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  • Declarative Programming And The Web

    Smashing Magazine
    Scott Reynen
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Like most web developers, I spend my days giving instructions to computers. These instructions generally involve some input (a request for a web page), some logic (get the right content from a database) and some output (send the content to the requesting browser). This process of telling a computer how to perform a task, such as generating a web page, is what we commonly call “programming,” but it’s only a subset of programming: imperative programming. There’s another type of programming, declarative programming, that most web developers also use every day but don’t often recognize…
  • Are You Missing the Boat on Online Video Advertising?

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    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…
  • 10 rules for designing emails your customers will want to read

    Webdesigner Depot
    Marc Schenker
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Email continues to be one of the most popular ways that companies interact with their customers. As with everything else in the design world, how you design an email will have a tremendous impact on things like the click rate and the retention of your subscribers. When you design for email, you should make the most of the fleeting opportunity you have to make an impression on your subscribers. One of the Cialdini principles of persuasion applies here: if you offer your readers great value through your email, they’ll gladly reciprocate by taking the time to read through and click on any…
  • How to Tell a Story With Design

    Design Shack
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Design is a method of expression. It communicates a visual message to those who see it. It also communicates a story, whether implied or clearly stated. As a designer, it is your job to make sure that story is clear. The design story should fall in line with the story of the company, brand, website, game, bottled drink or whatever you are working with. Telling a story is important to create a lasting impression and make your “thing” more memorable than all the others out there. What’s Your Story? Before you even start to design the first element, determine what story you plan to tell.
  • Great Landing Page Designs

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

  • Declarative Programming And The Web

    Scott Reynen
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Like most web developers, I spend my days giving instructions to computers. These instructions generally involve some input (a request for a web page), some logic (get the right content from a database) and some output (send the content to the requesting browser). This process of telling a computer how to perform a task, such as generating a web page, is what we commonly call “programming,” but it’s only a subset of programming: imperative programming. There’s another type of programming, declarative programming, that most web developers also use every day but don’t often recognize…
  • Selling The Value Of The Web To Small-Town Clients

    Trevan Hetzel
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Selling your services as a freelancer or a small shop is tough enough as it is. Selling to a small-town business that might not even see the need for a website adds an extra level of difficulty in turning a profit. I’ve provided web design services to small-town businesses for the past few years, having had many happy outcomes, but also a lot of negative experiences from which I’ve learned hard lessons. One of the most important things I’ve learned is how to sell the value of the web. Many of my clients needed to be convinced that a website would actually be good for their business. A…
  • How Limitations Led To My Biggest App Store Success and Failure

    Ben Johnson
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Look at your calendar. If you’re anything like me, all you see are meetings, places to go, things to do, people to meet and not a lot of white space. Few people love their calendar. So, we set out to change that, and we learned a lot in the process. Our app is an iPhone app that flips your calendar upside down and lets you focus on the free time in your day, instead of all the busy time. The app itself has been around since 2011, but the story of how it came to be and what our team ultimately learned is one that I have been wanting to tell for quite some time. It’s the story of how…
  • Social Influence: Incorporating Social Identity Theory Into Design

    Victor Yocco
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    No person is immune from the influence of the people and groups they encounter. As much as we would like to think that every thought we have is original, that every opinion we express is informed by facts alone, the truth is that we use others around us as a reference point for much of our attitudes and behavior. This isn’t a bad thing; it’s human nature. Knowing how groups influence people can help you to move from being a common, everyday, work-your-fingers-to-the-bone designer to a strategic influencer of your target audience with relative ease. In fact, whether researchers, designers…
  • “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…
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  • The Most Dangerous Word In Software Development

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    “Just put it up on a server somewhere.” “Just add a favorite button to the right side of the item.” “Just add [insert complex option here] to the settings screen.” Usage of the word “just” points to a lot of assumptions being made. A few months ago, Brad Frost shared some thoughts on how the word applies to knowledge. “Just” makes me feel like an idiot. “Just” presumes I come from a specific background, studied certain courses in university, am fluent in certain technologies, and have read all the right books, articles, and resources. He points out that learning is…
  • Gardens, Not Graves

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The stream—that great glut of ideas, opinions, updates, and ephemera that pours through us every day—is the dominant way we organize content. It makes sense; the stream’s popularity springs from the days of the early social web, when a huge number of users posted all types of content on unpredictable schedules. The simplest way to show updates to new readers focused on reverse chronology and small, discrete chunks, as sorting by newness called for content quick to both produce and digest. This approach saw wide adoption in blogs, social networks, notification systems, etc., and ever…
  • Radio-Controlled Web Design

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Interactive user interfaces are a necessity in our responsive world. Smaller screens constrain the amount of content that can be displayed at any given time, so we need techniques to keep navigation and secondary information out of the way until they’re needed. From tabs and modal overlays to hidden navigation, we’ve created many powerful design patterns that show and hide content using JavaScript. JavaScript comes with its own mobile challenges, though. Network speeds and data plans vary wildly, and every byte we deliver has an impact on the render speed of our pages or applications.
  • This week's sponsor: The Digital PM Summit

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The Digital PM Summit is the event for folks who manage digital projects. Attend the Summit October 6-7 in Austin, TX.
  • Matt Griffin on How We Work: Being Profitable

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    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…
 
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    Tuts+ Design & Illustration

  • Create a Diskette and Walkman with New Live Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

    Mary Winkler
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    What You'll Be CreatingOne of the many updated features Adobe unveiled with Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 was the inclusion of Live Shapes. Like Live Corners before them, Live Shapes brings greater control over closed path objects, speeding up workflow. Put your memory to the test with this simple shapes tutorial making use of this fantastic new feature.1. Basic Diskette ShapesStep 1Start with the Rectangle Tool (M) and draw an "almost square" (slightly longer than it is wide). In the Transform panel, and with the rectangle Selected, unlink the Live Corners. Set three of…
  • Quickly Create a Website With Adobe Muse CC 2014

    Michael Chaize
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    In this tutorial I will quickly show you how you can build a website using Adobe Muse CC. Amongst other things, we'll:Create and manage a site structureWork with Master PagesDemonstrate smart guidesTake a look at Typekit fontsUse dynamic navigationImplement a slideshow widgetDownload video or subscribe to Tuts+ Web Design on YouTubeArtwork by Črtomir Just
  • Create an Animated Interface GIF in Adobe Photoshop

    Mohammad Jeprie
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingEver wanted to turn an app interface PSD into a fully animated demo for your clients or site? Turns out, you can use Photoshop for that, too.In this tutorial, we will design a simple news iPhone app, and then animate it for client presentation and export it as a GIF file. You'll learn everything you need to go from idea to animated demo, all inside any recent version of Photoshop.Tutorial AssetsWe've used Photoshop CC in this tutorial, but CS5 or 6 would work as well to follow along. You will also need the following stock photo to complete this tutorial. Please download…
  • Quick Tip: Using the Path Blur and Spin Blur in Photoshop CC 2014

    Rose
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One of the more powerful features that came with the new Photoshop CC is the addition of the Path and Spin Blur filters. This quick tip will explain how to use those filters in order to achieve interesting effects quickly and easily. Let's get started. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Golden Dawn Bridge - Exclusive HDR Stock by somadjinn. Gillian's Wonderland Pier Ferris Wheel by edwin. SLR wheel by Michi1308. The Path Blur The Path Blur is used to add blur along a path. Let's take a look at how to use it. 1. Adjusting the Path Step 1…
  • Working With the Area Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator

    Julie Felton
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    Most blocks of text are set within conventional rectangular borders. But, what about those times when you want to place text within an irregular boundary? Or, what if you want to divide the copy in your text box into columns? I’ll show you how to do both of these things, as well as a few extras, using Adobe Illustrator’s Area Type Tool.Inserting Text Into A ShapeLet’s say you want to insert text into a circle. The first thing you need to do is make a circle! If you aren’t a big fan of circles, go ahead and make a triangle, a star or a polygon using one of the shape tools or the Pen…
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    Treehouse Blog

  • New Course: Laravel Basics

    Hampton Paulk
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    Laravel is a powerful framework that includes RESTful Routing, ORM and a migration system, templating, Symfony components, and more! I’m Hampton Paulk and I will teach you all about it in my new “Intro to Laravel” course at Treehouse! There are eight badges to collect all together and they start with the basics and moving through to Laravel Controllers, Laravel Databases, Forms and Validation messages among others. The post New Course: Laravel Basics appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
  • The Share Icon

    Jason Seifer
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    The Treehouse Show is back! In episode 101 of The Treehouse Show, Nick and Jason) talk about the share icon, the Google Web Starter Kit, JavaScript libraries, and more! For a free month’s trial of Treehouse, Join Jason and Nick at http://teamtreehouse.com/show. This Week’s Links Share: The Icon No One Agrees On – BOLD by Pixelapse TTLabs/EvaporateJS Web Starter Kit Read JavaScript Allongé | Leanpub What Every Frontend Developer Should Know About Webpage Rendering — Frontend Babel Odyssey.js The post The Share Icon appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
  • jQuery Plugins for HTML Tables

    Nick Pettit
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    (Photo from Flickr user Jeremy Levine) HTML tables have a bad reputation. In the 1990′s and 2000′s, many web professionals would use tables for positioning text and images on web pages. Using tables for layout is bad, but unfortunately that message sometimes is shortened to “tables are bad,” which is not true at all. HTML tables should not be used for positioning on web pages, but they’re essential for displaying tabular data, like sports scores, nutrition facts, financial transactions, and so much more. Tables contain information in columns and rows, just…
  • Developer Interview: Paul Irish

    Gill Carson
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Paul Irish, web developer and Google Chrome Developer Advocate, visits with Nick Pettit about the increasing complexity of front-end development, careers paths, HTML5 Boilerplate, and much more. Sign up for a 14-day trial of Treehouse The post Developer Interview: Paul Irish appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
  • Sneak Peek: Behind the Scenes of the Treehouse Show

    Gill Carson
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Nick Pettit and Jason Seifer are so slick on screen that I bet you think they never put a foot wrong in the studio. Well, that’s where you’re wrong. In celebration of 100 episodes, here are some of the bloopers from behind the scenes at The Treehouse Show. The post Sneak Peek: Behind the Scenes of the Treehouse Show appeared first on Treehouse Blog.
 
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    Vandelay Design

  • 7 Psychological Traps that Hold Web Designers Back

    Ann Davlin
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Let's talk about self-confidence and psychological misconceptions that may hold web designers and web professionals back from getting ahead in their career. When it comes to daily routine tasks most... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 45 Brilliant Tutorials for Learning Pixelmator

    Steven Snell
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Looking for an alternative to photoshop? Pixelmator is a popular image editor for Mac OS X. While Photoshop is the industry standard, Pixelmator has a lot to offer for Mac users. In this post we’ll... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 65 Outstanding Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials to Sharpen Your Skills

    Steven Snell
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Photo manipulations allow you to explore your creativity and create stunning and surreal works of art. If you like experimenting and learning new techniques in Photoshop, following along with some... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 25 of the Best Photoshop Illustration Tutorials of All Time

    Steven Snell
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    While Adobe Illustrator is the preferred tool by most designers for illustrating and drawing digitally, Photoshop can also be used for some types of illustration. This post includes a selection of... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 40 Awesome Sets of Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes to Bookmark

    Steven Snell
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:12 am
    Photoshop brushes get a lot of attention from designers and bloggers, but quality Illustrator brushes are a little bit harder to come by. In this post we'll feature more than 40 of the best sets of... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
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  • The Great Forgetting

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Our first three years are usually a blur and we don’t remember much before age seven. What are we hiding from ourselves?
  • The Elusive Link Between Casinos And Crime

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Casinos and the cities that welcome them have a reputation for crime. But is it deserved?
  • Why Can’t The Banking Industry Solve Its Ethics Problems?

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Some of the world’s leading bank regulators are trying to figure how scandal and ethical violations run rampant in the industry. And they have taken to sounding like parents who have grown increasingly exasperated at teenage children who keep wrecking the family car.
  • In Search Of The Next Andrew Wiggins

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    In the world of basketball, playing for the varsity has become largely irrelevant. Teenagers hoping to earn scholarships to Kansas and Kentucky, or those dreaming of the NBA, all play for outfits that travel around the country, allowing the nation’s best prospects to compete head to head without the interference of geography or homework.
  • The Problems With Reviving The Recently Dead

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Emerging technologies are allowing doctors to save patients who would have been a lost cause in the very recent past. But these technologies come at a cost. They may restore life, but whether it’s a life worth living is another matter.
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    Tuts+ Business

  • How to Maximize Your Clickthrough Rate in Emails

    David Masters
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    When it comes to email marketing, clickthrough rates matter.You send out emails because you want your subscribers to take action. Perhaps you want them to buy a product, or read an article on your blog, or respond to a survey.Whatever action you want your subscribers to take, you need them to click a link in your email before they take that action.In other words, you need them to click through your email. The more subscribers who click, the better your clickthrough rate.Unfortunately, clickthrough rates are typically very low. Most email subscribers don't take the action that's…
  • How to Evaluate a Franchise Opportunity

    Andrew Blackman
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    If you’ve been following our series on buying and running a successful franchise, you’ll know that we’ve put a lot of emphasis on doing your research before buying a franchise.But what does that research involve, exactly? That’s what we’re going to cover in this tutorial. The first two tutorials were about understanding how franchising works, and generating a shortlist of promising opportunities. In this one, we’ll take you step by step through the process of researching and evaluating each opportunity on that list. We’ll show you how to assess the business plan, what questions…
  • Strategies to Boost Your Email Open Rates

    David Masters
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    You can spend hours crafting the perfect copy for you marketing email. But if your email gets ignored, all your efforts will be wasted.On the flip side, the more people who open your email, the greater the impact of your hard work.The most important strategy for making sure your emails are opened is to write effective subject lines. According to this study from MailChimp, a good subject line can be the difference between an abysmal open rate (below 10%) and an amazing open rate (above 50%).Aside from writing good subject lines, what else can you do to boost your open…
  • 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…
 
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  • 24 Fresh and Free HTML, PSD and GUI Templates: July 2014 Edition

    Juan Pablo Sarmiento
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
       Continuing with our monthly series, we bring a selection with the best quality items for webmasters and app developers looking for good interfaces to use in their projects. Our favorite this month is Kappe, but as always, there should be something for everybody. If you’re a first-time visitor to this series, scroll down to the bottom of the post where we have neatly listed all the already published parts of our monthly collection.
  • CSS3 Background Blends: Photoshop Background Effects in pure CSS3

    Denis Potschien
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
       With CSS3 we are able to add more than one background to an element. In doing so background images and/or colors are piled upon each other, just as you know from the layers concept of Photoshop. While transparencies exist, the underlying background file or color will shine through. The new CSS3 Background Blends allow for even more possibilities to combine several backgrounds into one impressive appearance.
  • Sale as Seen: 44 Tutorials on How to Shoot Perfect Product Photos for Your Online Shop

    Dirk Metzmacher
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
       Product photography is not your ordinary kind of photography. Product photography follows its own rules and has its own techniques to be learned. If you want to publish perfect and successful photos to your online shop, website or services such as eBay or Amazon, there’s quite a bit of know-how to gather. We dug up 44 of the best tutorials on the matter that we could find. Take good care of this astonishingly efficient knowledge base and better your photography skills. If you are into ecommerce of any kind this article is mandatory for you. Only perfect product photos will…
  • Better than Pure CSS3: Realistic and Complex Shadows with Shine.js

    Denis Potschien
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
       Thanks to CSS3 there are several possibilities to apply shadows to elements. We have text as well as element shadows, and even a shadow filter exists. Unfortunately all CSS3 shadows are limited to simple drop shadows, where you can define its colour, its blur, the offset and the size. The new JavaScript library offers many more features to let you create much more realistic and complex shadows with Shine.js.
  • More than 700 Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use – Raumrot and KaboomPics

    Dieter Petereit
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
       We had free images since years ago. That’s not so very new. But what really is new is the growing professionalisation of these services and their offered material. Was professional photography the domain of commercial stock photo providers for ages, these days the lines start to blur. I personally have turned to looking through the free offers first, and only if I cannot find suitable imagery there, turn back to paid services. This is not only because I don’t have to or want to pay, it’s more because of my experience that the better pictures are with the free…
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  • 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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  • The Adobe Illustrator Story

    Khoi
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Adobe’s Photoshop is the graphics software brand that successfully crossed over into the zeitgeist, but the company’s Illustrator product was no mean achievement either. This nineteen-minute documentary by Ami Capen tells its story, starting with its antecedents in traditional graphic design (if you remember Koh-I-Noor’s Rapidograph pens, you’ll smile or cringe or both) and through… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Select Stories from The New Yorker

    Khoi
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    The New Yorker has opened up the last seven years of its archive for free, public access for the next three months—when a new paywall of indeterminate restrictions will go up—so you should take advantage of it now. There is so much good content here that you could lose yourself for days. In fact, I… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Sketch Toolbox

    Khoi
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    If you want to get a sense of how vibrant the community around Bohemian Coding’s Sketch is, take a look at the plethora of plugins being written by independent developers to supplement the app’s core functionality. They’re a small but growing number, and full of creativity and ingenuity. Some of my favorites are RenameIt, which… Advertise on Subtraction.com.
  • Tex in Flight

    Khoi
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
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  • From Paper to Screen

    Khoi
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    This graduate video project from French designer Thibault de Fournas is a brief visual recounting of the transition of typography from paper to cinema screen. At just over two minutes, it doesn’t pretend to be comprehensive. Nevertheless it’s lovely. + Advertise on Subtraction.com.
 
