Themes

Best of July 2016: 10 Free WordPress Themes

July 24th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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free wordpress themes

Each month, we look for the most beautiful, fresh, and above all else, free WordPress themes for your blog revamp. This month is very generous when it comes to newly published templates for our favorite CMS. We have found a couple of very appealing themes that can freshen up and embellish your website from now on. Have fun while discovering the new themes. Free...

Development

Anime.js Makes Animating CSS and SVG Easy

July 23rd, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Anime.js is another one in an already impressive row of frameworks for animations. In contrast to all the other ones, anime.js does not only allow for the animation via CSS attributes. You can also alter SVG and HTML attributes with animations. It’s hard to image modern web design without the SVG format. This framework came at the right time. Simple CSS Animations Once you’ve...

Plugins

WP Staging: Cloning WordPress Websites per Click

July 22nd, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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WP Staging, WordPress Cloner

WP Staging is one of the most interesting WordPress plugins I tested recently. With just a few clicks, you can create an exact clone of an entire website. You need a developer page to test plugins and themes? You want to create a new design for your website? Then, this plugin is the one for you. A pure developer page is useful for many...

Business Online

Blogging for Beginners: Choosing Platform and Domain [#1]

July 21st, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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Blogging for Beginners

Today, we’ll start a new, small series of articles, specifically for those that want to start with blogging. There are many things to keep in mind, and often, novices don’t know about them. That’s why we’ll shed light on blogging for beginners and make our way to an own blog step by step. Which Platform Should You Choose? Novice bloggers often face the problem...

Plugins

WordPress Backup: The Right Strategy

July 20th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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A WordPress backup strategy is of significant importance for every website and blog. Maybe you already read that over and over and can’t stand hearing about it anymore. Nonetheless, you should consider it immediately, should you not provide regular backups for your blog yet. It can go up in flames a lot faster than you might think. This is Why a Backup Strategy is...

Design

Animated and Interactive SVG: Essential Tips

July 19th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Animated and Interactive SVG: Tips You Should Keep in Mind

The SVG format has turned into a contemporary alternative to Flash in many regards. Not only is it vector-based, but it also renders animations and interactions possible. Due to the different ways to create animations and to integrate SVGs into a web project, you should keep the following tips in mind to make sure that everything works the way you want it to. Animations...

(Free) Services

From Design to Code With These Ten Services

July 18th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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After lots of brainstorming, and hard work, you managed to create a great website Photoshop design. Now, all you need to do is convert the design to HTML, or even directly into a WordPress theme. However, for a lot of designers, this is a challenge they can’t beat, as only very few designers have the required HTML, CSS, and PHP knowledge. Fortunately, there are...

Plugins

Dew-Fresh: 10 Free WordPress Plugins of July 2016

July 17th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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Free WordPress Plugins

Like every month, I once again compiled a list of this month’s ten most interesting, fresh, and free WordPress plugins from the official WordPress index. Now, your blog can shine with brand-new functions. Your visitors will be surprised by your new features over and over again. Focus of July: Free WordPress Plugins for Niche Applications 1 – WP Script Optimizer WP Script Optimizer is a...

Business Online

Ten Design Trends That Boost Your Conversion Rate [Infographic]

July 16th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Ten Design Trends That Boost Your Conversion Rate

Trends come and go, especially when it comes to web design. That’s why web designers and developers should not blindly follow every trend. However, the ten following design trends give you a solid chance of improving your website’s conversion rate. Especially when running an online shop, you should consider one or two of these trends. Full-Width Images Images are always a good choice to...

Design

HTML5 and JavaScript: How to Create Mobile Web Apps

July 15th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Mobile apps don’t always have to come as native apps. We can also use HTML5 and the JavaScript APIs it introduced, to develop mobile web apps that are (almost) equal to the natively programmed apps. On top of that, native applications also have disadvantages that you won’t need to deal with when using HTML5. No Store Constraint, no Different Platforms Apps have become an...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Hacked? Retrieve Access to Your WordPress Backend

July 14th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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Hacked? Retrieve Access to Your WordPress Backend

One day, you wake up and realize that your WordPress got hacked. Maybe the landing page shows a skull and mocks you, as you may have made a mistake allowing the hacker to access the page. Now, you have a real problem, because no matter what username and password combination you try, you just won’t get back into your website’s admin area. Stay calm;...

(Free) Services

CacheFly: The Lightning-Fast Content Delivery Network

July 13th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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CacheFly CDN

Speed may not be everything. However, it is an important aspect of any web project. Especially when distributing significant amounts of data, such as images or other multimedia content, it’s crucial to make sure that the user receives them as fast as possible. Too much buffering or long loading times can already be enough to make visitors leave your website. Most of the time,...