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Sliding Menu Manual

In this detailed manual you'll find information on building Mobile Websites, creating dynamic menus and the features in detail packed in the Sliding Menu extension.

August 11, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Expanding Images Using HTML5's Contenteditable

HTML5 has a new attribute, contenteditable, which can be applied to any element which allows it to be edited directly in the browser window. Think of text input with a predefined value, but it can literally be any element. Form elements like text inputs support the :focus pseudo class, which allow us to style those elements when they are clicked upon or otherwise navigated to.

August 10, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

How to Add Dynamic Content to a Dreamweaver Template

If you're like me, you tend to create your websites using templates to make updates easier across your sites, right? Wouldn't it be nice to have dynamic information within those templates once in a while?

I tried for years, and always got that "codeOutsideHTMLIsLocked" message. I had given up on it altogether for a really long time.

This may not be news for everyone, but recently I figured it out and it made a huge impact on my designs and options.

It's all about "includes"! Let's go through it in an easy to understand manner, shall we? 

August 9, 2010 Author: Bobby Edgar Rating: Not enough votes

16 Vital Checks Before Releasing a WordPress Theme

Releasing a WordPress theme on a marketplace, such as  ThemeForest, where the audience is so large and diverse, has some challenges. You cannot test a solution directly with the client. You need to plan in advance for all edge cases, and ensure that your theme is as customizable as possible. If you’re inexperienced, chances are that some things will unfortunately slip through the cracks. Luckily for you, we have drawn on our hard-earned wisdom to help you avoid repeating the same mistakes we made.

August 9, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Editing a WordPress theme with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 – Part 2: Setting up your site

This is Part 2 of a four-part tutorial on editing WordPress themes using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. Part 1  covered the basics of WordPress and the components that make up a WordPress theme. This article focuses on setting up WordPress (version 3 or higher), installing a local server (XAMPP on Windows or MAMP on Mac OS X), creating a local Dreamweaver site and testing server, setting up code hinting, installing theme files, and previewing a main theme file.

August 9, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Coding a Stylish Blog Design Layout in HTML & CSS

Last week we went through the process of designing a stylish blog layout in Photoshop. Now let’s take our visual concept and cut it into slices for use with neat HTML and CSS code. All our browser testing will be done on this coded concept before converting the design into a full WordPress theme.

August 4, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

A Web Designer’s Guide to Linux Fonts

One area in which few Linux users see any representation is Web typography. In 2003, Linux user and software developer Jeremy Zawodny howled about the dearth of decent fonts for Linux. At the time, he was right. But that situation has since changed, even though many Web designers still believe fonts designed for (and included with) various Linux flavors are all just icky.

That’s not true any longer either. But the perception remains.

August 4, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Editing a WordPress theme with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 – Part 1: Learning the basics

This is Part 1 of a four-part tutorial series on editing WordPress themes using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. In this part, you will learn the basics of WordPress, including why so many people use it, how it is installed, and what makes up a WordPress theme. I'll also describe some of the features you will be using in Dreamweaver to make editing your theme a snap.

July 28, 2010 Author: George Petrov Rating: Not enough votes