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How to find a web designer with great skills at low website design cost to you

July 9, 2015 11:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Finding a web designer who knows what they’re doing, yet can keep your web design costs low, is like finding a needle in a haystack. The whole industry is saturated with big agencies and corporations who simply mediate between the web designer and the client, taking a huge amount of money in the process. Capitalism at its finest! The trick to finding a low cost web design for your business is to avoid the big guys. Most top web designers work alone It’s common for a web designer who is just getting started to get a contract from some semi-professional... View Article

Goodbye GreyRound, welcome Messages From Outer Space

June 15, 2015 5:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GreyRound was the first WordPress theme that I built from scratch. It took me a while, but I was finally able to publish it on the official WordPress theme directory which meant a lot to me considering it was my first theme. At the time of writing this post, the theme has already been downloaded more than 3,000 times. I’m not sure if it’s good or not, because I haven’t compared it to other themes, but for me the number feels pretty big. A quick Google search also shows that people are indeed using GreyRound for their websites and it... View Article

Fluid and responsive website layouts become vital for your survival on the internet with the latest Google search update

April 22, 2015 10:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What is a fluid layout? A fluid layout is a website layout where all the containers remain proportional relative to the screen width. In other words if you were to make the screen smaller, the fluid layout will adjust itself automatically to fit your screen without breaking the containers or moving them under each other etc. A fluid layout is easily achieved most of the time by replacing all fixed widths with percentages. Replace this: .container {width: 1024px;} With this: .container {width: 100%;} What is a responsive layout? A responsive layout uses media queries and is a little bit more... View Article

How to make a closable hover header div for your website announcements or ads using CSS and Javascript

April 5, 2015 11:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s perfect for site news In this tutorial you will learn how to make a “hovering” header for your website news, announcements or ads. I am currently using the same technique on this blog too and it should have loaded up by now. (not any more!) As you can see it can be easily closed by the red X button and it’s “hovering” over the main content so it keeps showing even when your users scroll down. The requirements This script uses Font Awesome and jQuery via CDN. This basically just means that you need to add the following code... View Article

GreyRound theme is now available to download for free from WordPress

March 21, 2015 2:28 pm Published by 2 Comments

It’s finally accepted I initially submitted the GreyRound theme for WordPress to review more than 4 months ago, but because this was my first ever attempt at creating a new WordPress theme completely from scratch, there were quite a few things I missed and I was asked to change those.   After hours of reading the WordPress Codex I was ready and submitted the 2’nd version for WordPress to review. Weeks passed… three weeks to be exact. I was very disappointed to see that there had been no activity around my theme any more. It later turned out that the... View Article

How to add a Read More link on your content when someone copy pastes it

January 20, 2015 6:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Everyone copy pastes! Every day people copy and paste paragraphs, quotes and anything else you can imagine from one place to another online. Copy pasting has become one of the most common elements of social media as well because we all love to share something we think is cool with our friends. When was the last time You copy pasted something? Chances are you still have that data on your clipboard. Get backlinks on copied content At this very moment hundreds of thousands of people are sharing something via email, social networks, blogs and messenger apps by copy and pasting... View Article

Simple php guestbook script – Free download

October 18, 2014 4:18 pm Published by 2 Comments

I didn’t have anything better to do today so I decided to learn a little bit how to communicate with MYSQL databases using PHP. With this wonderful tutorial to help me I was able to construct a very basic guestbook script in about 4 hours. I know it shouldn’t take that long, but please keep in mind that this is my first ever attempt to create something like this with MYSQL and PHP. Here’s a screenshot of the actual guestbook in action: As you can see it’s very basic, nothing fancy. You might notice that the title of my guestbook... View Article