HTML Tuts+ https://www.htmltutsplus.com More Than Just A Tutorial Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:25:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Top 7 UI trends that might surface in the year 2017 https://www.htmltutsplus.com/design/top-7-ui-trends-might-surface-year-2017/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/design/top-7-ui-trends-might-surface-year-2017/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:25:45 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=1040

Day by day the landscape of web design is changing and to sustain in this highly competitive business environment, you have to comply with all latest tools, trends and technologies which will help you in pitching global customers. As a website owner or a developer, you need to need focus on enhancing the user interface (UI) of your site which will help you get more conversions and higher sales. To keep yourself ahead, you need to follow the prevailing web designing trends. In this post, you will come across some hottest UI (user-interface) trends that are likely to surface in the year 2017.  These trends will help you offer an enriched user experience to your online visitors. This thing not only boosts the user-engagement but also improves the search engine rankings. So, let’s get started! 1. Rise of Cards and grid UIS Rise of Cards and grid UIS From the last couple of years, card-based UIS have gained a good amount popularity and most of the famous social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter are using these cards to showcase their site's content into a smaller & easy to read manner. This makes the navigation quick and trouble free. 2. Approaching towards mobile-first designs Approaching towards mobile-first designs Undoubtedly, the mobile internet usage has steered passed the desktop usage. Today more and more people are using their smartphones and tablets to browse through sites and approx 75% of the web traffic is generated via the mobiles. With the help of an adaptive layout, you can bring more traffic and generate more revenues. 3. Gradients and Bright Colors After a long time, the gradients are back in the web design sector. In this era of flat designs, these bright colors and gradients are regaining their position in the design community. Back in 2016, the web designers have tried to include with these gradients and color palettes instead of simple layouts to enhance the overall UI. Even the Instagram has transformed its official logo in vivid colors. 4. Video Content would be ruling the web industry Video Content would be ruling the web industry Nowadays, several sites are embedding relevant and high-quality video content. The videos are usually related to products, services and client testimonials. Integrating video content increases the portal's visibility and makes it more interactive. The trends of using videos are increasing day by day and it is predicted that it will continue to grow in the coming years. 5. Voice Commands will become common Voice Commands will become common In the past couple of years, the voice command based apps have been on a rapid rise. Applications such as Alexa (Amazon Echo), Siri (Apple), Cortana (Windows) and Google Assistant (Google) are playing a major role in our day to day life. It is predicted that soon websites will also get a voice command-based UI which will allow users to search, shop and pay without using any physical devices (keyboard or mouse). 6. Parallax scrolling Parallax scrolling The only way to improve your site's navigation system is by keeping it simple and quick. Moreover, you should also keep the scrolling part easy as well. Top to bottom page scroll is the best way to give a consistent and hassle-free reading experience to the visitors. Well, in the case of Parallax Scrolling, the readers feel a bit of 3D effect when they move the page up or down to search content on the portal. 7. Focus more on realistic images It's good to add images in your site but make sure you post realistic & relevant pictures only. To keep users engaged for a long time you need to publish high-quality images mixed with error-free blog posts/content. Furthermore, it will also boost your website's SEO. Adding unrealistic images will make your site look fake and will also bring down the user base. Summing Up In this article, you will be reading about top seven UI (user-interface) trends that would be surfacing in the year 2017.]]>

Day by day the landscape of web design is changing and to sustain in this highly competitive business environment, you have to comply with all latest tools, trends and technologies which will help you in pitching global customers. As a website owner or a developer, you need to need focus on enhancing the user interface (UI) of your site which will help you get more conversions and higher sales. To keep yourself ahead, you need to follow the prevailing web designing trends. In this post, you will come across some hottest UI (user-interface) trends that are likely to surface in the year 2017.  These trends will help you offer an enriched user experience to your online visitors. This thing not only boosts the user-engagement but also improves the search engine rankings. So, let’s get started! 1. Rise of Cards and grid UIS Rise of Cards and grid UIS From the last couple of years, card-based UIS have gained a good amount popularity and most of the famous social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter are using these cards to showcase their site's content into a smaller & easy to read manner. This makes the navigation quick and trouble free. 2. Approaching towards mobile-first designs Approaching towards mobile-first designs Undoubtedly, the mobile internet usage has steered passed the desktop usage. Today more and more people are using their smartphones and tablets to browse through sites and approx 75% of the web traffic is generated via the mobiles. With the help of an adaptive layout, you can bring more traffic and generate more revenues. 3. Gradients and Bright Colors After a long time, the gradients are back in the web design sector. In this era of flat designs, these bright colors and gradients are regaining their position in the design community. Back in 2016, the web designers have tried to include with these gradients and color palettes instead of simple layouts to enhance the overall UI. Even the Instagram has transformed its official logo in vivid colors. 4. Video Content would be ruling the web industry Video Content would be ruling the web industry Nowadays, several sites are embedding relevant and high-quality video content. The videos are usually related to products, services and client testimonials. Integrating video content increases the portal's visibility and makes it more interactive. The trends of using videos are increasing day by day and it is predicted that it will continue to grow in the coming years. 5. Voice Commands will become common Voice Commands will become common In the past couple of years, the voice command based apps have been on a rapid rise. Applications such as Alexa (Amazon Echo), Siri (Apple), Cortana (Windows) and Google Assistant (Google) are playing a major role in our day to day life. It is predicted that soon websites will also get a voice command-based UI which will allow users to search, shop and pay without using any physical devices (keyboard or mouse). 6. Parallax scrolling Parallax scrolling The only way to improve your site's navigation system is by keeping it simple and quick. Moreover, you should also keep the scrolling part easy as well. Top to bottom page scroll is the best way to give a consistent and hassle-free reading experience to the visitors. Well, in the case of Parallax Scrolling, the readers feel a bit of 3D effect when they move the page up or down to search content on the portal. 7. Focus more on realistic images It's good to add images in your site but make sure you post realistic & relevant pictures only. To keep users engaged for a long time you need to publish high-quality images mixed with error-free blog posts/content. Furthermore, it will also boost your website's SEO. Adding unrealistic images will make your site look fake and will also bring down the user base. Summing Up In this article, you will be reading about top seven UI (user-interface) trends that would be surfacing in the year 2017.]]>
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What makes jQuery so popular JavaScript framework? https://www.htmltutsplus.com/miscellaneous/makes-jquery-popular-javascript-framework/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/miscellaneous/makes-jquery-popular-javascript-framework/#respond Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:22:18 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=1032 jquery logo

If you are working on web development, you should have heard the name of jQuery one of the most popular JavaScript framework on the internet. jQuery makes your DOM traversal and event manipulation extremely easy task. In other words, jQuery makes your HTML document traversal, event listing, animation and Ajax related task extremely easy. Please be clear that jQuery is by no means a JavaScript replacement. On a contradictory note, jQuery is built on top of JavaScript. jQuery provides an easy to use and short APIs that makes an interface between your code and jQuery. jQuery works on the DOM (Document Object Model) level of your HTML pages. DOM represents the structure of your HTML page. And if you have ever worked with jQuery you might be familiar with the $(document).ready() here the ready suggests the DOM ready event. You make jQuery work once the DOM of the HTML page completely loads. If you remember it correctly the $ represents the jQuery object. It's a short syntax for the jQuery object. You can use the jQuery(document).ready() just as you use the $(document).ready() to use various jQuery APIs.

1 Cross Browser Support:

Have you ever worked on long and complex JavaScript code? The chances are you may be familiar with the pain to test the code on most of in use web browser to check the compatibility. You may need the know the patch that works on Mac Safari and the one that works on the Opera on Linux! It is really a pain writing a piece of code that works the same on various browsers. The developers and community know about the issue. They addressed it with a very minimal in size JavaScript library. jQuery is mostly (not completely) cross browser supported. It has an implementation that makes your desired functionality work on various browsers on different Operating system platforms. With jQuery, you will be using the provided APIs. These APIs makes your long code short and more readable. The APIs have an implementation for various browsers.

2 Plugins:

Apparently, the WordPress has made the plugin thing so popular lately. The same theme goes with the plugins for jQuery. The team behind the jQuery has taken precise care of making the framework minimal in size. They only included the core part of the framework and made it extensible. You can create the plugin which adds some sort of extra functionality using the core of the jQuery. You can reuse and distribute these plugins in many of your projects. There a rich set of well-tested plugins collection available that you can use on any of your projects. Check the jQuery plugin collection for more information.

3 Availability:

jQuery one of the widely used JavaScript framework on the web. If builitwith jQuery usage report to be believed, there are more than sixty-seven million websites on the internet actively using it. There are various ways available for jQuery usage. You can download the jQuery minified version, store in your project and start using it. There are various CDN resources available that you can link to your page and start using it. The jQuery CDN, Google CDN, Microsoft CDN, and MaxCDN are some of the most popular CDN providers available as an option. These CDN resources make library download the loading process much faster. There are millions of website using the jQuery and Google CDN libraries. The chances are the client visiting your website has already jQuery library in a browser cache. In such situations, you page would not need to download the resource.

