30 Free Photoshop Splatter and Water Color Brushes

If you are a designer (or anyone even remotely associated with graphic design), you know the importance and versatility of splatter brushes. Take a look at any popular image manipulations’ website. Chances are, over half of the manipulations that you come across have employed splatter brushes. In this round-up, we bring to you 30 awesome ink, paint and blood splatter…

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Making Advanced Customizations to the WordPress Roots Theme

WordPress is well-known for having the single largest and most active development community of any content management platform, and that large development community has created some of the most powerful pre-made themes available anywhere. Lately, most developers have been focusing their efforts on migrating their designs to new technologies, including HTML5 and CSS3, which are more able to scale with…

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What’s Your USP (Unique Selling Point)?

Let me start off by asking you a question. How many of you have switched toothpaste brands over the course of your lives? How about deodorant, shampoo, or motor oil for your car? Have you ever thought about what makes one brand of these items different, or better, than the others? What is it about “your” particular brands that draws…

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The WordPress header.php Template File: Do’s and Don’ts of Good Header Design

The WordPress header.php file is an often-underappreciated template file can actually make the difference between visitors who stick around and “drill down” into other website content, and those who simply come to the site, stay for a few seconds, and then point their web browser elsewhere. Amateur web designers and developers who are new to things like DOCTYPE tags and…

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Using Gamification To Get Your Visitors More Involved

As users vie for badges and mayorship on FourSquare, and boast about achievements on XBox Live, one thing has become amply clear: gamification is here to stay. Categorically defined, gamification is the use of game mechanics in non-gaming contexts. It encourages user loyalty, improves application ‘stickiness’, and helps promote an app through viral, social channels. A retail chain rewarding loyal…

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25 Beautiful Color Spectrum Wallpapers

In this gallery, we have put together 25 color spectrum wallpapers, to help satisfy your daily doze of inspiration as well as treat yourself to some amazing and colorful images. Scientifically speaking, color spectrum refers to the visible portion of white light. However, as humans in general and artists in particular, we cannot imagine life, or even existence, without colors….

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Web Icons & the iPad Retina Display

I am now a proud owner of the brand new iPad 3 and must admit I’m rather impressed. I’ve never been an Apple fan but I think the new iPad 3 Retina Display is truly something to behold. The pin-sharp, full HD screen has the potential to make your websites and apps look stunning. But beware, at such a high…

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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…