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    Stuff and Nonsense

  • ★ Some early thoughts on Sketch 3

    Andy Clarke
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    I’m a Fireworks man.I’ve said that for years, because Fireworks is what I’ve used make my designs. I know that not everybody ‘gets’ Fireworks or sees where it fits alongside other Illustrator or Photoshop. The truth is, Illustrator is better at vector artwork than Fireworks and Photoshop is better at editing bitmaps too. Whereas Illustrator and Photoshop have different origins, Fireworks has always been a ‘web designer’s’ tool and although it gained new tools and functionality such as ‘Pages’ a few years ago, Fireworks has stayed…
  • ★ 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…
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    You The Designer

  • Make Stories Come Alive with Jodi Harvey-Brown Book Sculpture

    George Nacpil
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    One artist breathes new life into old books turning it into amazing sculptures of various people and fictional characters. Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown has magic hands that can turn old books into these extremely fascinating sculptures to convey a story. Like pop-up books, Jodi’s creation looks as if like they are coming to life. Jodi started making these beautiful book sculptures when she got hooked from folding one of the pages of a used book from a second-hand book shop. After working on a couple more of pieces, Jodi was convinced by her husband to show her works in…
  • Classic Cars and Their Country of Origin – Poster Series

    Gian Bautista
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Iconic cars painted with their country of origin flag colours. What model of car defines your country? Like how The Ford Mustang is labeled as the true Classic American Car. Today’s featured project show us a way to tell the home country of a classic car when you see one. Trivia! The definition of a classic car varies from one country to another. A car must be between 30 to 49 years old to be called classic, while 50 to 99 year-old cars fall into pre-antique class, and 100 year-old and above cars fall into antique class according to the Classic Car Club of America. Classic cars in the…
  • Wine Packaging Inspired by the Simpsons and Piet Mondrian Goes Against the Packaging Norms

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Maybe it’s wine or maybe not but one thing is for sure, combining Homer and Marge Simpson with Piet Mondrian to create for a wine packaging is lovely. Needless to say, great packaging design helps elicit emotional response towards the product and not to mention to the brand itself. Not only that but packaging design also helps with regards to customer loyalty. This is why many brands use tried and tested formulas to in their packaging and try not to do extremely revolutionary. Now, what would happen if you throw those practices out of the window? This is what Constantin Bolimond…
  • Wallpaper Calendar Freebie for August 2014: Migration

    Gian Bautista
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    A great flood is coming! We build a vessel to survive the fall! We build an Ark. Noah (2014 film), Darren Aronofsky Good day everyone! Here’s an advanced treat from You The Designer. Beautify your desktop background with this whimsical wallpaper calendar freebie for the month of August! The wallpaper features the artwork called “Migration“, created by Filipino graphic artist Romel Belga. The artwork depicts a dreamlike interpretation of perhaps one of the most famous Bible story of all time. If you love animals and bizarre scenery, then this is just perfect to spice up your…
  • 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…
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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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    JUST™ Creative

  • How to Launch Anything Online

    Jacob Cass
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:38 pm
    This article has been contributed by Zach Kitschke. For the weeks leading up to Canva’s launch, we had a big television screen set up in the office with a countdown timer. Each day it would tick over, bringing us closer to launch day. We’d watch it with a sense of excitement and anticipation as we geared up to launch Canva. We’ve come a long way in the past seven months from fledgling startup to a company with 330,000 users around the world. One thing we’ve learned is the importance of a strong launch. It’s the first impression and it sets the tone of what’s to come. When…
  • 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…
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    Logo Design Love

  • Design Matters: Bob Gill

    David Airey
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    Debbie Millman recently interviewed Bob Gill for the Design Matters podcast. Bob Gill, photo credit “Let’s say I got a logo to do for a dry cleaner. Instead of sitting in my studio looking through design books to get inspiration, surprise surprise, I thought it made sense to go to a dry cleaner and to sit there. I didn’t have a definite process that I went through. I just knew I should stay there until I had something interesting to say about dry cleaning. Just to sit there, to ask questions, to see what people were doing, to look at the back of the dry cleaner and so forth. And in the…
  • 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…
 
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    Dexigner

  • The Bike Design Project Teams Reveal Their Entries

    Levent Ozler
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    The five competing teams in "The Bike Design Project," a pioneering bike design competition which partners five high-level design firms with American bicycle craftsmen to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike, have revealed their entries.
  • Victor Landweber: American Cameras

    Dexigner
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Victor Landweber: American Cameras, on view at the Joseph Bellows Gallery from July 26 to September 6, 2014, features a visually seductive group of vintage cameras isolated on a black background.
  • My Trademark Can Beat Up Your Trademark

    Dexigner
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    Organized by AIGA San Francisco, My Trademark Can Beat Up Your Trademark is a brown bag discussion looking at the legal implications of creation successful brand identities.
  • Fred Perry Bangkok by BuckleyGrayYeoman

    Dexigner
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    BuckleyGrayYeoman recently designed Fred Perry's international store in Bangkok Thailand.
  • ASID and McGraw Hill Release Interior Design Data Excerpt

    Dexigner
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and McGraw Hill Construction have created an Interior Design Data Excerpt based upon the recently released "The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design and Construction on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity" to highlight information that is of interest to the design community.
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    Graphic Design Blog

  • If Life With Clients Were Like Game of Thrones…

    Toon Creffield
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    Great infographic here called: If Life With Clients Were Like Game of Thrones…Courtesy of: Infographic WorldSubscribe to this feed
  • Classic Cars and Their Country of Origin

    Toon Creffield
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    CJ Pony Parts, a Mustang Parts retailer, is constantly looking for fun ways to look at cars, and also at graphic design. Their designers were watching the World Cup one day, and the teams playing were Germany against the United States. Germany was clearly the better team, but the designers started talking about who would win in the battle of cars if they matched Germany’s most iconic with America’s. After seeing visions of Mustangs and Beetles on driving around on a soccer field, someone suggested they would have to be painted to represent their country. And so, the idea was born. CJ Pony…
  • Whalers logo designer Peter Good interviewed

    Toon Creffield
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:23 am
    Peter Good was the designer hired to create a new identity for the NHL Hartford Whalers, here he is interviewed on WFSB-TV about how he created the logo.Subscribe to this feed
  • Timothy Ferriss: Aim for the Impossible

    Toon Creffield
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Timothy Ferriss, nominated as one of Fast Company's 'Most Innovative Business People of 2007' is author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestseller, 'The 4-Hour Workweek'.He has been featured by dozens of media, including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and CBS. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change.In his latest talk…
  • 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
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    CSS-Tricks

  • CodePen’s CSS

    Chris Coyier
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Inspired by Mark Otto's tour of GitHub's CSS and Ian Feather's tour of Lonely Planet's CSS, I thought I would join the party and talk about how we do CSS at CodePen. Direct Link to Article — Permalink CodePen’s CSS is a post from CSS-Tricks
  • JavaScript Event Madness! Capturing *all* events without interference

    Guest Author
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    The following is a guest post by Matthias Christen and Florian Müller from Ghostlab. Ghostlab is cross-browser cross-device testing software for Mac and PC. One of the things I'm very impressed Ghostlab can do is sync the events from one browser to all the others. Scroll one page, the others you are testing scroll. Click somewhere on one page, that same click happens on the others. I asked them about how the heck it does that when there is so much that could interfere. Matthias and Florian explain: We have been developing Ghostlab, a tool for cross-device and cross-browser testing your…
  • CSS Triggers

    Chris Coyier
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    When you change a CSS properties value, the browser needs to react to your change. Some values change the layout of the page. For instance, a change in width requires the browser to update layout, then "paint" any pixels that have changed, then "composite" them together. That's a lot of work. Some CSS properties can be changed more inexpensively. For instance, a change in background-image doesn't require any layout changes, but does require paint and composite. Paul Lewis did all the research on which properties do what. A good reference to help you think about what kind of changes you can…
  • RWD Bloat

    Chris Coyier
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    Dave Rupert does an in-depth analysis of his own responsive site to figure out where he's at, identify places to improve, and evaluate the idea going around that responsive design is at fault for bloated websites. Says Dave: Expect RWD to add ~10% Direct Link to Article — Permalink RWD Bloat is a post from CSS-Tricks
  • GitHub’s CSS

    Chris Coyier
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Mark Otto takes us on a tour of the CSS of GitHub.com. So great to read a straight-talking bit like this, warts and all. This is 90% the same as we do things at CodePen. One major difference is that they combine all their CSS into two files and just serve them on all pages. I suppose that way once you've visited any page of GitHub.com, you've browser-cached all the CSS you'll ever need there. I have tended to go with a global.css for everywhere and a section.css, which leverages browser cache for the bulk of it while keeping the total CSS weight per-page down. Direct Link to Article —…
 
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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

  • How to Tell a Story With Design

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Design is a method of expression. It communicates a visual message to those who see it. It also communicates a story, whether implied or clearly stated. As a designer, it is your job to make sure that story is clear. The design story should fall in line with the story of the company, brand, website, game, bottled drink or whatever you are working with. Telling a story is important to create a lasting impression and make your “thing” more memorable than all the others out there. What’s Your Story? Before you even start to design the first element, determine what story you plan to tell.
  • Freelancing 101: How to Battle Obstacles to Success

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It took a while for me to get started, really started, as a freelancer. And I won’t lie; it was not always easy. There are so many obstacles on the path to becoming a freelancer. Whether you are writing, designing or taking photos, the key is not to let doubt sink in. If you want to be successful you have to put your mind to it. Today, we’re going to look at some of the obstacles freelancers often face in their working life, along with various tips and suggestions for overcoming each one. Obstacle: Home Office Distractions The home office is full of distractions – chores, knocking at…
  • This Week in Design: July 25, 2014

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The word this week in design is “new.” From a new survey about new and young designers to a new typography experiment and a new “smellable” magazine cover, the hope is that you learn something new this week. And don’t forget to share your new items and news with us. We love hearing from readers and take your suggestions into consideration; so don’t be shy. Every week, we plan to a look at major product releases and upgrades, tools and tricks and even some of the most popular things you are talking about on social media. And we’d love to hear what’s going on in your world as…
  • 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…
 
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    Boagworld - Web & Digital Advice

  • Are you under investing in your digital staff?

    Paul Boag
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    What follows is an open letter to those who manage digital teams. It implores them to invest more in their digital staff. Dear management. Let me introduce myself. My name is Paul Boag. I am the author of the book Digital Adaptation and cofounder of digital agency Headscape. I have over 20 years of web experience consulting for organisations such as government bodies, higher education institutions and large businesses. I also speak around the world on Digital Transformation. Hopefully this has earned me at least a level of credibility when it comes to digital strategy. So please believe me…
  • 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…
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    DzineBlog.com

  • Code Free, Parallax Scrolling Solutions for Professional Designers

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

    Jake Rocheleau
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    Advertise here with BSALearning and mastering the fundamentals of art can take years of practice. Traditional painting is one of the most creative fields which has lead the way to digital painting. No need to buy supplies or setup an easel – just plug in your tablet and start Photoshop to get the party started. It’s a unique method of painting that offers easy access to anyone. In this gallery I’ve collected 44 outstanding examples of digital landscape environment paintings. Most of these are 2d paintings while some also include various 3D aspects. But the majority of these…
  • Best Website Builders for Small Businesses

    iulian
    21 Jun 2014 | 7:42 am
    Advertise here with BSANowadays, creating your own website is no longer a hassle thanks to the variety of website builders that allow you to take care of your current projects and not spend time on coding. What’s the best way for small design businesses to get started with their sites? Here’s a list of three website builders that get the job done and still leave designers time for their projects. IM Creator Effective and affordable, IM Creator is the ideal solution for small design businesses. IM Creator helps designers put their content out there quickly and efficiently. It’s more…
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    Popular Wallpapers on Desktop Nexus

  • Sunset in Rome

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Sunset in RomeA new wallpaper has been posted to the Architecture gallery on Desktop Nexus.Uploaded By: wildflower1555Category: OtherDate Uploaded: 07/28/14Native Resolution: 1366x768Points: +1Download Count: 0View This Wallpaper Now
  • Painting

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    PaintingA new wallpaper has been posted to the Abstract gallery on Desktop Nexus.Uploaded By: sandroseCategory: OtherDate Uploaded: 07/28/14Native Resolution: 1444x986Points: +5Download Count: 0View This Wallpaper Now - View Wallpaper Comments (2)
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    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
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    28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Love~Hope~PeaceA new wallpaper has been posted to the Abstract gallery on Desktop Nexus.Uploaded By: fireangls4Category: PhotographyDate Uploaded: 07/28/14Native Resolution: 1920x1080Points: +1Download Count: 0View This Wallpaper Now - View Wallpaper Comments (1)
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    25 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Beautiful BikeA new wallpaper has been posted to the Motorcycles gallery on Desktop Nexus.Uploaded By: truckdriverCategory: Harley DavidsonDate Uploaded: 07/25/14Native Resolution: 1920x1200Points: +3Download Count: 0View This Wallpaper Now
 
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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

  • Great Landing Page Designs

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

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

  • 20 Geometric Texures and Pattern Sets Free to Download

    Nancy Young
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Advertise here with BSAGeometric shapes are widely used in web and graphic design. From complex large-scale patterns to simple shapes, geometry is one of the biggest trends that is easy to define. Textures with geometric shapes like triangles or circles are used for various illustrations, backgrounds, foregrounds, banners, buttons, and other design elements. Polygon graphics (3D-shaped textures) are especially trendy these days. So, I’d like to bring to your attention geometric patterns and textures that are absolutely free to download. The entire showcase consists over 200 patterns and…
  • 20 Useful Infographics Featuring Web Design Tips & Tricks

    Nancy Young
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    Advertise here with BSAInfographics are a good way to turn some boring data into an informative attractive graphic which is easier for a reader to digest. With the rise of the visual web, the number of infographics on various topics increases day by day. I handpicked 20 infographics related to web design that feature useful tips and tricks, trends, and other interesting information you ought to know. Here you’ll find infographics about time management, creating a perfect landing page, do’s and don’ts of website, mixing different typefaces, usability, latest design and visual trends,…
  • 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 1936 icons for…
 
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    Web Design Views

  • How to Use Vertical Rhythm to Your Advantage?

