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Things You Must Do When Changing WordPress Themes – Thnxz to @onextrapixel


When you revisit some WordPress-driven sites, you may note a change in the feel or appearance of the site since your last visit. This change has been made by altering the WordPress theme of the site. The theme change may result in the disappearance of all your widgets. WordPress makes it very simple to change your blog’s theme design completely. Before you change the design, of your blog or site, you need to take some critical steps so that the change works smoothly.

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15 Things You Must Do When Changing WordPress Themes

The best thing about WordPress is that there are thousands of themes for customizing your blog. WordPress offers great flexibility. New themes are being created daily with many highly customizable free WordPress themes made available. The theme is actually just like a skin for the weblog. The overall look and presentation is also changed. The theme makes changes to the way you display the site but does not make changes to the basic software of the site.

Things You Must Do When Changing WordPress Themes

When you change themes, sometimes the new theme is not able to display the widgets well. This is not such a big problem in the case of standard widgets, such as Archives and Pages. But, you might have painstakingly created several customized scripts and hand written codes having hand-entered parameters. How can you prevent such a disaster from happening while changing your WordPress theme? You need to take care of some aspects while changing the theme to avoid this problem.

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Basic Web Design Video Course – Wireframing, Photoshop Tools & Panels, and Designing [Part 1]


Hello everyone, this is Mike and welcome to my Basic Web Design Video Course. In this course I will walk you through the very basic steps on what to do and what to learn before, and during, building a website. You’ll learn all the steps I use including: planning, wireframing, using basic tools and panels in Photoshop, basic HTML and CSS, and after learning these we will apply our knowledge and create our very fist website from scratch.%tutke

For our valuable readers we will be pushing the basics here. So it’s your chance to learn and become a web designer for free. Are you excited? I hope that beginners can follow through, if anything is unclear just reach out to me in the comments section.

I will do my best to walk you through everything slowly and clearly. So let’s get started!

Planning and Wireframing

What is a wireframe?

A wireframe is a visual presentation of how a website’s layout will look when it’s finished. It’s about structuring the overall layout without any graphics, placing the various elements where you believe they will look and work best. Wireframing is a great step to start before jumping on to Photoshop because it allows you to focus on the important components of the website without all the visual clutter of a finished design. Wireframing also saves you time when designing a website because wireframing acts as a sketch, and instead of having to do things more than once in Photoshop, you can just adjust your ‘sketch’ until you’re happy.

Your wireframe should include boxes that represents images, header, footer, sidebars, text blocks, navigation and other content aspects of your website.

You don’t have to worry about drawing them yourself, since there are many wireframing tools available on web.

Wireframing Tools:

Tools Used: Go Mocking Bird

Photoshop Basic Tools and Panels
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21 Examples of Beautiful Color Use in Web Design // @webdesignledger


There is no doubt that choosing the right colors for a design is a very important step of the creative process. We need to think about the message and the style we want to communicate, besides also thinking about the best combination to please our viewers eyes and to deliver a nice result. Today we gathered some good examples of color use in web design. From subtle colorful details to colorful background images or bold colorful type, there are different styles here to show you how to add color to your next project.

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HTML5 Tips: Design a Dynamic Homepage with Animated Galleries


A few days ago we came across a really outstanding Wix website for the Los Angeles based vaudeville circus/theater, Le Tigre Tent.  One thing that really impressed us about their website was their use of an animated grid gallery in the homepage, which made the whole site look more alive, more fun and more in-your-face.

Design a Dynamic Homepage with Animated Gallerie

Le Tigre Tent

This is a feature not many Wix users are aware of, yet it is so easy to do. We wanted to show you how you can add a similar animated gallery to your website with a few simple steps. You can add this gallery to every page on your site, but on the homepage it creates a really powerful effect of wowing site visitors when they just enter the site.

For illustration purposes, we’re using the “Close Up HTML” template, but this works with all Wix HTML5 templates, of course!

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10 Useful Infographics about HTML5 | via sixrevisions.com


10 Useful Infographics about HTML5

The Author

Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and also a book author. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter:@sixrevisions.

