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  • 20 Free HTML, PSD and GUI Templates: August 2014 Edition

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    Juan Pablo Sarmiento
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
       Summer moves on, but we are here to stay, as reliable as always, bringing you the next bunch of free HTML, PSD and GUI templates developers and designers brought forth in the month of August 2014. Despite the hot days creativity didn’t dry up. My favorite this month is the HTML5 template Sublime, but there should be enough to choose from for everybody. If you’re a first-time visitor to this series, scroll down to the bottom of the post where we have neatly listed all the already published parts of our monthly collection.
  • Metrico is an Amazing Videogame Inspired by Infographics

    You The Designer
    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bar graphs, line charts, and pie charts come alive in the infographic-inspired world of Metrico. Most designers and marketers know that the main idea behind infographics is to simply make complex, and somewhat dull, topics highly interesting, entertaining, and easy to understand. But what if you could explore a video game world built around infographics? Enter Metrico, a new game from Dutch-based game studio Digital Dreams for the PS Vita console wherein a player journeys through a land of bar graphs, pie charts, and other types of graphs. According to  Digital Dreams’ lead…
  • 160 PSD Mockups Bundle from Zippy Pixels – only $27!

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    Catalin Zorzini
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyMockups can be a huge timesaver (and lifesaver) when it comes to design. Get an early look at what your projects are going to look like in the real world before you commit. With this Mighty Deal from Zippy Pixels, you’ll get yourself 160 high-quality, professional mockups to play around with.Simple to use, you can place your latest designs in these PSD mockups and easily see how your work will look on everything from stationery to flyers to ads to office gifts. And for a limited time only, you can get this mega…
  • Introducing Avocode — PSD to Code Without Photoshop

    Tuts+ Design & Illustration
    Kezz Bracey
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Photoshop has been a part of web design for years, and it’s very likely to continue as such for a long time. If you design for the web using Photoshop, or you’re a developer who handles coding up PSDs, it’s likely there are a few issues you run into on a regular basis. Even if you've transitioned from Photoshop over to Sketch for the design stage of your workflow, you'll still face the issue of coders needing access to software they otherwise wouldn't use. With either of the two programs, it's likely you'll hit speed bumps that are just par for the course when using tools whose…
  • 29 Best Podcasts for Freelance Graphic Designers

    Vandelay Design
    Tara Hornor
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    As a freelancer, I don’t get many opportunities to surround myself with similar creative minds to keep me sharp. While attending meet-ups and co-working can be great ways to engage with others, it... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
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  • Secret, you keep using that word…

    bokardo
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    After calling the app “Secret”, letting everyone who uses it think it’s secret, the founder of Secret now acknowledges that the information you submit is not, in fact, secret: “The thing we try to help people acknowledge is that anonymous doesn’t mean untraceable,” David Byttow, chief executive and co-founder of the Secret, told Wired in an interview this week. “We do not say that you will be completely safe at all times and be completely anonymous.” I used Secret for a day, submitted one “secret”, realized it’s not good mojo and then assumed that…
  • Is your product a Hafta or Wanna?

    bokardo
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    In his insightful article, Why Behavior Change Apps Don’t Work, Nir Eyal brings up a crucial point about the habits we form (or fail to form) around the products we use. “Unfortunately, too many well-intentioned products fail because they feel like “haftas,” things people are obligated to do, as opposed to things they “wanna” do. Schell points to neuroscience research showing “there are different channels in the brain for seeking positive consequences and avoiding negative consequences.” When faced with “haftas,” our brains register them as punishments so we take…
  • Go after feedback with a club

    bokardo
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Jack London, the author of The Call of the Wild, was talking about writing when he said “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” The product design equivalent is: You can’t wait for feedback. You have to go after it with a club. If you’re waiting for feedback, you’re only going to get 5% of it…as only a tiny proportion of people reach out unsolicited. It’s the hard conversations you need to have…like with your friends who don’t want to tell you the truth, that you need to hear. Example: recently I was…
  • Customer research = secrets?

    bokardo
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    An interesting article by Vinicius Vacanti, founder/CEO of Yipit: The Secrets Behind Many Successful Startups. In 2010 Yipit knew a secret about what was happening in the daily deals marketplace (that daily deals were exploding) and they were able to take advantage of it by creating a daily deals aggregator. What struck me about the post, however, was that the other “secrets” weren’t really secrets at all. They were simply observations about customer behavior that signaled what people were interested in. The observation that people like sharing photos was the turning point…
  • Looking for a word

    bokardo
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Found this great quote by Steve Jobs: “Look at the design of a lot of consumer products — they’re really complicated surfaces. We tried to make something much more holistic and simple. When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there. We believe that customers are smart, and want…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2014

    The Smashing Editorial
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for six years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for September 2014.
  • Designing Badges (And More) For A Conference

    Maurizio Piacenza
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    To badge or not to badge? That is the question. Because badges — and a lot of stuff designed for conferences — often look the same. But if you have a little, different conference, you need different kinds of things. Badges included. It all started in 2013 with the first Kerning conference1. I was asked to design the official notebook: we ended up with a really typographic design for the cover and a funny pattern on the back. And an Easter egg on the cover — more on that later. It was a really funny project, so when my dear friend Cristiano Rastelli2, a member of Kerning’s…
  • Is Your Responsive Design Working? Google Analytics Will Tell You

    Jon Arne Sæterås and Luca Passani
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Responsive web design has become the dominant method of developing and designing websites. It makes it easier to think “mobile first” and to create a website that is viewable on mobile devices. In the early days of responsive web design, creating breakpoints in CSS for particular screen sizes was common, like 320 pixels for iPhone and 768 pixels for iPad, and then we tested and monitored those devices. As responsive design has evolved, we now more often start with the content and then set breakpoints when the content “breaks.” This means that you might end up with quite a few…
  • Customizing WordPress Archives For Categories, Tags And Other Taxonomies

    Josh Pollock
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Most WordPress users are familiar with tags and categories and with how to use them to organize their blog posts. If you use custom post types in WordPress, you might need to organize them like categories and tags. Categories and tags are examples of taxonomies, and WordPress allows you to create as many custom taxonomies as you want. These custom taxonomies operate like categories or tags, but are separate. In this tutorial, we’ll explain custom taxonomies and how to create them. We’ll also go over which template files in a WordPress theme control the archives of built-in and custom…
  • A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0

    Daniel Pataki
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Today, WordPress has released the first release candidate1 (RC) for the upcoming 4.0 version. According to the official version numbering2, WordPress 4.0 is no more or less significant than 3.9 was or 4.1 will be. That being said, a new major release is always a cause for excitement! Let’s take a look at the new features the team at WordPress has been working on for us. Installation Language Since I’ve always used WordPress in English, it took me a while to realize how important internationalization is. 29% of all WordPress.com installations3 use a non-English language which is…
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    A List Apart: The Full Feed

  • This week's sponsor: LessAccounting

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Thanks to our sponsor, LessAccounting. You deserve simple bookkeeping to help you avoid the stresses of accounting.
  • Rachel Andrew on the Business of Web Dev: Getting to the Action

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Freelancers and self-employed business owners can choose from a huge number of conferences to attend in any given year. There are hundreds of industry podcasts, a constant stream of published books, and a never-ending supply of sites all giving advice. It is very easy to spend a lot of valuable time and money just attending, watching, reading, listening and hoping that somehow all of this good advice will take root and make our business a success. However, all the good advice in the world won’t help you if you don’t act on it. While you might leave that expensive conference feeling great,…
  • 10 Years Ago in ALA: Pocket Sized Design

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The web doesn’t do “age” especially well. Any blog post or design article more than a few years old gets a raised eyebrow—heck, most people I meet haven’t read John Allsopp’s “A Dao of Web Design” or Jeffrey Zeldman’s “To Hell With Bad Browsers,” both as relevant to the web today as when they were first written. Meanwhile, I’ve got books on my shelves older than I am; most of my favorite films came out before I was born; and my iTunes library is riddled with music that’s decades, if not centuries, old. (No, I don’t get invited to many parties. Why do you ask oh I…
  • Dependence Day: The Power and Peril of Third-Party Solutions

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Why don’t we just use this plugin?” That’s a question I started hearing a lot in the heady days of the 2000s, when open-source CMSes were becoming really popular. We asked it optimistically, full of hope about the myriad solutions only a download away. As the years passed, we gained trustworthy libraries and powerful communities, but the graveyard of crufty code and abandoned services grew deep. Many solutions were easy to install, but difficult to debug. Some providers were eager to sell, but loath to support. Years later, we’re still asking that same question—only now we’re…
  • One Step Ahead: Improving Performance with Prebrowsing

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    We all want our websites to be fast. We optimize images, create CSS sprites, use CDNs, cache aggressively, and gzip and minimize static content. We use every trick in the book. But we can still do more. If we want faster outcomes, we have to think differently. What if, instead of leaving our users to stare at a spinning wheel, waiting for content to be delivered, we could predict where they wanted to go next? What if we could have that content ready for them before they even ask for it? We tend to see the web as a reactive model, where every action causes a reaction. Users click, then we take…
 
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • Create a Travel Bag Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Marius
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    What You'll Be CreatingFor starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effects along with some basic vector shape building techniques. Moving on you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights using the Appearance panel, basic blending techniques and a simple blur effect. Finally, you will learn how to create the wheels, and the little handles using the Live Corners feature, a built-in gradient and some simple grouping techniques. 1. Create a New Document and Setup a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select…
  • The "Lazy" Way to Paint With Pixels in Adobe Photoshop

    Monika Zagrobelna
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    What You'll Be CreatingFor I long time avoided pixel art, because it looked so stiff to me. After all, we need to consciously limit ourselves to an old style coming from times when we were, in fact, limited. But now we have so many advanced tools, we can create photo realistic pictures, so restricting our capabilities is like cutting the wings off the creation process. However, we can't deny that nowadays, when artists try to be more and more realistic in their works, pixel art is still eye-catching.The problem is pixel art seems not to obey the rules of normal painting. You'd like to turn on…
  • Back to School Special: 30 Simple Adobe InDesign Tutorials

    Grace Fussell
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    What You'll Be CreatingWith autumn approaching it’s time to get back to school! Here’s your New Term reading list for Adobe InDesign - a list of easy beginners’ tutorials and articles exploring everything you ever wanted to know about InDesign. So class, here's your homework...Get Familiar with Basic Tools and TechniquesExploring what tools are on offer is a great place to start with InDesign. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned designer, gaining familiarity with all the tools InDesign has to offer is absolutely essential. Key processes such as setting up documents,…
  • Create a Tasty Pretzel Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

    Diana Toma
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
    What You'll Be CreatingFollow this tutorial and learn how to create a fun pretzel inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will begin with the text then we’ll add some dimension to it with the help of the Bas Relief effect, a simple trick which allows you to add highlights and shading in one step. After this, we will add some details like a few cracks on the surface of the pretzel and the sprinkles of salt using Art and Scatter Brushes. At the end we will add a touch of shine and the overall shadow. 1. Start a New Project Launch Illustrator and go to File > New in…
  • Introducing Avocode — PSD to Code Without Photoshop

    Kezz Bracey
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Photoshop has been a part of web design for years, and it’s very likely to continue as such for a long time. If you design for the web using Photoshop, or you’re a developer who handles coding up PSDs, it’s likely there are a few issues you run into on a regular basis. Even if you've transitioned from Photoshop over to Sketch for the design stage of your workflow, you'll still face the issue of coders needing access to software they otherwise wouldn't use. With either of the two programs, it's likely you'll hit speed bumps that are just par for the course when using tools whose…
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    Treehouse Blog

  • Marcus & Charlotte Launched a Successful Web App While Traveling the World

    Faye Bridge
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Digital Nomads Marcus and Charlotte left their London jobs to embark on freelance careers in web design and development, while traveling the world. To expand and improve their skills, they joined Treehouse to continue learning on their travels. Along the way, inspired by their shared passion to keep fit, Marcus and Charlotte came up with the concept for a web app to share their knowledge and help others keep fit anywhere, anytime. With the skills they’d fine tuned on Treehouse, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Marcus and Charlotte were able to create and launch Sweat Roulette. With such…
  • Interview: Jason Surfrapp

    Gill Carson
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yes, that really is his last name, for this year at least! He’s the guy that auctioned off his last name to the highest bidder (The Surfing App bought it for $50,000) and he has also made over a million dollars wearing t-shirts with other people’s logos on them. Now his latest project is on the table, a book called Creativity for Sale. It looks behind the scenes at how Jason made his first million by selling his name and his chest. But the book alone is also a unique piece of ‘off the wall’ marketing because every page is ‘paid for’ by a sponsor, including…
  • New Course: Advanced Sass

    Dale Sande
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Now that you know the basics of Sass, it’s time to put these new skills to work in the best way possible. Learning the ‘best practices’ for writing Sass will gain you admiration among your peers. There are three sections in this new course: Getting Started We will dive into file management and importing that won’t steer you wrong. We will also use Source Maps to help debug our code and remind us where we put all these files. Advanced Variables, Mixins, Functions, and Placeholders You have mastered DRY and that is awesome! But now let’s look at how we can take all…
  • Why Now is the Best Time to Learn JavaScript

    Andrew Chalkley
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    JavaScript may feel like an old language – and it is, being 19 years old – but it has a myriad of uses and is popping up in places you wouldn’t expect it to. Now, is definitely the time to start learning this versatile and exciting language. JavaScript began its life in the browser, allowing you to interface with a number of Web APIs such as the Document Object Model (DOM), to manipulate your web pages and add richer desktop-like user experiences. Here’s a few examples of JavaScript uses. Building ‘Native’ Mobile Apps Titanium SDK (Software Development Kit) started…
  • SVG Backgrounds

    Jason Seifer
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    It’s Tuesday which means that the Treehouse Show is back! In episode 105 of The Treehouse Show, Nick (@nickrp) and Jason (@jseifer) talk about SVG Backgrounds, Breach: a new web browser, user behavior, and more. For a free month’s trial, Join Jason and Nick at http://teamtreehouse.com/show. This Week’s Links PatternBolt DomFlags – devtools extension to create keyboard shortcuts to DOM elements Breach – A browser for the HTML5 era FastShell: HTML5, Sass and JavaScript boilerplate for Gulp, by @_Karamii The “Just In Time” Theory of User Behavior The…
 
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    Web Designer Wall - Design Trends and Tutorials

  • 4 Fantastic Years of Themify + Giveaways

    Nick La
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Four years ago, Darcy Clarke and I started Themify with a framework coded from scratch along with a few WordPress themes. Today, I'm happy to see Themify grew from a few themes to a large collection of responsive themes such as the Music theme, Fullpane, Event, Flatshop, Parallax, Magazine, Elemin, and the popular Builder plugin. […]
  • 50 Business Cards That Are Way Too Creative To Ever Throw Away

    Nick La
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Business cards used to be nothing more than plain and simple (and quite frankly, boring) pieces of card with a few contact details on. That was before creatives got involved, though, and completely changed the game. People started to realise the fantastic branding potential behind these little cards. We’ve already seen a number of beautiful […]
  • IconDock is Redesigned

    Nick La
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:58 am
    IconDock has been a labour of love for me: thousands of people have purchased and used my icons in all sorts of projects. After so many years of the classic IconDock design, I decided to update the look and feel to reflect the current trends in web design that I follow, and give it a […]
  • Themify Icons: iOS7 Inspired Icon Set

    Nick La
    20 May 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Are you looking for an alternative for Font Awesome? I have a good news for you! Themify has just released a new icon font called Themify Icons — a complete icon set consisting of 320+ pixel-perfect icons inspired by the iOS7 design. It is 100% free, with the ability to use and distribute for any […]
  • Animating Background Colors

    Nick La
    2 May 2014 | 9:10 pm
    As promised in my previous post, I will be sharing some of the scripts used on the Themify redesign. Today I'm going to share the animating background color script as seen on the site. It is a simple jQuery script that animates a series of background colors in a loop. It runs smoothly on desktop, […]
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    Vandelay Design

  • How To Wireframe iOS App Interfaces using Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Much like building a website, mobile app design is a very detailed procedure. Although it may not be sociological rocket surgery(some might say otherwise) but even the best app designers will spend... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 29 Best Podcasts for Freelance Graphic Designers

    Tara Hornor
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    As a freelancer, I don’t get many opportunities to surround myself with similar creative minds to keep me sharp. While attending meet-ups and co-working can be great ways to engage with others, it... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 40 Sets of Free Social Media Icons

    Steven Snell
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Designers love free icon sets. Having quality icons can help to make a site's design look complete, and can also help with the usability of the site. Social media icons are some of the most commonly... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 28 Interesting Craigslist Redesign Concepts

    Tara Hornor
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    As one of the most popular websites on the web, Craigslist certainly gets a lot of attention when it comes to the topic of redesigns. As a service, the idea is brilliant and that is why it is the... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • Showcase of the Best WordPress Magazine Themes

    Steven Snell
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    If you run a news-style blog that publishes high volumes of content, a magazine-style design or theme may be the most appropriate. WordPress users have loads of great magazine and news themes to... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
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  • The Sun Sets On The Boardwalk Empire

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    As casinos continue to close in Atlantic City, it feels like the end of an era. I went to see what the end looked like.
  • The Mock Funerals Of Santa Marta

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    Deep in Galicia, devout Spaniards who have cheated death in the past year are paraded around in coffins to give thanks to God and to the miraculous sister of Lazarus.
  • Can Jill Soloway Do Justice To The Trans Movement?

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    In an already pivotal moment for transgender people, who are emerging from culture’s margins, Soloway’s "Transparent" tries to fast-forward past the incremental water-testing that network TV has historically applied to shifts like this, to skip the eggshell-walking and the audience-coddling.
  • Meant For Kids

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    The new cover for Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” has no whiff of childish imagination — instead, it implies a deviant adult audience.
  • Roadmap To Alpha Centauri

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    The mysteries encountered by the Voyagers compel scientists to embark on follow-up missions that venture even deeper into the cosmic woods — out to 200 AU and beyond. But what kind of spacecraft can get us there?
 
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    Tuts+ Business

  • How to Find Out What Your Email Subscribers Really Want

    David Masters
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    There's a cardinal rule in business:If you're providing a service, or selling a product that people want and are willing to pay for, then you're on the road to success.Marketing has a bad reputation because so often it's about interrupting people's lives and trying to convince them that they want a product they've no real need for. Think of TV commercials or adverts in magazines and newspapers. Occasionally they're amusing. But more often than not, they're frustrating. They get in the way and distract our attention from what we really want to focus on.Email marketing has…
  • Running a Successful Franchise

    Andrew Blackman
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    Congratulations! If you’ve followed all the steps so far in our series on buying and running a successful franchise, you now find yourself in possession of a franchise that’s perfect for you.Doing all the careful research we’ve talked about puts you in an excellent position as you start out as a franchisee. You now understand the business model, you’re clear about what to expect, and you’re confident that you’ve made the best choice of franchise.But you still have a lot of hard work ahead of you. In this tutorial we’ll look at how to get your business off the ground, make it…
  • How to Create an Effective Autoresponder Sequence

    David Masters
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    An autoresponder sequence is ideal for improving your email open and click through rates. That's because an autoresponder sequence:Builds a relationship with your subscribers.Gets your subscribers to habitually open your emails.Let's take a look at what an autoresponder sequence is, the benefits of using one in your email marketing, and how you can set one up.What is an Autoresponder Sequence?An autoresponder sequence is a series of emails that's automatically sent out to people subscribed to your email list. Typically, an autoresponder sequence is sent out to new subscribers.When you put…
  • Tuts+ is Hiring a Copy Editor

    David Appleyard
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:41 am
    We're excited to announce that Tuts+ is currently looking for a copy editor to join our team. If you've got a love for language and written word, excellent communication skills, and a passion for teaching, this might be the job for you!What Does the Role Involve?This role centres around ensuring all published Tuts+ tutorial content is of a consistently high standard, with each piece meeting our style and grammar guidelines and being structured to best educate its intended audience.You’ll be tasked with taking completed draft tutorials and polishing them into a shining beacon of grammatical…
  • How to Decode a Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement

    Andrew Blackman
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    Here’s the good news: Before you buy a franchise in the U.S., the franchisor is legally required to provide you with detailed information about the business, so that you know exactly what you’re getting into.The bad news? These documents are typically drafted by lawyers. They often run to hundreds of pages, and the language can be impenetrable.So the danger is that you treat the Franchise Disclosure Document like the license agreement for some new software. You know you should read it, but there’s just too much of it, and in the end you just click “Agree” and move on.But a franchise…
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    noupe

  • Beach to Business: 20 Free WordPress Themes – Edition Summer 2014

    Juan Pablo Sarmiento
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
       Lament about it, but in the end you will find no other way than to face it. Summer is over. We all need to leave the beaches and get back to business. Fortunately some designers and developers have left the beach early to create some fresh and free WordPress themes to build upon. All we had to do was roam the web and find the new additions to the scene which we regularly do anyway. Thus we continue with our monthly series of the freshest WordPress themes for self-hosted sites. All the new additions are fully responsive, a trend that has been growing fast with no signs of slowing…
  • 20 Free HTML, PSD and GUI Templates: August 2014 Edition

    Juan Pablo Sarmiento
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
       Summer moves on, but we are here to stay, as reliable as always, bringing you the next bunch of free HTML, PSD and GUI templates developers and designers brought forth in the month of August 2014. Despite the hot days creativity didn’t dry up. My favorite this month is the HTML5 template Sublime, but there should be enough to choose from for everybody. If you’re a first-time visitor to this series, scroll down to the bottom of the post where we have neatly listed all the already published parts of our monthly collection.
  • Pexels and Travel Coffee Book: Two New Sources for Completely Free Photos

    Dieter Petereit
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
       Oops, we did it again. Two more sources for completely free photos have been washed upon the shores of Noupe headquarters. I call them completely free, because both sources chose Creative Commons Zero as their license model. And as we all know, stuff licensed CC0 is free for any legal purpose, not even attribution is required. While Pexels is more of an aggregator of elsewhere already available material, Travel Coffee Book concentrates on collecting travel photography from all over the world. It resembles the popular Unsplash very closely. Both services deserve to be bookmarked.
  • HTML5 Canvas: Drawing Made Simpler with Fabric.js

    Denis Potschien
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
       Drawing with the HTML element Canvas doesn’t leave much to be desired. Complex shapes and animations are possible, the feature set is quite impressive. Yet we need to combine several methods when it comes to e.g. create a shape, rotate it and fill it with a color. The JavaScript library Fabric.js simplifies the possibilities Canvas has to offer and adds functionality to het work done faster. Animations and interactions are created and applied in next to no time.
  • Call to Action: 40 of the Best Button Tutorials the Web Has to Offer

    Dirk Metzmacher
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
       A button is a small, but very important design element. Besides providing the overall functionality of any given website, buttons are often meant to spread a call to action. Equipped with this crucial task, buttons need to be visible and self-explanatory, no matter what. We have curated 40 of the best button tutorials the world-wide web has to offer to help your buttons achieve their goals. You’ll find trendy minimalistic specimen as well as elegant or playful examples. Add your own creativity and you’ll build that guarantor of success in no time.
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  • Skyscraper Wallpapers

    Khoi
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Once a month starting back in January, the site I Like Architecture has been publishing these beautifully stylized portraits of famous contemporary skyscrapers from around the world, lovingly crafted by French illustrator Romain Trystram. Their exaggerated color palettes and simplified details emphasize the sci-fi, “architecture of the absurd” quality of building trends. Here is a… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir

    Khoi
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    The award-winning photographer Fan Ho spent many years capturing the grit, congestion and vibrancy of mid-Twentieth Century Hong Kong. A selection of his photos have been on display at San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2, though apparently they’ll come down at the end of the month, so there are just a few days left to… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Roger Angell’s Farewell to Derek Jeter

    Khoi
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    The “poet laureate of baseball,” Roger Angell has been translating the sport’s milestones-just-passed into vivid, crystalline reminiscences for decades. In the latest issue of The New Yorker he bids farewell to the Yankees’ Derek Jeter, who is retiring this fall. Though the iconic shortstop isn’t quite gone yet, the league has spent the better part… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Architecture in Product Design

    Khoi
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    This is the first in a series of posts from Melissa Mandelbaum, designer at Percolate, about lessons to be found in architectural principles for product designers. Here she focuses on the notion of circulation within buildings as it relates to navigation within apps: a building’s given method of circulation—stairs, elevator—directly impacts how we use the… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Steven Soderberg’s Wilderness Years

    Khoi
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    The Dissolve’s Movie of the Week is Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 classic “Out of Sight,” a small, taut and unyieldingly charming adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel—that also happened to reignite the director’s career. Its success put Soderbergh back onto Hollywood’s A-list, and in the decade and a half that followed, he went on to create… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
 
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    Stuff and Nonsense

  • ★ Give and Tell Challenge

    Andy Clarke
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Like, I guess, everyone else, I now know more about ALS than I did before the Ice Bucket Challenge. The campaign has been hugely successful, has raised awareness and ten times more money than was raised last year to help combat the disease. Of course charity didn’t start and doesn’t end with the Ice Bucket Challenge and so my friend Paul Boag challenged me, Rachel Andrew and Carl Smith to: The “Give and Tell Challenge.’ You donate to a cause, or causes, that have meaning to you and you say why. You then challenge 3 other people to do the same thing. What we do as a…
  • ★ Creating a colour palette inspired by Martin Scorsese’s film Hugo

    Andy Clarke
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Over the last few months, we’ve been working with a client on the design of a mobile analytics ‘web app.’ I’ll show more of it when we add it to our portfolio, but because lately one or two people have asked me about how we choose colour palettes, I thought I’d share how we came up with the colours for the Elemez app.Its developers brief to us was that their application was very different to their competitors and that the design should reflect that. In particular they wanted to stay away from typical app colour palettes epitomised by Bootstrap. At the start of…
  • ★ Five Simple Steps now has a physical book store

    Andy Clarke
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    I knew from the moment I heard the news that Craig and Amie Lockwood taking over at the helm of Five Simple Steps was a good idea. They have exciting plans for the brand, the first of which is a physical book store at their Foundershub in Cardiff City Centre. Next time you’re in Cardiff, pop in. The book to buy is second from the right on the bottom row. And as of now, you can get the fabulous paperback and ebook for only £12.80.
  • ★ Unfinished Business episode 82: Love a good pep talk

    Andy Clarke
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Last year, when we took a month-long holiday away from work, Anna Debenham was still a regular on Unfinished Business and she and guests took over the podcast. Since Anna left I’ve steadily built up a small group of regular, rotating co-hosts including Ashley Baxter and Laura Kalbag. So it made perfect sense to leave Unfinished Business in their capable hands for the three weeks I wasn’t around to record because of this year’s holiday.I left Laura with some tips on recording and editing—most of which I originally learned from Anna—,notes on sponsor reads and…
  • ★ ★ Join me in Berlin for a new ‘CSS3 For Responsive Web Design’ workshop

    Andy Clarke
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    In all my travels I’ve not yet been to Berlin. That’s changing in November when I’ll be appearing at the fabulous beyond tellerrand. I’ll be speaking alongside two of my best friends, John Allsopp and Jon Hicks plus more fabulous speakers, and I’m hosting a new version of my ‘CSS3 For Responsive Web Design’ workshop on November 3rd. A lot’s changed since I last taught that workshop at Smashing Conference in Oxford last March. So I’ve brought the content right up-to-date with new topics and brand new examples. In this popular, updated…
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    You The Designer

  • 12 Intricate Infographics at the Info•Rama Exhibit

    Gian Bautista
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Infographic poster designs that are part educational resources and part GREAT works of art. Info•Rama is an exhibit of sophisticated screen-printed infographics crafted by artists Tom Whalen and Kevin Tong at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, California. Both artists designed posters that can either function as art or educational references, and could possibly adorned on classroom walls. That is why the exhibit is intentionally scheduled to go along with the start of the school year. The infographic posters are both striking and brilliant that distinguishes them from ordinary…
  • Metrico is an Amazing Videogame Inspired by Infographics

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bar graphs, line charts, and pie charts come alive in the infographic-inspired world of Metrico. Most designers and marketers know that the main idea behind infographics is to simply make complex, and somewhat dull, topics highly interesting, entertaining, and easy to understand. But what if you could explore a video game world built around infographics? Enter Metrico, a new game from Dutch-based game studio Digital Dreams for the PS Vita console wherein a player journeys through a land of bar graphs, pie charts, and other types of graphs. According to  Digital Dreams’ lead…
  • Fun Miniature Diorama Calendar by Tanaka Tatsuya

    George Nacpil
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya never failed to let his imagination run wild. He’s been coming up with new concepts every day for his online calendar project and has been doing so for 4 years. Tatsuya uses everyday items like water bottles, magnets, and even broccoli, and finds ways to incorporate them into his artwork. His diorama of tiny people will let you make your own story and will definitely make you have lots of fun thoughts as Tanaka wanted us to feel once we see it.   “Everyone must have had similar thoughts at least once” Tatsuya’s calendar series will never…
  • Typendium: Typography History in an App

    Gian Bautista
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Discover the history behind some of the world’s greatest typefaces with Typendium, an elegant collection of short essays and illustrations.” Typendium is a recently launched iPhone app that features stories about some of the world’s greatest typefaces and the designers behind them. The iOS app contains a collection of short essays accompanied with neat illustrations telling everything from why Palatino is “the world’s most pirated typeface” to why Gill Sans is “considered controversial“. Typendium is a collaborative project between game…
  • Cute Coffee Cups that Change Moods

    George Nacpil
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    A group consisting of talented artists was tasked with creating a limited series of souvenir cups to help establish the identity of Gawatt takeout coffee shop. What they ended up with are what came to be known as Gawatt Emotions. These are not your typical coffee cups. These will definitely bring a little twist to your mood, amusing you as you get your caffeine fix. Art Director Stepan Azaryan, Graphic Designer Karen Gevorgyan, and Illustrator Narine Manvelyan collaborated to work on  this wonderful idea of cups altering facial expressions as customers rotate the sleeve.  …
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    Warpspire

  • Tweet Tweet

    Kyle Neath
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As I sit in my apartment right now, I’m assuming what is effectively the entirety of the technology industry is managing the task rabbits packing their art cars, private chefs, fusion reactors, and backup iPads into their U-Hauls for the long journey to the Black Rock Desert. Oh — and drugs — lots, and lots of drugs. I mean, do you even know of Steve Jobs? *Scene: It's Second Breakfast time at Twitter HQ. A 23y.o. lies on the innovation hammock, is hand-fed scallops wrapped in larger scallops.*— Tom Gara (@tomgara) August 18, 2014 In the industry, we have this phrase —…
  • Cranking

    Kyle Neath
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Merlin Mann in 2011: It’s now become unavoidably clear to me that I’ve been doing each of these things poorly. The job, the making, the pleasing, and, yeah, the being at home. And I can’t live with that for another day. So, I’ve chosen which one has to go. At least in the way it’s worked to date. Which is to say not working. … But, that part’s gone missing for just a little too long now. Certainly not missing from my handsome and very practical rhetoric–it’s been missing from my actual life and living. In a quest to make something that…
  • Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

    Kyle Neath
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Daniel J. Levitin for the Sunday Review: Our brains have two dominant modes of attention: the task-positive network and the task-negative network. The task-positive network is active when you’re actively engaged in a task, focused on it, and undistracted. The task-negative network is active when your mind is wandering. These two attentional networks operate like a seesaw in the brain: when one is active the other is not. I love this explanation. I often find myself arguing for the power of not (as in, spending time purposefully not accomplishing tasks). American culture does not like this.
  • Investors of Secret: I have a favor to ask

    Kyle Neath
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It’s no secret that I dislike Secret. Just this week I had a crisis of existence when I found myself agreeing with Sarah Lacy on the topic. Many of my friends have suffered severe emotional damage as a result of defamations posted on the service: it’s not pretty. But more importantly, it seems clear to me this is only the start. You see, I agree with Sarah that Secret will take lives. Not directly, of course. But perhaps in the hands of a bullying teen picking on a severely depressed peer. And maybe that post — that secret, that was the last thing, the thing that made them…
  • Asmiov on style

    Kyle Neath
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Isaac Asimov on his writing style: I made up my mind long ago to follow one cardinal rule in all my writing—to be ‘clear’. I have given up all thought of writing poetically or symbolically or experimentally, or in any of the other modes that might (if I were good enough) get me a Pulitzer prize. I would write merely clearly and in this way establish a warm relationship between myself and my readers, and the professional critics—Well, they can do whatever they wish.
 
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    AIGA: RSS Feed

  • King Athur Flour 'Bake For Good'

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    In an effort to gather all of our philanthropic activities under one umbrella, King Arthur Flour has created Bake for Good, an overarching concept that includes Bake for Good Kids, the Bake for Good Tour, and a pay-it-forward concept of encouraging everyone to bake for the good of others.
  • How Intuit Created the QuickBooks App for the iPad

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    How do you transform a successful, but outdated, online service into a robust app targeted to younger business owners—without losing any of your core users along the way? Intuit’s design strategist, Dorelle Rabinowitz, takes us behind the scenes with the app’s case study.
  • AIGA on Kickstarter

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    To support crowd-funding efforts in our community of more than 25,000 members across the United States and beyond, AIGA has partnered with Kickstarter to highlight AIGA- and design-related projects projects created by AIGA members and chapters.
  • AIGA charts a course toward 2020

    18 Jun 2014 | 5:20 am
    After much discussion throughout the entire design community, the national board approved the sale of AIGA’s building in New York City. At this pivotal point in our history, the board adopted a revised strategic framework which articulates four strategic focuses for the organization and outlines the process and timeline for funding decisions.
  • Reaffirming AIGA's governance and financial practices

    13 May 2014 | 7:26 am
    Earlier this year, several board committees were formed to ensure that AIGA is launching its second century as a “sound, accountable, focused and relevant organization.” Read the update from two committees that examined the way AIGA is governed and organized, and whether financial practices are adequate for oversight and accountability.
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    JUST™ Creative

  • Awesome Mockup Templates to Show Off Your Work in Style

    Jacob Cass
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    As you guys know, I only share things that I know will be incredibly valuable to you. Today’s recommendation should have a real impact upon your design and client work. My friends Tom, Matt and Darren at Design Cuts have managed to bring together hundreds of best-selling mockup templates, into one huge bundle, for a limited time 93% discount. This bundle is only available this week, but I just had to share it with you, as I know what a profound impact mockup templates can have upon your design work. Mockup templates are the perfect way to transform your design work into something with far…
  • 35 Common Mistakes Web Designers Make & How To Avoid Them

    JohnWalker
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    This article has been contributed by Helga Moreno. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior”. - Henry C. Link Even the most experienced professionals make mistakes. We are only human. Below you will find a list of some of the most common mistakes web designers make, as well as some friendly reminders on what makes a website successful. Hopefully with this list, you can avoid the common pitfalls and really up your game as a web designer. Enjoy! Most Frequent Web Design Mistakes Unorganized content layout. Everybody…
  • The Influence of Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design

    Jacob Cass
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    This article has been contributed by John Clifford. Paul Rand said, “Visual communications of any kind, whether persuasive or informative, from billboards to birth announcements, should be seen as the embodiment of form and function: the integration of the beautiful and the useful.” It’s not only about how it looks, or how it works, but about how it looks and works together. Paul Rand: Thoughts on Design book cover, 1947 The American master of corporate identity, advertising, and editorial design codified his approach and methodology in the classic 1947 book Thoughts on Design. Out of…
  • 6 Key Strategies to Instantly Boost Your Freelance Business

    Jacob Cass
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    This article has been contributed by Kristen Gramigna. Small decisions can mean big consequences. Every product you put out there can affect your brand. So have you given thought to what your work is saying about you? If you aren’t making the most of your business branding as a freelancer, it’s time to change something, because being successful as a freelancer is about more than your work — it’s also about the way you manage it. With that in mind, here are a few key tips to instantly boost your freelance business. 1. Create Real Value Start by asking yourself this question: Why should…
  • The Perfect Advertisement

    Jacob Cass
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    I was recently reading an article about key words that convert and within it I found a reference to the “perfect advertisement “ from back in 1961. It utilizes the ten “most persuasive” keywords in the English language; you, discover, easy, proven, save, money, guarantee, health, happiness, love, results. So when you combine these into a sentence it creates the “perfect advertisement”: “You can discover an easy and proven way to save money, and help guarantee your future health and happiness. Buy a home in one of America’s finest communities. You’ll love the results. “ Be…
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    Logo Design Love

  • To the contributors

    David Airey
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Five years after the first edition of Logo Design Love was published, the second edition is now available. A huge thank you to the following people and studios. 160over90 (@160over90) 300million Adrian Hanft Andrew Sabatier (@andrewsabatier) Antonio Carusone (@AisleOne) Believe in (@believeindesign) Blair Enns (@blairenns) Bravo Company (@bravo_company) Brian Alexander Gray Bunch (@BunchDesign) David Hyde Gerard Huerta (@gerardhuerta) Glad Creative (@GladCreative) High Tide (@HighTideNY) ico (@icodesign) id29 (@id29) Ivan Chermayeff Jerry Kuyper johnson banks (@johnsonbanks) Jon Large Kevin…
  • Logos on vintage badges

    David Airey
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Robert Griffin got in touch to share his Flickr set of vintage enamel and metal badges. Many of the badges are accompanied by a logo history, such as these. Spratt’s badge and ephemera, c1960s On Flickr “The much loved dog calligram (a visual device, cleverly made up of the letters ‘Spratts’ in the image of a dog), was designed in 1936 by Max-Field Bush. In order to qualify for a free Spratt’s badge (as this 1960s example shows), pet owners were asked to collect 32 ‘Trade Mark Symbols’ from either Spratt’s Bonio, Weetmeet Nos. 1 & 2, Ovals,…
  • TM, The Untold Stories Behind 29 Classic Logos

    David Airey
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    “The seeds of this book were sown in a special issue of Creative Review magazine, in which my colleagues and I attempted to tell the stories behind the creation of some of the world’s best-known logos. As with the issue, this book is also a group of favourites, rather than an attempt at a definitive ‘best ever’ list. The logos are not ranked in any order; while they have each vied for attention in the real world, they are not in competition here.” All 29 logos featured within the book Written by Mark Sinclair, deputy editor of Creative Review, and published by Laurence King,…
  • The “wheelchair” symbol gets an update

    David Airey
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Dylan Stableford of Yahoo asked me a few questions on the New York update to the International Symbol of Access. Here’s Dylan’s piece. For full context my answers are below. What do you think of the new logo? Jeff Gentry of the Accessible Icon team said the purpose of the project wasn’t to replace the original design, but to create conversation about accessibility, inclusion, and the capability of people with disabilities to navigate their world. That’s a worthy aim, and despite the mostly negative online comments I’ve read it’s probably far too early to…
  • A few things #2

    David Airey
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    What happens when logo contests become rife? Generic logos. World Caps. “32 individual club-logos on snapback caps. For love of the game.” An interview with iconic designer Ivan Chermayeff, on Co.Design. “Sometimes the business side of things — the preparation of getting a client to understand where you’re coming from, and communicating that intelligibly enough so they might agree with you, is often more work than the design work itself.” Responsive logos. “An exploration into scalable logos for the modern web. Resize your browser (Or rotate your device) to see the reductions…
 
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    Graphic Design Blog

  • Inspirational Business Cards

    Toon Creffield
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Some really nice business cards for your inspiration.Subscribe to this feed
  • City of Toronto’s anti-litter campaign

    Toon Creffield
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    The City of Toronto have a new anti-litter campaign that uses clever images of wrappers blended together to tell the message.Subscribe to this feed
  • Martin Fek's Honeymoon Black Kiss Design

    Toon Creffield
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:02 am
    Martin Fek's Honeymoon Black Kiss branding is superb, I love when the thought behind it is explained plus the finished packaging is really smooth. Martin Fek is a designer from Košice & Svidník, Slovakia and is hugely talented.  Subscribe to this feed
  • 2 people are trying to sue Coca-Cola over 'natural' branding

    Toon Creffield
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:22 am
    Two people in America are suing Coca-Cola in court, alleging that the beverage company is deceiving customers into thinking that heir new Coca-Cola branding is saying that the drink is all natural.Of course this is a soda we're talking about and it of course contains phosphoric acid, no surprise there.A Coca-Cola spokesperson said: “Our beverages are properly labeled in accordance with all applicable government regulations, these meritless lawsuits are a play by class action lawyers to profit under the pretense of protecting people. No one has been misled."How much can branding mislead…
  • Optical Illusion logo type thingy

    Toon Creffield
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:34 am
    This was just posted over at the forum, in a thread titled Optical Illusion logo type thingy. Nice name I thought and summed it up quite well.If anyone knows the author use the comment section below.Subscribe to this feed
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    CSS-Tricks

  • Poll Results for “How much do you value your keyboard typing skills?”

    Chris Coyier
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Nearly 22,000 CSS-Tricks visitors voted in this one. A majority (72%) voted that they can type well. Only very few (6%) said they had limited typing ability. The rest in the "OK" range. The voting was broken up in a 1-10 scale. See the complete results in the sidebar of the site. Here's the full results: See the Pen Results for "How much do you value your keyboard typing skills?" Poll by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen. This was an awkward poll (my fault) because I was interested both in how good you are at typing as well as how much you care about that. Do those things go hand in…
  • Sponsored: Hack Reactor – The Original JavaScript Coding School

    Chris Coyier
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Hack Reactor is a 3-month immersive coding school focused on computer science fundamentals and JavaScript. With a twofold mission, Hack Reactor works to empower people and transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor grads work at companies like Google, Adobe, OpenTable, Amazon, and numerous startups with a average starting salary of $105K and a 99% graduate hiring rate. I personally know someone who went to a coding school and changed careers and changed their life, so I'm a believer. Apply today and gain the skills and confidence to build amazing products. Direct Link…
  • Design For Community, 13 Years Later

    Chris Coyier
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    I had heard several people say Design for Community by Derek Powazek is a great book and was published well "before it's time." As someone who works on several sites that I very much think of as community sites, I picked it up and gave it a read. Published in 2001, the book is just over 13 years old now. Ancient history for a typical tech book. It is a tech book in that it talks about specific websites and specific technologies, and those things do feel ancient (the screenshots are hilarious). But as a design book (and kind of an anthropology book), it has aged quite gracefully. Since I read…
  • What do you do when your design pattern breaks down?

    Chris Coyier
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Say you have a module. Every site has modules, right? <div class="module"> </div> Perfect! We did it! But now, a New Circumstance™ comes along. This module isn't going to work exactly as is. It's pretty close, but in this New Circumstance™ the module is going to need some extra bottom margin. How do you handle that? Let's explore some ways. Body class affects it Are all the modules on a particular page or area of your site like this? Perhaps you can add a class to that page (or area): <body class="books-page"> ... <div class="module"> </div> .module { /*…
  • Sponsored: An RSS Reader for Developers

    Chris Coyier
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    rssheap is a web-based reader for software developers. You subscribe to tags of interest (CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, etc.), and we find great articles for you to read. Articles are sorted by how many votes they have to ensure you always read high-quality content. I think this is a clever idea. It's easier than a typical RSS reader because there is content there the second you sign up and you find things socially. It's also better than a typical news aggregator site in that you mark things as read and customize to your liking. Try it out, it's free! Direct Link to Article — Permalink…
 
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    ActivePro

  • How to write great content every day!

