The Listed Voyage: 30 Free jQuery Navigation Menus

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Nowadays, jQuery navigation menus are more than just plain texts with links on it. In a previous tutorial, I presented to you how you can create a navigation menu with jQuery and CSS3, which is a cool way to display your menus on your site.

With the power of jQuery, it can turn the navigation of a website into a dynamic menu. Although CSS3 can now be used to create dynamic navigation, still, jQuery adds more functionality on the menus.

Aside from the dynamic functionalities, the design must also be considered. This is simply because your visitors would probably see it for the first time they visit your site.

It will definitely provide a bad UI experience if not well presented. Having a great design will add more value to your site thus adding better user experience.

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The Zen of Relational Database: Learn the Basics Here!

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Databases have been a staple topic on every digital business. Thus organizing the tables and fields is necessary. The concept of Relational Database was born way back in 1969 when Edgar F. Codd, a researcher from IBM, wrote the process of outlining a database. From there, the this concept has spread on every computing-involved business and task.

According to Wikipedia,

  A relational database is a database that has a collection of tables of data items, all of which is formally described and organized according to the relational models.

This means that using the relational model, each table arrangement must be identify a column or group of columns to distinctly identify each row also called as primary key.

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Image Caption Animation with CSS3 Transform and Transitions

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jQuery caption hover effects have been on the Web for a long time. There are plenty of jQuery libraries out there that can be used to obtain a cool and amazing image caption animation and hover effects.

That being said, it is now possible to do the same cool effects with CSS3 transitions and transform properties.

Today I want to show you how you can create cool animation hover effects with CSS3 animation. The images used in the demos were illustrated by Rudolph Musngi.

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Aim High! Construct Your SEO Friendly WordPress Site

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WordPress is one of the easiest to optimize CMS for SEO. Although WordPress sites have the highest possibility of getting ranked on search engines, it doesn’t mean that you should not optimize or work on your SEO friendly WordPress site.

If you are like the many users around the world believing that your default installation of WordPress will get your site on the top of the search engine ranking, you believe the wrong thing.

Just like the other sites on the Web, you really need to do something to make it SEO-friendly.

That being said, it’s not that hard to make your WordPress site SEO-friendly. With a lot of themes, plugins, tricks and conventions on the Web, you can definitely do it in a little amount of time.

Whether you are a serious WordPress publisher with specific goal on the Web or just planning to start a blog, this article is for you. This article will be a guide on how you can build your WordPress SEO-friendly site.

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Pop Up That Page: 10 Best Optin Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Posted in Plugins, WordPress4 days ago • Written by 1 Comment

Whether you are using WordPress for your business or for blogging, you need to get people on your mailing list. But, if you also want to increase the number of readers who sign up to your list, then you need to use optin plugins. In this article, you can find out the 10 best optin plugins you can use for WordPress.

Why optin plugins are needed:

  • Allows you to add popup signup forms to your WordPress site
  • Allows you to test and monitor the effect it has on readers
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What’s on the MENU? Color Properties Every Designer Should Know

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For web designers and graphic artists, these color properties are valuable tools for a successful design project.

  • Serves as a guide on how to define colors
  • Gives a design project a “polished” look
  • Enhances visual communication
  • Develops color combination agility
  • Helps channel correct messages
  • Helpful in establishing mood
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Dress Up Your Site: How to Customize WordPress Themes

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You’ve already installed your favorite WordPress theme on your site, but you feel that it needs to be tweaked a bit to make it look better, which leads you to  ask “How does one customize WordPress Themes?”

If you’re new to WordPress, you might think that it is hard to customize a WordPress theme because the thought about the codes scares you.

Although customizing a WordPress theme seems like rocket science, there are many simple ways to customize the look and feel of your site without breaking the theme. In fact, there are even some tools on Web that you can use to make the customization process easier and faster.

This article serves as a guide to teach you how to modify WordPress Themes the smart and easy way by using a child theme.

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The Basal Guide: How to Create a WordPress Child Theme

Posted in HowTos, Themes, WordPress5 days ago • Written by 1 Comment

Creating a WordPress child theme is important. It gives the user access to the theme without the threat of breaking it when updating. Unfortunately, child themes can be confusing if you don’t have much experience with WordPress customization.

As WordPress users customize their themes more, there might be some instances when users lose all of their theme’s layout or functionalities after updating the theme.

This gives some headache to WordPress users as they might need to debug their themes, or worst, recreate or install them all over again.

In this article, you will learn something about creating a child theme in WordPress.

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How to Create SVG Loading Animations using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Edge Animate CC

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Keeping your viewers glued to your webpage while it loads is like trying to stop a time bomb, except that it doesn’t blow people into tiny bits. Some web designers give special attention by providing users with some entertainment while the all the information they want to see are still waiting to be fully loaded like this tutorial on how to create SVG loading animations using Illustrator and Adobe Edge Animate CC.

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10 TED Talks Every Web Designer and Developer Should Watch

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What are TED talks? Why is it so popular nowadays?

Ted Talk is a nonprofit discussion event devoted to spreading ideas which can be in the form of a short, powerful and convincing talks usually runs from  18 minutes or less.

TED began in 1984 as a conference where (T)echnology, (E)ntertainment and (D)esign converged. But nowadays, it covers a variety of topics, from business to global issues and hot topics across the globe.

Some are independently running TEDx events that help share ideas in communities in every part of the world.

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