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Using cPanel to Create a MySQL Database for use with your CMS

There are two things that almost any online author is bound to experience in their travels: cPanel administration software and a content management solution like the ever-popular WordPress. And this means that virtually every online author will have to eventually learn how to create a MySQL database which is capable of holding the data produced by WordPress–including pages, posts, comments,…

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How WordPress Changed My Career

Back when I started my career as a web designer (circa 1996), the main idea of having a website was to, well, have one. In those days, most businesses weren’t doing much more than putting together a hierarchy (an often poorly designed one, at that) of text and images. The idea of a content management system, or CMS, was completely…

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Website Navigation Trends for Various Layouts

There are always some key aspects in designing a website which you have to give full attention. Site navigation is one of these important features which is found in every single layout design. Nav links generally lead to the most important pages in your website and help visitors get around quicker. You’ll often find these above-the-fold where the page cuts…

35 Beautiful Examples of Candid Photography

We are social beings, but often find ourselves isolated. While it’s in our nature to gather together, getting close to anyone takes effort and skill. No where is this more true than in the world of photography. A candid picture that really captures what an honest moment is like can be shockingly hard to take. All the same, we have…

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Useful Tips To Get New Web Design Clients

Many freelancers begin their careers without a formal marketing plan for their web design business. The truth is that sales and marketing is a crucial part of all businesses, and that is why your clients hire you. Today’s business owners know a great website is an important part of their marketing toolkit, and since this is your career you should…

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Using Web Design to Solve Creative Problems

Our modern technology has come about from centuries of human evolution. Even before computers we were using cars to get around and radio/television to broadcast media across large areas of the population. Now that the Internet is so well adopted in most areas of the world the field of web design has become a booming industry. Every company and their…

Perfecting the Stylesheet: Common CSS Errors Made by Beginners

As web design continues to transition from a professional occupation to a worldwide hobby, an increasing number of people are becoming acquainted with creating designs which are controlled by extensive stylesheets. While it’s true that these files are often much simpler to create and maintain than vast XHTML documents, it’s also true that CSS is a notoriously “picky” programming language…

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Learn Programming Without Paying a Penny

Technology is all around us – in our offices, on our living room coffee tables, in our pockets, in our hands, and even in our cars. The technology revolution unfurled in the early 1990s has seeped into every facet of our lives – from smartphones and laptops, to advanced navigation systems and computer controlled ignition systems in cars. Every digitally…