4 Support:

You may need support when you start using something new for the first time. And when it comes to professional project development, you need the best help and resource to make sure nothing will put you in blocking situation. jQuery has the best documentation. And it should be the ideal place you should start your jQuery learning journey. As we have seen the figures how many websites are using this library. There is a live and vibrant community available for support. Stackoverflow is one of the best places for your to get your query answered. The framework is very popular since 2009, so there are bright chance that your question/query has already been answered by someone.

5 Learning Curve:

jQuery has a short and sweet learning curve. You don't need to spend hours and hours to make your first move. Link the CDN resource on your page, and start using the APIs you just read or learned live on the page. The best learning strategy I would suggest to any novice is that they should apply one thing at a time. Learn a single concept at a time, try the code, explore it and learn it. Once the confident move to the next thing. Learning the random thing would not help you master the jQuery programming. Start with the small modules like getting or setting values using element selectors. Move ahead with the event binding, DOM element modification, Ajax and then building the complex JavaScript functions for your web application. Conclusion: jQuery makes your DOM manipulation task very easy. You don't need to worry about the code and browser compatibility issues. I have discussed the five points make you get a clear picture about the reason behind the popularity of the jQuery library.  ]]>
jquery logo

If you are working on web development, you should have heard the name of jQuery one of the most popular JavaScript framework on the internet. jQuery makes your DOM traversal and event manipulation extremely easy task. In other words, jQuery makes your HTML document traversal, event listing, animation and Ajax related task extremely easy. Please be clear that jQuery is by no means a JavaScript replacement. On a contradictory note, jQuery is built on top of JavaScript. jQuery provides an easy to use and short APIs that makes an interface between your code and jQuery. jQuery works on the DOM (Document Object Model) level of your HTML pages. DOM represents the structure of your HTML page. And if you have ever worked with jQuery you might be familiar with the $(document).ready() here the ready suggests the DOM ready event. You make jQuery work once the DOM of the HTML page completely loads. If you remember it correctly the $ represents the jQuery object. It's a short syntax for the jQuery object. You can use the jQuery(document).ready() just as you use the $(document).ready() to use various jQuery APIs.

1 Cross Browser Support:

Have you ever worked on long and complex JavaScript code? The chances are you may be familiar with the pain to test the code on most of in use web browser to check the compatibility. You may need the know the patch that works on Mac Safari and the one that works on the Opera on Linux! It is really a pain writing a piece of code that works the same on various browsers. The developers and community know about the issue. They addressed it with a very minimal in size JavaScript library. jQuery is mostly (not completely) cross browser supported. It has an implementation that makes your desired functionality work on various browsers on different Operating system platforms. With jQuery, you will be using the provided APIs. These APIs makes your long code short and more readable. The APIs have an implementation for various browsers.

2 Plugins:

Apparently, the WordPress has made the plugin thing so popular lately. The same theme goes with the plugins for jQuery. The team behind the jQuery has taken precise care of making the framework minimal in size. They only included the core part of the framework and made it extensible. You can create the plugin which adds some sort of extra functionality using the core of the jQuery. You can reuse and distribute these plugins in many of your projects. There a rich set of well-tested plugins collection available that you can use on any of your projects. Check the jQuery plugin collection for more information.

3 Availability:

jQuery one of the widely used JavaScript framework on the web. If builitwith jQuery usage report to be believed, there are more than sixty-seven million websites on the internet actively using it. There are various ways available for jQuery usage. You can download the jQuery minified version, store in your project and start using it. There are various CDN resources available that you can link to your page and start using it. The jQuery CDN, Google CDN, Microsoft CDN, and MaxCDN are some of the most popular CDN providers available as an option. These CDN resources make library download the loading process much faster. There are millions of website using the jQuery and Google CDN libraries. The chances are the client visiting your website has already jQuery library in a browser cache. In such situations, you page would not need to download the resource.

4 Support:

You may need support when you start using something new for the first time. And when it comes to professional project development, you need the best help and resource to make sure nothing will put you in blocking situation. jQuery has the best documentation. And it should be the ideal place you should start your jQuery learning journey. As we have seen the figures how many websites are using this library. There is a live and vibrant community available for support. Stackoverflow is one of the best places for your to get your query answered. The framework is very popular since 2009, so there are bright chance that your question/query has already been answered by someone.

5 Learning Curve:

jQuery has a short and sweet learning curve. You don't need to spend hours and hours to make your first move. Link the CDN resource on your page, and start using the APIs you just read or learned live on the page. The best learning strategy I would suggest to any novice is that they should apply one thing at a time. Learn a single concept at a time, try the code, explore it and learn it. Once the confident move to the next thing. Learning the random thing would not help you master the jQuery programming. Start with the small modules like getting or setting values using element selectors. Move ahead with the event binding, DOM element modification, Ajax and then building the complex JavaScript functions for your web application. Conclusion: jQuery makes your DOM manipulation task very easy. You don't need to worry about the code and browser compatibility issues. I have discussed the five points make you get a clear picture about the reason behind the popularity of the jQuery library.  ]]>
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7 Free WordPress Plugins for Creating Email Marketing Campaigns https://www.htmltutsplus.com/wordpress/7-free-wordpress-plugins-creating-email-marketing-campaigns/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/wordpress/7-free-wordpress-plugins-creating-email-marketing-campaigns/#respond Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:27:05 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=1005

Email marketing is an effective method to convey a commercial message to a group of people using emails. Due to cut-throat competition in online business, it becomes essential for online entrepreneurs to create a huge list of email subscribers to solicit sales and expand their business rapidly. When you run a WordPress website, doing an effective email marketing will help your site become popular in a short duration of time. There are many people who use email regularly and hitting their inbox with the latest updates of your site can motivate them to land on your site regularly. On the other hand, building a good list of your email subscribers takes a considerable amount of time as you have to study the browsing habit of customers, create personalized newsletters and send them at regular intervals. Fortunately, WordPress offers a ton of high-powered plugins that will boost your email marketing campaign for higher conversions and improved sales. Here in this blog post, we bring you a collection of seven most compelling email marketing plugins that will strengthen all your marketing efforts for your WordPress site.

1. Mailchimp:

MailChimp is an awesome newsletter service, which is actively used by millions of sites to dispatch emails to their subscribers. Using this plugin, you can create a list of maximum 2000 subscribers and send less than 1200 emails per month to your subscribers. When your subscribers grow more than 2000, you are required to upgrade your account to premium plans. Apart from sending emails & capturing leads, this plugin also allows you to establish RSS to email subscriptions, keep an eye on the performance of your email campaigns with analytics report, create auto-responders and draft beautiful email templates easily.

2. Newsletter:

Newsletter is an easy to use and full-featured newsletter plugin for WordPress, which helps you to create useful emails and newsletter templates for both personal and professional needs. You can integrate it to your WordPress account easily and start sending great emails and newsletters to your subscribers. You can also create appealing newsletters in your own style and can schedule it to be delivered to your subscribers. Using this robust and efficient plugin gives a bigger exposure to your site simply by sending informative and dispatching emails and newsletters to their emails.

3. ALO EasyMail Newsletter

Using the ALO EasyMail Newsletter allows you to create amazing mails and newsletters and dispatch them to your subscribers. It is available in more than 20 languages and it supports internationalization. It also helps you to manage your subscribers. You can search, add or delete and edit subscriptions easily. WordPress developers can use this plugin as a starting point of their development career.

4. Easy Sign Up:

Easy Sign Up collects email addresses of your site's visitors and take them to a URL. This plugin creates a customizable thank you email, which is dispatched to the visitor's email. It also acts as an auto-responder and replies customer's quarries. It collects leads and squeezes page too.

5. Subscribe2:

Subscribe2 allows bloggers to manage a huge list of subscribers and email notification system. Use this plugin to deliver the appealing emails to subscribers (of new posts). It easily gets integrated with ReadyGraph, which acts as a helping hand for you and helps you to communicate effectively with your subscribers, increase site's traffic and conversion rate.

6. Icegram:

Nearly 70% visitors leave your website without making any call (for products and services) or taking any action). Do you want to enhance your audiences and convert them into leads? If yes, then use Icegram as it eliminates the need of hiring a WordPress developer. You can install it easily on your site and start sending emails to the targeted audience. It contains multiple “message types” in a single plugin: Popups, header/footer bars, notifications, messengers easily and helps you attract more visitors to your site easily.

