Designing Websites for the iPad

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The iPad is implanted in our conscious as the high end tablet of choice for professionals. Remember: CEOs love their iPads. Who buys iPads? The majority of people who buy iPads already have desktop computers, laptop computers and smart phones. The iPad is a luxury purchase. And, with the cheapest iPad selling for around $500, that's a pretty expensive luxury in a … [Read more...]

How To Teach Yourself Web Design

Teach Yourself Web Design

Yes, it is perfectly possible to teach yourself web design. I asked around this week to see how people managed to acquire the skills and I tried to remember what worked for me. There are three main ways you can teach yourself web design. By doing. People learn by actually creating websites. By using online resources. Everyone at some point finds answers online … [Read more...]

Social Media Profile Links – HTML and CSS

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If you are reading this on my blog you'll notice 7 beautiful grayed out social media icons on the right side of the header which turn into color when hovered over. This article explains how to create them. However, if you're looking for an article about how to create social media share buttons (Tweet, Like, etc.) in HTML and CSS – click here. I seem to be getting more … [Read more...]

Making Your Own WordPress Theme

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I often ask the visitors here what they would like to me write about and the most common subject people mention is making your own WordPress theme. WordPress is a powerful publishing platform which can be made to act and look like just about any kind of website. What are WordPress themes and how do you make them? Themes are a collection of PHP, CSS and image files that … [Read more...]

How to design and code a beautiful web button

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The internet is daunting, disorganized and idiosyncratic. Web designers should try to make the user's journey as simple and as pleasant as they can. What's more, there are certain actions that webmasters would like visitors to perform – to go to a page, to submit some information, for example. For these reasons, knowing how to design and code a beautiful web button is an … [Read more...]

How to Customize your WordPress Website

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WordPress is constantly being upgraded, improved and securitized. You should change the functionality with plugins and the look with the theme so, whenever WordPress gets updated, the functionality and look of your site will remain whilst the engine that powers it gets an upgrade. The number one reason for getting a site hacked is a failure to update the WordPress core. So, … [Read more...]

Essentials of great blog post design

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Blogs are, in my opinion, the easiest and best way to get stuff on the web. With a blog you can publish constantly updated information about yourself, your company or your interests to the world. And what makes it even better is that this information is chronologically ordered and categorized for search engines almost automatically. Your blog posts should be delivered in … [Read more...]

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