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  • Starting Your Own Internet Business in 6 Easy Steps – It's Easier Than You Think!

    Web Design Blog, Tutorials and Inspiration | Web Design Fact
    Vivek Dhande
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:59 pm
    An internet business is essentially a virtual storefront through which consumers can purchase products or services and for obvious reasons, internet businesses have become incredibly popular over the last decade or so with small business owners and entrepreneurs. But whilst internet businesses might well be easier to set up than their traditional counterparts and require less investment capital, that does NOT mean they don't require as much, if not more commitment and work.Before you even consider seriously investing in your only business there are a number of questions you should be asking…
  • Create a Soccer-Themed Text Effect in Photoshop

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    Rose
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I will show you how to create a soccer-themed text effect, using basic Layer Styles, brushes, and a couple of textures. Let's get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Lobster font (Download the Lobster 1.3 version). White Texture pattern by Dmitry. Grass0138_20_M (Image 4 - Medium 1600x1067). SoilCliff0027_1_S (Image 1 - Small 1024x193). SoilSand0046_1_S (Image 1 - Small 640x640). 1. Create the Background Step 1 Create a new 1000 x 1000 px document, and set the…
  • Correct Title Capitalization

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    Khoi
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I’m kind of a freak about capitalization. Not that I know how to capitalize things properly every time, but I feel that at the very least I aspire to capitalize the right words in a title. Doing so, I find, adds a subtle but worthwhile dollop of goodness to written text. Proper capitalization shows that…
  • UI Analysis: Screen real estate on Weather.com homepage

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    Josh
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    One of my motivators for creating the What to Wear daily report was the poor experiences I have had with existing weather sites. I do not enjoy using weather sites to do even the simplest of tasks, like finding out what the weather is right now. It seems as though weather sites don’t care about giving you a great weather report…and instead are in the business of selling advertisements. Take, for example, Weather.com. It’s a perfect example of poor design resulting from intrusive advertising. To see how bad it is, just check out the real estate on the homepage. The vast…
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Smart Objects in Photoshop

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    Martin Perhiniak
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    What You'll Be CreatingWith the recent introduction of Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC, Smart Objects have become much more powerful, and useful. In this tutorial, I will share with you 10 things that you should know about working with smart objects in Photoshop. Let's get started! Photo CreditsEmpty Frames on Gallery WallSingapore SkylineSnowy MountainGrand Canal at Night, VeniceCurly Hair WomanDubai Marina at NightSun ConureFlowerTelephone Booth by Martin Perhiniak 1. Creating Smart ObjectsSmart Objects can be created in a number of ways, and typically, the type of Smart Object…
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  • JTBD Interview Script

    Josh
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    Alan Klement has created a useful Jobs-to-be-done interview script that can help your team get started uncovering valuable information around product usage: A Script To Kickstart Your Jobs To Be Done Interviews Klement says: “The keystone of the Jobs To Be Done (JTBD) philosophy is the customer interview. When you’re able to work with a customer to relive that moment of struggle, it’s amazing what we can learn about the events and forces that progress customers towards and away from our product.” A fundamental insight of the JTBD framework is that there are clear decision…
  • Paying to get rid of pagination on Slate.com? Really?

    Josh
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Yesterday I wrote about how the design of the Weather.com illustrates the negative influence of advertisers on the site: the experience is degraded almost to the point of ridiculousness. Pages regularly have more than half of their real estate dedicated to linking to terrible, shallow content meant only to get clicks. Another, similar situation. Slate Magazine, one of the first online-only magazines to make it big, is now charging for a more usable experience, dubbed Slate+. They’re doing some really interesting things like better access to writers and VIP treatment at events.
  • UI Analysis: Screen real estate on Weather.com homepage

    Josh
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    One of my motivators for creating the What to Wear daily report was the poor experiences I have had with existing weather sites. I do not enjoy using weather sites to do even the simplest of tasks, like finding out what the weather is right now. It seems as though weather sites don’t care about giving you a great weather report…and instead are in the business of selling advertisements. Take, for example, Weather.com. It’s a perfect example of poor design resulting from intrusive advertising. To see how bad it is, just check out the real estate on the homepage. The vast…
  • Pictures under glass

    Josh
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    If you’ve never read Bret Victor’s Rant on the Future of Interaction Design, now is a great time. Victor rails against what he calls “pictures under glass”, or the pervasive vision of the future which involves touch screens for everything. He points out that humans interact with the world in amazing ways, specifically through our hands, and pictures under glass takes almost no advantage of our remarkable capabilities. Victor says: “To me, claiming that Pictures Under Glass is the future of interaction is like claiming that black-and-white is the future of…
  • Super normal product design

    Josh
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    I like this idea by Dave Morin: Super Normal: “When you set out to create a new product, you usually do not start by trying to think of something completely new. You think of a product or concept that is already “normal” to the world, and then try to make it better. You make it Super Normal.” This is classic product design…but the term “super normal” helps in understanding that most innovations are just improvements to normal things. That’s what’s often lost in product design…people are so excited to make something new that they don’t…
 
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  • Cache Invalidation Strategies With Varnish Cache

    Per Buer
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Phil Karlton once said, “There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” This article is about the harder of these two: cache invalidation. It’s directed at readers who already work with Varnish Cache. To learn more about it, you’ll find background information in “Speed Up Your Mobile Website With Varnish.” 10 microseconds (or 250 milliseconds): That’s the difference between delivering a cache hit and delivering a cache miss. How often you get the latter will depend on the efficiency of the cache — this is known as the…
  • Rethinking Mobile Tutorials: Which Patterns Really Work?

    Theresa Neil, Rich Malley
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:49 am
    Pattern libraries are a great source of inspiration and education for designers. But common practice doesn’t always equal best practice. In this post, we’ll look at why many common tutorial patterns are ineffective and how you can leverage game design principles to increase user engagement. After the release of the first edition of Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, Intuit asked me to speak with its mobile team. I spoke at a high level about the value of patterns across industries (fashion, architecture, software and others) and how they are a useful teaching tool. Alissa Briggs, a senior UX…
  • After Editorially: The Search For Alternative Collaborative Online Writing Tools

    Paul Lloyd
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    I’m going to let you in on a little secret: the best writers, be it your favorite authors or those that write for Smashing Magazine, don’t do it alone. Often, they work with an editor (or two), who will help them coalesce their words into something more compelling or easier to understand. Having worked with several editors — and having been a technical editor myself — I’ve really come to appreciate this aspect of the writing process. Refinement is an essential aspect of any creative process. As refactoring code can make a program more logical and efficient, editing a text can allow…
  • What You Need To Know About WordPress 3.9

    tylerlongren2
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    The latest version of WordPress named “Smith” was released yesterday which brings us another round of core changes. This time, the team worked mainly on the back-end editing and admin functions, such as a big TinyMCE (visual editor) update, gallery previews, media playlists, an improved widget UI and live theme previews (only to mention a few). Here’s what you need to know about the major changes in WordPress 3.9. Improved Widget Interface While the old widget interface set the standard for drag-and-drop UI when it was introduced, it was time for an overhaul. The developer…
  • Understanding CSS Timing Functions

    Stephen Greig
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    People of the world, strap yourself in and hold on tight, for you are about to experience truly hair-raising excitement as you get to grips with the intricacies of the hugely interesting CSS timing function! OK, so the subject matter of this article probably hasn’t sent your blood racing, but all jokes aside, the timing function is a bit of a hidden gem when it comes to CSS animation, and you could well be surprised by just how much you can do with it. First of all, let’s set the scene and ensure we’re all familiar with the scenarios in which the timing function is relevant. As alluded…
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  • Responsive Design: The Picture Element Comes of Age

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Until now, Picturefill supported span-based HTML markup that mimicked a pattern we hoped would one day become a web standard: namely, the picture element and its associated features. Following the hard work of the Responsive Images Community Group (chaired by Filament Group’s own Mat Marquis), we’re pleased to report that there are native picture implementations in development for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and potentially others! With this news, this week we released a new version of Picturefill that will make the real picture element work in existing browsers, which means you can…
  • Syntax Highlighting Outside Your Editor

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Whether you’re giving a talk, sharing work with your team, or presenting work to your clients, there comes a time when you’ll need to show code outside of a text editor. Copying and pasting code from a text editor to say, Keynote, is an easy process. The difficulties come in when you want to preserve syntax highlighting, which is crucial to bringing code to life. I’m in the midst of building a few talks that contain a lot of code, so I’ve been exploring tools to improve my workflow from my editor of choice, Sublime Text, to Keynote. I was looking for the easiest way to copy code as…
  • The Death of the Web Design Agency?

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Others have gone as far to say that the very concept of a user experience-focused agency simply isn’t a long-term play, largely because of what the big folks are up to. Facebook and Google went on a design/product buying spree specifically because they needed to figure out how to own this thinking themselves, and other tech companies have followed. And more traditional industries, like insurance, media, and retail? They’ll develop robust in-house capabilities soon, if they haven’t already. Ready to pack up your things and start a landscaping business? Not so fast. Greg Hoy,…
  • Cennydd Bowles on UX & Design: Letter to a Junior Designer

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    I admit it: you intimidate me. Your work is vivid and imaginative, far superior to my woeful scratchings at a similar age. The things I struggle to learn barely make you sweat. One day, you’ll be a better designer than me. But for now, I can cling to my sole advantage, the one thing that makes me more valuable: I get results. I can put a dent in cast-iron CEO arguments. I can spot risks and complications months in advance. In the wager that is design, I usually bet on the right color. People trust me with their stake. So, if you’ll humor me, maybe I can offer a few suggestions to speed…
  • This week's sponsor: Harvest

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Have you ever billed hourly? A List Apart is brought to you this week by Harvest, a beautifully crafted time tracking tool for creative shops. Start a trial before the year slips away.
 
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    Tuts+ Photoshop

  • Create a Soccer-Themed Text Effect in Photoshop

    Rose
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I will show you how to create a soccer-themed text effect, using basic Layer Styles, brushes, and a couple of textures. Let's get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Lobster font (Download the Lobster 1.3 version). White Texture pattern by Dmitry. Grass0138_20_M (Image 4 - Medium 1600x1067). SoilCliff0027_1_S (Image 1 - Small 1024x193). SoilSand0046_1_S (Image 1 - Small 640x640). 1. Create the Background Step 1 Create a new 1000 x 1000 px document, and set the…
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Smart Objects in Photoshop

    Martin Perhiniak
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    What You'll Be CreatingWith the recent introduction of Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC, Smart Objects have become much more powerful, and useful. In this tutorial, I will share with you 10 things that you should know about working with smart objects in Photoshop. Let's get started! Photo CreditsEmpty Frames on Gallery WallSingapore SkylineSnowy MountainGrand Canal at Night, VeniceCurly Hair WomanDubai Marina at NightSun ConureFlowerTelephone Booth by Martin Perhiniak 1. Creating Smart ObjectsSmart Objects can be created in a number of ways, and typically, the type of Smart Object…
  • Technical Drawing for Beginners: Three Point Perspective

    Calin Teodorescu
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThree point perspective is great when you wish to render objects or scenes from an abnormally high or low point of view. The distortions that the third vanishing point brings into your composition often has a very artistic effect and makes even the most simple concept more interesting. Some Points to Consider There are some points to consider when working in three point perspective. All vertical construction lines lead to the third vanishing point The closer you place your vanishing points to the center of your canvas, the greater the distortion All horizontal…
  • Create a Seamless Argyle Pattern With a Fabric Texture

    Mohammad Jeprie
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    What You'll Be CreatingSeamless patterns can be used for a number of purposes including packaging design, print design, web design, and even in textiles design. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a realistic-looking, seamless, argyle pattern in Photoshop with a fabric texture. Let's get started! 1. Prepare the Canvas Step 1 Create a new file (Command/Ctrl-N) and set its size to 210 px × 414 px. 2. Draw Shapes and Add Stitches Step 1 Make a new layer. Draw a rectangular selection starting at position (99,0) to (108,3). The selection size is 3 px × 9 px. Step 2 Change foreground…
  • Create a 3D, Fruit-Textured, Text Effect

    Tomasz Lechocinski
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    What You'll Be Creating3D text is very popular in the advertising industry. 3D text effects are often used in print or television campaigns, and are popular because they literally stand out on the page or screen. Creating a realistic 3D text effect can be quite challenging to create, and often make use of several applications. In this tutorial, we will use a combination of Modo, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create a fruit textured text effect that resembles an orange. Let's get started! Speed Art Video <br>Tutorial Assets…
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    Treehouse Blog

  • An Introduction to Perceived Performance

    Matt West
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    (Illustration by Mat Helme, Treehouse) Perceived Performance Is a Measure of How Quick a User Thinks Your Site Is, and That’s Often More Important Than Its True Speed Performance is important. It can mean the difference between making a sale, or losing a customer to the competition. Your website needs to respond quickly to requests from users and this means optimising your site with performance in mind. I’ve written about performance optimisation in the past, but from the viewpoint of you, the developer. Examining network timelines and PageSpeed scores is all well and good, but…
  • Can Computer Programming Boost Your Brain Power?

    Tanisia Morris
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Brains Are Like Muscles, and Tackling Complex Skills Like Web Development May Help Strengthen Them Learning how to program for the first time was a challenge for Adam Waxman. He worked as a full-time investment banking analyst in Atlanta, but in January 2013, his nights were less about reclining after a day’s work and more about teaching himself Objective-C and JavaScript with books and online tutorials. By that summer, he left his career in finance behind and moved to New York to enroll in a programming boot camp where he learned Ruby on Rails. “It’s like learning a foreign…
  • Style Guides, Ratchet, Magic CSS3 Animations | The Treehouse Show Episode 87

    Jason Seifer
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    It’s Tuesday which means that the Treehouse Show is back! In episode 87 of The Treehouse Show, Nick and Jason (@jseifer) talk about style guides, writing great interface copy, the Ratchet framework, and more. This Week’s Links Creating Style Guides · An A List Apart Article From Google Ventures: 5 Rules For Writing Great Interface Copy | Co.Design | business + design Ratchet http://dan-silver.github.io/ElementTransitions.js/ Magic Animations CSS3 tiimgreen/github-cheat-sheet John Resig – Write Code Every Day vis.js | a dynamic, browser-based visualization library The post…
  • Learning, Every Day

    Nick Pettit
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    I try to learn something new every day. It might relate to personal finances, physical health, computer programming, or any other topic — and the learning might take place for a few minutes or from sunrise to sunset. Every time I learn something, I typically observe a corresponding increase in my quality of life. This is why I believe it’s so critical to establish learning as a lifelong skill. Learning to Conquer Fear Everyone has a natural fear of the unknown, which can be a huge driver of stress: Am I saving enough money? Should my car be making that noise? Am I doing this exercise…
  • Women Finding Footing in Software Development Careers

    Amy Ettinger
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    Amanda Langley (Photo courtesy to Treehouse) A few years before she graduated from college in 2013, Amanda Langley shifted her focus from filmmaking to computer engineering. Langley was good at math and liked the challenge of logic and abstract thinking in her computer science class. She was just one of a handful of women in her class of more than 100 students at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. But the lack of gender diversity didn’t stop her from excelling in her courses and landing a job at Centare in Milwaukee six months before graduation. She is now a programmer for the software…
 
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    Web Designer Wall - Design Trends and Tutorials

  • FITC Toronto 2014 Ticket Giveaways

    Nick La
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I've have two FITC Toronto 2014 conference tickets to giveaway and all you need to do is send a tweet for your chance to win. For those who don't know about FITC Toronto, it is an annual technology and creativity event over three days with 80 plus speakers and 1200 attendees from around the world. [...]
  • Themify is Redesigned

    Nick La
    16 Mar 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Themify has come a long way since its launch 3 years ago, and I thought it was finally time to redesign the Themify website. The goal of Themify is to make it easy for anyone to build a beautiful, responsive website using WordPress and Themify themes. This means that we need to stay ahead of [...]
  • How to Protect WordPress Sites

    Nick La
    3 Dec 2013 | 12:47 pm
    WordPress is one of the most ubiquitous content management systems in the world. Even better, it's open source! However, as an open source piece of software, it can be vulnerable to malicious individuals digging through code and finding vulnerabilities in the code, which they attempt to exploit. As such, WordPress sites have been prone to [...]
  • 30 Great Interactive Sites

    Nick La
    16 Sep 2013 | 9:21 am
    I apologize for not posting on the Wall for the longest time, but yes, I'm still alive (just been busy with Themify). Today I have an awesome post to share — 30 great interactive sites. HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript have opened up many design possibilities. Web design nowadays is very interactive, it is no longer [...]
  • Interactive World JavaScript Map

    Nick La
    30 May 2013 | 1:10 am
    This tutorial will show you how to create an interactive map of the world you can use to display travel photos. In the process, you'll be introduced to Raphael.js. It is a small JavaScript library that makes it easy to work with vector graphics. Instead of using HTML5 Canvas for interactive animations, it uses SVG [...]
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  • Be Unforgettable. Build Your Web Design Online Presence Even When You’re Busy

    Laura Spencer
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:07 pm
    How do you get more clients? Build a strong online presence, of course. If clients and prospects see you online, they are more likely to contact you about web design projects. An easy and cost-effective way to build a strong online presence is through social media. The only problem with building an online presence through social media is that most freelancers tend to slack off when they are busy. It's easy to participate in social media activities when your schedule is slow. It's not so easy to participate when you are rushing to meet deadlines. Unfortunately, when it comes to your online…
  • Brand New! Career Resource PSDs

    Steven Snell
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Starting a new career? Trying to jump start your business? Maybe you just need sure fire designs to use for your client work. New to the Shop this week are all kinds of career resources to help you make that buck. Identity and Brand Mockup PSD Kit With so many platforms to grow your business […]
  • How to Help Your Client Decide if a Native App is Necessary

    Tara Hornor
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    More and more people across the world are using their mobile devices to access digital content. According to eMarketer, mobile phone use will grow from 61.1% to 69.4% worldwide. The same article also claims that nearly one-fourth of the global population use a smartphone monthly, but by 2017, this number will increase to 50%. American cell phone use has already surpassed the global numbers. The Pew Internet Research discovered that as of 2014, 90% of American adults own a cell phone, and 58% of those cell phone owners have a smartphone. Interestly enough, though, America only ranked number 13…
  • Best Twitter Practices for Improving Visibility

    Tara Hornor
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    One of the best ways for freelance graphic designers and web developers to gain exposure online is with social media. Twitter is an especially successful avenue simply because it is such a common platform. Freelancers, big and small businesses, non-profit organizations, retailers, individuals - Twitter is full of world-wide activity, across every industry. Photo Credit: mkhmarketing via Compfight cc
  • Website Designs that are People-friendly are Google-friendly

    Tara Hornor
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Google has always had the goal of making sure that their search engine provides the most relevant results to searchers. Through the use of algorithms, Google determines how related a site is when an Internet user completes a search for a certain keyword or keyword phrase. Recently, though, Google has made some very drastic changes to its algorithms. These updates have left many unaware website owners wondering how to make their sites appear on Google searches.
 
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  • Spring Cleaning: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes from April 2014

    Noupe Editorial Team
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
       It’s us again, your deep web theme divers. Continuing with our monthly series, we bring forward a new list of 20 fresh themes for a variety of purposes. Although there is a lot of color in some of the designs, the minimalism is still the common denominator. The following themes are very simple, yet advanced and good to be used as is or to experiment with them to create something unique for your or your client’s site.
  • HTML, CSS, PSD and More: 22 Free and Fresh Design Resources from April 2014

    Noupe Editorial Team
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
       How was your Easter, if you happened to celebrate it in your part of the world? We did not only find loads of eggs, but also a bunch of free resources for you all to enjoy. Today we are back with another round of HTML, CSS and PSD templates as well as some UI interfaces, all created in the course of the last few weeks. Frequent readers know that we collect the best new entries to the scene on a regular basis. So, add this post to your ever growing collection of design resources. If you’re a first-time visitor to this series, scroll down to the bottom of the post where we…
  • Create For The Next Big Thing: Free Android Wear UI PSD Mockups

    Nataly Birch
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
       The new year suggests the new undertakings, new hopes and new expectations. In the beginning we are always full of enthusiasm that is bubbling up inside us, pushing us on creating something incredible. However, in order to channel this boundless energy we need a fresh start, something that will “turn on” our imagination. And this something appeared last month. Motorola unveiled the Moto 360 smart watch, a part of the Google smart wear series, that as befits is powered by the Android platform.
  • Exclusive Freebie on Noupe: 50 Funny Icons Out of The Ordinary

    Dieter Petereit
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
       Oops, that shouldn’t have happened. Simply hold your breath for a minute and it will have faded. Yes, we find this hilarious. A few weeks ago, Nasty Icons created ripples, yet we found the set too drastic in some ways. So we contacted Freepik, our friends from Spain, and asked them if they’d be interested in creating a set, inspired by Nasty Icons, but more on the funny side. They agreed immediately and today, we are proud to be able to bring the 50 symbols to you. All of the icons are free to use for any type of project, but you can only get them here…
  • Free Download: Trey Ratcliff’s 500 Best Photos in Full Resolution

    Dieter Petereit
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
       This is definitely worth an article as well as your time. Trey Ratcliff, avid traveller and professional photographer, sat down last night and curated his 500 personal favorites from his great photography portfolio into one album. Then he went over to Google+ and released this album exclusively there. Trey is a heavy user of G+ anyway and the platform didn’t limit him to certain resolutions for his images. Out came a great and really large album of 500 high grade images in their fullest resolution.
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    Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report: Web Design News & Insights Since 1995

  • The Practice

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Typekit Practice is a fine new typography resource. Congrats & thanks @nicewebtype @typekit ! http://t.co/LncTpApUku pic.twitter.com/AVntKX6Ntn — Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) April 18, 2014
  • A List Apart № 393: Inventing & Documenting Design Patterns

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    A LIST APART Issue № 393 is about documenting design patterns with a style guide and creating new ones with the z-axis. Creating Style Guides by SUSAN ROBERTSON A style guide, also referred to as a pattern library, is a living document that details the front-end code for all the elements and modules of a website or application. It also documents the site’s visual language, from header styles to color palettes. In short, a proper style guide is a one-stop guide that the entire team can reference when considering site changes and iterations. Susan Robertson shows us how to build and…
  • Big Web Show № 116: The Difference Between Ideas and Products

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:11 pm
    IN BIG WEB SHOW № 116 (“Everything Web That Matters”), I chat with Phillip Reyland and Roland Dubois, cofounders of Byte Dept., a NYC agency that designs and builds digital products for brands and agencies, and that created the popular Bike Department app for iOS. We discuss… Creating products for clients instead of yourself. Four strategies to apply to every product: experience strategy, platform strategy, mobile strategy, and integration strategy. Rethinking the mobile bike app: using data to predict whether a bike will be there when you get to it. The experience layer versus…
  • The Gory Details

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:37 am
    SO MY DAD had another seizure—it’s been about six months since the last one; nobody knows what causes them or how to prevent them. It was 4:00 AM Monday morning. He fell heavily, like a sack of bricks, and cracked open his skull above his right eye. There was blood everywhere on the tiled floor of his bathroom, his wife Catherine says. Catherine called 911. She couldn’t do it from the phone in the bedroom; she went running through the house looking for a working portable phone. The ambulance came fast and he was rushed to Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he stayed overnight.
  • A Temporary Reprieve

    Jeffrey Zeldman
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:21 pm
    MY PHONE SHOWED three consecutive voicemails from my dad’s wife. I told myself, this can only mean one thing. Fortunately, it meant something else. You know your father is getting on in years when a fall and bleeding and a hospital stay are good news.
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  • Brand Minimalism

    Khoi
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Art in America Magazine has this look back at an exhibition from 1980 that examined the striking similarities between minimalist art and corporate identity design. Titled “Objects and Logotypes: Relationships Between Minimalist Art and Corporate Design” and curated by Buzz Spector, the show juxtaposed identities for companies like the Aluminum Company of America, Chase Manhattan…
  • Typekit Practice

    Khoi
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Adobe’s Typekit team recently launched this pedagogical microsite devoted to helping their customers hone their typographic skills. It’s built around practical lessons — there are two so far — that dive into the finer details of setting type for the web. It already looks like a good resource; if Adobe remains committed to it and it keeps…
  • The Last Record Shop

    Khoi
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    A community artspace in Hamtramck, Michigan is planning this fall to turn its gallery space into a fictional record shop, replete with fictional albums. They’re soliciting the public at large — designers, really — to create made-up record sleeves for made-up bands, which they will use to stock the shop’s bins. The finished sleeve should…
  • Nikki Sylianteng’s NYC Parking Signs

    Khoi
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    It wasn’t that long ago when New York City’s parking signs were famously redesigned by Michael Bierut at Pentagram, but that apparently didn’t satisfy designer Nikki Sylianteng. She took it upon herself to craft an altogether new design that eschews Pentagram’s textual approach and opts for a visual representation of parking schedules. On her portfolio…
  • Correct Title Capitalization

    Khoi
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I’m kind of a freak about capitalization. Not that I know how to capitalize things properly every time, but I feel that at the very least I aspire to capitalize the right words in a title. Doing so, I find, adds a subtle but worthwhile dollop of goodness to written text. Proper capitalization shows that…
 
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    Stuff and Nonsense

  • ★ Unfinished Business episode 65: This swimmer is reversing

    Andy Clarke
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    This week on Unfinished Business I’m joined again by Elliott Kember to talk about Speedos, fitness tackers and—one day before Nike announced they’ve stopped making hardware—my Nike Fuelband. We discuss Cennydd Bowles’ Letter to a Junior Designer and if there are differences between designing a website and designing a digital product. I ask if designing with data is just an excuse for not having enough confidence in an idea and suggest that banging on about ‘empathy’ deserves a punch in the face.This week our sponsors are Macrabbit’s…
  • ★ Unfinished Business episode 64: A great big dollop of hindsight

    Andy Clarke
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:59 am
    Everyone involved in making Unfinished Business wants to say an enormous thank-you to all of you out there in podcast land who voted for us for Podcast Of The Year at The Net Awards. You helped us make the shortlist of the final five that’s full of brilliant podcasts and put a very broad smile on all our faces. On this week’s Unfinished Business I’m joined by not one, but two guests to keep me out of trouble, Laura Kalbag and marathon runner Rachel Andrew. We talk about the fallout from last week’s news that publisher Five Simple Steps has closed, what this means for…
  • ★ Hardboiled Web Design has a new home at Smashing Magazine

    Andy Clarke
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:50 am
    The sudden closure of Five Simple Steps came as a shock to a lot of people, not least authors like me who are forced to decide on new homes for their books with no notice.For me at least, the choice was easy and I’m so very pleased to say that Hardboiled Web Design is now available in the Smashing Magazine shop. You can buy the digital bundle of ePUB and PDF formats for a new, low price. Previously £16.00/€19.00 (+VAT in the UK), now just £10.60/€12.90 including taxes. If you haven’t read Hardboiled Web Design yet, there’s never been a better time.
  • ★ Looking back at Five Simple Steps

    Andy Clarke
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    I’d been in Nottingham for the day, catching up with friends including Owen Gregory. Driving home, an idea started to develop. Owen and I worked together on client projects at the time and I trust him to give me an honest opinion, so I pulled the car over, called him and explained the idea. A book called ‘Hardboiled Web Design.’I was very cautious about writing a second book and I knew that finding a publisher who understood the message that I wanted to convey and could offer me the support, creative freedom and the financial rewards to make the project worthwhile, would be…
  • ★ Sharing our sales prospects spreadsheet

    Andy Clarke
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Although there seems to be plenty of choice, I haven’t found any CRM software that tickles my fancy yet. I need to get better at keeping on top of prospective business though, so the first step was to make a spreadsheet. If it’s useful to anyone, I’m happy to share it. There are Apple Numbers and Microsoft Excel versions in a ZIP file. I’m keen to hear your suggestions for improving it, as well as your recommendations for CRM software/services. Download the ZIP file
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    You The Designer

  • Truth Facts: Awesome Infographics and Hilarious Truths

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Data visualization doesn’t always have to be bland and boring; neither does it have to be backed by years of surveying – or even be serious at all. Truth Facts easily shows you how hilarious and sometimes depressing it is to live in the 21st century through well-designed infographics. Honest, cheeky and sometimes hilariously callous – that is how I can describe Denmark-based website Kind of Normal’s new infographic-based series called Truth Facts. The series is mostly comprised of wonderfully designed charts and graphs about life in the 21st century wherein social…
  • Get Fast and Furious with the State of the In-Car UX

    Julya Buhain
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Can UI go so far as saving a life? Newer models of cars these days, more often than not, come with a touch screen to control everything from what the car is playing, gps/maps to the air conditioning. Yet, in a vehicle where focus must be maintained at all times, we have to give a moment to consider how distracting the in-car UX actually is. When you’re on the road, you have about maybe, a second or two to glance at the screen and make your adjustments. UX should be straightforward with little room for fiddling or navigating through a maze of menus and options to get the desired result.
  • Comic Neue: The Much-Hated Comic Sans Redesigned!

    Gian Bautista
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Earlier this week, we wrote an article about probably the most hated font in the world that is Comic Sans. We pointed out some arguments in defense of the said font and concluded that Comic Sans is not the problem but the people who were using it inappropriately. The font is bashed very much by typographers and graphic designers alike that it led to the creation of a redesigned version of it. Lo and behold! Comic Neue! Comic Neue is a typeface that aspires to be the casual script choice for everyone including the typographically savvy. It is created by Craig Rozynski, an Australian…
  • Prototypo: A Streamlined Online Typeface Editor

    Kerby Rosanes
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    London-based international type foundry, ByteFoundry has created a slicker and smoother way in creating and editing typefaces. Called “Prototypo”, the open source online editing application will make the work of type designers less tedious and repetitive. Prototypo features a streamlined way of editing typefaces with over twenty parameters to modify all built-in glyphs at once. Type designers can play, experiment and refine spacing and outlines of a wide range of body text fonts using sliders. The application brings a whole new approach of type design by letting you focus on…
  • The Psychology Of The Cereal Box Design

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Why is it that cereal boxes for kids are often designed with quirky colorful mascots that seems to stare back at you? There could be a reason for that according to a new study. Whimsical and fun as they may seem but Cap’n Crunch and the rest of the cereal box mascots (or spokes-characters as they are called) may not only be there to make breakfast a fun activity for your kids. As it turns out, cereal boxes might be designed in such a way that it would appeal to your kids on a deeper psychological level as suggested by a Cornell University Food and Brand Labs’ recent study. But…
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  • 102 Hours: The Story of the Boston Marathon Bombing Told Through Iconography

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:33 am
    In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, a local design studio sought to make sense of the chaotic sequence of events. Using iconography to tell the story, here is the book they created: 102 Hours.
  • Helping Students Deal with Stress and Anxiety

    2 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    Students seem to be always stressed out. Tight deadlines, poor time management, balancing school and life, taking too much on. As an educator, I may be on the other side of the fence, but I can totally relate.
  • Guided serendipity: On building IBM’s new design studio

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:25 am
    What happens when a company hires 100 designers—simultaneously? In late 2013 IBM did just that when they debuted IBM Design, a dedicated in-house studio. Their design studio director shares a behind-the-scenes look at how the newly formed team has navigated for possibilities rather than outcomes.
  • Interview with Allan Peters of Target

    3 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    “The thought of going in-house initially scared me,” says the associate creative director of Target. “I was worried that I’d have less variety and fewer opportunities to flex my creativity. I couldn’t have been more wrong.” Peters talks about what it’s like to work for one of the most respected in-house design groups around.
  • The Creative Team of the Future

    26 Feb 2014 | 9:19 am
    The Creative Team of the Future, a joint research project between The Creative Group and AIGA, explores key trends shaping the creative profession and how to prepare for challenges and opportunities ahead.
 
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    JUST™ Creative

  • 4 Heartfelt Marketing Campaigns That Made A Difference

    Jacob Cass
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    This article has been contributed by Hannah Connor. Recently we looked at 4 successful marketing campaigns that rocked the world, and now we are taking a look at 4 new campaigns that creatively stood out and helped make a difference. These campaigns play off human emotion, and from it we can learn how to share the human factor and us too, make a difference. Love Stories Video Submission + Sharable Survey When it comes to combining every kind of content socially and interactively notonthehighstreet.com has got their tactics spot on. Their marketing angle was very heartfelt; a marketing…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to UX & UI Design

    Jacob Cass
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    This article has been contributed by Saha William. User experience (UX) is the end result of User Interface design (UI)… If that’s what you wanted to hear, there you have it. Take it and leave it! However, if you landed on this post with a resolve to understand what UX and UI design truly mean and what makes them apart, then read on as I will gladly unfold the mystery before you in as plain English as possible. So, are you with me? Good! First of all, I’d like to purge the wrong misconception, which most people have in their mind about UX and UI, that the two terms are same…
  • Top 10 E-mail Etiquette Tips During Your Career Search

    Jacob Cass
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    This article has been contributed by Jeffrey. Currently, for the past several years, email communication has proven an effective solution for many purposes. It saves money, time and allows you to find what you want without intermediaries. For this reason, having the company data to which you wish to apply for a job can be very useful. This may help you get a job in no time. There are still many people who believe that it is preferable to deliver their curriculum in person because they think that email is not an effective channel. Social networks are proving to be one of the most effective…
  • The Secret Process of Writing Magnetic Design Briefs

    Jacob Cass
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:17 pm
    *This is a contributed article by Leslie Anglesey. Writing magnetic and effective design briefs is the difference between a successful project and one that stays in the construction phase way past schedule. Your brief needs to clearly and precisely provide the designer with the information they need to do their job. In this article we’ll go over a process you can follow to write a great design brief. It takes practice of course, like everything else. But, once you get the hang of it your jobs becomes that much more efficient. Step #1: Company Profile Synopsis Just break it down so that…
  • Brand Basics: The Importance of Having a Brand Platform

    Jacob Cass
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:11 pm
    This article has been contributed by Andy. Some business owners overlook the importance of a brand. They think that because they don’t manufacture a unique, ground breaking product, they can’t be considered a “brand”. Any business out there can be a brand though – right through from massive names like Coca Cola and Nike, to Wholefoods and Tesco. To put this in perspective, the majority of the items sold by Wholefoods and Tesco are purchased from other companies and brands, but those two supermarkets are still brands within their own right. Your business can be its very own brand too…
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    Logo Design Love

  • Color Works

    David Airey
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    Color Works: An Essential Guide to Understanding and Applying Color Design Principles is a useful looking colour resource that was co-authored in 2013 by Eddie Opara and John Cantwell. Within each chapter, illustrated case studies look at iconic projects that have used colour for impact. Essays are written by designers including Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Brook, Brian Collins, and Paula Scher. “Any color is good, as long as you’re consistent. There are no ugly colors; there are only ugly colors in combination. Any color next to white is fine. If your product is linked with a color,…
  • Aston Martin logo evolution

    David Airey
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Founded in 1913 by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin as ‘Bamford & Martin Ltd.’ 1914 saw the birth of the name ‘Aston Martin’ following one of Lionel Martin’s successful runs at the Aston Hill Climb in Buckinghamshire, England. 1921-1926 Financial problems plagued the company over the next decade with the business forced to close in 1925 only to be rescued by a group of investors in 1926, forming ‘Aston Martin Motors Ltd.’ One year later, the AM monogram was replaced with the iconic Aston Martin wings. 1927 1930 1932 1939 1947 saw the dawn of the…
  • Islamic Solidarity

    David Airey
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    “The Conference of Islamic Solidarity was held in Mecca and sponsored by Saudi Arabia to initiate cultural exchanges between Islamic states. The symbol was formed out of six crescents to represent the six Muslim countries who took part. The configuration is also reminiscent of the band used in Arab headdress.” Classic. Designed by Alan Fletcher in 1968 while part of Crosby Fletcher Forbes, before moving on to co-found Pentagram in 1972. View more from Alan Fletcher (1931-2006) in this excellent archive.
  • New SFA logo axed a few days after launch

    David Airey
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Earlier this month, Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Texas unveiled a new logo. It took months to complete, but has already been axed after students and alumni petitioned against it. The new (axed) SFA logo The old (retained) SFA logo Watch a video report on the KLTV website. I can understand why an update was considered because anyone unfamiliar with the original might read it as “9FA” or “SEA.” I always have sympathy for the designers involved when there’s this kind of “trial by social media.” Via Brand New.
  • Jigsaw

    David Airey
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:40 am
    Lovely work by Pentagram partner Emily Oberman for Jigsaw. Jigsaw is the production company of the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. “Jigsaw’s name is inspired by the ‘jigsaw’ teaching technique, which makes each student in a class responsible for a different aspect of knowledge of a particular subject. The various perspectives come together to form a full picture and elevate the level of education for all. Gibney uses a similar collaborative strategy in his documentaries, assembling multiple points of view to tell complex stories.” Project…
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  • Creatives: Establish Your Fee or Salary First

    Ted Leonhardt
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    It's called throwing out an anchor. When you know the range and the scope of work it's to your advantage to establish your price first.
  • USGBC Launches Real-Time Green Building Data Resource for US

    Dexigner
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched a new online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C.
  • Model Making: Conceive, Create and Convince

    Dexigner
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Frame Publishers' latest title, Model Making: Conceive, Create and Convince, is a step-by-step guide about how to create convincing scale models.
  • Snaidero Ola25 Limited Edition by Pininfarina

    Senay Gokcen
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Pininfarina, in partnership with Snaidero, has launched Ola25, a limited edition kitchen with unique stylistic and functional characteristics.
  • The Hilda Stories

    Levent Ozler
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Herman Miller has released four animated videos called "The Hilda Stories" as part of its WHY digital platform.
 
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    Graphic Design Blog

  • Texaco Children’s Art winner is amazing

    Toon Creffield
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    Texaco Children’s Art is an art competition that this year was won by this impressive hyper-realistic pencil drawing of an old man by 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh.She drew the portrait from a photograph she found in the Vanishing Ireland book and has won the top prize for her age category every year since she was 12.“One of the most talented artists of her generation, and one whose skill could see her become one of Ireland’s foremost portrait artists of the future.” Declan McGonagle, director of the National College of Art and Design. Subscribe to this feed
  • Creative Packaging that helps show the product off

    Toon Creffield
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    Some amazing packaging ideas right here:Subscribe to this feed
  • England Unveils New Nike Home and Away Kits for 2014

    Toon Creffield
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    England and Nike have released images of their new kits, they're very plain however I really like this minimal style myself.“Designing the kits for the country that invented the game was a real honor for our design team,"  said Martin Lotti, Nike Football Global Creative Director. "We wanted to pay homage to key moments in England’s proud footballing history.” Subscribe to this feed
  • The Original Lego Brick Patent (Filed 1958), by Godfred Kirk Christiansen

    Toon Creffield
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    The Original Lego Brick Patent that was filed in 1958by Godfred Kirk Christiansen of the Danish born Lego Group. The word Lego is derived from the Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well."From here Subscribe to this feed
  • Great Kit-Kat Ads

    Toon Creffield
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    Agencia: JWT Londres.Subscribe to this feed
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    CSS-Tricks

  • Picturefill 2

    Chris Coyier
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    This is important because: Picturefill was a great solution already, and this brings it into the future encouraging the use of the future proper syntax. You not only can use <picture> but <img srcset> too, which is a close cousin and useful when swapping sources with media queries alone would suck. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Picturefill 2 is a post from CSS-Tricks
  • Inline SVG vs Icon Fonts [CAGEMATCH]

    Chris Coyier
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you're building an icon system for a site, you have some options. If you know the icons need to be raster images, then you'll likely be using CSS sprites. If the icons will be vector images (much more common these days), you have some options. Two of those options are using inline SVG and using icon fonts. Let's compare. Icons are Vector There are big advantages to vector icons: resizable up and down without losing quality, extra sharp on retina displays, and small file size among them. Icon Font Inline SVG Browsers consider it text, so the icons are anti-aliased as such. Can lead to icons…
  • Handling z-index

    Chris Coyier
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Managing z-index across large sites can be a pain in the butt. CSS is hard to test, so it's notoriously easy to make a change that ends up, for instance, hiding some important UI under who-knows-where. If you use a CSS preprocessor, maybe we can handle it in a special way. An Idea From Game Programming Vertical stacking order is not only a problem for web design, it's a major issue for game developers too. They work in even more dynamic environments where it is vitally important which things appear on top of others. That "A" better appear on top of the modal, which needs to appear above any…
  • 12 Little-Known CSS Facts

    Chris Coyier
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Sometimes these types of articles are cheezy and filled with fairly obvious stuff, but not when Louis Lazaris does them. All of these are pretty non-obvious. Direct Link to Article — Permalink 12 Little-Known CSS Facts is a post from CSS-Tricks
  • Improve the payment experience with animations

    Chris Coyier
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Nice stuff by Michaël Villar. Tasteful, subtle, informative animations is a trend I can be behind. Reminds me of the nice stuff Val Head has been teaching, Hakim El Hattab's experiments, Codrops examples, Pasquale D’Silva's thinking, Effeckt.css... Direct Link to Article — Permalink Improve the payment experience with animations is a post from CSS-Tricks
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    DevWebPro

  • Most Popular Websites Disavowed by Webmasters!

