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  • Ten CSS One-Liners to Replace Native Apps

    A List Apart: The Full Feed
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Håkon Wium Lie is the father of CSS, the CTO of Opera, and a pioneer advocate for web standards. Earlier this year, we published his blog post, “CSS Regions Considered Harmful.” When Håkon speaks, whether we always agree or not, we listen. Today, Håkon introduces CSS Figures and argues their case. Tablets and mobile devices require us to rethink web design. Moused scrollbars will be replaced by paged gestures, and figures will float in multi-column layouts. Can this be expressed in CSS? Paged designs, floating figures, and multi-column layout are widely used on mobile devices today.
  • 10 Tips to Keep in Mind When Designing Websites for Startups

    JUST™ Creative
    Jacob Cass
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    This article has been contributed by Ezequiel Ortuno. There are times in the lives of designers when they have to craft websites for startups as opposed to creating sites for established names in the business. Websites for startups are a real challenge because very often a startup’s online identity is their sole branding tool, a point of contact with their target audience and a sales outlet all rolled into one. Website designers have a huge responsibility on their hands and cannot afford to take things for granted. At one end they must make sure that the website is a reflection of…
  • There is no later for your customers

    Bokardo
    bokardo
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    When building something is expensive, like a physical object, prototyping early and often becomes the obvious way to improve the product cheaply. If you’re designing a new chair, for example, it makes sense to prototype, test, and prototype again before sending the final design off to the manufacturer. The workflow of physical products is naturally separated into design and manufacturing. “Sending it off to manufacturing” means that the design is done and can’t be changed. Same with “sending it off to the printer”. Creating software is entirely different.
  • Call-to-Action Best Practices, Examples & Inspiration

    JUST™ Creative
    JohnWalker
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Helga Moreno. In this article we look at many different aspects of call-to-actions on websites, like their shapes, colors, designs, positions and many other factors that ensure that a user does not have to think twice on what action to complete. There are many aspects to a call-to-actions (not just buttons) so let’s look at some of the best practices, pitfalls and guidelines as well as some great examples of how to style call-to-actions. Call-To-Action Best Practices & Examples White space around buttons. Bigger type & button sizes result in…
  • The Why and How of UX

    Bokardo
    bokardo
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    In order to align a company around delivering great experiences, Peter Merholz says, “there are (at least) six components that need to be aligned throughout the organization”: The Why and The How of Organizations that Deliver Great Experiences They are: value, vision, goals, incentives, processes and capabilities. My experience agrees with this…you need both vision at the top end and incentives at the bottom end to set the right goals and drive the right processes (and hire for the right capabilities). FYI: I’m writing a new book on how to communicate your product or…
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  • 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…
  • The Why and How of UX

    bokardo
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    In order to align a company around delivering great experiences, Peter Merholz says, “there are (at least) six components that need to be aligned throughout the organization”: The Why and The How of Organizations that Deliver Great Experiences They are: value, vision, goals, incentives, processes and capabilities. My experience agrees with this…you need both vision at the top end and incentives at the bottom end to set the right goals and drive the right processes (and hire for the right capabilities). FYI: I’m writing a new book on how to communicate your product or…
  • Customer development notes

    bokardo
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    A great little list by Cindy Alvarez: » 10 Things I’ve Learned About Customer Development (2014). The overriding lesson in this list (and in customer research in general) is that you can’t simply trust what people say during an interview…because people being interviewed are biased to please you (or not look stupid). Instead, you must verify with previous behavior…make sure that people are indeed already doing what they say they would do. If someone says they would spend money for your product, for example, you should verify that they are indeed spending money on a…
  • There is no later for your customers

    bokardo
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    When building something is expensive, like a physical object, prototyping early and often becomes the obvious way to improve the product cheaply. If you’re designing a new chair, for example, it makes sense to prototype, test, and prototype again before sending the final design off to the manufacturer. The workflow of physical products is naturally separated into design and manufacturing. “Sending it off to manufacturing” means that the design is done and can’t be changed. Same with “sending it off to the printer”. Creating software is entirely different.
  • Faster design research

    bokardo
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    As software becomes more embedded in our everyday lives customer research becomes more important…we need to really understand the problem we’re solving before we can build a great solution for it. Since design and development processes are getting faster every day it makes sense that research needs to get faster too…but research tends to conjure up images of the opposite: long hours slogging through lots of data. Michael Margolis of Google Ventures is the fastest/most efficient researcher I’ve ever worked with. We’ve worked with him several times at HubSpot and…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • “Making It Right”: A New Smashing Book on Product Management For A Startup World

    Vitaly Friedman
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    You’ve seen this happen a thousand times. An organization struggles with a high level of internal enthusiasm and creative chaos that team leaders don’t know how to handle any more. To bring order into projects, a new product manager is appointed, under huge expectation, and with unclear responsibilities and big goals defined within a very short timeframe. That’s when things usually go south, resulting in failed projects, crushed teams and disappointed clients. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our author and friend Rian van der Merwe, a senior product manager with…
  • You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy

    Maximiliano Firtman
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    You resize the browser and a smile creeps over your face. You’re happy: You think you are now mobile-friendly, that you have achieved your goals for the website. Let me be a bit forward before getting into the discussion: You are losing users and probably money if responsive web design is your entire goal and your only solution for mobile. The good news is that you can do it right. In this article, we’ll cover the relationship between the mobile web and responsive design, starting with how to apply responsive design intelligently, why performance is so important in mobile, why responsive…
  • How Do You Design Interaction?

    Luca Leone
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    If you have to design an interface it’s almost obvious to think to begin the process by drawing. But is this the best way? I once casually started by writing an imagined human-computer conversation, and only afterwards I continued by drawing. This changed my way of thinking and I never went back to drawing first. This article will explain the reasons behind my decision. I have always been a huge admirer of the guys at Basecamp1. Some time ago, I was reading a tweet by Jason Zimdars, one of its designers: Zimdar’s tweet2 “UI design starts with words.” He wasn’t joking. The…
  • The Mystery Is Resolved: Chirpy Birds, Lost Numbers and Pretty Slow Wheels

    Vitaly Friedman
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Experiments and side projects are wonderful ways to challenge yourself and explore areas that you wouldn’t usually consider exploring. That’s what Smashing Mystery Riddles1 are for us: little experiments that challenge us to come up with something new, original and a bit crazy—every single time. The ideas are usually a synthesis of the things we discover, stumble upon or try out ourselves—and oh my, they take quite some time to get right. The most recent riddle2 took quite a lot of time spent fiddling and getting right (and Guillaume, the designer, wasn’t that happy…
  • Useful Adobe Fireworks Resources: Extensions (Part 1)

    Michel Bozgounov
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Fireworks is an excellent UI design tool; however, Adobe decided to feature-freeze1 it back in 2013 and (at the same time) did not offer any replacement tool to its users. Nevertheless, since Fireworks runs fine today on the latest Mac OS X and Windows OS, and since it still offers a solid UI-design feature set, many designers continue to use it and rely on it daily. For those of you who are searching for a similar tool, Sketch 3.02 seems to be a pretty good alternative to Fireworks, but it’s still not quite there yet; it’s Mac-only, and while its vector tools are very good and it…
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    A List Apart: The Full Feed

  • Matt Griffin on How We Work: Being Profitable

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    When I recently read Geoff Dimasi’s excellent article I thought: this is great—values-based business decisions in an efficient fashion. But I had another thought, too: where, in that equation, is the money? If I’m honest with myself, I’ve always felt that on some level it’s wrong to be profitable. That making money on top of your costs somehow equates to bilking your clients. I know, awesome trait for a business owner, right? Because here’s the thing: a business can’t last forever skating on the edge of viability. And that’s what not being profitable means. This is a lesson I…
  • Ten CSS One-Liners to Replace Native Apps

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Håkon Wium Lie is the father of CSS, the CTO of Opera, and a pioneer advocate for web standards. Earlier this year, we published his blog post, “CSS Regions Considered Harmful.” When Håkon speaks, whether we always agree or not, we listen. Today, Håkon introduces CSS Figures and argues their case. Tablets and mobile devices require us to rethink web design. Moused scrollbars will be replaced by paged gestures, and figures will float in multi-column layouts. Can this be expressed in CSS? Paged designs, floating figures, and multi-column layout are widely used on mobile devices today.
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    The fine folks at A List Apart
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Laura Kalbag on Freelance Design: I Don’t Like It

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    “I don’t like it”—The most dreaded of all design feedback from your client/boss/co-worker. This isn’t so much a matter of your ego being damaged, it’s just not useful or constructive criticism. In order to do better we need feedback grounded in understanding of user needs. And we need to be sure it’s not coming from solely the client’s aesthetic preferences, which may be impeccable but may not be effective for the product. Aesthetics are a matter of taste. Design is not just aesthetics. I’m always saying it, but it’s worth repeating: there are aesthetic decisions in…
  • Kids 4–6: “The Muddy Middle”

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    I call kids between ages 4 and 6 the “muddy middle,” because they’re stuck right in between the cute, cuddly preschool children and the savvy, sophisticated elementary-schoolers. They’re too old for games designed for toddlers, but they can’t quite read yet, so they struggle with sites and apps geared toward older kids. Unfortunately, you rarely see a digital product designed specifically for this age group, because they’re hard to pin down, but these little guys are full of ideas, knowledge, creativity, and charisma. Like the 2–4s, these children are still in the…
 
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • Draw a Cute Badger Scene Step by Step

    Monika Zagrobelna
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingAbout two months ago, I'd written a tutorial about drawing badgers (and some other animals of their family). This time we're going to use tips from it to create a cute scene with a badger-mama and her baby.We'll start from scratch and you'll be able to learn a lot of useful tricks to create a quick illustration. Then you can use the final sketch to bring it into vector with Sharon Milne. Find a bit of paper, grab a pencil and let's get started!1. Sketch the BaseStep 1Let's draw the ground first. It's very important to define perspective for the picture, even when it has…
  • 3 Ways to Retouch Fly-Away Hair

    Daniel Sone
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionI really enjoy portraiture. When it's done well, it is very satisfying and tells a lot about the person in the photo. However, there is always a little element that is a constant problem for me: fly-away hair, frizzies, or whatever you call them. They're the strands of hair that stick out from the person's head and make your photo look a little messy. Especially with corporate or fashion photographs, they're practically unacceptable and must go.I'll be showing you three techniques that will give you options when tackling those pesky follicles while keeping…
  • How to Create a Seamless Vintage Nautical Life Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

    Nataliya Dolotko
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIt's summertime—the time to hit the beach or take a sail. What better time to decorate with a nautical pattern that'll repeat perfectly?In this tutorial, you will learn to create marine life wallpaper in a vintage style, using Adobe Illustrator. You will use the Pencil Tool to draw different elements, and learn to make the wallpaper seamless. You can follow these steps precisely to make the nautical pattern pictured above, or you can use the steps this tutorials shows to make a pattern with any objects you'd like that repeats perfectly.1. Creating the Marine Life…
  • How to Create a Promotional Flyer in Photoshop

    Róbert Šarudy
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingPhotoshop is great tool for graphics design, especially digital graphics that only are displayed on screens, in addition to its namesake tasks of tweaking photographs. But that's not all it's good for. With proper knowledge and thinking, one can use Photoshop to create stunning print designs as well.This tutorial will take you through the basic steps of creating the eye-catching flyer seen above that can be printed right away in print-shop-ready CMYK colors directly from Photoshop. You can follow this tutorial to make this exact flyer, or tweak the…
  • How to Draw Calligraphy Flourishes

    Megan Eckman
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingMastering calligraphic letters is one thing, but how do you make those fancy flourishes that appear so often on wedding invitations?In this tutorial, I'm going to show you some easy ways to make both asymmetrical and symmetrical flourishes so that you can elevate any invitation you write this year. I'll be continuing the theme from my drop cap tutorial by making a special bit of stationery for Sherlock Holmes.What You'll NeedScratch paperBristol paperPencilBallpoint pen (optional)Pen holderPen tips (as many as you want)InkEraserRuler1. Practicing Asymmetrical…
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    Treehouse Blog

  • New Course: Customizing the WordPress Admin Area

    Zac Gordon
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In this course I’ll teach you how to customize the WordPress admin area in a number of different ways. We walk through customizing the login screen, admin navigation, admin color schemes and even how to create custom dashboard widgets. With each example I’ll show you how to code the solution from scratch or use a plugin so you can follow along with these customizations regardless of your skill level. Check out the full course outline. The post New Course: Customizing the WordPress Admin Area appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
  • New Course: Python Basics

    Kenneth Love
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    If you’re new to Python, this is the place to start. Introducing Treehouse’s very first Python course, Python Basics. In this course, I’ll take a look at some of the most common and important areas of the language, how to use them, and how to put them together into several different handy scripts. Finally, I’ll show you how to build a small console game using all of the information you’ve already learned. I’m excited to break some new ground at Treehouse and get everyone coding with Python! If you’re unsure whether this course is for you then read my…
  • The CSS “will-change” Property

    Jason Seifer
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    It’s Tuesday which means that the Treehouse Show is back! The Treehouse Show is a free weekly dose of what’s new in the web industry! Whether you’re new or advanced, a designer or a developer, tune in each week to catch the latest front-wend web news and tips! In episode 100 of The Treehouse Show, Nick and Jason talk about CSS properties, HTML5 forms, charting in JavaScript, and more. It’s also the 100th episode of the Treehouse Show, and they give themselves an official participation trophy. For a free month’s trial, Join Jason and Nick at…
  • Which Layout? Static, Liquid, Adaptive, or Responsive

    Nick Pettit
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    (Photo from Flickr user Will Scullin) When discussing a page layout, web designers will often use terms like fixed, static, liquid, adaptive, responsive, and a few others. If you’re a web designer, a web developer, or even a project stakeholder or client, it’s important to understand what these terms mean and when each type of layout should be utilized. In short, each page layout name describes how the layout behaves when the page is viewed at different browser widths. The horizontal width of the browser could change because the website is being viewed on different devices…
  • New Course: Ruby on Rails Forms

    Jason Seifer
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This week we launched a brand new course, Ruby on Rails Forms. The Ruby on Rails framework provides powerful options when creating and working with forms. In this course, you’ll learn how to style forms in Rails, create custom form builders, and use those form builders in an application. There are three badges to achieve, Styling Rails Forms, Form Builders and Rails and Modifying Todo Lists. Check out the full course schedule. The post New Course: Ruby on Rails Forms appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
 
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    Vandelay Design

  • The Secret to Telling a Memorable Story With Your Brand

    Tara Hornor
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Good stories leave a lasting impression. Even if the audience can't remember exact details, years down the road, they will still remember if it was "awesome," "horrible," "sad," "funny," and even to... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • When Great Sites Get Penalized: The VandelayDesign.com Eventual Comeback Story

    Joe Sinkwitz
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Joe Sinkwitz (@CygnusSEO), a veteran SEO and Chief of Revenue for CopyPress.com.  Though I don’t have all the details, I’m pretty sure when Panda 4.0 rolled... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 43 Brilliant Free jQuery Image Gallery/Slider Plugins (And 14 Tutorials to Make Your Own)

    Steven Snell
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:01 pm
    jQuery image galleries (also known as homepage sliders, slideshows or image carousels) have become more and more common on websites since the inception of jQuery in 2006. Designers and Photographers... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • Win a Free One Month Membership from CrocoBlock

    Steven Snell
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:15 pm
    *Sponsored* We have teamed up with the new WordPress theme club, CrocoBlock to offer six lucky winners the chance to win a one-month membership at CrocoBlock worth $55, $75 or $95. The price depends... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • How to Stop Putting Off That Rate Increase and Double Your Income

    Laura Spencer
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:59 pm
    You know that popular story? The one about the brilliant creative genius who lives in a run-down one room apartment because he or she can't afford anything more. That artist is starving, but never... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
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    Tuts+ Business

  • How to Find Good Franchise Opportunities

    Andrew Blackman
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    Welcome to part two of our series on buying and running a successful franchise. In this tutorial, we’ll take you through the steps involved in searching for franchise opportunities, and give you some useful resources for finding the best ones to invest in.Before you start your search, of course, it’s important to have a clear understanding of how franchising works and whether it’s right for you.Assuming you’re clear on what you’re getting into and are confident that buying a franchise is the right move to make at this point in your life, it’s time to look for a franchise to buy.So…
  • How to Write Great Subject Lines for Your Marketing Emails

    David Masters
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    You've created an email list because you want to communicate with your customers. For that to happen, your subscribers must open your emails. Effective subject lines get your emails opened. So how can you write effective subject lines?Why "Attention-Grabbing" Subject Lines FailRecently, email marketing software provider MailChimp published research that uncovered a paradox at the heart of email subject lines. For their research, MailChimp analyzed over 200 million emails that were sent out using their software.At the top end, emails were opened by 93% of recipients. By contrast, the…
  • How to Find a Career That Fits Your Working Style

    Rachel McCollin
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    Finding the right career isn't just about your skills and capabilities: it's also about getting a fit between your personal working style and the role that you're in. If you can find a career that suits your preferences, you'll be more satisfied, less frustrated and ultimately more likely to achieve success.In this article I'll examine the concept of Personality Type as used in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a tool which can help people to identify their personal style and use that knowledge to be more successful at work.Learn how you can identify your own personality preferences…
  • What You Need to Know About Franchises

    Andrew Blackman
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    Buying a franchise can be a very smart decision for entrepreneurs. Instead of building a business from scratch, you get access to the brand recognition and marketing clout of a more established business, as well as a template for running the franchise profitably.But it’s also possible to lose a lot of money if you rush in and buy without fully understanding what you’re getting into. The salespeople might make a franchise sound like a rock-solid investment opportunity, but remember that it’s their job to make it sound that way. Your job is to do the necessary research so that you can…
  • Which Email Type Is Best for Your Business?

    David Masters
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    The key to developing an email strategy is planning and writing emails. That can feel like a daunting task.Fortunately, you don't have to come up with ideas for your emails from scratch. Instead, you can pick a specific type of email that fits with the goals of your email strategy.This process is a bit like a novelist choosing a genre. Every genre—be it romance, thriller, or western—has its own conventions or formulas that most writers of that genre follow. These conventions make it easier for novelists to write because they know the basic structure their stories…
 
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  • MagicSuggest for jQuery: Beautiful Selection Comboboxes Based on Bootstrap 3

    Denis Potschien
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
       The „<select>“ element makes it easy to markup input areas for multiple selections. On the downside there are quite a few limitations to it and it sure doesn’t look anywhere near as great as MagicSuggest does. Instead of having boring select lists, MagicSuggest allows us to create beautiful comboboxes capable of multiple selections from both freely entered and prepopulated items.
  • Mazwai: 65+ Free HD Videos for Commercial Use

    Dieter Petereit
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
       It’s getting more and more common. Free stock photography is on the rise. We see new services emerge on a monthly basis. Mostly maintained by photographers, aiming to get more exposure or agencies, aiming to prove their quality of work, free stock photo libraries are a benefit for both sides. Getting more exposure and sympathy might potentially help to acquire more paid work, the philosophy of freemium. This assumption is valid and widely successful, so why should it not work for high-grade video content as well. That’s what the creators of Mazwai may have thought.
  • Vintage Style: 40 Free Retro Fonts Not Only for Hipsters

    Dirk Metzmacher
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
       Hipster supercharged the already running Vintage trend. Thanks to that we have a plethora of note-worthy, production-usable retro fonts at hand. About half of those we are going to show you today allow commercial use, the other half is for private use only. The information is given right alongside each item of the following article. We hope you enjoy our little collection of 40 free retro fonts for the vintage fan.
  • HTML5 Brings Tables Back: Contemporary Grid Layouts with CSS Grids

    Denis Potschien
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
       Back in the days where CSS was a rumour and content and design were not divided, building a website using tables was perfectly common. With the rise of the semantic web tables were redefined to be used only for their original purpose, structuring data, that was meant to be shown in the form of tables. Furthermore, CSS didn’t bring forward an easy way to structure layouts in rows and columns. Now, with the new CSS Grids rasterized layouts return and they resemble the way of table-based designs quite closely.
  • Sky’s The Limit: 40 Fresh and Free Photoshop Text Effects

    Nataly Birch
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
       Text effects in Photoshop are an art not too many know how to achieve. At least not when we are expecting noteworthy effects. Still, a strong typographic logo or eyecatcher of any other kind is granted to draw a good deal of attention to whatever you want to communicate. Text effects with Photoshop are not that easy, but no rocket science either. We have curated 40 fresh and free Photoshop text effects to get you going. Grab your Photoshop and read on…
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    Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report: Web Design News & Insights Since 1995

  • Design Problem

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    FOUND on a school restroom door. If you don’t turn the little latch to the right when you exit, the door automatically locks behind you, and nobody else can use the restroom. Instead of fixing the door, they made a sign.
  • Online Training to Make Sites and Apps Accessible

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    ACCESSIBILITY IS LIKE the weather: everyone talks about it, but not enough of us do anything about it. Austin-based Knowbility is one of the few groups in the world with the commitment and expertise to change this. If enough of us fund their new IndieGogo project, they’ll gain the resources they need to create online modules that teach the world how to make our sites work for people with disabilities. This is a cause any web designer or developer should be able to get behind. I love the web because it is democratic, agnostic, and empowering. Progressive enhancement, responsive design, and…
  • Original Hip Hop Art

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    WHY THE INTERNET was invented: this single-page, no-frills website presents a trove of original, old-school hip hop party posters mainly designed by Buddy Esquire and Phase 2, and featuring legendary rappers before they got famous. Word to your mother. Hat tip: Fred Gates Design.
  • Netdiver returns

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    PIONEERING design ‘zine Netdiver is back, baby! Founded by my friend and colleague Carole Guevin in 1998, Netdiver was one of the first web ‘zines to seriously explore and promote design and design culture on the web. In its pages, you would discover pretty much everything exciting that was happening in web and digital design, photography, industrial design, and digital filmmaking. Sites as fine (and as different) as Swissmiss and The Great Discontent can trace more than a strand of their DNA back to Netdiver and its creator. Like many of the great zines and blogs from the first…
  • The Color Purple

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    WHEN my daughter was little, she used to ask me my favorite color. I was a grownup, and could only supply a grownup’s answer: “I love the way light looks in late afternoon,” I might say. Or, “Red and black can make powerful statements in graphic design.” Grownups don’t have favorite colors. But children do. Rebecca Meyer had a favorite color. It was purple. A color that might be expressed in the hexadecimal language of web design as #663399. As many of you know, Eric and Kat Meyer lost their daughter Rebecca to cancer on Saturday. Rebecca Alison Meyer was a ray of light. She was…
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  • Google Catches Itself in the Mirror

    Khoi
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    This is a brilliant if spooky Tumblr from artist Mario Santamaria that exposes a meta-layer of the Google Art Project, which documents artworks, galleries and ornate buildings around the world. Santamaria has collated instances wherein Google’s camera captures its own image in the mirror. The hint of self-awareness, even if illusory, is surprisingly terrifying, perhaps… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Titles for A Most Wanted Man

    Khoi
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    The trailer for Anton Corbijn’s new film “A Most Wanted Man,” features some beautiful animated typography, some of which I’ve crudely excerpted here as an animated GIF. Each letter is made up of jigsaw-like pieces that turn in space, creating a striking assembly effect. Hopefully the movie itself will feature the same animation more extensively.… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Brill Bruisers

    Khoi
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Canadian indie rock stalwarts New Pornographers have a new album coming in August called “Brill Bruisers,” and it has a fantastic sleeve by Steven Wilson and Thomas Burden. Though computer generated, the imagery is an update (a successful one, if you ask me) of the California airbrush style of commercial art from the 1970s, as… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Walking City

    Khoi
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Described as a “slowly evolving video sculpture,” this mesmerizing eight-minute animation tracks the stride of an abstract, golem-like figure as its composition changes from faceted panels to scaffolding to blocks to sand-like grains and more. The elements at play are “the language of materials and patterns seen in radical architecture” and the figure is intended… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Rejected Emojis

    Khoi
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Here is a sampling of illustrations that I enjoyed immensely from the site Rejected Emojis and I think you will enjoy them too. + Advertise on Subtraction.com.
 
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    Stuff and Nonsense

  • ★ Unfinished Business special: Rumpus On The Planet Of The Apes with Brendan Dawes and Jeremy Keith

    Andy Clarke
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Before we go any further, I need to let people know that there is absolutely zero business content in the show this week. (Thousands of people are thinking now, “when is there ever?”) That‘s because this is a spoiler filled ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ cinema special episode with my guests and film buff friends Brendan Dawes and Jeremy Keith. It’s a wild show. We ask whether there should be a new Oscar category for performance capture and if Andy Serkis should win everything? We talk about the other seven Planet Of The Apes films, starting with the…
  • The Business Of Web Design podcast #8

    Andy Clarke
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    While we’re on the subject of podcasts, a couple of weeks ago Joel Hughes invited me to talk with him on his The Business Of Web Design podcast—you know, because we need a podcast that actually does talk about business.
  • ★ Unfinished Business episode 78: Beirut by Bus

    Andy Clarke
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    I’ve been looking forward to speaking with Sara Soueidan on this week’s episode of Unfinished Business for a long while, not least because I’m a huge, huge, fan of her work. She’s been writing what I consider to be the best articles about CSS and SVG. We talk about those, yes, but we also talk about what it’s like for her, living and working as a web developer in her home country of Lebanon. We discuss the preconceptions and misconceptions that people in the West have about Lebanon, its people and its customs. I think you’ll find what she has to say…
  • ★ Unfinished Business episode 77: Dirty, filthy, paid ads

    Andy Clarke
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    Ashley Baxter’s back on Unfinished Business this week. We talk about the reasons why she’s speaking in public more and how it may help her to promote her new business. Speaking of promotion, we discuss her $99 tweet sponsoring experiment, how buying tweets works and whether it worked for her. We also talk about how to move on when you feel like you’ve reached a plateau, in business as well as in the gym.This week we’re sponsored by two very different, but both excellent companies, GatherContent and SimplyFixIt. Get 20% off your subscription to GatherContent forever…
  • ★ Unfinished Business episode 76: Two old farts Googling

    Andy Clarke
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    This week on Unfinished Business, impresario, organiser of Flash On The Beach and more recently Reasons To Be Creative, John Davey offers me some fatherly advice on how to handle a personal dilemma and what not to wear at Alex’s upcoming graduation. We talk about the Reasons To Be Creative conference, how he finds and why he chooses so many new speakers and his unusual elevator pitch approach. Swearing: I mostly bleep out swearing on Unfinished Business, but I think that this week’s episode is funnier with our cussing intact. I hope you won’t be offended by a couple of…
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  • Redesigned: Airbnb’s New Logo and Its Parodies 

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    From pug noses to lewd poses, Airbnb’s new logo sure did it’s job of putting the company to everyone’s mind. The problem is, no one can certainly “unsee” the parodies after seeing the various iterations of the new logo. A couple of days ago, Airbnb an online service that provides it’s users the ability to list their houses for rent online to weary backpackers looking for a place to stay recently unravel their new logo to the public. The new logo dubbed as the Bélo took over a year to complete was created by DesignStudio which is based in London. Airbnb…
  • Poster Posse: 75 Years of Batman

    Gian Bautista
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    To celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary, an artist created a poster featuring profile illustrations that represent key points in The Dark Knight’s history. Mexico-based independent graphic designer and illustrator Salvador Anguiano exhibited a beautiful illustration style on his entry for the Poster Posse project celebrating the 75 years of Batman. Inspired by the works of Miguel Camilo, the poster showcases 75 different profiles of Batman – the distinguished cowl – each representing an important moment in the superhero’s long and ongoing career. 75 different…
  • 10 Types of Designers You Want to Avoid

    Gian Bautista
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    We are all aware of many client horror stories. In fact, there is even a website called “Clients From Hell” dedicated for it. A place where designers alike share their outrageous client experiences such as font substitution (“Use Comic Sans.”), page layout (“Fill ALL white space! I want my money’s worth.“), and logo enlargement (“Make the logo bigger!“). Those are just some of the most cringe worthy things you’ll hear from clients. But what about horrible designer stories from a client’s point-of-view? We believe that there are…
  • The Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Illustrations of Phil Noto

    Julya Buhain
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s hard to tell what makes a Phil Noto pieces absolutely captivating. If it’s not the excellent use of low saturation colour palettes that deal with an experiment of cover. The gorgeous use of textures and rendering in his pieces. The really sharp and crisp line art compliments the very painterly feel to his illustrations, making each piece of art extremely unique and masterfully done. Noto – is practically a household name in the illustration world. Primarily an illustrator for Marvel Comics – his works include titles such as Black Widow and X-23. He’s also…
  • Interesting Art of Max Zorn, You’ll Never Believe What They’re Made Out Of

    George Nacpil
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    Amsterdam street artist Max Zorn has a talent that you have never seen before. It’s the talent of making incredible art using stuff in our home and office. His main material? Brown Packaging tape. This idea of using tape instead of a paint came from Max’s friend who was working in a car design. Mark said “These guys often use slim tapes to outline their ideas on large boards. I was surprise to see how fast they could create stunning sketches with it. ” Since then, Mark Zorn started showing his talents making this packaging tape art by decorating old street lamps which you…
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    Warpspire

  • Asmiov on style

    Kyle Neath
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    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.
  • The Ocean Cleanup

    Kyle Neath
    21 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Last year, I watched Boyan Slat give a TEDx talk on the subject of plastics in our ocean: How the oceans can clean themselves. The idea was super interesting to me (I love simple solutions), but I had no idea how feasible it would be. On June 3rd, his newly formed foundation The Ocean Cleanup claimed they’ve proven it is indeed feasible. They’re raising $2,000,000 to deploy a large-scale pilot in the next few years. And maybe it won’t work — but it sure feels like a no-brainer to donate some money and give them the chance to try.
  • The Internet With A Human Face

    Kyle Neath
    10 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Maciej Cegłowski, creator of pinboard.in: I’ve come to believe that a lot of what’s wrong with the Internet has to do with memory. The Internet somehow contrives to remember too much and too little at the same time, and it maps poorly on our concepts of how memory should work. I can’t begin to explain how insightful and important this phrase is. We’ve been lazy. We haven’t treated backups, privacy, security, and data portability seriously enough as creators of software. It’s time we do. If you build software for the web, you need to read the whole…
  • Claude Shannon on accepting the Kyoto Prize

    Kyle Neath
    1 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Claude Shannon, inventor of information theory: I don’t know how history is taught here in Japan, but in the United States in my college days, most of the time was spent on the study of political leaders and wars—Caesars, Napoleons, and Hitlers. I think this is totally wrong. The important people and events of history are the thinkers and innovators, the Darwins, Newtons, Beethovens whose work continues to grow in influence in a positive fashion. The more I learn of Claude Shannon, the more I like this guy. This is the future I want to build. The entire speech is worth a read.
  • The Revenge of the Nerds

    Kyle Neath
    24 May 2014 | 12:00 am
    Kottke, commenting on Steven Frank’s Dragon Lair story The web has since been overrun by marketers, money, and big business, but for a brief time, the nerds of the world had millions of people gathered around them, boggling at their skill with this seemingly infinite medium. That time has come and gone, my friend. And with two sentences, Kottke summarizes the feelings that have been welling up in me for the past four years. It’s a new world.
 
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    AIGA: RSS Feed

  • 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.
  • 3 Tips for Designers Solving Public Policy Problems—From Inside the Government

    5 May 2014 | 5:53 am
    Design is increasingly recognized as a powerful approach to crafting more effective public services. MindLab, a studio inside the Danish government, assists senior decision-makers in designing better solutions to complex public problems, using methods such as ethnography, user journeys, system maps, service prototypes and design games.
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  • Obligation and Choice

    Jacob Cass
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    This article has been contributed by Tyler Wentzel, looking at the differences between obligation and choice and the effects it can have on us.  All too often people place the majority of their stock into making a living when it comes to choosing a profession. The necessity of earning a living obligates us to find work—any work—that can sustain us and our families. Once employed in a field we didn’t really want, the obligation principle augments further in that our jobs are often characterized by rigid requirements and time constraints. Consequently, actually doing what we wanted to do…
  • Paula Scher on Designing Adaptable Brand Identities

    Jacob Cass
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    Pentagram partner, Paula Scher has just released her first online design class on Skillshare focused on designing flexible and adaptable brand identities. The trailer for her class has some real nuggets of wisdom and I highly recommend watching. Brand Identity: Design Adaptable Branding Systems An Online Skillshare Class by Paula Scher Paula Scher is known for her award-winning work designing brand identities for organizations like The Public Theater, Citibank, The Museum of Modern Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and countless others. In her class, Brand Identity: Design Adaptable…
  • The Creative Class Video Series

    Jacob Cass
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    TheCreativeClass.tv is an ongoing video series that illustrates how some of the most influential people in the creative industries marry technology with their passion and skills across design, music, art, fashion, and beyond. The series gives a look into the contemporary creative process and the influence technology has on this. Here are the five released so far. Enjoy! Blur & Gorillaz musician Damon Albarn New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister Industrial designer Tom Dixon Creator and musician Fred Deakin and Shoe designer Marc Hare The Creative Class…
  • 10 Tips to Keep in Mind When Designing Websites for Startups

    Jacob Cass
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    This article has been contributed by Ezequiel Ortuno. There are times in the lives of designers when they have to craft websites for startups as opposed to creating sites for established names in the business. Websites for startups are a real challenge because very often a startup’s online identity is their sole branding tool, a point of contact with their target audience and a sales outlet all rolled into one. Website designers have a huge responsibility on their hands and cannot afford to take things for granted. At one end they must make sure that the website is a reflection of…
  • Call-to-Action Best Practices, Examples & Inspiration

    JohnWalker
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Helga Moreno. In this article we look at many different aspects of call-to-actions on websites, like their shapes, colors, designs, positions and many other factors that ensure that a user does not have to think twice on what action to complete. There are many aspects to a call-to-actions (not just buttons) so let’s look at some of the best practices, pitfalls and guidelines as well as some great examples of how to style call-to-actions. Call-To-Action Best Practices & Examples White space around buttons. Bigger type & button sizes result in…
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    Logo Design Love

  • Rio 2016 typography by Dalton Maag

    David Airey
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Dalton Maag shared this short video with me a couple of years ago (I’m on the ball). It shows the studio’s excellent typographical work for Rio 2016. “It took eight months to create the 5448 characters that carry the brand essence of the Rio 2016™ Games.” Quoted from the Rio 2016 website. There’s a nice interview where FontFeed talks to type designer Fabio Haag from the Brazilian Dalton Maag office. “Around 2005 I had my own graphic design studio which paid the bills, but my heart was set on doing type at nights and weekends. I started ByType in the hope to create a…
  • Airbnb introduces “the Bélo”

    David Airey
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Airbnb has launched a new identity, one that took London and San Francisco-based DesignStudio a year to complete. “To understand the full scale of this global community, four DesignStudio team members set out to visit 13 cities, staying with 18 hosts, across four continents. All of them equipped with a $100 video camera and the mission to look for local inspiration and insight to drive us to build a better brand.” Quoted from DesignStudio’s process insight. Airbnb’s old logo (above) Images and thoughts from the designers here, with commentary from Rachael Steven on the…
  • Oldest known logos?