    Jim Connolly
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    If you find it hard to write articles, blog posts or newsletters, I have a quick tip for you. It will help you write more frequently and in a way that people will understand. Drum-roll please… Write the way you speak Think about it: When you talk, people understand you. They listen to you. You engage them. You don’t get talkers-block either! So, don’t treat your written words differently from your spoken words. Just type them, rather than speaking them. This is the approach I used when I started as a writer and it has never failed me. And yes, the more you do it the better your writing…
  • 6 creative ways to get employees more involved with social

    Arik Hanson
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    We’ve all heard the rallying cry: “We need to get our employees on social media” “We need to *activate* our employees socially” (that’s my favorite, actually; how exactly, do you activate a human being? I didn’t know there was an off/on switch) “We need our employees to tweet this sale” While those all sound extremely fun and exciting from an employee perspective (can you sense my sarcasm?), I think there are a number of creative ways companies could rally the troops when it comes to social. We just don’t hear about it that often. What we do hear are tips like this: “Get…
  • Maximize your social media marketing with Twitter’s new analytics

    Monique de Maio
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    For years, Twitter has been a very tricky platform to measure marketing ROI on. No more! Earlier this summer, Twitter quietly rolled out a powerful analytics suite to complement their Twitter Ads dashboard. Not a Twitter advertiser? That’s OK – you can still access the analytics! Here’s a tour of the new analytics and how you can use them to maximize your social media marketing. Twitter’s new analytics are available inside their Twitter Ads platform, so you’ll need to sign up for Twitter Ads at ads.twitter.com. You’ll have to put a credit card number in, but you don’t actually…
  • Customer Driven – How to Get More Online Reviews (How to Ask for Them)

    Don Campbell
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Podcast:Play in new window|Download(Duration: 16:38 — 15.2MB) If you listened to the previous shows in this series, you know why getting online reviews is important for any small business. Asking your customers to take a moment and leave you a review will not only help your marketing efforts, it will also help you keep the quality of your customer service high. But how do you ask for them? It can be scary on many levels. You want to do it in a way that is seamless to your service and doesn’t seem awkward. But what does that look like? By now you realize that your customers will leave you…
  • Choosing the Best Social Sharing Platforms

    David Leonhardt
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:21 am
    Which social platforms are worth adding to your activities, beyond the obvious?  Let’s look at this blog’s traffic as a case study. Those who know me for a long time, know that I have had a reputation as social sharing addict, often seen at all the social bookmarking websites, large and small.  And people often ask me questions: Is it worth it? Do you get good traffic from them? Do you get good SEO links? Do you get customers? Do you get engagement? Everybody is after a different metric.  I plan to address only one of them directly.  But before I do, I should provide just a general…
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    Design Shack

  • This Week in Design: August 29, 2014

    Carrie Cousins
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you ever have one of those weeks where you just feel like you need some career advice? The end of summer always feels like the right time. There’s no upcoming vacation to look forward to and the end of the year is often busy. So this week in design, we have varying bits of career advice to help you make the most of the last months of 2014. 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…
  • 15 Tips for Creating a Great Website Footer

    Carrie Cousins
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the most important locations on your website is the footer. Yes, seriously. It may not be the area of the greatest design or most impressive content but it is a place where users frequently look for information. So it is vitally important that you don’t neglect this area when planning a web design project. But what elements should you include? How can you keep the footer organized and in line with your overall aesthetic without being obtrusive? You’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll look at tips for creating a great footer with examples of some websites that are doing it…
  • 10 Mistakes Every Designer Makes… And How to Avoid Them

    Carrie Cousins
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    We all have them – design projects we’d like to take back. Some of them you can attribute to a bad design brief or youth; others you just want to hide forever. The good news is that you can often avoid design mistakes; the bad news is that every designer will fall in at least one of these traps at some point in his or her career. But part of the key to avoiding designer mishaps is knowing what they are, so you can be aware if you feel yourself slipping into one of these bad habits. 1. Making Poor Typography Choices Typography can make or break an entire design project. Poor type choices…
  • This Week in Design: Aug. 22, 2014

    Carrie Cousins
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Be inspired. Get a raise. Learn something new. Have fun. Those are the goals of every designer at some point in their careers. Lucky for you, we are taking on each one of them 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. Get Out and Get Weird Thanks Justin Kemerling for reminding designers to get weird. Thanks for pointing…
  • How to Create Patterns in Design Projects

    Carrie Cousins
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Think of how many patterns you follow in your daily routine. From waking up and getting ready for work to falling asleep each night, the day is filled with these small repeating elements that create order and calm. Patterns in design do the very same thing: These repeating elements can bring order to a project and create a sense of calm (or chaos) to set a tone. That’s the true appeal of a pattern. It helps direct users through an aesthetic by following the pattern or series of objects and tells users how to interact with something. Designers can create patterns in a number of ways – with…
 
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    Boagworld - Web & Digital Advice

  • The UX problem with Agile

    Paul Boag
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Without a doubt Agile is a great way of working, but it can be challenging from a user experience perspective. Fortunately there might be a way to make things better. I have become a big fan of many elements of agile. I like the way teams operate in agile, the focus on user needs and the lightweight, iterative approach. But, there has always been one thing that I have found a challenge — working through functionality in a series of sprints. Typically we split projects into a series of sprints with each sprint focusing on a set of content or functionality.  At face value this makes…
  • 10 reasons it is not your web designers fault!

    Paul Boag
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    This week on Boagworld show we argue why you can’t always blame your web designer when your site fails to live up to expectations. Paul Boag: This week on the Boagworld show, we argue why you can’t always blame your web designer when your site fails to live up to expectations. Lack of focus. (12:35) Lack of leadership. (15:08) Lack of customer service. (18:48) No centralised editorial oversight. (21:24) Poor decision making structure. (26:19) Terrible copy. (28:14) Poor social media support. (31:29) Lack of ongoing investment. (33:41) No cooperation and coordination. (36:08) Poor…
  • What design deliverables do you actually need?

    Paul Boag
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you need to hire a web agency to build you a website? Or do you need help creating a pattern library and design framework? Over the 12 years we have run Headscape the deliverables have been changing as client requirements alter. In the beginning we delivered entire websites. We still do on some projects. But, increasingly we found ourselves working with organisations that had server side developers in-house. In such situations it made little sense to deliver the server side code. Instead we delivered page templates that the in-house team would integrate into their site. More recently…
  • Responsive components using context queries

    Ed Merritt
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Media queries make a website respond to the viewport. But what if we could make site components respond to their container? I’ve been having a play with the idea of determining the context of a piece of content within a page rather than simply querying the media (device) itself. Media queries introduced us to a new level of customisation, a single component can take on different forms, depending on the device being used. There are restrictions to this though. Imagine a sidebar, say 1/3 the width of the page (about 300px wide on a screen of 1024px, but only about 200px at 768px). We…
  • 10 ways to improve your mobile experience

    Paul Boag
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    This week on the Boagworld web show we discuss 10 ways to improve your users mobile experience. Paul Boag: This week on the Boagworld web show we discuss 10 ways to improve your user’s mobile experience… [groaning] Marcus Lillington:Oh, shut-up. Break based on content not device (8:33) Keep those links well spread (11:54) Watch that complex javascript (16:27) Serve the appropriate size image (21:15) Don’t presume users are on the go (25:48) Think mobile from the start (28:08) Avoid form filling (32:10) Focus on legibility (35:44) Consider one handed use (38:16) Don’t…
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  • 27 Free Credit Card Icon Sets for Online Web Shops

    Jake Rocheleau
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Advertise here with BSAeCommerce is a booming industry which is only growing larger by the year. Beyond physical products it has become easier than ever to sell digital items like e-books, music, videos, and even website graphics online. But any good eCommerce website also includes a set of its own graphics for a simpler user experience. One of the most common sets of graphics would be payment icons. Credit cards are usually a big part of the online payment cycle, along with digital accounts such as PayPal. This gallery features 27 free icon sets including hundreds of various payment methods.
  • 50 Amazing Up-to-Date Flat Templates

    Julia Starlark
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Advertise here with BSAFlat design has become a tremendous success in its time. But can we say that the time of Flat Templates have gone outdated already? Surely, we can not. It is safe to say that skeuomorphic traditions live out their last days, and so far there is only one decent replacement besides the general craze over minimalism – it’s Flat Design. Too much of the 3D effect nowadays, especially when it takes forever to load. You can’t even find a non-3D movie in the cinema lately, that’s why you certainly don’t want your site look like a bad copycat of the done to death cheap…
  • Code Free, Parallax Scrolling Solutions for Professional Designers

    iulian
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Advertise here with BSA  Graphic/web designers have an acute sense of novelty, so most of us like to stay on top of things by using innovative technology to improve our work, and by adhering to new standards in the market. In this article, you can read all about Webydo and websites with parallax scrolling.   Storytelling with Parallax Scrolling Animation! The latest trends in web design utilize ‘storytelling’ techniques, which actively engage visitors through their presence on a website. It can be argued that parallax backgrounds on a website are in high demand, lately. They…
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    Brian Lovin - Designer

  • Design Details: Hyperlapse for iOS

    brian
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Hyperlapse is the latest and greatest app to hit the App Store; many of you have already tried it, I’m sure. Yesterday’s Wired piece likens the app to a $15,000 video setup in the palm of your hands – a bold label, indeed. In this post I will explore the wonderful level of polish and style that Instagram’s designers have poured into Hyperlapse. The app is beautifully simple – almost to the point of confusion, where one might ask themselves: “Is this it?” Yes, this is it. And that’s the point. Let’s dive in… Follow me at @brian_lovin…
  • Buffer’s CSS

    brian
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I’ve quite enjoyed some of the recent blog posts coming out that take a deeper look at CSS architecture, performance and best-practices at different technology companies. If you’ve missed them, I highly recommend reading these deep-dives into the CSS at Github, Groupon, Lonely Planet and CodePen. This post takes a closer look at how we approach CSS at Buffer. While this post aims to highlight some of the tools and techniques we use to write CSS, it also serves a secondary purpose of highlighting where we can improve and optimize. I’ve intentionally included some of our…
  • Design Details: Pinterest for iOS

    brian
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Pinterest is an app I wish I could use more. I’ve never quite found my stride on the platform despite following several boards dedicated to design, UI and UX. Regardless of my own lack of engagement, there are millions of folks out there that use Pinterest every day to organize, plan, inspire, design, build and dream. There aren’t too many products out there that offer such a wide variety of benefits, despite offering the same feature set across the board. I love that. Pinterest, in addition to being a wonderful utility for so many people, is shipping some of the best design in…
  • Design Details: Foursquare for iOS

    brian
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Foursquare is entering a new era. The long-time check-in service has undergone a radical redesign and reposition with its 8.0 release for iOS. No longer is Foursquare an app to check in at your favorite places and keep tabs on your friends – no, it’s now attempting to become the de facto recommendation engine for food and entertainment. The Verge has explained this repositioning quite clearly: The new app cuts through Foursquare’s massive corpus of data to answer one question: what if your food-finding app knew your favorite restaurants, but also your favorite foods? Regardless…
  • Design Details: SoundCloud for iOS

    brian
    5 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I use SoundCloud…a lot. As in, all the time, every day. I’ve been using it to curate new music for a few years now, and it’s been so fun to watch the platform evolve with each passing week. I admire SoundCloud’s ability to ship new features and improvements so often, striving to make the site faster and easier to use for everyone. The SoundCloud team recently redesigned their iOS app – a surprising refresh of their mobile offering with a slick new listening interface and a beautiful new way of interacting with your music. So far the reviews of the app have been…
 
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    Clerkendweller : Web Security, Usability and Design

  • BSI Kitemark for Website and App Security - More Information Required

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    This week UK standards body BSI has joined the market for security trust marks and seals, by enlarging its range of kitemarks to include a new one for what it calls "secure digital transactions" involving web sites and mobile apps. The BSI Kitemark for Secure Websites and Apps (or "BSI Kitemark for Secure Digital Transactions"), requires a website or app to undergo initial and ongoing checks, and if successful the organisation can display the kitemark on the application and related marketing materials. BSI suggests this will help consumers: Identify more secure websites or apps Increase trust…
  • ISP-Enforced Web Filtering Controls

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:18 am
    UK regulator OFCOM has published a report on network level filtering measures for internet service providers, also referred to as "family-friendly network-level filtering". Ofcom's Report on Internet Safety Measures - Internet Service Providers: Network Level Filtering Measures describes the current state of filtering put in place by the UK's four largest fixed line internet service providers (ISPs) - BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. The report discusses: Scope of controls (devices, categories and filter settings) Implementation (timescales, customer prompts and take-up) Account…
  • HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) Deployment

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    While on the subject of SSL, a paper about HTTP Strict Transport Security header may be of use for those planning or operating SSL-only web sites. Nowadays the header HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) should be set for website hostnames that are "SSL-only". In The State of HSTS Deployment: A Survey and Common Pitfalls, authors Lucas Garron, Andrew Bortz and Dan Boneh provide a brief overview of HSTS and describe browser support, adoption by the most popular websites, deployment patterns, frequent mistakes, configuration issues and ideal practice. See also RFC 6797 - HTTP Strict Transport…
  • SSL-Only and This & That

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    It should come as no surprise that Google has indicated it has begun noting the use of HTTPS (HTTP over SSL) on some web sites to contribute to ranking in its search results. we'd like to encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS The writing is on the wall for almost any site that is not SSL-only. I have worked with some organisations that have shifted to SSL-only to simplify session management protection and to provide some identity assurance. The often-mentioned processing overhead has never been an issue for customers or server-side. There is plenty of discussion about…
  • 2014 Information Security Breaches

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:08 am
    At the end of April the UK's Department for Business Innovation & Skills published the 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey, created in conjunction with PwC. The 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey technical report and executive summary compares the results of a survey with findings from 2013. There appears to be some bias in the results due to the primarily self-selection of the 1,125 respondents, and since "don't know" and "not applicable" answers were removed, many questions are assessed using only 300 or 400 responses. So for example, I cannot believe that "60% of small…
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    AndySowards.com :: Web Design, Development, Programming

  • 5 Unique Careers for Graphic Designers

    Andy Sowards
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetNot all graphic designers work on logos or create websites. If you graduated with a degree in graphic design there are other careers that also target your specific abilities. Since the graphic design industry is competitive, think outside the box during your job search and seek positions that require creativity, artistic knowledge and communication skills. Additionally, specialized services in publishing, advertising and public relations are common in the graphic design industry, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Video Game Artist How to Become a Successful Game…
  • Best Viral Content on ViralSwarm.com

    Andy Sowards
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetInternet entertainment has become a massive business in the last few years. A vast majority of the people who work in offices (or from home) need to clear their heads every now and then, and the easiest way to do that from work is to check out funny pictures and amazing videos that makes them forget about their daily struggles and the worlds problems (You certainly don’t want to go look at the news!). You don’t even have to look for them anymore, everybody shares what they see on social networks. Trouble is, a lot of it is repetitive and not that good, or…
  • Go Big with Your Online Presence

    Andy Sowards
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetApproximately 27 percent of small businesses report they don’t use any social media at all, according to a National Small Business Association study. Meanwhile, 40 percent of social media users purchased an item after sharing it or favoriting it on social media sites. The study also found social media drives in-store and online purchasing at equal rates.It’s never too late for small businesses to join social media and start connecting with customers and developing their online brand. Here are a few ways to kickstart your social media marketing with…
  • Great Landing Page Designs

    Andy Sowards
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetDavid works for Radley, who design beautiful handbags and purses. Outside of work, he enjoys designing apps and learns UI design.I’m a huge fan of well designed landing pages. It’s possibly because I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the past trying to build pages that promote apps and software products, but a beautifully designed landing page is much harder to create than it looks. Getting the design right is remarkably challenging – it needs to fit in with the brand of the product, it needs to be engaging and interesting and it needs to give the visitor…
  • How PrestaShop Will Change The Way You Build An Ecommerce Store

    Andy Sowards
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Advertise here with BSATweetThe Ecommerce space is more competitive than ever. Everyone shops online these days, and more and more people do it every year, this is why having an online presence capable of giving your customers a good experience is so valuable. There are SO MANY eCommerce solutions out there it can be nearly impossible to weed through them and pick one (Magento, Woocommerce + WP, Shopify, Bigcartel, OSCommerce, the list goes on and on, and not all of them are free to use – some even charge monthly fees or take a percentage of your sales!) – let alone pick the right…
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    Web Design Ledger

  • Sharing is Caring: 10 Social Media Plugins for WordPress

    Nancy Young
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Advertise here with BSASocial networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and more bring tons of traffic to the sites right after search engines. Moreover, these two sources of traffic are connected: the more people like and share your content, the more chances you have to get to the Google’s top by specific keywords. While people would always find a way to share the content they really like, it matters how well social media are integrated on your site. Let’s review 10 social media plugins for WordPress I collected below and make our sites more sharing-friendly! These plugins will…
  • Top 10 iPad Apps for Graphic Designers and Creatives

    Nancy Young
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe number of technologies available today can blow one’s mind! The iPad, as one of the biggest Apple creations, has been a game changer for Web Designer in more than one way. This small device is a valuable tool for designers, allowing them to get work done on the go. With the help of drawing apps, the iPad can become a great tool for digital painting. Let’s face the truth, finger painting is not just child’s play anymore! These top 10 iPad apps for drawing I put together today will be useful for graphic designers, illustrators, artists and other creatives.
  • 20 Website Examples with Hamburger Icon Design You’ll Love

    Nancy Young
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe hamburger icon is one of those UI features that are so old you could not even find an author. But after browsing the web for a while, it turned out that the hamburger icon comes from the Xerox Star personal worksection. It’s one of the earliest graphical user interfaces. Its designer, Norm Cox, designed system’s interface including the icon itself. The hamburger icon looks like a list and is a great way to remind users of a menu list. These days hamburger icon is used to save space on the screen and denotes a hidden menu. Lately a lot of websites with video and…
  • 10 Essential Elements of a Landing Page

    Jacqueline Thomas
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Advertise here with BSAHave you ever come across a landing page that wouldn’t let you leave? Not because of engaging content, but because it physically stopped you from closing the window. That’s one way to capture attention, but definitely not the best way. And that’s not the type of landing page we’re discussing here. Instead of relying on scammy pop-up windows and cheap gimmicks, you can create beautiful landing pages that convert visitors into followers or customers. So, be honest– when you first read “landing page,” what came to mind? A lot of us associate landing pages…
  • 20 Amazing WordPress Themes with Video Backgrounds

    Nancy Young
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe landing page is the very first thing a person sees when coming to your site. Thus it’s one of the most important ones as it makes the first impression about you and your business. Everyone tries to stand out from the crowd of similar websites around the web. And a video background is the best way to draw users’ attention and tell your unique story. The more time people watch your background video, the more chances they would stay and interact with your content. The video could be short like the one made with Coube, but it should be eye catchy and related to the…
 
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    Web Design Views

  • 30+ Free Useful Retro and Vintage Fonts

    Carol Francis
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Vintage and retro web design is still a popular choice of style among designers and their clients. It is important to use old-style elements within the design, and of course, it is very important to use a font that is reminiscent of the era being recreated. So today we are bringing you a selection of more than 30 vintage and retro fonts from different eras as far back as medieval style. Free Useful Retro and Vintage Fonts Riesling Matchbook Upper East Side Fontleroy Brown Rechtman Bellerose Hardly Worthit Rocket Script Andes Arwen Betty Noir Herald Square Market Deco Chocolate Box HFF Zeldom…
  • Importance of Emotional Design in Web Design

    Paula Borowska
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Oftentimes we are trying to create a great user experience. Usually this means smoothing out frustrations where we are actually ensuring good usability and not necessarily a good user experience. If you want to truly ensure your users will be happy to use your website or app you must delight your visitors; the best way to do this is through emotional design. Emotional design, in the simplest of terms, is a design that evokes actual emotions from a user, ideally positive ones like delight, joy or pleasure. It’s design for emotions within your visitors. What’s the Big Deal? Emotional design…
  • 7 Usability Best Practices for eCommerce Product Pages

    Armen Ghazarian
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    How much effect do product pages have on conversion rates? Well, it depends. But the fact is that this page is your final chance to make the user buy. It’s here that users expect to find all the information they need to make a purchase decision. And it’s a big challenge for a UX designer, because there is so much information to be delivered in so little space. Probably that’s why most product details pages end up looking cluttered and messy. So it’s crucial to present that information in a way that is most convenient, easy-to-understand and convincing. Here’s where usability…
  • New For Designers in July 2014

    Carol Francis
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Here are some of the best resources and online tools we could find for the month of July 2014. We are fortunate that the community of designers and developers are willing to share their work for free in many cases. Our monthly round-ups are a great opportunity to put before you some of the outstanding work from such creatives. If you download any of these freebies and there is a ‘Like’ button, please click it to show your appreciation. New Tools & Resources in July Mintie Icons This set of 40 flat icons is a free demo of the full set of 110 icons. From this site you can also…
  • How to Use Vertical Rhythm to Your Advantage?

    Paula Borowska
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Typography is a big part of any design, especially web or app design. Vertical rhythm is the alignment of lines of text in terms of text size and the spacing between the lines. It is often used to organize text and make it more legible; in turn, this makes the reading experience much better and the design more appealing. I’m here to show you how vertical rhythm can be set so that you can take advantage of it in your future designs and take control over your typography. What Makes for Good Rhythm? There are two things that effect vertical rhythm, font size and line height. (When dealing with…
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    Blog@PixelCrayons™

  • Why Visual Studio is More Suitable for Cross-Platform Mobile Developments

    Mark Wilston
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today, a wide variety of mobile devices are available in the market, which run on different platforms and developers often face the challenge of building applications and solutions that are cross-platform compatible. Developers who want to create games and apps for multiple mobile platforms can now take the help of Visual Studio, for feature-rich and […]
  • Is your WordPress Website loading Slow? Lets Improve!

    Mark Wilston
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    In today’s fast-pace world, slow websites are definitely an obnoxious proposition for most website owners. Visitors may start avoiding a slow website and it may affect the search engine ranking of a website at the same time. If you own a WordPress Website and your website is loading slower, you need to first understand the […]
  • Magento – Inching Closer As A Reliable B2B Platform

    Mark Wilston
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
    Not very long ago, when solicited for advice on how Magento fares in B2B, Magento evangelists and enthusiasts expressed uncomfortableness in their responses. It indicated that Magento was not a true solution for B2B problems as B2B had a different workflow where Magento had less foothold. But, that is not the same as saying that […]
  • Mobile Website UX Is Realizable and Improvisable – Here’s How

    Mark Wilston
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    Mobile UX’ is a 2 worded phrase that resonates in the heads of mobile web designers and developers. The phrase has now become mainstream and is enough to give sleepless nights to mobile teams. The situation becomes grim when the choice is to be made between mobile website or app. However the  most important quality […]
  • Step Up Your Web Development with BootStrap

    Mark Wilston
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Many developers perceive Bootstrap to be a magic wand that either does development on its own or does a part of it. You will soon change your perception as soon as you start using Bootstrap. Bootstrap is a front-end framework that provides the required elements for page design with sufficient responsiveness using the HTML5 and […]
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    Six Revisions

  • Web Design Isn’t Just About Artistry

    Jacob Gube
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Remember when web designers used to be total nerds? Back in the early 2000s, web design was a technical skill; just getting a site to function was considered an achievement in and of itself, and things like interface design, usability, and UX largely fell by the wayside. But times have changed. In the past few years, something magical has happened: Web designers have stopped being just nerds, and have started becoming artisans. We don’t talk about tech specs much anymore, we talk about "handcrafted code" and "beautiful UIs". We describe ourselves as "code…
  • A List of Free Public CDNs for Web Developers

    Jacob Gube
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Website speed is crucial for developing the best user experience possible, because, well, no one likes to wait for web pages to load. One of the simplest ways for improving the performance of a site is by serving page dependencies like JavaScript libraries and CSS frameworks via a public content delivery network (CDN). A public CDN is a web service that hosts and serves open source projects used for web development (e.g. jQuery, AngularJS, and Bootstrap). Public CDNs allow websites to use their services for free. Here are the best public CDNs for web development. jsDelivr With over 1,000 open…
  • How to Create a Fixed Navigation Bar

    Jacob Gube
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    A fixed navigation bar, also referred to as a "sticky" navigation bar, is a toolbar that stays in place while the user is scrolling the web page. It’s a commonly-used site navigation design pattern for displaying a site’s main navigation menu, as well as other essential interface components such as a search box, social media buttons, and notifications. The design pattern guarantees that important interface components are easily viewable and accessible regardless of where the user currently is on a web page. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through a simple CSS…
  • Why Sketch is Ideal for Web Designers

    Jacob Gube
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    At our startup, Typeform, we have just shifted our entire web/UI design process from Photoshop and Fireworks over to Sketch. Based on our collective first-hand experiences, we’d like to discuss some of the app’s features that help us get our design work done more efficiently. It gets CSS At our company, we mainly use visual design software for web/UI design. This means that we almost always need to be able to convert a static design prototype to HTML and CSS. With Sketch, we’ve found this process to be incredibly easy. The developers of Sketch created the app with CSS in…
  • How to Make Sure You’re Not Using a Shady WordPress Theme

    Jacob Gube
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I can still remember how excited I was back in 2008 when I first discovered WordPress (late-adopter, I know). What was particularly impressive for me was that I could change the designs of my WordPress sites with minimal effort. And so the hunt for the perfect theme began! As far as I can recall, there weren’t that many paid/premium themes back then. And, to be honest, I wasn’t even taking the possibility of paying for a theme into consideration (since money was a bit tight) so I was kind of stuck with free themes by default. All was well for a while. My test sites and personal…
 
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    Line25

  • Web Design Trend Showcase: Close Up Portrait Photos

    Chris Spooner
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    This web design trend can easily go unnoticed, but if you pay attention you’ll find that it is actually quite popular! We’ve seen all kinds of images spanning our screens thanks to the big photo web design trend, but one type in particular that’s increasing in popularity is the close up portrait. Close-ups easily convey a certain mood or emotion to a viewer, which in web design can help set the scene or entice the viewer into sticking around. Today’s showcase features 30 great examples of the close up portrait trend, these sites all contain tightly framed intimate…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for August 29th 2014

    Chris Spooner
    28 Aug 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 BarCamp Omaha 2014, EyeKiller, Hatch Collective, Build Films and One Design Company. BarCamp Omaha 2014 View the website EyeKiller View the website Hatch Collective View the website Build Films View the website One Design Company View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for August 29th 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • 30 Web Designs Featuring Looping Video Backgrounds

    Chris Spooner
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Looping video backgrounds is one of the fastest growing trends in web design. Ever since designers were given the ability to render video content in HTML5 we’ve seen motion pictures quickly take the place of static images in website headers and backgrounds. Today’s web design showcase features 30 great examples of sites featuring large looping video backgrounds. See how they use this type of content to create visually impressive intros, or catch your eye with subtle motion. Purple, Rock, Scissors Project Skin DUNCKELFELD Digital Telepathy Kalexiko Geckoboard Cobble Hill MELANIE F.
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for August 22nd 2014

    Chris Spooner
    21 Aug 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 Bellroy, FF Mark, Semplice, Mougli and Target Ink. Bellroy View the website FF Mark View the website Semplice View the website Mougli View the website Target Ink View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for August 22nd 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • 20 Web Designs with Prominent Email Signup Forms

    Chris Spooner
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Capturing a user’s contact details is high on the agenda of many web businesses these days, with email sign up forms being prominently displayed to visitors as soon as they land on their website. Sometimes these sign up forms require the user to enter their address in order to gain access to a tool or service, while others prompt visitors to join the newsletter to keep up to date with the company’s latest news, especially on “coming soon” pages where it’s important to pique the interest of early adopters. Today’s web design showcase features 20 sites that…
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    Tuts+ Code

  • Create a Balloon Racing Game in Unity Using the Microphone

    Carlos Yanez
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionIn this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a 2D game using C# and Unity. We'll be taking advantage of Unity's microphone support to enhance the gameplay of the game. The objective of the game is simple, reaching the other side of the level by avoiding the obstacles along the way. The player can move the main character by blowing on the device's microphone, moving it upwards.You'll learn the following aspects of Unity game development in this tutorial:setting up a 2D project in Unityimporting spritesmicrophone controlsworking with physics…
  • Getting Started with the WordPress Media Uploader

    Tom McFarlin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When WordPress 3.5 was released, one of the most significant changes that was introduced was to that of the Media Uploader. Perhaps a more accurate description of the change would be to refer to at as an addition of a new Media Uploader. After all, the old version of the Media Uploader still exists and can run side-by-side with the current Media Library, but it’s something that must be done through the proper addition and usage of scripts, style, and all other dependent functionality. As with anything in software, features and functionality that exist for a significant amount to time are…
  • Magento Tip: Choosing a Good Server

    Manu Vladutoiu
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    As a platform, Magento is at an enterprise level, meaning it is easily capable of handling from a small online store, with 10-20 products to a large shopping portal with thousands of items, lots of visitors and a high volume of orders. Because of this, it is hard to write up a checklist of what a good hosting solution is for your needs. I will, on the other hand, try to look at some key elements and make some recommendations along with the rationale, giving you a guideline on how to choose a good server for you.Server ModelsThere are two types of hosting services you will find available…
  • Call for Authors: Write For Tuts+!

    Tom McFarlin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    We're currently looking for more authors to join our team! Specifically, we're looking for those who have strong web development skills - both front-end and back-end. Of course, this raises the question: what all does this entail when it comes to write for an established, respected, and educational network?Depending on on your level of experience, it could mean a variety of different things.The Skills We're Looking ForWe aim to publish content on Tuts+ Code that focuses specifically on web development technology. A broad topic, right?This includes anything and everything from PHP, Ruby,…
  • Unleashing the Power of Magento Newsletters

    M.Anwaar Haq
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked functionality of Magento is its Newsletter feature. Magento is one of very few CMSs which offers built-in user subscription, management and newsletter sending functionality. Properly using these features can save lot of time and money, which would otherwise be spent on integrating third-party applications for these features. Store owners can ask store visitors to subscribe to their newsletter and send them latest and special offers, discount coupons which could result in repeating sales and minimizing marketing cost per sale.Effective placement of…
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  • How to use circles in website design

    Rob Bowen
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    Circles are a relatively new development in web design. From the boxy days of web design’s youth, our contemporary works have evolved beyond what many would have imagined in those early days of the www. This current embrace of the circular ways is most likely due to the fact that, until recently, it wasn’t easy to create circular elements without the use of images. With the ease that one can now use CSS to create circles, they are becoming much more commonplace in web design. They are cropping up all over the landscape. Many feel that circles are more difficult to use in web design,…
  • Our favorite tweets of the week: August 25, 2014 – August 31, 2014

    Cameron Chapman
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out. To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot Good to know: 4 rules you must know about WordPress logo and trademark…
  • Comics of the week #250

    Jerry King
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own… Condensed dysfunction  …
  • 5 things to consider before saying “yes” to a startup

    Speider Schneider
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Startups are exciting! It’s something new that may become a multi-billion dollar company like Facebook and you could be in on the ground floor. They are also risky and after months or years of dedicated hard work, you may end up broke and in the basement. Before you accept that offer from a new startup, here’s some things you should consider very carefully… 1) Hello work, goodbye life! When you get that offer to work for a startup, you should make sure you believe in the product… Really believe in it, because working on it will fill your life pretty much 24/7. At every startup I’ve…
  • Deal of the week: 14 minimalist responsive WordPress themes

    WebdesignerDepot Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    WordPress is one of the most popular technologies in the history of the Web; it powers everything from personal blogs to huge corporate websites. The trouble is, with so many possible plugins and widgets, its rare to find a theme for your site that isn’t overcrowded with unnecessary clutter. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a huge discount on 14 WordPress themes by Array. These themes take minimalism and turn it into an art form, with straight-forward hierarchies, simple menu options, and a lack of pretence; you can certainly see why minimal sites…
 
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    Inspired Magazine

  • Ptengine is disrupting website analytics

    Catalin Zorzini
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyWebsite analytics can be very informative, unfortunately though some companies present the data in such a boring way that it almost becomes meaningless. That is what Ptengine wishes to change. The company was founded in 2010 and is currently providing analytical data for more than 6,000 different sites, with some of their biggest clients being Sony Music, SoftBank & Rakuten.Ptengine differentiates itself amongst the competition by offering the largest selection of heatmapping and web analytic features, including…
  • 160 PSD Mockups Bundle from Zippy Pixels – only $27!

    Catalin Zorzini
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyMockups can be a huge timesaver (and lifesaver) when it comes to design. Get an early look at what your projects are going to look like in the real world before you commit. With this Mighty Deal from Zippy Pixels, you’ll get yourself 160 high-quality, professional mockups to play around with.Simple to use, you can place your latest designs in these PSD mockups and easily see how your work will look on everything from stationery to flyers to ads to office gifts. And for a limited time only, you can get this mega…
  • 30 new design & development freebies you cannot miss

    jp
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyToday we’re featuring 30 (more!) resources and design freebies. Apart from the usual freebies, we’ve included some must-read articles and tutorials you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!Minicons: 40 PSD Line IconsBootstrap Grid: Bootstrap 3 PSD GridModest: PSD Landing PageHeader and Banner: 2 PSD Files Best Suited for Educational AdsLazy Day: One Page PSD TemplateMini Glyph Icons: Collection of IOS Inspired Thin Stroke IconsWeather-cons: 123 Font Awesome Inspired Icons for BootstrapBranding Mockup: Realistic…
  • 10 web development tools you’ll love at first sight

    Catalin Zorzini
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThis is a guest post from Janil Jean, a  blogger, social media addict and graphic design enthusiast at ZillionDesigns.comTremendous growth has been seen in the area of web development for enhanced user experience in the past few years so much so that a new generation of web applications and tools have emerged just to cater to those involved in the business of UI/UX development. It’s not surprising therefore to find a plethora of productivity tools released every other day that claim to help developers create richer,…
  • Pinups & Typefaces: a love story

    Catalin Zorzini
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyAlthough kinda sexist, this Tumblr on pinups & typefaces is quite original: illustrator Simone Massoni presents “a crew of gorgeus pin-up girls who will introduce you to the wonderful world of typography, with a quick guide to the typeface families”. Slightly NSFW. This post Pinups & Typefaces: a love story was written by Catalin Zorzini and first appearedon Inspired Magazine.
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    Onextrapixel

  • Improving on Existing Web Design Trends – What Future is Waiting for Them?

    Helga Moreno
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    When you create a website, you want it to live a long happy life. That is the reason why you study all the latest trends so carefully. However, the problem is that web fashion is fickle, especially now when technologies evolve with lightning speed. How do you secure your website against early aging? Of course by looking into the probable future of current trends. Here is what we did for you: a brief topical research among the web development community. Below you will find information on web design trends that are likely to continue at least for the next year. So, you can safely use them for…
  • Useful Tips for Building JavaScript APIs

    Cedric Ruiz
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    In this tutorial we're going to cover some tips on building JavaScript APIs. We will be using chaining as an object oriented approach, and composition as a functional approach. By the end, we will build a helper that will let us bridge both worlds, and have an API that caters for every use. Build JavaScript APIs Fluent Interfaces Fluent interfaces can be implemented in JavaScript using an object oriented approach. You have a constructor function whose prototype contains methods that always return the instance, so we can create a chain of operations, thus "fluent". In other words: function…
  • Free Retro Patterns for Emotional Designs

    Helga Moreno
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Today we will speak about emotional design, its definition, why it is so important to touch people’s feelings and how to make your design stir them. At the end of the blog post you will find a bunch of free beautiful retro patterns that will hopefully come in handy for your designs. Don’t want to wait till the end of the post? You can take a look at some other free patterns. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Jason Barger Emotional Design Using Patterns How can we define the emotional design? In…
  • The Best WooCommerce Themes On The Market

    Jane Millers
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    This is a sponsored post. The WooCommerce themes listed here in many ways encompass all the capabilities you will ever need to create pages and displays that can be used for almost any business and be presented on virtually any device. Most of the themes include a set of features common to all, but each is unique in its own way and in its own capabilities. Best WooCommerce Themes On The Market Bi-Shop All In One: E-commerce & Corporate Theme Bi-Shop's powerful framework has enabled it to provide extraordinary features in a WooCommerce theme. Its useful features are many, a variety of…
  • 15 Steps to Web Anonymity

    Speider Schneider
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    I love my followers. By engaging with so many, I feel I know some well enough to crash on their couch as I travel the world. Social media has brought the world closer together and with the internet, no one ever has to be alone… or can be alone. The medium of the internet is, in reality, unforgiving about encroaching on your life, and turning off your computer or mobile device won’t save you. How to Be Anonymous on the Internet Big Brother IS Watching You! While you sleep, while you shower, while you try to hide, the internet is still watching you. It has an out-of-control need for…
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  • 12 Pretty and Shiny Gold Nail Designs

    steven
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    There are many colors that go great together, and some that you might not think of putting together like pink and gold. However, the softness of pink, and the fancy aspect of gold, make them perfect partners in any scenario even nail designs! Don’t believe us? Well keep on reading and you will soon be convinced! We have gathered up 12 Pretty and Shiny Gold Nail Designs to show you just how great pink and gold can look together. Once you are done looking at the list, you will understand just how great these two colors complement one another! Ready to check out the pretty nails? Go ahead…
  • 10 Pretty and Punk Pink Hairstyles

    steven
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The singer that goes by the colorful name Pink, has been around for a while now, and her voice is one of the most powerful and beautiful in the whole world. Pink is also known to be quite the fashion plate, especially when it comes to her hair, which she has managed to dye all kinds of different colors. We have gathered 10 Pretty and Punk Pink Hairstyles, and we know you are all going to love them! We promise that once you get done looking at this list, you’ll have a new appreciation for Pink, her music, and her sense of style! Okay, enough of our rambling talking, it is now time to…
  • 13 Stunning Silver Nail Designs

    steven
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    When it comes to their fingernails, women really do love it when their nails look shiny, especially if they have plan on going out in the evening. Shiny nails are great for the evening especially when the moonlight hits them! One popular color for nails to be painted is silver, but is silver just for the night? We have searched far and wide, high and low for 13 Stunning Silver Nail Designs, and we promise that once you get done looking at this list, you’ll have a new appreciation for the many ways that silver nails can look just as great in the daytime! Are you ready to check out the…
  • 12 Butterfly Foot Tattoos

    steven
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    It is a natural fact of the natural world that butterflies do not live long, and with a very short lifespan, these amazing little creatures live their lives to the fullest before it is their time to do. Many poeple love butterflies enough to actually recreate their beauty and splendor in a tattoo. We have gathered 12 Butterfly Foot Tattoo Designs for you all to appreciate and an enjoy. You may not have an appreciation for butterflies, and it is our mission to change your mind! We have chosen the best butterfly tattoo designs that we know you all are going to love. Ready to check out Mother…
  • 10 Kelly Osbourne Colorful Hairstyles

    steven
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Kelly Osbourne is the daughter of famous rock and roll legend Ozzy Osbourne, and has pretty much been in the spotlight since she was a little girl. Kelly has always been a colorful girl that definitely has her own way of doing things especially when it has come to how she dresses and does her hair. We have put together 10 Kelly Osbourne Colorful Hairstyles just to show you how unique Kelly is, and how stylish she can be. We promise that once you get done looking at this list, you’ll see for yourself how cool Kelly Osbourne is, and how her hair has definitely turned some heads! Enough of…
 
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    edgeofdavid.com

  • What Slide Share Taught Me About Content Marketing

    David Briard
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Slideshare is a website for hosting presentations. Not exactly the sexiest thing in the world is it? I mean, how much traffic can a website like this really drive? I’m not 100% certain. So let’s dive in and find out. First, let’s look at some stats for SlideShare.com. Over 60 million monthly visitors In the top 200 websites in the world whoa…. Slideshare.com is a website you’ve most likely heard of and perhaps even stumbled upon at one time or another thanks in part to a good search engine ranking for a particular slide that was relevant to a keyword you were…
  • Shortcodes: The Secret To Bringing Sexy Back (For Published Content)

    David Briard
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:39 pm
    I don’t want to read a wall of text. So can you please start using pictures, videos, audio, h2 headers and shortcodes for your online work? It’s not the early 2000′s, you’re not writing a research paper and you’re certinly not the New York Times. So can you make your words more fun and engaging. It’s easy. Hold on, stop. I know you know a lot of stuff to do, and you probably need to check Facebook now. But stick with me for a moment because… I will show you how to bring sexy back for your published content. Shortcodes are your secret weapon (and yes…
  • How To Manually Update a WordPress Theme

    David Briard
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    How do I update my theme? Says every premium WordPress theme owner at some point in time. To manually update a WordPress theme you first need to have two themes installed. Your current active theme, and then another theme to switch over to so you can delete and update your main theme. Step 1 is to activate another theme, step 2 is to delete your premium theme from your WP admin and step 3 is to upload the latest version. Yes, that’s right ladies and gentleman, you straight up delete your theme and then reinstall the same but newer version. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s how…
  • Four Very Smart Ways To Increase Traffic In 5 Weeks

    David Briard
    28 Apr 2014 | 12:09 am
    “Google hates my website. I have all this content published…50 pages or so and I get at best, 20 or so visitors a day from search!“ Look, Google does not hate your website, the truth is you’re doing something wrong… OR more likely, you’re not doing something you should be doing. How to increase traffic I listened to the first podcast a few days ago from the successful man behind BoldandDetermined.com. His message about how he transitioned from having a job to making more than enough from his website to support himself is telling… Just do the work Let me explain before you roll…
  • Using .co instead of .com – The Land Rush Where Only a Few Get Rich

    David Briard
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    I’ve been seeing a rise in the usage of .co as a domain name extension. Does your extension really matter and why are people choosing .co over .com anyways? First off, the concept of domain extensions already confuses (or bores!) laymen internet users. My client base, people who are smart and tech savvy – but who just don’t understand the whole aspect of building a beautiful, professional website from scratch – honestly don’t care what their extension is. They just want to do what everyone else is doing. Yet there are still people out there who worry what  the…
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    Web Design Raleigh and Fort Myers Web Design | Logo Design

  • 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…
  • Real Estate Web Design Launch : Levitan Realty

    Jennifer
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Last week, we completed a custom real estate website design and development project in Naples for Levitan Realty, a boutique-style real estate firm in Naples, Florida that was founded by Ann Levitan almost 20 years ago.The challenge for this project was to not only provide them with a stunning new website that integrates powerful real estate tools, but to also ensure that the website was easily updated and managed by the team at Levitan Realty.The Brian Joseph Studios team worked closely with Peyton and everyone at Levitan Realty, and the outcome is a beautiful website that communicates their…
  • New Website Design Project for Good Time Charters, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

    Jennifer
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Late last night we launched a brand spanking new website for our good friends and clients, Good Time Charters, located in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. We’ve been working with Mike and Cristina and their team for over 6 years, starting out with a website redesign project and various design pieces, a lot of SEO work and general internet marketing consulting.Over the past 6 years, GTC has experienced a tremendous level of success. When we first met Cristina for lunch in 2007 after she searched “web design Fort Myers”  on Google and found us, they had a fishing charter and a…
  • Logo Design Project – Trinity Salon & Spa

    Colin
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:17 pm
    We recently completed a logo design, branding and graphic design project for a new salon and spa that recently opened in Naples, Florida.Trinity Salon & Spa, located in the Pebblebrooke Center, currently offers hair care services and coming soon will also provide spa and skin care therapy, as well as massage therapy. We were hired to design their logo, business cards and a tri-fold brochure.The identity we designed communicates a calming and comfortable message, and represents this salon’s experience and skill, providing services in a relaxing setting. The tri-fold brochure design…
  • Raleigh Website Launch: First Olive – Natural Bath & Body

    Jennifer
    5 Jun 2014 | 10:17 am
    First Olive, a startup offering handmade, natural bath and body products is ready to bring the “care” back into skin care. For far too long, big commercial brands have been selling us skin care products full of harmful chemicals and toxins that often have the reverse affect of their intended purpose.All of First Olive’s products are handmade in Cary, North Carolina (a beautiful town just outside of Raleigh) by Felicia, a mother that knew her kids deserved better solutions for their eczema and acne conditions. After years of making her own skin care products for her…
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    WebAppers

  • A Simple Responsive Charting Library Built with SVG

    Ray Cheung
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    Chartist.js is a simple responsive charting library built with SVG. Chartist’s goal is to provide a simple, lightweight and non-intrusive library to responsive craft charts on your website. It’s important to understand that one of the main intentions of Chartist.js is to rely on standards rather than providing a own solution to the problem which is is already solved by the standard. Chartist works with inline-SVG and therefore leverages the power of the DOM to provide parts of its functionality. This also means that Chartist is not providing it’s own event handling, labels,…
  • Parse – The Most Complete Mobile App Platform

    Ray Cheung
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Parse is a complete mobile app platform that focuses on creating unique & engaging apps on any platform. We take care of everything else your app needs, from the core of your app to analytics and push notifications. You can instantly add a powerful core, push notifications, and analytics to your app with Parse. With native SDKs for Android, iOS, JavaScript, Unity, and more, Parse has an SDK for everyone, whether you’re creating a desktop or mobile app. Requirements: JavaScript Framework Demo: https://parse.com/ License: Terms of Use SponsorsProfessional Web Icons for Your Websites and…
  • Twibble.io – Publish Content from RSS to Twitter Easily

    Ray Cheung
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Twibble.io gives you a better way to easily publish content from any RSS feed to Twitter with beautiful imagery in each and every tweet. They automatically pulls featured images and embeds them into each tweet. No fuss. Just beautiful media in each and every tweet. Their advanced scheduling system allows you to create custom tweet schedules. Tweet every hour, only on certain days or even specific times. Now you can spend more time on the things that matter. Requirements: - Demo: https://twibble.io/ License: License Free SponsorsProfessional Web Icons for Your Websites and Applications
  • Titan – A Scalable Distributed Graph Database

    Ray Cheung
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    Titan is a scalable graph database optimized for storing and querying graphs containing hundreds of billions of vertices and edges distributed across a multi-machine cluster. Titan is a transactional database that can support thousands of concurrent users executing complex graph traversals in real time. Requirements: - Demo: http://thinkaurelius.github.io/titan/ License: Apache 2.0 License SponsorsProfessional Web Icons for Your Websites and Applications
  • Heatmap.js v2.0 – Dynamic Heatmaps for the Web

    Ray Cheung
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:51 am
    Heatmap.js makes dynamic heatmaps for the web. This JavaScript library will help you make your 3 dimensional data speak up. Use heatmap.js v2.0 to add new value to your project, build a business based on it, study and visualize user behaviour, and much more. Heatmap.js v2.0 is the most advanced heatmap visualization library on the web. It has a light footprint (~3kB gzip) and with the new 2.0 release heatmap.js just got faster, with a new rendering module stronger, to handle even more datapoints (40k+), easier to use so you can get up to speed quickly easier to extend for custom…
 
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    ComBridges

  • 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…
  • Announcing a New Way to Have Fun & Get Better at Online Marketing

    Jon
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    It has been a dream of mine to offer an on-going education and mentoring program, at an affordable price, and to use that to create an online virtual community (or tribe). This dream is now being realized with The New Media New Marketing Playground. And, because of the very special pricing that I am offering for the first ten people who sign up—and there are only a limited number of slots left—this program is clearly going to get off the ground in September (early sign-ups will get special free programs and early access during August, as well as special pricing). I don’t want…
  • Are You Missing the Boat on Online Video Advertising?

