If you want to offer your visitors a more rewarding experience on your website a customized search engine allows you to create a more rewarding search experience for your visitors and help them find what they are searching for.
The solution is to create and install a search engine application for your website. The solution you use will depend on the content management system you have and how many pages are in your site.
Below are some of the best and easiest choices I have found for helping create your site search engine. With the exception of the WordPress plugins listed below though, these solutions will work for any website.Read More
In this week’s tutorial we are going to create an awesome landing page for GD Auto Service as an example. The template will have a cool logo, search bar, navigation, slider gallery, login panel, blog, services, testimonials and footer. Let’s combine these all together to make an awesome template. I will try my best to make it easy for you to follow this tutorial. So let’s get started!Read More
In this week’s tutorial we are going to create a simple template for a gaming website. You will learn how to create basic highlighting, color combination, alignment, what background works, and many other important things. I hope you can follow me from start to finish.
You have two options: to follow the tutorial and acquire all the techniques listed here, and soon you can design something relevant to this. Or you can just download the file, but I promise you that you will be confused if you just download the file. The best thing to do is to follow the tutorial, it takes less than 30 minutes!Read More
In this week’s tutorial we will create a gallery layout. I will not be using the 960 grid in this tutorial, the purpose is to show beginners out there how important the Ruler Tool is when you are designing in Photoshop. We will also tackle how to create and use patterns and using mask and filters.Read More
In the past few years the letterpress text effect has become a huge trend in web design. It’s being used in headers, headlines and even interfaces. The love for the letterpress effect has been transferred from printing machines to our computer screens. If done right letterpress can be a splendid and neat accent in your design. Another superb, yet often underrated, text effect is embossing. You may have seen it in some menus though. Text embossing is another effect which digital art has borrowed from traditional design. This tutorial will guide you through creating the letterpress and embossed text effect in Photoshop. The tutorial will be using some basic layer styles together with some more advanced techniques. If you’re a beginner in Photoshop text effects, continue to read to find out how to achieve fantastic looking letterpress and embossed text effects in Photoshop.Read More
In this tutorial we are going to create a minimal WordPress theme in Photoshop. Don’t worry if you are new with using Photoshop, any skill level will do. I’ll try my best for you to follow this tutorial from start to finish. Also, you will learn how to create simple patterns to add more texture to our WordPress theme.
This is a simple design created in Photoshop. The working demo will soon follow, which will involve converting the PSD file to a working HTML/CSS. So, are you excited? Open your Photoshop now and let’s get started!Read More
Crawler, spider, bot, or whatever you want to call it, is a program that automatically gets and processes data from sites, for many uses.
Google, for example, indexes and ranks pages automatically via powerful spiders, crawlers and bots. We have also link checkers, HTML validators, automated optimizations, and web spies. Yeah, web spies. This is what we will be doing now.
Actually I don’t know if this is a common term, or if its ever been used before, but I think it perfectly describes this kind of application. The main goal here is to create a software that monitors the prices of your competitors so you can always be up to date with market changes.
You might think “Well, it is useless to me. You know, I’m a freelancer, I don’t have to deal with this ‘price comparison’ thing.” Don’t worry, you are right. But you may have customers that have a lot of competitors they want to watch closely. So you can always offer this as a “plus” service (feel free to charge for it, I’ll be glad to know that), and learn a little about this process.
So, let’s rock!Read More
WordPress is surely the most used CMS in the world. Here we will talk a little about it’s incredibly easy multisite install (a.k.a. Network install). With multisite you can set up multiple blogs that share the same WordPress files, DB, plugins, themes, so you can do some cool things with it. We will see how to get posts from another blog in the network, as it was yours, create users, dynamically create a blog, how to create multiple blogs in different domains, and much more.
So, let’s rock.Read More
CSS and HTML are key languages to begin with, when you decide to invest your time in web design and development. They are powerful languages and most of the time may seem simple to work with.
However, every single one of us, beginners, or advanced developers, have committed basic or major mistakes working with both these languages. With this in mind, I believe it is extremely important and always welcome to learn some good tips and practices which I hope will help you improve your skills and experience.Read More