Useful Infographics about HTML5

Whether you need to quickly get up to speed with HTML5 or are in search of easy-to-digest resources that you can use to educate your clients about this web technology that’s creating a huge paradigm shift in the web and mobile development ecosystem, this collection of infographics that visualize HTML5 facts and figures will help.

If you’d like to go to the source of an infographic so that you can find a larger version and learn more about the infographic, click on the respective title or preview image.

1. HTML5: Past, Present and Future

This infographic is an overview of the state of HTML5 in web and mobile apps, with data on HTML5-capable mobile web browsers, browser compatibility, and more.

Infographic: HTML5: Past, Present and Future

2. WTF is HTML5?

This is a simple primer on HTML5, which can be an excellent educational reference for your clients. The original source of this infographic is no longer available.

Infographic: WTF is HTML5?

3. History of HTML5

This infographic traces the progression of HTML5, starting in 2004 when the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) was formed.

Infographic: History of HTML5

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21 Beautiful Contact Pages | webdesignledger.com


 

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Last week we showcased a list with 23 Creative and Inspiring About Pages, and today, to keep the focus on important elements of web design, we will show examples of contact pages. It is very important to have a clear way to let people get in touch with you, so designing a nice contact page is a way to show your audience that you care about communicating with them. From services to cafes and restaurants to design studios, we will show different approaches to the old contact page. The designs go from clean and minimal, to illustrated and colorful, so browse around these examples and let us know which one is your favorite.

Supereight Studio

21Inspiring Contact Pages

Spokes

21Inspiring Contact Pages

Touch

21Inspiring Contact Pages

Mostly Serious

21Inspiring Contact Pages

Envy Labs

21Inspiring Contact Pages

Colorkite

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20 Useful Free Photoshop Patterns


20 Useful Free Photoshop Patterns


Patterns actually can be found almost everywhere in print design, web design, graphic design etc. For example if you use pattern in web design, just set CSS repeat-x-y and you’ll get beautiful background, but image will be very small and page load time will be much faster. There are very big varieties how you can use and implement patterns, but the fact is free resources like patterns, brushes, shapes are big time savers. Of course it’s better to create your own stuff, but sometimes you receive project with fast deadline and you need everything to do fast and this is one of the solutions.

This list just features 20 useful free photoshop patterns collections, it was very interesting for me to write this article, I am hoping it will be interesting reading and useful resource for bookmarking.

8 Seamless “Dark Metal Grid” Patterns

Grunge Patterns

Micro Patterns

Pixel Art Patterns 1

20 Seamless Photoshop Grid Patterns

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17 Stunning Pure CSS3 Menu Techniques


17 Stunning Pure CSS3 Menu Techniques


Menu is probably the most important part on many websites. It’s sitting there for merely one single purpose: easy for you to navigate through all the pages. Before CSS3, the background images of each menu item can bring you a heck load of pain, as well as the javascript powered drop-down items and sub-sub menu . Now we are able to create stunning menus only using pure CSS, even including awesome animations. The following pure CSS3 menu techniques and tutorials are for you to experiment and get a hang of it. Let’s get started.

More CSS Techniques from Previous Articles: 

Pure CSS Drop-down Menu

Pure CSS Drop down Menu

 

Stunning Menu in CSS3

Stunning Menu in CSS3

 

Code a Responsive Navigation Menu

Code a Responsive Navigation Menu

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Free Icon Fonts for Web User Interfaces


by Jacob Gube | Six Revisions

Free Icon Fonts for Web App User Interfaces

This roundup features 18 free icon fonts that can be used in your commercial projects. The icon fonts in this post are perfect for your app user interfaces (UIs).

What are Icon Fonts?

Icon fonts are font files that have symbols and glyphs (e.g. arrows, folders, magnifying glasses) instead of standard alphanumeric characters.

Icon fonts are like dingbat fonts, but are designed specifically for UIs. Icon fonts, just like other web fonts, use the CSS @font-face rule to display icons in web browsers.