    David Airey
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    From the 24/7 Wall St. site, the ten oldest company logos. If the comment thread is anything to go by, the dates aren’t entirely accurate (and Cherri’s aunt makes $68 every hour on the computer). Image via Stephen Magsig In his recent chat about why logos endure, Michael Bierut said he believes the earliest known logo is the Bass triangle. Although there is seemingly no evidence for this, according to Zythophile, the generally accepted story is that after the passing of the Trademark Registration Act of 1875, when applications to apply for trademark registration opened on January…
  • Paula Scher’s “Liquid Identity” Skillshare class

    David Airey
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    In Paula Scher’s first online class, she walks students through “her process of creating a liquid identity — a recognisable, dynamic branding system that can be adapted across mediums.” The Pentagram partner also shares a behind-the-scenes look at how some of her favourite “liquid identities” came to life (including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Type Directors Club, and Microsoft Windows). The class lasts for 70 minutes and is broken into 10 lessons. Enrollment opens today on the Skillshare website. There’s also a short Q&A with Paula on the Skillshare…
  • Logos relived through scrap bike parts

    David Airey
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    For her “100 Days” project on SVA’s Master’s in Branding, graphic designer and cyclist Jenny Beatty is doing “one hundred days of iconic works of art relived through scrap bike parts.” Throughout the project, Jenny hopes to question what most people consider to be garbage and tap into the raw hands-on artwork she has put on hold for so many years. See what other logos have been recreated on 100 Hoopties. Via Brand New.
 
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    Dexigner

  • The Dieline Summit

    Dexigner
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The Dieline Summit will take place in November in Paris in collaboration with Emballage.
  • 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition

    Levent Ozler
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    FIGMENT is accepting entries for the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition.
  • ClockONE by Chris Lenart

    Levent Ozler
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    ClockONE, designed by Chris Lenart, reinvents the traditional clock.
  • Ventura London

    Dexigner
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Ventura Projects will host its inaugural London event during the London Design Festival in partnership with designjunction.
  • Beyond Screens: Immersive Experiences

    Levent Ozler
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) is hosting a technology webinar titled "Beyond Screens: Immersive Experiences," featuring project case studies that will give you essential insights and best practices when working in the digital medium.
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    Graphic Design Blog

  • Only Best Fonts – Mega Bundle!

    Toon Creffield
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    Save money on this mega font bundle from 8 authors!40 Custom Font Families ( TTF or OTF or both font formats )Bonus vector shapes in font or vector format (Adobe Illustrator AI,EPS files or in TTF or OTF )Wide Variety of UsesUnique additions for your font and graphic design arsenal!Subscribe to this feed
  • Scenes From Aliens Recreated With LEGO

    Toon Creffield
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Flickr user Missing Brick has carefully recreated some of the scenes from the epic movie Aliens with LEGO bricks.Subscribe to this feed
  • Creating a Wordpress Child Theme To Upgrade Your Website for Savorous Features

    Toon Creffield
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    As webmasters, we like the idea of tinkering around with our Wordpress websites – a shift in a widget here, a change in the excerpt length there or simply overhauling it completely – but it surely proves to be a nasty burn when our experimentation starts treading the territories we have absolutely no knowledge about and the website goes kaput! And this is why they have Child themes. In its bare bones, a Child theme is more like a copy of your current theme where you can try all sort of customizations dauntlessly and see your results live. If at any stage you falter, you don't have to…
  • BrewDog's New Packaging

    Toon Creffield
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    BrewDog have been around since 2007 and today they are updating all their packaging and they've used real wood-cut and metal letters at one of the UK’s few remaining letterpress studios.Subscribe to this feed
  • Nescafé's New Logo and Branding Plan

    Toon Creffield
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Nescafé is a brand of instant coffee made by Nestlé, it's usually used in the common phrase, "if you haven't got any other coffee Nescafé will be fine".Although it's been around since 1938 it is trying to reach a new younger generation of coffee drinker, it's all slightly curvier and modern. Old logo and packaging:New logo and packaging:Any thoughts on this re-brand?Subscribe to this feed
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    CSS-Tricks

  • Sponsored: Tower 2.0 is Here – To Make Git Easy!

    Guest Author
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    The following is a guest post by Tobias Günther. Together with his team, Tobias creates Tower, a Git client for Mac. I personally use it every day. Just this week, they released version 2 of Tower, which I was a beta tester for. I'll let him explain all about Tower, why they created it, and what's new in this version. Most people wouldn't call version control their hobby. But in the last few years, people have also become aware of how valuable it is. Nowadays, you won't find a top programmer, web developer, or web designer who doesn't use version control. In part because it helps you produce…
  • Responsive Images: Use Cases and Documented Code Snippets to Get You Started

    Chris Coyier
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Andreas Bovens put together this epic recipe list for <picture> / <img srcset>. There are four scenarios: Do my image sizes change depending on my responsive design rules? Do I want to optimize for high-dpi screens? Do I want to serve images with different mime types to browsers that support them? Do I want to serve different art depending on certain contextual factors? Then Andreas shares what the code would look like for all of those plus any combination of them. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Responsive Images: Use Cases and Documented Code Snippets to Get You Started…
  • 3.14 things I didn’t know about CSS

    Chris Coyier
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Mathias Bynens is the master of finding, investigating, and playing with quirky (yet often valid) bits of CSS and HTML. Direct Link to Article — Permalink 3.14 things I didn’t know about CSS is a post from CSS-Tricks
  • A Compendium of SVG Information

    Chris Coyier
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    A huge pile of information about SVG. How to Use SVG These are overview articles covering lots of stuff relating to SVG. Why to use it and the basics of how to use it. Mostly: <img>, background-image, <svg>, <iframe>, and <object>/<embed>. Using SVG by me Resolution Independence With SVG by David Bushell SVG on MDN How to Add Scalable Vector Graphics to Your Web Page by Craig Buckler SVG Workflow for Designers by Dan Mall SVG as an Icon System SVG is particularly good for icons. Besides the resolution independence and styling possibilities, the shapes for icons…
  • Hacks for dealing with specificity

    Chris Coyier
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The overall point here by Harry Roberts is to keep the specificity on your selectors as low as you can. The end result of that effort is: More reusable styles. When you need to override that style, you have opportunities to nudge that specificity a bit higher while still being reusable and not fighting yourself. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Hacks for dealing with specificity is a post from CSS-Tricks
 
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    ActivePro

  • 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…
  • Beware lack of Plan B in a Twitter hashtag chat #AskJPM

    Neville Hobson
    20 Nov 2013 | 5:34 am
    Using Twitter as a channel to engage in public conversation is a tactic that’s been employed by a number of large organizations in high-profile examples over the past few weeks. Focused around a hashtag – a word or single-word phrase starting with the ‘#’ symbol – such ‘tweet chats’ can be an effective method of articulating perspectives and opinion on topics of interest to you and your audiences, be they customers, investors, employees, the mainstream media, etc. They also let you surface issues that interest your audiences as well as concern them,…
  • Blogging is a Complete Waste of Time

    Sally Ormond
    23 Oct 2013 | 5:35 am
    Why do you blog? Do you think it will create a steady stream of new customers? Does it boost your ego? Is it a way of you getting your knowledge out to the wider world? Are you doing it purely for financial gain? During the recent Professional Copywriter’s Network conference in London, this was a subject that came up. During a panel discussion it became clear that blogging has Marmite qualities – you either love it or hate it. Firmly in the ‘anti-blogging’ camp was Andy Maslen. Andy runs a hugely successful copywriting agency and training academy. His argument was that…
  • Managers Should Not Be Allowed to Write Marketing Materials

    Sally Ormond
    25 Sep 2013 | 5:40 am
    Harsh? No. Want to know why? Corporate speak. Something happens when you reach the upper echelons of management; your language morphs into an incomprehensible drivel, creating disturbing sound bites and memos a bit like this one: “Going forward, all stakeholders in National Memo Day will be tasked to proactively think outside the box and produce a synergistic vision for growing the impact of this day on the national consciousness. This is a ground-breaking chance to get behind this concept 120% and to idea-shower strategies for leveraging our assets and incentivize dynamic solutions in…
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    Design Shack

  • Design Dilemma: Using a Humorous Client Sales Pitch

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    “How do I find clients?” is the question I get the most from beginners, as well as experienced professionals (finding work is tough these days and getting harder for freelancers). There are certainly steps one can take but, having received this message addressed to me via the Design Dilemma email account, I had to read it to see if there was a question attached. There wasn’t, but “Bob’s” plea presented an interesting conundrum — by being “humorous” did “Bob” show his human side in hopes that someone would want to work with him or should he have made a serious sales…
  • 10 Ways to Make Photos Work in Your Designs

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Browsing through collections of websites, such as those from Awwwards or The Best Design, you often notice a common theme – great photography. A great image can make your website (or any design project for that matter) look amazing. But what if your images are less than stellar or you have a limited number of images to work with? You can still create something with a lot of visual impact. With editing, creative use and a few design “tricks,” you can create something special with as little as a single image. Here are 10 techniques to try. 1. Crop The simplest tool can have the biggest…
  • This Week in Design: July 18, 2014

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Well … duh! (Insert eye roll here.) That might be a bit of an exaggeration when you hear things like “user experience is integral to design” or “testing is important.” But sometimes we need the reminder. That’s what this week in design is about – refreshing our collective design brains about things we should be doing and thinking about, that have maybe been forgotten. 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…
  • Design Dilemma: The Changing Mind of a Client

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most people second guess everything they do. When it comes to design, clients usually don’t understand the process. Without guidelines of how you work on a project, you can bet they’ll have their own ideas on what you will do because they are paying you. It’s an easy fix, but it has to be done from the moment you say “hello!” to the client. Laying down rules after the project has commenced will be met with surprize and misunderstandings between you and your client, so, join us as we delve into another shocking Design Dilemma, helping to answer your questions, queries and concerns…
  • 10 Things the World Cup Taught Me About Design

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    For the last month, most of the world has been enthralled by the World Cup, which concluded Sunday in Brazil. (Germany won the title, 1-0, if you missed it.) The world’s largest sporting event made me think about the lessons football (or soccer for those of us in the USA) can teach us about design. Sport is a lot like design. It’s competitive. It’s timed with deadlines. It leaves a lasting impression. The similarities are quite fantastic and here are 10 lessons I learned while watching the World Cup this month. (As a bonus, you’ll find World Cup design goodies featured with this…
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    Boagworld - Web & Digital Advice

  • Top 10 tools for better understanding users

    Paul Boag
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    On the first episode of season 10 we look at the top 10 tools for better understanding users. There really is no excuse not to test! Paul Boag: On the first episode of season 10, we look at the top 10 tools for enhancing your site’s usability. Verify (07:42) UserTesting.com (13:16) Optimizely (18:23) Treejack (22:42) Hemingway App (28:13) Clicktales (32:55) Qualaroo (37:24) Google Analytics (40:19) Solidify (42:43) Feng Gui (46:20) Paul Boag: Hello and welcome to Boagworld.com, season 10 of our web design podcast that covers all kinds of web related things. Do you notice, Marcus, how I…
  • Our secrets for success, working with clients and staying current

    Paul Boag
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    In an interview with Team Treehouse I share how Headscape works with its clients, why we value lifestyle over profits and how we stay on the forefront of our field. A while back I worked with Team Treehouse to produce some video training on running a successful web design agency. Recently they released a video interview I recorded at the same time. The video gives an interesting insight into how we approach work at Headscape. In particular we discuss our relationship with clients, how we keep up-to-date in a rapidly changing industry and what it means to be a successful web design agency…
  • Focus on legibility over fancy technology or marketing copy

    Paul Boag
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    People often spend too much time on cutting edge technology or ‘clever’ marketing campaigns, when basic things like legibility are not in place. Most web projects are commissioned by one of two types of people — technologists or marketers. In most organisations the web sits under either the CTO or the CMO. When confronted with a poorly performing website, each will respond in a different way. The CTO will look for a technical solution. They will pour thousands into the implementation of a new content management, or customer relationship management system. On the other hand, the CMO…
  • Take a digital health check

    Paul Boag
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    How digitally healthy is your organisation? Is it prepared for the changes digital is bringing? Here are the questions that will give you the answers. This article was originally published on Smashing Magazine. How digitally healthy is your organisation? For those of you who are freelancers or working at an agency, what about the health of your clients? I’m not talking about the latest mobile application or having a responsive website. I’m talking about the organisation that sits behind these digital tools. If the organisation is not digitally healthy, even the best technology and…
  • Comedian Michael McIntyre teaches us about usability

    Paul Boag
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Comedian Michael McIntyre is a funny guy. But when he turns his attention to work you produce, things get uncomfortable. Have you built sites guilty of the frustrations he expresses? As I am away on holiday and unable to write a proper post I thought I would share the following video by comedian Michael McIntyre. It is brilliant observational humour that looks at the challenges of navigating the web. As web professionals we have all been guilty of making users jump through unnecessary hoops. McIntyre certainly thinks so! Many of the issues raised in the video I’ve written about before.
 
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    Lewro.com

  • CFD – Update on shares postions

    admin
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    I have mentioned some tome ago that I see potential in some shares on the market. I have not changed my opinion since, what more, I have doubled-down on my positions by opening new one. I have opened several ‘long’ positions since 6th September 2013. Apple 6th September 2013 – Open Price: USD 71,29 7th July 2014 – Open Price: 95,70 Current price: USD 96,42 Amazon 22th August 2013 – Open Price: USD 288, 49 7th July 2014 – Open Price: USD 333.18 Current price: USD 355,20 BMW 7th July 2014 – Open Price: USD 91,703 Current price: USD 93,630 I have…
  • Let me teach you Photoshop for free – Lesson number #4

    admin
    3 Jun 2014 | 6:05 am
    Checkout the previous lessons if you are new to this course. This is a fourth lesson from the series where I am teaching Photoshop for free using Pareto principle. Photos in circles Today we are going to create a face image positioned in the circle. This has pretty much become the default way how to show human faces these days and its very simple to do. Start with selecting rectangular tool. Switch the properties on top of the screen to Elipse Tool. Drag and pull to create a circle, then apply 5x white border to it the same way we did it in the past to rectangular objects. Insert the photo…
  • Running AB testing the simplest way possible

    admin
    28 May 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Checkout the the latest Lesson of my free Photoshop course. I believe you have heard of AB testing before. It basically allows you to test two versions of page and pick the one which performs better. It is up to you what you chose the goal to be. It can be signup action into your application, trial signup, sale of product or even sign up to your newsletter. 1. Set event tracking We need to set an event which will be recorded as our goal for AB testing. I have picked the signup button and I called it “New_User_Created”. <input type="submit" id="signup"…
  • Let me teach you Photoshop for free – Lesson number #3

    admin
    23 May 2014 | 3:47 am
    Checkout the Lesson #1 & Lesson #2 if you are new to this course. This is a third lesson from the series where I am teaching Photoshop for free using Pareto principle. Images and Opacity Keeping the document from the second lesson, we are going to add nice image on top of the page. Right-click on the image file and select Open with Photoshop. Once the image is opened, select all with CMD-A and copy the image with CMD-C shortcut. Switch to our document and click the header box layer in the layer palette. Insert the image with CMD-V shortcut. The image covers some of the layers and its…
  • Simple Designer’s Hack – How to Apply Colours to Your Design

    admin
    19 May 2014 | 5:13 am
    Interested in learning Photoshop? Follow my blog for free lessons. Do you find it hard to apply colours to your designs? Let me teach you simple hack you can use when designing web pages. It’s very simple. Start with monochrome Black and white comes always handy but try to catch the colours between them as well. I would recommend these shades of grey. Light grey 1 – #f2f2f2 Light grey 2 – #ddd Light grey 3 – #999 Dark grey 1 – #666 Dark grey 2 – #333 These 5 greys together with black and white are giving your 7 colours for start. Pick strong colour We want…
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    AndySowards.com :: Web Design, Development, Programming

  • 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…
  • 30+ Epic True Detective Wallpapers

    Andy Sowards
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetIf you are like me and saw the first season of True Detective, you freaking loved it. It was an amazing show, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey did a fantastic job and made a great team – it was sad to hear they wouldn’t be in the second season :(. So in order to commemorate their epicness, I decided to do a quick post and put together some of the best True Detective wallpapers out there, so we can get excited about the second season :D. I watched the first season because it sounded so interesting for Woody and Matt to play such roles together as…
  • Responsive Design: Important for Your ROI

    Andy Sowards
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetResponsive design is an approach to web design that aims to create websites that are easily viewed across multiple devices such as desktop computers, smartphones and tablets. The importance of designing websites that can be viewed regardless of the device the visitor owns cannot be overstated; Cognita Digital Solutions reports that 48 percent of users surveyed felt that if a company’s website isn’t optimized for their device, that company simply must not care about their business. The consumers have spoken, but here are some of the other benefits of…
  • 22 Years of Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Posters

    Shout Digital
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetWimbledon is considered the oldest of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments; US Open (1881), French Open (1891) and Australian Open (1905). It started in 1877 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London.Excluding the two breaks Wimbledon has had between 1914 and 1919 for the First World War and 1939 and 1946 for the Second World War, the tournament has taken place every year. Inline with this, the AELTC and Wimbledon have commissioned artists to design a new official poster with the event whilst Transport for London used their own designs…
  • Great App Design Is More Than Just A Pretty Face

    Andy Sowards
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetThere is a trend in some corners of the Internet to disparage design, as if it was just about looking pretty, as if looking pretty was a bad thing. This happens when developers and users of unattractive apps defensively argue that their app is powerful and full of utility, not to be mistaken for some sort of toy. It is as if they believe that an app either has to be ugly with great utility, or beautiful and useless. This kind of thinking demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what design really is. Aesthetics is just one aspect of design. Iconography,…
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    Web Design Ledger

  • 25 Web and Graphic Design Studio Websites for Your Inspiration

    Nancy Young
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Advertise here with BSAIt’s always interesting to see what design creative studios and agencies crafted for themselves. These people design websites for the whole world and come up with new trends and tendencies to follow. Someone may think they would use the craziest and far-out designs. But you’d be surprised to know that these creative agencies and design studios choose functional, minimalistic, and simple design solutions. A lot of time and efforts are poured into the sketches, to turn these designs into fruition. Here you’ll see 25 websites of the most creative designer, developer,…
  • 25 Mobile App Designs Featuring Graphs and Charts

    Nancy Young
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Advertise here with BSATons of information comes to us from all around each day. Sometimes it’s really difficult to grasp it in its primary form. But designers have the talent to turn all this boring data into awesome presentationa using graphs and charts. Charts, graphs and counters don’t take too much space, but have amazing ability to show off a huge amount of information in a briefly form. And all mobile users appreciate it a lot, as small mobile screens require their own rules. Today I’d like to show you 20 mobile application designs featuring graphs and charts to present different…
  • 20+ Fresh and Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

    Nancy Young
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Advertise here with BSAAlmost every design project requires icons. Icons can be found everywhere on a website and their primary purpose of guiding and giving out information to visitors is a highly important one. In other words, these tiny graphics within a website tell you how you can move to the next page, checkout the cart, cancel a transaction, and, navigate a site. In today’s post you’ll find more than 20 fresh free icon sets for web designer’s toolbox, so you can easily bookmark this showcase in order to get back to it when it’s needed. The whole collection has # icons for…
  • 15 Must Have WordPress Plugins for 2014

    Nancy Young
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Advertise here with BSAEvery WordPress site owner has their toolkit of plugins they can not live without. Usually it includes solutions for SEO, caching, security, and other improvements. It’s an awesome thing about WordPress that in its Plugin Directory there are more than 32,000 different plugins, allowing you do almost whatever you want with your WordPress-based site. It’s a challenge to find what you need or sort these 32k plugins, so I decided to share out must have WordPress plugins that will be supercharge you to success. Here you’ll find essential plugins on SEO, Pinterest,…
  • 21 Light & Ultra-Thin Fonts for Your New Designs

    Nancy Young
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    Advertise here with BSAHave you ever thought that 90% of the information on the web is text? That’s why designers should have a great basis of fonts while formatting a look of written content of the websites they design. Moreover, there are plenty of typography-based project where fonts are the key element. We have previously published a showcase of capital fonts you can download, but if it’s not enough for you, here are 21 free light and ultra-thin fonts for your future designs. They are ideal for flat and minimalistic design solutions. EXO Aaargh QUARZ 974 Light Milano Chelsea…
 
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    Web Design Views

  • White Headline Text in Web Design

    Carol Francis
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    The current trend of the use of large or fullscreen background images on website landing pages has forced the introduction of another trend – white headline text. Very often background photographs are dark, so it would seem that white is the new black in website design. Here we have collected a selection of sites making use of this trend – as you will see, it works better on some designs than others, but all of these examples are beautifully effective. The Use of White Headline Text Believe.in This UK charity software site uses a fullscreen slideshow of photographs, but they have put a…
  • How to Use Neuroscience Findings to Improve UX and Conversions?

    Armen Ghazarian
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    What if you knew the perfect formula for a successful product? Sounds like a marketing pitch for some cheap Hollywood movie, doesn’t it? But the truth is that scientists may soon have the “first draft” of that success recipe or at least will have a list of ingredients. Extensive studies in the field of neuroscience combined with numerous eyetracking researches, brain scans and neuromarketing findings prepare the ground for some very interesting discoveries also from a UX perspective. Neuroscience is basically a scientific study of the human brain and nervous system. It explains how our…
  • Stunning and Effective App Website Designs

    Carol Francis
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    With the massive growth of mobile device usage for connecting to the internet, there are apps for just about anything you can dream of. All of these apps have a website connected to them and the design of that site is almost as important as the app itself. The site has to entice the viewer to buy or download the app on their mobile device, so getting across the right ‘feel’ for the app is of paramount importance. Here we have collected a selection of app websites designs that do just that. Effective App Websites iShows An iPhone app that enables you to manage your favorite TV…
  • An Introduction to HTML Imports

    Paula Borowska
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    HTML imports are an experimental but promising way of embedding content. Imports are used to embed one HTML document into another; when you think about it this should not be something too difficult, but it currently is. Just like the name of this post suggest, I will give you an introduction to HTML imports by learning how they work and what exactly do they do. What’s the Point of HTML Imports? If you want to include an HTML page within another you have to use either an iFrame, AJAX or some other weirder JavaScript based work out. Now, HTML imports are so new that it’s only supported by…
  • New For Designers in June 2014

    Carol Francis
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Another month, another round-up of free tools and resources for designers, either new or updated during June 2014. New Tools & Resources in June Neon Button PSD A set of brightly colored buttons in a layered .psd file Weather Icons A set of 30 outline weather icons in .ai and .psd formats. Summer Icons More outline icons, this time with a summer theme. Available in .ai and .psd formats Adobe File Type Icons A complete set of icons for all Adobe software and applications in their current, flat style. Available in .psd format. Social Media Icons A huge set of 60 social media icons in 7…
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    WhatwasIthinking.co.uk

  • Transformers Universe Open Beta launches July 4th

    Alexander Rehm
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Exciting times!! We are launching the Transformers Universe Open Beta this Independence Day (July 4) weekend. Coming to PC and Mac in summer 2014, Universe is a massively online tactical action game set in the world of Transformers. Players can sign up for beta access now on the Transformers Universe website. To celebrate the open beta launch, we are going to to hold a double XP weekend, host a 24-hour live Twitch stream and offer players $75,000 in prizes. Open BETA begins July 4 at: 1pm CEST 12pm BST 11am GMT 6am EDT 3am PDT Looking forward to seeing you on the battlefield!
  • The #testyourmetal Transformers Universe Trailer is now live

    Alexander Rehm
    7 Feb 2014 | 2:03 am
    Thought I’d share something about the game my colleagues and I have been working on: Can’t wait for the game to be released this summer
  • The updated Transformers Universe website is now online

    Alexander Rehm
    26 Oct 2013 | 1:32 am
    Great times! We launched the new version of the Transformers Universe website yesterday, and it is looking fantastic. From the splash page over to the new game info and downloads page – just have a look yourselves, I’m sure you’ll like it Click here to visit the Transformers Universe website
  • Carnage Racing is now on iOS

    Alexander Rehm
    19 Sep 2013 | 9:52 am
    Good times! The Facebook game Carnage Racing is now available on iOS! Carnage Racing combines racing, stunt driving, explosive combat and real-time, eight-way online multiplayer into a single adrenaline-fuelled package to satisfy every kind of car-racing fan. Take on the rest of the world with Carnage Racing’s exhilarating 8-way real-time multiplayer mode and show them who really rules the road. Developed by Jagex Games Studios’ California office, Carnage Racing is a high-stakes game with one aim – take out your opponents, earn cash and buy upgrades that’ll power you to global…
  • Senior Website Developer wanted!

    Alexander Rehm
    30 Aug 2013 | 9:20 am
    Happy Friday everyone! What better way to start the weekend than looking for a talented website developer to join my team here in Cambridge! Jagex Ltd, the UK’s leading independent Online Games Studio, is looking for a talented Senior Website Developer to join my team! We are currently going through an exciting phase, with multiple titles in development in addition to third party publishing opportunities, and as such we are looking to expand the Web Development team to cope with this increasing demand. Working with industry standard web languages alongside our in-house technology, in close…
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    Blog@PixelCrayons™

  • Optimize your Mobile Website & Increase Visitors

    Mark Wilston
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    The Smartphone revolution has significantly influenced the web design basics and today designers and developers are focusing on websites that are mobile-friendly and will help their clients penetrate this ever-growing mobile internet user base. With the booming mobile internet traffic, a technological evolution has gripped the world with respect to mobile website design. A mobile […]
  • Responsive Website: A Requirement More Than a Trend

    Mark Wilston
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:54 am
    During the earlier days, it was enough to have your own website. But later as the time changed, so did the needs. Next what is much required is “interactivity” and more social networking plug-ins. The focus is undoubtedly a clear one in terms of the requirements. And the priority is the website with “mobile” version. […]
  • WordPress for Android 2.9 Released – Many New Features Introduced

    Mark Wilston
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:17 pm
    It’s time to celebrate for the Android app users of WordPress. WordPress announced the release of Android 2.9 which is now available to install in the Google Play Store. The new version brings in many exciting new features which includes bug fixes and enhancement that will allow you to follow and post blogs using your […]
  • How Drupal 8 has Revolutionized CMS?

    Mark Wilston
    27 May 2014 | 1:17 am
    The latest edition of Drupal 8, the extremely popular Content Management System enterprise, has made it big this time. Indeed, there is a lot of excitement among the Drupal community developers regarding the release of this version. Talking of the previous versions of Drupal, till date all the released versions of Drupal have come up […]
  • Run your App at Google App Engine using PHP

    Mark Wilston
    19 May 2014 | 4:15 am
    Now, you can easily get PHP support on Google App Engine to enable you to run your app on GAE. In this article, we are going to explain the procedure to run your app on GAE. We’ll mostly use PhpStorm here, because of its ability to support GAE’s projects in different ways; however, you are […]
 
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    Six Revisions

  • 6 Myths Preventing Developers from Using Git

    Jacob Gube
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Nowadays, you’ll have a hard time finding a professional developer who doesn’t use a version control system (VCS) such as Git. But, there are still a few among us who choose not to use a VCS due to preconceived notions they might have about version control. Here are some myths and excuses that dissuade developers from integrating Git — and any version control system in general — into their workflow. Myth 1: I don’t need Git because I back up my files Creating regular backups of your work is definitely a good habit. Consider keeping this habit even when using Git.
  • How Fonts Affect the User Experience

    Jacob Gube
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Several years ago, researchers at MIT confirmed through a study that fonts can impact how we feel: A bad font can make us frown unconsciously, while a good font can make us feel happy. If fonts can influence our emotions, then they can certainly impact the user experience. A few weeks ago, I decided to find out how much of an impact fonts have on UX. Through a series of split test experiments, I managed to improve my site’s engagement by 38%. I did this by changing nothing but the font styling of the site. Before I go into the details of my experiment, I want to first explain why fonts…
  • Working with JavaScript Dates Using Moment.js

    Jacob Gube
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Date manipulation is one of those development hurdles that we all must jump at one point in our career, and great tools go a long way in taming the beast. The Moment.js library is that tool for JavaScript developers. Since discovering Moment.js, an open source project, I’ve used it religiously to simplify validation, parsing and manipulation of dates on the client-side. In this tutorial, I’ll help you get up and running with this ultra-useful JavaScript date library. What is Moment.js? Moment.js is a free and open source JavaScript library that removes the need to use the native…
  • Getting Started with Meteor

    Jacob Gube
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meteor is a full-stack development platform that makes it easier than ever before to build real-time web applications. This tutorial will get you up and running with Meteor in no time. What is Meteor? Meteor will enable you to build web applications much faster — even ambitious ones that seem like they were developed by big teams with big budgets — using nothing but JavaScript, CSS and HTML. And, what’s more, with Meteor, you’ll simply have more fun because it’s optimized for developer-happiness. Originally known as "Skybreak" back in 2011, Meteor has…
  • RSS Zero

    Jacob Gube
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yesterday morning, I did the unimaginable. Something I didn’t think I was ever capable of doing. I unsubscribed to all my RSS feeds. For roughly seven years, way back when the now-defunct Google Reader was still cool, I’ve been on a relentless mission to amass, what felt like, the largest collection of RSS feeds in the entire world. When Google shuttered their feed reader, I didn’t give up, I just moved all my babies into another service. I protected each feed like they were my children, never abandoning them even when times got lean, even when some weren’t publishing…
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    Chris Wallace

  • The Walking Dead Story Sync

    Chris Wallace
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    My team at Lift was very privileged to be able to work on this project for AMC Networks® back in 2012. Second screen experiences are now the de facto standard for television shows across the board. I’m proud to say that we were able to influence this space heavily and also work with shows we were actually invested in. The post The Walking Dead Story Sync appeared first on Chris Wallace.
  • Things to think about before getting into WordPress themes WP Watercooler episode #93

    Chris Wallace
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:08 pm
    I had the privilege of chatting with Carrie, Suzette, Nick, Chris, Jason, and Steve about commercial WordPress themes, which is one of the things I’ve been writing about on my blog lately. Watch the episode below and make sure to subscribe to WP Watercooler here. The post Things to think about before getting into WordPress themes WP Watercooler episode #93 appeared first on Chris Wallace.
  • Calculating the Profitability of WordPress Themes How to Decide if Selling Themes is Right for You

    Chris Wallace
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This post is a response to Chris Lema’s post titled, “Four mistakes WordPress theme vendors make.” Chris makes some fantastic points about theme companies that I must reiterate here and also expound upon. As a leader of a company that sells themes, calculating the potential profitability of a single WordPress theme is absolutely critical to building a business around them. There are other factors, such as determining the size of a potential market for niche themes and understanding the needs of the consumer, but for now, I’d like to break down the expenses and…
  • On Hiring

    Chris Wallace
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:40 pm
    If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears. - Simon Sinek The post On Hiring appeared first on Chris Wallace.
  • Tweeties (free illustrations) Years ago, I released a set of twittery birds

    Chris Wallace
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:09 am
    Many years ago, I released design assets and WordPress themes for free (yes, free!) to an audience of designers and developers alike. Since rebooting my blog, I’ve since killed nearly all my traffic since these posts no longer exist and many inbound links are being 301 redirected to my homepage. It’d be way cooler if people searching for these things found them, so the tweeties are making a reemergence as the best free twittery birds on the market! I have always and will always maintain a Creative Commons license on these bad boys and if you’d like to discuss a commercial…
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    Line25

  • 25 Innovative Websites that Buck the Design Trends

    Chris Spooner
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    I’ve heard a few remarks on recent posts on Line25 that many of the featured website designs have all looked the same. Certain trends have become so mainstream that the majority of modern web designs all have similarities in their layouts and styles. It’s still possible to find unique web designs though, in today’s post I showcase 25 innovative designs that buck the popular trends in favour of experimental ideas. These websites have all been chosen for their unusual navigations, out of the ordinary layouts or clever uses of animations and effects. Airnauts April Zero…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for July 18th 2014

    Chris Spooner
    17 Jul 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 Louder Than Ten, Mod Notebooks, Format, AitThemes and Mateusz Dembek. Louder Than Ten View the website Mod Notebooks View the website Format View the website AitThemes View the website Mateusz Dembek View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for July 18th 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • 30 Unseen Web Designs Currently Being Developed

    Chris Spooner
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Designers love to share previews of projects they’re working on with their friends and peers on sites like Dribbble, which makes it a great place to browse for web design inspiration. Seeing web design concepts while they’re in development means you get a sneak peek of the latest trends and styles before they go live on the web. In today’s post I round up 30 beautiful web designs I bet you haven’t seen before! These sites are so fresh they’re not even live yet, check them out before they hit the mainstream. New Bright Bright Great Concept by Alex Sheyn Bruno…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for July 11th 2014

    Chris Spooner
    10 Jul 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 Travis Gertz, Geckoboard, Vessyl, Media599 and HybridConf. Travis Gertz View the website Geckoboard View the website Vessyl View the website Media599 View the website HybridConf View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for July 11th 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • 30 Blocky Website Designs Based on a Square Grid

    Chris Spooner
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Grids give a website design structure and balance, but some grid layouts are more obvious than others. The most basic of grids is the square block, where the page is divided up horizontally and vertical with equally spaced gridlines. The content then fills the grid like a chequerboard pattern, or elements can span multiple blocks to form larger content areas. Today’s showcase features 30 perfectly balanced sites that are all based on a blocky square grid. The Conference
 
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    Tuts+ Code

  • Create a Plane Fighting Game in Corona: Finishing Gameplay

    James Tyner
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionIn the fourth and final part of this series, we continue where we left of in the previous tutorial. We'll create enemy planes the player needs to avoid or shoot, and we'll also create a game over screen.1. generateEnemysThe generateEnemys function generates a number between three and seven, and calls the generateEnemyPlane function every two seconds for however many times numberOfEnemysToGenerate is equal to. Enter the following code snippet to gamelevel.lua.function generateEnemys() numberOfEnemysToGenerate = math.random(3,7) timer.performWithDelay(…
  • Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: Naming Conventions

    Tom McFarlin
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In the first post in this series, we reviewed some of the strategies that are available as it relates to organizing our WordPress theme directories in order to make them more maintainable.Specifically, we touched on how to organize:JavaScript and CSS filesTemplates and Template PartsTranslationsHelper Files and Utility FunctionsThird-Party LibrariesUltimately, the goal was to provide a directory schema in which we could organize our files such that we would have a level of cohesion, understanding, and maintainability to the work that we're doing.But that's not all there is to writing…
  • Introduction to Webhook: Custom CMS and Website Builder

    Kezz Bracey
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Webhook is a new site building platform which was successfully backed on Kickstarter in May 2014 and has just been released to the public. The concept behind Webhook is, if you'll excuse my enthusiasm, absolutely brilliant.One of the most often heard requests in many CMS communities is "How can I customize the system for (fill in the blank)". The guys behind Webhook wanted to address this common need, but instead of creating a new prebuilt CMS with the idea of making it extensible they took things one step further and asked, "What if we created a CMS builder…
  • Refactoring Legacy Code: Part 9 - Analyzing Concerns

    Patkos Csaba
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    In this tutorial, we will continue to focus on our business logic. We will evaluate if RunnerFunctions.php belongs to a class and if so, to which class? We will think about concerns and where methods belong. Finally, we will learn a little bit more about the concept of mocking. So, what are you waiting for? Read on. RunnerFunctions - From Procedural to Object Oriented Even though we have most of our code in object oriented form, nicely organized in classes, some functions are just simply sitting in a file. We need to take some in order to give the functions RunnerFunctions.php in a more…
  • Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

    Damian Logghe
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this series, we're going to cover the most important things you should consider when developing a WordPress Plugin or a WordPress Theme. This guide aims to provide a set of good practices that will be helpful to beginners and also to experts developers that are starting to work with WordPressBut wait! If you've been developing WordPress plugins for a while take a look before deciding this guide is not for you. I'm sure you will get something of it. After all, we all have something unique to offer.Most of the explanations of this series already exists in the Codex, but I know…
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    Webdesigner Depot

  • Discover the Web’s best design resources with oozled

    Penina Finger
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    “Curated resources for everything design related.” So? “oozled brings together 586 curated resources in 41 categories.” Gaah! “Subscribe to as many or as few categories as you want and create your own feed based on your interests.” OK. Now you have my attention. Oh, and “Submit a Resource”… I’m in. The story of oozled Inspired by a talk he gave at his local college, web/user interface designer Dan Edwards compiled a list of books, apps and websites that would be a great guide for the students. It was when he posted that list of 80 items to Medium that he discovered not…
  • How to make whitespace work on the Web

    Marc Schenker
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particular, the area in question does not have to be white at all. It’s just the empty space around the elements of a webpage layout. Space like this can come in many different forms, such as the space in between images and graphics, gutters, margins, columns and even lines of type. While it seems to be made of “nothing”—only in that no other design element occupies the space—white space should not be treated in that manner. Treating…
  • AddThis Pro introduces new pro tools for website owners

    WebdesignerDepot Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    We all know the importance of social media; content may be king, but it’s a king without a castle if no one is visiting your site. What all website owners need is a way to encourage new traffic, and retain old users. Sure, Google can help a bit, but the real prize is success on social media, and for that you need something like the AddThis social sharing tool. You’ll have seen AddThis on any number of sites, including this one where we’re currently testing it out, and the company are now releasing AddThis Pro, an enhanced set of tools designed to increase social media…
  • Can web animation save flat design?

