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Date Archives: March2019

Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

How to Create an Animated Favicon Loader with JavaScript

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Favicons are a crucial part of online branding, they give a visual cue to users, and help them distinguish your site from others. Although most favicons are static, it is possible to create animated favicons as well. A constantly moving favicon is certainly annoying for most users, and also harms accessibility, however when it’s only animated for a short time in response to a…

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Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

15 Useful WordPress Functions All Developers Should Know

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WordPress is full of great functions for us developers to use. We can pull post lists out of thin air, manipulate almost everything about them, grab any user we wish and display their social media connections in a jiffy. There are however quite a few functions which seem to be overlooked for unknown reasons. I’ve…

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Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

10 Awesome PostCSS Plugins to Make You a CSS Wizard

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PostCSS is an incredibly versatile tool that makes it possible to transform CSS styles with JavaScript plugins. Its flexibility lies in the way it’s built. The core part of PostCSS is a Node.js module that you can install with npm, and it has an ecosystem of more than 200 plugins you can choose to use in your project. PostCSS is…

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Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

8 Free Pattern Generators to Create Repetitive Pattern Background

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Patterns are widely used in web design as a background. Basically, patterns can be defined as graphics used in repeated form on a field. If you find yourself facing difficulties in creating natural patterns, that’s because it is quite complicated to create a loop that works both vertically and horizontally, well, at least it’s difficult to…

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Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

How to Customize Media Upload Directory in WordPress

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Despite improvements in the WordPress media manager, one thing has not changed: how WordPress stores media (e.g. files, images, videos, and audios) in the server. Currently, WordPress organizes files into date-based folders, unless we opt out of it from Settings > Media, in which case, all uploaded media files will not be categorized into subfolders. So far WordPress…

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Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

10 Creative Techniques Using CSS3 Box Shadow

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We have seen a tremendous number of advancements in CSS3 web development over just the past few years. Popular websites all around the Internet have begun incorporating many unique styles such as rounded corners and mobile-responsive media queries. But even more importantly this has opened the door for creative interfaces to be prototyped in a matter of…

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Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

How to Create Custom WordPress Template Tags

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Building a WordPress Theme is so easy with template tags. You can add the_title() to display the post or page title, and you can use the_content() to display post or page contents. There are many more template tags in WordPress that we can use to display other things. But when it comes to displaying only particular things on your theme, you might want to create…

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Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

19 Free Online Magazines for Designers

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Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net;…

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Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

iziModal.js – A Truly Dynamic Modal Window jQuery Plugin

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Most modal windows seem to distract and annoy the visitor with opt-in fieldsand unwanted deals. These modals often take over the whole page, look terrible, and don’t offer a clear way to close the window. Thankfully, iziModal.js is the exact opposite. It’s one of the sleekest modal window plugins I’ve ever seen and it gets me excited to interact with modals…

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Wednesday / Mar 27, 2019 /

How to Install WordPress on Local Computer Easily with ServerPress

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To develop WordPress locally in our computer, we need a local server with Apache and MySQL installed in our computer. The easiest way to get these is by installing a packaged application, such as WAMP for Windows, and MAMP for OSX. However, installing WordPress within it is less straightforward. First, we need to put the WordPress files in its…

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