online

    Mars Cureg
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    Living in a city where all the things that they offer are very expensive really drives me crazy. I was actually deciding if having a second job to suffice my needs will be an option for me to take or to consider an effective strategy to save my money instead. Of course I chose the latter option since the holiday season is almost around the corner and I really have to cut down my expenses to prepare for it. I started checking on what things does most of my money is being spent. Then I was amazed when I found out that it was mostly shopping online. I never knew that for the past months I have…
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    Larym Design

  • Design Your Site With These Tips

    Myra Love
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    No tool in website building can match the vision that you have for your website. Of course in order to have a good website, you have to make that vision… Read More → The post Design Your Site With These Tips appeared first on Larym Design.
  • Great Tips For Getting More Out Of WordPress

    Myra Love
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:50 am
    Many people are using WordPress these days, and with good reason. It is changing the internet for the better. But, knowing all about WordPress isn’t so easy. Some helpful tips… Read More → The post Great Tips For Getting More Out Of WordPress appeared first on Larym Design.
  • Getting Started With Running A Blog Is A Snap

    Eric L
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:04 pm
    The Internet has created many new opportunities for people to communicate with each other. Most people create a blog in order to give their opinion on a certain subject. If… Read More → The post Getting Started With Running A Blog Is A Snap appeared first on Larym Design.
  • When It Comes To Search Engine Optimization, The Tips You Need Are Here

    Myra Love
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    There are many SEO elements that you’ll feel comfortable doing, but you may find that you need the professionals’ help with some of the elements. This article will be helpful… Read More → The post When It Comes To Search Engine Optimization, The Tips You Need Are Here appeared first on Larym Design.
  • Mobile Marketing Trends And Making Your Business Grow

    Myra Love
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    Mobile marketing is a recent marketing development that can reach a lot of people. Take some time to get to know more about how you can use mobile marketing by… Read More → The post Mobile Marketing Trends And Making Your Business Grow appeared first on Larym Design.
 
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    Syntaxxx

  • 101 Free WordPress Themes: The Ultimate List

    Chris Alexander
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    Looking for a great looking, free theme for your new WordPress site? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’ve gathered over 100 of the best free WordPress themes on the web. Don’t just search Google for free WP themes and come up with the same results as everyone else. Instead,...
  • 7 Common Usability Mistakes You Must Avoid

    Ada Ivanova
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    Usability mistakes can spoil even the best design, drive users away, and kill conversions. While it’s true you can’t make a site appeal to everybody and what’s usable for one user might be a total disaster for another, there are some basic usability guidelines to stick to and some...
  • Introduction to Schema.org and Rich Snippets

    Sufyan bin Uzayr
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Search Engine Optimization is an ongoing process, and it involves quite a big number of variants and factors that you need to consider or take care of. For instance, there are sitemaps to be submitted, crawl errors to be fixed, social networking integration to be dealt with, and so on. Most of the...
  • 5 Good Reasons to Redesign a Site

    Ada Ivanova
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    Your site has been up for ages and you almost hate it now because it has been the same year after year. While this is neither necessarily bad, nor a reason to redesign, very often a site that hasn’t seen a major redesign for many years really needs it. On the other side, if the site is fine...
  • How To Design A Killer Web Form And Win $7,500 While Doing It!

    Chris Alexander
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    Today I’m going to show you the easiest way to design a killer web form, and while we’re at it, maybe win $7,500 or a host of other prizes. In the past you were stuck with basic web forms provided by online template repositories or the templates that come with your web form service...
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    How to Learn | How to Learn

  • How to Learn 3D-Coat for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    3D-Coat is a 3D sculpting software optimized to create free-form organic and hard surfaced 3D models from scratch, the software has tools that enable its user to sculpt, add polygonal topology, create UV maps, texturing and render static/animated images and movies. The interoperability of 3D-Coat could be extended by the …
  • How to Create a Free Online Store using PrestaShop and Openshift

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    The e-commerce industry is booming worldwide. The United States, the world’s largest e-commerce market, generated $395.28 billion in e-commerce sales in 2013 (internetretailer.com). This tip will present a step by step tutorial on how to setup your online store for free, the only skill you’ll need during the tutorial is …
  • How to Learn SAP2000 for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    SAP2000 is general purpose civil engineering software which is mainly used for analyzing and designing structural system. The software is suitable for for modelling, designing, optimizing and analyzing of both 2D and 3D designs. Learning SAP2000 is crucial for civil engineers working in the field of structure (bridges, buildings, tanks, …
  • How to Learn PostgreSQL for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    PostgreSQL is a general purpose and object-relational database management system (ORDBMS), according to the Encyclopedia Britannica there are three types of database models; hierarchical model, network model and the relational model. PostgreSQL started originally in 1986 as the POSTGRES Project lead by Michael Stonebraker at Berkeley, the project was sponsored …
  • How to Learn Poser for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Poser is a 3D computer graphics (CG) software, it’s specifically designed and optimized for the 3D modeling of human models. The software has been gaining popularity as it gives beginners the ability to produce basic animations and digital images, one added advantage for Poser is the availability of an third-party …
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    Elegant Microweb

  • WordPress Site Moving Like a Snail? Don’t Be That Guy! Check Your Plugins!

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Run a plug-in diagnostic tool to illustrate the impact of plugins on performance of your WordPress site. Choose the best options to keep your site running fast and avoid abandoned visits! Click Here: http://www.elegantmicroweb.com/capability/tc/ecm-portal/wordpress-framework.htm
  • Are You in the 20%, or is BI a Distant Hope?

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    According to Forbes Magazine, a SunGard survey of executives in the two industries, only 20 percent use proactive and investigative techniques or showed an interest in scorecards, dashboards and analytics techniques. If your business isn’t using BI tools, you are missing out. Improve revenue and productivity. Attract more customers and be more competitive in the market! Article Source: http://ow.ly/FEYUi
  • Get mobile and watch your retail grocery business GROW

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    Produce alone won’t grow a grocery business. Get ahead of the competition with great eCommerce apps and responsive web design for mobile devices. Click Here: http://www.elegantmicroweb.com/it-services/ecommerce-application-development.htm
  • Get in on the Action! Volusion Predicts eCommerce Customer Growth for 2014 Holiday Season

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Volusion recently announced its prediction that online sales during the holiday season will grow 9% compared to last year for the SMB market. In addition to external market factors, these numbers are based on data from Volusion’s base of 40,000 online storeowners, who processed over $1.75 billion during the first six months of 2014. Do you want to get in on the action? Get expert Volusion design services and make the most of this holiday season! Article Source: http://ow.ly/FxdKe
  • Numbers Don’t Lie. Mobile Apps and Responsive Web Design are CRUCIAL!

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Numbers don’t lie. Where do you stand? Are you ready for Tsunami? Click Here: http://www.elegantmicroweb.com/capability/tc/responsive-web-design.htm
 
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    OrTheme

  • Oduda – rounded typeface

    omnya bialy
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    This bold version of Oduda is free of use for personal and commercial projects. Designed by Thom Niessink download
  • Nivo Type

    omnya bialy
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Nivo is a little free time project done for fun. It is completely free for both personal and commercial use . Designed by Nuno Leal download
  • Retro Sans typeface & business card mock-up

    omnya bialy
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:03 pm
    An all free, old style typography font and a business card mock-up for your next project!Designed by Vasilis Skandalos download
  • Mad Squire typeface / FREE FONT

    omnya bialy
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Mad Squire is a free geometric and experimental sans serif typeface inspired by double parallel lines. Mad Squire was made as a personal project and so it is completely free for both personal and commercial use.Designed by Nele Tullus download
  • Cathedral – Free Typeface

    omnya bialy
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Cathedral can be included in the group of transitional character ,indicating the transition from the ancient to the modern roman . Designed by Mariagrazia Marino download
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    Shopify Builder

  • Ecommerce Inspiration: Great Tactics of Stores That Use Christmas To Drive Sales

    Joanne Hunt
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    The Christmas period is always a time to pick up great sources of eCommerce inspiration. The festivities are a great time to really promote your eCommerce store and get the sales rolling in. Savvy eCommerce store owners will have their Christmas strategies in place from October time. If you are a shop owner who has missed the boat this year, do not fear! Shopify Builder is here to give you some Christmas eCommerce inspiration that will get you all set for thinking up great strategies for next year. Here are a run down of some top tactics of stores that have really got the sales rolling for…
  • Etsy VS Ebay: What Is The Best Online Marketplace?

    Joanne Hunt
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    Do you have items to sell online? Maybe you already have a physical shop and want your brand to move into the digital world? If so, then you have probably looked into different online marketplaces to sell your goods. There are lots of options out there – having your own website, using a standalone service such as Shopify or perhaps a marketplace such as Amazon. However if you are new to e-commerce then it can be tricky to know where to focus your energy and make your efforts profitable. Two of the largest services we often get clients comparing are Etsy and Ebay. Here is a run down of what…
  • Bigcommerce Vs Shopify : What is the best option for my business?

    Joanne Hunt
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:36 am
    If you are looking to open an eCommerce store then you are probably looking to a service such as Bigcommerce or Shopify to host your shop. Online vendors are turning away from building sites from scratch as these platforms give you a cart service and payment gateway without any technical coding. Even if you have no HTML or CSS knowledge you can set up a shop in mere minutes. Both Bigcommerce and Shopify have their pros and cons. Here is a Bigcommerce Vs Shopify run down of what you can expect from each service to make the correct decision for your business.       Big Commerce…
  • Customer Retention Strategies For Ecommerce Store Owners

    Abbi Perks
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    It is undoubtedly easier to get past customers to re-purchase from your store than it is to sell to new customers – and cheaper, too. According to a recent statistic by Lee Resource Inc, it costs on average five times as much to acquire a new customer than it does to retain existing customers, yet hardly enough focus is stressed on the importance of customer retention.   As discussed above, not only is the cost of retention significantly cheaper than acquisition, but it is much less time consuming for you to entice your existing customers back to your E-commerce store than it is for…
  • Etsy VS Ebay: What Is The Best Online Marketplace?

    Joanne Hunt
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    Do you have items to sell online? Maybe you already have a physical shop and want your brand to move into the digital world? If so, then you have probably looked into different online marketplaces to sell your goods. There are lots of options out there – having your own website, using a standalone service such as Shopify or perhaps a marketplace such as Amazon. However if you are new to e-commerce then it can be tricky to know where to focus your energy and make your efforts profitable. Two of the largest services we often get clients comparing are Etsy and Ebay. Here is a run down of what…
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    WowThemes.net - Premium Wordpress Themes & HTML Templates » Blog

  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal 2014

    Sal
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    * AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE! GRAB ALL OUR THEMES FOR $59.00 ONLY. * All themes included in the current bundle can be used for personal, client or commercial projects. * Each item may be used for an unlimited time on unlimited domains; free support is not included. * All the themes include guiding documentations […]
  • Biscaya WordPress Theme – New Version Released (2.2)

    Sal
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    A new version of the wordpress theme Biscaya has been released today, October 24, 2014. Biscaya is packed with an automatic updater so you will receive an alert through WordPress dashboard each time a new theme update is available and a simple click will take care of the update process. Theme updates overwrite your customizations, […]
  • New WordPress Theme Release – Calypso

    Sal
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    We are proud to announce the launch of our latest wordpress theme “Calypso”. Calypso is a multipurpose WordPress theme suitable for business or individuals. It uses Aqua Page Builder, the drag-and-drop, super flexible and highly intuitive page builder, with UI that feels like home with WordPress. To create your page layout you can drag different […]
  • Leroy – Free One Page HTML Bootstrap Template

    Sal
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    The time for a new free theme release has come, and we are happy to present to you our latest work – Leroy, a responsive one page HTML template based on Bootstrap Framework. The design is suitable for catering services, events, restaurants but it can be easily modified for any purpose. We hope you enjoy […]
  • New HTML Template release – Zolix

    Sal
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    Zolix HTML is a one page Bootstrap theme that can be used as multi page theme too. Featured with parallax effects, video backgrounds, sliders, animations, nice interface, multiple skin colors, Zolix is the perfect choice for any kind of project. Live Preview More Details
 
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    primeview.com

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Phoenix Web Design
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
  • Pre-Holiday Shopping: Why You Need to Convince Your Customers About It

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There is nothing more satisfying to a business owner than to surpass last year’s holiday sales. Each store, shop, restaurant, or service provider would want to have as much customers coming to them for their products and services in preparation for the holidays. This is why it is crucial for business owners like yourself to convince your customers to make the most out of the holidays by shopping in advance.Pre-holiday shopping is an essential part of the sales process and can significantly boost your company’s overall profit during Christmas and the rest of the holiday season.Here…
  • Is Yelp Implementing Stricter Measures for Reviews and New Accounts?

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Yelp is one of the most trusted and popular social networking sites that focus on business reviews and sharing customer feedback. Established in San Francisco, California back in 2004, the website can be likened to an online bulletin board made up of user experiences and personal reviews about local businesses.The site basically gives its users the liberty to do whatever they like as far as business reviews and communication are concerned. Users can provide ratings and post their reviews on companies and businesses that provided them services or products. There are massive online communities…
  • Google’s Upcoming Penguin Algorithm Slated to Make Webmasters’ Life Easier

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    Approximately two years ago, Google launched the Penguin Update in an effort to better regulate its search results and penalize websites that are spamming search engine results pages. This is Google’s answer to sites that are ranking by unnatural means, specifically by purchasing links instead of building them organically, one by one. Some get backlinks by using link networks that would boost Google rankings faster than when done naturally. Now Google is currently working on the latest Penguin update, which is said to make webmasters’ life a whole lot easier.Google’s Penguin 3.0 Update:…
  • Should You Choose Magento as Your E-Commerce Platform?