    Caleb Mellas
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    As web designers, we need to make sure we keep our skills fresh and up-to-date. We don’t need to follow every trend that comes along (like long shadows) but we do need to keep learning and improving our skills as the web grows and matures. One exciting new development that is beginning to gather steam in the web design industry is animation. More and more companies are looking to animation for their apps or websites as a way to delight their users, standout from competitors and improve the usability of their products. Another reason animation is in high demand is because of the Web’s…
  • How to design for mobile devices, when you don’t have one

    Ezequiel Bruni
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Once upon a time, about an hour away from where I currently live, worked a web designer who loved his Photoshop comps and fixed-width layouts. And well, I don’t want to spoil the ending, but that designer was me. Then, as I was minding my own business, the web-based creative community went berserk over this newfangled concept called “responsive design”. As any young, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed professional would do, I investigated. After all, the newest, latest thing should always be given at least a passing glance. What I discovered, however, left me dismayed. An evil mastermind…
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  • 20 examples of transparent business cards

    Catalin Zorzini
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyWith smart phones, fax machines, and the interwebs it’s been said that business cards are dead. And that certainly might be the case in some circles. But then there’s the rest of us who actually have to meet with prospective clients when we’re trying to get their business! Here are 20 great examples:“As much as we hate to admit it we like tangible things… What’s more is if they are remarkable and unique we will keep them and show our friends. That’s the whole premise behind our…
  • Multi channel marketing strategy: benefits and challenges

    Catalin Zorzini
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyHaving a multi-channel marketing strategy refers to the use of many different marketing platforms to get a message across. One channel is no longer enough. Consumers now expect to be able to interact with an organisation in a number of different ways. In turn, organisations that do not facilitate and optimise such interaction can expect this to have a negative impact on customers and, in turn, on your business. Stand still and you are left behind!Some of the different marketing platforms in wide use today are SEO, Text…
  • 30 new tools for designers and developers

    Catalin Zorzini
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyWe’ve selected 30 useful new resources for designers and developers, including plugins, libraries and articles for you guys to play with and be inspired. Let us know if we missed anything.Menu Transition: Elegant Effect for Sidebar MenusSocket.Io: Fast Real Time EngineJSCapture: Desktop Screenshots with JavascriptInstajam: Javascript Wrapper for the Instagram APIInline Anchor Styles: Creative and Modern Styles for AnchorsHtml5 Video: Video Overlay Snippet for Creative sitesOpal: a Ruby to JS…
  • Only Best Fonts – a new mega bundle!

    Catalin Zorzini
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThis 3rd edition of the mega bundle is something really special. 40 high quality custom fonts and shapes from 8 best-selling authors in one mega pack! Whether you’re just starting your design career or looking to beef up your custom font library, this Jumbo Deal is for you! With almost 93% off, and available for limited time only, you’ll need to grab this bundle while you can.With this deal you get40 Custom Font Families ( TTF or OTF or both font formats )Bonus vector shapes…
  • logo design tips: 5 things you have to consider

    Jenna Stratman
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThere are few things in life more powerful than a strong, well-designed logo.Thus, logo design isn’t for the impatient designer; it often requires countless hours of researching, concepting and revising before nailing that final, beautiful end product. Why? In short, there are an infinite number of considerations to abide by when designing a logo for a company, product or other entity. Just five of these logo design tips, however, will provide a great foundation for starting the thinking process around designing a…
 
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  • Aura: A Free Theme for Ghost

    Tom Kenny
    21 Oct 2013 | 2:24 am
    If you’ve been living under a rock lately you will have missed the launch of the new blogging platform, Ghost. I got in early by backing it on Kickstarter but I didn’t get a chance to look at creating a theme for it until a couple of days ago. So here it is, my first theme for Ghost, called Aura which is free for you to use however you like. It isn’t a groundbreaking theme by any means but I want to provide an alternative to the default theme, so your brand new blog powered by Ghost doesn’t look the same as all the others out there. Download Aura for Ghost For now, it…
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    Tom Kenny
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  • ClearLeft literally calls out design agency who stole their website design

    Tom Kenny
    14 May 2013 | 7:30 am
    It’s a bit shameful of Kent Web Host to be stealing a design like this but the situation is expertly handled by Jeremy Keith who calls up Kent Web Host and basically ridicules the owner. He does apologise at the end but it really shouldn’t have come to this. It seems like Kent Web Host have made some changes as they said the would in the phone call. I still don’t think it’s enough but at least they’re doing something about it, even if it’s a shame they had to be called out about it to prompt them to do something. The good thing I suppose now, is that it…
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  • C’mon & Play Me Like a Game: Playful Elements in Web Design

    Helga Moreno
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    Are you a serious person in real life? Maybe you are a backslapper feeling at ease in any company. Sometimes you need to tell a joke or two to become the heart of the party. The same trick works in web design. Nobody likes moody, always whining people no matter how talented they are. Positive emotions are especially important on the web. What do most visitors come here for? Fun? Entertainment? Information? Work? The reasons are varied, but we don’t think that depression is in the list. Let’s imagine a typical process of a visitor’s onsite stay. The web becomes simpler and more intuitive…
  • Design Lessons from 20 Phenomenal Vintage Movie Posters

    Janil Jean
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    “Imagination is the beginning of creation.” - George Bernard Shaw Ever felt horrified or all lovey dovey by a movie poster before? I know I have. It doesn’t matter if a poster has been designed for a horror movie or a romantic chick flick, you must admit they bring out strong emotions (or reactions) in the most unexpected of moments and manners. They jump off walls and fascinate one and all, wherever they are. Vintage Movie Posters I find movie posters most fascinating because even the simplest of them like this vintage one created for West Side Story, may seem innocuous to an onlooker…
  • 13 Principles for the Development of Dating Websites

    Julia Blake
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Online dating business is one of the biggest revenue sources these days. It takes almost nothing to make money. Actually, this ‘nothing’ is a bit more than you expect - you need to build a perfect website to work for you afterwards. What is this perfect website you probably think? Here we are going to define the most valuable components of such website design and how to build each stage of the development process properly, so don’t miss a word of this article! How to Create a Great Dating Website 1. Make a Competitive Audit Competition is fierce in every profitable business field and it…
  • Turning Web Design Into A Commodity

    Jane Millers
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    Since website builders appeared on the web design landscape, they've upended many traditions. Presently, you don't really have to concern yourself with technicalities anymore, unless you absolutely want to. You can just devote all of your attention to the feel and look of your websites, instead. A fast-growing number of graphic and web designers choose to employ proficient builders, and they create sites for their clients with unprecedented ease. Website builders for the win Launching a website didn't use to be a one-track process. Aside from the creative act of building it, you also had to…
  • Attractive Website Design Topically Featuring Household Items

    Carol Francis
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    They are all around us a lot of the time – clocks, tables, chairs, kitchen cupboards, beds, carpets – and the list goes on and on. Household items are very often seen in interior design website design, and some sites use time of day (ie – bright, sunny morning), or unusual angles to showcase their work to the very best effect. Here we have collected a selection of sites that use stunning images of household items in their website design. Most of these are interior design agencies or furniture manufacturers and/or vendors, but there are a few that are not. Household Items in Web Design…
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  • 13 Precious Puppy Tattoo Pictures

    steven
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    There are people in the world that love dogs so much that they treat the furry canines like members of the family. Some people also show their pet love by having a tattoo on their body of their precious pet. Are you all interested in seeing some really cool pet tattoos? We have looked around and found 13 Precious Puppy Tattoo Pictures to show you all what puppy love inked into the skin looks like, and we hope you enjoy them? Ready to check out the puppy tattoos? Well then what are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Back of the Leg Puppy Paw Outline Tattoo The fact that this outline of…
  • 12 Lovely French Manicure Pictures

    steven
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    One of the most popular ways for women to do fingernails is to get what is called a French manicure. With this type of nail design, the nail is usually left alone, but the tip of the nail is painted white to make it stand out. However, these days, there are many styles of French manicure nails that women can get, and we have gathered a list of 12 Lovely French Manicure pictures. We promise that one look at these nails, and you’ll want your nails to look just as good! Are you ready to check out the list of French manicured nails? If so, you can go ahead and scroll down now. White and…
  • 13 Flirty Flower Foot Tattoos

    steven
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Women may want a tattoo, but do not want it on a place like their arms or backs, so they decide to get it somewhere a little more discreet like their feet. We wanted you all to see how fun and flirty flower tattoos can be on the feet! We promise you one thing though, once you get a look at these 13 Flirty Flower Foot Tattoos, you may decide that you can find a cool flower tattoo for your foot too! Enough of our rambling though. Are you ready to check out the list of flower foot tattoos? If so, you can go ahead and scroll down now. Flower and Name Foot Tattoo This tattoo is a beautiful flower,…
  • 12 Wonderful Heart Wrist Tattoos

    steven
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Some women want a tattoo, but want a small one that they can put in a discreet place. The back of the wrist is kind of a hidden area, and there are a lot of really great tattoos that can be placed there like hearts! We have searched high and low and found a dozen beautiful little wrist tattoos that any woman would love to get! Ready to take a look at some really sweet ways to express love by having a heart tattooed on the wrist? Well let’s go then let’s have a look right now! Heart Outline Wrist Tattoo Love can be expressed in a very simple way, and that is with just a small heart…
  • 11 Fun Finger Tattoos

    steven
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    Tattoos can be inked onto any part of the body, but there are some people that want a small tattoo that might not be too noticeable. Finger tattoos are becoming very popular, and it is really giving people the chance to get creative about their tiny tattoos. To show you just how fun finger tattoos can be, we have gathered 11 Fun Finger Tattoos for you all to look over, and once you get done looking at this list, you’ll have a new appreciation for the old saying about how good things come in small packages. Okay, enough of our rambling though. Are you ready to check out the list? If so,…
 
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  • Aura: A Free Theme for Ghost

    Tom Kenny
    21 Oct 2013 | 2:24 am
    If you’ve been living under a rock lately you will have missed the launch of the new blogging platform, Ghost. I got in early by backing it on Kickstarter but I didn’t get a chance to look at creating a theme for it until a couple of days ago. So here it is, my first theme for Ghost, called Aura which is free for you to use however you like. It isn’t a groundbreaking theme by any means but I want to provide an alternative to the default theme, so your brand new blog powered by Ghost doesn’t look the same as all the others out there. Download Aura for Ghost For now, it…
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    Tom Kenny
    4 Sep 2013 | 2:26 am
    I would love to know what you’re ideal working noise levels are when designing and/or developing websites. Please answer my very simple poll below: Take Our Poll Get in touch with me on twitter @tkenny if you would like to have a discussion about this topic.
  • ClearLeft literally calls out design agency who stole their website design

    Tom Kenny
    14 May 2013 | 7:30 am
    It’s a bit shameful of Kent Web Host to be stealing a design like this but the situation is expertly handled by Jeremy Keith who calls up Kent Web Host and basically ridicules the owner. He does apologise at the end but it really shouldn’t have come to this. It seems like Kent Web Host have made some changes as they said the would in the phone call. I still don’t think it’s enough but at least they’re doing something about it, even if it’s a shame they had to be called out about it to prompt them to do something. The good thing I suppose now, is that it…
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  • Notification Styles with CSS Animations for Inspirations

    Ray Cheung
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:55 am
    There are some simple ideas and effects for unobtrusive website notifications. There are a lot of ways to show an unobtrusive message to a user: from the classic growl-like notification to a bar at the top of the viewport. There’s really no limit to making creative notification styles and effects but you should keep in mind that notification has to be a discreet message to the user, keep simplicity and subtlety in mind for the effect of appearance and also the disappearance. Codrops has shared a small set of Notification Style Variations that use CSS animations for showing and hiding…
  • Free Download: iOS 7 Wireframe Toolkit for Prototyping

    Ray Cheung
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    André Revin was creating an app flow in illustrator and he made an Ai file iOS7 iPhone 5 mockup for prototyping. He made a pixel perfect wireframe mockup. Super easy to create your prototype. You can download the source file for free and use in their work. There are 28 artboards size of 320 by 568 pixels. You can export each screen separately, and can see all the screens together with relationships. All objects snap to grid 10 px. All design elements include in Graphic styles and all icons are in Symbols. Requirements: - Demo: http://andrerevin.com/iOS7-iPhone-Free-Mockup License: License…
  • A JavaScript Powerful CSV Parser for Web Browsers

    Ray Cheung
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    There’s a thousand CSV libraries for Javascript. Papa Parse is different. It’s written with correctness and performance in mind. Papa is the first multi-threaded CSV parser that runs on web pages. It can parse files gigabytes in size without crashing the browser. It correctly handles malformed or edge-case CSV text. It can parse files on the local filesystem or download them over the Internet. Papa is boss. Privacy advocates also use Papa Parse to avoid having to transmit sensitive files over the Internet. Now all the processing can be done locally on the client’s computer.
  • Waves – Click Effect Inspired by Google’s Material Design

    Ray Cheung
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Waves is click effect inspired by Google’s Material Design. It’s easy to use Waves. Download the latest version of Waves from Github repository. Just include waves.min.css and waves.min.js to your HTML file. And Waves is ready to use. Waves works in latest modern browser (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari) and also IE10+. Waves is partially support mobile device by using touchstart and touchend event. Waves currently in beta version. It’s still buggy, and lot of changes will happen until it reach general available state. Requirements: JavaScript Framework Demo:…
  • A Series of Screencasts and Guides for Ruby on Rails

    Ray Cheung
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    GoRails is Ruby on Rails screencasts for developers who want to become pros. GoRails is a series of screencasts and guides for all aspects of Ruby on Rails. Learn how to setup your machine, build a Rails application, and deploy it to a server. What they are going to be bringing you is bite-sized chunks of Rails related knowledge. They want to cover everything from your setting up your machine for the first time to maintaining an application that’s many years old. Requirements: - Demo: https://gorails.com/ License: License Free SponsorsProfessional Web Icons for Your Websites and…
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  • Are You Missing the Boat on Online Video Advertising?

    JonLeland
    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

    JonLeland
    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”

    JonLeland
    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…
  • My New Favorite iPad Video App: Adobe Voice

    JonLeland
    29 May 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Riding the Wave The major trend in social media marketing that I call “The Visual Web” is becoming increasingly important. Fortunately, I’ve found a new iPad app that makes creating animated videos both FUN and EASY. I like that. If you still haven’t jumped into creating your own videos and visuals, I’ve got one quickie example for you below, and perhaps this quote from a true, social media marketing thought leader will also inspire you? “From a trend standpoint, the trend towards visuals in inescapable... Everything that people are paying attention to…
  • Learn How Compelling Visual Content Can Increase Your Social Media Marketing ROI

    JonLeland
    22 May 2014 | 11:07 am
    In a blog post over two years ago (see Social Media Goes Visual: Why Pinterest is More Than You Think), I started calling the next frontier of social media marketing, “The Visual Web. This morning, I extended this conversation with a Google Hangout interview with Ekaterina Walter, the author of “The Power of Visual Storytelling.” Here’s that 30 minute conversation: Fundamentally, humans are predominantly visual creatures, and according to a study from National Formosa University in Taiwan, this is reflected in our computer environments—especially in this age of…
 
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  • Marketers: You're Definitely Not Doing This Enough

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Last month, Campbell (our head of Sales) wrote about engaging audiences in your online “ecosystem” that is made up of various tools, platforms, and technologies. He talked about online assets that suit your business and your target audiences, user personas, different types of engagement, and other tips to help your business create a strong ecosystem where you can interact and drive audiences to act. Today, I’m going to look at how we can measure these different user activities to improve our online assets and how we use them. It can be difficult to sort through the piles of…
  • The 5 Biggest Downfalls of Building a Website

    24 Jun 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Having a strong online presence is an essential business tool these days, but a website can come with many downfalls and unexpected costs. But you don’t need to be a web guru to avoid these pitfalls. With the right amount of planning, emphasis on detail, and a tech partner you can rely on, your website build can be (mostly) stress-free and on budget. Cost You may have heard this in the news recently: ‘Three websites for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's foreign affairs portfolio have cost taxpayers $113,130…The costs include more than $68,000 for "website…
  • Facebook Declares War on Spam

    19 May 2014 | 6:11 pm
    And not a moment too soon. Speaking historically, it was initially tough for businesses to gain traction within Facebook – the organisation built a clever model for people to interact and relate with friends and family. Facebook didn’t appear too concerned with facilitating needs of businesses, and more specifically their desire to enter this burgeoning social network. It wouldn’t however take long for Facebook to experience a fate similar to many great technological initiatives before it - businesses and more specifically, marketers, gained a foothold. If you’re one…
  • Live slowly - tangibility through classical music

    4 Sep 2013 | 11:46 pm
    When Napster, Limewire and iTunes all burst into our lives at their respective times many people (and organisations) said CDs were dead and would quickly become obsolete. A number of record labels are said to have panicked and scrambled to capitalise on downloads, online video and advertising as well as alternative forms of income such as merchandise. I have always been curious about this and tend to disagree with the ‘CDs are dead’ notion. I come from a classical music background and the last couple of years have seen labels such as DECCA, EMI and Deutsche Grammaphon produce…
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  • 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
  • Tips for Keeping your Confidential Files Safe

    Osterr Wight
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:57 pm
      The ramifications of lax data control and security can be devastating. Stolen or leaked trading secrets and personal information can result in bankruptcy and falsified identifications, completely transforming the lives of those affected. With so much at stake, it is therefore important to invest in a secure, well-thought-out storage system for either your business […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System. 4 tips for your Business Facebook page
  • Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System.

    Osterr Wight
    29 May 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Great! So you’ve decided that a new phone system is in order. Excellent decision. Statistics show that up to 70 per cent of businesses with outdated phone systems report that they are unable to keep up with the current demands of the business world. If you happen to be one of them the following information […] Related posts: 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Tips for Keeping your Confidential Files Safe Updating Your Logo
  • The Basics of Good Web Design

    Osterr Wight
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:16 pm
    A strong web presence is essential to good business. Having a website is a given but it is important to make sure your website is a winner. You need a well ordered, appealing and informative site that is easy to use. Your site should be offer incentive for visitors to return and should offer them […] Related posts: Static Page Update Alerts Chic Designs from 5 Infamous Organizations Become a Google Verified Author
 
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  • Optimize your Mobile Website & Increase Visitors

    Mark Wilston
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    The Smartphone revolution has significantly influenced the web design basics and today designers and developers are focusing on websites that are mobile-friendly and will help their clients penetrate this ever-growing mobile internet user base. With the booming mobile internet traffic, a technological evolution has gripped the world with respect to mobile website design. A mobile […]
  • Responsive Website: A Requirement More Than a Trend

    Mark Wilston
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:54 am
    During the earlier days, it was enough to have your own website. But later as the time changed, so did the needs. Next what is much required is “interactivity” and more social networking plug-ins. The focus is undoubtedly a clear one in terms of the requirements. And the priority is the website with “mobile” version. […]
  • WordPress for Android 2.9 Released – Many New Features Introduced

    Mark Wilston
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:17 pm
    It’s time to celebrate for the Android app users of WordPress. WordPress announced the release of Android 2.9 which is now available to install in the Google Play Store. The new version brings in many exciting new features which includes bug fixes and enhancement that will allow you to follow and post blogs using your […]
  • How Drupal 8 has Revolutionized CMS?

    Mark Wilston
    27 May 2014 | 1:17 am
    The latest edition of Drupal 8, the extremely popular Content Management System enterprise, has made it big this time. Indeed, there is a lot of excitement among the Drupal community developers regarding the release of this version. Talking of the previous versions of Drupal, till date all the released versions of Drupal have come up […]
  • Run your App at Google App Engine using PHP

    Mark Wilston
    19 May 2014 | 4:15 am
    Now, you can easily get PHP support on Google App Engine to enable you to run your app on GAE. In this article, we are going to explain the procedure to run your app on GAE. We’ll mostly use PhpStorm here, because of its ability to support GAE’s projects in different ways; however, you are […]
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  • 5 Open Source Synthesizers You Can Build And Hack

    Azzief Khaliq
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    The whole do-it-yourself (DIY), open source maker electronics scene that’s really gained in popularity over the past few years has led to a lot of really interesting devices and kits appearing on the market. The great thing, of course, is that it isn’t just limited to computing and robotics enthusiasts: musicians have benefitted from this open source DIY movement too. We’ve started seeing a lot of synths with open access to both the hardware schematics and the software or firmware (if any) at the heart of the synth. DIY synths aren’t a new thing, but until a few years…
  • 15 Tips & Tricks To Help You Master Prezi

    Leanne Tan
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    If you need to create presentations for high-powered clients, or impress lecturers and professors in university, you may have heard of (or are already using) Prezi. Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool and is known for its zooming user interface (ZUI) allowing you to easily break down or go into things in detail. As it was created to replace slide presentations, Prezi’s interface and visual story-telling makes it ideal for conveying information interactively. Prezi is not new but if you are just starting out, it may be a little disorientating to use, beyond the basics. Granted, it…
  • Designers: How To Gather Ideas That Will Impress

    Addison Duvall
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    More and more designers are turning to blogging to get their ideas about design out there and be heard by the greater design community online. However, there’s one special problem that many of them have: they have nothing really interesting to say about design. They will blog about things that are unimportant, or boring, or that no one really cares about. It’s essential that designers who blog have something interesting to say. If you don’t have this one down, you’re going to get nowhere fast in the blogging world. No one will stick around to read bland, uninformative…
  • 20 Inspiring Ideas For Minimal Home Living

    Nels Dzyre
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    The common idea most of us have when it comes to living space is that we are quickly running out of it. Rent and land is expensive in areas of vast opportunities and yet there are very creative people who went ahead and took the little space they have and made the most out of it. We’re talking about smart micro-living where home owners make use of smart, stowable furniture, multi-purpose home fixtures, clever architectural designs or a combo of all three to cut down on the size of homes, without eating into the comforts we have grown accustomed to. In this post, we will be looking at 20…
  • 8 Types Of Email Titles That Often Get Ignored

    Issa Mirandilla
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    When an e-mail pops up in your inbox, what do you usually do with it? Do you open it, ignore it, or shoot it straight into the “Trash” bin? It depends, right? It depends on what’s written in the subject line. See, the subject line tells you, at a glance, whether the sender’s message – or, more accurately, the sender’s purpose – is worth your attention. As a sender, you can either write the subject line right, or you can do one of the following things, which will definitely get your email pushed aside. Recommended Reading: Send Anonymous Emails: 20…
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  • 20 examples of transparent business cards

    Catalin Zorzini
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyWith smart phones, fax machines, and the interwebs it’s been said that business cards are dead. And that certainly might be the case in some circles. But then there’s the rest of us who actually have to meet with prospective clients when we’re trying to get their business! Here are 20 great examples:“As much as we hate to admit it we like tangible things… What’s more is if they are remarkable and unique we will keep them and show our friends. That’s the whole premise behind our…
  • Multi channel marketing strategy: benefits and challenges

    Catalin Zorzini
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyHaving a multi-channel marketing strategy refers to the use of many different marketing platforms to get a message across. One channel is no longer enough. Consumers now expect to be able to interact with an organisation in a number of different ways. In turn, organisations that do not facilitate and optimise such interaction can expect this to have a negative impact on customers and, in turn, on your business. Stand still and you are left behind!Some of the different marketing platforms in wide use today are SEO, Text…
  • 30 new tools for designers and developers

    Catalin Zorzini
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyWe’ve selected 30 useful new resources for designers and developers, including plugins, libraries and articles for you guys to play with and be inspired. Let us know if we missed anything.Menu Transition: Elegant Effect for Sidebar MenusSocket.Io: Fast Real Time EngineJSCapture: Desktop Screenshots with JavascriptInstajam: Javascript Wrapper for the Instagram APIInline Anchor Styles: Creative and Modern Styles for AnchorsHtml5 Video: Video Overlay Snippet for Creative sitesOpal: a Ruby to JS…
  • Only Best Fonts – a new mega bundle!

    Catalin Zorzini
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThis 3rd edition of the mega bundle is something really special. 40 high quality custom fonts and shapes from 8 best-selling authors in one mega pack! Whether you’re just starting your design career or looking to beef up your custom font library, this Jumbo Deal is for you! With almost 93% off, and available for limited time only, you’ll need to grab this bundle while you can.With this deal you get40 Custom Font Families ( TTF or OTF or both font formats )Bonus vector shapes…
  • logo design tips: 5 things you have to consider

    Jenna Stratman
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThere are few things in life more powerful than a strong, well-designed logo.Thus, logo design isn’t for the impatient designer; it often requires countless hours of researching, concepting and revising before nailing that final, beautiful end product. Why? In short, there are an infinite number of considerations to abide by when designing a logo for a company, product or other entity. Just five of these logo design tips, however, will provide a great foundation for starting the thinking process around designing a…
 
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  • Create a Plane Fighting Game in Corona: Finishing Gameplay

    James Tyner
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionIn the fourth and final part of this series, we continue where we left of in the previous tutorial. We'll create enemy planes the player needs to avoid or shoot, and we'll also create a game over screen.1. generateEnemysThe generateEnemys function generates a number between three and seven, and calls the generateEnemyPlane function every two seconds for however many times numberOfEnemysToGenerate is equal to. Enter the following code snippet to gamelevel.lua.function generateEnemys() numberOfEnemysToGenerate = math.random(3,7) timer.performWithDelay(…
  • Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: Naming Conventions

    Tom McFarlin
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In the first post in this series, we reviewed some of the strategies that are available as it relates to organizing our WordPress theme directories in order to make them more maintainable.Specifically, we touched on how to organize:JavaScript and CSS filesTemplates and Template PartsTranslationsHelper Files and Utility FunctionsThird-Party LibrariesUltimately, the goal was to provide a directory schema in which we could organize our files such that we would have a level of cohesion, understanding, and maintainability to the work that we're doing.But that's not all there is to writing…
  • Introduction to Webhook: Custom CMS and Website Builder

    Kezz Bracey
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Webhook is a new site building platform which was successfully backed on Kickstarter in May 2014 and has just been released to the public. The concept behind Webhook is, if you'll excuse my enthusiasm, absolutely brilliant.One of the most often heard requests in many CMS communities is "How can I customize the system for (fill in the blank)". The guys behind Webhook wanted to address this common need, but instead of creating a new prebuilt CMS with the idea of making it extensible they took things one step further and asked, "What if we created a CMS builder…
  • Refactoring Legacy Code: Part 9 - Analyzing Concerns

    Patkos Csaba
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    In this tutorial, we will continue to focus on our business logic. We will evaluate if RunnerFunctions.php belongs to a class and if so, to which class? We will think about concerns and where methods belong. Finally, we will learn a little bit more about the concept of mocking. So, what are you waiting for? Read on. RunnerFunctions - From Procedural to Object Oriented Even though we have most of our code in object oriented form, nicely organized in classes, some functions are just simply sitting in a file. We need to take some in order to give the functions RunnerFunctions.php in a more…
  • Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

    Damian Logghe
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this series, we're going to cover the most important things you should consider when developing a WordPress Plugin or a WordPress Theme. This guide aims to provide a set of good practices that will be helpful to beginners and also to experts developers that are starting to work with WordPressBut wait! If you've been developing WordPress plugins for a while take a look before deciding this guide is not for you. I'm sure you will get something of it. After all, we all have something unique to offer.Most of the explanations of this series already exists in the Codex, but I know…
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  • Every Kind of Vector Element you Could Ever Want!

    Chris Spooner
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m sure we’ve all done a bit of window shopping on stock resources websites, seen some cool items and thought “They’re cool, I’d quite fancy them”, but if you want a lot of resources it soon ends up out of your budget. The value of the latest bundle from Design Cuts is a big enough reason alone to check this one out, but take a few moments to browse through its contents and you’ll find it contains just about every kind of vector element you could ever want, all in one single purchase at over 90% off.It’s always useful to have a library of…
  • How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator

    Chris Spooner
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Brigid who asked if I could create a guide to creating an origami style illustration. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Once the outline of our origami inspired design is complete we’ll then bring it to life with vibrant colours, resulting in a modern graphic that would look great as part of a logo design.The design we’ll be building in this tutorial is an origami inspired…
  • Photocopy Noise Textures for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The latest resource for Access All Areas members to enjoy is a best selling item from Simon Birky Hartmann’s The Shop. This pack of Photocopy noise textures includes six high res scans from an old laser copier with a faulty drum and toner combo, resulting in some fantastic dust and noise patterns which are perfect for distressing your digital designs.Simon Birky Hartmann’s The Shop is packed full of best selling design resources. If you’re in need of dirty or grainy textures then look no further than his popular ink, paper and noise packs. Simon not only creates these…
  • 20 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your Poster Designs

    Chris Spooner
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Creating an artistic poster is one of the most fun projects a designer can work on. It’s especially satisfying when you have your hard work professionally printed into a physical poster, but this can be quite costly. You don’t have to spend all that money to see how your design would look freshly printed and mounted though, there’s a range of PSD mockup templates that simulate your design being presented as a framed print, wrapped canvas or even an outdoor billboard. In this post I round up 20 free Photoshop mockup templates that I’ve personally tried and tested, all…
  • 5 FlyerHeroes Templates for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Access All Areas members can get their hands on some fantastic new resources this week. 5 editable flyer templates have been kindly donated by FlyerHeroes especially for members. Each flyer is composed in an easy to use layered PSD file perfectly set up for print in CMYK 300dpi format, allowing you to easily edit the text and customise the design for your own projects.FlyerHeroes is home to hundreds of print ready flyer templates for Photoshop. Every flyer file comes as a fully editable PSD file so you can easily change the text, images or layout. You’ll find loads of great designs for…
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  • Tutorial: Designing a Digipak Layout for Campfire Conspiracy

    Jeff Finley
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m going to show you how I designed the digipak for my band Campfire Conspiracy‘s debut album. If you’ve been following along I’ve written design tutorials about art I’ve created for the bands I’ve played in. You’ve probably seen the band logo tutorial I wrote a year ago about our occult-looking logo. I’m happy to say that we have released our debut full length album “Secrets”. Listen to it while you read the rest of this article. Secrets by Campfire Conspiracy Digipak Concept The art direction for the album wasn’t based…
  • How to Start Your Own Clothing Line: Introducing the Apparel Design Start Here Pack

    Go Media
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Start Your Own Clothing Line with Our Apparel Design Start Here Pack Want to start your own clothing line? Look no further. Your career starts right here with our Apparel Design Start Here pack. The pack is chock full of the industry’s best tips, tricks, strategies, secrets, tutorials, tools, mockups and other essential weaponry you’ll need to go from novice to top dog in days. We included 6 of our must-have products together, including: How to Launch Your T-Shirt in Less Than a Day Tutorial eBook: 15 Awful Mistakes Designers Make in the Music and Apparel Industry Thread’s Not Dead:…
  • Improve Your Skills and Get Your Hands Dirty: 6 Must-Attend WMC Fest Workshops

    Go Media
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    WMC Fest Workshops Learn new skills and get your hands dirty in this year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest small group workshops. Because seating is limited, a separate admission fee is required to attend. Learn More about WMC Fest Workshops Here are our 6 Must-Attend Weapons of Mass Creation Fest Workshops - 1. What’s New in Creative Cloud Learn some tips and tricks in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign Whether you work mostly on print projects, or you’re more of a jack-of-all-trades, the one thing we all have in common is that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This…
  • LeBron’s Comeback: How Illustrator Robert Carter Designed the King’s Return to Cleveland

    Heather Sakai
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    Interview with Robert Carter of Cracked Hat Design As you all well know, the Cleveland pride is bursting through the walls of Go Media, where we sit only 2 miles from Quicken Loans Arena, new (and old) home to LeBron James. On July 11, we sat with bated breath, awaiting the news of his possible return to our great city. Then there it was. Sighs of relief filled the office. (Particularly mine). He was back. Saturday came and we were in for a different treat, this a designer’s dream. While folks say print has come and gone, this, the LeBron coverage in the Plain Dealer proves to us yet…
  • Video Game Creation in Cinema 4D: “The Mims Beginning”

    Dan Heilman
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    Meet the Mims What do you get when you combine a spaceship full of cuddly space creatures with an island populated with beings who might not be so friendly? In the case of “The Mims Beginning” you get a homemade game made by a group of independent developers in Poland and paid for with a crowd-funding campaign. The game’s carnivores each have their own special power, but they can be beaten by such PSI powers as burn, blast, bolt, slow or cage. For 21-year-old graphic designer Jakub Machowski, “The Mims Beginning” is the result of a teenage hobby that has become a profession. Created…
 
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    Cre8pc, by Kim Krause Berg

