Creating a Content Slider for WordPress using TinySlider

I know that I have to make some kind of introduction about WordPress and content to connect it to the article’s headline but it seems that today I have no inspiration. So – you have a WordPress site, you need a content slider, you’ve tested a couple WordPress plugins and you’re not happy with the result. In that case – this is the post that you want to read, the…

Creating Wireframes with Pencil (Firefox Addon)

As a request from the previous article, I’ve decided to create a tutorial on how to create wireframes using Firefox. OK, we wont be using just Firefox but an additional addon – Pencil -, which makes creating graphic user interfaces and various types of sketches an easy task.

Hack Your WordPress Plugins for Speed

Back in September 2007, Steve Souders published his book High Performance Web Sites. This book is describing ways to improve your site speed and at the same time to create a better user experience. In the book there is one rule that says: CSS at the Top. By this, Steve is saying that you should put the CSS in the Head section of your HTML using the LINK tag. The…

WordPress: Tutorials and Resources for Designers and Developers

Do you know what WordPress is? Of course you know… everyone knows – the best open source and most advanced blogging platform. It has great plugins and one of the best if not “the best” community ever. And through this post I want to capture all the movement around this great tool: themes, developers, tricks, cheat sheets and other.

7 Ways to Better Promote Your Blog Posts

Increasing our traffic is one of the most important thing in the blogosphere along with advertising. In order to gain more traffic or to get ads on your blog, you need to promote your blog posts more effectively. This posts wants to give you a hint on how to do that. Here are 7 ways to better promote your blog posts:

Tutorial: Realistic Jeans Texture in Photoshop

This is a fast tutorial that with will teach you how to make a simple yet realistic jeans texture. It has simple steps and it takes minimum Photoshop knowledge in order to complete this tutorial. Good luck!

GIF, JPG and PNG File Formats: Pros and Cons

There are 3 main file formats flowing across the web. Each file format has its advantages and drawbacks. In this post I will showcase the pros and cons of GIF, JPG and PNG. So, read the post and decide which file format is suitable for your images.

CSS Code Readability Tips

Reading and writing seem to be simple actions yet they are not. When it comes to web design, these actions are vital for various reasons and they have a higher priority in the web design process. What I’m trying to say is that it is crucial to write code in a good way. That is because any other person that interacts with the code should feel comfortable with it.

My WordPress Cheat Sheet

I know that there are many resources regarding this topic but there are never enough. This post is dedicated to small snippets from WordPress that will make your life easier. Or maybe my life easier and in this case I want to have them in one single post. In a way I’m trying to help you and in another I’m trying to organize this stuff for myself.

6 Sites for Web Designer Wannabes

This article is the result of a phone call that I received from a friend. She said: “I’ve just realized that I want to learn web design. What should I do?”. Based on this request I started to think about some of the best tutorials for web design. It is obvious that W3Schools was the first thing that popped in my mind. I believe it to be one of the…

Speed-up Your WordPress Blog

There are many useful tips on the web on how to optimize your WordPress blog. Some of them are good but they are hard to implement by the average user. From my blogging experience I want to share with you the tips that can make your site faster. I will start with optimizing the template file because this is the first important step in speeding your WordPress blog. So we…

(X)HTML Best Practices

Following the first article about CSS best practices, these next lines will contain information about a related field and topic – (X)HTML. The practices are not a must in order to write (X)HTML, but they are needed if you want to write good quality code. Now, let’s jump to the actual guidelines.

The Importance of Blog Posts Title

I know that for many of you this is not an interesting topic although it should. It should because the perception of the title is the first interaction between your visitor and your content. So, a wiser thing is to pay attention to every detail regarding the post title.

Compressing and Optimizing CSS Code

As you know, optimizing your site’s response time is one of the most popular topics regarding website design and development. And one of the elements that can be optimized in a site is CSS. Let’s take a look and see what ways of optimizing and compressing CSS code are available. For this purpose of showing the ways to optimize CSS code I picked up a CSS file from Dave Shea’s…