web design

Requirements to create a theme for wordpress

April 21, 2016 10:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

WordPress is the number one Content Management System (CMS) for both small time blogs, huge corporate websites and even online shops thanks to an endless sea of plugins such as WooCommerce, for example. With thousands upon thousands of free wp themes available on the internet, it’s almost guaranteed that you will find the one template that suits You perfectly. However if you are after a more professional and a truly one of a kind appearance, developing your own WordPress theme is probably a better idea. Requirements for building a WordPress template Creating your own WP theme requires at least a basic... View Article

I just made a new Blogger template for Pictures.ee

October 31, 2015 9:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Pictures.ee is a brand new website or should I say, photoblog, where you’ll find various nature related photography made by two amateur photographers in Estonia. Due to a limited budget we decided to use Blogger as our Content Management System mainly because of the free hosting it provides. It’s true that Blogger has a lot of limitations compared to other more sophisticated CMS out there, like WordPress, but for now it serves its purpose just fine. I really wanted to keep the design simple so I removed most of the usual clutter that comes along with every basic template. At... View Article

HD Asphalt Pavement Background Image for your next web project

July 30, 2015 11:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I took this with my Samsung Galaxy S2 which has a pretty decent 8MP camera for a smartphone. Added some finishing touches using a freeware photo editor software called PhotoFiltre and the result is a wonderful, slightly dark asphalt background image. You can use it wherever and however you see fit! I would appreciate if you linked back to my site though, but it’s not required. Click on the image to enlarge

WordPress Portfolio Theme

July 20, 2015 2:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

By breaking up the skeleton of underscores I was able to craft this portfolio theme for WordPress Main features Navigation menu is generated from categories and displays a category view Cool sliding effect on the menu using a combination of transition and padding As you scroll down the site title and description disappear along with the navigation menu They reappear when you start scrolling up Custom header gets added to Artwork and Music categories by manipulating directly CSS style with jQuery Footer has three distinct columns Picture links in gallery and footer icons have a tint overlay effect on hover... View Article

Realistically, how much should a website cost?

July 12, 2015 4:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every web development agency is known for either being secretive about their web design prices, or throwing around huge and unrealistic numbers, when in reality the most common modern website design cost can easily fit within the $200-$400 range. How much does it cost to build a website Not much! For clarity, let’s only talk about building a simple business-card type website with no custom built CMS (Content Management System) in this article. These types of websites are ideal for small businesses who operate mainly offline. For example restaurants who publish their best meals and prices on their website or... 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