  • Kim Krause Berg aka Cre8pc Changes Course

    cre8pc
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Since leaving Internet Marketing Ninjas, I have not only returned to the work I love, but am taking some new and different turns with my life. First, I am deeply grateful to my closest friends and family for holding me up and reminding me that I matter. Every day, in my heart, I am thanking you. Cre8pc Next, this site is going to turn into a hobby site and travel all the way back to its roots to 1996, when its name was born. Cre8pc means “create peace”. I hope to find people on our planet who love Earth and wish the humans who live on it would get their act together before we…
  • True Internet Pioneer

    cre8pc
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    An old friend wrote on my Facebook page, when I said I selling this site, “You are a true internet pioneer.”  And then others wrote to me.  Real friends.  Encouraging friends. But what really got to me was the unhappy smile from my daughter when she learned I wanted to sell this site.  You see, this web site was launched when I was facing being a homeless single mom of two young children.  This website saved my life, several times.  The up-all-night working hours, while my kids slept on K-mart cushions (I could not afford beds) moonlighting in SEO, while working to earn my…
  • Cre8pc.com is For Sale

    cre8pc
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
      Cre8pc was launched as a teaching web site for search engine optimization and later provided SEO services, a directory, blog, usability articles directory and launched Cre8asiteforums.com.    
  • Usability Is My Drug of Choice

    cre8pc
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Web site usability and information architecture are still my drug of choice. Whenever I feel close to quitting, I find others who not only believe in the value of UX work, but explain its value better than I can. UX is the New SEO UX is the new way to optimize sites for search engines because Google said so. Yes, that benign search giant has decided that links are no longer as important as they once thought. Out of deep concern for its users that click on the search ads, Google has decided that user experience (UX) is a much better determinant of relevance. This left the entire SEO is…
  • You Have to See This: The Secret to Search Engines and Internet Marketing

    cre8pc
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Before search engines appeared, how did Internet users find information? Where was information located and who had it all? It is hard to imagine what life was like before the Internet became part of our daily lives.  Schools are removing classes on writing in cursive and replacing them with how to handle Facebook bullies.  Google plans on the being the one and only place on the entire Internet to provide the answers to all questions by all people. To do that, Google must know who we are, and this is not something we agree is what we want. We do, however, provide the same thing we have been…
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    DesignM.ag - Web Design & Development

  • Tips for Designing a Beautiful Single-Page Portfolio Website

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Advertise here with BSAMany trends in general web design can also be applied to single page layouts. But there are some unique features to the lone webpage which can add more flavor into a design. Like most of the web design field, common sense and user experience always trumps inessential creative ideas. But that doesn’t mean anybody can just understand the best techniques for creating a single page design. In this post I’d like to share a few ideas on how to create usable, tactile portfolios with content featured on a single page. Mobile users are growing rapidly so you have to…
  • 35 Mobile Responsive Portfolio Website Layouts

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Advertise here with BSAA portfolio is used to showcase your creative work to anyone with Internet access. The goal is to present your talent front & center making it easy to navigate. Responsive layouts will look stunning on any device allowing visitors to can check out your work from their laptop, tablet, or even smartphone. It’s tough to build a naturally responsive layout without a bit of practice. You want to understand which traits work best and how people normally interact with your website. This gallery includes 35 outstanding examples of fully-responsive portfolio website…
  • 200 Portfolio Sites for Web Design Inspiration

    Jake Rocheleau
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Advertise here with BSADesigners and developers are growing in numbers and plenty of these folks have outstanding portfolios. The common advantage of the Internet is that anybody from anywhere in the world can check out your projects during any time of the day! If you wish to land more freelance work then I would recommend taking a peek at your current portfolio to see if anything could be updated. And to help with building ideas for your own website, I have collected 200 various portfolios of graphics designers, developers, writers, and other digital creatives. This is a massive showcase…
  • Top 20 WordPress Theme Creators From 2014

    iulian
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Advertise here with BSALooking for a great design for your website? Do you also want it to work smoothly and to be easy for you to use and customize? And since you’re at it, with everyone using tablets and mobile phones now, it should also be responsive. Well, lucky for you, there are many great WordPress themes you can find that fulfill all these requirements. You can find below the best 20 WordPress themes creators. Make sure to browse through their galleries of beautifully designed and highly functional themes. There’s surely something there that will catch your eye and suit your…
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  • Discover the Web’s best design resources with oozled

    Penina Finger
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    “Curated resources for everything design related.” So? “oozled brings together 586 curated resources in 41 categories.” Gaah! “Subscribe to as many or as few categories as you want and create your own feed based on your interests.” OK. Now you have my attention. Oh, and “Submit a Resource”… I’m in. The story of oozled Inspired by a talk he gave at his local college, web/user interface designer Dan Edwards compiled a list of books, apps and websites that would be a great guide for the students. It was when he posted that list of 80 items to Medium that he discovered not…
  • How to make whitespace work on the Web

    Marc Schenker
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particular, the area in question does not have to be white at all. It’s just the empty space around the elements of a webpage layout. Space like this can come in many different forms, such as the space in between images and graphics, gutters, margins, columns and even lines of type. While it seems to be made of “nothing”—only in that no other design element occupies the space—white space should not be treated in that manner. Treating…
  • AddThis Pro introduces new pro tools for website owners

    WebdesignerDepot Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    We all know the importance of social media; content may be king, but it’s a king without a castle if no one is visiting your site. What all website owners need is a way to encourage new traffic, and retain old users. Sure, Google can help a bit, but the real prize is success on social media, and for that you need something like the AddThis social sharing tool. You’ll have seen AddThis on any number of sites, including this one where we’re currently testing it out, and the company are now releasing AddThis Pro, an enhanced set of tools designed to increase social media…
  • Can web animation save flat design?

    Caleb Mellas
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    As web designers, we need to make sure we keep our skills fresh and up-to-date. We don’t need to follow every trend that comes along (like long shadows) but we do need to keep learning and improving our skills as the web grows and matures. One exciting new development that is beginning to gather steam in the web design industry is animation. More and more companies are looking to animation for their apps or websites as a way to delight their users, standout from competitors and improve the usability of their products. Another reason animation is in high demand is because of the Web’s…
  • How to design for mobile devices, when you don’t have one

    Ezequiel Bruni
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Once upon a time, about an hour away from where I currently live, worked a web designer who loved his Photoshop comps and fixed-width layouts. And well, I don’t want to spoil the ending, but that designer was me. Then, as I was minding my own business, the web-based creative community went berserk over this newfangled concept called “responsive design”. As any young, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed professional would do, I investigated. After all, the newest, latest thing should always be given at least a passing glance. What I discovered, however, left me dismayed. An evil mastermind…
 
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    CSSJockey.com

  • Setting-up WordPress for Theme and Plugin development

    Mohit
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Before we even start developing WordPress themes or plugins, we must enable debugging so we can be notified of any errors or warning generated by our code...Continue reading.. The post Setting-up WordPress for Theme and Plugin development appeared first on CSSJockey.com.
  • How to create an easy to remember but super-strong password

    Mohit
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    A super-strong password must be alphanumeric, must contain capital letters and special characters. Now how can we create a password that contains everything and we don't forget and get locked down from the applications we use.Continue reading.. The post How to create an easy to remember but super-strong password appeared first on CSSJockey.com.
  • Installing WordPress on your local server

    Mohit
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Once we have our local server environment ready for WordPress development, its time to install WordPress on our local server and save the files under folder specified by the software you choose for your local server setup. In my case on a Mac its under Sites folder. So lets install WordPress and get started. WordPress Installation Its pretty easy to download and install WordPress on a local server, however, we need to create a database first. Create MySQL database for WordPress install So lets open phpmyadmin and... Continue reading.. The post Installing WordPress on your local server…
  • Setting up development environment for WordPress

    Mohit
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    To develop a WordPress theme first thing you need is a computer which I believe you already have ;). I strongly recommend to develop a website on a local machine instead of working on a web server. One of the most annoying parts of development, at least for me, is the vicious cycle of editing, saving, uploading and refreshing the web page again and again, till we get it right. It also eats up a lot of time and bandwidth and can turn... Continue reading.. The post Setting up development environment for WordPress appeared first on CSSJockey.com.
  • WordPress crashed while updating plugins?

    Mohit
    4 May 2014 | 8:04 pm
    WordPress Crashed: How to bypass "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." Recently I was updating my plugins on my local server and somehow the page got refreshed and my WordPress installation got stuck..Continue reading.. The post WordPress crashed while updating plugins? appeared first on CSSJockey.com.
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  • Inside Gmail’s House Of Horrors

    GOS
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As a webmaster Google pretty much forces us to have a Gmail account. You have to have a Gmail account in order to use any of Google’s tools or services.  What is not as clear is the fact that Google then records everything you do with those accounts… for the rest of your life. Did you forget about saying something bad about your aunt in an email you sent your brother 5 years ago? Do not worry…Google remembers! Did you forget about Flirting with that girl from work in an email you sent 7 years ago? Do not worry…Google got a copy of the emails and pictures! One has to…
  • Is the Middle Class Dead? Astonishing proof emerges in the mist of an ugly fight for world dominance.

    GOS
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    The life you knew is dead and gone…you are most likely no longer needed in the new world.   The middle class is dead.  It is a truth universally acknowledged! We are going to have the rich and the poor but we will not have the middle class…so if your building a product for the middle class and have not felt the economic impact, I would love to hear your story.  Because all the big stores that sale to the middle class are filling the crunch: McDonalds Sears J.C. Penney the “Big Three” TV networks Chevrolet Wal-Mart Target Red Lobster And the list just keeps going… The…
  • All but four nations are subject to NSA surveillance?

    GOS
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    At this point it is no surprise that we are being spied on.  The 4 nations that are not subjected to NSA surveillance are Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  They share their information so there is no need to spy on their governments, but they do spy on their citizens. Those countries are also part of the commonwealth and fall under the realm of the Queen of England? The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom are part of the anglosphere.  It could be more accurately described as an English speaking alliance.  After all, there are other countries…
  • Designed to Fail!

    GOS
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:15 pm
    We’ve reached a pivotal point in time; the point where our machines are more capable of getting the job done then we are. Google realizes this! Google uses artificial intelligence to run their data centers and drive their cars. Machines capable of learning without our help. This is RoboCop… but in real life. RoboCop starts off with people being scanned by giant robots. Well… Google just bought Boston Dynamics, they are best known for the development of BigDog, a quadruped robot designed for the U.S. military with funding from DARPA. Can you imagine having a machine scan your…
  • How to Recover Ranking Position?

    GOS
    4 Jan 2014 | 8:15 am
    There seems to be a lot of webmasters wanting to recover lost Google rankings.  The first step in recovering your Google rankings is in understanding that Google ranks websites according to a formula and working within the guidelines created by this formula is crucial. To start with; This is my understanding of what is happening with Google.   There is a short list of people who knows how Google’s ranking algorithms work and I am not on that list. But since it is extremely doubtful anyone on that list is going to be answering your question I’ll give it a shot. With Google’s new…
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  • 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…
  • Vertillax – Parallax Scrolling WordPress Theme

    Gopal Raju
    26 Mar 2013 | 11:53 am
    Vertillax is a – one of it’s kind – parallax based responsive wordpress theme. With this theme you can create a single page parallax based site as shown in the demo, in minutes. If you’re a designer, illustrator, artist, photographer, freelancer, creative agency or someone looking for a unique creative web presence, this is the perfect theme for you. download Preview Features WordPress 3.3.1 compatible Coded in CSS3 & HTML5 Adjustable Parallax Speed Cross Browser Compatibility Parallax works on all screen resolutions Ability to add Subtitles Auto-magic calculation…
  • Creating A Visually Engaging Design Resume

    Luke Clum
    1 Feb 2013 | 11:33 pm
    For a designer, a resume isn’t just a summary of your work experience; it’s a key portfolio piece that demonstrates your creative style, as well as your typographic, layout, and illustrational skills. So it’s crucial that you give a lot of consideration to the approach you’ll take on it, as well as how you’ll integrate it into your identity system as a whole. When you’ve finessed the content that you want to include, start with this checklist to make decisions on how your design will turn out. Master the Basics Conceptualize Your Identity System Your resume should never be a…
 
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  • 20 Beautiful Green Web Designs for Inspiration

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you thinking of using the color green in your next web design project? Green is a wonderful color to use; it's versatile and has positive undertones associated with it. Continue reading...Continue Reading: 20 Beautiful Green Web Designs for Inspiration
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  • 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.
  • Homepages vs. Landing Pages

    insivia
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:27 am
    You may have heard the term “landing page” page before and wondered how it’s any different from your websites home page. The two are actually quite different and have their own unique way of converting your visitors. A homepage is the entrance to your website – a portal to the rest of your site with the goal of exploring it. It’s usually visited by those who have a direct link to your website. Most of the time the visitors already know you or have done business with you. Your homepage has navigation to other parts of your site such as blogs, products, services, resources, etc.
  • #Ten2Win: Manufacturing Search Engine Optimization Strategy

    insivia
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:52 am
    The Client in Need An experienced manufacturing company that’s been around for over 60 years has hired a new CEO. He is looking to revamp the company’s digital presence to help drive leads to the sales team. The Issues at Hand The Website is currently lacking SEO as well as the pieces needed to optimize, such as content and social presence. 12% of the site’s visitors are from mobile, but the site isn’t optimized for mobile, nor is there a mobile version. Internally, the site is outdated and slow to load resulting in poor usability. The lack of a site hierarchy, indexed pages, and…
  • What The Smart Home Means For Marketing

    insivia
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:31 am
    Picture this… You wake up in the morning to the sound of your phone. It’s updating you on the traffic on your way to the office based on the route you took yesterday. You stumble into your bathroom and stare into the mirror at the outcome of your beauty sleep. On the side of your mirror is a reminder to buy toothpaste and shaving cream. You make your way downstairs to find your coffee has already started brewing when it sensed your bathroom light turn off. Your reach into your fridge for some half & half – the bottle is almost empty so your refrigerator updates the shopping…
 
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  • 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.
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    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
  • Open Source Deletion Software

    30 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Trying to delete your password file? Sensitive banking information? Trade secrets? That homemade video of the bachelorette party you are trying to forget. We all have our reasons to delete computer files. The following is a list of some of the open source tools for file deletion / destruction.
  • Post Jailbreak of iOS 7 first steps

    30 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The following is a summary of the first steps necessary to improve the usability of your recently jailbroken iOS device. This is in no way designed to replace the excellent Cyndia documention included in a successful Jailbreak.
  • Open Source operating systems for creative people.

    26 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Several Linux and BSD systems are providing high quality single purpose environments. Recently, the quality of the open source Desktop environment has evolved into several quality products. The following is a summary of some of the operating systems that tailor to the needs of creative designers.
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  • Digital Design Leadership: Karen Dendy Smith

    Richard Banfield
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Karen Dendy Smith has some serious insights into what it takes to run a digital agency in a market that is constantly evolving. Knowing that business is more than just the numbers, the Boston based Co-Founder of KOR Group talks design, collaboration, and what she looks for in a team. Karen Dendy Smith, Co-Founder of the creative agency KOR Group, talks design, collaboration, and what she looks for in a team. Hear from the other digital design leaders we interviewed Carl Smith: An Experienced, Smart, Funny, and Enlightened Gentleman Peter Kang: Young Blood With a Vision Tracey Halvorsen:…
  • UX for Dev Products with Moritz Plassnig of Codeship

    Steve Hickey
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Tune in to this episode of The Dirt for our interview with Moritz Plassnig, co-founder and CEO of Codeship! We take a look at the experience of products intended for developers and the future of the Codeship platform. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/109-codeship.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Codeship.io @codeship on Twitter @moritzplassnig on Twitter
  • Digital Design Leadership: Neil McPhedran

    Richard Banfield
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Neil McPhedran makes the jump from digital design to general management seem effortless. In this interview, Neil McPhedran details his unique journey to digital leadership at Grey Vancouver, including the many new challenges that come with such a leap. Neil McPhedran, General Manager of Grey Vancouver, answers questions about his shift from digital leadership to general management and the evolving focuses of the company.  Neil McPhedran: Neil McPhedran, and I’m general manager here at Grey in Vancouver. So I run the shop, essentially. We’re a quote unquote traditional…
  • Conferencing for Fun and Profit with Ian Murphy of Future Insights

    Steve Hickey
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Today on The Dirt we speak with Ian Murphy, Product Director for Future Insights. We discuss how Future Insights came to be, how conferences are organized and run, and how a good conference speaker is created. Tune in to learn the secrets of tricking your way into speaking at conferences, just like Tim and Steve! Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/107-murphy.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Future of Web Apps – London Future of Web Apps – Boston Ultimate Developer Event…
  • Productizing Your Services

    Tim Wright
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    This week on the show we talk about how to be a better freelancer by productizing your services. On the heals of an article by Robert Williams called Freelance as a Service, we discuss what it means to deliver a service to clients and how to package that up in unique ways. Differentiating yourself with a service-based product can help steer you toward the clients you want, but also away from the clients you don’t want. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/107-productizing-services.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes…
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  • Beginner’s Tips & Tricks for Learning Icon Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    Aside from regular web & graphics design, the process of designing icons is vast and complex. Iconography can be created with a sketch or from a blank document in digital software. Digital icons can be created using either pixels or vectors. There are many options and the outcome is heavily reliant on the medium, such as websites or mobile apps. I can’t teach everything on this subject but I would like to share a few tips for getting started with icon design. As with many other skills practice does make perfect – but you really need concentrated practice to expand your…
  • 40 Examples of iOS 7 Mobile App Interface Designs

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    Apple is constantly moving forward with new software updates and more intriguing devices. iOS7 is their most recent minimalist interface update moving away from from iOS6. The new iOS uses a lot of flat menus, buttons, badges, and simpler app icons. If you’re thinking of designing a new app interface for iOS7 be sure to check out some of these brilliant examples. In the past we’ve covered iPad app design trends which span a wide array of different iOS versions. But iOS7 is a whole new subject with new guidelines for making proper app UI designs. These interfaces should help to…
  • 28 Free Open Source CSS3 Code Snippets

    Jake Rocheleau
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Web developers are constantly building awesome stuff and releasing the code online for free. Open source code allows other developers to recreate page elements without spending hours of time writing code again from scratch. This can range from website navigation to image sliders and even CSS dropdown menus. As a developer myself I have learned a lot of techniques just from analyzing code snippets. This gallery is for every web developer who wants to implement some neat CSS tricks without reinventing the wheel. I’ve included a wide array of CSS3 code snippets like fixed menus, form…
  • Win One Year’s Subscription to Concept.vu

    Noemi Twigg
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever wanted to tear your hair out while managing a project? If you aren’t nodding emphatically, then you’re one of the lucky ones. For project managers, producers, and freelance web designers/developers, managing feedback and approval can be time-consuming and exhausting. The purpose of your design gets lost in translation, clients change their minds, and version control is extremely difficult with emails flying about left, right, and center. After years of working on client projects, we found ourselves in the same position. We discovered the review process was convoluted,…
  • 30 Clever Website Headers for Design Inspiration

    Jake Rocheleau
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Web design has come a long way in the past decade, thanks in part to the advancing trends of HTML5 and CSS3 specifications. Modern designers have a much larger toolbox along with plenty of online resources to choose from. Great headers are not just pretty, they’re also unique and utilitarian at the same time! As a complement to the previous footer design gallery I’ve organized a series of inspiring headers for web design inspiration. Some of these websites are brand new while others have been online for years. Make a note of the page elements and typography placement used in each…
 
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  • PHP fix for CSS letter-spacing making text underline/border too wide

    Tim Bennett
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    If you’ve ever adjusted the letter-spacing on a link and applied text-decoration or border you’ll have noticed that the line seems too long. It’s not really too long, it’s that letter-spacing is added on a per-letter basis after each letter. What you want is for the last letter to have 0 letter-spacing. You’d think this would be easier enough to achieve with a CSS selector but alas the best available is first-letter. I looked at some JavaScript/JQuery ways but found them a bit messy and convoluted. It’s very easy to do with PHP, however: // $letterSpacingString is whatever holds…
  • Using open source JavaScript on your website: Licenses explained

    Tim Bennett
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:31 am
    Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. This post does not constitute legal advice; always consult a lawyer. This is just my personal experience in dealing with open source JavaScript and reading the licenses that came with scripts I’ve used. There’s an expression that “there is nothing new under the sun”. When it comes to building a website that’s almost true. Even with a bespoke site it’s practically impossible not to rely on open source JavaScript—the programming language that handles all the fancy bells and whistles on websites. Whether you want a slick image gallery or a fancy form…
  • Top Considerations When Creating A Website

    Tim Bennett
    31 Jan 2014 | 7:08 am
    Are you creating a new website from scratch — one that you hope will attract massive numbers of visitors and possibly even convert them into customers? If so, you may wonder where to begin on such an important project. Here are some of the major points to keep in mind: 

Essential pages Have you ever wondered why every website on Earth seems to have certain primary pages in common, such as Home, About Us, Services, Contact and so forth? That’s because over the two decades since the World Wide Web first wove its spell on the public consciousness, people have become conditioned…
  • How to test for empty strings in PHP

    Tim Bennett
    30 Jan 2014 | 12:24 am
    If you’re testing for an empty string in PHP you could be forgiven for using the empty() function. However, exercise caution as empty() may not do what you think it does. PHP treats 0 and ’0′ as empty. Take the following: $var = '0'; if(empty($var)) { echo 'true'; } else { echo 'false'; } The above will echo true even through $var is a string with a single character in. Empty space, however, is not considered empty. $var = ' '; if(empty($var)) { echo 'true'; } else { echo 'false'; } The above will echo false. This can be a little confusing although it does treat null as…
  • Choosing an eCommerce Platform: Hosted, Off-the-Shelf or Bespoke?

    Tim Bennett
    23 Jan 2014 | 5:48 am
    When choosing an eCommerce platform it can be extremely daunting; there are so many options out there. Most of your available choices can be grouped into one of three categories—all of which are mentioned in this blog title. Here I give an overview of each option and list what I consider to be the pros and cons. Note that you should not listen to anyone who insists that one is “better” than the others. As with most things it’s a case of choosing the right tool for the right job and the person telling you this is no doubt doing so because it suits them and not you. So, here are the…
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  • 4 jQuery Digital Signature Plugins

    Sam Deering
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There are plenty of ways to allow users to draw a signature in a browser window, many involving clever jQuery plugins. Everything is going digital and this is the future we must all look forward to. Here are the best digital signature plugins I've found. 1. jSignature A jQuery that simplifies creation of a signature capture field in a browser window, allowing a user to draw a signature using mouse, pen, or finger. Check out a demo. 2. Signature Pad A jQuery plugin for assisting in the creation of an HTML5 canvas based signature pad. Records the drawn signature in JSON for later regeneration.
  • A Guide to the jQuery animate() Method

    Aurelio De Rosa
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    jQuery is a lovely library, and for many years now it has changed the way thousands of developers approached their projects. When jQuery was created, CSS wasn't able to create complex animations, leaving JavaScript as the way to go. jQuery helped a lot with animations thanks to the several methods created for this purpose. Although it comes with a few simple animations (fadeIn(), hide(), slideDown(), and so on), to keep its weight low, the library provides a very flexible method called animate(), which allows us to create any animation we desire. This method is the topic of this article.
  • 6 of the Best Retina Display jQuery Plugins & Demos

    Sam Deering
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    High-resolution displays are becoming more and more common, with all kinds of devices achieving the so-called "Retina display" level. Your sites and apps need to look good at these screen resolutions, so here are some plugins that can help. 1. retina.js An open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices with retina displays. Continue reading %6 of the Best Retina Display jQuery Plugins & Demos%
  • On Our Radar: Android’s Material, Better Design, and Refactoring

    Paul Wilkins
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Getting started After last week’s Web Starter Kit from Google, a nice intro came out showing how web technologies work together. On SitePoint we have a good look at the time element, and we also a comprehensive look at HTML5′s track element to add further detail to your videos. Design a better experience Web design […]Continue reading %On Our Radar: Android’s Material, Better Design, and Refactoring%
  • jQuery Grab-Bag: 10 New Plugins

    Sam Deering
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Whether you’re keen on using jQuery to display photos, chats, Instagram feeds, or lists, this grab-bag of recent jQuery plugins has something for everyone. 1. jQuery googleslides A jQuery plugin to display your Google Photos. 2. jquery.JamCity jquery.JamCity v. 2.0.0 3. ChatJS A full-featured, lightweight, Facebook style jQuery plugin for instant messaging. ChatJS also comes […]Continue reading %jQuery Grab-Bag: 10 New Plugins%
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  • Make Better Decisions With Custom Google Analytics Dashboards

    Rebecca Gill
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    If you own a website or blog, you most likely have a Google Analytics account and you are tracking data. I encounter a lot of website owners who are in this state. It the starting point of a beautiful world of data – if you are actually using it. The question is not if you have Google Analytics installed. The real question: Are you actually reviewing your Google Analytics data and are you using the data to make better business decisions? Unfortunately I talk to a large number of website owners who “think” they have a Google Analytics account, but forgot to actually review data or…
  • Happy 5th Birthday Web Savvy Marketing!

    Rebecca Gill
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A funny thing happened this week on LinkedIn. A number of people started saying “congratulations” or “congrats” and I was quite perplexed. Apparently I had forgotten that this month marks five years since the launch of Web Savvy Marketing. Somewhere between client launches, theme launches, and vacations – I had forgotten our company turned five years old. For many companies five years may seem like infancy, but for a WordPress company launched in the heart of the recession, it feels like a miracle. We made it through that very tough first year and we’ve grown…
  • Why FooGallery is My Favorite WordPress Image Gallery Plugin

    Rebecca Gill
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    My friend Adam Warner sent me over his new WordPress image gallery plugin to review last week. Now I would normally ignore such things on vacation, but Adam is pretty cool and his plugin sounded really awesome. So I took a break from my basking in the sun to play with his plugin on a development site. I have to admit that I loved it. In fact, my exact comment to Adam was: It’s a wonderful fit for users who need a lightweight plugin that creates beautiful galleries without the need for custom styling or coding. And I meant it. I’ve been working with WordPress plugins for a long time and I…
  • Let’s Help WPBeginner Build a School!

    Rebecca Gill
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    In April I had the pleasure of attending CaboPress with a number of WordPress colleagues. In the mix of this group was Syed Balkhi. While spending some one on one time with Syed, I had the opportunity to play twenty questions with him. I tend to do this with people I meet, because I like to know more about them then you can see on the internet. I like to dig in and I want to learn about their core and their story. Syed has an interesting story and I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to hear it. Beyond being just wicked smart, Syed has a big heart. Chris Lema first introduced me to him…
  • Building a Marketing Strategy Based on Data

    Rebecca Gill
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Having access to accurate marketing data is powerful. It helps you make better business decisions because you have a clearer picture of your business, your target market, and your ability to attract new customers. With real data you have power. This is because you are creating a marketing strategy based on something tangible and not based on a passing idea or a whim. This month I had an opportunity to speak at WordCamp Chicago. While we were in the Q&A part of my presentation, I was asked a lot about the success of our WordPress theme store. My response to many of the questions was our…
 
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  • 10 Web Hosting Services Reviewed!

    Taimur Asghar
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every website requires hosting in order to be live on the Internet. Designers and bloggers are well aware of its importance; they use it to establish their brand and business. It is also helpful to stay connected with existing and potential audience. Choosing really good web hosting services can be as important as the information available on your website. If the server of your web host goes down any time, it can hurt your business or even destroy your hardwork. It is very important for designers to choose a web host that makes their work uninterrupted. There are plenty of options when it…
  • Web Design Across the Globe

    Rudolph Musngi
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Web design is perhaps one of the most universal forms of art in the modern times. Using the Internet as a giant canvas that continues to expand more and more, web designers try make something beautiful and useful to people. With web design being labeled as art, we talk about how web designers, either they intend it or not, showcase their culture and backgrounds. Hence, the topic, web design across the globe. That is what makes web design even wonderful. Though the look and overall layout of the web page is influenced by different cultures, it is still understood, appreciated and utilized by a…
  • Ace the Freelancing Race : How to Spell Freelance Success

    Rudolph Musngi
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many freelancers have met success. Living with great freedom and flexibility in work schedules, workplaces and client management, freelancers have truly enjoyed the fruits of their success. Yes, this may sound tempting but they haven’t gone where they sit (or stand) right now out of sheer luck. No. It wasn’t because of charm, either. Then, what is the secret formula in becoming a successful freelancer? Or should how does one spell freelance success? The secret formula in being a successful freelancer is nothing. Like the Stinson’s Hangover Fixer Elixir, there is no secret formula to…
  • Font Awesome Review: Everything You Need to Know

    Taimur Asghar
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ever wonder what Font Awesome is? Don’t look anywhere else because here is the Font Awesome review you are looking for. Font Awesome is a web font collection that contains all the icons from Twitter Bootstrap framework. It provides you scalable vector icons that you can instantly customize. You can customize it in any size, color, drop shadow, or any other thing that you can do with the power of CSS. The setting up of Font Awesome is as simple as adding two lines of code in your website. If you are an advanced user, you can customize as you like it. Just add the Font Awesome on your…
  • How to Create a Registration Page Validation Using jQuery

    Sam Norton
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Registration page validation using jQuery ensures that the information provided by the user is correct so the user can fill out the complete online form easily with little amount of time. Although HTML5 has a validation form feature and there are many of JavaScript plugins out there, you must carefully choose the best one that will work on old browsers as well as for your cross-browser functionality considerations. In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to set up a front-end validation that will work on old browsers. I will also be using the jQuery plugin name Validator jQuery…
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  • 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…
  • 42 Beautiful Icons from Artful Club Absolutely Free PSD

    James Lynch
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:33 am
    This icon set is designed exclusively for Stunningmesh. This icon set contains 42 icons, you’re free to use the icons in your web design and web applications. You’re free to share this icon set as well, just give credit to Stunningmesh whenever you share. Here is the Preview of Icons Set, so you may find the Download Link at the end of this post. Enjoy using it!!! 42 Beautiful Icons from Artful Club Absolutely Free PSD [Download Source PSD by Clicking here, File Size 388.57KB] Recommended Articles40 Sites to download Icons (1)10 Free Indesign Templates (2)A lot of ICONS for…
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  • 24 Premium Wordpress Tesla Themes (+ optional HTML Themes) - only $25! From Mighty Deals

    Vivek Dhande
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    Sometimes we get deals that are so crazy popular, we just have to bring them back. That's happened with our Tesla Themes bundles in the past. Well, guess what. Not only are we bringing back this unbelievable premium WordPress Theme deal, but we're making it even bigger and even better than ever before!If you act now (you do realize this deal is only available for a very limited time!), you can save almost 50% off this bundle of 24 premium WordPress themes from Tesla Themes! Built on the Tesla Framework, these WP themes don't just look amazing, they're also insanely customizable and are…
  • Create Your Online Presence with Easy Website Builder Tools

    Vivek Dhande
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:33 am
    To have an online presence of your business has become of the most important tasks to improve your business and increase the potential clientele. However, designing and developing a business website involves cost which cannot be feasible for small businesses. This is when the best free website builder tools come into picture.The website builder tools are nothing but simple software that helps you in constructing your own website without any manual coding. These tools usually have a simple to use interface where one just needs to drag and drop particular fields to design their website.You…
  • Cyberfraud: Technology Fights Back

    Vivek Dhande
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Financial cyber crime is becoming more common as fraudsters begin to adapt increasingly sophisticated techniques. As the criminals become ever more daring, it is up to technology software companies to remain one step ahead. Business owners and customers also need to be extra vigilant and tech savvy to avoid becoming victims of online fraud. While the internet is for the most part a safe and secure way to purchase goods there will always be opportunists ready to pounce. Knowing how they work and how to avoid them is key.Scammers will try anything it seems to try and rip off you and your…
  • 11 Amazing Examples of Textures and Patterns in Web Design

    Vivek Dhande
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Textures & patterns…the backbones of your design! They are great way to add aliveness in your design. Textures & patterns make your work easy anytime. And to know how to use them, here are 11 amazing examples of textures & patterns in web design. Be it anything, it adds depth & interest in your design to the great extent.Textures do add aliveness & freshness anywhere, anytime. Every designer knows significance of textures in web design. So for today’s post, we have gathered some special & amazing examples of textures & patterns. Add some tinge to your design…
  • 5 Reasons to Choose a Professional Photographer for Your Branding Campaigns

    Vivek Dhande
    21 May 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Branding campaigns are important for getting your business name and brand out into the public, while also establishing the kind of company you are. However, there are right and wrong ways to create a branding campaign and – unless your company happens to be known for an amateur look and feel – you’ll need professional marketers every step of the way. One key professional to have on your team is a photographer, and below you’ll find out why. Often, if you’re looking for a whole team of creative professionals, your best bet is to hire an entire agency, such as 4040 Creative.1.
 