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Source: unsplashShopping without going to the nearest mall? No problem. There are thousands of online stores that can have whatever item you purchase from them delivered straight to your doorstep. No more driving, commuting, or even walking to the store. What makes this all possible is an innovation called e-commerce (short for electronic commerce), which is a revolutionary business model that enables business owners and their customers to conduct business through the Internet. This is made possible using applications and software that utilize the Internet in order to connect businesses to…
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    Dreamstale

  • Freebie: Christmas Bokeh Picture

    Dreamstale
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Download Free Christmas Bokeh Image This freebie includes a colorful Christmas bokeh image captured with DSLR and low aperture lens. Great image for Christmas greeting cards, prints, e-cards, backgrounds or any kind of projects. High resolution image with zero noise and vivid colors. You can modify the image by adding some text and send it to your friends. Remember to spread the love and share this freebie with your friends.       Download Size: 2.8mb Download File: Zip Jpg Res: 3000 x 19993px Author: Dreamstale Files Included: Jpg Report Broken Link >>  Download…
  • Freebie: Christmas Card Vectors

    Dreamstale
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Download 6 Colorful Free Christmas Card Vectors This freebie includes 6 free Christmas card vectors in different colors and files. Includes vector eps, pdf and png files in standard A5 size format. You can quickly modify the colors, icons or text. Congratulate everyone with these elegant and modern Christmas greeting cards. Download and use this set for printing, e-cards, emails, websites or any project you like. Free for personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love and share this freebie with your friends.   Christmas cards included: – Red color, blue, pink,…
  • Freebie: World Map Vectors

    Dreamstale
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Download Free World Map Vectors This freebie includes 4 different world map vectors including normal map of earth, dot pattern map, square & hexagon map. Illustrator ai, eps and transparent png files included. Quickly customize change colors and transform the map to feet your needs. Download and use this set for websites, e-commerce sites, applications, videos, presentations or any kind of project. Free for personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love and share this freebie with your friends.       Download Size: 6.2mb Download File: Zip Png Res:…
  • Freebie: Seamless Christmas Backgrounds Set

    Dreamstale
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Download 5 Seamless Christmas Backgrounds This freebie includes 5 seamless Christmas Backgrounds. Includes hi-res Png images, responsive Svg files and Adobe Photoshop pattern (.pat). Available in different colors and icon patterns including Christmas stars, trees, snow, ice and bow knot. Download and use these colorful images for websites, e-commerce shops, applications or any kind of project. Free for personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love and share this freebie with your friends.       Download Size: 3.2mb Download File: Zip Png Res.: 3000px…
  • Freebie: Christmas Vector Price Tags

    Dreamstale
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Download Free Flat Vector Christmas Price Tags This freebie includes 3 flat vector Christmas price tags. Illustrator ai, eps and transparent png files included. Download and use these free vectors for e-commerce sites, other websites, applications or any kind of project. Free for personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love and share this freebie with your friends.       Download Size: 0.9mb Download File: Zip Png Res: 184px & 368px Author: Dreamstale Files Included: Ai, Eps, Png Report Broken Link >>  Download Licensed under CC Attribution…
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    Web Design Freebies

  • MioMio-free flat responsive WordPress theme

    webdesignfreebies
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:20 am
    If you are looking for a free WordPress theme (responsive and SEO optimized) for your next magazine or blogging website, MioMio is your perfect choice. The MioMio theme comes with a flat design, which is very popular these days. This excellent free theme is perfect for all kind of magazine and blogging websites. It is built with latest standards of HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery and will scale and adjust to look great on all devices with any screen sizes and resolutions. The theme works flawlessly on all major browsers such as Internet Explorer (IE8 or greater), Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.
  • 324 Free Vector Icons

    webdesignfreebies
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    As always, we at Web Design Freebies are trying to find the latest beautiful icons sets. Today, we chose to share with you a set of free vector based icons which are created by Prakasam Mathaiyan. The icons come in Adobe Ilustrator format, EPS and PDF. You can resize them without losing a bit of their quality. These free icons can be used in both personal and commercial projects whether web or mobile app. 324 free vector icons Download
  • 10 Free Christmas Web Design Resources

    webdesignfreebies
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    Having a great collection of resources is important for every web designer because they help you become better designer. We tried to find some great fresh and high quality freebies so you can add them in your resources collection and use them when the times come.  And because Christmas is approaching, we at Webdesignfreebies gathered a great collection of free resources to help you create your holiday projects. This freebies are free to use for both personal and commercial use. 16 Free Christmas Icons 16 free christmas icons Download Free Christmas UI Kit free Christmas UI kit Download 25…
  • WEEKLY COLLECTION OF FREE FONTS

    webdesignfreebies
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    Fonts, as part of typography, are very important for a web site design. Choosing the right fonts to represent your business is a key part of your branding. Picking the suitable fonts is a crucial for how your business is perceived by others. Designers usually use two or three font – one for the body, one for the headings and sometimes one for the logo. Most importantly, the selected font should be easily readable and have to convey the same message you want your brand to represent. Considering the importance of a font choice, webdesignfreebies team have selected a few high-quality free…
  • 100 Free Merry Christmas Icons

    webdesignfreebies
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Another day, another freebie! Today, we want to share with you these awesome 100 Free Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Icons icons designed by Ess Kay from uiconstock.com. The icons are available in vector file format and they are fully editable and resizable. You can easily make changes according to your design needs. You can use these 100 Free Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Icons freely in your next personal and commercial web design or graphic design project. 100 Free Merry Christmas icons Download
 
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    Sanjay Web Designer

  • Social Media Course in Delhi – Learn from Expert

    Sanjay Jain
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    Today I am going to share most important topics that is Social Media Training Course. Those who are not aware about social media, let me explain Social media is a medium by which we communicate with other friends and following with the help of different social media channels like Facebook, Google + , Twitter, Linkedin and so on. The main thing is that why we are using social media and the reason specific if you want traffic then you can use social media. As of now there are a lot of Courses on Social Media but the problem is that how to find the right Social Media Institute to…
  • SEO in 2015 – Learn the SEO Action Plan for 2015

    Sanjay Jain
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    In this article I am going to share about SEO action plan in 2015 . SEO means search engine optimization basically they are of two types first one on page and OFF page. On page means the work you are doing on main website like updating articles, creation of meta tags, creation of images, video, sitemap, robots.txt file and the main thing in on page optimization is high quality content if your content is high quality then you will get good response from your user and Google as well. If we talk about  OFF page optimisation it means the work we are doing for increasing backlinks to get…
  • Web Development – Create Your Website Yourself

    Sanjay Jain
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Web Development – Create Your Website Yourself Lots of businesses or individuals in Windsor who desire a site commonly ask the question: “Can I develop my own web site?” The short answer to this concern is yes, definitely. In fact, establishing an easy internet site is simpler now than it ever has actually been. Programs such as Macromedia’s Dreamweaver or Microsoft Front Page have actually made it simple to develop websites with little to no skill. Merely select a pre-made template, type in your text, add a number of pictures and voila! You have yourself a website,…
  • Web Designing Courses – Scope In New Generation

    Sanjay Jain
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    Web Designing Courses – Scope In New Generation Offered today’s increasing web traffic and developmental affairs, great deals of educational industries have actually likewise taken measures to supply rewarding web designing courses to individuals who are interested in becoming a part of this trend. Pursuing different courses can help you strike great job opportunities provided by huge software and hardware companies operating on an international scale. These jobs are extremely competitive as they require a consistent focus on exactly what new ought to be established which will…
  • Graphics Designing Course

    Sanjay Jain
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:29 am
    Graphics Designing Course There are many various available graphic design courses that you can take online. These online courses make it much easier to get the essential experience that you need to position yourself in a better career path. With a simple search making use of the keyword expression “graphic design courses” in google, or one of the major online search engine you will certainly find thousands upon thousands or search engine results page. It is essential that you don’t simply choose the first graphic design course that you discover. Do some study and see to it…
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    Banckle Blog - Your Customer Services 2.0

  • Improved Live Widget Integration Instructions, Optimized WebRTC Service and Archiving Features released in November 2014

    Shahzad Ashraf
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    During this last month, we have added many new features to our applications and also improved existing features. The following release notes for each application provide an easy to digest overview of changes during November 2014 Banckle.Chat New Features - New Live Chat Widget Images  New widget image designs are available in the widget image library. - Add Tool-tip For Accept Image in Queue List  Tool-tip added for accept image under Queue List for all new incoming requests from website visitors. Improvements - Improved Instructions and Feature Titles in…
  • Cross Browser Notifications – Manage Live Chat Sessions on Chrome FireFox Safari & IE Browsers

    Shahzad Ashraf
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Notifications are one of the core functions of any live customer support software. Since online chat has become an essential tool for customer assistance due to it's rapid response time and no-hassle usage on the customers' part, website visitors around the globe are more keen to use live chat for getting their questions answered than any other mode of customer or sales support. When it comes to using a similar setup for assisting your website visitors, business owners are always on the outlook for chat apps which offer different types of notifications including sound notifications, visual or…
  • Banckle.Email and Banckle.Campaign Scheduled Downtime – December 04, 2014

    Shahzad Ashraf
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:19 am
    Dear Banckle Customers, Banckle.Email and Banckle.Campaign servers are undergoing scheduled maintenance on Thursday, 4th December from 01:00 to 01:45 CT (GMT-6). During this time, Banckle.Email and Banckle.Campaign apps and APIs will not be available. Please check back for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Regards, The Banckle Team
  • Spotlight on Banckle Festive Discount Offer and other news, December 2014

    Shahzad Ashraf
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    Monthly Newsletter December, 2014 Create custom enterprise applications using Banckle APIs or get productive right away with our cloud hosted, platform independent online collaboration tools - Banckle Cloud Apps. Save more this holiday season with Banckle and get a 10% discount on all new subscriptions as well as existing subscription upgrades!   Product News New: Archive Campaigns and Templates You can now archive your Banckle.Campaign email campaigns as well as campaign templates. Update: File Upload Feature Improvements Connect file storage provider and authentication UI enhancements.
  • Use Banckle.Chat JavaScript API to Handle Chat Events on Client Side

    Ikram Haq
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Banckle.Chat JavaScript API Banckle.Chat JavaScript API exposes a huge number of functionalities that can be implemented to capture and manipulate the information on client side. We recently introduced a list of JavaScript API functions e.g.  Set default visitor information, Send chat invitation automatically, that can be implemented on the client side. How to Use JavaScript API It is very simple to code the functionality supported by Banckle.Chat JavaScript API. Go to Banckle.Chat JavaScript API online documentation and choose any of the functions of your need. The introductory paragraph…
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    Webdesign Xperts

  • 12 Tips to Design Bespoke Landing Pages That CONVERTS

    Kristy Bernales
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:12 am
    Landing pages play a very crucial role in making your online business a success. Whenever you design your website you should always have only one question in your mind that what is the role of your website and what all is it offering to the world. Is your website good enough to serve your potential customers well? Is your website catering your guests and visitors well? Typically every business websites have their-own conversion goals. Whether you are dealing with purchasing products, filling a form, or signing up for any webinar the first step for the completion is landing page. Your landing…
  • Top 7 Doubts That Clients Need to Answer to a Web Designer

    Kristy Bernales
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Before web designers start working on their projects and they start designing websites for their clients they too have the right to clear all their doubts from their clients. Not every time your client is supposed to question you. You can also ask them your queries in order to serve them with the best designs. Well by asking your queries you are actually helping them because if you are not clear about what they are asking for then how come you will deliver them the best? But, the difference between a successful and an average website designer is that a successful designer always follow step…
  • 11 Ways to instantly improve your website’s performance

    Kristy Bernales
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    You have a well-designed website, it is attracting, and it is providing informative content, it is well organized and gives a very pleasant experience to the visitors still your website fails to sell. WHY? What could be the possible reason in that case? Well if we see logically, the average time for which a visitor holds on to a website is 10 – 20 seconds but if they find anything worthwhile they stay longer to the website and look into the products and services thoroughly. But in spite of all this there could be several factors that can lead to failure of your website. In this post we are…
  • 12 Creative Ways to Design a Remarkable Website Footer

    Kristy Bernales
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    One of the most important locations on your website is the footer of your website. It might not be the area where you need to work hard but it is actually the area where the visitors look the most for searching your contact details and various other options to reach your services. So when you are planning to design a website for your business you have to make sure that you are providing your visitors with a footer that impresses them after your website design.     You have to take care of the points like what are the things that need to be included, how you have to organize your…
  • 10 Quick Tips for Enhancing Your Website Conversion Rate

    Kristy Bernales
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    No matter what you sell and what your products are, everything that you need to focus on is the marketing strategy of your business. The most important thing that you want from your business is increased conversion rate. Once your advertising campaign is successful, companies will start neglecting the testing variables for improving their conversion rates. Here we have a list of 10 tests that you should take for enhancing your Website Conversion Rate. Identify your USPs (Unique Selling Propositions): All your products and services have some strong selling points but every point is not equally…
 
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    Creativeoverflow

  • When Launching a New Website: Avoid These Four Simple Website Mistakes

    Editorial Staff
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Having a website is essential for just about every business these days. Not only is it expected, but it helps improve your image and your accessibility for customers. Putting together a website doesn’t have to be complicated, but it isn’t just a snap and to go project either. It takes work. Businesses often tend to make the same mistakes. Keep an eye out for these common errors and correct them before they become a problem. Unprofessional Or Too Large “The Importance of Visual Content States” that people tend to respond to pictures and videos more than words. If you…
  • Everything You Know about Hashtags is Wrong!