    Ritu Sharma
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    Recently, Google has made much noise with its disavow tool, penalizing websites for backlink related issues. The most recent one being MyBlogGuest. If you have done any link building in the past and are worried about getting the manual spam action mail from Google anytime possible, then there is a slight clue for you to determine which links are worth keeping and which are not. www.removeem.com, a professional backlink removal tool has come up with a list of the most popular 99 websites which are removed by webmasters. It is assumed that most of the websites in the list are probably on the…
  • Google Announces Cloud DNS, Has a Wide Variety of Uses

    Chris Crum
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Google made a bunch of announcements about its Cloud Platform earlier this week, including Cloud DNS, a Domain Name System services to give developers a “highly available, reliable, and inexpensive “way to publish DNS zones and records. Google previously blogged about some of its other big announcements like price drops, sustained-use discounts, managed virtual machines, expanded Compute Engine support, real-time big data with BigQuery, and some other developer tools. In a new blog post, Google is talking more about Cloud DNS. Developers can use the Cloud DNS API to manage their own…
  • Price Drop For Google Cloud Platform Announced

    Chris Crum
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:42 am
    Google announced on Tuesday at its Cloud Platform Live event that it is lowering prices on Cloud Platform, and launching cloud-based DevOps tooling, Managed Virtual Machines (VM) for App Engine, real-time Big Data analytics with BigQuery. On the pricing, Google SVP of Technical Infrastructure Urs Hölzle says, “The original promise of cloud computing was simple: virtualize hardware, pay only for what you use, with no upfront capital expenditures and lower prices than on-premise solutions. But pricing hasn’t followed Moore’s Law: over the past five years, hardware costs improved…
  • 8 Hours Of Google’s Developer Day Livestream [Video]

    Chris Crum
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    Google held (and livestreamed) its Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The recording, which is over 8 hours long, is now up for all to view. Dig in. Below is the full agenda via the GDC site, so you know what your’e in for. 10:00-10:15am Developer Day Kick-Off 10:15-10:45am Growth Hacking with Play Games Let’s look at how you can harness the incredible growth of Google Play Games to rapidly expand the user base of your game, and how Play Games assists in discovery, engagement and retention. 10:45-11:15am Engaging Your Entire Community Your player…
  • All Developers Now Able To use Amazon AppStream

    Zach Walton
    14 Mar 2014 | 7:04 am
    Last year, Amazon introduced AppStream as a way to help developers deliver applications to consumers through the cloud. The proposed benefit was that developers could deliver applications to consumers regardless of their hardware thanks to the application running on cloud servers. It’s been in beta since it was announced, but now it’s finally ready. Amazon announced this morning that AppStream is finally out of beta and available to all developers. Going forward, developers will be able to utilize Amazon Web Services to host applications on the cloud that are then streamed to…
 
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    Design Shack

  • Design Dilemma: Afraid to Start One’s Career

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I receive a message, asking for help with a dilemma, I try to research the person’s background first. If they have an online portfolio, I check their work samples. If they have a LinkedIn profile, I look at their experience. It’s the best way to offer advice that’s not below their experience level, and avoid coming across as insulting. Unfortunately, sometimes what I find is disappointing and shocking. It’s the same feeling one gets when you find a 1960s Playboy magazine at a flea market and you realize the centerfold is your grandmother. The Dilemma Aside from…
  • The Complete Guide to Special Characters

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Not everything is as easy as ABC or 123. Sometimes your copy might require a character outside of the basic alphabet. That’s where special characters and glyphs come in. (Look around, they are more common than you might think at first.) Depending on your workflow, inserting a glyph can be as simple as a keystroke or a multi-step process. Much of it depends on the software you are using, typography palette and how the final product will be published. Here, we are going to take a look at special characters, examples of use and tips for success. The Basics Any character not on a standard…
  • This Week in Design: April 18, 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am going to confess right now. I am a little obsessed with typography this week. And there’s been plenty happening in the world of type, making it the theme of this week in design. Every week, we plan to a look at major product releases and upgrades, tools and tricks and even some of the most popular things you are talking about on social media. And we’d love to hear what’s going on in your world as well. Have we missed anything? Drop me a line at carrie@designshack.net. There’s a ‘Neue’ Comic Sans in Town Comic Sans has long been at the end of many designer jokes. The light…
  • Design Dilemma: Are You the Right Person for the Right Job?

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    You show a prospective client your portfolio. They like it, hire you and the project starts. You deliver sketches and then, after everything is approved, the finished design. The client then informs you the solution didn’t meet his/her “vision” and refuses all offers to adjust the work to meet his/her vision. Final payment and further contact from the client never happen. The Dilemma Citra A. writes: I love your design dilemma blog! I was just wondering how you handle clients who refuse pay the remaining part of a down payment? FYI, I’m a student, freelance designer…
  • Paper 101: Quick Start Guide for Print Projects

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    While most principles and tenets of design are pretty universal, printing is not. For anyone jumping to a different medium (online to print) or even one medium to another, it is vital to know just what you need and will get when working on a print job. Elements such as paper stock, paper size, coating and fold can significantly impact how a design is put together for a printed project. Here’s a guide to help you get started and better understand the ins and outs of printed projects. Paper Stock Before you even start designing, it is a good idea to know what exactly you are designing for.
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    CSS Drive News

  • Responsive Iconic Menu

    webmaster@REMOVETHIScssdrive.com
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    A sleek CSS3 horizontal menu bar that stays tucked away until the user clicks on an icon, revealing the menu.
  • scrollMagic

    webmaster@REMOVETHIScssdrive.com
    16 Mar 2014 | 6:56 am
    A jQuery plugin for doing cool scroll related animations such as parallax.
  • Grid: A simple guide to responsive design

    webmaster@REMOVETHIScssdrive.com
    24 Feb 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Awesome, one page guide to responsive design.
  • jQuery 1.11 and 2.1 Released

    webmaster@REMOVETHIScssdrive.com
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:33 pm
    The new versions improve upon performance such as lower startup times plus availability as a npm package (for use in node or browserify).
  • PhysicsJS

    webmaster@REMOVETHIScssdrive.com
    26 Nov 2013 | 12:28 am
    A JavaScript 2D Physics engine to add some nice physics effects to your code.
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    Boagworld - Web & Digital Advice

  • Dream big, act small

    Paul Boag
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    We should all have ambitious dreams about what we can do with digital. But, when it comes to taking action we need to execute small, standalone projects.Become a digital leader in your organisation! Paul’s new book Digital Adaptation will empower you to bring about real change in your organisation. Only then will it be in the position to get the most from digital… Learn more.What does Obamacare, Birmingham City Council and the Department of Trade and Industry all have in common? Each endeavoured to put in place ambitious online projects that ran over budget. Parts of the Trade and…
  • Sunny coastlines and micro payments

    Paul Boag
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    On the first show of season nine we talk to a web developer working on a council website and discuss online donations.Become a digital leader in your organisation! Paul’s new book Digital Adaptation will empower you to bring about real change in your organisation. Only then will it be in the position to get the most from digital… Learn more.Paul Boag: On the first show of Season 9 we talk to a web developer working for a council website, and discuss online donations. Featured Person — Steve Fuery (Bass Coast Council) Featured Project — CentUp Links mentioned in the show Hello…
  • When it comes to designing websites, distance doesn’t matter

    Paul Boag
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do not base your selection of web design agency on their location. Skills and relationship matter more.Become a digital leader in your organisation! Paul’s new book Digital Adaptation will empower you to bring about real change in your organisation. Only then will it be in the position to get the most from digital… Learn more.One of the main reasons we lose work at Headscape is because prospective clients feel like they need to hire a local agency. Ironically, this is especially true of London clients who are only an hour and a half down the road from us! All the more ironic when…
  • Are you getting the basics of analytics right?

    Paul Boag
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Monitoring website analytics is an important part of evolving your site. Unfortunately many of us aren't monitoring enough and look at the wrong things.Become a digital leader in your organisation! Paul’s new book Digital Adaptation will empower you to bring about real change in your organisation. Only then will it be in the position to get the most from digital… Learn more.I think if we are honest most of us are floundering around when it comes to website analytics. We know they are important, but are not quite sure what to do with the data we collect. After opening the default…
  • Are you taking conversion seriously?

    Paul Boag
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you want to see a return on investment from your website it involves a long term commitment to optimisation.Become a digital leader in your organisation! Paul’s new book Digital Adaptation will empower you to bring about real change in your organisation. Only then will it be in the position to get the most from digital… Learn more.It amazes me how many website owners don’t seem to care about the performance of their website. They say that it should generate a return on investment, but they do nothing to make that happen. They launch their site and walk away. Driving…
 
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    DzineBlog.com

  • Finding the Target Audience of any New Project

    Jake Rocheleau
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAResearching your target audience while planning a new project is of vital importance. Whether you’re building desktop software, websites, mobile apps, or anything similar. Marketing is never easy but you can save a lot of time by handling the key research beforehand. I’d like to share a few tips you can use to determine a potential market for your new project. Social networks like Facebook can target people all over the world. This could also be compared with Instagram or Vine, both of which provide value to people in any country. Not every project is meant…
  • Planning your Creative Ideas from Conception to Fruition

    Jake Rocheleau
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Advertise here with BSAIt takes a lot of practice and effort to become a successful creative artist. Whether it’s in writing, design, 3D modeling, development, or any similar field. Creative ideas typically happen on-the-fly and usually branch off from a separate thought pattern. When the idea strikes you should take action and get it down before you have the chance to forget. This article will cover some techniques for planning out your creative ideas. The initial concept needs to be refined in order to produce something magnificent. I’ll focus primarily on design ideas but you…
  • 30 Websites to find Creative Photography Inspiration

    Jake Rocheleau
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Advertise here with BSAI couldn’t possibly overstate the need for digital photography. Graphic designers love to use creative commons photos in digital work, but these same photos can also prove useful to an online journalist or editor. The need for digital photographs has risen tremendously in the past decade. Thankfully modern Internet technologies have been advancing just as quickly. This gallery includes a handful of resources for locating photographs online. Some will provide creative commons licensing while others may be solely for inspiration. Whether you’re a photographer…
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    Popular Wallpapers on Desktop Nexus

  • Manabe Kei

    31 Mar 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Manabe KeiA new wallpaper has been posted to the Anime gallery on Desktop Nexus.Uploaded By: vanilliCategory: OtherDate Uploaded: 03/31/14Native Resolution: 1280x800Points: +8Download Count: 0View This Wallpaper Now - View Wallpaper Comments (1)
  • Yuki

    31 Mar 2014 | 12:40 pm
    YukiA new wallpaper has been posted to the Anime gallery on Desktop Nexus.Uploaded By: vanilliCategory: OtherDate Uploaded: 03/31/14Native Resolution: 1072x825Points: +6Download Count: 0View This Wallpaper Now - View Wallpaper Comments (1)
  • Sisters for life

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:23 am
    Sisters for lifeA new wallpaper has been posted to the Anime gallery on Desktop Nexus.Uploaded By: Souleater27Category: OtherDate Uploaded: 03/31/14Native Resolution: 1500x975Points: +2Download Count: 0View This Wallpaper Now
  • Elizabeth

    30 Mar 2014 | 7:11 am
    ElizabethA new wallpaper has been posted to the Abstract gallery on Desktop Nexus.Uploaded By: cehenotCategory: FantasyDate Uploaded: 03/30/14Native Resolution: 1920x1200Points: +2Download Count: 0View This Wallpaper Now - View Wallpaper Comments (2)
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    30 Mar 2014 | 6:51 am
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!A new wallpaper has been posted to the Animals gallery on Desktop Nexus.Uploaded By: cehenotCategory: OtherDate Uploaded: 03/30/14Native Resolution: 1680x1050Points: +6Download Count: 0View This Wallpaper Now - View Wallpaper Comments (3)
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    About.com Web Design / HTML

  • Writing HTML in Notepad

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Notepad is a text editor that comes free with every copy of Microsoft Windows. There is no need to get anything else when you want to write HTML. You can create complex and beautiful pages using Notepad. Learn how easy it is to Write HTML in Notepad More Notepad Help Find Notepad on Your Windows Machine Notepad, Not WordPad Adding Content to a Notepad Created Web Page Styling a Notepad Created Page
  • Font sizes - 12px is too small

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I am often asked what sizes I recommend for various aspects of web pages. How wide should a design be? How big should images be? How tall should fonts be? In my opinion, the first two questions can be answered most accurately with the statement “It depends.” This is because the design width should depend upon how wide the device viewing it is (in other words, you should use responsive web design) and also the content that is going to be displayed on the page. The size of your images depends on both what you're using the images for and how your clients access your site. But font…
  • I love lists

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Perhaps it's the Myers-Briggs J in me, but lists are appealing to me. And when I went to a conference led by Molly Holzschlag where she showed us that nearly everything in life (and web design) is a list, I was in heaven. Of course, most people I talk to don't get as excited about styling unordered lists (and ordered lists and definition lists...) as I do. But trust me, go forth and use lists! You won't be sorry! Image courtesy James Braund / Digital Vision / Getty Images
  • Spring cleaning for your website

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This time of year inspires me to do two things: 1. lay outside in my hammock and 2. organize and clean my house. But there's no reason why you can't organize and clean your website too, especially when it's too chilly to lay in the hammock. These two articles will help you find a few things to do to give your site an update even if you don't have time for a full-on redesign. Read the articles: Tips for Improving Your Web Designs and Organize Your Website
  • Web Design Businesses - Start with a Business Plan

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're ready to start a work-from-home business as a web designer, there are a lot of things you need to do to prepare and be ready. The key is creating a business plan. If you treat your home business like a business from the start you'll be better off in the long run and have a more lucrative business. Read the article: Learn How to Write a Professional Web Design Business Plan Image courtesy Visage / Stockbyte / Getty Images
 
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    Clerkendweller : Web Security, Usability and Design

  • The Prevalence of SQL Injection Attacks

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:33 am
    A new survey by the Ponemon Institute highlights knowledge and experience of SQL injection attacks. The SQL Injection Threat Study analyses responses from almost 600 respondents to a survey sent initially to over 16,000 information technology practitioners in the United States. Slightly over 80% of these worked in organisations of more than 1,000 people. The majority were aware of SQL injection attacks against their own organisations within the last 12 months that evaded perimeter defences, although the rate of data compromise is not provided. Key findings: It took 140 days on average to…
  • Data Subject Breach Notification and Privacy Impact

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:43 am
    The EC Article 29 Working Party has published an opinion offering guidance to data controllers to help them to decide whether to notify data subjects in case of a personal data breach. Opinion 03/2014 on Personal Data Breach Notification provides advice to telecomms companies subject to mandatory breach notification under Directive 2002/58/EC. Whilst most readers of this blog will not work in this sector, the guidance itself is useful for consideration in any sector. The opinion recommends organisations should be proactive and plan appropriately. It illustrates the effects of confidentiality,…
  • Consultation on UK Cyber Essentials Scheme

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:58 pm
    As mentioned previously, the UK government has now published a draft cyber security standard and assurance framework for SMEs. The relevant documents for the Cyber Essentials Scheme are: Summary Requirements for Basic Technical Protection from Cyber Attacks Proposed Assurance Framework Test Specification The test specification includes "basic web application scanning for [four] common vulnerabilities [in unauthenticated areas only]" , which doesn't seem to be at a level that would be adequate for even the simplest brochureware website. And other types of application, such as mobile apps, are…
  • Criminal.UK

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Nominet, the .uk country code top level domain name registry, has announced an upcoming change to its terms and conditions which expressly prohibits any .uk domains (and from 2014 .cymru and .wales) being used to carry out criminal activity. In the announcement, Nominet explains how it will be working with existing bodies, who are able to alert it to criminal activity on a .uk domain name: National Crime Agency, new anti serious and organised crime agency working with other UK and international law enforcement organisations Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA),…
  • Third-Party Tracking Cookie Revelations

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:02 am
    A new draft paper describes how the capture of tracking cookies can be used for mass surveillance, and where other personal information is leaked by web sites, build up a wider picture of a person's real-world identity. Dillon Reisman, Steven Englehardt, Christian Eubank, Peter Zimmerman, and Arvind Narayanan at Princeton University's Department of Computer Science investigated how someone with passive access to a network could glean information from observing HTTP cookies in transit. The authors explain how pseudo-anonymous third-party cookies can be tied together without having to rely on…
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    AndySowards.com :: Web Design, Development, Programming

  • Codelobster Review – Free PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript editor (IDE)

    Andy Sowards
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetThe ever evolving workflow of a developer is more important than ever. In a time where code editors come and go with the setting of the sun, we are always looking for the latest and the greatest, or even just something a little different. We have tried Today we have reviewed Codelobster PHP Edition.What Is Codelobster?Codelobster PHP Edition streamlines and simplifies the PHP development process. You don’t need to keep in mind the names of functions, arguments, tags or their attributes — we’ve implemented all these for you with autocomplete…
  • 50+ Epic Wedding Photography & Engagement Ideas

    Andy Sowards
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:39 am
    Advertise here with BSATweetNothing is quite as beautiful as love. Except maybe photography :). When you find that special someone, you want the memories to last a lifetime – so you want them to be timeless, but also you want them to be FUN (duh). The more creative the better, or just keep it simple so that they are timeless. Whatever your style there are plenty of epic engagement photo ideas here along with some excellent examples of Wedding Photography. Whether you are getting engaged, or married, or trying to help a friend with some ideas – share this post around and spread…
  • How to Make A Slideshow with 3D Animation Effects – Tips & Examples

    Andy Sowards
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetSometimes you just need a quick, easy to make slideshow that looks professional and can be seen easily in a few different mediums, whether you are speaking at an event or need to whip something up for a local business meeting or even something you might not think about, a funeral, or commemorating an anniversary or something you want to be remembered. Needing to create a slideshow on short notice without knowing where to turn can be frustrating so thankfully these days software makes life easier – but there are so many slideshow solutions out there it can be…
  • Textures to improve Webdesign + Free Textures!

    Andy Sowards
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Advertise here with BSATweetA Website and its homepage design is the face of any company today. Creative web design can make your homepage more attractive. It is an art combined with creativity and technology.Web design gives a shape and look to a website and the color scheme sets the mood. But texture plays an important role in designing of the webpage. It gives beautiful look to the webpage. The main object of the texture is to seek the attention of visitors. Texture gives depth to the object. This depth is useful for showcasing the object in three dimensional (3D) views. After attention…
  • How to Choose a Webhost and Shopping Cart Service for Your Website

    Andy Sowards
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:54 am
    Advertise here with BSATweetOnline shopping is now a completely normal part of modern life. Let’s say that you just do not have time this week to visit the local grocery store. Instead, you pop onto the website, choose what you want, add it to your shopping cart and pay for it. The goods will reach you within a few hours, or at a time you choose, or alternatively you can visit the store and simply pick them up and bring them to your car. Whatever option you choose, it’s what’s convenient and easiest for you, and at no time did you have to rearrange your schedule to wedge in…
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    Web Design Ledger

  • 11 Inspiring Typography Focused Web Designs

    Gisele Muller
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Advertise here with BSAWe all know that typography is a very important element of a good design. And even though we love layouts with beautiful images, it’s always inspiring to see some minimalist type-based sites, like the ones we will show here today. The designs we have here show that type is not only an important element but can also be the focus of a good design. Check out the examples and get some inspiration for your next project. Arne Meister Ten & Bourne Navigating Medicare Yaron Schoen Studio Källbom Nicola Potts wearegoat Kyle Penn Promethean IT Rareview Sydney –…
  • Examples of Well Designed Contact Pages

    David Edwards
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Advertise here with BSAOften, with websites, the contact page is one of the most neglected pages on the site. Once everything else has been designed it’s pretty easy to just put up a contact page with an email address on it and let the user do the rest of the work, but that’s an approach that lacks elegance. Good contact pages solve a purpose – they guide the user to contact the correct department and give the right information. In the case of freelance designers and small design shops, contact pages can aim to coax information like what sort of budget range the visitor has, what sort…
  • 9 Free Icon Sets to Diversify your Library

    Gisele Muller
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Advertise here with BSAEvery designer needs to be ready to go wherever their projects take them. This is why you need to have a diverse library to count on. To help you with this task, we have some very stylish free icon sets to share. From weather to food and much more, you will have some fresh and beautiful icons to count on for your next project. Enjoy. 61 Outlined Weather Icons Collection In The Kitchen – Free Icon Set Line icon set for UI & more Cooking icons set Weather icons pack Flatty Icon Pack Free Set Colorful Ficons Icons 42+ Flat Icons Set Free Icons for the Weather…
  • 11 Inspiring Examples of Textures and Patterns in Web Design

    Gisele Muller
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    Advertise here with BSAHere at WDL we like to browse the web to find inspiring websites to show our readers. Every week we like to gather lists based on styles, trends and nice elements we believe you will like it. Elements like textures and patterns, which have been around for a while and are still being used to give depth and personality to web designs. From subtle textured headers to complete backgrounds, there are several different approaches to including these elements in your designs. And the right use of textures and patterns can certainly result in inspiring results. Curious Space…
  • 5 Tips to Make Your Website Convert More Visitors

    Jared Chelf
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Advertise here with BSAA site that simply looks good and draws an audience isn’t enough. If you’re missing even one vital element for an effective website, you’re missing out on conversions. The good news is that even small changes to your site can pay off in big numbers—and quickly. Here are 5 tips to make your website convert more visitors. 1. Keep it simple You’ve crammed graphics, content and every other element you can think of onto your landing page, hoping that an informed visitor is a motivated visitor. The fact is, your overwhelmed audience is far more likely to bounce off…
 
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    Web Design Views

  • Beautiful Sites Built on WordPress

    Carol Francis
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    These days there is a lot of choice of how to build your website and if you use a CMS or not, however, WordPress currently boasts a 21.9% share of all websites, and 60.4% of the content management system market… and that is nothing to be sneezed at! So as you would expect, and as most of us are aware, WordPress is extremely flexible and customizable for any kind of site, and is no longer restricted to blogging sites only. So today we are bringing you a selection of some beautifully designed sites/blogs built on WordPress for your inspiration. WordPress-Built Sites Krispy Krush This…
  • New for Designers in March 2014

    Carol Francis
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    There is always a lot of news and resources appearing around the internet for designers, and it can be difficult to keep up with everything, especially if you are busy. Here is a collection of some of the resources that became available or were updated in March 2014. This list includes online resources, jQuery plugins and .psd downloads. New Resources in March 2014 Appmethod This single code base platform for creating native apps for different operating systems with minimal effort was launched on 18th March 2014 by developers Embarcadero. The features include: UI – Components that provide a…
  • The What, Why and How of User Personas

    Armen Ghazarian
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    One of the few proven ways to be successful in any business is to understand your customer’s needs and deliver quality products or services that satisfy those needs in the best way possible. Yes, it does sound too bookish but the truth is knowing your end user is the kernel of a customer-oriented business model. Though it seems to be a generally acknowledged and elementary principle but oftentimes entrepreneurs get so drawn away by their business idea and the profits it is going to generate that eventually they end up forgetting about the end user and selling what is already built instead…
  • Scrolling Animations: Examples, Tutorials and jQuery Plugins

    Carol Francis
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    In recent years we have seen a lot of scrolling effects and a lot of animation effects taking root in website design. More recently we are seeing the two put together, giving scrolling animations: animations that are triggered by the user scrolling down, up or across the page (or a mixture of all directions). Advancements in HTML and CSS, helped by some amazing jQuery plugins are helping this trend to gather speed. So today we are bringing you a selection of examples of websites featuring scrolling animations, some tutorials and a list of jQuery plugins to help you achieve these effects.
  • 28 Creative Digital Cartoon Illustrations

    Carol Francis
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:42 pm
    We are very used to cartoons from Disney, Warner Bros, etc., but cartoons can be very varied types of art and illustration. A cartoon was originally a preparatory sketch or drawing for a piece of art – particularly paintings and tapestries. Some artists use existing concepts, such as films, TV shows, console games, etc., and some take characters from their own imagination, drawing inspiration from children, pets, fantasy, etc. Many of today’s cartoons are based on existing films, TV shows, console games, etc., however, some are straight from the artist’s imagination or inspired by a…
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    Blog@PixelCrayons™

  • Celebrate Easter with PixelCrayons: Grab 15% Discount on All Markup Services

    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    “The message of Easter is a message of celebration; A celebration of the ultimate triumph of hope and love.” PixelCrayons is offering Flat 15% discount on all the Markup Services to bestow love and wishes to our existing and perspective clients on the auspicious occasion of Easter. Anyone can be a part of this celebration, […]
  • What’s New in WordPress 3.9 “Smith”? A Lot!

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WordPress is one of the most popular blogging software used by most leading websites and blogs to update and manage the content systematically and very easily. There has been many tutorials and learning videos to help you set up a website on your own, also there are many servers and hosting platforms that offer pre-installed […]
  • Useful Tips for Android Developers to Enhance and Rule the Process

    admin
    14 Jan 2014 | 3:18 am
    Android apps have become rather popular amongst the users. Additional to providing the entertainment with fun as well, these have contributed to the growth of a sudden and exploding business productivity and management. There is no wonder about it that such a widespread demand for the development of Android apps is inevitable. And the discussion […]
  • 10 Open Source Tools which made PHP popular

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 3:40 am
    Here, in this article, I have listed 10 of the most popular Open Source PHP based Content Management Systems (CMS). To understand the secret behind the popularity of PHP based CMS tools; first we need to answer this question, what is meant by CMS? There are multiple CMS solutions available, from paid solutions to superb […]
  • Mobile Traffic Goes Up in 2013, But Why Are Conversions Still Low?

    admin
    31 Dec 2013 | 2:00 am
    The inspiration of writing this post came into our mind from one of our previous posts – where we talked about the digitalization in 2014. 2014 is going to be more digital as compared to 2013, specially on mobile front. 2013 has been quite a reckoning as far as mobile Internet usage is concerned. Most […]
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    Six Revisions

  • The Future of WordPress

    Jacob Gube
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Starting with just a simple line of code 11 years ago, WordPress has evolved to become the platform of more than 74 million websites. Even with a vast array of competitors offering similar functionality, WordPress still dominates the CMS market with a 21.9% market share. I have had a more detailed look at WordPress than most. I have contributed to 6 releases of WordPress, including work in the XML-RPC API (in 3.4) and WP_Image_Editor class (in 3.5). I have also been involved in an upcoming release (3.9). As we look toward the future of WordPress, it is important to evaluate current practices…
  • How to Make Distributed Design Teams Work

    Jacob Gube
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    With more and more technology companies adopting remote working environments, having team members in different parts of the world is not uncommon any more. Remote working comes with many benefits, but also unique challenges. The biggest perk of working remotely is you are able to give all members the option to live and work where they are most productive. It’s often easier to stay focused without the day-to-day distractions of commuting to work and normal office interruptions. But as we mentioned, many challenges persist. Communication can be difficult. Team-building can be very tough.
  • Wireframes vs. Prototypes: What’s the Difference?

    Jacob Gube
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    A wireframe is not the same as a prototype but even seasoned design professionals can sometimes get the two terms mixed up. It’s time to set things straight once and for all, since (semantics aside) the difference between a wireframe and a prototype is actually quite substantial. Editor’s note: This is an article by Marcin Treder, CEO of UXPin. Wireframe A wireframe is a low-fidelity representation of a product’s design. It has three simple objectives; the clear presentation of: Main groups of information Layout/structure of information Core visualization and descriptions of…
  • 5 CSS Effects Libraries for Supercharging Your Designs

    Jacob Gube
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    CSS3 gives designers many new properties and modules (like the CSS Animations and CSS Transitions modules) that allow them to add fascinating interactivity onto their work. If you want to take advantage of these modern CSS capabilities, one quick way to do that would be to use (or study) CSS effects libraries. Let me talk about a few open source collections of CSS that will help you craft great transitional interfaces. 1. Animate.css Animate.css is a collection of over 60 CSS effects by Daniel Eden, a designer at Dropbox. Daniel Eden’s work on Animate.css is an inspiration to some of…
  • 10 Open Source Blogging Platforms for Developers

    Jacob Gube
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mainstream blogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, etc. aren’t designed for hackers. They’re encumbered by features developers just don’t need or want. And, out of the box, the popular blogging platforms certainly lack a lot things coders actually would want, such as code syntax highlighting, blog theming capabilities using a standardized templating engine, markup language support besides HTML, and integration with source code repositories, among other things. If you’re looking for a blogging solution that’s programmer-friendly, you’ve come to…
 
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    Chris Wallace

  • The Five Types of Conference Attendees

    Chris Wallace
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Are you a conference-lover? Someone who gets amped to interact with other people and learn new things about your craft? Perhaps you’re just a passive attendee. Your  company decided you deserve to go to Scranton for the latest conference on Microsoft SharePoint and you go along because, well, it’s free and it gets you out of your cubicle for a couple brief days. Better than listening to Joan’s cubicle radio playing Celine Dion on repeat. There Are Five Types of Attendees At different points in your career, a conference serves very different purposes. The following list…
  • Introducing the Worldview Theme: Beautiful Storytelling

    Chris Wallace
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    We’ve been hard at work on a new theme at UpThemes called Worldview. This theme is the result of months of hard work, tweaking and refining the design to pixel perfection. My goals for the Worldview theme were simple. 1. Make it easy to publish beautiful content. With Worldview, our main priority was to offer a theme that can truly stand out as a work of art without being packed with gaudy options and a bloated codebase. The beautiful typography and photography elements offer a sophisticated appearance that can enhance the impact of your posts and stories. 2. Make it easy to browse…
  • Rebooting

    Chris Wallace
    18 Dec 2013 | 2:31 pm
    So apparently my former hosting company decided to delete my hosting account without telling me. Fortunately, I had already migrated our important sites to a new host, but I did lose all the content from my personal site. I was sort of planning to refresh my blog anyway, so it appears to be serendipitous. Make sure to keep an eye on my blog, as I will be posting all sorts of nuggety tidbits of knowledge on running a design/dev shop, home automation, McKinney, Texas, the St. Louis Cardinals, and much more. Stay tuned, y’all! The post Rebooting appeared first on Chris Wallace.
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    Function

  • 15 Time Saving Photoshop Plugins

    Liam McKay
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Photoshop has it’s limitations, which means we have to find interesting ways around certain problems. This can eat up a lot of time. Here’s some incredible plugins to help you get some of that time back. Pixel2Vector Pixel2Vector is a very impressive tool that converts any pixel graphics to a fully scalable vector shape. It seems to work really well and I’ve never seen anything like this before. Looks like a real time saver for sure. Video Demonstration WebZap WebZap is a web developer panel extension for Adobe Photoshop that is designed to help streamline the design…
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    Line25

  • 40 Twitter Profiles Using the New 2014 Layout Design

    Chris Spooner
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Twitter recently gave us an insight into the latest redesign of Twitter profiles on the the official Twitter blog. New features include super large header images; the ability to pin a tweet to the top of your timeline; and tweets with the most engagement being highlighted with a larger appearance. Currently the new profile is only being rolled out to a hand full of users, but here’s a showcase of profiles from some of those early adopters to give you an idea of what’s in store and how you can use these new features yourself. Britney Spears (@britneyspears) The First Lady (@FLOTUS)…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for April 18th 2014

    Chris Spooner
    17 Apr 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 Filehaven, Intercore, FLYR, Lincoln Jay and The Meat. Filehaven View the website Intercore View the website FLYR View the website Lincoln Jay View the website The Meat View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for April 18th 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • 20 Minimal Web Designs That Don’t Rely on Images

    Chris Spooner
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    We usually see websites these days with bright loud photography spanning the full page, but some minimalists can still create great looking designs without any images at all. Today’s showcase presents over 20 designs that don’t rely on pretty pictures, these sites feature no photographic headers or background images, instead you’ll find clear typography and perfect grid based layouts. Alexander Collin Yaron Schoen Patrick Algrim Navigating Medicare Mark Boulton Kyle Penn Minimal Monkey Ten & Bourne Elliot Jay Stocks Nicola Potts The Office of Jason James Studio Källbom…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for April 11th 2014

    Chris Spooner
    10 Apr 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 Grovemade, Elliot Condon, Wifeel, Shapeshift and Made by Few 2014 Conference. Grovemade View the website Elliot Condon View the website Wifeel View the website Shapeshift View the website Made by Few 2014 Conference View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for April 11th 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • 20 Tasty Website Designs from the Food Industry

    Chris Spooner
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    It’s always interesting to browse different styles of website designs from other industries. We’ve seen large images used in web design before, but the food industry in particular really whets your appetite with enticing photos of delicious meals. These images clearly introduce the nature of the site and make an immediate connection to the hungry viewer. Check out this showcase of 20 website designs for restaurants and services in the food industry. Now, who’s hungry?! Munchery Molly & Me Pecans Blackhouse Lemonade MarketPlace Florentina The Claw Bar Whoa Nelly Catering…
 
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    Tuts+ Web Development

  • PHPStorm: When the IDE Really Matters

    Patkos Csaba
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Oh, I love fast and simple text editors. Being a Linux user, I lived years in the company of Kate and KWrite. With some tweaks and plugins I could make them really smart. I wrote whole projects in Perl, Bash, and even some PHP and Java in those editors. I can appreciate all the enthusiasm going around Sublime Text or TextMate, but I could not live without a full blown IDE today.The Culture I observed that there are two kind of programmers. The first kind has a tendency to use applications that can offer greater and greater code manipulation productivity but at the cost of the abrupt learning…
  • Creating a Node Web App With Hapi and Twilio Integration

    Carter Rabasa
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As a developer evangelist for Twilio, I spend a lot of time going to events.  When I’m chatting with event organizers and they realize I work for Twilio, one of the most common requests they have is for me is a simple application they can use to power voting at their events. Generally they are trying to solicit feedback from their attendees and SMS is the one of the only apps that everyone has installed.Their requirements generally include letting people vote using SMS, preventing people from voting more than once and sometimes displaying real-time results of the voting. Over time,…
  • Routing Overview & Basics in Symfony 2

    Andrew Perkins
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Today we're going to work more with Symfony 2 where we'll explore the basics of building web applications using this awesome framework. Symfony 2 Routing IntroductionIn the last video, I said we'd take a look at controllers next, but I actually feel it may be easier to learn the framework in a slightly different order. Instead, we're going to learn about the basics of Symfony 2 routing, to give our applications clean and pretty URLs and make it easy to manage our applications URLs and links. We're not going to get too detailed, as Symfony's routing can do quite a bit, but we'll at…
  • How to Use New Relic With PHP & WordPress

    Alan Skorkin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We've previously covered how to set up New Relic for a Rails app, as well as spent a lot of time looking at how to use the New Relic UI. And while the UI is very similar regardless of the language and framework you're using, actually getting New Relic set up can be radically different. Today, we will look at how to monitor a PHP application using New Relic. More specifically, we will set up a basic WordPress installation and get some performance data about it, in the New Relic dashboards.Getting New Relic set up for Ruby is very much environment agnostic. We simply add the agent gem to our…
  • Alternatives to Prefixr

    Rey Bango
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Awhile ago, the awesome Jeffrey Way created a tool called Prefixr which was meant to help with the onerous task of managing vendor prefixes in your stylesheets. It worked by analyzing your stylesheet and automatically adding the vendor prefixed version of different rules into an output that you could then paste into your file. It was a pretty slick tool. Unfortunately, now that the site has gone the way of the dodo bird and after having several users ping us about it, we wanted to provide some alternatives that can help provide similar capabilities. The Express Prefixr Library The first…
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    Webdesigner Depot

  • 7 simple ways to build a buzz around your website

    Jared Chelf
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Your website looks slick, your products and services are amazing, and you’ve launched multiple marketing campaigns. So why isn’t your site producing the numbers you need? Getting buzz for your site isn’t always easy—but it’s necessary for your business to thrive. If you’re looking to ignite your audience and get them talking about your website, you need the right strategy… …these 7 tips will help get you there. 1. Tell a compelling story Every business has a story. How did you get started? What do you do? What’s your value? You can translate all these…
  • How to use the infinite scrolling trend, the right way

    Dustin Cartwright
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Infinite scrolling has became a common design pattern in recent years. With many high profile social networks adopting the solution, it’s come to be one of the most widely adopted patterns out there. Though however popular, every design pattern always has its own unique strengths and weaknesses we have to plan for. Done badly, and infinite scrolling will wreck your UX and guarantee total failure as users desert you in droves. Get it right, and you’ll have an intuitive, popular and successful site. Understanding why infinite scrolling drives engagement When implementing a design pattern,…
  • The best free WordPress plugins for May 2014

    Ezequiel Bruni
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    It’s that time again! Open up your local WordPress install (the one that you use for testing plugins)—everyone has one of those, right? It’s not just me?—and get ready for another month’s worth of WordPress community goodness. This month we’ve got a variety of plugins, useful for everything from managing accounts to adding extra content. Let’s jump in… Secondary Title As with most of these plugins, the name tells you most of what you need to know. Secondary Title gives you the option of including some extra text around the title area. Why would you want to do that? A…
  • Our favorite tweets of the week: April 14, 2014 – April 20, 2014

    Cameron Chapman
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out. To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot Go on an egg hunt with Saatchi & Saatchi http://depot.ly/vS3PX  …
  • Comics of the week #231

    Jerry King
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:26 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… Tight squeeze   Productive…
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    Inspired Magazine

  • Making time for inspiration

    Catalin Zorzini
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily When our husband-and wife team graphic design studio, Mazzarello Media & Arts, launched in 2009 we knew we had to run our business and life in the most sustainable fashion. After all we launched in a not-so-friendly economic climate. Well over five years later we have more than doubled our business and have served over 100 unique clients. How have we done it people ask? Especially as a graphic design studio and a married couple that pretty much spends 24/7 together? We found it was important to build a necessary…
  • Beautiful ecommerce design

    Catalin Zorzini
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily The days of online stores all looking the same are thankfully long gone. Every month through my role at Shopify I meet and learn from amazing designers and front-end developers who are creating beautiful and highly immersive ecommerce experiences. Thanks to flexible hosted theme based platforms creating unique storefronts is now easier than ever. Here are just a few Shopify based stores that showcase that ecommerce design doesn’t have to all look the same. Tessemae’s Tessemae’s make all natural salad…
  • 10 free high quality Apple device mockups

    Catalin Zorzini
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily Mockups are a great way to showcase your designs for your new website or app. Most people tend to use apple device mockups to display their designs. So I have sifted through a ton of mockups and found 10 high quality apple device mockups for you to display your designs for the world to see. All of these mockups are free to use in both personal and commercial uses. Enjoy this roundup. 1. iPhone 5C Mockups 2. Macbook Pro Mockup 3. iPhone 5S Mockups 4. iPad Air Mockup 5. iMac Mockup 6. iPad Mini Mockups 7. Retina Mackbook…
  • Top 10 email marketing solutions

    Catalin Zorzini
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily Email marketing isn’t just for business with thousands of monthly visitors and customers, it’s for anyone who’s looking to get serious about growing his business and the way he interacts with his clients. Because of the huge demand for such services, there are plenty of solutions out there to choose from, and while many share similar traits, a lot of the platforms we get these days have some sort of unique or special features, making them stand out from the rest. After trying dozens of email marketing…
  • Free vector icons from DealFuel

    Catalin Zorzini
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily Primarily while checking out a website , the first thing a user will do is survey the page for eye pleasing contenting, and after something catches their attention they will actually begin reading it. Icons are sure shot attention grabbers. They serve the same mental purpose as Paragraph breaks. They also make your content easy to read.  A well-formatted text, with content broken into effortlessly available paragraphs and intensified with symbols is a delight to the sore eyes and it makes it interesting enough to keep…
 
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    Inspect Element

  • What software do you use to design?