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  • Notification Styles Inspiration

    Mary Lou
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    View demo Download source Today we’d like to share a couple of simple styles and effects for website notifications. There are a lot of ways to show an unobtrusive message to a user: from the classic growl-like notification to a bar at the top of the viewport. There’s really no limit to making creative notification styles and effects but you should keep in mind to not overdo it if you don’t want to make your user fall off a chair when he gets a notification :) If you want the notification to be a discreet message to the user, keep simplicity and subtlety in mind for the…
  • Collective #125

    Mary Lou
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Adventure.com This week’s inspirational website is Adventure, a beautifully designed site with excellent typography and some slick effects. Get inspired Understanding SVG Coordinate Systems & Transformations (Part 1) A fantastic in-depth tutorial with interactive demo by Sara Soueidan that will make it easy for you to understand SVG viewBox and preserveAspectRatio. Read it Advertisement Hacks for dealing with specificity Harry Roberts gives advice and tips on how to tackle specificity in CSS better in order to avoid the side effects. Read it Google…
  • Freebie: “Halcyon Days” One Page Website Template

    Peter Finlan
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Today we are happy to share a creative one page portfolio template with you. Halcyon Days is a modern and stylish HTML5/CSS3 template with a pixel-perfect design and smooth effects. It’s especially fitting for a portfolio or start-up website, but it’s also very versatile and can be used for many other projects. About the template The responsive template is made with the latest web technologies and it’s build with Bootstrap, jQuery FlexSlider, Smooth Scroll, jQuery Waypoints and Animate.css. Preview Check out the demo of the template here: Halcyon Days Live Preview Download…
  • Collective #124

    Mary Lou
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Aprilzero Anand Sharma’s own data visualized in a fantastic way. Enjoy smooth animations and interesting effects on this extraordinary website. Get inspired Clipping in CSS and SVG: The clip-path Property and <clipPath> Element Another insightful article by Sara Soueidan on SVG, this time about the clip-path property and the clipPath element. Check it out CSS is a Mess Jonathan Snook talks about the messiness of CSS and how we can avoid mistakes and organize large projects better. Watch it Advertisement How to Create Your Own HTML Elements With…
  • Inspiration for Custom Select Elements

    Mary Lou
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    View demo Download source Today we’d like to share some inspiration for custom select styles with you. In forms where we’d like to use custom styles for the input elements, we can use JavaScript libraries that transform the HTML elements into a structure that allows us to do some better styling, especially for more complex inputs like the select element. Once a custom structure is in place, the possibilities are really endless and the aim of creating a better experience for the user can be reached more easily. What kind of style is used depends of course on what is represented and…
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  • 20 Fresh and Most Interesting Photoshop Tutorials

    Shevaa
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Adobe Photoshop is the most popular graphic editing program. Millions of designers across the globe using Photoshop for a wide range of tasks, creative special effects, Photo Effects, Text Effects, Graphic Design, Typography, Illustration and Digital art. So now you want to expand your creative knowledge? It’s not only a place to learn to do [...]
  • 28 Amazing Natural Green Websites for Inspiration

    Shevaa
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Green is a color range of visible light, located between blue and yellow. The color green imparts a sense of nature. Nature’s inspiration is often very visible in web design. Lots and lots of websites are in single color scheme. Most of the designers believe heavy use of a color may spoil the design. Applying [...]
  • 30 Best Logo Designs For Your Inspiration

    Shevaa
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Logo is one of the most important elements for several reasons. It’s the representation of the business in its simplest form. Creative Logo requires really hard work and being up to date with latest design trends. These logos were created by genius designers from all over the world. I hope you enjoy this post! Don’t [...]
  • 20 Beautiful Pencil Drawings to Inspire

    Shevaa
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    Drawing is a form of visual art. Mostly pencil drawing is the famous everyone use it on their school days. Artists can work on different surfaces like on cups, walls on buildings, and even on coffee. Creative Artist’s run the strokes in the right angle can really produce simply amazing masterpieces. Here are just some [...]
  • 35 Glamorous Fashion Websites for Inspiration

    Shevaa
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Appearance is important in the fashion industry. Fashion is very vibrant in nature, it is always looking out for trends to absorb it and spread it to the world. Within that mind, many fashion websites can be an excellent source of design inspiration. Attractive unique styles typography and amazing photography can drive the fashion website [...]
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  • Notification Styles Inspiration

    Mary Lou
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    View demo Download source Today we’d like to share a couple of simple styles and effects for website notifications. There are a lot of ways to show an unobtrusive message to a user: from the classic growl-like notification to a bar at the top of the viewport. There’s really no limit to making creative notification styles and effects but you should keep in mind to not overdo it if you don’t want to make your user fall off a chair when he gets a notification :) If you want the notification to be a discreet message to the user, keep simplicity and subtlety in mind for the…
  • Collective #125

    Mary Lou
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Adventure.com This week’s inspirational website is Adventure, a beautifully designed site with excellent typography and some slick effects. Get inspired Understanding SVG Coordinate Systems & Transformations (Part 1) A fantastic in-depth tutorial with interactive demo by Sara Soueidan that will make it easy for you to understand SVG viewBox and preserveAspectRatio. Read it Advertisement Hacks for dealing with specificity Harry Roberts gives advice and tips on how to tackle specificity in CSS better in order to avoid the side effects. Read it Google…
  • Freebie: “Halcyon Days” One Page Website Template

    Peter Finlan
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Today we are happy to share a creative one page portfolio template with you. Halcyon Days is a modern and stylish HTML5/CSS3 template with a pixel-perfect design and smooth effects. It’s especially fitting for a portfolio or start-up website, but it’s also very versatile and can be used for many other projects. About the template The responsive template is made with the latest web technologies and it’s build with Bootstrap, jQuery FlexSlider, Smooth Scroll, jQuery Waypoints and Animate.css. Preview Check out the demo of the template here: Halcyon Days Live Preview Download…
  • Collective #124

    Mary Lou
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Aprilzero Anand Sharma’s own data visualized in a fantastic way. Enjoy smooth animations and interesting effects on this extraordinary website. Get inspired Clipping in CSS and SVG: The clip-path Property and <clipPath> Element Another insightful article by Sara Soueidan on SVG, this time about the clip-path property and the clipPath element. Check it out CSS is a Mess Jonathan Snook talks about the messiness of CSS and how we can avoid mistakes and organize large projects better. Watch it Advertisement How to Create Your Own HTML Elements With…
  • Inspiration for Custom Select Elements

    Mary Lou
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    View demo Download source Today we’d like to share some inspiration for custom select styles with you. In forms where we’d like to use custom styles for the input elements, we can use JavaScript libraries that transform the HTML elements into a structure that allows us to do some better styling, especially for more complex inputs like the select element. Once a custom structure is in place, the possibilities are really endless and the aim of creating a better experience for the user can be reached more easily. What kind of style is used depends of course on what is represented and…
 
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  • 5 Beautiful Themes by ElegantThemes

    James
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    This week’s WordPress article is an introduction to the latest Premium WordPress themes from ElegantThemes.   ElegantThemes – Premium WordPress Themes ElegantThemes is a premium WordPress Theme company. They have been producing beautiful themes for over 6 years. When they first started out, they set their prices at some of the lowest prices on premium […]
  • 5 New Premium WordPress Themes from TeslaThemes

    James
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    This week’s WordPress article is an introduction to the latest Premium WordPress themes from TeslaThemes.   TeslaThemes – Premium WordPress Themes TelsaThemes is a new premium WordPress company to the WordPress community. They have been around for just over a year and already have a large following. Currently they have 25 incredible premium WordPress Themes […]
  • 400+ Killer Free Vectors and Icon Sets

    James
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Over the last few weeks, I’ve been posting a lot of premium design resource bundles for our weekly design resource articles. This week, I decided it was time to share a few of my favorite design resource freebies that caught my eye over the last few weeks. Image Source: Evolutionary Design Photography – Fort Sumter […]
  • 7 Peeling and Dirty Grunge Textures Plus 218 Premium Texture Bundle by InkyDeals

    James
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:12 am
    This week’s design resource is a small collection of grunge textures that found on a texture site that I found earlier today. These textures are free for you to use – “Terms of use: All images found in TextureX.com are offered free to use for any personal or commercial application. You may not sell or […]
  • 200+ Super Premium Text Styles for Illustrator + Bonus – Only $34

    James
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Looking for more Text Styles for Adobe Illustrator? InkyDeals just released another great design bundle. Its all about Text Styles for Illustrator. Super Premium Text Styles for Illustrator Features InkyDeals considers this bundle to be a unique product. These styles were specifically designed for type text. Plus the bundle comes with more 200 of them. […]
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  • 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…
  • Facebook to the Top: 20 Best Layouts

    Mars Cureg
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Facebook is essential to of our lives and actually inventing new techniques to involve your audience for your Facebook page is a great way to achieve success easier and quicker. It’s only perfectly reasonable: Facebook is the place where the majority of the Internet’s crowd spend the major part of their time. However, it is very important to remember, that just having a Facebook page for your company is not nearly enough. It’s essential that your Facebook page looks just right: mirroring the essence of your company and promising your potential audience the experience they want. A good…
  • How secure is your website?

    Mars Cureg
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Every website has the potential to become a target for financially motivated, opportunistic or simply malicious attackers. For corporate or business websites, the results of a successful attack can be particularly devastating. According to the PriceWaterHouseCoopers Information Security Breaches Survey, the average cost of a company’s worst attack or incident was between £27,000 and £55,000*. Beyond the financial costs, compromised security could also lead to a loss of customer trust that can take a very long time to rebuild. Security should be uppermost in the mind of any company,…
  • 35 Flat Awards and Trophies Icons

    Mars Cureg
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Some people deserve all the accolades that they get, that’s why our friends at Vecteezy gathered 35 flat awards and trophies in one awesome freebie to help you show that admiration in electronic format too. And here’s what you’ll get: medals in all shapes and sizes, awards platforms, trophies reminiscent of fancy tennis tournaments, rowing championships, Olympics and the like. Everything is displayed on relaxing hues of green, blue, purple and yellow. You might even hear the national anthems in the background. The set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported…
  • Levitation Photography by Karim Aboukelila

    Mars Cureg
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Levitation is said to be some sort of skill that allows human to float in the air and yes, nobody did that successfully until now. However, it’s an interesting concept that has been played out in many movies to impress people, thus attracting photographers to produce their own fantastic work of levitation. Like an adventurous journey, enjoying and experiencing every new surrounding without knowing where will be my next visit, I look back seeing each step taken was necessary to get where I am today. Feeling free due to the fact that the only regularity is that there is randomness all over.
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  • Google Panda 4.0 SEO Roundup

    Cody Sparks
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Google is at it again with their algorithm updates. This time it's an update to their older version of "Panda". This update entitled Panda 4.0 is now a gentler update to their previous one. You can still get hit if you are not careful. Read up on our roundup to see case studies, winner and losers, and how to protect your site. read more
  • 100 Useful WordPress Plugins That You Can Use On Your Blog

    Cody Sparks
    11 May 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Trying to find a particular WordPress plugin to enhance your website can be overwhelming with all the options that are available. Try this Top 100 WordPress plugin list to narrow down the top ones you can start using on your blog today. read more
  • What is an Inbound Marketing Strategy Good For?

    Cody Sparks
    25 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Inbound Marketing can help you find relevant customers and visitors to your website. If you're trying to sell a product, service or just want more traffic to your website, having an Inbound Marketing strategy can help you put your time and efforts in the correct places. read more
  • What is Accessibility for the Web?

    Cody Sparks
    5 Mar 2014 | 9:44 pm
    There is a crowd of individuals that surf the internet and visit millions of websites that have a mental or physical disability. Making sure that you focus some accessibility elements on your website can make a world of a difference to someone that needs additional software or hardware to help them interact with your website. read more
  • Backlinks That Don't Really Work.... Anymore

    Cody Sparks
    8 Feb 2014 | 11:18 am
    As search engines continue to make changes to how they decided how websites are ranked. There will always be seo marketers trying to find that technique to get their site to the top. What about the techniques that don't work? Here is a list of the backlinks they will not help you efforts continuing from 2014. read more
 
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  • 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
  • How to Design a Simple Instagram-Based Portfolio with Photoshop

    Carmela Maraan
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    This advanced tutorial by Tomas Laurinavicius will show you how to create a portfolio layout design inspired by Instagram. You can use this for your blog or website, where you can display your best photos, images, artwork, or products. It’s simple yet striking, and gives out a highly polished and professional feel so your visitors will take your work seriously. Even better, you’ll also learn how to optimize the layout not only for web, but also for mobile use. For practice, you’ll need to use attractive images from nature, a clean color palette and smooth typefaces. You can…
  • Creating a 404 Error Page with Adobe Illustrator

    Carmela Maraan
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:57 pm
    This tutorial by vector artist Andrei Marius will show you how to create a simple yet striking 404 error page using Adobe Illustrator. Unlike your standard 404 page, his concept and design also includes a search box that leads to other working pages in your site, plus links to go back to the previous page, the home page, and your contact details. It’s a beautiful 404 page that combines the best of form and function. The first part shows you how to create the main shapes that you will need using Adobe Illustrator’s basic tools, the Appearance panel and the Live Corners feature.
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  • Basic Design Tips of a General Website

    admin
    5 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Undertaking website design may appear to be simple process but many details need to be worked upon to give it an ideal look. Website design layout for various kinds of website differs, as their own requirements and preferences differ. Here we would talk about basic tips of the general website Background with transparent glass plates From Depositphotos.com A common website includes many web pages completely having links to each page yet featuring its own standing. The most typical elements of website style layout are- navigation menus, header, content and place underneath the footer allotted…
  • Up Your Video Creation in 2014

    aaronfwalker
    11 Jan 2014 | 10:18 am
    Every self-styled marketing guru will claim they’ve discovered the long sought-after magic bullet of online advertising. One week they’ll swear targeted ads are the future, and the next week motion graphics are all the rage. The truth is, most of these have a great deal in common: The inclusion of video content. In one form or another, shareable video content is ruling the web when it comes to marketing. This is an “adapt or die” sort of world we’re living in, so here are some things to keep in mind while you and your brand navigate our increasingly video-heavy Internet culture.
  • Tools to Help You Create Your Next Infographic

    admin
    2 Nov 2013 | 1:35 am
    Designers know that no matter how eloquent a writer you are sometimes a picture just says it better. Visual data can often translate information better and faster than textual. Today, we are wired to recall what we’ve seen faster than what we’ve read, which makes infographics a great way to deliver your message. Infographics deliver for a variety of reasons: Short attention spans are long enough to take in the message from a colorful infographic. Infographics call attention to information easier than blocks of text. A cool infographic is a great way to showcase your expertise on a…
  • Responsive or Adaptive Web Design?

    admin
    17 Sep 2013 | 7:56 pm
    The age of mobile marketing is upon us. With mobile users accounting for 30 to 50 percent of online traffic, commercial websites cannot afford to ignore the small screen market. The shift to mobile access led the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to recommend that website designers strive to make the same information and services available to users across multiple devices and screen sizes. Trouble is, your carefully designed website, which looks so beautiful and accessible on a PC monitor, may look like a crowded mess on a mobile device. To meet what W3C calls a One Web Approach you need to…
  • Skeuomorphism: What It Is, How It’s Losing Out

    admin
    4 Sep 2013 | 7:32 pm
    A full-out ideological war broke out in Apple’s design department after Steve Job’s death. On one side were the old-school designers, lead by Job’s disciple Scott Forstall, who felt the company should adhere to Job’s skeuomorphic design vision. On the other side were designers who believed in simpler, “flat style” imagery. When the dust settled, Forstall was fired (although to be fair, other factors may have led to his dismissal) and Craig Federighi, lead designer of the new iOS 7 introduced the new operating system’s simple, flat imagery with the quip “no virtual cows were…
 
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  • Notification Styles with CSS Animations for Inspirations

    Ray Cheung
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:55 am
    There are some simple ideas and effects for unobtrusive website notifications. There are a lot of ways to show an unobtrusive message to a user: from the classic growl-like notification to a bar at the top of the viewport. There’s really no limit to making creative notification styles and effects but you should keep in mind that notification has to be a discreet message to the user, keep simplicity and subtlety in mind for the effect of appearance and also the disappearance. Codrops has shared a small set of Notification Style Variations that use CSS animations for showing and hiding…
  • Free Download: iOS 7 Wireframe Toolkit for Prototyping

    Ray Cheung
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    André Revin was creating an app flow in illustrator and he made an Ai file iOS7 iPhone 5 mockup for prototyping. He made a pixel perfect wireframe mockup. Super easy to create your prototype. You can download the source file for free and use in their work. There are 28 artboards size of 320 by 568 pixels. You can export each screen separately, and can see all the screens together with relationships. All objects snap to grid 10 px. All design elements include in Graphic styles and all icons are in Symbols. Requirements: - Demo: http://andrerevin.com/iOS7-iPhone-Free-Mockup License: License…
  • A JavaScript Powerful CSV Parser for Web Browsers

    Ray Cheung
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    There’s a thousand CSV libraries for Javascript. Papa Parse is different. It’s written with correctness and performance in mind. Papa is the first multi-threaded CSV parser that runs on web pages. It can parse files gigabytes in size without crashing the browser. It correctly handles malformed or edge-case CSV text. It can parse files on the local filesystem or download them over the Internet. Papa is boss. Privacy advocates also use Papa Parse to avoid having to transmit sensitive files over the Internet. Now all the processing can be done locally on the client’s computer.
  • Waves – Click Effect Inspired by Google’s Material Design

    Ray Cheung
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Waves is click effect inspired by Google’s Material Design. It’s easy to use Waves. Download the latest version of Waves from Github repository. Just include waves.min.css and waves.min.js to your HTML file. And Waves is ready to use. Waves works in latest modern browser (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari) and also IE10+. Waves is partially support mobile device by using touchstart and touchend event. Waves currently in beta version. It’s still buggy, and lot of changes will happen until it reach general available state. Requirements: JavaScript Framework Demo:…
  • A Series of Screencasts and Guides for Ruby on Rails

    Ray Cheung
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    GoRails is Ruby on Rails screencasts for developers who want to become pros. GoRails is a series of screencasts and guides for all aspects of Ruby on Rails. Learn how to setup your machine, build a Rails application, and deploy it to a server. What they are going to be bringing you is bite-sized chunks of Rails related knowledge. They want to cover everything from your setting up your machine for the first time to maintaining an application that’s many years old. Requirements: - Demo: https://gorails.com/ License: License Free SponsorsProfessional Web Icons for Your Websites and…
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  • Discover the Web’s best design resources with oozled

    Penina Finger
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    “Curated resources for everything design related.” So? “oozled brings together 586 curated resources in 41 categories.” Gaah! “Subscribe to as many or as few categories as you want and create your own feed based on your interests.” OK. Now you have my attention. Oh, and “Submit a Resource”… I’m in. The story of oozled Inspired by a talk he gave at his local college, web/user interface designer Dan Edwards compiled a list of books, apps and websites that would be a great guide for the students. It was when he posted that list of 80 items to Medium that he discovered not…
  • How to make whitespace work on the Web

    Marc Schenker
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particular, the area in question does not have to be white at all. It’s just the empty space around the elements of a webpage layout. Space like this can come in many different forms, such as the space in between images and graphics, gutters, margins, columns and even lines of type. While it seems to be made of “nothing”—only in that no other design element occupies the space—white space should not be treated in that manner. Treating…
  • AddThis Pro introduces new pro tools for website owners

    WebdesignerDepot Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    We all know the importance of social media; content may be king, but it’s a king without a castle if no one is visiting your site. What all website owners need is a way to encourage new traffic, and retain old users. Sure, Google can help a bit, but the real prize is success on social media, and for that you need something like the AddThis social sharing tool. You’ll have seen AddThis on any number of sites, including this one where we’re currently testing it out, and the company are now releasing AddThis Pro, an enhanced set of tools designed to increase social media…
  • Can web animation save flat design?

    Caleb Mellas
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    As web designers, we need to make sure we keep our skills fresh and up-to-date. We don’t need to follow every trend that comes along (like long shadows) but we do need to keep learning and improving our skills as the web grows and matures. One exciting new development that is beginning to gather steam in the web design industry is animation. More and more companies are looking to animation for their apps or websites as a way to delight their users, standout from competitors and improve the usability of their products. Another reason animation is in high demand is because of the Web’s…
  • How to design for mobile devices, when you don’t have one

    Ezequiel Bruni
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Once upon a time, about an hour away from where I currently live, worked a web designer who loved his Photoshop comps and fixed-width layouts. And well, I don’t want to spoil the ending, but that designer was me. Then, as I was minding my own business, the web-based creative community went berserk over this newfangled concept called “responsive design”. As any young, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed professional would do, I investigated. After all, the newest, latest thing should always be given at least a passing glance. What I discovered, however, left me dismayed. An evil mastermind…
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  • 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…
  • ProWorks is Proud to Sponsor the First North American Umbraco Festival

    12 Feb 2014 | 12:59 am
    ProWorks is proud to be a sponsor at the first ever Umbraco Festival in North America this coming March! UWestFest will commence at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 21, 2014 and will feature an opening keynote speech from the Chief Officer at Umbraco headquarters, Neils Hartvig, along with the closing keynote given by the North American Umbraco lead, Paul Sterling. At uWestFest, speakers from around the country and beyond will be presenting about various aspects of the Umbraco interface and how to get the most out of your Umbraco experience. We are delighted to…
 
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    Design Theory | Everything your small business needs to be successful online

  • 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
  • Designing for the World Cup 2014

    dlenti
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men’s association football tournament that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the
  • 5 Mistakes Freelance Graphic Designers Make When Starting Out

    Sherrise Sharpe
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
      1.No Down Payment You should receive half of the agreed upon price up front. This is a fair way to do business with all of your clients. 2.No Contract You should never start a job until you and your
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  • Google explains why no one uses your apps

    Stephen Gates
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    I put this video in my weekly inspirations last week but through it was worth calling out on its own after I’ve watched it a few more times and realized just how dead on this talk really is. The video is of a session at the most recent Google’s I/O conference by Tomer Sharon who is a Google Search User Experience Researcher who broke down the age-old question: “Why is nobody using my app?”. I see so many apps and so many designers fall into these traps and have no idea how to get out of them. If you dow any design work for mobile you need to watch this video.
  • Bibliotheca: one man’s quest to re-design the Good Book

    Stephen Gates
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    I am not a religious person but I have always been perplexed by the Bibles that I have seen as they a s jumble of numbers, notes, references, gutters, annotations and small type. None of this is conducive to making it something that the non-religious person would really want to pick up and read. I came across a project today from book designer Adam Greene who started a Kickstarter for a new design of the Bible called Bibliotheca. The premise behind the project is simple and even a little daring in that he wants to lay out the Bible as a collection of literature, rather than a single…
  • Weekly inspirations: July 14, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   6 Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App There’s a dirty secret behind many of those hot new app startups you hear about every week. They have seed funding and a flashy landing page. They have everything except users, because nobody actually wanted the app. In a presentation at Google’s I/O conference, Tomer Sharon, Google Search User Experience Researcher, broke down the age-old question: “Why is nobody using my app?” You can watch the entire presentation in the video in the article which also does a…
  • Weekly inspirations: July 7, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   A Better Netflix with A Better Queue I am constantly fascinated to see new start-ups come in and improve upon what big brands are doing. In this case there is more than a little irony that it happened to Netflix as one developer has created the site A Better Queue which lets you filter Netflix’s instantly streaming movies by Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, number of reviews, years, genres and lets you add movies straight to your queue. It was all done with Ruby on Rails, the Netflix API, and the…
  • Speaking at the Digital Design & Web Innovation Summit

    Stephen Gates
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    I’m happy to announce that I have been asked to speak at the Digital Design & Web Innovation Summit which will take place this September 25-26 in San Francisco. I was really intrigued with this conference when it debuted last year as it was the first one I have seen in a long time to bring together so much senior digital creative leadership from major brands in one place. This year I will have the pleasure to take the stage along side other senior creative leaders as the VP of Product Innovation for Netflix, the Creative and UX Director for Zynga, the Design Director for Square…
 
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    Best PSD to HTML

  • 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 […]
  • Some Important Tips to Consider Before Starting a Fashion Store Online

    Andrew Johnson
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Setting up an online website may seem like an easy way to make money but it is not. There are thousands of online websites that promote clothing lines and not all of them are successful. As a result, if you are planning to start a fashion business or fashion store, you need to have something […]
  • 6 Proven Tips to Pace up PSD to HTML Conversion Projects

    Sarah Parker
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:11 am
    Markup conversions have served as excellent means of improving the overall visual appearance and performance of websites. If you’re still running your website on the traditional Photoshop designs, it is high time to switch to the feature-loaded HTML Markup. All in all, PSD to HTML markup conversions can effectively increase the functioning and appearance of […]
  • Video Marketing can take your Brand to a Next Level

    Andrew Johnson
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:51 am
    We have been hearing and commenting on the different social media forums and it has now become obvious that what marketers wish. There are many factors why video marketing should be used. In fact, online videos have almost overshadowed the Internet, and almost every business is endeavouring to keep up with this tendency and market […]
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  • Bootstrap vs. Foundation: Which Framework Should You Choose? [Infographic]

    Adrian
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    You're reading Bootstrap vs. Foundation: Which Framework Should You Choose? [Infographic], originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!So you are planning a new web design project and considering one of the world’s two most popular design frameworks to help you create a fully-responsive and modern site outline. But what’s better: Twitter’s Bootstrap or Foundation by Zurb? The answer may lie in what you are trying to accomplish. But to start, you should […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Hot User Input Design Patterns for Mobile

    Chris Bank
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    You're reading Hot User Input Design Patterns for Mobile, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!A Deeper Look at Patterns Designed by the Hottest Apps Today In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – The UX Design App discusses the importance of user input design patterns and details examples from some of the hottest mobile apps today – more examples of these patterns and over 45 additional mobile design patterns […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Dissecting the New Airbnb Logo and Website Design

    Simone
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    You're reading Dissecting the New Airbnb Logo and Website Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Some days ago, Airbnb, a community of users who need to rent out apartments, announced a colossal redesign of its website and introduced a new modern logo that will replace the old lower case “airbnb” design. The functionality of the website will remain the same; updates mainly regard the graphic aspect. With the new website, […]Advertise here with BSA
  • The Game of Design: 10 Things Creatives Have in Common

    Ciprian Gavriliu
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    You're reading The Game of Design: 10 Things Creatives Have in Common, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!I’ve had the opportunity to work with many great designers. Each designer is different. Everyone has a style, working routine and personality. That’s why I was so amazed to discover a common set of principles that successful creative people follow, consciously or unconsciously. The tools, techniques and tricks come second. The foundation of great design lies […]Advertise here with BSA
  • The Player Experience: How To Design for Mobile Games

    Armen Ghazarian
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    You're reading The Player Experience: How To Design for Mobile Games, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Mobile is the future of everything. Mobile technologies are changing not only the way we search the web or play games, but the way we live. So it’s not surprising that this growth attracts investors, who in their turn, make the mobile platforms accessible for wider masses. There is a lot of discussion about how […]Advertise here with BSA
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    The Usabilla Blog

  • 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…
  • User Experience Report: Does The Application of Game Elements Result In Improved User Engagement?

    Randy Lek
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Whilst games have been around for Millennia (attested as early as 2600 BC), their mechanics have only recently been applied to non-gaming activities. The biggest reason for this is video games immense popularity across all age groups. Companies are curious whether the elements that make games fun or appealing (such as levelling up, rewards and leaderboards) can be applied to non-gaming applications, as well as increasing engagement Gamification has real potential of improving user experience over numerous applications, but this has to be done with care. Ender Wiggin facing the Battle Room in…
  • Innovation and Usability: Striking a Balance

    Megan Wilson
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    In a sense, success in online or software product management comes down to one word: innovation. Discovering and implementing ideas is what drives success. The very word “innovation” is on the rise; as a recent comparison by Scott Burkun shows, the word “has undergone a steady and sharp increase in its appearance in print formats over the last fifty years”. But does innovation come at a cost? Innovations can only be useful if they reach customers. And the key to reaching, and onboarding, these customers, is not only innovation – it’s usability. New and…
  • Usabilla Live Feature Update: July 2014

    Oliver McGough
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:21 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 Targeting options for Usabilla Live campaigns Restore unsaved campaigns Create, edit and delete your labels Automatically add labels to feedback items based on keywords in visitor comments Target…
  • Designing for Thumbs – The Thumb Zone

    Oliver McGough
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Thumbs. The very instrument that makes us human. Separating us from our pet cats and dogs. Passed down through the generations, our thumbs have allowed us to do all manner of things; from gripping wooden clubs, to navigating our smartphones. In modern life wooden clubs are rarely called upon, unfortunately. Yet all too often we find ourselves standing with phone in one hand, interacting, exploring, talking and texting with our thumbs. Thumbs are more relevant than ever..! The Thumb Zone In his 2011 book “Designing Mobile Interfaces”, Steven Hoober coined the term “The Thumb Zone”,…
 
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    Pronto Marketing

  • The CASL: Canada says no to spam

    Rob McBroom
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    July 1 is historically a great day for Canadians. This year, I was actually in Canada for Canada Day and got to celebrate the 147th birthday of the greatest nation on Earth with my fellow Canucks. Traditionally this great day is reserved for celebrating Canadian style – in Alberta at least – with a pancake breakfast, some Old Style Pilsner, a BBQ, and fireworks when it gets dark-ish. However, this year was different for many business owners and managers, especially those who conduct email marketing in Canada. As you likely know, July 1, 2014 was the date Canada enacted its new…
  • What a $50,000 potato salad can teach you about marketing

    Tim Kelsey
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    What does a potato salad have to do with marketing? Well, not much you may think. But there are some interesting lessons to be learned from Zack Brown’s Kickstarter campaign in which this savvy young man has raised almost $50,000 just to make a simple potato salad. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that attracts entrepreneurs, musician, artists, designers, authors or anyone looking to raise some money for their project. In exchange for a donation, users receive a reward. For example, if a band is trying to record a new album, a small-time donor might receive a digital version of the…
  • It’s time to upgrade your website

    Tim Kelsey
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:08 am
    When was the last time you took a good, close look at your website? If you haven’t made any significant changes to your site in a while, your competitors could already be way ahead of you in terms of quality, usability and marketing capabilities. Like all things online, the standards and best practices for web design and development are always changing. That’s why we developed our Phoenix platform to not only jump you up to the forefront of best web design practices, but also to be extremely flexible and powerful allowing for easier adjustments and updates down the road. Here’s…
  • Are you getting the Getty letter?

    John Rogerson
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:24 am
    For years, Getty has been the go-to agency for images. Within their digital vaults are millions of pictures, snapshots of everything that exists under the sun; the collected work of more than 150,000 individuals, stock photo agencies, and media organizations. But more recently, the agency has become better known for sending out threatening letters containing demands for substantial sums of money to unassuming website owners. The money is compensation for the use of pictures, which Getty deems have been used in infringement of copyright. Here at Pronto we believe that all artists should be…
  • Ethics, brain tricks and native advertising

    Laurel Tuohy
    3 Jun 2014 | 4:48 am
    Do you remember the first time you mistakenly clicked on a “native” ad thinking it was content from your favorite website? How did you feel? Tricked? Disappointed? Like a fool? Did you feel good? Probably not. Did you want to buy the product whose ad led you away from the latest news about upcoming elections or your favorite singer? I know I didn’t. So why is native advertising so popular and what are the ethics behind this often misleading style of ad? They work psychologically. There you are, innocently looking at a site’s editorial content and then, “Oh! That looks like an…
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    Improve Your Presence Online - Blog for Top Left Design

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • An A-Z presentation about networking

    Keren
    29 May 2014 | 6:40 am
    I love Slideshare – what a great resource for learning and inspiration. I particularly enjoyed this guide to networking, from Jan Koenig made out of tips from business books. Have a look below – hope you like it too! The post An A-Z presentation about networking appeared first on Improve Your Presence Online - Blog for Top Left Design.
  • Want to improve your productivity? This will help – for super entrepreneurs!

    Keren
    19 May 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Patty Cruz Fouchard from Organised & Simple is a professional organiser and efficiency expert for homes and offices. Some folks don’t even realise that people like this exist! But they do! We worked on a really great little project with her – an infographic PDF – which shows you how to be a “Super Entrepreneur” and work really efficiently. You can see a little snapshot our design below. Patty commissioned us to illustrate a very specific character – a “Super Entrepreneur”. If you want to receive the PDF – “5 ways to improve…
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    Paulund

  • Install Doctrine With Zend Framework 2

    Paul
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    In this tutorial we are going to learn how you can install doctrine into your Zend Framework 2 application. What Is Zend Framework 2? Zend framework is one of the most popular PHP frameworks created for high performing PHP applications. It is an open source project supported by Zend Technologies. Zend Framework uses 100% object-oriented approach to PHP development and uses most of the new features available to PHP including PHP namespaces, late static binding classes and closures. It recently had a huge overhaul of code changes with the new Framework 2, now based of having code modules that…
  • How To Use WordPress Thickbox To Create A Gallery

    Paul
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    WordPress comes with an inbuilt Javascript library which allows you to easily show pop-up dialog boxes on your WordPress site. This Javascript library is called Thickbox, which is a lightweight library used to create dialog widgets built on top of the jQuery library. The Thickbox library can be used to display an image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content and even content from an iframe. Thickbox Using the Thickbox library you can turn your images on a WordPress post into a pop-up gallery. How To Use Thickbox To use Thickbox on your WordPress site you need to include the…
  • Using IF Statements In Sass

    Paul
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    In previous tutorials we were investigating some of the features and benefits you get with using Sass to generate your CSS files. If you haven't tried Sass then I advise you look into using it in your next project, to get information on what's involved with Sass view my article on Getting Started with Sass. We also learnt that you can use loops just like in other programming languages to dynamically create classes for your CSS. In this article we are going to look at using IF statements in Sass. To use IF statements you do this by defining them prefixed with a . p { @if 1 + 1 == 2 { border:…
  • Convert Image To Data URI With PHP

    Paul
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    One of the easiest ways to speed up your page loading times is to reduce the amount of HTTP requests that your website makes, each time your webpage needs to fetch an external resource such as a CSS stylesheet, a Javascript files or images it will make a HTTP request to the server. The server will then return this resource back to your web page and use this on the requested page. The more HTTP requests that your website has will lead to slowing down your site, there are a few things you can do with stylesheets and Javascript files to reduce requests, such as combining the files together and…
  • Dynamically Create Classes With SASS

    Paul
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    There are many advantages to using CSS pre-processors like SASS, some of the features allow you to end up writing less CSS code by using inheritance and functions in SASS to reuse the same code on your different CSS classes and IDs. To learn more about getting started with SASS you can refer to a previous articles. Getting started with SASS One of my favourite features of SASS is the ability to use loops to dynamically create your CSS classes. A good example of this is when you want to make a set of classes to use for changing the text colours and background colours of elements you would…
 
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    San Clemente Web Design in Orange County, California - Plumeria Web Design, LLC

  • Blizzard Quotes

    Elke Hinze
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Blizzard Quotes is a plugin based on the original WoW Blue Quotes created by jgarp.  Since the plugin hasn’t been updated in years, I decided to create Blizzard Quotes, to bring it up to date and add some settings options. Download Plugin Help Usage Simple use Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit... Use […]
  • WildStar Aurin May 2014 Desktop Wallpaper

    Elke Hinze
    1 May 2014 | 8:27 am
    Okay so who’s not in love with WildStar? You have every reason to be! The game is really fun and I’m looking forward to tearing things up with my little Aurin Esper once the game launches in June. In honor of this glorious game that I am so ever excited about, I have created a […]
  • Garrosh Hellscream Desktop Wallpaper May 2014

    Elke Hinze
    1 May 2014 | 7:31 am
    In addition to my lovely May Flowers wallpaper, I have also created a Garrosh Hellscream World of Warcraft May 2014 desktop wallpaper.  The wallpaper was created using imagery of Garrosh Hellscream standing in front of Orgrimmar just before he’s about to lay waste to the city.  The artwork is not my own, and is copyright […]
  • May 2014 Wallpaper

    Elke Hinze
    1 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    After a long break from doing wallpapers, the monthly wallpaper has returned! In the spirit of spring, I have created this May flowers themed desktop wallpaper for you. This wallpaper captures the essence of “April showers, bring May flowers”. I thought it was a very lovely photo and it makes an awesome desktop. I hope […]
  • LateralPress Timeline Plugin

    Elke Hinze
    8 Jul 2013 | 11:47 am
    LateralPress is a plugin used to generate a timeline of events defined by the user. The dates in the timeline are based on the publish date of the post created for the timeline. For past events be sure to set the post date to the specific date, since WordPress will default to today’s date. Help […]
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    Easy WebContent Blog

  • 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.
  • A Quick and Easy Guide to Visual Marketing [Infographic]

    Pooja
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    You’ve heard of visual marketing before. It’s everywhere and it’s huge. That’s why at Visme labs, we’re finding new ways to help you create your own original visual content without spending a fortune... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • Visualizing data with Infograph Widgets – A better way to present boring data

    Payman T.
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Let’s face it.  Data can be boring.  It’s often a conglomerate of a bunch of numbers and decimal points spread across a white page.    It doesn’t engage with you; instead you have... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • Awesome New Templates to Create Professional Infographics and Website Banners

    Payman T.
    10 Jun 2014 | 6:26 am
    The Visme user base continues to  gain traction; we have thousands of projects created weekly by users from all walks of life.   While we have been busy rolling out a lot of new refinements and... 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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    Website Designing & Development Company Edel Works

