Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Making the Best of WordPress Categories: Tips and Tools

January 17th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
9
Making the Best of WordPress Categories: Tips and Tools

Back in October of last year, I wrote an article about using tags in WordPress. Today, we shall be turning our attention towards the usage of categories in WordPress. Once again, before we proceed, allow me to disclaim: this is not a how-do-I-add-categories learning guide. For that purpose, however, I strongly suggest you...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Worth a Thousand Words: Creative and Informative WordPress Infographics

January 16th, 2013
by Nataly Birch
5
Worth a Thousand Words: Creative and Informative WordPress Infographics

the lord of CMS 2012 saw two major releases of Wordpress.  The latest update by the name of Elvin brought improvements and enhancements including features both for web developers and writers. Still the indivual skill level is dominated by the need to understand older functions and components that have been around eversince....

Design

50+ Fascinating Promotional Booklets to Inspire

January 15th, 2013
by Tara Hornor
4
50+ Fascinating Promotional Booklets to Inspire

No digital format can compare to the unique impression that printed materials leave with an audience. In today's era of computers and mobile devices, an excellent way for businesses to stand out is by printing booklets or other materials such as posters and postcards. In fact, an article on the PrintPlace.com blog points out that readers are...

Business Online

Professional Website Optimization with A/B Testing: Tips and Tools

January 14th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
4
Professional Website Optimization with A/B Testing: Tips and Tools

As web designers and developers, we often have to take decisions related to user experience. Most of the time, we rely on data collected via surveys and analytics for this purpose. Of late, A/B Testing is gaining popularity among web creators and page operators alike. What is A/B Testing all about and how can...

Inspiration

Girls, Birds, Butterflies: More Awesome Vexel Artworks

January 13th, 2013
by Swetlana Senkevitch
1

Vexel art is very similar to vector art in terms of appearance. It typically features sharp-edged lines and areas of flat color, or smooth gradient fills. The word ‘vexel’ was coined from a combination of “vector” and “pixel”. The main difference between vexel art and vector art is that vexel artwork is rasterized. This...

Essentials

Another Random Serving of Icon Sets…

January 12th, 2013
by Swetlana Senkevitch
2
Another Random Serving of Icon Sets…

These icon sets have to come undone now. I tend to collect smaller symbol sets until I have a fairly large amount at hand, before I take to writing an article around them. But this collection refuses to grow larger for one reason or another. So anyway, let me rid myself of them today....

Plugins

WP Recycle: Fresh Perspectives for Starving WordPress Plugins

January 11th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
6
WP Recycle: Fresh Perspectives for Starving WordPress Plugins

If you are a WordPress developer, you will very likely have coded a WP plugin at some point of time. Maybe you still write plugins for WordPress? In any case, one trend remains unchanged: plugins tend to get obsolete and fall out of favor. Maybe the developer loses interest or runs short of time,...

Design

The Psychology of Business Card Design

January 10th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
4
The Psychology of Business Card Design

We know you! We know that you are keen to know everything about business cards. At least that's what Google Analytics tells us. You like design templates, sample designs for inspiration purposes and engage in games where you can win sets of cards of your own. This is why we'd like to point you...

Design

Neither Graphics Nor Fonts! Icons In Pure CSS3 with One-Div.com

January 9th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
3
Neither Graphics Nor Fonts! Icons In Pure CSS3 with One-Div.com

Icons are becoming more and more common these days. Mobile clients are responsible for this trend as icons are most useful in environments where screen real estate is scarce. Icons help you find your ways around without needing too much text (if any). With the rise of higher density screens and rising resolutions it...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Break Free From SEO: Integrating the News_Keywords Meta Tag into WordPress

January 8th, 2013
by Tara Hornor
10
Break Free From SEO: Integrating the News_Keywords Meta Tag into WordPress

Writers and editors, rejoice! SEO deadened titles are no longer required for news articles now that the news keywords meta tag is available, sort of. Okay, so only those who write articles for Google News can truly do a happy dance and even then are still not completely free from SEO in titles, but...

CMS

Glorious Past, Challenging Future: Taking A Closer Look at Joomla!

January 7th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
11
Glorious Past, Challenging Future: Taking A Closer Look at Joomla!

Today, I shall be focussing on yet another Content Management System. In previous months, we have discussed MODX and Concrete5. In the following article, I will turn your attention towards Joomla! Considering the fact that version 3.0.2 has just been released this past November, it makes sense to look deeper into it.

Essentials

Bitten: 5 Free Icon Sets For Real Apple Lovers

January 6th, 2013
by Swetlana Senkevitch
7
Bitten: 5 Free Icon Sets For Real Apple Lovers

Today we have some very special icon sets for some of you, the real Apple lovers. If we agree that sales numbers have a meaning, we can assume: Apple lovers are not a rare species. If you feel like one, too, you will like the following article. We have five icon sets totally dedicated...