    Tom Kenny
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:06 am
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  • Aura: A Free Theme for Ghost

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

    Tom Kenny
    4 Sep 2013 | 2:26 am
    I would love to know what you’re ideal working noise levels are when designing and/or developing websites. Please answer my very simple poll below: Take Our Poll Get in touch with me on twitter @tkenny if you would like to have a discussion about this topic.
  • I don’t want you f***ing app

    Tom Kenny
    14 May 2013 | 11:30 am
    I get it. We don’t like the “door slams”, urging us to download an app before we can actually use the website. Unfortunately, they seem to be effective or they wouldn’t be doing it. Sometimes, “business” decisions come first, no matter how much they affect immediate usability. It would be great if they just used Apple’s “Smart App Banner” (or a similar display on other mobile devices), which displays details of a specified app on the App Store at the top of the page and doesn’t block access to the website.
  • ClearLeft literally calls out design agency who stole their website design

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

  • Innovation Marketing Strategies to Catapult Your Business to New Heights

    Camille McClane
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every year, more than half a million businesses are launched per month in the U.S. alone. Or to put it it another way, 320 startups appear for every 100,000 adult Americans. The less invigorating shadow-metric that accompanies these potentially encouraging numbers: 3 out of 4 of those concerns will go belly up before a brand’s newly cut ribbons have the leisure to fray. In this ocean of startups all vying for a piece of the same pie, entrepreneurs need to be more innovative than ever. Here are a few ways how: Innovation Marketing Strategies Growth hacking When marketers operate with a…
  • Adjector.js: A Minimal and Elegant Content Flipper

    Robo
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    CSS3 has opened a whole new world for designers and developers to not only add ‘stand-out’ content to their websites but also to make it talk to the user. In this tutorial I’ll help you add one such snippet to your own website. Adjector.js is a flexible, minimal and elegant content flipper/rotator which takes only a few minutes to integrate. So let’s get started. You can also take a look at our other tutorial that allow you to add rotating text to your website with minimal markup changes. Demo Download Using Adjector.js Where you can use it Adjector.js is a simple jQuery plugin I…
  • Creative Self Promotion – Infographic-Style Curriculum Vitaes

    Nataly Birch
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    It is believed that a potential employer needs only 6 seconds on average in order to make the initial decision on a competitor, so your resume – the first thing that catches his eye - will either help you to pass this small test or vice versa will ruin everything. Care taken about a simple piece of paper that will briefly uncover information about your skills, talent, experience and even preferences and personal traits is really crucial. The CV has undergone some changes and nowadays this is not a simple white sheet of paper where your possibilities are listed in black and white. It plays a…
  • The Effective Use of 3D Elements in Web Design

    Carol Francis
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    With the current, huge trend of flat design, we don't see so many 3D elements used in web design these days. Perhaps you can take the creativity out of design, but it is difficult to take the creativity out of the designer, and flat design doesn't offer many opportunities for amazing creativity, so we are starting to see some mixing and matching of styles, where landing pages may have some amazingly creative effects and the rest of the site is in the flat design style. It was not so long ago that 3D elements were trending, especially with the advent of HTML5 and CSS3, and we brought you a…
  • 55 Beautiful and Functional Flat WordPress Themes

    Sunalini Rana
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Flat is trending hot in web design and there are many designers and bloggers who want a flat style website or blog. Since a lot of them are WordPress lovers, they are on the lookout for flat WordPress themes. So, what is it that makes flat such a fever with the WordPress community? Well, like all other trends, the flat design is sexy and sleek. It has an innovative streak and that "it's different" aura- so conspicuous in all hot and happening trends. Furthermore, flat web designs also look elegant and pleasant. These days many people browse internet on their smart phones and tablets which are…
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    SloDive

  • 10 Random Hairstyles For Men

    Nisha Patel
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    With this new list, we’re going to be giving you 10 Random Hairstyles For Men which we think is something really fun to do. Not only are these hairstyles in no particular order but they are also completely random. That means you’ll be finding a mix of hairstyles for men here. Some will be short, some will be long, and some will be nothing like you ever imagined. Either way, we know that you’ll have a blast looking through these hairstyles for men and who knows, you may find your next haircut here. If you do, be sure to drop us a comment and let us know. Before we get too…
  • 6 Old School Radio Pictures

    Nisha Patel
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    As you may have noticed, we’ve been doing a lot of throwback style stuff here on SloDive as of late and there’s a reason for this. We absolutely love it! Hopefully, you do too. So, what do we have in store for you today? Well, we decided to put up a few old school radio pictures and see what you think about them. Each one of these radios is cool in their own way and we think that they would be amazing decorative pieces for your home, office, or your private collection. Let’s forget about televisions and tablets and iPods. We want to focus on these cool vintage radios! Sounds…
  • 9 Inspiring Quotes For 2014

    Nisha Patel
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    If you are a dreamer and like to set goals for yourself, 2014 very well may be the year to do it. We’ve been doing a lot of posts lately geared towards 2014 specifically and there’s a reason behind this. We want this to be your year. We also want it to be the year that you finally meet some of the goals that you’ve set in the past and more importantly, we want this to be a fun year. After all, life is all about fun and success. And we’re not talking about money which is something that many people link to success. No, success is much, much more than that. It’s…
  • 7 Cool Pictures Of Winter

    Nisha Patel
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Now that summer is here, we thought that we’d get everyone excited for next winter with this list of 7 Cool Pictures Of Winter. You’ll find pictures of the big city, the rural countryside, and even a Christmas tree. We all know how magical this time of the year can be and for some of us, it’s the best time of the year. In honor of that, we hope that you will consider sharing this list with all of your friends. If not, that’s fine too. We just hope that you enjoy this list. We put a lot of effort into finding the most suitable images for the topic at hand but if we…
  • 8 Cool Black And White Tattoo Designs

    Nisha Patel
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    This collection of 8 Cool Black and White Tattoo Designs is something that we’ve been meaning to put up for quite some time now but we simply hadn’t gotten around to it. That is, until now! Looking through these images, you’ll find that we have stayed true to our word. Not only are all of these tattoos done in black and white but they all also look great. We hope that you agree with that statement and this list inspires you to finally sort through all of those tattoo designs you have and make one happen. We definitely understand that tattoos aren’t right for everyone…
 
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  • What software do you use to design?

    Tom Kenny
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:06 am
    Take Our Poll
  • Aura: A Free Theme for Ghost

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

    Tom Kenny
    4 Sep 2013 | 2:26 am
    I would love to know what you’re ideal working noise levels are when designing and/or developing websites. Please answer my very simple poll below: Take Our Poll Get in touch with me on twitter @tkenny if you would like to have a discussion about this topic.
  • I don’t want you f***ing app

    Tom Kenny
    14 May 2013 | 11:30 am
    I get it. We don’t like the “door slams”, urging us to download an app before we can actually use the website. Unfortunately, they seem to be effective or they wouldn’t be doing it. Sometimes, “business” decisions come first, no matter how much they affect immediate usability. It would be great if they just used Apple’s “Smart App Banner” (or a similar display on other mobile devices), which displays details of a specified app on the App Store at the top of the page and doesn’t block access to the website.
  • ClearLeft literally calls out design agency who stole their website design

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

    Ray Cheung
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    Advertise here via BSALike designing? Or already a Pro? You are sure to find this useful. Here is a collection of 10 awesome freebies for your next design projects. Whether you’re looking for “plug and play” visual content, a beautiful textures, or some icons, you’re bound to find new favorite free web design resources on this list. Quality is essential if you’re to maintain a professional finish. Fortunately the quality of the resources available to us continues to rise and premium standard resources are everywhere. Here’s a collection 10 Killer Free Web Resources from DealFuel.
  • Responsive and Fixed One Page Navigation Plugin

    Ray Cheung
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    Advertise here via BSAFixed Responsive Nav is a responsive, fixed and touch friendly one page navigation, using Responsive Nav, smooth animated scrolling & vanilla JavaScript. This project is built using progressive enhancement and tested to be working on Internet Explorer 6 and up. You can add a mask over the content when navigation is opened. Auto highlights current location. Closes the navigation when user tap’s outside of it. You are free to use the JavaScript, styles and the icon fonts provided here in your own project. Commercial or non-commercial. Requirements: JavaScript…
  • Seen.js Renders 3D Scenes into SVG or HTML5 Canvas

    Ray Cheung
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:07 am
    Advertise here via BSASeen.js renders 3D scenes into SVG or HTML5 Canvas. Seen.js contains a simple abstraction on top of the graphics capabilities of SVG and HTML5 Canvas elements. All of the other components of this library are agnostic to the type of context it will be rendered in. Seen.js contains a looping, event-firing class for animating scenes. The render context contains a method .animate() which will create and return an animator that is set up to invoke the context’s .render() method. To modify the scene on every frame, listen to the ‘beforeRender’ event. Seen.js…
  • A Tiny but Perfect jQuery Scrollbar Plugin

    Ray Cheung
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    Advertise here via BSAPerfect Scrollbar is a tiny but perfect jQuery scrollbar plugin. The scrollbar does not affect the original design layout. The design of the scrollbar is fully customizable. You can change nearly all css styles of the scrollbar. The scrollbar design has no dependency on scripts. Perfect Scrollbar support ‘update’ function. Whenever you need to update the size or position of the scrollbar, just update. Additionally, perfect-scrollbar do use ‘scrollTop’ and ‘scrollLeft’, not absolute position or something messy. Requirements: jQuery…
  • Treed – A Powerful Tree Editor with Drag and Drop

    Ray Cheung
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    Advertise here via BSATreed is a Powerful Tree Editing Component. Treed wants to be for tree editing what ace is for text editing. Extensible, customizible, powerful, and just plain easy to use. Treed is constructed using the MVC pattern such that it is simple to, for example, create an entirely different view for the tree. You can also create your own “Node” class if you wanted to do more than just have a single text input. You could add buttons, more fields, whatever you want. Requirements: - Demo: http://jaredly.github.io/treed/ License: License Free SponsorsProfessional Web…
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    Bwired Weblogs

  • Fundamentals of Building Your Next User Interface

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    A beautifully designed website or application is a thing to behold. But beauty without substance can only take you so far. User interface (UI) is what holds the look and feel together and makes it useful for the audience. The UI should fade into the background, allowing the user to easily achieve his/her goals. And while we want things to have an awesome design, the coolest new features should never put redundant or unnecessary information in between the user and the objective. Here are 10 Fundamentals to consider when creating your next user interface: Audience: I mean, c’mon,…
  • 10 Ways to Succeed in Email Marketing

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Email marketing continues to be one of the most effective channels for online marketers. But it can also be a complete waste of time if you don’t take the time to plan a relevant, effective, and eye-catching email campaign to support your business goals. Design, copy, audience, list segmentation, and testing are just some of the points to consider when diving into email marketing. Check out our full list of 10 ways to make your email campaign a success. (And if you haven’t seen it already, read Sam Saltis’ blog on building a great eCommerce business on the Digital Strategy…
  • bwired #Marchto500 Week 3 - We hit our target

    17 Dec 2013 | 10:11 am
    It’s been two short weeks since the launch of our bwired March to 500 campaign. The purpose of which was to raise the “like” profile of our business Facebook page, with a goal of reaching 500 likes by December 25th. We wanted to show how growth is best advanced by members of staff using the circle of influence approach. I’m pleased to announce that we achieved our goal in two! Let’s take a look at the techniques that worked and those that fell short. Note: Some members of staff joined the campaign quicker than others, but more than half the company’s…
  • Live slowly - tangibility through classical music

    4 Sep 2013 | 1:46 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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  • Design It Like a Rollercoaster

    Dan Willis
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    As a result of explosive growth in the use of self-describing code and the increasingly sophisticated application of metadata, online content is getting smarter every day. As content gets smarter, controlling that content gets not only more difficult, but also less appropriate.At the same time, social aspects of the Web are broadening our definition of content. Experiential content, in many cases, dominates more traditional information. When a user tweets and re-tweets, or adds their own rating to a movie’s overall rating, or updates their gaming high scores online, their interaction with…
  • Draw On All Three Brains

    Dan Willis
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Why are people so impressed by visual communication? I’m not complaining, don’t get me wrong, I crave the mad love I get when I use my funky diagrams to explain complex details of the projects I work on. And it doesn’t suck that visual thinking, something I’ve been working at my whole career, is suddenly sexy. I guess what’s bugging me a bit about the reckless enthusiasm for all things sketched is that not only is my stuff not THAT good, it’s also that people seem to go nuts for diagrams that are real crap, too.I blame our old and mid brains.The human brain has three distinct…
  • Beware Your Inner Lumper

    Dan Willis
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    “What size shoe you wear?” a guy asks me over his shoulder as he glides by in the crowded ski shop. “How long you want 'em for?” a different guy shouts from the far wall by the rental snowboards. “Uh, I’m not sure,” I stammer, “I wanted to ...” A third guy steers me over to a counter and tells me to look forward and stand up straight with my feet together.“Okay?” he asks.“Huh? Was I supposed to ...” I’m saying as he pushes me in the small of the back. Lightly, like you’d tap a helium balloon. I stumble, taking a half step forward with my right foot.“Goofy…
  • Make It Semantic from the Start

    Dan Willis
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The publishing industry would be in much better shape if it could just stop concentrating on publishing things. Newspaper companies should be tremendous engines feeding a ridiculous variety of publishing vehicles, but they can’t do that as long as their tools are focused on delivery.If you’re still lucky enough to have a hometown print newspaper, the reason you can’t get late sports scores has nothing to do with newsroom staffing and everything to do with how far away a truck can get from a print facility before morning rush hour hits. The inverted pyramid, where a reporter crams the…
  • Be Russian

    Dan Willis
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Problem-solving never happens in a vacuum. Culture creates the context for our solutions, directly affects our processes, and influences how we view our goals. That’s why the 1960s space race between the Soviet Union and the U.S. remains relevant to development work done today.The Earth’s two superpowers dealt with the same daunting challenges of space exploration, but because of Cold War tensions that didn’t allow for any exchange of information, the two programs took substantially different approaches.The Americans tended to test, test, and test some more and then launch; the Russians…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • The Basics of Good Web Design

    Wardell Latham
    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
  • 4 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Your iPhone

    Osterr Wight
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:15 am
    Smart phones. It’s hard to imagine life without them, right? It seems they are capable of anything, constantly surprising us with the ways they can help us in daily tasks; they are so much more than mobile communication devices. Here are some of the ways we can make the most of our iPhones. Capture Gone […] Related posts: 4 Reasons You Should Buy an Android The LG G2 Pulls No Punches Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review
  • Top 5 Apps for Business Travel

    Osterr Wight
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
      Before the high tech era, business travellers would rely on their trusty Lonely Planet guidebook and a briefcase bursting with classified documents, itineraries, and muesli bar wrappers. Needless to say, it was a complete and utter hassle to have to cart around so much paperwork for a measly day trip to Sydney. Luckily, all […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Getting to Know Droid
  • 5 Tips To Blog Often & Effectively

    Osterr Wight
    2 Mar 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Starting a blog is easy. Sticking to a regular blogging schedule, however, is the hard part. Apart from speaking to online content experts Search Factory about how to grow your blog online, here are 5 tips that can help you blog more often and more effectively. 1. Blog in the morning. We are often the […] Related posts: Ten Ways to Tell If You’re Addicted to Facebook 4 tips for your Business Facebook page The Five C’s of Blogging
  • Five surprising facts about Wi-Fi

    Osterr Wight
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Wi-Fi: As essential and intangible as the wind. We know that we can’t live without it, yet many have a limited grasp of what it actually is. Here at My Port we’ve put together five essential facts that you probably didn’t know about your Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi can travel much longer than you may think, from […] Related posts: QR Codes Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review 4 Reasons You Should Buy an Android
 
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  • Celebrate Easter with PixelCrayons: Grab 15% Discount on All Markup Services

    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    “The message of Easter is a message of celebration; A celebration of the ultimate triumph of hope and love.” PixelCrayons is offering Flat 15% discount on all the Markup Services to bestow love and wishes to our existing and perspective clients on the auspicious occasion of Easter. Anyone can be a part of this celebration, […]
  • What’s New in WordPress 3.9 “Smith”? A Lot!

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WordPress is one of the most popular blogging software used by most leading websites and blogs to update and manage the content systematically and very easily. There has been many tutorials and learning videos to help you set up a website on your own, also there are many servers and hosting platforms that offer pre-installed […]
  • Useful Tips for Android Developers to Enhance and Rule the Process

    admin
    14 Jan 2014 | 3:18 am
    Android apps have become rather popular amongst the users. Additional to providing the entertainment with fun as well, these have contributed to the growth of a sudden and exploding business productivity and management. There is no wonder about it that such a widespread demand for the development of Android apps is inevitable. And the discussion […]
  • 10 Open Source Tools which made PHP popular

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 3:40 am
    Here, in this article, I have listed 10 of the most popular Open Source PHP based Content Management Systems (CMS). To understand the secret behind the popularity of PHP based CMS tools; first we need to answer this question, what is meant by CMS? There are multiple CMS solutions available, from paid solutions to superb […]
  • Mobile Traffic Goes Up in 2013, But Why Are Conversions Still Low?

    admin
    31 Dec 2013 | 2:00 am
    The inspiration of writing this post came into our mind from one of our previous posts – where we talked about the digitalization in 2014. 2014 is going to be more digital as compared to 2013, specially on mobile front. 2013 has been quite a reckoning as far as mobile Internet usage is concerned. Most […]
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  • 5 Essential Things You Should Know About Facebook Nearby Friends

    Nels Dzyre
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Nearby Friends is a Facebook feature that will inform you about your friend’s location when they are nearby. You can also use the feature to track your friend’s location in real time. This feature is available in the Facebook mobile app, where once enabled, you will occasionally be notified when your friends are in the proximity range of your current location. That way, you can quickly meet up to grab a bite together, all thanks to Facebook. Released on April 17, 2014 and currently rolling out in stages, the feature is probably not available to you yet, which makes it perfect for…
  • [Giveaway] 1-Year Blinksale Unlimited Plan Worth $180 (5x Winners)

    Hongkiat.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Freelancers have a lot on their plate, and although the most important role would be to keep the dough rolling in, sometimes keeping track of payments is a high-strung job. Times like these, you need a good invoicing tool to help you keep track of your clients, payments and invoices so you can focus on delivering the best job for your clients. We’ve got your back. Together with Blinksale, we’re offering you the chance to win a 1-Year Blinksale Unlimited plan worth $180. About Blinksale Blinksale is full-fledged online invoicing tool with tons of features to help you stay on top of…
  • Save, Organize & Share Web Content Easily With Dragdis

    Azzief Khaliq
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Bookmarking has been around for a while, yet not a lot has changed. The familiar bookmarking interface probably needs a facelift. While it may have been perfect back in the infancy of the Internet, bookmarking has become a more prominent part of our online behavior that the old interfaces just can’t cut it anymore. We need our contents organized, and easy to save. There are a few apps and services out there that can help you do just that, but there’s now a new kid on the block: Dragdis. Dragdis is a supremely easy to use drag-and-drop clipboard tool that stands out from the crowd.
  • The Lytro Illum Lets You Refocus Images After You Capture Them

    Azzief Khaliq
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Photography has been around for a long time, but there hasn’t been a lot of progress over the past few years. Sure, the sensors in our cameras and DSLRs are getting better and better, and we’re getting cool technologies like WiFi connectivity, but the medium itself hasn’t changed much. We’re still capturing flat 2D images, with the only improvements being the size and detail of these images. Until now. Say hello to the Lytro Illum. The Lytro Illum is a game-changing light-field camera, the follow-up to their first Light Field Camera. The Lytro Illum retains the…
  • Top 5 Android Apps To Download and Play Free Music

    Nels Dzyre
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Whether you’re working, taking a break in the park or preparing an awesome meal, listening to some tunes while you’re getting things done makes the task a lot easier and fun. There are plenty of ways to get ahold of music for listening on your Android device, but if you’re really looking for one that is free to add to your own playlist or maybe you want some background music for your next Instagram video, we have just the thing for you. (Image Source: Norebbo) Take a look at our list of top 5 apps to search, listen to and download free music on Android. You don’t have…
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    Inspired Magazine

  • Making time for inspiration

    Catalin Zorzini
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily When our husband-and wife team graphic design studio, Mazzarello Media & Arts, launched in 2009 we knew we had to run our business and life in the most sustainable fashion. After all we launched in a not-so-friendly economic climate. Well over five years later we have more than doubled our business and have served over 100 unique clients. How have we done it people ask? Especially as a graphic design studio and a married couple that pretty much spends 24/7 together? We found it was important to build a necessary…
  • Beautiful ecommerce design

    Catalin Zorzini
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily The days of online stores all looking the same are thankfully long gone. Every month through my role at Shopify I meet and learn from amazing designers and front-end developers who are creating beautiful and highly immersive ecommerce experiences. Thanks to flexible hosted theme based platforms creating unique storefronts is now easier than ever. Here are just a few Shopify based stores that showcase that ecommerce design doesn’t have to all look the same. Tessemae’s Tessemae’s make all natural salad…
  • 10 free high quality Apple device mockups

    Catalin Zorzini
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily Mockups are a great way to showcase your designs for your new website or app. Most people tend to use apple device mockups to display their designs. So I have sifted through a ton of mockups and found 10 high quality apple device mockups for you to display your designs for the world to see. All of these mockups are free to use in both personal and commercial uses. Enjoy this roundup. 1. iPhone 5C Mockups 2. Macbook Pro Mockup 3. iPhone 5S Mockups 4. iPad Air Mockup 5. iMac Mockup 6. iPad Mini Mockups 7. Retina Mackbook…
  • Top 10 email marketing solutions

    Catalin Zorzini
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily Email marketing isn’t just for business with thousands of monthly visitors and customers, it’s for anyone who’s looking to get serious about growing his business and the way he interacts with his clients. Because of the huge demand for such services, there are plenty of solutions out there to choose from, and while many share similar traits, a lot of the platforms we get these days have some sort of unique or special features, making them stand out from the rest. After trying dozens of email marketing…
  • Free vector icons from DealFuel

    Catalin Zorzini
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration daily Primarily while checking out a website , the first thing a user will do is survey the page for eye pleasing contenting, and after something catches their attention they will actually begin reading it. Icons are sure shot attention grabbers. They serve the same mental purpose as Paragraph breaks. They also make your content easy to read.  A well-formatted text, with content broken into effortlessly available paragraphs and intensified with symbols is a delight to the sore eyes and it makes it interesting enough to keep…
 
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    Tuts+ Web Development

  • PHPStorm: When the IDE Really Matters

    Patkos Csaba
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Oh, I love fast and simple text editors. Being a Linux user, I lived years in the company of Kate and KWrite. With some tweaks and plugins I could make them really smart. I wrote whole projects in Perl, Bash, and even some PHP and Java in those editors. I can appreciate all the enthusiasm going around Sublime Text or TextMate, but I could not live without a full blown IDE today.The Culture I observed that there are two kind of programmers. The first kind has a tendency to use applications that can offer greater and greater code manipulation productivity but at the cost of the abrupt learning…
  • Creating a Node Web App With Hapi and Twilio Integration

    Carter Rabasa
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As a developer evangelist for Twilio, I spend a lot of time going to events.  When I’m chatting with event organizers and they realize I work for Twilio, one of the most common requests they have is for me is a simple application they can use to power voting at their events. Generally they are trying to solicit feedback from their attendees and SMS is the one of the only apps that everyone has installed.Their requirements generally include letting people vote using SMS, preventing people from voting more than once and sometimes displaying real-time results of the voting. Over time,…
  • Routing Overview & Basics in Symfony 2

    Andrew Perkins
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Today we're going to work more with Symfony 2 where we'll explore the basics of building web applications using this awesome framework. Symfony 2 Routing IntroductionIn the last video, I said we'd take a look at controllers next, but I actually feel it may be easier to learn the framework in a slightly different order. Instead, we're going to learn about the basics of Symfony 2 routing, to give our applications clean and pretty URLs and make it easy to manage our applications URLs and links. We're not going to get too detailed, as Symfony's routing can do quite a bit, but we'll at…
  • How to Use New Relic With PHP & WordPress

    Alan Skorkin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We've previously covered how to set up New Relic for a Rails app, as well as spent a lot of time looking at how to use the New Relic UI. And while the UI is very similar regardless of the language and framework you're using, actually getting New Relic set up can be radically different. Today, we will look at how to monitor a PHP application using New Relic. More specifically, we will set up a basic WordPress installation and get some performance data about it, in the New Relic dashboards.Getting New Relic set up for Ruby is very much environment agnostic. We simply add the agent gem to our…
  • Alternatives to Prefixr

    Rey Bango
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Awhile ago, the awesome Jeffrey Way created a tool called Prefixr which was meant to help with the onerous task of managing vendor prefixes in your stylesheets. It worked by analyzing your stylesheet and automatically adding the vendor prefixed version of different rules into an output that you could then paste into your file. It was a pretty slick tool. Unfortunately, now that the site has gone the way of the dodo bird and after having several users ping us about it, we wanted to provide some alternatives that can help provide similar capabilities. The Express Prefixr Library The first…
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    Blog.SpoonGraphics

  • 20 Free High-Res Geometric Polygon Backgrounds

    Chris Spooner
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Geometric polygon backgrounds are proving to be very popular resources for all kinds of web and print projects. They’re great for filling out the background of websites and leaflets, or to add a splash of colour to flyer and stationery prints. I’ve been busy crafting a huge collection of 20 backgrounds each with different low-poly patterns and colour schemes for you to download for free! They’re all 3000x2000px at 300ppi making them large enough for both print and web designs.This free pack of polygon backgrounds contains 20 high resolution graphics made up of colourful poly…
  • Vector Infographic Elements for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Today’s set of goodies for Access All Areas members is a useful collection of vector elements to help you build cool infographics from Freepik. The file contains loads of different shapes and icons that can be copied and pasted into your own designs. Being vector elements means changing the size and colour is easy and doesn’t affect the quality of the graphics.Freepik has kindly donated this set of vector infographic elements for Access All Areas members to download. It’s packed full of really useful business themed elements that are a real time saver when you’re…
  • How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop

    Chris Spooner
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. After lots of trial and error I finally managed to figure it out, so here’s an in depth tutorial on how to create a realistic money illustration effect in Photoshop (with some help from Illustrator!).The effect we’ll be creating in today’s tutorial is this vintage…
  • Customizable Vintage Motorcycle Logos for Members

    Chris Spooner
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Expert designer and illustrator Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co has donated more fantastic resources for Access All Areas members. This pack of vintage motorcycle logos contains 6 customisable logo templates that allow you to quickly create a cool identity for your personal branding or retro t-shirt designs. They’re all brilliantly designed with a hand drawn appearance, but all the text remains editable, making it easy to create authentic vintage style hand illustrated art in seconds.Ian Barnard is a talented logo designer & illustrator who creates and sells amazing hand crafted…
  • 15 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your T-Shirt Designs

    Chris Spooner
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    T-shirt PSD templates are one of the most sought after types of mockup files, they allow you to preview how your latest illustration or apparel design would look after being freshly screen printed on a garment. I’ve tried and tested each file in this roundup to narrow the collection down to the best freebies available. Each PSD file comes with multiple layers that allow you to change the colour of the shirt and apply your own design to blend with the creases and folds.Pixeden Tshirt Mockup Template PSDGraphicBurger T-Shirt MockUp PSDThreadless Blank Mock-Ups (Shirt_02)Threadless Blank…
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    GoMediaZine

  • Connect, collaborate and be forever changed: Grab your WMC Fest 5 ticket now!

    Go Media
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Three Days that Will Change Your Life… When your head is down and nose is to the grindstone, it’s easy to feel disconnected from the world, from your fellow creatives. As projects pile up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and to even lose that fire you once had as a designer, artist, musician, entrepreneur, maker, doer, dreamer. What if I told you you have the opportunity to breathe again? Attend our 5th annual Weapons of Mass Creation Fest (running August 15 – 17) and you’ll experience three days of inspiration on overdrive: three days surrounded by folks just like…
  • Tutorial: using metal and rust textures to destroy a design

    Simon H.
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hello all! Simon from Studio Ace of Spade here again, ready to show you how to use my latest textures, the metal dumpster texture pack, to destroy and weather out the crap of your designs. What’s in the pack? A little while ago, there was one of these huge metal dumpsters sitting in a parking lot. Since no texture library is complete without rust and metal textures, I got my camera out and shot as many images I could of the banged-up monster. The textures range from subtle speckles in the paint to massive rust damage. This makes this pack highly versatile, and will help you bring either…
  • Save the Date: Live Podcast Recording – 4/25/2014

    Go Media
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Join us at 1pm ET on Friday, April 25, 2014 for the next edition of the Go Media Podcast. This episode, we’ll be chatting with our buddy Mike Jones. Mike is the founder Creative South, the premier southern creative conference.  Mike will chat with us about his fourth successful year as head honcho.  Live chat and audio feed available at http://gomediazine.com/live starting at 1:00 pm ET. If you post a question or topic in the live chat, we’ll read and respond to it “on air”. The post Save the Date: Live Podcast Recording – 4/25/2014 appeared first on…
  • An Interview with Rock Star Designer Tad Carpenter

    Heather Sakai
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    He’ll be the last to tell you, but for us here at Go Media, WMC Fest 3 alum Tad Carpenter is a rock star. Designer, illustrator, author and teacher, Tad balances good stuff like brand identity, packaging and book design, illustration and interactive along with his role as Professor at University of Kansas. Surrounded by design (his parents were artists and his wife Jessica a designer, too), Tad creates whimsical, smart and all-around fun for clients like Macy’s, Chronicle Books, MTV, Adobe and Hallmark Cards. Clevelanders, be sure to catch him on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the…
  • Your chance to win $1,000 in cash and design weaponry, huge exposure and more (in 3 minutes or less)

    Mockup Everything
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Arm Yourself. Get ready for the design battle of a lifetime, from your friends at Go Media. Head to MockupEverything.com to scope out our mockup templates and prep your original designs for battle. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST MOCKUP YOUR DESIGNS ON MOCKUPEVERYTHING.COM TO BE CONSIDERED!   Wanna win this thing? Here’s how: - Choose your template wisely, mock it up and then upload your original kick-ass design above or at http://woobox.com/4mx6fa by Thursday, May 29 at 11 pm EST. - Vote Up your design – and those you love – at our gallery! - Keep entering! On May 29, 2014 at 11 pm…
 
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    BittBox

  • Freebie: Ribbon Pack

    Freepik
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    Advertise here with BSAAwesome Ribbon Pack, designed exclusively by Freepik for BittBox. You can use it for any personal or commercial project, download now!   Download .ZIP
  • 20 Free Responsive and Mobile Website Templates(sponsored)

    Azmathulla Shaik
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Advertise here with BSABest Collection of HTML5 CSS3 Responsive Website Templates Are you worried about your user experience when someone visits your website from a Smartphone or Mobile device? Solve the problem by using HTML5 and CSS3 Responsive concept. Here we have collected the 30 best responsive web templates which are 100% FREE. This collection of web templates are not only responsive, but they will also support basic mobiles. They are free to download and free to use for any purpose without any limitations or obligations. So, download the templates, start a new website, or make your…
  • Two Big iStock Promo Codes – *Updated* April 2014

    brantwilson
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Advertise here with BSA *Updated April 2014* This ain’t no April fools joke! These iStock promo codes have been tested and guaranteed to work. Up to 10% Off iStock coupon code for you below. For more iStock promo codes please visit our friends at Vecteezy. Please note that these promo codes only apply to credit packs and not iStock subscriptions. Today we have a little something different for you. Much of our traffic consists of designers looking for stock resources. While we wish we could offer you everything you’re looking for, unfortunately that isn’t always the case.
  • Wooden Backgrounds – Freebie

    Freepik
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Advertise here with BSADo you need some wooden backgrounds? Here you has this awesome vector pack, created by Freepik for BittBox. You can use it for any personal or commercial project, download now!   Download .ZIP
  • Freebie Friday: 4 Simple Paint Mark Brushes

    Dustin Schmieding
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Advertise here with BSA Download .ZIP
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    Cre8pc, by Kim Krause Berg

  • Conversions Web Design Presentation

    cre8pc
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:11 pm
    My presentation at Pubcon New Orleans was well attended and popular.  If you would like to see the slides from my talk, visit Conversions Web Design
  • Persuasive and Conversions Web Design Pubcon New Orleans

    cre8pc
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Attendees at this year’s PubCon New Orleans interested in improving their website design, increasing conversions, and sending “We are Awesome” signals to search engines can attend my talk on Wednesday, March 19 at 11:45. Persuasive and Conversions Web Design Whether you have an established website, are launching a new one or seeking ideas for a redesign, how do you know what works best for increasing conversions? Does user experience design interfere with your search engine marketing strategies? What design changes can you make now that will bring an instant conversions…
  • Somewhere on CNN is a News Site

    cre8pc
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:46 am
    As more and more news sites devote their top stories to leads they find from People magazine, the only other sign of desperation is advertising out the wazoo. Case in Point
  • A Touch of UX in Austin, Texas Riding Into Town

    cre8pc
    16 Dec 2013 | 4:22 pm
    Pubcon continues to deliver affordable one-day conferences and I’m excited to be speaking at the next one in Austin, Texas in January 2014. I like to make my talks fun, fascinating and informative.  I’d love to meet you and welcome you to sit in for my presentation on Tuesday, January 28, 09:20a – 10:20a  at the Pubcon Regional Austin Conference Usability Conversion Tactics Usable websites offer great user experiences, and great user experiences lead to happy customers. On the flip side, a poorly designed site means frustrated users and higher bounce rates. This session…
  • Free Download: Holiday Conversions Tips

    cre8pc
    21 Nov 2013 | 12:24 pm
    Still looking for last minute ideas to increase your ecommerce sales?  Fresh ideas? Are you sure you covered every possible persuasive design angle for your holiday promotions? This past Tuesday Shawna Seigel interviewed me during her regular show, eCom Experts.  In addition to the suggestions and examples from the broadcast, I offered a free Holiday Conversions Tips free document download. Listen to the Podcast You can listen to the entire show: E commerce Site Conversions and Providing a Holiday Conversion Checklist Free Checklist The free checklist comes in 3 formats for immediate FREE…
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    DesignM.ag

  • Coding a Toggle-Based FAQ Page with CSS3 and jQuery

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Advertise here with BSACompany websites often have Frequently Asked Questions for people who don’t know much about the corporation or their services. Larger pages with Q&A listed together will often have a table of contents at the top. I don’t like this method because the pages end up long and sometimes confusing to navigate. This tutorial is based around a similar idea, but using toggle effects for each question. As the user clicks on a question the answer will slide down and toggle into view. Users can also click already-opened questions which toggles them closed again. This…
  • Introduction to the new Google Docs Add-ons

    Jake Rocheleau
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Advertise here with BSAIf you’ve ever tried Google’s cloud-based document suite then you likely know it’s pretty great. Google Drive is completely free and offers each Google Account free storage along with free use of their Google Docs interface. You can build spreadsheets, word documents, and slideshows all within Google Drive. Currently the newest add-ons will focus on docs and sheets. But there are plenty more in the works you can expect sometime in the future. This article is dedicated to getting you familiar with Google Drive’s add-ons and how you can install…
  • 47 Strikingly Creative Examples of Business Card Designs

    Jake Rocheleau
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Advertise here with BSAThere should be no question that branding is crucial to the success of any business. Instant logo recognition feels good and it helps build an audience around your product or service. A company business card would be useful when attending conferences, parties, or even happenstance meetings with old acquaintances. But if you really wish to stand out from the other generic business card you’ll want to attempt some new ideas. Creativity and recognizable branding will produce one amazing piece you’ll be proud to share. This gallery includes a number of radiant…
  • The Importance of Side Projects

    Gisele Muller
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Advertise here with BSAHow much importance do you give to your side projects? Do you focus solely on working on your current projects or your job and forget about everything else? These are questions you should be thinking about, specially if you are interested in developing your abilities and getting that cool position you always wanted. In days where the good old college degree + resume are gone, specially in the design/tech industry, you have to keep in mind that side projects are the new resume and are the way you can show your potential to the world. In times where a lot of people talk…
 
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    Webdesigner Depot

  • 7 simple ways to build a buzz around your website

    Jared Chelf
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Your website looks slick, your products and services are amazing, and you’ve launched multiple marketing campaigns. So why isn’t your site producing the numbers you need? Getting buzz for your site isn’t always easy—but it’s necessary for your business to thrive. If you’re looking to ignite your audience and get them talking about your website, you need the right strategy… …these 7 tips will help get you there. 1. Tell a compelling story Every business has a story. How did you get started? What do you do? What’s your value? You can translate all these…
  • How to use the infinite scrolling trend, the right way

    Dustin Cartwright
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Infinite scrolling has became a common design pattern in recent years. With many high profile social networks adopting the solution, it’s come to be one of the most widely adopted patterns out there. Though however popular, every design pattern always has its own unique strengths and weaknesses we have to plan for. Done badly, and infinite scrolling will wreck your UX and guarantee total failure as users desert you in droves. Get it right, and you’ll have an intuitive, popular and successful site. Understanding why infinite scrolling drives engagement When implementing a design pattern,…
  • The best free WordPress plugins for May 2014

    Ezequiel Bruni
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    It’s that time again! Open up your local WordPress install (the one that you use for testing plugins)—everyone has one of those, right? It’s not just me?—and get ready for another month’s worth of WordPress community goodness. This month we’ve got a variety of plugins, useful for everything from managing accounts to adding extra content. Let’s jump in… Secondary Title As with most of these plugins, the name tells you most of what you need to know. Secondary Title gives you the option of including some extra text around the title area. Why would you want to do that? A…
  • Our favorite tweets of the week: April 14, 2014 – April 20, 2014

    Cameron Chapman
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out. To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot Go on an egg hunt with Saatchi & Saatchi http://depot.ly/vS3PX  …
  • Comics of the week #231

    Jerry King
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:26 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… Tight squeeze   Productive…
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    Yoast

  • News SEO 2.0: Google News optimization with ease

    Joost de Valk
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:11 am
    We’ve rebuilt and reimagined our News SEO plugin and taken it to the next level. Today we’re proud to release News SEO version 2.0, which allows you to easily optimize your site for Google News. It had been, unfortunately, almost 2 years since we last updated the plugin which meant it didn’t work anymore for 95% of people and lacked many features. We’ve decided to make it a premium product, much like our Local SEO and Video SEO plugins, so we can actually afford to spend time on it. As always, our core WordPress SEO plugin (to which this News SEO plugin is an…
  • Moving your website to https / SSL: tips & tricks

    Joost de Valk
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    In January I wrote about our plans in moving Yoast.com to SSL. We’ve since done that, with great results from an SEO perspective: we had no negative effect on traffic, whatsoever. Two weeks ago, we also moved our tool Quix to https. There are quite a few things we learned in the process of moving these two sites to SSL that we thought would be worth sharing with all of you. Also, some things happened in the last few weeks that make SSL a hot topic, so we’ll discuss those first. Ranking benefit for completely SSL sites? Last month, Search Engine Land reported that Matt Cutts had…
  • Post Connector 1.5

    Barry Kooij
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    I’m happy to announce that we’ve released the biggest update to Post Connector so far, version 1.5. New features in this update include related connections, backwards linking and automatically displaying linked posts after a post. Related Connections Here at Yoast we’ve been recommending you to add related posts to your post pages since it encourages both readers and search engines to continue their visit to your site. This means more pageviews per visit for visitors and for search engines it means you tie your related content to each other, improving its chance to rank in the…
  • WordPress SEO Premium 1.1

    Joost de Valk
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    After we released WordPress SEO Premium at January 23rd and WordPress SEO 1.5 at the beginning of March (a major rewrite of large parts of the plugin), we’re now ready to release WordPress SEO Premium 1.1. This new version introduces regular expression support for redirects as well as an even better integration with Google Webmaster Tools and an importer for Redirection. Regular Expression support We’ve added a new tab to the SEO → Redirects page where you can add regular expressions: These regular expression redirects work just like how you’d expect them if you’re…
  • Beautiful or Usable: What’s important while designing your website?