  • CMS Web Development Company Edel Works

    Edel Works Facebook Application
    5 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    CMS Web Development Company Edel WorksThere’s hardly any better opportunity to multiply your revenues than that offered by the global marketplace. E-Commerce has become substantially big, so much so that some companies are solely shifting to the click-stores rather than the brick-stores. Make the most of the opportunities offered by this tremendous benefit of the World Wide Web with eCommerce web development services from Edel works guiding you all the way and delivering a fully functional web based selling platform to complement your offline selling models. Read to know more about how Edel…
  • E-Commerce Web Development Company

    Edel Works Facebook Application
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    ECommerce Web DevelopmentEcommerce Web Developmentt Company Ecommerce Web ServicesEcommerce Web Development CompanyEcommerce Web Development Services – these are what you searching for then we are your rightdestination for your > Ecommerce Web Development, Edel Works is one of the best Ecommerce WebDevelopment Company in Chennai. There’s hardly any better opportunity to multiply your revenues than that offered by the global marketplace. E-Commerce has become substantially big, so much so that some companies are solely shifting to the click-stores rather than the brick-stores. Make the…
  • Website Designing in Chennai Edel Works

    Edel Works Facebook Application
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:33 am
    Website Designing in Chennai - Edel WorksWeb Design Company Chennai Web Designing Company in ChennaiIf you search for Web Design Company in Chennai, Web Designing Company in Chennai then we are the best Web Designing Company in Chennai. We deliver Best Website Design in Chennai at affordable prices.If the World Wide Web were to be a country, it could undoubtedly be the most populous in the world! This is to indicate the number of number of websites trying to catch readers and viewers attention. Undoubtedly, a routine website will easily get lost in this massive mob of online content…
  • Professional Web Designing Company in Chennai

    Edel Works Facebook Application
    22 Jun 2012 | 4:52 am
    Professional Web Design Company in ChennaiProfessional Web Design, Website Design in chennai, Web Development in chennai - Edel WorksEdel Works professional web design company will enable you reach the next level of excellence. With precise design concepts, efficient development offerings, we will help you attain your objective with ease.Edel Works offers complete web design solutions from corporate to custom based web design.  Our primary focus is to create User friendly website design solution. Understanding of user point of view is the essential and correct approach to deliver…
  • Facebook Application Development, Edel Works India

    Edel Works Facebook Application
    20 Mar 2012 | 2:47 am
    Facebook Application Development Chennai | FB Apps Development in Chennai | Edel Works Facebook Application Development  Welcome to Edel Works Facebook Application Everything starts with the customer. So, when people are on facebook, your business must be visible there. If your business is not on facebook, you are surely losing prospective customers. Edel Works promote your business through Facebook Application Development. Facebook is future’s “best e-commerce generating media”, make sense to “be right there” Bookmarks on users' homepage for quick…
 
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  • 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…
  • Inky Deals Giveaway: 11” MacBook Air & Design Resources worth $200,480

    Editorial Staff
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We are happy to announce another massive giveaway from Inky Deals that comes with a free pack of premium resources worth $66. The freebie is sent to the email address you use to enter the contest and is part of The Epic Bundle: $20,048 worth of Top-Quality Resources – From $49. About Inky Deals Inky Deals is the place to go if you want premium resources at unbeatable prices whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your work. They’re the only ones who offer a 200% money back guarantee on every product. This means that…
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  • 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 […]
  • Neon Glow Text Effect using Photoshop

    Saran
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    In this tutorial, I am going to create some sharp-looking neon glow effects on 3D text using a combination of layer styles, the Pen Tool and some filters. Most of this tutorial is done in Photoshop, the 3D letters are created in Illustrator. If you don’t have Illustrator, you can also try making 3D letters […]
  • Get Latest Twitter Status Easily with PHP

    Saran
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    Recently I wanted to display my Last Tweet on a website, but you may have noticed that the old Twitter API v1.0 doesn’t work anymore, the new update 1.1 requires authentication in order to interact with Twitter, which means there is no straight forward way of doing this without obtaining Twitter API keys. Getting Twitter […]
  • 20 Beautiful Free Religion Based Vector Designs

    Chris Jackson
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Religion is something that has been considered sacred since time immemorial. You can criticize a person’s fashion sense, his political affiliations, his food habits but you can’t criticize one’s religion. Religion is considered above any rebukes. Though today things are changing. Especially in the west. People like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris have […]
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  • The Power of Social Media: Crowd Sourced Marketing

    Tarun Gehani
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    In the 1950s, sociologists and marketing researchers conducted nodal analyses of a person’s sphere of influence. What would become the Internet took this word-of-mouth interface and supercharged it into a network reach of up to a million people.     In the 80s, with the development of Prodigy, AOL and the World Wide Web, the [...] Read The Power of Social Media: Crowd Sourced Marketing on Freshtight Designs
  • Multiplying Your Marketing Power With Social Networks

    Tarun Gehani
    2 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The online scrapbooking site Pinterest grabbed investor attention May 15, when it announced that its most recent round of fundraising raised $200 million, bringing the company’s valuation to an estimated $5 billion, the New York Times reported.   Over the past year, the social platform has passed Twitter in popularity and rivals LinkedIn for the [...] Read Multiplying Your Marketing Power With Social Networks on Freshtight Designs
  • 5 Creative Ways to Include Video Content On Your WordPress Site

    Tarun Gehani
    8 May 2014 | 10:54 am
    M Booth, a communications company, stresses the importance of visuals in Web design. Their study found that videos are shared up to 12 times more than links and text posts combined.   According to the same study, 100 million users are sharing, posting or commenting on YouTube every single week.   Humans are visual creatures, [...] Read 5 Creative Ways to Include Video Content On Your WordPress Site on Freshtight Designs
  • Consumer Psychology in the E-Commerce Checkout Process

    Tarun Gehani
    8 May 2014 | 10:13 am
    The way in which we buy products online has changed over the last few years.   People have become much more Internet-savvy. They’re used to quick-loading websites and easy checkout processes. If you can’t provide the best service for them, they’d rather hit the back button and find someone else.   Take a look at [...] Read Consumer Psychology in the E-Commerce Checkout Process on Freshtight Designs
  • Master the Art of Creating Premium Prices

    Tarun Gehani
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    If your marketing strategy includes deals, discounts and mark-downs, consider the repercussions to your brand. Do you seek to be the discount store, complete with hundreds of one-time shoppers? Or, would you rather host a handful of top-paying returning customers?   Top performing businesses know the value of providing at least one premium product line. [...] Read Master the Art of Creating Premium Prices on Freshtight Designs
 
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  • Woody – Drink Shop Unbounce Landing page Template (Unbounce Landing Pages)

    TemplateSites
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Woody” is a Drink Shop Landing page template for unbounce, include a lots of features, clean & modern design, you can make an awesome landing page minutes. Template Features : Desktop & Mobile versions. Very easy to edit. Clean design. Sections builder. Placeholders for images. Extensive Documentation included. *Note: the images in the preview are not included in download file. Need Support : All support is handled via e-mail, send your email from our profile contact form to verify your purchase ( Go to profile ) Check out our other items : FlatBox – Flat…
  • Benchmark – Multi purpose landing page template (Landing Pages)

    TemplateSites
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Benchmark is a multipurpose landing page template, designed for instant promotion and marketing of your product. The template can be used as click-through landing page, a standalone micro site, or as a lead generation page. Benchmark encompasses conversion centered design, and is built with latest coding standards and SEO practices. With call-to-action areas above the fold, services section and social proof sections; the template is envisioned to boost your business and convert visitors into buyers in large number. Please take a moment in browsing available templates Browse by hero layout…
  • LuxMag – Responsive WordPress Magazine Blog (Blog / Magazine)

    TemplateSites
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Meet LuxMag. Live the life of luxury and share it with your readers using LuxMag. This clean and beautiful theme is perfect for bloggers, photographers, magazines and more. Just take a look at a few of the wonderful features included in this premium theme – we’re sure you’ll love them! First Class Features. We know you like awesome features, so we’ve added them. Theme Customizer – check. Color options – check. Custom widgets, custom contributors page template, built-in social links – check, check and check. In addition, LuxMag makes it easy to get…
  • TRINITY – WordPress Responsive One Page Parallax (Portfolio)

    TemplateSites
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    TRINITY – A simple, minimal and elegant WordPress theme with Drag & Drop Page Builder, perfectly responsive (Bootstrap 3 framework) & Retina Ready layout. Featuring 7 home page variants with additional inner pages, Drag & Drop page builder (Visual Composer – Premium $30 Value), AJAX media portfolio, Unlimited Colors, Easy to edit layout, Fullscreen Image Sliders, Fullscreen Video, Parallax, Animations, Google Web Fonts integrated and Unlimited Content Carousels & Sliders with Touch Support. Also includes additional pages such as single project, single post, pricing…
  • Dream Spa – Responsive Beauty Salon WP Theme (Health & Beauty)

    TemplateSites
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Rejuvenating Beauty Salon and Wellness Treatments WordPress theme with tons of potential features for Spa Business.Whether you create a fresh website for your salon or need a feel good refreshing style for your existing web presence, Dream Spa will be the best choice. Theme comes with the complete package of templates, widgets, short-codes, custom posts to showcase your treatments / Services, Emphasis your packages and offers, Sell your products and course materials, Spread News, Showcase the galley and more…Overall Dream Spa is a versatile health care business theme suitable for spa,…
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  • Invention Responsive WordPress Theme

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Invention by Jozoor is a responsive WordPress theme that you can use with any kind of blog. True to its name, it allows you to quickly customize your site with easy-to-use shortcodes, page builder, and other several theme options. Some of Invention’s special features include: 9 Theme Demos Woocommerce ready One-page layout 5 headers with options Animated Elements Under construction page Awesome icons Arabic & RTL support Footer options Dark skin Retina ready Options panel Its simple yet striking design, color scheme, and one-page layout will work especially well with business and…
  • Free WordPress Theme of the Week: Water Lily

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    This minimalist WordPress template evokes a Zen atmosphere that would make your viewers feel as if they’re gazing at your photos and images through a window. Water Lily by Christine Rondeau is a two-column responsive theme that beautifully displays artwork and photography using Masonry. New users can set it up with no difficulty. Once installed, its background color, menu, and logo can be customized, and developers can easily extend the code in a child theme. It allows for French translation and will work perfectly with large images and a minimal sidebar. Other features of Water lily…
  • How to Style Nav Links Using Floats With HTML5 and CSS3

    Carmela Maraan
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    In this video tutorial by front-end web developer Lamin Sanneh, he shows us how to style navigation links using floats with HTML5 and CSS3. Since this is the age of responsive web design, he also demonstrates how to make these links responsive. The tutorial, which basically hinges on tweaking the main navigation, is straightforward and takes only around 6 minutes to watch. So if you’re a beginner to web design, this would be a great guide for introducing responsive features to you. It’s actually easy and well-explained enough that even those who aren’t well-versed in web…
  • WordPress Template of The Week: Enterprise Lite

    Carmela Maraan
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Don’t let its sheer simplicity fool you — Enterprise Lite for WordPress by sdavis2702 is a highly customizable theme that’s packed with functions to help showcase your content in the clearest and most professional way possible, while upholding your personal style. Starting with the feature box headline that displays up to three widgetized areas, Enterprise Lite displays your main content on the scrollable home page, so your visitors don’t have to waste time flipping to other pages. Your most recent posts are also on the home page, and you can spruce them up with…
  • WordPress Template of The Week: Fictive

    Carmela Maraan
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Fictive is a highly customizable theme created by Automattic, which is expressly made for personal bloggers. Fictive is created to allow bloggers to express their personal style, so you can personalize it with your own background, header, Gravatar and social network links in the sidebar, and post formats with a wide array of colors and icons for each. You can also add custom menu and widgets, and can set your header to either fixed or scrolling position. Other features include: Featured images Flexible header Sticky posts Theme options Responsive layout Translation-ready Rtl language support…
 
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    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.
  • Pinterest for Business Marketing? Why Not!

    Marek Dziok
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Pinterest is a unique and fast-growing pinboard-style bookmarking website that attracts people thanks to its visually appealing content. The post Pinterest for Business Marketing? Why Not! appeared first on INCORE Digital Agency.
  • OC/DC-Driven Content Marketing Is the Future

    Marek Dziok
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:58 am
    Content Marketing Becomes the new SEO. The days of SEO being a game outsmarting algorithms are over. Today content strategy and valuable, sustainable strategies are essential, not just tricks and links. The post OC/DC-Driven Content Marketing Is the Future appeared first on INCORE Digital Agency.
  • Secrets to your SEO success in 2014

    Marek Dziok
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:12 am
    What’s the key to your search engine optimization (SEO) success? How can you achieve it with today’s constantly evolving trends and technologies? The post Secrets to your SEO success in 2014 appeared first on INCORE Digital Agency.
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  • 30 High-Quality Free PSD Templates

    Filiz
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    In this post we release a yet another great freebie: 30 high-quality free PSD templates collection of 2013, designed by some graphic designers and released for Web Design Tunes and its readers. As usual, these templates are free to use in personal or commerical works. Our free PSD templates collection are designed with dark, light and colorful combinations, fully layered layouts, professional look and a very simple structure. You can be customized to fit your business brand as well as your clients’ websites with our amazing collection. Some of the free PSD templates are accompanied by a…
  • 40 Best Free Fonts Collection of 2014

    Filiz
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Their was a huge amount of best free fonts released this year, therefore i thought it would on be only wright to do a roundup of the top 40 beautiful and best fonts released into the design community in 2014. This a great resource and something every designer should check out. You can use these fonts for your next projects (web designs, applications, website templates or themes). Today we have collected a collection of top 40 best free fonts collection created in 2014. We hope you will like this collection. You can download these fonts for free, some of them required registration so you will…
  • 10 Best Responsive HTML5 Slideshow Plugins

    Filiz
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    In this article is one of the best and most up to date collections of responsive HTML5 slider plugins. There are different types of HTML5 slideshows to choose from and it is important to review the options to get the right slider design for your websites or blogs. I have included amazing HTML5 Google maps slider, random gallery plugins, grid system sliders and banner rotators and some even have fully responsive support. All sliders comes with amazing overviews like; canvas based 3D effects, unlimited animated effects, unlimited stylish options, modern browsers compatible and all sliders…
  • 35 Useful Responsive Landing Page Templates

    Filiz
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Another great template collection has been ready for our readers. Today we show you 35 useful responsive landing page templates from ThemeForest web templates club. This is master collection of premium landing page design templates for both apps and downloadable software solutions. They are easily be adapted for other products such as PDF books, coming soon pages etc. Here are super features like; dozens HTML templates, unlimited colors and background options, social media friendly, search engine optimized, all major browsers compatible and email newsletter forms included. If you have a…
  • 20 Best Premium WordPress SEO Plugins (Search Engine Optimization)

    Filiz
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    We recommend you to read this article if you want your blog compatible with search engines. SEO is one of most important criteria in recent years for websites. If you have a blog or website based on WordPress, we have an amazing collection for you. You will meet most successful and user friendly WordPress compatible SEO plugins. All WordPress plugins are premium and they cost bvetween $3 and $20. You can find on Google or WordPress official plugin websites too but they will not be effective and valuable more than premium plugins in this list. We created this is via CodeCanyon which is best…
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  • 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:The Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in June 2014The Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in April 2014Top Blog Posts Discovered this MonthReview – A Keyword Research ToolIs Anyone Visiting Your Site?
  • 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:Long 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 GuideKeyword Strategy – No Longer
  • 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 ReadTop Blog Posts Discovered this MonthLong Tail Pro Review – Find Long Tail Keywords Fast
  • 7 Places to Find Images for Your Blog Posts

    Glenys Grob
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:39 pm
    There is no doubt that images spice up your blog posts. They are an essential inclusion for any website but many bloggers and website owners are at a loss as to how to find images that can be legally used on commercial sites. So here is a list of places that you can explore to […]Related Posts:Best Screenshot SoftwareTwitter Pictures to the Rescue – Make Your Tweets…5 Steps to a Pinterest PresenceManage your Own Blog with this Drupal Tutorial for BeginnersHow to Host a Website
  • How to Display Popular Posts without a WordPress Plugin

    Glenys Grob
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    Website Tips 4 U currently has 25 active plugins.  Whilst this can be a manageable number, it would still be nice to be able to get by with fewer plugins to reduce page loading times. In fact I use a Performance Profiler plugin to check which plugins might take too long to load and have […]Related Posts:Tip of The Day: How Do You Include HTML in PHP?How to Style an HTML Unordered List in a WordPress SidebarHow to Remove Post Date from a WordPress BlogHow to Make a WordPress Widget StickyLearning Dynamic Website Design – PHP, MySQL and…
 
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  • UX Tips: Why Transitions Matter

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s tempting to think of your site design in terms of static pages. After all, that’s where users spend the most time as they browse your site. It’s what grabs their attention. You know you need a great homepage. Your “about” page really has to sparkle so users can remember you and your business. Your contact information has to be complete and easy to understand. Product pages need to be detailed and have excellent photography. The site’s layout has to be clean but compelling. That’s all good, but a great UX means that every detail counts. Whether users are browsing via desktop…
  • How To Boost Landing Page Conversions

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Your landing page is like a book teaser. It's your clients' first impression of your business or product, and it has to be perfect—and instantly attention-grabbing. Readers don't typically linger on a page for more than a few seconds if it doesn't make a compelling case for itself. How much information you put on your landing page depends on your product or service and how you are marketing it. But, whatever you do, the design, copy and layout all have to work together to make an exceptional elevator pitch. Here are some tips for a landing page that will boost conversions. Boldly Go Where…
  • Featured Shop: MakeMediaCo.

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hi there! My name is Callie Hegstrom. I live in Littleton, Colorado with my wonderful husband and darling 2-year-old son. I’m also the designer behind the vectors, textures, and graphic elements of MakeMediaCo. (est. September 2013). A Creative Beginning It’s really no wonder that I landed myself in a creative profession. My mother was a fine artist and crafter. My uncle was a jewelry maker and glass blower. I suppose creativity just runs in my family. My childhood was marked by countless hours with a sketchpad and pencils: quietly and meticulously recreating my favorite storybook…
  • Learn Web Design: Simpler is Better

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome back to our series on learning to be a web designer. Remember from last time that we're not talking about code, like HTML and CSS, but the foundational principles of design. Simple lessons that will improve your ability to create an aesthetically pleasing end product for your clients. Today we're launching into our first important principle: simpler is better. This sounds so basic, right? It's something that you probably already instinctively know, but you need to learn how to apply it in a real-world design situation. Let's jump right in and see how it's done with our first project.
  • 10 Tips for Shooting Great Photos in Low Light

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    You want to take a good shot, but the lighting is too low. Welcome to the wonderful world of photography. Lighting situations aren’t always what you want them to be, so you have to learn to work with what you’ve got. You can get great shots in low light. You just need to know the tricks of the trade. Lucky you! We have 10 tips below that will help you successfully tackle those lowlight shots like a pro. 1. Bring the Right Lens Lowlight conditions call for the right lens, and that lens is a prime lens. Prime lenses have a fixed focal length (can’t zoom in or out) and a wide aperture. The…
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  • Super Powers for Web Developers

    Bogomil Shopov
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
     These days being a developer isn’t an easy task. Among all the tasks and challenges you already have to deal with, you need to deal with bugs. And here’s the rub, most of the time bugs, specifically client-side bugs, are submitted by end-users. We see 3 key problems with this:1: Most Users Are Not Tech SavvyIt’s true and whilst we not say it to them directly, we know it. The user knows something’s wrong, because the website is not working for them, but they don’t know why, how to fix it or how to report it.Try asking your Grandmother what JavaScript is for example. I’m…
  • Not-so-tech-savvy persons can be part of web development.

    Bogomil Shopov
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:15 am
    It all started again with a tweet:Anybody know of any good primers on bug reporting for less technical users who occasionally become QA?— Michael Bailey (@roguewhaler) June 25, 2014We have a person that knows something about the Internet and what is a website and this person should follow a test plan or just to do random testing.As we know the QA person is part of a bigger workflow which includes designers, programmers and other specialists.  This person must be able to report a problem in the way the others expect. Yeah, the main problem in every web project. We know!In most cases…
  • Beer startups from Europe

    Bogomil Shopov
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:47 am
    Like a true beer-lover I keep an eye on what is going on with beer startups around me. In Europe. The first stop for a research like that should be my friends, but unfortunately I decided to start by visiting “Craft Beer” category on Angel.co – It was a disaster. 3 out of 5 statups were with non-existing websites, one of them was hosted at Wix and only one was actually able to give me the information I needed.Actually I heard about it on producthunt.co just a few minutes before browsing angel.co. So here is my list and my comments. Feel free to add comments or to add more startups.
  • Codefront.io Conference in Linz

    Florian Dorfbauer
    12 May 2014 | 3:08 am
    In Linz beginsWe attended and sponsored this year’s Codefront.io conference in Linz and it was great fun! A variety of topics were covered, here’s just a few hightlights of the talks given: Twitter’s Andy Hume talked about Resilient Front Ends and why your web application should work on your daily train commute. Thomas Schranz from Blossom shared his insights about product management: “Building products people want”. He also maintains a collection of top blog-posts about product management here and even more can be found here (both recommened). Miavia‘s…
  • Meet fellow startupers from all over Europe. Every Friday. Online!

    Bogomil Shopov
    8 May 2014 | 5:46 am
    It all started a few weeks ago when we were having our Friday online standup.Our Perg team opened a couple of beers to celebrate a really hard week. During this meeting the idea came up – why don’t we create an event where people like us – startupers, can grab a beer (or juice) and share some moments from their week – ideas, troubles, little victories or just get in touch with fellow colleagues.This is how StartupBeer was born.We even got this nice domain name!We’ve created a simple website to be a starting point for everyone interested in growing and having fun –…
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  • 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…
  • Adobe Photoshop Vs Serif PhotoPlus- Everything you wanted to know

    5 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    Photos and graphics form two crucial components of every website. Irrespective of the functionality you incorporate into your site, if you're unable to embellish it with the right set of images, graphics and special effects, you stand a chance of ruining the entire web portal. Today, the web market is crowded with companies that are willing to offer you help on editing the images, you intend to include in your web pages. Moreover, there are numerous photo and graphics editing tools that make it simple for you to modify the pictures and graphics for your website. In this blog, I'll…
  • 20+ Inspirational Logo Designs with Symbols

    16 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Nothing defines a business brand identity as effectively as a logo. If you have a creative, inspirational logo design for your business or say company then you completed the first step being successful in your business. Yes you heard that absolutely right, only a successful logo design can make a business successful. What I mean with successful logo design is that you must have a logo that can clearly communicate with your target audience and customers. Your target customers must grasp about your company or business after looking at the Logo of your brand.Read more »
  • Top 7 Premium WordPress themes

    8 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It is absolutely mandatory for every business and firm to have presence on the Internet/World Wide Web. As you are now here, you are most probably going to look out for top seven premium WordPress website template. These below WordPress themes are all sourced at Themeforest, a giant in WordPress themes marketplaces. Well now you should look no further on Themeforest for the best WordPress themes. These top WordPress themes here that we have prepared for you have some of the most eye-grabbing and stylish templates that will give a great representation to your company.Read more »
 
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  • FFF: Marta

    Dan Gronitz
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    With over 650 glyphs, extended Cyrillic and Latin characters, ligatures, ordinals, and so much more - Marta is one of those serif fonts you just need to have in your typography bag. And for the low, low cost of nothing... you might as well go and grab it.
  • FFF: Klinic Slab

    Dan Gronitz
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Klinic Slab comes in 4 weights (plus italics) which means you should have no problem finding the right thickness for any of your projects. The "light" weight is fine enough for "softer designs", while the "bold" weight can easily make a strong impact.
  • FFF: Aleo

    Dan Gronitz
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Aleo Free Font is a slab serif, contemporary typeface available in 6 styles. With it's semi-rounded details and sleek structure it has a strong personality yet remains easy to read. Being released under the SIL Open Font License means it's free for both personal and commercial use.
  • FFF: Mohave

    Dan Gronitz
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Mohave is an all caps typeface with 3 weights plus italics. Great for flat design projects such as posters, titles, and headlines. Of course, don't let the suggestions limit you! There's so much you could use the sans-serif font for.
  • Logging In and Out Of WordPress

    John Guardalabene
    24 May 2014 | 11:45 am
    Logging In Open a web browser and navigate to the web address for your WordPress administration area. (yourdomain.com/wp-admin) You will see a screen similar to the following: Note:.com should be replaced with whatever your domain is. If it’s a .net, use .net and so on. Enter your administrator username Enter the password for the administrator
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    Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo

  • X Theme: A Collection of Performance Enhanced WordPress Themes

    Shedika
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    It is said that variety is the spice of life and this little statement is confirmed by the various creative designs that X Theme has to offer. A fully responsive layout, X Theme has all the options to suit your needs. The post X Theme: A Collection of Performance Enhanced WordPress Themes appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Four WPlook WordPress Themes to Boost Creativity on Your Site

    Shedika
    12 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    When it comes to clean, clear and consistent designs that serve the purpose for which they were created, you can always rely on WPlook Studio. With over twelve years in the web design industry, their commitment to quality cannot be overlooked. This company boasts complete satisfaction where customers are concerned. The post Four WPlook WordPress Themes to Boost Creativity on Your Site appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Diversify Your Life With 30 Mouthwatering Joomla Templates

    Shedika
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Variety is the spice of life. We can refer this saying to different things, but I would like to discuss the topic about food. The variety is exactly the thing which makes the process of eating so enjoyable. No one would like to eat the same dish every day, no matter how delicious it would be. Eventually we’ll just get bored. That’s why we have to eat different products and vary our ration. The post Diversify Your Life With 30 Mouthwatering Joomla Templates appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Ten Intriguing Forum Themes For Your Online Community

    Shedika
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Attaching a forum to your website is a great way of attracting a new audience. You are basically creating a virtual community where people can come together and share information. They can share their opinions, give advice to other users and you can even interact with them to provide customer support for your website. If you’re considering a forum or a discussion board for your site, here are ten forum themes to help you get the message across. The post Ten Intriguing Forum Themes For Your Online Community appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Eighteen Sports Templates to Keep Sports Fans Informed

    Shedika
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:54 am
    Fans enjoy up to date information on all their favorite teams and players so if you’re looking for the right template to keep the information flowing, these sports templates will surely get the ball rolling. The post Eighteen Sports Templates to Keep Sports Fans Informed appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
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    Trimax Blog

  • New Twitter dashboard and promoted Tweets

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

    Trimax Solutions
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Content marketing is used by business worldwide as one of the most effective ways to promote their products and services online. New customers can be attracted through the careful creation and distribution of quality content. This however can be a time consuming and costly process, when it is not carried out appropriately. Make sure to concentrate on producing quality content, to achieve successful delivery to your target audience and a prompt a positive reaction.
  • How to protect your site from the Google Panda 4.0 update

    Trimax Solutions
    29 May 2014 | 5:24 am
    On 20th May 2014 Matt Cutts, the head of Google's Webspam team, confirmed on his twitter account (@mattcutts) that the Panda 4.0 update is being rolled out. Prior to this confirmation of an updated Panda rollout, there had been quite a lot of speculation about a change to either Panda or Penguin, although it was unclear what the changes would entail. The new Panda 4.0 will affect the ranking of websites mostly dependant on the quality of the content on their sites.
  • Social Media Activity - Mobile over Desktop

    Trimax Solutions
    21 May 2014 | 4:00 am
    The above infographic by The Wall Street Journal sourced from comScore, shows how important it is to ensure your website is fully optimized for mobile viewing. As smartphones are carried by owners almost everywhere they go, they are able to access the internet on the move whatever the time of the day, unlike a desktop. For this reason mobile devices are the preferred method of consumption by the majority of your customer. A mobile responsive website is therefore key in order to optimise your online content and provide a better experience to your website visitors with vertical scrolling only…
  • The top ten habits that successful people cultivate. How many do you do?

    Trimax Solutions
    14 May 2014 | 4:30 am
    Read the following blog entry from Empowernet on The Top 10 Things Successful People Do. How many of these do you do? If you aren't currenlty doing them all, why not give them a try and see how they work for you in helping your achieve success!
 
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    One Page Mania

  • Keele

    Michael
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Spiffy one page responsive website for a Canada based digital agency called ‘Keele’. Diggin’ the load transitions as you scroll the page. We help startups create digital products + services that people love, use routinely & share avidly.
  • 2013 on Ustream

    Michael
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Awesome one pager with complex parallax and load transitions as you scroll down. ’2013 on Ustream’ is an annual report for 2013. They did a great job laying out the statistics, which are just as impressive as the site. Job well done. The year 2013 in review: top broadcasts, breathtaking live moments, statistics and insights on live streaming.
  • ENJOOY Theme

    Michael
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Ultra clean one page wordpress theme called ‘ENJOOY’. This theme is fully customizable, and has many built-in functions you need. Love that slide/push navigation and sliding testimonials. It can be yours for only $55 from Themeforest. Enjooy is multi-purpose, responsive, retina ready WordPress theme suited for business websites, e-shops, agencies (includes one page parallax layout), nonprofits, blogs, portfolios and others. Great effort was put into making it easy to use and to be totally flexible and customizable theme.
  • Responsive Logos

    Michael
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Sweet little one pager showing how major brands use ‘Responsive Logos’. The site is simple and colorful, and demonstrates brand’s responsive logo designs. Nice work and great idea, Joe! A exploration into scalable logos for the modern web. Resize your browser (Or rotate your device) to see the reductions based on screen size.
  • Wing Man – Chicken Wings

    Michael
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Single page restaurant site for a Victoria based restaurant called ‘Wing Man’. The site is pretty simple, but has all the information a restaurant site should have – prices, menu, events schedule and social links. Wing Man is all about wings man! We love wings – it’s all we do. We operate at markets, festivals and events throughout Victoria hawking piping hot deep fry chicken wings, topped with our yummy sauces. They’re always made to order and all our sauces and dips are homemade using only the best, freshest ingredients.
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    Information Technology Magazine - dotBuffer

  • The 9 Powerful Blog Promotion Tips (Infographic)

    dotbuffer
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    The infographic below depicts 9 most powerful blog promotion tactics that have helped many of successful bloggers. Top experts from fields as diverse as SEO to Real Estate will reveal nine powerful blog promotion tips to help you get more internet traffic to your website. [Source: Referral Candy] The post The 9 Powerful Blog Promotion Tips (Infographic) appeared first on Information Technology Magazine - dotBuffer.
  • Free Fonts for Designers

    dotbuffer
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    In this collection we have best handpicked free fonts for graphic designers that will make your designs sparkle. Most of these fonts allow for commercial use. However, please be sure to check the terms of use. Nendo Font Pistara Font Partin Font Blenda Script Font Arenq Font Kong Font Kirvy Font Separator Font OSP DIN Font Neuton Font Droid Serif Font Delicious Font Orbitron Font The post Free Fonts for Designers appeared first on Information Technology Magazine - dotBuffer.
  • A browser entirely written in JavaScript

    dotbuffer
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    A browser for the HTML5 era entirely written in JavaScript. Everything in the Breach browser is a module, a web-app running in its own process. The entire technological stack is open source. Modify existing modules and create your owns to extend the behavior of Breach browser. The entire UI is built out of interchangeable modules coded in pure Javascript / HTML5. Each module is a web-app with access to the Breach API. Every behavior is programmatic and exposed through APIs. The post A browser entirely written in JavaScript appeared first on Information Technology Magazine - dotBuffer.
  • Free high quality fonts 2014

    dotbuffer
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    In this collection you’ll find some of the best and most elegantly crafted free high quality fonts. Most of these fonts allow for commercial use. However, please be sure to check the terms of use. Baron Flex Display Dense Borg Blenda Script Johanna Simplifica Moderne Sans Deco Neue Exo 2.0 The post Free high quality fonts 2014 appeared first on Information Technology Magazine - dotBuffer.
  • Ford Mobii experimental in-car camera system

    dotbuffer
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Intel and Ford teamed up to create prototype of the interactive car system with face recognition. The system will feature facial recognition software to increase car security. Should an unrecognized driver sit behind the wheel, the system will send a photo of the driver to the car’s owner. The owner can then lock down the car or provide permission for it to be driven via a Ford mobile app. The system will also recognize driver hand gestures. By combining these with voice commands drivers will be able to interact with their vehicle in ways that reduce distraction, increasing safety. Ford…
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    Web Designer Hub

  • CSS Layout: An Alternative To Floated Elements

    Aaron Gary Brooks
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    Floated elements were a giant leap towards the web layouts as know today and many developers still use them religiously. Floating elements were never a perfect solution, but it saved us from the dark days of using HTML tables to create columns and carried us through to the early grid systems and responsive designs. Things are a little bit different now though – as we move into more complex responsive layouts  the shortcomings of floated elements are harder to ignore. Not least because there is an alternative method in display: inline-block that comes with a number of advantages to…
  • 15 Sleek Shopify Themes For Jewellery & Accessories

    Aaron Gary Brooks
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    The initial impression a shopper has when entering a jewellery or designer accessory shop will have a big impact on whether they stay for long and end up making a purchase. Millions are spent each year by the top end jewellery shops improving their shopper experience as they know that it has a direct correlation to the revenue they make. Given the increasing trend of for jewellery to be bought online, equal care and attention should be paid to ecommerce store designs. Obviously, it can be difficult to replicate the personal experience of a customer that walks through your shop door, asking…
  • 25 Best Real Estate WordPress Themes

    Carl Robinson
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    As standard specialized real estate software costs thousands to set up (including the backend integration, search functionality) many smaller real estate agents are turning to wordpress to get their business online with minimal expense. Sure, it does not have all the customer and property management functionality needed to run a big agency but it is is more than enough for those selling a small portfolio of properties and will save you a packet compared to the alternatives. Oh, and they can look uber professional. So, lets look at the top real estate wordpress themes available at the moment.
  • 20 Best WordPress Themes For Architects in 2014

    Carl Robinson
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    If you are looking to freshen up the website for your architectural firm or interior design company the following themes are well worth thinking about using. They are incredible value given their design and the increasingly sophisticated functionality wordpress gives. They are designed to showcase images and present architectural plans and photography with style. Many have predesigned templates that are specifically focused on what professional architects may want to show on their websites such as project pages, client pages, portfolios, blog area, contact pages and list of services. If you…
  • 50 Best Restaurant & Cafe WordPress Themes

    Carl Robinson
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    In the last few years it has become the norm for people to check out the websites of restaurants and cafes before visiting. It is therefore imperative that restaurant managers or small café owners create a stylish and professional online presence if they want to gain more customers. Whilst it used to be the case that creating a restaurant website meant hiring developers, spending a load of money and constantly having to ask for tech support to update online menus, things are very different thanks to wordpress restaurant themes. The low cost and relative simplicity of setting up an attention…
 
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    Red Cherry Website Design And Development Services Calgary

  • 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…
  • Use Case Testing

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
              One of the key tasks to accomplish during a software build is delivering a product that meets all functional requirements.  If a software system doesn’t cater to all of the required necessities, that software build will quickly become weakened and force great delays.  In order to avoid these reworks, and possible abandonments of your next software build, make sure your development team incorporates the Use case testing approach.  Use case testing is a method that focuses on the user requirements of a system, rather than the system itself.  This…
  • Strong Kickoff Meetings

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
              It’s time to put names to faces and assemble your key stakeholders, identify problems and define success for your key stakeholders. Bringing energy and excitement with positive energy always helps foster a strong relationship but getting right to stakeholder interviews, research and document gathering right away will make sure your projects direction is started and the ball is rolling along nicely. We always skip right to the hard questions. Have some questions be answered completely honest and open as possible. Let your stakeholders tell you their dreams and fears…
  • So how is Benchmarking done

    3 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
              Benchmarking is a topic where many people don’t see eye to eye as it is believed to be a bit of a time waster. But in reality, it can benefit your company in many ways including boosted website traffic and sales.  Benchmarking is a process where companies compare both competitors and industry leaders, in order to find out what their strengths and weaknesses are.  By analysing what your competitors are doing, your company can get a step up on the competition and seed out what will and won’t work.So how is Benchmarking done?  First of all, you will…
  • Start taking advantage of Key Performance Indicators

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
              Are you interested in knowing what your company’s progression rates are?  If so, you need to start taking advantage of Key Performance Indicators which will open your eyes to a whole new way of monitoring your business.  Key Performance Indicators, also known as KPI’s, are measurable goals that companies define in order to evaluate their business’s success.  In recent year’s company’s, especially in the online world, relied on CTR’s (Click Through Rates) as their Key Performance Indicators, but in the world of advertising…
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    Developers resources

  • 10 ways to speed up your website for better conversion rates

    Deb
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    No one likes a slow site. A site that takes a long time to load is a sure fire way to chase away visitors. Sometimes it is a network glitch that may cause a site to load slowly, but mostly it is flawed design. The following is an useful list of 10 ways to speed(...) The post 10 ways to speed up your website for better conversion rates appeared first on Developers resources.
  • Best Cross-Platform Development Tools For Smartphone Applications

    Haris SaAni
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    The major priority of professional mobile developers is to develop mobile applications which can be available on multiple platforms for the users. The reason behind using cross-platform development tools is to create applications which can be accessed by user on any platform they want. We are living in a technology age, where users may have(...) The post Best Cross-Platform Development Tools For Smartphone Applications appeared first on Developers resources.
  • Buying Guide – How To Buy Best Smartphone?