7. Ultimate Popup Free:

This plugin displays popups on your website, even on various mobile devices and helps you to generate leads quickly. Using this plugin, you can customize everything (for example - content, codes, cookies, etc,) and design to fulfill your requirements and maintain consistency in your brand. The developers of this plugin have kept things to the minimum so that it doesn't affect your site's loading time.

SUMMARY:

Online entrepreneurs always look for new ways and tips to increase traffic to their website and improve conversion rate. Email marketing is one of the newest tools, used by marketers to contact their subscribers directly and explore opportunities for sales. The above-mentioned WordPress plugins help you to execute email marketing campaigns swiftly and easily.]]>

Email marketing is an effective method to convey a commercial message to a group of people using emails. Due to cut-throat competition in online business, it becomes essential for online entrepreneurs to create a huge list of email subscribers to solicit sales and expand their business rapidly. When you run a WordPress website, doing an effective email marketing will help your site become popular in a short duration of time. There are many people who use email regularly and hitting their inbox with the latest updates of your site can motivate them to land on your site regularly. On the other hand, building a good list of your email subscribers takes a considerable amount of time as you have to study the browsing habit of customers, create personalized newsletters and send them at regular intervals. Fortunately, WordPress offers a ton of high-powered plugins that will boost your email marketing campaign for higher conversions and improved sales. Here in this blog post, we bring you a collection of seven most compelling email marketing plugins that will strengthen all your marketing efforts for your WordPress site.

1. Mailchimp:

MailChimp is an awesome newsletter service, which is actively used by millions of sites to dispatch emails to their subscribers. Using this plugin, you can create a list of maximum 2000 subscribers and send less than 1200 emails per month to your subscribers. When your subscribers grow more than 2000, you are required to upgrade your account to premium plans. Apart from sending emails & capturing leads, this plugin also allows you to establish RSS to email subscriptions, keep an eye on the performance of your email campaigns with analytics report, create auto-responders and draft beautiful email templates easily.

2. Newsletter:

Newsletter is an easy to use and full-featured newsletter plugin for WordPress, which helps you to create useful emails and newsletter templates for both personal and professional needs. You can integrate it to your WordPress account easily and start sending great emails and newsletters to your subscribers. You can also create appealing newsletters in your own style and can schedule it to be delivered to your subscribers. Using this robust and efficient plugin gives a bigger exposure to your site simply by sending informative and dispatching emails and newsletters to their emails.

3. ALO EasyMail Newsletter

Using the ALO EasyMail Newsletter allows you to create amazing mails and newsletters and dispatch them to your subscribers. It is available in more than 20 languages and it supports internationalization. It also helps you to manage your subscribers. You can search, add or delete and edit subscriptions easily. WordPress developers can use this plugin as a starting point of their development career.

4. Easy Sign Up:

Easy Sign Up collects email addresses of your site's visitors and take them to a URL. This plugin creates a customizable thank you email, which is dispatched to the visitor's email. It also acts as an auto-responder and replies customer's quarries. It collects leads and squeezes page too.

5. Subscribe2:

Subscribe2 allows bloggers to manage a huge list of subscribers and email notification system. Use this plugin to deliver the appealing emails to subscribers (of new posts). It easily gets integrated with ReadyGraph, which acts as a helping hand for you and helps you to communicate effectively with your subscribers, increase site's traffic and conversion rate.

6. Icegram:

Nearly 70% visitors leave your website without making any call (for products and services) or taking any action). Do you want to enhance your audiences and convert them into leads? If yes, then use Icegram as it eliminates the need of hiring a WordPress developer. You can install it easily on your site and start sending emails to the targeted audience. It contains multiple “message types” in a single plugin: Popups, header/footer bars, notifications, messengers easily and helps you attract more visitors to your site easily.

7. Ultimate Popup Free:

This plugin displays popups on your website, even on various mobile devices and helps you to generate leads quickly. Using this plugin, you can customize everything (for example - content, codes, cookies, etc,) and design to fulfill your requirements and maintain consistency in your brand. The developers of this plugin have kept things to the minimum so that it doesn't affect your site's loading time.

SUMMARY:

Online entrepreneurs always look for new ways and tips to increase traffic to their website and improve conversion rate. Email marketing is one of the newest tools, used by marketers to contact their subscribers directly and explore opportunities for sales. The above-mentioned WordPress plugins help you to execute email marketing campaigns swiftly and easily.]]>
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10 Useful WordPress Plugins for Photographers https://www.htmltutsplus.com/wordpress/10-useful-wordpress-plugins-photographers/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/wordpress/10-useful-wordpress-plugins-photographers/#respond Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:37:59 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=984 WP Smush

WordPress is an extremely versatile platform which powers millions of websites of all industry verticals, types, niches, and scales. Since content management is at the front and center of the appeal of WordPress as a platform (it’s called Content Management System for a reason after all), it’s no surprise that countless photographers (freelance, entrepreneurs, agencies of all scales from startups to high-end photography) use WordPress websites in combination with some ironclad image theft (hotlink) prevention measures to showcase their photographs and project proudly. Now, an attractive portfolio on WordPress needs just as understated (yet elegant and feature packed) a theme, but in case you don’t want a special WordPress portfolio theme for your website, you can use a combination of the following plugins to help you create, optimize, manage, and display your photographs with stylish elan. Here is a list of 10 top WordPress plugins for Photographers.

1. WP Smush

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory WP Smush This insanely powerfully and hit plugin created by the well know developer team WPMUDEV is the image optimization tool you can’t do without in a WordPress portfolio website, theme or plugin based. The plugin is capable of optimizing your images with highly advanced lossless compression (Smushing) to reduce the image file sizes to up to 1 MB or smaller (from any standard web size). Brilliant features include JPEG/GIF/PNG compression, auto-compression on upload to the media library, manual smush (compression) in the media library (individual or in groups of 50 at a time), advanced compression stats, and more. The plugin’s older, more powerful brother WP Smush Pro packs even more enhanced compression features (up to 2 to ten times more lossless compression), bulk compression ‘all’ images in the library, and many more. It’s a remarkable plugin that’s sure to improve your performance scores and consequently SEO and search result ranks, and User experience in general.

2. Yoast SEO

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Yoast SEO This SEO suite/ plugin is a classic. Every single WordPress user and their mother know about WordPress SEO by Yoast. Joost de Valk is a remarkably awesome developer indeed. Yoast SEO is notable in this photographer specific WordPress plugin list because of its special image optimization features and open graph meta data (used by Facebook, Google+, Instagram and all major social media platforms to display shared content / pages properly). Using the plugin, you can let your site visitors share just your portfolio images right from the page, which will gradually culminate in more fame and traffic from social channels (and followers/ likers). Use this plugin well.

3. W3 Total Cache

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory W3 Total Cache This caching plugin is the only hailed wide and far as the only performance optimization plugin you need for any WordPress website. It really is that amazing. Since you are going to be dealing with a whole bucket load (and then some) quantities of image and media uploads, making sure that your portfolio website and all the pictures retain high-def quality yet still load super quickly becomes a priority. With W3 Total Cache, you can take care of performance issues with features like browser caching, progressive rendering (above the fold page area loads first to give an illusion of performance and keep the viewer engaged) and easy integration with 3rd party Content Delivery networks like MaxCDN, KeyCDN, etc. Technical performance optimization features that go beyond image rendering (and lazy loading) include compression, minification, and caching of all markup (HTML), JavaScript, and CSS stylesheets. This plugin is an absolute must, so make sure you get it set up early in the game to keep your WordPress website on the right side of the performance scale.

4. Envira Gallery

Source: Envira Gallery envira gallery Envira Gallery is one of the most well known, highly trusted and well-rated portfolio/ gallery plugins for WordPress websites. The interface (backend) is amazing where you can easily and without hassle, use the plugin to create highly responsive picture galleries. The plugin is performance optimized, has great animations and transitions, responds equally well on all device sizes and browsers, and even helps your pictures get indexed in search engines thanks to its built in SEO-optimization. The plugin will let you add your metadata (tags and other image information) for your individual pictures and entire galleries so it is easier to crawl and index for the search bots. It’s also compatible with almost every major SEO suite (WordPress SEO by Yoast, All in One SEO pack etc.) and image performance optimization plugins (WP Smush.it and EWWW Image Optimizer).

5. Soliloquy

Source: Soliloquy Soliloquy Soliloquy is a premium responsive slider plugin, and there’s a reason why you will absolutely love it. The simple, easy to use slider plugin looks extremely sophisticated and packs some remarkably smart features like separate mobile specific assets, easy import/ export of slider images and related images metadata, a special Soliloquy slider post type for easy slider placement anywhere on the page, unlimited sliders (per page or global regardless), multisite compatibility, and amazing AJAX slider actions (smoother slider transitions and effects). The slider operates on dynamic asynchronous image loading (AJAX power) which lets your images load brutally fast on all end user devices and browsers. It integrates right into WordPress admin dashboard, and you’re using Soliloquy features from within the WordPress interface to create, edit, and manage sliders as well as add image tags, metadata, and ALT tags up on slider image upload.

