Aug 28 2013

Full Throttle: Rapid Development with CodeIgniter and FUEL CMS

In the last two installations of my CMS review articles, I had focused on CMSs such as ImpressPages and CouchCMS that catered primarily to designers or end users, that is, folks who are not developers. In order to have a balance of power, we shall now shift our attention towards a Content Management System that is entirely meant for web developers and coders. In the following article, I will be taking a closer look at FUEL CMS, a modular-based framework and Content Management System.

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Aug 27 2013

Photoshop Time Travel: 40 Retro and Vintage Effects For That Aged Look You Don’t Want To See In The Mirror

Vintage and retro effects, those that make images look dated, are common and beloved, while at the same time simple to create. It only takes a few steps in Adobe Photoshop to design that cool retro poster or that auld frame around the latest photo or to let that all too clean graphic age a few decades. The examples we dug up today will surely inspire, probably even impress you…

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Aug 26 2013

Picking The Ideal Open Source eCommerce Option: 5 Major Players Overview

With the number of active users on the internet ever on the rise, more and more people are turning towards online shopping as compared to regular market shopping. As a result, several e-stores are coming up, including ones that function entirely as a web-based eCommerce store, or others that have both physical outlets and eCommerce solutions. If you are planning to start your own eCommerce website, or intend to sell your products and services online via your site in an easy manner, you have come to the right place. In this article, I shall be evaluating the pros and cons of some of the most popular and well-known open source eCommerce Content Management Systems and solutions.

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Aug 23 2013

Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

What kid doesn’t lust after his or her own set of wheels? From an early age, kids want to get in the car and go – and for little girls, the ever-so-wonderful pink plastic Barbie car can provide hours of cul-de-sac circling and sidewalk cruising.

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Aug 22 2013

Potato-Proof: Content Management Uncomplicated with CouchCMS

Back in June, I did a review of ImpressPages CMS, a popular drag and drop Content Management System that has been designed with the end-user in mind. Carrying from ImpressPages, today I shall be taking a closer look at another CMS meant for the end users — CouchCMS.

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Aug 21 2013

40 Extraordinary Package Designs For Your Inspiration

Good package design does a great job. It urges customers to buy, it informs, sports a unique look and gives the product a memorable, at least recognizable face. What we are going to show you today are prototypes. Most of these didn’t yet make into your favorite shopping mall, but might do so any day soon. What do you think of these avantgarde designs? They are well worth the inspiration, aren’t they …

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Aug 20 2013

AfterLogic WebMail Pro v7: The Future of Webmail-Frontends

I switched to Gmail. Do you know why? Not because of the features, partly because of the spam protection, but what really got me was the design. I was tired of the webmail interfaces of the 90s. Every service out there went 2.0 except for webmail interfaces. They got stuck in the last century. Had AfterLogic WebMail Pro v7 already existed a few years back, I might not have made the switch. WebMail Pro v7 is a PHP solution, any ISP or corporate email maintainer should take a long hard look at.

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Aug 19 2013

Learn Something New: 20+ Top Online Learning Resources

There used to be a time when educational resources were limited to the boundaries of a library or university. However, the internet has changed all of that, and nowadays, it is really easy to find tutorials and helpful videos related to almost any niche or topic. In this article, we shall take a look at some of the most popular learning resources and websites. 

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Aug 16 2013

Leaving The Treadmill: The Five Biggest Advantages of Freelance Writing

Writers are needed everywhere. It is one of the most ubiquitous professions of the world. Be it newspapers, magazines, comic books, websites, blogs – they all require writers.
You can become a writer in two ways. One – Take up a full-time job in an office of your town that is recruiting writers. Yes, this will be a day job. Two – Offer your writing services to different clients and charge on per project basis. This is known as freelance writing.

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Aug 15 2013

Fluid Mask 3: Luxurious Image Masking Tool Given Away

Masking images is a tedious task. Who would have thought that this bride decides to want a green background when we just shot a series of photos in front of a blue background? Who would have thought the photographer would leave so early? Now it’s your turn, again. Does this remind you of the smoke scenery from last year, where you were also asked to exchange the background? What do these people think? Photo manipulation is as easy as one-two-three? Well, they may have been wrong to think so in the past. But today, we’ve got Fluid Mask. And with Fluid Mask, it actually is as easy as one-two-three. You need not tell them, though. Let’s keep it a secret…

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