    Guest Author
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    Have you always thought of hashtags as the most annoying phenomenon in the history of social media, refusing to include them even in your informal communication? Or have you been in the other camp, using #hashtags to #commemorate #every #event in #yourlife #farbeyonditsactualorrelativeimportance? I sympathize with the former group myself, having spent most of my Twitter tenure as a hashtag curmudgeon. But, whichever position you align with, I have good news and bad news. The bad: none of you know how hashtags work, and you’re losing important opportunities because of this. The good: you are…
  • How to Setup Two Step Security Authentication on Everything

    Guest Author
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Security is a big buzz word on the Internet these days. Between hacking attempts, picture leaks, and stolen personal information, users are very concerned about who gets into their accounts, when and how. One way to combat unauthorized access to your Internet accounts is to add two step authentication to them. Two step authentication is a security measure that requires a security code to log into accounts from new computers. It won’t prevent people from using your own computer to open your Twitter account, but if someone steals your password they won’t be able to access it on their own…
  • IFAN Financial – A Revolution in Payment Technology

    Guest Author
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Until now, making payments for purchases with a credit card has been fraught with risk. Professional hackers have been able to penetrate many supposedly secure payment systems, leaving both the company and the purchasers vulnerable. Recent national examples include Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s. Local businesses are increasingly experiencing similar issues. Introducing iPIN Debits by IFAN Financial Inc (OTCBB: IFAN). It looks like a solution that appears to be the next evolution in payment processing. The problem is that credit card purchases involve the exposure and transfer of…
  • Mobile Games that Redefine Graphics Appeal – Top 5 Picks

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    I have decided to make a quick list of five that can smoke out differences between digital and real; welcome to the 21st century of gaming. Right from the candy crushers to the rope cutters and modern Slot machine app collections that are loaded enough to make anybody drool. Let’s see what separates the greats from the goods with top picks from the world of graphically blessed mobile games. Click the images to link to the games Infinity Blade III It might come as a surprise for many to note that the real potential of mobile games in terms of the graphical level they could exhibit was shown…
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    Create, design and grow traffic to your website in WordPress.

  • Have you amplified your message?

    Wade McMaster
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Have you ever wanted to say something to the world which you think would have an impact? Surely you have  message or something valuable to pass on, it can be a life goal or just something you want to express. Well your opportunity is staring you in the face! Do you want to know something?  As a person who owns a website, it’s pretty ordinary of you not to spread your message – especially if you think it’s a message the world needs to hear. Why? Well you have the easiest possible platform to be noticed on and you can reach more people than ever before. So there’s no…
  • How I created an ‘Outreach Post’ and got 2,615 visits to one Blog Post

    Wade McMaster
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    It’s an exciting time for a website owner when a post goes viral and receives a bucket load of traffic. Knowing people out there are reading your writing, liking it and passing it around is a sign that you’ve produced something good and a definitive step toward growth. One of my recent posts had this effect, but I intentionally engineered it that way. It was a list of traffic articles by a number of the internet’s most popular marketing experts & entrepreneurs. So what happened? I compiled this list of experts, their best articles and a few more ‘miscellaneous…
  • 16 Ways to Speed up Your WordPress Website

    Wade McMaster
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    You’ve got 2 seconds. After that your visitor is more likely to make an exit and go elsewhere. Ouch. People…. impatient?  Is it this stupid age of instant gratification?  A more negative person would say ‘YES!’, but honestly, most decent websites will load in under 2 seconds. So you better make sure yours isn’t just bouncing people back to where they came from! We live in the 21st century, flying cars and everything (according to movies made before the year 2000) so if you want to compete online with other websites – it’s time to speed things up! So…
  • The Ultimate List of Traffic & Content Promotion Tips from the Experts

    Wade McMaster
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Everyone with a website these days wants a shite load of traffic, that’s no secret. The problem is that no one strategy fits everyone’s website or niche, you need to experiment with various promotional methods. . The overall process I follow is simple:  1. Create awesome content – using my checklist. 2. Promote the hell out of that content (using the tips below) 3. Let it convert – setup your website for the sale or email subscription. I am, however, not as qualified as the best marketers and entrepreneurs out there on the web. So instead of following what I do, I…
  • Why Starting a Website or Blog Could Change Your Life Forever

    Wade McMaster
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Before you even get started reading this I’ll say one thing: creating websites has changed my life.   It sounds pretty stupid and ridiculous but I’m dead serious, and it could be something you can benefit from too. It’s important to find that balance and get some time away from your screen but it’s also worth noting just how much power you have literally at your finger tips. 20 years ago you had to travel, read endless books or seek out experts in person and ask them for what you want to know (still do those things, they still work).  You can spend months doing the…
 
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    Web, Software and Mobile Application Development Company

  • 10 Best Platforms for Building your own iPhone App

    Ashesh Shah
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
    With the mobile taking the center stage in the Internet era, apps have become an essential and much needed element of your iPhone or iPad. At the same time, it is essential that you convert your next business idea into a business app in this competitive online environment. Hiring mobile app developers could prove expensive if you want to develop a high quality app, but have a restricted budget to do so. Therefore, it becomes essential that you search for another way out to build your own app. Fortunately, there is various DIY app builder software that you can utilize to develop an app without…
  • The Future Of Mobile Apps

    Ashesh Shah
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Mobile apps have made themselves indispensable in today’s fast moving world. It is difficult to imagine a world without mobile apps in the future. Nevertheless, let us look into times ahead and visualize how the future of mobile apps, which continues to evolve presently at great speed. In this article, we shall look at some key trends that are influencing the future of mobile apps. Mobile apps – the current divide Recent Research by Flurry points out to the fact that the average U.S customer spends around 2 hours and 42 minutes on mobile devices today. Again, the latest Flurry…
  • Google Voice is dead

    Ashesh Shah
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Introduction Recently, when Google had introduced its new unified messaging platform – Hangouts, it had created some worry and concern about Voice – Google’s web-based telecom services. This worry was abated to a certain extent when Google clarified that the full Voice functionality would be part of Hangouts very soon. The concern took hold when many users had quickly discovered that an update to the App had disabled the ability to make outbound calls from a desktop computer. In the absence of a promise that the functionality would return soon, all sorts of speculation were…
  • Key Trends in Application Development

    Ashesh Shah
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Today, most folks around the world are going mobile. This trend is greatly impacting the way people utilize the internet and consequently how they interact with organizations and businesses on a global basis. Hence, today, most organizations are looking at the implications of going mobile and are considering how enterprise apps will work within the strategy they have chalked out for mobile. Today, various IT teams across the globe are sparing no effort to increase the productivity of their developers as well as build enterprise apps faster and in a more cost effective manner. By this method,…
  • Unique Festive To Break Established World Records To Be Held In Ahmedabad, India

    Ashesh Shah
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Say, if you were given an opportunity to set a world record, would you not like to achieve it? Seeing your name in the Guinness Book of World Records or the Limca book of Records is quite an achievement for many. Understanding this aspiration of a large segment of people, one of the leading creative agencies in Ahmedabad, India has taken a step forward and has organized a Vibrant World Record Festive 2014. This magnificent event is slated to be held at Police Stadium, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, on 16 November, 2014. This festive is unique in many aspects. It attempts to beat the word records set…
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    Web Hosting Blog from eUKhost

  • What makes a cloud environment reliable?

    Joshua Hold
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Cloud environments are regularly touted as providing 100% guaranteed uptime, making them amongst the most reliable services available in the web hosting industry. Although dedicated servers have been able to provide similar uptime rates for a long time now, this hasn’t been without its cost and what has made the cloud popular is its relative […]
  • 9 Reasons to Switch Your Website to eUKhost

    Joshua Hold
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Out of all the web hosting providers available, you’re probably pondering why you should choose eUKhost in particular. Well, we thought we’d put together some reasons as to why we’re one of the best: 1) 13 years of web hosting experience and understanding your needs Having been established for over 13 years, we have firmly […]
  • 7 Splendid eUKhost WordPress Web Hosting Add-ons For Your WebSite

    Asher Ross
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    To Become Successful Online web hosting service provider plays an enormous role, but it’s often overlooked. Selection of the preeminent web hosting for your website essentials can make your brand stronger and helps you to grow faster. WordPress hosting is the most important web hosting packages to host your website, blog or e-commerce websites. WordPress […]
  • 5 Questions/Answers For The New gTLD Domain Extensions Registration For Your Website

    Asher Ross
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:58 am
    Domain extensions are generally of type .com, .net for a website before a few years, but ICANN has announced from November 2013 to 2015  near about 617 new gTLDs to be launched to represent a specific brand website. From 1985 to 2012 only 22 new gTLDs have been launched, approximately there are more than 107,043,593 […]
  • Top 5 New Domain gTLDs to Pre-register at eUKhost in 2015

    Asher Ross
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    Domain is an integral part of any website, it represents the characteristics of a website. From 1985 to 2012 only 22 new gTLDs have been launched, but in between 2013 to 2015 – 617 new gTLDs are to be launched which are more specific to the website niche. 67 new gTLDs have entered the Sunrise […]
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    Raka » Blog

  • How to Get Found Online (Part 3): Social Media Marketing

    Amahl
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    Think you can get found online without investing in social media marketing? Think again. Love it or hate it, you gotta play the game. (We suggest you try and love it, but if that’s not in the cards, consider outsourcing your social media management to an agency.) In today’s increasingly social web climate, sharing is essential to optimizing your post for maximum exposure. In parts 1 and 2 of our How to Get Found Online series, we described the on-page elements and content-creation strategies necessary to create a well optimized blog post. Download our free white paper to get all…
  • How to Get Found Online (Part 2): Creating Great Content

    Amahl
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    Are you just a shill for a corporate blog?  Or are you storyteller worth listening to? When you graduated with an English degree, they asked, “Are you going to be a teacher?” Nope. You persevered, existing at the fringes of public relations and journalism until you found a niche where you could use your love of writing and make money.  Well, some money. Now that it’s turned into a full-time content-marketing gig, don’t forget who you are. Don’t forget your reader. Don’t puke out text just to hit a deadline. Save your story. Save your soul. Because…
  • How to Get Found Online (Part 1): On-Page SEO

    Amahl
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    If a blog post lands on the interwebs and no one reads it, does it really exist at all? Not as a lead-generation tool, it doesn’t. As an inbound marketing agency, Raka helps clients run long-term inbound marketing campaigns. One of the key parts of inbound marketing is to publish original, valuable content regularly. But even if your content is great, it still needs to be optimized for organic search and for social media sharing. In short, you need to make it easy for your content to get found online. So how can you get your content found? To answer that, this blog post focuses on…
  • Inbound Marketing Lessons from Inbound 14

    Amahl
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    Inbound marketing is moving fast and as an inbound marketing agency in NH, we often help our clients identify trends they they can capitalize on in their own marketing. Since attending HubSpot’s Inbound 14 conference in September, we’ve found some key topics resonating with our clients during our normal strategy conversations so we want to share these insights with you, too! Inbound Marketing Lesson 1: Everyone is Sales & Marketing During Inbound 14, HubSpot introduced their new CRM system, which makes sense because of how close marketing and sales teams work to achieve…
  • Inbound 2014 Lessons: Four Ways Businesses Can Excel On Twitter, Backed By Science

    Sam
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Last month, the Raka team attended HubSpot’s week-long Inbound 2014 conference. One of the highlights was a talk from Russ Laraway, Twitter’s Head of Small and Medium business, and Anne Mercogliano, Twitter’s Head of Small-to-Medium-Sized Business (SMB) Marketing. Their session centered around ways for SMB’s to unlock more value from Twitter. As an inbound marketing agency, we have to excel at providing businesses with the highest level of social media marketing. For SMBs, being active on Twitter can connect you to your past, present, and potential customers all while…
 
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    QNimate

  • Record Microphone Audio using Intel XDK

    Narayan Prusty
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:03 am
    In this tutorial I will show you how to record audio using microphone in Intel XDK. Including Cordova Capture Plugin Intel XDK doesn't provide any API to record audio using Intel XDK. Therefore we have to use cordova Capture plugin to record audio. Check Capture under Plugins and Permissions section in your APP project. Recording Audio Here is sample code to record audio. With just few lines of JavaScript code we launched device's default microphone application and recorded an audio. function captureSuccess(mediaFiles) { var i, len; for (i = 0, len = mediaFiles.length; i < len; i += 1) {…
  • Turn On Flashlight using Intel XDK

    Narayan Prusty
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Intel XDK and Cordova doesn’t provide any built in API to toggle flashlight on/off. We need to use Flashlight plugin toggle flashlight in Intel XDK. Installing Flashlight Plugin Follow these steps to open remote plugin install box Projects → Select your project → Plugins and Permissions → Third-Party plugins → Get plugin from web. Now […]
  • QHire Freelance Widget Plugin for WordPress