    Jon
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    [A Quick Catch Up on Online Video's Reinvention of Advertising]As most of my readers know, I’ve been an “evangelist” for the digital video revolution, especially as it applies to the democratization of media, for many years. By now, the explosion and importance of online video via YouTube and other hosting platforms (from Wistia and Vimeo to Brightcove and Ooyala, among others) should be obvious to everyone. What is not so apparent to many people is the opportunity to use online video advertising as a highly-targeted attraction engine. The game changer over the past few…
  • 3 Videos That Inspired My Business & My Life Last Week

    Jon
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Ready for take off? It feels that way to me. Astrologers tell me that when Mercury goes direct on Tuesday, it’s “all systems go!” For me, the latest signs of expansion have come in the form of three videos that showed up in my social streams last week. This clips (all embedded for your viewing pleasure below) inspired and uplifted me by reminding me of what life and business is all about. I feel more hopeful and excited about what I am creating that maybe ever before. No kidding. As some of you are aware, I am focusing the foundation of my business marketing communications…
  • Getting Creative with WordPress Websites, “Small & Big”

    Jon
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:13 pm
    We are very pleased to have launched two new WordPress website designs in the last week or so. From an entry level WordPress website that is at the “getting started quickly on a lower budget than we thought we’d ever get from ComBridges” level like the one we just created for Luna Marendi, to a much more elaborate, corporate production like the one we just built in collaboration with the high profile leadership and culture coach, Christine Comaford, the ComBridges team is flowing with ease, and even if we do say so ourselves, we do WordPress right. In fact, our team has…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • 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
  • The Basics of Awesome Product Photography

    Osterr Wight
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Whether you’re creating an image library for use in web or advertising material or setting up an online store, chances are that many of your potential customers are going to be introduced to your product via a photograph. You only get one chance to make an impact with your first impression, so make sure the […] Related posts: The Basics of Good Web Design How LinkedIn Killed Your Resume 4 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Your iPhone
  • How an Eye-catching Website Design Can Help Generate More Followers for Your Blog

    Osterr Wight
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Companies these days spend millions on branding and packaging. Not because they like pretty things but because it directly leads to higher sales. We buy with our eyes and what’s inside the box takes the back seat. Websites are no different. Only when your blog looks good will the readers stay to see what you […] Related posts: The Basics of Good Web Design 10 Slick New Fonts for Design 5 Tips To Blog Often & Effectively
 
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    Blog@PixelCrayons™

  • Why Visual Studio is More Suitable for Cross-Platform Mobile Developments

    Mark Wilston
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today, a wide variety of mobile devices are available in the market, which run on different platforms and developers often face the challenge of building applications and solutions that are cross-platform compatible. Developers who want to create games and apps for multiple mobile platforms can now take the help of Visual Studio, for feature-rich and […]
  • Is your WordPress Website loading Slow? Lets Improve!

    Mark Wilston
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    In today’s fast-pace world, slow websites are definitely an obnoxious proposition for most website owners. Visitors may start avoiding a slow website and it may affect the search engine ranking of a website at the same time. If you own a WordPress Website and your website is loading slower, you need to first understand the […]
  • Magento – Inching Closer As A Reliable B2B Platform

    Mark Wilston
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
    Not very long ago, when solicited for advice on how Magento fares in B2B, Magento evangelists and enthusiasts expressed uncomfortableness in their responses. It indicated that Magento was not a true solution for B2B problems as B2B had a different workflow where Magento had less foothold. But, that is not the same as saying that […]
  • Mobile Website UX Is Realizable and Improvisable – Here’s How

    Mark Wilston
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    Mobile UX’ is a 2 worded phrase that resonates in the heads of mobile web designers and developers. The phrase has now become mainstream and is enough to give sleepless nights to mobile teams. The situation becomes grim when the choice is to be made between mobile website or app. However the  most important quality […]
  • Step Up Your Web Development with BootStrap

    Mark Wilston
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Many developers perceive Bootstrap to be a magic wand that either does development on its own or does a part of it. You will soon change your perception as soon as you start using Bootstrap. Bootstrap is a front-end framework that provides the required elements for page design with sufficient responsiveness using the HTML5 and […]
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    hongkiat.com

  • Fresh Resources For Designers And Developers – September 2014

    Thoriq Firdaus
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    We’ve journeyed through the depths of the Internet and yes, we are back with a bunch of new tools for you to choose from. This time we’ve got free books to help beginners get started on Typography and Node.js. We’ve also got a couple Javascript libraries and even a little something for you Emoji fans. Let’s dive right in. Practical Typography Typography is one thing that determines content readability. Though mastering typography would take you years of practice, if you are keen, you can start now by reading Practical Typography composed by Matthew Butterick. It will…
  • Creating New Projects With Google’s Web Starter Kit [Guide]

    Agus
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Google have just released a boilerplate named Google Web Starter Kit. Web Starter Kit is aimed to help web developers to start a new web development project quickly. Google Web Starter Kit features It contains powerful tools such as BrowserSync, LiveReload, HTTP Server, PageSpeed, ImageMin, Sass Compiler, JSHint, and a couple of templates that we can use to develop web applications that works in multiple devices. Let’s take a look to see how we can start using the Web Starter Kit. Getting Started Google Web Starter Kit can be downloaded from Google Web Starter Page and you can use it…
  • 15 Must-Have Apps for College Students

    Kelvon Yeezy
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    College is one of those points in a person’s life that takes awhile to get used to. New classes, new environment, new knowledge… It may be a problem organizing your notes, completing a given project or even keeping yourself updated on general knowledge. With technology, we’ve got options to make our lives a little bit easier. Here, we’ve compiled 15 apps that will let you easily perform a variety of tasks like keeping your notes, and managing your files, among other things. Just a few taps on your smartphone or tablet and you’ll be ready to tackle this college…
  • Design Vs Art – The Difference And Why It Matters

    Addison Duvall
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Design versus art. What’s the difference, and how does it affect your career as a designer? We all know there is a difference, and those outside our industry might not be able to see it. Your parents, for example, might refer to you as an “artist” even though you are a professional designer. How do you tell them, or anyone else who asks, that there’s a big difference between art and design? Are you even sure yourself what the difference is? Read on to find out. Recommended Reading: 6 Key Things Lacking In The Design Community Today Art Asks, Design Answers Let’s…
  • 15 Social Media Tools To Help You Publish At The Right Time

    Leanne Tan
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Do a simple Google search and you will find an abundance of infographics and studies telling you the best time to post per social network. Now there’s no harm in using these infographics or studies as a guideline but you have to admit that some of these tips may be a bit too general or prone to certain environments or geographical factors. In reality, there are other factors that come into play in determining when is the best time to post and most times, those factors are unique only to your case. Recommended Reading: 35 Cheatsheets & Infographics For Social Media Marketers In order…
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  • The new Snappy Sentences: From words to strategy

    Sally Bagshaw
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    I received my domain registration renewal notice for Snappy Sentences the other day. And for the first time in seven years, I didn’t immediately pay it. I hesitated. I wasn’t sure. You see, Snappy Sentences has evolved. When I first registered the business name in August 2007, I was in the midst of that awful ‘transition’ phase of becoming a freelance copywriter. It’s a well-worn path where you still work for an employer (in this case the Queensland Government) while frantically building up a client base so you can take the leap to independence—essentially working two jobs.  My…
  • Getting content marketing done

    Sally Bagshaw
    22 Jan 2014 | 3:19 pm
    This post was anonymously written as part of Blog Secret Santa. There’s a list of all Secret Santa posts, including one written by me, on Santa’s list of 2013 gift posts. I have to apologise for the tardiness in getting this post up. I’ve been working on some behind-the-scenes things on this site which caused the delay. Enjoy the post! This post is written by a secret admirer from the USA who has always loved all things Australian. AU, the postal abbreviation for Australia also stands for Gold, and for Access and Understanding. Content Marketing and content is all about…
  • SEO and content: 3 ways to improve your site today

    Sally Bagshaw
    7 Jan 2013 | 10:19 pm
    I run a free content strategy meetup in Brisbane for anyone interested in content-related topics. Our December meetup featured Iain Calvert, Strategy Director for Reload Media discussing SEO and content. As a copywriter and content strategist, I am asked about SEO a lot. In fact it’s one of the questions in my client brief! So it was fantastic Iain shared three simple ways to improve SEO by using content. Here’s a summary of his presentation. 1.     Build useful content online Google changes its algorithm daily, but the one thing that remains constant is the importance it places on…
  • Content strategy for small business: A podcast with the Australian Businesswoman’s Network

    Sally Bagshaw
    22 Mar 2012 | 9:33 pm
    A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Cat Matson and Suzi Dafnis for a podcast in the ABN’s series on Social Media for Small Business. The topic was content strategy and small business – how you can take control of your content and some tips on what to focus on first. I really enjoyed the discussion (although it’s always strange to hear how your own voice sounds when it’s recorded!), and was really happy that content strategy was included in the series. Listen to the podcast here: The Power of a Strong Web Content Strategy. The post Content strategy for small business: A…
  • Business Balloon: the best speakers, the best ideas

    Sally Bagshaw
    28 Jan 2012 | 8:56 pm
    Happy 2012! This year is already shaping up to be another exciting one for me, with lots of great projects planned including another trip to the US in May to go to Confab. To kickstart everything I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be speaking at the next Business Balloon day which will be on 14 February 2012 at Iceworks in Paddington (Brisbane). Business Balloon poster Here’s my presentation outline from the website: “First impressions count—and poorly written, inconsistent, or unclear content will erode your brand and destroy the trust of your customers. Sally will take you through…
 
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    Inspired Magazine

  • Ptengine is disrupting website analytics

    Catalin Zorzini
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyWebsite analytics can be very informative, unfortunately though some companies present the data in such a boring way that it almost becomes meaningless. That is what Ptengine wishes to change. The company was founded in 2010 and is currently providing analytical data for more than 6,000 different sites, with some of their biggest clients being Sony Music, SoftBank & Rakuten.Ptengine differentiates itself amongst the competition by offering the largest selection of heatmapping and web analytic features, including…
  • 160 PSD Mockups Bundle from Zippy Pixels – only $27!

    Catalin Zorzini
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyMockups can be a huge timesaver (and lifesaver) when it comes to design. Get an early look at what your projects are going to look like in the real world before you commit. With this Mighty Deal from Zippy Pixels, you’ll get yourself 160 high-quality, professional mockups to play around with.Simple to use, you can place your latest designs in these PSD mockups and easily see how your work will look on everything from stationery to flyers to ads to office gifts. And for a limited time only, you can get this mega…
  • 30 new design & development freebies you cannot miss

    jp
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyToday we’re featuring 30 (more!) resources and design freebies. Apart from the usual freebies, we’ve included some must-read articles and tutorials you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!Minicons: 40 PSD Line IconsBootstrap Grid: Bootstrap 3 PSD GridModest: PSD Landing PageHeader and Banner: 2 PSD Files Best Suited for Educational AdsLazy Day: One Page PSD TemplateMini Glyph Icons: Collection of IOS Inspired Thin Stroke IconsWeather-cons: 123 Font Awesome Inspired Icons for BootstrapBranding Mockup: Realistic…
  • 10 web development tools you’ll love at first sight

    Catalin Zorzini
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThis is a guest post from Janil Jean, a  blogger, social media addict and graphic design enthusiast at ZillionDesigns.comTremendous growth has been seen in the area of web development for enhanced user experience in the past few years so much so that a new generation of web applications and tools have emerged just to cater to those involved in the business of UI/UX development. It’s not surprising therefore to find a plethora of productivity tools released every other day that claim to help developers create richer,…
  • Pinups & Typefaces: a love story

    Catalin Zorzini
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyAlthough kinda sexist, this Tumblr on pinups & typefaces is quite original: illustrator Simone Massoni presents “a crew of gorgeus pin-up girls who will introduce you to the wonderful world of typography, with a quick guide to the typeface families”. Slightly NSFW. This post Pinups & Typefaces: a love story was written by Catalin Zorzini and first appearedon Inspired Magazine.
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    Tuts+ Code

  • Create a Balloon Racing Game in Unity Using the Microphone

    Carlos Yanez
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionIn this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a 2D game using C# and Unity. We'll be taking advantage of Unity's microphone support to enhance the gameplay of the game. The objective of the game is simple, reaching the other side of the level by avoiding the obstacles along the way. The player can move the main character by blowing on the device's microphone, moving it upwards.You'll learn the following aspects of Unity game development in this tutorial:setting up a 2D project in Unityimporting spritesmicrophone controlsworking with physics…
  • Getting Started with the WordPress Media Uploader

    Tom McFarlin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When WordPress 3.5 was released, one of the most significant changes that was introduced was to that of the Media Uploader. Perhaps a more accurate description of the change would be to refer to at as an addition of a new Media Uploader. After all, the old version of the Media Uploader still exists and can run side-by-side with the current Media Library, but it’s something that must be done through the proper addition and usage of scripts, style, and all other dependent functionality. As with anything in software, features and functionality that exist for a significant amount to time are…
  • Magento Tip: Choosing a Good Server

    Manu Vladutoiu
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    As a platform, Magento is at an enterprise level, meaning it is easily capable of handling from a small online store, with 10-20 products to a large shopping portal with thousands of items, lots of visitors and a high volume of orders. Because of this, it is hard to write up a checklist of what a good hosting solution is for your needs. I will, on the other hand, try to look at some key elements and make some recommendations along with the rationale, giving you a guideline on how to choose a good server for you.Server ModelsThere are two types of hosting services you will find available…
  • Call for Authors: Write For Tuts+!

    Tom McFarlin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    We're currently looking for more authors to join our team! Specifically, we're looking for those who have strong web development skills - both front-end and back-end. Of course, this raises the question: what all does this entail when it comes to write for an established, respected, and educational network?Depending on on your level of experience, it could mean a variety of different things.The Skills We're Looking ForWe aim to publish content on Tuts+ Code that focuses specifically on web development technology. A broad topic, right?This includes anything and everything from PHP, Ruby,…
  • Unleashing the Power of Magento Newsletters

    M.Anwaar Haq
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked functionality of Magento is its Newsletter feature. Magento is one of very few CMSs which offers built-in user subscription, management and newsletter sending functionality. Properly using these features can save lot of time and money, which would otherwise be spent on integrating third-party applications for these features. Store owners can ask store visitors to subscribe to their newsletter and send them latest and special offers, discount coupons which could result in repeating sales and minimizing marketing cost per sale.Effective placement of…
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    Blog.SpoonGraphics

  • How To Create a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop

    Chris Spooner
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Traditionally the double exposure effect is produced by photographers using nothing but their camera to combine two separate photographs to create an abstract and surreal image. However, we can also mimic the effect in Photoshop, which actually gives us more control over the final output with the ability to adjust and preview the effect as we go. Follow this step by step tutorial to create a double exposure effect yourself, we’ll blend two existing photographs together with the help of some simple clipping and masking techniques. The double exposure effect isn’t just popular with…
  • 7 Hip Apple Device Mockup Templates for Members

    Chris Spooner
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Access All Areas members can now get a taste of the awesome goodies available from The Hip Shop—a popular Creative Market store by superstar designer Madebyvadim—thanks to a kind donation of his brand new Hip Apple device mockup templates. These PSDs feature Apple iPads, iPhones and Macbooks set in still life formations with random objects giving a trendy vintage character. Your own artwork can be instantly added to the screens by editing the built in Photoshop Smart Object, making these templates perfect for mocking up work for client presentations or your portfolio. Madebyvadim…
  • 5 Free High Resolution Grungy Paper & Card Textures

    Chris Spooner
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have a special freebie for you to download today courtesy of Design Cuts. They’ve kindly donated a free sample pack from their new collection of Grungy Paper & Card textures for my readers to enjoy. The pack contains 5 high resolution texture images that are great for adding vintage overlays to your photos or providing a cool background for your designs. This free set of textures contains 5 high resolution files from the full pack of 100 Grungy Paper and Card Textures that’s now available at Design Cuts. Each texture is sized at 4500px X 3000px / 300 DPI, which makes them…
  • Inspiring Artwork Combining Geometry & Photography

    Chris Spooner
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There’s a certain style of art that really catches my attention in inspiration galleries where artists combine geometry and photography to produce striking images. I’m a big fan of using simple shapes to create interesting designs, but the combination with photos really helps create abstract artwork with intense colours and detail. Today’s showcase features 30 inspiring examples of this geometric photography trend, showing how collage style artwork can be created by chopping up an image into patterns and shapes. Natuur by Jelle Martens Puur by Jelle Martens Vision by Jules…
  • Vintage Logo Mockups for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We have a new set of premium design resources for Access All Areas members today, courtesy of GraphicRiver author Yusof Mining. This pack of logo mockups includes 9 templates to present your identity & brand designs in style. With a focus on dusty old papers and washed out filters these mockups PSDs perfectly complement the vintage design style and give your art an authentic hand printed feel. Use them to wow your clients with a detailed design proposal, or create attention grabbing design presentations for your portfolio. Yusof Mining is an established author on stock resources website…
 
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    Go Media - Your Design Destination

  • Podcast for Designers – Episode 26: Live from WMC Fest 5!

    Bryan Garvin
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    WMC Fest has come and gone by the time you’re listening to this episode. Nonetheless, we set up shop in the Big Cartel Vendor Village at WMC Fest 5 to talk shop with some speakers, vendors, and all around great community members. Listen to the Podcast Guests Antonio Garcia Maurice Cherry Donald Wooten Linda Ayala Jimmy from TeeSpring.com Credits Hosts: Jeff Finley and Bill Beachy Producer: Bryan Garvin Recorded at: Go Media Sponsorship Opportunities Interested in sponsoring the Go Media podcast, either episodically or exclusively? Well, hit us up at podcast@gomedia.us if you are…
  • Bandage, Bottle Mockups and More Mockup Everything Templates are Here!

    Mockup Everything
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Bring Your Hard Work to Life. In the mood to pump up your portfolio and blow some minds this month? We knew it. It’s easy. Just head to MockupEverything.com and pull your designs on our latest and greatest templates. (We add at least 5 new ones every month for you Pro Users, you know). Don’t have a Pro Account? It’s cool. There is plenty of love to go around. Try our free templates…but just remember to give our Pro Account a go, too. The Pro Account gives you access to goodness like a growing template library (over 200 to date), larger snapshots, no watermarks and our…
  • The August 2014 Flickr Pool Showcase, Announcing New Monthly Prize

    Heather Sakai
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    August 2014 Flickr Pool Showcase Hey Everyone! We’re not only excited to show off our next round of outstanding Flickr Pool Showcase Designs this month, but we’re ready to up the ante next month…who’s game? Enter for your chance to Win a $50 Credit to the Arsenal: If you are new to the Flickr Pool Showcase, check out the instructions below for how to sign up. Login to your Flickr Account (sign up if you don’t have one) Join the Go Media User Showcase Group (only group members can contribute) Upload your designs to your own profile Make sure to allow us to actually…
  • New Designer and Developer Resources – August 2014

    Bryan Garvin
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    At Go Media, I’m a front-end developer, a podcaster, a content creator, a designer, and a maker. Just like you, I like to wear a lot of hats and I like to keep up on the current trends, tools, and resources that hit my inbox and Feedly every day. Almost once a week, I sign up to be a beta tester for a new app, or install a new extension to see if it betters my productivity on certain tasks. When I find something awesome, I share it with various members of our team, depending on what issues it’s solving. And, I figured it might be time to share that with you as well. This…
  • Ice Bucket Challenge: Go Media Style

    Heather Sakai
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Ice Bucket Challenge We were challenged to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and, of course, accepted… with a twist… We challenge our very own Wilson Revehl and our friends at Jakprints to complete the challenge within 24 hours…or else.  Wink, wink. We are also happily donating $160 to ALS on behalf of Go Media. We did it! The post Ice Bucket Challenge: Go Media Style appeared first on Go Media - Your Design Destination.
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    Templates Block

  • Cellulose Blogger Template

    16 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Platform: Blogger  |  Created by: Teknomobi Features:  2 columns, right sidebar and floral motifs.
  • Vertebrata Blogger Template

    16 Aug 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Platform: Blogger  |  Created by: Teknomobi Features:  2 columns, left sidebar and simple look; about animals.
  • Substantil Blogger Template

    16 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Platform: Blogger  |  Created by: Teknomobi Features:  2 columns, left sidebar, rounded corners, minimalist and simple look.
  • Sparkling Blogger Template

    16 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Platform: Blogger  |  Created by: Teknomobi Features:  2 columns, left sidebar and simple look.
  • Reganeracy Blogger Template

    16 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Platform: Blogger  |  Created by: Teknomobi Features:  2 columns, right sidebar and simple look.
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    DesignM.ag - Web Design & Development

  • Wall Street Presents The Top 50 Business Themes: WordPress vs Joomla vs The World

    Julia Starlark
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Advertise here with BSAThe point being, when you put WordPress vs Joomla, it’s the world that is winning. And it’s simple, really. A lot of new templates means a lot of new websites that all look different and feel different and please the eye in various ways. Diversity means new ways of thinking. New ways of thinking means new ways of making the world a better place – and a richer place, too. And the world needs that kind of victories. Desperately. After surviving through a huge financial crisis of 00′s and having embraced the current uncertain, difficult money…
  • Real Life Examples of the X Theme in Action

    iulian
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Advertise here with BSAIt’s never easy to decide on a specific theme when making a website for one of your clients. So, unless you’ve already heard about this by now, you may be pleased to know that there is no need to seek any further. A certain Theme.co release has gone viral over the past months. The genesis of Theme X is linked with powerful secrets imparted by the world’s leading specialists in copywriting, SEO, e-mail and video marketing. With X, you get everything you could possibly need for your projects. The live previewer is a great means to accurately assess interventions…
  • How To Design Hover Effects for UI Elements in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Advertise here with BSADesigning in Adobe Photoshop is a different experience compared to building websites right in the browser. It requires an understanding of the various tools, effects, and positioning techniques. One major difference is how you would create interactions such as hover and click events. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how you might go about designing interactive states with Photoshop Layer Comps. These behave like document states where you can rearrange elements and save a snapshot of each particular style. I’ve also released my PSD file for free which you can…
  • 20 of the Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

    iulian
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Advertise here with BSALooking back 8 years it’s difficult to believe how much the Internet has changed in such a short period of time. Compared to webpages that used to take a good 5 minutes to completely load, today’s 3G reaches lightning speeds. The Internet has spread and developed incredibly fast, managing to attract billions of users over time. You can find anything online these days. You can make your shopping online, pay your bills, order things from overseas and keep in touch with your friends from other continents. If you can think about it, it probably exists on the Internet…
 
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    Webdesigner Depot

  • How to use circles in website design

    Rob Bowen
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    Circles are a relatively new development in web design. From the boxy days of web design’s youth, our contemporary works have evolved beyond what many would have imagined in those early days of the www. This current embrace of the circular ways is most likely due to the fact that, until recently, it wasn’t easy to create circular elements without the use of images. With the ease that one can now use CSS to create circles, they are becoming much more commonplace in web design. They are cropping up all over the landscape. Many feel that circles are more difficult to use in web design,…
  • Our favorite tweets of the week: August 25, 2014 – August 31, 2014

    Cameron Chapman
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out. To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot Good to know: 4 rules you must know about WordPress logo and trademark…
  • Comics of the week #250

    Jerry King
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own… Condensed dysfunction  …
  • 5 things to consider before saying “yes” to a startup

    Speider Schneider
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Startups are exciting! It’s something new that may become a multi-billion dollar company like Facebook and you could be in on the ground floor. They are also risky and after months or years of dedicated hard work, you may end up broke and in the basement. Before you accept that offer from a new startup, here’s some things you should consider very carefully… 1) Hello work, goodbye life! When you get that offer to work for a startup, you should make sure you believe in the product… Really believe in it, because working on it will fill your life pretty much 24/7. At every startup I’ve…
  • Deal of the week: 14 minimalist responsive WordPress themes

    WebdesignerDepot Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    WordPress is one of the most popular technologies in the history of the Web; it powers everything from personal blogs to huge corporate websites. The trouble is, with so many possible plugins and widgets, its rare to find a theme for your site that isn’t overcrowded with unnecessary clutter. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a huge discount on 14 WordPress themes by Array. These themes take minimalism and turn it into an art form, with straight-forward hierarchies, simple menu options, and a lack of pretence; you can certainly see why minimal sites…
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    Yoast

  • Google: Slowly moving back to 10 blue links

    Joost de Valk
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Last night Google’s John Mueller announced on Google+ that “authorship” had been removed completely from the search results. Just like Google has recently removed most video snippets, this is another step towards Google’s search result pages going “back” to being 10 blue links. Brief history of author highlighting / authorship We were among the very early adopters of author highlighting, building features into WordPress SEO that made this very easy as well as writing tutorials on how to achieve the author highlights. The format went from a picture on…
  • WordPress SEO Tutorial Videos

    Joost de Valk
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    One of the returning questions we get from customers is for better tutorial videos for our SEO plugin. That’s no “simple” thing as we quite regularly update the plugin and add new features to it, changing the interface. So we’ve teamed up with Shawn Hesketh, from WP101, who has created (and will continue to update) a beautiful set of 17 videos. These videos are now included in our WordPress SEO premium plugin: WordPress SEO tutorial videos as seen in the premium WordPress SEO plugin. These WordPress SEO tutorial videos will be kept up to date with all the changes we…
  • Cultural differences in websites

    Marieke van de Rakt
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    While doing our website reviews, we look at sites from all over the world. Most of our clients are from the United States and Europe, but we also have clients from Australia, South Africa and even China. Websites from different countries can differ largely in their choices for color, pictures, navigation and site structure. That made me wonder: are these differences due to cultural preferences? It made me remember a study we executed at Yoast some time ago and it gave me an excuse to do some digging in the scientific search engines as well. Why could cultural differences be of any importance?
  • The demise of Video SEO

    Joost de Valk
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Recently, Google removed, without any warning, the video snippets in the search results for a large group of sites. This followed pretty quickly on Google’s removal of author highlight pictures from the search results. First discussed by Seer on July 16th and slowly becoming more and more visible, we’ve been testing and trying to figure out what worked and what didn’t. Of course this heavily impacts the benefits of our Video SEO plugin so we wanted to make sure we knew what was happening before making any rash decisions. It’s now pretty clear what Google has…
  • How to clean up your site structure

    Michiel Heijmans
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    We all know that moment where your website has grown to this monstrous collection of pages. That moment when you realize that you have too many pages in your menu and the coherence of your website is nowhere to be found. And we also know what a struggle it is to clean this mess up. In this article, I’d like to go over a number of things we would take in account (at least) when changing your site structure. It’s a tough job, and sometimes it takes a lot of rewriting and perhaps even creating new pages, but as it is a job we have postponed way too long already, why not start…
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    Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer

  • [Review] rooCase Executive Leather Portfolio Case For Nexus 7 FHD (2013)

    Seth Goldstein
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    I’ve been using the rooCAse Executive Leather portfolio Case for the Nexus 7 FHD (2013) for about a week now and I love it. It is extremely configurable and customizable, which makes it perfect for both the executive on-the-go and the casual user. The features I love about it: - Plenty of storage for miscellaneous items (money, credit cards, business cards, etc.) - Plenty of configurations (both with the case and with the N7 insert that comes out has added configurations too) - Zipper for secure transport (also very strong) - Sturdy and well made - Leather makes it look professional and…
  • Net Neutrality Must Be Saved And Supported

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Net Neutrality Must Be Saved And Supported Reshared post from +Electronic Frontier Foundation We must continue to speak out and demand meaningful net neutrality. Watch this @CollegeHumor video to learn more. View this post on Google+ The post Net Neutrality Must Be Saved And Supported appeared first on Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer.
  • Android ALS Challenge

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Android ALS Challenge Reshared post from +Android We weren't challenged to take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, but we're happy to support a worthy cause. Your turn! To learn more and donate visit http://www.alsa.org/donate/. View this post on Google+ The post Android ALS Challenge appeared first on Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer.
  • Consider Running A TOR Node

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Consider Running A TOR Node Reshared post from +Electronic Frontier Foundation Consider running a Tor relay. Help make the Internet safer for journalists & activists who require anonymity online. Tor Challenge Join the. Tor is a powerful tool that helps you stay anonymous online. It can protect your privacy as you browse the Internet and circumvent government censorship of the webpages you visit. We need your help to keep Tor strong. Run a Tor relay today. Run a Tor relay →. 0; nodes since 04 June … View this post on Google+ The post Consider Running A TOR Node appeared first…
  • Customer Service and Web Companies… Some Don't Get It

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    So I love Evernote. I really do. I honestly cannot live without it. You could say it's my brain on my tablet and computer. A few months ago they released a collaboration with Linkedin to allow Evernote users (on iOS, they say an Android app is coming) to scan their business cards easily in to Evernote and Linkedin. It's a great feature that should be released quickly on Android as well. It's been close to 4 months with no word about the Android version. I asked them twice for an update and both times they say they don't release info about their road map and tell me to keep an…
 
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  • the Exodus from Egypt #2

    GOS
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    The disciples were under the impression that Christ was going to restore the Kingdom of Israel but the prophecy of Hosea was still to come… Hosea 6:1-2 King James Version (KJV) 6 Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Christ made it possible for the return to begin but the restoration would not fully come to fruition until we were in the 3rd day of the punishment that was given. The tribe of Judah was to…
  • Faith Produces the Obedience of Abraham…

    GOS
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Faith Produces the Obedience of Abraham… James 2:21-24 King James Version (KJV) 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. One’s genealogy did not guarantee salvation.  When they left Egypt there were foreigners…
  • Faith vs. Works?

    GOS
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Romans 11:25-27 King James Version (KJV) 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Notice two things… Genesis 48:19 King James Version (KJV) 19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it:…
  • What Did Isaiah Say to The Southern Kingdom?

    GOS
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    The Jews created physical barriers in the temple court that prevented Gentile proselytes from coming past the wall. In addressing this topic of uniting the two kingdoms, Paul refers to this wall as a metaphor in addressing the law of the Jews… Ephesians 2:11-16 King James Version (KJV) 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of…
  • Yeshua vs. Jesus

    GOS
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    This is a continuation from my YHWH post so if you have not read it yet you may want to check it out first. I want to make sure that you understand I am not attacking anyone’s message.  I realize that no one is going to be right about everything.  The reason I say this isn’t because I am such a nice guy but rather because in my research I ran across this bible verse and it scared me into writing that… and being nice. Matthew 7:2 King James Version (KJV) 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
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  • Small Design Considerations That Have Huge Effect on SEO

    Matt Southern
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Your SEO considerations when building a website should take into account more than just content, keywords, and backlinks. But since that’s all anyone wants to talk about, it’s easy to lose sight of how simple things like design choices can have a significant impact on your search engine rankings. It’s important to shift the focus back to these design choices and help you make the right ones so you’re not unintentionally hurting your website’s search ranking. If you already satisfied with your search ranking (lucky you!), then these design tweaks will help to future-proof your…
  • Wireframes- What makes them a key component of every web design project?

    Jack Calder
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Web design and development industry has gained grounds in different parts of the world. With the ever-increasing demand for exclusive websites, web designers and developers are focusing on ways that can help them serve their clients effectively. Backed with a lot of understanding and planning, web designing has become a key area of concern among entrepreneurs looking for building an impressive yet fully-functional web portal. The process of designing a website involves multiple activities such as requirement gathering, arrangement of content, choosing a color scheme etc. A brilliant tool that…
  • Top Colors for Call-to-Action Buttons

    Nick Campbell
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    Call-to-action buttons are known as efficient tools to turn people entering your website by chance into permanent visitors and, therefore, boost its conversion rates dramatically. Designing CTA buttons that would harmonize with any theme (see WordPress templates for some inspiring examples), it’s important to take into account several factors. Particularly their location, dimensions, and, last but not least, color. Although content plays a key role in marketing campaigns, it is a visual aspect of websites that produces the first impression on its visitors and influences their decision…
  • Horizillax – Horizontal Parallax WordPress Theme

    Gopal Raju
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Horizillax is a unique horizontal parallax based single page, responsive, wordPress theme. Horizillax can be used for any business, corporate, portfolio, products, marketing, etc. This theme is perfect for creative designers, artists, photographers. It is very easy to setup and use (just 4 simple steps). With Horizillax you can add unlimited parallax background images. download Preview Main Features Twitter Bootstrap Framework One Page Design (easy to set up with page template) Ultra Responsive (option to switch on/off) Easy Setup and Installation Smooth Parallax Animation Unlimited Parallax…
  • Ringo – Responsive Business WordPress Theme

    Gopal Raju
    15 Nov 2013 | 12:25 am
    Ringo is a multipurpose, responsive WordPress theme perfect for business websites or portfolio to personal blog. Ringo comes in 4 colour schemes and with 2 built-in widgets and 5 page templates. download Preview Ringo Features WordPress 3.7.1 compatible! Recent twitter status integration 4 Color options Home, About, Portfolio and Contact page templates Option to choose parallax slider or normal slider (ability to upload parallax background images) Built-in widgets – Recent Projects/Posts with thumbnails and Social Networks Blog with built-in pagination Portfolio custom post type…
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  • The Advice of 50 Successful Designers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    For designers just beginning their careers, one of the best ways to help deal with the steep learning curve is to seek advice from experienced professionals. What challenges did face when they were just getting started? What were the things they wish they knew? Continue reading...Continue Reading: The Advice of 50 Successful Designers
  • Freebie: Grungy Wood Plank Textures

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a set of five free wooden floor plank textures. They're deeply weather-beaten due to being exposed in an outdoor environment. These textures are great for use as backgrounds. Continue reading...Continue Reading: Freebie: Grungy Wood Plank Textures
  • 22 Beautifully Black Web Designs for Inspiration

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Black is a timeless and elegant color. It's never out of style. And you can get a variety of wildly different results depending on how you employ the color in your design work. Continue reading...Continue Reading: 22 Beautifully Black Web Designs for Inspiration
  • Some Useful Cheat Sheets for Web Designers

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Having cheat sheets readily at hand can make you a more productive designer because they can show you shortcuts that can make things easier to accomplish. Continue reading...Continue Reading: Some Useful Cheat Sheets for Web Designers
  • Freebie: White Brick Wall Textures

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    These brick wall texture photos are worn, cracked and painted white. The textures are large (approximately 5300x3300px) and have high pixel-resolutions so that they may be used flexibly in many situations. Continue reading...Continue Reading: Freebie: White Brick Wall Textures
 
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  • Attorneys & Social Media Marketing

    insivia
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    With social media there are a lot of factors industry professionals like Attorneys need to keep in mind in order to stay compliant with their firms and industry standards. In this Insivia Insight Charley shares some tips to help make sure your profile meets these requirements. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • How Lawyers & Law Firms Can Create A Great Bio Page

    insivia
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Derek shares how lawyers and law firms can create a bio page that draws in their target audience and takes that first step in building a positive relationship.  Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • 3 Ways Manufacturers Can Market Using Their Vendors

    insivia
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    There are a lot of different ways to market your company, but very few think to use resources like their vendors to do so. In this insight Andy describes three different ways manufacturers can benefit from using their vendors with different marketing initiatives. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • 5 Simple Steps for Lawyers: Setting Up Your LinkedIn Profile

    insivia
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Linkedin has become the go-to directory for services– and can help your legal practice in two major ways: ValidationAt the very least, a LinkedIn profile has become the modern equivalent of your online resume. This platform allows potential clients, current clients, and colleagues to easily validate your credentials and areas of practice.   New BusinessWhen used correctly, LinkedIn can also be leveraged as a tool to identify and connect with new clients that you otherwise would not have been able to reach in-person. It’s free, it’s growing, and your next client is already searching…
  • Marketing for Manufacturers: Wire-net Presentation

    insivia
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Marketing for Manufacturers This presentation was given at Wire-Net to a group of manufacturing and related companies about startegic marketing with high-level tips across a wide array of channels.   Some of the Topics Marketing As A Science Personas Marketing Plans Search Optimization Pay-Per-Click E-Mail Marketing Marketing Automation   Need A Speaker on Marketing Topics? Have Andy Halko speak to your organization.
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  • NSA Spying Is Costing American IT Firms More Than We Think

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Spying by the NSA (National Security Agency) as well as increasing demands for client data by the feds, continues to cost U.S IT magnates billions of dollars in lost revenues and at the same time damaging the American companies’ reputation.
  • Latium cryptocurrency

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Latium is a referral based cyrptocurrency that can only be earned by affiliation. Unlike other alt coins that require mining Latium coins are earned by sharing. The following is part of my affiliate campaign to earn more Latium.
  • Using CLI To Control Printers In A Linux Environment

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:23 pm
    It is a common knowledge that Linux is great server. There are even some network administrators that use Linux together with Samba so as to come up with file servers which can be accessed by Windows workstations just the same way they would Windows NT/2000 file servers. But if you also want your Linux to serve as a print server, it is possible. The best way so far, although obviously not the easiest, involves using the Linux print utilities. Read on to learn how print management can be achieved in a Linux environment.
  • How Cloud Computing is Slowly Sending Traditional Offices to Obsolescence

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    Server rooms are fast becoming obsolete for most businesses. Contrary to the past where businesses designated a special room that houses stacks of computers in them, businesses are moving their software requirements into the cloud.
  • OpenBSD 5.5 has been released

    10 May 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Like a clock the OpenBSD team releases a new and improved version of the OpenBSD operating system every six months. May the first saw the release of OpenBSD 5.5
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    fresh tilled soil

  • Digital Design Leadership: Karim Marucchi

    Richard Banfield
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Meet Karim Marucchi, CEO of Crowd Favorite and experienced business leader. In this interview, he shares the unique experiences that contributed to his position as a digital design leader and gives advice about keeping team interactions as human as possible, despite working in a digital agency. CEO of Crowd Favorite and Velomedia, Karim Marrucchi, talks about his journey to leadership and the importance of face to face team interaction within a digital agency.    Karim Marucchi: Hi, I’m Karim Marucchi. I help around Crowd Favorite. We do enterprise size Word Press and Open Source site…
  • Designing Authentication

    Steve Hickey
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Today on The Dirt we take a look at the act of authentication and the ability (or complete inability) to balance security and identification needs with a great user experience. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/116-designing-authentication.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Dropbox: Building Dropbox’s New User Experience for Mobile, Part 1 Dropbox: The Tech Behind Dropbox’s New User Experience on Mobile, Part 2 User Onboarding: Mailbox for Mac Techcrunch: Apple Uses Bluetooth LE To…
  • Product Managers vs. Project Managers

    Richard Banfield
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    There’s an ongoing confusion as to the difference between Product Management and Project Management. Let’s try clear this up once and for all. Jonathan Snook’s recent post about product management got me rethinking an issue we have dealt with in the past. Providing product teams with leadership and guidance is something that a lot of companies struggle with. So let’s get this straight right upfront: Product Management, especially the Product Director role, is different from Project Management. If you’re building a software product you need both a Product Manager…
  • Digital Design Leadership: Matt Bertulli

    Richard Banfield
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Matt Bertulli is familiar with facing and embracing the unknowns of business. Describing himself as “loosey goosey,” the CEO and Co-Founder of Demac Media takes a specialized approach to digital design by focusing on building digital commerce platforms for retailers. In this interview, he discusses all the ins and outs of his leadership style, as well as his striking ability to confidently face the unknown. Co-Founder and CEO of Demac Media, Matt Bertulli, discusses the future of designing a digital commerce user experience and the challenges of creating a united team. - So, my…
  • Meet Corkscrew: A Responsive Framework for Coded Style Guides

    Tim Wright
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    A few months ago we made the decision to have coded style guides become a standard deliverable for all projects at Fresh Tilled Soil. Each style guide provided such high value to our clients that we wanted to develop a system to standardize a portion of the development process. This led us down the path of creating a framework we call: Corkscrew. Corkscrew had a quiet public release about a month ago on Github. Since then, we’ve been getting great feedback from the community and have continued to use it on many of our client projects (fine tuning it each time). It has…
 
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    SpyreStudios

  • 32 Easy-to-Follow Photoshop Print Design Tutorials

    Jake Rocheleau
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:46 am
    The world of print design is long and expansive covering many different areas of focus. Adobe has many programs which cater to the print artists including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. A professional designer should learn as many programs as needed to create whatever they wish to achieve. While InDesign may be perfect for a magazine layout, Photoshop might be a better option when designing a CD album cover. Although the 2 programs could be combined and used together as a progressive sequence of design. This gallery includes a large collection of Photoshop tutorials related to print…
  • The Web Apps That Web Designers And Developers Need To Use

    Bogdan Sandu
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    There are numerous project management and process streamline programs available to help you, whether you are a freelancer or entrepreneur or a small business owner, to improve the ways in which you do business and thereby improve your bottom line. Some of these applications are free; some are not. A few are cloud-based. All are easy to use, and all of them are guaranteed to make your life as a businessperson or designer just a little bit easier. Invoicing and financial apps Nutcache Nutcache is a free invoicing program designed to ease the workload placed on small business owners and…
  • Vector Design Workflow Between Photoshop and Illustrator

    Jake Rocheleau
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Have you ever had daydreams about finding the perfect procedure for designing interfaces? Well if so you might have a slight addiction to work so that’s something to keep in mind. But I’m here to say that your workflow can be improved if you cut down on the daydreaming and get more into daydoing. Now you may ask what exactly should be done differently? The adjustments center around task management and a willingness to assign specific duties to the most efficient tool. For example the pen tool has become a staple amongst digital artists, along with the various shape tools for…
  • Typography Guidelines for Creating Balanced Website Layouts

    Jake Rocheleau
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Whether you design on paper, in graphics software, or in a web browser, typography is something that you’ll have to consider. No website or poster would be complete without some bits of text on the page. But text alone is not good enough – the symmetrical design and structure of text on a page is what gives readers their initial opinions. And boy those opinions can get real judgemental. This post delves into the topic of composition related to typography, specifically for websites and web design. I want to share a few points related to balancing your website text in an elegant…
  • Win Three Premium ThemeFuse WordPress Themes!