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

  • Step Up Your Web Development with BootStrap

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

  • Top 10 Free Programming Fonts

    Jacob Gube
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    When your profession involves writing code for significantly long periods of time, even deceptively trivial things such the font you’re using can make a huge difference. This is a list of fonts for people who love code. For your convenience, I have created a sample page for all the fonts mentioned here, which may help you choose the one that’s right for you. Programming Fonts Sample Page View source on GitHub Selection Criteria Here are the factors used for choosing the fonts in this list. Monospaced A good font that’s used for programming should be monospaced, meaning each…
  • 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…
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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

  • 30 Unofficial Redesigns of Popular Social Media Sites

    Chris Spooner
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    As web designers we often get frustrated with the UI and UX design of sites we commonly use, with social media sites being right up there as the most annoying! This can lead designers to have a go at redesigning them, albeit unofficially as a personal project just for fun. Sometimes these design concepts are pretty radical, whereas others are so well made we can only wish they were the real deal. Check out this roundup of 30+ unofficial redesigns of Twitter, Facebook & YouTube. Twitter Redesign by Fred Nerby Twitter Redesign Concept by Zsolt Hutvagner Twitter Redesign Concept by Lucas…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for July 25th 2014

    Chris Spooner
    24 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 TideKit, Underbelly Creative, Chileda, Bota Iusti and Citrus Sunrise. TideKit View the website Underbelly Creative View the website Chileda View the website Bota Iusti View the website Citrus Sunrise View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for July 25th 2014 appeared first on 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…
 
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  • Core Data from Scratch: More NSFetchedResultsController

    Bart Jacobs
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    In this tutorial, we continue our exploration of the NSFetchedResultsController class by adding the ability to update and delete to-do items. You'll notice that updating and deleting to-do items is surprisingly easy thanks to the groundwork we laid in the previous tutorial.1. Updating a Record's NameStep 1: Create View ControllerStart by creating a new UIViewController subclass named TSPUpdateToDoViewController. In TSPUpdateToDoViewController.h, declare an outlet, textField of type UITextField, and two properties, managedObjectContext of type NSManagedObjectContext…
  • Tips for Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: Tools

    Tom McFarlin
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Throughout this series, we've been talking about a number of practices that we can employ in our WordPress theme development that will help not only provide a consistent foundation off of which we can build our existing and future projects, but that will also help us maintain them after they're released.Up to this point, we've covered:DirectoriesNaming ConventionsBefore diving into this article, I recommend reading the first two so that you can get a feel for the perspective that we're taking when looking at theme development. In addition to those points, there are also a number of tools that…
  • Modules, a Future Approach to JavaScript Libraries

    Todd Motto
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    JavaScript libraries such as jQuery have been the go-to approach for writing JavaScript in the browser for nearly a decade. They’ve been a huge success and necessary intervention for what was once a browser land full of discrepancies and implementation issues. jQuery seamlessly glossed over browser bugs and quirks and made it a no brainer approach to getting things done, such as event handling, Ajax and DOM manipulation.At the time, jQuery solved all our problems, we include its almighty power and get to work straight away. It was, in a way, a black box that the browser “needed” to…
  • Tools and Habits of Quality WordPress Theme Developers

    Patrick Mwachugu
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    This article highlights some of the factors one should consider when designing and implementing an actual WordPress theme. The tips are handy primarily for people who are new to WordPress theme development and who plan to work on pore WordPress themes.In the previous article, we covered two of the most important steps in designing WordPress themes (and, really, any other web design theme):Drawing the right inspiration for your themeComing up with a good mock p for the design in a prototyping applicationIn this article, we're going to focus more on some of the factors one should consider…
  • Preventing XSS in ASP.NET

    Bill Morefield
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Many website security problems come from trusting the user too much. Most users of your web application will only do what they have the need to do, a curious or malicious user will often want to push the edges of access. At those edges, security holes often appear in your application. I've written about preventing two common types of vulnerabilities, SQL Injection and Cross Site Request Forgery, in ASP.NET apps before. This article looks at preventing Cross Site Scripting, a third common type of vulnerability in websites. While a modern framework does much to make these attacks more…
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  • [Dutch] Presentation: Cross platform mobile UI with Xamarin.Forms

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

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

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

    23 Feb 2014 | 4:12 am
    Something totally different here today. To help my girlfriend with her study, I needed to create an app that displays an augmented reality world. Although I love working with HTML and technologies around it, something like AR with it is possible, but doesn't reach the level of a native app. During my day job, I'm working with (mobile) C# technologies like Xamarin. I was looking for something that's easy for me to learn and use, in order to create an awesome AR application. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to create a simple augmented reality world using Vuforia. The reason I choose…
  • Zend Framework 2.0: Book Giveaway

    26 Nov 2013 | 1:40 pm
    A while ago, I reviewed the Zend Framework 1.8 book. Now, not a review, only a giveaway contest for this great book! Check out the website from Packt for more information. Read the information below and make sure to check out how you can win a hardcopy version of this book. Also, make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed or follow me on Twitter to get updates on more future giveaways. Read more...
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  • 10 rules for designing emails your customers will want to read

    Marc Schenker
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Email continues to be one of the most popular ways that companies interact with their customers. As with everything else in the design world, how you design an email will have a tremendous impact on things like the click rate and the retention of your subscribers. When you design for email, you should make the most of the fleeting opportunity you have to make an impression on your subscribers. One of the Cialdini principles of persuasion applies here: if you offer your readers great value through your email, they’ll gladly reciprocate by taking the time to read through and click on any…
  • The best free WordPress plugins for August 2014

    Ezequiel Bruni
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Ladies, Gents… welcome back! It’s time for another round of WordPress plugins that you might just find useful. As per usual, I’ve installed every plugin listed here and given it a test. We have a variety of plugins, too. Some of them add features to WordPress, integrate with third-party services (which seems to be a theme this month), or merely refine existing features. As always, let us know in the comments if we’ve missed one of your favorites, or if you have any feedback on the plugins we’ve featured. Conversion optimization by 40Nuggets Okay, this plugin has its…
  • How to design a successful web app walkthrough

    Paula Borowska
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    We’ve all interacted with an app walkthrough at some point or another. Heck, some of us designed them. But when you take a look at the design literature out there, you will notice there is very little that specifically deals with app walkthroughs. They are such an important aspect of an app’s overall experience because, after all, they are the first interaction a user has with an app (if the walkthrough is present that is). In this post, I have gathered a few tips for you by observing current apps to see what they do with their app walkthroughs and what we can learn from them. Should your…
  • Comics of the week #245

    Jerry King
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
    Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own… An i want it ASAP   In medical…
  • I hate design…now what?

    Cameron Chapman
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    So you’ve been working as a designer for the past few years. You’re good at it. You’re successful. Maybe even really successful. You’ve had big-name clients, your name is out there, and you’re being sought out by agencies and clients. In other words, you’ve made it. You’ve achieved what a lot of designers only dream of. Or maybe you’re still trying to get your name out there, after investing years into honing your skills and your résumé. But in either case, you’ve come to a startling realization: design may be how you make your living,…
 
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  • Trends in mobile marketing and why you should bother

    guestpost
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyTime and again we have heard that mobile will revolutionize the business world. More than 80% of mobile users carry a smartphone everywhere they go. Mobile marketing is not something you can ignore.Google has been smart enough to develop the most popular smartphone OS and offer it for free. According to estimates Google’s mobile ad revenues will more than double in the coming years. But it’s not only Google — the mobile is on the rise everywhere and it’s not going to stop soon. That’s why in order…
  • Download 471 premium design resources worth $500+ for free

    Catalin Zorzini
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyInky Deals is one of the leading deals websites in the design community, with an extended family of more than 300,000 design enthusiasts. It’s the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your work. They are offering the biggest free bundle in the world, 471 Premium Design Resources for Free valued at $558.ResourcesIt contains textures, UI kits, HTML, PSD & WordPress…
  • Website security basics – everything you need to know

    Ryan
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyAs a web developer, you and your clients’ websites all fall under your management when developing and maintaining all aspects of the website. In other words, it’s your responsibility to design an attractive, user-friendly, and secure website. Between trends, advice, and shortcuts, the aesthetics and UX of a website has been covered extensively. The security, however, should be so crucial to you and your clients because without security, all that you’ve worked for and built can be destroyed, stolen, or (worst yet)…
  • A treasure chest for creative professionals: 30 must have resources

    Catalin Zorzini
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThe following list contains 30 design resources, perfect for creative professionals to save time and effort, aimed at both newbies and aficionados who want to experiment and add some new stuff to their toolbox.Sedán: Roman Font for Small and Large SizesGolden Text: Photoshop Effect TutorialHow to Create a Yosemite Safari Icon: Tutorial for Photoshop and IllustratorRise: Geometric Font for DisplaysDating Page: a PSD Lading Page for Dating WebsitesRock Font: a Gothic Vector FontEngrave Filter: Photoshop Filter for an…
  • 24 premium WordPress Tesla themes for only $25!

    Catalin Zorzini
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailySometimes we get deals that are so crazy popular, we just have to bring them back. That’s happened with the 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,…
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  • Make a Good Couple Backdrop and Tagline that are Perfectly Paired

    Nataly Birch
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Every website owner wonders how to catch as much attention as possible, transform occasional online visitors into regular ones, increase website traffic and simply make a good showing. In order to satisfy all these desires web designers make the most of landing pages or, in most cases, welcome areas since the power produced by the first impression, for which the front page is responsible, is enormous. You can resort to different solutions that make the home page look eye-catching and memorable. And today we are going to consider one popular approach, which involves the utilization of a strong…
  • 7 Major Turn-Offs to Avoid When Looking for a Job

    Rean John Uehara
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Are you a web designer or developer who is looking for a job? Whether it’s a freelance gig or a full-time job you are after, you really need to be aware of these glaring mistakes that are instant turn-offs for employers. Oftentimes beginners make these mistakes and wonder why no one replied to their application. Even experienced web designers and developers commit these too, although rarely. Still, you should learn what these are and avoid them at all costs! Costly Mistakes that Freelancers Should Avoid In this article we are discussing the mistakes that are easily made that will turn off a…
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Image-Heavy Website Design

    Carol Francis
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Using images to tell a story is nothing new, the expression 'Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words.' appeared in a 1911 newspaper article. So we have known for a long time that pictures can get the point across easily and comprehensibly, and this has been used and abused in the surge of infographics that have been created in recent years. It is no different in the world of web design. For industries such as photography, fashion, designers (of all things), and many more, the best way to express yourself in as little space as possible is usually by creating an image-heavy site. In today's…
  • Time Killer Websites for Web Designers and Developers

    Wyatt Welch
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Have you ever been bored? “Oh, not me, I am a web developer, so there is always some pending project which I should urgently polish to meet the deadline” – you’ll probably answer. Being web developers ourselves, we readily believe you. Tedium is a rare guest in our house. However, sometimes we have a fit of the mopes or run out of inspiration, especially when one and the same project topics chase us from week to week, from month to month, from year to year. (Doesn’t this remind you the hero’s of “Groundhog Day” movie running round one and the same circle?) How do you cope with…
  • 622 Killer Free Web Resources You Need to Get Today!

    Megha Kendre
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    This is a sponsored post. Designing cool websites has never been so easy. Floundering for web resources just ends here. Whether you are a pro or a beginner you are sure to love these high quality resources. These resources will certainly save loads of your time. Get started with a variety of textures, icons, templates, themes and even a checklist!. Get those eyeballs rolling on your website with this collection. These resources are brought to you by Dealfuel.com which is certainly the one stop shop for your Techie purchases. May it be ebooks, e-courses, graphics or design templates, all at…
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  • 13 Out of This World Star Trek Nail Designs

    steven
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    One of the most famous television shows ever was called Star Trek, and it came out during the 1960s. With its cast, and unique storylines, the world did not seem so bad because this show gave all of us a glimpse of the future in a world that looked better than our own. Though Star Trek was only on television for a few years, it generated fans that were devoted to it, and still are to this day. To show their love of Star Trek, some fans paint their fingernails to look just like certain aspects of the show. Not sure of what we are referring to? Well then take a look at these 13 Out of This…
  • 10 Delightful Daisy Nail Designs

    steven
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    There are so many beautiful flowers in the world that no one can choose which is their favorite. One simple yet beautiful flower is a daisy, and it is loved so much because of its sweet and simple design. Some women love daisies so much that they want to put them on their nails. We have found a list of 10 Delightful Daisy Nail Designs, and we promise that you will fall in love with daisies after you look over this list. Are you ready to check out to see the daisy nail designs? If so, you can go ahead and scroll down now. Light Blue with Daisy Nails There is nothing more lovely then a clear…
  • 11 Cool Card Nail Designs

    steven
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some people love to go to a place that is known for gambling, like Las Vegas, so they can gamble and play games. One of the most popular games is poker, and people love to play them, but imagine how much fun to have playing cards on your fingers? Imagine being able to play cards any time you wanted? We have gathered up a list of 11 Cool Card Nail Designs, and we think you all will really like how much fun those nails can be with cards on them! So, go ahead and scroll down now and take a look at these card designs, and you may want to book a plane ticket to Las Vegas after you see them! So,…
  • 10 Colorful and Fun Dice Nail Designs

    steven
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Anyone that has ever played a board game knows just how much fun rolling a pair of dice can be. If board games are not too much fun, than a trip to any casino, that has the dice game craps, is also going to agree that dice rolling along a table can be fun especially if the outcome is money! However, what about dice on your nails? We went out and found for you all to look at some great and colorful fun dice nail designs. We promise that once you get done looking at this list, you’ll have a new appreciation just how artistic dice can really be. Okay, that’s enough of our rambling…
  • 13 Outrageous Orange Fun and Fruity Nail Designs

    steven
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    With the summer, a lot of people really have access to the fresh summer fruits like oranges. Oranges are good for the body, and delicious to eat, but who would have ever guessed they can also look really great on the fingernails? We have looked around and gathered for you all to see, 13 Outrageous Orange Fun and Fruity Nail Designs! We promise that once you are done looking at these impress nail art designs, you will never seen an orange in quite the same way ever again! Enough of our rambling though. Are you ready to check out the list? If so, you can go ahead and scroll down now to start…
 
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  • Beginner’s Guide Into Responsive Web Design

    Ray Cheung
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    If you’re reading this blog post probably you’re the last person in the world who decided to learn responsive web design. Well it’s never too late to learn. Here you will learn the bare essentials of RWD, and after reaching the end you will know where to start and what you need to do. So let’s scroll. To understand the principles of responsive design you need to know three things that make the basis of this design principle. The first thing is the “viewport” tag. Meta Tag Viewport Most mobile browsers scale the HTML page so that it will fit on the width of the full-screen…
  • Crate – Easy to Scale Real Time SQL Data Store

    Ray Cheung
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    Crate Data is a shared-nothing, fully searchable, document-oriented cluster data store. It is also 100 % open source. They built it so developers with a data intensive back-end won’t need to “glue” several technologies together to store documents, blobs and support real-time search. They also wanted to help developers avoid the manual work associated with tuning, sharding, replication and other operations required to keep a large de-normalized data store in good shape. They wanted a simple, failure-tolerant and massively scalable data store anyone can use, on a single machine,…
  • A Highly Configurable Javascript-based HTML Minifier

    Ray Cheung
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    HTML Minifier is a highly configurable, well-tested, Javascript-based HTML minifier, with lint-like capabilities. At its core, minifier relies on HTML parser by John Resig. John’s parser was capable of handling quite complex documents, but would sometimes trip on some of the more obscure structures. For example, doctype declarations were not understood at all. HTML minifier is fully unit tested with ~100 tests at the moment. This has few benefits: anyone can change, tweak or add things without worrying to break existing functionality. It takes literally seconds to tell if script is…
  • Ocrad.js – Optical Character Recognition in JavaScript