6. Image Widget

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Image Widget WordPress widgets are cute, but not exactly what you’d call ‘packed with awesome features’. The Image widget, on the other hand, is a widget plugin which will showcase a widget as placed in a sidebar (by you) to display select images on your WordPress website front end. All you have to do is drag and drop an image from either your WordPress media library or browse one from your current device for upload. Then you can select the image you want to display (from a directory on your device or from the library on WordPress) and place the widget in the sidebar of your choice. You can place as many Image widgets as you want, so portfolio owners with widgetized/ unlimited sidebar themes will love this simple, lightweight widget.

7. Regenerate Thumbnails

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Thumbnails are WordPress’ one way of letting you save your images in smaller than upload sizes. Depending on your theme, you may have various image thumbnail sizes, but when you add a new theme, it often happens that thumbnails for previous images are not regenerated in the new sizes, making them look all stretched out or simply unavailable for erstwhile available image thumbnails. Regenerate thumbnails is a WordPress plugin that solves this issue in a jiffy. The plugin regenerates your image thumbnails and reloads them based on your current theme thumbnail sizes and specifications. The plugin is basic, and gives you three options for regenerating thumbnails based on number of image uploads (regenerate all images, single image, or specified (selected) images).

8. Click to Tweet

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Click To Tweet Another social share button (without making everything tacky) is Click to Tweet, which works very nicely for performance optimized, lightweight WordPress portfolio websites for photographers. The plugin adds a Click to Tweet button over your photographs which can configured to appear in a certain position and customized with CSS snippets. The plugin will also work on image descriptions, and let your visitors share images + descriptions with a single click or tap.

9. Pinterest Pin It Button For Images

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Pinterest Pin It Button For Images Pinterest is a photographer's/ photo lover’s heaven, and you absolutely must be present on this social media platform to share your work and thoughts with your fans and followers. Since most social sharing buttons plugins are rather weighty (with chunky buttons for so many social platforms that you have no idea half of them even existed in the first place), the Pinterest Pin It Button for Images helps keep things simple and sophisticated (true style doesn’t need to be loud or tacky). It adds a simple Pinterest share button in an overlay on your images which shares your images (and links back to your site).

10. Simply Instagram

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Simply Instagram When Pinterest filled up with graphic designers, all the photographer residents of Pinterest made Instagram their new paradise. And you need to have a presence on this for your WordPress website. The Simply Instagram plugin isn’t a social sharing plugin for your site visitors. Instead it’s an Instagram sharing plugin for you – the plugin lets you share select photos and entire streams from your connected Instagram profile on your WordPress portfolio website. The plugin works with a shortcode that can be added within the post, pages, sidebars, and other widgets to display the Instagram photos/ steams / etc. anywhere on your WordPress website. Endnote These 10 plugins, used together, are sure to make your Photography portfolio WordPress website an instant hit on the internet.   Author Bio: Lucy Barret is a web developer working for HireWPGeeks Ltd. She is an expert of converting HTML website to responsive Wordpress theme and has a team of expert developers to assist her in every project. Follow her company, HireWPGeeks on Facebook. ]]>
WP Smush

WordPress is an extremely versatile platform which powers millions of websites of all industry verticals, types, niches, and scales. Since content management is at the front and center of the appeal of WordPress as a platform (it’s called Content Management System for a reason after all), it’s no surprise that countless photographers (freelance, entrepreneurs, agencies of all scales from startups to high-end photography) use WordPress websites in combination with some ironclad image theft (hotlink) prevention measures to showcase their photographs and project proudly. Now, an attractive portfolio on WordPress needs just as understated (yet elegant and feature packed) a theme, but in case you don’t want a special WordPress portfolio theme for your website, you can use a combination of the following plugins to help you create, optimize, manage, and display your photographs with stylish elan. Here is a list of 10 top WordPress plugins for Photographers.

1. WP Smush

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory WP Smush This insanely powerfully and hit plugin created by the well know developer team WPMUDEV is the image optimization tool you can’t do without in a WordPress portfolio website, theme or plugin based. The plugin is capable of optimizing your images with highly advanced lossless compression (Smushing) to reduce the image file sizes to up to 1 MB or smaller (from any standard web size). Brilliant features include JPEG/GIF/PNG compression, auto-compression on upload to the media library, manual smush (compression) in the media library (individual or in groups of 50 at a time), advanced compression stats, and more. The plugin’s older, more powerful brother WP Smush Pro packs even more enhanced compression features (up to 2 to ten times more lossless compression), bulk compression ‘all’ images in the library, and many more. It’s a remarkable plugin that’s sure to improve your performance scores and consequently SEO and search result ranks, and User experience in general.

2. Yoast SEO

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Yoast SEO This SEO suite/ plugin is a classic. Every single WordPress user and their mother know about WordPress SEO by Yoast. Joost de Valk is a remarkably awesome developer indeed. Yoast SEO is notable in this photographer specific WordPress plugin list because of its special image optimization features and open graph meta data (used by Facebook, Google+, Instagram and all major social media platforms to display shared content / pages properly). Using the plugin, you can let your site visitors share just your portfolio images right from the page, which will gradually culminate in more fame and traffic from social channels (and followers/ likers). Use this plugin well.

3. W3 Total Cache

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory W3 Total Cache This caching plugin is the only hailed wide and far as the only performance optimization plugin you need for any WordPress website. It really is that amazing. Since you are going to be dealing with a whole bucket load (and then some) quantities of image and media uploads, making sure that your portfolio website and all the pictures retain high-def quality yet still load super quickly becomes a priority. With W3 Total Cache, you can take care of performance issues with features like browser caching, progressive rendering (above the fold page area loads first to give an illusion of performance and keep the viewer engaged) and easy integration with 3rd party Content Delivery networks like MaxCDN, KeyCDN, etc. Technical performance optimization features that go beyond image rendering (and lazy loading) include compression, minification, and caching of all markup (HTML), JavaScript, and CSS stylesheets. This plugin is an absolute must, so make sure you get it set up early in the game to keep your WordPress website on the right side of the performance scale.

4. Envira Gallery

Source: Envira Gallery envira gallery Envira Gallery is one of the most well known, highly trusted and well-rated portfolio/ gallery plugins for WordPress websites. The interface (backend) is amazing where you can easily and without hassle, use the plugin to create highly responsive picture galleries. The plugin is performance optimized, has great animations and transitions, responds equally well on all device sizes and browsers, and even helps your pictures get indexed in search engines thanks to its built in SEO-optimization. The plugin will let you add your metadata (tags and other image information) for your individual pictures and entire galleries so it is easier to crawl and index for the search bots. It’s also compatible with almost every major SEO suite (WordPress SEO by Yoast, All in One SEO pack etc.) and image performance optimization plugins (WP Smush.it and EWWW Image Optimizer).

5. Soliloquy

Source: Soliloquy Soliloquy Soliloquy is a premium responsive slider plugin, and there’s a reason why you will absolutely love it. The simple, easy to use slider plugin looks extremely sophisticated and packs some remarkably smart features like separate mobile specific assets, easy import/ export of slider images and related images metadata, a special Soliloquy slider post type for easy slider placement anywhere on the page, unlimited sliders (per page or global regardless), multisite compatibility, and amazing AJAX slider actions (smoother slider transitions and effects). The slider operates on dynamic asynchronous image loading (AJAX power) which lets your images load brutally fast on all end user devices and browsers. It integrates right into WordPress admin dashboard, and you’re using Soliloquy features from within the WordPress interface to create, edit, and manage sliders as well as add image tags, metadata, and ALT tags up on slider image upload.

6. Image Widget

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Image Widget WordPress widgets are cute, but not exactly what you’d call ‘packed with awesome features’. The Image widget, on the other hand, is a widget plugin which will showcase a widget as placed in a sidebar (by you) to display select images on your WordPress website front end. All you have to do is drag and drop an image from either your WordPress media library or browse one from your current device for upload. Then you can select the image you want to display (from a directory on your device or from the library on WordPress) and place the widget in the sidebar of your choice. You can place as many Image widgets as you want, so portfolio owners with widgetized/ unlimited sidebar themes will love this simple, lightweight widget.

7. Regenerate Thumbnails

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Thumbnails are WordPress’ one way of letting you save your images in smaller than upload sizes. Depending on your theme, you may have various image thumbnail sizes, but when you add a new theme, it often happens that thumbnails for previous images are not regenerated in the new sizes, making them look all stretched out or simply unavailable for erstwhile available image thumbnails. Regenerate thumbnails is a WordPress plugin that solves this issue in a jiffy. The plugin regenerates your image thumbnails and reloads them based on your current theme thumbnail sizes and specifications. The plugin is basic, and gives you three options for regenerating thumbnails based on number of image uploads (regenerate all images, single image, or specified (selected) images).

