Taimur Asghar

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Professional design writer and SEO expert. Trying to change my life with hard work.

10 Web Hosting Services Reviewed!

Posted in Showcase, Tools, Web Design, WordPress5 days ago • Written by 9 Comments

Every website requires hosting in order to be live on the Internet. Designers and bloggers are well aware of its importance; they use it to establish their brand and business. It is also helpful to stay connected with existing and potential audience. Choosing really good web hosting services can be as important as the information available on your website. If the server of your web host goes down any time, it can hurt your business or even destroy your hardwork. It is very important for designers to choose a web host that makes their work uninterrupted. There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a web host provider. Some are free and offer very limited features while others charge you little but offer unlimited features. I would recommend you to use price-based web hosting because they provide you more facilities than those free or cheap service providers.

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Font Awesome Review: Everything You Need to Know

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Tools6 days ago • Written by 1 Comment

Ever wonder what Font Awesome is? Don’t look anywhere else because here is the Font Awesome review you are looking for.

Font Awesome is a web font collection that contains all the icons from Twitter Bootstrap framework. It provides you scalable vector icons that you can instantly customize. You can customize it in any size, color, drop shadow, or any other thing that you can do with the power of CSS.

The setting up of Font Awesome is as simple as adding two lines of code in your website. If you are an advanced user, you can customize as you like it. Just add the Font Awesome on your website with a single code line.

There is no need to download or install any software for that purpose. There are number of features that Font Awesome offers for your website. Let’s discuss each one of them briefly.

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Don’t Be a Wimp with GIMP Tutorials

Posted in Photography, Tutorials1 week ago • Written by 3 Comments

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation program. It has been distributed as an open source, so therefore, anyone can easily download the software without any donation. It can easily work on different operating systems. It is also available in many languages as well. Are you ready for some awesome GIMP tutorials?

You can use GIMP in a variety of web designing activities such as:

  • Photo retouching
  • Image composition
  • Image authoring

GIMP is packed with plenty of awesome features.

  • It has a customizable interface that allows you to easily customize the view and behavior of the image as you like it.
  • GIMP saves you from other unnecessary details using the clone tool.
  • The hardware of the GIMP includes a unique support for the various input devices.
  • You can change the size, angle, or even the opacity of a brush while you are painting, binding your favorite scripts to buttons.
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Learn Fast with These 15 Apple Swift Tutorials

Posted in Coding, Showcase, Tutorials1 week ago • Written by Leave a comment

Swift is the Apple’s new programming language that has become so popular among the programming community. Apple announced the release of Swift programming language 4 years ago. It was one of the many experiments done for replacing the next era of Objective-C language.

Since then, there are plenty of Apple Swift tutorials that have been released on the Internet by programmers. Although many of them are free, the problem with these tutorials is that most of them are not very good, especially the ones developed during the early stages of Swift.

However, you don’t need to worry because we have collected the best on Swift tutorials. You will surely find something worth learning from these tutorials.

Swift is very important to any career related to  iOS development. If you are an experienced programmer looking to make some money, this is the perfect time for you to learn the Swift and stay in the developing game.

Here are some useful tutorials that are of the highest quality and have the ability to teach you everything about Swift. Hope you will find something useful from these tutorials.

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UX vs UI: What’s the Real Score?

Posted in Tools, Web Design2 weeks ago • Written by Leave a comment

There is sometimes a false impression among people in workplaces regarding the difference between ‘User Interface’ and ‘User Experience’. Many are asking about UX vs UI. What’s the difference between the two, anyway?

Whether you are in a client’s meeting or looking at any job description, chances are, you will find these terms interlinked. It is often expected that the interface designer knows the mechanisms of user experience.

Due to some common characteristics of skill sets mixed up in both concepts, an interface designer can be taken as the right person for user experience work. But, both terms are totally different from each other in terms of objectives and scope.

The term user interface is more focused towards actual elements that any user interacts with, whereas user experience is more than just the end result of user interface. User interface allows the users to easily interact with the system. User experience focuses on the whole part of giving the best experience to the user in every element of the site

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Design with Class: A Hundred Wallpapers for Web Designers

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration2 weeks ago • Written by Leave a comment

Wallpapers are always a source of inspiration. Everyone likes good wallpaper, whether it is on the desktop screen or on the website. The simpler they are, the more beautiful they look.