    Marieke van de Rakt
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    In releasing our themes, we got lots of reactions about the aesthetics of our themes. Some people found them plain looking, boring or unappealing. Others were very enthusiastic. Of course, there is no accounting for taste. But it made me wonder, how important are the aesthetics of a website? Does a beautiful site convert better? And what is the relation between aesthetics and usability? What is beautiful is usable? The halo effect The halo effect is a cognitive process in which people attribute all kinds of characteristics to a person based on a first impression or one characteristic. The…
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    Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer

  • Google Street View Can Send You Back In Time

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    I'm not surprised that Google does this. Why should I? We've come to expect this from the Internet giant. Check out the video! It's neat! Nice Back To The Future Reference View this post on Google+ The post Google Street View Can Send You Back In Time appeared first on Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer.
  • Internet Freedom. Internet For All

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    The idea of "Internet Freedom" is simple. Companies and governments must allow unfettered access to the Web to all citizens. They should do nothing to stop the free flow of ideas and thoughts across the net.  The idea of Internet for all is a great one and should be explored fully. How do we manage to get Internet to those who don't have access or for whom access is overly restricted? How do we stoop governments from overly snooping on their citizens under the guise of "National Security?" I don't have the answers. Do you? Any ideas? #internet   #internetfreedom…
  • Purpose of +Zoho 

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Purpose of Zoho  So I've been working on my online infrastructure quite a bit the last few days. One of the tasks was moving my personal mail from the current server to Google Apps. I briefly looked at Zoho, but like always, I stop short of making the commitment. I don't know what it is. It seems like Zoho is a "me too" product to Google Apps. I don't know. What do you think? Do you use it? Like it? Hate it? Let me know. View this post on Google+ The post Purpose of +Zoho  appeared first on Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer.
  • Feedly is so buggy I want out of the beta

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Feedly is so buggy I want out of the beta View this post on Google+ The post Feedly is so buggy I want out of the beta appeared first on Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer.
  • How can I move my PhotoVault from one device to another

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Same Play account. View this post on Google+ The post How can I move my PhotoVault from one device to another appeared first on Seth Goldstein | Philadelphia Web Designer and Social Media Marketer.
 
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  • Silicone Wristbands & Long-Lasting Authority

    GOS
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    What’s special about a silicone wristbands? When I first started thinking about trying to get my silicone wristband website going again I wondered what I would write about.  How in the world could I make talking about silicone wristbands interesting? After all, there isn’t much of anything interesting about a silicone wristband.  It does seem to make an interesting website I’ll need to teach you how to do something or entertain you.  After all, about all we care about is either improving our resume or entertaining ourselves.  It is rather sad when you think about it.
  • Silicone Wristbands & Content Marketing

    GOS
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Silicone Wristbands: How to Attract an Audience That Builds Your Business It’s been a couple years since I have messed around in the silicone wristband industry but about five years ago I had a website that was doing around $2,000.00 per month as a silicone wristband affiliate. Well…has faith would have it I stumbled across one of my old wristband websites the other day and got to thinking about setting it up once again as an affiliate to see what I could do with it.  The only problem with my silicone wristband website was that it got banned for what Google felt like was spamming…
  • 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…
  • What Does Google Really Care About?

    GOS
    25 Dec 2013 | 3:23 pm
    Taking a look at the things that really matter to Google and trying to understand Google.
  • Organic SEO vs PPC

    GOS
    25 Dec 2013 | 3:21 pm
    I’ll be honest although it is not a pouplar view I beleive your wasting your time in organic SEO unless you can figure out a way to become both different and better than the competition.
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  • 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…
  • The Importance of Design Functionality & Conversion

    Luke Clum
    29 Nov 2012 | 3:28 am
    It’s difficult for designers to come to grips with the look of a website that’s made strictly for optimizing conversion rates. And theirs is a valid concern; ugly sites with glaringly obvious keyword usage and cheap design are no more appealing to the novice web user than they are to the seasoned designer. On the other hand, a flashy site that uses all the new tricks is just as likely to be a problem from the user’s perspective. The point to most sites isn’t to dazzle viewers with your virtuoso design skills; it’s about gaining a user’s trust with clean functionality that’s a…
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  • The Creative Feed Helps You Find Great Design Content

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    To feed your need for a constant stream of awesome design tutorials, articles, and freebies, check out this new site -- which launched just last month -- called The Creative Feed. Continue reading...Continue Reading: The Creative Feed Helps You Find Great Design Content
  • Giveaway: 10 Subscriptions to Placeit (Value: $105)

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    We're giving away 3-month subscriptions to the Placeit "Casual" plan. This subscription plan normally costs $105 but if you join this giveaway you'll get a chance to get it for free. Continue reading...Continue Reading: Giveaway: 10 Subscriptions to Placeit (Value: $105)
  • 25 Beautiful Business Card Designs for Inspiration

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Not only do business cards bear important information about a company or individual, but they are also essential for leaving a lasting impression to those that receive them. Continue reading...Continue Reading: 25 Beautiful Business Card Designs for Inspiration
  • 5 Tips on How to Land and Keep Clients for Freelancers

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Freelancing is a full-time job. When you’re not working for your clients, you’re probably looking to land new ones. Continue reading...Continue Reading: 5 Tips on How to Land and Keep Clients for Freelancers
  • The Only WordPress Plugins You Absolutely Must Have

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    WordPress (WP) is one of the most popular publishing platforms in the world. One of the things that make WordPress so ubiquitous is the platform's ability to be customized and improved through plugins. Continue reading...Continue Reading: The Only WordPress Plugins You Absolutely Must Have
 
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  • 15+ Coolest iPhone Optimized Websites

    Rick Deaver
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    nclud   Keypoint App   Pixel Umbrella   Please Fix the iPhone   Nike Lab   iPhone Toolbox   Flickr Mobile   Alex Buga   Twitter Erskine Design   Web Designer Depot   Blip.tv   Mind Medium Creative   Procab Studio   Coosh
  • Put A Stamp Or Seal On It – 25 Excellent Logo Designs

    Rick Deaver
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s logo showcase has some logos that look like stamps and seals. Most of these have a grungy style and it’s definitely a popular way to go. These are different, clever and good looking. We hope you’ll find some creative inspiration in this collection. Enjoy!                                                  
  • Stunning Stars – 30 Brilliant Logo Designs

    Rick Deaver
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Our logo design showcase today has many great logos with stars in them. These are clever and creative, and we hope you’ll find some creative inspiration here.   Enjoy!                                                            
  • 15 Awesome WordPress Portfolio Themes For Photographers

    Rick Deaver
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Infinity Demo | Download   Reflection: Photoblog Theme Demo | Download   F8 Lite Demo | Download   Minimatica Free WordPress Theme Demo | Download Portfolio Press Demo | Download   Fotofolio Landscape Demo | Download   Photo Biyori Demo | Download   Photo Blog Demo | Download   Imbalance Demo | Download   Viewport Demo | Download   Portfolium Demo | Download   Autofocus Demo | Download   Snapshot Demo | Download   Grace WordPress Photoblog Theme Demo | Download     Free Photo Gallery Theme By ShutterThemes Demo | Download
  • 8 Incredible Online Note Taking Services

    Rick Deaver
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Google Notebook   PrivNote: Evernote   Listhings   Jjot   UberNote   Penzu   NoteFish
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  • Happy 4.04 Not Found Day

    Kelly
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Today is April 4th, or otherwise known as 4.04, which just happens to be the 404 HTTPS error status code for a missing page. We know what you’re thinking, that is a very geeky thing to celebrate, right? Maybe, but we coders like to have some fun with our 404 pages. The W3C outlines a 404 Code as: 404 Not Found The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent. The 410 (Gone) status code SHOULD be used if the server knows, through some internally configurable mechanism, that an old resource is permanently…
  • We Heart The New FiveThirtyEight Website

    Kelly
    29 Mar 2014 | 3:41 pm
    We all know that Nate Silver is a datasmith who has gained popularity and credibility in recent years for his published analyses and predictions of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. What we love Nate for today is his newly redesigned FiveThirtyEight website. There is a ton to love about this website, especially for us web designers (and data nerds) with a penchant for everything political and sports. However, we thought it would be inspiring to showcase five elements of the website itself that truly demonstrate how cutting edge and terrific this website is. Here we go. FiveThirtyEight…
  • WordPress 3.8

    Kelly
    12 Dec 2013 | 1:54 am
    WordPress announced today their latest update of their fabulous open source content management system. Here at Alphabetix, we are strong advocates for WordPress, since it is a an effective, user friendly, and easy content management system for end users to navigate. Here are some of the highlights of their newest update, which they named for Charlie Parker. Introduces a new, modern admin design A fresh, uncluttered design Clean typography with Open Sans Superior contrast and large, comfortable type Responsive interfaces throughout Refined, theme management Smoother, click-to-add widget…
  • WordPress Plugin – Pretty Pinterest Pins

    Kelly
    10 Apr 2013 | 12:12 pm
    Want to show off some pretty Pinterest Pins on your website? Look no further than this WordPress Pretty Pinterest Pins plugin. What it Does The Pretty Pinterest Pins allows you to display thumbnails and links to anyone’s latest pins on Pinterest in your sidebar. With this widget, you can: Pull the latest pins from any Pinterest user Display only pins from specific boards Choose the number of pins to display Show or hide the image captions Display a “Follow me on Pinterest” button under your pins Installation is simple, just install the plugin and enter the Pinterest…
  • Hashtags

    Kelly
    7 Dec 2012 | 1:48 am
    Ah, hashtags. We love you and your ability to clarify and classify. Learn more about Awesome Website Design
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    Ask Insivia

  • 5 Reasons Vimeo Beats YouTube For Your Business

    insivia
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    I can already hear the YouTube mob grabbing their pitchforks and lighting their torches, so I’ll start by giving YouTube its deserved praise. There’s no doubt that it is the internet’s go-to big dog of video hosting. It also doesn’t hurt to be backed by a modest little corporation named Google . Over 1 billion unique visitors and 6 billion hours of video watched every month make Youtube the people’s champion. But the defending champ has a top contender by the name of Vimeo gaining quickly on its heels. Founded in 2004 (a year before YouTube) Vimeo hasn’t seen the meteoric rise…
  • How BuzzFeed Landed Me A Job

    insivia
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    I’m no visionary, but at some point the thought did cross my mind, “This is an industry filled with people that look at things in an atypical way.” Now, if I wanted to be one of them, how could I prove that I too had the capacity for this? It wasn’t enough to be educated, qualified, or knowledgeable, I had to demonstrate my unique ability to not just think outside the box, but live outside its walls as well. I’d spent months sitting at the library filling out dozens upon dozens of job applications, scouring LinkedIn for open positions, and occasionally being distracted by Buzzfeed.
  • The Never Ending Webpage

    insivia
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    Have you noticed anything different about some of the websites you’ve been visiting lately? In particular, have you noticed that the menu bars have been shrinking and the page lengths, growing. I mean really growing. A LOT! In fact some of the most popular websites you go to don’t have page bottoms. I’m serious, go take a look at your Facebook or Twitter feeds and try to find the bottom of the page – can’t do it, can you…it’s practically infinite! Even the pages that eventually end are still pretty long and give you all the information on a single scrolling page. And if…
  • Tell Great Stories!

    insivia
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    What’s the one thing that everyone loves? I’ll give you a hint – they’ve been around since the creation of fire, the wheel, and sliced bread. They’re what we occupy ourselves with on a constant basis, sometimes without even realizing it. We are addicted to them, inspired by them, and awed by what they have to offer. They are the backbone of a multi-billion dollar industry, yet they don’t cost a penny to create. What are they? They’re stories. Shared since the dawn of man – from cave drawings, to renaissance paintings, to digital screens; from stories you…
  • An Exciting Announcement from Andy & Insivia!

    insivia
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:34 am
    Come join us March 28th to get the first look at Insivia’s new PlanBold Marketing Software and receive a free 6 month subscription! Register for the Demo
 
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  • BSD Canada 2014 conference

    30 Mar 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Join Canadian BSD hackers at BSDCan 2014. This years event will be held on May 16th and 17th 2014 (Fri/Sat) at the University of Ottawa. Tutorial classes commence on May 14th and 15th 2014 (Wed/Thu).
  • Done with a dissertation, now back to blogging

    30 Mar 2014 | 6:53 am
    Dear readers,   After quite a few years of lots of hard work I am finally done with my dissertation. I was a wonderful, rewarding and challenging process, but I am ready to get back to my life fully which includes reading, writing  and using as many exciting technologies as I can hold o...
  • FoxyProxy Standard Firefox Web Browser addon

    27 Mar 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Circumvent your geographical location on the World Wide Web using a proxy server with the Firefox open source web browser. The following summarizes the basic steps required to browse the WWW using a FoxyProxy Standard with Firefox.
  • Linux-Based 3D Printing

    26 Mar 2014 | 1:21 am
    Printers have become an essential machine up to this date. Whether it is for personal use or business use, this type of machine could always give a hand to people who are in need of hard copy and 3D models.
  • Jailbreak you Apple iPhone iOS versions 7.0 through 7.0.6

    22 Mar 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Jailbreaking an Apple iPhone running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.6 takes 15 minutes using the evasi0n jailbreak. Expecct a user friendly experience. Curious about the inner workings of your iPhone or just want access to 50000+ applications with OpenSSH and root access; then a jailbreak is for you.
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  • The Dirt: Communicating Technical Issues

    Steve Hickey
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Building on our discussion of the Heartbleed bug, this episode of The Dirt delves into some thoughts on communicating technical issues to your users. We talk about the pitfalls of sending technical info to non-technical users, getting a bit friendlier with errors, and the problem with passwords. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/92-security.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Events Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 15, 2014 Future Insights Live, June 16–20, 2014 Show Notes Adobe Blog:…
  • The Dirt: Yahoo Fires Its COO, Google Shows Off Ara, and Apple Patents More Stuff

    Steve Hickey
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This week in news on The Dirt: we tackle the firing of Yahoo’s latest COO and his lovely golden parachute, Google’s improbable Project Ara (think of your phone as a collection of hi-tech legos), and the latest in Apple patents. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/93-news.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Events Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 15, 2014 Future Insights Live, June 16–20, 2014 Show Notes The Washtington Post: Yahoo Spends $58 Million to Fire its Chief Operating…
  • The Dirt: Visual Design Tools Redux

    Steve Hickey
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    The Dirt steps back into recent history and takes a quick look at some updates to Macaw before talking about this week’s hot design news: the release of Sketch 3. We also compare it to some other recent tools and discuss the impact on the visual design tool ecosystem. Follow The Dirt on Twitter Listen to the Show http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedirt/91-sketch.mp3 Download the MP3 Subscribe through RSS Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe by E-mail Events Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 15, 2014 Future Insights Live, June 16–20, 2014 Show Notes Macaw Skala Sketch 3 Designer News: The…
  • Big Wins from the Aggregation of Small Marginal Gains

    Richard Banfield
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Last year we doubled our revenues with a net gain of one new team member. That might seem improbable for a mature service company. Especially considering that we are essentially selling the time of the people on our team. It’s not impossible, but it is very hard. The secret is in the details. Like most of you we’ve grown tired of success stories and lists posted on social media claiming to revolutionize your business so let’s provide some context. To begin with, we’re not a new company. We’ve been around for almost 9 years. It’s been a bumpy journey and…
  • Digital Design Leadership Interviews: Tracey Halvorsen

    Richard Banfield
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    What makes a leader of a digital design team successful? How do they build the best possible team? How did they get their start? What is their approach to culture, process and project management? What are the macro influences that influence their decisions? This year we launched our UXPERT program. The idea behind UXPERT is to give all our team members an opportunity to study a topic that would deepen their domain knowledge. For a long time I’ve been fascinated by Digital Design Leadership so I’ve made it the focus of my study. The objective will be to gain insights into what…
 
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  • How to ensure your WordPress updates go smoothly

    Roger Sievers
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    Sievers Creative It’s time for your WordPress updates, here are a few things that can help you make sure that the updating process goes smoothly. WordPress rolls out updates to their software quite often (usually monthly) and the updates include anything from security fixes, visual enhancements, and even added features. Below I’ll add a handy guide to help you through the updating process. You can also read up on WordPress.org’s website about handling WordPress updates. Let us manage it for you! Only $99/ mo for WordPress upgrades & two website content updates!Please…
  • Responsive Website for Lakeland Contractors LLC

    Roger Sievers
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Sievers Creative We recently launched a new responsive website design for Lakeland Contractors LLC. We were approached through a mutual contact to help them with their website and overall online exposure. The folks at Lakeland Contractors LLC gave us a pdf of an ad they ran in the local newspaper and wanted us to create the website patterned after it. For the website we pulled the colors they used in their other marketing materials and created a website color scheme to match. One very important aspect of the website design was lead generation. We integrated a request information form in a…
  • Sievers Creative has joined the Red Wing Chamber

    Roger Sievers
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Sievers Creative It’s official, Sievers Creative has joined the amazing business community in Red Wing, MN. We can not say enough positive things about the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce and  about Patty, Tammy, and Marion (The Chamber Ladies) down at the chamber office. The Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce is extremely active and proactive in the business community. Everything from business expos,  networking events like HYPE (helping young professionals emerge) and AM Espresso, to just all around making Red Wing area businesses stronger. As we build our business here in Red…
  • A guest post of ours for Printaholic: 10 Cool Brochure Designs

    Roger Sievers
    24 Jan 2014 | 10:33 am
    Sievers Creative Finding the right fit for your brochure design can be tricky. You want to ensure that it does a few important things. It needs to professionally represent your company, and it also needs to have an appropriate balance of imagery versus information. In the end, you can’t lose sight of the fact that a brochure’s sole purpose is to help you better market your business, so keep your business goals front and center when evaluating your brochure design. Click Here to visit the Article and see 10 creative brochure examples! The post A guest post of ours for Printaholic:…
  • The Jewelry Shop Website Design in New Richmond WI

    Roger Sievers
    21 Jan 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Sievers Creative The owner of The Jewelry Shop in New Richmond Wisconsin contacted us looking for a website designer to to help them build a new and refreshed website. While the old website wasn’t terrible, it utilized outdated technologies and wasn’t built to effectively handle mobile website traffic. So glad that I was given me your name – this is exactly what I have been looking for with the website! “BethOwnerThe Jewelry Shop We built a responsive website that allows them to showcase all the products they offer to their customers across all devices (mobile and…
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  • 36 Open Source Twitter Bootstrap Code Snippets

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    We all love to save time on frontend web development – especially when you’re coding something every week! Twitter Bootstrap has provided an enormous framework to jump start any new web project. You can find plenty of Bootstrap examples all over the Internet with brilliant designs. But how should you get started coding with Bootstrap? This gallery includes 36 free open source code snippets built on Twitter Bootstrap. Some are CSS-only layout styles while other codes include dynamic JavaScript. Either way you can build a powerful responsive interface without rewriting blocks of…
  • Beginner’s Tutorials for various Content Management Systems

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    Backend frameworks are the quickest and safest method to launch a new project online. Developers all over the world contribute to various CMS projects to ensure bugs are fixed and new features upgrade smoothly. But when this is all new to someone it can be very confusing, or even off-putting because there’s so much to learn and it seems impossible. Choosing a new content management system does require time and a lot of patience. You’ll want to use something that runs on your server environment(PHP, Rails, .NET) and also provides a straightforward administration panel. This gallery…
  • 10 Things Every Web Developer Should Do to Woo High-Paying Clients

    Robyn
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Every freelancer dreams of a land flowing with milk and honey where the perfect web development clients are ready and waiting to spend big bucks for a rocking website. A land where prospects understand the intricacies of the art and respect the skill and expertise of you, the developer, without giving you a 6 for a 9 or heavily discount your work. We’ve all heard stories of clients from hell and there are some developers I know who seem to have a platinum subscription to the hell clients express. As developers, we tend to complain a lot about these clients from hell without realizing…
  • 40 CSS Apps, Tools, and Resources for Web Developers

    Jake Rocheleau
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    The task of coding a new website is often repetitive and time-consuming. It takes effort and hard work to build an HTML/CSS layout fitted properly in all browsers. Alternatively the design process is much more fluid to allow for new ideas and thought patterns. If you feel the web development cycle takes a bit too long then check out this fantastic gallery of CSS tools and resources. I’ve compiled a number of desktop applications, webapps, open source libraries and resources to help speed up CSS development. From beginners to experts alike, these resources should be useful to anyone who…
  • Common Challenges Freelance Designers Face – and How to Deal With Them

    noemi
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Becoming a freelancer has a LOT of perks, and many people with desk jobs regularly express envy about the freelancing lifestyle. What they may not know is that while there are a lot of great things about the life of freelance designers, there are also challenges that people who have 9 to 5 jobs may not have to worry about. Image source Whether you’re a starting freelance designer, or you’re still in the process of making the decision to take the leap, it is good to know about the common challenges freelance designers face. With knowledge comes power – the power to face those…
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  • 10 Random jQuery Plugins

    Sam Deering
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Today we are giving you another set of 10 Random jQuery Plugins because we know you would like some more! So check them out and enjoy =) Feel free to leave comment as well or if you think we are missing some good ones out,...
  • Scott Hanselman Fluent 2014 keynote Virtual Machines, JavaScript and Assembler

    jquery4u
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Video Tutorial Details Name Scott Hanselman Fluent 2014 keynote \”Virtual Machines, JavaScript and Assembler \” Description Don\’t miss an upload! Subscribe! http://goo.gl/szEauhrnrnHow does the pervasiveness of JavaScript on the client change how we architect applications? We can create hundreds virtual machines in the cloud, but...
  • 5 Progress Loading Lines (YouTube Style) jQuery Plugins

    Sam Deering
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Today, here is a list of 5 Progress Loading Lines (YouTube Style) jQuery Plugins , an interesting idea as seen on YouTube! love using this on Angular SPA apps when switching between views. =) 1. nanobar Very very lightweight progress bars (~730 bytes gzipped). No...
  • 5+ Pixelate and Image Blur jQuery Plugins

    Sam Deering
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    In this post we are sharing with you 5+ Pixelate and Image Blur jQuery Plugins. They are mostly lightweight and easy to use with your images to get your that “blurred lines” effect. Check’em out! 1. pixelate.js Is a simple library and jQuery plugin to...
  • 5 New Premium jQuery Plugins 2014

    Sam Deering
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Paid plugins? huh? Well, you may want to check out our list of 5 New Premium jQuery Plugins 2014. Each plugin really worth a penny! TheZoom Lightbox is pretty cool. 1. jQuery Responsive OneByOne Slider Plugin A lightweight, responsive & layered jQuery plugin you can...
 
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    Web Savvy Marketing

  • The Puzzle of Home Page Design

    Rebecca Gill
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Home page design isn’t just about headers, content, and footers. It is about asking the right questions and making sure those questions apply to your website visitors. It’s about finding solutions to problems and bringing it together within a cohesive design. Have You Ever Wondered? How do I make my website memorable? How do I make sure people stick when they hit my home page? How do I make sure website visitors dig into my content and explore my product or service offering? How do I make sure website visitors take a moment to reach out to us by email, phone, or inquiry form? If you read…
  • When It Comes to Branding, Simple is Good

    Rebecca Gill
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    When I first entered into the world of marketing, branding felt like a mystery to me. It scared me. I “got” the concept of marketing and was an SEO wizard, but the idea of building a brand was intimidating. The funny part of this stage in my life was that I was branding companies and products without realizing it. I was creating a brand simply by focusing on what made me, my company, and my product and service offering different. Branding for Normal Folk If you see the word brand and feel overwhelmed – don’t! A brand is simply a mental association that gets a user to think about a…
  • Friday’s Marketing Roundup: Good Reads for April 11th

    Rebecca Gill
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    Greetings from CaboPress! This week’s marketing roundup comes to you from sunny Mexico. I am down at the ever so beautiful Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos. My journey south started Wednesday as I flew into Dallas, Texas to see Genesis colleague and friend Carrie Dils. I was gifted with a great day with Carrie, which is a huge treat for me because we live on opposite sides of the country. On Thursday I departed Dallas and flew into Cabo to attend an event called CaboPress that was arranged by Chris Lema. In attendance is Cory Miller, Karim Marucchi, Syed Balkhi, Jared Atchison, Ben…
  • Dream a Destination and Let Technology Take You There

    Rebecca Gill
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting three sessions at the Girls Are IT! conference in Dearborn, Michigan. The event was organized by the Michigan Council for Women in Technology (MCWT), U-M – Dearborn, Lawrence Technological University, and University of Detroit Mercy. More than 350 school-aged girls arrived to learn about IT and how it can play a role in their lives and future careers. I was presenting about WordPress and how the CMS software can be used to create a free blog and scale to manage the needs of celebrities, universities and large corporations. Know Your Audience…
  • Friday’s Marketing Roundup: Good Reads for April 4th

    Rebecca Gill
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Happy Friday! We’re back again with a quick update on this week’s interesting articles on WordPress, website design, usability, SEO and social media. This week there were some great articles to read and digest, but if you ask me, I think the WordPress podcasts stole the show. It seems everyone is jumping into podcasting and this week there have been some fabulous folks chatting about design, usability, and best practices in WordPress businesses. Podcasts are becoming an important part of the WordPress ecosystem, so I’ve given them their own section. If you are a blogger or…
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  • 50 Beautiful Web Typography Examples

    Rudolph Musngi
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    We all love beautiful web typography because it can convey the message we want in a very artistic manner. As the world of web design evolves, the use of letters and words to send a message has become more efficient and more beautiful. Many websites usually pair big and bold colors or photographs with the beautiful use of letters. We looked for some websites where you can get some great inspiration for your designs. These are examples that tell you that letters are never boring; it could even make the design beautiful. So, here they are! Janne Koivistoinen Antro Arun’s Folio Brave People…
  • Cherry on Top: Cherry Framework Review

    Rudolph Musngi
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    WordPress theme frameworks are overwhelmingly available and famous nowadays because most designers find them easy to use, functional yet fully customizable. Using child themes that are supported by the parent framework, ‘personalized’ themes have become more attainable. There is a new framework in town- the Cherry Framework. This article is basically a Cherry Framework review. Now, most theme frameworks come in premium versions, meaning, you have to pay some bucks just to get your WordPress site personalized. However, the spending doesn’t end there. After buying your framework, you…
  • Retina-fy: Creating High Density Retina Displays for Your Website

    Sam Norton
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    High density retina displays or screens, like Apple’s Retina Display, have lots of pixels in a small space that it is almost impossible see the pixelation, thus, displaying smoother images and texts. Although Apple offered it first on the market, manufacturers have been releasing similar devices recently to compete with Apple. When using Retina Display devices, you can see that other sites online appear blurry. This is because of the low-resolution images being stretched to fill the screen that makes the site look disgusting. A Retina Display scales 1px to 2px, making the size double.
  • Create a Sliding Navigation Menu in CSS3 and jQuery 4 Easy Steps

    Sam Norton
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are many ways to create a navigation menu for the Web. One of the most popular navigation menus is the accordion look drop-down navigation that slides up and down, showing its sub-menus when toggled. In this tutorial, we’re going to build a sliding navigation menu using CSS3, along with some jQuery codes to manage the sliding animation. Let’s get started. The Final Output Download Source Files View Demo Using Font Awesome (Web Icons) For this tutorial, instead of using ordinary .png icons for our sliding navigation, we will be using Font Awesome. There are a lot of…
  • 11 Minimalist Office Setups

    Rudolph Musngi
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Less is more This quote is becoming more sensible, especially for designers who have adapted the minimalist design approach. Over the years, minimalism, or the act of putting away irrelevant things to make space for the relevant ones, has become a regular part of every modern design principle. As web designers, we too, practice the same maxim. In fact, we even want to make this philosophy for living our lives. We strive to achieve such state that we even want our office setups or work space to reflect what we believe in. For one, having a minimalist design in your office setup has its…
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  • Rusted Holes Text Effect in Photoshop

    Wijdan Rohail
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    Rusted Holes Text Effect in Photoshop is our Today’s Photoshop Tutorial. In this Tutorial we are going to work on a Text having Rusted Holes effect in it. The final result will be some kind of unique result. Hopefully you will like working on this tutorial and will learn some basic and important tools of Photoshop. So lets start!!! Final Preview: Here is Final Preview of what we are going to make today: Restued Hole Text Effect in Photoshop Step 1: Let’s start out by creating a new file. I used: Canvas Size = 900px ×400px pixels Resolution = 72dpi Background Color = Black. Step 2:…
  • Snow Falling Effect over Picture in Photoshop

    Wijdan Rohail
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Today we are going to work over some pictures. In this Photoshop Tutorial we are going to give Snow Falling Effect over Picture in Photoshop. This is very short Photoshop Tutorial, you will get the result in very short time. Very simple, easy Photoshop Tutorial, hopefully you will love it. Final Result of Snow Falling Effect over Picture in Photoshop: Here is what we are going to get the result of Picture. Snowfalling Effect over Picture in Photoshop Step 1: New Picture File Start out by creating a new file. Then, insert the photo you want to add the Snow Falling effect on. Step 2: Create a…
  • Fried Egg Design in Photoshop

    Wijdan Rohail
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    This Photoshop Tutorial will teach you some basic tools and commands of Photoshop. This Photoshop Tutorial is about Fried Egg Design in Photoshop. You will learn some tools like Bucket Tool, Ellipse Tool, etc. You will also learn some Layer Styles like Inner Glow, Pattern Overlay, inner Shadow etc. So you will enjoy working on this nice Photoshop Tutorial. Final Preview of Fried Egg Design in Photoshop: This is what we are going to make in Photoshop. Step 1: New File Start out by creating a new file. Use the following settings: Dimensions: 700×500 px Resolution: 72dpi Color Mode RGB color.
  • Cold Blooded Text Effect in Photoshop

    Wijdan Rohail
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:31 am
    A Bit Scary, today we are going to work on Photoshop Tutorial about Text Effect. In this Photoshop Tutorial you will learn how to give Cold Blooded Text Effect in Photoshop. Very nice and useful Tutorial for those who are learning Photoshop and need some techniques about Text Effects. So you will be working on some Tools and Commands in this Tutorial. Final Result of Cold Blooded Text Effect: Step 1: New File Start out by creating a new file. Use the following settings; Dimensions: 900×600 px, Resolution: 72dpi, Color Mode: RGB color, Background: black background. Step 2: Select the…
  • Delicious Pie Design in Photoshop

    Wijdan Rohail
    16 Mar 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Today we are going to work on Delicious Pie Design in Photoshop, in this Photoshop Tutorial we are going to use some of the basic tools and commands. We will be covering Pen tool, Ellipse Tool, Rectangular Marquee Tool, Bucket Tool etc. We will also be studying the use of Inner Glow, Outer Glow, Pattern Overlay etc. So lets start working over Simple but important Photoshop Tutorial. Here is the Final Result of Delicious Pie Design in Photoshop: Step 1: New File Start out by creating a new file. Use the following settings; Dimensions: 600×560px, Resolution: 72dpi, Color Mode RGB color. Then,…
 
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  • Multimedia Content: A New Business Frontier?

    Vivek Dhande
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Multimedia is the combination of two or more different forms of content. When you think about it in such simple terms, almost everything we now see, hear or experience is some form of multimedia content. Movies, TV shows, music videos and computer games characterize our daily lives, they're what we experience, or read and hear about online or from our friends and family. Having a great effect on our everyday lives also means that multimedia has a great effect on the way we do business. Quite frankly, business is changing. The necessity for digital and social media strategy is becoming ever…
  • The New Colossal Bundle with $10,063 worth of Top-Quality Resources – From $49

    Vivek Dhande
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:31 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 work.They’re the only ones who offer a 200% money back guarantee on every product. This means that if you’re not happy with it, you get your money back and you also get to keep the product.Inky Deals came up with the biggest design bundle ever, the immensely…
  • Starting Your Own Internet Business in 6 Easy Steps – It's Easier Than You Think!

    Vivek Dhande
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:59 pm
    An internet business is essentially a virtual storefront through which consumers can purchase products or services and for obvious reasons, internet businesses have become incredibly popular over the last decade or so with small business owners and entrepreneurs. But whilst internet businesses might well be easier to set up than their traditional counterparts and require less investment capital, that does NOT mean they don't require as much, if not more commitment and work.Before you even consider seriously investing in your only business there are a number of questions you should be asking…
  • All About Automated Marketing Platforms

    Vivek Dhande
    30 Mar 2014 | 2:59 am
    Automated marketing is a growing trend in any business looking to increase sales and reduce operating costs. In other words, any business can benefit from an automated marketing platform. So, if automated marketing can help your company grow and attract and retain new customers, then it has to be a no-brainer, right? Maybe.How do you know which automated marketing platform is right for your needs? And, if you do determine the best platform fit, should you administer it yourself or enlist the help of a full-service automation company?Here are some tips in answering these questions about…
  • How to Care for Your Digital Camera

    Vivek Dhande
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:51 pm
    If you have a Fuji pro digital camera, it is important to invest the time to properly care for it. After all, you do not want to have to buy a new one next month. Certain elements of caring for this important possession might come obvious to many people. For example, it’s rare that anyone is going to willingly place his or her camera in water. However, other features of the care process may be less clear. To ensure that you properly protect your camera, the following guide should help you.1. Clean the Lens ProperlyWhenever your lens needs cleaning, it is important to use the proper tools.
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  • Page Loading Effects

    Mary Lou
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    View demo Download source If you have visited the brilliantly designed websites of Nicolas Zezuka and Active Theory you might have noticed the slick loading animations that happen before new content is displayed. This kind of loading style is quite trendy lately and we wanted to give you some inspiration. The idea is to animate a shape into the viewport and show an activity indicator. When the new content is loaded, the shape will animate back to reveal the page. We’ll use animated SVGs with Snap.svg for the effects because this allows us to create complex shapes and interesting…
  • Collective #112

    Mary Lou
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Studio Songes The creative navigation experience and extravagant style of Studio Songes made it our pick this week. Get inspired Understanding CSS Timing Functions Stephen Greig will teach you everything you need to know about CSS timing functions in this excellent article over on Smashing Magazine. Read it shine.js A great library for creating beautiful shadow effects with dynamic light source positions. Check it out Understanding Vector Shapes in Illustrator A complete, in-depth tutorial by Matt D. Smith that will help you understand and master vector…
  • Collective #111

    Mary Lou
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Active Theory A truly inspirational digital experience. The website of Active Theory makes use of some unusual shapes and interesting scrolling and hover effects. Our pick this week. Get inspired Post Flat Design Wells Riley points out the over-simplification in UI design that happened due to the flat design trend and suggests a less strict approach that embraces the reintroduction of skeuomorphic styles and depth where sensible. Read it Advanced animation path A great tutorial by Oleg Solomka on how to animate SVG paths and animate along them. Check it out…
  • How to Create a Circular Progress Button

    Mary Lou
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    View demo Download source Today we are going to show you how to implement a nifty progress button concept. The concept is the fabulous Submit Button by Colin Garven. Take a look at it first to get an idea of what steps need to be done, and enjoy the animation. The idea behind the button is the following: once clicked, the submit button is transformed into a circle that will show a progress animation using its border. When the progress animation is finished, the button will expand again and show a checkmark to confirm that the submission is complete, as Colin mentions in a comment. We are…
  • Collective #110

    Mary Lou
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Inspirational Website of the Week: 1979 by Deru A compelling artistic website which makes use of some modern web techniques, introducing the new album by composer Benjamin Wynn, a.k.a. Deru. Get inspired Google Night Walk An immersive night journey through Cours Julien, a neighborhood of Marseille famous for its unique atmosphere and street art. A fantastic digital experience by Google. Check it out Magic of CSS An excellent textbook by Adam Schwartz with a very practical approach to learning the twisted magic of CSS. Check it out Font-To-Width A script by Nick Sherman and Chris Lewis that…
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  • 25 Inspiring Contact Page Designs

    Shevaa
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    Contact page plays a very important role in websites; a well designed page with a clean form will certainly bring a positive feel to those who want to contact you. We’ve gathered 25 Inspiring Contact Pages that are very well designed, and that should provide plenty of inspiration for you. Don’t forget to subscribe to [...]
  • 25 Best Premium WordPress Theme Collections

    Shevaa
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:22 am
    There are thousands of Best WordPress themes out there, but finding perfect is always seems to be more challenging. This premium WordPress theme comes with great features like a short code generator, WPMU compatible and custom widgets. I’ve found that it’s usually worth investing in a good premium theme to get everything you want without [...]
  • 25 Fresh HTML5 Websites for your Inspiration

    Shevaa
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    Creative websites are being created every day pushing the limitations of HTML in each direction, new technologies like HTML5 helps to designing a trendy and stylish websites. After all the benefits of HTML5 settled, we can see websites taking advantage of it to create smooth transitions, nice image sliders and animations. These have become new [...]
  • 40 Expressive Packaging Designs

    Shevaa
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:32 am
    A first impression makes all the difference; Designers can always learn a lot from good design in all mediums. Creating an eye-catching high quality package designs will capture consumer’s attention soon. Packaging Designs that are inspire for a lot of reasons illustration, typography, color, Images, and textures. In this article we’ll showcase 40 Expressive examples [...]
  • 25 Fresh Fullscreen Background Websites for your Inspiration

    Shevaa
    24 Feb 2014 | 3:12 am
    In recent years using full screen background image is becoming more and more extremely trendy in website design. Large background images always a key tool for grabbing visitor’s attention as we’ve seen in posters and advertisements, and its offers far less work in a site design. In this post we’ll showcase 25 Fresh Full screen [...]
 
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  • Finally! WordPress 3.9 Smith Updates you will Enjoy!

    Donna
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    This is exciting stuff to WordPress users – and a lonnnng time overdue. Here’s a quick bullet list of what’s new: Copy and Paste from Word without extra character/code/doodah’s that mess up your formatting. You can scale and crop your pics right in the editor now.  No more running to photoshop to make a little tweak. Drag and drop images/files from your desktop or folders into the editor.  Yeee-haw! The galleries are now viewable in your page/post! I can see! And THE MOST AMAZING update ever! :::: DRUM ROLL ::::: No more “save and surprise” when…
  • Website Big 3 – Right Here, Right Now!

    Donna
    22 Oct 2013 | 11:23 am
    Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at a Viral Marketing Class presented by North Central State College and The Richland County Development Group. My class topic was Websites: The BIG 3. Do you want prospects right here – right now? The BIG 3 CAPTURE EMAIL ADDY’S.  Surprisingly, still, in 2013 business are not getting visitors email addresses.  Giving away a freebie is the easiest way to people woo people into giving up their email address.  YOU WANT email addresses so you can correspond with prospects.  Send a monthly or quarterly newsletter or let them know about…
  • 10 WAYS TO GET YOUR MARKETING UNSTUCK

    Donna
    3 Sep 2013 | 10:23 am
    Have you ever found yourself knowing exactly what you need to do about marketing your business… and then not doing it? You are not alone. Many self-employed professionals find that the hardest part of marketing isn’t figuring out what to do. What’s hard is actually doing it. Marketing yourself can be a confronting process. Making phone calls to strangers, writing marketing letters, and talking about yourself and your accomplishments can bring up fear of rejection, harsh commentary from your inner critic, feelings of incompetence, and the discomfort of performing unfamiliar…
  • What is Responsive Design?

    Donna
    27 May 2013 | 6:57 am
    Click image to enlarge Responsive design, in a nutshell, is coding in your website’s backend that will allow it to automatically adjust to the size of the browser the site is being viewed on.  WITHOUT having to flip flop from a mobile version, or desktop version. According to the Wiki: Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones) Let me explain:…
  • Superb Example of Text SMS Mobile Marketing By A National Pharmacy

    Donna
    28 May 2012 | 11:36 am
    CVS’s superior follow-up with text marketing My pharmacy gets me.  They understand I’m busy, and that I need a reminder sometimes.  You could say, I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with CVS. Not just because the folks there are top-notch, but because CVS has recently enabled “Text Alert Notification” to let you know when your prescriptions are ready. No longer do you need to wait around, or call to see if your meds are ready. Matter of fact, my family is on “auto-fill” so our prescriptions are ready without us even having to call in.  Absolutely…
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  • 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
  • Unnatural Links Message in Webmaster Tools – What to Do

    Nick Ker
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:36 am
    Did you get an Unnatural Links Warning? Finger pointing is not helpful, though it may make you feel better. The thing to do now is fix the problem, not the blame. Unnatural Links Message in Webmaster Tools – What to Do is from: Ker Communications
  • Did Everyone Forget About On Page Optimization?