8. Click to Tweet

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Click To Tweet Another social share button (without making everything tacky) is Click to Tweet, which works very nicely for performance optimized, lightweight WordPress portfolio websites for photographers. The plugin adds a Click to Tweet button over your photographs which can configured to appear in a certain position and customized with CSS snippets. The plugin will also work on image descriptions, and let your visitors share images + descriptions with a single click or tap.

9. Pinterest Pin It Button For Images

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Pinterest Pin It Button For Images Pinterest is a photographer's/ photo lover’s heaven, and you absolutely must be present on this social media platform to share your work and thoughts with your fans and followers. Since most social sharing buttons plugins are rather weighty (with chunky buttons for so many social platforms that you have no idea half of them even existed in the first place), the Pinterest Pin It Button for Images helps keep things simple and sophisticated (true style doesn’t need to be loud or tacky). It adds a simple Pinterest share button in an overlay on your images which shares your images (and links back to your site).

10. Simply Instagram

Source: WordPress Plugin Directory Simply Instagram When Pinterest filled up with graphic designers, all the photographer residents of Pinterest made Instagram their new paradise. And you need to have a presence on this for your WordPress website. The Simply Instagram plugin isn’t a social sharing plugin for your site visitors. Instead it’s an Instagram sharing plugin for you – the plugin lets you share select photos and entire streams from your connected Instagram profile on your WordPress portfolio website. The plugin works with a shortcode that can be added within the post, pages, sidebars, and other widgets to display the Instagram photos/ steams / etc. anywhere on your WordPress website. Endnote These 10 plugins, used together, are sure to make your Photography portfolio WordPress website an instant hit on the internet.   Author Bio: Lucy Barret is a web developer working for HireWPGeeks Ltd. She is an expert of converting HTML website to responsive Wordpress theme and has a team of expert developers to assist her in every project. Follow her company, HireWPGeeks on Facebook. ]]>
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4 Tips to Make your WordPress Mobile Friendly https://www.htmltutsplus.com/wordpress/4-tips-make-wordpress-mobile-friendly/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/wordpress/4-tips-make-wordpress-mobile-friendly/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:53:39 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=979 mobile friendly wordpress

There are more smartphone users in your target audience, no matter what industry vertical you belong to, than desktop people. It’s almost a running joke: The only people still using desktops are the ones who have specialized stuff to do on it. For simply browsing for information online (and a lot more), more than half the netizens prefer smartphones and other mobile devices. Essentially: This is the age of information readily available in digestible formats for all devices and screen sizes. This is why your website needs to be responsive. Here are 4 tips to make your WordPress website mobile friendly, and it’s not as difficult as you think to go responsive:

1. Responsive WordPress Themes

The first, most obvious step on the way to make your WordPress website truly device agnostic is to get a responsive theme right off that bat. Doesn’t matter if it’s free or premium, tailor made by a custom WordPress development company or sold as a product to millions of WordPress users: The theme must, before everything else, be responsive. WordPress defaults and WordPress.org Theme Repository (a kind of free theme garage) is packed with free responsive themes: Twenty Fourteen and Twenty Fifteen work just as beautifully on blogs as any premium blogging theme. Similarly, you will find responsive themes for every website niche on WordPress because developers here like to pace their steps with technological advances. Check out Envato Market (ThemeForest.net) or other trusted theme sellers and you’ll see: Responsive themes are not a trend. They have a become second nature.

2. ‘Mobile-friendliness’ Plugins

WordPress can be made into whatever you need or want it to be with the help of plugins. Responsive is not an exception. If you already have a fixed width (non-responsive) WordPress website up and running but don’t have a dedicated team of developers waiting at your beck and call, plugins will be your best friends. In this specific instance, you are going to need some truly awesome WordPress plugins which will: a.) Give you an alternate theme that works only on mobile devices, b.) let you create your own mobile template while the plugin itself provides only the function of detecting a mobile device and switching to mobile themes, or c.) Both. WordPress Mobile Pack and WP Mobile Detector Mobile Plugin do one or the other, but both or equally well used and liked. Read the feature list carefully to make sure you get the right one.

3. Maximize Performance

For novices: Performance in this context means page loading speed. The faster your WordPress website performs, the better your cumulative user experience (and SEO output). Mobiles in general, don’t have the data transfer rate and bandwidths that come with powerful machines like desktops and laptops. This means that the already limited time constraint window (2 seconds or less) for the page to load is even more significant when your viewer is on mobile. Make sure to test your WordPress website’s performance by using Pingdom or Google PageSpeed Insights. The latter of the two will also give you a mobile experience score and tips to fix responsiveness issues (you’ll need a developer for that). Use a feather light theme, cut down the number of plugins you have installed on your WordPress website, optimize your multimedia – Images, videos, and more – during upload to WordPress Media Library, compress huge image sizes to a tenth or less with plugins like WP Smush or EWWW Image Optimizer plugins, use caching (W3 Total Cache does it all) and a CDN (also good for security on HTTP 2.0), and maintain your site regularly to prevent unsightly unmanageable pile up of spam and useless metadata. On a similar note, get the best web host you can find for your WordPress website and look up 3rd party video hosting and embedding if you’re going to use a lot of videos on your website content. Get smart about performance If you lag behind, you’ll be forgotten faster than you can say your own domain name aloud.

4. Minimize Illegibility

Your WordPress website practically exists because you have a message to broadcast on the internet. If that message, and people’s ability to comprehend it, is compromised at any state, you have failed in your own purpose. Make sure that the theme design and development supports a range of fonts that you can choose from. Now, choose only the clearest, legible fonts to publish text content on your website. This includes every bit of text: in your posts, comments, tags and descriptions, interface elements like menu tabs and links, and everything else. The best combination of style, aesthetics, and usability results from tried and tested methods: white background with dark text is still easier on the eyes, formatting still rules, images break the monotony, and your fonts can be used to establish a brand image. If you must use overly stylized but barely legible scrawls, use them sparingly (in logos, 1-2 out of 10 links, etc.) to draw attention to those elements/ text. Leave lots of white space and keep things clean to remove obstacles from viewers’ way. Endnote That wasn’t so hard, was it? These basic but often overlooked steps should help you get started on the road to responsiveness and reach out to a wider audience than ever before. Make sure to share your thoughts and tips with us in the comments below.]]>
mobile friendly wordpress

There are more smartphone users in your target audience, no matter what industry vertical you belong to, than desktop people. It’s almost a running joke: The only people still using desktops are the ones who have specialized stuff to do on it. For simply browsing for information online (and a lot more), more than half the netizens prefer smartphones and other mobile devices. Essentially: This is the age of information readily available in digestible formats for all devices and screen sizes. This is why your website needs to be responsive. Here are 4 tips to make your WordPress website mobile friendly, and it’s not as difficult as you think to go responsive:

1. Responsive WordPress Themes

The first, most obvious step on the way to make your WordPress website truly device agnostic is to get a responsive theme right off that bat. Doesn’t matter if it’s free or premium, tailor made by a custom WordPress development company or sold as a product to millions of WordPress users: The theme must, before everything else, be responsive. WordPress defaults and WordPress.org Theme Repository (a kind of free theme garage) is packed with free responsive themes: Twenty Fourteen and Twenty Fifteen work just as beautifully on blogs as any premium blogging theme. Similarly, you will find responsive themes for every website niche on WordPress because developers here like to pace their steps with technological advances. Check out Envato Market (ThemeForest.net) or other trusted theme sellers and you’ll see: Responsive themes are not a trend. They have a become second nature.

2. ‘Mobile-friendliness’ Plugins

WordPress can be made into whatever you need or want it to be with the help of plugins. Responsive is not an exception. If you already have a fixed width (non-responsive) WordPress website up and running but don’t have a dedicated team of developers waiting at your beck and call, plugins will be your best friends. In this specific instance, you are going to need some truly awesome WordPress plugins which will: a.) Give you an alternate theme that works only on mobile devices, b.) let you create your own mobile template while the plugin itself provides only the function of detecting a mobile device and switching to mobile themes, or c.) Both. WordPress Mobile Pack and WP Mobile Detector Mobile Plugin do one or the other, but both or equally well used and liked. Read the feature list carefully to make sure you get the right one.

