Design

SVG without SMIL: Google Chrome Kills Support

November 24th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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SVG without SMIL: Google Chrome Kills Support

It should be common knowledge by now that interesting charts, illustrations and complex animations can be created using the SVG format. SVG provides three different ways of creating animations. Next to JavaScript and CSS3 animations, SMIL is another approach to making shapes move. However, with Chrome 45, Google classified SMIL animations as deprecated and will not support them in the future. Why did Google...

Themes

Top 10 Best Free WordPress Themes from November 2015

November 23rd, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Fresh free WordPress themes raise the blood pressure of any user of the world’s most popular CMS. Content feels to be delivered much better from a new design. Let’s not deny it, choosing a new WordPress theme is like choosing a new lover – lots of emotion involved. That’s why we bring you the best free WordPress themes in a monthly roundup. All of...

Cartoons

Cartoon: The Established Web Design Agency

November 22nd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Have you ever noticed that people tend to actually get angry when you ask them critical things, such as if they think they can really handle the project in size and quality? What is the reason behind that behavior? I hope that it’s not what today’s cartoon depicts, though I wouldn’t say it couldn’t be – since I took notice of this study. By...

Development

DrawSVG for jQuery – Animated SVG Enlivens Your Website

November 21st, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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DrawSVG for jQuery - Animated SVG Enlivens Your Website

Fortunately, the SVG format can do a lot more than just provide vector-based graphics. Animations are possible as well. With JavaScript, you can control and influence these animations in many different ways. The jQuery plugin DrawSVG allows you to draw the paths of an SVG graphic in an animation. This opens interesting ways of drawing the paths. Requirements for DrawSVG As a jQuery plugin, this...

Business Online

Increase Your Productivity: How to Write Faster

November 20th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Increase Your Productivity: How to Write Faster

Those who like to write a lot might have already asked themselves the question whether by any means they could have written more posts in the same amount of time. This question, driven by the desire to increase one’s productivity, is not just interesting, but quite important to people that have to write a lot in their job. For freelance journalists, it is even a...

Business Online

WordPress: This Checklist Helps you Optimise your Articles

November 19th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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WordPress: This Checklist Helps you Optimise your Articles

Have you already published that blog post and just noticed that you forgot some important aspects? We all make mistakes when writing our articles. It happens a lot that you forget something and get angry at yourself for clicking “Publish” too early. Highly successful bloggers always use a checklist that contains the most important aspects for that exact reason. You can then simply go...

Plugins

WordPress Booster: Monstroid, the New All-in-One Theme

November 18th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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WordPress is the most interesting content managing system of them all as it allows anybody to create a personal website without needing any programming knowledge. The official theme index currently contains more than 2,000 free themes that enable the user to change the design of their website with ease. Additional features are provided by the plethora of free plugins. Those interested in more design...

Business Online

Online Advertisement and HTML5: New Standards to Replace Flash

November 18th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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HTML5: New Standards for Online Advertisement

At the beginning of the era of online advertisement, animated GIF was very popular. Afterwards, it was replaced by the Flash format for a long time. While Flash is rather irrelevant in today’s web development, online advertisement has taken a while to replace Flash as the standard for banner advertisement. This is not completely incomprehensible as Flash has quite a few advantages for advertisers....

Design

Good Sliders, Bad Sliders: Things to Consider Using Them

November 17th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Good Sliders, Bad Sliders: Things to Consider Using Them

The way websites are developed and are being visited changed drastically over the past years. Mobile usage is growing, and technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3 make things possible that were impossible or difficult to achieve before. But one thing has proven its value for years: good ole content sliders. They have two major advantages. For one, content can be placed in an efficient...

Development

Modify Fonts With JavaScript and Plumin.js

November 16th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Modify Fonts With JavaScript and Plumin.js

Thanks to CSS, there are plenty of options to edit text. You can also use custom fonts via web fonts. The JavaScript library Plumin.js goes one step further. It allows you to manipulate a font within a website. Symbols can be replaced by individual shapes. Choosing a Font and Manipulating Letters While most JavaScript libraries require you to access the HTML elements that you...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Now, Could We Make the Logo Bigger?

November 15th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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People love a lot of things. But what they love most is the sound of their voice, their name being spoken by others, their stories being told by themselves – generally anything that is closely related to them. A company owner loves the name of his company, its logo – generally anything that is closely related to it. Is it any wonder that he...

Inspiration

State of Web Design: Chile

November 14th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
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State of Web Design: Chile

In our series on the state of web design in countries throughout the globe, we are proud to present you the design industry of Chile today. We always focus nations that wouldn’t immediately spring to mind when one thinks about design competence. I had never heard anything about Chilean design before we decided to check their assets for our article series. Be surprised or...