    Nick Ker
    21 Feb 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Have you done all you can do to make the most of what you already have? Probably not. Many people go straight for link building and content marketing without optimizing the site itself... Did Everyone Forget About On Page Optimization? is from: Ker Communications
  • Link Earning Is The Future, But Link Building Is Not Dead Yet

    Nick Ker
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Links will become less important to search engines in the not so distant future, they are still a big part of how Google ranks websites in the search results… Link Earning Is The Future, But Link Building Is Not Dead Yet is from: Ker Communications
  • This is why we can’t have nice things in the SEO space…

    Nick Ker
    22 Jan 2014 | 8:59 am
    Guest blogging and older link building methods are dead… or are they? A look at things SEOs ruined, Google killed, and some that rise from the dead in the absence of spam… This is why we can’t have nice things in the SEO space… is from: Ker Communications
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  • Page Loading Effects

    Mary Lou
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    View demo Download source If you have visited the brilliantly designed websites of Nicolas Zezuka and Active Theory you might have noticed the slick loading animations that happen before new content is displayed. This kind of loading style is quite trendy lately and we wanted to give you some inspiration. The idea is to animate a shape into the viewport and show an activity indicator. When the new content is loaded, the shape will animate back to reveal the page. We’ll use animated SVGs with Snap.svg for the effects because this allows us to create complex shapes and interesting…
  • Collective #112

    Mary Lou
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Studio Songes The creative navigation experience and extravagant style of Studio Songes made it our pick this week. Get inspired Understanding CSS Timing Functions Stephen Greig will teach you everything you need to know about CSS timing functions in this excellent article over on Smashing Magazine. Read it shine.js A great library for creating beautiful shadow effects with dynamic light source positions. Check it out Understanding Vector Shapes in Illustrator A complete, in-depth tutorial by Matt D. Smith that will help you understand and master vector…
  • Collective #111

    Mary Lou
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Inspirational Website of the Week: Active Theory A truly inspirational digital experience. The website of Active Theory makes use of some unusual shapes and interesting scrolling and hover effects. Our pick this week. Get inspired Post Flat Design Wells Riley points out the over-simplification in UI design that happened due to the flat design trend and suggests a less strict approach that embraces the reintroduction of skeuomorphic styles and depth where sensible. Read it Advanced animation path A great tutorial by Oleg Solomka on how to animate SVG paths and animate along them. Check it out…
  • How to Create a Circular Progress Button

    Mary Lou
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    View demo Download source Today we are going to show you how to implement a nifty progress button concept. The concept is the fabulous Submit Button by Colin Garven. Take a look at it first to get an idea of what steps need to be done, and enjoy the animation. The idea behind the button is the following: once clicked, the submit button is transformed into a circle that will show a progress animation using its border. When the progress animation is finished, the button will expand again and show a checkmark to confirm that the submission is complete, as Colin mentions in a comment. We are…
  • Collective #110

    Mary Lou
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Inspirational Website of the Week: 1979 by Deru A compelling artistic website which makes use of some modern web techniques, introducing the new album by composer Benjamin Wynn, a.k.a. Deru. Get inspired Google Night Walk An immersive night journey through Cours Julien, a neighborhood of Marseille famous for its unique atmosphere and street art. A fantastic digital experience by Google. Check it out Magic of CSS An excellent textbook by Adam Schwartz with a very practical approach to learning the twisted magic of CSS. Check it out Font-To-Width A script by Nick Sherman and Chris Lewis that…
 
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  • MOJO Themes: The 4th Annual MOJO Anniversary Bundle!

    James
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:32 am
    Its time once again for MOJO Themes to release this year’s MOJO Anniversary Bundle! For the last three years, the guys over at MOJO Themes have put together incredible theme bundles each year to celebrate their companies birthday. So to celebrate, MOJO Themes is celebrating four years of business by offering a LIMITED TIME bundle […]
  • Jetpack 2.9.3: Critical Security Update

    James
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Just five days ago, on April 10th, 2014, Jetpack released their latest plugin version. During a security audit, they found a bug that allows attackers to bypass a site’s access controls and publish posts. This vulnerability combined with other attacks could escalate access. So if you haven’t updated your version of Jetpack, go to your […]
  • WordPress 3.8.2 Security Release

    James
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Yesterday, April 8th, 2014, WordPress released their latest updated. WordPress 3.8.2 is a security release and its recommend that you update to this version. If you have auto updates configured then you should have received an email that your sites were updated. If not update them ASAP. WordPress 3.8.2 Security Release Below is the import […]
  • The Top Selling StudioPress Child Themes for February 2014

    James
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    WordPress is one of the more popular content management systems available for website owners. With so many options and themes available out there, I always recommend StudioPress’ Genesis Framework and the premium child themes they offer. In addition to having the option of easily switching between themes, the framework also offers instant framework updates, first […]
  • Great News! WP Reviews V1.1.9: Update now has Default Repeated Criteria Fields and More

    James
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Today my friend Hesham of Author Review and WP Reviews just released his latest update. Among other things, it has default criteria fields! Now you can create a new set of criteria for your reviews and enable them across new and old reviews on your site. WP Reviews V1.1.9 Update About a month ago I […]
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  • Destruction comes creation, a series of paint in water sculptures

    Mars Cureg
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:42 am
    The idea behind this series was to show that from destruction comes creation. As the paint falls there is a constant point of creation, but at the same time it destroys itself.  This series is from the creative work of Chris Slabber who grew up in the small South African town of Oudtshoorn at the heart of the Klein Karoo. This was where he gained his love for Surrealism and surrounding genres. H started off studying fine arts from a young age and eventually began too apply this knowledge in a more design like way. You can check his Behance portfolio for more creative works. Amper Engel Die…
  • Don’t commit these 10 visual web design mistakes!

    Mars Cureg
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
    We mostly come across the bad web design than the good ones while surfing the internet. If you come across a poor web design with equally poor layout, you are not at all motivated to come back for more or bookmark it. Chances are that you are going to leave those websites forever and never turn back again. A bad visual web design can literally turn the tables the wrong way and we can say that they can be the prominent game changers too. Here are the top 10 mistakes that you must avoid in order to ensure that the same visual web design mistakes are never committed. Use of bad fonts Make sure…
  • 12 Fantastic Tools for Graphic Designers

    Mars Cureg
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    As a graphic designer, you need to arm yourself with two things: an unbridled creativity and an enviable tool-set that would help you achieve the perfect result. Here we talk about the 12 Best Tools for Graphic Designers.  Skyfonts: one of the new-age apps that has made life easier for graphic designers, Skyfonts allows you to directly download all kinds of fonts off the web and directly into your computer. This is quite similar to the desktop feature of Adobe CreativeCloud’s Typekit. It also comes armed with the entire gamut of Webfonts of Google that will enable the designers to…
  • Free Resume Template

    Mars Cureg
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:35 pm
    This project is a resume template that was designed for personal use by the author. He created the design in such a way that it can be used in all industries. The professional layout is great for catching the eye of HR representatives. The typeface used is a free font called open-sans, which is also included in the file. About the designer Ayoob Ullah a multi- disciplinary designer, mainly focusing in branding, packaging and typography. Currently working as a freelance designer. Major influences include, the art deco era, architecture, and music. You can visit his Behance portfolio or follow…
  • Free Flat Hipster Icons Design Pack

    Mars Cureg
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Most of those who are in design field loves to work and get their designing task to be done quickly and without risking the superiority of their output. The trick is to scout for free design pack out there that you can use and immediately drag to your canvas. The most tedious and it needs a pixel perfect ability is the process of designing icons that will stand out and pleasing to the eyes. Today, we are sharing you this free Flat Hipster Icons Design Pack. This lovely icons design pack was made for fun by Tsveta Petrova a junior designer at Tradeo.com. Iconography, Web Design, Typography and…
 
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  • Extending Layout Control in WordPress by Combining Shortcodes and Advanced Custom Fields Plugin

    Amber Weinberg
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A lot of my clients want the ultimate control when it comes to the layout of their website. While this isn’t usually affordable or feasible in normal websites, the Advanced Custom Fields plugin has been a godsend in allowing developers to go beyond basic WordPress functionality and into more advanced ways of content control and layouts. This became even more noticeable when I added on the Repeater field extension, which meant I no longer needed custom post types for small repeating items like sliders. Instead, I could house it on the homepage (or wherever the slider laid). And yes,…
  • Perks of Having A Side Project

    Amber Weinberg
    6 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    This past three weeks have seen me working hard on my new project, Skeinly. While it has nothing to do with our web industry (besides being a web app itself), it’s pushing me far forward in terms of skill and knowledge. So far I’ve had to sit down and write up business plans and ideas, draw UI wireframes, help the designer make decisions and think in terms of UX and actual users….and we haven’t even gotten past the landing page yet. In my every day work, I’m handed design mockups to code. There’s not much thinking beyond the code itself – and even…
  • Advanced WordPress Tutorial: Making a Switching Category Menu

    Amber Weinberg
    23 Jan 2014 | 8:01 am
    A client of mine wanted to make a horizontal menu that listed all of their categories. Easy enough! But the client was going to have lots of categories, which meant that most would either have to be left out, or the horizontal list of categories was going to have to be multi-line. Not so good. So they asked if I could do something fancy and make an almost-slideshow-like menu with next/prev links to switch between them all. It looked like this: And of course, when clicking the more button: I knew I needed to set up the links in an unordered list in groups of seven. My first challenge was to…
  • Changes In My Development Workflow

    Amber Weinberg
    1 Jan 2014 | 10:06 am
    I didn’t want to just post the typical New Year’s look-back at 2013 – so I’m doing something a little different. Although I’ve stayed away from using things like pre-processors and frameworks, I’ve noticed that my code and workflow is always naturally evolving and improving. I’ll tend to do something the same for awhile, and then all of a sudden I’ll find myself asking, “Is this right? Is there a better way to do this?”. Those questions lead to research, which usually leads to a better way of doing things. Today I want to talk about…
  • Why I Joined the Bitcoin Gold Rush

    Amber Weinberg
    18 Dec 2013 | 2:55 pm
    What is Bitcoin? In simplest terms (and simple is what I can understand) it’s web currency. I like to think of it in terms of investing, or shares, but it’s really so much more than that. You can pay for items in both the physical and web world using Bitcoin and it’s a currency that’s free from any form of government or bank. This allows you anonymity (your bitcoin address can be a string of characters) and supposedly offers some kind of detachment from  real life currency and security against failing government currency (which is untrue, as we saw in today’s…
 
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  • 5 Beautiful Fonts for Inspiration

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Microbrew is a versatile, vintage-inspired all caps display font with 14 styles, retro banners, ornaments, and symbols that are perfect for retro poster designs. Pancetta Pro is a sans serif font tbat features pillow-shaped terminals, 8 weights, italics, small caps, and six sets of digits. Its modern and clean lines make it great for all-around use. Argo is an Art deco-inspired typeface that boasts of clean yet decoratively fluid lines. It has 180 characters that include uppercase, lowercase, numbers, glyphs, ligatures and accents, and is ideal for designs that emulate affluence and luxury.
  • 15 Logo Designs to Inspire You

    Carmela Maraan
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:42 pm
    The logo is the most important symbol in your brand, whether you sell products, services, or run a website. It stands for your company’s identity and direction, and should be well-designed enough to be meaningful, stand out from its competitors, make a great first impression on prospective customers, and be easily recognizable. If you’re a startup who’s designing your logo or wish to reinvent it, here are a few creative designs that can get you going. Notice that many of these capitalize on visual wordplay, so you can take your design from there. SoftFaçade Kameleon…
  • How to Make a Fantasy Tree Woman Scene with Photoshop

    Carmela Maraan
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:01 am
    This tutorial by Jenny Le of Photoshop Star will teach you how to make an ethereal fantasy tree woman scene with Photoshop. Her techniques include photo manipulation blending, masking, using the brush tool, adjusting color, and working with groups. This exercise requires Photoshop CS3 +, an intermediate skill level, and will take about 3 hours to complete. First, you need to download your resources such as those in the list below, or you can improvise with your own images. Ground Sky Tree root Tree Model Branch 1 Branches 2 Crow 1 Crow 2 Leaves This tutorial helps you produce flexible…
  • How To Make a Vintage Emblem Style Logo With Illustrator and Photoshop

    Carmela Maraan
    17 Feb 2014 | 9:40 pm
    A retro look adds a certain timelessness to any design, and this is no exception. Created by Chris Spooner of BlogSpoonGraphics, this tutorial will show you how to create a cool vintage style emblem logo using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. But before you start, you should sign up for his site first to be able to download the files you need. Otherwise, you can use this tutorial as a guide or inspiration for creating your own retro design. For this task you will be creating a striking gym logo that combines classic design elements such as black-and-white graphic shapes (circles, stars, dots,…
  • 10 Great Fonts for Valentine’s Day

    Carmela Maraan
    14 Feb 2014 | 5:44 am
    Now that the Day of Hearts is upon us once again, it’s time to whip out those fonts! Check out these beautiful fonts that I found that would be perfect for your Valentine’s Day-themed projects and designs. Don’t forget to hit us up to share the designs you’ve come up with. Rosewoodstd Regular Love Letters Cupid de Locke Loveness Three From Me 2 You Janda Swirly Twirly Fool For Love Amelie Cupcake Lydia Puente
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  • 10 Killer Free Web Resources from DealFuel

    Ray Cheung
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    Advertise here via BSALike designing? Or already a Pro? You are sure to find this useful. Here is a collection of 10 awesome freebies for your next design projects. Whether you’re looking for “plug and play” visual content, a beautiful textures, or some icons, you’re bound to find new favorite free web design resources on this list. Quality is essential if you’re to maintain a professional finish. Fortunately the quality of the resources available to us continues to rise and premium standard resources are everywhere. Here’s a collection 10 Killer Free Web Resources from DealFuel.
  • Responsive and Fixed One Page Navigation Plugin

    Ray Cheung
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    Advertise here via BSAFixed Responsive Nav is a responsive, fixed and touch friendly one page navigation, using Responsive Nav, smooth animated scrolling & vanilla JavaScript. This project is built using progressive enhancement and tested to be working on Internet Explorer 6 and up. You can add a mask over the content when navigation is opened. Auto highlights current location. Closes the navigation when user tap’s outside of it. You are free to use the JavaScript, styles and the icon fonts provided here in your own project. Commercial or non-commercial. Requirements: JavaScript…
  • Seen.js Renders 3D Scenes into SVG or HTML5 Canvas

    Ray Cheung
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:07 am
    Advertise here via BSASeen.js renders 3D scenes into SVG or HTML5 Canvas. Seen.js contains a simple abstraction on top of the graphics capabilities of SVG and HTML5 Canvas elements. All of the other components of this library are agnostic to the type of context it will be rendered in. Seen.js contains a looping, event-firing class for animating scenes. The render context contains a method .animate() which will create and return an animator that is set up to invoke the context’s .render() method. To modify the scene on every frame, listen to the ‘beforeRender’ event. Seen.js…
  • A Tiny but Perfect jQuery Scrollbar Plugin

    Ray Cheung
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    Advertise here via BSAPerfect Scrollbar is a tiny but perfect jQuery scrollbar plugin. The scrollbar does not affect the original design layout. The design of the scrollbar is fully customizable. You can change nearly all css styles of the scrollbar. The scrollbar design has no dependency on scripts. Perfect Scrollbar support ‘update’ function. Whenever you need to update the size or position of the scrollbar, just update. Additionally, perfect-scrollbar do use ‘scrollTop’ and ‘scrollLeft’, not absolute position or something messy. Requirements: jQuery…
  • Treed – A Powerful Tree Editor with Drag and Drop

    Ray Cheung
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    Advertise here via BSATreed is a Powerful Tree Editing Component. Treed wants to be for tree editing what ace is for text editing. Extensible, customizible, powerful, and just plain easy to use. Treed is constructed using the MVC pattern such that it is simple to, for example, create an entirely different view for the tree. You can also create your own “Node” class if you wanted to do more than just have a single text input. You could add buttons, more fields, whatever you want. Requirements: - Demo: http://jaredly.github.io/treed/ License: License Free SponsorsProfessional Web…
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  • 7 simple ways to build a buzz around your website

    Jared Chelf
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Your website looks slick, your products and services are amazing, and you’ve launched multiple marketing campaigns. So why isn’t your site producing the numbers you need? Getting buzz for your site isn’t always easy—but it’s necessary for your business to thrive. If you’re looking to ignite your audience and get them talking about your website, you need the right strategy… …these 7 tips will help get you there. 1. Tell a compelling story Every business has a story. How did you get started? What do you do? What’s your value? You can translate all these…
  • How to use the infinite scrolling trend, the right way

    Dustin Cartwright
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Infinite scrolling has became a common design pattern in recent years. With many high profile social networks adopting the solution, it’s come to be one of the most widely adopted patterns out there. Though however popular, every design pattern always has its own unique strengths and weaknesses we have to plan for. Done badly, and infinite scrolling will wreck your UX and guarantee total failure as users desert you in droves. Get it right, and you’ll have an intuitive, popular and successful site. Understanding why infinite scrolling drives engagement When implementing a design pattern,…
  • The best free WordPress plugins for May 2014

    Ezequiel Bruni
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    It’s that time again! Open up your local WordPress install (the one that you use for testing plugins)—everyone has one of those, right? It’s not just me?—and get ready for another month’s worth of WordPress community goodness. This month we’ve got a variety of plugins, useful for everything from managing accounts to adding extra content. Let’s jump in… Secondary Title As with most of these plugins, the name tells you most of what you need to know. Secondary Title gives you the option of including some extra text around the title area. Why would you want to do that? A…
  • Our favorite tweets of the week: April 14, 2014 – April 20, 2014

    Cameron Chapman
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out. To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot Go on an egg hunt with Saatchi & Saatchi http://depot.ly/vS3PX  …
  • Comics of the week #231

    Jerry King
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:26 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… Tight squeeze   Productive…
 
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  • Best Tutorials for Getting Started with Digital Photography

    jake
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Almost everyone can recognize good photography when we see it. But knowing which angles to shoot and how to capture light times practice. Anyone who loves photography can learn with a bit of effort. But where do you get started? This gallery includes some very helpful articles and tutorials on digital photography. You’ll learn how to shoot and how to import your digital photographs. All you need is a few of these tutorials for guidance and some time for immersing your creative aspirations. Flash Photography Tips & Tricks Guide to 6 Specialty Lenses Introduction to Exposure Your…
  • 16 Simple Adobe Flash Design Tutorials for Beginners

    jake
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Adobe Flash was adopted originally from Macromedia and has stuck to the course of digital animation. It’s a fantastic program which allows animators to create quick and simple projects. If you want to learn Flash it’s going to take some practice – both graphically and programmatically when getting into ActionScript. But having used the program myself I can say it is worth the effort. I’ve built simple animations and beautiful website interfaces using Flash. Although Flash-based websites are fading out of popularity there is still value in the software for animation…
  • How to Successfully Combine Mixed Fonts

    Tara Hornor
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Using multiple fonts in any design is an excellent way to create interest as well as to draw a viewer’s eye to important content. Choosing the right mixture of fonts, though, can be difficult. Without some knowledge as to how to fit the different typefaces or font styles together, a design could become quite overwhelming and confusing. Of course, knowing what fonts to use together also requires a bit of intuition. If you don’t quite have the eye, simply start browsing through typographical posters, websites, and other graphic designs that excellently utilize different fonts. You…
  • 15+ Free Flower Textures for your Spring Designs

    gisele
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Textures are a great way to add personality and depth to a design, and a lot of times clients need their design to follow some trends or things that are happening, such as seasons. Spring is here, and with the new season sometimes we need to adapt things. To make things easier for you, today we have a few free flower textures that will help you to make the necessary changes to your projects. From websites backgrounds to headers/footers, from promos to showcasing new seasonal products, you can use floral textures to imprint the spring feel to your designs. Add your personality and touch and…
  • 15 Topmost Platforms to Create Killer Websites in 2014

    iulian
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    You’d be surprised how many businesses today need a website! According to a 2013 NSBA survey, almost one-fifth of small businesses still don’t have a traditional website; only 18% have a mobile site; and an infinitesimal 5% offer their customers an app. Yes, these statistics reveal that many businesses are stuck in the past. But it’s good news for our trade: we’re in demand! Web and graphic designers are in for a busy year. In the spirit of getting down to work building America’s websites, below is our list of the top 15 site-building platforms we recommend for 2014. IM Creator IM…
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  • Using Long Tail Keywords to Boost Website Traffic

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

    Theresa Sheridan
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:24 pm
    If you’ve been thinking about getting a website for your business, or redesigning the one you already have, you may have already looked into one of the many DIY website services available out there. There are too many to name and their advertisements all make it sound so easy – click here, click there, BAM, a new website that’s as good as any professional site. Right? Not likely. While these types of services do have their place for some entrepreneurs, chances are that you are not one of those. If it works for you, great, but it’s not your best option. “How can…
  • Free Retro Social Media Icons

    Theresa Sheridan
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today’s Web Design Wednesday post is another freebie, of a collection of Retro Social Media Icons, just for you! These icons are transparent PNG files, in a retro color palette, ready to use on the web. »Download Retro Social Media Icons  
  • Web Design Wednesday – How to Protect Your WordPress Site From Hackers

    Theresa Sheridan
    12 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    I recently sent out a newsletter to my list talking about website security, in particular WordPress website security. WordPress is not all that difficult to hack, so we need to make sure we’re taking some extra measures to protect our most important marketing tool that we have. My spidey sense must have been in full swing, because sure enough a client called me about a week later saying his site had been hacked and no, he hadn’t read my email! Given this, I thought it would be worthwhile to repost my newsletter article here, so that people have a better chance of seeing it. The…
  • How to Embed a YouTube Video on Your Website or Blog

    Theresa Sheridan
    1 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
    For those of you who have been wondering how to do this, it’s very easy and I put together a quick video tutorial for you.
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    Design Theory | Everything your small business needs to be successful online

  • 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
  • A Comedic Interpretation of a Discovery Meeting

    Design Theory
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    I must admit that this 7 min video is one of the funniest I’ve seen in a while when it comes to project team meetings. If you’re in the design industry, chances are you’ve had a meeting like this or
  • Photo Friday: Kids At Play

    Design Theory
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve ever tried to photograph kids, you know that it’s a tough job. Trying to get them to stay still for more than 3 seconds is almost impossible. Especially when it is a scheduled shoot with a family, and
 
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  • Weekly inspirations: April 14, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   Apple CarPlay hands-on The New York Auto Show opened this week and with it came the first chance to get a hands on demo of Apple’s new Car Play or Siri in the Car interfaces from Mercedes and VW. This video from The Verge was the best I’ve seen that shows you what all this new product does well and some its challenges like how it really duplicates a lot of what is already in your car. Watch the video here. Innoveracy: Misunderstanding Innovation Illiteracy is the inability to read and write and…
  • Weekly inspirations: April 7, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink I find myself backing an almost alarming number of things on Kickstarter these days.  the latest was designed by Zuta Labs and is called the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer which cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer actually is. Their new version is small, portable and everything that people need in the modern, mobile age. Read the article here. Why You Should Get Excited About Emotional Branding Globalization,…
  • Making Grocery Shopping Easier with Amazon Dash

    Stephen Gates
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    The technology to build a refrigerator that scans items so it knows to order more has been available for a long time but like with most old-school industries major appliance manufacturers are really slow at adopting new technology. So Amazon has now created the Amazon Dash which is a free device that lets you scan or say the names of food items you need and it automatically builds an Amazon Fresh shopping list. It is an obvious play to make ordering much simpler by breaking down the interactions with Amazon Fresh into smaller micro interactions which will be much less laborious and more…
  • Weekly inspirations: March 31, 2014

    Stephen Gates
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:   From Google, A Giant Psychedelic Sculpture Visitors Control With Chrome Unnumbered Sparks is the brainchild of Aaron Koblin, creative director of Google Creative Lab, and artist Janet Echelman, who describes her pieces simply: soft shapes that are the size of buildings. The project is a huge Google Chrome browser window that projected onto the sculpture which is suspended from two buildings. Spectators connect to the local Wi-Fi through smartphones, and can hook up directly to Chrome. A gesture-based app…
  • Virgin America partners with Nest to create Total Temperature Control

    Stephen Gates
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    April Fool’s has turned into a real competition for tech and media companies to see who can come up with the best April’s Fool press gag and this year was no exception. There were a lot of funny and quirky attempt but my favorite came from Google and Virgin America. The video they released features Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson and CEO of Nest Tony Fadell announcing that they’ve teamed up to create the Total Temperature Control (TTC). This new system will put a Nest thermostat into Virgin America’s Red in-flight personal touch-screen entertainment system.
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  • Joomla: A Better Approach For Website Development

    donna
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    This is the epoch of globalization. Internet has proved out as a prolific source of economy. It has provided a robust platform for fraternities of all kinds to grow and prosper. It has truly shown positive probabilities of developments and profits. Consequently, it has compelled almost every entrepreneur to take a step towards online marketing. […]
  • Reasons Why E-commerce Company Should Allow Telecommuting

    Kally
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Telecommuting or working from home has been around since 1970s but these days more and more companies are applying this option as it furnishes plenty of advantages not just to the employees but the employers as well. Ecommerce companies are leading the pack with hiring telecommuters who can have ample experience in designing Magento themes. […]
  • Understanding Web Design Features Right from its Scratch

    chrismeloni
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Web design is generally planning and creation of different websites. It is considered as the most crucial part in the forming and shaping contents of internet. Web design includes site structure, user interface, information architecture, layout, navigation, fonts, colors as well as imagery. All these features are combined with the principles of design in order […]
  • 5 Simple Steps to Make Your Site Mobile and Tablet-Friendly

    Michael Evans
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:54 pm
    New-age users are more dependent on their tablets and Smartphones than PCs and laptops to browse the web. If your site isn’t ready for them yet, you may have to face the consequences – lower conversion rates, no return visitors, loss in sales, and so on. What’s the distinction between mobile device friendly and unfriendly designs? Well, […]
  • Just a Couple of Basic Photoshop Tips

    Andrew Johnson
    10 Mar 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Today I am going to provide you with a few advices you may or may not know when it comes to using Photoshop. There is no doubt that graphic designers are all about using this program to edit their images. If by the way you are a photographer, a graphic designer or a tech lover […]
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    Designmodo

  • 5 Key Elements of User-Friendly Notifications

    Armen Ghazarian
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    You're reading 5 Key Elements of User-Friendly Notifications, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Have you ever paid attention to the number of notifications and alert messages you receive on a daily basis from various web services and apps? How many of those notifications do you actually care about? These questions are becoming more worrisome as the number of services we use increases while our time and attention still […]Advertise here with BSA
  • The Power of Microcopy in Web Design

    Paula Borowska
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    You're reading The Power of Microcopy in Web Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!“Copy” has turned into a buzzword. Have you noticed it? People are putting more and more importance onto the words you use on your website. They are trying to put value in copy and it’s a wonderful idea! Words are a prominent way of communicating online. And it’s the small things that matter, especially when […]Advertise here with BSA
  • 5 Essential Elements for E-Commerce Websites

    Eelco Guntlisbergen
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    You're reading 5 Essential Elements for E-Commerce Websites, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Step-by-step e-commerce websites are quickly becoming a better alternative to the more traditional retail shop. The list of benefits is endless, even though actual retail is hard to replace because of the experience of shopping in a physical store. Regardless, there are ways to make the e-commerce experience brilliant. The five topics below are things […]Advertise here with BSA
  • How to Customize a Website with Startup Framework

    David East
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    You're reading How to Customize a Website with Startup Framework, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Now that you have built your first website using Designmodo’s Startup Framework, you probably want to further customize your site. In this series of four videos, we will take you step-by-step through the customization process. Each of the videos are easy to follow and can help you fully customize your site in a matter of […]Advertise here with BSA
  • How to Create a Splash Screen Illustration

    Benedikte Vanderweeën
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    You're reading How to Create a Splash Screen Illustration, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!In this tutorial, we will walk through the process of creating a splash screen illustration using vector elements created in Illustrator and applying them to a template in Photoshop before exporting for the web. Splash Screen What exactly is a splash screen? A splash screen is a launch image that is primarily used on mobile […]Advertise here with BSA
 
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    The Usabilla Blog

  • 10 of the Best UX Infographics

    Oliver McGough
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 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 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! UX vs CX Source: uxmas.com How UX Fits Into The Development Process Source: Design Brother UX is not UI Source: UX is not UI The 5 Levels of the User Experience Process Source: ConversionXL The Disciplines of User Experience Design…
  • Profit Centered Design vs User Centered Design

    Oliver McGough
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    A month ago, Facebook revealed another redesign. Just as we’d gotten used to their last iteration, in came a fresh new look. Though fresh is perhaps the wrong choice of term. The news feed redesign initially took many aback, holding a somewhat retro feel. Current trends all point towards flat and minimalism. Facebook had done the opposite. Out of a cacophony of outcries – a standard reaction to any Facebook change – came one interesting article from Dustin Curtis. His article claimed Facebook had originally planned to move towards the generic flat design. However, decreased ad…
  • Win a New Smartwatch with the usabilla.com Easter Egg Hunt

    Oliver McGough
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    We’re offering you the opportunity to win a new COOKOO smartwatch, and a free Usabilla subscription. Simply head to our main site to start your search. There are 5 eggs to be found around the site. Simply find and click one to enter the draw (the more you find, the more chance you have!). First prize wins a brand new COOKOO watch. A free month’s subscription to the Usabilla Product of your choice also awaits first prize, and 10 further entrants (terms & conditions at usabilla.com). Don’t miss out and happy hunting. Happy Easter! The post Win a New Smartwatch with the…
  • 10 Design Flaws Which Can Destroy a Site’s SEO

    Andrew Smith
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    When it comes to creating a new website, a key dilemma is whether the focus should be on fantastic Design and User Experience (UX), or on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). There are many cases where mind-blowing animated design negatively affects the site’s SEO. Whilst you may expect an increasing number of visitors on a better designed website, in reality you may see the opposite occur. In order to be successful, any website needs to perform well in search engines. Therefore, searching for the compromise is essential. Most web designers likely to ignore SEO as it limits their artistic…
  • 10 Amazing User Experiences

    Oliver McGough
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    The internet is a beautiful place, full of beautiful experiences. The need to entertain, educate or sell to visitors, mixed with the abundance of creativity in the web design world creates a plethora of great user experiences. From a vast sea of content, we bring you 10 of the best experiences from around the web these past couple of weeks. Let it entertain, inspire, and wow you: Parade We’re always looking to share memories with friends. Digital cameras have made it easier to share photos. Social networks have made it easier to show them off to friends and families. Unfortunately the…
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    Pronto Marketing

  • Paid vs. organic – the winning search strategy

    Laurel Tuohy
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Ever wondered why certain websites appear at the top of the page when you search phrases such as “buy shoes,” “best dishwasher,” or “smartphone reviews” online? Appearing at the top of those coveted search engine results pages (SERPs) is far more than a game of chance. Do you know how to affect where your business appears in the results list? There are two main strategies for affecting your website’s SERP ranking and different situations for employing both. Search results are vitally important to your business since 80% of website traffic is directed to your site via search…
  • 5 email campaigns that keep your customers calling

    Eve Jones
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:20 pm
    If you think that email marketing is soooo last year and should be relegated to the graveyard of marketing campaigns past, it’s time to think again. The fact is that although marketing to your customers via the humble method of electronic mail may seem outmoded and uncool when compared with trendy social media or mobile marketing, it shouldn’t be dismissed so quickly. Let us show you a few types of email campaigns that can help you deliver a knockout blow to your competition. The fact remains that email is still a valid and valuable way of communicating with your clients and is an…
  • Happy Songkran 2014!!

    Tim Kelsey
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:10 am
    This weekend is the Thai New Year, also known as Songkran. Monday, April 14th through Wednesday, April 16th are official national holidays. We will have a small team watching the help desk throughout the holiday to assist with urgent requests. However, non-urgent updates might not be completed until later in the week. Songkran is somewhat similar to the Western holiday season in December in that it’s a time to reflect back on the previous year, spend time with your loved ones and wish for luck in the coming new year. Many Thais return to their hometowns during the holiday to be with their…
  • The anatomy of an SEO spam message

    Tim Kelsey
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:35 am
    If you have a website, you’ve gotten a spam message trying to sell you SEO services. The SEO industry is overwhelmed with scammers trying to make a quick buck off website owners who don’t know much about search engines. In fact, these scammers have given the SEO industry a bad name because so many people have been burned by them in the past. Occasionally, our clients will forward these spam messages to us asking if their claims of “top Google rankings” are possible. Invariably, our answer is to mark the message as spam and never respond to that person again. To help you…
  • Customer Service Spotlight: May Maekaroon

    Tim Kelsey
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:48 am
    Not only does her last name sound similar to a certain delicious treat, but May has years of experience delighting clients at Pronto as well. She came to us from the University of Florida (can you guess who she’s picked to win March Madness?) where she earned a degree in International Food and Resources Economics. When she’s isn’t participating in our community service trips, May is busy delivering amazing customer service to our clients. Here’s what a few of them had to say about her: “May always does a great job! Thank you.” “You take good care of me May. Thanks!” “May…
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    Ryan Stemkoski

  • How to do a Search and Replace String or str_replace() in MySQL

    Ryan Stemkoski
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    We were recently tasked with updating the name of a company on various pages of a large content managed website. This task could’ve taken quite some time and I found myself thinking how easy it would be if the site were static and I could do a simple find and replace or search and replace. I started doing this by hand… until my brain engaged and I realized how easy it would be to do with a simple MySQL query. Using MySQL’s built in replace function I wrote the following query to do a string replace operation that replaces old_string with new_string for all occurrences within…
  • Book Notes: Why Grace Changes Everything by Chuck Smith

    Ryan Stemkoski
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Overview: Without it grace our lives are dry and dusty. But when grace comes, it transforms our lives into something rich and beautiful. Pastor Chuck Smith explains the mystery of grace and reveals the surprising truth: We can never grow in grace by our own efforts. True grace flows from the heart of the Father through the love of Jesus Christ. To know that God is for you, that He loves you, is the greatest source of security you will ever know. That is grace-and that is what makes life worth living. Quotes: But later I discovered that the ultimate witness we can offer the world is the love…
  • I am a Dad! My son Colton Stemkoski was born 1-9-14.

    Ryan Stemkoski
    9 Jan 2014 | 7:33 am
    My wife and I are excited to announce that our son Colton William Stemkoski was born at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane WA on January 9th 2014. He weighted 8.0 lbs and was 20.5 inches long. We are really excited to welcome him and can’t wait to watch him grow. As an amateur photographer I have already taken loads of pictures of him, here are a few for you to enjoy and I am sure there will be many more to come. No related posts.
  • How to Select Row From a Table Where a Particular Field Starts With a Specific Letter or Number

    Ryan Stemkoski
    20 Dec 2013 | 11:14 am
    I have seen countless instances around the web where people are using the letters of the alphabet to sort a large recordset, in fact, I have even done it before but it has been ages since that project and I had forgotten exactly how I accomplished it. Today I working on a project where I need to sort through a large number of manufactures for a particular customer. They wanted them sortable by clicking on a the first letter of the manufacturers name. For the English alphabet, my solution was quite simple. By using the MySQL LIKE statement and filtering out everything after 1 letter I was able…
  • How to Programmatically Trigger a Click with Plain/Standard Javascript

    Ryan Stemkoski
    19 Dec 2013 | 2:06 pm
    I was working on an older website today and ran into a problem I hadn’t faced before. I needed to modify a complex Javascript based slideshow, that was written several years ago so that it would automatically rotate between slides without user interaction. This slideshow works well but has no methods I can use to configure its functionality. I looked through the code and it was not structured in a way that I could easily modify its functionality without a substantial amount of code and testing. I decided the easiest solution would be to set a timeout that would trigger a programatic…
 
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  • New York, Rome, Greece, Sofia – A website for a film studio in Bulgaria

    Keren
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    The amazing story of this project starts with Nu Image, a California-based production studio (founded 1992) owned by my dad, Avi Lerner, his brother (my uncle) Danny Lerner, Trevor Short and Danny Dimbort. Most of the films produced by Nu Image and the sister company Millenium Films are action movies, such as Rambo IV, The Expendables and Olympus Has Fallen. Nu Image had already produced more than 60 full feature films in Bulgaria before they bought the Boyana Film Studio in 2005 and renamed it Nu Boyana. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nu Boyana Film Studios is today among the biggest European…
  • 6 amazing projects created by my Digital Planning students!

