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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…

Creating a Mobile WordPress Theme with the jQuery Mobile Library

When it comes to separating a mobile website from a truly robust mobile experience, the main differentiator is typically the use of jQuery. This innovative use of JavaScript, which is generally considered the only acceptable use of the JavaScript language in mobile websites, is the key way to turn a standard website into one that more closely resembles the experience…

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10 Reasons Your Business Card Sucks

Do you view your business card as a simple formality, or a powerful sales, networking, and marketing tool that can embed your person and brand in customers’ minds, motivate callbacks and generate sales? Unfortunately, most professionals are in the former group. They print business cards that are less inspiring than tiring. And chances are you’re in this group. Thus, I…

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JavaScript Code Debugging for Beginners

Scripting has become an entire class of web development unto itself. With modern day libraries prominently including jQuery we are seeing more HTML/CSS developers taking an interest in coding JavaScript. Admittedly it can be tough to handle at first, especially when it comes to JavaScript code debugging. How you deal with bugs and errors is a true sign for your…

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Three Steps To Avoiding the Wrong Clients

Once they’re out of design school and battling it out in the real world, designers can find themselves in a pretty crappy predicament. Maybe your teachers warned you to be as discerning as possible when taking on new clients (or maybe they told you the opposite, but you knew it was BS), but reality is often a rude awakening from…

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Helvetica Superheroes – A minimalist alphabet of superheroes

Let’s admit it: typography is awesome, isn’t it? If you really are serious about making the internet (or anything with written words for that matter) better and more beautiful place, you cannot disregard the importance of amazing typography. And when it comes to typography, what’s the key element? In other words, how does good typography start? Obviously, it all begins…