    Ray Cheung
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Ocrad.js is a pure-javascript version of the Ocrad project, automatically converted using Emscripten. It is a simple OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program that can convert scanned images of text back into text. Clocking in at about a megabyte of Javascript with no hefty training data dependencies. Unlike GOCR.js, Ocrad.js is designed as a port of the library, rather than a wrapper around the executable. This means that processing subsequent images doesn’t involve reinitializing an executable, so processing an image can be done in as little as an eighth of the time it takes GOCR.js…
  • Chevereto – High Quality Image Sharing Platform

    Ray Cheung
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    Creating image hosting and sharing websites is many times daunting, expensive, and not easy.Introducing Chevereto, an installable, high quality image hosting platform with a drag and drop uploader, custom theme support, user accounts, private albums and even more. Getting Started Chevereto rocks a clean step by step installation process, making it easy and fast to get started on building your new website. You can optionally setup a public image hosting website for everyone’s use, or go private for all of your friends and co-workers. Chevereto is super-fast due to it’s custom…
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  • Announcing a New Way to Have Fun & Get Better at Online Marketing

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

    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…
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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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    Wardell Design Blog

  • 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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  • Step Up Your Web Development with BootStrap

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

    Rean
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Looking for more UI kits to expand your web designer’s library of awesomeness? Well, you came to the right place! In this post, I’ve handpicked 30 beautiful UI Kits that will definitely be of great help to your next project. There is a wide variety of kits with different themes, styles and designs to choose from – flat, minimalist, two-toned and more. All you need to do is choose, download, and start using them! Read also: 60 Free GUI Sets To Download These UI kits are made available for free so don’t forget to thank the designers who took the time to build, design,…
  • Get Published (Part 2): Discussing Writing Terms With The Site

    Issa Mirandilla
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Last time, we talked about identifying your niche and the right site for you to write for. The process involves checking out the guest-posting guidelines, and understanding what the site needs, and what their readers are looking for. This second part on our how to get published series will touch on what you can do before you pitch an idea to the site you want to write for. Yes, expect to have to do a lot of work, but understand that it’s necessary if you don’t want to end up pitching titles that won’t be accepted anyway. The earlier you recognize how your writing fits (or…
  • How to Use CSS3 Blending Mode [CSS3 Tips]

    Thoriq Firdaus
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Note: This feature here requires enabling from the chrome://flags page for it to work. If you have ever used a graphic or photo editor like Photoshop and Pixelmator, you should already be familiar with Blending Modes. Blending Modes is a collection of modes that enables an object to blend with other objects, and thus producing contrastive output of the mix. If done correctly, Blending Modes could output a very enticing result, like this. Blend Mode application in a logo by Ivan Bobrov Blending Mode has been a feature found only in graphic and photo editors. Nowadays, you can find it in the…
  • 20 Creative Uses Of Lego You Need To See

    Leanne Tan
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    The world will probably never get tired of the wonders of Lego, even if it definitely hurts when you step on one. Painful feet massage aside, the popular brick toy continues to astound us with the many things we can create with it, from mega structures to constructing movie scenes. The sky is the limit to what you can create with Lego, unless of course, you don’t have an unlimited supply of Lego bricks. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring out your childhood Lego collection to create practical everyday things or as a simple lifehack. To that end, here is a list of 20…
  • Basic & Essential Command Lines Every Web Designers Should Grasp

    Thoriq Firdaus
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    You may have come across instructions in web design and development tutorials that tell you to do things like npm install or git clone, etc. These are Command Line Interfaces (CLI). We use them to tell the computer to perform specific tasks, usually by typing specific commands from Terminal and Command Prompt. Terminal and Command Prompt may not be the most convenient tool to use, particular for web designers, which is quite understandable, since web designers may be more familiar with graphical interfaces. Yet, tools like Yeoman, Bower, and Google Web Starter Kit operate through command…
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  • Trends in mobile marketing and why you should bother

    guestpost
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyTime and again we have heard that mobile will revolutionize the business world. More than 80% of mobile users carry a smartphone everywhere they go. Mobile marketing is not something you can ignore.Google has been smart enough to develop the most popular smartphone OS and offer it for free. According to estimates Google’s mobile ad revenues will more than double in the coming years. But it’s not only Google — the mobile is on the rise everywhere and it’s not going to stop soon. That’s why in order…
  • Download 471 premium design resources worth $500+ for free

    Catalin Zorzini
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyInky Deals is one of the leading deals websites in the design community, with an extended family of more than 300,000 design enthusiasts. It’s the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you’re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your work. They are offering the biggest free bundle in the world, 471 Premium Design Resources for Free valued at $558.ResourcesIt contains textures, UI kits, HTML, PSD & WordPress…
  • Website security basics – everything you need to know

    Ryan
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyAs a web developer, you and your clients’ websites all fall under your management when developing and maintaining all aspects of the website. In other words, it’s your responsibility to design an attractive, user-friendly, and secure website. Between trends, advice, and shortcuts, the aesthetics and UX of a website has been covered extensively. The security, however, should be so crucial to you and your clients because without security, all that you’ve worked for and built can be destroyed, stolen, or (worst yet)…
  • A treasure chest for creative professionals: 30 must have resources

    Catalin Zorzini
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyThe following list contains 30 design resources, perfect for creative professionals to save time and effort, aimed at both newbies and aficionados who want to experiment and add some new stuff to their toolbox.Sedán: Roman Font for Small and Large SizesGolden Text: Photoshop Effect TutorialHow to Create a Yosemite Safari Icon: Tutorial for Photoshop and IllustratorRise: Geometric Font for DisplaysDating Page: a PSD Lading Page for Dating WebsitesRock Font: a Gothic Vector FontEngrave Filter: Photoshop Filter for an…
  • 24 premium WordPress Tesla themes for only $25!

    Catalin Zorzini
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailySometimes we get deals that are so crazy popular, we just have to bring them back. That’s happened with the 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,…
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  • Core Data from Scratch: More NSFetchedResultsController

    Bart Jacobs
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    In this tutorial, we continue our exploration of the NSFetchedResultsController class by adding the ability to update and delete to-do items. You'll notice that updating and deleting to-do items is surprisingly easy thanks to the groundwork we laid in the previous tutorial.1. Updating a Record's NameStep 1: Create View ControllerStart by creating a new UIViewController subclass named TSPUpdateToDoViewController. In TSPUpdateToDoViewController.h, declare an outlet, textField of type UITextField, and two properties, managedObjectContext of type NSManagedObjectContext…
  • Tips for Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: Tools

    Tom McFarlin
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Throughout this series, we've been talking about a number of practices that we can employ in our WordPress theme development that will help not only provide a consistent foundation off of which we can build our existing and future projects, but that will also help us maintain them after they're released.Up to this point, we've covered:DirectoriesNaming ConventionsBefore diving into this article, I recommend reading the first two so that you can get a feel for the perspective that we're taking when looking at theme development. In addition to those points, there are also a number of tools that…
  • Modules, a Future Approach to JavaScript Libraries

    Todd Motto
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    JavaScript libraries such as jQuery have been the go-to approach for writing JavaScript in the browser for nearly a decade. They’ve been a huge success and necessary intervention for what was once a browser land full of discrepancies and implementation issues. jQuery seamlessly glossed over browser bugs and quirks and made it a no brainer approach to getting things done, such as event handling, Ajax and DOM manipulation.At the time, jQuery solved all our problems, we include its almighty power and get to work straight away. It was, in a way, a black box that the browser “needed” to…
  • Tools and Habits of Quality WordPress Theme Developers

    Patrick Mwachugu
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    This article highlights some of the factors one should consider when designing and implementing an actual WordPress theme. The tips are handy primarily for people who are new to WordPress theme development and who plan to work on pore WordPress themes.In the previous article, we covered two of the most important steps in designing WordPress themes (and, really, any other web design theme):Drawing the right inspiration for your themeComing up with a good mock p for the design in a prototyping applicationIn this article, we're going to focus more on some of the factors one should consider…
  • Preventing XSS in ASP.NET

    Bill Morefield
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Many website security problems come from trusting the user too much. Most users of your web application will only do what they have the need to do, a curious or malicious user will often want to push the edges of access. At those edges, security holes often appear in your application. I've written about preventing two common types of vulnerabilities, SQL Injection and Cross Site Request Forgery, in ASP.NET apps before. This article looks at preventing Cross Site Scripting, a third common type of vulnerability in websites. While a modern framework does much to make these attacks more…
 
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  • How To Create a Washed Out Vintage Matte Photo Effect

    Chris Spooner
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Washed out matte effects seem to be really popular in the Photography scene at the moment. These effects look particular cool when combined with warm vintage tones to add a classic nostalgic feeling to your images. Follow this step by step tutorial to process and transform your shots in Photoshop to create a warm washed out vintage matte effect using non-destructive editing.The photo effect we’ll be creating gives your images a warm colour cast with washed out contrast, taking inspiration from early analogue films. The effect is produced by building up Photoshop’s adjustment…
  • Retro Party Invitation Design Templates for Members

    Chris Spooner
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I’ve teamed up with Wing’s Art and Design Studio to add some awesome new resources to the Access All Areas section. Members can now download a collection of 4 cool, retro style invitations featuring vector illustrations and seamless patterns. Use them to quickly knock up invites for a children’s party, or make use of the individual retro style graphics and patterns in your own designs.Wing’s Art and Design Studio is home to a range of stock illustrations and digital graphic design resources designed by freelance Illustrator Christopher King. His shop contains loads of…
  • 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…
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    Go Media - Your Design Destination

  • Inspiration for Graphic Designers: July 2014 Flickr Pool Showcase

    Bryan Garvin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Inspiration for Graphic Designers: July 2014 Flickr Pool Showcase Hey Everyone! We’re so excited to show off our next round of outstanding Flickr Pool Showcase Designs: awesome inspiration for graphic designers like you! Interested in Joining? If you are new to the Flickr Pool Showcase, check out the instructions below for how to sign up. Login to your Flickr Account (sign up if you don’t have one) Join the Go Media User Showcase Group (only group members can contribute) Upload your designs to your own profile Make sure to allow us to actually embed these image into a post, not just…
  • Freebie: Wallpaper of the Day from Chocotoy

    Heather Sakai
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Freebie Wallpaper Alert! Hey Everyone. You may or may not know that I am obsessed with all things super kawaii. (that’s a super cute way to say for super cute if you didn’t know). So when I stumbled upon this heavenly project on Behance, I died a little inside. I mean…seriously? That was it, I decided. I needed to know the folks who created this deliciousness. I shot an email out just to say “I love what you do” and within moments, an email reply popped into my inbox. My new-found friends at Chocotoy kindly sent over some wallpapers for our enjoyment, asking…
  • 40 Excellent Art, Illustration and Poster Inspirations from our WMC Fest Designers

    Go Media
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Entering its fifth year, Weapons of Mass Creation festival has drawn comparisons to TED and SXSW, but stands apart as the premier art, design, and music event in the USA. The three day event, which takes place August 15-17, 2014 at the historic Cleveland Public Theater, will bring together more than two thousand attendees that have traveled to Cleveland for the diverse array of speakers, artists, and musical acts. Those in attendance–creative professionals, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, students, and fans alike–will gather to learn, get and give inspiration, collaborate,…
  • 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:…
 
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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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    Webdesigner Depot

  • 10 rules for designing emails your customers will want to read

    Marc Schenker
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Email continues to be one of the most popular ways that companies interact with their customers. As with everything else in the design world, how you design an email will have a tremendous impact on things like the click rate and the retention of your subscribers. When you design for email, you should make the most of the fleeting opportunity you have to make an impression on your subscribers. One of the Cialdini principles of persuasion applies here: if you offer your readers great value through your email, they’ll gladly reciprocate by taking the time to read through and click on any…
  • The best free WordPress plugins for August 2014

    Ezequiel Bruni
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Ladies, Gents… welcome back! It’s time for another round of WordPress plugins that you might just find useful. As per usual, I’ve installed every plugin listed here and given it a test. We have a variety of plugins, too. Some of them add features to WordPress, integrate with third-party services (which seems to be a theme this month), or merely refine existing features. As always, let us know in the comments if we’ve missed one of your favorites, or if you have any feedback on the plugins we’ve featured. Conversion optimization by 40Nuggets Okay, this plugin has its…
  • How to design a successful web app walkthrough

    Paula Borowska
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    We’ve all interacted with an app walkthrough at some point or another. Heck, some of us designed them. But when you take a look at the design literature out there, you will notice there is very little that specifically deals with app walkthroughs. They are such an important aspect of an app’s overall experience because, after all, they are the first interaction a user has with an app (if the walkthrough is present that is). In this post, I have gathered a few tips for you by observing current apps to see what they do with their app walkthroughs and what we can learn from them. Should your…
  • Comics of the week #245

    Jerry King
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
    Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own… An i want it ASAP   In medical…
  • I hate design…now what?

    Cameron Chapman
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    So you’ve been working as a designer for the past few years. You’re good at it. You’re successful. Maybe even really successful. You’ve had big-name clients, your name is out there, and you’re being sought out by agencies and clients. In other words, you’ve made it. You’ve achieved what a lot of designers only dream of. Or maybe you’re still trying to get your name out there, after investing years into honing your skills and your résumé. But in either case, you’ve come to a startling realization: design may be how you make your living,…
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    CSSJockey.com

  • WordPress Front-end Authentication

    Mohit
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
    This add-on enables various shortcodes to display Login form, Register form and Reset password form on WordPress front-end of your website. You must download and install our free CSSJockey Add-ons plugin to use this add-on.    Continue reading.. The post WordPress Front-end Authentication appeared first on CSSJockey.com.
  • Paid Content Packages

    Mohit
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:18 am
    Paid Content Packages WordPress Plugin allows you to bundle different pages, posts, categories, post types, taxonomies and post tags in multiple packages and sell them via PayPal subscriptions with multiple billing cycles. This pluign comes with in-build Discount Coupons management, Affiliate Program and Various Reports to boost your sales. Continue reading.. The post Paid Content Packages appeared first on CSSJockey.com.
  • WordPress Loading Panel

    Mohit
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    This add-on displays a loading panel on front-end till the page is fully loaded. You can choose to display the loading panel only on homepage or all pages. This plugin comes with 8 different CSS only loading spinners and look pretty awesome. You must download and install our free CSSJockey Add-ons plugin to use this add-on.    Continue reading.. The post WordPress Loading Panel appeared first on 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.
 