Web designers are always searching for some inspiration that help them to expand their vision and go beyond possibilities. That is why most of the designers have a large collection of wallpapers with them. Web designers, I would say, give more attention to wallpapers than anyone else because they use them for computer wallpapers as well as in their websites.

Changing wallpapers can give you several advantages:

  • A fresh feeling while working
  • They can be inspiring and motivating.
  • Always encourage you to think beyond your imagination

Beautifully balanced colors with simple yet efficient design is what every designer looks in a wallpaper. These wallpapers are fine pieces of art in themselves.

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30 Refreshing Premium WordPress Themes for Landing Pages

Posted in Tools, Web Interfaces, WordPress3 weeks ago • Written by Leave a comment

There comes a time when we think of starting a new business and selling some products or maybe a service. Premium WordPress themes are also very popular because they are SEO-optimized.

WordPress themes are popular because they are flexible, comfortable, and provide you with a powerful content management system (CMS).

On the other hand, landing pages are also known as the sales pages because they are used by the marketers to promote and sell their products or services and also to promote events.

Landing pages are usually coded in HTML because all the content is meant to be static. However, these days more and more WordPress themes for landing pages are gaining popularity because they provide you much more.

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30 Beautiful Premium Tumblr Themes for Your Tumblog

Posted in Web Interface4 weeks ago • Written by Leave a comment

Tumblr is a very easy to use platform for micro-blogging. It is very popular these days. Tumblr gives the simplicity and attractiveness that your blog deserves. You can post plenty of things on your Tumblr dashboard including photos, videos, links, text, etc.

But besides all these great things, you will need a great looking Tumblr theme for your Tumblog so that it stands out. It will get more attention from the visitors, thus, making your blog more popular. If you are a professional blogger, then, you would probably know how important it is to have a great looking theme design for the blog.

There are plenty of free themes available on the Internet but majority of these themes can’t give you the best results.

Using beautiful premium Tumblr themes is best for your blog.

  • It enhances the experience of your Tumblog.
  • It is more powerful and effective when it comes to attracting the visitors.
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The Freelancer’s Guide to Retirement Preparation

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 weeks ago • Written by Leave a comment

Freelancing has become a new job market in today’s world. People know that relying on the traditional jobs to fulfill their needs is not enough in today’s world. Freelancing industry in past few years has seen a vast increase in home business owners and freelancers. The experts say that the number will continue to grow in the future.

Freelancers have the advantage of working from home. They decide the working time and choose their preferred jobs. Freelance designers feel more relax in working from home than at an office. But, the reality is that there are more challenges in working from home than there are in a firm.

One of the biggest issues that freelance designers can face is the retirement preparation. Yes, being a freelancer can be a very exciting experience for every web designer but, not every web designer thinks about the retirement. There can be many reasons for it such as:

  • Even with the growing number of freelancers, still, many people think freelancing is a part time job rather than proper business
  • Designers don’t plan retirement because they want to enjoy work and freedom for as long as they can
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How Well Do You Understand Wireframes and Prototypes?

Posted in Tips, Usability, Web Design4 weeks ago • Written by 2 Comments

Few people know about the actual difference between the two terms ‘Wireframe’ and ‘Prototype’ in creating web design projects. There can be confusion with regards to their similarities. However, it is very important to know the difference of these two. Also, what are the benefits that these two can have for your designing projects? It might be possible that sometimes you will only require wireframe in your project and sometimes you will need a prototype for it.

Both wireframe and prototypes are phases of web development that you present to your client.

The major phases of web development project are:

  1. Research. Initially you have to do some research with your client regarding the design of your website
  2. Conceptualize. This gives you the idea about which elements and features to include in your website.
  3. Layout. Make a sketch and decide on the layout of your website following with the basic design of the website.

To make it clearer, we are going to have a discussion about the difference between wireframes and prototypes in today’s article. Let’s start with their meanings.

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