    Narayan Prusty
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
  • Intel’s APP Framework Tutorial

    Narayan Prusty
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    APP Framework is a CSS and JavaScript library which is used to design mobile applications created using HTML5 Mobile frameworks like Phonegap or Intel XDK. Intel APP Framework can do more things than just designing, its primary objective is to design apps. This is a tutorial for beginners who don't have any knowledge about APP Framework. In this tutorial I will provide an overview of the library and some code example. Overview of APP Framework APP Framework is comprised of three parts: App Framework UI, App Framework Selectors and Plugins. App Framework UI: App framework UI provides CSS…
  • Integrating Reddit with WordPress

    Narayan Prusty
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
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    BootstrapBay

  • How to Create a Working Bootstrap Contact Form with PHP

    Christopher Gimmer
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Contact forms are one of the most common elements found on a web page, and they can be used to gather just about any type of information required from your users. Fortunately, designing contact forms with Bootstrap is a breeze with all of the built-in classes available. But since Bootstrap is only a front-end framework, we need to introduce added functionality in order for to make the contact form functional. In this step by step tutorial, we’re going to be creating a working Bootstrap contact form with PHP, a popular server-side language. Our contact form will also have built-in spam…
  • 5 Easy Ways to Modify Your Bootstrap Button Styles

    Christopher Gimmer
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    In the following tutorial, we’re going to show you 5 easy ways to modify your Bootstrap button styles. This is a quick and easy way to differentiate your site from the default Bootstrap look.  If you like what you see, you can download our free Bootstrap button pack (Demo | Download). Initial Setup We modified the default Bootstrap .btn class with the following CSS styles. These styles are only required if you’re looking to achieve the same look and feel as our button pack. Otherwise, you can stick with the default Bootstrap styles for now..btn {     padding: 14px 24px;   …
  • How to Design the User Experience to Increase Conversions

    Marc Schenker
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    You’ve just built your client what you think is a dynamite, new website. It looks cool, displays all of the social media buttons on the homepage, and maybe even took faster than you expected to complete. So what about designing for the user experience, so that your client’s conversions drastically increase? If you didn’t plan the design of your new site around this main concern, then it’s time to go back to the drawing board! Web designers should always have two questions on their minds when they begin the conception of any site they’re working on: How can I create a good user…
  • 7 Bootstrap Editors for Rapid Development of Responsive Websites

    Christopher Gimmer
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Bootstrap has already made responsive web development a lot easier. But what if you didn’t have to write out all that code by hand? What if you could select the Bootstrap components you want to work with, and drag them onto your canvas? Well, that’s where a Bootstrap editor comes in. Bootstrap editors and builders make it easier to prototype, test and build responsive websites. Although each editor is different, they all feature some form of drag and drop functionality using Bootstrap’s huge library of components. In this post, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best…
  • 30 Must See Websites Built With Bootstrap

    Christopher Gimmer
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    Tell me if you’ve heard this before… “All Bootstrap websites look the same.” This can be true, but only if you don’t make any modifications to the default Bootstrap styling. You see, Bootstrap can be a fantastic starting point for responsive front-end development. And if you invest a bit of time into styling your website’s theme, the results can be spectacular. Luckily, I didn’t have to look too far to find some amazing examples of websites built with Bootstrap. The following gallery is a curated list of awesome showcases from the Bootstrap…
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    Miracle Studios

  • 4 Technical Reasons To Redesign Your Website

    administrator
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:46 am
    Your site was a huge investment when you were starting out, and you expected an impressive ROI from it. Your web designer now suggests website redesign, citing that your online presence and reputation is at stake. Well, you can’t imagine yourself putting in more cash, especially if the site hasn’t met the expectations raised by the exaggerated promises that your designer made to you. After consulting another developer, the report is no different, and it feels like they have conspired to cleverly steal more money from you and your business. Well, the new designer is reputable, and…
  • Opencart, Magento & Shopify : Which is the Best for Your E-commerce Store

    administrator
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:47 am
    Online stores have become the modern shopper’s best friend. This is because they offer the products and services that consumers are looking for as well as a dose of shopping therapy, without the need for a trip to a physical store. The E-commerce platforms that a website owner uses can significantly affect the customer traffic that their online store receives as well as the rate of conversions. An e-commerce platform is a comprehensive application that allows a website owner to build an online store and to add plugins and extensions that improve its effectiveness. It is important for…
  • WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Best for Your Business?

    administrator
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:09 pm
    WordPress and Drupal  are the most popular content management systems around the web. While both are considered to be highly effective tools for content management, each of them comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.   Currently, WordPress has a following of more than 140 million users, but Drupal is more popular as a “multi-faceted” tool that fits the needs of everyone. Depending upon the user’s needs, both the CMS’s can be rated in several categories including the availability of themes and plugins, ease of use, update frequency, and security among others.
  • How Development in Designing Turns your Conventions into Traditional Product Development

    administrator
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    Every day we can see our daily used products getting more useful and productive. From a simple kitchen knife to burners, from a small lamp to the electric bulbs and bicycle to cars, and now many communicative devices. These products have been scientifically and technologically getting more compatible and easy to use. For us, these products have been the dedicated efforts of manufacturers and production, but more importantly the ingenuity and creativity hands of our designers.   Have you ever noticed while preparing a cup of coffee, it’s just not of your taste and then you put in a bit…
  • Bang Bang Stunt Bike Racing – One Of the Best Android Game Ever

    administrator
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Just don’t stop being frantic about these actions packed thrillers or crazy games, you know why, because they have ability to stimulate your vision, enhance your mental ability, increase the capability of multi-tasking and above all fun. These stimulating effects are the reasons why these games are getting so popular, with ample of them are notably making their developers earn in millions.    Download here  Jurassic Parking Simulator 3D  free..!!!   App stores are full of these amazing thrillers to give the frenzy trickling to the young ones, youths and elders alike. And, now…
 
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    BlogSizzle

  • Responsive WordPress Mobile Themes

    Pankaj Chauhan
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:22 am
    Smartphones are quickly occupying a vital share of user traffic. Just a few years back, nobody cared about responsiveness aspect of UI design. But... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Enhance site performance with useful browser extensions

    Pankaj Chauhan
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Browser extensions have flooded the web in recent years; Chrome arguably has quite a number of extensions that can help you monitor your site to make... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feature-rich Prestashop Themes

    Pankaj Chauhan
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Prestashop Themes are among the must-have tools that make online businesses easy to operate. Having a Prestashop gives one an edge over the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Effective PHP Form Builder Scripts

    Pankaj Chauhan
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    PHP form builder scripts are necessary for everyone with a live site/blog. When operating a business or any other venture online, there is a need for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Techtic Solutions » Blog

  • Is your Website Mobile friendly?

    Nisarg Mehta
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    Increasing usage of mobile phone and tablets has resulted in the vigorous increase in usage of internet through mobile and many of the websites are now-a-days releasing their mobile versions. Yet many businesses have been slow to get down to a mobile friendly website, but it is expected that they shall be working on this trend soon. Mobile Internet usage: Top Trends We all love staying connected in work and personal life with our peers and family members. With the mobile internet it is very much possible to be in touch and share ideas with your peers when you are off work or spending time…
  • Why Your Homepage Design Sucks?

    Nisarg Mehta
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Do you ever feel that your homepage design sucks? Do you ever feel that your competitor has a better website design then you do? Do you ever consider redoing the website and then getting lost about the ideas on building a new design, inclusions, exclusions etc? Here is a guide for all the website owners, marketers, website makers. Complete explanation to all your questions and after reading this article you can certainly say, What did you find that was helpful to you in this article in improving the website. With that said, the article goes as follows… The homepage of any website…
  • Important WordPress Security Tips To Protect Your WordPress Blog

    Nisarg Mehta
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    It is a serious concern when blog gets hacked and hence you must know how to protect your WordPress blog. Here are some of the important WordPress Security Tips to protect your WordPress blog. Secure all the Entry Points with Strong Passwords Many WordPress users the admin password which is generated during installation for all uses and have the feeling of their blog being safe and secure. Mostly the password that is generated contains uppercase and lowercase letters along with symbols and numbers and is pretty much safe but the passwords in the ftp/cPanel are not that strong and needs to be…
  • Top 10 PHP Frameworks You Can Choose for Your Website

    Nisarg Mehta
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Creating a website is not just building a pile of code to make things function correctly. It is about how efficient is the code and identifying the factors which can reduce the life cycle of developing a website and yet create awesome and fascinating features for the website. In other words why waste time in coding when you can enjoy the functionalities provided by a framework? With a framework you can save a lot of time and efforts that you can utilize in working further on your next project. With the framework you can have the foundation upon which you can work along with the pre-built…
  • Flat web designing is the New Trend!

    Nisarg Mehta
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    Are you a web designing fanatic enthusiast? Do you find it one of the best work ever? If the answer is yes, we have a lot for you to add up to your passion for the Flat Web Designing. It is surely the hottest trend in recent time and it is a brilliant concept as its focus relies solely on content. All about Flat Web Designing For many of the Designing fanatics, it might be a common term and it is just the modern form of the traditional designing concepts. With the combination of some of the striking typography with that of the bright colors the Flat web designing has lined the route for the…
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    Aussie IT Group | Web Designer & Developer; Mobile App Development Company, Digital Design Agency in Sydney, Australia

  • What is Search Engine Optimization?

    Aussie IT Group
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Let me again start with question, what you do to get information about nearest Japanese sushi restaurant within Sydney? Well of course you “Google” it, isn’t it? Okay, Okay some of you may use yahoo.com or bing.com, fine. Main thing is you just open one search engine and type “nearest Japanese sushi restaurant Sydney” and within fraction of seconds you pressed “enter”, your page is loaded with list of results, amazing! But have you ever wondered how the search engines are displaying the result as per your query? And if you are the owner of such restaurant, it’s more important…
  • Information Graphic

    Aussie IT Group
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:51 am
    Information Graphic is a graphic visual which represent information and data to present complex information quickly and clearly. Information graphics have been around for many years and recently the increase of a number of users, free tools have made the creation of info graphics available to a large area of the population. Social media sites such as Face book and Twitter have also allowed for individual info graphics to spread among many people around the world. Info graphics is widely used in this period. As we often see newspapers using info graphic to show whether and maps. Books and…
  • Graphic Design VS Web Design

    Aussie IT Group
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:32 am
    First of all let’s discuss about design. Design is a discipline of a creation of a new solution to a problem or a convention of achieving a unique expectation. It defines the plans, specification, activities, process, parameters and how and what to do within political, social, environmental, economic and safety constraints in achieving that goal. From a website we can design anything including a recipe, logo, stadium, sales pitch, social media campaign, print design, or a component for a machine. Every problem has its own requirement. If there is no any existing solution to the problem then…
  • What’s Hot And What’s Not In The World Of Software Development

    James Patrick Winson
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    Changing trends: Fashion loves, Software despises How often do we hear a software designer sneering at the fashion industry? In the latter world, trends blow through like the breeze and that is something the programmers are not in favor of. Ties grow fat and then thin out again, pigments come and go, skirt lengths rise and fall like the tide. However, as far as the world of technology is concerned, precision, math, science, and rigor tend to be the dominant force over mere fad! However, it would be wrong to say that the profession of software programming and development does not have any…
  • 10 Fun Facts About Microsoft

    Aussie IT Group
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation. It is the world’s largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. Despite of being tough fight and competition from Apple and Google and ever-increasing Mac sales. Microsoft still stands as the first choice of most of the people and has an undisputed dominance over the computer industry. So, most of the people are always passionate to know about Microsoft, its people, Bill Gates and road map. For those people who are itching to know more here are some few…
 
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  • Design Pillars pt. 3: Layout with Nathan Ford of Monotype

    Steve Hickey
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    On today’s episode of The Dirt we sit down with Nathan Ford, Product Manager at Monotype and original conspirator behind Gridset. We take a look at the mysteries of content-out layout, the complications inherent to building great grids, and why all those damned kids love the 960 Grid System so much. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/134-nathan-ford.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Nathan on Twitter Art = Work Monotype Gridset
  • Design Pillars pt. 2: Typography with Dave Crossland of Crafting Type

    Steve Hickey
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today on The Dirt join us for an interview with Dave Crossland, instructor at Crafting Type and consultant to Google Fonts. Join us as we discuss Dave’s background and his move to creating typefaces, his open source motivations, and the reasoning behind the existence of Google Fonts. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/132-crossland.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Dave on Twitter Google Fonts Crafting Type FastCo Design: Are Some Fonts More Believable Than Others?
  • Design Pillars pt. 1: Color Theory with Dave Alonzo of Adobe

    Steve Hickey
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    Today on The Dirt we sit down with Dave Alonzo, Senior Experience Designer at Adobe and member of the Adobe Color CC team. We discuss the Color app for mobile, its evolution from the old days when it was named Kuler, and Adobe’s embrace of mobile as an extension of our creative workspace. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/131-alonzo.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Email Dave Adobe Color CC Dave’s work on Adobe Color CC on Behance
  • Open Source pt. 2: Licensing Matters with Gabe Levine

    Tim Wright
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    Today on The Dirt, join us as we discuss the mystical art of open source licensing with super lawyer Gabe Levine, Esquire. Why should you license your projects? What happens if you don’t? Listen in to find out. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/129-levine.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Gabe on Twitter Levine & Baker LLP MIT License GNU General Public License Creative Commons Licenses Law and the Multiverse
  • BizCraft Crossover: The Death of Original Design with Carl Smith and Gene Crawford