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    Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer

  • Great Find +Twoople

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Great Find Twoople Twoople is an absolutely amazing platform that allows anyone to chat with you through a memorable URL – mine is http://www.twoople.me/goldsteinmedia (I can share it anywhere). The best part about Twoople is that you won't have to register or download an app to chat with me when you visit my Twoople address. This changes chat for customer service, and sales as we know it. Give it a try and Twoople me, www.twoople.me/goldsteinmedia Chat with Seth Goldstein (Web Design, SEO, Social Media, Goldstein Media LLC) on Twoople Twoople is an easy way for you to chat with…
  • Hangouts Is Growing Up and Leaving The Google+ Nest

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    This is an interesting development. On one hand it makes total sense to let businesses use Hangouts without Google+, but on the other hand what does this further breaking up of the features of Google+ mean for the platform as a whole? I guess only time will tell. What do you think? Is G+ falling apart? Hangouts Now Works Without Google+ Account, Becomes Part Of Google Apps For Business And Gets SLA | TechCrunch Say what you want about Google+, but it incubated two great products at Google: Hangouts for video meetings and Google+ Photos. While Photos is still deeply.. View this post on…
  • A Little Freaked

    Seth Goldstein
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    I have to admit that I’m a little freaked when it comes to my Type 2 Diabetes. I’m still learning how to best manage it and when to take my blood glucose. My numbers generally aren’t that high, but I find myself longing for my next A1C test to confirm that what I’m doing (diet and exercise) is enough to control my T2. I really don’t want to add another pill to what I already take and I hear that these pills have some nasty side effects. I guess only time will tell. I was only “officially” diagnosed with T2 at the end of June. All for now. The post A…
  • My Weekday Menu

    Seth Goldstein
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Here is my weekday menu. So far it’s been working great for me. My BG is in a good range and I’m not hungry. As of 7/21/2014   —- Food // Carbs Breakfast Shake – 1 scoop // 4Milk 8 oz // 14English Muffin // 21Turkey Breakfast Sausage // 1Cream Cheese // 2Coffee // 0 Total // 42 Morning Snack Yogurt // 14Nuts // 4 String Cheese // 0 Total // 18 Lunch Bread // 37Low Sugar Jelly // 6Peanut Butter // 7Humus //12Pepper // 0 Total // 62 Afternoon Snack Fiber One 90 cal bar // 17Fruit // 4 String Cheese // 0 Total // 21 Total Before Dinner // 142 The post My Weekday…
  • The Perfect Blood Glucose App. Does It Exist?

    Seth Goldstein
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    I swear. I’ve been searching, high and low, for a blood glucose tracking app that does all the following: - Tracks BG - Editable Times - Reminders - Notes - Syncs Between Devices - Backup to major cloud providers - Android compatible Seriously, I don’t think an app like this would be too hard to make. There’s got to be something out there like this? Does anyone know of one? All for now. The post The Perfect Blood Glucose App. Does It Exist? appeared first on Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer.
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    geeksonsteroids.com

  • 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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  • Learn the Basic Elements of Good Visual Designs in 50 Seconds

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    There are a few key principles that are universally recognized as being vital components of good designs. Some of these principles are balance, negative space, scale and hierarchy. These elements all play a part in the creation of an effective design. Continue reading...Continue Reading: Learn the Basic Elements of Good Visual Designs in 50 Seconds
  • This Ebook Will Teach You All About CSS Animations

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of the most game-changing aspects of CSS3 is the ability to animate HTML elements. And, with the way things are looking right now, motion design is something all designers will need to learn. Continue reading...Continue Reading: This Ebook Will Teach You All About CSS Animations
  • 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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    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    You may have noticed our love of free photos. We write about the topic quite often. And we even give out a few free photos ourselves (you can find them in our freebies section). Continue reading...Continue Reading: 800+ Free High-Quality Photos All in One Place
  • 365-Day Geometric Illustration Challenge by Justin Maller

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many creatives challenge themselves with 365-day projects to keep their creativity sharp and to explore ideas. Very few, however, create a body of work as polished and beautiful as Justin Maller's Facets project! Continue reading...Continue Reading: 365-Day Geometric Illustration Challenge by Justin Maller
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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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    Web Design and Development

  • Using CLI To Control Printers In A Linux Environment

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

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

    10 May 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Like a clock the OpenBSD team releases a new and improved version of the OpenBSD operating system every six months. May the first saw the release of OpenBSD 5.5
  • 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.
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  • Digital Design Leadership: Warren Wilansky

    Richard Banfield
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Warren Wilansky talks leadership, confidence, and building teams. Having created Plank, a successful digital design agency, Warren truly knows that business is an evolutionary process. In this interview,  he details his unique “hot potato” path to leadership, giving valuable insight as to how businesses grow and change over time. Warren Wilansky, Founder of Plank, discusses his unique path to leadership and the evolution of his successful digital agency.  Warren Wilansky: So who am I? I am Warren Wilansky. I am the founder of Plank which is a digital agency, digital studio from…
  • Responsive Typography with Jason Pamental of H+W Design

    Steve Hickey
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    Today on The Dirt, we welcome Jason Pamental from H+W Design in Providence, RI. Jason recently wrote a book on responsive typography (called, appropriately enough, Responsive Typography) and we took the opportunity to grill him on the topic. Tune in to hear Jason drop some knowledge on web type and our responsibilities as designers/developers, and Tim get all curmudgeonly on cyclical topics in web development. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/111-pamental.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show…
  • Layoffs at Microsoft and the Airbnb Redesign

    Steve Hickey
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    On the latest episode of The Dirt we discuss the impending layoffs at Microsoft and what they mean for the future of the company. We also take a look at the (frankly, stupid) controversy around the recent redesign/rebrand at Airbnb. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/110-microsoft-airbnb.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Microsoft To Cut Workforce By 18,000 This Year, ‘Moving Now’ To Cut First 13,000 Microsoft layoffs of 18,000 employees begin Satya Nadella’s email to employees:…
  • 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
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  • 6 Design Patterns for a Successful Mobile App Interface

    Jake Rocheleau
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    Smartphones have become a staple in the lives of many techies and non-techies alike. With this ever-growing audience mobile interface design trends have also grown to become cleaner, simpler, and easier to understand. Building a mobile app has never been easier – but that doesn’t mean it’s super easy work! This post outlines 6 interface design patterns you should recognize from popular mobile apps and even use in your own designs. Not every new application would need all of these features, especially because each one is used for a certain purpose. But there is a lot to learn…
  • Adding Vectors and SVG Images into Website Layouts

    Jake Rocheleau
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    Modern design trends have pushed the Internet industry further into new territory. Just 10 years ago it would have been inconceivable to display vector images right in a web browser. Now the idea has been slowly adapted and rolled out into many browser specifications. Illustrator is the most popular vector program but other solutions do exist. The ability to use naturally scalable vectors would mean that you don’t need to create @2x files for retina displays. You could also handle responsive layouts easily by resizing the image as needed. In this post I’d like to share ideas on…
  • 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…
 
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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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  • Do-It-Yourself Website Audit Checklist: Tips and Techniques for Real World Site Owners

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

    Rudolph Musngi
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Freelancing has its perks, especially when we talk of freedom and flexibility. With all the liberty you have, you can do more projects and allot more rests. You also have the prerogative to work anywhere you want. Freelancing is a great career to step into but it has its drawbacks.         You work alone most of the time.         You deal directly with clients.         You need to have a rich artistic bank.         You are more prone to procrastination.         Your budget is should always be planned. Related post: How to Ace Your Freelancing Career Of…
  • Make Shapes with CSS: How to Create Different Shapes in CSS

    Sam Norton
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of best cool features of CSS3 is that it reduces the use of images in web designs and allows you to create different shapes in CSS. Commonforms that you usually see in Photoshop or Illustrator can now be done using CSS3. New CSS properties like transform and border-radius add complexity with shapes instead of creating them in drawing applications. In today’s tutorial, let’s create a simple list of the most common shapes that can be done using CSS3. Resource you need to complete this tutorial Knowledge in CSS3 Time and Patience Download Source Files View Demo Circle HTML To create…
  • Web Designer vs Web Developer Infographic

    Rudolph Musngi
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are a lot of articles that differentiate web designers from web developers. Commonly, they talk about the difference of the two. Some, even encourage debates on whether designers should code and developers should design. Instead of reading a lengthy article on the difference of these two, why not checkout this cool web designer vs web developer infographic created by Rudolph Musngi for 1WD. All of these data can sometimes make us feel confused about what the difference of developers and designers really is. So, we made an infographic (yay!)  to creatively illustrate how they differ and…
  • 10 Page Loading Effects That Catch Your Viewer’s Attention

    Rudolph Musngi
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Page loading time depends on several factors. Some of these factors involve either the Internet connection speed, the devices you use or the elements that compose the website people are visiting. Whatever the cause is, it is your job as a web designer to do your best to keep your viewers’ attention. How long users willing to wait for a site to load before they abandon the page sometimes depends on how you can entertain them while they are waiting. A great way to have their attention while the page is loading is to present an eye-catching loading page. Here are some ideas and…
  • Collaboration Gone Wrong: Key Tips in Addressing and Preventing Conflicts

    Rudolph Musngi
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Two heads sure are better than one, but harmony will always be second to none. Collaboration is a great way for freelance web designers to accomplish great things with less effort and time wasted. It has opened avenues for sharing ideas, mixing and matching creative juices and most of all, increasing earnings. With collaboration, one web designer can work freelance without the burden of being alone. Work can be improved, new methods can be learned and more energy and money is saved. All of these perks truly make collaboration an interesting plot to plow. More and more designers are shifting…
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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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  • Fullscreen Form Interface

    Mary Lou
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    View demo Download source Today we’d like to share a fullscreen form concept with you. The idea is to extend the minimal form concept and only show one question or form field at a time in fullscreen. The user can enter data in a distraction-free way and it allows to add some fancy animations for the fields. Once all the fields have been filled or moved through, we show a summary in the final step. Here the input data can still be reviewed and corrected. In this final step the form can also be submitted. Please note that this is a highly experimental component and it was only tested with…
  • Collective #126

    Mary Lou
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Garden Garden is a beautifully designed website with some smart line drawing effects and a lovely color scheme. Our pick this week. Get inspired Ten CSS One-Liners to Replace Native Apps Learn about how CSS Figures will help create complex page layouts with ease. An article by Håkon Wium Lie on A List Apart. Read it DomFlags With DomFlags you can create keyboard shortcuts to DOM elements for a faster inspection when developing. By Philip LaPier. Check it out Advertisement PatternBolt Patternbolt is a great selection of SVG pattern background, packed in a…
  • 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…
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  • 25 Beautifully Blue Web Designs to Inspire You

    Shevaa
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    Choosing the right color scheme is essential to your website’s success. Blue is also a color that gives the impression of refreshing quality when seen by people. It`s definitely color for corporate world and has long been a popular color for designers too. I’ve put together a collection of 26 beautiful color palettes that are [...]
  • 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 [...]
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  • Are We There Yet? The Long Road To SEO Success

    Nick Ker
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    SEO consultants deal with this frequently. Everyone would like to see results as soon as possible. But SEO just does not work overnight... Are We There Yet? The Long Road To SEO Success is from Ker Communications
  • I didn’t mean to break Google’s rules… except that one time

    Nick Ker
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:59 am
    “I swear, I didn't mean to violate Google's Quality Guidelines... well, except that one time." I didn’t mean to break Google’s rules… except that one time is from Ker Communications
  • Three Ways To Fix Multiple Google+ Local & Places Listings

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

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

    Nick Ker
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Our Link Removal Service is what you need if you find yourself facing a link-based penalty or have been hit by the Penguin algorithm update. Link Removal Services is from Ker Communications
 
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    Codrops

  • Fullscreen Form Interface

    Mary Lou
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    View demo Download source Today we’d like to share a fullscreen form concept with you. The idea is to extend the minimal form concept and only show one question or form field at a time in fullscreen. The user can enter data in a distraction-free way and it allows to add some fancy animations for the fields. Once all the fields have been filled or moved through, we show a summary in the final step. Here the input data can still be reviewed and corrected. In this final step the form can also be submitted. Please note that this is a highly experimental component and it was only tested with…
  • Collective #126

    Mary Lou
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Garden Garden is a beautifully designed website with some smart line drawing effects and a lovely color scheme. Our pick this week. Get inspired Ten CSS One-Liners to Replace Native Apps Learn about how CSS Figures will help create complex page layouts with ease. An article by Håkon Wium Lie on A List Apart. Read it DomFlags With DomFlags you can create keyboard shortcuts to DOM elements for a faster inspection when developing. By Philip LaPier. Check it out Advertisement PatternBolt Patternbolt is a great selection of SVG pattern background, packed in a…
  • 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…
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  • YOPTA : A New Premium WordPress Theme from TeslaThemes

    James
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Yesterday, TeslaThemes released a new WordPress theme, Yopta. Its a creative theme for those looking to run a blog, portfolio, business site, agency, and photography site.   Yopta is a beautiful responsive design with a ton of unique features, all powered by the Tesla Framework. This great theme even comes with the latest version of […]
  • 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 […]
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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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  • 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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  • Beginner’s Guide Into Responsive Web Design

    Ray Cheung
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    If you’re reading this blog post probably you’re the last person in the world who decided to learn responsive web design. Well it’s never too late to learn. Here you will learn the bare essentials of RWD, and after reaching the end you will know where to start and what you need to do. So let’s scroll. To understand the principles of responsive design you need to know three things that make the basis of this design principle. The first thing is the “viewport” tag. Meta Tag Viewport Most mobile browsers scale the HTML page so that it will fit on the width of the full-screen…
  • Crate – Easy to Scale Real Time SQL Data Store

    Ray Cheung
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    Crate Data is a shared-nothing, fully searchable, document-oriented cluster data store. It is also 100 % open source. They built it so developers with a data intensive back-end won’t need to “glue” several technologies together to store documents, blobs and support real-time search. They also wanted to help developers avoid the manual work associated with tuning, sharding, replication and other operations required to keep a large de-normalized data store in good shape. They wanted a simple, failure-tolerant and massively scalable data store anyone can use, on a single machine,…
  • A Highly Configurable Javascript-based HTML Minifier

    Ray Cheung
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    HTML Minifier is a highly configurable, well-tested, Javascript-based HTML minifier, with lint-like capabilities. At its core, minifier relies on HTML parser by John Resig. John’s parser was capable of handling quite complex documents, but would sometimes trip on some of the more obscure structures. For example, doctype declarations were not understood at all. HTML minifier is fully unit tested with ~100 tests at the moment. This has few benefits: anyone can change, tweak or add things without worrying to break existing functionality. It takes literally seconds to tell if script is…
  • Ocrad.js – Optical Character Recognition in JavaScript

    Ray Cheung
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Ocrad.js is a pure-javascript version of the Ocrad project, automatically converted using Emscripten. It is a simple OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program that can convert scanned images of text back into text. Clocking in at about a megabyte of Javascript with no hefty training data dependencies. Unlike GOCR.js, Ocrad.js is designed as a port of the library, rather than a wrapper around the executable. This means that processing subsequent images doesn’t involve reinitializing an executable, so processing an image can be done in as little as an eighth of the time it takes GOCR.js…
  • Chevereto – High Quality Image Sharing Platform

    Ray Cheung
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    Creating image hosting and sharing websites is many times daunting, expensive, and not easy.Introducing Chevereto, an installable, high quality image hosting platform with a drag and drop uploader, custom theme support, user accounts, private albums and even more. Getting Started Chevereto rocks a clean step by step installation process, making it easy and fast to get started on building your new website. You can optionally setup a public image hosting website for everyone’s use, or go private for all of your friends and co-workers. Chevereto is super-fast due to it’s custom…
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  • 10 rules for designing emails your customers will want to read

    Marc Schenker
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Email continues to be one of the most popular ways that companies interact with their customers. As with everything else in the design world, how you design an email will have a tremendous impact on things like the click rate and the retention of your subscribers. When you design for email, you should make the most of the fleeting opportunity you have to make an impression on your subscribers. One of the Cialdini principles of persuasion applies here: if you offer your readers great value through your email, they’ll gladly reciprocate by taking the time to read through and click on any…
  • The best free WordPress plugins for August 2014

    Ezequiel Bruni
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Ladies, Gents… welcome back! It’s time for another round of WordPress plugins that you might just find useful. As per usual, I’ve installed every plugin listed here and given it a test. We have a variety of plugins, too. Some of them add features to WordPress, integrate with third-party services (which seems to be a theme this month), or merely refine existing features. As always, let us know in the comments if we’ve missed one of your favorites, or if you have any feedback on the plugins we’ve featured. Conversion optimization by 40Nuggets Okay, this plugin has its…
  • How to design a successful web app walkthrough

    Paula Borowska
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    We’ve all interacted with an app walkthrough at some point or another. Heck, some of us designed them. But when you take a look at the design literature out there, you will notice there is very little that specifically deals with app walkthroughs. They are such an important aspect of an app’s overall experience because, after all, they are the first interaction a user has with an app (if the walkthrough is present that is). In this post, I have gathered a few tips for you by observing current apps to see what they do with their app walkthroughs and what we can learn from them. Should your…
  • Comics of the week #245

    Jerry King
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
    Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own… An i want it ASAP   In medical…
  • I hate design…now what?

