Back2Back: Fashion and Web Design Similarities

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In this amazing world where exclusive designs and elements are fighting for supremacy, a lot of aspiring designers wants to be famous and become a design icon. When the love for art united with technology plus a spoonfuls of passion for design, a great designer guru can be born. What are the fashion and web design similarities?

Designing does not only limit itself to a specific industry. There are many specializations that fall under one umbrella. A fashion designer differs from a textile designer and both are aesthetically different from a web designer. Who wants to be a Versace? or a Vitaly Friedman?

But how is a fashion designer similar to a web designer? As we all know both fields convey images of uniqueness, elegance, beauty and functionality.

In this article, know how these fields of designing come into one stage and perform a common behavior. Let’s open the runway!

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How to Create Anchor Tooltips Custom Shortcode in Minutes!

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Tooltips are very useful in displaying information. These are small hover boxes that contain information about the text or item being hovered over. It appears without clicking the text, something which is very handy on your site. In some previous tutorial, I showed you how to create and customize anchor link tooltips to display information. In this one, you will learn how to create anchor tooltips custom shortcode.

With just a few lines of pure HTML and CSS3, it can be done. But isn’t it would be great if you can also integrate this on your WordPress site?

Great thing there is a solution for that: WordPress shortcode. Shortcodes are WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. By just inserting something inside square brackets, it will replace that content with some other content and usually being driven by a series of PHP functions.

In today’s tutorial, you will integrate the anchor tooltips that you’ve made on the previous tutorial to WordPress shortcode. Let’s start.

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Discover the Extraordinary: How to Find Great Web Design Resources

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The Internet has completely transformed the computer and communications world like never before. The Internet has become a world-wide broadcasting mechanism for collecting as well as sharing the information.

Through Internet browsing, you can easily access information on unlimited topics related to web design.

However, the biggest hurdle that people face on the Internet is how to effectively access the huge information available with a simple mouse click.

Today’s post is about teaching you the best way to scour the Internet in order to find cool resources that can be perfectly used in your designing projects. Let’s start!

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20 Best eBooks to Learn PHP and MySQL Development

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Having some basic knowledge about the PHP and MySQL, nowadays, is necessary for every web developer. If you are creating websites for your clients, you will definitely have to use any one of these coding.

PHP and MySQL also serve many other purposes for web developers. They can learn the latest techniques about PHP and MySQL through different sources such as eBooks.

eBooks are easy to download. You can just read them instead of going to class. There are very few authentic sources from which you can learn the right PHP and MySQL techniques.

To help you out, we have collected 20 of the best e-Books through which you can learn everything about the PHP and MySQL. Here is the list:

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Who Wants Free and Fresh WordPress Themes? We’ve Got 25 For You

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There are so many free and fresh WordPress themes out there that it’s hard to decide which one. Free WordPress themes can be used for creating websites like blogs, portfolios, business and much more. Just searching for hours through the WordPress themes store for finding the perfect  and perfect WordPress themes can take lot of time.

WordPress currently is the most popular CMS platform available. With its huge popularity and growth, there are numerous themes shared by other developers for free. You can download them and use with your own website according to your own need.

Fresh and free WordPress themes with good quality are not easily to find on the Web. All of these themes have amazing features that you will find in any other premium theme.

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The Hiring Guide for Freelancer Clients

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I have been writing about freelancing and web design for over a year now, and I honestly haven’t stumbled upon a hiring guide that teaches clients to hire great freelancers.

Everybody wants to find good clients. Often, freelancers read tips from experts and blogs like these to successfully dig the gold out their freelancing mines.

You always see how-tos ranging from building portfolios to even firing clients.

I am a freelancer, why should I read this?

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How to Create WordPress Widgets

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WordPress widgets give you the ability to edit a certain part of your WordPress theme, usually on the sidebar. Using its drag-and-drop features, it’s really easy for beginners to add, customize or delete a widget.

Although there are a lot WordPress plugins available on the Web, the best way to get your exact desired output on the front end is coding it.

Coding WordPress widgets is just like coding a plugin but, this time, it’s more simple and easy. WordPress widgets provide user the options to fill out forms, include or exclude certain data information and some other features.

The order and placement is set by the WordPress theme in the functions.php file.

In today’s tutorial, learn how to create WordPress widgets by coding an Advertisement Banner  widget to display banners on your site. OK, let’s start.

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Make it Artastic: 30 Beautiful Photoshop Brush Sets

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Photoshop brush sets can be a great time saver for the designers because these allow the designers to easily and quickly create fantastic artwork without the need to draw all the individual design elements.

Good Photoshop brushes have always been in demand, which is why every designer should have a great collection of Photoshop brushes in their tool boxes. It is not hard to find Photoshop sets but finding those with the highest quality can frustrate any web designer on the lookout.

In today’s post, we are featuring a high quality collection of brushes that can be of great help to every designer. Latest versions of Photoshop do come with nice pre-installed brushes but they are only the beginning of what you can possibly do with the Photoshop brushes.

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How to Create a Music Player UI Using Adobe Illustrator

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There have been a lot of UI kits swarming around the market lately. Some include complete sets of User Interface elements and, some, focus on just one element. These kits often serve as a basis and template for web designers in creating wonderful web pages.

Because of these kits, web designers, now, don’t have to worry about running out of ideas. They can copy and use these UI kits and make them better.

Today, you will be learning how to create a Music Player UI using Adobe Illustrator. This trendy UI was built using the minimalist and flat design foundations.

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The English Labyrinth: How to Communicate with Freelance Clients

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English is a difficult language. So many rules. So many exceptions to the rules, but anyone can easily learn it.  The problem is, English as a language should be learned through immersion. But, generally, it is often taught academically.

It is really hard to communicate with freelance clients who speak English poorly. Issues also arise with native English speakers who particularly have a heavy regional accent that is too difficult to comprehend.

The Importance of the English Language

The English language is so critical that immersion is necessary. Some people can remedy this problem by imitation.

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