3. Maximize Performance

For novices: Performance in this context means page loading speed. The faster your WordPress website performs, the better your cumulative user experience (and SEO output). Mobiles in general, don’t have the data transfer rate and bandwidths that come with powerful machines like desktops and laptops. This means that the already limited time constraint window (2 seconds or less) for the page to load is even more significant when your viewer is on mobile. Make sure to test your WordPress website’s performance by using Pingdom or Google PageSpeed Insights. The latter of the two will also give you a mobile experience score and tips to fix responsiveness issues (you’ll need a developer for that). Use a feather light theme, cut down the number of plugins you have installed on your WordPress website, optimize your multimedia – Images, videos, and more – during upload to WordPress Media Library, compress huge image sizes to a tenth or less with plugins like WP Smush or EWWW Image Optimizer plugins, use caching (W3 Total Cache does it all) and a CDN (also good for security on HTTP 2.0), and maintain your site regularly to prevent unsightly unmanageable pile up of spam and useless metadata. On a similar note, get the best web host you can find for your WordPress website and look up 3rd party video hosting and embedding if you’re going to use a lot of videos on your website content. Get smart about performance If you lag behind, you’ll be forgotten faster than you can say your own domain name aloud.

4. Minimize Illegibility

Your WordPress website practically exists because you have a message to broadcast on the internet. If that message, and people’s ability to comprehend it, is compromised at any state, you have failed in your own purpose. Make sure that the theme design and development supports a range of fonts that you can choose from. Now, choose only the clearest, legible fonts to publish text content on your website. This includes every bit of text: in your posts, comments, tags and descriptions, interface elements like menu tabs and links, and everything else. The best combination of style, aesthetics, and usability results from tried and tested methods: white background with dark text is still easier on the eyes, formatting still rules, images break the monotony, and your fonts can be used to establish a brand image. If you must use overly stylized but barely legible scrawls, use them sparingly (in logos, 1-2 out of 10 links, etc.) to draw attention to those elements/ text. Leave lots of white space and keep things clean to remove obstacles from viewers’ way. Endnote That wasn’t so hard, was it? These basic but often overlooked steps should help you get started on the road to responsiveness and reach out to a wider audience than ever before. Make sure to share your thoughts and tips with us in the comments below.]]>
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A Brief Overview of Bootstrap 4 https://www.htmltutsplus.com/design/a-brief-overview-of-bootstrap-4/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/design/a-brief-overview-of-bootstrap-4/#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:52:39 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=932 Bootstrap 4

Before having a brief review of Bootstrap 4, let me telL you what Bootstrap is all about? Bootstrap is the most renowned and highly used programming tool that is used with a combination of  HTML, CSS and JS framework for developing highly responsive  mobile-first projects on the web by enabling an optimized output. Bootstrap is an open-source programming tool used for designing purposes when developing any advance level website as well web applications. Essential Bootstrap 4 features for web designing:- An easy beginning Bootstrap 4 Developers can easily create projects with Bootstrap-4 by combining various advance coding features of CSS and JS into any project. Developers can easily download package manager and can download its source code that is well recommended to work with Bootstrap CDN. Managing Bootstrap 4 Dependencies Work with Sass and JavaScript files in Bootstrap source via Bower, Composer, Meteor, and npm. The package comes with Gruntfile and readme software. CDN Bootstrap CDN Bootstrap comes with compiled CSS and JS coding features by encouraging web developers to produce highly attractive websites. Bootstrap 4 is designed for everyone to is used by people anywhere Bootstrap enables a faster front-end web development accessibility options with easy to use features that are designed and developed developing geeks for all skill levels, different designs as well as various project requirements. Bootstrap Preprocessors Bootstrap preprocessors come with vanilla CSS files and, on the other hand, it utilizes Saas source codes that deal with popular CSS preprocessor directives. Developers can easily prefer working with precompiled CSS coding features. One framework that can be easily be executed on various devices Bootstrap 4 has full capability to scale easily your developed websites as well as various web applications by working with the single coding feature that can be executed on various devices such as mobile devices, tablets, and  desktops with great CSS media queries. Numerous advance features Bootstrap 4 enable developers to perform an extensive and brainstorming documentation features for common HTML elements, millions of custom HTML and advance CSS components by including advance J-Queries. Build and design with Bootstrap 4 coding features Develops millions of advance website designs across the web that are being built with the help of Bootstrap 4 features. Get advance level web designing advantages with the help of growing collection of Bootstrap4 features. Bootstrap enable using Sass Instead of LESS Bootstrap was occupied with using LESS coding utilities as its main CSS preprocessor directives but in near future Bootstrap 4 will refactor itself to Sass style that is more well-known to front-end web developers. Bootstrap's latest version, commonly referred to as Bootstrap 4 is more prone towards using powerful Sass Complier that purposely written in C and C++ by allowing faster compiling process while working with Bootstrap 4 designing styles. Relative CSS Units in Bootstrap 4 The most recent release of Bootstrap 4 is confined with using REMs and EMs features that make it relatively possible for thousands of developers to implement responsive typographies on Bootstrap sites by further increasing user's readability options by making more websites accessible. Reboot Module in Bootstrap 4 This all new Reboot Module in Bootstrap 4 re-invents all types of pre-existing normalize.css reset files. The goal of Reboot Module in Bootstrap 4 is to combine various latest generic CSS selectors and all types of reset styles in a single and easy-to-use SCSS file. This all new reset style firmly adjusts your CSS box-sizing property to draw border-box on the <html> element, inherited by each child element on that section. This new style comes with advanced responsive layouts that are more manageable to handle. This feature is good for experience the distinctive feature of content-box as well as border-box layout CSS Bootstrap 4 layout features. Bootstrap 4 Global Theming Attributes to Developers
  • This section deals with three sections to work on:
  • Overriding with an RAW CSS files
  • Customize fewer files on Bootstrap’s Customize page.
  • Developers can easily override original files by using Duplicate Bootstrap’s fewer variables file systems
Author Bio: Sophia Phillips is expert front-end & WordPress developer. Currently, she is an employed with WordPrax Ltd. a renowned name in PSD to WordPress theme services. Sophia has had written a remarkable number of articles on WordPress tricks and tips.]]>
Bootstrap 4

Before having a brief review of Bootstrap 4, let me telL you what Bootstrap is all about? Bootstrap is the most renowned and highly used programming tool that is used with a combination of  HTML, CSS and JS framework for developing highly responsive  mobile-first projects on the web by enabling an optimized output. Bootstrap is an open-source programming tool used for designing purposes when developing any advance level website as well web applications. Essential Bootstrap 4 features for web designing:- An easy beginning Bootstrap 4 Developers can easily create projects with Bootstrap-4 by combining various advance coding features of CSS and JS into any project. Developers can easily download package manager and can download its source code that is well recommended to work with Bootstrap CDN. Managing Bootstrap 4 Dependencies Work with Sass and JavaScript files in Bootstrap source via Bower, Composer, Meteor, and npm. The package comes with Gruntfile and readme software. CDN Bootstrap CDN Bootstrap comes with compiled CSS and JS coding features by encouraging web developers to produce highly attractive websites. Bootstrap 4 is designed for everyone to is used by people anywhere Bootstrap enables a faster front-end web development accessibility options with easy to use features that are designed and developed developing geeks for all skill levels, different designs as well as various project requirements. Bootstrap Preprocessors Bootstrap preprocessors come with vanilla CSS files and, on the other hand, it utilizes Saas source codes that deal with popular CSS preprocessor directives. Developers can easily prefer working with precompiled CSS coding features. One framework that can be easily be executed on various devices Bootstrap 4 has full capability to scale easily your developed websites as well as various web applications by working with the single coding feature that can be executed on various devices such as mobile devices, tablets, and  desktops with great CSS media queries. Numerous advance features Bootstrap 4 enable developers to perform an extensive and brainstorming documentation features for common HTML elements, millions of custom HTML and advance CSS components by including advance J-Queries. Build and design with Bootstrap 4 coding features Develops millions of advance website designs across the web that are being built with the help of Bootstrap 4 features. Get advance level web designing advantages with the help of growing collection of Bootstrap4 features. Bootstrap enable using Sass Instead of LESS Bootstrap was occupied with using LESS coding utilities as its main CSS preprocessor directives but in near future Bootstrap 4 will refactor itself to Sass style that is more well-known to front-end web developers. Bootstrap's latest version, commonly referred to as Bootstrap 4 is more prone towards using powerful Sass Complier that purposely written in C and C++ by allowing faster compiling process while working with Bootstrap 4 designing styles. Relative CSS Units in Bootstrap 4 The most recent release of Bootstrap 4 is confined with using REMs and EMs features that make it relatively possible for thousands of developers to implement responsive typographies on Bootstrap sites by further increasing user's readability options by making more websites accessible. Reboot Module in Bootstrap 4 This all new Reboot Module in Bootstrap 4 re-invents all types of pre-existing normalize.css reset files. The goal of Reboot Module in Bootstrap 4 is to combine various latest generic CSS selectors and all types of reset styles in a single and easy-to-use SCSS file. This all new reset style firmly adjusts your CSS box-sizing property to draw border-box on the <html> element, inherited by each child element on that section. This new style comes with advanced responsive layouts that are more manageable to handle. This feature is good for experience the distinctive feature of content-box as well as border-box layout CSS Bootstrap 4 layout features. Bootstrap 4 Global Theming Attributes to Developers
  • This section deals with three sections to work on:
  • Overriding with an RAW CSS files
  • Customize fewer files on Bootstrap’s Customize page.
  • Developers can easily override original files by using Duplicate Bootstrap’s fewer variables file systems
Author Bio: Sophia Phillips is expert front-end & WordPress developer. Currently, she is an employed with WordPrax Ltd. a renowned name in PSD to WordPress theme services. Sophia has had written a remarkable number of articles on WordPress tricks and tips.]]>
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WordPress: Running Multiple Firewalls a Bad Idea https://www.htmltutsplus.com/wordpress/wordpress-running-multiple-firewalls-a-bad-idea/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/wordpress/wordpress-running-multiple-firewalls-a-bad-idea/#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:10:32 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=927 Wordpress Firewall Keyword Cloud

