Are We Ready For The Cloud?

Posted in Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Now we can’t imagine life without computers in our bags and smartphones in our pockets. Humans have now become ‘obsessed’ with connectivity. But how do we keep our gadgets and devices organized? How do we manage both our business and personal data across devices?

This is when today’s ‘hottest’ service in technology comes in. Cloud computing is a service whereby shared resources, data, and software are provided to computers and other devices over a network, usually via the internet. Apple’s version is the iCloud, which upon its introduction has replaced Apple’s MobileMe. Apple iCloud was introduced by Steve Jobs during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June of 2011–an event that announced the OS X Lion and the iOS 5 for the iPod, iPhone and the iPad.

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To Fight Spam With Akismet Or With An Alternative?

Posted in Plugins, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Akismet is one of the most popular anti-spam measures for WordPress in particular and many other CMSes/platforms in general. The Akismet plugin is bundled with the official WordPress install by default, and it is one of the most reliable solutions when it comes to fighting spam.

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16 Google Services And Apps For Your WordPress Blog

Posted in Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

Google offers seemingly endless services and apps. Even though it began as (and primarily is) a search engine, today Google has a solution for every internet user’s needs. And when it comes to meeting needs, Google doesn’t forget the needs of web designers and developers. In this article, we will be taking at a look at some of the major Google services and how they can be useful for a WordPress user.

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Using HTML5 Video The Easy Way

Posted in Tips, Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

If you haven’t had a good reason to learn HTML5 video, let me give you one: Flash mobile is dead. Mobile is the new black, many people say that by 2014 more people will be browsing with their mobile device than using a desktop. You know, if we get through 2012 of course. So more then using CSS media queries and cool coding tricks, you need to be ready to switch also the way you post videos online.

Now  you may be asking yourself if it’s hard to implement HTML5 video, or if it’s worth the effort. Well, dear friend, it’s way easier than you think.

We’ll see today a few different ways you can implement it, and a few more things that you should be aware of.

So, let’s rock!

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Perfect Christmas Package: Wallpapers, Web Designs And Fonts

Posted in Fonts, Freebies, Showcase, Wallpapers2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Done with Thanksgiving Day and preparing for Christmas? Here we are at your service. 1WD presents a perfect Christmas package for web designers and Internet nerds. We will put forth some of the best Christmas Wallpapers, Christmas Web designs and Christmas Fonts to brighten your Christmas. Use them as and when necessary and do tell Santa that 1WD already sent you this special gift!

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What Web Designers Can Learn From A Florist

Posted in Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

It took time before the editors approved this idea. I agree with their concern. 1WD (and almost all genuine blogs) have a plethora of inspirational articles that aspire to inspire readers like never before. Most end up as half-read, sometimes even by the loyal readers of that blog. Somewhere, something surely goes wrong.

I don’t know if I am aware of the original set of juices that conspire in the making of an inspirational punch but I can assure you that I won’t be trying to inspire you with the upcoming discussion. I really don’t believe in inspiring someone. See, if XX years of lifetime (where XX is your age) hasn’t been enough to inspire you then a 2000 word article cannot help you. And, please don’t tell me that you haven’t faced an hour of harsh reality in your complete lifetime which could have led you towards some form of inspiration. Moreover, you really don’t need inspiration if you are living such a comfortable life. Do you?

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Mouthwatering Collection Of jQuery Plugins And CSS3 Tricks

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX, Plugins2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

I’m sure that at one point or another you were designing a website and thought it could use a little something extra. That bit of something that adds extra functionality or enhances what it already has, making it not only easier for the user to receive the information they seek, but also present it in a neat package.

In no particular order, I give you a handpicked collection of jQuery plugins and some CSS3 tricks to top it off. Surely, with these in your designer arsenal, your creations will stand out more than ever before.

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How To Use Pinterest To Direct More Traffic To Your Website

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 31 Comments

Wouldn’t it be great if the things you did in your spare time directly affected the amount of traffic driven to your website? Like true 21st century people, a majority of us spend our time either tweeting, blogging, or poking each other on Facebook. Now you may believe that all of this time spent through various social media may be wasted but there are sites that are not only fun to use, but valuable in promoting yourself. With sites like Pinterest it’s not only possible to promote yourself, but also get encouraged!

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Definitive Mobile Guide – 40+ Tools, Frameworks And Tutorials

Posted in Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

The mobile market is getting bigger and bigger. A lot of people are spending much more time mobile browsing than desktop. Sometimes I feel like developers aren’t paying proper attention to mobile interfaces. Maybe because we don’t have enough tools to do it, right? No, actually it isn’t.

Despite cool things like Safari Mobile that makes any (non-flash) website “browsable” it’s easy to see that conversion rates are much higher on interfaces design for mobile viewing.

So be ready to see A LOT of tools to help you create cool things for mobile with just what we know (HTML, CSS, JS).

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Top Five E-Mail Marketing Services

Posted in Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

There are lots of e-mail marketing services on the internet and it might be difficult to choose because there are lots of options, features and pricing which you may need to consider. People also try to name the best marketing service on the internet, the same as they try to do with the CMSs, but it depends on what needs they have, so instead of looking at each of their features, today we take a look at what is special about each one of them.

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