Using jQuery to Validate the Standard WordPress Comment Form

WordPress does not natively validate its comment submission form, but it can be instructed to do so by developing a custom plugin which makes use of the popular Bassistance jQuery library. This library is specifically designed to validate forms and print any relevant errors before submission, and it’s by far the most widely-used way among web designers and developers to…

A Quick Guide to Mobile App Usability Testing

The launch of the iPhone in 2007 ushered in a revolution in computing that placed apps at the center of the mobile experience. The ubiquity of Apple’s iTunes store, and the later entry of Google’s Android platform, served to kick start this ‘appconomy’ which has generated billions of dollars in revenue and fostered an entire ecosystem of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists,…

40 Creative Package Designs

They tell you not to judge a book by it’s cover, nor a fish by it’s scales. Usually they’re trying to get you to reserve judgment, despite poor something or someone’s poor appearance. Even so, the package a product comes in has a strong impact upon sales. Sure, you could just wrap a great product up in paper and twine,…

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[Expired] We have 5 Developer Club Memberships (worth $99 each) from Themefurnace to giveaway

Courtesy of the guys at Themefurnace, for this weeks competition we have 5 Developer Club Memberships (worth $99 each) to giveaway. The Themefurnace developer membership gives you full access to all of their themes for a full year. All you will have to do for a chance of winning one of the developer memeberships is leave a comment below telling…

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Collaboration Done Right – Eight Tools to Help

It’s a good time to run a small business: the choices in terms of collaborative software are immense, with costs often just a fraction of enterprise grade offerings. A slew of new startups have sprung up over the last half decade to provide cheaper collaboration tools in the cloud for the lower end of the market that is often ignored…

Using the Power of the .htaccess File to Improve WordPress SEO

Search engine optimization is a rapidly growing field which seems to grow more lucrative by the day, and that’s largely because a website’s placement within a search engine can make or break the site’s revenues and their stream of new readers or subscribers. Many people are familiar with the best ways to optimize a website for the best search engine…

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WordPress 3.4 “Green” Released

Few days back, WordPress came up with its latest stable release – WordPress 3.4 – named “Green” after the guitarist Grant Green. Version 3.4 comes with several new features, both major and minor. For a start, we now have greater freedom when customizing backgrounds and headers. You can now make the header images flexible in terms of width and height,…

Advanced Illustrator Tutorials – My Favorites

Have you ever wanted a list of only the best advanced Illustrator tutorials that you could reference when needed? I keep finding myself spending too much time scouring the web for techniques, having to watch or read through a bunch of tutorials, to FINALLY find what I was looking for in terms of quality advice. So I went on a…

25 Examples of Powerful Documentary Photography

Images can be powerful. They can communicate a story straight to your heart before it can beat. They can tell it in terms you can understand, even if those depicted speak another language. When images are used to capture the realities of the world we live in, you have photojournalism. You have documentary photography. Gipsy Portrait Old Warrior Child Soldiers…