Owing to the popularity, WordPress has become the different malicious attacks. There are many security processes that are used to save the WordPress, such as changing the admin URL, while to put a firewall has been related by only a few webmasters owing to either the deficiency of learning about firewall or the security matters of the process. How Firewalls Work Wordpress Firewall Keyword Cloud A firewall is a software program that helps in filtering data traffic. It also monitors all the data to allow the good data to be in and bad data to be blocked. It protects you from hackers, viruses and websites which reaches your computer. Firewall is a program which is at every point of Internet. It monitors the data is flowing carefully. Firewall is following some rules. These rules are set by the network administrator to allow traffic to the web servers, FTP servers, Telnet servers. The rules will decide who can connect to the Internet, what kind of connections can be made through, which or what kind of files can be transmitted in. All the traffic in and out can be watched and controlled by firewall installer at a high level and security. Firewalls can shift the data flow for the macthing of keywords to block the unwanted data which is flowing in. Some of the Firewall products are:
  • McAfee Internet Security
  • Microsoft Windows Firewall
  • Norton Personal Firewall
  • Trend Micro PC-cillin
  • ZoneAlarm Security Suit
Need of Firewalls
  • Firewall can be for home use also.
  • The main aim of personal firewall is to protect the personal computer and private computer from vriuses
  • Virus is often one type of malware that comes in mind. A virus can be transmitted to the computer through email or Internet and quickly effect your files in the computer.
Limitation of Wordpress FirewallLimitations of WordPress Firewall
  • A firewall cannot prevent users with modems from dialing in to or out of the internal network.
  • It cannot protect from inside attacks.
  • Firewalls are planned to allow unwanted data transmission to and from your network. While this can protect your system from intruction.
  • Firewall policies can be restrictive and which can limit users from performing several operations.
  • A firewall cannot apply your password policy or against misuse of passwords. Your password policy is crucial because it draws the acceptable conduct and sets the structure of indifferent.
  • A firewall cannot protect against any attacks which pass around the firewall. Many association buy cheap firewalls, but neglect the numerous other back from the network.
  • A firewall does not protect against internal threats from traitors. An attacker in any case be able to break into the network by completely around the firewall.
  • Firewall can't protect against drilling over the most application protocols.
  • Firewall cannot protect you from poor decisions.
  • Firewalls cannot protect you when your security policy is too lacking.
WordPress Website Firewall Limitations Online website firewalls are similar to any other software. They can have their own problems and security flaws. WordPress is still reachable by attackers When you are using an online web application for WordPress, your web server has to be available over the internet for the WAF to forward the traffic to your WordPress. Communication Flow When accessing via IP or DNS Limited Zero Day Vulnerability Protection A zero-day vulnerability is a deficiency that leaves software, hardware or firmware powerless against an attack that take place the very same day the vulnerability is found. Such an attack is called a zero-day exploit it means that there are zero days between the time the vulnerability is notice and the first attack. In such cases the replying of the vendor is very critical. The response time is how long it takes the vendor to update the WordPress website firewall signatures to be able to detect the new vulnerability and block it. Wordpress security is not to be taken indifferent. Firewalls are a huge way to add an additional layer of setting to the security tray. Firewall protects from all kinds of unwanted data and allow taking control of the computers. It is a  standalone system. It is having a set of rules for your requirements and security of the computers.]]>
Wordpress Firewall Keyword Cloud

Owing to the popularity, WordPress has become the different malicious attacks. There are many security processes that are used to save the WordPress, such as changing the admin URL, while to put a firewall has been related by only a few webmasters owing to either the deficiency of learning about firewall or the security matters of the process. How Firewalls Work Wordpress Firewall Keyword Cloud A firewall is a software program that helps in filtering data traffic. It also monitors all the data to allow the good data to be in and bad data to be blocked. It protects you from hackers, viruses and websites which reaches your computer. Firewall is a program which is at every point of Internet. It monitors the data is flowing carefully. Firewall is following some rules. These rules are set by the network administrator to allow traffic to the web servers, FTP servers, Telnet servers. The rules will decide who can connect to the Internet, what kind of connections can be made through, which or what kind of files can be transmitted in. All the traffic in and out can be watched and controlled by firewall installer at a high level and security. Firewalls can shift the data flow for the macthing of keywords to block the unwanted data which is flowing in. Some of the Firewall products are:
  • McAfee Internet Security
  • Microsoft Windows Firewall
  • Norton Personal Firewall
  • Trend Micro PC-cillin
  • ZoneAlarm Security Suit
Need of Firewalls
  • Firewall can be for home use also.
  • The main aim of personal firewall is to protect the personal computer and private computer from vriuses
  • Virus is often one type of malware that comes in mind. A virus can be transmitted to the computer through email or Internet and quickly effect your files in the computer.
Limitation of Wordpress FirewallLimitations of WordPress Firewall
  • A firewall cannot prevent users with modems from dialing in to or out of the internal network.
  • It cannot protect from inside attacks.
  • Firewalls are planned to allow unwanted data transmission to and from your network. While this can protect your system from intruction.
  • Firewall policies can be restrictive and which can limit users from performing several operations.
  • A firewall cannot apply your password policy or against misuse of passwords. Your password policy is crucial because it draws the acceptable conduct and sets the structure of indifferent.
  • A firewall cannot protect against any attacks which pass around the firewall. Many association buy cheap firewalls, but neglect the numerous other back from the network.
  • A firewall does not protect against internal threats from traitors. An attacker in any case be able to break into the network by completely around the firewall.
  • Firewall can't protect against drilling over the most application protocols.
  • Firewall cannot protect you from poor decisions.
  • Firewalls cannot protect you when your security policy is too lacking.
WordPress Website Firewall Limitations Online website firewalls are similar to any other software. They can have their own problems and security flaws. WordPress is still reachable by attackers When you are using an online web application for WordPress, your web server has to be available over the internet for the WAF to forward the traffic to your WordPress. Communication Flow When accessing via IP or DNS Limited Zero Day Vulnerability Protection A zero-day vulnerability is a deficiency that leaves software, hardware or firmware powerless against an attack that take place the very same day the vulnerability is found. Such an attack is called a zero-day exploit it means that there are zero days between the time the vulnerability is notice and the first attack. In such cases the replying of the vendor is very critical. The response time is how long it takes the vendor to update the WordPress website firewall signatures to be able to detect the new vulnerability and block it. Wordpress security is not to be taken indifferent. Firewalls are a huge way to add an additional layer of setting to the security tray. Firewall protects from all kinds of unwanted data and allow taking control of the computers. It is a  standalone system. It is having a set of rules for your requirements and security of the computers.]]>
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Cutting Edge HTML And CSS Frameworks For Web Designers https://www.htmltutsplus.com/design/cutting-edge-html-and-css-frameworks-for-web-designers/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/design/cutting-edge-html-and-css-frameworks-for-web-designers/#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:49:40 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=916 framework

  Every front end developer is striving hard to deliver incredible user interface and with new terms added in the new designs are now intended to deliver more user-friendly interfaces. In order to satiate the growing expectations and needs of the users you need to pick out the most extensive framework. Thus, in this blog we will discuss the most trending front end frameworks existing in the market.