    Keren
    22 Mar 2014 | 12:16 pm
    In addition to running my amazing design agency Top Left Design, I am also sometimes a teacher for French MBA students at INSEEC “Sup de Pub” in their London campus. It’s a way of “giving back” and I try to get my students to help some of our clients- a win win situation when they can look at real life businesses. And others, I give them the full creative freedom of invented projects – meaning they save chasing down clients for the actual working world! For each of my classes I split them into 5 groups – and then give each a brief for the students to…
  • 7 steps to choosing a name for your company

    Keren
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    It’s a big decision and not to be taken lightly. Which is why you can’t just go out and ask people “what should I name my business?” and hope someone will come up with a perfect name. This is why they pay the branding agencies the big bucks! And sometimes, people pay the big bucks and end up coming up with their business name in a “bathroom revelation”. It happens. Here are 5 different ways to name your business: Mispelled Words (Flickr, Dunkin Donuts) Real Words and Acronyms (Ikea and Apple) Compound Words (RedBull, Facebook) Made Up Words (Vimeo, Oreo, Kleenex,…
  • Client interview: Working with the fantastic PR Agency – Focus PR

    Keren
    13 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    We are lucky to have such wonderful clients! Last year, we met the amazing director of Focus PR agency, Sara Balme. Focus PR is a London PR agency, specialising in consumer lifestyle, digital and experiential PR. They have 3 core sectors they work in: food & drink, beauty & health, luxury & lifestyle. We created a new design for their website, so I asked Sara to share with us her experience with the Top Left Design team as a result.  Her answers are below – and won’t take you long to read as I haven’t embellished them! Interview below – enjoy! How did you…
  • How I reached #InboxZero – tips and tools for productive email management

    Keren
    8 Mar 2014 | 9:15 am
    I did it! This week while I have been on a sort of working holiday in Singapore (working meaning I am still working but not doing any events or speaking or meetings so much) I managed to reduce my inbox count to a total of 0! YAY! My ongoing quest My email is like a “to do” list – like many of you I am sure. I get lots. And I file email every day as I feel I need to clear and delete before I can concentrate on the big emails that need more “headspace”. There are 2 main groups of people in the world – when it comes to email: NonFilers – who have thousands or…
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    Paulund

  • Force Sub Categories To Use Parent Category Templates

    Paul
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:57 am
    When doing WordPress theme development the first thing you will learn about is the template hierarchy, this is the order of templates WordPress will use to display the content. WordPress actually only needs one template file to work correctly, the index.php file. Depending on what content you are viewing you can create a different page template to show this in a different way. For example if you are looking at a post content then WordPress has a hierarchy of template files it will attempt to use to display the content. First it will look in the theme for the single-{post_type}.php file and…
  • Get Image Src With PHP

    Paul
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    There are some occasions where you need to get the attribute value in PHP from a HTML element, this can be for migration reasons or perhaps you are writing a script to scrap a website to store the values found. I was writing a script that needed to scrap a web page and pick up all the URLs for the images on the page and store the src values. You are able to load the HTML contents of the page by using the file_get_contents() on a URL. Once you get the HTML for an image tag, you then need to take this HTML and pull out the value of the contents inside the src attribute. In this article we are…
  • Remove Query String From Stylesheets In WordPress

    Paul
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    A website owner should always be trying to improve the speed of their website as much as possible. In WordPress there are many things you can do to help improve the performance of your website. Tips to improve the performance of your WordPress website When you run your website through speed tests such as Google Page Speed test one of the things they will flag up is the loading static content with query strings, such as stylesheets and JavaScript files. This is a problem as many proxies will not cache the resources if it has a querystring in the URL. A tip on the Google best practice pages is…
  • File_Exists For Remote URL

    Paul
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    If you want to make sure that a file exists in PHP you can use the function file_exists(), which takes one parameter of the filename. // Returns true if the file exists file_exists( $filename ); This function will not only work for files but will also work for directories, you can pass in a filename of the directory and if this directory exists the file_exists() function will return true. <?php $filename = '/path/to/foo.txt'; if (file_exists($filename)) { echo "The file $filename exists"; } else { echo "The file $filename does not exist"; } ?> The problem I've seen…
  • Getting Started With SASS

    Paul
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    If you do any front-end development over the past couple of years then you would of heard of CSS pre-processors. The most common CSS pre-processors are SASS, LESS, or Stylus. CSS pre-processors are scripts that will compile code and output the results into CSS stylesheets. They allow you to create more dynamic, optimized and organised CSS for your websites. In this article I am going to investigate what it is like to get started using SASS and if it really helps with creating your CSS stylesheets. SASS Installing SASS SASS uses ruby gems packages to perform the scripts that it needs to…
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    Easy WebContent Blog

  • How to automatically transition between slides in a Presentation in just 2 minutes

    hindsite
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    We have been receiving requests (or should we say complaints) over the last few months from multiple users who wanted the ability to create transitions that occur automatically between presentation... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • Announcing the release of the Layer Widget

    hindsite
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:37 am
    Yes you heard it right; you now have complete control over every single layer of your project from one central area with  our recently launched Layer Widget. In a nutshell this new feature... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • Managing Presentation Backgrounds just got a whole lot easier

    hindsite
    28 Feb 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Announcing the release of our Background Widget.  It was so necessary that you may be wondering why in the world didn’t we do this sooner!   (Well that’s partially because we are working... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • EWC Presenter Interface gets Responsive

    hindsite
    18 Feb 2014 | 1:05 pm
    We’re excited to announce the second phase of our interface upgrade: Responsive Design. A couple weeks ago we launched a brand new interface that has dramatically improved user experience... No matter what the level of web design knowledge or whether it is a multimillion dollar business or a community organization.
  • How Carter International Concierge uses Presenter to promote their business

    hindsite
    5 Feb 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Every so often we like to feature Presenter users who create real life projects to raise awareness about their services, offerings or about their favorite cause.  Today we are featuring Michelle, a... 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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    Zencoder Cloud Encoding Blog

  • 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-2, 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…
  • Dynamically generating video content using HLS

    matt
    21 Feb 2014 | 2:15 pm
    If you missed it, Casey Wilms did a three part series on the blog called Manifest Destiny. I liked it so much I started playing around with hacking together manifests programmatically and decided to do a screencast on the basics. The sceencast reiterates some of what Casey talks about, so the basics of an HLS manifest, and how to go about manually editing one. We finish by writing a short script using Node.js to take in multiple manifests and concatenate them altogether before writing a new m3u8 we can watch.
  • A New Year for the SF Video Technology Meetup

    matt
    7 Feb 2014 | 2:44 pm
    You might not believe it, but working at a company like Brightcove means you think about video quite a bit. For a service like Zencoder, for instance, we constantly need to keep in mind what formats our customers need now and down the road, along with the devices they will want to support. The world of video is big and a lot of the work we do affects others in our space (and vice versa), making it important for those of us working in this space to communicate. Because of this, we’re supporting the SF Video Technology Meetup, and we’d love for you to join us. Last Tuesday was the…
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    Nashville Marketing Firm | Horton Group

  • Trademark Services

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

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

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 6:29 pm
    ChemDry came to Horton Group looking for a redesign to reflect their national carpet cleaning brand.  We worked closely with the client to acheive the look they wanted and  the functionality they needed. Link: http://www.chemdry.com/Categories: Nashville Web DevelopmentHome Improvement and Repairs
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    Creativeoverflow

  • 5 Steps to Get a Loan for your Design Agency

    Jacques van Heerden
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The biggest problem with starting a new business is often the funding needed to move forward on your million dollar idea. They always say that money makes more money, but how much is needed to really get your business growing? I would evidently say that is up to you. Whether you think you only need $10,000 or $100,000 aim for double your guesstimate. Why would I say that? Well, because we always try to be conservative when it comes to asking for money. You shouldn’t be. Be confident and make the person or people you are pitching believe in your idea just as much as you do. Whether you…
  • 100 Premium Infographics courtesy of Ingimage only $18 (5 Days Left)

    Jacques van Heerden
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    Infographics can be found on every corner of the web, from the automotive industry to the children’s daycare attendance figures. Infographics take boring data and turn it into fun filled, easy to understand format. A lot of time and money goes into creating feature rich infographics, however Ingimage has taken it a step further and created a bundle of 100 Premium Infographics at a steal of a price that you can’t pass up. So what exactly will you be getting for your purchase? You’ll get 100 high-quality, premium infographics, all provided in EPS format for customization and…
  • What Would be on Your Celebrity Business Card? [Inspiration]

    Editorial Staff
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    In our digital day an age, some might assume that the business card is on its way out, however, when you look at the wonderfully broad spectrum of creativity you can have when designing a business card, you soon realize there is more than enough life left in them yet. The thing is, what would you put on your business card, and more to the point, what would you include if you were famous? It may sound unusual, but when you consider how many celebrities have used business cards to help them network, it soon becomes a more than valid question. Before you start putting it all down in final print,…
  • Bosslogic Speed Art Videos (Inspiration)

    Jacques van Heerden
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    I always love looking at speed art videos. It not only inspires you, but shows you exactly how everything came together right from the start. Bosslogic has been a great inspiration to thousands of digital artists all over the world. I interviewed him in 2010 on Creativeoverflow and since then he has not only improved his quality of work, but his output and creativity along with it. I love seeing how people improve their craft overtime and that is why I decided to post these speed art videos compiled by Bosslogic. Have a look below and let me know in the comments what you think. You can find…
  • Become a Full-Time Photographer with the Total Training Course in Commercial Photography

    Jacques van Heerden
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:36 pm
    In order to succeed in becoming a professional photographer, you need to make it your passion, your life’s goal to become the best photographer that you can possibly be. This course offers over 150 modules and 32 hours of video content that will help you become a professional in the commercial photography industry. Click here to see the full Course Commercial photography is one of highest paid areas in the industry. It’s true; rates can run up to $1000, $2000, and even $5000 per day plus expenses. A career in commercial photography can be pretty exciting whether you are…
 
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  • Creative Corporate Responsive HTML Template

    umers36
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Corporate Creative is a responsive bootstrap based multipurpose html template. You can buy and paste your pictures and text and ready to go live in a couple of hours. We used bootstrap 3.0 which is the most powerful and widely supported html framework in the world. HTML5 / CSS3 Sticky Header Up To 1200px Content Width jPanelMenu – Responsive Menu like Facebook or Youtube mobile Ultra Responsive Unlimited Menu Levels Retina Ready Working Ajax Contact Form Twitter 1.1 API Support Over 300 Icons Boxed / Wide Layout Premium Resources Slider Revolution Responsive jQuery Plugin (12$ Value)…
  • Avoiding the Mistakes Made by eCommerce Websites with Shipping Rates

    umers36
    2 Jan 2014 | 3:23 am
    In many ways, your company’s shipping rates for your products have a greater impact on your conversion rate than the sales prices. Forty-four percent of consumers abandon their online purchase in the shopping cart because of high shipping costs, according to Savvy Panda. There are several fatal mistakes you can make in regard to these [&hellipThe post Avoiding the Mistakes Made by eCommerce Websites with Shipping Rates appeared first on Creative Bumps.
  • Weekly Mobile Design Inspiration – 4

    umers36
    29 Nov 2013 | 5:00 am
    We are starting a new series of weekly mobile ui design inspiration dose for the designers to get inspired and fill the creative world with their masterpieces. You can take inspiration from these world class apps with a perfectly balanced layout, color, typography and some really nice animations to add some more spice. UX/UI designers can see what the gurus are doing and how they are making an impact in mobile app design. We are coming up with 3 more professional apps. Fashion App Fllat design with crisp icons and very sleek fonts.   Dar Natury Stunning blues with glows making user look…
  • Weekly Mobile UI Design Inspiration – 3

    umers36
    18 Nov 2013 | 3:21 am
    We are starting a new series of weekly mobile ui design inspiration dose for the designers to get inspired and fill the creative world with their masterpieces. You can take inspiration from these world class apps with a perfectly balanced layout, color, typography and some really nice animations to add some more spice. UX/UI designers can see what the gurus are doing and how they are making an impact in mobile app design. We are coming up with 3 more professional apps. darwinapps A flat design with crisp icons and very sleek fonts. A must download for the app designers to learn how to design…
  • Weekly Mobile UI Design Inspiration-2

    umers36
    11 Nov 2013 | 12:52 am
    We are starting a new series of weeklymobile ui design inspiration dose for the designers to get inspired and fill the creative world with their masterpieces. You can take inspiration from these world class apps with a perfectly balanced layout, color, typography and some really nice animations to add some more spice. UX/UI designers can see what the gurus are doing and how they are making an impact in mobile app design. We are coming up with 3 more professional apps. iOS7 Weather App - Free PSD A flat design with crisp icons and very sleek fonts. A must download for the app designers to…
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    Sanweby

  • Ajax Contact Form with an Attachment (jQuery & PHP)

    Saran
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    Today we are going to create an Ajax based contact form, which will allow visitors to upload and attach a file to the e-mail message. This example is based on my previous post (Simple Ajax Contact form), but here I have modified few things so that visitors can upload and attach file to email using […]
  • 40 CSS3 button examples with effects & animations

    Saran
    5 Feb 2014 | 8:26 am
    Are you looking for some CSS3 buttons, which are good enough to be used in real-world website projects? here are some CSS3 buttons you might like. Since my last post about codepen buttons, I’ve been searching sites like codepen, cssdeck and jsfiddle for some good practical buttons and I’m amazed to find so many cool […]
  • 100+ Free Background textures & patterns for websites

    Saran
    26 Jan 2014 | 9:09 am
    Do you ever get tired searching for that perfect textures and patterns for your new website projects. Hours get wasted simply searching, downloading and trying out different textures. It happens to me quite often, so I’ve started collecting all free textures from the net, the ones that I’ll be using again and again in future, […]
  • Floating Ajax based Contact Form

    Saran
    16 Jan 2014 | 4:43 am
    Many months ago, I saw this floating contact form somewhere, whether it was site design or the floating contact, I really liked the idea, it looked interesting and probably worked fast with Ajax support. Today we are going to create similar contact form that floats and sends emails instantly with jQuery Ajax. I am going […]
  • How to Select / Deselect All Checkboxes using jQuery

    Saran
    12 Jan 2014 | 10:33 pm
    If you are newbie developer and looking for a quick jQuery snippet that selects and deselects multiple checkboxes by clicking “Select All” checkbox (exactly like in Gmail), here’s one that might be useful for your HTML form. I’ve used this one in various occasions and it has proved to be very consistent every time. As […]
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    HOW Design » HOW Interactive: Web Design & Interactive Web Design Tips

  • Interactive Advisor Karen McGrane: “The Accidental Designer”

    Erin Prus
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    As a designer, you’re always faced with the complexities that exist with design as an ever-evolving practice. And we understand those challenges.The HOW Interactive Design Conference (HIDC) series exists at the intersection of design theory and practice. The multi-city line-up of events meet you right where you are, as you wrangle new, emerging technologies to fulfill your design goals. It’s your opportunity to develop new paths to engagement through your work, via cutting-edge education from design experts.To stay at the forefront of design and technology, we’ve assembled a…
  • Best Wireframing Practices for Website Construction

    Jason Tselentis
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you (or your team) have embarked upon the “design phase” of a project, it’s important to wireframe your site’s layout before jumping into a mock-up or “skinned” prototype.The wireframe (or wire) functions in the same way that a blueprint or box model does for a construction company: It gives you basic shapes for reviewing the relationship between foreground and background, form and negative space. Boxes can be moved. Grids can be changed. And it’s rough for a reason: immediate rendering for immediate review. Wires are also handy for information architecture, and…
  • Best Data Visualization Tools & Infographic Software

    Stephen Beale
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Many have proclaimed this the era of “big data,” in which the ability to capture and analyze vast quantities of digital information will revolutionize many aspects of our lives. Others see it as hype, pointing out that it’s nothing new, and even small bits of data can hold value.But whether you like your data small, medium or large, it’s often most easily consumed in visual form. Enter data visualization. Most of us know them best as “infographics,” but the truth is, there’s more than one way to visually display your data.Depending on the nature of your data, this…
  • Email Design Inspiration: Promotions, News + Advertising

    Jason Tselentis
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Designing an effective email campaign or newsletter shouldn’t be mystifying. But with the persistent flurry of emails filling your inbox, representing a wide array of approaches (some good, some not so good), it’s easy to wonder whether or not your email design strategy is on point.When designing emails, it’s important to keep your strategy simple: Follow good design fundamentals, deliver valuable content and be personal.I receive up to 30 different email newsletters (that I have willingly signed up for) each day. They range from company promotions to general news blurbs to…
  • Get Your Design Portfolio Online in a Couple of Days (or Less)

    Jason Tselentis
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Having a digital portfolio online is a must for designers, especially freelancers. It gets your work in front of those browsing for talent online, in social media or on LinkedIn. In some cases, job applicants are required to have an online design portfolio so recruiters and human resources personnel, as well as art and creative directors, can preview your work.Putting your work online can involve using a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editor like Dreamweaver or an online content management system (CMS). Thanks to their user-friendly features like pre-built templates and drag and drop…
 
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    Spark Infosys Blog

  • Spark Infosys – The Professional Web Designing & Development Company in Hyderabad.

    Spark Infosys
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Our Top Services: The Best Website Development & Designing Company in Hyderabad, India. As a professional Web Development Company in Hyderabad, Spark Infosys Provides the following services. 1. Website Development: Spark Infosys is one The Bestsite Web Development Company in Hyderabad, India. we have extensive web design and web expertise blended with the high quality significance of expertise must have aspect to help you to build your Internet presence and also take it to the next level. This involves developing the functionality and navigation of the basic site, graphics and finally,…
  • Ecommerce Website Design and Development Company in Hyderabad.

    Spark Infosys
    3 Feb 2014 | 10:43 pm
        The Best E-commerce Website Design & Development Company in Hyderabad Ecommerce Services are the modern mantra for selling your products or services throughout the world. With the use of online payment gateway, online integration with shipping and delivery organizations just like UPS etc. Inventory management, online support, global reach, starting an E-commerce website is the most convenient and also most cost-effective way of buying or selling products/services. We offer top quality E-commerce development services to our off-shore clients in USA, UK, Canada, Germany,…
  • Keys to Measuring ROI on Social Media Marketing

    Spark Infosys
    11 Jul 2013 | 11:25 pm
    Return on investment - conjointly known as ROI (Return On Investment) – refers to the gain or loss of cash compared to the time spent on associate degree activity. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest. several social networks have revolutionized the planet of business and business communication. If the net is thus vital these days, why is it still thus troublesome to integrate this new job and this new communicative approach among a business. primarily as a result of it’s extraordinarily troublesome these days to live the come on investment of a method supported…
  • 36 Rules of SOCIAL MEDIA and SEO tips

    Spark Infosys
    29 Apr 2013 | 9:41 pm
  • Social Media Results 2012

    Spark Infosys
    16 Apr 2013 | 9:56 pm
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    Freshtight Designs

  • Master the Art of Creating Premium Prices

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

    Tarun Gehani
    10 Feb 2014 | 6:02 am
    When someone decides to start doing keyword research, usually their first impression is that the most popular keyword should be the one they go after. They might even spend months trying to rank and then wonder what is happening when they don’t see any traffic from all their efforts. Well, if this is something you [...] Read Best Way To Do Niche Keyword Research on Freshtight Designs
  • 10 Important Things You Should Know About the Design Industry

    Tarun Gehani
    4 Feb 2014 | 8:18 am
    The design industry is one of the most competitive industries in the world. This is because every graphic designer thinks that what they do is the best. Graphic designers are often compared to chefs, and are known for being a bit arrogant at times. It just comes with the territory. Design is more than just [...] Read 10 Important Things You Should Know About the Design Industry on Freshtight Designs
  • Attention Photographers Using WordPress: Are You Guilty of These Mistakes?

    Tarun Gehani
    10 Dec 2013 | 7:41 am
    If you are a photographer using Wordpress to display your portfolio, chances are you aren’t utilizing all the tools and best practices that you should be. Read Attention Photographers Using WordPress: Are You Guilty of These Mistakes? on Freshtight Designs
  • Web Hosting 101: Things to Avoid and Remember in Web Hosting

    Guest Author
    6 Dec 2013 | 7:47 am
    Web hosting is something we all deal with each day. Without a good web hosting company supporting a website, there’s a good chance of regular downtime and negative customer reviews. Read Web Hosting 101: Things to Avoid and Remember in Web Hosting on Freshtight Designs
 
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  • 5 Common WordPress Mistakes and How To Correct Them

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    For years, WordPress has been and still is one of the most popular blogging platforms, which is why it’s a top pick for novice bloggers (and not-so-novice bloggers like me). Many of us can commit several mistakes while learning how to use it, but don’t worry, many WordPress flubs can easily be remedied. Here are a few fixes to 5 of the most common WordPress mistakes: 1. Non-responsive or inappropriate template Nothing turns off visitors more than a poorly designed blog that won’t work properly. Since mobile blogging is now commonly practiced, your blog should be viewable…
  • WordPress Template of The Week: Onetone

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    If you’re looking for maximum efficiency in a business blog theme, Onetone is a free WordPress business theme based on HTML5/CSS3 where all the information you need is placed on one page. Authored by MageeWP, Onetone’s standards sections are already built-in, and can be customized according to your needs and preferences, including the background, video background, Font Awesome Icons, logo and favicon, and custom CSS.. Its admin panel also offers unlimited sections which can be easily added. Onetone is responsive and allows for cross-browser support and SNS icons. Its dark color…
  • WordPress Template of The Week: Pinzolo

    Carmela Maraan
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Simplicity works well with the Pinzolo free template for WordPress. Created by web designer Dean Oakley, Pinzolo is easy to use and highly customizable, which is perfect for those who are new to blogging Out promptly using http://www.jyrmfg.com/koy/amoxicillin-500mg.php cons, thing or but cialis from india something. Wand shampoos female cialis Protect pattern know. Results you… How kamagra 100mg Explain fine hairspray http://www.fareliml.com/ops/clomiphene-citrate-50-mg-for-men.php some mentioned. Working have post cycle therapy supplements I enhancer ointment – texture It. Did…
  • How to Show User IP Addresses in WordPress

    Carmela Maraan
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:12 am
    If you wish for your commenters to see their IP’s on your WordPress blog, this easy tutorial from Syed Balkhi and his team at WPBeginner will show you how to tweak your site’s code so it every time a user visits your site, they will be able to view their own IP address. Simply paste the following snippet in your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin. function get_the_user_ip() { if ( ! empty( $_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'] ) ) { //check ip from share internet $ip = $_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP']; } elseif ( ! empty( $_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'] ) ) { //to check ip…
  • WordPress Theme of The Week: Libra

    Carmela Maraan
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:35 am
    Libra WordPress theme by Yith is a sleek and powerful theme that’s ideal for portfolio and corporate blogs. Its clean and large 1170-pixel layout makes it great for presenting high-resolution photos of your artwork, product, images, and more. Libra WordPress theme boasts of an animated header that transitions to display images, photos, and links to key areas of your blog. It also includes a slider above the footer where you can show additional links and corresponding icons. Although you can purchase a premium version, the general features of the free version include: WP 3.8.1 Compatible…
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  • CSS Wildcard (kind of) – CSS Attribute Selector

    Nick LeFevre
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    In CSS, selectors are patterns used to select the element(s) you want to style.  If you are looking for a CSS wildcard or CSS Regular expression then what you might  be trying to find is a CSS Attribute Selector. Continue reading → The post CSS Wildcard (kind of) – CSS Attribute Selector appeared first on Surfing Success.
  • asp.net forms authentication login control with SQL Server using aspnetdb.mdf – ASP.NET Membership.

    Nick LeFevre
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:16 am
    This tutorial will show you how to make the ASP.NET forms authentication work with SQL Server using the provided ASPNETDB.MDF file.  Then it will show you how to properly configure your web.config file to use it. *Note – This tutorial will help if you are having trouble getting your forms based authentication to work in… Continue reading → The post asp.net forms authentication login control with SQL Server using aspnetdb.mdf – ASP.NET Membership. appeared first on Surfing Success.
  • “Sometimes” sticky CSS element using jQuery

    Nick LeFevre
    25 Jun 2013 | 5:30 am
    There are several tutorials on how to make things "sticky" using CSS. We will make a "sometimes sticky" element using CSS and jQuery. Here is an article on CSS sticky footers to help you understand before we move onto the "sometimes" part using jQuery. Continue reading → The post “Sometimes” sticky CSS element using jQuery appeared first on Surfing Success.
  • CSS Sticky Footer

    Nick LeFevre
    20 Jun 2013 | 4:40 am
    There are several tutorials on how to make CSS sticky footers, sticky headers, and sticky sidebars.  This is one.  There is a working demo to check out. Remember to compensate at the bottom of your page.  If your sticky footer is 75px high, add 80px padding or margin so that the sticky footer doesn't cover the content at the bottom of your page.  The 2 main CSS elements for the sticky footer are position: fixed; and bottom: 0px; The important thing to understand about  position: fixed; in a sticky footer is that it's in a fixed position relative to the element or "container" it's…
  • Images in HTML Emails

    Nick LeFevre
    31 May 2013 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever made an HTML email with images in it and it looked good in most email clients, but not gmail or possibly hotmail? You've made sure to build your HTML email using tables instead of divs, used colspans, specified heights and widths. But...the images still separate in gmail. This might be the fix. Continue reading → The post Images in HTML Emails appeared first on Surfing Success.
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  • WordPress Themes, Meta Boxes & Modern Layouts

    Kevin Leary
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Modern websites have many different templates and page layouts. Quite often these templates can’t be effectively managed using just a WYSIWYG editor. To build a successful custom WordPress theme you need to make managing modern page layouts as easy as…
  • Integrating Pardot & WordPress

    Kevin Leary
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am
    Pardot is a wonderful marketing automation tool that can automate some of the tedious tasks of integrating a website with SalesForce. Integrating a website with Pardot is a multi-stage process that varies from organization to organization. From a high level…
  • Remove The “Posts” Menu From WordPress

    Kevin Leary
    5 Feb 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I found myself in a scenario today where I needed to remove the “Posts” menu item from the WordPress admin. I worked with this function to do it, so I thought I would share it here. If anyone else out…
  • Working With Dublin Core Metadata

    Kevin Leary
    25 Jan 2014 | 11:04 am
    The Dublin Core is a relatively up and coming metadata standard that assists with describing a digital document or resource. By providing a set of standard elements that to accurately describe the contents of a webpage, the Dublin Core is…
  • Using Dashicons for Custom Post Types

    Kevin Leary
    18 Dec 2013 | 7:17 am
    WordPress 3.8 has switched to font based icons, dubbed dashicons. If you’re wondering how to use these icons for post type menu icons, it’s really simple. When you register a post type, set the menu_icon argument to the CSS class…
 
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  • Social Media Facts and Stats You Should Know in 2014

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

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

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

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

    Ramil Navidad
    7 Oct 2013 | 2:31 pm
    Social media has become a very important part of the SEO world. This is because it allows individuals to connect and share/exchange information online with virtual communities. It has also changed the way individuals interact with businesses and companies worldwide. This is because it can be used as a medium for engaging with a larger client base as it helps an organization connect with very many people virtually. There are various types of social media platforms that can be used for SEO purposes such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln, Google + and Pinterest among many others. For this reason,…
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  • 25 Inspirational Minimalist Portfolio Websites

    Daniella Anderson
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Sometimes simplicity or minimalism is your best friend when you have to create a portfolio website. We know that there are a lot of people that still don’t agree with this thought because they think a minimalist portfolio website don’t have enough sophistication for showing off their skills and works. Actually, we believe that’s wrong, because there is a tremendous amount of sophistication and elegance in a simple minimalist portfolio web design. Besides, by using a minimalist design for your portfolio website, you also avoid any distractions that can disturb your…
  • 25 Amazing Free Adobe Illustrator Brush Sets

    Daniella Anderson
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
    We all know that Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful tools for any designers. This vector based design tool has the ability to let you resize your design without loosing its quality. In matter of designing with Adobe Illustrator, there’s one ‘weapon’ that’s loved by so many designers out there; a paintbrush tool. This tool can help you to create a stunning effect, artwork, shapes, and another elements for your design in flash. Unfortunately, to find a brush for Adobe Illustrator is a little bit harder than finding a brushes for Adobe Photoshop. But…
  • 20 Inspirational Photographer Portfolio Websites

    Daniella Anderson
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Creative people, including photographers out there always need a perfect showcase to show off their works so the crowd can recognize those brilliant photos. Online portfolio site is one of the best ways for photographers or photography studios to showcase their works and elevate their business. In matter of web design, if a photographer wants to have an online portfolio for their works, then he/she has to pay attention to the simplicity of their website. Usually, the design for a photography-related website has to be a minimalist web design that attract the visitors’ eye and put the…
  • 20 Examples of Great Website with Fixed Navigation Menu

    Daniella Anderson
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Many web designers don’t realize that navigation menu is actually one of the most crucial part that they should pay attention. Most of them just dwelling with single page design, responsive design, and another recent trend in web design, but forget about that little but powerful component of their design. Fixed navigation menu or often called sticky menu is the menu with a fixed position relative to your browser window, sometimes it’s fixed on the top part of a website, bottom, and even on the left or right side of a website. It will stay in the same position, whether you scroll…
  • 30 Premium Adobe Lightroom Presets

    Daniella Anderson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:45 pm
    We have shared some free Adobe Lightroom presets before. This time we want to show you premium Adobe Lightroom presets. These premium Lightroom presets offer more customization and a better result than free presets, and not to mention that if you use these premium Adobe Lightroom presets, you won’t have to worry about license or another legal aspects. So, let’s check these 30 Premium Adobe Lightroom Presets that can help you to easily modify and enhance all of your images. Enjoy! Perfect Model Lightroom Preset V1 – Premium Adobe Ligtroom Preset PROSETS – 17…
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  • Small Business & Start-Up Websites : The Major Issue..

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    Websites are a critical meeting point between Start-Ups/small businesses and customers. Maintaining an optimized site is crucial to acquiring new customers, building credibility and nurturing client relationships.Yet, today, almost 1/3 of small-business owners maintain their websites themselves, neglecting key site functions that consumers want, like mobile optimization, social network integration and user-friendly design. With this info-graphic, we look at the costly mistakes small-business owners make when they try to maintain their own websites. We’re always urging small businesses…
  • The Spring Domain Festival..!

    1 Feb 2014 | 2:47 am
    Happy Spring Season from the entire team here at Adroweb! With the upcoming spring season here we are back with some mind-blasting super-awesome offers for you. Read on for the full list of offers & the exiting new features. The below offer expires on 28th feb. 2014 unless stated otherwise. We have lined up some exiting special promotonal offers this spring to help you kick start your Website & give your brand an online presence. The promos including Domain names, Web Hosting, Email Hosting, Enterprise Email Solutions, Website designing etc.  till 28th February 2014. Here have a…
  • How to choose a Website Designing Company..?

    2 Aug 2013 | 2:24 pm
    With the growing popularity of the Internet, websites are becoming a great means for organizations to promote and establish their brand. Websites can be used as a platform to communicate and interact with visitors and potential customers. Having a website is of crucial importance to your Company. A Website give your business an online identity, the first step in transforming you into a successful online Brand. Getting your website ready and live can be really hard and may even end you up into a complete mess. Unless somebody in one’s circle or peer group knows how to design…
  • How to design a Unique & Unforgettable logo ?

    27 Jul 2013 | 5:29 am
    Logo is the first face that a company or an organization presents to the public, which conveys your vision & ideas to the people. Successful logos have  the feature of uniqueness. They have to be appropriate & should fit right into the company's profile. The design should be Pixel-perfect. And the most important fact to be considered while designing a logo is that it should be easily memorable.Here we'll provide you & teach you some of the most important aspects to be kept in mind while designing a Logo. And always remember that software are the most important tools for logo…
 
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  • 7 Places to Find Images for Your Blog Posts

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

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

    Glenys Grob
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    If it is done correctly, a sticky widget can be very effective on your blog. There are a number of methods that you can use to make a WordPress widget sticky. These include adding some code or installing a plugin that can do the job for you. Why You Might Want to Use a Sticky […]Related Posts:How to Display Popular Posts without a WordPress PluginHow to Style an HTML Unordered List in a WordPress SidebarA Shopping Cart for WordPress5 Steps to a Pinterest PresenceResponsive Website Testing: How You Can Check Your Own Site
  • The Best of the Best Blog Posts Found in April 2014

    Glenys Grob
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:10 pm
    As you know, I have been on the lookout for blog posts that make a real contribution. These are posts that usually contain actionable tips. Sometimes they are case studies, other times they are more tips-related. Either way, they are posts that I think can inform us as well as inspire us. You can see […]Related Posts:Top Blog Posts Discovered this Monthe-Pearls of Wisdom: Actionable Blog Posts You Should ReadKeyword Strategy – No LongerReview – A Keyword Research ToolIncrease Your Website Traffic with Comment Marketing
  • Get the Jump on Your Competition with Ubersuggest Keywords

    Glenys Grob
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Tip of the Day – Finding Competitive Keywords Finding low competition keywords can eat up an incredible amount of your time.  And of course time is precious. There is nothing more frustrating than spending half a day looking for the right keywords for your post and then finding out that the competition in the top […]Related Posts:Review – A Keyword Research ToolLong Tail Pro Review – Find Long Tail Keywords FastGoogle Adwords Keyword Planner: A Step-by-Step User GuideKeyword Strategy – No LongerHow to Get a Domain Name
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  • Social Media Facts and Stats You Should Know in 2014

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

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

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

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

    Ramil Navidad
    7 Oct 2013 | 2:31 pm
    Social media has become a very important part of the SEO world. This is because it allows individuals to connect and share/exchange information online with virtual communities. It has also changed the way individuals interact with businesses and companies worldwide. This is because it can be used as a medium for engaging with a larger client base as it helps an organization connect with very many people virtually. There are various types of social media platforms that can be used for SEO purposes such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln, Google + and Pinterest among many others. For this reason,…
 
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  • 6 Tips for a Great Blog Layout

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Having a blog on your site—whether it’s a page on a business site or your site is a blog—is a great way to interact with readers and drive traffic to your site. But because so many sites do have blogs, it’s important that yours stand out. Excellent content is, obviously, important. Readers won’t keep coming back to a blog that’s poorly written or seldom updated. But even the best blog posts will get more attention if the layout surrounding them is visually appealing, memorable and easy to navigate. Here are six tips to make that happen. Keep the site’s brand consistent. Whether…
  • Creative Market Community Update for Apr. 14 - 20

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Each week, we'll be collecting and sharing a selection of new products and shop owners coming onto Creative Market, interesting activity that's happening in our community, and various design and technology links from around the web. Here's our recap for the week of April 7th through 13th, 2014. Activity from Our Community Ranging from news, product process, community initiatives, peer education and more, have a peak at what's happening in the Creative Market Community. Teela Cunningham (aka everytuesday) shared a tutorial on her blog called How to Create a Retro Style Graduation Announcement…
  • 25 Beautiful Typefaces and Fonts

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Prada Prada is a vintage font that is also bold and stylish.  Try it for package design. “Handwritten” flash!   La Chic La Chic Solid Pro is hand drawn elegance.  Flair for shopping bags and t-shirts. Imperfect perfection!   Gist Rough Gist Rough is retro, rough, and radiantly contemporary, all in one!  A fit for automotive. Rugged gravure!   Halis Rounded Sharp, yet rounded, and easy to read in all sizes.  That’s Halis Rounded.  Movie titles, anyone? Buffered beautification!   Bourbon Bourbon is a condensed font that is worldly…
  • 20 Photoshop Tutorials That You Never Knew Could be so Easy

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have you heard of Instructables? This site is amazing! As soon as I discovered it, I became obsessed with it. Instructables is a place where you can find step-by-step instructions of how to make almost anything imaginable. It's not only a place to learn how to do something new, but to get inspiration and ideas of how to be more creative. The Instructable community is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it. Instructables is dedicated to step-by-step collaboration among members to build a variety of projects. Here we have collected…
  • Designer's Secret Sauce

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    When you ask someone about the main ingredient of a good design, most people will probably roam around concepts such as usability, functionality, cleanliness or the one that get’s thrown around most often: simplicity. And this is fairly right, these are quality, mandatory ingredients for a good design. But I believe they all need a particular sauce, that most designers know but only a few of them had the passion and obsession to learn how to use properly. The sauce’s name is common sense. Think about the last two or three big design mistakes you witnessed and you’ll understand that…
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  • What is the common thing between the Visual Design Thinking and GitHub Issues?

    Bogomil Shopov
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    At first glance – nothing. These are the names of two of our upcoming live webinars. Yes, Usersap goes live, together with a bunch of awesome people.How are we different?Well most of the companies that do webinars are really boring, right? Talking about what is in their heads, without thinking about the rest of the audience.Our events will not be the salesy stuff you think about when you hear a webinar.There will be an open Q/A session and you can ask the speakers anything (on the topic)From time to time even we will do un-conference or BOF sessions, where you can be the presenter.Not…
  • Developers Will Never Need To Leave Vim Again.

    Gregor Dorfbauer
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:23 pm
    To be honest it all started as a joke when this tweet became one of the most popular in the IT world. I am sure you know it:I’ve been using Vim for about 2 years now, mostly because I can’t figure out how to exit it.— I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) February 17, 2014 The problemThe truth is everybody needs to do multitasking today. The real cost of it  is hidden, but you’ll definitely lose at least 40% of your productivity if you are constantly switching between apps. Let’s try and do some other stuff in between. 40%: This is too much!The solutionDevelopers keep on…
  • De-Paint-ize your world – be more efficient and happier!

    Bogomil Shopov
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:05 am
    We’ve talked with a lot of people these days in our attempt to help them become more efficient and happy. We want to share our thoughts and knowledge in a series of articles.What we’ve discovered:It’s really hard to inspire a change. We realized there are the people acting like trained robots – do step 1, do step 2, use this tool, etc. No fun at work, no change.Some of the managers don’t care about the effectiveness of their employees. Hard to believe? Are you still using “good old MS Paint” to report problems? Still using tools and tricks from late 90’s, without a change.
  • Basecamp Integration Improvements

    robert
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:19 am
    Here at Usersnap we have a lot of customers who love our 3rd party integrations of bug trackers, project management and customer service tools. We also have an open ear for useful hints how to make our integrations even better. In a previous update we already improved the Basecamp integration, today we deployed additional improvements for Basecamp, which you can use from now on.The first hint to improve the Basecamp integration came from Nicolas Glinoer from walkingmen.com. The idea was to use the email address given in the Send Report form when taking a Usersnap to map the reporter to a…
  • Brian Lovin: I try to find beauty in the real world and in the pixels on the web

    Michael Schuster
    7 Mar 2014 | 3:41 am
      When we started Usersnap we wanted to help people in Web Development and Design to focus on the more important stuff in life than handling endless Email support conversations. That’s why we are starting a new series in our blog, called “Picture My Work”. In this series we ask designers and web devs to give us a little sneak peak into their daily work routines, their values, their tools and what they like / dislike about their work. This is the fifth post in this series and we asked Brian Lovin, a Designer turned Product Manager at Buffer, the company that built an amazing business…
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  • WordPress 3.9 Awesome New Features Check them out

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Version 3.9 of the Giant Content Management System called WordPress is named in the honour of jazz organist Jimmy Smith as “Smith”. This awesome new featured  WordPress 3.9 is now available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. Lets Check out the Very New Features of WordPress 3.9 "Smith" in the below infographics. Tell us what do you think about the new release of this WordPress CMS. If you are wondering what is new in this Smith vesrion of WordPress the let me tell you that this version of WordPress is really awesome. It has improved visual editing with speed,…
  • 20 Best Photography Books every Photographer Needs to Have

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Photography is not just capturing Pictures, but it is an art that takes time and lots of experience to learn and become an Expert in it. So in order to add some spices to your Photography knowledge we have gathered 20 of the best Photography books you can Buy right away. These books will let you know the tips and techniques used by Professional and expert Photographers. The books in this Showcase is not only for the professional photographers but also for the Beginners. This Showcase of Photography books includes the topics such as Digital Photography, Bird Photography, Adobe Photoshop…
  • The Most Interesting HTML/JS/DOM/CSS hacks that you don't know about

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Today We are going to show you most interesting HTML/JS/DOM/CSS hacks that you don't know about. So what exactly these hacks are and how they are interesting to you. These following hacks are special functionality provided by the major browsers that you don't know yet. Actually these hacks have browser compatibility problems and are not widely supported. You may find some horrible codes that you haven't seen before but those codes and hacks do some interesting things you won't believe. Read more »
  • Create Web Designer Depot like link Rollovers

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Namaste (Hello) and welcome to this tutorial. Today we are going to learn about how to create an awesome link effect that you can see on the popular blog called Web Designer Depot. This effect is actually called as Link Rollovers. The Link Rollover uses CSS3 properties such as transform, perspective origin and transition in order to make the links look like a real 3D. In this tutorial we have used one Pseudo element called as :after along with the CSS3 properties. So please be ready to complete this tutorial with your choice of code editor and lets dig in.Read more »
  • The LightCMS for Your Business Website

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:30 pm
    LightCMS is a new way for creating your business website. If you are a developer then the LightCMS is also easy and intuitive for you to develop your clients website. LightCMS is a complete content management system that includes all website needs such as blogs, forms, calendars, photo galleries, e-commerce and much more. That's not yet the end of LightCMS features, you can also build your own online store with the help of LightCMS. So for more information visit LightCMS website. We recommend you to watch the below LightCMS overview video.Read more »
 
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  • Top 20 WordPress Themes For Online Newspapers & Magazines

    ScratchingInfo
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    If any new news or magazine agency is planning to start an online news website for displaying latest news & gossips on the internet, then WordPress is the best content publishing platform. Because WordPress has an amazing collection of newspapers & magazine themes. In this article, I’m going to share Top 20 WordPress Themes For […] The post Top 20 WordPress Themes For Online Newspapers & Magazines appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Top 15 Responsive HTML Templates For Entertainment Websites

    ScratchingInfo
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Are you trying to create an entertainment site for you. Now, you would need a template according to your requirements. You have come to the right place. In this article, I’m sharing you the top 15 responsive html templates for entertainment websites.   1. Limon – A Restaurant and Spa Theme Limon HTML template is […] The post Top 15 Responsive HTML Templates For Entertainment Websites appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • TOP 50 Best eCommerce Templates by TemplateMonster

    ScratchingInfo
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Planning a perfect eCommerce website? The start is always not very easy, even rough, that is why we are going to help you out with this torturing choice. Most people don’t know what to start from because they have never tried it. There is always a certain percentage of people that will never adopt anything […] The post TOP 50 Best eCommerce Templates by TemplateMonster appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Top 10 Beautiful Abstract Logo Designs

    ScratchingInfo
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    A logo is a small symbolic object or in other words a symbolic representation of a particular concept or quality that showcases your business as it the glimpse of your business that a user will see at first sight. So for every successful business, having a good looking logo is must. You can like logos […] The post Top 10 Beautiful Abstract Logo Designs appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
  • Top 20 Typography Examples from Advertising

    ScratchingInfo
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    The advertisement may be a nuisance for the average person. The words become closely associated with in the decades since the golden period of advertisement. In my point of view, in print ads the role of typography is misunderstood. In this article, I’m going to share Top 20 Typography Examples from Advertising and you’re going […] The post Top 20 Typography Examples from Advertising appeared first on Web Development Tutorials and Resources @ ScratchingInfo.
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  • Easy Way To Optimize A Website

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    A website can be considered as a online marketing tool that is used by most of businesses to reach a wider market. Anyone can design his/her personal or commercial website and even these days, the concept of blogs is quite in demand. People, who want to update their latest information on daily basis can create their blogs.However, a website cannot be effective if it is not known by huge number of people and it will not give you expected results even after a long time. That's why, it is mandatory to optimize your website or blog in a proper way. But, the question arises that how to…
  • Reasons for Growing Popularity of SEO Firm California

    21 Oct 2013 | 5:23 am
    The advent of the internet has revolutionized both the businesses as well as the personal relationships. With this the need to showcase products and services via the World Wide Web has increased considerably. Through the Search Engine Optimization the businesses can expand their online ventures. The increased importance of the SEO has led to the search for seo firm California. The companies which want to have their presence felt prominently hire SEO companies to promote their online businesses. These firms offer reliable and authentic services to them and help them attain top ranking in the…
  • Web Developers California: Provides Comprehensive and Easily Accessible Softwares

    28 Aug 2013 | 3:30 am
    Clerisy Solutions, a renowned Website Development Company that has an upper hand in providing quality web services to their clients at best prices across the globe. Our company is not only cheap but also delivers exceptional quality services. Also, our company provides offshore outsourcing web development services. It has the most efficient business application development group that enforces the plans according to the aspiring needs of the client.Our Web Developers in California ensure to provide world class standards by implementing superior quality methodologies. They develop applications…
  • Web Designing and Development Company: Provides Best Web Solutions to Customers

    5 Aug 2013 | 10:27 pm
    A Web Design Company offers friendly designs to its customers at best prices. It offers content rich solutions, documentation, security interfaces, java, J2EE, flash tools, and client-server technologies. A good web design company provides friendly support to its customers. They give response to all your problems in an effective and efficient manner. Web design basically means the creation of websites. Web design services plays an important role in business, specially for those who want to make their online presence. Design, development, marketing and online promotion are the Web Design…
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    wpadmin
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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  • Website Ranking Through Expert SEO Services

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    SEO Services will facilitate give unbelievable results that may facilitate boost the selling ways of a corporation. Most guests on-line opt to find sites through a groundwork engine which is once SEO service involves play. Through a specialized SEO selling company you’ll be able to increase the exposure of your product to the required target […]The post Website Ranking Through Expert SEO Services appeared first on PepperDesigns.
  • Responsive web design- A handy guide

    admin
    18 Dec 2013 | 3:23 am
    Responsive Web Design (RWD), a relatively new area which marries technology with design elements basically refers to designing a website with the objective of optimizing viewing experience across all devices including desktop, laptop, mobile etc. In other words designing the website in a manner that the size of the website can be altered dynamically to […]The post Responsive web design- A handy guide appeared first on PepperDesigns.
  • Get Your Ecommerce Website Designed in Right Way- Complete Guide

    Livtar
    9 Sep 2013 | 6:13 am
    Today, with the progression of web innovation a large portion of the organizations are heading off online to arrive at worldwide clients. And that is the most compelling reason that infrastructure of eCommerce portals is currently on the ascent. It empowers clients to purchase features or benefit fixes simply with a couple of mouse clicks. […]The post Get Your Ecommerce Website Designed in Right Way- Complete Guide appeared first on PepperDesigns.
  • Hiring Web designing Company Which is Best for You-Useful Tips

    Livtar
    14 Aug 2013 | 12:28 am
    Business owners are now increasingly searching for a proficient web designing company to get their web presence developed. This is the excuse for why the companies those are putting web design and development services are mushrooming around. Employ these professionals to convert your business over a time of time. At the same time, as you […]The post Hiring Web designing Company Which is Best for You-Useful Tips appeared first on PepperDesigns.
  • Why Local SEO Services are Must for Your Business Website?