    Noemi Twigg
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you are looking for a great new theme for your WordPress site, you are in luck! Our friends at ThemeFuse have a very special offer for three of our lucky readers. Up for grabs: three premium WordPress themes licenses! If you are already using WordPress, you can use one of these themes to spruce up your site. If you are still thinking about starting a site, then winning one of these themes would be the perfect incentive. The three winners will get the change to peruse all of the themes on their site and choose the one they feel will work the best for their site completely free of charge.
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  • How to Use jQuery’s $.ajax() Function

    Aurelio De Rosa
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Without any doubt Ajax has taken web development by storm and it's one of the most successful paradigms ever. In my article An Introduction to jQuery’s Shorthand Ajax Methods, I discussed some of jQuery's most used Ajax shorthand methods: $.get(), $.post(), and $.load(). They are convenient methods for making Ajax requests in a few lines of code. Sometimes, we need more control over the Ajax calls we want to make. For example, we want to specify what should happen in case an Ajax call fails or we need to perform an Ajax request but its result is only needed if retrieved within a certain…
  • JavaScript Animations in AngularJS Applications

    Ravi Kiran
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    AngularJS is a feature-rich framework for creating single-page web applications, bringing all capabilities that one needs for building rich and interactive apps. One of the key features that Angular brings is the support of animations. We can animate a portion of the application to indicate a change occurring. In my last article I covered the support of CSS animations in Angular applications. In this article, we will see how to leverage JavaScript to animate the AngularJS apps. In Angular, the only difference between CSS and JavaScript animations is their definition. There is no difference in…
  • An Introduction to jQuery’s Shorthand Ajax Methods

    Aurelio De Rosa
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Raise your hand if you've never heard the term Ajax. I’ll bet almost all of you have your arms down, close to their body. Ajax, which originally stood for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is one of the most used client-side methodologies, helping to create asynchronous websites and web applications. Performing Ajax calls using raw JavaScript is of course possible, but dealing with all the different parts of the code can be a pain. This is even more true if you have to support a prehistoric browser like Internet Explorer 6. Fortunately for us, jQuery provides a set of methods that deal with…
  • Faster YouTube Embeds with JavaScript

    Alexis Ulrich
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    We want our visitors to get our content as fast as possible, which means the content needs to be light, and with the minimum number of requests. But we want to keep users on our pages, and be entertained. This is where embedding videos enters the scene. Videos illustrate our textual content, bring life to it, and are often served by a third party. What more to ask? Well, there’s a hidden price tag: Videos are slow and heavy to download, even when the visitor is not watching them. One simple video on a page called through an innocuous iframe can add up to 6 HTTP requests and as much as 450kb…
  • An Introduction to jQuery Scroll-based Animations

    George Martsoukos
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The web changes every day. New technologies and techniques emerge and others disappear. For this reason, web designers and front-end developers have to be familiar with many of the latest web design trends. Parallax scrolling, fixed headers, flat design, one-page websites, and animations are some of the hottest current web trends. In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at scroll-based animations and effects using CSS and jQuery. The four effects that we’ll be creating can be viewed in this demo. But before we get to the effects, let’s have a brief intro. Note: The code used in this…
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  • The New Rainmaker Platform Will Have You Doing a Happy Dance

    Rebecca Gill
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    This week Brian Clark reached out to me and asked if I’d like to review the New Rainmaker platform from Copyblogger. Me, being the ultimate Genesis fan girl, didn’t think twice about jumping at the offer. After all, I’ve been using StudioPress themes since I started with WordPress and we use the Genesis framework in everything with do here at Web Savvy Marketing. If these folks are releasing something new, I knew it had to be good and I wanted to take a look. I accepted the invitation and exchanged a some emails with Brian and a few of the other Copyblogger guys. Then I went off to eat…
  • Best WordPress Podcasts for Your Listening Enjoyment

    Rebecca Gill
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Earlier this week we published a blog post about getting started with WordPress podcasts. This post was a how-to Q & A on podcasts with Jason Tucker. I wanted to follow up with a list of the best WordPress podcasts I feel are worthy of your listening time. These podcasts will cover topics from general WordPress education to technical expertise. Catch up by reading last week’s post titled Tips for Getting Your WordPress Podcast Started -> Most WordPress podcasts run weekly and are presented in a 30 minute or 60 minute format. Some are hardcore education and some are designed…
  • Tips for Getting Your WordPress Podcast Started

    Rebecca Gill
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    I’ve always been a fan of blogging and social media, however I’ve lately found myself drawn in by the growth of WordPress podcast sites. I’ll admit that I was a bit anti-podcasting at first. I wasn’t sure it would stick and I really didn’t see the value of it. And then something changed. I was invited to be a guest on a number of WordPress podcast shows and I realized this new type of marketing had something to offer. Podcasting can have a reach that is unique and unlike that of blogging, social media, or email. It connects with a different type of audience and it allows you to…
  • Are You Considering Building WordPress Themes and Selling Them Online?

    Rebecca Gill
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Last month I had the pleasure of speaking at WordCamp Chicago. My presentation was titled Solutions Before Development – Creating WordPress Products That Actually Sell. If you’re considering building WordPress themes and launching a theme shop, this talk is a must see video for you. My presentation followed this outline:  The Internal Fight The Concept Was Simple In the beginning… We were completely and utterly clueless At First We Were Just Another WordPress Theme Store Find Your Niche Holy Cow, It Worked! Start With a Plan Evaluate The Small Town Solution Develop a Marketing…
  • Do-It-Yourself Website Audit Checklist: Tips and Techniques for Real World Site Owners

    Rebecca Gill
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Is your website underperforming? If so, it could be for a variety of reasons. In today’s post I’d like to walk you through some common website issues we see. This will allow you to perform a do-it-yourself website audit checklist. My tips and techniques are written for real world site owners and I’ve made the list long enough to make an impact, but no so long that it feels like an impossible task to manage. As you read through the checklist, grab a pen and start recording areas of your website that need improving. To make it easier on you, I’ll include a nice…
 
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  • Image Caption Animation with CSS3 Transform and Transitions

    Sam Norton
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    jQuery caption hover effects have been on the Web for a long time. There are plenty of jQuery libraries out there that can be used to obtain a cool and amazing image caption animation and hover effects. That being said, it is now possible to do the same cool effects with CSS3 transitions and transform properties. Today I want to show you how you can create cool animation hover effects with CSS3 animation. The images used in the demos were illustrated by Rudolph Musngi. Demo Resources You Need to Complete This Tutorial Any image Basic knowledge about CSS3 animations Time and patience The…
  • Aim High! Construct Your SEO Friendly WordPress Site

    Sam Norton
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    WordPress is one of the easiest to optimize CMS for SEO. Although WordPress sites have the highest possibility of getting ranked on search engines, it doesn’t mean that you should not optimize or work on your SEO friendly WordPress site. If you are like the many users around the world believing that your default installation of WordPress will get your site on the top of the search engine ranking, you believe the wrong thing. Just like the other sites on the Web, you really need to do something to make it SEO-friendly. That being said, it’s not that hard to make your WordPress site…
  • Pop Up That Page: 10 Best Optin Plugins for Your WordPress Site

    Taimur Asghar
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Whether you are using WordPress for your business or for blogging, you need to get people on your mailing list. But, if you also want to increase the number of readers who sign up to your list, then you need to use optin plugins. In this article, you can find out the 10 best optin plugins you can use for WordPress. Why optin plugins are needed: Allows you to add popup signup forms to your WordPress site Allows you to test and monitor the effect it has on readers 1. OptinSkin OptinSkin allows you to add beautiful optin forms to your blog in multiple locations. You can also split test different…
  • What’s on the MENU? Color Properties Every Designer Should Know

    Francis Ian Chua
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    For web designers and graphic artists, these color properties are valuable tools for a successful design project. Serves as a guide on how to define colors Gives a design project a “polished” look Enhances visual communication Develops color combination agility Helps channel correct messages Helpful in establishing mood Appetizer: What is a Color? A color gives emotion to anything. Almost everything in the entire universe consists a lot of enticing and brilliant colors. From a simple stone, food, beverages, underwear, to gadgets, or even as far to your “brownish black” booger. Am I…
  • Dress Up Your Site: How to Customize WordPress Themes

    Sam Norton
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    You’ve already installed your favorite WordPress theme on your site, but you feel that it needs to be tweaked a bit to make it look better, which leads you to  ask “How does one customize WordPress Themes?” If you’re new to WordPress, you might think that it is hard to customize a WordPress theme because the thought about the codes scares you. Although customizing a WordPress theme seems like rocket science, there are many simple ways to customize the look and feel of your site without breaking the theme. In fact, there are even some tools on Web that you can use to…
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  • 5 Top-notch WordPress Video Plugins To Liven Up Your Content

    Ben Wilson
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Nothing tells a story in quite the way a video does. And, when it comes to integrate video into your WordPress site is just like putting a cherry on the cake. Videos are a popular tool to enhance your post, make it informative, and visually appealing. Video culture is important to keep the things live and exciting to the users. And WordPress, being one the best content management systems offers top-notch WordPress video plugins that enable you to embed videos into your post and imbue them with best artistic qualities that effectively convey your messages. Anyway, with that in mind, we are…
  • Software Escrow: Best Practice for Small Businesses

    Adil Raja
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One of the key parts of running any small business is trying to obtain a license to sell, or even better, an exclusivity agreement, for certain products. If you were the only retailer or supplier on the high street with an agreement to sell a popular product, it would be key to your business success. Taking This Idea Online: These days, the nature of business is changing. The physical high street presence is becoming less important for all but a handful of specialist retailers. More and more transactions now take place online, which means that you’ll almost certainly be relying on some kind…
  • The History of World Cup Football Posters

    Adil Raja
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:04 am
    The South American country of Brazil hosts this years World Cup Football tournament, which started in 1930 and is already over 80 years old. 32 teams will play matches in 12 new or redesigned venues across the country. The tournament, which takes place every 4 years with only one break in the tournaments history for the Second World War, has been heavily promoted. FIFA commissioned posters to be created for every tournament with the oldest versions of the posters similar to one another. The first significant design change happened in 1982 when Spain hosted the tournament and called upon…
  • 3 Premium WordPress Themes for Free From ThemeFuse

    Adil Raja
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The creative designers over at ThemeFuse.com are sharing three amazing WordPress themes with some lucky readers. There’s no better way to start the day than with high quality free stuff, right? The best thing about this impressive giveaway is that the winners can take their pick of any of the incredible WordPress themes available at ThemeFuse. There is no cost to compete, and the winners get a theme for free. Anyone who uses WordPress will benefit from this offer because the ThemeFuse themes are some of the most stunning on the web. The winners of the contest will be announced in one week,…
  • When You Have to Grow: Online Shopping Carts for Microbusiness

    Tabinda Noor
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:51 am
    Owning and operating a small business can be a rewarding, satisfying, and profitable experience. It can also be a harrowing one, with you in the hot seat for every decision. Stocking, purchasing, bookkeeping, online shopping carts, banking, and customer service decisions, even if your startup is micro or nano sized, are all big choices. Making them in haste or under pressure could end up costing you time and money to do it over that could be applied with better results elsewhere. Start with one of the most critical decisions you’ll make first – your shopping cart. Planning for…
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    Web Design Fact

  • Friday Freebies Vol. 2

    Avrom
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    This is a special Friday Freebies here on WDF! Not only is it Friday, it's also our birthday! It was 4 years to the day on August 29th, 2010, that we wrote our first post. Four years later, we've produced over 670+ posts. We now have a whopping 51.2K Twitter followers, and over 4.2K Facebook fans - so we've come a long way! Everyone likes to get a gift on their birthday. So for this birthday edition, we've compiled several freebies just for you! Floral and Illustration Vector Pack Here is an absolutely gorgeous vector floral and illustration pack provided by Designioius. You get 10…
  • 10 Free and Awesome Flat Social Icon Sets

    Avrom
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Social media icons by their nature, are logos. They have a stylized and distinctive design that is instantly recognizable. That recognition comes from both the use of a stylized symbol, with the use of color. Social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, all use a very distinctive symbol with an associated color. Take Facebook as an example with its distinctive royal blue background and white colored F. Take away the blue, and the Facebook F has much less impact. On the other hand, the little Twitter bird is so recognizable, that it can be completely stylized and changed. But…
  • Friday Freebies Vol. 1

    Avrom
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:15 pm
    This week we start our new Friday Freebies series, a collection of FREE downloads from the web! In volume-1 we are featuring some special limited-time offers exclusively from Mighty Deals. Be sure to let us know what you think! Happy designing, and have a nice weekend everyone! :) Flat UI Kit WebdesignerDepot and FreePik are offering a beautifully designed Flat UI Kit. It is one of the nicest we've seen! Since the introduction of mobile phones and tablets, the lines between mobile and desktop pages have merged. Responsive layout has become the norm, and Flat UI design is part of that trend.
  • How to Setup FeedBurner: Part-2

    Avrom
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    This is Part-2 of a four-part series on how to setup FeedBurner for your WordPress blog. In Part-1 of this series, I showed you how to migrate your RSS Feed to Feedburner. Setting up your RSS Feed is one of the first things you should do when you start blogging. Email Subscription for Your Feed The next step is to integrate email subscription with FeedBurner, so when your posts are published readers will get a copy of your post in their inbox or RSS Reader. It allows you to let your current readers know you have new content published, get new readers, and build traffic to your site.  Without…
  • How to Setup FeedBurner: Part-1

    Avrom
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is Part-1 of a four-part series on how to setup FeedBurner for your WordPress blog. Once you have your WordPress blog setup, you will want to have people be able to subscribe to your blog posts. This is a quick and effective way to start building traffic, engaging readers through comments, and simply get your blog established. If you don’t let readers know when you have new content, why would they even visit your site in the first place? Subscribing to your blog content is handled through the RSS Feed and a subscription service like FeedBurner. Setting up FeedBurner involves two…
 
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    Design Direct UK

  • Professional eBay Shop Design is an Important Factor for Better Sale

    Roys
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    eBay shop design by Design Direct UK Each year people increasingly buy via e-commerce websites. If you want to increase your online sales, it is important to consult with a new strategy to attract new customers. Shopping malls attract more customers because the main reason is people can stand out from the crowd and rush. Shops in the mall decorate with variety and attractive designs that make people notice a shop. For an eBay shop design, we follow the same principle. If you are intent to show that your company is special and that it offers outstanding products, then an original website…
  • Is the Poor Online Traffic in Your Website Giving You Sleepless Nights: Invest in the SEO services London and Get Your Online Visitors Back Immediately

    Roys
    21 May 2014 | 1:27 am
    Your website’s performance on the internet is determined by the ranking it enjoys in any search engine’s top rated website list. As an apparel online store owner, you would want your website to enjoy great online visibility. You are aware of the simple fact that online visitors do not have much time. They log into the first few websites, in the first page of a search engine’s search list and make their online purchases quickly. Therefore if you currently experiencing poor traffic in your apparel online store, it becomes mandatory that you employ the SEO services of web designers North…
  • Enhance your online website presence in the internet, when you invest in the services of a good website development company

    Roys
    28 Apr 2014 | 9:24 pm
      The year 2012 has been a milestone year for the internet. It was in this year that Asia reached its billion internet users and Europe its five hundred million online users. Also last year witnessed, around fifty one million new websites being published in the online world. Thus the importance to invest in a professional website designing company has not only become essential, but also a key element of your company’s internet marketing strategy. For a novice, it becomes very difficult to understand the benefits that he and his company would enjoy, when they invest in the reputed…
  • Are You Annoying Your Online Customers When They Visit Your E Commerce Website?

    Roys
    6 Mar 2014 | 10:28 pm
    While analyzing your website online traffic with Google analytics on a daily basis, you wonder what would be your business growth percentage, if all your online visitors could be converted into your permanent customers. But an e-commerce expert would help you to understand that an average website conversion rate for an e-com website is 3% only. This percentage varies from domain to domain. For example the average conversion rate for a financial service website is 10% and for educational services is 8% only. But many website experts are of the opinion that your website might have the presence…
  • Are You Aware For these Essential Key Elements Which Would Make Your Ecommerce Website Successful?

    Roys
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    In 2013 only 10% of the total global retail shopping was done online. Retail and online marketing experts are of the opinion that in 2014, this percentage is going to double by end of this year. Both new and old e commerce companies have begin to pay more attention to improve their shipping process, so that the customer receives his goods on time and enjoys an enhanced shopping experience. Infographics data on the internet has indicated that 90% of the total online customers are influenced in their buying decision in the first ninety seconds they spend in your e-com website. Therefore it is…
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    Codrops

  • Collective #131

    Mary Lou
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Heck House Bethany Heck’s website is a celebration of excellent typography and colors. Our pick this week. Get inspired Plain Pattern A really cool project by Kenneth Cachia: an SVG-based seamless pattern maker. Check it out Advertisement Impulse With Impulse you can easily create high-performance Physics animations optimized for mobile. Check it out jQuery FocusPoint jQuery plugin for ‘responsive cropping’. Dynamically crop images to fill available space without cutting out the image’s subject. Made by Jonathon Menz. Check it out…
  • Collective #130

    Mary Lou
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: One Design Company A perfect amount of classy transitions and animations make One Design Company our pick of the week. Get inspired Monocle List An awesome scrollable list that expands its items under a magnifying area. Made by Hakim El Hattab. Check it out One Step Ahead: Improving Performance with Prebrowsing Santiago Valdarrama gives some insight on the interesting idea of prebrowsing in this A List Apart Article. Read it Advertisement High Performance Map Interactions Using HTML5 Canvas Ed Kelley from SeatGeek explains how HTML5 canvas and canvas tiles…
  • Making SVGs Responsive with CSS

    Sara Soueidan
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    An SVG can be embedded on a web page in many ways; one of which is embedding it inline in an HTML5 page using the <svg> tag. The other commonly used techniques include embedding it as an image using the <img> tag, embedding it using the <object> tag, using an iframe, and as a CSS background image. Conceptually, making an SVG scale as its container scales should be as simple as removing any fixed height and/or width, and specifying a viewBox attribute value. However, due to different browser implementations and inconsistencies, the web isn’t all ponies and rainbows, and…
  • Collective #129

    Mary Lou
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Follow Bubble A beautiful site that gives flipping pages some new life. Our pick this week. Get inspired Look and Feel An awesome section in the Web Fundamentals project by Google that will give you a better understanding of animations and their use in modern apps and sites. Check it out Beautiful Open Beautiful Open is a showcase of well-designed sites for open source projects. Built and curated by Trek Glowacki. Check it out Advertisement Hextris Tetris and Super Hexagon lovers, Hextris will be your ultimate game challenge this week. Check it out What you…
  • Collective #128

    Mary Lou
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Volkshotel Amsterdam Centre Our pick this week is a uniquely designed hotel website with a clever use of details and effects that fit the subject perfectly. Get inspired Pure CSS parallax scrolling websites A brilliant CSS-only technique by Keith Clark for parallax scrolling on a website using 3D transforms. Check it out Understanding SVG Coordinate Systems & Transformations (Part 3) – Establishing New Viewports The third and final tutorial in an awesome series of SVG articles by Sara Soueidan that will help you become an expert at using SVG. Read it…
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  • Stunning Orange and Yellow Color Website Designs

    Shevaa
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    Choosing a right color scheme is not always easy and it’s essential to your website’s design. Your layout design including font should be developed in concert with your color scheme, which can ensure readability, cohesiveness. From these collections you can find something really bold designs, which mix and match some orange and yellow color combinations. [...]
  • 50 Stunning Premium Medical WP vs Joomla Themes

    Shevaa
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Why does a professional doctor, a real magician in his field, need a good medical theme for his website? That is the question. Whether it`s nobler to suffer the arrows of fortune and to wait until your clients knock on your door. Or to take arms against a sea of troubles and to use drastic [...]
  • 471 Premium Design Resources for Free worth over $500

    Shevaa
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:33 am
    Inky Deals is one of the leading deals websites in the design community, with an extended family of more than 300,000 design enthusiasts. It’s the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your [...]
  • 35 Best Online Website Builders

    Shevaa
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Website builder is a tool to create a website without the knowledge of coding/programming language. With this builder use in-build content management system and No need to spend money for a developer to action site design/updates. With these website builders you can make your own personal portfolio webs, blogs, organizations etc… Nowadays there are many [...]
  • 20 Best Free and Premium WordPress Themes 2014

    Shevaa
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    In 2014 WordPress is a hot technology framework. Frameworks plays most important role among programmers, great features and advanced functionalities. Sites will look beautiful in any device, from smart phones to laptops and desktops to tablets. Finding a great free theme can be difficult. Here is a collection of free and premium blogger, photography, personal [...]
 
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    The Web Coach℠

  • 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 […]
  • Finally! WordPress 3.9 Smith Updates you will Enjoy!

    Donna
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    This is exciting stuff to WordPress users – and a lonnnng time overdue. Here’s a quick bullet list of what’s new: Copy and Paste from Word without extra character/code/doodah’s that mess up your formatting. You can scale and crop your pics right in the editor now.  No more running to photoshop to make a little […]
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    Ker Communications

  • I didn’t mean to break Google’s rules… except that one time

    Nick Ker
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    “I swear, I didn't mean to violate Google's Quality Guidelines... well, except that one time." I didn’t mean to break Google’s rules… except that one time is from Ker Communications
  • Link Removal Services

    Nick Ker
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Our Link Removal Service is what you need if you find yourself facing a link-based penalty or have been hit by the Penguin algorithm update. Link Removal Services is from Ker Communications
  • Are We There Yet? The Long Road To SEO Success

    Nick Ker
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    SEO consultants deal with this frequently. Everyone would like to see results as soon as possible. But SEO just does not work overnight... Are We There Yet? The Long Road To SEO Success is from Ker Communications
  • Three Ways To Fix Multiple Google+ Local & Places Listings

    Nick Ker
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:21 am
    Three Ways To Fix Problems with Multiple Google+ Local, Brand & Places Pages Merge Brand & Local Google+ Pages - Transfer Business Reviews - Claim Google Listings… Three Ways To Fix Multiple Google+ Local & Places Listings is from Ker Communications
  • Parrots In The SEO Echo Chamber

    Nick Ker
    30 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    All it takes is one reasonably well known SEO blog to present something as "fact" and it can and will be repeated as if it is a truth set in stone. Why? Parrots In The SEO Echo Chamber is from Ker Communications
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    Codrops

  • Collective #131

    Mary Lou
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Heck House Bethany Heck’s website is a celebration of excellent typography and colors. Our pick this week. Get inspired Plain Pattern A really cool project by Kenneth Cachia: an SVG-based seamless pattern maker. Check it out Advertisement Impulse With Impulse you can easily create high-performance Physics animations optimized for mobile. Check it out jQuery FocusPoint jQuery plugin for ‘responsive cropping’. Dynamically crop images to fill available space without cutting out the image’s subject. Made by Jonathon Menz. Check it out…
  • Collective #130

    Mary Lou
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: One Design Company A perfect amount of classy transitions and animations make One Design Company our pick of the week. Get inspired Monocle List An awesome scrollable list that expands its items under a magnifying area. Made by Hakim El Hattab. Check it out One Step Ahead: Improving Performance with Prebrowsing Santiago Valdarrama gives some insight on the interesting idea of prebrowsing in this A List Apart Article. Read it Advertisement High Performance Map Interactions Using HTML5 Canvas Ed Kelley from SeatGeek explains how HTML5 canvas and canvas tiles…
  • Making SVGs Responsive with CSS

    Sara Soueidan
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    An SVG can be embedded on a web page in many ways; one of which is embedding it inline in an HTML5 page using the <svg> tag. The other commonly used techniques include embedding it as an image using the <img> tag, embedding it using the <object> tag, using an iframe, and as a CSS background image. Conceptually, making an SVG scale as its container scales should be as simple as removing any fixed height and/or width, and specifying a viewBox attribute value. However, due to different browser implementations and inconsistencies, the web isn’t all ponies and rainbows, and…
  • Collective #129

    Mary Lou
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Follow Bubble A beautiful site that gives flipping pages some new life. Our pick this week. Get inspired Look and Feel An awesome section in the Web Fundamentals project by Google that will give you a better understanding of animations and their use in modern apps and sites. Check it out Beautiful Open Beautiful Open is a showcase of well-designed sites for open source projects. Built and curated by Trek Glowacki. Check it out Advertisement Hextris Tetris and Super Hexagon lovers, Hextris will be your ultimate game challenge this week. Check it out What you…
  • Collective #128

    Mary Lou
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Volkshotel Amsterdam Centre Our pick this week is a uniquely designed hotel website with a clever use of details and effects that fit the subject perfectly. Get inspired Pure CSS parallax scrolling websites A brilliant CSS-only technique by Keith Clark for parallax scrolling on a website using 3D transforms. Check it out Understanding SVG Coordinate Systems & Transformations (Part 3) – Establishing New Viewports The third and final tutorial in an awesome series of SVG articles by Sara Soueidan that will help you become an expert at using SVG. Read it…
 
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    Evolutionary Designs

  • 5 Free OS UI Kits

    James
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Its time for another design resource. This week,  I have found five great PSD UI  Kits for designers. These mockups can be used for personal use or for commercial projects. Just make sure to check the terms of use before doing anymore than that. Free OS UI (User  Interface)  Kits PSDs Below is a small  […]
  • SPORTIFY – GYM/FITNESS WORDPRESS THEME by TeslaThemes

    James
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:41 pm
    On August 5th, TeslaThemes announced the release of their latest theme, Sportify. As you can tell by the name, its sports related WordPress Theme!   Whose is Sportify – GYM/FITNESS WORDPRESS THEME For? Sportify is a multipurpose theme that can be used for not only for the gym, fitness centers, personal trainers, and sports related […]
  • 28 Killer Free Grunge Textures

    James
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:18 pm
    This week’s weekly free & premium design resources is a collection of free for personal use high quality grunge textures that are useful for a variety of projects.You will find a mixture of wood, concrete, ink overlays and even some rusty metal textures. These are just a few of my favorites. Some of them are […]
  • THE Retro/Vintage Design Bundle (200+ Elements) – only $22!

    James
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Are you looking to add some vintage design resources to your design tool box? Maybe some logos, signs, badges, ornaments, effects, frames, shapes, fonts, and more. Then Might Deals has a very limited time offer that can help you reach vintage design resources goals.  THE Retro/Vintage Design Bundle (200+ Elements) This great design bundle is […]
  • Get a 50% Discount on Topaz Adjust!

    James
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Are you looking for a way to add a little color and detail to your already beautiful images? Maybe boost the contrast or give your single images an HDR. If you are, then you might want to the award-winning Topaz Adjust to your post image editor Topaz Adjust Topaz Adjust Topaz Adjust is a plugin […]
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    Orphicpixel

  • 10 Great Places to Find Datasets for Infographics

    Mars Cureg
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Creating an infographic is an excellent way to break down complex information and statistics into an easy-to-follow visual that is designed with your target audience in mind. Infographics have grown in popularity because they are easy to share and a simple tactic for promoting a business. Perhaps you’ve considered incorporating infographics into your content marketing strategy. Where do you start? Where do you find the information you need to create an infographic in the first place? Tips for Getting Started Before looking for data, it’s critical that you gain a basic understanding of…
  • Important Things to Consider in Hiring Freelance Web Designer

    Mars Cureg
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    What is Web Design? According to Techterms.com, web design is simply the process of planning and creating a website. Websites are electronic pages that you can view via the internet through a browser like Google, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Web design includes webpage lay-out, graphic design, and content. Almost everything nowadays can be found online, and a lot of people use the internet for various reasons. They consult the internet for data gathering, social networking, entertainment, and sharing data. Most websites today, aside from sharing information and other responsibilities, aim…
  • Win One of Three Premium WordPress Themes from ThemeFuse

    Mars Cureg
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    You certainly should be glad we have friends over at ThemeFuse because they want to share a special prize with you! They are giving away three WordPress themes to some of our lucky readers. When you are using WordPress for your website or blog, you are certainly in for a surprise. If you are one of the three winners, you will receive one full free WordPress theme. Each winner will get to choose the theme they want from ThemeFuse’s extensive catalog. In this contest, we are giving out three vouchers. Are you ready to learn how to win? Why Do You Need to Participate? There may be other…
  • 10 of the Very Best PSD to WordPress Service Providers

    Mars Cureg
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:26 am
    Transcending over all the malarkey as well as the virtuously good web development platforms out there, WordPress has indeed become the keystone of web success. This most popular content management system already accounts for the overwhelming majority of the active websites and going by its present trajectory, it will be invading every slice and domain on the web – be it the article-driven blogs, or Ecommerce sites, or for that matter, the business websites. Amounting to this ever-growing traction towards WordPress, the PSD to WordPress conversion services have grown to being much…
  • What You Need to Know About WordPress Multisite as a Novice

    Mars Cureg
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Now that invasion of the Internet by WordPress is a common knowledge and the same has powered a whole generation of folks to start their own blogs and websites, it’s time for the not-so-technically-gifted folks to be introduced to WordPress multisite. Whether you are a webmaster who knows his way around WordPress without any sort of skillfulness in PHP, or someone who got his WordPress blog built by a friend/acquaintance and hasn’t been very keen on learning the basic WordPress site set-up skills, WordPress Multisite is a concept that you should be well aware of – simply for the…
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    Web Developer Juice

  • Importance and actions of cloud computing in e-commerce business

    Steve
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    The e-commerce industry is growing in leaps and bounds, and, therefore, having an e-commerce site for your business is essential. Not only having an e-commerce website is vital but also employing modern technology is necessary to stay ahead. Now a days everybody is talking about Cloud Computing. Unfortunately, we live in times, wherein utilization of [...]
  • How to remove Options from One Select Box and retain One Option?

    margarette crystal
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    One can easily remove  options of a select box from HTML and append it to another select by making use of simple jQuery functions such as append() , remove().Nevertheless when dealing with Select Element one important thing you should bear in mind is that though modifying select element is not different from other DOM elements [...]
  • How to Ensure that Users Do Not Deactivate The Critical WordPress Plugins

    Steve
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    It’s no secret that among all the remarkably useful features of WordPress, its plugins occupy the top spot. The WordPress plugins are the tools that help the webmasters, irrespective of their technical acumen, to take their website beyond the defaults and add settings that can hand them over with complete control over their website. Having [...]
  • How to scroll to the top of a webpage using jQuery ?

    margarette crystal
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    If you are looking for an extraordinary method of smoothly scrolling any DOM or  jQuery Element then jQuery ScrollTo() is the best option available as it is very easy to use. You merely have to call $window.scrollTo(X-Coordinate Value, Y Coordinate Value); and the user is likely to be scrolled to that element without any hassle. This [...]
  • 11 sources to gain perfect knowledge of html5 semantic tags

    Steve
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    1. Html5tuts Html5tuts is a site dedicated to HTML5. Feel free to look around, learn from the tutorials and examples and use the code Check It Out 2. Theserverside TheServerSide.com is the world’s largest online community for enterprise Java architects and developers, providing daily news, tech talk interviews with key industry figures, design patterns, discussion [...]
 
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    Web Design Blog | Web Design Fan | Resources for Web Designers and Graphic Designers

  • Fashion Illustration Inspiration August 2014

    Carmela Maraan
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Today I’d like to feature some of this week’s hottest fashion illustrations that can inspire you to indulge in editorial or commercial fashion art. These illustrations may appear simple, but it’s the economy of line and bold use of color that can sometimes make the greatest visual impact, especially in the business of beauty. Enjoy. Power and Control by Negrila Mircea Ulyana Sergeenko Style by Jeanette Getrost Andrea by Beth Briggs Inspired by Gray Gardens by Brooke Hagel Gemma Ward-inspired ink illustration by Chantel de Sousa Flower Bomb by Petra Dufkova 0/9 by Royston K…
  • Make an Abstract Portrait with Photoshop

    Carmela Maraan
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    In this advanced tutorial by Wojciech Pijecki, you’ll use Photoshop to turn a regular photo portrait of a woman into a beautiful abstract work of art. This exercise requires plenty of stock photos, which you will layer little by little onto the woman’s face until you achieve a surreal skin texture that replicates old woodwork carvings. The resources that you’ll use are: Face Pattern Watercolors: 1, 2, 3, 4 Spray Flowers: 1, 2, 3 Butterflies: 1, 2 Wall You’ll also need the attachment included for this tutorial, which you can download here. Since this tutorial involves…
  • 10 Icon Tools for Mac and Windows

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Icons are a staple in web design, and until a design revolution comes up to improve UI experience, icons are here to stay. We’ve rounded up some of the best icon editing tools for both Windows and Mac that you can download. Windows Greenfish Icon Editor Pro (Free) Greenfish Icon Editor Pro provides you with the tools to create, edit, open and save icon files, as well as extract and patch icons in .exe files, or batch convert image files to icons and other image formats. It also allows you to create cursors, small pixel graphic, animated, and static images. It works with Vista, and…
  • How to Create A Responsive Online Resume

    Carmela Maraan
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Now that jobhunts are conducted online more and more often, the need for an online resume rises. But your run-of-the-mill document won’t do anymore — it also needs some flair, and more importantly, it should be viewable from both desktop and mobile devices. This is where Jake Rocheleau‘s tutorial comes in. Here he demonstrates to us how to code a responsive single-page online resume that automatically adapts to any resolution, so your prospective employer won’t miss out on your credentials. He uses HTML5/CSS3 for coding, and it will also support microdata from…
  • 10 Free Fonts for July

    Carmela Maraan
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
    For this month, we’ve rounded up cool new free fonts for you to download. We choose fonts that are elegant, quirky, and have a strong personality so you can use them to show off yours, and turn your design projects into your signature. Here are our selections: Remachine Script Personal Use Chunk Five Roman Feral Kalam Bold Pretendo Nintendo Rhubarb Influence Eurofurence Light, Regular Original_Font Champagne & Limousines, Normal
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    WebAppers

  • A Simple Responsive Charting Library Built with SVG

    Ray Cheung
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    Chartist.js is a simple responsive charting library built with SVG. Chartist’s goal is to provide a simple, lightweight and non-intrusive library to responsive craft charts on your website. It’s important to understand that one of the main intentions of Chartist.js is to rely on standards rather than providing a own solution to the problem which is is already solved by the standard. Chartist works with inline-SVG and therefore leverages the power of the DOM to provide parts of its functionality. This also means that Chartist is not providing it’s own event handling, labels,…
  • Parse – The Most Complete Mobile App Platform

    Ray Cheung
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Parse is a complete mobile app platform that focuses on creating unique & engaging apps on any platform. We take care of everything else your app needs, from the core of your app to analytics and push notifications. You can instantly add a powerful core, push notifications, and analytics to your app with Parse. With native SDKs for Android, iOS, JavaScript, Unity, and more, Parse has an SDK for everyone, whether you’re creating a desktop or mobile app. Requirements: JavaScript Framework Demo: https://parse.com/ License: Terms of Use SponsorsProfessional Web Icons for Your Websites and…
  • Twibble.io – Publish Content from RSS to Twitter Easily

    Ray Cheung
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Twibble.io gives you a better way to easily publish content from any RSS feed to Twitter with beautiful imagery in each and every tweet. They automatically pulls featured images and embeds them into each tweet. No fuss. Just beautiful media in each and every tweet. Their advanced scheduling system allows you to create custom tweet schedules. Tweet every hour, only on certain days or even specific times. Now you can spend more time on the things that matter. Requirements: - Demo: https://twibble.io/ License: License Free SponsorsProfessional Web Icons for Your Websites and Applications
  • Titan – A Scalable Distributed Graph Database

    Ray Cheung
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    Titan is a scalable graph database optimized for storing and querying graphs containing hundreds of billions of vertices and edges distributed across a multi-machine cluster. Titan is a transactional database that can support thousands of concurrent users executing complex graph traversals in real time. Requirements: - Demo: http://thinkaurelius.github.io/titan/ License: Apache 2.0 License SponsorsProfessional Web Icons for Your Websites and Applications
  • Heatmap.js v2.0 – Dynamic Heatmaps for the Web

    Ray Cheung
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:51 am
    Heatmap.js makes dynamic heatmaps for the web. This JavaScript library will help you make your 3 dimensional data speak up. Use heatmap.js v2.0 to add new value to your project, build a business based on it, study and visualize user behaviour, and much more. Heatmap.js v2.0 is the most advanced heatmap visualization library on the web. It has a light footprint (~3kB gzip) and with the new 2.0 release heatmap.js just got faster, with a new rendering module stronger, to handle even more datapoints (40k+), easier to use so you can get up to speed quickly easier to extend for custom…
 
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    Webdesigner Depot

  • How to use circles in website design

    Rob Bowen
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    Circles are a relatively new development in web design. From the boxy days of web design’s youth, our contemporary works have evolved beyond what many would have imagined in those early days of the www. This current embrace of the circular ways is most likely due to the fact that, until recently, it wasn’t easy to create circular elements without the use of images. With the ease that one can now use CSS to create circles, they are becoming much more commonplace in web design. They are cropping up all over the landscape. Many feel that circles are more difficult to use in web design,…
  • Our favorite tweets of the week: August 25, 2014 – August 31, 2014

    Cameron Chapman
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out. To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot Good to know: 4 rules you must know about WordPress logo and trademark…
  • Comics of the week #250

    Jerry King
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own… Condensed dysfunction  …
  • 5 things to consider before saying “yes” to a startup

    Speider Schneider
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Startups are exciting! It’s something new that may become a multi-billion dollar company like Facebook and you could be in on the ground floor. They are also risky and after months or years of dedicated hard work, you may end up broke and in the basement. Before you accept that offer from a new startup, here’s some things you should consider very carefully… 1) Hello work, goodbye life! When you get that offer to work for a startup, you should make sure you believe in the product… Really believe in it, because working on it will fill your life pretty much 24/7. At every startup I’ve…
  • Deal of the week: 14 minimalist responsive WordPress themes

    WebdesignerDepot Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    WordPress is one of the most popular technologies in the history of the Web; it powers everything from personal blogs to huge corporate websites. The trouble is, with so many possible plugins and widgets, its rare to find a theme for your site that isn’t overcrowded with unnecessary clutter. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a huge discount on 14 WordPress themes by Array. These themes take minimalism and turn it into an art form, with straight-forward hierarchies, simple menu options, and a lack of pretence; you can certainly see why minimal sites…
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  • WordPress Tutorials for Advanced Development Techniques

    jake
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Anyone who is familiar using WordPress should know it’s one of the most popular CMS engines to date. Learning the basics of theme development can be exciting and even quite fun. But with time even the brightest developers can hit a wall trying to learn everything. WordPress is a tremendous library and requires a lot of time to master. Once you understand the the basics of WP development everything gets a whole lot more interesting. You can start to build very complex plugins, functions, interface features, and customizations for the backend admin panel. Check out these great tutorials…
  • 20 Free jQuery Plugins for Enhancing Web-based User Interfaces

    jake
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Every frontend developer should be quite familiar with the jQuery library. It provides a simple API for building quick dynamic interfaces without a whole lot of code. Many developers have even created jQuery plugins and released them online for free. This gallery includes 20 free open source examples of new jQuery plugins which can be used to enhance any website layout. CLNDR.js Card Slick flyLabel.js Remodal Switchery ListNav Sliding Menu Flip-Quote Dark Tooltip Fort.js Wholly radiosToSlider Slinky.js TourTip Circliful Powerange Image Lightbox Select or Die Headhesive Advertisements:ioDeck,…
  • Top50 Website Templates: Joomla vs.WordPress Mouth-Watering Battle

    julia.starlark
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Only today and only for you Top50 Website Templates are going to determine who is who! Joomla vs. WordPress battle is about to begin! Please make your self comfortable and be ready to enjoy the show! Today you’re welcome to participate in an extraordinary battle. It is far from the battle of the century, but you can sure bet on it! In the left corner of the ring you can see multiple CMS champion – WordPress! In the right corner of the ring meet beloved and well-recognized Joomla CMS! It is not the first time the competitors meet to challenge each other and definitely not the last…
  • 246 Free Design Resources that are tempting than a Cinnabon!!

    megha
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    Designing is fun. Now it is easy, time-saving and freeee! Thats right. We have folks from DealFuel who have got you this set of amazing free design resources to use in your everyday project to create peppy websites. If you are a designer then you will certainly prefer these freebies than a cinnabon! So whether you are just dipping your toe in designing or a full fledged swimmer, you are bound to find new favourites that will top your list. Create enticing and pinnable websites or graphics with these array of resources which vary from Stock Images, Textures, Templates, myriad variety of Icons…
  • THE Retro/Vintage Design Bundle (200+ Elements) – only $22

    iulia
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    If you want to beef up your design tools in one fell swoop, this Mighty Deal clearly has your name on it. Chock full of 11 different retro/vintage design bundles from Cruzine Design, you’ll instantly find yourself drooling at more than 200 different design elements. Like what? Like high-quality, professional logos, badges, ornaments, frames, shapes, buttons and more. Each comes in editable Photoshop files, with most also including .AI and .EPS files so you can easily customize the size, shape and color. The price is real vintage too. You can get this entire collection for a mere $22.
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    Theresa Sheridan Designs » Web Design, Graphic Design & Marketing Blog

  • Why You Need to Regularly Monitor Your Website

    Theresa Sheridan
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    I recently received a somewhat panicked email from a client, telling me her website was GONE. Needless to say she was pretty concerned about this. After I did some looking around in her hosting account, it appeared her domain name and hosting account were also gone. Not good. Further investigating revealed that they had been gone since ...
  • Am I Prejudiced?

    Theresa Sheridan
    27 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    Let me preface this post by stating right up front that I didn’t write this to make anyone happy but myself. Having said that, I didn’t write it to offend anyone either, I simply wrote it to get a lot of what’s been bugging me out of my busy little head and onto “paper”, so to speak. I also want to say that I did not just sit down and write this as a rant. I’ve been sitting on this for weeks, wanting to make sure that I had my thoughts together in a cohesive way, and I didn’t want it to appear like I was just going off on a tangent without any thought…
  • Protecting Your Website With the Wordfence Security Plugin

    Theresa Sheridan
    22 May 2014 | 5:54 am
    I had been looking at security plugins for my website for quite some time and had installed – and uninstalled – several during the process. I finally settled on the Wordfence Security plugin, and I have to say I am stunned at what could potentially be happening to my website. A common way that hackers get access to WordPress sites is by sending out bots that automatically attempt to log in to your website. The standard admin user name for WordPress in the past was “admin”, so the bots use that and then try computer generated passwords to attempt to log in to your site.
  • Which is better – Memes in Photoshop or Memes using online tools?

