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Creating Advanced, Contextual Layouts in WordPress with Conditional Custom Fields

One of the most overlooked features of WordPress is its ability to place content outside the main post content area and into custom fields created by the website’s administrator user. These fields can be used to do just about anything, from displaying a current mood or song to holding a great deal of content-specific information that might be relevant only…

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You (the Designer) and I (the Client), We Make a Team

It takes more than compelling content and intelligent coding to produce a great website. A successful relationship between a designer and a client is, perhaps, just as imperative. Take a look through your portfolio. Are there any projects in there that you weren’t quite happy with? If so, think back to your relationship with that client. Were both parties on…

35 Examples of Inspirational Wildlife Photography

When it comes to photography, the best shots are always available amidst nature. And by ‘nature’, we do not mean the pine trees in our backyards. ‘Nature’ here refers to, yes, you guessed it right, wildlife. Wildlife photography, apart from being one of the most popular and challenging genres of photography, is also full of stunning moments that make for…

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Working as a Freelancer with No Speed Limit

There are so many people working freelance jobs online that it’s almost become a revolution of new media. You can graduate fresh out of high school and start working on freelance gigs almost immediately. There is plenty of money to be earned, plus you can still educate yourself along the way. I read a very interesting article discussing how there’s…

[Expired] We have $700 worth of services from PSD2HTML.com to giveaway – Comment to Enter

Another week and yet another fantastic competition for you. From the guys over at PSD2HTML.com, we have $400 worth of their services for the winner and $300 for the runner-up. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling us why you would like/need this prize?. About PSD2HTML.com PSD2HTML.com is a leading PSD to XHTML coding…

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How Seasonal Factors Can Influence Your Business

The four seasons of the year might not affect your business directly, unless you are a farmer, but more or less seasonal factors play a role for every kind of business. For some businesses, for instance ski vacations, it is obvious when the peak is, while for others this isn’t so. All equal, for the majority of businesses, except those…

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Developing a WordPress Theme with a Responsive Framework: Guidelines and Things to Avoid

One of the biggest emerging web design trends of the present decade is “responsive design.” This type of web design is virtually a direct response to the proliferation of mobile devices around the world, whether in the form of smartphones or tablet computers. Both devices feature dramatically smaller screens than their desktop or laptop counterparts often measuring between three and…

40 Amazing Minimal Wallpapers

Minimalism: by now, everyone associated with web and graphic design knows what the term means. The ‘clean’, sophisticated and soothing appeal of minimalism — we are enamoured already! Are you looking for some images that speak of simplicity and clean design? Look no further! We have put together 40 minimal wallpapers for you to enjoy and adorn your desktops with!…

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Using WordPress to Create a Micro-Site within an Existing Theme

One trend in content management has become pretty clear in recent years. Increasingly, site administrators are creating so-called “micro-sites,” or websites within a website, that contain completely different posts, styling, and other features. These micro-sites often appear in the form of digests, magazines, social media repositories, and other types of website that necessarily need to be separated from a site’s…