    Livtar
    16 Jul 2013 | 2:59 am
    Local SEO services are something most online businesses are looking into, today. And experts are bearing it out. In fact, everything that can help your website in getting listed on search engine’s result page for your targeted keywords is a must for you. Because you have a business and race is continue with your competitors. […]The post Why Local SEO Services are Must for Your Business Website? appeared first on PepperDesigns.
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  • 10 CSS Animation Designs

    E Poff
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    A few months ago I wrote a post showcasing 12 Awesome Pure CSS Designs and I had such a positive response, I decided to do another post. In fact, I even received messages, comments and emails from some of the…Read more ›The post 10 CSS Animation Designs appeared first on EPoff.com.
  • 5 Free Online Cloud-Based Photoshop Alternatives

    E Poff
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Are you one of those people who don’t need the full-blown power (and cost) of an application like Photoshop, but would still like to have access to photo and image editing tools without all of the fuss?  Well, you’ve come…Read more ›The post 5 Free Online Cloud-Based Photoshop Alternatives appeared first on EPoff.com.
  • 5 CSS3 Tools to Make Your Site Look Fabulous

    E Poff
    25 Feb 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Are you still using actual images for gradients, shading, buttons, and text embellishments?  Have you been wanting to switch over to clean, beautiful CSS3, but didn’t think you had the skills to make the leap?  Have no fear, some great…Read more ›The post 5 CSS3 Tools to Make Your Site Look Fabulous appeared first on EPoff.com.
  • Backing up Your WordPress Site

    E Poff
    1 Feb 2014 | 1:54 pm
    As I helped my son put the final touches on his school book report last week, something scary happened.  I sent the document to print and for whatever reason the application crashed and the book report disappeared.  Behind me came…Read more ›The post Backing up Your WordPress Site appeared first on EPoff.com.
  • 11 Stunning Cinemagraphs – Beautiful Photos with a Touch of GIF Animation

    E Poff
    13 Jan 2014 | 5:43 am
    A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly. -Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg To me, cinemagraphs are a wonderful art form.  They start with…Read more ›The post 11 Stunning Cinemagraphs – Beautiful Photos with a Touch of GIF Animation appeared first on EPoff.com.
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    Trimax Blog

  • Facebook Company Page Design Updates and new "Pages to Watch" feature

    Trimax Solutions
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Facebook recently announced welcome changes to the way that Company Pages display on desktops making it easier to view information. Previously, the two column design which was exclusive to desktop viewing, made it difficult for your customers to find the most recent content. When adding a post it would display different on your page compared with what your customers would see on their Newsfeed. Now posts will be displayed consistently throughout Facebook’s platforms taking out the guess work and time spent for businesses when creating posts. 
  • An easy to digest visual overview of social media…

    Trimax Solutions
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    The following infographic provided by Leverage sums up the 6 most widely used social media networks and how they can benefit your business. Read Trimax Solutions’ newsletter Increase online traffic and brand awareness with our Social Media Package to find out how Trimax Solutions Social Media Package can benefit your company.
  • LinkedIn’s new profile view tracking feature

    Trimax Solutions
    26 Feb 2014 | 11:00 am
    Some excellent news for marketers...the number one B2B social media network has improved its feature, which tracks who has viewed your profile and provides monitors your profile activity. The data collected by LinkedIn’s new “who has viewed your profile” feature is displayed to ensure that any spikes in the amount of profile view you have received over a certain period of time are clearly visible. LinkedIn even identify any trends which make analysing the data easier.
  • The importance of a company video explained

    Trimax Solutions
    18 Feb 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Due to the rise of video marketing, text alone simply isn’t enough to persuade potential leads to take action. As a result, businesses are increasingly using company videos to get their message across by incorporated them onto their websites and social media platforms. Company videos are an excellent way to communicate your company’s brand personality in the form of an introduction to your target audience.
  • Why you really must implement social media into your marketing!

    Trimax Solutions
    6 Feb 2014 | 2:00 am
    Social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn, present fantastic opportunities for businesses to achieve increased ranking, online traffic and brand awareness. For many businesses worldwide, social networking has become an integral part to the overall success of their marketing to promote their brands and engage with prospects.
 
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    One Page Mania

  • pomodrone

    Michael
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Animated app landing page. Love the slick transitions and you scroll down. A one page website of iPhone application
  • iTrackMyTime

    Michael
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Clean landing page for an app called ‘iTrackMyTime’. Nice transitions and animations, but it is lacking a responsive design. A one page site of iPhone application.
  • Web Resources Index

    Michael
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Launching soon page with a responsive layout for a new app, ‘Web Resources Index’, that lets you discover the latest news and creative content. Dig the red and purple color scheme, and simple design. All of your web resources indexed in one place – Wri.io is an online directory where you discover the latest news and the most creative content, gathered from a variety of sources and published on one convenient platform.
  • Kane Template

    Michael
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    ‘Kane’ is a clean and modern landing page template, with CSS transitions and multiple page layouts to use, perfect for apps and startups. Also looks awesome on retina. Only $12 from Themeforest. Kane is a clean and modern Landing Page Template for Mobile App. Built with Bootstrap 3. It has different homepage styles and color variations. Well organized and comment codes so it’s very easy to customize and use in your project according to your needs.
  • Livo Design

    Michael
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Nice single page portfolio by Thomas Li Vigni of ‘Livo Design’. His site features an HTML5 animation in the intro and a clean one page design with pink and smooth-scrolling navigation. The portfolio of Thomas Li Vigni, graphic and web designer currently working as a freelancer in Lyon, France. The website showcases the services and work of the designer. On the technical side, the responsive site utilizes HTML5, CSS3 and many parallax effects. Enjoy!
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    Information Technology Magazine - dotBuffer

  • Free VPN Service for Online Security and Anonymity

    dotbuffer
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    Bucklor is a Free VPN Service designed with advanced cryptographic techniques. Standard protocol like PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, IPSec(ikev1/v2), SSTP, SSH, and Bucklor protocol OpenVPN+,SSH+ are available. Bucklor allows you to browse without location restrictions,you can access any site anywhere without censorship. Bucklor works well on computers, smartphones, tablets, routers and even game consoles. Setup is easy no tech skills required, you just signup for free and download Bucklor app then install, and press connect. The post Free VPN Service for Online Security and Anonymity appeared first on…
  • Land Rover debuts invisible car technology

    dotbuffer
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Land Rover has revealed its pioneering Transparent Bonnet virtual imaging car technology. This system aims to increase driver awareness by providing a transparent augmented reality view of the terrain ahead, making the vehicle “virtually invisible” from inside the cabin. The Transparent Bonnet is currently in the testing phase, but will be showcased at the New York International Motor Show on April 16. The post Land Rover debuts invisible car technology appeared first on Information Technology Magazine - dotBuffer.
  • Smartphone Chat App that Needs No Internet Connection

    dotbuffer
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    This new mobile app introduces a new way to chat: “off-the-grid”. The idea behind FireChat app is simple: instead of relying on global positioning or cell tower triangulation to plot you and others on a map, devices connect directly to one another, using their built-in Bluetooth or WiFi capabilities. This app is ideal for use in remote areas, disaster situations, or for those who can’t afford to pay for internet service. With each new user that logs on, FireChat’s range expands. “As long as there is a FireChat-enabled device to act as a node in the chain,…
  • Free chat web app for small teams

    dotbuffer
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:20 am
    Let’s Chat is a self-hosted chat app for small teams. It supports Persistent messages, Multiple rooms, New message alerts, Mentions (hey @you), Image embeds, Code pasting, File uploads, SSL/TLS and more. The post Free chat web app for small teams appeared first on Information Technology Magazine - dotBuffer.
  • A Sleek, Feature Rich and Free Open Source Operating System

    dotbuffer
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:47 pm
    One of the most talked about Linux distributions over the past couple of months is Elementary OS. Elementary OS is a distribution based on Ubuntu that has attracted a lot of attention with its unique look and style. This is a great free replacement for Windows and OS X, it comes with a fast web browser and an app store with thousands of apps.  Easily surf the web, check your email, listen to music, and tackle everyday tasks or pleasures. Elementary OS is completely free, both in terms of pricing and licensing. There are no costly fees, confusing user agreements, trial periods, or restrictive…
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    Web Designer Hub

  • What is Web Hosting? A Beginners Guide to Hosting Services

    Carl Robinson
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    As more people want to have their own websites and expand their online profiles beyond facebook and twitter, the need for web hosting services is increasing fast.  Fortunately, it has become extremely easy and inexpensive to own your own website and get everything up and running in a few hours. This article is an overview of web hosting services and designed to be for beginners with little to no experience in this field. After reading this article you should have a good understanding of the basics of web hosting and be better prepared to make an informed decision about which type to choose…
  • 22 Creative & Unusual Resume Designs

    Gabrielle Gosha
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:11 am
    Your resume will normally be the first contact you will have with any prospective employer so it is imperative you spend time on it. For most job applications this will involve making sure you have described your previous experience succinctly without out any spelling or grammatical errors and also have an attractive layout. However, if you applying for a job in a creative industry it is also worth spending time on creating a unique design involving colour, great typography and imagery to show off you individual style and talents. Sure most of us were taught that our resumes should follow…
  • The Truth About Shared Hosting & Our Top 5 Recommendations

    Andrew Parry
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    I understand it can be a real headache trying to find a decent shared host. I have learnt the hard way that there are plenty of crappy hosting companies out there and the sheer number of options make it tempting to simply choose the most well known only to regret it later. If you do decide to spend some time researching it can be very easy to get stuck in analysis paralysis. To make matters worse if you start looking for shared hosting reviews you are likely to come across tons of fake reviews masquerading as honest impartial reviews. This is because the web hosting industry is heavily…
  • 20 Best Placeslace to Learn WordPress Online

    Carl Robinson
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Nowadays nearly every other person you meet has a blog of some sort and the vast majority will be completed on WordPress. As of this month, April 2014, 14.7 billion wordpress pages are read each month by over 400 million people.  The reason that WordPress blogs are so commonplace is the fact that it requires such a low level of technical expertise and provides so much flexibility in terms of design and functionality. However, if you really want to get best the best results out of your WordPress site rather than just scratch the surface, you need to get under the hood and start looking at the…
  • 15-Point Checklist For Choosing The Right Web Host

    Carl Robinson
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    Although most website owners rightly focus most of their efforts on their website design and content, they often rush into choosing a web host without spending a bit of time researching whether it is right for their needs. Given the 100+ web hosts available to choose from it is understandable that the choice can become overwhelming resulting in most people choosing the one with the best marketing or highest rankings in often biased hosting tables. For example, if you are looking for shared hosting you will come across company after company offering unlimited storage, fantastic customer…
 
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    Red Cherry Website Design And Development Services Calgary

  • The Heartbleed Hit List

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
              If you haven’t already heard about the heartbleed security breach, heres the scoop.  Heartbleed is a bug in the OpenSSL software program that takes advantage of a built-in feature called “Heartbeat”.  Heartbeat allows servers to listen to requests and respond back with the appropriate information.  For example, when someone is logging into a website, the website responds back by logging that user into their account.  Normally, when a request is made, the server will only respond back with the amount of data that what was requested.
  • Wireframing for a successful build

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
              Wireframing is a very important aspect in the web design process and it is one that Red Cherry uses to ensure clients get the best of the best.  A wireframe can be though of like a blueprint; it is a black and white diagram outlining site structure often including navigation, buttons, and images. Red Cherry as been using wireframing techniques to help our clients successfully deliver their message, product and service for the last 12 years. Wireframing is important as it drills out layout and importance of you products and/or services and how much real estate they…
  • Turbo Charge Your Website Load Time

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
              Google offers an amazing tool that helps your website load quicker. It takes pages that are viewed most and helps the pages load quicker. Google PageSpeed service rewrites pages dynamically to lower the number of requests, PageSpeed will grab original content from your server and you site will be loaded via the Google CDN which is the same infrastructure that Google uses to load its websites worldwide. By using PageSpeed you reduce the number and size of resources to be fetched, PageSpeed service merges and compresses Javascript, CSS and image files. It then also offers…
  • Design for all devices

    30 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
              In the world of web design, technology has rapidly changed and shaped how we understand websites.  When websites were first developed, designers only had to worry about keeping consistent look and feel for various desktop computers.  Now a days, with a spike in the smartphone and tablet market, more people are accessing the internet with mobile devices than desktop computers.  Which means, websites need to start adapting to responsive web design or risk loosing valuable users and potential customers.Responsive website design is an approach that provides users,…
  • Top Notch Security for Wordpress

    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
              When it comes to your website, we know that you need top notch security especially if your website is powered by Wordpress.  Wordpress, being one of the most popular content management systems, has become a huge target by hackers as it is an easy way to gain access to thousands of websites.  So how do you make your Wordpress site secure? Easy! Red Cherry’s Web Design and Development team has the scoop. Red Cherry’s Web Design and Development team’s best advice is to Limit access, monitor, and update. Limiting access can be as simple as…
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    Developers resources

  • Hueman WordPress Theme – Free WordPress Responsive Theme

    vijayrajesh
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    As WordPress tops in its existence and popularity among the web developers, new themes, both free and premium ones, are out of the box now and then. Here we have a popular WordPress Theme, Hueman, marking its presence to be a knockout on the WordPress repository, in just few months of its release. The reason(...) The post Hueman WordPress Theme – Free WordPress Responsive Theme appeared first on Developers resources.
  • How to get copyright-free images, without any risk

    vijayrajesh
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    In order to spice up your web pages and articles, pictures are indispensable elements. Adding high-quality photos would improve the content presentation, but be cautious. There are possibilities of getting stumbled upon royalty and copyright images, which might bring embarrassing and expensive demands, if ignored. Also read: Where to Find Free Images to Use in(...) The post How to get copyright-free images, without any risk appeared first on Developers resources.
  • Apple iphone 6 hearsays and prospects

    vijayrajesh
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    The iPhones marketed by Apple Inc. is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. The current technological scenario makes it more contemporary and passionate. Apple Inc. released its first generation iPhone in 2007 meanwhile the most recent iPhones 5c and 5s belongs to the seventh generation. Glad we are heading towards the next advancement. People are eagerly(...) The post Apple iphone 6 hearsays and prospects appeared first on Developers resources.
  • 7 LinkedIn Groups that you must be part of as a Web Designer

    Priya Kumar
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    As a web designer one rarely gets any time to network. Which is of prime importance in order to make new client relationships and to keep in touch with older clients. And also to know what’s new and hot in the design world. That’s why it’s a good idea to join LinkedIn Groups. It is(...) The post 7 LinkedIn Groups that you must be part of as a Web Designer appeared first on Developers resources.
  • iOS Jailbreaking: All you need to know about

    Saad Anwar
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    As compared to PCs and Macs, smartphones and tablets are locked-down devices. And these locked-down units have some core restrictions set by the manufacturer so that you can only install specific apps on the device. Moreover you don’t have access to administrative privileges and you can’t tune up the fundamental system. In this article we(...) The post iOS Jailbreaking: All you need to know about appeared first on Developers resources.
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    Questioning Designs

  • 25 Things Businesses Look In Business Web Applications Before Buying

    Abhijit Rawool
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Implementing a web application to solve a business need is one of the biggest commitment a business can ever make. And if the business web application is going to be used throughout the organization then the commitment is even bigger. Ideally any business would want such web applications to support their business needs for years to come. And this is the reason why most of the businesses will evaluate a business web application thoroughly before deciding to buy it. In this post I am going to cover 25 important things that I have found businesses looking at while evaluating to buy any business…
  • Designing Notifications Feature of a Web Application – Kandan Redesign

    Abhijit Rawool
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:46 pm
    In the last few articles on the Kandan Redesign Project, I talked about the designing the Hall page and designing the create, edit, and delete features of Kandan. Today I will go over the design of the Notifications feature. I had scoped in the following things for notifications when I defined the scope of this project. Users should be able to receive notifications: From Public and Private Conversations they are involved in currently, When someone uses their @mention in other Conversations, When they get a Private Message. If you are not following what I am saying, you can read the scope of…
  • The Wrong and the Right Way of Designing the Delete Action

    Abhijit Rawool
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Recently I had a horrible experience while using the delete action in my hosting account that hosts all of my websites. I was actually trying to delete a FTP account that I didn’t need anymore and in the process of deleting that account, my public_html folder got deleted. This is the folder where all the files of all of my websites are kept. So not only I lost all the files, all of my websites went down within a fraction of a second. This happened in the middle of the night. Now you can imagine how helpless I felt at that time of the day. It was a simple delete action and too delete of a…
  • The First Step of Design Optimization – Its Not What You Think

    Abhijit Rawool
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:24 pm
    When I started designing web applications, I had the habit of finding a solution to the problem, designing the user interface for it and moving ahead to the next problem. Design optimization was never on my mind. I never invested time in finding alternate ways of doing the same thing. As a result most of the features that I designed were good but not great. Many times they lacked to deliver the optimal design solution. But I did realize one thing with experience, many times there are multiple design approaches that can be taken and I need to evaluate every possible approach before deciding on…
  • Keep the UI Simple – Ignore this Principle in Web Application Design

    Abhijit Rawool
    5 Mar 2014 | 5:53 am
    Before I started designing web applications for a living I heard a lot of people say that the basic principle of web design is to keep the UI simple. By simple, I mean having lesser UI elements not the visual look and feel of the user interface. The logic I heard was that lesser the UI elements, lesser are the choices the user can make and thus you can push the user in the correct direction easily. UI of any of Apple’s iPhone App was the best example of this. Simple and minimalistic! It seemed quite logical to me at that point in time. But after I actually started to design web applications…
 
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    Eyeful Design

  • Free osCommerce Responsive Template

    Santoso
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Free osCommerce Responsive Template If you want to download my osCommerce template please visit http://eyefultemplates.com because I have decided to separate my articles from my art works. Please note that you will not be able to download my old osCommerce templates, OpenCart templates and other shopping cart templates at this site. You can now download all templates for free at http://eyefultemplates.com without signing up. Today, I have posted a new template that is osCommerce template version 2.3.3.4. The template is now responsive which means the template will adapt to the screen size and…
  • Best Websites to Learn jQuery Online

    Santoso
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:08 am
    Best Websites to Learn jQuery Online Tired of writing hundreds lines of codes just to animate some elements on your web pages? This is where jQuery comes into play. With just a few lines of codes, you will be able to animate some elements, adding effects to the pages and etc. jQuery can save much time for web designers and reduce workload effectively. In this post, I am going to share some lists of websites where you can start to learn jQuery online. www.jquery-tutorial.net Another great jQuery tutorial on the web that you could try. The tutorial gives you understanding on how to use jQuery…
  • Top Websites to Learn Javascript Online

    Santoso
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Top Websites to Learn Javascript Online The next programming language to learn in a web design after you have mastered HTML and CSS is Javascript. Javascript is a client side scripting language that makes web pages interactive. Javascript is very popular among web designers and programmers. Almost every website uses javascript to make the website more attractive to visitors. Therefore, learning Javascript is very essential. So here are list of websites to learn Javascript online. The list is ordered alphabetically. www.2ality.com This site offers basic javascript tutorial for beginners who…
  • Top Places to Learn PHP Online

    Santoso
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:43 pm
    There are many websites that offer online tutorial in web programming especially PHP for free. In my opinion, the below websites which provide online tutorial are good enough if you just a beginner or just start to learn PHP. But if you wanted to improve your skills in PHP then you should take courses which may cost you some money. Top Places to Learn PHP Online www.1keydata.com 1keydata.com offers free php tutorial online. You can start to learn php online in this site. The tutorial is simple and straightforward. You will easily understand each tutorial in this site. coursesweb.net Although…
  • Best Places to Learn HTML CSS Online

    Santoso
    26 Feb 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Best Places to Learn HTML CSS Online If you wanted to learn HTML CSS online, you could try some blogs or websites that provide tutorials and information about HTML and CSS. Many websites provide free tutorials which is good for beginners who just want to get started learning HTML and CSS. The below websites offer free online tutorials and information in learning HTML and CSS. 1keydata.com If you wanted to learn HTML CSS online, you could visit 1keydata.com. It provides free online programming tutorials and information like HTML and CSS. But you can also learn other programming languages like…
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  • 10 Useful PHP Libraries and Classes

    Sri Shukla
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    1.  Unirest UniRest is a collection of light weight HTTP Request Client Libraries for many languages including Node, Ruby, PHP, Java, Python, Objective C, .Net and Windows 8.  It has support for GET, POST, PUT, UPDATE and DELETE operations.   2. JqmPhp jqmPhp is a open source package of PHP classes that allow the creation of [...]
  • Google Hangouts 2.1 for Android merges SMS and IM

    Sri Shukla
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Google has announced the update to its Hangouts messaging app for android today. It has merged the conversation thread for SMS and Hangout chats.   The new version of Hangout app 2.1 is rolling out to all users in the coming days and will be available in the play store. The new version will bring [...]
  • How To Generate PDF in iOS

    Sri Shukla
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:57 am
    In some of the iOS apps there might come a time where developer need to generate there own documents on the fly and be able to export them to the user, it might be for preview, email or to save the document on the device for further use. Below is the steps for generating PDF [...]
  • Dropbox Acquires Cloud Photos Startup Loom

    Sri Shukla
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
      Dropbox acquires photo storage startup Loom and Loom is no longer accepting new users registration while its existing users can continue to use it till May 16 2014.   Users can automatically export their photos to Dropbox and they’ll automatically receive the same amount of cloud storage they previously had with Loom.   “We [...]
  • 5 Free Tools To Make Your Own Font

    Sri Shukla
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    1. FontStruct FontStruct is a free font-building tool that allows you to create your own fonts. Using FontStruct you can easily create fonts out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.   2. BitfontMaker BitFontMaker is the fast and easy online Bitmap font editor. It allows you to [...]
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  • XAMPP Windows Setup

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

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

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

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

    Jim Frenette
    12 Oct 2013 | 11:15 am
    After twenty plus years using Microsoft and Windows dating back to DOS 6.1 and Windows 3.1, I am learning how to make the switch to OS X. One thing I had to get used to was how to bring up context menus that I would always invoke by right clicking an object in Windows. To right click in OS X on the MacBook Pro, use the Multi-Touch trackpad and tap with two fingers at once. Another was the Delete key functions the same as backspace on a PC. No Home and End keys on the Mac took some getting used to as well, command and cursor key combo’s did the trick. A majority of shortcuts can be…
 
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  • Austin – Multi-Purpose Design Agency WP Theme (Miscellaneous)

    miho1234567
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    Live PreviewPurchase $55.00 Austin is a multi-purpose WordPress theme theme delicately handcrafted to meet the needs of design agencies, artists, photographers, corporates and many other types of small businesses. It is a result of our detailed study of requirements and design of countless actual creative agency websites, corporate sites, product showcase sites, community sites etc. Austin features multiple stunning portfolio pages – one of the best seen here in ThemeForest, fully documented 50+ shortcodes with plethora of options for easy creation of any type of content imaginable…
  • RED for Designer / Photographer / Musician / Corp. (Creative)

    miho1234567
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    Live PreviewPurchase $55.00 Live Preview Purchase $55.00 The post RED for Designer / Photographer / Musician / Corp. (Creative) appeared first on ALLOFTHEMES.COM. Related posts: FotoHunter – Creative Photographer PSD Template (Photography) Journey – Onepage Photographer Template (Photography) Fully Responsive WordPress Theme with Design Pack (Portfolio)
  • Truemag: AD & AdSense Optimized Magazine (News / Editorial)

    miho1234567
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Live PreviewPurchase $55.00 What customers say about my previous theme Other testimonials First of all, congratulations for the theme. So elegant, functional and aesthetic. I am very happy with it. – chemabonilla Big thanks for your fast response. I bought about 10 themes here and i can say that your support its really great. Thanks so much. – astronautonacow Great response time, seriously I think it’s the best I have ever had here. You have a new follower my friend! Will be sure to rate the theme. Thanks again! – Prohibit Wow thanks for the quick reply! Rated it!
  • Nano | Minimalist & Highly Customizable WP Blog (Personal)

    miho1234567
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Live PreviewPurchase $40.00 Nano is a responsive and easy to manage WordPress theme, we decided to keep things simple and to keep them fast, so we built Nano. Nano is all about speed and efficiency, carefully crafted with SEO features that make your blog visible to your audience and easily customizable so you can set it up just the way you like it, whether you want to keep it simple or add some Oomph to your website, Nano is the perfect fit for you. Check out the live demo for a preview of some of the features Nano has to offer! Changelog v1.0 (22.04.2014) Initial Release Live Preview…
  • Novomag – Clean & Flat Magazine (News / Editorial)

    miho1234567
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Live PreviewPurchase $45.00 Features: Banner System – Novomag has it’s own Banner system, in which you can add images, text, videos or any other type of HTML code. You can add/edit all effects ( how often banners will show up, after how much seconds it will disappear, effects, fly in time e.c.). Homepage – Unlimited homepages styles. You will be able to create your own homepage by dragging and dropping blocks. Contact – Template with google maps and styled contact form. Sidebar – Unlimited sidebars and you can assign them to each page or post. Gallery –…
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  • 5 Ways to Secure Your Website

    Rob Riggs
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Think your website is secured against hackers, viruses, and other Internet dangers? Think again. White Hat Security reports that 86 percent of websites have at least one major vulnerability, with an average number of 56 vulnerabilities reported on a single website. Whether you want to mitigate the potential damage a hacker could cause to your website, or you need to keep customer data safe, you should take measures to completely secure your website. Protect Your Workstation You may have the most secure website in the world, but if your workstation is compromised, all of that work will have…
  • Use CSS To Design A Meme That Reflects Your Brand Appropriately

    Rob Riggs
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Over the years there has been a surge in the popularity of the memes. Be it the dancing babies, or the political satire or the cat videos, the internet memes have become an innovative means to share and transfer cultural ideas. Internet meme is the subset of general memes, they imitate ideas and action related to the prevailing internet cultures. Richard Dawkins had coined the term meme in this book in 1976. Again in 2013, he referred the internet meme as the one that have been deliberately changed by the internet users. Memes can be referred as a means of communicating a cultural idea…
  • Choosing a CMS: WordPress vs. Sitefinity

    Rob Riggs
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    How do you choose between the two most well-known CMS platforms available? WordPress and Sitefinity are the two obvious options that dominate the technology market when it comes to CMS. However, before deciding which CMS you want to invest in, you should take the time to educate yourself about them in order to make the best choice possible. The last thing you want is to get midway through building your website and realize that you would have benefited from going with a different platform. The Basics WordPress is renowned for keeping the core clean so that you aren’t pushed to load code you…
  • Attract Visitors to Your Site with the Right Use of Multimedia

    Rob Riggs
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    According to the latest Netcraft Web Server Survey, there are more than 900 million websites online, and they are all competing for visitors. Many sites are cluttered with pictures, videos and sounds to attract your attention. But more is not always better. Learn how to use multimedia on your site correctly and your visitors will keep coming back instead of moving on to the next company’s site. Images on Your Website This is the year of online images, Forbes says. Lifestyle photos showing people using your products and services connects you with consumers. Integrate your marketing…
  • How to Choose a Content Management System

    Rob Riggs
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:31 am
    After you have decided that you want to build a personal or company website, you then need to immediately choose a content management system. This is the platform which you are going to use to upload all of your content, manage comments, email and communicate with your growing community. There are many CMS’s available these days like Sitefinity, the ever-popular WordPress and Joomla. There are also different benefits for each platform you choose, which is why it is so important that you decide on what features your platform will need to have before you decide to choose one over the…
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  • Colorimetrix - The Groundbreaking New Mobile App

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
      A scientific revolution set to turn any smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device. A Mobile App to Fight Disease... Researchers and mobile application developers at Cambridge University have worked against all odds to create a new app that could help fight various, serious diseases; such as, kidney disease, diabetes, HIV, malaria and tuberculosis in the developing world. Slowing / Limiting Pandemics... Not only is the app reported to make accurate readings of colorimetric tests (which are widely used for medical monitoring, drug testing and environmental analysis) much…
  • Why All Small Businesses Should Have Mobile Apps.

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
      People want to be able to access information quicker and easier than ever before, and it's the increasing use of mobiles apps via phones and tablets that's helping them to achieve just that. Now it's obvious why all the 'big boy' businesses would need to utilise mobile apps, but are they integral marketing and sales' tools for the small businesses too? ...well don't be alarmed, but the answer is yes; and here are a few pointers to explain how the independents can also benefit from creating and maintaining effective, quality mobile apps: Mobile application development is a sure-fire way…
  • WYOD - The Future is Wearable

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
      Are You Ready for WYOD? (Wear your own device) From intelligent glasses, health, pulse, blood-pressure and heart monitoring devices to computer-based watches, the future of technology appears to be leaning towards making everything smaller, smarter and more mobile. Although this may have excellent advantages, as users will be able to access data whilst standing up or moving around the office, during board meetings or personnel training sessions, what about the more 'shadowy' side to these micro-sized, portable devices? Security could be an issue, when these devices could be worn…
  • Protecting Your Passwords - Heartbleed Solutions

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
      What can you do to increase your internet website security? In light of recent hacking scandals; namely Heartbleed (the web bug found in OpenSSL), the IWDRO team has been quick to research the power of the password. Whilst Heartbleed is a result of a flaw in the OpenSSL system which enables hackers to steal the encryption keys (so there is little we can do in this instance), the threat has still thrown up the age old question - how secure is your password? Passwords of the past: With the increasing password requirements for access to a number of websites, it seems the same types of…
  • The Heartbleed Bug

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
      Our hearts well and truly bleed as internet users are told to change ALL passwords as a result of the recent web bug, Heartbleed. Internet website security is in the limelight once again as the latest online security breach is described as purely "catastrophic". The ticking timebomb web bug (now known as Heartbleed) is able to bypass many websites' security measures, leading ultimately to fraudulent access to passwords and other personal information, such as banking details for example. The Heartbleed bug has acquired its name because it creates a 'bleeding' leak of security. This…
 
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  • 15 of the Best Travel WordPress Themes

    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    Whether you want to open up a traveling company or just want to collect your great travel adventures, these top and best travel WordPress themes will easily allow you to do so.If you’re looking for a travel theme for WordPress, you already know that you can pretty much build any type of site with WordPress with the help of thousands of great themes and plugins. The themes below are all made by some of the most reputable and trusted theme developers and designers. They are easy to install and come jam packed with loads of great features.All you have to do is, download the theme, install…
  • 10 Best Shared Web Hosting Providers

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    Shared hosting is your answer to affordable web hosting solution for personal websites, blogs and even small businesses.  It can become very useful and cost effective with the right configuration.You may create the most beautiful website in the world and put the most interesting optimized content in it, but if you don’t have a good server to house your site and manage your traffic, you are not going to get anywhere.In today’s article we’ll be looking at the top 10 best shared web hosting providers out there and what makes a web host, a great host. For those of you who are…
  • 15+ Best Sports WordPress Themes

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Specially designed best sports themes for sports news website, baseball blog, soccer wordpress blog, fitness club website, cycling blog or any kind of sports related website powered with WordPress templates/themes, you can do it all. There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of free and premium WordPress themes available for every type of website.We scoured the web and found the best, latest, seo optimized and most secure wp sports themes. The themes below are easy to install, configure and are totally optimized. Now you can make your sports website/blog look professional and beautiful at…
  • High Quality Cheap Premium WordPress Themes

    admin
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:13 am
    So there are a lot of free WordPress themes online and some of them are pretty dang great but some are totally rubbish. However when you can’t find a decent free theme, your only choice is to go the paid route or pay a developer to build you a custom theme.But if you’re just starting your business online, getting a custom theme built can get very expensive. That leaves us with the premium themes that are already built but they usually cost around $60. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of quality premium wordpress themes which are cheap.All of the themes below are built…
  • 13 of the Best Non-Profit WordPress Themes

    admin
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Charities, NGOs and Non profit organizations have specific needs for running an organization. Anybody who’s fluent in WordPress knows that it can be used to build any type of site, such as little personal blogs to high authority non profit sites. It is truly an all-in-one solution.Today we have scoured the web and collected the best and latest Non Profit themes for WordPress. It goes without saying that the themes listed below have been used by hundreds of people, maybe even thousands and they have all been happy with them. No longer you have to pay expensive developers and designers an…
 
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  • The Importance Of Logos And Where To Get Them

    Mars Cureg
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    A logo is much more than a tiny piece of graphic. It will represent your brand everywhere it appears. And it will appear in many places. It will appear on your website, on your social media accounts, on your letter pads, envelopes, advertisements, banners, etc. You can’t expect something to look unprofessional and dull when it is going to appear in so many places, can you? Amongst the sea of so many other companies out there, getting yourself noticed is a challenge, especially if yours is a new company. And if you are planning to leave your company’s name in plain text, you are surely not…
  • Wallpaper of the Week #5: Low Poly

    Mars Cureg
    5 Apr 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Most of us spend majority of our working day regularly engaged with our fancy monitors, and it is a good idea to update and change how our virtual working environment look. The most basic that we can do is to change wallpaper, some people love to this to reflect their personality and also it drives the creativeness. Grab this low poly desktop, laptop, tablet and phone wallpaper by Francesco Saverio Nocerino.    
  • Want To Create A Website? Try IM Creator

    Mars Cureg
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    No matter in which field you are working, you will almost always benefit from a website. Just do a Google search and you will find hundreds of websites in the fields of health care, fitness, science, philosophy, e-commerce, technology and so on and so forth. The presence of so many websites online from diverse fields is evidence enough that these people are reaping benefits from an online presence. But the problem is not everyone has the necessary proficiency to create and run a website. In olden days coders or developers were hired to program sites but today the situation is changing. Today…
  • Enter to Win a Membership Account from PixelKit 3 Winners!

    Mars Cureg
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    Our developers have released a great option for those who need a terrific UI kit with good functionality. Introducing PixelKit. This is a selection of top quality UI kits, along with plenty of other goodies that web designers want. What is included in our free giveaway? Each of our winners will receive an entire year’s membership account from PixelKit. Here is a list of just some of the cool benefits included in our membership accounts: Access 4700+ premium graphics and all the new releases for the entire year New graphic offerings monthly Access to thousands of graphics. Our kits contain a…
  • Broken Calligraphy by Alexis Persani

    Mars Cureg
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:35 am
    Calligraphy is one of the most artistic way of writing wherein dubbed as the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner. Modern calligraphy ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the letters may or may not be legible. Classical calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering, though a calligrapher may practice both. Below collection of calligraphy is done by Alexis Persani is a French artist with a talent for producing some pretty incredible typography. In this article, we will take a look at some of our…
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  • Tips And Tricks For Bettering Your Search Engine Optimization Experience

    Eric
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:51 am
    It is key to use good SEO techniques if you run a business website. Search engine optimization is a way to let Google know that your site is about a certain niche. When people search for keywords related to that niche, your site will appear closer to the top of the search listings if you use SEO. Keep reading to learn more. When putting up your site, don’t automatically believe that more advertising will help your ranking. While advertising on some other sites can boost your traffic and your income, it can’t boost rankings. TIP! When creating pages keeping SEO in mind, it’s…
  • Web Design Tips That Add Flare To Your Site

    Myra Love
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Nothing in history parallels today’s popularity of the Internet. There is a site for you no matter how you think. You need to understand website design in order to create your own site. These tips will get you started. You should also consider implementing fixed-position navigation. The navigation panel is essentially stuck in one place as the user scrolls down to view more content. This is good for visitors, but also for internet marketing professionals, because it helps facilitate the desired action. TIP! If you want your website to cater to the needs of visitors, it must be…
  • All You Need To Know To Become An Expert At WordPress

    Eric
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Do you want a blog of your own? Even if you currently have a blog, keep reading to learn how to improve it. There are several things that you can do to make your blog more attractive to visitors. Use this advice for a better WordPress site. A clean permalink will make it easier to post blogs with long titles. For instance, an overbearing or difficult URL would be along the lines of “Top Tips For Parents of Unruly Children.” Instead, you could change the permalink to “tips-parents-unruly-kids” or something similar based on your SEO keywords. TIP! Title and Alt are both…
  • Helpful Website Creation Tips For You

    Myra Love
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:12 pm
    The idea of designing your website from start to finish may seem intimidating. Creating an eye-catching design requires some practice. How much do you want to learn about coding? This article will contain tips and tricks that help you know what to do when creating a site and how to make it look great. You should be aware of any clashing colors when building your website. Make sure that text can be easily read against background colors. Dark text on light backgrounds are typically easier on the eyes than the other way around. Soliciting feedback from a friend can help you determine how…
  • WordPress Power: Get The Most From Your Blog

    Eric
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Do you know how WordPress operates? Do you know how to work with the best plugins? Do security concerns overwhelm you? Understanding the right way to make a terrific site is essential to get repeat visitors. Keep reading to get answers to your most pressing WordPress questions. Make sure you have a unique template for your WordPress blog. It is tempting, but it is not going to help people think the best of you. You need to show your individuality with your site. TIP! Choose a design that is relatively unique when making your WordPress blog; don’t just choose the design everyone else is…
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  • Animation and Interaction with SVGs

    Sue Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    One of the many advantages to using SVGs in your Web pages is that you can use standard methods to interact with the elements inside them. In this tutorial we will demonstrate animating SVG elements and using JavaScript to implement interaction with them. You can use a few approaches to animation with SVGs, but we will opt for the animate element, which is based on SMIL. We will also use JavaScript to listen for user interaction events with the shapes in the SVG, responding by changing their appearance. Finally, we will combine animation and interaction by starting an animated effect on user…
  • WordPress vs Ghost — Who Wins?