    Steve Hickey
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    Today on The Dirt, we finally wrangle the gentleman hosts of BizCraft into the studio. Tune in for a discussion of the death of originality in web design, commoditization of the low end of our market, the actual starting time of beer ‘o’ clock in Florida, and how our profession has responded to a proliferation of high quality and cheap design options. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/130-bizcraft.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes BizCraft Carl on Twitter Gene on Twitter
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    WBD

  • User-Centered Design & Iteration – Testing and Redesigning Yelp’s Website Part-8

    Tanvir Hasan
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Applying qualitative and quantitative user data to design Once you’ve finished analyzing the user data, it’s time to put pen to paper (and mouse to screen) to start creating and revising the designs. As you see in the above image, all design processes distill many scattered ideas into one definitive concept that gets polished and sharpened into a final design.This single process is the DNA of design thinking. The squiggly line may twist and repeat itself many times over (depending on the overall design process), but it should always unraveled by one clarifying force: user research and…
  • Quantitative Analysis of User Research – Testing and Redesigning Yelp’s Website Part 7

    Tanvir Hasan
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    Breaking Down User Data into Useful Insights Once we finished the qualitative analysis, we then analyzed the data from the two remote studies run with Optimal Workshop’s tools. We ran two different remote studies to answer questions about how users interact with Yelp’s main site, and to support the qualitative data we’d already gathered. The studies had different objectives, so the results give us a couple of options for the next steps in the redesign. This section shares our key findings from each of these studies, and our design recommendations. The results of our closed card sort on…
  • Gathering Quantitative Data on User Behaviors and Mental Models – Testing and Redesigning Yelp’s Website Part 6

    Tanvir Hasan
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Two Tests to Assess the Information Architecture and Visual Design After getting really useful insights from the filmed usability test, we wanted to analyze the information architecture in greater detail. So we ran a firstclick test on Yelp’s homepage using Chalkmark, which gave us insights into the aspects of the information architecture that worked, and which aspects confused users. And we ran a closed card sort on Yelp’s feature search filters using OptimalSort to find out which search filters were the most popular, and if there were any filters that could be removed to reduce clutter.
  • Qualitative Analysis of User Research – Testing and Redesigning Yelp’s Website Part 5

    Tanvir Hasan
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    Breaking Down Feedback into Useful Insights Once our research was complete, it was time to analyze the findings and determine the major pain points users experienced with Yelp’s current site. We began by watching our UserTesting videos and making note of interesting moments. (UserTesting’s platform allows you to annotate videos and create video clips directly from your dashboard.) As discussed in The Guide to Usability Testing, there are a wide range of user research options ranging from resource-intensive usability lab studies to simple email surveys. Our screen-recorded user tests…
  • Planning & Gathering Qualitative Data – Testing and Redesigning Yelp’s Website Part 4

    Tanvir Hasan
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    To see how users behave in a natural environment, it helps to use remote usability software (such as User-testing) to record the screens and the voices of test participants. This lets you hear them thinking out loud and see every click. While focus groups and field studies help you understand user opinions and natural product use, remote recorded tests let you see reactions and hear the thoughts of users as they focus on specific tasks. Regardless of the method you choose, just remember that user research is not about writing reports — it’s about asking and answering the right questions…
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    RapidWebLaunch Blog

  • Best Tweets of the Week – December 19 , 2014

    rapidweblaunch
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the week: American/Cuban relations, North Korean hackers, and grumpy cats! That last one wasn’t technically this week, but I don’t care because this is my blog and I can do what I want. Happy Friday! Want more customers for your small business? […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week – December 12, 2014

    rapidweblaunch
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the [past 2] week[s]! British and American royalty collide, Joe Biden antics, and police being funny on Twitter again! Enjoy your weekend! Need more customers for your small business? We can help. Filed under: Tweets of the Week, Twitter Tagged: batman, best […]
  • VIDEO: Put Your Phone Down and Look Up

    rapidweblaunch
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Does modern technology give us more opportunity for human connection? Are the connections it does create genuine, or simply a facade? What effect is this technology having on the next generation, growing up consumed by a constant flow of information? How many experiences did I miss today because I didn’t look up? Need more customers for your small […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week – November 28, 2014

    rapidweblaunch
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the week: This week was rough. No one is happy. Here are some funny tweets to cheer you up a bit. Now with more vines! IRONY ALERT That’s Pitbull FYI, that guy you always hear rapping about cities. Odell Beckham Jr made […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week November 21, 2014

    rapidweblaunch
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the [past 2] week[s]! Massive snow storms, Kim Kardashian, and comets flying through space! This story is 100% true by the way This man is a professional athlete. A really good one actually. Google image search his face if you need a […]
 
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    damatrix
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
  • Get The Most Out Of Pinterest For Business

    damatrix
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Pinterest can be an excellent social network for businesses who can use quality images effectively to create interest, encourage sharing around the Pinterest network in the form of repins and drive new traffic to your business web site. Some of this traffic can then convert into new email subscribers or sales conversions; or both. Here […]
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    damatrix
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  • Could You Do With a Website Refresh?

    damatrix
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    How long has it been since you really looked at your business web site? Your potential customers visit from time to time, but when did you last load it up and really look at it? And not just the home page, but those inner pages too? If you’re like many companies, the web site helps […]
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    2 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
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    My Weebly Tricks

  • Weebly Tricks #87 - Overlay Effect Menu

    Domingo Tambasacan
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:15 pm
    I consider this as one of the most brilliant tutorial you need to know and apply on your site. Bored with your navigation menu? Check this sample from Codrops and I am sure you will love it. It... Read More by clicking the Post Title
  • Weebly Tricks #86 - 3D Thumbnail Hover Effects

    Domingo Tambasacan
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    If you want to give a 3D looking hover effects for your images then here is a tutorial for you. It's amazing to see them curl or bend as you hover your mouse. Aside from the effects, a simple icon... Read More by clicking the Post Title
  • Weebly Tricks #85 - CSS3 Annotation Overlay Effects

    Domingo Tambasacan
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Deciding to pursue my work, I jump in on more advance widgets. This is my first tutorial for a true 100% responsive widget. With this jump in, I also created my third demo page using the latest free... Read More by clicking the Post Title
  • Weebly Tricks #84 - ClassyCountdown Timer

    Domingo Tambasacan
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Our last tutorial for this month is a clean countdown timer called ClassyCountdown made by Marius Stanciu of class.pm. This widget might be useful for some web owners so I add it here. Check it... Read More by clicking the Post Title
  • Weebly Tricks #83 - Filtering Images using jQuery Isotope

    Domingo Tambasacan
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    So here is an Isotope from Mettafizy to filter your images according to the classes you set. The effect is smooth and the step is basically very easy. CLICK HERE FOR LIVE DEMO Ok, before we start,... Read More by clicking the Post Title
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    Denis Bouquet - Freelance web developer in London

  • Create wordpress multilanguage – best way and plugins

    denis
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    I recently worked on a few multilingual WordPress build for different clients. So I have been looking for the best way to build those using relavant code and plugins. Here is what I ended up using. There are two approachs to build a multi-languages website with WordPress. You can either use plugins as qTranslate or you can setup a network wordpress (have a WordPress for each language). Both have advantages but I choose the network solution as it gives us more flexibility in terms of content. The network wordpress / Multisite Create a network wordpress is easy. Just follow the instruction…
  • Start working with Phaser 2, how and where to learn

    denis
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    I used Phaser during a web project I did for Ford. I discovered it long time ago doing some web monitoring and I finally played seriously with it recently. My challenge was to build a mobile HTML5 game. That game needed physic collision detection and to access the phone accelerometer. The goal of the game, based two different levels, is to park a car between other cars without touching them and within a certain time. In this blog post, I just want to share what I think could be a good way to get familiar with Phaser for your first project. Phaser is awesome, go on for it! Screenshot:…
  • How to have a responsive font size

    denis
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    Make a text fit 100% of the width of parent container if often an idea designers use in their concepts. However, when it comes to responsive design it becomes tricky to keep the text matching the initial idea. Here are a few ways to do responsive text: Resize text at breakpoints Not much to say here, except if you are in a fluid responsive design it may not take 100% of the width and fit perfectly. SVG images It can be an image (svg or not actually – the good thing is SVG won’t get blur), just add style=”width: 100%; height: auto;” to your image. However,…
  • CSS styling for drop-down list – cross-browser, CSS only

    denis
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    Drop-down list are really difficult to style cross-browser. Designer always make some pretty drop-down list but the rendering of the style is very different from a browser to an other. And then everyone ask why it doesn’t look as the design, well, hum… I have been looking for a nice CSS for ages. It nearly impossible to make it work the same in all browser. I had a play a long time, but Firefox and Safari are different, then IE gets weird on some devices, joy! And it is even more crazy with mobile browsers. The big problem stay IE, as usual, but here is a script for the rest…
  • Text in images: copy and paste, get the font

    denis
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    Useful web tools to copy and paste text from pictures, online ORC, find the font on an image. Copy and paste text from a picture It can sometimes save you so much time when someone just gives you a picture and say “use the copy from that”, humm yeah… I found a very nice web browser extension for chrome: Project Naptha “Highlight, copy, edit, and translate text from any image on the web.” OCR (Optical Character Recognition) online tools free-ocr.com – JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP or PDF (only first page) onlineocr.net – Extract text from PDF and images…
 
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    edgeandaction.com

  • Don’t Give Up, Never Give Up, Especially When You Feel like Giving Up

    David Briard
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Knowledge when applied correctly TURNS INTO A SKILL If you’ve not achieved success with your website, it’s likely due to ONE WEAK SKILL that you’ve yet to develop, and it’s this one weak skill that holds you back like a ball and chain; preventing you from getting into the top 20% where all the money, success and fun is to be had. We all can make the most gains by working on the one aspect of ourselves we don’t like, what we’re not good at, instead of continuing to work on the skills we’ve already developed. We avoid the bothersome work of doing things…
  • How To Avoid Negative Social Engagement The Right Way

    David Briard
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    The social aspect of our online lives as been integrated into most aspects of our internet use. Blog posts, YouTube videos, a podcast or a news website. Social, with its share buttons and pleads from authors and publisher for you to “like”, “retweet”, “pin” or share on whatever platform you love most is vital to a websites growth. Social media is often the second biggest source of traffic for websites behind search engines. The real truth is that for most websites, your main traffic sources will predominantly be from 2, maybe 3 main sources and then a…
  • No-Nonsense Web Page Optimization For New Web Masters

    David Briard
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Web Page Optimization – People are hunting when they visit your website Your purpose as a webmaster and web designer is not to make a bloated, slow loading website that looks cool but doesn’t deliver, it’s to design your online presence in a highly intelligent way so your layout, space, and typography help people understand your website, it’s purpose, it’s selling point, and to help them find the answer to their problems…FAST. So let’s get into some web page optimization from a layout and design perspective. Your best chance of making an online income…
  • Exceptional Open Source Web Design Software Programs that Work

    David Briard
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Want a WordPress or Dreamweaver alternative? WordPress powers millions upon millions of websites. It’s open source in nature, has thousands of free themes and paid premium themes that help you to create and design your website. It offers programmers a framework that’s easy to customize and build beautiful and easy to manage websites. It allows the non technical types to easily put up a respectable website to start their online careers by making a blog, website or e-commerce website. Best of all, WordPress, the content management system that makes adding content to your website a breeze,…
  • This is How You Make Money Online With Your Website

    David Briard
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY ONLINE WITH A WEBSITE? Advertising right?  This is always the knee-jerk response people have when it comes to websites and money. Advertising is one model to pull in revenue and cover your costs but it’s certainly not the only way. Websites are unique in that many active and passive ways exist to earn an income online by building a system that can reach thousands and thousands of people without you needing to be present at each interaction. But unlike physical stores where people can conceive how a place like a yoga studio or a bar can make money – the…
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    Web Programming

