Create Elegant Tags With Sliding Post Count For WordPress

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Tired of the boring category style being always same, like a mini menu? Tired of items arranged horizontally or vertically, styled always the same way? Yes, I’m tired of it too. So let’s make things more interesting now.

Our starting point will be a cool sliding tags design made by Thomas Bosée. Then we’ll learn how to use WordPress wp_list_categories function, how to edit its result, how to code CSS and finally a little of jQuery “Black Magic”.

So, let’s rock!

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5 Bizarre Techniques To Find Inspiration Away From Work

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Before I start, let me put up a disclaimer. You know, the one that helps me save myself when you guys sit on my head and kick my, well, you know what! See, I ain’t rich enough to fight against your lawyers so, here we go:

All characters and names mentioned by me today are not fictitious or imaginary. And any resemblance to many people living, dead, in a coma or just purely out of work is purely intentional and not at all regretted. Also, all ideas pushed are to kick you out of work. I love all you famous (and rich) designers and am lying!

Getting back to what we are here for. To give up on our tightly lipped schedules where we don’t have a minute free to say “Hello” to our own souls. You know, the world of Internet and freelancing is such that you got to fight against your free will so that you don’t end up messing your client’s time. It is like being on your toes if you don’t want the competition to rip your apart. But, have you noticed that most of us opt for freelancing because we want to get rid of the sick day jobs and be our own boss? Instead, we end up being a freelancer who is working like never before in order to rake in lots of money as quickly as possible.

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14 Wiki CMS To Help You Build Your Own Wikipedia

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Wikis are a rare breed of websites – we all would agree on that. Designing a portfolio, corporate blog or any such website is an entirely different concept from designing wikis. When it comes to wikis, not only does the website ‘rise’ in terms of its size, but also in terms of complexity. Wikis need to be so designed that the finished website does not look clumsy or unorganized – no matter how much data it has, and at the same time is simple enough for even the most novice user to understand. Following that, and perhaps most importantly, wikis need to be edited not by an individual but an entire community – again, simplicity and ease of use come into play!

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20 Emergency Holiday Gifts For Geeks

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Have you been naughty or nice this year? The holidays are just around the corner; we can even smell the mistletoe and your grandma’s eggnog in the air. The holidays are the perfect time for loving and sharing. Gift giving has long been a tradition associated with the holidays. What are you planning to give to your family and friends?

Designers and artists, and geeks in general, can be nitpicky when it comes to gifts. Most often, they don’t like gifts that are uncreative and uninspiring. If you want to make an effort this year by giving the best gifts for your designer friends, stop shopping at local shopping stores and malls. Sure, designers and creative types are easy to please–gift them with the latest iPad, smartphone, or a state-of-the-art Wacom tablet and you’ll be BFFs. But if you have a tight budget, better be creative! Explore unique gifts by going online.

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Yay Or Nay Of QR Code Marketing

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You must have seen plenty of QR code showcases already but somehow I feel that people haven’t learned QR code marketing yet. Reason could be that QR codes are kinda of new to internet marketing. I’m not saying that QR codes are new, but they have a lot of room to grow and the possibilities are yet to be explored. The world of SEO might have exhausted its regular tips but QR code is yet to explode. Today, I will dare to understand the world of QR code marketing. Stick with me, it’ll be worth it.

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14 Unusual Websites To Kill Time With When Bored

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How is the world on the other side you bored go-getters? I know that a time can come when you just don’t know what else to do? There comes a time in life when you just don’t want to go offline because you are addicted to the internet but you don’t know what to do because you seem to have surfed almost all of it. If you are still reading this then I am assuming that you are someone who will give up on their youth if not shown a way..err..to kill their precious time. Worry not. I will introduce you to some of the most amazing websites that provide a quick cure to boredom.

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Redefining Your SEO For Mobile Media

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Webmasters already have a really difficult time figuring out how to promote their website for SEO. The search engine algorithms are complex and always changing. No sooner does the owner think he’s mastered the art of SEO and the rules change all over again.

The advent of mobile media has made SEO even harder. When they first came out, not too many people used mobile devices to search the web. Today, nearly 40% of visitors use mobile devices for social networking. As a webmaster, you can’t afford to ignore this overwhelmingly important source of traffic. When you develop your website, you need to make sure it is optimized for both desktop computers and mobile devices.

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40+ Creative Contact Forms That Will Inspire You

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We have previously posted many collections about inspirational contact forms, but in this post we have collected the most innovative and amazing contact forms which you can bring into play for inspiration in your own designs. Contact forms have developed very much since the days of plain featureless HTML forms. This applies especially correct for portfolio websites and design agencies.

The modern designs are attractive and can be tremendously innovative. In addition to the regular fields that everyone anticipates, forms can be elevated by adding additional features such as maps, social networking data and interesting illustrations. A solid and aesthetically pleasing contact form assures the viewer’s trust in the person or company at the back of the site and improves the entire experience.

Here is the full collection after this jump. Enjoy!

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How To Spice Up Your Resource Boxes For Better Conversion

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Whether it’s for your own site or for someone else, you pour hours and hours toiling over the great content you produce. So it makes sense that you’d have a resource box that does it justice right?

Of course it does! But unfortunately many authors and article marketers fail to pay this hot little piece of on-screen real estate the respect it deserves. Just to clarify, I’m talking about the box commonly located above or below a post, which contains a paragraph or so about who the author is and what they do.

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20 Mind-Boggling Parallax Website Design And How To Make One

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There hasn’t been a design style that has captured the web’s creative community like that of parallax website design in ages, which, in non industry terms, is about a few months. You might be wondering what parallax website design is, I don’t believe I have ever heard of this. Well actually you have heard it, and seen its use for some time now. Before going into showcasing some really well designed websites utilizing parallax design, let’s take some time to examine and explain what it is.

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