    Cameron Chapman
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    So you’ve been working as a designer for the past few years. You’re good at it. You’re successful. Maybe even really successful. You’ve had big-name clients, your name is out there, and you’re being sought out by agencies and clients. In other words, you’ve made it. You’ve achieved what a lot of designers only dream of. Or maybe you’re still trying to get your name out there, after investing years into honing your skills and your résumé. But in either case, you’ve come to a startling realization: design may be how you make your living,…
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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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  • 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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  • Weekly inspirations: July 21, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED’s in-house expert Aaron Weyenberg is the master of slide decks at TED. He is their UX Lead  who creates the kind of presentations that pull you in and keep you captivated, but in an understated way that helps you focus on what’s actually being said. TED asked Aaron to bottle his Keynote wisdom so that others could benefit from it. I really like and agree with his 10 tips for making an effective slide deck, split into two parts: the…
  • 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…
 
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  • The Ultimate Design Library: $25,088 worth of Premium RF Resources –From $59

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

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

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

    Carrie Cousins
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    You're reading 16 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Good images are a key part of putting together a great website. But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult. Your options are to take the photos yourself, buy images from a photographer or stock image site or to find images that are free and available for use. That’s what we are going to […]Advertise here with BSA
  • How To Create a Web Icon in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Ștefan
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    You're reading How To Create a Web Icon in Adobe Illustrator, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Ever wanted to design an icon for the web? Today is your day. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to design web icons. If you’re an icon addict, you probably already know the power iconography (the careful use of symbols instead of words) has in making a website more attractive but more importantly, easier to navigate. For […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Free Swift Tutorials for Apple’s New Programming Language

    Nataly Birch
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:55 pm
    You're reading Free Swift Tutorials for Apple’s New Programming Language, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Unveiled only a month ago, the new programming language Swift that was created by Apple for iOS developers shook up Xcode lovers a bit. It aims to provide programmers with an alternative that slowly should replace Objective-C, which is not so resilient against erroneous code. Swift includes slightly revised basic Objective-C features and new advanced […]Advertise here with BSA
  • 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
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  • 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

  • What is Local SEO?

    Tim Kelsey
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    Additional Resources Local search ranking factors Data aggregators and the local search ecosystem Getting more reviews Download our Local SEO Guide Video Transcription Hey folks, Tim here. Today, I want to talk to you a little bit about local SEO. Local SEO focuses on search results within a defined geographic area. The most common way that you’ve probably dealt with local SEO is through map search results in Google. When you search for something like “Mexican restaurants in San Francisco”, you get a list of local restaurants along with a map including a pin point showing exactly…
  • 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…
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  • The true importance of subheadings in your blog posts

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

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

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

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

  • Want Free + Beautiful Visuals for Your Business or Social Media? Here’s How

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

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

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

  • HTML5 Video and the End of Plugins

    matt
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Recording, uploading and transcoding video straight from the browser Video on the web continues to grow by leaps and bounds. If you want a cheap-but-good analogy, it’s about a tween: it already has a lot to offer, but still has substantial growth ahead. It’s becoming too cool for plugins like Flash and Silverlight, but a lot of the shiny and exciting APIs on the edge of the spec still need to mature a little. Last year at WebExpo I gave a talk about the future of video on the web, as well as a brief foray into new and exciting features that were on the way. Some of the things I…
  • Bulletproof Live Streaming

    matt
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:29 pm
    From a reliability perspective, one of the great things about VOD transcoding is the ability to simply try again. If anything goes wrong during the transcoding process, we can simply re-run the process from the beginning. The worst effect of a hiccup is a job takes a little longer, which is unfortunate, but the end result is a transcoded file is delivered to the customer and all is well. During a live event, however, we don’t have the luxury of simply trying again. Since these events are transcoded in real time, we only have one chance to deliver a perfect transcode to end-users; a blip…
  • What happened last night

    jon
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Last night, at 6:08pm EDT, the Zencoder service went offline due to a database failure. We began working on the problem immediately, but unfortunately our primary approach to solving the problem was unsuccessful, and the secondary approach took an extended period to implement. In total, the service was unavailable for six hours and 18 minutes. Here is a detailed description of what happened, why, and why it will never happen again. What happened The Zencoder stack relies on a PostgreSQL database, among other things. We believe PostgreSQL to be an excellent database – fast, reliable,…
  • OpenSSL “Heartbleed” Security Update

    Tanya
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    The engineering team at Zencoder conducted a review to assess the impact to our system of the CVE-2014-0106 vulnerability, nicknamed “Heartbleed”. This serious vulnerability would allow an attacker to reveal up to 64kB of memory to a connected client or server. Even though many servers running on the internet were exposed, Zencoder public facing servers were not effected. Some of our internal servers, which are not accessible by customers, were vulnerable. We fixed this vulnerability as of 8:00PM PST on Monday, Apr 7th.
  • Zencoder Launches Support for Advanced Encoding Formats, Brings Broadcast and Professional Workflows to the Cloud

    Tanya
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Today, we are excited to unveil our support for advanced encoding formats. Zencoder will now support HEVC, MPEG-TS, JPEG 2000 and AVC-Intra, bringing the power of cloud encoding to broadcast and professional workflows. Additionally, Zencoder will also support MXF container for conformity with DPP guidelines for European broadcasters. With today’s announcement, Zencoder is applying the elastic scalability of the cloud to solve encoding challenges for a new segment of the production workflow. Just as Zencoder empowered publishers to rapidly transcode video to support the fragmented Web and…
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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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    Sanwebe

  • 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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    Freshtight Designs

  • Why Customers are Drawn to Online Marketing

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

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

  • Loyale – Responsive Joomla! 3.X Template (Joomla)

    TemplateSites
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Loyale – simple, responsive, elegant template for Joomla! 3.X CMS. It was created to showcase your content in a clean, minimal, and fashionable style. Please note, in order to preview responsive version of template on your mobile device, please remember to close themeforest.net frame at the top. Key Features: QuickStart installation package (Joomla! 3.3.3) Fully responsive layout (can be turned off with one click if needed) Built with HTML5 and CSS3 Built on top of the Bootstrap Framework Bootstrap grid layout (12 columns support – Fluid Layout) Main Body left aligned or centered…
  • Arwen – Responsive One Page Joomla Template (Joomla)

    TemplateSites
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Introduction Arwen is a Responsive one page joomla theme. It has multiple colors style and 2 layout to select. You can set different patterns for boxed layout. You can also use RTL layout and multiple languages. Arwen with powerful features, easy to customize, power admin, cool effect. We hope you will have a great experience NOTE: Images are not included in this package. Template Features 100% Responsive Arwen is 100% responsive, each and every elements are fully responsive. Own Framework used with Bootstrap 3.0 Framework Different Color Skins Arwen include 11 skins color version. You can…
  • Ygrette – Responsive One Page WordPress Theme (Creative)

    TemplateSites
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    YGRETTE is a modern HTML5 theme for your agency, studio or design company. You can customize it very easy to fit your business needs. Main Sections Slider Services Purchase call to action Featured projects Statistics Our team Why choose us Clients Testimonials Latest from blog Twitter widget Contact Map Footer Pages One Page Multiple Pages
  • Mega Store Responsive Opencart Theme – TitanShop (OpenCart)

    TemplateSites
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
          Compatibility Opencart version 1.5.6.x <img src=”http://bossthemes.com/media/themeforest/titanshop/discount.png” alt=”Discount Countdow /></p> <p><img src=” http:=”” /> And many other features supported in this theme as: List and Grid Product display Mini dropdown cart Write a review and rating for each product Related Product with slider effect Configurable side column position left or right One Page checkout Show tag cloud of boss tags cloud module Quick fillter product by boss manufacturer module Show…
  • Personage – Easy Setup CV Resume (Personal)

    TemplateSites
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Personage is a beautiful resume theme, it’s a combination of latest web technologies with modern and clean design. Almost all the elements are professionally animated, so it gives your website a live feeling and your visitors will enjoy browsing your website even more. Live animation + your motivated resume will change your future! You can easily create your resume website with our demo content, just import them using theme settings and replace your content with ours! Personage Easy Setup CV Resume Features: RTL Support Responsive and Retina Ready Beautifully animated elements Powerful…
 
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    Blogfreakz - Web Design and Web Development resources

  • How to Create A Basic Hipster-Style Layout

    Carmela Maraan
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:26 pm
    So you loved the layout before it became cool. Well, here’s how to recreate the ideology into a basic layout design that will make you fit in with the hat-scarf-and-oversize glasses-toting culture. Ironically, of course. 1. For your background, use a photo that will occupy the entire screen. Neutral images are preferred. Image source: Hdhqimg.com 2. Use mixed typography. We cannot emphasize enough how much retro-inspired fonts will work here. Image source: Myfonts.com 3. Make sure that parts of your text are white. But don’t use too much text. Image source: Losttype.com 4. Age…
  • WordPress Template of the Week: Crispy

    Carmela Maraan
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    If you want your visitors to see all you’ve got to offer in one go, then the Crispy PSD Template for WordPress is perfect for you. If displays all your information and images on one smooth scrolling page, so readers won’t have to click onto the next pages to see what you’re all about. This highly customizable template is specially designed for business and corporate sites, where you can effortlessly display your products and services. It can also be used for professional portfolio blogs. Its flat blue, black, and gray color scheme give a highly sleek and professional finish…
  • 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…
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    Webmaster Blog by Keral Patel

  • Online casino website review

    Keral Patel
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    Online casinos have changed considerably over the last decade. When they first made an appearance they were completely geared towards desktop users and then laptop users. Of course nowadays you can play at a casino online on phones and tablets.with some even beginning to offer online services. Advancements are occurring all the time, for example [...]
  • Cloud Storage In Schools

    Keral Patel
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:06 am
    We hear a lot about cloud storage for personal use and for businesses, but it also offers great benefits to schools and other institutions of education. Here’s how: Sharing Giving students and parents access to a cloud storage space where worksheets, resources, and other school related documents can be accessed remotely is a great way [...]
  • Benefits for Local SEO Services

    Keral Patel
    25 Jan 2014 | 12:30 am
    There is SEO service and there is Local SEO service. You might wonder which one is good enough for your business. Let me start off by mentioning the current scenario in SEO niche. First and foremost many people do claim that SEO is dead. Yet there are thousands of examples on the internet that proves [...]
  • Techniques for Selecting SEO Hosting Services

    Keral Patel
    20 Jan 2014 | 1:49 am
    Search engine optimization (SEO) is basically mine whenever a site is designed with the distinct norm of showing up higher in search engine results while a precise keyword is looked up. An extremely brilliant SEO organization will give authority to an Internet provider to expose your website on the first page of the search engine, [...]
  • 6 Reasons Why You Need to be Aggressive with Social Media Marketing

    Keral Patel
    31 Dec 2013 | 10:55 pm
    Social media management has become a critical aspect of business growth. It’s also an expansive field. You can no longer choose Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. You need to find ways to integrate them all, creating a collaborative campaign that helps identify and grow your customer base. This can be a time consuming task. But the [...]
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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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    Web Design Tunes

  • 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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    Website Tips 4 U

  • Low Competition Keywords with Top 10 Search Engine Ranking

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

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

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

    Glenys Grob
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:12 am
    As you know, I keep a watchful eye out for blog posts that stand out from the crowd. What I really look for are posts that provide actionable ideas. I particularly like case studies because they are usually relatively unique and report back on various strategies that have been tried.  I usually end up publishing […]Related Posts:The Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in April 2014Blog Posts that are Really Worth Reading: Found in July 2014e-Pearls of Wisdom: Actionable Blog Posts You Should 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:Twitter Pictures to the Rescue – Make Your Tweets…Best Screenshot Software5 Steps to a Pinterest PresenceManage your Own Blog with this Drupal Tutorial for BeginnersHow to Host a Website
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  • How to Grow a Loyal Following

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are two ways to build a reliable income from your Creative Market shop: 1. Pure brute force (aka the bad way): Trying to constantly be everywhere at once promoting your own products. 2. Growing a loyal following (aka the awesome way): Grow a loyal following of customers who share your work and buy your products. Growing a loyal following will increase your shop sales. But it will also bring more significance to your work. Not just for yourself, but for your customers. It can feel overwhelming to grow a loyal following. I've found one of the easiest ways to start is to pick one thing and…
  • Free Goods of the Week: July 28th, 2014

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    We're working hard to make Creative Market the world's best marketplace to buy creative digital goods. Even if you're not ready to buy something though, you can still enjoy the site. We give away not just one, but six free goods every single week! This weekly blog series from Matt Borchert will walk you through each weekly free good so you can get a good idea of what you'll be getting before you download anything. Free Goods Video Walkthrough Free Goods This Week Stop by our Free Goods page to download all of this week's great freebies. Keep in mind that these premium goods are free this week…
  • Where to Learn Hand Lettering Online

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hand lettering is, at its core, the process of turning the alphabet into artwork. With digital print taking over everyone’s lives, more and more people are seeking out the human-tinged and organic quality of hand-lettered writing and logos. While it’s possible to hire a capable artist to develop unique typography for a business or to buy a font, many prefer to learn the craft for themselves, whether it’s for additional income or as a hobby. Here you’ll find five great places to learn the art of hand lettering online, some paid, some free, but all of them an excellent intro to the…
  • Featured Shop: Artica

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hi there Creative Market community. My name is Jesus Sanz and I work as an independent graphic designer and professional illustrator. I’m also the founder and owner of the Creative Market shop Artica (est. November 2012). Getting Started My design story started in Madrid where I studied art. After that, I worked for a big publisher house for several years, and then formed a design studio with two of my colleagues. Jump forward to the present, and I’m now an independent freelancer. I’ve been working out of my home office for quite a few years now. Working as a freelancer can be…
  • 20 Old School Fonts for Creating Vintage Sign Art

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When I walk through places like Pike Place Market in Seattle, I can't help but be distracted by all of the fantastic hand painted lettering on the signage. There's a certain aesthetic to vintage sign art that I just can't get enough of. Some may mourn the bygone days of this look, but there are lots of typography designers that have kept the legacy alive with truly beautiful fonts. Let's take a look at twenty fonts that fit are perfect for recreating that vintage sign look. Lakester Lakester offers you four variations of this font for layering to create a graphically unified Western look on…
 
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    Usersnap Blog

  • 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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  • Tips For Choosing The Right Website Builder

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

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

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

    Dan Gronitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Kraftstoff is a sans-serif, display typeface created by Guilherme Schneider, based on antique an gas pump meter. Free to use, with many possibilities, it will slowly become on of those go-to fonts you can't live without.
  • 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.
 
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  • Deeds—Church/Non-Profit Premium WordPress Theme

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

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

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

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

    Michael
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    One page launching soon site for ‘Numo’. This site animated as you scroll the page with some really slick transitions on colorful backgrounds. Overall, I really like the site… even though it doesn’t explain what the app is. NuMo bridges human natural development with technological progress.
  • The Creatures of Morningside Park

    Michael
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Nice interactive educational site for the ‘Creatures of Morningside Park’. This site is simple with the animals you would find in Morningside Park, and info boxes when you click on them. This one page site is an interactive illustration featuring several animals often seen near the pond at Morningside Park in New York City and shows how they are linked in a complex and fragile urban ecosystem. The recently completed piece is designed to cultivate a sense of citizen stewardship of New York City’s natural resources. I worked with scientists from the New York City Department of…
  • Flazingo

    Michael
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    One pager with illustrations and friendly tips for building a killer resume. 5 Resume tips to help you land your next job.
  • 16div

    Michael
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Loving this one page portfolio by Paulius Papreckis, aka ’16Div’, it features a fullscreen page flip animation between portfolio projects and slick slide-out menus. 16DIV.com – personal portfolio website of UI/UX designer Paulius Papreckis from Lithuania, Vilnius. It is showcase of what I did the past years and what I do now. Had great time playing with Full screen and interesting navigation. It feels fresh and doesn’t look like ordinary template. I’m glad that people liked it and voted as Best Portfolio of the Year in Login Awards 2014.
  • Soumya Ranjan Bishi

    Michael
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    One page responsive website with a flat UI for India-based design, Soumya Ranjan Bishi. Love the colorful design with crisp images and icons and a slick fixed nav with animated sliding links when you hover the logo. Also, there is somewhat of a hidden Easter Egg in this one… can you find it? Let me know in comments if you do;) I’m a self-taught graphic designer specializing in Web & UI design.
 