    Theresa Sheridan
    28 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    The trend of using memes as a part of your content marketing strategies has now become quite common. Memes have invariably managed to make a special place not only in the commercial field but also in the daily lives of people where most all over the globe skim through several memes multiple times in the day. Therefore, whether you are involved in a business or just want to spend your time doing something creative, memes are the way to go. When it comes to designing memes, you have a plethora of options available at your disposal and while each option has its own pros and cons, there are two…
  • Using Long Tail Keywords to Boost Website Traffic

    Theresa Sheridan
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    This is a guest post by team member & SEO Specialist, Shane Smith, of Inbound Visions. It is crucial to understand that going after the most common keywords of your industry might not always be the best strategy for your search engine optimization campaign.  Targeting “long tail” keywords often will bring a lot of traffic. For example, if you were targeting the keyword “horse trainer”, of course there would be a lot of competition and it would be more difficult to rank for that short phrase. However, more and more users on Google are searching with longer phrases to find what…
 
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    ProWorks Blog

  • How To Make Your Site Screen Reader Ready

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    With all the improvements in the Web Design in the last couple years it’s easy to forget to make your site accessible to screen readers. Thankfully screen readers have a couple of tricks up their sleeves to help you make your site sound as pretty as it looks. Here’s a couple steps that I used to upgrade one of our sites to be screen reader accessible. 1. Get a Program To Test With In order to measure improvement and compliance you’re going to need some method of testing. Thankfully there’s a plethora of tools you can use to see how your website fairs without the lights on. The two I…
  • TeamCity and Web Deploy: Silent unlogged failure

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    C:\TeamCity\buildAgent\work\7f00d1c4099cfbe0\src\TestSite.Umbraco\TestSite.Umbraco.csproj(3364, 3): error MSB4019: The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v11.0\WebApplications\Microsoft.WebApplication.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk. I was setting up a new TeamCity build server the other day and was writing my first Build Configuration for that build server. On my first attempt to deploy code using MSBuild and Web Deploy, I got the error above. First, I tried…
  • Guide for setting up TeamCity for Umbraco development

    25 Jun 2014 | 4:07 am
    TeamCity is an awesome tool for automating builds, deploys, and tests. For each of our projects, we might have many developers/designers working away on a site. We needed a way for our dev site to stay up-to-date without someone having to manually push code. This is why we like TeamCity. We can set TeamCity up to watch our code repositories, automatically publish new changes, and run all sorts of unit tests without anyone lifting a finger. Part 1 - Installing TeamCity on Windows Server Download the latest TeamCity. Install it on your build server. This guy has a great blog about it. The…
  • How to find if Umbraco 7 Debugging is Enabled in AngularJS or Javascript in the Backoffice

    6 Jun 2014 | 10:55 pm
    When creating a new functionality in the Umbraco 7 backoffice such as a property editor or custom section, it is sometimes necessary to print out some debugging information to verify that the models are what you expect. Rather than commenting out your {{myModel | json}} AngularJS bindings, why not simply only show them if Umbraco has debugging turned on? Turns out, this is very easy as Umbraco already has a global ServerVariables collection that you can check: Umbraco.Sys.ServerVariables.isDebuggingEnabled If you want to show/hide information based on that in AngularJS, simply assign it to a…
  • How to Pass Data to the Umbraco 7 dialogService on open()

    26 Feb 2014 | 10:09 pm
    If you're building a package for Umbraco 7 using AngularJS and you eventually find yourself needing to use the dialogService, there is an undocumented parameter that may be of some help. I found myself in a situation where I needed an edit button on a list of items in an ngRepeat and the edit button needed to pass in its model to the dialogService.  Well, according to the Umbraco 7 developer documentation, the only way seemed to be to tie it to the scope or create a new scope. However, looking through the Umbraco 7 source it turns out there is an additional parameter called dialogData that…
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    Design Theory | Everything your small business needs to be successful online

  • How to Email Your Favorite Photo Picks from Flickr

    Design Theory
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Recently I decided to make my client photos available via Flickr and private Albums/Groups for my customers. The reason for doing this is so that I can have an online viewing location for my photography clients to easily view all
  • Setting The Table

    Design Theory
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Last year my mom hosted Thanksgiving dinner. While this year’s dinner will most likely be at our house, I wanted to share some photos of the table and place settings. As a photographer by second form of living, my personal
  • Magic, color, design; all together in the World Cup 2014

    dlenti
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Have you been living, with every moment of this World Cup? I’ve been, I got my heartbroken a couple times, had my shares of glory and my deep, intense conversation after each game. There’s another side of the World Cup
  • Clever Ad Placement In All of Social Media

    Design Theory
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:15 am
    These days in just about everything we do, we’re just about accustomed to seeing a commercial, banner, popup, or some type of advertisement trying to get our attention. Even if the attention is only for a few seconds, winning our
  • A Behind The Scenes Video – PlayaLinda Beach Photo Shoot

    Design Theory
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    This past weekend I got to work with some really talented photographers for the first time. George from D&D Photography and Jimmy from Clickr Photography. I’ve done a bunch of photo shoots before but never at a beach. While I
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    Stephen Gates - Interactive Creative Director - Web Design, Online Advertising & Marketing Blog

  • Weekly inspirations: August 29, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper Moleskine has presented the vision of another possible future with its new Livescribe Notebook ($30) and the $150 Livescribe smartpen (a pen known for turning written, paper notes into typed, digital transcripts). When you combine the two your drawings and brainstorms are not only automatically backed up to an app, they’re also infused with the conveniences of digital-native technologies. It isn’t the first time something like this has been…
  • Adding another time for my sold out Adobe MAX 2014 session

    Stephen Gates
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    I was blown away to hear that my Adobe MAX session ‘The Crazy Ones: How to Be a Leader Who Inspires Creativity and Innovation’ has sold out for a second time. The problem this time is that there aren’t any bigger rooms in the LA convention center to fit more people into my Tuesday session so I will be adding a second session right after the opening keynote on Monday at 2pm. If you haven’t already registered for MAX it isn’t too late – click here to register now.
  • Weekly inspirations: August 22, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   Uber launches ‘Corner Store’ delivery service in Washington DC Uber has branched out from providing on-demand rides for passengers to offer on-demand product deliveries for people living in Washington DC as part of an experimental service. They continue to impress with new ideas like this and adding other like their recent API for other apps. Read the article here. Myo integrates its gesture-tracking armband with Google Glass and other smartglasses The area of gestured based controllers continues to…
  • My Design Ethos – The 8 Principles I Create By

    Stephen Gates
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    A few years ago I started to write my “design ethos” which I wanted to be a set of 8 principles that really defined that I believed and set the standard I wanted my group and myself to always aspire to. They are simple statements but here again the simplicity is deceiving as each purposely challenging and aspirational. Over time I’ve also found it to be important because if you ever want to do anything new or innovative you are going to have to bring those ideas to life against a lot of opposition. It wasn’t until I started working with Apple that I really embraced that…
  • Weekly inspirations: August 11, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change Over the course of my career I have found that one of the biggest traits that separates good creatives from great creatives is self-awareness. Some people have it naturally but many don’t so this article lays out 3 things you can do to help improve your self-awareness and help your career and creativity. Read the article here. Simplifying the Bull: How Picasso Helps to Teach Apple’s Style Steven Jobs established Apple University as a way to…
 
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    Best PSD to HTML

  • 471 Premium Design Resources for Free worth over $500

    Andrew Johnson
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Inky Deals is one of the leading deals websites in the design community, with an extended family of more than 300,000 design enthusiasts. It’s the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your […]
  • HTML & CSS Frameworks For Better Framing of Your Websites

    Andrew Johnson
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Programming has always been a tedious task for majority of the folks. Early programming was straight from the head; no frameworks, no IDEs or sometimes no documentation or code repositories nor any online community. The programmer had to directly rely on his logical ability to write codes and test the same. This was a huge […]
  • The Ultimate Design Library: $25,088 worth of Premium RF Resources –From $59

    Andrew Johnson
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Inky Deals is one of the leading deals websites in the design community, with an extended family of more than 300,000 design enthusiasts. It’s the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you’’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your […]
  • How Creative Website Designing helps in Branding

    Andrew Johnson
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:46 am
    The concept of brands already existed, albeit in a crude form, in the minds of consumers even before marketers comprehended its power. With each purchase or contact with the product, consumers weaved a perception around the product/company. Brand is what the consumers create in the first place rather than the company. The idea behind strengthening […]
  • Top 10 PSD To Bootstrap Service Providers Who Proved to be Best

    Andrew Johnson
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    Minus the Twitter tag, Bootstrap is akin to any other popular front-end frameworks as it moved out from Twitter’s lab to gain acceptance. Popularity of the many front-end frameworks is not judged from a competition perspective but the utility these frameworks provide to the developers. Precisely knowing what one framework can and cannot offer holds […]
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    Designmodo

  • How to Create Vector Textures in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

    Andrei Ștefan
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    You're reading How to Create Vector Textures in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!For some time, textures have been an important part of graphic design, but the process for creating them is not always that clear. This ultimately led you on a hunt to find the ones that were free and tasteful – since not every texture out there will be suitable for the task you want to […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Case Studies: Redesigning a Logo Can Be Tricky

    Simone
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    You're reading Case Studies: Redesigning a Logo Can Be Tricky, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!The logo is definitely the most important part of any brand. Its aim is to reveal the qualities of a product or of a society and to communicate what the company mission is. Logos should not be too processed or intricate because they need to be effective and striking in order to evoke impressions in […]Advertise here with BSA
  • 15 Responsive jQuery UI Snippets & Modules

    Stelian Subotin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:50 pm
    You're reading 15 Responsive jQuery UI Snippets & Modules, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!With responsive web design evolving as a must-have for every website, more user-interface related issues have started to come up when designing for mobile and tablet devices. In this showcase, we present 15 fresh and responsive jQuery snippets that enhance the experience of users while browsing your website on mobile devices, tablets or regular browsers. […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Building a Custom WordPress Registration Form with Flat UI

    Agbonghama Collins
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    You're reading Building a Custom WordPress Registration Form with Flat UI, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!In a previous article, we walked through building a custom login form which can be embedded in a post or page using a shortcode and in a specific theme location using template tag. A lot of WordPress users would prefer custom login and registration forms because the defaults are very basic, don’t match the website […]Advertise here with BSA
  • 70% Off Startup Framework and Flat UI + Giveaway!

    Adrian
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    You're reading 70% Off Startup Framework and Flat UI + Giveaway!, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!The summer is almost over and many of us are back in the work groove after vacations. It’s time to start new projects and work with new clients. Why not get going right now with Designmodo products, which have been created special just for web designer and developers. 70% Discount Right now you can get […]Advertise here with BSA
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    WebDesignFMWebDesignFM

  • 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! ]]
  • What Do You Think About This Android 5.0 UI Design Concept

    WebDesignFM
    28 Jan 2014 | 1:36 am
    Looks like an inspiration form IOS7, a hungary based design company try to redesign Android 5.0 with new look and feel and some new and extra functionality. Android 5.0 UI Design Concept with Clean... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Star Wars Characters Take a Break for Fun

    WebDesignFM
    29 Nov 2013 | 9:43 am
    These print ads are really hilarious and fun to watch. Advertising Agency, Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group design these ads to give us an idea that how star wars characters spent there weekends... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    The Usabilla Blog

  • Idiot Buttons: The Placebo in UX Design

    Oliver McGough
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Users love control. Even in an automated world, our user wants to control the machine. To know that it is under their bidding, and to know it is serving their needs. Yet, in an age of ever more intuitive interfaces, control is slipping out of the user’s hands. Reduced inputs leave our user only a bystander. The placebo prevents this. The placebo places control back into our users hands. Yet, the placebo does nothing. The Idiot, or Placebo, button We’ve all been there; walking to a pedestrian crossing just as the red man struts in our way. The minute you wait there under his glow feels…
  • User Engagement: Learning from World of Warcraft

    Oliver McGough
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    World of Warcraft will be 10 years old this year. Having dominated the gaming landscape this past decade, and with a new expansion due later this year, it is difficult to see any sign of major decline on the landscape. With over 6 million players, (down from a peak 12 million in 2010), WoW – its common acronym – continues to draw more than triple the players of its nearest rival. With each of these players paying around $15/month for the privilege, the numbers are huge. Source: urbad.net It’s every designer’s dream to be able to create content which can remain current…
  • Usabilla Live Feature Update: August 2014

    Oliver McGough
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    We’ve been working hard behind the scenes here at Usabilla to provide you with the best possible tool for collection and analyzing user feedback. Usabilla and our products never stand still as we continuously update, adapt, and redefine the standard in user feedback. This past month has been a busy one as we bring you 4 great new features to help get the most out of your site and its visitors: New Graph Export for Usabilla Live campaigns Additional categories for your data exports: Device and feedback types Privacy statement integration on feedback form and campaigns See feature updates…
  • The Best UX Articles of July 2014

    Oliver McGough
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    With the baking summer sun outside, there are many places we’d rather be that cooped up in the office. No wonder then if you’ve struggled to keep up with the endless swathes of UX content. With so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at July 2014. We’ve compiled the 5 best articles from July we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX. From last month’s top 5 UX articles, you’ll: Discover how UX can impact a company’s financial performance See a step-by-step guide to creating effective user journey maps Check…
  • 10 of the Best UX Infographics

    Oliver McGough
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Sometimes, as the old saying goes, pictures really do tell 1000 words. And if that’s the case, what’s better than a picture with 1000 words included on it? We’ve gathered 10 more of the best UX relevant infographics from around the web for your entertainment and education. Marvel at the stunning visuals, and informative posters. You might just learn something! (Check out our previous collection here) The 10 Commandments of Colour Theory Source: Designmatic The User Centered Design Process Source: unknown A Better Submit Button unknown Real World UX: Car Pedals Source: coshimel.com How…
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    Pronto Marketing

  • Troubleshooting contact form notifications

    Cory Brown
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Contact forms are one of the most important parts of a website: helping capture leads, support requests and enhance communication with visitors, so making sure you’re notified all of all form submissions is crucial. We’ve had a few questions recently from our clients about contact forms, so we wanted to look at some of the issues that pop up with forms, pass on some information and share some best practices for dealing with problems as they arise. Known email delivery issues From time to time there will inevitably be delivery issues. A lot of the time this is out of our control. Mailbox…
  • See what a website refresh can do for you

    Tim Kelsey
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    You may have already heard about our new website platform called Phoenix. We’re pretty proud of it. It’s powerful, flexible and mobile responsive. And our team has been building beautiful websites on it. Gone are the days of cookie-cutter templates. With Phoenix, you’re no longer restricted to a small set of page layouts – your wildest website dreams can become reality. Here are some before and after examples of clients that have recently migrated their old Pronto websites to Phoenix. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images. To learn more about all the…
  • HTTPS – a new way to rank?

    Tim Kelsey
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    Last week, Google announced that encrypting the data on your website through SSL will now give your site a small ranking boost. But is it an avenue worth exploring? Let’s look at the facts. SSL is an encryption protocol that allows for secure communication between parties over the internet. You can tell if a website is running SSL encryption by looking at the URL in your browser. If it starts with HTTPS, then it’s using SSL. Traditionally, SSL has only been necessary on websites that handle sensitive information such as credit card numbers or medical records. However, with this new…
  • How does your site score? – Pronto takes a look at the stats

    Tim Kelsey
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
    At Pronto, we pride ourselves on offering improvements. So before a company becomes a Pronto client, we run their old website through a useful tool called Woorank. Woorank crawls their website and pulls data from various sources looking for common SEO mistakes or other errors that could be affecting the performance of the site. It then gives the website a score from 0-100 based on how well the site is optimized for search. We recently reran some domains hosting Pronto sites through Woorank to see how our clients’ new websites compare to the websites they had before they signed up for our…
  • Customer Service Spotlight: Than Raskul

    Tim Kelsey
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Than (pronounced “tun”) loves being challenged. Often when a client requests something outside of what our platform is normally able to handle, Than is the one who steps in and finds the best possible solution. His background in engineering makes him perfect for this. Than received his Bachelor of Engineering – Telecommunications from Thammasat University here in Thailand. He later went on to receive his Masters in Management – Entrepreneurship. Than’s ability to handle even the most difficult requests makes him a favorite of our clients. Here’s what a few had to say:…
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  • 6 digital marketing truths you should be aware of, even if you ignore the rest.

    Keren
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    If you feel like things in digital marketing move too fast, you’re right. Things change all the time. I might spend ages creating a video on how to shorten URLs for Twitter and then a better way might come along, meaning I have to do that video all over. But there are certain things – thought processes, concepts, and cold hard truths – that are just always true – when it comes to marketing yourself, your business or organisation online. Here are 6 of them. It’s not about making a sale, it’s about making an impression You may want to use digital marketing and social media…
  • The true importance of subheadings in your blog posts

    Keren
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Your headlines may be catchy. Your writing may be amazing. Well crafted words, punchy sentences, and amazing insight into the minds of your reader.  But if your blog is longer than 150 words,  you need to add subheadings – or build them in as you go! Big blocks of text can feel like a chore to read People have so much media coming their way that they have to process quickly – they tend to put aside for later anything that will take them more than 30 seconds to process. The solution: Break up your text with subheadings and bullets Copy in a blog shouldn’t go more than 2 paragraphs…
  • Come work with us at TLD! But in your own office! (Soho office space for rent)

    Keren
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    This just in! We rent out the smaller office (big enough for 4 people) in our big office – and from mid July it will be available Up till now, we have been renting that room out and our tenant is moving on. So, it’s available to rent! A strategic fit? I thought – on a strategic level – what type of business would be complementary to our work at TLD, where perhaps we could work together with them on client projects, and one thing we don’t do in house is PR. So I wanted to look into renting the space to a small PR agency who have 3-5 people and want a Central London…
  • 5 reasons why an infographic resume is a brilliant way to present yourself

    Camille Tapia
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:20 am
    Recently, we designed this infographic resume for one of our clients. She does a lot of public speaking at events and she didn’t wanted to give a standard, boring and corporate biography. Now, she has a whole new resume with a bespoke design which shows her personality and all the things she has accomplished in her career so far. See below (design by Tamlyn): We wanted to share with you some reasons why an infographic CV is a worthwhile way to showcase yourself and your achievements. 5 reasons in fact! Five reasons to have an infographic CV It’s attractive – just a glance…
  • How Snowbizz transformed their marketing – after only a few sessions of digital marketing and social media training!

    Keren
    4 Jun 2014 | 11:46 am
    I love a success story – don’t you? One such is the lovely Snowbizz – a family ski resort. Mum and daughter Wendy and Elodie came for 5 sessions with me – and as a result, completely transformed their marketing. Yay! I asked Wendy to write me a little bit about how the experience was for her, after our initial sessions. So most of this was written by Wendy – except for the questions! Below is Wendy’s wonderful Q+A interview: For Keren – Thank you for inspiring us and showing us how to share the magic! What made you decide to work with me? We needed a…
 
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  • Getting Started With Composer In PHP

    Paul
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    In this tutorial we are going to learn about composer and how we can use it to develop our PHP applications. Composer is a tool that allows to manage your third party dependencies in your PHP application, it will allow you to create a list of all third party scripts and libraries and their version number. Composer will then look into the repository of the third party library and the current version number and will automatically download the library into your application. Composer needs to be told exactly what libraries it requires to install per project, it will then install these libraries…
  • Using AJAX In WordPress

    Paul
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    In the following tutorial we are going to learn how you can use AJAX in WordPress to run your own functions. The way this works in WordPress is by allowing you to attach your own actions that you can access from an AJAX request to change the content on the page. What Is AJAX? Normally on a webpage you have to wait for the server to load the content of the web page, after the load the only way you can change the content on the page is with JavaScript code. JavaScript is a client-side language that will not run any server side tasks, therefore you can not make another request to the server to…
  • Sanitize Special Word Characters With PHP

    Paul
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Anybody who has worked with user content on a website will know the problem you get when a user writes the content in Word and copy and pastes this content into a textarea so that you can store it in the database. The problem that you have is that when you want to display this content on the front-end you will get a lot of strange black question marks. This is because some of the characters that Word uses is not recognised by the browser as a valid character. Things like curly quotes, curly double quotes, hyphens, underscores, ellipsis are all different in Word. Therefore you need to validate…
  • Add Custom User Fields To User Profile Page

    Paul
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 am
    In a previous article I explained how you can modify the contact information on the WordPress User profile page, but what if you want to know more custom information from the user that requires more that just a text field. In this tutorial we are going to look at how we can add new fields to the User profile page to collect custom information that requires a dropdown or checkbox. There are 4 WordPress actions that we need to use in this tutorial: show_user_profile - Used on the "Your Profile" page. edit_user_profile - Used on the "Edit User" page. personal_options_update - Runs on the page…
  • Modify User Contact Fields In WordPress

    Paul
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    With WordPress each user has their own profile records, within these profile there are multiple feeds that can be populated by the user to give you more information about them allowing you customise the site a bit for just for them. One of the fields that you can easily customise is the User content information, by default WordPress comes with a number of contact fields such as: E-mail Website AIM Yahoo IM Jabber These are all quite old and I can't remember the last time I've used them and certainly don't want the user to enter this information. We can update these contact fields with…
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  • 10 Tips to Become a Master Presenter and Move a Room

    Pooja
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Got an important presentation coming up at work? Want to nail that perfect pitch? You’re in luck because today, we’ve got some hot presentation tips for you. Enjoy! How to Become a Master Presenter... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • 30+ Presentation Tips and Tutorials for the Savvy Presenter

    Pooja
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’ve been compiling a list of top presentation resources that will help you become a master presenter. Check out the resources below nicely divided into categories of articles, infographics,... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • Want Free + Beautiful Visuals for Your Business or Social Media? Here’s How

    Pooja
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hola! At Visme HQ, we’re working tirelessly to convert complex into beautiful. Our eternal goal is to let you grab a cuppa, sit back, relax and create awesome visuals with as much as of a click of a... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • 7 Experts Reveal Their Secrets: How to Use Visual Content to Attract More Readers (Part II)

    Payman T.
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Missed Part I? Read it here. 67% of your audience considers clear, detailed images to carry more weight than product information or customer ratings. Smart marketers, educators and small business... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • 7 Experts Reveal Their Secrets: How to Use Visual Content to Attract More Readers (Part I)

    Payman T.
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Internet can be full of hogwash. Sometimes you need quick answers and you want to make sure it’s accurate. How do you do that? By asking the right people who’ve put the strategies into use. With... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
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  • Terms of Service

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    HOSTING SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT (SLA) This Web Hosting Service Level Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered by and between Horton Group, Inc. (“Horton Group”) and Client. Services Horton Group agrees to provide Client with services for hosting of Client’s website/Mobile Application(s) described above (the “Website”) on the Internet. Horton Group will provide dedicated or shared server computers with an Internet address for storage and access of the Website/Mobile Application, content and user content, which must be “server-ready.” Horton Group will provide hosting…
  • Naming your brand: start with a trademark search

    staff
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    TRADEMARK IN THE UNITED STATES I. What is a trademark? A. Definition Understanding why trademark registration is important requires the first step of knowing exactly what is a trademark.  Perhaps you already been perusing the USPTO website seeking guidance, so we can start there, as this is the official and best resource for information regarding trademarks. According to the USPTO: A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that…
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  • Streamlining the Content Creation Process with Drupal

    admin
    8 Jan 2014 | 6:27 am
    Horton Group was commissioned by the GBHEM to recreate and migrate their existing website from a proprietary platform to Drupal. They wanted to streamline their content creation and get started on the path to an eventual complete website re-design which is currently underway. Horton Group helped the GBHEM organize and display their content with custom and contributed Drupal modules including Panels and Views. The custom code is managed by Drupal's Features module and tracked with Git, a popular source code management tool. Many organizations like the GBHEM are choosing to avoid "vendor…
 
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    Creativeoverflow

  • Iron Man: How One Character has Transformed throughout History

    Editorial Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    You’d have to have been living under a rock not to have noticed the recent franchise of Marvel Comics movie remakes recently. Indeed, Marvel creator Stan Lee will be enjoying watching the notes roll in as he relishes in the success of the Fantastic Four, The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. In particular, The Avengers received critical acclaim, namely for its stellar cast and special effects, which are a testament to the design evolution that popular Marvel characters have undergone in recent years. One super hero that has seen a particular design shift is Iron Man, whose iconic red…
  • 4 Tips For Hiring and Working with an Interior Designer

    Editorial Staff
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:31 pm
    If you want your website to look good, then it is best to hire a graphic designer and a great web developer. Why then, would you assume that you can simply put your working and living spaces together all by yourself? If you want to create a cohesive look and feel for the spaces in which you live and work, a professional is needed there, too. Trust us on this: doing your own Feng shui rarely works out. We’ve talked before about the different factors that go into hiring a graphic designer for your web and marketing materials. In this article, we are going to teach you about hiring and working…
  • 20 Premium Photoshop Actions You Must Have

    Jacques van Heerden
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    Photoshop Actions are time savers, life savers and everything in between. Helping you complete complex tasks in seconds that could often take you minutes or hours to perfect. I’ve compiled a range of different Photoshop actions that you need in your arsenal and that you’ll love. I have a few of these and find them helpful ever so often, you would too. Give them a go and see what you’ve been missing out on. If you don’t know what a Photoshop Action is: It’s an automated script that outputs a certain pre-recorded result that manipulates your image currently on your…
  • Create Your Own Professional Websites for Free with Wix

    Editorial Staff
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are millions of websites that go online every day, each of those websites need a design. Some are built by agencies or freelancers who were commissioned, others are built through website creators such as Wix.com, a free website builder. Since its inception, Wix has forever changed the web by building a platform to empower individuals with no coding or design skills to build their own custom websites absolutely free. Currently with its 50 Million users and growing at an average rate of 45,000 new signups a day…Wix currently employs 550 people across 5 offices located in Tel Aviv…
  • Customize Your Resume Template and Take Full Advantage of Its Effectiveness

    Guest Author
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Your resume is usually the only document that you’ll provide while applying for a job. It is crucial for you to have a well-written one as this will have a huge impact on how you will make an impression to recruiters and possibly your chances of getting hired for the job you are applying for. Having a resume is fairly easy but having one that has been creatively written and designed is the tough part. In such cases, most applicants resort to resume templates in order to save themselves from the complexities of designing a resume has better chances of making it to the recruiters’ cut. The…
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  • Useful PHP Snippets

    Saran
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:58 am
    If you are looking for useful PHP snippets, here is my list compiled from my previous posts. I am sure this list will come in handy for you in your PHP projects. I know the list is not abundant, but I will try my best to add them all in future, and if you want […]
  • 10 CSS HTML Form Designs

    Saran
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Let’s face it, HTML forms are integral part of the web, it’s a powerful and crucial tool for interacting with users. But without some styling and positioning, forms just look awful! So, how do you make it appealing and presentable? This is where the CSS comes into play. In this article I’ve compiled 10 Form […]
  • Watermark uploaded Image with PHP

    Saran
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Watermarking is a popular method to protect digital photos from being copied by the picture thieves on the net. Using PHP we can do the same. Here we use a transparent PNG image as Watermark template, we then merge it with image to create a permanent watermark. In most scenarios people want to resize uploaded […]
  • Internet, How it Began!

    Saran
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    The Internet started as ARPANET, which was a project for the United States Department of Defense, the objective of the project was to connect sever sites of super computers, so if one was destroyed, the remain computers would still work. This project was successful, so other computer sites in universities, government departments, and large corporations […]
  • Free Alternatives to Microsoft Word

    Saran
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    Considering the number of documents that are being processed per day, it is evident that the demand for document and word processing programs are endless. With that in mind, a lot of users would always rely on Microsoft Word. Well, who wouldn’t when it is very easy to use plus it is usually present in […]
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    Freshtight Designs

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use a Free Website Builder for Your Business

    Tarun Gehani
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    As a small business owner, you know how important it really is to limit your spending and redirect most your resources towards the core of your company.   But you may also be aware of the fact that the cutting corners when it comes to developing or improving your website is a very counterproductive tactic. [...] Read Why You Shouldn’t Use a Free Website Builder for Your Business on Freshtight Designs
  • Make Sure To Read This Before Starting A Website Redesign

    Tarun Gehani
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    When you own a small company, your website is your most important business card.   The key to obtaining an impeccable, user-friendly website is far from being a modern enigma.   As a matter of fact, high-converting websites have a few common attributes that may become your best source of inspiration:   A unique, clear [...] Read Make Sure To Read This Before Starting A Website Redesign on Freshtight Designs
  • The Best WordPress Themes for Lawyers and Law Firm Websites

    Tarun Gehani
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    As a lawyer, building trust and credibility while trying to attract new clients and maintain a competitive edge is definitely not easy.   According to the data provided by the American Bar Association, in 2010 there were 1,225,452 lawyers all across the U.S.   What does this number tell you?   Obviously, it indicates that [...] Read The Best WordPress Themes for Lawyers and Law Firm Websites on Freshtight Designs
  • Why Customers are Drawn to Online Marketing

    Tarun Gehani
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Retail marketing today is at its liveliest when it’s online.   Online marketing encourages spontaneity, allows for quick adjustments, and is easier to share across different platforms.   A study from GE Capital Retail Bank reports 81 percent of consumers research a product online before going to a brick-and-mortar store to make a purchase.   [...] Read Why Customers are Drawn to Online Marketing on Freshtight Designs
  • The Value of Coupons in Digital Campaigns

    Tarun Gehani
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Money off, percentage off, free delivery, buy one get one free, three for the price of two, special offers…. All these deals are now available to consumers by way of coupons.   So then how, when there is so much out there, does a business make its offer stand out in the crowd?   In [...] Read The Value of Coupons in Digital Campaigns on Freshtight Designs
 
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    SiteKickr Web Development

  • Amazon RDS with MySQL – My Experience

    Phil LaNasa
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Migrating a database over to Amazon RDS isn't an all day event, but you will run into a couple snags. This post points out two issues that I ran into and quick solutions.
  • Slightly better fragment id scrolling

    Phil LaNasa
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Don't bother reading this post. It satisfies a personal itch and will appeal to maybe 1% of the webdev crowd. I'll do better next time!
  • ColdFusion / PayPal Payflow REST API Integration

    Phil LaNasa
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    It was a bit of struggle using ColdFusion to integrate with PayPal's Payflow REST API, but I worked it out and provide complete code in this post.
  • Are you backing up your cron table?

    Phil LaNasa
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:58 am
    Most of us have some kind of secondary or off-site backup of our files & data, but may not have considered backing up the "heartbeat" of our server - the cron table.
  • Linux – Change file ownership from one user to another

    Phil LaNasa
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:16 am
    Changing file and group ownership from one user or group to another is a common requirement in the server admin world, here are two quick tips on how to go about it.
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    templatesites.net

  • Kids Land – CS-Cart Children Store Theme (CS-Cart)

    TemplateSites
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Full Features List Fully responsive 100% Retina Ready. Optimizied images, icon font Html5, CSS3. Real Transformer which will satisfy everyone needs. Unlimited colours, backgrounds, fonts etc. Well structured and refactored code with useful comments. No core files changed MultiStore ready. You can save and configure predefined schemes and your own layouts Fluid grid system base on Bootstrap framework Included psd and html version. One click install including sample data Catalogue mode (without prices, buy now buttons etc.) Ajax add to cart Google fonts. SEO Friendly Design and Layout…
  • In Shape – Fitness HTML Theme (Health & Beauty)

    TemplateSites
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    A responsive fitness HTML theme that has a lot of pages specially created for a personal trainer website. IMPORTANT: Support is offered exclusively in our Help Desk not here in the comments section. You’ll need an account on our website in order to be able to submit a ticket. Please include the ThemeForest Item Purchase Code – Learn how to find it Key features: Responsive design optimized for tablets and smartphones (resize browser and hit refresh to check it out) Built on Bootstrap FontAwesome integrated Awesome homepage slider Working contact form Built in HTML pages: Workouts,…
  • Flat Metro – Responsive HTML5 Theme (Creative)

    TemplateSites
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    Falt Metro is a multipurpose, fully responsive WordPress theme. The Theme is powered by Zurb Foundation Framework and can be a base for any kind of project. Easy color and image selection with many design settings can help you transform MetroStyle into a unique business selling tool.
  • Pivot | Multi-purpose Template with Page Builder (Creative)

    TemplateSites
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    Features: Page builder Fully responsive 14 colour schemes Bootstrap 3.1 LESS files included Mail Chimp & Campaign Monitor integration Instagram feeds Twitter feeds Working contact forms with validation Support forums access 4 contact forms 3 menu types 4 footer types Coming soon page Login page 404 & 500 error pages
  • Westeros Custom Clothing PSD Template (Retail)

    TemplateSites
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Westeros Custom Clothing PSD Template 35 PSD Files and 1 JPEG, Includes: 01- Home 02- Register and Login 03- Women Shop Right Grid View 04- Men’s Shop Right List View 05- Main Shop Right No Banner 06- Merchandising Right Grid View V2 07- Product Right Full View (Description) 08- Product Right Full View (Reviews) 09- Women Shop Left Grid View 10- Men’s Shop Left List View 11- Main Shop Left No Banner 12- Merchandising Left Grid View V2 13- Product Left Full View (Description) 14- Product Left Full View (Reviews) 15- Blog Right Grid View 16- Blog Right List View 17- Blog Post Right…
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    Blogfreakz - Web Design and Web Development resources

  • Anime Venue Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:34 am
    Anime Venue is a free premium WordPress theme that you can use with any niche (demo here), thanks to its bold and lively design. It’s 100% responsive, supports post thumbnails, and can be availed of in both free and premium formats. Anime Venue’s other features include: WordPress compatibility – Constantly updated and compatible with the latest WordPress versions. Localization ready – Allows you to translate the theme with the included .po file. Featured posts slider – Fully customizable Page template selection – A wide selection of templates allows you to…
  • How to Create a Custom WordPress Registration Form with Flat UI

    Carmela Maraan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    In this tutorial by writer and web developer Agbonghama Collins, you’ll learn how to build a custom WordPress registration form plugin using flat UI components. The reason for this tutorial being developed is that standard registration forms tend to stick out uglily from the rest of the website’s design, and don’t have adequate profile fields. Here you’ll be using the basic user information that most registrants enter: Username Email Password Website First Name Last Name Nickname About/Bio You’ll need to download the Flat UI Kit from Designmodo. It’s free,…
  • WordPress Theme of the Week: Clear Tranquil

    Carmela Maraan
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Woothemes designer James Koster‘s latest creation, Clear Tranquil, is a clean and minimalist WordPress template that’s perfect for startup bloggers. Its elegant and clutter-free layout provides a restful visual space for your visitors who simply enjoy reading. Because of its clean layout, your written content can be displayed beautifully especially since the theme puts the focus on typography. It also doesn’t display any widgets, and includes an optional sticky top navigation menu that won’t get in the way, and simple customization options for your header, background,…
  • WordPress Theme of the Week: Nictitate

    Carmela Maraan
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Nictitate WordPress theme by Kopatheme is created for portfolio and corporate sites, with a strong and bold design that tells your competitors that you are a force to be reckoned with. One of this theme’s strengths is its flexible layout, which is based on the KOPATHEME layout manager technique that allows you to choose and tweak the layout of each of your site’s pages so you can maximize your site’s visual impact. It also has an easy-to-use and unlimited right sidebar where you can incorporate custom widgets. Nictitate also features a custom menu, featured images, threaded…
  • WordPress Theme of The Week: Movatique

    Carmela Maraan
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Movatique is a clean and bold premium WordPress theme that’ll lend some gravitas to your business or corporate website. Created by Themeisle, it has all the features you’ll need to maximize your visitors’ browsing experience and turn them into loyal readers and clients. Movatique is also responsive, so you can reach potential clients even when you and they are on the go. It displays your contact details in plain sight, increasing the chances of your visitors getting back in touch with you. There’s also a section that’s dedicated to showcasing your existing…
 
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    INCORE Digital Agency

  • A Practical Guide to Information Overload

    Marek Dziok
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    Overloaded with information? Well, welcome to the club. What IO is? How to deal with it? Read our practical guide to Information overload... The post A Practical Guide to Information Overload appeared first on INCORE Digital Agency.
  • How to Develop a Social Media Editorial Schedule

    Marek Dziok
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Once your business develops a social media presence, it is important not only to populate your Google + and Twitter feeds with valuable content. Doing so regularly—not too sparingly and not every other minute—is key to creating a positive and engaging social media presence. The post How to Develop a Social Media Editorial Schedule appeared first on INCORE Digital Agency.
  • Password Security in an Uncertain World

    Paul Poturalski
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    With our reliance on cloud computing, all that it takes is a password and an Internet connection to access our online profile. The post Password Security in an Uncertain World appeared first on INCORE Digital Agency.
  • Inbound vs Outbound Marketing

    Tomasz Banas
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    When it comes to spending your marketing dollars, there are two primary forms of marketing to consider: inbound marketing and outbound marketing. How these two different styles of marketing compare? The post Inbound vs Outbound Marketing appeared first on INCORE Digital Agency.
  • Tools for Project Management – Your 2014 List

    Marek Dziok
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    To simplify the processes of managing your projects and monitoring your strategy you should use project management tools. The post Tools for Project Management – Your 2014 List appeared first on INCORE Digital Agency.
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  • Ten Truly Outstanding And Inspiring Website Design

    Ramil Navidad
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
      If you’ve been a web designer for quite some time now, it’s fairly easy to come up with the layout of a website. For the most part, you have your logo on the top left hand side, global navigation to the right or just below the logo, a nice carousel or slider and any secondary messaging below that that can range from one to four columns and finally the footer. That’s the layout of many of the website that you have created or visited. The only differentiation now is the use of images, colors and fonts which makes your website different from another. If you’re like me,…
  • Social Media Facts and Stats You Should Know in 2014

    Ramil Navidad
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
      Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.
  • Using Daily Deal Sites for Marketing Needs

    Ramil Navidad
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:57 am
    Starting your own at-home business is a great way to bring in some extra income or to replace your old job. You can easily create a profitable business thanks to websites like Groupon that allow you to promote to customers that you would not be able to target without their help. It is important to consider the various options with daily deal sites to see if they can benefit your marketing needs. The Popularity of Daily Deal Sites Business owners can find some great deals on hotels, airfare, and many other things. Businesses are finding that Groupon is a great way to get in touch with their…
  • WordPress Themes to Sell your Digital Products

    Ramil Navidad
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:31 am
    So you want to create an e-commerce website that sells digital download products. Today, there are many options to approach such a task that requires different components to make this happen. One of the best options and approach is by using a CMS theme for your project. In this article I have put together a list of WordPress theme which you can use to sell your digital products for yourself or for your clients. This should put you on the right track and a good starting point should you decide to use WordPress. There are many more other options which you can choose from outside of WordPress…
  • Best SEO tools and resources you’ll need in 2014

    Ramil Navidad
    2 Mar 2014 | 7:34 am
    It is difficult to choose the best tools and resources for the year 2014 because Google keeps moving the goal posts as if they were jelly in the wind. Still, the tools on this list have been cherry picked because they are more suitable than ever for use in the year 2014 when the Google Hummingbird is still sharpening its beak. Boomerang This was once a joke that you forgot, but now in line with its name it is coming back to you. There was a time when follow up on emails meant simply sending more emails until a person needed a wide screen monitor to see their junk mail folder. But, now that it…
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    Website Tips 4 U

  • Best Blog Posts Discovered in August

    Glenys Grob
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:17 am
    Each month I like to draw your attention to other bloggers’ posts.  These are impressive articles that I have stumbled across throughout  my month of extensive reading.  And if you have read any of my previous roundups, you will have noticed that they usually have something in common and that is actionable tips. I love […]Related Posts:Blog Posts that are Really Worth Reading: Found in July 2014The Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in April 2014The Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in June 2014Top Blog Posts Discovered this MonthThink Outside the Box with 4 Ideas to Increase…
  • Low Competition Keywords with Top 10 Search Engine Ranking

    Glenys Grob
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:23 pm
    I spend a lot of time searching for competitive keywords by analyzing Google Webmaster Tools, using Long Tail Pro  and checking the competition in the top 10 positions in the search engine results. Is this effective use of time or not? This case study works backwards by looking at keywords that are already ranking on page […]Related Posts:Review – A Keyword Research ToolGet the Jump on Your Competition with Ubersuggest KeywordsA Keyword Research Mistake & How You Can Avoid Making…Long Tail Pro Review – Find Long Tail Keywords FastKeyword Strategy – No…
  • Blog Posts that are Really Worth Reading: Found in July 2014

    Glenys Grob
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:14 am
    If you have visited my blog before, then you probably already know that each month I draw attention to the writings of other bloggers. It is not usually a long list but it is a list of articles that I have discovered during the month, articles that have really impressed me. What does it take […]Related Posts:Best Blog Posts Discovered in AugustThe Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in June 2014The Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in April 2014Top Blog Posts Discovered this MonthLow Competition Keywords with Top 10 Search Engine Ranking
  • A Keyword Research Mistake & How You Can Avoid Making It Too

    Glenys Grob
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:47 am
    The mistake that I am referring to is a mistake that I made with one of my first attempts at creating a niche website. Looking back, it is safe to say that at that stage, I had a fairly naive approach to keyword research. Not only has my approach changed dramatically since then, I now […]Related Posts:Low Competition Keywords with Top 10 Search Engine RankingLong Tail Pro Review – Find Long Tail Keywords FastReview – A Keyword Research ToolGet the Jump on Your Competition with Ubersuggest KeywordsGoogle Adwords Keyword Planner: A Step-by-Step User Guide
  • The Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in June 2014

    Glenys Grob
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:12 am
    As you know, I keep a watchful eye out for blog posts that stand out from the crowd. What I really look for are posts that provide actionable ideas. I particularly like case studies because they are usually relatively unique and report back on various strategies that have been tried.  I usually end up publishing […]Related Posts:The Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in April 2014Blog Posts that are Really Worth Reading: Found in July 2014e-Pearls of Wisdom: Actionable Blog Posts You Should ReadBest Blog Posts Discovered in AugustTop Blog Posts Discovered this Month
 
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  • Ten Truly Outstanding And Inspiring Website Design

    Ramil Navidad
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
      If you’ve been a web designer for quite some time now, it’s fairly easy to come up with the layout of a website. For the most part, you have your logo on the top left hand side, global navigation to the right or just below the logo, a nice carousel or slider and any secondary messaging below that that can range from one to four columns and finally the footer. That’s the layout of many of the website that you have created or visited. The only differentiation now is the use of images, colors and fonts which makes your website different from another. If you’re like me,…
  • Social Media Facts and Stats You Should Know in 2014

    Ramil Navidad
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
      Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.
  • Using Daily Deal Sites for Marketing Needs

    Ramil Navidad
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:57 am
    Starting your own at-home business is a great way to bring in some extra income or to replace your old job. You can easily create a profitable business thanks to websites like Groupon that allow you to promote to customers that you would not be able to target without their help. It is important to consider the various options with daily deal sites to see if they can benefit your marketing needs. The Popularity of Daily Deal Sites Business owners can find some great deals on hotels, airfare, and many other things. Businesses are finding that Groupon is a great way to get in touch with their…
  • WordPress Themes to Sell your Digital Products

    Ramil Navidad
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:31 am
    So you want to create an e-commerce website that sells digital download products. Today, there are many options to approach such a task that requires different components to make this happen. One of the best options and approach is by using a CMS theme for your project. In this article I have put together a list of WordPress theme which you can use to sell your digital products for yourself or for your clients. This should put you on the right track and a good starting point should you decide to use WordPress. There are many more other options which you can choose from outside of WordPress…
  • Best SEO tools and resources you’ll need in 2014

    Ramil Navidad
    2 Mar 2014 | 7:34 am
    It is difficult to choose the best tools and resources for the year 2014 because Google keeps moving the goal posts as if they were jelly in the wind. Still, the tools on this list have been cherry picked because they are more suitable than ever for use in the year 2014 when the Google Hummingbird is still sharpening its beak. Boomerang This was once a joke that you forgot, but now in line with its name it is coming back to you. There was a time when follow up on emails meant simply sending more emails until a person needed a wide screen monitor to see their junk mail folder. But, now that it…
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  • Top 28: Design News for Aug 22 - 29

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Every Friday, we'll be sharing a round-up of what's happening in the Design Industry, such as new digital product announcements, platforms being launched, unique peer projects, interesting experiments and much more. Follow along as we keep a pulse on exciting news in design each week. Here's our recap for the week of August 22nd through 229th, 2014. 1. Simian UI Montage For the upcoming independent short SIMIAN, a large amount of UI and HUD components were designed to drive the narrative and atmosphere for the main character. 2. One Month: Stripe Payments…
  • From PSD to CSS: Avocode vs. Creative Cloud Extract

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photoshop may have been created as a tool for working with photos, but it has become the first, and sometimes only, option for designers from every industry. While web designers struggle with whether or not Photoshop is the right tool for the job (apps like Sketch and Pixelmator are worthy challengers), Adobe and others are constantly working on ways to make Photoshop a better fit for a web design workflow. Today, we're going to look at two new ways to turn a Photoshop web design comp into code that can be implemented in a live website. They're not wholesale, one-click solutions, but rather a…
  • The Awesome Daily Sketches of Jason Heglund

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    It’s Sketch Week here at Creative Market, which means it’s the perfect time to share this story about Jason Heglund and his fantastic sketches. Jason decided to challenge himself to the task of sketching at least once every day back in April, and he’s been doing it pretty consistently ever since. Let’s take a look at his sketches and hear a little more about the story behind them. Hey Jason! Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself? 
I am an illustrator and designer born and raised in good ‘ol Portland, Oregon. I also have a shop here in the Creative Market called, The…
  • 10 Photoshop Adjustment Layers You Should Be Using: Part 1

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to photo editing or post-processing in Photoshop, the Adjustments Panel is one of the most powerful tools available. Packed into this tiny panel are 19 unique photo editing adjustments. Most of which are extremely useful. In fact, just a few weeks ago, we had a tutorial to create a crushed film look. Everything used to create that effect comes from the adjustments panel. That's just the tip of the iceberg though. In this post I'll run through 10 of the top Photoshop adjustment layers that you should be using to improve your photo editing skills. 1. The Curves Tool Arguably…
  • Creative Spotlight: Sketchnote Creator Mike Rohde

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mike Rohde is an accomplished illustrator, Creative Market author, and creator of the Sketchnote Army community. Mike has spent the last few years teaching others what he's learned about drawing sketchnotes, a technique for taking visual notes of events and information. We recently caught up with him to pick his brain on teaching creativity, being free to make mistakes, and playing the long game. Creative Spotlight is a series of posts that focuses on highlighting interesting people in and around the greater creative community. We chat with industry professionals that we respect about…
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  • The Best FREE Image Editing Tools for Small Businesses

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    In todays world of graphics design, there's a persistent belief that free software tools can't possibly compete with expensive proprietary programs. While Adobe and companies like it often perpetuate this myth, more and more people are waking up to the fact that free-ware tools can match and even exceed the performance of proprietary alternatives in some circumstances.So here's our list of best free image editing tools for small businesses you can use right away for free. So go ahead and check these free photos and image editing tools and tell us what do you think about them in…
  • Fonts that are Highly Preferred by Graphic Design Professionals

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Typography holds crucial importance in the field of graphic design. Consistent use and careful selection of a selected font is equally as important as images, colors and graphics that are used to create and solidify a brand. By selecting the appropriate font, it is possible to fit a specific style or evoke a certain emotion which is crucial for the success of a business. Typography when skillfully used can catch the attention of the audience, motivate them towards taking action as well as helps to communicate the core idea. Even though, there are numerous fonts available for graphic…
  • Tips For Choosing The Right Website Builder

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Having a professional looking website plays an important role in building a trustworthy image, regardless of the industry your business belongs to. Fortunately, building a website isn’t an expensive task anymore - the web publishing market is highly saturated with affordable WYSIWYG site makers that require no coding experience at all. An increasing number of independent professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs are entrusting these DIY platforms to help their businesses establish a web presence.Read more »
  • How Modern Web Designing Techniques are Fuelling New Dimensions to E-commerce Websites?

