Understanding and Using Widgets in WordPress

Abbas Suterwala  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  February 3, 2013
Understanding and Using Widgets in WordPress

WordPress widgets give the developer a tool to create functionality for the site. Then these widgets can be displayed on any widgetised area of the theme by the site admin. These widgets can have a wide variety of functionality from displaying static text to complex operation like logging into some external system and fetching information from there. WordPress provides good...

Premium Responsive Website Admin Templates

Adrian  •  Resources, Templates  •  February 2, 2013
Premium Responsive Website Admin Templates

Everyone who’s got a website probably understands the value of a functional and unique admin template. For the most part, these website admin pages are going to found in the backend portion of your website. The default options for most services tend to leave a bit to be desired. Indeed, some functions can be difficult to find and the interface itself might be clunky and...

Skeuomorphism in User Interface Design, What is It?

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  February 2, 2013
Skeuomorphism in User Interface Design, What is It?

In the last few weeks the debate over skeuomorphism has been getting more and more heated. I would like to make two points for you in this post. First, what skeuomorphism actually is – as I’ve seen so many people not fully understand it – and two some examples of it for you to get inspired by. What skeuomorphism actually is? Skeuomorphism is the imitation of another...

A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts

Zolani Stewart  •  Fonts, Resources  •  February 1, 2013
A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts

Even if you’re an experienced designer, it’s never a bad time to refresh your memory a little with the structure of serif typefaces, a few recommendations and a little history. Yes, there’s history. It’s painless I promise. Humanist and Old Style In the Middle Ages, nearly all moveable type, books and portable documents, was written in blackletter. Although there are...

Flat Design: Can You Benefit from the Trend?

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  January 31, 2013
Flat Design: Can You Benefit from the Trend?

Flat design – a concept popular many years ago in design – is making a comeback. With many redesigns and new websites employing a flat design scheme, the trend is appearing almost everywhere, both on websites and in app design. Its popularity has been made even more popular by the releases of Windows 8 and the new Google design, which includes a completely flat aesthetic....

Successful Web Design Comes Down to the Details

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  January 29, 2013
Successful Web Design Comes Down to the Details

The start of a great site design begins as a sketch but what it really comes down to is the details. It’s the little things that can take a site design from average to extraordinary and neglecting the details can essentially ruin a site concept. Think about color and shading, text, icons and elements, and alignment and grids when outlining your next project. Consider how...

How to Create a CSS3 Mega Drop-Down Menu

Valeriu Timbuc  •  CSS3, Tutorials  •  January 28, 2013
How to Create a CSS3 Mega Drop-Down Menu

Topic: CSS3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Hello guys! In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a pure CSS3 Mega Menu. Mega Menus are usually used on corporate/e-commerce websites, but they become more popular because they are a great way to display/organize content. The design of this mega menu can be found on the The Bricks UI. Let’s...

Optimizing your Website Speed, Tools and Tips

Harish Chouhan  •  Resources, Tools  •  January 27, 2013
Optimizing your Website Speed, Tools and Tips

Having a decent website has never been more affordable than now. With ready-made design templates, free website builders offered with hosting; there are just too many choices. Customers today have choices and getting & maintaining their attention is also harder than ever. Unless design is your business, adding the latest bells and whistles would get you visitors, but lot...

20 Excellent jQuery Sliders for your Website

Adrian  •  Resources, Scripts  •  January 24, 2013
20 Excellent jQuery Sliders for your Website

Making a website that is aesthetically pleasing is a process. It’s not generally going to happen overnight and it certainly won’t happen without a little intuition. It also requires the usage of a lot of different technologies to make the website look its very best. jQuery sliders are important facets of any high-quality website. You might imagine that sliders are just...

Understanding and using Post meta in WordPress

Abbas Suterwala  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  January 24, 2013
Understanding and using Post meta in WordPress

WordPress lets you create by default two types of content – Posts and Pages. For post and pages you can write content in paragraph format in the visual editor in the WordPress admin. This content is shown by your theme on the WordPress front end. But as you start using WordPress for different types of site and start publishing different types of content using WordPress you...