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    Information Technology Magazine - News, Resources and How-to Guides

  • Free Flat UI Kits for Designers

    dotbuffer
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    UI kits provide a set of resources that you can use to develop software user interfaces. In this article we have nice and clean UI design kits free for download. Free Photoshop PSD Flat UI Kit Download Light UI/UX Kit Free PSD Template Download Free Flat UI Kit PSD Template Download Pretty and Flat Ui Design Kit Download Free Just Another PSD UI Kit   Download Flatic UserInterface Free PSD UI Kit Download Free Flat Rounded Square UI Kit Download Tablet-Friendly Almost Flat UI Kit Download Dashboard UI Elements PSD Freebie Download PrimeUI – User Interface Kit Download Freebie PSD: Flat…
  • 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 - News, Resources and How-to Guides.
  • 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 - News, Resources and How-to Guides.
  • 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 - News, Resources…
  • 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 - News, Resources and How-to Guides.
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    Web Designer Hub

  • 25 Landing Page WordPress Themes That Convert

    Carl Robinson
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    In this article we are defining landing page wordpress themes as those that are designed to maximize conversions whether that be a purchase, sign up, click through or some other action. Sometimes known as Squeeze pages, they are solely focused on convincing the visitor to take some action and their design has been heavily influenced by the art/science of digital marketing. Conversion rate optimization (CRO) specialists often extol the virtues of single landing pages as one of the most effective ways to market a product or service and convince the target audience to stop, take notice and…
  • 15 WordPress Themes For Hotels & B&Bs

    Aaron Gary Brooks
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:56 am
    As more people turn to the internet to view and book accommodation, hotels and B&Bs of all sizes need an inviting website to seal those online bookings. WordPress offers up a great selection of affordable and specialist themes, designed to showcase your rooms and welcome visitors to book a room. All the wordpress themes in this list make great use of large hero images or slideshows to capture the experience of staying at your hotel or B&B. In fact, some of these themes are not designed specifically for accommodation, but their use of large imagery with clean layout make them ideal. As…
  • 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.
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    Red Cherry Website Design And Development Services Calgary

  • iOS8 On the way

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

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

    Deb
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    Every other day hackers break into computer systems and steal valuable data. A long list of sufferers include WordPress users who have had their passwords broken, WalMart and Target customers who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best Framework for Developing Web and Mobile Applications

    shahid siddique
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    In the technical development of web and mobile applications the choice of the framework and mode of development of the project (which is better suited to market needs of the customer) is a critical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Benefit Of HTML5 Mobile App Development With PhoneGap

    Haris SaAni
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    There are different methods to build application which can be accessed on smartphones. For a developer, an obvious approach is to develop application for every mobile platform by using their native... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 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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  • Top 10 Latest Trends in Web Designing in 2014

    muneer
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    1. Responsiveness Designs: You would think that something, that has been around for several years now, would by now have prolonged and become the traditional for most of the web. Actually, it should be the traditional – as there is no any other substitute to creating sites mobile cellphone helpful. 2. Minimalism – minimalist design   We considered smooth already, which allows us to think of minimalism as easy style, only without all the stylish shades. Simple web style has been ...
  • 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,
 
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  • LinkedIn Revamps Its Mobile App To Help You Make More Connections

    Sri Shukla
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
        LinkedIn has a new look for its mobile site. It is renovating the profile of its users to help increase business contacts.   “Today, we’re excited to share that our new LinkedIn Profile on mobile does all the above. Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. It’s also the heart of [...]
  • 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 [...]
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  • REEN – Made for Designers – Portfolio

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    Live Preview Purchase REEN — Made for Designers | Creative Portfolio Bootstrap 3 Template Email Support Sometimes it is faster and more effective to solve problems through communication. So for problems you cannot solve with help of the included documentation please send me a message and i will see how i can help! Best Ben (fuviz) Features Flat UI Design Bootstrap 3.x.x Fully Responsive HTML5/CSS3 44 HTML Sites included On Scroll Header Shrink Mega Menu Fully Functional PHP Contact Form 5 Home Layouts Professional Blog Layout Many Portfolio/Blog and Page Alternatives 10 prestyled…
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  • Freemiums: Far From Free

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
      With mobile gaming apps soaring in popularity, it's time for the regulators to get tough! Rumour has it that the 'governors' are cracking down on those apps that advertise they are free to download and then proceed to push sales of in-app game upgrades and other items. It is still unclear as to what the regulators intend to do globally, but change appears to be on the horizon that's for sure. Some of the biggest players publishing apps have already divulged their position. Google Inc. have voiced their standing pretty quickly by stating they will no longer label mobile app games as…
  • Is your Local SEO working?

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
      A Look at common SEO errors Internet users are commonly performing local searches, particularly those using mobiles while 'on the go'; data released by Moz shows that localised searches amount to around 7 billion per month and you need to ensure that your company is amongst those grasping the opportunity for customer acquisition via these means. Some common SEO errors made are: 1. Not Creating Listings for Each Location. If your business has multiple locations, you will need to ensure you have a listing with search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc; for each location. This may…
  • .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…
 
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  • 11 Tools To Kick Start Your Social Media Strategy

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • All You Need To Know To Become An Expert At WordPress

    Myra Love
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Are you interested in creating a smart-looking blog but are wondering where to begin? WordPress may just be the answer you need. You do not need to understand computer code… Read More → The post All You Need To Know To Become An Expert At WordPress appeared first on LarymDesign.com.
  • Website Design Basics You’ll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without

    Myra Love
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Are you interested in learning about web design? If you your ads are laid out correctly, your visitors will click on them more often. Read on to learn more about… Read More → The post Website Design Basics You’ll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without appeared first on LarymDesign.com.
  • Increase Your SEO Knowledge With These Tips

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    30 Jul 2014 | 3:23 am
    Knowing how to engage in successful search engine optimization can be challenging at first. It will take lots of know-how and patience to obtain a positive outcome. This article will… Read More → The post Increase Your SEO Knowledge With These Tips appeared first on LarymDesign.com.
  • Becoming A Running A Blog Success: Start With These Tips

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:41 pm
    The Internet has made a lasting impact on the human condition and, more importantly, the communications channels people can make use of. Blogs are one way where people are able… Read More → The post Becoming A Running A Blog Success: Start With These Tips appeared first on LarymDesign.com.
  • For Tricks About WordPress, Check This Article Out

    Myra Love
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Do you have a WordPress blog that does not get much traffic? Are you thinking about starting one but, want to make certain you do it right? A successful blog… Read More → The post For Tricks About WordPress, Check This Article Out 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

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    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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  • 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!

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    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 KeyShot for Free

    Ahmed Mahmoud
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    KeyShot is a 3D rendering, animation, illumination and retracing software, it’s available for both Mac and Windows operating systems. There are many alternatives for keyShot; Vray, PhotoView 360 and Maxwell Render are some of the most commonly used alternatives. What sets KeyShot apart from the competition is its ease of …
  • 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 …
 
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  • Forget All Those Myths and Obstacles: Business Intelligence Is More Accessible Than Ever!

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    30 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    To get the most out of a business intelligence solution, the system has to be easy enough for every user, yet sophisticated enough to provide complex analysis, and accomplish tasks like forecasting, predictive analysis, custom, on-the-fly reporting, threshold alerts, etc. With minimal training, and a personalized dashboard environment that flexes to the role of the user, every employee can monitor and manage information and contribute to the bottom line. Click here: http://ow.ly/yB8kx Article By: Shambhavi Vyas
  • Want to Select the Right Offshore Outsourcing Company? Magic Is In Your Requirements

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    28 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    If you are looking for an offshore outsourcing partner, it is critical that you take the time to develop a detailed set of requirements and to ask the prospective vendors and service providers very specific questions about their services and their service level agreements (SLAs). If this relationship is to be fruitful and successful, it is imperative that you do your homework! Click here: http://EzineArticles.com/8494518 Article By – Sahil Patel
  • BI – Managed Memory Computing is Superior to InMemory Computing

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    25 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    A Business Intelligence tool that uses Managed Memory Computing (MMC) is a more balanced approach than IO-based or InMemory computing options, because it allows Administrators to easily and quickly allocate hardware resources to various analytics based on the importance of data analytics and the available IT infrastructure. Click here: http://ow.ly/zj7Gd Article By: Kartik Patel
  • Business and Analytical Considerations for Deriving Business Intelligence from Social Media Networks

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    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!

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    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
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  • Freebie: Business Card and Book Mockup 2

    omnya bialy
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    This is a remake of the old Book and Business Card pack that features a nicer wood texture.Designed by Damien Lloyd download
  • Freebie: Map and App Download

    omnya bialy
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Big full width map with custom pins, and app download section for website including three buttons and smartphone with app screenshot..Designed by Fuxxo Works download
  • Background Details

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    25 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Here is 4 background free for you to download and use in your design projects.Designed by Ivana Todorovski download
  • Vintage Mockups (Free)

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    25 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Free vintage mockup package, it contains 4 High resolution real photo overlay mockups for Logo or Insignia presentation. Each of the 4 mockups are supplied with smart-object for easy one-click replacement.Designed by Scredeck download
  • 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
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    The IEDGE Blog: Where Business + Internet + Design Meets

  • Triumph Over Fear

    Joanne Tan
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
  • The Reason Why 1984 Was Awesome!

    Joanne Tan
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Check out this video to understand why 1984 won’t be 1984!  Share on FacebookNext Video
  • The Journey

    Joanne Tan
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Image credit: 34121831@N00. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -Lao Tzu Laozi was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is best known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, but he is also revered as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions.
  • What Is Greatness?

    Joanne Tan
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    What is greatness? Who deserve to be great? Do you believe that only the chosen few can achieve greatness while the rest of us can only stand by watching? Watch this commercial by Nike to redefine your definition of greatness!  Share on FacebookNext Video
  • Three Constants in Life

    Joanne Tan
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    “There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.” Stephen Covey Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
 
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  • Free Download: 220 Flat Vector Icons

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

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

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

    Sanjay Jain
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    WordPress Courses – WordPress Is The Better Choice For Website There are numerous factors to think about when selecting the appropriate system for producing your website. Some website structure devices are geared toward adaptability and performance while others are made to be more user-friendly. Much better user-friendliness generally means sacrificing your website’s adaptability and capability. Under these scenarios you may feel compelled to make a concession between the two. There doesn’t constantly have to be a compromise in between user-friendliness and functionality.
  • Jquery Courses – Benefits of JQuery Over JavaScript

    Sanjay Jain
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Jquery Courses – Benefits of JQuery Over JavaScript   Both JavaScript and jQuery are client side scripting languages utilized for activities such as validation, building visually enticing aspects like elegant gps menus etc. Given that the objective of both the modern technologies (jQuery and JavaScript) is the same, the choice of utilizing a certain innovation exists with the programmer. In recent years, jQuery is rapidly obtaining popularity over JavaScript (JavaScript has actually been around for a lot more years compared to JQuery). Allow us talk about the possible benefits that…
  • Dreamweaver Extensions To Create Websites & Web Pages

    Sanjay Jain
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    Dreamweaver Extensions To Create Websites & Web Pages 1. CSS Sculptor CSS Sculptor is a very good Dreamweaver add-on that builds best & useful CSS layouts for Dreamweaver designers who are migrating to CSS layouts from table-based layouts.  It gives the better way to learn how you can control website layout using cascading style sheets. For regular Dreamweaver users, the huge time savings in creating custom CSS layouts is alone worth the cost of the extension. 2. Web Developer suite Web developer suite is a combination of these programs DataAssist – It is used for…
  • Photoshop Courses – What’s New In CC Next & CC(2014)

    Sanjay Jain
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Photoshop Courses – What’s New In CC Next & CC(2014)   Smart Object improvements Keep the associated with external documents by immediately packaging them in a solitary directory site. You could also transform your alreadying existing installed Smart Objects to connected Smart Objects. Improved Layer Comps Save time now that you can alter the visibility, placement, or appearance of one layer in a Layer Comp then sync that change to all the others. Plus, quickly see the attributes of each Layer Comp, and toggle a Layer Comp within a Smart Object. Blur Gallery motion…
  • HTML5 Courses – Misconceptions About HTML 5

    Sanjay Jain
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    HTML5 Courses – Common Misconceptions About HTML 5   It’s time to clear up a couple of problems that have actually been badgering me lately. By chance there seems to be a rather significant backlash against the entire HTML5 requirement, largely in the form of Adobe advocates. Now I really do not subscribe to the whole Apple vs. Adobe dispute, I assume it’s petty. There will certainly constantly be business national politics but to me as a designer and an end user I care about exactly how the specification is visiting push the envelope, enable development, boost the user…
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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

  • 5 Things to Know Before Hiring Web Design Company in Melbourne

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

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

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

  • Even Small Businesses Need Websites

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

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

    blackDot.ca
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    The articles 20 Inspirational Website Designs and 20 Fantastic Website Designs Using Pastel Color Schemes showcase some awesome websites […]
  • 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 […]
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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 improving 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

  • Creating Highly Function Mobile Apps That Stand Out With Apache Cordova

    Joshua Hold
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    With mobile devices representing one of the most popular ways of accessing the Internet, developing a mobile app is one item that is on the agenda of most Business Development Managers. Creating mobile apps isn’t as simple as one would think; although creating a highly function website using HTML 5 is pretty straight forward, developing […]
  • What is hyperconvergence in the cloud?

