Themes

Best of WordPress: 10 Free Themes of October 2015

October 28th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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10 Free WordPress Themes of October 2015

WordPress users cannot get enough of free themes. Fortunately enough, you can find great and completely free themes provided through WordPress.org for your new blog layout. The scope of features is mostly more than sufficient and allows you to work comfortably. So we went out to search great themes once again and came up with ten immaculate free themes for your next relaunch. As...

Development

The Full Stack Overflow Developer

October 27th, 2015
by Chris Heilmann
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In a few talks and interviews I lamented about a phenomenon in our market that’s always been around, but seems to be rampant by now: the one of the full Stack Overflow developer. Prompted by Stephen Hay on Twitter, I shall now talk a bit about what this means. Full Stack Overflow developers work almost entirely by copying and pasting code from Stack Overflow instead of...

(Free) Services

Infinit.io is a Dropbox Without the Cloud

October 27th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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The digital cloud is just as much loved as it is feared. Especially services such as Dropbox are used for fast and easy data exchange by private users and businesses alike. But not everybody trusts this kind of service. Lack of data protection and the issue of data security, in general, are often brought up as reasons against them. Just like Dropbox, Infinit.io allows...

Design

20 Code Snippets for Interactive Buttons

October 26th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
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20 Code Snippets for Interactive Buttons

Can you imagine a website without buttons? I bet you can’t. And it is not surprising since these tiny, mostly rectangular-shaped objects much like navigation or copyright information are one of the fundamental details of any UI. Not only do they make links look more weighty, appealing and pushy, but they also help to increase conversion rates and make user experience handier and more...

Cartoons

Cartoon: I’ll Know it When I See it

October 25th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Spit out that design. Are you a designer or a mouse? The client sure will tell you if he likes it. He’ll know it when he sees it. Don’t you understand that getting a new design is like getting a new lover? You’ll know it when you see her (or him – what the bleep do I know?). I really don’t understand what’s so...

Business Online

SEO Basics: Backlinks – The Good, the Bad, and … [Infographic]

October 24th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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If you are currently working on search engine optimisation, you will notice quickly that most people in this business only talk about one thing: the so-called “Link Building”. This, put simply, means that you should try to establish a situation where as many external links as possible point to the website that is supposed to be optimised. Google uses the amount of entering links...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Facebook’s Design Assistants United Under One Roof

October 23rd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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It’s slowly but constantly becoming a trend that big platforms provide their design tools and other helpers to the community. Twitter has stood out the most lately by making Recess available to the public while Bootstrap is probably their most popular publication to date. Facebook has now expanded their helper tools and united them under one roof. Facebook: Device Mockups, GUI Kit, Origami and...

Inspiration

A Glimpse Into the Windows 10 Upgrade Notification

October 22nd, 2015
by Rey Bango
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There’s been a lot of press lately about the Windows 10 upgrade notification appearing for users of Windows 7, 8 & 8.1. I wanted to publish an article about the experience. Whether your dev box is a Mac or PC or Linux, you can expect that many of your users will be trying Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge – the default browser – out....

Essentials

20 Free Quality Texture Packs for Your Next Project

October 22nd, 2015
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Adding textures in a pixel editor such as Photoshop or a software such as Cinema 4D cares for that realistic touch to your designs. A diverse plethora of different textures is needed. Think of metal, stone, wood or just about any other structure there is. We have put together a large collection of twenty texture packs that add up to a few hundred different...

Plugins

Ten Fresh Free WordPress Plugins in October 2015

October 21st, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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For friends of WordPress, there is barely anything more important than plugins, which allow them to “drill into” the functions of the content-management-system. This is understandable as it’s so convenient: Quickly install a plugin and the user gains instant access to new features that can either be used in the admin area or provided to the readers in the form of a new service....

Development

Creating an Accessible Breakout Game using Web Audio and SVG

October 20th, 2015
by David Rousset
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As the co-author of Babylon.js, a WebGL gaming engine, I was always felt a little uneasy listening to folks discuss accessibility best practices at web conferences. The content created with Babylon.js is indeed completely inaccessible to blind people. Making the web accessible to everyone is very important. I’m more convinced than ever about that as I’m personally touched via my own son. And so I wanted to...

Essentials

Free Helpers: Three Note-worthy Panels for Adobe Photoshop

October 20th, 2015
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Panels are small expansions for Photoshop. They are able to do more than actions but are lesser in functionality than full-fledged plug-ins. We are going to introduce you to three of these topical add-ons. With these youwill be able to create guides and grids and an interactive luminosity mask and transform chosen layer contents evenly, all that in an easy way. That way you...