  • Codelobster Edición PHP, un PHP, HTML, CSS y JavaScript editor libre

    karlen1983
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    Para muchos en el campo del desarrollo web, decidirse por una buena plataforma de desarrollo (IDE por sus siglas en inglés) es un poco difícil por la gran variedad que existen. En muchas ocasiones satisfacer a los clientes es una tarea difícil. Debido a esto, para el trabajo valioso en la creación de sitios web usted necesita un buen editor cómodo, el cual le ahorre tiempo para prestarle mayor atención a los clientes. Hay muchos que requieren productos de pago para este fin, pero existen algunos que ofrecen las mismas características y de forma gratuita. Una de estas plataformas de…
  • Alienware Alpha, nueva consola con base Windows

    karlen1983
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Aunque la Alienware Alpha es más pequeña y más potente que una Xbox 360 o PS4 y cuesta 549 dólares, se ha quedado un poco a medias con respecto a sus competidoras. Alienware ha expresado que no hay de qué preocuparse, “Estamos en la fase alfa de Alfa”, ha mencionado. Marc Diana, jefe de producto de Alienware, ha dicho que: “No es un robusto sistema operativo basado en un controlador completo, pero lo va a ser.” Además ha mencionado que “Alienware se compromete a la actualización del sistema cada mes hasta que se llegue allí.” Una de las mejores características que…
  • Gorilla Glass 4, el nuevo futuro de las pantallas de los dispositivos móviles

    karlen1983
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Hay buenas noticias para aquellos usuarios de iPhone que suelen tener mas su teléfono en el suelo que en sus manos. El proveedor número uno de pantallas de Apple, Corning, acaba de presentar el pasado jueves su próxima generación de Gorilla Glass. Según lo mencionado por la empresa la nueva pantalla es dos veces más resistente que cualquier cubierta de vidrio competitiva ahora en el mercado. Gorilla Glass 4 fue diseñado específicamente para eliminar el principal problema de los usuarios de letelefonos inteligentes, la rotura de la pantalla del mismo. Los científicos de la compañía…
  • Twitter piensa cambiar el “feed” de los usuarios en poco tiempo

    karlen1983
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    Twitter ha comunicado el pasado miércoles que está planeando lanzar nuevas funcionalidades en los próximos meses. Los cambios incluyen maneras más fáciles de compartir video, cambiar conversaciones públicas a privadas y maneras de evitar perderse un tweets en caso que el usuario se encuentre sin conexión. La compañía parece estar trabajando en una vía para que su plataforma sea más atractiva para los nuevos usuarios y más fácil para los actuales. Ambos son de vital importancia ya que el crecimiento de usuarios ha disminuido y los inversores han comenzado a preguntarse qué…
  • Google ha actualizado a Android 5.0 a dispositivos más antiguos como el Nexus 5

    karlen1983
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    Google ha estado en una misión de redefinirse a sí misma como una empresa de diseño centrada desde hace algunos años y hace unos días sacó a la luz la versión oficial de Android 5.0 Lollipop con el lanzamiento de en el nuevo teléfono Nexus 6 y la tableta Nexus 9, pero no fue hasta el día de ayer que empezó a actualizar los teléfonos más antiguos como el Nexus 5. Es un cambio bastante brusco desde el Android que se ha conocido por todos, ahora la nueva versión trae un torrente de combinaciones de ajustes y funciones. El nuevo diseño del sistema operativo móvil más utilizado en…
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  • Top 10 Tips to improving your website SEO ranking

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:14 pm
    SEO is mostly used by business men .Generally seo is a best technique for promote a website. If we used seo technique at starting step we can get most places in business.Top 10 Factor for get best traffic & ranking of website1. Keyword Research: - it is most important part of SEO. We can use many tools for selecting keyword as Google Adwords, Small SEO tool.    2. Link Building: - We propose best sites and niche directories for back link to your site. With fresh, relevant content, Good backlink to your site can really boost your site’s Page Rank.3. Deep Linking: - although it is…
  • Importance of SEO in Maximizing Business

    3 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Search Engine Optimization abbreviated to SEO is said to be the process that adheres the visibility of a particular or any website. As a internet network marketing strategy, SEO takes into consideration of how people search, what are the keywords that are been typed in the search engine, how does the search engine revert back to the information asked and so on. An SEO service provider makes use of the practice of the search engine organization to elaborate the amount of visitors to the site. It is divides into:- On-page vs. Off –page Seo. The importance of SEO for ones business: It is a way…
  • New Perspectives in iOS and Android Apps Development

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Smart phones and their applications are the new order and developers have sensed their increasing popularity and are enamored at the business prospects. The two major platforms – Apple’s newly launched iOS7 and Google’s Android have put the developers in a fix, a dilemma of what to choose? Developers are basically interested in targeting a large customer base and both the platforms provide that opportunity.How do programming languages matter in application development?Developers having a single application in mind and envisioning it running in multiple platforms are in for a tough time.
  • Custom website development can increase ROI or not?

    22 May 2013 | 5:21 am
     If you are running an online business, then you probably need expert ideas. There are several factors that affect marketing of your business. However, you may think about promoting website through web expert. In real manner, website is one of the most important parts of any business as you can handle whole business through web generated online queries. Website structure and its navigation also plays vital role in increasing ROI of your business. However, it impacts well on users if they see such a website that looks like custom website development and unique from other one. They can…
  • Why you should choose Android application development company

    3 May 2013 | 12:46 am
    The smart phone becomes choice of everyone and replacing normal phones slowly. The reason behind the popularity of android phones and smart phones is conveniences as smart phone provide facility to perform several tasks on mobile that once generally do with desktop with internet connection.  iPhone, Android phones, HTC, Blackberry and Samsung all provide facility to access many tasks on mobile through various application. Android is most popular and demanding operating system used in many smart phone brands such as HTC and Samsung. Android development is also kind of software development so…
 
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  • Illustration in Web Design

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Introduction The use of illustration in web design is a growing trend, thanks to faster download speeds, ensuring large image files don’t slow down your user’s experience, and a push towards a more imaginative approach to web design, driven by the desire to stand out from the crowd and ensure that your website delivers on impact, branding, communication and usability. The vast majority of websites do not use any illustration. If used well, this visual tool can help to make your site unique and stand out. There are a broad range of illustration approaches and styles, so you are…
  • Fulham web design agency

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    Are you looking for a London web design agency? We are based in Fulham, just a few minutes from central London on the tube or bus. Our offices are just a minutes walk from Putney Bridge station. Our London, Fulham Location Fulham is located in West London, a short distance from Hammersmith, Putney, Barnes, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Kingston and central London. What we can offer you From our web design agency based near central London we offer a wide range of services including: Web design Web development Mobile web design WordPress websites Ecommerce websites Joomla and Magento sites Content…
  • Illustration web design launch

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    We recently launched a new responsive WordPress website for London based artist and illustrator, Katy Jackson. In addition to the redesign and transferal to a WordPress Content Management System, the new website has an improved gallery, separated into 3 distinct sections. The new gallery is simple to update and edit and much more user friendly, allowing visitors to the website to navigate between illustrations with ease.www.katy-jackson.co.uk
  • Email marketing guide

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    Our guide to Email marketing This low cost marketing strategy is an ideal way to drum up both new and repeat business helping your company reach a wider audience. A simple campaign organised in-house using an existing mail client such as Microsoft Outlook is easy to set up. There are also paid services available online which will only put minor strain on your marketing budget; most email campaigns pay for themselves in no time at all. Regardless of your approach and budget, email marketing is arguably the most cost effective way of attracting new business and retaining existing customers.
  • Book cover design – Away from the Dead

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Take a look at our latest book cover designed for Holland Park Press. Away from the Dead is written by Karen Jennings. Please click here to find out more.
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    Rude Otter

  • Install CiviCRM on WordPress with Nginx (LEMP stack)

    James Bradach
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Over the weekend I installed a copy of CiviCRM on WordPress to demo for a small nonprofit that recently asked me to help with some of their data needs. CiviCRM is a constituent relationship management (CRM) system designed for nonprofit organizations. While I installed it as a WordPress plugin, it’s also available for Joomla and Drupal. Install CiviCRM on WordPress with Nginx This guide was written using: WordPress 4.0.1, CiviCRM 4.5.4 Nginx 1.6.2 MariaDB 10.0.15 (as a replacement for MySQL) PHP 5.5.9 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Nginx, MariaDB or MySQL, and PHP/PHP-FPM should already be…
  • Password protect WordPress admin directory on Nginx

    James Bradach
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Extra protection against brute force attacks While WordPress has an authentication system of its own, some opt to add additional server-side password protection to /wp-admin/ using basic authentication. This prompts users for a username and a password before even allowing access to the admin files and WordPress authentication. Password protecting wp-login.php is generally sufficient WordPress cautions that password protecting /wp-admin/ itself can break some WordPress functionality and plugins using AJAX. While the password protection can be configured to allow AJAX to bypass authentication,…
  • Nginx redirect and SSL configuration example

    James Bradach
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Over the past few months I’ve been working with WordPress sites a surprising amount. During this same time, I decided to switch all of my sites over to HTTPS exclusively. The switch was relatively painless, especially since free SSL certificate are now available. I started with the HTML 5 Boilerplate team’s Nginx configuration snippets maintained by Andy Dawson. I had to make a few adjustments to them related to SSL and PHP but a majority of their defaults I didn’t need to touch at all. Nginx Redirects The Nginx return directive can be used to efficiently return a code and…
  • Create a self-signed SSL certificate for Nginx

    James Bradach
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    If your application has any sort of login page or transmits sensitive information, it’s wise the make those sections accessible only via HTTPS. Even if your site has no sensitive information, it’s worth considering using HTTPS as Google now considers it a ranking signal. For any pages a general user will access, you’ll want to use an SSL certificate signed by a reputable third party to avoid browser warnings. There are a number of vendors out there offering certificates, but a free personal certificate from StartSSL will probably work fine for non-commerce sites.  …
  • Nginx proxy and load-balancing functionality intro

    Guest Blogger
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Nginx is one of the most viable (and visible) open-source HTTP servers competing against Apache today. Due to its asynchronous, event-based nature, Nginx is highly scalable and can far outperform Apache under very heavy loads. As a result, it is one of the best choices to use when setting up a reverse proxy and/or load balancer, especially since it also now supports proxying of the WebSocket protocol. Both functions are built into nginx (the Proxy module and Upstream module, respectively), so just about any installation of Nginx can be readied without additional software. The magic all…
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    InkThemes

  • 10 Best Responsive One Page WordPress Themes For Business

    Rohit Panthari
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:58 am
    Get into this another collection of beautiful one page WordPress themes.All these themes are responsive and make your website ready within a matter of a short few minutes.You just need to have a look at their features besides selecting the design you loved the most.However most of them are multipurpose and great for almost any business, you can still make a choice.BLACKWELLBlackWell is beautifully designed one page portfolio theme.It has an adjustable sidebar containing menu shortcuts that makes navigation quite easy through all the sections.It is best suited for businesses such as interior…
  • 8 Business WordPress Themes to Kick-Start your Business

    Rohit Panthari
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:23 am
    When it comes to creating an individual website and making money, you can have many ways to start with.You can earn good money by working as a freelancer, writing Blogs and product reviews, web designing, posting on forums, and many more.Your choice will depend upon your interest, the time you’re ready to spend with your website, and your understanding of web.When all is done…You’ll need a suitable theme for your website to deploy your money making plan.Here you can find a best theme that matches your business interest.Rethink – Product Review WordPress ThemeProduct…
  • Agency Pro – A Responsive WordPress Business Theme

    Neeraj Agarwal
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    Agency Pro – Perfect WordPress Theme For All Business FirmsAgency Pro is a responsive WordPress business theme that perfectly suits for any business firm.This WordPress theme gives you the ability to set up truly dynamic websites for your small business, company or an organisation with ease through theme options framework.With Agency Pro Business WordPress theme , businesses of all shapes and sizes can get that big agency feel.Why Agency Pro Theme Is Perfect For Your Business Website ?Theme is packed with tons of cool features to manage your website and engage web visitors at a first…
  • HTML Template for Schools and Educational Institutions

    Neeraj Agarwal
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:47 am
    Kids Land is a responsive HTML template designed for schools and educational institutions such care centersKindergartens, Play Schools, etc.Below are the other types of educational institutions for which you can create a website using this template.Special schools.Art school, design schools, etc.Vocational school.Training Academy.Finishing school.Coaching institutes.It is very clean and easy to use template that looks amazing on any device.You can provide information regarding your College or University, Education Center, Music Schools or any Online Course from your website and tell…
  • Raindrop – Multipurpose Feature WordPress One Page Theme

    Neeraj Agarwal
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    Raindrop is a multipurpose one page WordPress theme featuring a clean and modern design. The theme comes with everything you need for creating a corporate, photography , agency or any business website.Being a one page theme, it provides an easy navigation to your visitors. Also, the theme is completely responsive making it accessible through any mobile or tablet device.Raindrop comes with features like Revolution Slider, Parallax Background, 100+ shortcodes and Font Awesome Icons, Isotope Filterable Portfolio  and much more... You have got in 5 custom post templates ( standard, video, link,…
 
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    Staten Web

  • How To Add Credibility To Your Web Design Blog

    Patrick
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    Making уоur website соmе асrоss аs trustworthy аnd knowledgeable to visitors gives you web credibility. Yоur website іs оftеn thе fіrst point оf contact fоr thе customers, responsible fоr fіrst impressions, аnd оf course, sources оf revenue. Companies thаt design fоr credibility hаvе а strategic advantage оvеr thе competition. A study, consisting of several thousand people frоm thе Stanford Web Credibility Project, fоund thаt “visual design” wаs thе single mоst іmроrtаnt factor whеn assessing а website’s credibility. Yоu саn hаvе…
  • 4 Web Design Mistakes to Avoid

    Patrick
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Creating a perfect website for a business is much more than just picking the right pictures and domain name. As a web designer, you must be able to include practical information about the business while avoiding common mistakes that always plague sites. A clean and readable websites with easy navigation will keep visitors clicking through the content and returning for more. Here are the top 4 web design mistakes you should avoid: Avoid Complicated Web Design Don’t use every technical trick when designing your website. If your website does not load fast in the browser of a visitor, they…
  • 5 Tips on How to Get Web Design Clients

    Patrick
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Marketing your website to expand your client base is extremely important in ensuring the success of your business. Getting new clients, however, can be extremely challenging. It is arguably one of the hardest aspects of running your own web design business. Fortunately, there are numerous innovative and inexpensive strategies that you can employ to ensure profitability of your business amongst the competition. Provide Portfolio To begin with, providing a great portfolio on your site can potentially attract numerous prospective clients. An effective portfolio should include a list of all the…
  • 4 Best Practices in Web Design