    Joshua Hold
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    The term ‘cloud’ is one that is applied to a collection of web-based resources that can be used either for processing data with the use of pooled computing power, or for the storage of data. In the enterprise market, there is a new term coming forward – the ‘hyperconverged cloud’. Hyperconvergence is described as being […]
  • 70% of UK Internet Users Could Be Prone to Web-Based Attack

    Joshua Hold
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    In new research published by online security firm Cyscon GmbH, it has been estimated that up to 70% of UK Internet users could be prone to web-based attacks as they are using outdated web browsers. With outdated web browsers often contain a number of security holes that can be easily exploited by malicious attackers using […]
  • From 2015, Online Piracy Will No Longer Be a Criminal Offence in the UK

    Joshua Hold
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    For the past decade online piracy has been a hot topic in the UK. With torrent websites such as the Pirate Bay and P2P networks such as Limewire making it relatively easy to download music, movies and games for free, it was always going to represent a massive problem for content producers; it is estimated […]
  • How Principles of Virtualisation Can Help you to Understand Cloud Computing

    Asher Ross
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    One hundred thirty-one billion dollars. This is the turnover of the worldwide market for public cloud services that have been provided in 2013. According to a report by Gartner, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) represent the fastest growing segment, growing by 47.3% year on year, the concept of cloud computing This is the segment of […]
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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

  • Web Notification API

    Narayan Prusty
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    This API is available for both mobile and desktop browsers. To understand what is web notification API and where it is used lets take an practical scenario. Suppose you have 10 different tabs open in your browser. Tab #2 is facebook and #7 is twitter. Suppose you receive a facebook message then there is no […]
  • MySQL Architecture For Large Websites

    Narayan Prusty
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Websites grows in regular basics. As the website data increases the DBMS is needs to be scaled for backup and performance. In this post I will explain how MySQL looks in large websites. Database Backup Backup prevents loss of data due to failure in hard disk. Some techniques used by small websites for database backup […]
  • HTML5 Drag And Drop API

    Narayan Prusty
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    There has been a lot of confusions about HTML5 drag and drop api uses and its events. HTML5 drag and drop API is not as difficult as it seems. In this article first I will drive you through browser behavior before the arrival of HTML5 drag and drop api and then I will get into […]
  • Beauty Of CSS3 Multiple Columns

    Narayan Prusty
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:41 am
    Using CSS3 multiple columns you can layout your text in multiple columns just like newspapers, book indexes etc. Let’s see how we can make beautiful designs using CSS3 multiple columns. column-count CSS3 Property To create multiple text columns you have to specify this property. This is assigned to the number of columns. The width of […]
  • Passing Arguments To JavaScript Files

    Narayan Prusty
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    In this post I will provide a trick to pass data to embedded JavaScript or external JavaScript files. Passing Data Data can be passed simply using data-* attributes in script tags. Retrieving Data Data can be retrieved by obtaining a reference to the script tag and then reading the data-* value. Reference to the current […]
 
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • A quick Drupal update guide

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

    sam
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Recently, in 5 Ways to Connect Your Online Store to the Rest of The Business, I made the bold claim that your customer service reps could know which products a client bought from your online store right when they pull up an account in their customer relationship management (CRM) system (which might be SugarCRM, Salesforce.com, or one of many others). Even more recently, in Make Your Store and CRM System Be Friends, Part I, we followed the story a little further and witnessed the sad tale of the lonely store and CRM system that really should get to know each other better.  This…
  • Using Bundler with Susy

    anastasia
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    I recently started a project with Susy to get away from bloated frameworks. It’s always fun for me to try something new and find out there may be a better way to accomplish a task. I started my journey by looking on the Susy website under “Documentation” for information on how to get started. I started the project with Compass since that is something I am familiar with from using other Frameworks. Then, I installed the latest version of Susy and Compass: gem install susy gem install compass --pre gem install breakpoint What is important here is that you get the latest alpha…
  • 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…
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    BootstrapBay

  • 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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  • Animating Angular Apps: ngShow and ngHide

    twittstrap
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
      This tutorial from scotch.io by Chris Sevilleja show animations can be used in Angular apps to help create the impression that it is a native phone or tablet application. animation is using the awesome ngAnimate module. Read TutorialView Demo The post Animating Angular Apps: ngShow and ngHide appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • DashGum – Free Bootstrap Dashboard

    twittstrap
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    DashGum is a simple and elegant free admin dashboard built with Bootstrap 3. The free version comes with 15 pages to start your panel as soon as possible. The premium version comes with 33 HTMLs pages and more than 40 plugins. More DetailsView DemoBuy Premium The post DashGum – Free Bootstrap Dashboard appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • ngQuickDate

    twittstrap
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    ngQuickDate is an Angular.js Date/Time picker directive. It emphasis on speed of data entry and simplicity while being highly configurable and easy to re-style. Visit projectView demo The post ngQuickDate appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • Angular Toolbelt

    twittstrap
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    This toolbelt has been built to fill a gap in common UI or angular service requirements, it is designed to be used with Angular and Bootstrap, however directive templates can be overridden to use other CSS frameworks Visit projectView demo The post Angular Toolbelt appeared first on Twittstrap.
  • VM Alonso

    twittstrap
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi, my name is Victor and I am a web designer & developer based in Oviedo, in the north of Spain. Making things for the web is my passion, I love reading and searching the new design trends and cutting-edge developer technologies. Responsive design is my priority. My bet is the perfect mixture between simplicity and funcionality. Visit Site The post VM Alonso appeared first on Twittstrap.
 
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  • Why ASO is Best Solutions if your Mobile App Not Ranking High In The App Store

    administrator
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:16 pm
    In the last couple of years, the mobile application industry has grown to be worth millions of dollars. Today, there are more than 102 billion apps in the Google Play Store and Apple’s iOS Store and this number is growing at a pace of 29.8% every year. Every modern business seeks a presence in a customer’s smart device and this has led to severe competition among publishers. Getting your app discovered, let alone be used, can involve a lot of strategies. However, it is also important that businesses market their apps rightly as the potential for brand awareness and revenue generation is…
  • Tiny Town Best Car Parking Android Game

    administrator
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Hello Friends, We have Lunched our Brand new android game named Title town Car Parking Game. Developed by Miracle Studios, Tiny Town Car Parking is available to free download  since July 22nd 2014 on Android play store  and iPad in multiple languages.   Features of Tiny Town Car Parking game: 1)  Rich Cartoon 3D Graphics with Real Animated effects. 2)  The Best Car Parking Simulator experience with Steering an Accelerometer control. 3)  34 Entertaining levels of Automobile Madness   and more   So guys,   Want to play this excellent game, then download it  android play…
  • Key Phases of Web Design and Development Projects

    administrator
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Hello Friends,   Want to Start the Web designing and development projects, Okay. Before that i want to ask  you , Are you aware of  key phases to start an Kickass designing and development projects. If yes then , I appreciate you. if not then  here are  important phases which helps in building the websites quickly and efficiently, such planned process helps in serving the intended purpose of achieving the end product of high quality website as desired. There are numerous steps involved in designing and developing a website, right from gathering information to create an appropriate…
  • 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 /…
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  • Video Backgrounds & After Effects Templates – The ‘In Thing’ in Web Design

    Pankaj Chauhan
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The advent of HTML5 opened up new frontiers in web designing. The dynamic features of HTML5 now allows web designers to make use of their creativity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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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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  • 10 Tips for Building a Secure PHP Application

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

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

    Nisarg J Mehta
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Webbing Wednesdays Week #8 WordPress has evolved to one of the highest installed CMS at this point. The popularity of this CMS has achieved the highest levels of success. It is very important to understand how the CMS works and how one should be building the website on WordPress. WordPress has something called theme, where the website design and CSS and all the functional and cosmetic changes are gathered. The article will start form the introduction of the themes till the development of the theme in few basic steps. Introduction WordPress Themes reside in the subdirectories of WordPress…
  • 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…
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  • 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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  • Some cool hidden Google features, you may not have heard of!

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

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

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

    Richard Banfield
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Warren Wilansky talks leadership, confidence, and building teams. Having created Plank, a successful digital design agency, Warren truly knows that business is an evolutionary process. In this interview,  he details his unique “hot potato” path to leadership, giving valuable insight as to how businesses grow and change over time. Warren Wilansky, Founder of Plank, discusses his unique path to leadership and the evolution of his successful digital agency.  Warren Wilansky: So who am I? I am Warren Wilansky. I am the founder of Plank which is a digital agency, digital studio from…
  • Responsive Typography with Jason Pamental of H+W Design

    Steve Hickey
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    Today on The Dirt, we welcome Jason Pamental from H+W Design in Providence, RI. Jason recently wrote a book on responsive typography (called, appropriately enough, Responsive Typography) and we took the opportunity to grill him on the topic. Tune in to hear Jason drop some knowledge on web type and our responsibilities as designers/developers, and Tim get all curmudgeonly on cyclical topics in web development. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/111-pamental.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show…
  • Layoffs at Microsoft and the Airbnb Redesign

    Steve Hickey
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    On the latest episode of The Dirt we discuss the impending layoffs at Microsoft and what they mean for the future of the company. We also take a look at the (frankly, stupid) controversy around the recent redesign/rebrand at Airbnb. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/110-microsoft-airbnb.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Show Notes Microsoft To Cut Workforce By 18,000 This Year, ‘Moving Now’ To Cut First 13,000 Microsoft layoffs of 18,000 employees begin Satya Nadella’s email to employees:…
  • 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
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  • 5 UX Mistakes That Will Make Your Visitors Click The ‘Back’ Button

    Jonathan Vella
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    The very basis of UX Design is effective qualitative user research which is for the most part not achieved by reading – it’s achieved by asking the right questions. When it comes to UX mistakes, more often than not it’s the habits and processes we ourselves dictate that lead to a bad user experience. Let’s explore some of the mistakes which might be easy to overlook but can have big negative consequences for your website. 1 • Redesigning for the sake of redesigning It’s not a rarity that a company or a team decides they want to redo a website or a section of…
  • 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…
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  • 30% off the Resumonk Premium Plan

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

    Tanvir Hasan
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    For a detailed look at how the United States’ Federal Communication Commission’s (“FCC”) revolving door has been hurting the free and Open Internet view that info-graphic below. The FCC has a long history of employing former cable and telecom lobbyists and executives. This “revolving door” phenomenon has posed significant conflicts of interest in the past, from the controversial changes enacted to media ownership rules in 2003, the Comcast – NBC merger in 2011, and now this most recent Net Neutrality debacle. In May of 2014, the FCC made a historic…
  • 50% off Deploy for the first 3 months

    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…
  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript resources

    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…
  • 20% off Codebase for the first 3 months

    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…
 
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  • Best Tweets of the Week – July 25, 2014

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

    damatrix
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    Social media marketing hasn’t replaced search engine marketing, but it is acknowledged as a larger portion of potential web site traffic than it was in the past. Social media continues to grow and twice Google has tried to develop their own social network in an attempt to compete. For small businesses, it is important that […]
  • Search engine marketing, Then, now and in the future

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    21 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    The art and science of marketing web sites for search engines, known as search engine marketing, has been changing markedly over the last few years. What once worked out well has become a big no-no for web site owners. For this reason, it is important to understand what went before, the state of play now, […]
  • Everything Everywhere

    damatrix
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    It used to be that you only needed to have a web site and as far as online marketing was concerned it was: job done! These days though as more people have embraced the internet, especially via the mobile access on-the-move, the growing internet audience is spreading out further. Increasingly this means over to social […]
  • What makes Twitter a top tool for small businesses?

    damatrix
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    A decade back in time, the rules of businesses were very different from what they are today. We’re out of the ‘selling’ generation, and are in the middle of the era of marketing. Having confident salespersons who can win arguments and speak their way to huge deals is no more the solo route to success […]
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  • What is Google Page rank and Why it Matters?

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    25 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    What is Google Page rank and Why it Matters? Google Page Rank better known as Google PR is one of the techniques used to judge a web page’s relevance. Important pages get a higher Page Rank and appear on the top of the list of search results. […]
  • The Various Benefits Of Outsourcing Web Design And Development Project

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    17 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Various Benefits Of Outsourcing Web Design And Development Project How easy is to make profits in the present times of cutthroat competition? The answer, for sure, has to be EXTREMELY TOUGH. It has becomes important for businesses to keep evolving with time and keep pace with […]
  • Things to keep in mind prior to hiring web design company India

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    14 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Things to keep in mind prior to hiring web design company India In the years spanning a last few decades, Indian economic sector has undergone a drastic change. With betterment of website design services, there has cropped up several website designing companies that can help you in […]
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  • The Power Of Backlinks

    Vontainment
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    As an Internet Marketer you want to accumulate as many links as you can to your website/blog so that it appears to be an authority on the topic for the online search engines. Online search engine website traffic is taken into consideration by numerous to be “complimentary” traffic. It’s not like pay per click (PPC) or other types of website traffic where you are paying for individuals to visit your site. Anybody that discovers you through an online search engine is actually a free of cost site visitor! And if they buy from you, subsequently that indicates they are complimentary money…
  • SEO Trends

    Vontainment
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    1. Google Authorship is rising in importanceMore business owners are realizing the importance of Google Authorship and are taking Author Rank more seriously; as they should, particularly since Google has confirmed they do use a form of Author Rank – at least in terms of ranking in-depth articles.The end of 2013 saw Google reducing authorship snippets by 15% in an effort to increase clickthroughs to only the highest quality content. This has meant an overall reduction in the total number of search results being accompanied by authorship info, and increased competition among authors.We’re…
  • Social Media Trends

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    27 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    At the beginning of every year, thought leaders, businesses and analysts make predictions as to what social media trends will emerge and rule over the next 12 months. Often a few of these predictions hold true, but many peter out along the way.In 2014, new technologies, wearable tech and anonymous apps have been the talk of the social media world. All the while, the following 5 social media trends have been sticking around in the background and making a huge impact on social media for business. The social media landscape is evolving rapidly, and therefore, your social media marketing strategy…
  • New Web Design Trends

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    27 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    There are always new trends in web design, it is a constantly evolving field. What web design trends do you think we’ll see in 2014? I’m betting on more simplicity, more cleanliness, and more focus on smaller screen sizes, among other things. In a world existing increasingly online, web design is increasing in importance. But as the rate of development increases, staying ahead of the curve is essential to standing out from the crowd. From adaptive designs, to large-format media, to simplified experiences, 2014 promises to be a year of changes; changes you can, and should,…
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  • Web Design Roundup 7 / 29 / 14

    Superdense
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Web Design Tool Provides Booze-Free Beer Goggles Go home UI, you’re drunk. Read more at psfk 20 Useful Infographics Featuring Web Design Tips & Tricks Infographics that are worth their space. Read more at Web Design Ledger How to Boost Landing Page Conversions Simple. Clean. Sold. Read more at Betterment How Limitations Led to My Biggest App Store Success and Failure “Know your limits” applies to more than vodka tonics, you guys. Read more at Smashing Magazine Is Responsive Design Killing Mobile? Spoiler alert: No. But it’s still pretty interesting to know which…
  • The Quick & Dirty Guide to User Acquisition

    Superdense
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    So you’ve built the next big thing on the Web. Once customers find your site, the traffic is going to explode and you’re going to be waist-deep in conversion rates. The trouble is you’ve got to get those first users to your site. User acquisition strategies are critical part of any startup’s game plan. So what are some tried and true acquisition strategies for you and your company to try?   Content Marketing It’s true what they say: content is king. Right now, one of the most reliable ways to get users to your site is through well-written, consistent copy in the form of…
  • Growth Hacking Roundup 7 / 24 / 14

    Superdense
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    From intro to wedding: 5 B2B online marketing steps that’ll help you initiate offline engagement Learn what it takes to seal the deal. Read more at memeburn 5 Ways Google Analytics Can Help You to “Growth Hack” Your Business As if google wasn’t godly enough already. Read more at The Drum 5 B2B Landing Pages to Build Your Email List The more friends, the better. Read more at Business2Community 5 Tips You Need to Know to Improve Your Twitter Strategy Advance your tweet game with a little knowledge. Read more at KISSmetrics 13 Essential Copywriting Tips to Help You Rank in…
  • Web Design Roundup 7 / 22 / 14

    Superdense
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    How the New Yorker Redesigned For the First Time in 13 Years A classic gets a much deserved face lift…and a paywall. Read more at Gizmodo Dialogue with Jeff Gothelf on Lean UX This great interview begins with the question, “So, how do you pronounce your name?” which is awesome… because we were definitely curious. Read more at Betterment 20+ Fresh and Free Icon Sets for Web Designers Like emojis… but better. Read more at Web Design Ledger Infographics: Potential Drawbacks and Best Practices The cure for Infographic-overload. Read more at Creative Market How Do You Design…
  • Growth Hacking Roundup 7 / 17 / 14

    Superdense
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    5 Psychological Principles of High Converting Websites (+20 Case Studies) Get in your customers’ heads… Inception style. Read more at KISSmetrics Top 5 Characteristics a Growth Hacker Should Have Do you have what it takes? Read more at Squirrly 4 Content Marketing Mistakes You Absolutely Have to Avoid Making Do you even know your target audience, bro? Read more at memeburn Why You Should Size Up Your Social Media Strategy Because sometimes we all feel like we’re tweeting into the void. Read more at SocialMediaToday 9 Things You Should Remove From Your Landing Page to…
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