And because they’re treated like web fonts, icon fonts:

  • Have great cross-browser support (even IE6, for example, can render web fonts using the @font-face rule)
  • Can be scaled on-the-fly if the user adjusts their web browser settings
  • Can be rendered with different colors
  • Can embody font- and text-related CSS properties (like text-shadow andgradient)

See icon fonts in action by visiting my friend Chris Coyier’s icon fonts demo page.

To learn how to use icon fonts, read this tutorial on CSS-Tricks: HTML for Icon Font Usage.

Free Icon Fonts

Below are 18 excellent icon free fonts that have licenses that permit commercial use. I strongly recommend reading the license terms and conditions of any freebie you get online, just to be sure that you can use the free resource for your particular purpose.

1. Foundation Icons Fonts

Number of icons: 137. License: MIT Open Source License.

Foundation Icons Fonts

2. Sosa icon font

Number of icons: 121. License: Custom license (use in commercial projects permitted).

Sosa icon font

3. Font Awesome

Number of icons: 196. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Font Awesome

4. Iconic Icon Set

Number of icons: 172. License: SIL Open Font License and Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.

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DESARROLLO WEB | genbetadev.com | Optimización de sitios web según el dispositivo


Txema Rodríguez  | genbetadev.com

“El uso de responsive design y las recomendaciones de Google”

Hace unas cuantas semanas Google publicó unas interesantes recomendaciones de optimización de los sitios webs para distintos dispositivos (escritorio y móvil). Entre las recomendaciones fundamentales se encuentran el uso de responsive design o la alternativa de servir distinto HTMLde forma dinámica según el dispositivo ya sea bajo la misma URL o distinta (cosa frecuente con el uso de versiones móviles), aunque está última parece complicarle un poco las cosas al algoritmo de Google.

Uso de responsive design para la adaptación de la versión de escritorio al móvil

El uso de responsive design es definida como una de las mejores prácticas, sirviendo el mismo HTMLpara todos los dispositivos usando media queries de CSS para decidir como se muestra en cada dispositivo. Sus ventajas son bastante claras al mantener a los usuarios de escritorio y de móvil bajo una misma URL con la que los usuarios podrán interactuar de una forma más sencilla y el algoritmo de Google podrá indexar apropiadamente sin problemas, no serían necesarios distintos Googlebot con user agent.

Y si usamos Javascript para el responsive design

Si en nuestros desarrollo usamos Javascript para mejorar la experiencia de usuario de nuestro responsive design, es fudamental echarle un vistazo a las recomendaciones de Google ya que cambia un poco la forma de actuar en cada caso. Entre los usos más habitauales se pueden encontrar la selección de anuncios en nuestra web que se adapten al diseño responsive del dispositivo o el uso de distintos tamaño/resoluciones de imágenes por dispositivo.

Las configuraciones más habituales en las que se usa javascript son:

  • Javascript adaptativo. En este caso como ya habíamos comentado todos los dispositivos reciben el mismo HTMLCSS y Javascript. Cuando se ejecuta Javascript el comportamiento y visualización se adapta al dispositivo.
  • Para la detección de las características del dispositivo, por lo que se sirve distinto contenido a los dispositivos. Es importante avisar a Google que el user agent cambia el contenido del sitio.
  • Javascript servido dinámicamente según el dispositivo. En este caso el HTML es el mismo, pero dependiendo del dispositivo se sirve distintos códigos Javascript. Sigue leyendo

Useful Tools, Scripts, and Resources for Front-End Developers


By  | http://www.noupe.com

If you’re a front-end developer mostly focused on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, then you’re probably always on the look out for ways to be more productive. In this post we’ll share sometools and other resources for front-end developers that you might find useful to include in your workflow.

Tools and Scripts and Resources, Oh My!

Font Stack Builder by Erin Lawrence

This font stack builder lets you select a font stack and will tell you, using percentages, how likely it is for the fonts to be present on users’ systems. It includes options for a number of different font category styles and summarizes how the different options size up for different operating systems (Mac, Windows, Linux). Very easy to use, and, best of all, it gives you the necessary CSS to copy and paste into your projects.