    Patrick
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:35 pm
    A functional and unique web design can bring a website to life; an effective web design should be able to provide your audience with quality content while facilitating their ability to locate you among the numerous sites in operation today. Failure to take a thorough approach could easily spell doom for your site. It is therefore imperative that you are able to maintain these 4 best practices in web design. Use Attractive Layout To begin with, it is vital that you use an attractive layout design. A compelling layout design is capable of attracting and maintaining the attention of visitors…
  • When to Hire a Web Designer

    Patrick
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Many small and medium-sized startups and businesses may come into a dilemma on what to choose: using a website builder or hiring a web designer. Personally, I believe the latter is the right choice. The question you should ask, however, is when to hire a web designer? Below are a couple of thoughts you might want to take into account: How much is your budget? If you have a budget of about $500, you could look for freelance web designers. Some of these designers are also starting up their business and will work within your budget. If you are worried if the price may not scream quality, check…
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    Bootstrap Stage

  • Yeti – Responsive Ultimate Theme

    mruocco
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Check out the new content of Bootstrap Stage- Premium Bootstrap Template The post Yeti – Responsive Ultimate Theme has appeared first on Bootstrap Stage - Bootstrap themes, templates, and gallery. Related bootstrap themes: Loom – Multipurpose Responsive WordPress Theme Willow Attractor – Responsive One Page Parallax Theme
  • QVA -One Page Multi-purpose JOOMLA-3X Template

    mruocco
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Check out the new content of Bootstrap Stage- Premium Bootstrap Template The post QVA -One Page Multi-purpose JOOMLA-3X Template has appeared first on Bootstrap Stage - Bootstrap themes, templates, and gallery. Related bootstrap themes: Flato Maximus – Responsive Onepage WordPress Theme Love.ly – Simple & Elegant One Page Drupal Theme
  • Aegon – Responsive Gym/Fitness Club Template

    mruocco
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Check out the new content of Bootstrap Stage- Premium Bootstrap Template The post Aegon – Responsive Gym/Fitness Club Template has appeared first on Bootstrap Stage - Bootstrap themes, templates, and gallery. Related bootstrap themes: Sports&Life – Gym & Fitness HTML Template Fitness – Premium Gym WordPress Theme GYM
  • INSPINIA – Responsive Admin Theme

    mruocco
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    Check out the new content of Bootstrap Stage- Premium Bootstrap Template The post INSPINIA – Responsive Admin Theme has appeared first on Bootstrap Stage - Bootstrap themes, templates, and gallery. No related posts.
  • Elementary – One Page Elegant Theme

    mruocco
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Check out the new content of Bootstrap Stage- Premium Bootstrap Template The post Elementary – One Page Elegant Theme has appeared first on Bootstrap Stage - Bootstrap themes, templates, and gallery. No related posts.
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    Gatelogix

  • A QUASY guide For Optimizing Twitter Profile

    Tallat Satti
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    As we all know that Twitter is a giant Social media platform where people share news, information, thoughts, jokes, images, links and videos etc in the form of Tweets, which consist of maximum 140 characters, making global communication cheap, easy and efficient. According to Twitter’s 2014 third quarter Report 248 million Peoples all over the … Continue Reading
  • SEO Tips Not To Ignore While Blogging

    Tallat Satti
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    Before a glimpse of SEO tips for blogging, you must have to know the Successful Blogging Rules You Must Follow?  If you know blogging rules then here are some good tips for search engines ranking of your posts. A blog is an online diary, set of articles about some specific topic, a discussion forum, personal … Continue Reading
  • 7 Successful Blogging Rules You Must Follow

    Tallat Satti
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
     Writing is all about providing a piece of useful, informative and educational content to your target audience and provides them with a solution to their problem. So the content must needs to be remarkable, because it is the only magic wand to attract more qualified visitors into leads and discover more loyal readers. Well written, … Continue Reading
  • AngularJS Basics

    Noman Rauf
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:04 am
    Introduction AngularJs is an open source structural JavaScript MVW framework for dynamic web apps.It helps with running single-page applications. Its objective is to augment browser-based applications with model–view–controller (MVC) capability, is an effort to make both development and testing easier.It amend and enhance HTML to better serve dynamic content through two-way data-binding. MVW – Model … Continue Reading
  • Modern Marketing Process

    Fuad Hassan
    14 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    It is the process for achieving goals by exchanging products and their value, That includes following four steps: to analyze opportunities in market to develop the marketing strategies to plan the marketing programs and choosing the four Ps of marketing mix that is product price place promotion and with this we also need Organizing Implementing Controlling … Continue Reading
 
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    TopDesignInspiration

  • Authentic Asia

    Parser Account
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Authentic Asia was founded in 1999 by Tina Patterson, who had been working in the travel industry for 10 years and had traveled throughout some of the most remote regions in Asia and the Middle East. Tina’s expertise and vision became the foundation upon The post Authentic Asia appeared first on TopDesignInspiration.
  • Nordic Appeal

    Parser Account
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Nordic Appeal’s products are made in Denmark from sustainable forested wood. They work hard to improve the computer workspace. The post Nordic Appeal appeared first on TopDesignInspiration.
  • Shop Trio Events

    Parser Account
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Online e-commerce for Smart GPS sport watch with color screen, for triathlon and multisport disciplines and more. The post Shop Trio Events appeared first on TopDesignInspiration.
  • Postmates

    Parser Account
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Postmates everyone's favorite delivery service, also available on iPhone and Android. The post Postmates appeared first on TopDesignInspiration.
  • Solved

    Parser Account
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Software expertise and training on-demand in your company. Select a software in question and get assistance from a certified expert. The post Solved appeared first on TopDesignInspiration.
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    Fusionplate.com

  • 30+ Wonderful Poster Designs For Your Inspiration

    Rohan Kapoor
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    Need some poster design inspiration? You have come to the right place. In this roundup, we have gathered some Wonderful Poster Designs to inspire you and get your creative ideas flowing. Posters are used to present events, products, movies and mostly everything you can think of. Creativity is a vital part of designing posters. So go ahead and have a look at these posters and maybe you will get some great ideas for your next poster design.It Came From The Jungle – December 2014ViewRaleigh Holiday Poster2014 Holiday poster for Raleigh USAViewJohn Wizards PosterViewLollapalooza 2014…
  • 30+ Free HTML5 CSS3 Website Templates

    Rohan Kapoor
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Looking for Free HTML5 CSS3 Website Templates? We got some nice templates for you. HTML5 and CSS3 websites provides great functionality and features. These free templates will give you the professional appearance you need to increase your online popularity. These templates can be used for a variety of purposes including business, portfolio, product, services…etc. So, In this roundup we are showcasing some of the best Free HTML5 CSS3 Website Templates which you can use for your own projects. All these free templates are well coded and professionally designed. Go grab them all!Artica –…
  • 60+ Amazing Photo Manipulation Tutorials For Photoshop

    Rohan Kapoor
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    Photo Manipulation is a form of art that let you bring your imaginations to your computer screen in the form of a stunning piece of art and Photoshop is the best photo editing tool that provides you enough flexibility and options to create some amazing artworks. In this roundup, we are presenting some Amazing Photo Manipulation Tutorials For Photoshop. Follow these tutorials to learn some awesome techniques to create wonderful artworks.Amazing Surreal Shark Photoshop TutorialIn this tutorial we will create an aquatic scene about a fisherman catching a big shark. There will be some blood and…
  • 15+ Amazing Human Photo Manipulation Artworks

    Rohan Kapoor
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    Here we have found some Photo Manipulation inspiration for you. Photo Manipulation is an art to transform an ordinary photo into something totally out of the box. In this short roundup we are presenting some extraordinary Human Photo Manipulation Artworks. These artworks will surely inspire you. Go ahead and take a look!Jared  View SourceRapture  View SourceWork By Michael Oswald  View SourceIgor Morski Art303  View SourceFRACTAL BODY.jpg  View SourceWoman Stone Sculpture  View SourceIgor Morski Art301  View SourceAbstract…
  • 80+ Amazing Free PSD Website Templates

    Rohan Kapoor
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    Photoshop is a great graphic designing tool and it can be used for performing a very huge and diverse amount of tasks. One of the application of Photoshop is to design templates for websites which can be later converted to HTML. In this showcase, we have gathered many Free PSD Website Templates that you can freely download from different sources on the web. These PSD templates have well organized layers can be easily customized. These templates will save a lot of your time and you can readily code them to HTML to use it for your websites. Thanks to the designers who shared such great…
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    Internet Marketing Light » Internet Marketing Light

  • 10 Tips on How to Write an eBook and Promote It Successfully

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    Have you thought about writing an ebook? You probably have just don’t know how and where to start, or can’t find enough time to devote to such a demanding activity. But what if you can do it with the content you’ve already written, and is published on… … Read the rest
  • How a PDF Conversion can Help plant a Tree and save a Child

    admin
    29 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Convert PDF & JPG file formats with a smile This week I will be pointing the spotlight on Philippe Bernard, a Software Engineer living in Paris, France. I was recently looking for a way to convert a couple of PDF catalogs into JPG format for my portfolio page. Having done … Read the rest
  • The A-B-C’s of Reverse Image Search

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Google Reverse Image Search It’s safe to assume that we all have and know how to search for an image on Google. However, have you ever come across an image on a website or maybe an image on your own computer and wanted to find a larger version or perhaps … Read the rest
  • Easy Facebook RSS Feed

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Easy Facebook RSS Feed In today’s highly competitive market it is critical to dive into the World Wide Web network of connections and reach out to as many branches of humanity as possible. It is a crucial life force for all your activities whether it’s related to selling a product, … Read the rest
  • 3 Basic Steps for connecting your WordPress RSS feed to Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media Sites

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    WordPress RSS feed to Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media Sites As a writer/blogger you are busy enough coming up with your next article post. You would like to be able to click the Publish button in your WordPress blog or website, then step back and relax while your post … Read the rest
 
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    Frontendry

  • Custom Select Box Tutorial using CSS and jQuery

    Brian Kamau
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:08 am
    View Demo Download Customising a select drop down list can be one of the frustrating things in customising HTML form elements. But with a few simple lines of jQuery and some CSS, we can create our own custom select drop down list. If you are still an IE8 lover, this tutorial might be the right one for you. The icon(s) used in our demo are from the lovely creators of Font Awesome. HTML Let’s start with the basic html for two select box as our examples: <div id="select1"> <select> <option>One</option> <option>Two</option> <option…
  • 35 Amazingly Beautiful Dark Websites for Inspiration

    Brian Kamau
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Fashion enthusiasts usually say you could never go wrong with dark or black colors. Well, there isn’t any deviation when coming to websites. Black colors according to Cameron Chapman’s post on color theory mean that they emanate power and elegance. Dark websites are dignified and demand your attention. They create mystery and sophistication. While doing my internet errands, I came across some amazing and beautiful dark websites that I thought could be a great  source of inspiration for your next design project. Here’s the list I came up with. You could definitely add…
  • Navicon Menu Animations Using CSS3 Transform and Transition

    Brian Kamau
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:54 pm
    View Demo Download A navicon menu is a popular element on almost  all modern websites.  It is sometimes referred to as a hamburger menu or a three-line menu. I would say the “three-line” is now an inoperable term because some websites have adopted more than three horizontal lines and others have come up with a totally different style. Nevertheless, navicons reveal menu lists when you click on them and thus help in your responsive design layout. Now, they are many ways of creating navicon or hamburger menus: PNG or JPEG images, SVGs  or creating elements such as spans or divs…
  • Examples of Skeuomorphic UI Design on the Web

    Brian Kamau
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    Albeit the fact that flat design has been quite popular in 2014, there have been great websites that have emerged with a taste of skeuomorphism. If you haven’t been around on the web of late, here are the descriptions of the two UI designs: Flat design refers to a simplistic approach to user interfaces where usability is the main focus. It constitutes of clean, two-dimensional elements without depth and heavily depends on color and typography. On the contrary, skeuomorphism simulate real-world objects on user interfaces. The battle between flat design and skeuomorphism  hasn’t…
  • 30 Examples of Christian Bands and Music Artists Websites

    Brian Kamau
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Christian bands and music artists haven’t been left behind in this web era of trendy and inspiring websites.  They have invested in beautiful websites to exhibit their web presence. Not only do the websites showcase their captivating muscles, but they also keep the fans abreast with the latest info on: the band’s and artist’s current and next tour dates, latest albums or free songs and chord charts. The bands’ social pages are also engaging on their websites.  Without much further ado, here’s a list of 30 great examples of Christian bands and music artist websites for your…
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    Anttix blogs

  • Creating Content - Part I

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    When assisting clients with content, Anttix strives to steer them in the right direction. Most of the time we handle a lot of content optimization behind the scenes, making sure it is displaying correctly, free of errors, and indexed properly for search engines. The rest of the burden lies with the client, who must supply the best possible version of their content they can including relative information, informative answers, and quality resources. This blog series aims to shed some light on both sides of the process, both from the developer and the client. The ultimate goal will be to help…
  • The Power of the Testimonial

    Tom Egizio
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Many of us put great stock in reviews, testimonials, and recommendations given on a variety of different commercial websites. From Amazon 5-star ratings to Yelp reviews, we hold these pieces of information in great regard when purchasing goods and services. Hearing first-hand information from someone who utilized the service or used the product gives us more reassurance when making a decision and rightfully so. The manufacturer or service will always claim their product and/or service is the best in their industry but we generally will not just take them on their word. Of course they stand…
  • Best Kept Secret - The Small Business