    Sufyan bin Uzayr
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    WordPress happens to be the most used Content Management System on the internet today. It began as a humble blogging tool, and has since evolved into a full-fledged CMS that can power virtually any niche of site, be it a news magazine, a portfolio, an eCommerce shop, and so on. However, amidst such diverse usage scenarios, the real blogging factor of WordPress somehow went missing — at least this is what John O’Nolan felt when he introduced Ghost to the world, over a year ago. Today, Ghost stands as a new entrant in the field of blogging tools, and seems to be rising in terms of…
  • concrete5 – CMS With Front-end Editing

    Sufyan bin Uzayr
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    When it comes to Content Management Systems, our options are plenty. On one hand, we have the ultra popular and robust options such as the likes of WordPress, Drupal, Joomla! and Expression Engine, whereas on the other hand, we have the equally powerful and slightly lesser known, yet praiseworthy, contenders such as MODX, SilverStripe, Ghost, PyroCMS, and so on. Today, in this article, I shall be taking a closer look at one such Content Management System that enjoys a good deal of popularity and respect with web designers and developers, and has its own loyal community and user base —…
  • Incorporating UX into Design

    Patricia Saravesi
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    These buzz words “user experience” (UX) and “usability” get used often when it comes to web design. But they both boil down to making sure you are delivering the best website/software/app that matches the audience who will be using said product. In this article I’ll walk you through an example of a UX strategy for a client, something you need to do in the very early stages of a project. I’ll provide you with a list of important questions to ask every client and even if you’re designing a website for yourself, you can look at these questions to make sure your own…
  • Using PHP and cURL to Scrape Web Pages

    Ian Rose
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    This is part of a continuing series on PHP programming. If you are brand new to PHP and want a more basic tutorial, check out our Introduction to PHP, then come back and complete this one. If you feel like you have the basics down, let’s jump right in. Today, we’re going to use cURL and PHP to scrape a website for data, specifically the list of most often downloaded ebooks at Project Gutenberg. What is cURL? I know it looks like a typo from leaving caps lock on, but that’s really how you write it. cURL is the system used to make HTTP requests with PHP. To explain it with…
 
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  • Getting Started with Microsoft SharePoint

    AhmedMahmoud
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    What is Microsoft SharePoint? Well, the answer to that question isn’t straight forward as Microsoft SharePoint isn’t a program it’s a platform. Let me further explain; one might be used to a program/software like Microsoft Word which is used in creating documents or Microsoft Excel which is used in crunching and representing numbers; these are programs/software that can do only a specific task. On the other hand you’ve Microsoft SharePoint which can be used in; Sites: SharePoint can be used in creating sites; a site for an organization, a team within an organization or even a personal…
  • How to Host a Drupal Website on Openshift for Free

    AhmedMahmoud
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    This “How to” will present a step by step tutorial on how to host a Drupal website for free (forever! No credit card is even required) on Openshift. Openshift is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) market leader. The service allows anyone to host a Drupal website for free without the need of a credit card and without any time restriction of course you’ve restricted resources (1 GB of storage and 512 MB of RAM) and that’s quite enough to host a Drupal website, in case the website grew and you want to scale you can easily do that for a very affordable price. Without further ado…
  • How to Learn Lightroom for Free

    AhmedMahmoud
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photo management and editing software, it’s used by photographers worldwide to manage a huge number of digital images and doing post production work, it combines photo management and editing in one interface. Photographers use it as an image management application database which helps in viewing, editing, and managing digital photo. One of the major competitors to Lightroom is Apple Aperture, there’s also a free alternative to Lightroom which is LightZone. If you’re a professional photographer or willing to enter the photography then understating and…
  • How to Sync Files Across All Cloud Storage Services

    AhmedMahmoud
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    We’re all using one or more cloud storage service (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, etc.). These services varies in their storage capacity, bandwidth allocated and their accompanied services, and it’s very common that you’ve files on for example Google Drive and you want to transfer them to Dropbox or vice versa; the straight forward way to do so is to download the files from the first service to your device then re-upload it to the other service which is a waste of time, bandwidth and space. This post will give you a step by step guide on how to sync files across various…
  • How to Host a Joomla Website for Free on Openshift

    AhmedMahmoud
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    The previous two tips were step by step tutorials on how to host a Joomla website for free (only for one year) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) on both Windows Server and Ubuntu with Zpanel. AWS is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) market leader and hosting a Joomla website for free on their platform has many advantages. This tip will present a step by step tutorial on how to host a Joomla website for free (forever! No credit card is even required) on Openshift. Openshift is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) market leader. The service allows anyone to host a Joomla website for free without the…
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  • Is Internet Marketing a Luxury or a Necessity?

    elegantmicroweb
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Does anyone remember what business was like before the advent of the internet? If you are under the age of forty, you probably answered ‘no’ to that question. The internet has changed business in more ways than I can list. Today, there is no way to avoid the integration of internet marketing with your marketing programs. If you fail to include search engine optimization, social media marketing, pay-per-click and internet marketing techniques in your business strategy, you can’t compete in your market – whether that market is local, regional or international. Your customers are…
  • CMS and Portals – One Stop Collaboration for Multi-Site Organizations

    elegantmicroweb
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:46 am
    Content Management System(CMS) and Portals can provide important business support for every type of company but, perhaps no business can benefit more from CMS than a business with multiple locations. Whether you have locations across town or around the world, a well-designed, flexible CMS site or portal can turn chaos into collaboration. With CMS, you can share business-to-business and consumer information, or provide a productive, collaborative environment for employees, suppliers, partners, contractors and managers. CMS and portals can satisfy even the most complex company requirements.
  • Win the WordPress Olympic Competition with Expert WordPress Development Services

    elegantmicroweb
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:01 am
    Let’s talk about WordPress and the world of CMS. Since this is the year of the Winter Olympics, I want to be clear that WordPress does not involve lifting stacks of dictionaries! Rather, WordPress Development Services can provide the key to content management system (CMS) and business success. You can ensure dynamic, fresh content, and quickly create and update site information, add products, categories, shipping options, pictures or descriptions, and sustain a fresh web presence and company image. WordPress can be integrated to provide interoperability with other systems and to achieve…
  • Pay Per Click – Powerful Internet Marketing & Advertising Tool

    elegantmicroweb
    1 Mar 2014 | 5:20 am
    Pay Per Click (PPC) is a powerful marketing and advertising tool designed to direct traffic and prospects to online stores, portals, social media sites and business websites. The business pays the site or store owner every time a user clicks on their ad, logo or product content. Google AdWords, Microsoft AdCenter and Yahoo! Search Marketing offer PPC programs, as do Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites. Search Engine Optimization must organically evolve to comply with changes in keywords and targeted searching, but PPC advertising can change in an instant. You can create, suspend…
  • Ecommerce, Volusion, Bigcommerce, Internet Marketing: Serious Help for Serious Online Success

    elegantmicroweb
    17 Feb 2014 | 10:51 pm
    How does the competition in your business market compare to the competition you faced ten years ago? No doubt, your competition is tougher than ever before – no matter your industry, business function or market. Perhaps you do business exclusively online. Maybe your online shopping cart or website acts is a complementary business channel to a brick and mortar store. Maybe, your business is focused on services, rather than products. It doesn’t matter what you sell or who your customers, partners or suppliers are, you need eCommerce to succeed in your market. If you want to attract more…
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  • SEO Is Dead - Long Live Social Journalism

    2 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    SEO is dead - Social Journalism’s a fun replacement SEO as a concept, if you’ve not had anything to do with it before, is quite frankly mind buggering. Several hundred signals are discerned by the search engine algorithms and the natural reaction is to try and learn what they are. Google isn’t forthcoming with the granular details, so it’s always felt like a case of shooting snipers in the dark with an inner ear infection. What we do have are thousands of SEO bods, running around trying to chase down back links from other websites, using an analytical approach to SERPS, PR and…
  • Advertising A Local Business On Facebook

    20 Mar 2014 | 5:41 am
    Using Facebook To Advertise A Local Business: Tips & Tricks For Success. This is based purely on actual experience; it’s not a quick fact-gathering web harvest, but based on a working ‘local’ business, a hairdressers that I co-own and upon top of which my web design studio sits. We primarily use Facebook to advertise our local business. Advertising any business, anywhere, involves knowing your core demographic. If you’re a bricks and mortar business that operates within a given radius, you’ve just found one facet of that demographic - location. No-one wants to travel to the next…
  • Do I Need A Website?

    12 Mar 2014 | 2:35 am
    Do I Need A Website? Why your website may be destined for the cyber graveyard. There is a little corner of cyber space where no-one ventures.  On domains far away sit millions of websites that have never been visited.  Well not by anyone other than the business owner or developer anyway.  Is yours one of them? Read More
  • How many people search on mobile?

    25 Feb 2014 | 5:38 am
    The effects of mobile web design in analytics - how many people search on mobile Freshly Blended is starting to see substantial traffic coming from mobile devices, with many people who search on mobile, and this is also true from client websites. This is especially evident in local business search, for business’s that deal with non-technical members of the public , such as hairdressing. Read More
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  • 7 Free Background Texture

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    23 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Here is aset of free background you can use for whatever reason you wish. Free Polygonal / Low Poly Background Texture #9 download  Free Polygonal / Low Poly Background Texture #10 download Free Polygonal / Low Poly Background Texture #11   downloadFree Polygonal / Low Poly Background Texture #12 download Free Polygonal / Low Poly Background Texture #13 download Free Polygonal / Low Poly Background Texture #14 download Free Polygonal / Low Poly Background Texture #15 download
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    23 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    Highest quality resources with retro/vintage feel in one Free bundle! Contains 35 of Retro and Vintage design elements. If you love vintage/retro design or grunge Photoshop work, then this is the bundle for you. download
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    23 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Lucky Store is a huge e-commerce UI pack for designers and web developers. It contains hundreds of beautiful and clear elements which can help you to build any e-commerce project. download
  • jQuery Tilted Page Scroll plugin

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    22 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
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  • Macho | Creative Agency & Business WordPress Theme (Creative)

    ahmedeabbas
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Live PreviewPurchase $40.00Intro.Macho is a nice & simple – yet full fledged agency inspired WordPress theme. Don’t let it’s relatively minimal appeal fool you… Macho is full of intricate and well thought out code to provide an extensive and opportunistic experience for WordPress beginners and developers alike. Did I mention there’s built in compatibility to sell digital goods via Easy Digital Downloads?Highlights. Key Features.Advanced Bean Framework 2.0Test Drive the Theme CustomizerSell digital goods with Easy Digital Downloads compatibility.Built in SEO…
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  • Find Out What Is This Young Crab Up To!

    Joanne Tan
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    You will never believe what you are going to see in this hilarious and clever promotional video by De Lijn. Find out what message De Lijn is trying to promote in this video!  Share on FacebookNext Video
  • Live Your Dreams

    Joanne Tan
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:56 pm
    “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney I believe most of us were trained to believe that we should “dream while having our feet on the ground”. I mean, dreams and goals can be pursued tomorrow after we saved enough to quit our day job right? But when exactly is enough? 2 months savings of our monthly salary? 1 year? When is the ‘right’ time ever going to arrive? When is the last time you live your dreams?
  • This 3 Minute Video Will Show You What Filial Piety Is!

    Joanne Tan
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    Sometimes, things are very often not how it seems to be! A very touching video produced by Singapore’s National Family Council that focused on filial piety!  Share on FacebookNext Video
  • 18 Gorgeously Illustrated Landscape-Inspired Wallpaper

    Joanne Tan
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Are you like me – constantly on a look out for pretty wallpapers to spice up your boring workspace? In this article, I’ve complied a total of 18 gorgeously illustrated landscape-inspired wallpapers so you can download them and use them to beautify your workspace! 1. Through The Looking Wall This stunning wallpaper with amazing details was created by Javier Ocasio. Wallpaper Sizes: 3200 x 2000; 2560 x 1600; 2560 x 1440; 1600 x 1200; 640 x 960 (iPhone); 2048 x 2048 2. Forest Heights Juan Carlos Barquet created this wallpaper with excellent detail and included fantasy elements into this…
  • Sexy Brassiere Commercial That Is Totally Going To Blow Your Mind!

    Joanne Tan
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Don’t get us wrong here. THIS IS DEFINITELY SAFE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING! Watch to believe!  Share on FacebookNext Video
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  • WordPress 3.9 Shortcode Button Missing

    Sal
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    WordPress 3.9 includes the TinyMCE editor 4 version update which marks big changes in the API editor. Though the shortcodes are working in the front end as usual, the button shortcode from the visual editor is currently not displayed. This will be fixed in our future theme updates which will be announced via newsletter, so, […]
  • Biz Leaders – WordPress Version Released

    Sal
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Biz Leaders is a multi-purpose WordPress theme, with a a modern, clean, professional design, perfect for corporate, business websites. This theme comes with all that you’ll need to create a great website for your business. It comes with a color scheme switcher and other theme customization options which make it easy to customize. There are […]
  • IE8 Becoming Extinct…How is YOUR WordPress Installation Going to Evolve?

    Sal
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:11 am
    While many Windows® users ignored Vista and Windows 7 and cling feverishly to Window XP, new technology is pushing its way over the old and Microsoft will terminate all support and updates for Windows XP – including its most up-to-date browser … Internet Explorer 8 – in April 2014. From lessons learned in biology, we […]
  • The Manual WordPress Theme Update

    Sal
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Need instructions on updating Biscaya WordPress Theme? You should follow this article. There are many ways to update a WordPress theme, from the one-click update feature built into the WordPress dashboard to the slightly more complex manual update. There is no more important advice than this when updating your theme – always backup your site, […]
  • Use all of your virtual real estate with a masonry portfolio display

    Sal
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    What could be more mesmerizing than the ability to fill an entire page with your portfolio items, using every inch of online real estate to showcase your work? That’s how the masonry portfolio effect works, and it provides a more visually appealing interface than the standard grid layout in which images are separated by white […]
 
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  • 10 Steps To Build Your First Website

    Jenn Yarnold
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    If you’re a little behind the times and have finally decided to jump on the website bandwagon, this post is for you. First, let me say… Congratulations! Now is the perfect time to make that leap into the digital age and bring your brand to the web. Whether you are starting a blog, want to […]
  • Top 10 Security Plugins For WordPress 2014

    Greg Yarnold
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I wrote this article as a companion to my last post on WordPress security.  While that article dealt with the nitty-gritty of modifying files by hand and picking a great password, I wanted this post to explore using plugins to increase security.  Many of these top 10 security plugins for WordPress modify the .htaccess and […]
  • Is Your SSL Site Secure from the Heartbleed bug?

    Greg Yarnold
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    If your site is using Open SSL technology then it may be affected by the “Heartbleed bug”.  Two-thirds of the secure sites on the internet are running Open SSL and the heartbeat extension was enabled on about 18% of the sites. Netcraft says that amounts to about 500,000 sites.  This bug lets hackers view some […]
  • WordPress Security Tip Roundup – Things You Should Do To Protect Your WordPress Site

    Greg Yarnold
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Sometimes its easy to forget about the security of your WordPress site.  DON’T!!!  Hackers are getting bolder everyday and WordPress is growing more popular.  Sooner or later your site will be attacked.  Here are 20 security tips for WordPress sites. I guess you could call it a WordPress Security Tip Roundup (I started out wanting do […]
  • Does Your Hosting Company Give You Fanatical Support? Ours Does!!

    Greg Yarnold
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:44 pm
    A lot of companies say they have great tech support when they want you to host with them, but very few deliver on that promise.  I know because we have tried a few of them since we set up shop in 2003.  The experiences we have had run the gamut from servers being down on […]
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  • How to Approach Link Building and Content Marketing in the Years Going Forward

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:32 pm
     Start Redefining Content The top sites on the web like Facebook, Amazon, and YouTube aren’t what we typically think of as content sites. Yet sites like these completely dominate top-notch content sites like Mashable or the New York Times. The most successful sites on the web are built on a foundation of applications, tools, and communities. Most people can go without “content” as we currently define it. Most of us can’t go without online tools and communities. I suspect that content marketing and SEO agencies over the next few years are going to start investing a great deal more in…
  • How to Effectively Use Forums to Promote You’re Business

    admin
    5 Apr 2014 | 12:04 am
    Establishing a reputation of excellence and expertise is vital for any small business. It’s likely you will have competition with a big chain store or big name brand your unique touch is the personal VIP touch you can give your customers. Whether you are promoting your offline business online or are promoting an online business a great way to establish a reputation for excellence is by engaging people on forums. This helps you build relationships of trust with the online contingent and draw them further into your services and products. While the big shiny social media sites like…
  • Common Online Selling Mistakes

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:53 pm
    The procedure of marketing people solutions as well as items has been around lifetime virtually because birth of male. The idea started out with all the uncomplicated behave of dealing covers as well as dealing one sort of beneficial to another. This is the way the thought of organization was initially made and continuing to develop and grow seeing that moment proceeded. Right now, the actual behave of marketing a person’s goods continues to grow inside equally excellent and complexity. We have been right now forced to adhere to rules, and stick to tax legal guidelines along with other…
  • Few ways to increase your Facebook likes in a few minutes a day

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    1. Make Facebook connections Connect with Face book admins who serve a similar demographic and develop a cross-promotion strategy. Use Facebook’ native functionality to invite your email subscribers to like your page by providing incentives for them to do so. Facebook also has an email feature that enables you to engage those who don’t respond to your invitation and further entice them to connect. 2. Share content on your Facebook page Share original content and compelling photos that are audience-appropriate to improve engagement. Post frequently about newsworthy stories that are…
  • How Online Classified Ads Are Affecting Our World?

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:49 pm
    In today’s era, there are many web-sites where one can post their ads for free or can promote their businesses by posting the relevant ad. And these sites are providing many facilities to the users such that the way of advertising, buying/selling, marketing, promoting etc. has been changed forever. This is exactly how online classified ads have changed our lives:- Now people don’t have to read a whole newspaper to search for a specific adv. and a person don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to put an advertisement. Because of such web-sites, people can easily sell/buy…
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  • SEO After Hummingbird, Penguin & Panda

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
    At this point, the word “change” is pretty much passé in the SEO community. Every year, we proclaim that SEO is changing. Some of those changes don’t play out. Others take us by surprise. Sometimes those changes are overstated. Other times, we find agencies burying their heads in the sand.   We’d like to use this time to take an honest look back, and forward, at the state of SEO. How has this industry really changed? Where is it headed? What can we expect from the twin kings of link building and content marketing? What is Really and Truly Dead? It usually takes about five…
  • Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals for Business Success

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    The Internet is a powerful marketing tool that allows businesses to promote their products and services all around the world. However, without knowing the fundamentals of search engine optimization or web marketing, it is hard to reach customers with online content. Choosing the right SEO agency is critical for achieving high search rankings and penetrating target markets. Keywords When customers search the net, they enter keywords into search browsers to get results. These keywords play a critical role in the content that is displayed for the user, plus the order in which it is ranked.
  • The Opportunities of Responsive Design

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    We can literally watch as tablets and smartphones become our default choice for connecting to the internet. People have long gotten used to the web as an essential part of their lives, not willing to live another day, even another moment without being constantly connected. This shift away from desktop to mobile requires web designers to refocus. Not necessarily away from desktop design, but certainly towards mobile design. There are several ways to approach a mobile web presence, such as a separate mobile site, or a mobile app. The most recent and increasingly popular approach is responsive…
  • Hire a Digital Marketing Agency To Fulfill Your Requirements

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    A qualified digital marketing agency is something you are considering. Everything revolves on the internet. Most consumers today rely heavily on information about anything, about any products or services from what they can find on the internet. Likewise, most businesses also invest heavily in online advertising, as they fully understand the importance and benefits it can provide for the success of their businesses. Learn how a digital marketing agency to fulfill your requirements. How Digital Marketing Strategies benefit you Nowadays, there are about 65% of the total American populations, who…
  • Current Trends in Logo and Website Designing

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Every time there is a new event that needs to be bought to public attention or an event that would involve public participation, the event initiator tends to create a new website for the same. The frequency with which new websites are hitting the internet is quite amazing and hence everyone is looking for website logo design service providers who can provide customized websites and logos. The overall look of the websites is supposed to be a treat for the viewers and the delivery time of the finished product is expected to be a bare minimum. Top Trends Each website has a purpose which it…
 
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  • How to Conquer Consumers in Your Area Using Local SEO

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    When people establish businesses or refresh their marketing strategies to fit the demands of current times, one of the first things they consider is how to make their brand stand out from the competition so that people can search and find them online. Why? This is because almost everyone uses the internet to search for a product or service that they want or need. As a result, search engine optimization (SEO) has become every business owner’s favorite online marketing tool.The concern with this, however, is that businesses usually reach out to a broader target market rather than focusing…
  • Is It Time to Redesign Your Business Website?

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:17 pm
    There comes a time when your business website is no longer giving you the results that you want. You can’t pinpoint where it’s failing and can’t decide what to do with it. Use this guide to determine whether you need to invest on website design and development services offered by a Scottsdale web design firm.With millions of people using the internet to look up products and services, where browsing websites is part of their daily lives, you have to have a business website that can compel visitors to browse your website long enough to turn them into customers. First impressions are…
  • The Three Faces of Search Marketing (Part 3): How Paid, Organic, and Local Search Boosts Revenue Exponentially

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:16 am
    (Read The Three Faces of Search Marketing (Part 1): How Paid, Organic, and Local Search Boosts Revenue Exponentially, The Three Faces of Search Marketing (Part 2): How Paid, Organic, and Local Search Boosts Revenue Exponentially of the multi-part series)Face #3: Local SearchAccording to LocalU, when you view Local Search from the perspective of a business owner, it’s all about having their company found whenever people in their area are looking online either specifically for them or for the goods and services they offer.On the other hand, when web companies talk about local search…
  • The Three Faces of Search Marketing (Part 2): How Paid, Organic, and Local Search Boosts Revenue Exponentially

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:08 am
    If you just read the first part of this multi-part blog, you will now start reading about paid search, the second of three faces of search marketing. Those who have not had the opportunity of reading the first part, the discussion centered on introducing search marketing and taking a closer look at organic search, which is the broadest and most widely utilized form of search marketing.In a nutshell, organic search enhances a site’s web reputation and increases its rankings by optimizing the website for content relevance and industry-related keywords as well as building quality links towards…
  • The Three Faces of Search Marketing (Part 1): How Paid, Organic, and Local Search Boosts Revenue Exponentially

    PrimeView AZ Web Design
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    As many businesses and marketing agencies have learned over the past few years, nothing is constant or certain in the field of search marketing but change itself. The game players are always faced with a constantly shifting landscape, since search marketing was introduced as a factor in search engine results rankings in the mid-90s.At that time, meta tags, keyword stuffing, and manual submissions were considered as the conventional tactics that are needed and utilized to increase rankings in search engine results. By the time 2004 came, links have started to show its potential in terms of…
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  • Myths About Exact Match Domains

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    An exact-match domain is a domain name that precisely matches the searched keyword phrase of a surfer while including no dashes. And EMD is either a single word like about.com or a phrase like greatsongs.com or a geographic location like california.com. Exact match domains play a  vital role in the worth of the domain name and the surfer’s assumption of the website. Exact match domain names also broaden to several words – commonly known as long-tail search phrases.  When people became aware of websites with exact match domain names performing greater in search engine results, they…
  • Difference Between Responsive & Adaptive Web Design (Mobile-Friendly Web Design Methods)

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    To simply put, Responsive Web Design (RWD) will fluidly change and respond to fit any screen or device size, while Adaptive Web Design (AWD) changes to fit a prearranged set of screen and device sizes. Unlike RWD which relies on flexible and fluid grids, AWD detects a user’s device prior to loading the webpage, it then delivers the suitable version of the site for that device whether it is a desktop, tablet or smart-phone. Based on a designer’s comfort & expertise level, as well as facets such as time and cost, the person may prefer a methodology over the other. AWD utilizes the…
  • How To Avoid Getting Penalized By Google

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:13 am
    After the introduction of Google’s Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird; websites that were using black-hat search engine optimization techniques were found to be in trouble as their ranks started to drop down. Manual actions were taken and site owners were notified the reasons for the penalty, causing for the first-time webmasters and SEO specialists to start looking at Google’s guidelines seriously. J.C. Penney’s SEO scandal, BMW’s Ban from Google and Ginger Software’s penalty; are clear highlights of how serious Google is taking on refining its’ search engine to offer surfers only…
  • Avoiding the Risk of Hiring the Wrong Web Designer

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:10 am
    Well, just because someone or an agency offers web design & development service does not necessarily mean they are good in what they do. When hiring a web designer to your firm or outsourcing to a web development service provider, you should be extra careful to analyze thoroughly various vital facets that can either make or break your project/website. 01)   Years of Existence  It is safer to select a web designer or company that has been operating in the industry for a longtime. This is essential because the more a company or designer has been in the market, the more they would have…
  • Reducing The Bounce Rate Of Your Website

    3 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    Bounce rate is calculated taking into consideration the number of visitors to a website who leave it after viewing only a single page. Higher bounce rate is not a good indicator for a website. Bounce rate can be high either when a website draws the wrong type of visitors or when the right type of visitors can’t enjoy a satisfactory user-experience & when it actually draws the correct kind of traffic. Yes, in scenarios where visitors arrive on a website and find answers for their issues, have no reason to loiter in that site for longer than necessary.  Actually this is a good scenario.
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  • Quick Tip: Copy Layers Between Documents in Photoshop

    Chris B.
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Learn how to copy and paste layers between documents in Photoshop In this quick Photoshop tutorial well see how to copy layers from one document to another in Photoshop. With this method you don’t need to make a selection and use copy and paste shortcuts. Save time while working in Photoshop and focus on what you create. Tutorial Details and Resources Difficulty: Beginner Apps Used: Adobe Photoshop Estimated Completion Time: 2′ Minutes Resources: -   Step 1 > Copy the Layer First highlight / select the layer you want to copy. Next, go to Layer > Duplicate Layer to copy the…
  • 27 Incredible Sci-fi & Fantasy Artworks

    Chris B.
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    27 Incredible Science Fiction & Fantasy Artworks When it comes to science fiction artwork we are never prepared what we are going to see. The art of imagination brings to life the most unnatural but epic images. Futuristic cities and objects beyond gravity is something that we see very often in sci-fi artworks. Experience the adventure and inspiration that we have been prepared for you.     Fantasy work by Jan Dead cities by Maxim   Fantasy work by Jan   Crater City by Maciej   Consigned to oblivion by Khyzyl   Annno domini 3527 by Adam   Distant…
  • Free Download: 24 Vector Social Icons

    Chris B.
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    Download 24 Free Vector Social Icons This freebie includes 24 dark and 24 white vector social icons. Pre-saved transparent PNG, Ai, EPS files. Use these icons for personal or commercial projects. Great for web applications and devices. Remember to share this freebie with your friends.   List of icons: Facebook, google plus, twitter, yahoo, youtube, pinterest, tumblr, last fm, evernote, vimeo, instagram, forrst, linkedin, behance, picasa, wordpress, dribbble, blogger, rss, newsvine, stumbleupon, flickr and deviantart icon.         Download Size: 0.9mb | Zip file…
  • Free Download: 10 Blurred Backgrounds Vol.3

    Chris B.
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Download 10 High-resolution Blurred Backgrounds This freebie includes 10 high-resolution blurred backgrounds. Pre-saved 2800 x 1860 px, 240 dpi JPG files. Use these backgrounds for personal or commercial projects. Great for any kind of presentations. If you like this freebie remember to share it with your friends.         Download Size: 4.9mb | Zip file Author: Dreamstale Resolution: 2800 x 1860px Files Included: JPG   Download   Free License – licensed under CC Attribution Download and use this item for both personal and commercial projects.
  • Free Download: Payment Method Vector Icons

    Chris B.
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:37 am
    Download 24 Payment Method Vector Icons This freebie includes 24 white and 24 colorful payment vector icons. Pre-saved transparent PNG and EPS files. Contains payment methods and credit card icons such as Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus, PayPal, Western Union, Visa Electron, Amazon, Worldpay, Diners Club, Google Wallet, Skrill, Sage, Discover, Moneybookers, JCB, Ebay, eway, Direct Debit, American Express and shopify. Use these vector icons for any kind of presentation, personal or commercial. Great for online shops and checkouts. If you like this freebie remember to share it with your…
 
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  • ‘mPurpose-Free Bootstrap3 Template

    webdesignfreebies
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    Today’s freebie comes from the guys by Dragdropsite.com and is called ‘mPurpose. It is a free, responsive, sleek and minimal HTML/CSS template based on Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework. ‘mPurpose includes more than 30 sample pages with huge variety of components, it is available in five colour schemes (Blue, Orange, Green, Red and Grey) and it looks great on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. This free Bootstrap 3 template can be used for both personal and commercial projects and could be used for almost any type of website. DEMO AND DOWNLOAD
  • Calendas Plus – Free Font by Atipo

    webdesignfreebies
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Calendas Plus is a stunning free font, designed by the Spanish studio Atipo. The distinctive features of this free font are the great legibility, perfect elegance and it is designed for work in small sizes. Calendas Plus also offers a further number of ligatures & alternate forms including R and K swashes, a Q alternative and titling ligatures. Calendas Plus is one of our favourite fonts. It can be used freely for personal and commercial works. Calendas Plus includes characters for use in the following: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch,…
  • 45 Free Rounded Flat Icons

    webdesignfreebies
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    The creator of today’s free resource is the Ukranian Senior designer Vyacheslav Beda. This set contains 45 free rounded icons in flat style with long shadows. These free icons represent Adobe products, Apple products, Google products, Social networks and Media. They are free to use and they’ll be perfect for your next design job. DOWNLOAD
  • 5 Free Flat UI Kits

    webdesignfreebies
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    As you all probably know, User inteface kits are exteremely helpful when you designing an app or website. They contain all the needed elements such as buttons, sliders, breadcrumbs, media players, forms, widgets and many others. A beautifully designed UI kit can provide a faster and easier way to kick off a new design task. In this article, we put together 5 of our favourite, top-quality and free flat UI kits which you might consider using for your next project.Enjoy! Responsive Free Ui Kit by Uipixels DOWNLOAD Free Flat UI Kit by Vladimir Kudinov DOWNLOAD Free Flat UI Kit by Zachary…
  • 5 Free Sans-Serif Fonts

    webdesignfreebies
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Using the correct computer font is one of the easiest ways to minimize the impact of the computer on the eyes, say U.S. scientists. Their experiments show that reading text written in sans-serif font with size 10-12 points is the safest for the eyes. Continuous computer work can lead to so-called “Computer vision syndrome”, which is manifested by various symptoms such as temporary dysfunction of eye muscles, burning eyes, decreased sensitivity and more. In attempt to help you choose a nice-looking and safe font we have gathered a collection of 5 free sans-serif fonts for you.
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  • Reasons Why you Should Design on an iMac

    Lemon Web Awards
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    Apple has been the forefront of designer workstations for many years with 99% of web development studios deploying an army of them, If you don’t already have an Apple iMac,putting aside the price here is some reasons exactly why you should start using one. Smart File Tags As you already know the amount of files... View Article The post Reasons Why you Should Design on an iMac appeared first on CSS Web Design Awards - Lemon Web awards.
  • Sculpt Media

    Lemon Web Awards
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Sculpt Media is a professional digital agency in Dubai, U.A.E, founded in late 2006. We offer innovative solutions for the digital age. As a digital agency, we do not limit ourselves with creative design, but take extra effort to refine the idea through strategic planning and research. The post Sculpt Media appeared first on CSS Web Design Awards - Lemon Web awards.
  • Is PHP Becoming a one trick pony?

    Lemon Web Awards
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:28 am
    PHP is a very powerful scripting language when used in the correct way, with the release of php5 in July 2004 it changed the way a lot of you were coding, it introduced objects, inheritance, constructors, destructors, interfaces and abstract classes to name a few, but is php becoming a one trick pony, slowly dying?... View Article The post Is PHP Becoming a one trick pony? appeared first on CSS Web Design Awards - Lemon Web awards.
  • Cinemagraph: The Art of (not) Being Still

    Lemon Web Awards
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:25 am
    Over the past year, I have been noticing an increasing amount of Cinema-graphic photography being produced, It’s a slick photo editing style that makes the most of still (or not so still) images. What is a Cinemagraph? Cinemagraphs are animated GIFS or still photographs which have been layered with short looped or repeating animations. They... View Article The post Cinemagraph: The Art of (not) Being Still appeared first on CSS Web Design Awards - Lemon Web awards.
  • 5 Typekit Font Combinations That Look Amazing

    Lemon Web Awards
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    Premium Font combinations are the bane of our career, we often have a favorite font that gets sorely overused (can anyone say proxima nova?) and struggle to change our ways, I recently went through some of the web and desktop fonts on Typekit and found some interesting combinations. Rather then forgetting about them I thought... View Article The post 5 Typekit Font Combinations That Look Amazing appeared first on CSS Web Design Awards - Lemon Web awards.
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    Web Design & Development Blog

  • 7 Free High Quality UI Kits

    Raymond Ware
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    If you are suffering from a bit of creative block or just plain don’t have time, then UI kits will be of good use to you. They are great starting points for project. You can gain new ideas and techniques to build your arsenal. I hope these will help you get out of that creative rut and gain some new ideas. Simple UI Kit A nice simple UI kit by Piotr Kwiatkowski . This kit offers mini widgets that can get you thinking of new ideas. Download Blog/Magazine UI Kit This Kit has some amazing colors and resources. It should give you some ideas for your next user interface. Download Minimal UI…
  • How To Clear DNS Cache In Mavericks – Mac OSX 10.9

    Raymond Ware
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:33 pm
    DNS requests are cached to speed look up times for the host, but sometimes the information gets corrupt or is no longer correct. In that case you will need to flush your DNS cache. We will need to open the “Terminal” which is located in applications/utilities Mavericks OSX 10.9 The command below will flush your DNS cache: dscacheutil -flushcache On Mavericks you will also need to reload DNS with the command below: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder And that should do it. I have also included commands for earlier versions of OSX below. Mac OSX Lion 10.7 and Mac OSX Mountain Lion 10.8…
  • 5 Twitter Tools To Improve Your Twitter Experience

    Raymond Ware
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Tools are meant to make tasks easier, or allow you to accomplish something you weren’t previously able to do. Are you using tools within your social media strategy? Here are 5 tools that I have used personally, and would recommend. Now it may not make sense to use all of these, but you can at least try them out to see which you favor more. 1. Hootsuite HootSuite streamlines your engagement with time-saving, automation, and targeting tools. It pulls content from all your social profiles into one dashboard, making it really easy to manage all in one place. With this tool you can also…
  • 5 Essentials For Your Next Photoshoot

    Raymond Ware
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Here is a really quick and to the point list of essentials for your next photoshoot. 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector White Balance Card Set- 3 Card Set- 3 Card Digital Color Correction Tool 32 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap
  • 7 PHP Books For Beginners

    Raymond Ware
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Great books for learning PHP The following list of books are aimed at those that would like to learn the PHP language. I have started the list with my favorites that I have personally read. If you are an experienced PHP developer and have some favorites that are not listed here, please share them in the comments below. 1. PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide This is a really great book for learning PHP and MySQL because it offers hands on projects that are practical. I believe the best way to learn is by doing, and this is a great guide to start you in that direction. I…
 
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    Sanjay Web Designer

  • Best HTML editor for Web Designers

    Sanjay Jain
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    Notepad ++ is the best HTML editor for web designers for working easily. Most of the people work in notepad & get difficulties to write codes but if we use notepad++ then we can use predefined codes which are inbuilt in this software. The most important thing about this software is that it is a free edition and you have not to pay any amount for it. CSS codes, JavaScript codes, doctype matter for HTML 5 & HTML 4 is its code bar. If you wish to code as little as possible, try to find a great WYSIWYG program. Dreamweaver is probably the best-known, however, is a bit expensive for some.
  • Learn how to create embed post of Pinterest

    Sanjay Jain
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:06 am
    This is my embed post of Pinterest profile. If you want to do same then Check Out this Website If you Went to learn tons of social media tricks from social media experts then Click Here The post Learn how to create embed post of Pinterest appeared first on Sanjay Web Designer.
  • Magic of SEO course – My Business place is now listing in Google maps

    Sanjay Jain
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    Really SEO course is very helpful for me as well as all for the newbie in the field of online marketing. Now you can see my business place listing in Google map. Really this is surprise for me and a real magic of SEO. Google map of sanjay web designer in delhi The post Magic of SEO course – My Business place is now listing in Google maps appeared first on Sanjay Web Designer.
  • Twitter conversation with fans about Web design courses in Delhi

    Sanjay Jain
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    Web design courses in Delhi are very useful for new comers in the field of web technology. Here I am sharing short Twitter conversation with one of my fan. Hi I am Sanjay , a professional web & graphic designer along with animation expert in Delhi based company. #Webdesign #courses #Delhi — Sanjay Jain (@sanjaywebdesign) March 24, 2014   The post Twitter conversation with fans about Web design courses in Delhi appeared first on Sanjay Web Designer.
  • Word Press Training-Uses of WordPress & Jetpack Plug-in in WordPress

    Sanjay Jain
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:59 am
    WordPress WordPress If people are serious about working with WordPress as a tool for submitting on-line content to make website traffic and create revenue for your business, start using word press. Reduce costs and maximize the potential for your prosperity by learning some of the best things of Word Press . Responsive website also can be created by using  WordPress. The official Jetpack Plug-in by WordPress.com has been promoted as a versatile, very useful for WordPress. This entirely free of cost plug-in with collective features and creates a few important tasks quite easy for on-line…
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    Banckle Blog - Your Customer Service APIs

  • Important Security Notice About the Heartbleed/OpenSSL bug

    Saira Riaz
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Dear valued Banckle users,   On 7 April, the OpenSSL project issued a Security Advisory notifying the public about a serious vulnerability in the encryption software used by a large majority of Internet services. At Banckle, we pride ourselves on security. As a matter of priority our teams responded to the advisory and we fixed the few instances where this vulnerability appeared. Banckle services are not vulnerable to Heartbleed. We do not have any evidence that your private data has been compromised. However, since your security is our highest concern, in an effort to ensure there is no…
  • Banckle Collaborator Newsletter – April 2014

    Shahzad Ashraf
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    Monthly Newsletter April, 2014 Banckle.Chat on Google Apps Marketplace Bancke.Chat is now available on Google Apps Marketplace. Install your favorite live customer assistance and monitoring app directly from Google Apps Marketplace for your Google Apps account and enjoy a wonderful cloud collaboration experience. Product News New: Banckle.Chat Cloud API Version 3.0 Released The new version of Banckle.Chat Cloud API includes some important upgrades and enhancements to further improve your usage experience. Create amazing applications for adding a cutting edge to your customer support functions…
  • Banckle.Campaign for Cloud APIs – How To Create A List and Add Subscribers?

    Saira Riaz
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:29 pm
    The Banckle Newsletter for February 2014 made a big announcement for the release of Banckle Cloud APIs to help developers in creating applications to ensure the best customer support, sales and marketing functions. An important part of this new release is to provide an API platform for real-time email marketing and campaign delivery. This particular API known as BanckleCampaign for Cloud APIs has been introduced to create, manage, send as well as track email and newsletter campaigns. Prerequisites In order to access the cloud API for BanckleCampaign, you must: Have a valid Banckle…
  • Banckle Collaborator Newsletter – February 2014

    Shahzad Ashraf
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:00 am
    Banckle Collaborator Newsletter February 2014   Welcome to the Banckle Collaborator Newsletter, February 2014 edition. Here, you'll find information about the latest app updates, exciting new features and helpful blog posts.   Introducing Banckle Cloud APIs We are pleased to announce the release of Banckle Apps Cloud APIs. Connect with Banckle Customer Service Cloud APIs to create amazing applications that increase the productivity of your customer support, sales and marketing functions. Reap higher ROI with minimal time and effort. Banckle Cloud APIs use a Representational State…
  • Banckle CRM for MS Outlook- A FREE and OPENSOURCE plugin

    Imran Anwar
    25 Feb 2014 | 1:56 am
    The Banckle CRM Plug-In for Microsoft Outlook easily integrates all your Outlook contacts with Banckle CRM. You don’t have to change your application or workflow. Every new contact you add in Outlook is captured and organized within your Banckle CRM account so you can more easily manage and share important information. And your customer profiles and account data always stays timely and accurate. What you can do with Banckle CRM for MS Outlook? Synchronize contacts between Microsoft Outlook and Banckle CRM. How to install Banckle CRM on your MS Outlook? Please download the latest version…
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    Webdesign Xperts

  • What Is the Psychology for a Great Web Design ?

    Kristy Bernales
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    Every graphic designer knows that human behaviour is important whenever you think of designing a new website just like the necessary elements required. When a web designer knows the normal pattern that human brain follows, this will help you in designing more beautiful and captivating websites. By studying the psychology behind the decision for designing a website online, your designs could be more effective and catchy.People always notice what they are searching for when they first visit your website. When people visit your website they search for what they want. If they want to buy…
  • 7 Common Mistakes in Web Designing

    Kristy Bernales
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    It is very easy for any organization to design a website and start exploring their products these days. Designing a well maintained and appealing website is one of the best ways in advertising and promoting your business. But you cannot make things perfect in just one go. Here we will discuss about some common mistakes that are overshadowed by every web designer. Please have a look:1.Purpose Not DefinedOne of the lacking points in your website is when you design your web pages without having a purpose. When there is no specific meaning to your website you cannot expect it to create business…
  • Selecting the Right Content Management System

    Kristy Bernales
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
    Now days Content Management Systems are becoming one of the most powerful web developing tools after PHP. In the present scenario when every business person is running to have his own website many web developers have turned to Open Source CMS to get their work done in less time. But unfortunately there are thousands of CMS available in the world of web designing and it becomes really difficult which one is good for you.In this write-up we will discuss about how one can select a good CMS for developing their website and will also discuss about some useful and effective CMS that might help you…
 
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