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Splashy, extravagance, and promising, these are the terms that have become the next big things in the world of eCommerce. In this uncertain world of the internet marketing, almost every online business owner wishes to give his website a buoyant mood, where garnering the customer’s attention becomes easy and revenue generation becomes an obvious process. While, the desire to move in tune with “what's trending worldwide” is good, at times, business can face some serious issues if they don't pay adequate attention to basic things of their website and that is its “design”. Read…
  • 5 easy-to-follow tips for designing exceptional government websites

    11 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Unlike corporate website designing, creating a government website can be a daunting and controversial task. Hence, it is vital to follow a user-centric web design approach that will make it simple for any citizen to use the government website for finding the information he/she is looking for. Whether it's related to designing the site's layout, the search functions or the visual appearance, you need to pay special heed to elements that can create controversy between citizens and governments. With that being said, I'm going to look at some of the time-tested tips for creating…
 
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  • 30 Real Estate WordPress Themes For Your Enjoyment

    Shedika
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    A theme for real estate has to represent houses and apartments.This collection WordPress themes is about to improve this unpleasant state of things. The post 30 Real Estate WordPress Themes For Your Enjoyment appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Modern Hospital Starts On Your Website: Top 50 Medical Templates

    Shedika
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    If I ask you to imagine a modern clinic, you’ll probably think of something clean and sunlit, of a place that greets you with peaceful shades of blue and brings you calm and rest. In such a place you expect to receive professional help on the cutting edge of science as well as cordial support […] The post Modern Hospital Starts On Your Website: Top 50 Medical Templates appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Golden Middle in Web Design: 40 Most Popular WordPress Themes

    Shedika
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    An article outlining some of the most popular WordPress Themes. The post Golden Middle in Web Design: 40 Most Popular WordPress Themes appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Ride the crest with 40 Hot Summer Facebook Layouts

    Shedika
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Have you ever thought why summer is always associated with rest and relaxation? One possible reason is our school experience. Still and all schooling took 15 years of our life. And what was more pleasant and more awaited than summer holidays. Just go back for a moment and try to catch this feeling again. Try […] The post Ride the crest with 40 Hot Summer Facebook Layouts appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Deeds—Church/Non-Profit Premium WordPress Theme

    Shedika
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Deeds premium WordPress theme is, undoubtedly, one of the very rare and most powerful web building tools that includes every single feature for the inspiring success of an online project related to a number of niches, such as Church, Charity, NGO, Non-Profit, Donation, Spiritual Guidance, Religious Propagation, and so on. It is the vast and […] The post Deeds—Church/Non-Profit Premium WordPress Theme appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
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  • Career

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Urgent Requirements of Junior SEO Executive We need any fresher SEO executive/professional with 0-1 year experiences. Basic Requirements: Candidate should have 10+2 or graduation level education qualification Candidate should have adequate knowledge of English with reading, writing, and somewhat speaking abilities. Candidate should be ready to do full-time job at our office premise. We need good typing speed on the computer/laptop. Candidate should have familiarity with web and various websites/web layouts so he/she can perform work with least super vision. If candidate has prior experiences…
  • Combat the Pigeon Update

    Shoaib Marfatiya
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    Pigeon Effect On 24th July-2014 Google has rolled out a new update and Search Engine Land magazine has dubbed it as Pigeon update in search algorithm. No doubt, this latest update is not targeting websites of all nature by-and-large, but impacting on the traditional web search results of Google and results of Google Map. In one sense, if your e-commerce has a brick-and-mortar presence or you have integrated store locator features for your branches/franchises/affiliates/retail chain, you would be in win-win situations.   Google Has Tied Local Search with Standard Factors Previously, local…
  • Potential of Incoming Technologies to Change the Face of E-commerce

    Shoaib Marfatiya
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    Upcoming Technologies For a decade, we are relying on the desktop versions of our e-commerce website and still nearly 60% shoppers come through big devices, while rest are using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. This doesn’t mean people are using mobile devices in less instances for shopping, instead they are even do shopping in brick-and-mortar stores using their smartphones.   In fact, majority of big e-commerce websites using Magento like high quality shopping carts where getting suitable responsive theme is difficult and making custom responsive design is tough.
  • Guidelines for How to Install Module in Opencart

    Shoaib Marfatiya
    5 Jan 2014 | 10:40 pm
    In today’s world online store and website is very necessary for all business either you own small or big business. So you must have little knowledge when any type of changes occurs in your online store. If you own an online store and don’t want to invest some money in Opencart development, don’t worry hundreds of tutorial are available on the internet. In this post, I tried to explain about how to install module in Opencart. This is a very easy process, you can do it yourself simply by reading. You can save some money and time doing it yourself. Follow my guideline step by step and…
  • Get Unique And Dynamic Website On This New Year With Inception System

    Shoaib Marfatiya
    31 Dec 2013 | 2:45 am
    Hi everyone, Happy New Year! Thanks for motivating me by reaching to my articles. Well, today morning is very special as it is the last day of 2013. On the other hand my company is planning to bring some campaign to the market to help global customers to grow their business like a rocket. If we look at the age, online stores are becoming very convenient and easily accessible source for purchasing any product. Due to this reason all retailers are on the verge of converting their traditional shop into an online store with a view to enhance their profit. Let me guess why… Sell the product…
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  • Royal Dignity

    Michael
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Product landing page for ‘Royal Dignity’, a Christian t-shirt brand. Nice site with a Bible quote switcher and wood textured background. Order our shirt for only 12$ ! The promotion runs until the opening of the store (the date and time you do not expect :)
  • Mains lib’

    Michael
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Single page product site for Mains lib’, a new startup making it easy for motorcyclists to put their helmets aside when going out in public. Mains Lib is a dynamic startup that wishes to change the inconvenience all bikers experience when going to public places: carrying their helmets. A website with a big focus on branding and visuals elements to emphasize the different characteristics of the product was the client’s goal. To achieve this vision, IT Consultis created a one page website, separated into sliders which link to the main navigation and allow for a great UX and professional…
  • WILD

    Michael
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    WILD one page portfolio for an Austrian design & dev agency.Love the imagery and swipe functionality, and the team about section is great. Nice work guys! You all shall be wild. This is what Aristoteles said. Okay, we made that up. Why would Aristoteles say that? Anyway, he might have better done it because we think it is damn wise. Everyone has a right to be wild. And that is why we have founded this agency. We are four handsome dudes, trying to make awesome things happen and fight against ugliness. Now we’ve written enough words to make the paragraph look good. Alright, just some…
  • Epicentre Cowork

    Michael
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Responsive lander for ‘Epicentre Cowork’, a co-working network advertising space in their Clermont-Ferrand, France office. Liking the unique layout with flowing graphics. The bold visual identity we created for Epicentre allowed for the creation of a playful web-layout reminding of a board game, thus conveying the idea of a fun and warm co-working space.
  • MARENA Template

    Michael
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    One page template with loads of features and options. ‘Marena’ is a great fit for anyone looking to get a webpage up quick. Get it from Themeforest for only $14. Features: 15 Home page – Unique template Vertical and Horizontal Page align version Easy to browser the page in mobile device Bootstrap v3.1.1 Full Responsive and Retina ready Each and every element to be animate by animate.css and transit.js Easy to set animation setting using simple attribute Full Touch swipe support by touchSwipe plug-in Elastic slide, Cycle all Rotator Supersized fullScreen Image gallery…
 
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  • Right

    ThemeForest
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Live PreviewPurchase $16.00 if you like our work, Inspired us by a five rating Features Overview We, along with the most trendy template design and responsive coding, present to you the Right Responsive HTML5 template. This is one of our best efforts to make this template a huge number of user responses. What a collection of pages, features, fonts, plugins in Right! Right Responsive HTML5 is based on bootstrap3 and CSS3. The Right Responsive HTML5 template has been developed so that users can use it for corporate business, office, personal portfolio, blog and more other purposes. So, let’s…
  • 45+ Best Creative WordPress Themes 2013-2014

    ThemeForest
    26 Feb 2014 | 11:53 am
    There are themes for any kind of content that you want to display on your site, and you can find free WordPress themes but you can also pay for premium WordPress themes for a better design and more practical for you and as well as your reader. If you are an artist and you want to create a portfolio or a slideshow of your best work, as well as post videos and get reviews then you should definitely opt for a creative WordPress theme. These themes are very simple, the menu consists in a few buttons with a simple, yet stylish font and the rest of the webpage is filled with a couple of large…
  • 85+ Great Magazine Style WordPress Themes 2013-2014

    ThemeForest
    23 Feb 2014 | 9:38 am
    Even though the latest development in software allows you to create amazing content with great effects that will render your viewers speechless, this isn’t valid for web designing. There is a development in coding and the under the surface part of the web design, but most of the websites or blog owners opt for simple, yet elegant designs that focus on content, the things that you need to see. If you think about launching a website, you should look into WordPress, you can get set up immediately and the variety of themes that are available for personalization and the great number of features…
  • Newyork Studio

    ThemeForest
    21 Feb 2014 | 7:40 am
    Live PreviewPurchase $13.00 Newyork Studio comes with 2 alternative layouts suitable for Freelancers, Design Studios & Photographers. The design is based on modern style and uses the bootstrap 3 grid for fully responsive coding.   Pages Included 5 Studio Versions 5 Freelancer Versions Single Page Portfolio Shortcodes Google fonts used Raleway Lato Icons Entypo Free ios7 icons- icons8.com The post Newyork Studio appeared first on ThemesNew.
  • eLearn

    ThemeForest
    21 Feb 2014 | 7:31 am
    Live PreviewPurchase $15.00 Overview eLearn is a multi-purpose HTML5 template for a modern learning page. The concept is based on an online learning platform. You might upload videos for “dummies” or watch tutorials by your own. There are 3 different landing pages included, to guide the visitors through the several options of the page. You also might use this multi-purpose HTML5 / CSS3 template as your own portfolio template or for your business, as there are a lot of different options to customize this site template. Features 15 PSD files included Twitter Bootstrap 3 based tempalte 3…
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  • Google Ends Authorship For Search Results

    dotbuffer
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    It’s been officially confirmed by Google’s John Mueller that Authorship information will be removed from search results entirely. John Mueller stated that the Google’s Authorship information isn’t useful as initially hoped and has even distracted many users from the search results. While many site owners have expressed concern over the decision, Google said The post Google Ends Authorship For Search Results appeared first on DotBuffer - InfoTech News, Resources and How-to Guides.
  • How to Embed Tweets in WordPress Posts

    dotbuffer
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Starting in WordPress 3.4, WordPress has added Twitter as an oEmbed provider. The oEmbed is a powerful protocol that allows sites to automatically embed content from third parties directly into their site. What this means is that you don’t need to install any plugins or configure any settings in order The post How to Embed Tweets in WordPress Posts appeared first on DotBuffer - InfoTech News, Resources and How-to Guides.
  • An app to end censorship

    dotbuffer
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    This free utility for Windows, Mac and Linux will allow users to bypass internet censorship by routing internet connections via “trusted” access points located in non-restrictive countries. By running this app, every user with uncensored access can become an access point for those without, providing gateways to censored sites like The post An app to end censorship appeared first on DotBuffer - InfoTech News, Resources and How-to Guides.
  • Website solution for your YouTube or Vimeo account

    dotbuffer
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    This is an elegant automatic website solution for your YouTube or Vimeo account, channel or playlist. Script is simple to setup; download Cinematico, upload to any PHP compatible server and run the setup (no database required). Cinematico will automatically update your site whenever you publish new videos. It doesn’t take The post Website solution for your YouTube or Vimeo account appeared first on DotBuffer - InfoTech News, Resources and How-to Guides.
  • Dynamic Heatmaps for the Web

    dotbuffer
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    A tiny JavaScript library for drawing heatmaps with Canvas. With only a few lines of code you can create your own interactive web heatmap. You can use this JavaScript library to add new value to your project, build a business based on it, study and visualize user behavior.   This is The post Dynamic Heatmaps for the Web appeared first on DotBuffer - InfoTech News, Resources and How-to Guides.
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    Web Designer Hub

  • 15 Killer Tools For The Kick-Ass Web Developer

    Aaron Gary Brooks
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Every year the job of a web developer becomes more demanding, as the web evolves into a more complex medium and both technology and users grow more advanced. Now more than ever you need a powerful toolkit of apps, plugins and software to create kick-ass websites and applications. Today we’re looking at some of the best web developer tools around to help you build a more productive workflow and develop better projects faster. All of the tools in this list are designed to save you time by cutting out unnecessary or repetitive work, help you get more done in a shorter space of time or…
  • 12 Best eCommerce Plugins For WordPress

    Aaron Gary Brooks
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    If you want an affordable eCommerce system that packs a bunch of powerful features, it’s hard to beat WordPress. It’s a common misconception that the open source platform is only good for small businesses and blogs as an increasing number of large brands choose WordPress to make complex content and eCommerce sites easier to maintain. A key factor that is driving the update is the range of plugins available to power your online store and today we are looking at a selection of the best eCommerce tools to turn your WordPress theme into a fully-featured digital store. We’ll…
  • 10 Best Free Collaboration Tools To Speed Up Your Workflow

    Aaron Gary Brooks
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    Collaboration has become synonymous with digital industries, allowing you to create a more effective workflow with colleagues in the same office or the other side of the world. A good set of collaborative tools is an invaluable weapon for the modern designer, whether you work with an in-house team or go it alone as a freelancer. Time is your biggest asset in this game and cutting down the hours spent away from your design work means you can concentrate on what you do best. Teamwork is supposed to increase productivity, not slow you down with back-and-forth emails or cumbersome attachments.
  • HTML5 & JavaScript Driving The Rise Of Web Apps

    Aaron Gary Brooks
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    It’s pretty fair to say that native apps offer the best mobile user experience. Designed purely for mobile devices, there are no compromises made for larger screens, while they can call on systems like iOS7 and Apple’s Quartz Composer to power their features. The results make for some stunning UX with smooth transitions and layered parallax effects – just look at Facebook’s Paper app as an example. This kind high-performance app is something you can only dream of creating with web technologies and a humble browser. However, such a dream is edging closer to reality and…
  • Top 10 Free eCommerce Platforms That Mean Business

    Aaron Gary Brooks
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    As more people turn to the internet to buy their favourite things, the opportunity for eCommerse stores has never been so bountiful. Sales records suggest that online retail isn’t finished growing either, as people ditch the high street for their smartphones, tablets and computers. So you web designer and developers reading this can expect the clients to keep rolling in with requests for an online store to get their new business up and running. Most start ups and small business owners are normally looking for an affordable eCommerce platform that offers them all the features they need…
 
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    Red Cherry Website Design And Development Services Calgary

  • Google will now be considering SSL

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
              As revealed yesterday morning, google will now be considering SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) when ranking websites in their algorithm. The main reason why google has added an HTTPS ranking is to ensure higher security, with less breaches, and by doing so websites will gain credibility ultimately increasing the safety of the internet.  So what if you already use SSL verification on pages such as login screens or e-commerce check outs.  Unfortunately thats not enough. The change will be conditional upon all URL’s, all…
  • Corona SDK enables cross-platform development

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
              When it comes to mobile development, many developers are unsure as to which platform they should develop for; Should they develop for iOS devices or should they develop for Android? In terms of the market, both Google and Apple account for about 90% of smartphone users, so in a perfect world you should really be developing for both.  This is where things get a bit tricky.  Both Google and Apple have their own requirements and coding languages that force developers to make two separate apps in two different languages.  Most companies are burdened by this as the…
  • Empathy mapping

    3 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
              While UX (user experience) is a very important aspect to website development there is often a missing component that is needed to tie everything together; a component called empathy mapping.  Empathy mapping is a tool, generated either before persona maps or after, that allows designers and stakeholders to understand the needs and wants of their users. By focusing on categories such see, hear, think, feel, say and do, companies can reveal user emotions and gain insight towards actions and behaviours.To create an empathy map, start by getting a large piece of paper and…
  • iOS8 On the way

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
              In the world of apple, things definitely seem to have been pretty boring lately especially with the disappointing release of iOS7 and Mavericks - but good news is here.  Apple has created a new mobile operating system called iOS8 that is sure to excite.  This time around, apple has put all of its time towards optimizing and revolutionizing how the world interacts with their devices.  lets go over some of the cool new features so you can see how iOS8 will effect your user experience.The first feature that apple has introduced is something called Interactive…
  • User Centred Design

    13 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
              Designing a website that caters to the needs of your users can sometimes be a difficult task but is one that can be achieved through user centered design. User centered design, also known as UCD, is a methodology that puts users in the center of its design by including them throughout various activities in the project’s development stages. One of the first approaches of user centered design is creating focus groups.  Focus groups are a very powerful aspect as they give companies insight towards users thoughts, feelings, attitudes and overall ideas of their…
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  • The Future and Challenging Needs of Enterprise Mobility

    Sourabh Bhunje
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Real and Competitive need of Enterprise Mobility The enterprise mobility has become very vital in all organization. When it comes to security and transfer of data and information, many of the IT... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top Rated SEO Plugins For WordPress – Boost Your Website Ranking

    Haris SaAni
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    WordPress is the most commonly used content management system and popular among different content management systems provided. It is generally used to create your own web. For making your own website... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • While Hiring A Mobile App Developer, What Questions You Should Ask?

    Haris SaAni
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Mobile application development is growing quickly as most fast revenue generation platform. If your company is missing mobile app developer, then you should hire one to step into this revenue stream.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best PHP IDE and PHP Text Editor 2014 For Developers

    shahid siddique
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    If you are new to the world of web development or you are tired of the IDE you use, you may here find a solution for best PHP IDE. What is an IDE? , [I]ntegrated [D]evelopment [E]nvironment... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Widgets and plugins are used to make your blog or website more functional and attractive. After implementing the template design on your site, the next task is to put some widgets into your blog. If... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • How to Find the Best Web Design Services without Breaking a Sweat

    slinkywebdesign
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:36 pm
    We all know how important websites are to a business, and how they are able to amplify the sales of brick and mortar stores as well. But with every Tom, Dick and Harry opening up their own web design company, apart from every hippie who can click a mouse trying their hand at web designing, how does one get the most bang for their buck while keeping the not-so-good web designers at bay. Well, for those of you who are wondering about the answers, here are a few tips which you can use to make the best decisions when it comes to hiring web design and development services. These tips will also…
  • The Most Important Aspects of an E-commerce Website

    slinkywebdesign
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:48 pm
    The purpose of having a business website is not merely for an online presence. Having a website is an effective tool when it comes to advertising, branding, and more importantly, setting a reputation for your business. The following are some of the most important aspects of an E-commerce website. Graphics, Images and Copy-writing The single most important thing which will lead a customer to actually purchase an item or signup for a service is the allure of eye catching graphics, photography and the impact one creates with powerful copy. Apart from an attractive website, having photographs for…
  • The Top 3 Digital Marketing Trends of the Year

    slinkywebdesign
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Digital marketers are faced with new challenges every few months as digital marketing keeps evolving as a result of the introduction of new social networks, mobile devices and other technologies. This constant state of evolution leads the creation of trends that may work and others that fail miserably. This year like every other brings with itself its very own trends but only the best ones survive. The Digital Marketing trends of 2014 however are a little different from preceding years in light of the major changes made to Facebook’s algorithm and the twitter IPO. Add to that Google’s…
  • Benefits of Responsive Websites

    slinkywebdesign
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:12 pm
    You have probably heard of the term responsive website, but understanding exactly what it is can take some research and time. Responsive websites have become the new buzzword in today’s world of mobile web browsing, where users visit websites on a range of devices ranging from a traditional computer, to iPads to comparatively small screen smartphones. A website needs to be able to function well on all of these devices if it is to be successful. This article will provide a brief outline of what responsive websites are and why they are beneficial for all website owners. What is a…
  • Q & A – Dynamic Tag Management

    slinkywebdesign
    23 Jan 2014 | 4:59 am
    Adobe recently introduced Dynamic Tag Management, within the Adobe Marketing Cloud, as a comprehensive tag management solution. Since it is so young, there obviously are plenty of questions about what exactly it can or cannot do, what features have been incorporated in it, and how it can help marketers develop better digital measurement strategies. This article will attempt to answer all those questions and more. 1. What is Dynamic Tag Management? Dynamic Tag Management is the revolutionary solution introduced by Adobe, as part of its Adobe Marketing Cloud. It allows marketers to manage tags…
 
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  • How to Make Website

    muneer
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    The questions which come in the mind about the making of the website are,” What is the purpose of the website? How it to make website? ”. We all go through this at one stage or other. I thought I must put across some basic on “How to make website”. Basically it comes to 2 options: Option 1: Hire a web designing company Option 2: Develop website yourself. Hiring a Web Developer This is straight forward approach. Hire a suitable ...
  • Price Analysis of Web Design Companies in Canada

    ballawal
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    Whenever you start with getting a web site made, one of the first questions is, “what is cost of web designing”. Cost of Web Design cannot be measured on a single scale mainly due to varying nature of work in the development process based on user requirement. Every company offers different pricing strategies. Many companies just offer customized solutions and do not have fixed price packages. On the other hand, rest of the companies offer the prices in packaged format ...
  • How to find a Web Hosting Company in Canada

    muneer
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    We have been talking a bit more about web design companies in Canada, to get to other part of the on-line presence which is web hosting. Such is the nature of online business that it’s a genuine problem nowadays locating a decent web Hosting Company. Other, here I would attempt to provide a guide on how to go about finding best web hosting company. A simplest search pattern could be:- - While googling, go a bit deep, do not just ...
  • Latest Trends in Web Design in 2014

    muneer
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    1. Responsiveness  Web Design: You would think that something, that has been around for several years now, would by now have prolonged and become the traditional for most of the web. Actually, it should be the traditional – as there is no any other substitute to creating sites mobile cellphone helpful. 2. Minimalism WebSite Design – When it comes to Latest Trends in Web Design in 2014, minimalist designs are does not appear much lower in the ranking.   We ...
  • How to find a Good Web Hosting Company?

    Smith Backer
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    Web hosting companies are everywhere. A quick Google search will bring up any number of big and small web hosting companies. There are so many differences between them. If you’re about to start a new website, your first job is to find a hosting organization that meets your needs. We’re going to supply you with the information necessary to picking a web hosting company that treats its clients right. Do they Offer Good Support? This should be the first attribute ...
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  • Amazon Preparing Online Advertising Program, ‘Amazon Sponsored Links’

    Sri Shukla
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
      Amazon is planning to launch their own advertising program giving a direct challenge to Google and Bing AdSense programs.   According to the Wall Street Journal reports: “Amazon.com Inc. is gearing up to more directly challenge Google Inc.’s dominance of the online advertising market, developing its own software for placing ads online that could [...]
  • 10 Most Popular File Sharing Sites and Tools

    Sri Shukla
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    Below is the list of 10 most popular file sharing sites available on the internet which you can use to share large files with your co-workers and friends. The sites mentioned in the list enables you to share or distribute files via link or email.   1.  Dropbox       2.  Google Drive   [...]
  • Google Launches Photo Sphere Camera App For iOS

    Sri Shukla
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
      Google’s existing 360 degree photo sphere camera app which is available only for android users is now available for iOS too.   Photo Sphere app helps you to capture three-dimensional view of any place and also allows you to revisit the places as well. Google Camera app snaps quick and easy photos and videos, [...]
  • Google Buys JetPac, a Startup that Collects Information from the Image Database

    Sri Shukla
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Image: JetPac   Google has acquired the team behind JetPac, a startup that collects information from the photos that users post on their social network.   The company JetPac has developed an app that will show the contextual search results from the index of social media posts. The financial deal of the acquisition was not [...]
  • Facebook Acquires Internet Security Firm PrivateCore

    Sri Shukla
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
      Facebook buys internet security company PrivateCore to protect its users from security threats and major malware.   The firm PrivateCore focuses on securing remote servers from any malware. PrivateCore is a venture-backed startup founded in 2012 by security veterans from VMware and Google and is based in Palo Alto, California.   Facebook’s chief security [...]
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  • XAMPP Windows Setup SSL

    Jim Frenette
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    In an earlier post, I documented my XAMPP Windows Setup for myself and anyone else would find it useful. Now I am adding SSL to the virtual host configuration and this post will document that process. XAMPP Configuration C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf # virtual hosts NameVirtualHost *:8080 NameVirtualHost *:443 <VirtualHost *:8080> DocumentRoot C:/xampp/htdocs ServerName localhost </VirtualHost> # For htaccess rewrites to work AllowOverride # needs to be set to All instead of None <VirtualHost *:443> DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/mysite" ServerName mysite.dev…
  • XAMPP Windows Setup

    Jim Frenette
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Documenting my XAMPP for Windows setup for myself and anyone else who finds it useful. For those of you that do not know, XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP, and Perl. I still have my Virtual Machine for LAMP Development which I will use for test deployments of my localhost LAMP development prior to production deployment. This local XAMPP setup will be better for debugging, working with node modules and grunt tasks for preparing the deployment build. XAMPP Configuration Since my Windows 8.1 system is already using port 80 for IIS, I decided…
  • Bootstrap Customization

    Jim Frenette
    1 Dec 2013 | 9:00 am
    This tutorial covers using Git to clone, branch and merge the latest Bootstrap source code, modifying and compiling your modifications to the source LESS variables using Grunt and viewing your compiled changes with a local Node.js web server. If you are not familiar with Git, Node.js and Grunt, please read my previous post, Grunt JavaScript Task Runner to help get you started. You could just use the Bootstrap customize and download form to customize the LESS variables and download a pre-compiled Bootstrap package. However, as of this writing, the user interface at the form doesn’t…
  • Grunt JavaScript Task Runner

    Jim Frenette
    23 Nov 2013 | 3:00 pm
    This tutorial describes how to setup and use the Grunt JavaScript task runner to automate repetitive tasks such as minification and compilation. Grunt is installed using npm, the Node.js package manager. You will also need Git to work with the tagged source code. This makes it easy to reset and compare your working copy of the code at each step. I discovered commit tags while using the AngularJS tutorial. If you have not done so already, make sure that you have Node.js, Grunt CLI and Git installed. For Windows systems, after installing Git, you may decide to use the Git bash shell for your…
  • Virtual Machine for LAMP Development

    Jim Frenette
    2 Nov 2013 | 12:00 pm
    This blog post addresses a common scenario — a local LAMP development environment on your Windows or OS X computer. You could use XAMPP on either Windows or OS X, MAMP on OS X or native Apache in OS X. Here, we will create a Linux virtual machine with Samba configured to share the Virtual Machine file system with the host computer. We will also create virtual hosts, install and configure WordPress and Xdebug. First thing you will need is Virtual Machine software. For my Virtual Machine, I chose to install the free VMware Player. If your host operating system is OS X, you can install…
 
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  • Small Biz, Big Online Presence

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    You don’t need a large corporate-style marketing department with a social media strategist, SEO manager or content strategist to have a significant online presence. Small businesses everywhere are using the tools they have at their disposal to create a presence similar to the work even an ad or marketing agency could do. Create Engaging Updates If you are using Facebook, don’t just post any update or picture. Make sure the updates you are posting are relevant and engage your audience. Don’t be like your annoying uncle who posts about how many eggs he had for breakfast…
  • How to Guide Your Audience for Higher Conversions

    admin
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    What is even more valuable than visitors to your website? Visitors who become paying customers. If they don’t, it’s like having a physical store where people come in and browse – but never buy. So just how do you increase the number of visitors who become buyers? Make your website work for you by paying attention to these four key areas. Make Your First Impression Count Think of your website as your storefront. If you walked into a cluttered, dirty store with poor lighting, the chances are you’d go elsewhere. The same is true of your website. Your landing page should be…
  • Understanding Viewer On-Site Time and What It Means to Your Online Success

    admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    What do your site visitors do when they land on your home page? Do they peruse through the quality content, or simply click the back button? The amount of time users spend on your site is a metric that gives you information about your readers. It allows you to continually improve your site’s content and design in order to keep visitors on your site longer. By evaluating the on-site time of your visitors, you can take the critical steps to build your audience, optimize your website, and improve conversion rates. On-Site Time On-site time is a measure of the time between the initial visitor…
  • The Keys to Building Awareness in the Online World

    admin
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    Increasing awareness of your business in the online market requires a multi-dimensional approach. Gone are the days of putting up a website with the right keywords in the hopes of generating traffic. These days, you need to understand social trends, the value of engaging content, and how to build a strategy that integrates the two. Online marketing requires careful attention to how your business is connecting with current and potential new customers. Generating more visibility for your business increases your audience as well as positions you as a leader within your industry. Make Your…
  • Get Your Site Visitors to Respond With Color

    admin
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:58 am
    Choosing the right colors for your website has a powerful impact on its performance. There’s a great deal of data outlining the ways in which color affects your psychology. So it’s no surprise that web designers have used a variety of techniques influence their site’s visitors. Each color elicits some response. While colors can be used to positively affect your readers, others can turn them off and make your website less attractive. Using color the right way gets you responses the you’re looking for. Psychology of Color The colors in your site’s design can create positive shifts in…
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  • The Importance of Photography in Design:

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
      Modern day graphic design is incredibly commercial and, as a designer, one of your main talents should be that you have this innate ability to be able to put yourself into your client's customers' shoes: What will grab their attention? What will entice them to buy? What will leave them with the very best first impression of 'that' business? Powerful Photography: Photography has the power to achieve such positive outcomes (especially in web design) as photographs are 100% original and can therefore provide your clients with complete exclusivity. Photos aren't just great for completing a…
  • It's Back 2 School early for Google as it unveils Classroom

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
      So it seems that just in time for this year's Back 2 School annual marketing campaign, Google has gone official and declared that their new learning management system, Classroom, is soon to launch. Google Classroom is a free service dedicated to playgroups, schools, colleges and universities. It was originally introduced in May this year and received a lot of positive feedback and welcoming optimism. All organisations require to access Classroom is a Google Apps for Education account. The best way to describe Classroom (and especially to a techy audience) is that it is essentially a…
  • TOP SIX TRICKS FOR A GRAPHIC DESIGN FIX

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:20 am
      The Graphic Design market is chokka-block with competitive, creative characters all vying for a place in this hectic, buzzing industry. So - apart from Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or Quark InDesign - what other tools are there that can make your design scream 'success' above the other heads of this inventive, clever crowd? JUMPCUT: As you know, the world of Graphic Design can be frantic, with deadlines always breathing heavily down your neck. As its name implies, JUMPCUT can ease stress! Text that you have previously copied, cut or clipped can be accessed simply and quickly on your…
  • Arbitrary Number - 512,000 - Breaks Internet

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:41 am
      Was your Internet a bit on the sluggish side last week? Did it go down for a short while or unexpectedly quit websites on you? Even as we write this; we are experiencing all sorts of technical malfunctions (and we're not the only ones). All of this hysteria has been caused by ageing machines controlling the web, all of which are designed with an arbitrary number to limit the amount of data they can handle. The 12th August 2014 marked the day the Internet well and truly hit that limit... In the UK, many household websites were hit quite severely by the outage, especially BT. Worldwide…
  • Happy 20th Birthday Online Payments!

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
      Early this week (11.08.2014) marked the 20th anniversary of the very first secure online purchase. The item in question was the 'Ten Summoner's Tales' album by Sting, which sold for $12.48 plus delivery. The CD version of 'Ten Summoner's Tale' (which featured a sleeve design of Sting staring expectantly at a shadowy horse) was sold by U.S retail giant, NetMarket - via a secure e-commerce portal. And it wasn't long before Amazon and eBay followed suit; in fact, only just a year later in 1995: they are now two of the most successful e-commerce businesses of all time. Jeff Bezos, founder…
 
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  • 10+ Best Tourism WordPress Themes

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    WordPress themes specially designed for Tourism Website, Tourism Agency, Tourism Blog, Tourism Booking Website or any kind of Tourism related website. These top of the line Tourism WordPress themes will allow you to build a beautiful looking website with ease. Tourism is a booming industry. Many people decide to go on vacations every year to see beautiful places of the world. Tourism Agencies can facilitate these people by allowing them to book their tours online. WordPress has huge collection of amazing themes and plugins to build any kind of website and functionality. The themes we have…
  • 11 Tools To Kick Start Your Social Media Strategy

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    When it comes to generating traffic to your blog, it’s wise to diversify your traffic sources and not to rely completely on search engines. That’s where having a social media strategy comes into play but there’s so much to think about and so many places… The post 11 Tools To Kick Start Your Social Media Strategy appeared first on Programming, web, graphic resources and reviews.
  • 5 Quick Tips to Help Keep Your Blog Secure

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    How safe is your blog from the dangers of hackers? Have you taken the steps necessary to at least make it difficult for them to gain access? Or is this something still etched in on your to-do list? It’s so easy to get so wrapped up in creating your niche… The post 5 Quick Tips to Help Keep Your Blog Secure appeared first on Programming, web, graphic resources and reviews.
  • Best WordPress SEO Plugins

    admin
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    We already know by now that WordPress is most popular and most easiest to use blogging platform in the world. Recently more and more WordPress powered blogs and websites are popping up on Google. Many of those sites are found near the top of the Google search results because WordPress itself is automatically search engine optimized, and with the help of some best WordPress seo plugins your site is guaranteed the first spot in the search engines. Today we have collected some of the best SEO plugins for WordPress, which are regularly updated and maintained, they are easy to install and most…
  • Best Free CDN For WordPress

    admin
    5 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a network of data centers spread all over the internet which helps increasing your website speed dramatically and results in less bandwidth consumption. Sometimes, if you or any other person is accessing a site far away from its server, it will load slowly but if you use a CDN, it can help deliver the site from a location nearest to you, and load the site much faster. In this post we will show you that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a CDN, in fact there are many great free CDN’s for WordPress. You might also like: Best &…
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  • Showcase Your App Design With These Latest Free Cool Mockups

    Mars Cureg
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    The endless hours of developing your mobile app is over and the next stage is the presentation. You might have focused most of your creative skills in the app itself to create a cutting edge and well-develop piece of art, but do not neglect the technique on how you are going to impress your client with those screen presentations. To free you from the stressful remaining steps in completing your craftsmanship, we have explored the web to find the most eye-catching tools needed to showcase your app design. Enjoy this collection of free mockups App Screen Presentation Mock-ups #1 Use this…
  • Vast Collection of Vintage Logo Templates

    Mars Cureg
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Vintage design carries the attribute of past age and it is one of the design techniques that is currently use to depict a stunning project. Those people who loves classic can easily come up with a design that shows traditional but eye-catching results. Today, as we combed the web and collected vintage logo template ready for your projects, we found huge amount of them for you to purchase and jump-start your work immediately. These bundles includes PSD, AI and EPS for easy editing, everything is editable everything is resizable! So, are you ready to abstain on those cup of coffee and instead…
  • Whimsical Digital Sculptures Comes to Life

    Mars Cureg
    3 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    A conceptual series that was constructed to give human personality and activity to an otherwise nondescript structure. By adding wardrobe and movement within the clothing, the sculptures instantly take on a personality and tell a story all to their own. By combining studio photography and cgi in a whimsical style and colorful palette… this series is meant to push the visual norm. The project called Living Sculpture is by Mike Campau, a big city talent with a small town attitude. While at the University of Michigan, Mike dabbled in scientific illustration, graphic design and photography.
  • Sevenfold – Multipurpose WordPress Theme

    Mars Cureg
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
    Sevenfold is a Multipurpose WordPress Theme with clean, modern, responsive design and tons of options and components to customize your website as you wish. It is packed with the awesome Revolution slider and a brand new drag & drop form builder (allowing you to easily create forms on your site without knowledge of coding). It also includes the amazing Revolution Slider (worth $19, included for Free) with awesome transitions effects, animations, 3D effects and a handy drag & drop editor to easily customize and add images, videos and effects to your home page slider. Sevenfold is…
  • Creative Cloud Mosaic Done by Amazing artists around the world

    Mars Cureg
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:24 am
    For the 2014 release of Creative Cloud, Adobe is celebrating creativity by bringing together amazing artists from around the world to remix the Creative Cloud logo into a collaborative mosaic. View the full and updated collection HERE
 
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  • WordPress Tips And Tricks Straight From The Pros

    Myra Love
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Have you always wanted a blog? Maybe you have one but, find yourself dissatisfied with the quality of its appearance. There are many ways to create a polished look for… Read More → The post WordPress Tips And Tricks Straight From The Pros appeared first on Larym Design.
  • Mobile Devices Will Be Marketing The Future

    Myra Love
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Mobile marketing is proving itself to be the most advantageous method of promoting your products or services to a vast number of people, many of whom may not be accessible… Read More → The post Mobile Devices Will Be Marketing The Future appeared first on Larym Design.
  • Have Muscle Building Questions? Get Answers Here

    Myra Love
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    If you want to get involved with web design, there is a lot to gain today. If you think that this is a subject that you want to expand your… Read More → The post Have Muscle Building Questions? Get Answers Here appeared first on Larym Design.
  • Let Us Show You How To Find Out Which Social Media Marketing Strategy Is Best For You

    Myra Love
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    At one point in time, many businesses viewed the world of social media as a playing ground for kids. Those days are long gone. In today’s society, social media sites… Read More → The post Let Us Show You How To Find Out Which Social Media Marketing Strategy Is Best For You appeared first on Larym Design.
  • Use These Tips To Get Started With Facebook Marketing Today!

    Myra Love
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    When you market, you’ll need to stay up-to-date and learn about trends. Use Facebook to market your business if you want to get the most out of this wonderful platform.… Read More → The post Use These Tips To Get Started With Facebook Marketing Today! appeared first on Larym Design.
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  • How To Start A Blog: A Quick Guide For Beginners

    Sufyan bin Uzayr
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    Nowadays, almost everyone is on the internet. While some use the internet primarily to run their businesses, others are involved in jobs and tasks that require frequent exposure to the internet. And some use it just to spend time on social networks. All said and done, the internet is here to...
  • Top 10 Free Ghost Themes

    Sufyan bin Uzayr
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Ever since its release, Ghost has taken the blogging world by a storm. It has grown in popularity with each passing day, and the fact that it offers a customizable hosted solution has further added to its USP. Ghost focuses on providing a simple, no-nonsense blogging platform for users who do not...
  • 10 Best WordPress Themes for 2014

    Ada Ivanova
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    When you start searching for WordPress themes – free or paid – you soon realize there are a great many of them. You can’t try them all and it is a huge time-saver when you can find a good list of recent themes. Without any illusions that this list is the best, here are my 2 cents to save you...
  • Suggesting Related Content To Your Readers

    Sufyan bin Uzayr
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    When running a blog or magazine website, the importance of reader engagement becomes paramount. You just cannot expect your website to succeed if you overlook reader engagement. And how does one achieve reader engagement? There are many ways, but one such way is to suggest relevant content to your...
  • HTML5 Background Image Tutorial

    Chris Alexander
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Today you’re going to learn how to add a background image to your page using HTML5. In previous versions of HTML, you could use the background attribute of the body element: However, in HTML5, the background attribute is not supported. Instead, you must use CSS to define a background image...
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  • How to Learn C++ Programming for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    C++ is a structured general purpose programming language. It was developed during 1979 and 1983 by Bjarne Stroustrup and it was developed based on the famous C programming language. C++ is one of the most widely adopted programming languages. C++ programming is widely taught at colleges and schools as an …
  • How to Learn ArchiCAD for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    ArchiCAD is a Building information modeling (BIM) software; it’s widely adopted by structural and  architectural engineers worldwide. ArchiCAD has a huge set of tools that allows its user to configure the different building object such as walls, doors, slabs, windows and roofs. These tools could also be used to construct …
  • How to Learn Sony Vegas for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sony Vegas is non-linear video editing system software (non-linear editing means creating a non-destructive editing for the source material). Sony Vegas was initially developed as an audio editor; it’s finally developed into a NLE for video and audio. Sony Vegas allows real-time multi-track video and audio editing on resolution-independent video …
  • How to Learn UDK for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Unreal Development Kit (UDK) is the free edition of the famous and widely adopted Unreal Engine. Unreal Development Kit is used in the creation and development of games which includes; rendering of the 2D or 3D graphics, scripting, asset management, physics, audio management, animation, networking, artificial intelligence, memory management, threading. …
  • How to Learn Java for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Java is an object oriented computer programming language (OOP) that is both class-based and concurrent. Java is designed to have very few implementation dependencies, thus it’s very flexible as it lets developers write the code just once while being able to run it anywhere making the Java application run on …
 
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  • Responsive Web Design? Adaptive Web Design? If You Find It Hard To Decide, Don’t Despair!

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Responsive Web Design and Adaptive Web Design offer two different approaches to flexible web design, and developers must consider the business requirements and recommend the approach that best suits the enterprise needs. Every enterprise should consider the market and competitive advantages of RWD and AWD. It is crucial that the enterprise understand its customers, users and business requirements and make an educated decision on the design approach. Click here: http://ow.ly/xfZUN Article By – Pinki Patel
  • Web Service, C# or .NET PDF Printing Nightmares? Wake Up and Discover a Simple Fix!