Font Stack Builder by Erin Lawrence

Browser Support by Paul D. Waite

This simple tool lets you type in the name of any CSS feature (including properties, selectors, at-rules, values, and more) and it will display a simple graphic-based chart that outlines browser support. The individual results’ pages even have links to test cases and the official specification for the selected feature.

Browser Support

CSS Hat

This looks like quite a revolutionary tool. Although it might disturb purists who prefer to code everything by hand, it certainly looks like an excellent productivity tool. In a nutshell, CSS Hat is a Photoshop plugin that converts layer styles in Photoshop to CSS3 code. The site embedsa video review and demonstration that shows the tool in action, so be sure to check that out. The plugin adds conversion support for gradients, opacity, shadows, inner/outer glow, rounded corners, and more. It’s not free, but for $19.99, if it does what they claim it does, it’s well worth it.

CSS Hat

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Estándares web | por Blas Hernández


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Desde el inicio de internet hasta nuestros días la web ha sufrido una evolución constante y frenética que dificulta el proceso de maquetación debido a la gran cantidad de formatos y tecnologías existentes, que presentan incompatibilidades de reproducción en determinados soportes y navegadores web.

World Wide Web Consortium

Actualmente, para evitar este problema existe el Consorcio World Wide Web (W3C) en el que se trabaja en la creación de estándares web que unifiquen la dirección del desarrollo web para conseguir un acceso universal al contenido.

 

 


Cuáles son los estándares actuales más utilizados ? (…) Sigue leyendo

HTML5 – code example of drag and drop on a web page


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I have recently attended a couple of analysts meetings where the subject of HTML5 was a recurring theme.  With my curiosity peeked, I decided to explore what HTML5 has to offer today.  Of particular interest is the drag and drop (d&d) API… as this has always been the holy grail of early HTML practitioners.  What I discovered was very cool… as d&d is now a simple matter of implementing a few effortless method calls.

For my example of d&d, I created a simple network configuration demo that illustrates an administrator UI to provision resources.  You can drag the example resources between zones, add resources to a zone, or simply remove a resource that is no longer required.  I kept my example basic for educational purposes, but as you can see, one could develop a full blown network administration tool using drag & drop as a central element of the user interface.

Here is my example, give it a test drive (requires Firefox 3.5 or greater):

 https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/bobleah/resource/d_and_d.html?lang=en 

The key methods to implement d&d are basic and easily implemented as follows: Sigue leyendo

6 novedades para CSS3 que puedes implementar hoy | CSSBlog ES


Via Scoop.ithuman being in – perfección

Cada cierto tiempo van saliendo nuevas propiedades CSS3, todas ellas son muy útiles y sencillas, pero ¿están soportadas por la mayoría de los navegadores?. En esta entrada os mostraré una lista de novedades para CSS3 que sí pueden ser usadas hoy, debido a su gran compatibilidad con los navegadores. Todas ellas las hemos explicado anteriormente en el blog, así que solo recopilaré los enlaces…

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Web Design Trends in 2012


It’s that time of year again, where we look into our crystal ball to see what will be the hot trends in web design for the upcoming year. It’s no secret that trends come and go, with some hanging around longer than they should. (Yes, splash page, I’m talking about you.) But trends are a necessity in the development and growth of our craft. Trends are born, improved upon, and often spawn other trends. So as a web designer, when you apply trends to your projects, challenge yourself to expand upon them and make them your own.

As you read this article, keep in mind that the shift in trends from one year to the next may be subtle, and you will probably recognize some of these trends already. But it’s our estimation that the concepts we mention below will grow and become even bigger in 2012.

1. Responsive Web Design

I believe eventually, we’ll all stop talking about responsive web design – not because it will go away, but because it will become what’s expected. However, I don’t think this will happen in 2012. It’s still too new of a concept, and there are many web designers that are not familiar with it at all.

320 and up boilerplate - responsive design

The continued introduction and adoption of more an more mobile devices is what will make 2012 the year of the responsive web site. Web designers and developers will move to the use of fluid layouts instead fixed width, and media queries will find their way into many more stylesheets – allowing more sites to easily be viewed across multiple screens sizes and devices. Sigue leyendo

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