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...

Development

Easings.net – CSS3 Animations Leadfooted

January 5th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
3
Easings.net – CSS3 Animations Leadfooted

With the introduction of CSS3 we are able to use animated hover effects and other transitions. These transitions can be induced through the use of so-called easings. Easings differ in the way they start and accelerate or slow down and stop an animation. The website Easings.net has put together an overview of available easings....

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Focal Point: CSS-Framework Scales Down Images In Responsive Designs Intelligently

January 4th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
6
Focal Point: CSS-Framework Scales Down Images In Responsive Designs Intelligently

Responsive webdesign aims to present websites in the best possible way, even if viewed on mobile devices. Images are usually simply scaled down in that approach. If you use images with a high grade of details pictures soon become too small. The new CSS framework Focal Point cares for shifting the focus to the...

Design

Lord Of The Rings: Ringmark Checks Mobile Browsers For HTML5 Capability

January 3rd, 2013
by Denis Potschien
0
Lord Of The Rings: Ringmark Checks Mobile Browsers For HTML5 Capability

HTML5, CSS3 and new JavaScript methods make mobile web apps possible that do not necessarily stand behind native apps for tablets and smartphones. But which mobile browsers on which devices are capable of performing modern HTML5 apps? The benchmark service Ringmark wants to help you find out.

Essentials

Placeit by Breezi Lets You Showcase Prototypes In Realistic Environments

January 2nd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
4
Placeit by Breezi Lets You Showcase Prototypes In Realistic Environments

A little tool developed by the folks over at Breezi, a next-gen website builder, allows the presentation of screenshots in realistic environments. Apps are nowadays often prototyped and shown on the virtual screens of iPads, laptops, smartphones and the like, foremost to enable the customer to get an impression of what to...

Development

Conditionizr for jQuery – Conditional Loader For Scripts And Styles

January 1st, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
5
Conditionizr for jQuery – Conditional Loader For Scripts And Styles

Conditional comments. Who as a web developer has never been confronted with the necessity of dealing with IE by the use of conditional comments? IE has had no way of getting round these methods of handling quirks and insufficiencies, but also in other browsers targeting their special capabilities can have its advantages. Wouldn’t it...

Themes

Best Of 2012: 50 Free WordPress Themes

December 31st, 2012
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
27
Best Of 2012: 50 Free WordPress Themes

Digifoto We have come to the end of 2012, and a new year is knocking or has already arrived in some areas of the world. High time for this article. Each year, hundreds of amazing free WordPress themes are released: the good, the bad and the ugly. Naturally, 2012 wasn't an exception. WordPress lovers received numerous...