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:03 am
    Are you having trouble printing a PDF using web services, .NET or C#? An enterprise user may be so fixated on the standard solution that they do not consider other available options to resolve a problem. It is worth the effort to look for and use shortcut tools, plug-ins and utilities that will make you more productive and simplify your life and your job! Click here: http://ow.ly/AtIo9 Article By – Sahil Patel
  • Don’t Frustrate Your Audience: Present Concise, Actionable Data with Intuitive BI Reporting Tools

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    Don’t be the person standing in front of an audience of people who look bored, confused or frustrated! With a little planning and an integrated approach to business intelligence, you can gather, sort, filter, configure and present information that will quickly and easily tell your audience what they need to know and support the recommendations and options you are presenting. Click here: http://ow.ly/z1Zyx Article By: Shambhavi Vyas
  • A Match Made in Heaven – AND it’s FREE! Volusion and FaceBook Stores

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    If your business is using Volusion eCommerce solution, it is worth your while to explore the opportunities provided by the FaceBook store extension. Your Volusion developers can leverage the solution to design and create a professional store with numerous selling and marketing features, and you will not incur any additional software licensing fees. Click here: http://ow.ly/zMQeI Article By – Pinki Patel
  • Mobile Application Development Cannot Wait

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    A new global survey from CIO Strategic Marketing Services and Triangle Publishing Services, sponsored by Oracle- “The Connected Enterprise: Keeping Pace with Mobile Development- reveals that not only are enterprises committed to mobility today, but the rate of development, deployment and spending for support of mobile apps and devices is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years”. If your business needs to ‘get mobile’, you have to jump into the game now. In order to remain competitive with others in your market and to satisfy your customers and team…
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    OrTheme

  • Free Photorealistic Device Mockup of Macbook Pro

    omnya bialy
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Free Photorealistic mockup of Apple Macbook Pro to present your designs. Its using smart object. So just place your design in the PSD and your presentation is ready.Designed by ZippyPixels download
  • Flat Technology Backgrounds

    omnya bialy
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    This pack include 4 vector technology background.Ai file,scale to any resolution you want.Use this backgrounds for any type of technology presentation you need.Designed by GraphBerry download
  • Al Khabar – Free UI Kit For News [free psd]

    omnya bialy
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Al Khabar is a free ui kit awesome for news and cms websites. it contains home page , sections page, and article page. with lots of widget elements like “upcoming events, currency widget , latest photo, latest videos, latest comments, social tabs” . designed by Mohamed Yahia download
  • Freebie: Bushcraft Font Family

    ahmedeabbas
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Bushcraft is a font family of 6 beautiful hand-drawn faces in OTF format. Inspired by vintage hand lettering sans able to improve your next project: print graphics, logos, badges, t-shirts etc. Designed by PixelBuddha download
  • Flatiny – [UIkit] [PSD]

    omnya bialy
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    This flat style UI kit is designed for anyone who wants a great looking windows . Designed by the nullice download
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    Shopify Builder

  • Improve Ecommerce Conversion With These Awesome Tips

    Joanne Hunt
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    The online shopping industry is an extremely competitive one. Unlike a physical shop, customers have far more choice about where they spend their money. They can flit from site to site quickly comparing deals and shopping carts. That is why it is extremely important to have your site conversion friendly. Make sure there is nothing stopping your customers hitting that “checkout” button. We have put together an essential checklist of points that will improve ecommerce conversion. Shall we see how your site adds up? Keep Your Website Design Simple Flashy gif graphics and too many bright…
  • 4 Simple Reasons Why Link Building is NOT Dead

    Joe Flanagan
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Every once a while we have a new client who calls us who with the standard types of questions that come along with an industry that can be unpredictable. One of the questions we hear often is, “Is link building dead?” We personally love this question as the myth is an ever growing one, an old wives tale that’s still quite frankly, new and trending!   Here are five reasons why building the correct links is as important as ever.   1) Links make up the Internet In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee wrote the original proposal of the World Wide Web whereby he noted a world of linked…
  • 10 Ecommerce Mistakes New Store Owners Make

    Richard Emanuel
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Richard Emanuel, Creative Director of Shopify Builder lays out 10 common mistakes store owners make on their new website. Heed his advice!     Can I have 8+ slides on my slideshow? Believe it or not on one occasion someone asked if they could have 8 slides in their carousel. Why? I have no idea. A slideshow at the top of your website is great for setting the tone of a website but in a reality statistics reveal that click-through-rates (CTRs) on slideshows are actually very low and clicks on the third or rest of the slides are close to non-existent.   I believe slideshows are…
  • 5 Best Free SEO Tools (For Ecommerce Stores)

    Joe Flanagan
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    We bet at least one of your competitors has the ball well and truly rolling on SEO. It’s not surprising to think this may just be within the realm of possibility considering that a whopping 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine according to research by Forrester.   It’s easy to forget about your SEO in the hope that one day the search engines will conveniently nudge your store up the rankings into those elusive top 3 positions of the search engine. If you’re unsure where you stand and how you’re doing SEO-wise then these FREE tools will help diagnose your…
  • How To Set Up An Ecommerce Newsletter

    Joanne Hunt
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
      If your online store does not have an ecommerce newsletter then your business could be missing out on valuable conversions. Ecommerce newsletters are a versatile and inexpensive way to reach your audience over and over again. This guide will help you understand the many benefits of newsletter marketing and give you some tips on how to set up your own.   The benefits of ecommerce newsletters: Targets those already interested in your products. Instantly gives updates on new products and enticing offers. Drives traffic to your website and blog. Keeps your store at the forefront of…
 
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    The IEDGE Blog: Where Business + Internet + Design Meets

  • A Series of Small Things

    Joanne Tan
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Image credit: aidanmorgan. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh Vincent Willem van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work—notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color—had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. Check out Vincent van Gogh’ tag for more of his quotes!
  • Learning From Failure

    Joanne Tan
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    “I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.” – Jean Kerr Jean Kerr was an Irish-American author and playwright born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and best known for her humorous bestseller, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, and the plays King of Hearts and Mary, Mary. Like this quote from Jean Kerr? Check out the tag – Jean Kerr for more of her quotes.
  • It Really Sucks

    Joanne Tan
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    This is just too funny not to reshare! An alternate way to using the vacuum cleaner!  Share on FacebookNext Video
  • Success Is A Lousy Teacher

    Joanne Tan
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Image credit: peakdistrict-photo. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates William Henry “Bill” Gates, III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Check out Bill Gates’ tag for more of his quotes!
  • The Road To Truth

    Joanne Tan
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. Check out Buddha’s tag for more of his quotes!
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  • BizLeaders WordPress Theme – New Version (1.1)

    Sal
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    A new BizLeaders update has been released today, August 12, 2014. BizLeaders 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, so do not forget […]
  • Biscaya WordPress Theme – New Version Released (2.1)

    Sal
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    A new version of the wordpress theme Biscaya has been released today, August 11, 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, […]
  • BiscayaLite – Free WordPress Theme

    Sal
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    WowThemes.net releases another free wordpress theme – BiscayaLite! Responsive multipurpose blog with clean and modern design, nicescroll,masonry posts, sidebar areas, BiscayaLite will make your website look like a pro. The premium version is also available here with tons of options, shortcodes, google fonts, infinite skin colors, layouts and much more! Note: We do not provide […]
  • New WordPress Theme Release – Zolix

    Sal
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    We are happy to announce our latest wordpress theme – Zolix. Zolix is a one page WordPress theme that can be used as multi page WordPress theme too. Featured with parallax effects, video backgrounds, sliders, animations, shortcodes, boxed and wide layouts, light and dark skins, infinite colors and flexible style editor, Zolix is the perfect […]
  • Vesta WordPress Theme – New Version Released (1.1)

    Sal
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    A new version of the wordpress theme Vesta has been released today, July 31, 2014. Vesta 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. If you choose to manually […]
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    primeview.com

  • The Great SEO Software Roundup for the Small Business Owner: Keyword Research and Ranking Part 2

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the first part of this two-part blog, we discussed the importance of keyword research and the role it plays in achieving a successful online marketing campaign. Other noteworthy keyword research tools worth considering, on top of those mentioned in the previous blog are as follows:KeywordSpy (for keyword research and PPC tools)ubersuggest (keyword suggestion tool)Source:UnsplashWordTracker (organized user interface; results sorted by competition and volume)SearchLatte (look up Google SERPs based on your specific search queries and parameters)YouTube KeywordTool (keyword ideas for your…
  • The Great SEO Software Roundup for the Small Business Owner: Keyword Research and Ranking

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Source:UnsplashOne of the most effective and surefire ways of getting your website to rank above the competition is by using keywords to rank for it.  When you choose the wrong keyword and insert it in your website content, then you are bound to redirect what could be your potential customers to competitor sites that are utilizing the right keywords. This is why part of a successful search engine optimization (SEO) campaign involves careful keyword research and planning.It is important for business owners like you to take note of the fact that search engines use a site’s keywords and…
  • Thirteen Critical SEO Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Ranking (Part 2)

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the last post, we highlighted five of the most common SEO mistakes that could affect the overall ranking of websites in search engine results. The list consisted of the following bad practices:●    Over-Optimizing a Website With Keywords ●    Not Publishing Enough Content ●    Website Has Duplicate Content ●    Using Unnatural Link Building Techniques ●    Not Creating a Social Media Account for the BusinessAs discussed in our previous post, it is highly necessary to steer clear from any of the aforementioned practices because they do more harm than good. An…
  • Thirteen Critical SEO Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Ranking (Part 1)

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Millions of consumers search the web everyday to look for information regarding a certain product or service that they need. This is why business owners are investing a great deal of time and money to have a company website that would rank highly on search engine results and hopefully reach out to these potential customers looking for their products or services. However, not all efforts are fruitful, as there are some business owners and online marketing companies that commit SEO mistakes without even knowing it.There is a sea of competitors in the web that are targeting the same people.
  • BrightLocal’s Local Consumer Review Survey 2014: What Does It Tell Us?

    Phoenix Web Design
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
     BrightLocal has published another one of its “annual exploration into how consumers read and use online reviews.” Their Local Consumer Review Survey 2014 has plenty of discoveries small and independent businesses looking to gain an edge over their competitors could use. So what’s new with this year’s survey results and how do business owners use the information to improve their overall online marketing strategy?Before we start poring over the results of this year’s survey, let’s take a look at last year’s findings. Oh but wait, here’s some quick facts about it:The survey…
 
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    Dreamstale

  • Free Download: 40 Electronic Appliances Icons

    Chris B.
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Download 40 Electronic Appliances Vector Icons This freebie includes 40 home electronic appliances icons created with Illustrator. Available in three styles including dark grey, colorful and white. Includes Illustrator Ai, eps, and transparent png files (Png icons: 48 x 48px, 64 x 64px, 128 x 128px). Great for websites, devices, apps or other presentations. You can use these vector icons for your personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love and share this freebie with your friends.   Icons included: Tv & monitor icons, laptop icon, speaker, refrigerator,…
  • Export Photoshop Layers to Files

    Chris B.
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    Learn How to Export Layer to Files in Photoshop In this quick Photoshop tutorial we’ll learn how to export Photoshop layers to files. By using a built-in Photoshop script we can spend up our work and save quickly layers to individual files like Png, Jpeg, Psd and other file types. You can use this technique to save icon sets or other Photoshop documents with high number of layers. To save layers even faster than the built-in script from Adobe, a custom script is the right tool. Tutorial Details and Resources Difficulty: Beginner Apps: Adobe Photoshop (CS6 or later) Estimated…
  • Free Download: 220 Flat Vector Icons

    Chris B.
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Download 220 Free Flat Vector Icons This freebie includes 220 handmade flat vector icons created with Illustrator. Easy to manage files with layered icons. Includes Illustrator Ai, eps, and transparent png files (Png icons: 48 x 48px, 64 x 64px, 128 x 128px). Great for websites, devices, apps or other presentations. You can use these icons for your personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love and share this freebie with your friends.   Icons included: Usb and storage devices, server icons, wireless devices, gps icon, direction arrow icons, reload and refresh,…
  • Free Download: 40 Battery Vector Icons

    Chris B.
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Download 40 Battery Vector Icons This freebie includes 40 battery vector icons in 3 styles. Available in grey, colorful and white color. This pack includes Illustrator Ai, eps, svg and transparent png files (Png icons: 48 x 48px, 64 x 64px, 128 x 128px). Great for websites, smartphone and trablet apps or other presentations. You can use these icons for your personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love and share this freebie with your friends.         Download Size: 1.8mb Download File: Zip Author: Dreamstale Files Included: Ai, Eps, Svg, Png…
  • Free Download: 25 Loading Vector Icons

    Chris B.
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Download 25 Loading Vector Icons This freebie includes 25 loading vector icons. Available in grey color and Illustrator Ai, eps, svg and 10 animated gif files. Great for websites apps, videos, and other projects. You can use these icons for your personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love with your friends.         Download Size: 1mb Download File: Zip Author: Dreamstale Files Included: Ai, EPS, SVG, GIF   Download Free License – licensed under CC Attribution Download and use this item for both personal and commercial projects.
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    Web Design Freebies

  • Mansar – Free Blogging WordPress Theme

    webdesignfreebies
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    If you are looking for a free WordPress theme (responsive and SEO optimized) for your next blogging website, Mansar is your excellent choice. This beautiful and clean theme is perfect for all kind of blogging websites. It is built with latest standarts of HTML 5 and CSS 3 and will scale and adjust to look great on all devices with any screen sizes and resolutions. This free blogging WordPress theme includes a lot of features and options, and you can create awesome websites. You can easily and fast change the theme colors, upload your logo and favicons or integrate your social profiles.
  • Top 20+ Free Fonts and Icons

    webdesignfreebies
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    Today, we want to share with you this collection of Top 20+ Free Fonts and Icons we have gathers in the last days. We believe that Web Design Freebies readers should see the latest and greatest web resources so this collection contains the latest modern resources available for free. The fonts included are suitable for logos or any other design projects.The icons chosen are suitable for web apps and web site – we have got here beautiful flat sets and line ones. Feel free to download the fonts and icons you like, and do not forget to share this collection with your friends. 71 Free…
  • Themer – Free Bootstrap Template

    webdesignfreebies
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    Themer is a free responsive and clean html template built with valid HTML5 & CSS3  based on Bootstrap3 framework. It is fully responsive and it is compatible with all screen sizes in all multi-devices. With its simple and clean design this free Bootstrap template is suitable for any kind of business, agency and startup company. Template features: Twitter Bootstrap 3.1.1Clean & Developer-friendly HTML5 and CSS3 code100% Responsive Layout DesignMultipurpose themeGoogle Fonts SupportFont AwesomeGallery Section LightboxSmooth ScrollingOwl CarouselFully CustomizableContact Form Themer…
  • 6 Great and Free Admin Templates

    webdesignfreebies
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    Admin Templates are quite popular these days as a lot of the designers started creating mobile and web apps. If you are new to this area, you might want to have a look at these templates as you might find one that will be the starting point of your project. These 6 great and free admin templates are based on the well liked Twitter Bootstrap Framework and they are fully responsive, looking good on any desktop or handheld device. Some of the themes already include some widgets or other goodies that will help you in creating your project. Have a look and take your pick. AdminLTE AdminLTE is a…
  • 80 Free Flat Icons for Web and Print Projects

    webdesignfreebies
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:25 am
    Here is an awesome and high-quality set of 80 free pixel perfect icons for web and print designed and released by шге Macedonian UI/UX designer Zlatko Najdenovski. The icons are in flat style and they are fully customizable. These free icons comes in AI format and dimensions 32X32px. Feel free to use in both personal and commercial projects. The full set off 1000 icons is available here. 80 free flat icons for web and print DEMO AND DOWNLOAD Related Posts Icons of the Day: Free Business and Analysis Icons 4 Free Social Icon Sets Free Icons of Day: Linea Free Icons of the Day: 50 Free…
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    Web Design & Development Blog

  • 5 Websites For Free Lightroom Presets

    Raymond Ware
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Lightroom presets come in handy when you want to quickly edit a large number of photos. They also help you to quickly experiment with different looks. I have made a collection of different sites that offer free Lightroom presets. I hope you find this handy, and also get some great presets to add to your collection. Feel free to share some of your favorite sites for Lightroom presets in the comments below. 1.On One Software Here are quite a few Lightroom presets that will come in handy. 2.Preset Heaven This site has some pretty useful Lightroom presets for your collection. 3.Wonderland Presets…
  • How To Open A Website From The Terminal

    Raymond Ware
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Here is a quick tip on how to open a website from the terminal. You will also find tips for opening a website using linux or Windows. How to open url from OSX terminal: open -a "Google Chrome Canary" http://raymondware.com How to open url from Linux terminal: xdg-open http://raymondware.com How to open url from Windows command line: start http://www.raymondware.com
  • How To Learn Swift

    Raymond Ware
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    What is Swift? Swift is an OOP language for IOS and OSX. Swift builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Resources for learning Swift Here are a few resources directly from apple to assist with learning Swift: Swift prerelease – Getting started Complete guide and reference to the Swift programming language Using Swift with Cocoa and Objective-C I am excited about Swift and can’t wait to get into it. Let me know what you think about Swift in the comments below.
  • Free Photo Of The Month – May 2014

    Raymond Ware
    17 May 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Free Photo For April 2014 Please enjoy this free photo of the month. This photo is free to use in all projects. This photo was taken by me, I took the photo for my blog post on 20 Great Best Selling Photography Books. If you have any suggestions for what kind of photos you want to see in the future, just let me know in the comments below. Enjoy! Download
  • Redirect Non WWW To WWW Via Htaccess File

    Raymond Ware
    16 May 2014 | 4:37 am
    Resolving a non WWW to WWW or vice versa is considered good practice. Using this resolve may help to avoid duplicate content, and also is more consistent for the user. Adding the following code will redirect users to “www.yourdomain.com” if they were to type “yourdomain.com” into the address bar. Redirect non WWW to WWW Add the following code to your .htaccess file to redirect non WWW to WWW. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] Redirect WWW to non WWW You may want to do the opposite to that above,…
 
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    Sanjay Web Designer

  • Web Designing Courses – JQuery Vs JavaScript

    Sanjay Jain
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Web Designing Courses – JQuery Vs JavaScript Both JavaScript and jQuery are client side scripting libraries made use of for tasks such as validation, constructing aesthetically attractive aspects like elegant navigation menus and so on. Since the objective of both the technologies (jQuery and JavaScript) is the same, the selection of using a certain innovation lies with the developer. In recent years, jQuery is swiftly obtaining popularity over JavaScript (JavaScript has actually been around for loads of more years compared to JQuery). Allow us go over the feasible advantages that…
  • WordPress Courses – Best Plugins for WordPress

    Sanjay Jain
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    WordPress Courses – Best Plugins for WordPress Good Plugins for WordPress 1. 404 Redirection – Permanently redirect all 404′s to the main blog URL. The primary purpose is to salvage Google Page Rank (TM) from missing pages. 2. AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget – The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark your site easily with many popular services like Facebook, Twitter, Google + and so on. 3. Contact Form 7 – Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.
  • SEO Courses – How to Leave a Google Review on Mobile

    Sanjay Jain
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    SEO Courses – How to Leave a Google Review on Mobile In the mobile review button does not appear so we can review with another method Steps to review Open Google maps Search the desired name or business listing for which you want to review Sign in with Google+ account Scroll down and click on the “Rate and Review” section Write a review about your experience, service, and so on. Click on the “Publish” button The post SEO Courses – How to Leave a Google Review on Mobile appeared first on Sanjay Web Designer.
  • Web Development Courses – PHP vs. ASP.NET

    Sanjay Jain
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    Web Development Courses – PHP vs. ASP.NET Welcome to a fight of two heavyweights. In one edge, we have PHP, one of the most well-liked scripting language on the web with countless devoted developers as well as an even bigger multitude of fans. In the various other corner, we have a ASP.net, a platform backed by Microsoft itself that can use any.NET supported language. So which is better? In this post, we’ll contrast PHP and also ASP.net and tell you which platform is a lot better suited for your project. For a more in-depth summary of PHP, examine out this course on PHP for…
  • Requirements About Graphics Design Courses

    Sanjay Jain
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Requirements About Graphics Design Courses   In order to participate in a graphic designer course there are particular requirements that an individual will need to meet. So just before a person can in fact seek a course they initially should understand just what graphic design course requirements they will require to have. In this post we will certainly take a look at the numerous requirements individuals who wish to study and make a certificate or degree in Graphic Design will certainly have to satisfy. For entry onto a graphic design course numerous Colleges, Colleges along with on the…
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    Banckle Blog - Your Customer Services 2.0

  • WebRTC Support, Device Based Invitations, Skye Click-to-Call Feature and Updated Domain Verification Process released this month

    Shahzad Ashraf
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    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 provides an easy to digest overview of changes during July 2014. Banckle.Chat New Features - Icon Based Department List  This new feature allows assigning different icons to available list of departments. - Device Based Proactive and Automatic Invitations  You can now configure Banckle.Chat automatic and proactive invitations to be sent to website visitors based on the device they are using while browsing your…
  • Announcing Banckle.Chat for WordPress v1.3.9!

    Imran Anwar
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    The ultimate goal of competitive and hardworking teams at Banckle believes in developing collaboration, customer satisfaction and highly productive applications. Our valued customers have always helped us grow in our particular work areas with their feedback and suggestions.Marketplace team at Banckle pleased to announce the newer version of Banckle.Chat enriched with latest version of Banckle.Chat APIs. How to get and Activate it? WordPress users now have an even more easy way of deploying Banckle.Chat on their site. Simply download our wordpress plugin! Activating it is dead easy as well.
  • Banckle.Chat Announces Banckle.Chat App for Shopify

    Masood Anwer
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    Banckle.Chat application is for business websites that provide online customer support and live help in the cloud. For online chat and customer support, an impressive, visible, inviting and well positioned Banckle.Chat icon adds a great value. The appearance of the icon on your website is very important, hence it should match your website color scheme and overall business branding. Banckle.Chat provides a default set of images for three different statuses of a web chat operator (or agent) which are Online, Busy and Offline. We are pleased to announce that we now support Banckle.Chat App for…
  • Banckle Collaborator Newsletter – August 2014

    Shahzad Ashraf
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    Monthly Newsletter August, 2014 Announcing WebRTC Support in Banckle.Meeting We are pleased to announce WebRTC support in Banckle.Meeting. Conduct audio and video conferencing sessions, webinars, screen sharing or presentations in a true HTML5 based environment. With the addition of WebRTC support, Banckle.Meeting enables plugin-free online meeting sessions fully loaded with great audio and video conferencing features. Select WebRTC mode when you next schedule a meeting or start an instant meeting. WebRTC is currently supported on latest releases of Google Chrome, FireFox and Opera web…
  • Improved Privacy Settings and Chat Sessions Management by Banckle

    Shahzad Ashraf
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    We process information only in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by you. We take reasonable steps consistent with industry best practices, which are designed to help protect the privacy of information, from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Banckle.Chat recently introduced a number of improved security measures including Data Encryption and Data Obfuscation. We are now pleased to announce an enhanced live chat system with robust privacy settings allowing website chat administrators to implement specific…
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    Webdesign Xperts

  • Why We Are the Best Web Design Company In Melbourne?

    Kristy Bernales
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Are you satisfied with your website design and its conversion rate Have you ever had a word with your designing organization about your website and its functionality? Is it really helping you in improving your business? Please give a second thought to your answer and you will find the answer to all the above questions as a big NO. Now what will you do? The time has come when you have to rethink about your website design, your conversion rates, the effect of these two on your business and your profit revenue. In the world of technology nothing is stable. You cannot just sit and let it go. It…
  • How to Design a Perfect Ecommerce Website? That Boost Your Business

    Kristy Bernales
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    The new trend is all about eCommerce websites. People are not involved in dealing with a single product but they sell variety of products in order to make maximum profits. When you want to deal with multiple products and that too online, designing eCommerce website is the best thing that you can do with your business. But like every other thing in this world designing eCommerce websites have some rules to follow. Let us check out what to do for designing a perfect eCommerce website: 1. Highlight the products that are less in number If you highlight the products which are less in number by…
  • 5 Things to Know Before Hiring Web Design Company in Melbourne

    Kristy Bernales
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Designing a new website for your business is not an easy task. Before you hire any Website Designing firm, make sure that you have no doubts in your mind. Ask them and make all your doubts clear before finalizing them. Here we are discussing some questions that are necessary for you to ask to your website designing firm in order to satisfy yourself. List of Things You Should Ask to a Website Design Agency Question 1: The first question that you need to ask is do they handle all their work in-house ? And from how long are they into this business? Many website designing firms that you will find…
  • 10 Reasons why PrestaShop Development Companies are in Great Demand

    Kristy Bernales
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    Top 10 Prestashop – Custom E commerce Web Design features With the advancement in the technology, the trend of eCommerce websites is also getting very modern. A few years ago performing eCommerce business was not allowed for some real big players like eBay and Amazon. Making an eCommerce platform used to be very expensive. This type of designing also asks for well trained designers and programmers. But now the things have comparatively changed and are very easier now. Now there are a number of ways by which you can design your online stores. A highly professional and free eCommerce website…
  • How to Write Content for Professional Websites?

    Kristy Bernales
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    It does not matter to your visitors if you are having a professional website with 5 pages or a eCommerce website designed with 500+ pages. The thing that matters the most is the content on your website. It is important to have informative, interesting and user-friendly content on your website. Only this will make people read your website and hire your services. So do you know about how to create a website content which gets results ? what things you need to be taken care of while writing a web page content or you are in your learning phase? Here in this blog we will discuss some useful points…
 
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    Blaze Studios

  • Misunderstandings CEOs Have About Search Engine Optimization

    Andrew Obrigewitsch
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), there is a lot to learn and understand. Unfortunately, most company CEOs is too busy running their business to learn all of the latest SEO practices and facts. It seems that with the recent Penguin and Panda updates, many CEOs are hanging on to some misconceptions that may be holding their company back from becoming more successful online. In this article, we’ve outlined the most common misunderstandings that many CEOs seem to have about SEO and online marketing. SEO is a Quick Fix Once upon a time, correct SEO practices could gain your…
  • Google Penguin Penalty SEO Tips! – Info Graphic

    Andrew Obrigewitsch
    8 Jun 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Google Penguin Penalty SEO Tips! Right here are ten excellent tips on ways to beat Google Penguin updates in addition to an awesome info-graphic … (Keep reading). SEO Tips: Google Penguin Updates! Do me a favor and look into my other article on Google Quality Points — I alerted you in my short article of last year – that you are constantly at risk unless you make use of logic — But I personally hate individuals who state “I told you so”. So below are my ten ways to recuperate from Penguin and prevent future charges. Google Penguin Update — 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9…
  • Here’s a Guide to Setting Up a WordPress Silo Site

    Bill Davis
    4 Jun 2014 | 8:05 pm
    What the heck is a “silo site” anyway? Glad you asked. And note that what I’m about to tell you is a painful process to perform on an existing site, especially if it’s large. So let’s start with a brand-spankin’ new web site, shall we? As in, you installed WordPress and you haven’t even removed the sample page and post. Heck, you haven’t set up any tags or categories, either. This is the ideal time to set up your silo. But what is a silo site and why is it important? What Is a Silo Site? Think of the Midwest and all those grain silos, where farmers store their various grains.
  • 4 Tips for Finding Keywords for Your Business

    Andrew Obrigewitsch
    5 May 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Doing market research for your site is an important part of SEO. In Austin TX there are a lot of BBQ joints. At a recent meetup in the city that was presented by a local Austin SEO firm, they had an online marketing workshop for BBQ restaurants. They kept saying that doing market research is the most important part of your strategy. Below I’ll outline some of the points they brought up. 1. See what people are searching for. The main tool that most companies use is the Google Keyword planner. It’s free and has valuable data. They said to come up with a simple list of 5 keywords…
  • A Quick Primer on Setting Up a WordPress Web Site

    Bill Davis
    14 Mar 2014 | 3:42 pm
    As you may know, WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the planet—by far. In fact, it powers over 75 million sites, according to http://en.wordpress.com/stats/. And that’s just at WordPress.com; that figure doesn’t even factor in all the self-hosted WordPress sites! You would think, then, that there would be a set way in which to set up WordPress and create posts. But there isn’t. The methods are as varied as the people who build them. In this post, guest author Bill Davis will give you his quick primer on setting up and using WordPress. WordPress…
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  • Iron Man: How One Character has Transformed throughout History

    Editorial Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    You’d have to have been living under a rock not to have noticed the recent franchise of Marvel Comics movie remakes recently. Indeed, Marvel creator Stan Lee will be enjoying watching the notes roll in as he relishes in the success of the Fantastic Four, The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. In particular, The Avengers received critical acclaim, namely for its stellar cast and special effects, which are a testament to the design evolution that popular Marvel characters have undergone in recent years. One super hero that has seen a particular design shift is Iron Man, whose iconic red…
  • 4 Tips For Hiring and Working with an Interior Designer

    Editorial Staff
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:31 pm
    If you want your website to look good, then it is best to hire a graphic designer and a great web developer. Why then, would you assume that you can simply put your working and living spaces together all by yourself? If you want to create a cohesive look and feel for the spaces in which you live and work, a professional is needed there, too. Trust us on this: doing your own Feng shui rarely works out. We’ve talked before about the different factors that go into hiring a graphic designer for your web and marketing materials. In this article, we are going to teach you about hiring and working…
  • 20 Premium Photoshop Actions You Must Have

    Jacques van Heerden
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    Photoshop Actions are time savers, life savers and everything in between. Helping you complete complex tasks in seconds that could often take you minutes or hours to perfect. I’ve compiled a range of different Photoshop actions that you need in your arsenal and that you’ll love. I have a few of these and find them helpful ever so often, you would too. Give them a go and see what you’ve been missing out on. If you don’t know what a Photoshop Action is: It’s an automated script that outputs a certain pre-recorded result that manipulates your image currently on your…
  • Create Your Own Professional Websites for Free with Wix

    Editorial Staff
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are millions of websites that go online every day, each of those websites need a design. Some are built by agencies or freelancers who were commissioned, others are built through website creators such as Wix.com, a free website builder. Since its inception, Wix has forever changed the web by building a platform to empower individuals with no coding or design skills to build their own custom websites absolutely free. Currently with its 50 Million users and growing at an average rate of 45,000 new signups a day…Wix currently employs 550 people across 5 offices located in Tel Aviv…
  • Customize Your Resume Template and Take Full Advantage of Its Effectiveness

    Guest Author
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Your resume is usually the only document that you’ll provide while applying for a job. It is crucial for you to have a well-written one as this will have a huge impact on how you will make an impression to recruiters and possibly your chances of getting hired for the job you are applying for. Having a resume is fairly easy but having one that has been creatively written and designed is the tough part. In such cases, most applicants resort to resume templates in order to save themselves from the complexities of designing a resume has better chances of making it to the recruiters’ cut. The…
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  • How to get your first 1000 Twitter Followers

    Wade McMaster
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    You launch a new website.No subscribers, fans or followers.But you want to get people checking out what you’ve worked so hard on to show off. Where to start?Enter Twitter!Why Twitter? In my opinion, building a small ‘base’ following is the first thing you need to do to get people onto your website and talking.There are a number of ways to do this, but Twitter is one of the easiest and requires the least amount of time.All it takes is 10 minutes a day  for about a month.By using that 10 minutes a day for a month you can expect to get at least 1000 Twitter followers that you…
  • How to Create a “Perfect Blog Post” for Growth & Traffic – Checklist

    Wade McMaster
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    “The Perfect Blog post” – what the hell does that mean?Well, everyone is going to have their own spin on it but to most it’s a post which acts as a pillar for your website.It has so much substance and quality that people subscribe for more, they share it because they want more people to see it, it uplifts your image online and makes you an authority.That behaviour makes it travel. It spreads virally and also gets ranked well in search engines – leading to more traffic for years to come.Now I know I could have just said ‘it generates traffic’ but…
  • Building an Audience? Why Social Media doesn’t compare to an Email List

    Wade McMaster
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    I’m not breaking new ground here, but I think it still needs to be said. When compared with Email, Social Media doesn’t deliver the traffic that most people want for their websitesYou’re probably thinking Facebook is taking over or that Twitter is quickest way to build traffic but that’s not what the numbers and the experts are saying!However, let’s make one thing clear before I get stuck into it – I’m not saying you should ignore social media, just make it less of a priority. Focus more on Email.Why is Email so effective?Every single person who has…
  • Why your business is losing money without a website!

    Wade McMaster
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:09 pm
    OK, I hate blanket statements but if you’re starting or running a small business you’re going to need an online presence in this day and age.  If you manage to keep going without one, you’re leaving behind a LOT of potential customers…This whole article will seem like common sense to some, but it has to be said to keep the remaining people up to date.  So I’ve taken a look at one small area of marketing your business – searching for a business that does what you’re after.Think about the old days, you’d look at an advertisement in the…
  • Writing your First Blog Post

    Wade McMaster
    27 May 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Everyone starts somewhere!WordPress is such a powerful platform that it’s attracting people from all walks of life to start a website and share what they have to say with the world.Everything from tips and tutorials down to how much they love Game of Thrones or what their favorite shoes look like. Either way, creating WordPress blog posts is something that’s going to keep happening.Have you posted to you blog before?If so, you may find some of this information handy, but chances are you’re pretty clued on.  But if this is the first time you’ve created a blog post,…
 
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  • Resources and Tools for Web Developers

    blackDot.ca
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Looking for resources to help you in your web development field of work? Check out 20 of the […]
  • Typography and Web Design

    blackDot.ca
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    When designing your website an important aspect of the designing process is choosing the right […]
  • Even Small Businesses Need Websites

    blackDot.ca
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
      Smashing Magazines’ Trevan Hetzel makes several good points in the article Selling the Value […]
  • Telling Your Brand Story

    blackDot.ca
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Building your business brand is an important aspect for the success and longevity of your […]
  • 40 Websites for Design Inspiration

    blackDot.ca
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    The articles 20 Inspirational Website Designs and 20 Fantastic Website Designs Using Pastel Color Schemes showcase some awesome websites […]
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  • 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…
  • Best Web Application Development Tips You Will Read This Year

    Ashesh Shah
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Experienced developers will know that building web applications is a more challenging task than designing websites. Designers need to understand in what ways their web application is going to make users life easier while understanding their behavior. Their task lies in making the user experience as visually appealing as possible. However, many designers end up designing what they deem is more acceptable and easier for them than think what is more easier for the users. The best way forward for web application development is to understand what users really want and deliver in accordance with…
  • Fusion Informatics Ltd. Nominated for Indian Leadership Award by All India Achievers Foundation (AIAF), New Delhi.

    Ashesh Shah
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    In a proud moment for Fusion Informatics Ltd., ISO 9001 – 2008 certified web, mobile and software Development Company based in Ahmedabad, India, the All India Achievers Foundation (www.aiaf.org.in), which is based in New Delhi, India, has approved the company based in Ahmedabad, India, the All India Achievers Foundation (www.aiaf.org.in), which is based in New Delhi, India, has approved the company’s name along with CEO Mr. Ashesh D. Shah for the “Indian Leadership Award for Industrial Development” Award, which is presented to achievers on a National basis for…
  • Five Mobile Apps That Everyone in the Iphone App Industry Should Be Using

    Ashesh Shah
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    In today’s world, the iPhone has become the main smart phone of choice in the business and the corporate world. Despite strong competition from Android and other rivals, iPhone continues to maintain an edge over these and maintain its technical and aesthetic superiority in the market. No wonder, among all mobile apps, iPhone apps have become a hot pursuit for avid iPhone users. Hence the iPhone app industry is constantly geared up to satisfy the demand of various iPhone app enthusiasts around the world. Let us discuss five mobile apps that everyone in the iPhone apps industry should be…
  • 10 Quick Tips about Android App

    Ashesh Shah
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Android apps have become very popular owing to the powerful features they offer. Android is the most flexible mobile operating system preferred by developers around the world. The main reason why businesses go for it is its cost-effectiveness. Using this license free software, businesses can bring down their development cost and thus, increase their ROI (Return on Investment).     Now, let’s talk about some of the quick tips that can really enhance your use of android device. Rotation lock is the most useful feature of android. The notification shade has the rotation lock…
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  • What is the difference between Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design?

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Responsive design has become an immensely popular practice on the web, because of its utility for conforming websites to the width of the browser they are viewed on. The differences between the adaptive and responsive website design can be confusing, leading to many people not understanding what adaptive design is, or even understanding either concept. In reality, it’s actually best to use both concepts; in this article, I’ll be discussing the differences between the two and provide some recommendations on their use. So what are the differences between responsive and Adaptive Design? Both…
  • Google Now Giving Search Ranking Boost to HTTPS/SSL Secured Sites

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    If you value your website’s search results on Google, you will likely want to take some action on your website to keep abreast of updates like this one. Google’s Webmaster Central blog recently announced that they will now be giving a minor boost in search ranking to websites that are secured with 2048-bit SSL. Prior to this update, adding SSL to your website really only made sense if you’re handling data that should be encrypted (common examples are websites with user login/registration or e-commerce). Many websites that are already SSL adopters also only use encryption on sensitive…
  • Wordpress vs Joomla vs Drupal - CMS Comparison

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, building a complex website with advanced functionality and the ability to easily manage content required team of technical professionals and a whole lot of spare cash. Web technology advancements in the last decade have simplified the process and made website administration become more accessible to the average Joe over the years. It used to be that building a site was a mysterious and arcane process that required wizardry and burnt offerings to the InterWeb gods. Not so much anymore. With the introduction of content management systems (or CMS),…
  • JoomlaDay Chicago is this Saturday!

    7 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    At Virgo Web Design, we look forward to a few important things every summer in Chicago; warm weather, wearing shorts, the beach, festivals, and JoomlaDay Chicago, to name a few. Well, JoomlaDay Chicago is upon us this Saturday, the 9th. This event attracts Joomla enthusiasts worldwide, and has a jam-packed schedule of speakers talking about Joomla news, tutorials, and advice on best practices. This year, it begins right after the Joomla Developer Conference (also hosted in Chicago) finishes up. The topics covered range from beginner to advanced, so whether you’re new to Joomla or an expert,…
  • Empower Your SEO Campaigns with Effective Blogging

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    It’s become apparent to webmasters, small business owners, and large corporations that blogs are an effective internet marketing avenue. Blogs are an excellent method of pulling traffic to their websites by utilizing well written content that leads into promotions for their products or services. The return that you get from blogging might not be quick, but with time your efforts will pay off. Blogs serve as the most effective platform to market your content and thus their role in search engine optimization of your content i.e. products and services, is huge. Don’t be fooled into thinking…
 
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  • IaaS, PaaS, SaaS – Cloud Computing Services Comparison and Advantages

    Asher Ross
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    In my previous post, I defined and differentiated, How principles of virtualisation can help you to understand cloud computing. I have identified the main cloud services on demand that are Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PasS), the software service -Software as a Service (SaaS). The “3” concept of cloud computing is in […]
  • Reversible USB 3 “Type-C” connector complete, USB group announces

    Ben Stones
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The USB 3.0 Promotor Group, which is responsible for the development of the USB 3 specification, has announced the completion of the next-generation “Type-C” USB 3 connector, which has been designed to bring the USB 3 standard up to date with the evolving changes in the consumer electronics industry. With consumer devices becoming ever more […]
  • The 5 Cyber Attacks that Can Blow Your Mind

    Asher Ross
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:04 am
    Around the world online business threatens by just thinking about a cyber attack on their website or server. Their fear is true because what if you lose all data in the loophole of bits and bytes. The hard work and all dreams will be no more, if an online business is under a cyber attack. For […]
  • Google Will Soon Favour Websites Using HTTPS Connections

    Joshua Hold
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    When visiting a website and you notice that it has the prefix ‘https’ as opposed to ‘http’, of if your browser’s address bar displays a padlock symbol, you are accessing a website that is using an SSL certificate. SSL certificates have long been used by websites processing sensitive information to encrypt the connections between themselves […]
  • How Block Level Data Storage in Cloud Computing Works

    Asher Ross
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Cloud computing and IT demands are directly proportional to each other. To deliver consistency with security in cloud many service providers have started a different experiment with connected network servers to improve demand and deployment model in Cloud computing. Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) […]
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    Raka Creative

  • Instagram for Business: Four Brands To Learn From

    snute@rakacreative.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    With more than 200 million active monthly users and higher rates of engagement than Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook, it's no surprise Instagram has become a powerful social media channel for brands who want to connect with their audience in new ways. As an inbound marketing and digital agency, we're often asked if Instagram is worth the time or effort for busy marketers like you who are already managing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, and lots of other responsibilities. The simple answer is yes. Studies show that brands get higher engagement on Instagram (around 4%) than on any other…
  • Inbound Marketing Blogs: 10 You Should Be Reading

    snute@rakacreative.com
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    As an inbound marketing agency, we need to stay up-to-date with this rapidly-evolving industry. And we know that many of our readers are also looking for more information on inbound marketing. That's why we'd like to provide you with some great inside info and list a few of our favorite inbound marketing blogs. We hope you find something you like. If there are any we're missing, tell us who your favorites are on Twitter: @rakacreative. Raka's Favorite Inbound Marketing Blogs Inbound.org Founded by SEO authority Rand Fishkin of MOZ and inbound marketing godfather Dharmesh Shah of HubSpot, the…
  • Get More Fans to See Your Facebook Posts With This Easy Fix

    snute@rakacreative.com
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Facebook’s ranking algorithm can both help and hinder their users. If a person has hundreds of friends and likes hundreds of pages, Facebook will filter out some of the content. Instead of acting like a Twitter feed, which displays all posts in real time, Facebook will only show the most popular posts. Get More Fans to See Your Posts For brands that are noticing lower reach numbers, this is part of the problem. Over the past two years, Facebook reach numbers have dropped by over 50%. For users, this means potentially missing posts from their friends and companies they like. Users can bypass…
  • Ten Web Design and Just Regular Design Blogs You Should Be Reading

    snute@rakacreative.com
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:28 am
    We all need inspiration at one point or another. Whether it's Monday morning or Friday afternoon, sometimes we need to kickstart our creative juices. With that said, we're here to help! Our web design team has picked some of their favorite blogs for education, inspiration, and procrastination. Are we missing any of your favorites? Hit us up on Twitter. Without further ado... Raka's Favorite Design Blogs codrops Codrops is one of the most popular web design and development blogs out there. The team shares articles, tutorials, the latest industry news, giveaways, and plenty of freebies that…
  • 10 Web Content Writing Tips to Boost Blog Readership: Formatting for Readability

    snute@rakacreative.com
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:34 am
    I don’t read my friend’s blog. It’s not that he doesn’t produce interesting, useful, truly valuable content. It’s not that he forgets to share his posts on social media, or even that he doesn’t use engaging titles. He does all of that. I don’t read my friend’s blog because just looking at a post gives me anxiety. Every page feels daunting, like a challenge to overcome. As a web content writer, one of the biggest and most frequent mistakes I see is also one of the easiest to remedy: formatting for readability. Why Formatting is So Important It’s common knowledge that people…
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  • How To Make Browsers Verify Fetched Resources Content

    Narayan Prusty
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Web technologies like TLS, HSTS and pinned public keys make sure that webpage resources are downloaded from the correct host. But these methods fail to verify if the downloaded resource is manipulated or not. For example, a attacker having access to the resource server can manipulate the resource(make it vulnerable to the app) and this […]
  • Prioritising Downloading Of Webpage Resources

    Narayan Prusty
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    Webpages contain many resources which are not needed until a certain amount of time or else not needed until user actually wants to see it. Delaying the loading of these resources will decrease the page load time. In this post I will show you latest HTML and CSS specification to achieve this desired functionality. HTML5 […]
  • Detecting if CSS property is supported using CSS and JavaScript

    Narayan Prusty
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    In this article I will show you different techniques to detect if a CSS property is supported by browser using CSS and JavaScript. Detecting using CSS3 CSS3 provides @supports condition rule to check if a CSS property is support or not. Let’s see some example of using it Detecting Using JavaScript There are basically two […]
  • Capturing Webcam Image Using JavaScript

    Narayan Prusty
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:47 am
    In getUserMedia article I explained how we can retrieve webcam video using JavaScript. Developers started applying different techniques to retrieve a single frame out of the stream which would result in a captured image. But non of these techniques to capture a image was standard. Therefore a new image capture API was introduced to capture […]
  • Capturing Webcam Video and Microphone Audio Using HTML5

    Narayan Prusty
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    In my article on getUserMedia function I explained how we can capture webcam video and microphone audio stream using JavaScript. Capturing it using JavaScript is useful if you wanted to manipulate the data, create a live chat or just upload a video or audio via AJAX. Now HTML5 provides a way to only capture the […]
 
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • Client Spotlight: Fenner Dunlop

    mona
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    NuRelm is proud to have been chosen by one of the oldest and most respected firms in the conveyor belting industry when they needed to build a new website.  Their requirements included a complex, multi-layered content approval workflow system, an editable distributor database, and a searchable map for their nationwide network of distributors. Fenner Dunlop is a world leading provider of the safest and most complete conveyor systems and services to the mining and industrial sectors, including belt manufacturing and system engineering. The Fenner Dunlop team has always been a highly…
  • Make Awesome Visuals Out of Google Analytics Data

    greg
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Making visuals like this is a quick and easy yet very convincing way to get a client onboard with the direction of their website. Here’s a real example of an existing website that’s a few years old and does not have a mobile or responsive site: Enough said? This website is on track to have more mobile users than desktop users very soon, so it makes sense that they should have a mobile website. On a side note, when using this data, most charts end up looking very similar. You could also make charts for browsers, operating systems, locations and so on. Here’s an explanation of…
  • Uability Testing with Usabilityhub

    greg
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    A friend showed me usabilityhub.com recently; it is a quick way to get some feedback from real users. You can take a random test and receive points which can be used to collect free results on your own tests or, get a paid plan and a set number or results per month. The tests can be custom, include navigation flow, a quick visual glance test or an actual navigation flow test. After seeing results, it is clear that some users have fast fingers or are just clicking randomly to get points.    
  • Your Git Flow Branching Strategy is Easier than ever with Source Tree

    sarah
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Git Flow is a Git workflow that specifies a set of branching strategies and release management techniques to follow within a project setting. There are a number of Git workflows out there, but our team finds Git Flow to be the most useful. To learn more about Git Flow, you can read the guide here. Git Flow is now even easier for your team to utilize! Atlassian’s Source Tree application has integrated Git Flow into it’s application. To get started, create a git repository and connect it to your Source Tree app. With the repo open in Source Tree, you will see a button in the top…
  • A quick Drupal update guide

    anastasia
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    For starters, I use the Drush command-line shell to make my life easier when updating Drupal. If you don’t have it, get it here on Github: https://github.com/drush-ops/drush Once installed on your server, you can run through these steps: Updating Drupal core with drush 1. Backup the site. 2. Put site into maintenance mode by going to Configuration > Development > Maintenance mode. 3. Use the “drush up drupal” command. It will only update Drupal core and not the modules. 4. Check to make sure your permissions are correct. I change permissions in the public_html/ directory by…
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    Techno Center: Essential Materials

  • A Comparative Review on Web Design & Web Development Learning

    Diaspora Infotechno
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Basic Difference between Web Design & Web Development:While the question of Professional Web related job arises in our mind the difference between Web design & Development. The Difference not only lies between Design & Development. In order to understand design & development first have to know “front end & back end Web Work.Let Start from Front End.Front End Development or Web Design:By Front End Design means that portion which you can watch who can directly interact with users. Front End is mainly two types:Front End Designing &    2) Front End…
  • Manage A Unique Video from Online (for Personal Use_Complete Video Description)

    Diaspora Infotechno
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
  • Get Certain Paid Icon Packs for Android Based Smart Phones

    Diaspora Infotechno
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    For Android phone users there are some fantastic paid free icon pack!A surprising topic about android phones is Customization which is not included in other operating systems. I think androids are much popular for this customization facility.We customize androids via different sorts of Launcher or Icon Pack`s.Theses are frequently available on Play-Stores. Some are paid & some-are totally free! So get your favourite paid icon packs & organize your smart phone.Lustre – Icon Pack V2.6.2Completely new icon-pack launched! You can use button-style icon through this icon pack.Some unique…
  • Model Ice Bucket Challenge (Matt Bacak)

    Diaspora Infotechno
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
  • Fan Funnel Techniques (feat. Capture Page - Detailed)

    Diaspora Infotechno
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
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    BootstrapBay

  • The All-Inclusive Guide to Web Typography Best Practices

    Marc Schenker
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Look around the Internet, and note how typography absolutely dominates web design in every aspect. After all, there’s a reason that web design is 95% typography. This makes a world of sense when you think about it. The Internet is all about content, and content means text and words. And that means typography. The smart web designer knows this and will therefore devote a lot of careful thought and deliberation to getting typography right on any site that he’s working on. In his quest to make type both functional and attractive to the reader, he has to consider a bunch of different factors…
  • 4 Simple CSS Transitions to Enhance Your Buttons

    Christopher Gimmer
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Call to actions are one of the most important elements of a website, theme or template. When you think about it, almost every web page is designed with the goal of making the user take action. Incidentally, buttons become one of the most important elements of your web design. So why not dress them up a little bit and add some simple CSS transition effects. In this tutorial, I’ll go over 4 simple CSS transitions you can use to enhance your buttons and add a little flare to your web page. Setting up the Code Within your CSS file, you’re going to add the following CSS code to your…
  • Bootstrap Icon Fonts: 7 Essential Resources

    Christopher Gimmer
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    If you’re using Bootstrap, then you’re most certainly designing responsive layouts. And while responsive design has done wonders for creating mobile friendly web pages, it has also created new issues for designers. One of these issues is the use of icons. The problem with image icons is that they don’t scale well and they’re difficult to manipulate without the help of an image editor. They can also add to the weight of a website and lead to slower load times. The solution? Icon Fonts. Icon fonts are much more scalable and easier to manipulate. As you can see in this…
  • Bootstrap 3 Carousel Tutorial

    Christopher Gimmer
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Bootstrap includes a handy plugin and component for cycling through slider images like a carousel. Sliders can be a great way to feature important content on your website. In the following tutorial, we’ll show you exactly how you can add a carousel to your Bootstrap 3 website. It simply requires some HTML markup and a couple lines of JavaScript if you want to adjust the settings using that method. Screencast Step 1 – Add the HTML Markup The first thing you need to do is copy and paste the following code into your HTML file. You’re encouraged to change the…
  • Take the Pain out of Bootstrap Theming with LESS

    Matt Lambert
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:42 pm
    To many, theming Bootstrap is a dirty word. Some complaints include: the framework is so large that I can’t be bothered, my website will look just like every other Bootstrap website, and it’s easier for me to just do it without a framework. These are all valid arguments if you aren’t organized and using the power of LESS in Bootstrap theming. I’ve put together a system for using LESS to speed up the process and give you a starting place for when you’re designing a new theme. With a little bit of planning, you can really start to leverage the power of Bootstrap.
 
