5 Things Web Designers Should Know

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Design, Web Development | 0 comments

5 Things Web Designers Should Know

Now this is funny and so true side of dealing with clients as a web designer. Never make changes to a project when client is present. Charge a fair price.  Charge to low and you could be selling yourself and other designers short of what is deserved. The client expects their website to be completed before the deadline, or accept them constantly bothering you. If your client wants design that’s good, nice and cheap, apply the rule of three. If it’s good and nice, it can’t be cheap If it’s nice and cheap, it can’t be good If it’s good and cheap, it can’t be nice Before you start, ask for advanced payment and never hand over your work until the client has made full payment. source Related posts: Understanding Responsive Web Design Prompt Support Responses PopUp Menu Link – WordPress Tutorial – Contact...

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PopUp Menu Link – WordPress Tutorial – Contact Me

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Blog, Web Development | 0 comments

PopUp Menu Link – WordPress Tutorial – Contact Me

WordPress Tutorial Would your rather have a popup menu link and page for your “Contact Me” in your menu.  Well, here is a pretty cool way to to accomplish that task. You will need 2 plugins an optional 3rd. Popup Contact Form from gopiplus Jin Menu by Buffernow Configure SMTP by Coffee 2 (optional I use because I run on Windows server and php mail is funky)  [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”111844227X” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://www.everythingcyber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/511VPA9H3ZL._SL160_1.jpg” width=”127″] [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”1118383184″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://www.everythingcyber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/51WcBROk32L._SL160_1.jpg” width=”127″] “POPUP CONTACT FORM” CONFIGURATION 1.  Under Settings > Popup contact form – Configure the plugin as you desire but be sure to remove the image link form “Link Button/Text”  If you don’t this then the button will show up at the of all your pages, and we don’t need that to happen. 2.  Click “Update Settings” 3.  Past the following into your header.php file (Appearance > Editor > Templates – Header  – header.php) <>PopupContact(); ?></> “CONTACT ME MENU LINK” CONFIGURATION 1.  Open Appearance > Menus and be sure to select the menu you want to add the popup to. 2. In “Custom Links” configure as shown below “Contact Me” or  “Contact Us” whatever your desired link name is. 3. Click “Add To Menu” 4.  You will notice your menu link is added under the select menu.  Click on the down arrow next to “Custom” 5.  Now you will add the following to “OnClick Javascript “: <>PopupContact_OpenForm( 'PopupContact_BoxContainer',' PopupContact_BoxContainerBody', 'PopupContact_BoxContainerFooter');</> 6.  Now click “Save Menu” 7.  Go to your site and presto… ***Popup Contact Form doesn’t come exactly with that look I did some styling.  You can also! Related posts: Test The Web Forward 5 Things Web Designers Should Know Understanding Responsive Web Design Prompt Support...

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WordPress Is Bent On World Domination

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Blog, Web Development | 1 comment