    Haris SaAni
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Buying a new smartphone is always a tricky task to do. There are plenty of new smartphones available in the market by different manufactures. They have different features and functionalities along with different operating systems inside. So, in order to find a best smartphone for you within your budget will be headache-inducing process. In this(...) The post Buying Guide – How To Buy Best Smartphone? appeared first on Developers resources.
  • Top 5 Cross Platform Mobile Development Frameworks

    Haris SaAni
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    In today’s world of technology, everyone is holding smartphone in hand. Smartphone are becoming vital part of our daily life routine. We often used different kind of applications through these devices to fulfil our daily life tasks. There are several mobile operating systems available but here are two most leading and useful mobile operating systems.(...) The post Top 5 Cross Platform Mobile Development Frameworks appeared first on Developers resources.
  • How to write HTML Code for SEO success

    Deb
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:24 pm
    HTML code for SEO is a move toward creating a standard for structured data. Search engines crawl both the content and the html code that is the underlying framework for rendering web pages. Content that we read is not structured, being large chunks of semantic data formatted and displayed as HTML pages. Writing html code(...) The post How to write HTML Code for SEO success appeared first on Developers resources.
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    Questioning Designs

  • 2 Critical Questions to Ask Before Designing Any Feature

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

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

    Abhijit Rawool
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Context is very important in everything we do. Whether it be using a computer, a bicycle or slapping someone in the face. Take the case of a computer. The design of the computer will depend on the context in which the computer will be used, to write a novel or play games. Similarly, design of the bicycle will depend on the context in which it will be used, to race or to just ride it for pleasure. To design a great product, you need to understand the context in which the product will be used.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule This applies to the design of web applications as well. While…
  • User Onboarding vs Data Onboarding

    Abhijit Rawool
    24 Jun 2014 | 3:30 am
    You have created the best web application in the entire world and now want people to use it. But have you thought about how your user can start using the application? This process to enable the user to start using your application is called Onboarding. Designing your web applications to onboard the user is very critical and many times can be the difference between the user dumping your web application and using it forever. To understand how to design your web application to give the best onboarding experience possible, you should first understand the types of onboarding. There are two types…
  • The Difference Between a Customer and a User of a Web App

    Abhijit Rawool
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    Yes, there is a difference between a customer and a user of a web application. Not always, but in many cases. So what do I mean by a customer and a user? Customer is someone who buys your web application to solve a problem or to complete a task. User is someone who actually uses or works with the web application. Customers are generally your clients or companies for whom you are developing the web application while users are the employees of that company who will actually work with your application. As I learned the hard way, there is a lot of difference between the expectations of a customer…
 
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    canadawebservices.com

  • What Should You Look For In A 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 ...
  • Why Opt for Professional Web Design?

    Smith Backer
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Creating a website has now been made a simple, straightforward task by the development of web hosting platforms that offer a built-in design program that allows users to quickly and easily choose a template and ad text to their websites. This can often result in a page that is easy to navigate and practical to use. However, a website made through such a platform will often have a mass produced, unoriginal feel that is unlikely to impress visitors and is ...
  • Limitations of WordPress

    muneer
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Before talking of Limitations of WordPress, Why I should use WordPress and why I shouldn’t use the WordPress or Pro and Cons of using WordPress are some of interesting questions to handle. WordPress has become most popular blogging as well as designing platform which is massively used all over the world. WordPress is also largely used by web developers as content management system (CMS), provides ease and free of cost setups. Anybody with basic knowledge and little experience of web ...
  • Importance of Quality Assurance in Web Development

    Smith Backer
    9 May 2014 | 11:31 pm
    One of the first genuine sessions I found out in company is this formula: Perception + Details = Reality. You can apply this formula to practically any Company, national politics, relationships, and in this instance,web development. It is an easy reality that if you make a website that has bugs in it, doesn’t work out correctly, has glaring punctuation and grammatical errors, your audience on the net will take the understanding that 1) you really don’t care regarding your company,
  • 2014 Web Development Predictions

    Smith Backer
    9 May 2014 | 10:43 pm
    We have seen advancement in every industry of our lives and web development is no exemption. With the constant evolution of the net, users are becoming a lot more proficient and there can be no feasible way of blunder in web developing. We discover an overall adjustment in scenario with the surge of the number of mobile individuals. With the landing of 2014, we have observed radical adjustments in the variety of cellular phone customers. The users using smaller sized ...
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    Singsys - Official Blog

  • Apple’s OS X Yosemite Beta Preview

    Sri Shukla
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
      Apple has unveiled its latest version of desktop Operating system, Mac OS X Yosemite. Anyone having a Mac can download and install a preview version of the software.   The OS X Beta Program for OS X Yosemite invites users to participate in the beta testing process and submit feedback to Apple directly. Apple [...]
  • Facebook Introduces read-it-later Feature With The New ‘Save’ Button

    Sri Shukla
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
      Facebook today introduced the Save button, a new bookmarking feature or read it later feature that lets you store links from your news feed and Facebook pages for Places, Events, Movies, TV shows etc. to a list which you can view and read them later on.   Facebook introduces the new features in its [...]
  • Google Analytics Gets its Official iPhone App

    Sri Shukla
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
      Google Analytics has launched its official dedicated iPhone App so that business owners can view and analyse their data on the go.   With this app you can access all your web and app data from their handheld devices. You can monitor recent changes with Real Time reports including visits, sources, page views and [...]
  • Excellent Wireframe and Mockup Tools for Web Designers

    Sri Shukla
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    If you want to create a new design concept, or a prototype of a website & mobile apps, here is the list of best wireframe and mockup tools (some of which are 100% free) that will help to analyze layout, design and functionality.   1.  Balsamiq Mockups     2.  Cacoo     3.  Mockup [...]
  • Google Launches Project ‘Zero’ to Protect the Internet from Targeted Attacks

    Sri Shukla
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Google today launched Project Zero, an internal security team for finding bug and vulnerabilities in third party softwares. Google want its user to use the internet without any fear of attacks or stealing personal information or monitoring your secrets.   Google announced about Project Zero in its blog,  ”You should be able to use the web [...]
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  • Epona – Responsive Website Template

    miho1234567
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase $17 Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase The post Epona – Responsive Website Template appeared first on ALLOFTHEMES.COM.
  • Codeon – Agency and Personal Template

    miho1234567
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase $9 Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase The post Codeon – Agency and Personal Template appeared first on ALLOFTHEMES.COM.
  • SeventyTwo – Premium Coming Soon

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    21 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase $6 Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase The post SeventyTwo – Premium Coming Soon appeared first on ALLOFTHEMES.COM.
  • Centaurus

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    20 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase $17 Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase The post Centaurus appeared first on ALLOFTHEMES.COM.
  • GALLAXY – Responsive Multipurpose Theme

    miho1234567
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase $15 Live PreviewScreenshotsPurchase The post GALLAXY – Responsive Multipurpose Theme appeared first on ALLOFTHEMES.COM.
 
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    Blog Articles & Press - IWDRO - IWDRO

  • .scot is hot, hot, hot!

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
      As temperatures rise, new top-level domain .scot is hot internet news! .scot, .wales, .london, .berlin and .NYC .scot is now available for the very first time, prior to the launch of other new top-level domains; such as, .wales and .london in the UK, .berlin in Europe and .NYC in the U.S. Approximately 50 sites have gone live in the last week, run by 'launch pioneers': amongst those are Yes Scotland, Better Together, WWF Scotland, NHS Scotland and Scouts Scotland (all owned by the Scottish government). International pioneers include both Louisiana Scots and Clan Wallace. The first…
  • Typography: more than just a font

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
      Ever get tired of your clients saying 'can you just change that font'? I'm not sure what I want but 'can you make it bolder, larger, more flamboyant'? As most graphic designers know, there is a real difference between the term 'font' and 'typography', and what your client is asking you to do is actually more difficult than they seem to think... Typography is so much more than just a font and goes far beyond purchasing the nicest looking, latest addition to MyFonts, for example. Typography is quite simply the art and technique of stylising type, of designing it, and embraces every…
  • It's All App-ening According to ComScore & OfCom...

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
    Oh how we all love hearing about new data and stats from ComScore and OfCom: it's great to get a real sense of the 'numbers' to back up our 'theories', and help aid those who are keen on assisting the web industry to grow and flourish in these somewhat testing times. Well here's a stat that will make most web designers nod in agreement and say to their clients 'we told you so': that is, time currently spent on mobile apps is at an all-time high and shows no signs of letting up! In fact, time spent on mobile apps is now higher than any other digital medium, coming in at a staggering 51% as at…
  • Revealed: Why Wearable Technology is NOT a Fad!

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
      Revealed: Why Wearable Tech is NOT a Fad! In previous months we have researched and informed you of Google Glass Android Wear and the much anticipated Apple iWatch. The prediction is, that in the not-so-distant future, consumers will be wearing their technology, as opposed to holding it. With this in mind, you have to ask yourselves (web developers), are your design skills future proof? Are you keeping up with the times? We know it's all about the mobile device at the moment, but we should also be looking forward to the next big thing - especially as it usually happens overnight! We…
  • UK Phone and Internet Data Laws to be Passed Immediately

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
      EMERGENCY! UK Phone and Internet Data Laws to be Passed Immediately David Cameron called for urgent action yesterday to ensure police and security services can continue to access phone and internet records. Having secured the backing of all three main parties, the laws are currently being rushed through UK parliament - without hesitation. In the wake of the European Court of Justice being struck down, Cameron declared that urgency was needed to protect the public from "criminals and terrorists". Of course, this has not gone down well with the civil liberties campaigners! Cameron and…
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  • 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 &…
  • Best Free Hosting

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    Creating a professional and good website is hard. You have to take care of a lot of things, the hosting, the domain, templates and other various things. But the most important aspect is the hosting. If you choose a bad hosting company, you might regret it later. Since there are a large number of web hosting companies on the internet, we collected the best free web hosting. If you are creating a site for the first time, and you don’t have any idea what to look for in a web hosting company, you should try any of the free hosting from the list below. We have considered everything there is…
 
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  • 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
  • Humorous Illustration by Nabhan Abdullatif

    Mars Cureg
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:53 pm
    An Omani graphic artist and illustrator, mainly into conceptual illustration and vector art with over 12 years of experience in the field. All of his illustrations are done using Adobe Illustrator. Nabhan produces illustrations which have some pretty amusing puns using common phrases and objects. Not only are the puns good, but the illustrations themselves are fantastic. They all have a very neat minimalistic vector style with only a handful of colours used in each illustration. For more of his art works, you can follow him on, Twitter: https://twitter.com/nabhan_a_latif Instagram:…
  • 15 Slick Typography That Showcase Different Types of Businesses

    Mars Cureg
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:59 am
    We came across to one of the typography and illustration project of Jing Zhang who is from southern China, Jing is an illustrator based in East London, the epicentre of hipsters, eccentricity, and of course creativity. With her clients mostly from advertising industry, she has been working in the creative field for over 6 years, from automotive to airlines, magazines to corporations. The Sprint letters over Behance immediately caught our eyes and we have to scroll full down to view all the letterings. She is a very frequent Behance and Pinterest user, has joined dribbble in recent…
  • Social Media Application Testing Facts To Be Aware Of

    Mars Cureg
    26 May 2014 | 9:13 am
    There are many things that are not properly understood about social media app testing. There are some that think there is some sort of industry testing standard that is always respected. However, this is not actually the case. In most cases the app automatically brings in different testing needs based on so many factors that have to be taken into account. As a very simple example, let us think about Facebook games. They obviously need to be tested in a different way when compared with an app that is meant to gather emails so that a marketer has what it needs for social media marketing…
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  • Curious About The Blogosphere: Read This Article

    Eric Love
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Blog Posting can be a hobby or a job, depending on your preference. Many websites exist that can help you launch a blog of your own. The ideas in this… Read More → The post Curious About The Blogosphere: Read This Article appeared first on LarymDesign.com.
  • Tips To Help You Manage Your Reputation

    Myra Love
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    If you would like your business to do well, you have to work on creating a great business image. Managing your reputation in an unprofessional way can sink your business… Read More → The post Tips To Help You Manage Your Reputation appeared first on LarymDesign.com.
  • Are You Seeking Information About WordPress? Then Check Out These Great Tips!

    Myra Love
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    WordPress isn’t as simple to operate as it may seem. Some advice can help the beginners out there. Keep in mind that the more you learn about WordPress, the more… Read More → The post Are You Seeking Information About WordPress? Then Check Out These Great Tips! appeared first on LarymDesign.com.
  • Want Expert Advice On WordPress? Read This Article

    Myra Love
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    WordPress can be a very tricky platform to use when you decide to use it for publishing your blog posts. If you do not understand how it works, it can… Read More → The post Want Expert Advice On WordPress? Read This Article appeared first on LarymDesign.com.
  • Website Development Is A Snap With These Techniques

    Myra Love
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Though there are many tools that can help you design a website, your personal touch cannot be beaten. The key is to create a website that will make your vision… Read More → The post Website Development Is A Snap With These Techniques appeared first on LarymDesign.com.
 
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  • Pen Tool Mastery with Photoshop

    Gord Grisenthwaite
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Over the years, many students have told me they hated the Pen tool, or they hated Photoshop’s Pen tool. My answer was and remains: “You don’t have to love the Pen tool. You have to master it.” Mastery takes practice. And patience. The Pen tool is part of Photoshop’s vector toolset. It’s used to create or modify paths and shapes. We can also use it to create raster objects. In addition to creating paths, we’ll manipulate anchors – points along the path – using the Direct Selection tool. Recommended Reading – A Beginner’s Guide to…
  • Increasing The Conversion Rate of Your Forms

    Sufyan bin Uzayr
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    No matter how big or small your website might be, the role of input forms cannot be underestimated. Forms can be used for a variety of purposes, generally to collect data from users and website visitors, such as contact forms, registration forms, and so on. Since forms are such an important part of the overall website design, how does one design forms that convert well? In this article, I will attempt to answer this question and focus on aspects that you can consider when designing input forms with a high conversion rate. Increasing The Conversion Rate of Your Forms Keep it Simple This is the…
  • 11 Web Design Blogs You Should Be Reading

    Ada Ivanova
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    You might be a great designer by birth but if you don’t follow what’s new or what other good designers are doing, you will soon become legacy. On one hand, there is really a lot of useful information to read, watch, and listen. On the other hand, with so much information it’s easy to get lost. In order to avoid this, you need to read only quality stuff. I bet every one of you has his or her favorite design blogs. Most likely these are good blogs that provide useful, accurate, and timely information. I too have my favorite design blogs and in this article I will share some of…
  • 10 Responsive Website Templates and Themes for 2014

    Patricia Saravesi
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    If you need to get a site up and running in a short time, consider implementing a theme or template for the content management system of your choice, or go for a straight HTML5 template. There are thousands of options out there, especially for WordPress. If you want to cut to the chase, check out the ones below. A few reminders Be sure to look for themes from reputable sources and look through the user comments and reviews before purchasing your theme. The benefit of buying and downloading a theme from a reputable company is that you will get support implementing your theme, and help if you…
  • 7 Awesome jQuery Plugins For Your Next Big Project

    Sufyan bin Uzayr
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    In this post, I have put together some of the most popular and useful jQuery plugins for you to use in your upcoming web projects. So without wasting any more time, let us check out the plugins! 7 Awesome jQuery Plugins For Your Next Big Project 1. TypeAhead.js TypeAhead.js pulls data from a local or external data source, and as the user types in an input box, it can provide autocomplete suggestions on the go. This plugin is extremely easy to implement and has been developed by Twitter’s development team. 2. Cool Kitten Cool Kitten is a responsive framework meant for Parallax scrolling…
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    Chic Web Designs

  • How One Random Facebook Post Changed EVERYTHING!

    Theressa
    4 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    For so long I’ve struggled to find a way to bring more meaning to my work. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do but when you’re subscribed to amazing people who are literally changing the world + transforming lives - daily - you tend to want a piece of that too. And then ... Click here to read more ▶ The post How One Random Facebook Post Changed EVERYTHING! appeared first on Chic Web Designs.
  • DIY Website Design – KISS More. Stress Less

    Theressa
    25 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    Stress, Confusion + Overwhelm are all common side effects of webby stuff and when it comes to DIY website design, there’s no better way to describe the feelings that ensue. There’s so much to learn and you’re probably working on 20 different elements at any given time while Googling words and abbreviations you’ve come across ... Click here to read more ▶ The post DIY Website Design – KISS More. Stress Less appeared first on Chic Web Designs.
  • The Cure for Perfection when Building a Website

    Theressa
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:40 pm
    You’re launching a brand new business and you can’t wait to build a gorgeous website to really make this venture real. I get it. You’re psyched about getting up and running and having a gorgeous online space to refer potential clients to is going to make you look + feel like a pro – that’s ... Click here to read more ▶ The post The Cure for Perfection when Building a Website appeared first on Chic Web Designs.
  • The Editorial Calendar For Bloggers

    Theressa
    23 Feb 2014 | 9:35 pm
    A few weeks ago I wrote a post called 5 Blogging Tools Every Blogger Should be Using and there’s one Editorial Calendar that should have made the list but I was still trying it out at the time. I’ve been using Coschedule for over a month now and it easily joins the list of top ... Click here to read more ▶ The post The Editorial Calendar For Bloggers appeared first on Chic Web Designs.
  • Content Creation – Get Ready to Join Our Founding Class!

    Theressa
    17 Feb 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Building a thriving business with content creation can be messy. And to get any kind of results online you need an end goal and a means to get there. Ever get the feeling you’re putting all your effort into the wrong marketing channels and wasting countless hours on activities that result in nothing but frustration ... Click here to read more ▶ The post Content Creation – Get Ready to Join Our Founding Class! appeared first on Chic Web Designs.
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  • How to Learn ZBrush for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    ZBrush is a digital sculpting, painting, modeling and texturing software. It’s capable of creating high-resolution models that are used throughout the movie and games industry. ZBrush is used by major studios worldwide like; Epic Games, BioWare, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Crytek, SEGA, Naughty Dog, Namco, Midway, Sony Online Entertainment, …
  • How to Learn Catia for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Catia is a parametric 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software, it’s widely adopted in the automotive industry (BMW, Porsche, Daimler AG, Chrysler, Honda, Audi,Land Rover, Volkswagen, Bentley, Volvo, Fiat, Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Toyota, Ford, Scania, Hyundai, Tesla Motors, Rolls-Royce Motors, Proton, Tata motors and Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, etc.), the aerospace industry (Boeing, …
  • Create Your Own Online Courses Platform for Free Using Moodle and Openshift

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Moodle is an open source learning management system (LMS), to simplify it for you; think of Moodle as a WordPress for teachers and instructors. Moodle helps teachers and instructors who have no prior knowledge to programming (if you can use a web browser then you can use Moodle) build a …
  • How to Learn Rhino 3D for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Rhino 3D is a NURBS-based 3D modeling software; it’s widely adopted by architectures, industrial designers, automotive designers, marine designers and jewelry designers. It’s also commonly used in CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping and the graphics and multimedia design industries. One of the major strength points of Rhino 3D is Plugins …
  • How to Learn Unity for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Unity is a multi-platform game engine; multi-platform means that Unity could be used to create games for Windows, Mac, iOS, consoles (Xbox, PS, Wii, etc), Android, etc. Unity (or any other game engine) is used in the creation and development of games which includes; rendering of the 2D or 3D …
 
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  • Business and Analytical Considerations for Deriving Business Intelligence from Social Media Networks

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    If an enterprise carefully considers business intelligence requirements for social media analysis, it can provide a powerful source of data and information and meaningful reports, forecasts and analysis with which to manage its business, and better leverage the real potential of social media networks. Click here: http://EzineArticles.com/8508269 Article By: Arbuda Dave
  • Surprise, Surprise! WordPress Has Joined the Party for SME CMS Sites!

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    WordPress isn’t just for independent bloggers or sole proprietors anymore! Business managers would do well to recognize that the WordPress framework is growing in popularity among developers and business owners. New partnerships with Getty (for image support) and others, and global developer events have made WordPress more popular among SMEs. Click here: http://ow.ly/xnVRZ Article By – Pinki Patel
  • Three Things to Consider When Streamlining Business Intelligence Reporting

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Business intelligence reporting can be a simple, intuitive, powerful business process. All it takes is accurate requirements planning and the right solution. Click here: http://ow.ly/x2BzN Article By – Baiju Trivedi
  • Combine the WordPress Framework with RWD and AWD to Take Your Business to the Next Level

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    When combined with the benefits of Responsive Web Design (RWD) and Adaptive Web Design (AWD), a WordPress site can satisfy the need for features and function, and produce mobile, flexible sites to accommodate the display requirements for tablets, smart phones and mobile devices. With the WordPress solution and the right RWD and AWD design and development skills, you can take your business to the next level. Click here: http://ow.ly/wMsmH Article By – Sahil Patel
  • Ten Business Intelligence Benefits Your Sales Team Cannot Afford to Be Without

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Successful sales force management depends on up-to-date, accurate information. With access to business intelligence, a Sales Director and team can leverage a single source, integrated view of data from numerous sources, so every team member is engaged in the pursuit of strategic, operational and tactical goals, and the enterprise can acquire new clients, retain existing clients, and sell new products and services without a misstep. Click here: http://ow.ly/yZbyv Article By: Arbuda Dave
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  • Waves – Click Effect Insipired by Google Material Design

    ahmedeabbas
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Waves is a click effect inspired by Google Material Design.This effect can be used on buttons, icons and on other elements just like divs and images. Demo download
  • Awesome Mobile UI Kit Free PSD

    omnya bialy
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    The Awesome UI kit offers users a great way to create a high quality mobile interface that offers a professional, clean and fresh look. This kit features a number of various options and elements, including a Calendar, Timeline view, weather widgets, Video player, buttons and more.Designed by Mohsin Khan download
  • FREEBIE: FREE PSD MENU ANIMATION

    omnya bialy
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Here is a  great animated mockups to your clients, completely free!!! its  a little animation in photoshop of a scroll down and a menu animation for mobile, it works great to present your site for your clients.Designed by freegoodies freeebie download
  • Silent Lips – Experimental Free Font

    omnya bialy
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    An experimental typeface imagined through a lot of different experiences.Designed by Vincent Labonne download
  • Free font: FFAD Matro

    omnya bialy
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    A handwritten font with some ligatures & some alternate characters for a more handwritten feel. It’s a free personal use & commercial use.Designed by SuperBruut download
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    The IEDGE Blog: Where Business + Internet + Design Meets

  • Concentrate on The Present Moment

    Joanne Tan
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
  • God Made A Dog

    Joanne Tan
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    God made a dog together with the many wonders of the world just so that we humans can learn how to love and appreciate lives better.  Share on FacebookNext Video
  • Happiness is… Having Time to Do Things You Love

    Joanne Tan
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:32 pm
    In my opinion, beside being able to let go of things and situations that we cannot control (Check out the blog post here), we need to find time to do the things we love and relax. So have you spent time to do things that you love?
  • Switch Out of The Sameness!

    Joanne Tan
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Will you be able to detect it if someone were to impersonate your loved ones?  Share on FacebookNext Video
  • Negativity of the World

    Joanne Tan
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.”
 
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  • 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…
  • Why You Need a Blog Section on your Business Website

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Why You Need a Blog Section on your Business Website Source:BarnardMany people would be surprised to find out that there are still a significant number of individuals, including business owners, who still think of the word “blog” as merely an online diary or journal that is used merely for personal use. However, business blogging has become one of the most effective marketing strategies for products, services, and brands. It has become a doorway into the heart of the companies, providing information that brings existing clients and potential customers closer to the company. It is…
  • How Important is Blogging to Small Businesses?

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    How Important is Blogging to Small Businesses? Source:interiordesignerchatAs an experienced Arizona SEO company, PrimeView understands that blogging is one of the best ways to not only optimize your content for search engines, but also provide a way for readers and consumers to know what a company is about. EMarketer is forecasting that by 2013, 58% of the U.S. internet population will be reading blogs (a 20% increase from today). Additionally, EMarketer also forecasted that 17% of the U.S. Internet population will be blogging by 2013 which is almost 30% more than the current number. In…
  • Top 10 Design Firms in Arizona

    Phoenix Web Design
    29 May 2014 | 2:35 pm
  • 2014 SEO Best Practices: Dos and Don’ts for the Small Business Owner

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    12 May 2014 | 1:49 am
    While it might seem like just another day of browsing the internet for the typical web surfer, what that person does not realize is that Google and other major search engines are continuously updating their algorithms to make search results more accurate for millions of users worldwide. Every single one of these changes affects the kind of SEO best practices web marketing companies need to employ in order to make their client rank high on search engine results pages (SERPs). If these companies do not pattern their strategies after the algorithms, their clients’ websites become at risk…
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  • 88% of Consumers Trust Online Reviews

    Nikolas Severidt
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations BrightLocal recently released the results of their 2014 Local Consumer Review Survey. In this unique survey they explore how consumers read & use online reviews & the effects they have on their opinions & purchase of local business services. Local Consumer Review Survey 2014 […]
  • Local Search Result Comparison – Google vs Bing vs Yahoo

    Nikolas Severidt
    15 Mar 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Google dominates the search market and represents the biggest opportunity for local businesses to acquire new customers. A recent study by BrightLocal was to understand how generous Google, Bing and Yahoo are to local businesses by analysing the mix of search result types, and seeing which engine gives the most ‘Real Estate’ (aka ‘space’) to […]
  • Happy Holidays!

    Nikolas Severidt
    20 Dec 2013 | 5:54 am
    Happy Holidays to you and your families! We hope you’re enjoying your Holiday Season with friends and family. We thank all of you for your business and for letting us be part of your past or present success. On behalf of all of us at NJS Marketing, we wish you a merry Christmas and a […]
  • Foursquare and Amex partnering for Small Business Saturday

    Nikolas Severidt
    18 Nov 2013 | 7:16 am
    Attract nearby customers on Foursquare Foursquare and American Express both love supporting small businesses that are the heartbeat of their neighborhoods by helping them get customers through their doors. That’s why they’ve partnered to offer $50 in Foursquare Ad credits to merchants that create an ad between now and December 31st, while supplies last.* Here’s […]
  • Keys To A Successful Local Business Website

    Nikolas Severidt
    13 Nov 2013 | 7:41 am
    Local Business Online Success A local business’ website is the key to its online success. Many companies spend half of their online marketing budget in the web presence category. This shows how important small businesses believe that a website is to their business. Despite this knowledge, many small businesses fail to create an effective website […]
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    Dreamstale

  • 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.
  • Free Download: iOS Styled Vector Icons & Buttons

    Chris B.
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Download 50 iOS7 Styled Vector Icons & Buttons This freebie includes 50 ios styled vector icons and ui buttons. Available in white ,grey color icons and colorful call screen buttons. Pre-saved Illustrator Ai, eps, svg and transparent png files. Great for smartphone apps, websites and other projects. You can use these icons for your personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love with your friends.         Download Size: 1,6mb Download File: Zip Author: Dreamstale Files Included: Ai, EPS, SVG, PNG   Download Free License – licensed…
  • Free Download: 30 Map Marker Vector Icons

    Chris B.
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:22 am
    Download 30 Map Marker Vector Icons This freebie includes 30 map marker vector icons ( pin icons ). Available in different styles and colors. Includes Illustrator Ai, eps, svg and transparent png files. Great for websites, maps 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, PNG   Download Free License – licensed under CC Attribution Download and use this item for both…
  • Free Download: 14 Social Media Vector Buttons

    Chris B.
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:05 am
    Download 14 Social Media Vector Buttons This freebie includes 14 social media vector buttons pre-saved in Ai, Eps, Svg and transparent Png files. Available in 4 styles: flat buttons, rounded, stripe and minimal (total 56 icon buttons). Great for websites, login forms and other projects. You can use these buttons for your personal or commercial projects. Remember to spread the love with your friends.   Social media buttons: follow us on facebook button, follow us on twitter, follow us on google+, follow us on dribbble, follow our rss feed, sign in with facebook, sign in with…
 
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  • Magento Courses – Magento Basics For Web Developers

    Sanjay Jain
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Magento Courses – Magento Basics For Web Developers   Magento is the durable and pliable open-source shopping cart. It is ecommerce web application released on 31st March, 2008 and made by Varien. It is improved parts of Zend Framework. As Magento is highly effective and flexible, it has high finding out contour. If you know HTML and CSS and understand somewhat of PHP and MySQL then you can have venture course purchasing cart running in no time. Magento is readily available under the Open Software Permit version 3.0. Varien is now Magento Inc. Varien, the firm that owns Magento,…
  • Drupal courses – Reasons To Choose Drupal

    Sanjay Jain
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    Drupal courses – Reasons To Choose Drupal In the designer’s website to Drupal Content Management System (CMS) is a not simply expert, first class product by means of the Net, but also a lot of essential business problems when beginning a business online. The website is constructed with Drupal are simply prepared, versatile (in regards to performance and looks), extensible and portable marvel. If you were to obtain some good reasons, even more money initially of the process cost progressed website, they are definitely in the top 5. Just before we enter why Drupal would be good to…
  • Joomla Courses – Benefits of Joomla in Web development

    Sanjay Jain
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Joomla Courses – Benefits of Joomla in Web development Joomla is a very competitive device when web sites connected to eCommerce, online newspapers and so on, should be established. Object oriented shows methods are utilized by Joomla so appropriate code can be programmed. This is exactly what makes Joomla a preferable option as a content administration system that an extensive spectrum of business seem to be seeking nowadays. Even developers prefer Joomla because it could be set up in a reasonably smaller amount of time. When it concerns keeping customers and clients pleased, together…
  • Prestashop Courses – Ecommerce Website Creation By Prestashop

    Sanjay Jain
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Prestashop Courses –  Ecommerce Website Creation By Prestashop Prestashop is essentially an open source eCommerce purchasing cart software application option that is applicable in this Web 2.0 era. This software is created in PHP and it is cost-free of cost. It is the very best solution for those that like to do their business online. It is considered to be one of the rapid, lightweight remedies because of this downloading, installation can be done conveniently. Prestashop has seemed innovative and exceptional remedies for all sorts of companies. There are specific technological needs…
  • SEO Courses – Reasons To Learn SEO

    Sanjay Jain
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    SEO Courses – Reasons To Learn SEO   Every internet site proprietor wants his internet site to reach the top of the online search engine outcomes pages – and stay there. However reaching the best and remaining there takes a lot of doing, and there is only one means that could take you there – and that’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO). If you intend to become a SEO professional then you have to initially learn SEO SEO is the biggest thing taking place in the marketplace today due to the fact that there are countless sites, and each internet site owner desperately…
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    Banckle Blog - Your Customer Service Apps

  • 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…
  • Data Obfuscation and Encrypted Live Chat in the Cloud

    Shahzad Ashraf
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    At Banckle, we are committed to providing a great user experience to our valued customers. As all our customer service tools are hosted in the cloud, we leave nothing to chance when it comes to the security of data and information exchanged or stored on our servers. We use 256-bit data encryption for information transmission. The connection is encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES_256_CBC) and meets FIPS standards. We further ensure customers' security with a fool proof time-stamped token and centralized authentication system. We have further enhanced the security procedures of…
  • Banckle.Email Scheduled Downtime – July 03, 2014

    Shahzad Ashraf
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    Dear Banckle Customers, Banckle.Email servers are undergoing scheduled maintenance on Thursday, 3rd July from 2:00 AM to 2:30 AM CDT (GMT-5). During this time, Banckle.Email apps and APIs will not be available. Please check back for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Regards, The Banckle team
  • Banckle Collaborator Newsletter – July 2014

    Shahzad Ashraf
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Monthly Newsletter July, 2014 Banckle.Email Offers 5 Free Custom Domain Mailboxes For ex Outlook Users Microsoft ended their support for free custom domains in Outlook.com, much to the dismay of many Outlook users. Banckle.Email is a great alternative free service offering a secure, fast and reliable online emailing solution. Banckle.Email supports 5 users at no cost which means, you can setup 5 individual email accounts without paying anything.   Get an intuitive web user interface, a web API allowing you to build your own fully customizable applications, admin section allowing you to…
  • Banckle Offers 5 Free Custom Domain Mailboxes for Outlook Users

    Shahzad Ashraf
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:40 am
    Free cloud hosted email services are one of the most widely adapted modes of internal and customer communication today among countless companies around the globe. Users are always on the outlook for reliable business email apps. With Microsoft having recently discontinued custom domain support for one of their primary free email services; Outlook.com, a large number of ex-Microsoft users are now moving on to other free cloud email service providers. Banckle.Email is one great alternative to Outlook.com free service, offering an equally secure, fast and reliable online emailing solution.
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    Webdesign Xperts

  • 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…
  • Crushing 5 Big Myths about Website Designing

    Kristy Bernales
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:25 pm
    When you are reading something on the internet, it is not necessary that you have to trust it all. You have to use your brains and have to give a deeper thought to what you have been reading and how much are the things right and how much are they are a rumour. There are various things said about a website designing and development but it is not necessary that you have to believe everything. Some of the facts might be myths and must be providing you with wrong information. So it is you who have to decide what is the real information and which is not. In this blog we will tell you about some…
  • 10 Signs That Confirm the Perfection of My Website

    Kristy Bernales
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Every time we try to find something contradictory in our websites like what not to do, signs that shows that my website is not good, things to take care of while designing your website and various other things like this. But this time we will discuss about some signs that will make you prove that your website is perfect for your business and you are moving in absolutely correct direction. I know you must be desperately checking for the points because you too want to compare your website with those points. Not making you wait more, let us discuss the points: 1. Your website is working well on…
  • How to Keep Your Visitor Stick to Your Website for Long

    Kristy Bernales
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Website is the most crucial part of any business when you want to get customers from worldwide. You do not have to design a website just to attract the customers but you want your customers to stay with you always. For this you have to provide the matter on your website that will keep your readers engrossed into your website. Force them to keep on visiting you. Give them quizzes to play, blogs to read and provide them the things that is of their interests. There are many things that you can do to keep your visitors sticked to your website. Some of the few things are here: 1. Simple Navigation…
 
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    Creativeoverflow

  • 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…
  • Inky Deals Giveaway: 11” MacBook Air & Design Resources worth $200,480

    Editorial Staff
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We are happy to announce another massive giveaway from Inky Deals that comes with a free pack of premium resources worth $66. The freebie is sent to the email address you use to enter the contest and is part of The Epic Bundle: $20,048 worth of Top-Quality Resources – From $49. About Inky Deals Inky Deals is the place to go if you want premium resources at unbeatable prices whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your work. They’re the only ones who offer a 200% money back guarantee on every product. This means that…
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    Type & Grids

  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of June 2014

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the fifth installment of my new monthly feature on Type & Grids where I pick my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the design. You can check out last month’s post for May here. Grinders Coffee A condensed version of Clarendon is combined with the ultra-condensed free font League Gothic. Minion is used as the text face and pairs very nicely with the two condensed faces. The type on this site is set beautifully — the only thing that bothers me is that League Gothic doesn’t really match…
  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of May 2014

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the fourth installment of my new monthly feature on Type & Grids where I pick my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the design. You can check out last month’s post for April here. True Detective by Nigel Evan Dennis On first glance, Sofia looks a little like Futura, especially with the bold weights. However, on a closer look it has a less-geometric, more playful feel to it. It’s a great match for the illustration style of Nigel Evan Dennis. Check out other sites using the font Sofia on…
  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of April 2014

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    30 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the third installment of my new monthly feature on Type & Grids where I pick my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the design. You can check out last month’s post for March here. Playground Paris Seventies-style chunky serifs such as Caslon Graphique seem to be pretty popular as of late. High-contrast fonts like these need to be used at a large size to be legible like on Playground Paris’s site. Check out other sites using the fonts Caslon Graphique and URW Grotesk on Typewolf. Where to get…
  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of March 2014

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the second installment of my new monthly feature on Type & Grids where I pick my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the design. You can check out last month’s post for February here. The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage I really dig the contrast between the bold weight of the serif Arnhem and the light weight of the monospaced sans Maison Mono. The shifting colors on the image and menu hovers are a nice touch that really makes the type stand out. Check out other sites using the fonts Arnhem and…
  • The Best Typography-Based Sites of February 2014

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I’m introducing a new monthly feature on Type & Grids where I’ll pick my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the design. Let’s get started! FLIPP Normally I like to see a little letter-spacing added to type set in uppercase, but this chunky Gibson type looks nice set rather tightly. It pairs very well with FF Tisa, especially the italic variant. Check out other sites using the fonts Gibson and FF Tisa on Typewolf. Where to get Gibson → Where to get FF Tisa → Mads Burcharth The…
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    Create, design and grow traffic to your website in WordPress.