    Tom Egizio
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    This Saturday, following Black Friday, marks the 4th annual Small Business Saturday founded by American Express in 2010. This event aims to help small businesses get more customers rather than the big box stores that receive most of the consumer attention around the holidays. This annual event encourages shoppers to stop in a local small business and give them a chance, which helps grow local pride and supports the next great business on the rise. At Anttix we strongly support this day and encourage not only our clients but our employees to shop local and shop small, not just this November…
  • Security Update: BadUSB

    Tom Egizio
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    We all know we can get viruses and malware from various websites and shady emails, but did you know an untrustworthy USB device can do far more harm? The latest technology threat comes in small packages, such as USB storage, charging stations, and peripherals. An insecure USB device plugged into your computer, laptop, or phone can quickly corrupt your computer or device beyond repair. That doesn't mean a simple trip to a computer repair service or software update will fix your problem. That means your entire computer may just have to be thrown out. These bad devices are referred to as BadUSB…
  • Head in the Cloud

    Tom Egizio
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    Those of us who do important work, for both the household and the workplace, on a computer know the importance our files can hold. They might be our finances, our school work, or simply the Christmas shopping list all planned out. Either way, we hope to protect them and keep them from corruption as much as we can. Since the early days of home computing we relied on removable disks and drives (remember the Zip Drive?) to backup and store our files to protect against computer crashes and viruses that may corrupt them. Small and large businesses may take this process further, installing local…
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    Notion Technologies

  • Advertise Your Brand For Free: Use The Power Of Social Media

    Ruhail Amin
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    If you fancy driving sales, generating qualified leads, build relationships with your clients and who’s who in the industry at low cost, SOCIAL MEDIA is the answer. The role of social media in today’s business set-up is crucial. If you want to make your brand more visible using this social route it is a doable job. What is needed is some smart strategy on your part. Here are few tips that can help you create your own brand by using social media: Identify your Audience: Make sure you know who your target audience. Take pains to get familiar with their interests, needs and biggest…
  • How Social Media can Help Your eCommerce?

    Ruhail Amin
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Social media plays a crucial role in today’s times. Almost every potential customer is hooked to this platform. If the purchasing habits of the potential customers are taken into account, social media plays a crucial role. The Comments, Shares & Likes on a particular product update prompt the potential customers to purchase. If you are running your own eCommerce site, here are some simple ways to leverage the power of social media to build your customer base. Use Social Sign-ins: Social sign-ins allow you to build your brand visibility amongst your visitors. It will also allow you to…
  • Tips for Popularizing Your eCommerce Portal

    Ruhail Amin
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    You have made the best possible design for your e-commerce portal. Used the best possible color combination to WOW your clients in less than 10 seconds. You have an army of expert panelists, but sadly you don’t have many visitors on your site. Is this your reality too? Yes, many of the promising start-ups complain of lower traffic. Despite having the brilliant ideas and marketing strategies in place, these start-ups are struggling to find a customer base that can generate business. In order to drive traffic towards your ePortal, here are some tips to follow: Pay attention to content: Is…
  • 5 Productivity Tips for Home Office Workers

    Ruhail Amin
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The initial days of a start-up can mean constant compromises. Be it the workplace or the working hours, one has to get used to adjustments in order to set the business going. Working from home might sound fun but in reality it is not so easy. Focusing on your work amidst noise of kids, regular visitors and daily household chores might sound overwhelming at times. But, there are ways you can still get the best out of your work time at home if you follow these simple rules: 1. Create a dedicated space for work No matter how small your workstation might look, the best practice is to have one. It…
  • Sharp Tips For New Start-Ups

    Ruhail Amin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Many of us are waiting to quit the daily jobs and start our own venture. Though most of us wait for the perfect time to start, the ones who make it happen do it anyways. In this article, I have listed some basic things that a budding entrepreneur should follow to start his own successful venture: Don’t Wait For the Perfect Time, it’s Now or Never: We all tend to wait for the perfect time to chase our dreams. However, the truth is that challenges are an integral part of our lives and the sooner we understand this fact the better it will be for the business we wish to start. The best time…
 
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    isadoradesign.com

  • Content Strategy & Business Blogging

    Alex Mathias
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    While the benefits of blogging are numerous, content strategy will be necessary to create blog posts that are truly effective. Blogging simply for the sake of blogging or creating blog posts in the blind are two sure ways to confuse potential customers. Frequent blogging a great way to communicate directly with your target audience. The benefits range from instructional, to educational to even providing specialized information. We still come across several businesses where blogging is not used and often times this represents a missed opportunity. We understand that writing unique and…
  • PPC advertising = integral part of your marketing efforts!

    Alex Mathias
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:05 pm
    When it comes to Pay Per Click advertising we are always amazed at how much time is spent reviewing keywords, creating and comparing campaigns, A-B testing, researching, looking for opportunities and just constantly optimizing for improved results. It’s a never ending job that requires a passionate marketer. In fact there are only a few things that get online marketers more energized in the morning than figuring out ways to increase click through rate while lowering the cost per click! It’s a little crazy, but as with any other advertising you need to constantly monitor results to get…
  • Content Delivery + Feedback Delivery = Client Homework!

    Alex Mathias
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    There are many things a client needs to get in order at the start of a new branding and website project. A client must prepare for such a creative project much like they would prepare for any other business project.  Sometimes clients don’t realize just how much work is involved or that the creation process is a collaborative effort. Time must be allocated and resources made available for the life of a project which can last anywhere from four to five months. There is a great deal of back and forth, discussions, meetings, revisions, updates and weekly communication between web design…
  • Your Web Design Project Manager is vital!

    Alex Mathias
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Did you know that your web design project manager is the glue that keeps projects together and running smoothly? Did you know that there are 109 important steps to successful web design project management? And that a Web Design Project Manager has the important role of making certain no step is missed? In addition, the role is an opportunity to work on a wide range of creative business websites every day. Most project managers wear several hats and assist in multiple areas of a project, including but not limited to client communication, scheduling, timeline creation, design presentation,…
  • The Best Website Designers Evolve!

    Alex Mathias
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Yes indeed – the best website designers are constantly evolving! At Isadora Design, we believe that good web design is just good business. So it’s no secret that when we’re looking to add some of the best website designers to our team, we have a rigorous screening process that looks at much more than just design ability. Aside from having an eye for attention-grabbing style, we dive further into how a web designer thinks and prepares for a new project. Preparation and planning are important, and a strong website designer requires numerous other skills in order to be successful.
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    Webdesignpool

  • 10 Best Shopify Themes Ready To Be Used In Your Shop

    WDPMag
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Shopify themes can be found all over the place but the are the best you can find. No matter what you sell, these themes are good for everyone. The post 10 Best Shopify Themes Ready To Be Used In... Go to WDP to read the full article
  • Testing Your Mobile Responsive Design – 20 Useful Resources

    WDPMag
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Here are some of the best mobile testing tools that can help you to verify the mobile responsive design of your website or to help you design a wonderful mobile responsive site or app. The post... Go to WDP to read the full article
  • How to Show WordPress Posts In A Grid – The Easy Way

    WDPMag
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The easiest way to show your WordPress posts in a grid style. With only one line of code and some CSS styling, you'll be ready to jazz up your theme. The post How to Show WordPress Posts In A Grid... Go to WDP to read the full article
  • Using SVG Loaders and Spinners is More Easy Than You Think

    WDPMag
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    Unable to create cool SVG loaders and spinners? We will show you few simple ways to add cool animated SVG spiners and loaders in seconds into your project. The post Using SVG Loaders and Spinners is... Go to WDP to read the full article
  • 25 Free Stock Photos Sites With Impressive Images

    WDPMag
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
    Need a wallpaper for your desktop or illustration for your blog? Need a picture for your commercial website design? Looking for inspiration? Have a look around. The post 25 Free Stock Photos Sites... Go to WDP to read the full article
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    Enjoy Inspiration

  • Graphic Inspiration: Museo Del Ferrocarril de Asturias

    iksonic3@gmail.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Spain Atipo Museo Del Ferrocarril de Asturias Atipo created a promotional campaign for the railroad museum of asturias that wanted to present a dynamic, playful and evocative image.
  • Logo Inspiration: Design Museum Boston by Continuum

    iksonic3@gmail.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Brooklyn, USA Continuum Innovation Design Museum Boston The new branding for Design Museum Boston was created by Magnifico Design. The Museum aims to highlight the positive impact good design and innovative thinking can have on literally everything.
  • Web Inspiration: Rowing Dock by Sputnik

    iksonic3@gmail.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Austin, Texas Sputnik Rowing Dock Sputnik as responsible for the complete rebranding and creation of the new website for Rowing Dock. Every great town in Texas has at least one or two spots that occupy an almost sacred level of importance to the town. After more than 15 years on Ladybird Lake, Rowing Dock is decidedly one of the places that makes Austin, Austin. The site itself is fresh, up to date and provides great info about the place. Offers nice images, great font and responsive view.
  • Logo Inspiration: Eric Dufresne Showcase

    iksonic3@gmail.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Canada Eric Dufresne Eric Dufresne is a digital designer from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. Eric loves music & mountains. He is best known for his versatility and speed of execution. His logo designs are showing deep ideas, smart use of symbols and great colors.
  • Packaging Inspiration: Excelso Single Origin Coffee

    iksonic3@gmail.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Vietnam Rice Creative Excelso Single Origin Coffee Excelso, one of Indonesia’s largest coffee franchises approached Rice Creative to re-think and re-design their packaging line. Excelso produces 100% Indonesian Single Origin Coffee from the lush islands between the Indian Ocean & the North Pacific Ocean.
 
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    The Net Shop

  • 10 Great Google Webmaster Tools Tips

    Tom Wells
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    As the name implies, Google Webmaster Tools allows us to become masters of our websites. Google offers a variety of tools in order to do this. Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics and Google Adwords allow you to take control of your websites to check on our site's health, analyse our traffic and conversions and to advertise our website online... The post 10 Great Google Webmaster Tools Tips appeared first on The Net Shop.
  • 12 Top Tips for Google Adwords Success

    Tom Wells
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    Being a browser of the World Wide Web, it is very unlikely that you would not have heard of Google Adwords….or perhaps you’ve heard of Pay-Per-Click (PPC)? Google Adwords is an application used for PPC advertisement. Simply, advertisements on Google. Many people shy away from PPC because of its synonymy with the word... The post 12 Top Tips for Google Adwords Success appeared first on The Net Shop.
  • 10 Great Google Analytics Tips for your Business

    Tom Wells
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    What is Google Analytics? Any why does your business need Google Analytics? Google Analytics is a widely used and highly versatile tool used to measure the performance of your website. Firstly let’s look at how we measure our websites, any why it is important.Google Analytics lets us look at how we acquire visitors to... The post 10 Great Google Analytics Tips for your Business appeared first on The Net Shop.
  • 15 Tips for Conversion Rate Optimisation

    Tom Wells
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    We often spend too much time, effort and resources on advertising; marketing our products and services through our website that we can often forget about the user experience of our websites and what leads customers to make purchases when on our site. If a website is not making sales, many people have the automatic response... The post 15 Tips for Conversion Rate Optimisation appeared first on The Net Shop.
  • 30 SEO Tips for Small Businesses

    Tom Wells
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    At first glance, SEO can seem overwhelming and a little mind-boggling. It can often be hard to find a trusted source with the amount of company's that are out there offering tips for your website's Search Engine Optimisation. The post 30 SEO Tips for Small Businesses appeared first on The Net Shop.
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    Activate Design

  • Doing Typography the Wrong Way: Common Mistakes To Avoid

    Crystal
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Typography may not seem the stuff of rocket science, but don’t be fooled by its seeming simplicity. Essentially, typography is the style, arrangement and appearance of text, and can hold a whole lot of power over the aesthetics and communication … Continue reading → The post Doing Typography the Wrong Way: Common Mistakes To Avoid appeared first on Activate Design.
  • Responsive Web Design: What is it & How Does it Work?

    Crystal
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The amount of websites that utilise responsive web design is growing with the increasing amount of devices people can access the web from. We want to tell you all about responsive web design so that your website doesn’t get left … Continue reading → The post Responsive Web Design: What is it & How Does it Work? appeared first on Activate Design.
  • Trends in Web Design to Watch Out For in 2015

    Crystal
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Are you as excited as we are? We’ve scoured the web for the best web design trends that will be transforming the internet in 2015. Some of them you may have heard of already, like responsive design. Others just might … Continue reading → The post Trends in Web Design to Watch Out For in 2015 appeared first on Activate Design.
  • Responsive Web Design: Welcome to the Future of Business

    Crystal
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:42 pm
    The late/great Albert Einstein once said “I never think about the future, it comes soon enough.” True enough for some, Al, but when it comes to web design and business, we think it’s smart and necessary to think about the … Continue reading → The post Responsive Web Design: Welcome to the Future of Business appeared first on Activate Design.
  • Three Ways Small Businesses Can Grow With Social Media

    Crystal
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Social media is one of the most powerful tools on the entire web to get more exposure and credibility. Some small businesses have used it to go from having no audience to having hundreds of thousands of followers. However, there … Continue reading → The post Three Ways Small Businesses Can Grow With Social Media appeared first on Activate Design.
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