Create Elegant Tags With Sliding Post Count For WordPress

Posted in HowTos, Plugins, WordPress3 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

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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To Fight Spam With Akismet Or With An Alternative?

Posted in Plugins, WordPress3 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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Perfect Christmas Package: Wallpapers, Web Designs And Fonts

Posted in Fonts, Freebies, Showcase, Wallpapers3 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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Mouthwatering Collection Of jQuery Plugins And CSS3 Tricks

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX, Plugins3 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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Pligg: A Social Networking Content Management System

Posted in Showcase, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

What is Pligg? Don’t we use WordPress as the “default” Content Management System? Enough, you WordPress dreamers! The world outside WordPress is huge and you got to jump out of your favorite content management system so as to discover the rest of the virtual world. Today, we will break some shackles to travel outside our comfort zone. It is time to discover one Content Management System which has been doing rounds for quite some time: Pligg.

P.S. You will notice how by the end of the article I slowly drift into the favor of WordPress (even when I won’t mention this openly). After all, WordPress rocks!

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Showcase Of Small But Useful Content Management Systems

Posted in Showcase, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

There are lots of Content Management Systems on the internet and sometimes it might be difficult to choose one of them. Sure, WordPress is leading and Blogspot is following on the second place, but what if you want to have something else? If you are one of the ones who needs an advice, then this article should be perfect for you. Today we take a look at popular CMS all over the web and describe them so that you know which one fits you best. Although I could write about them, I would rather skip WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Blogspot, because everybody knows about them and I do not think they need descriptions.

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Trends Behind Hotel Web Design And A Mesmerizing Showcase

Posted in Inspiration, Showcase, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Hotels cannot be tagged as a second home for most of us (other than those executives who tend to spend their lifetimes in hotels) but the time spent in a hotel somehow sticks with us. Not saying that life never gifted me with the luxury that a hotel serves but still! The hotel industry has grown leaps and bounds due to their efficient on-spot service.

Although the hotel industry is already flourishing, there is still a lot of room for improvement. Most hotels do not understand the importance of their online presence. Having a website is not the only solution. It is about a riveting website just like it is about riveting service within hotel premises. I thought that it was time for me to study the latest trends on hotel web design and help you gauge a few real-time examples. Time to check-in!

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9 WordPress Security Tips To Protect Your Website From Harm

Posted in Plugins, WordPress3 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System in the world, used by more than 60 million people around the globe. WordPress hosts more than half of the blogs itself. The popular CMS is used by huge companies and associations in the world such as TechCrunch, NBC, CNN, CBS or the National Football League of the US. There are more than 2.5 billion WordPress pages in the world, read by more than 300 million people daily, while around 500.000 new posts and 400.000 comments are posted each day.

This is huge and shows how important and widely used WordPress is. WordPress doesn’t show signs of slowing down either, so expect these numbers to increase dramatically in the near future. Therefore we also need to learn how to protect ourselves, because there is no popular web technology nowadays not targeted by hackers and robots.

Today I will talk about tips, tricks and plugins to keep your WordPress blog safe from hackers and robots. This doesn’t mean you have to do all of them, but using as many of them as possible is recommended.

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A Brush With The Elegant Ampersand

Posted in Inspiration, Showcase, Typography3 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Ampersand is one of the very few typographical characters that has been a part of our daily lives since we can remember. It was the uniqueness of ampersand that made designers experiment with the design of ampersand. The end results at times were amazing while sometimes it was hard to recognize the outcome. I might not leave a shiver down your spine when I introduce you to the history of ampersand but believe me, it is worth your time. Today, we will dive into the past and understand how ampersand become what it is today – Ampersand. Also, we will admire some of the most amazing experimental ampersand designs that designers could imagine.

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Hot WordPress Themes For Freelancers For Personal Branding

Posted in Themes, WordPress3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

In order to succeed as a freelancer and build a successful brand, website creation is paramount to displaying a professional image. WordPress makes it easy for freelancers to build beautiful, professional websites that are not only impressive to potential clients, but also easy to manage and customize.

The right WordPress theme can make or break your website, so its important to choose one that is clear, concise, simple to navigate and overall generally pleasing to the visitor.

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