Cartoons

Cartoon: Nothing too Sophisticated

November 29th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Cartoon: Nothing too Sophisticated

This is a true story – unfortunately. A good friend of mine hired a web designer to help him get online. As he has a very specialized target group he does not need an imposing internet presence, more a kind of a virtual business card to help his customers find him online. That’s what he told the designer. The designer then nodded an “Okay”...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress Hacked? Keep Calm – This is What You Need to Do Now!

November 28th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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WordPress Hacked? This is What You Need to Do Now!

Shock! Your WordPress website was hacked. A new landing page saying “WordPress Hacked by XYZ” or nastier things shows up. You break a sweat and feel close to fainting. Your heart plays drums in your chest. You can’t think clearly and you don’t know what to do. Got it? Now calm down. It is not that difficult to clean up a hacked WordPress website...

Development

JavaScript Engine Popmotion: Interactive Animations in a Snap

November 27th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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JavaScript Engine Popmotion: Interactive Animations in a Snap

Static websites without any animations are getting less and less common, or more and more uncommon, depending on the viewpoint. CSS3 and JavaScript provide plenty of effects for animated transitions and more complex animations. Even interactive animations don’t pose any general problems for web development anymore. However, especially complex movements in combination with interactive elements require a certain programming effort. The JavaScript engine Popmotion...

Design

HTML5: Create a Top-notch OnePager with Slides

November 27th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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HTML5: Create a Top-notch OnePager with Slides

OnePagers, websites that consist of one page divided into two or more segments, are still growing in popularity. If I remember correctly, Apple were the ones who started that craze with their presentation of one of the later iPhones a few years ago. The classic OnePager consists of a full-screen presentation of a topic, garnered with large imagery, a subtle header with navigation, an...

Plugins

Loco Translate: Localize WordPress Themes and Plugins Easily

November 26th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Loco Translate: Localize WordPress Themes and Plugins Easily

Until now, the plugin “CodeStyling Localization” was the measure of all things concerning the translation of WordPress themes or plugins. Unfortunately, the plugin will not be developed any further and can not be received from the WordPress plugin index. Finding a suitable replacement is not easy. I more or less randomly found the plugin “Loco Translate” and was positively surprised. It is easy to...

Plugins

Free WordPress Plugins: The Top10 of November 2015

November 25th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Top 10 Fresh, Free WordPress Plugins of November 2015

The best thing about WordPress is its adaptability. Everything you can think of is generally possible, and a lot of it can be done very fast. You just need to search through the official WordPress plugin index to find the features of your desire and even more. Just install a plugin and your website becomes a bit better and more functional. But be careful:...

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...