  • 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,…
  • How to Minimize Spam in WordPress Comments

    Wade McMaster
    20 May 2014 | 4:12 am
    Remember when you first started your blog and couldn’t wait to hear what people had to say about, ah, what YOU had to say? You write up your first blog post and check your analytics  and of course – your comments.You log into WordPress and BAM – 36 comments! SWEET!Your thoughts? People have found your website!  They’ve read what you’ve typed up and they love it!  They even decided to let you know.  But then you have a closer look…The Post caught the reader’s attention…   I’m apparently ‘over-skilled’ and this guy even…
 
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    blackDot.ca

  • 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 […]
  • Design Inspiration: Loading Bars

    blackDot.ca
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:25 am
    Every detail of your website should be carefully thought out to ensure your message is well […]
  • Fun and Creative Website Designs

    blackDot.ca
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:58 am
    What we love about design these days are the new and amazing ways of showcasing your website. Web design […]
  • Design Inspiration: Header Images

    blackDot.ca
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    Making sure your website header is functional and easy to navigate is definitely important. Making your […]
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    Web, Software and Mobile Application Development Company

  • 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…
  • How To Solve The Biggest Problems Using a Mobile App

    Ashesh Shah
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:28 am
    A smart device has become a must-have gadget these days. Anyone found without it is instantly branded as the grand pa sticking to old practices. We have now got used to the idea of using applications in our day-to-day life. Applications have been useful to us in almost every aspect of our life. They have helped businesses as well as individuals. Mobile applications can solve a number of problems a business usually faces. Whether it is the simplification of business processes or expanding the existing client base, mobile applications are useful in solving a variety of business problems.
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    Latest blog entries

  • 3 killer tips for inproving your e-commerce website SEO & conversion rates

    12 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The e-commerce market is very competitive, with conversion rates relying heavily on a website’s design, usability, mobile optimization, and pricing. The two biggest obstacles of an e-commerce site are getting users to the site, and converting them into customers. Tracking Google analytics data First off, one of the many mistakes e-commerce companies make is that they don’t have the proper analytics in place to track conversion rates. It’s as simple as turning on e-commerce tracking in Google Analytics, and updating the script on your site. The other asset you’ll want to utilize is…
  • Creating a website design requirements gathering form

    2 Jun 2014 | 11:15 am
    When gathering requirements for a website design project, it is important to cover the right topics in order to gather sufficient information. I’ve previously written about how to set your agenda with a client for the website design requirements gathering session. In this post, I will be covering some of the proper criteria for your project requirements. Requirements Gathering Form Overview Smaller projects can typically be assessed and defined in meeting duration of 1-3 hours. Larger projects may take longer and need to be broken up into multiple sessions with different stakeholders. How…
  • Tutorial: How to Photoshop e-commerce product photos in 3 simple steps (Isolating on white background)

    9 May 2014 | 11:30 am
    EDITING PROGRAM USED: Adobe Photoshop CC (Note: All of the steps used in this tutorial can be accomplished in Photoshop CS3 and up) After spending a few years in production art, I've become pretty familiar with the art of retouching. I've come across several different methods for prepping product images to be used for both stand-alone presentation and as part of a larger layout. Whatever the end goal is, I've found that starting with these 3 steps is the quickest way to get professional results using Photoshop. To start, I've chosen an image I shot with my Samsung GS3, a white backdrop and an…
  • Joomla E-commerce Components overview: Hikashop vs. Virtuemart

    21 Mar 2014 | 8:36 am
    There are many e-commerce components to choose from on the Joomla Extensions Directory, but the most popular and polished ones are Hikashop and Virtuemart. Between the two, my preference is definitely Hikashop. This isn't an absolute preference, however; I believe that in some cases Virtuemart is an ideal solution, but only if there are a limited number of products you plan to sell, and there aren't many variants/options that these products carry. So, on to the components! I'm going to go over different features of each product as well as their pros and cons. Hikashop Joomla Component…
  • Review: Best Joomla Templates & Frameworks (2013)

    23 Dec 2013 | 6:21 am
    With all the available options online, choosing the right Joomla template framework can be frustrating. What if you choose one that doesn't suite your needs? Luckily, there are many good options out there, and its hard to say that there's a best one for every situation. There are different features, designs, and specializations that should be taken into consideration when choosing your template, and I recommend trying different frameworks before deciding what you like best. Personally, I don't just use one framework; I pick whichever one works best for the website I am building. Here is a…
 
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    eUKhost Official Blog

  • 5 Reseller Web Hosting Features and Benefits to Start a Web Hosting Company [Infographics]

    Asher Ross
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    From the Different measures of web hosting Cloud and standalone dedicated servers are the first choice of many IT organizations and online businesses to host their website. Shared and VPS servers are the choice of small B2B businesses, web designers, developers and hosting newbies to develop their presence online. While Reseller Hosting is a form […]
  • 6 reasons to become eUKhost Affiliate- Infographic

    Eric Brown
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    We invite you join the leading web hosting affiliate program. You can help us promote our industry leading services and we will happily share the rewards with you.   To join and start earning you’ll only need to: 1. Register with our program at eUKhost.com/affiliates 2. Get your Affiliate ID and Banners. 3. Put the […]
  • These 4 Tips Could Make Your Website Run Faster

    Joshua Hold
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    Page loading speeds can massively influence the success of a website. Much research has been done in the past few years with the same conclusion being reached on many occasions – visitors don’t like slow websites and are likely to go elsewhere if pages take a long time to load. Similarly the loading speed of […]
  • 5 Ways in Which the Cloud is More Secure

    Joshua Hold
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Businesses migrate to the cloud from dedicated hosting for several different reasons, with one of these being security. It is a widely held belief that cloud environments stand to offer more security and protection than is available with traditional dedicated hosting plans, with many CIOs placing their trust in the advanced encryption and security algorithms […]
  • How does the cloud handle high traffic websites?

    Joshua Hold
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    It is often seen that one of the main benefits of the cloud is its perceived ability to handle high traffic websites in a way that dedicated servers would never be able to. Whilst dedicated servers can be clustered together to provide more power, in most cases this isn’t without its downtime, not to mention […]
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    Raka Creative

  • 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…
  • When to Use a Dash: Content Marketing and Grammar

    snute@rakacreative.com
    19 May 2014 | 6:16 am
    The marketing community has seen an enormous rise in inbound marketing content over the past 10 years. Ever since HubSpot's Brian Halligan coined the term "inbound marketing" back in 2005, thousands of marketing blogs have popped up that focus on various inbound marketing segments including SEO, link building, email marketing, and social media. Naturally, these blogs mean a tremendous amount of content, which varies in quality. If you want to be taken seriously and get noticed, you need to make sure your content is professional, polished, and visually appealing. One common grammar misstep we…
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    QNimate

  • JavaScript Global Variables And Memory Leakage

    Narayan Prusty
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    One of the bad JavaScript programming practice is creating large number of global variables. In javascript dynamic memory(or objects) are removed from memory by the garbage collector when their variable scope ends or are dereferenced. Scope of global variable never ends therefore they remain in memory throughout the execution of the page even if they […]
  • Creating Cascading Grid Layouts Using Masonry

    Narayan Prusty
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:58 am
    Masonry is a JavaScript framework which allows us to build cascading grid designs. If you don’t know what is cascading grid layout then check out the below website. Here the homepage has posts listed in form of grids. The horizontal number of grids increase as the size of the viewport increases and the grids are […]
  • Multiple Pages In Phonegap

    Narayan Prusty
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    One of the first thing that comes into mind of new phonegap developers is how to create multiple pages. Basically there are two ways to create it: Using anchor link: We can have multiple HTML files in our www directory and link then using anchor tags. This is the same way pages in website are […]
  • CSS3 :before and :after Psuedo-Elements and Generated Content

    Narayan Prusty
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    :after and :before Pseudo Elements CSS3 supports two new types of pseudo elements called as :before and :after. :after is used to insert a span tag after the content of the selected HTML element, similarly :before is used to insert a span tag before the content. These psuedo elements only work if you use the […]
  • PageSpeed Insights API

    Narayan Prusty
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    Web developers often use Google PageSpeed Insights to find out website performance and user experience. You can create your own customized tools like pagespeed insights using pagespeed insights API. Google PageSpeed Insights API Key? To use pagespeed insights API you first need to retrieve an API key. API keys helps you to track the number […]
 
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • Make Your Store and CRM System Be Friends, Part I

    sam
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Your online store and your customer relationship management system would probably consider themselves acquaintances. They nod and say “hi” at parties, but are definitely not close friends.  It’s really too bad, they have so much in common and would have a lot to talk about.  They both know so much about your company’s customers, orders, products and shipments, but one only hears about what the other knows through hearsay (sometimes called “data entry” in the business world). This article will begin to tell a story of building bonds of friendship between…
  • IE Testing with Mac OS X

    greg
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Microsoft is trying to give us ways to make things work, even though it’s still painful. When we moved our office from Uniontown to Pittsburgh, we left behind a handful of 5-10 year old PCs that were wasting space in our office, aside from testing our projects in Internet Explorer. We should have a Linux install party at The Beauty Shoppe and donate those machines, stripping the XP serial numbers/labels off the top (so not to fuel the never ending cycle of people not upgrading their computers)! This worked fine for us, but sooping up our Mac’s with more RAM or upgrading allowed…
  • Drupal QuickTip: Changing your Password without Admin Access

    Melissa Piper
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    I recently ran into a problem while trying to login to a client’s Drupal 7 website: the password I had was incorrect, and the email address for the site’s past maintainer was no longer valid. I needed to login to this site to make some updates, but how could I login without the correct login credentials? If you find yourself having this same problem, and you have access to cPanel/FTP and the database, you’ll be able to get out of this situation in under 5 minutes. You won’t be able to dig up the current password, but you’ll be able to reset it with these simple…
  • Drupal Camp PA

    anastasia
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    I will be giving my first ever talk at Drupal Camp PA on August 2! My talk is going to be about Organic Groups for beginners. I will go over how to build a site with Organic Groups and the modules that you need to get going. I recently worked on a project using Organic Groups and I thought the best way to solidify my knowledge was to talk about it and teach other people. I am excited and nervous at the same time. If this one goes well, I hope to travel the world and give talks at all of the awesome conferences. If you’re local, sign up for Drupal Camp PA…
  • 5 Ways to Connect Your Online Store to the Rest of the Business

    sam
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    We help clients with a lot of e-commerce initiatives, yet we rarely build a simple online store that *just* sells products online with no twists.  Given the handful of good online store tools out there, most clients could, and sometimes even should, hire a freelancer or an internal person to build a small, plain-vanilla store if that’s all they will need for a while. But often things quickly get tricky for a number of reasons including, among others, the need to customize how the store behavies, high sales volumes, or, my favorite and one of the most common, the need to connect the…
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  • 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…
  • How to Style a Blog for Maximum Readability

    Christopher Gimmer
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    We live in a beautiful world where everyone has the chance to be heard. The rise of easy to use publishing platforms like WordPress has given a voice to millions of bloggers from around the world. But with so many bloggers out there, it’s important to keep readers engaged. Providing killer content is always going to be your first line of defense. But beyond that, you need to have a well styled blog that gives your readers a positive experience. In the following post, I’ll provide you with some actionable tips on how you can style your blog for maximum readability. Increase Font…
  • 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.
  • Free Bootstrap Themes & Templates Now Available

    Christopher Gimmer
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:19 am
    Finding free Bootstrap themes & templates that are high quality and free of harmful content can sometimes be a challenge. Although a few good sources exist, we wanted to provide you with a trusted resource for free themes & templates. As a result, we have added a free category to our selection of Bootstrap themes & templates. Our free themes are handcrafted by our team and follow the same quality guidelines as our premium themes. Although our free themes will not be as advanced and feature-rich as our premium themes, they will still maintain the high level of quality you come to…
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    Twittstrap

  • iF Creative Studio

    twittstrap
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Creative studio dedicated to strategic corporate advertising and interactive conceptualization integrated digital development. Visit Site The post iF Creative Studio appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • Angular Dialog Service

    twittstrap
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A complete AngularJS service with controllers and templates for generating application modals and dialogs for use with Angular-UI-Bootstrap and Twitter Bootstrap Visit projectView demo The post Angular Dialog Service appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • 415 Agency

    twittstrap
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    We design and develop websites and applications taking into account best UX practices. Visit Site The post 415 Agency appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • Agency

    twittstrap
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Agency is a stylish, one page Bootstrap theme for agencies and small businesses. The design of Agency is based off of the Golden PSD Theme by Mathavan Jaya. You can download the PSD verison of this theme at FreebiesXpress.com. Features: Fully responsive Custom collapsing navigation with active classes, smooth page scrolling, and responsive fallback stylings Services section with CSS only circle icons by Font Awesome Portfolio grid with modal window popup previews for portfolio item details About section with a responsive timeline, special thanks to Bootsnipp Team member section with circle…
  • angular-datatables

    twittstrap
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Angular module that provides a datatable directive along with datatable options helpers. Notes The required dependencies are: AngularJS (tested with version 1.2.6) jQuery (tested with version 1.11.0) Datatables (tested with version 1.9.4) This module has been tested with the following datatables modules: ColReorder with version 1.1.0 ColVis with version 1.1.0 TableTools with version 2.2.0 This module also has a Twitter Bootstrap support (tested with version 3.1.1). Visit projectView demo The post angular-datatables appeared first on Twittstrap.
 
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  • Tips to Develop Good Taste in Web Design

    administrator
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:50 am
    Hello Guys, Creating a simple design or an attractive design depends on the how the creator and viewer sees the website. There are some web designs that are considered to be absolutely good with universal acceptance designed by top web design companies of world, but some does not impress. It is essential to achieve mastery over such designing skills; however it is not an easy job and may require enough patience, passion and perseverance. Developing good taste in web designing will help to develop aesthetic sense to create good designs.   Here is a guidance for you to develop a good taste…
  • 10 Tips to Build a More Usable eCommerce Website

    administrator
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    By the start of 2014, US shoppers have been spending more than $252 billion on online portals. With consumer experience getting more visual, social and mobile online retailers looking for new and innovative ways to keep up with the demands and make a mark in the market. Today it’s more about the convenience of shopping than the quality of the product. There are several ways you can give a unique experience to your customers. Here, we have listed 10 best practices that retailers across the globe have been implementing on their online shopping portals.   1.  Better graphics /…
  • 10 Questions to Ask Before You Hire an SEO Company in India

    administrator
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:26 pm
    There is nothing to deny that Search Engine Optimization is quite appealing to anyone who has a website. In simple terms it’s all about making your website draw a huge crowd in quickest way and outrank your competitor. But getting that privilege requires some effort. For this you need help from a reliable SEO company in India. The SEO company you choose must be a savvy and make sure that your website gets good response on search engines and boost with rankings. However, it is also important to make sure that these are the temporary results, but over long terms.   Here are 10 questions…
  • Things to Consider before Hiring an iPhone App Development Company

    administrator
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    iPhone is a wonderful gadget. Today, millions of people across the world are using the iPhone and the availability of the product with different features is an added advantage to make this gadget become tremendously popular. This is now known as one of the best tech gadgets that make everyone feel comfortable and happy using. However, there is no surprise that many companies are developing iPhone applications with various features to make it suit your specific business needs. Although millions of applications are being downloaded in a month, each application is being paid. Now, if you have…
  • Using PHP Data Interval Class to Power up Web Apps

    administrator
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:41 pm
    It is just too normal to manipulate date and time when you are programming. When you are working on major projects, you will find that you need to manipulate either date or time, or in some cases both, just to make sure the program is well formed.   PHP has in store a wide range of tools that can make manipulating data and powering up the web apps easy and convenient. Here you will be introduced to the PHP data interval class that is particularly used for mapping dates within a web app. The whole schedule is to take you through data interval class and how it is used in PHP. Introduction…
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    BlogSizzle

  • 20 Best WordPress Business Themes

    Pankaj Chauhan
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:22 am
    One of the biggest revolutions in the Information Technology realm was the arrival of Ecommerce. Thanks to it, we now enjoy the luxury of shopping,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Pros & Cons of Scalable Vector Graphics

    Pankaj Chauhan
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    The development journey for Scalable vector graphics began in 1999. Scalable vector graphics (SVG) is the brainchild of W3C (World Wide Web... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • CSS3 Animations Overshadow JQuery

    Pankaj Chauhan
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
    It is said that the front line is always a shifting line. This is conspicuously true even when it comes to animations. Not long ago, developers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Advantages of Parallax Web Design

    Pankaj Chauhan
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Parallax web design popularity is rising quickly; nearly to flood the internet stage. The ability to make sites more appealing and engaging via... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Hilreative

  • More-info hover effect

    Kumar Siddharth
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    Hilariously creative,  more information hover effect with CSS!!!Have a grid-based layout on your website this tutorial is for you, have images on your website this tutorial is for you, lets cut it short, you are a web designer this tutorial is for you. So what this tutorial is about, this tutorial will guide you to design a cool hover effect to show more information over an image or any div with HTML/CSS only. We will divide our code into short snippets and will understand each one of them in detail.(assuming that you do have basic knowledge about HTML/CSS, we will not…
  • Hilreative Tricks

    Kumar Siddharth
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:29 am
    Hilreative TricksHow to center a single line text vertically in a div?Give it a 'line-height' of same length as of its 'height'.How to center a div horizontally?Give top and bottom margin as per your requirement but right and left,'auto' so that it will automatically adjust itself to the center.
  • 3-D Buttons

    Kumar Siddharth
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:42 am
    Easiest way to make  3-D like buttons using CSS in just 3 steps!!!If you own a website you gonna need buttons somewhere on your website like i have made down here for 'DEMO'. Here is the easiest way to make 3-D like buttons with CSS only. Here is the CSSDeck's live demo of buttons.DemoHilreative Blueprint  A div with 'border-bottom' only,that will give it a 3-D kind of effect.Change in size of div on hover as if it is being pressed(with a gradient to emphasize the pressing effect).Lets start with our HTML code.<div class="Container">    <div class="button…
  • CSS 3-D Flip

    Kumar Siddharth
    21 Jun 2014 | 8:50 am
    How to flip div using CSS 3-D transformation and transitions without using jquery/javascript??If you are looking for something like this you are at right place, this is kind of a tutorial to do CSS 3-D flip.Okay lets get started with our HTML code.Demo<section class="container" >    <div id="card">       <figure class="front"></figure>       <figure class="back face"></figure>   </div></section>Figure: Defines self-contained content, like illustrations, diagrams, photos, code…
 
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  • 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…
  • Is your website colorblind friendly?

    20 May 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Color is a powerful design tool. It can be used for branding your business, to evoke a mood or feeling, and to emphasize aspects of your website. Color is also the first thing most people notice, according to a study on color and branding by colormatters.com, making it valuable for creating brand recognition. But to anyone suffering from a color deficiency (often referred to as colorblindness), your website could be more difficult to access than you think. For people suffering from a color deficiency – which is roughly 8 percent of all men and 0.5 percent of women,…
  • Hello World Design launches custom website for the Inn at the Convention Center

    19 May 2014 | 12:19 am
    We're pleased to announce the launch of the new custom website for the Inn at the Convention Center. Located in Portland, Ore., the Inn at the Convention Center is convenient walking distance to such attractions as the Oregon Convention Center, the Rose Quarter, including the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and the Lloyd Center mall, among other Portland attractions. The hotel is also situated by both the MAX light rail system and the Eastside Street Car, making it incredible easy to travel around the city of Portland. The Inn at the Convention Center is a five-story, 97 room…
  • Retina Optimization: Not just for Apple users anymore!

    7 May 2014 | 2:16 pm
    With the new generation of Apple Retina displays in popular use, Web images look better than ever on Apple laptops, desktops and mobile devices, such as the iPhone and iPad. While this seems most relevant for Apple users, non-Apple users should be careful to not dismiss the wide use of Retina technology. If you haven’t updated the imagery on your website, this high pixel density technology can make your logo look pixelated on a Retina display. If Retina displays are designed to improve image quality, you might be wondering why your current images will appear a little fuzzy. Retina…
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    techtic.com

  • 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…
  • Is Joomla Dying?

    Nisarg J Mehta
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:39 am
    Webbing Wednesdays Week #7 Joomla! One of the most fascinating and highly feature-rich CMS back in 2009 has been disappearing from the industry, because of few very obvious reasons it seems. Joomla came up with their first CMS version of 1.0 back in 2009, and was able to grab maximum attention because of its functionalities, backend user friendliness, updates and it was highly robust. This version was pretty much suitable for small to large website. Joomla 1.0.15 had Mambo, which the team at Joomla completely thought of eliminating with the new version of 1.5 and destroyed the legacy of…
  • Building WordPress Plugin Development

    Nisarg J Mehta
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:13 am
    Webbing Wednesdays Week #6 Introduction Plugins are the heart of WordPress. It enables the website to create the features or modify them without changing the core files of the WordPress. It is advisable to create a plugin to enhance the WordPress features and take maximum advantage of this amazing leverage WordPress offers. Here is a basic definition of WordPress Plugin: A Plugin is a set of functions written in PHP to add specific feature(s) or service(s) to the website. A Plugin is seamlessly integrated with WordPress and its application interface offers access points and methods to access…
  • Responsive Web Design: What WHY & HOW

    Nisarg J Mehta
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Webbing Wednesdays Week #5 Responsive Website Design is one of the most talked about topic of 2013 and continues being one of the best trends in 2014. Websites are being given this amazing way to resize automatically depending upon the screensize. Be it any device that you are on, the website will be legible and no more zooming the website. The website itself will adapt the device resolution and fit any device; be it a smart phone or tablet or desktop or laptop. The question is: How does it understand which device is it on and once it understands the device how does it resize automatically?
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    Web Code Tools :: Blog

  • 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

  • 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…
  • Top 5 questions every small business owner ask to web-development company

    admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Because of the growing internet accessibility and ongoing online trend it is almost a necessity to have a website for a business whether it’s a corporate MNC or small home business. Your prospective clients are now not limited within your city and country. Because of the internet now you can easily connect with any people around the globe expanding your prospective client’s network. Now you can sell your product or service globally online and get paid in no time. Website is an all-time open noticeboard, where you can showcase your product or services online without any budget and time…
  • Basic elements every small business website needs

    admin
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:17 pm
    There are plenty of horrendous sites in the web, we are not just talking about bad design. There are plenty of other things beside design that will help you to make your sites customers friendly. Not to mention something that inspires them to actually do business with you. Here are some of the basic thing that all small business website need to make their website Customers-friendly and effectively help the business. Clear Description Who you are: As soon as People visit your website they should be clear about your Service or product or what exactly you do. John Zhuang, of Web-design and…
  • How to choose best web Development Company?

    admin
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Choosing a best web Development Company is very critical because, the website developed by them is the first step to shape your business. You are hiring Web Development Company to give your best impression to your targeted market via World Wide Web. Before any one of your possible clients/customer actually visits you, they surely will visit your website.  If your website is able to answer all their initial queries then they will likely approach you for work. Therefore before actually hiring any web development company for your web related work, it is best to get these questions answered.
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    Fresh Tilled Soil » Blog

  • Digital Design Leadership: Karen Dendy Smith

    Richard Banfield
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Karen Dendy Smith has some serious insights into what it takes to run a digital agency in a market that is constantly evolving. Knowing that business is more than just the numbers, the Boston based Co-Founder of KOR Group talks design, collaboration, and what she looks for in a team. Karen Dendy Smith, Co-Founder of the creative agency KOR Group, talks design, collaboration, and what she looks for in a team. Hear from the other digital design leaders we interviewed Carl Smith: An Experienced, Smart, Funny, and Enlightened Gentleman Peter Kang: Young Blood With a Vision Tracey Halvorsen:…
  • UX for Dev Products with Moritz Plassnig of Codeship

    Steve Hickey
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Tune in to this episode of The Dirt for our interview with Moritz Plassnig, co-founder and CEO of Codeship! We take a look at the experience of products intended for developers and the future of the Codeship platform. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/109-codeship.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Codeship.io @codeship on Twitter @moritzplassnig on Twitter
  • Digital Design Leadership: Neil McPhedran

    Richard Banfield
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Neil McPhedran makes the jump from digital design to general management seem effortless. In this interview, Neil McPhedran details his unique journey to digital leadership at Grey Vancouver, including the many new challenges that come with such a leap. Neil McPhedran, General Manager of Grey Vancouver, answers questions about his shift from digital leadership to general management and the evolving focuses of the company.  Neil McPhedran: Neil McPhedran, and I’m general manager here at Grey in Vancouver. So I run the shop, essentially. We’re a quote unquote traditional…
  • Conferencing for Fun and Profit with Ian Murphy of Future Insights

    Steve Hickey
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Today on The Dirt we speak with Ian Murphy, Product Director for Future Insights. We discuss how Future Insights came to be, how conferences are organized and run, and how a good conference speaker is created. Tune in to learn the secrets of tricking your way into speaking at conferences, just like Tim and Steve! Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/107-murphy.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Future of Web Apps – London Future of Web Apps – Boston Ultimate Developer Event…
  • Productizing Your Services

    Tim Wright
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    This week on the show we talk about how to be a better freelancer by productizing your services. On the heals of an article by Robert Williams called Freelance as a Service, we discuss what it means to deliver a service to clients and how to package that up in unique ways. Differentiating yourself with a service-based product can help steer you toward the clients you want, but also away from the clients you don’t want. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/107-productizing-services.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes…
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    Outside The Jar

  • Solving The Pricing Challenge – How Today’s Startups Charge Their Customers

    Marc von Brockdorff
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Throughout the past few years, I have had the pleasure of working with extremely talented individuals on a number of tech startups. I love the process of taking an idea and turning it into a product that users are actually happy to pay for – it’s incredibly rewarding to see that happen. But there is one part of that process that I find extremely frustrating: choosing the right pricing structure for your startup. …the only way to know for sure is by actually testing it out and listening to your customers It’s not that choosing a price is hard. The real problem is that…
  • Form Design For Dummies: 10 Simple Tips On Designing A Form That Converts

    Jonathan Vella
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Web forms have become an integral part of most websites and the internet in general. Their primary purpose is to help both users and businesses achieve their separate goals by establishing a relationship or initiating a conversation between the two. Registration forms are what allows people to become members of online communities or services. Think of Facebook – their 1 billion+ users all joined through a registration form; Checkout forms allow transactions to happen through the web. Subscribing to a paid service and people purchasing products are a couple of examples which…
  • The 10 Most Common Optimization Mistakes (Part 2)

    Dr. David Darmanin
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Welcome to Part 2 of the 3-Part series about the most common optimization mistakes and what you need to do to avoid them. For the first 3 mistakes, head over to Part 1 of the “The 10 Most Common Optimization Mistakes” series. Mistake #4: Not using a ‘real’ copywriter Here we need to make a distinction between ‘content writers’ and ‘copywriters’. Think of a ‘content writer’ as someone that would create content for Wikipedia or an article in a magazine. A ‘copywriter’ is a specialist that creates text that sells and persuades. Most…
  • 8 Trello Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Learn Today To Plan And Collaborate More Efficiently

    Marc von Brockdorff
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Fog Creek Software, the makers of Trello, recently announced that their incredibly simple collaboration tool recently hit over 4 million users. Considering Trello was released just under 3 years ago, one thing is clear: The majority of users love simple, intuitive tools that purposely limit the functionality of their tools to avoid unnecessary bloating and complexity. If you currently use Trello, there is one way you can quickly double your efficiency: shortcuts. Below, we’re highlighting the top 8 shortcuts you should definitely learn today to plan your projects and collaborate more…
  • The 10 Most Common Optimization Mistakes (Part 1)

    Dr. David Darmanin
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:21 am
    Welcome to Part 1 of the 3-Part series about the most common optimization mistakes and what you need to do to avoid them. The only way to learn is by doing… and over the last 10 years I have consulted and grown multiple web businesses – generating hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue. Needless to say I have had the opportunity to make and witness many Conversion Rate Optimization mistakes. Throughout the next 3 weeks, I’ll be writing about the top 10 mistakes (starting with 3 today).   Mistake #1: Stopping your split tests too quickly This is one of the most…
 
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  • 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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    Tanvir Hasan
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
    Deploy from git, subversion or mercurial in less than a few minutes using Deploy Offer Details Automatically push your code to your production or live server. In just a few clicks tell Deploy where your repository is and how to access it, then preview the changes you’ve made and files you’ve edited or removed so you know exactly what’s changed. Then all that’s left to do is deploy your code, hit the deploy button and the changes will be pushed to your server. If you’re more of an advanced user, or you prefer to work in an agile or continuous environment then set…
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    Tanvir Hasan
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Browser tools Chrome Dev Tools Built into Chrome. Edit HTML, CSS and JavaScript live, or run code in the console. Firebug Tools for web development available as a plugin for Firefox. Firefox also now has its own developer tools: choose Web Developer from the Tools menu. F12 Tools Developer tools for Internet Explorer. Opera Dragonfly Opera tools.   Documentation, tutorials and help Sitepoint Great tutorials for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Mobile, UX … Khan Academy Great place to start with computer science. Code Academy Simple and clearly structured interactive lessons in HTML, CSS and…
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    Tanvir Hasan
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Codebase is an easy to use Git, Subversion and Mercurial code hosting application with project management tools. Offer Details Codebase has been designed to help teams build better software and collaborate on building their code as a team. Simply create your repo and push your code, it’s that easy. Keep your issues and tasks in one simple interface. Link your commits to tickets and more to create beautiful software, faster. Using Codebase makes planning software releases easier. Monitor your progress with your staff, where even ‘non-technical’ people can raise tickets without impacting…
  • Distressed Leather Background Textures

    Tanvir Hasan
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:17 pm
    We gathered 10 highly detailed distressed leather background images. These gritty distressed leather textures are ideal for backgrounds as well as can be overlaid on photos, artwork, your website background patterns anywhere you can imagine. Each and every texture has been carefully crafted with attention to detail. And also those are completely free for you to download and use. Free Download Distressed Leather Background   Previews: distressed-leather-1 distressed-leather-2 distressed-leather-6 distressed-leather-10 distressed-leather-9 distressed-leather-8 distressed-leather-7…
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  • Best Tweets of the Week – July 18, 2014

    Patrick Antinozzi
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the week: Good guy police officer rescues a dog from it’s awful owner, smashing windows and all. If you have a dog…and a car…and it’s hot outside… DON’T LEAVE IT LOCKED IN THE CAR WITH NO AIR OR WATER. Are you excited […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week July 11, 2014

    Patrick Antinozzi
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the week: It’s funny because it’s true! “#Selfie Song“ Some guy named Lebron is making some sort of big “decision”, again. He might go back to his old team, he might stay with his current one, he might go to a new […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week – July 4, 2014

    Patrick Antinozzi
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the week: A massive storm hit NYC this week, and it made for some awesome photos. Probably inspired by this very weird story The United States lost to Belgium at the World Cup in a dramatic heart-breaker. The presence of Captain America […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week – June 27, 2014

    Patrick Antinozzi
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    It’s that time of the week again! (Yes, I realize “that time of the week” was actually 3 days ago but hey, life is busy sometimes) Here are your best tweets of the week: Ever get that feeling that there’s a little green man following you around and playing with your hair? Brace yourself. Lots […]
  • Best Tweets of the Week – June 20, 2014

    Patrick Antinozzi
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:15 am
    It’s that time of the week again! Here are your best tweets of the week: You’ve got to love a good pun. Right? Quite a visual, that is. This guy plays for the Italian national soccer team and, after England lost to Uruguay yesterday in the World Cup, he realizes that the only shot England […]
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