WordPress Is Bent On World Domination

The Top 5 Reasons Why WordPress is taking the CMS Lead… Free!  As an open source software platform, WordPress is free because it’s been developed by a worldwide community of developers, who do it as a hobby and because they love the open source spirit. Yes coders can be a little crazy but just as lovable! Not only WordPress itself is free but also most of its themes and plugins are free, which means that you can build and scale your WordPress website easily and inexpensively as your needs expand. Easy. Someone with little experience will be able to deal with WordPress with little or even no help from the pros. It’s just that easy. Secure. As far as online business is concerned, security is often top priority. If your platform is insecure, so is your business and all your customer’s data. Fortunately, WordPress tops the list in security. Although there’s no software that can’t be hacked – and no one can guarantee you that your WordPress site will never be hacked but WordPress does make it much more difficult, so it reduces that chance of that ever happening. Customizable. Most people want their interactive presence to reflect their brand or their personal taste – a unique look identifies us in an ever-increasingly, cluttered digital world. With WordPress customization is simplified. There are thousands of themes, thousands of plugins and combinations of both provide almost infinite possibilities. Web designers and developers can also use existing themes and plugins and modify or customize them at will. Not many other CMS solutions offer such a range of options. Community. Finally, another reason why WordPress is such a great online platform is its community. The forums at WordPress.org and the other WordPress-related sites contain tons of threads about everything you could ever need to know about WordPress and there are updates being added all the time as the platform’s capabilities grow. And whenever you’re stuck with a problem and need help, knowledgeable and skillful WordPress gurus are there to help. The WordPress community is an articulation of the lovable and altruistic nature of our beloved developer community – go experience it for yourself! [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”1449309844″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2B5vclYLCL._SL160_.jpg” width=”122″] [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”111844227X” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511VPA9H3ZL._SL160_.jpg” width=”127″] [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”B008TW1HMG” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510kYIepc9L._SL160_.jpg” width=”124″] [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”1118383346″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51l7UDEjz%2BL._SL160_.jpg” width=”128″] So, there you have it, 5 great reasons to build your new site using WordPress or to redesign your existing website on this powerful CMS Platform>. And now here are 5 examples of outstanding websites built and maintained using WordPress: http://www.cnn.com/exchange/blogs/index.htm http://blog.ebay.com/ http://techcrunch.com/ http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/ http://mashable.com/ http://nullpointer.debashish.com/iframe-widget-for-wordpress Related posts: Understanding Responsive Web Design Prompt Support Responses PopUp Menu Link – WordPress Tutorial – Contact...

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Prompt Support Responses

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog, Web Development | 0 comments

Prompt Support Responses

While in development of this site I came across a plugin I very much wanted to use called Rotating Tweets (Twitter widget and shortcode).  I have to step back and tell you that I do not run WordPress on linux which is the most common platform as the servers for ETC have always been windows based.  (we can fight about that later :)) Because of this from time to time I run into compatibility issues that can be a pain if were not for my network guy @geoffking and sometimes gracious attentive developers such as Martin Tod. As you can see his response was impediate if we take into account he is in England and I am on the West Coast.  His first response was to tell me were I could modify the code of the plugin and asked me to test it.  When I had confirmed that the fix worked he actually went and added the functionality to the plugin. GREAT JOB… Check out his page he has some pretty interesting stuff going on and worth taking note of. [wdfb_like_button] Related posts: Technology News This Morning – June 4 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 12 2013 Understanding Responsive Web Design PopUp Menu Link – WordPress Tutorial – Contact...

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Understanding Responsive Web Design

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Blog, Web Development | 0 comments

Understanding Responsive Web Design

Spectacularly Easy Responsive Design The Responsive Grid System isn’t a framework. It’s not a boilerplate either. It’s a quick, easy & flexible way to create a responsive web site. Have Any Number of Columns Don’t be forced into having a fixed number of columns across a whole page. You can have whatever you want, wherever you need it. Scales to Any Width Because it uses percentages, your fluid columns will fit into any width. The margins (gutters) use percentages too. It’s Smart There’s no need to hack in any offsets or marginless final columns. It’s the last time you need to use .last and the end of .end. Put the Content First Instead of fitting your content to your grid, you can make your grid suit your content. Doesn’t that feel good? It Fits In with You It plugs into your existing HTML and CSS, and it’s so easy to do so. It’s your friend. Simple Breakpoints Mobile versions of the grid are already baked in, or you can cook up your own. It’s Easy Use it on as simple or as complex a project as you wish. You’ll be done in minutes. No Math Required As long as you can count up to the number of columns you need, you’ll be fine. [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”1849693188″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xvBNI0fQL._SL160_.jpg” width=”130″] [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”0321821688″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EkrACLlgL._SL160_.jpg” width=”124″] [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”1849695423″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5105iqx22mL._SL160_.jpg” width=”130″] [easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”098358950X” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fIJc4X3aL._SL160_.jpg” width=”99″] Related posts: Technology News This Morning – June 4 2013 Technology News This Morning – June 12 2013 Prompt Support Responses PopUp Menu Link – WordPress Tutorial – Contact...

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