Essential SEO Considerations For A New Website

So you are in the process of designing and developing a website and you want to adhere to the best SEO practices (good idea). There is a plethora of good SEO tips and guides on the web to get your brain juices flowing, but we have compiled these essential 5 SEO DOs and DON’Ts to keep in mind when designing…

50 Vintage SNES Official Game Artwork

The Super Nintendo was released in Japan during November 1990 later coming to the United States in 1991. The console has seen over 700 game titles released since its birth and brings a lot of retro styles to the table. Looking back now we can see just how abundant these games are with musical tones, vast landscapes, detailed storylines, and…

The Difference Between Runtime and Compile Time Errors

The First step before delving into the difference between runtime and compile time errors is the need to establish a few base concepts. Not every language compiles and actually most of the more popular language on the web are not compiled. What is compiling? “A compiler is a computer program that transforms source code written in a computer language into…

10 Essential Web Application Usability Guidelines

Users should be able to simply, quickly, and intuitively use any web app, like with any tool in life, be it a car, phone, or anything else. After all, a useful web app doesn’t do much good if it’s a pain in the butt to use – many users will eventually give up and go to an easier-to-use alternative. So…

Website Speed Part 2: Working With and Optimizing Images for the Web

This is the second part of our website speed series where we closely look at the techniques employed to make a website run as fast as possible while still maintaining it’s stunning look and feel.
Images can make or break a website, whether that be adding a humanist feel to a site, adding animation and mouse over effects or finalizing that amazing design that just can’t be achieved with CSS alone. Yet all these images could cost the biggest price of any website, loss of visiting traffic. If a website takes too long to load or is unusable due to all of the images then it’s game over as the user will quickly go back to Google and search again.

20 More WordPress Code Snippets and Hacks

When coding WordPress themes, especially if you do it regularly, its really useful to have a selection of code snippets in your toolbox to just ‘copy-n-paste’ as and when the functionality needs. Not just your most commonly used code, but also some snippets that can, when required, extend WP even further. A few months back we published the post 20…

20 Helpful WordPress SQL Queries Snippets

WordPress keeps every single scrap of information that is fed into it in a MySQL database, whether that be posts, pages, comments, blogroll, the plugin settings… everything. Yes, the WordPress admin backend is fantastic and it does allow you to control and edit all aspects of this information with ease. Up to a certain point anyway. Say you have hundreds…

Building Up your Web Design Education

Walking the path of a web designer is one challenging road. There are many techniques to be studied and the vast wealth of knowledge available can just slightly ease the burden. The most popular study commodity were books, but with the Internet’s evolution it is now easier than ever to learn the principles of web design in just a few…

30 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers

The Photoshop community never-ever fails to amaze you. Its offers a constant torrent of freely available resources, like PSD files and brush sets, and of course, it offers a multitude of tutorials that not only allow you to discover new techniques but will also inspire and stimulate your creativity. In this fresh collection of Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers we…