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    Twittstrap

  • Formly for Angular

    twittstrap
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    Formly for Angular is an AngularJS module which has directives to help customize and render JSON based forms. The directive originated from a need to allow our users to create surveys and distribute them easily. Currently we’ve can render the form data from JSON and assign a model to form so we can receive the submitted data. Angular View ProjectView Demo The post Formly for Angular appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • Siimple CSS Grid

    twittstrap
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    Siimple is a 12 column CSS grid with a focus on simplicity, and usability. It has enough features to get you going without weighing you down with too many options. It’s truly a great start for your next website or project. CSS View ProjectView Demo The post Siimple CSS Grid appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • flipgrid.js

    twittstrap
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    flipgrid.js is a simple, content-focused photo gallery inspired by Microsoft’s Metro interface and CSS 3D transitions. CSS View ProjectView Demo The post flipgrid.js appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • Dygraphs AngularJS Directive

    twittstrap
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    This directive adds functionality to the dygraphs library by adding an interactive legend below the graph, and a popover tooltip that follows the mouse. To remove a series from the chart, click on the label. It also resizes the chart to the size of its parent. A LESS style sheet is provided that allows use with Bootstrap themes. Angular Bootstrap View ProjectView Demo The post Dygraphs AngularJS Directive appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • Angularjs form builder

    twittstrap
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    angularjs-form-builder is an Online AngularJS Form Builder tool that lets you create online forms. Build interactive forms just in secs. Angular View ProjectView Demo The post Angularjs form builder appeared first on Twittstrap.
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    Miracle Studios

  • Few Things Which Internet marketing companies Should Adhere to

    administrator
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    In the marketing world seven point rules are a well known fact as it depends on the number of times a customer is exposed to a brand. But these rules can only become possibility if each point carries a positive impression of the brand, and to make the same practically possible is a task of the internet marketing companies.   A good web marketing company is a one who follows all the rules of the marketing most stringently .   However, here are certain points which if implied would sure make the internet marketing company have its share of lead in the online marketing spree:   Make…
  • Role of Android App Developer Specialist in Android Application Development

    administrator
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    Android which is the Operating System from Google happens to own the bulk share of the Smart phone market. In fact, this share is expected to advance exponentially because of the refinement of the operating system in order to deal with the issues of connectivity and compatibility encompassing multiple devices.   There has been exponential growth of Android Application development, particularly in the domain of enterprises. The BYOD policy is being brought by the enterprises to deal with their customers and employees. Both consumers as well as enterprises have chosen Android as their…
  • Jurassic Parking Simulator – Most Scintillating and an Adventurous Android Game

    administrator
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Get back into the vagaries of the time into a most suppurating and hair raising world of dinosaurs. You will be equally stimulated as you enter into their world and amazingly true through your mobile application. Yes! You have guessed it right! It is a Jurassic Park Stimulator, a game conceived and developed by Miracle Studios. It is a game of skill and adventure where your driving skill and your dedicated trail into the world of dinosaurs will count. As soon you entered into the dinosaurs’ world you will feel pulsating movement of your nerves, and your excitement peeking high. You will get…
  • Google announces HTTPS as a Ranking Signal, Know Some of the Real Facts behind It

    administrator
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:23 pm
    In a recent announcement made by Google, it stated that onwards its search ranking algorithm shall consider the sites with HTTPS. Does it mean that now you need to switch to the HTTPS, or is it a mere political repartee and has nothing to do with reality?   What exactly HTTPS is all about?   It is nothing much but a variant of the HTTP but the difference is the extra ‘S’ at the end which stands for security, Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS). The HTTPS adds up an increased layer of security by data encryption.   Normally the websites are accessed by using http://…
  • You would Love to Play AAA Las Vegas Casino Slots HD Our New Android Game

    administrator
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Hello Android Game Lovers,   Happy to  to launched our new game ‘AAA Las Vegas Casino Slots HD.”   Las Vegas is known all over the world for its passion for the Casinos and attracting people towards the slot machines. City offers many Casinos for the fun of socializing, betting and the joy of victory. But are these offline bonanzas to give you that enjoyment you really deserve without any risk to your money or life?   Of course while going to these Casinos you already must have your pockets full of money.   You have to choose among the best machines to claim for…
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    BlogSizzle

  • HTML5 Slider – Revolutionary way to convey information

    Pankaj Chauhan
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    HTML5 is to web designing & web development to what social media is to the internet and online connectivity. The markup language, replaces HTML... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Royalty Free Stock photos – Stock Photography at it’s best

    Pankaj Chauhan
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    It may seem to be a bit of a cliche but it is true that images are worth a thousand words. An art; a representation by itself, images truly help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Enhance User Experience with Amazing Web Icons

    Pankaj Chauhan
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Apart from content and the user interface of a website, if there is something that can distinguish a visually appealing and an interactive website... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Responsive Web Design considering Common Mobile Behaviors

    Pankaj Chauhan
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    A decade back, nobody ever knew that in the next few years, radical technological developments and scientific progresses would occur. Nobody, not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Blazin’ Hydrographics Rolls Out New Look

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Hello World Design is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new logo for Blazin’ Hydrographics. The redesigned Blazin’ Hydrographics logo better represents the company image and their dedication to providing high-quality water-transfer prints. Officially unveiled in August, 2014, the new logo will freshen their web presence, including their website and any future social media channels, as well as marketing material and company business cards. We feel the new logo is an exciting step for the future of the business and hope you enjoy the updated look as much as we do. Feel…
  • Hello World Design Launches Custom Website for Main Street Developers

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Hello World Design is happy to announce the launch of a new custom website for Main Street Developers, a Wisconsin-based company dedicated to the construction and development of quality hotel projects throughout the Midwest. Main Street Developers has considerable experience in the hotel franchise industry and works with investors through the planning, development, construction and operational phases of each hotel project. We designed mainstreethotels.com to reflect the quality of work Main Street Developers pours into their development projects. In addition to giving the website a clean,…
  • Hello World Design Launches Excellent Custom Website for Blazin Hydrographics in Oregon City

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:47 pm
    We are excited to announce the launch of the new custom website for Blazin Hydrographics, a local family-owned company specializing in high-quality, custom printing services. Located in Oregon City, Blazin Hydrographics uses a water transfer printing process, also known as hydrographics or hydro dipping, that is able to apply a custom graphic or pattern to nearly any waterproof material, including wood, plastic, metal, glass and more. The hydrographic process of printing is so aptly named for it involves physically dipping the material in water in order to apply the graphic or design. This…
  • Hello World Design Goes Green

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    At Hello World Design, we're stepping up our efforts to lower our carbon footprint and offer greener, environmentally friendly Web hosting services to our clients. Designing and hosting websites, just like any other business, can generate an outstanding amount of carbon dioxide. That is why we decided to do our part to neutralize our emissions. Through recent efforts, Hello World Design has earned the official status of a Green Certified Web Site by greencertifiedweb.org, an international advocate for green business standards. We started by conserving the resources we use, which is considered…
  • Hello World Design Receives 2014 Best of Portland Award

    6 Jun 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Hello World Design is excited to announce that we've been selected for the 2014 Best of Portland Award in the Website Designer category by the Portland Award Program. This is the second year in a row that Hello World Design has received this honor. The Portland Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Portland area. Recognition is given to companies that demonstrate the ability to use best business practices and implemented programs to generate a competitive advantage and long-term value. The Portland Award…
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    techtic.com

  • Quick Start Package Joomla

    Nisarg J Mehta
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    What is Quickstart? Quick Start Package is fully functional Joomla package which contains CMS, modules, selected templates and plugins with the configurations and the data that is used in the demo website. The sample data can also be personalized based on the template in quick start package and is different from the default Joomla! 3.x (2.5.x) package. It is not possible to install the Quickstart package inside an existing Joomla installation via the Extension Manager, because the Quickstart also includes the Joomla! CMS. This package is strictly for use with a new Joomla! installation to…
  • CSS3 Transitions | Transforms | Animations

    Nisarg J Mehta
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Webbing Wednesdays Week #11 CSS3 Transforms With the help of CSS3 transform, one can move, scale, turn, spin, and stretch elements easily. We can also change shape, size and position of an element. On the other hand, we can transform our elements using 2D or 3D transformation. Numbers followed by -ms-, -webkit-, -moz-, or -o- specifies the first version that worked with prefix. CSS3 2D Transforms 2D transform methods translate() : -ms-transform: translate(50px,100px); With translate() method, the element moves from its current position, depending on the parameters given for the left (X-axis)…
  • 10 Tips for Building a Secure PHP Application

    Nisarg J Mehta
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Webbing Wednesdays Week #10 Tip 1: Use Proper Error Reporting/Error Handling The development process of the application can become very cumbersome when the errors are not handled properly. In other words if there are no error reports enabled then identifying the minor mistakes like spell checks, incorrect functions usage and many more mistakes can become very difficult. It is a great practice to enable error reporting before even starting the development process. Once the website goes live, just hide error reporting from displaying. Set Below Code in PHP.ini file. Log_errors = On…
  • Architecture of API (Application Programming Interface )

    Nisarg J Mehta
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Webbing Wednesdays Week #9 This webbing Wednesday, Techtic Solutions have come up with another interesting topic of API. Well, lot of times, working on the website, or rather bridging the website with some other source of information or bridging the website with some other website requires some sort of a interfact between the two. Website works on an application layer of the IP Protocol and hence the application programming interface is a necessity for such requirements. We call them API in regular terms. This is the simplest and most generic definition of any API. Going into the depth of API…
  • WordPress Theme Development Basics

    Nisarg J Mehta
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Webbing Wednesdays Week #8 WordPress has evolved to one of the highest installed CMS at this point. The popularity of this CMS has achieved the highest levels of success. It is very important to understand how the CMS works and how one should be building the website on WordPress. WordPress has something called theme, where the website design and CSS and all the functional and cosmetic changes are gathered. The article will start form the introduction of the themes till the development of the theme in few basic steps. Introduction WordPress Themes reside in the subdirectories of WordPress…
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    Web Code Tools :: Blog

  • Useless (well, could be useful), but fun CSS3 animations #1 – Bouncing Goo

    Jason
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    This is a simple animation of what looks like “bouncing goo.” It uses 2 simple animations (horizontal move and rotation).
  • Easy Fixed Navigation Tutorial

    Jason
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Fixed navigations are great to always keep the navigations links in view. This is a simple and easy way for creating a fixed navigation. JSFiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/DehF6/2/
  • My favourite way of using RGBA colors: Buttons and Links

    Jason
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Instead of having one solid colour for your buttons, why not match the colour to whatever background is behind it? Here’s an example. JSFiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/EL5Uz/
  • Website Code Generators

    Jason
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Today, there are over 500 million live websites on the internet, and almost every one of them uses HTML and CSS as their main styling languages. This is why I created webcodetools.com. Webcodetools.com has HTML5, CSS3, Meta Tags and Microdata generators (and more coming in the future) to help anyone create a modern website. Preview your code live, and copy-paste it into your site’s code. HTML (HyperText Markup Language) Markup language used to create web pages. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Style language used to add style to HTML. Meta Tags Meta tags provide basic metadata about web…
 
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    Aussie IT Group | Web Designer & Developer; Mobile App Development Company, Digital Design Agency in Sydney, Australia

  • 4 ways to create richer web experiences

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    I’d like to talk about where the Web is headed in this article; many of the features I’ll cover may have limited support, so it is important to use resources like caniuse.com which has a robust list of features and charts specifying where they are supported. Let’s take a dive into the four ways you can enhance your site: 1.    CSS: CSS is the styling language for our documents; we tend to think of this in simple terms like changing font size or color, but it is becoming increasingly powerful with features like transforms and animations. We’re also getting new features to make it…
  • How to run Windows on Mac?

    admin
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Mac is one of the biggest players in computer world but still Windows is dominant operating system. Mac and Windows are rival to each other from the beginning and every user who uses their system has their own points for advantages and drawbacks. Mac provides its own hardware unlike windows which is just software. So especially for Mac users there comes certain time when they need windows operating system to run specific program or application which have no alternative for Mac. There are different ways to run Windows over Mac which we can apply as per our needs. If we just want to run few…
  • Some cool hidden Google features, you may not have heard of!

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Internet giant Google has build lots of hidden features embedding with its Search engine for handy information . This features are directly integrated to Google search engine and other services like google map, Google API. 1. Google timer Now onwards you don’t need any device to set timer for your task, simply type ‘timer’ on Google and set the time and hit start, similar to other time it makes beep sound after timer is completed. It is the handy tools recently released by Google. 2. Calculator Google’s calculator is now more powerful with complex calculation features, Apart from…
  • 5 simple tips for making an appealing wordpress blog

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    So how do you make your Blog more attractive? Well WordPress can give you some advantages in making an appealing WordPress Blog. One of the great things about WordPress is its Versatility, meaning it’s relatively easy to get the look that best suits the subject of your blog. And if you know some basic programming, the possibilities are almost endless. Here are 5 tips you can follow and even inexperienced blogger can use it to make their blog beautiful, attracting loyal readership in the process. 1. Choosing an appropriate Templates: There are so many great-looking templates in the net to…
  • Best university of Australia -In terms of webpage speed

    admin
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Australia is developed country as well as world’s 12th largest economy. With adult literacy rate as high as 99%, Australia have many universities. Many Australian Universities are ranked in top orders in the list of best universities around the world. The first and oldest university of Australia named “university of Sydney” was founded on 1850 followed by “University of Melbourne” three years later. Here, we have listed 10 very popular universities of Australia comparing their website speed. The list is arranged with university having good webpage speed on top to the university…
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    Fresh Tilled Soil » Blog

  • Digital Design Leadership: Karim Marucchi

    Richard Banfield
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Meet Karim Marucchi, CEO of Crowd Favorite and experienced business leader. In this interview, he shares the unique experiences that contributed to his position as a digital design leader and gives advice about keeping team interactions as human as possible, despite working in a digital agency. CEO of Crowd Favorite and Velomedia, Karim Marrucchi, talks about his journey to leadership and the importance of face to face team interaction within a digital agency.    Karim Marucchi: Hi, I’m Karim Marucchi. I help around Crowd Favorite. We do enterprise size Word Press and Open Source site…
  • Designing Authentication

    Steve Hickey
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Today on The Dirt we take a look at the act of authentication and the ability (or complete inability) to balance security and identification needs with a great user experience. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/116-designing-authentication.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Dropbox: Building Dropbox’s New User Experience for Mobile, Part 1 Dropbox: The Tech Behind Dropbox’s New User Experience on Mobile, Part 2 User Onboarding: Mailbox for Mac Techcrunch: Apple Uses Bluetooth LE To…
  • Product Managers vs. Project Managers

    Richard Banfield
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    There’s an ongoing confusion as to the difference between Product Management and Project Management. Let’s try clear this up once and for all. Jonathan Snook’s recent post about product management got me rethinking an issue we have dealt with in the past. Providing product teams with leadership and guidance is something that a lot of companies struggle with. So let’s get this straight right upfront: Product Management, especially the Product Director role, is different from Project Management. If you’re building a software product you need both a Product Manager…
  • Digital Design Leadership: Matt Bertulli

    Richard Banfield
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Matt Bertulli is familiar with facing and embracing the unknowns of business. Describing himself as “loosey goosey,” the CEO and Co-Founder of Demac Media takes a specialized approach to digital design by focusing on building digital commerce platforms for retailers. In this interview, he discusses all the ins and outs of his leadership style, as well as his striking ability to confidently face the unknown. Co-Founder and CEO of Demac Media, Matt Bertulli, discusses the future of designing a digital commerce user experience and the challenges of creating a united team. - So, my…
  • Meet Corkscrew: A Responsive Framework for Coded Style Guides

    Tim Wright
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    A few months ago we made the decision to have coded style guides become a standard deliverable for all projects at Fresh Tilled Soil. Each style guide provided such high value to our clients that we wanted to develop a system to standardize a portion of the development process. This led us down the path of creating a framework we call: Corkscrew. Corkscrew had a quiet public release about a month ago on Github. Since then, we’ve been getting great feedback from the community and have continued to use it on many of our client projects (fine tuning it each time). It has…
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    Outside The Jar

  • Attn. Designers: Get Beautiful Iconsets For $0 With These 6 Must-Have Bookmarks

    Jonathan Vella
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    Using iconography has become extremely common when building user interfaces. Depending on what type of interface you are building, icons can help in different ways: They can provide a visual aid which helps users find what they’re looking for more quickly. They can replace text altogether (only when using very obvious icons) which cleans up the interface and makes it easier to scan. They can help to create a more consistent experience across the various sections of your interface. Icons, however, are very subjective and when using icons which aren’t very common, it can easily…
  • We Analysed The Homepages Of 20 Awesome Startups And Here Is What We Learnt

    Marc von Brockdorff
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Your startup’s homepage or landing page may be the one most important page of your site. Think of it as an empty canvas which you, as a business owner or web designer, can use to engage your first-time visitors. Primarily, your homepage’s job is to explain what your product or service is all about. But of course, it needs to do much more. It needs to provide your visitors with re-assurance that you are trustworthy, reliable and real. It needs to tell your visitor where to go next. It needs to provide enough information to keep your visitors from pressing the back button. And…
  • 8 Skills You Need to Become a UX Design Rockstar

    Dr. David Darmanin
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    If you are expecting this to be a list of tools, devices or platforms then be prepared to be disappointed! Being a rockstar at UX design means that you can deliver bankable and measurable results with your work… not eye-candy that impresses your friends and colleagues. So understandably, I chose to base this list on what I have learnt from seeing UX specialists at work on hundreds of projects, split tests and experiments. Mastering these 8 skills might not be a simple feat – but the returns of achieving this will be worth the while. Every competitive organisation will pay…
  • A 5 Minute Guide To Cloud Hosting For Startups And Web Designers

    Erik Näslund
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Cloud hosting is used by almost everyone today, ranging from the newest startup companies to some of the biggest players in the industry (Pinterest, Airbnb and Netflix all run on publicly available clouds). Before the advent of cloud hosting, you had to buy or rent your servers and manage them yourself. This is still a viable approach if you have very specific needs, but for most use cases the cloud works remarkably well…however not without a couple of caveats. Multitenancy, Virtualization and Over-Provisioning What you need to know before you start using Cloud Hosting Multitenancy is…
  • 5 UX Mistakes That Will Make Your Visitors Click The ‘Back’ Button

    Jonathan Vella
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    The very basis of UX Design is effective qualitative user research which is for the most part not achieved by reading – it’s achieved by asking the right questions. When it comes to UX mistakes, more often than not it’s the habits and processes we ourselves dictate that lead to a bad user experience. Let’s explore some of the mistakes which might be easy to overlook but can have big negative consequences for your website. 1 • Redesigning for the sake of redesigning It’s not a rarity that a company or a team decides they want to redo a website or a section of…
 
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    We Build Design

  • 25% discount on a SketchCasts membership for life

    Tanvir Hasan
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Get access to not only our whole back catalog but a new video tutorial screencast every week Offer Details Over at SketchCasts HQ we produce three to four screencasts a month covering all about our favourite design tool in a very informal and friendly tone. From beginner to advanced, the range of topics tries to please and offer value to any kind of member. The most popular topics includes introducing Sketch and it’s features, tutorials on how to create a website and an app mockup, and mastering all of the vector tools. If we didn’t covered a topic that you want yet, just send…
  • 60 days of GetResponse free

    Tanvir Hasan
    3 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    Check out this extended free trial, only on Treehouse, and try the world’s easiest email marketing tool Offer Details With more than 350,000 active customers and award winning customer service, GetResponse gives you powerful, yet easy to use tools so you can create, test, and track your campaigns for maximum results. Try GetResponse for 60 days FREE which is normally 30 days trial. No credit card required. How to Apply Snag your perk by visiting http://www.getresponse.com/treehouse and following the instructions. Thanks for reading! This deal is powered by teamtreehouse.com The post…
  • 5 Ways Hostgator Can Save You Money and Time While Hosting Your Website

    Tanvir Hasan
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    My clients often ask which company I would recommend as the best hosting service for their domains, and 100% of the time I refer them over to Hostgator.  Over the course of several years I have tried various different hosting services, and while many of them have their strengths and weaknesses, I’ve found Hostgator to be the best value for my clients’ money. Some of the reasons I have referred my clients over to Hostgator are: Unlimited features – With the right plan, domains, disk-space, bandwidth and a host of other FREE features are included, keeping your costs relatively…
  • 30% off the Resumonk Premium Plan

    Tanvir Hasan
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Create a beautiful & professional résumé in minutes. Stand out from the crowd & get hired faster Offer Details Resumonk is an online resume builder that helps users in creating a beautiful & elegant resume quickly. A well made resume presents you as an organized and thoughtful individual with an eye for detail. You can use Resumonk to multiply your chances of landing your dream job! As a Treehouse student, you get a 30% discount on Resumonk’s Premium Plan. It lets you create & manage multiple resumes and gives you access to premium templates. You can download the…
  • The FCC Revolving Door vs. The Open Internet

    Tanvir Hasan
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    For a detailed look at how the United States’ Federal Communication Commission’s (“FCC”) revolving door has been hurting the free and Open Internet view that info-graphic below. The FCC has a long history of employing former cable and telecom lobbyists and executives. This “revolving door” phenomenon has posed significant conflicts of interest in the past, from the controversial changes enacted to media ownership rules in 2003, the Comcast – NBC merger in 2011, and now this most recent Net Neutrality debacle. In May of 2014, the FCC made a historic…
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    RapidWebLaunch Blog

  • Best Tweets of the Week – August 29, 2014

    Patrick Antinozzi
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the (past 2) week(s): Emmy’s, ice buckets, and Fox news, oh my! They had to have planned this. EA Sports is releasing NHL 15 soon, and it looks like they may have some polishing to do. Does her mother know she goes […]
  • The Best and Worst Times to Tweet, Share, Pin and Post [Infographic]

    Patrick Antinozzi
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ever wonder if people are seeing your social media posts? Why you’re getting such a low engagement? Is it truly because no one cares about how many times little Timmy crawled across the room? (Probably, but that’s not the point right now) Knowing what time people are likely scrolling through their social media feeds is […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week – August 15, 2014

    Patrick Antinozzi
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the week: It was difficult finding a good amount of fun tweets this week. With Twitter being taken over by the shooting of Mike Brown and the aftermath of it in Ferguson, MI, not many people were in the mood for jokes. […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week – August 8, 2014

    Patrick Antinozzi
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the (past 2) week(s)!       I got food poisoning last weekend and puked my guts out in a porta potty at Osheaga. I can’t imagine having the energy and will power to throw a touchdown right after. Well done sir. […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week – July 25, 2014

    Patrick Antinozzi
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the week: NEW BATMAN Astronauts tweeting from space was a great idea. I wonder how long it takes for people like this to realize they’ve become internet famous? The Commonwealth Games kicked off this week in Glasgow, Scotland. The Falkland Islands, as […]
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  • Understanding The Risks & Limitations of Social Media

    damatrix
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    Social media can be a wonderful way to spread the word about your business, products and services. It is certainly recommended to use the relevant social media platforms that will most suit your target market: Pinterest for stay at home mums, Twitter for short burst messages, and so forth. Social media marketing can be great […]
  • Benefits of a Bespoke Web design

    damatrix
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    Web design is a tricky business to be involved in. Everyone thinks they have a nephew somewhere who can knock out a web site in his spare time in a couple of hours. It’s easy, isn’t it? Getting What You Pay For As some people soon discover who choose to go this route, the nephew […]
  • Differences Between Different Types Of Hosting

    damatrix
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Web hosting is a business that has many different plans for many classes of customer from the personal blog to the SME or conglomerate. Sometimes for security reasons a company will run their own servers, manage their own systems and keep everything internal. However, this ties up a considerable amount of working capital and can […]
  • How Clients & Web Designers Work Together Harmoniously

    damatrix
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    When a prospective client first approaches Off The Peg Design to discuss their web design or promotional needs little do they know the journey they will go on and where it will take them. It is often the case that a prospective client will think that they are handing off the web design or marketing […]
  • Google’s Pigeon update

    damatrix
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    Anyone used to the regular stream of Google search algorithm updates will not be surprised to learn that there’s been another one on the July 24th. What has been unusual is that Google did not expressly announce its release as was previously the case with other updates like Penguin and Panda. The update is real […]
 
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    Om Web Technologies

  • Website Redesigning – Keep Your Customers In Mind

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Website Redesigning – Keep Your Customers In Mind Website owners, in the present times, know what it takes to make their presence feel online. Loading time, outlook and functionality are some of the prime parameters that have given a new definition to website designing and development. Website […]
  • The Importance of Maintaining Your Website

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    The Significance of Website Maintenance Services The role of website maintenance cannot be sidelined if you are running an online business. The success of website to a great extent depends on how well website is maintained. If you are looking for Website Maintenance Services then simply run […]
  • Css Hack for Safari or IE Browser

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Css Hack for Safari or IE Browser In the current situation it’s a challenging task for the web developers to build websites which is compatible with different and popular browsers available (like IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari etc…) While working on one of my projects I faced a problem where Safari […]
  • A Sneak-Peek into PSD to WordPress Conversion

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    A Sneak-Peek into PSD to WordPress Conversion You cannot even imagine a day without having an access to the World Wide Web. The success of website is entirely dependent to the extent it is able to catch the fancy of customers.  Most of the web designers spread […]
  • Tips For Choosing Best Website Designing Company

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Tips For Choosing Best Website Designing Company People wishing to design a website should hire the services of the best designer as the Web design India companies have some of the best IT experts worldwide. However, it is difficult to figure which one to choose. Certain tips […]
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    Vontainment

  • New Online Marketing Ads

    Vontainment
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Check out the new ads we created for furryfriendsclub.com. These ads are to be run on blogs and facebook to help drive traffic to a new monthly box subscription service.Online advertising, also called Online Marketing, Digital Marketing or Internet advertising, is a form of marketing and advertising which uses the Internet to deliver promotional marketing messages to consumers. It includes email marketing, search engine marketing (SEM), social media marketing, many types of display advertising (including web banner advertising), and mobile advertising. Like other advertising media, online…
  • The Power Of Backlinks

    Vontainment
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    As an Internet Marketer you want to accumulate as many links as you can to your website/blog so that it appears to be an authority on the topic for the online search engines. Online search engine website traffic is taken into consideration by numerous to be “complimentary” traffic. It’s not like pay per click (PPC) or other types of website traffic where you are paying for individuals to visit your site. Anybody that discovers you through an online search engine is actually a free of cost site visitor! And if they buy from you, subsequently that indicates they are complimentary money…
  • SEO Trends

    Vontainment
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    1. Google Authorship is rising in importanceMore business owners are realizing the importance of Google Authorship and are taking Author Rank more seriously; as they should, particularly since Google has confirmed they do use a form of Author Rank – at least in terms of ranking in-depth articles.The end of 2013 saw Google reducing authorship snippets by 15% in an effort to increase clickthroughs to only the highest quality content. This has meant an overall reduction in the total number of search results being accompanied by authorship info, and increased competition among authors.We’re…
  • Social Media Trends

    Vontainment
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    At the beginning of every year, thought leaders, businesses and analysts make predictions as to what social media trends will emerge and rule over the next 12 months. Often a few of these predictions hold true, but many peter out along the way.In 2014, new technologies, wearable tech and anonymous apps have been the talk of the social media world. All the while, the following 5 social media trends have been sticking around in the background and making a huge impact on social media for business. The social media landscape is evolving rapidly, and therefore, your social media marketing strategy…
  • New Web Design Trends

    Vontainment
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    There are always new trends in web design, it is a constantly evolving field. What web design trends do you think we’ll see in 2014? I’m betting on more simplicity, more cleanliness, and more focus on smaller screen sizes, among other things. In a world existing increasingly online, web design is increasing in importance. But as the rate of development increases, staying ahead of the curve is essential to standing out from the crowd. From adaptive designs, to large-format media, to simplified experiences, 2014 promises to be a year of changes; changes you can, and should,…
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  • 4 Awesome User Acquisition Techniques

    Superdense
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    More likely than not, the method you used to draw in your first customer won’t be effective in capturing your hundredth or thousandth.   In order to efficiently uncover what user acquisition techniques work best for your brand, product, and/or service, you’ll need to try out a bunch of different approaches. And once you find one that works, well, you’ll still need to keep trying out other possibilities. Methods get tired and need to be updated frequently to continue to attract new business. A diverse approach also means a more diverse user base.   Although testing…
  • Growth Hacking Roundup 8 / 28 / 14

    Superdense
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    This is Uber’s Playbook for Sabotaging Lyft Uber continues to play dirty with Operation SLOG. Read more at The Verge Facebook Takes Steps Against ‘Click Bait’ Articles Say goodbye to that “13 Reasons Why You Will Fall In Love with This Baby Hedgehog” post…on Facebook at least. Read more at The New York Times Predictive Marketing Without Data is Like a Ferrari Without Fuel. Here’s How to Gas Up Rev your data engines! Read more at VentureBeat 6 Ways to Uncover Profitable Long Tail Keywords Long Tail = Big Influence. Read more at SEMRush How to Hack Your…
  • Web Design Roundup 8 / 26 / 14

    Superdense
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Apple’s Biggest Design Crime Apple has turned the simple shift key into an exhilarating game of guess and check. Read more at Co.Design Top 10 iPad Apps for Graphic Designers and Creatives Put the ‘Pad’ back in your iPad. Read more at Web Design Ledger Usability Testing: What You Can Learn from Just Two Tests Two tests to a better product. Read more at Betterment Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Users: Lessons Learned From My High-School Teachers Maybe all those algebra classes will finally pay off. Read more at Smashing Magazine Dig Into the Web’s Text With Font-Identifying…
  • Growth Hacking Roundup 8/21/14

    Superdense
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The Bartender’s Guide to Content Marketing Convince your boss to change your title to ‘Content Mixologist’. Read more at SEMRush 16 Explosive Content Promotion Strategies Everything you need to start totally blowing up. Read more at Robbie Richards Take Your Event Beyond Its Venue: 4 Content Marketing Ideas There’s a great big world out there – start exploring! Read more at Content Marketing Institute How We Buy vs. How We Date: They’re More Similar Than You Think Put all that Tinder time to good use. Read more at HubSpot How To Use Images To Instantly…
  • 10 Lessons in Growth Hacking from Nathan For You

    Superdense
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    “Products that get users to do behave strangely always stand out.” – Ryan Hoover   Even if you’ve never heard of or watched the show, you probably know of some of the products of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You. Take, for example, the now-infamous Dumb Starbucks, a coffee shop that popped up in an L.A. strip mall offering drinks like a ‘Dumb Caramel Frappuccino’ and a ‘Dumb Soy Mocha Latte.’ If that doesn’t sound familiar, maybe this viral video of a ‘hero pig’ rescuing a goat from drowning in a lake at a petting zoo will spark your memory.   Both of these…
 
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    My Weebly Tricks

  • Author's Pick #6 - You Could Have Made Exiting Visitors Your Subscribers

    Domingo Tambasacan
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Meanwhile, I was reading Social Triggers, one of my favorite sites. Know that, every web owner does not only need to know how to design their own site but should know something about “getting... Read More by clicking the Post Title
  • Weebly Tricks #70 - Samsung Grid Loading Effects

    Domingo Tambasacan
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Perfect for image gallery sites, here comes a tutorial suited for you. Made by Mary Lou of Codrops is a recreation of Samsung loading grid effect which can be seen at Samsung Corporate Design Center.... Read More by clicking the Post Title
  • Author's Pick #5 - The Power of your Weebly Footer Code Box

    Domingo Tambasacan
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Did you know that your site's footer is as powerful as your header? Free accounts? No problem, this is for all. On my latest tutorials, I am already using my footer for our JavaScript codes. That's... Read More by clicking the Post Title
  • Weebly Tricks #69 - Advance Way of Editing your Weebly Background

    Domingo Tambasacan
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Today, I would like to discuss about our website background. We will try to identify all of its possible parts that can be changed. Also, I will talk a little about background types and of course the... Read More by clicking the Post Title
  • Weebly Tricks #68 - Multi-Item Slider for Your Products

    Domingo Tambasacan
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Everybody is talking about e-commerce out there so I guess it's time to post something for our products online. Most Weebly users are after the "store" rather than blogging. Still, it might be better... Read More by clicking the Post Title
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    Internet Creation Blog

  • How To Promote Your Business Via Blogging

    Internet Creation
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    The steady rise in blog popularity coincides with the prevalence of the Internet in recent years. People can now access the World Wide Web more than ever before from a variety of devices locally or on the go. Consequently, individuals now have a great amount of control on what they and others read or share in the public domain. […]
  • Why Would I Require Someone To Write Content For My Website?

    Internet Creation
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    Good copywriting is an important asset to any business considering that stand-alone sales pages can no longer be considered enough to generate conversions in twenty-first century marketing. It doesn’t matter how great your products and/or services are if you can’t relay them to customers in a powerful and compelling manner. Consequently, the decision to hire a copywriter or […]
  • What Are Cookies & How Does It Affect Me?

    Internet Creation
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    A web or http cookie is a small piece of text or information sent from a website and stored locally in a user’s web browser whilst surfing the Internet. Generated by a web server, a typical cookie functions like “a web user’s identity card” which stores data relating to the user’s online browsing activities such as registering on a website or using a shopping […]
  • Google My Business: A Review

    Internet Creation
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:41 am
    The introduction of Google My Business allow businesses to connect directly with customers on Search, Maps or Google+ on the go. This is very important considering how difficult it is to find and keep loyal customers. Although, Google has tried similar features in the past, current users of  Places for Business, Google Local, and the Google+ Dashboard can […]
  • 10 Key Facts About The New .UK Domain Extension

    Internet Creation
    11 Jun 2014 | 3:01 am
    Following Nominet’s recent introduction of the .UK domain name extension, there has been some confusion on the repercussions, if any, for businesses particularly those that already have a .co.uk domain name. In light of this situation, today’s article will highlight 10 key facts that you need to know about the new .UK domain and help […]
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    Denver Website Development | Web Design | Mobile App Design & Development | Logos & Branding | Revive Design Studios

  • Do you need a Brand, Identity, or Logo?

    reviveadmin
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    You may very well need a logo, but did you also know there’s business identity and branding? There are definitely some differences between a brand, identity, and a logo. In this article, I’m hoping to help you make that decision for your business. For starters, what exactly is a logo? Logos A logo is really Read More The post Do you need a Brand, Identity, or Logo? appeared first on Denver Website Development | Web Design | Mobile App Design & Development | Logos & Branding | Revive Design Studios.
  • What is Responsive Design?

    reviveadmin
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Responsive Design This is a method of designing and developing websites to be easy-to-use and read across all screen (browser) sizes. Technically, it means that the HTML of a website stay’s the same but the CSS changes based on the width of the browser using CSS Media Queries. For an example of how a responsive Read More The post What is Responsive Design? appeared first on Denver Website Development | Web Design | Mobile App Design & Development | Logos & Branding | Revive Design Studios.
  • Getting Started with SEO

    reviveadmin
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve made your business website. Congrats! Now, people will know to go to it, right? …Not exactly. Just like people don’t automatically know when you create a new (and obviously awesome) product, they don’t know when you’ve created a new website. In addition, people have very short attention spans on the web. So how do you get Read More The post Getting Started with SEO appeared first on Denver Website Development | Web Design | Mobile App Design & Development | Logos & Branding | Revive Design Studios.
  • Photo Resolutions for the Web

    reviveadmin
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Image resolution is a pretty in-depth topic. In order to answer some common questions I receive about web images, I’m only going to cover the very basic aspects of it. If you’re also interested in more in-depth material, please let me know in the comments below. What is image resolution? Image resolution, in the most basic terms, Read More The post Photo Resolutions for the Web appeared first on Denver Website Development | Web Design | Mobile App Design & Development | Logos & Branding | Revive Design Studios.
  • Using Gmail SMTP on GoDaddy’s Virtual Private Servers

    breahnag
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Blog Post Update: SMTP connect() failed Update made on August 29, 2014 After several months of this working, the contact form I was using on my client’s GoDaddy installation stopped working. I would see that the contact form submitted as the information was logged within the backend of WordPress. However, the client would never receive the Read More The post Using Gmail SMTP on GoDaddy’s Virtual Private Servers appeared first on Denver Website Development | Web Design | Mobile App Design & Development | Logos & Branding | Revive Design Studios.
 
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    FasterThemes Blog

  • Powerful WordPress Plugins which you need in this era of Social Media

    fasterthemes
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The web development tool WordPress’s core was designed to be lightweight in order to provide maximum flexibility while reducing code bloat and so it may not offer much of the fancy functionalities. Plugins are added on top of the WordPress software to provide additional custom features and functions that users can utilize to build their websites according to their specific needs. We are currently in an era where social media services are very popular and are the biggest source of web traffic after search engines with Twitter, Facebook and Google+ being very popular. Although…
  • Top 10 MUST have WordPress Plugins!

    Sonnie Abdalla
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Is it possible to have a nice interactive, well secured and optimized WordPress Website? YES, it is! That is a question that one of my clients that had been using the Joomla platform in his Website posed. You might have stumbled upon the same question as a Designer too, but for those that have a tough call on making a decision on the platform to choose, WordPress is the most convenient of them all. This is because of the Plugins available that aid in making your Website secure, optimized and interactive to the users. There are very many Plugins to include in your Website to add to its…
  • Importance of SEO and Security Plugins in your WordPress Based Website

    Sonnie Abdalla
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    It’s no secret that having a secure and well optimized website is the key to a successful online business today. Optimization, when performed correctly, allows potential customers to easily locate the site. But, it will only be trusted if it’s secure. A good hosting server would normally be enough, but a completely secure site goes a long way in providing that extra reassurance. With a quality SEO plugin, webmasters are able to plan their campaigns with ease and make demanded adjustments whenever it is deemed necessary. Security is arguably equally important as SEO in order to avoid…
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    Denis Bouquet - Freelance web developer in London

  • Where designers can learn code

    denis
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Lots of the designers I work with are up to learn at least basic in code. So here are a few website to help beginners starting learning code. Learn web development dash.generalassemb.ly - Dash teaches HTML, CSS, and Javascript through fun projects you can do in your browser codecademy - Interactive courses on how to program   Learn code on tutoriel platforms team8.fr/tutoriel   I will update this list from time to time The post Where designers can learn code appeared first on Denis Bouquet - Freelance web developer in London.
  • Save money, claim expenses through your limited company

    denis
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    I am running my company for more more than a year now and I only learn a couple of weeks ago some useful tricks about “claiming expenses through your limited company”. I am always very careful about what put as an expense or not and recently I went to a very interesting talk about taxes for small business in UK. The law is not always very clear about those and there is things you need to know. Start by reading this help section about expenses (it’s from inniaccount website) Claim expense - occasional working from home “From April 2012 HMRC allow a flat rate…
  • Web optimisation tools for your website

    denis
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Just I few web optimisation tools you can use to have good performance on your website. Check what is missing Speed test. Check the speed of your website with pingdom.com/fpt/ (or network tab in web developer tool) Metatag - metatag-analyzer Code optimisation Compress you css and javascript with grunt Image optimisation Compress JPG and PNG images. The photoshop saving for the web is not as good as that online tool: compresspng.com Use sprites. zerosprites.com is a sprite generator tool. Drag and drop your images to create a single sprite image and reduce server request. SEO…
  • Front-end resources I use all the time

    denis
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    List of web tools I use all the time. Just some good front-end resources for web developers. JS repositories, code generator, placeholder… Javascript plugins JS animation elocity.js, have you heard of transit? Well, velocity is supposed to be even better. jQuery plugins Unheap, a thousand of nice plugins classified in categories jsdb.io “best” JavaScript libraries, frameworks, and plugins Short piece of code generator Css3generator - CSS3 classics Webcodetools - CSS3, HTML5, Meta tags, Facebook open graph, Twitter card Testing tool Caniuse - check the browser…
  • CSS target chrome and safari only / Firefox only without plugins

    denis
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    CSS target Chrome and Safari only /* Webkit browser engine: Safari and Chrome */ @media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:0) { ... } Useful for form inputs and dropdown styling as IE and Firefox are a bit less flexible on that… CSS target Firefox only @-moz-document url-prefix() { ... } The post CSS target chrome and safari only / Firefox only without plugins appeared first on Denis Bouquet - Freelance web developer in London.
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    LaCroix Design Co.

  • Announcing Our New Monthly Newsletter

    James LaCroix
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    With our inaugural issue nearly complete and subsequent monthly issues already in the works, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new email newsletter. Our first issue will be sent out at the beginning of September and we will be regularly creating original content each month. The format will allow us to approach concepts that do not necessarily fit within the structure of our blog or case studies. This will include a behind the scenes look at what we have been building to inspire new ideas and provide benefit to your business. With these curated briefings, we hope to give readers…
  • Lessons Learned From Working Remotely

    James LaCroix
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    From day one, my business has been a laboratory for experimentation. My time spent working in the music industry piqued my interest in entrepreneurship and small business ventures, but I initially knew very little about running a design studio. With no previous experience as a design employee, my company was a blank canvas for how a design studio could be run. Of course, this has resulted in plenty of mistakes and hard lessons but over time, I’ve continually welcomed the opportunity to experiment with all aspects of the business. In the same manner that we use design thinking to deliver…
  • Keeping Workplace Morale High

    James LaCroix
    29 May 2014 | 2:30 pm
    We love designing and developing for the web. However, there are those rare times when even things that we are passionate about start to feel like hard work. It is for these times that we have recruited the smallest member of our team. Named after a popular United States soccer star, Dempsey is tasked with keeping the workplace morale high. She often accomplishes this by launching herself into laps, engaging workers in playful activities or performing hilarious antics. While not condoned in some workplaces, Dempsey is also known to dish out quite gratuitous displays of affection. In addition…
  • Signal Tower Interview

    James LaCroix
    28 May 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A little less that a year ago, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Sam Solomon. Sam runs a fantastic site, Signal Tower, where he interviews various entrepreneurs. I recently realized that we had never shared this interview on the LaCroix Design Co. blog so with the recent launch of our new site, this seemed like the perfect time. During the interview, Sam and I had the opportunity to discuss what led me into the field of design, why I started LaCroix Design Co. and my time spent being employed in the music industry. As a result, we also had the opportunity cover how that…
  • Doing More With Less

    James LaCroix
    27 May 2014 | 10:30 am
    After a couple of months of hard work, we recently launched a new site for LaCroix Design Co. Odds are if you are reading this, you’ve seen the site and I hope that you are enjoying it. I can not recall how many sites for our company have come before this one but I know that this is now the third one that I have worked on with Michael and as with each one before it, I believe that this one is the best yet. Prior to addition of Michael’s developer expertise, LaCroix Design Co. consisted of just me. Initially, I had no desire to design for the web and never imagined that I would…
 
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