1) Bootstrap

Bootstrap 3.3.6 was unveiled on 24 Nov .Though it was a much awaited release due for quite a long time but it was quite a satisfactory one as it came with a lot of CSS bug fixes. The gory details of the launch are:
  • Technical support for NuGet package
  • JavaScript plugin docs updated to make usage more clear
  • Numerous browser bug updates which continues to fix bugs
  • Enabled source maps for our compiled minified CSS.
  • Local jQuery fallback used to make documentation development easy
Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: 3.3.6 Popularity: GitHub assigns  75,000+ stars Description: “Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.” Guiding principles: RWD and mobile first approach . Documentation: Good Size of the framework: 145 KB Unique components: Jumbotron Preprocessors: Less and Sass Icon set: Glyphicons Halflings set Supports Responsive technology: Yes, fixed, fluid, responsive Modular: Yes Add-ons support: None bundled, but many third-party plug-ins are available. Graphic Customization:  GUI Customizer offers quite basic functionalities. Therefore, the developers have to input values of color manually, as it do not offers color picker. Browser support: Chrome, Safari,  Firefox, IE8+ License: MIT License (Apache License v2.0 prior to 3.1.0) bootstrap

2) Foundation

Zurb has unveiled Foundation 6 on November 19 and claims it to be the best version of the platform till date. They call it much lighter, faster, flexible launched with more power and flexibility which provides comprehensive support from model prototyping to product creation. Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: 6 Users Following : GitHub assigns  18,000+ stars Description: “The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world” Guiding principles: RWD, mobile first approach , semantic web. Size of the framework: 326 KB Preprocessors: Sass Supports Responsive technology: Yes, fluid Modular: Yes Icon set: Foundation Icon Fonts Add-ons support: Yes Unique components: Clearing Lightbox,  Icon Bar,  Keystrokes,Flex Video, Pricing Tables, Joyride, Documentation: Good. Along with it there are numerous resources which are available. Graphic Customization: No GUI customizer, only manual customization. Browser support: Firefox, Chrome,   IE9+, Safari; along with all the well known mobile operating systems iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7+ License: MIT License Foundation 6 Theme  

3) Pure

Pure is accepted to be one of the most light weighted and modular front end framework which is programmed in pure CSS. The best part of this framework is that it is modular which means that the components can be used in a group or separately depending on the need of the user. Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: 0.6.0 Popularity: GitHub assigns  9,900+ stars Description: “A lightweight, mobile-first, optionally responsive, grid system with modular support for forms, buttons, tables, and menus.” Guiding principles: SMACSS, minimalism. Size of the Framework: 18 KB Preprocessors: None Supports Responsive Technology : Yes. Supports elastic, fluid, responsive designs Modular: Yes Add-ons: None Unique components: None Documentation: Good Graphic Customization: Basic GUI Skin Builder Browser support: All new versions of Firefox, Safari, Chrome, ; IE7+; Android 4.x; iOS 6.x, 7.x; License: BSD License Pure CSS  

4) Gumby Framework

Apart from all the functionalities which it offers one of the most incredible thing about this framework is that they are inviting people to become 'digital surgeons'. Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: Gumby V2 Popularity: GitHub assigns 2,900+stars Description: “A UI component framework based around useful principles from natural language.” Guiding principles: SAAS Preprocessor, Golden ratio tool for typography Size of the framework: 552 KB Preprocessors: Less Supports Responsive technology: Yes Modular: Yes Icon set: Font Awesome Add-ons: Yes Unique components: This framework work in accordance to the standards of industry and offers a 12 grid system layout. This framework has the capability of dividing the space of the browser into 12 grids and also renders nested gridding. I has introduced concepts like  Tiles, Hybrid Grids, Semantic Tiles and Fancy Tiles and these functionalities make this framework quite different from the others . Along with all this you get reusable JavaScript and CSS plugins. Documentation: This framework is extremely well documented. Semantic offers a very well organized documentation, plus a separate website that offers guides for getting started, customizing and creating themes. Customization: Offers manual customization only, no GUI support. Browser support: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer 8 – 10 Gumby Framework

5) Semantic UI

With over 50 UI elements and over 3000 CSS variable this Flexbox friendly framework which is  built with EM values for responsive design offers high degree of variable inheritance up to level 3 . Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: 2.14 Popularity: GitHub assigns  12,900+ stars Description: “A UI component framework based around useful principles from natural language.” Guiding principles: Tag ambivalence, Semantic, responsive. Size of the framework: 552 KB Preprocessors: Less Supports Responsive technology: Yes Modular: Yes Icon set: Font Awesome Add-ons: No Unique components:  Flag,Divider,  Reveal, Rail, Advertisement, Step, Feed,Card,  Item,  Dimmer,Statistic, Shape Rating, . Documentation: Very good. It provides a well organized and structured documentation, plus a separate website that offers guides for getting started, customizing and creating themes. Customization: Offers manual customization. Projects of bigger level can rely on visual language for personalized brand awareness, it offers site themes which offers you to modify variables which fall beneath it which fosters Semantic UI. Further there are packaged open source themes available for designing projects who needs to be delivered within a short time span.   Browser support: Last 2 Versions FF, Chrome, IE 10+, Safari Mac, IE 10+Chrome for Android 44+,    Android 4.4+,  iOS Safari 7+ License: Apache License v2.0 Semantic UI Author Bio: Jack Calder has been a determined developer of website applications and design. He has been a perfect and personalized  designer which converts PSD to CSS files in nice manner. He has shared an perfect article above on the role of html and css frameworks.]]>
framework

  Every front end developer is striving hard to deliver incredible user interface and with new terms added in the new designs are now intended to deliver more user-friendly interfaces. In order to satiate the growing expectations and needs of the users you need to pick out the most extensive framework. Thus, in this blog we will discuss the most trending front end frameworks existing in the market.

1) Bootstrap

Bootstrap 3.3.6 was unveiled on 24 Nov .Though it was a much awaited release due for quite a long time but it was quite a satisfactory one as it came with a lot of CSS bug fixes. The gory details of the launch are:
  • Technical support for NuGet package
  • JavaScript plugin docs updated to make usage more clear
  • Numerous browser bug updates which continues to fix bugs
  • Enabled source maps for our compiled minified CSS.
  • Local jQuery fallback used to make documentation development easy
Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: 3.3.6 Popularity: GitHub assigns  75,000+ stars Description: “Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.” Guiding principles: RWD and mobile first approach . Documentation: Good Size of the framework: 145 KB Unique components: Jumbotron Preprocessors: Less and Sass Icon set: Glyphicons Halflings set Supports Responsive technology: Yes, fixed, fluid, responsive Modular: Yes Add-ons support: None bundled, but many third-party plug-ins are available. Graphic Customization:  GUI Customizer offers quite basic functionalities. Therefore, the developers have to input values of color manually, as it do not offers color picker. Browser support: Chrome, Safari,  Firefox, IE8+ License: MIT License (Apache License v2.0 prior to 3.1.0) bootstrap

2) Foundation

Zurb has unveiled Foundation 6 on November 19 and claims it to be the best version of the platform till date. They call it much lighter, faster, flexible launched with more power and flexibility which provides comprehensive support from model prototyping to product creation. Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: 6 Users Following : GitHub assigns  18,000+ stars Description: “The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world” Guiding principles: RWD, mobile first approach , semantic web. Size of the framework: 326 KB Preprocessors: Sass Supports Responsive technology: Yes, fluid Modular: Yes Icon set: Foundation Icon Fonts Add-ons support: Yes Unique components: Clearing Lightbox,  Icon Bar,  Keystrokes,Flex Video, Pricing Tables, Joyride, Documentation: Good. Along with it there are numerous resources which are available. Graphic Customization: No GUI customizer, only manual customization. Browser support: Firefox, Chrome,   IE9+, Safari; along with all the well known mobile operating systems iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7+ License: MIT License Foundation 6 Theme  

3) Pure

Pure is accepted to be one of the most light weighted and modular front end framework which is programmed in pure CSS. The best part of this framework is that it is modular which means that the components can be used in a group or separately depending on the need of the user. Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: 0.6.0 Popularity: GitHub assigns  9,900+ stars Description: “A lightweight, mobile-first, optionally responsive, grid system with modular support for forms, buttons, tables, and menus.” Guiding principles: SMACSS, minimalism. Size of the Framework: 18 KB Preprocessors: None Supports Responsive Technology : Yes. Supports elastic, fluid, responsive designs Modular: Yes Add-ons: None Unique components: None Documentation: Good Graphic Customization: Basic GUI Skin Builder Browser support: All new versions of Firefox, Safari, Chrome, ; IE7+; Android 4.x; iOS 6.x, 7.x; License: BSD License Pure CSS  

4) Gumby Framework

Apart from all the functionalities which it offers one of the most incredible thing about this framework is that they are inviting people to become 'digital surgeons'. Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: Gumby V2 Popularity: GitHub assigns 2,900+stars Description: “A UI component framework based around useful principles from natural language.” Guiding principles: SAAS Preprocessor, Golden ratio tool for typography Size of the framework: 552 KB Preprocessors: Less Supports Responsive technology: Yes Modular: Yes Icon set: Font Awesome Add-ons: Yes Unique components: This framework work in accordance to the standards of industry and offers a 12 grid system layout. This framework has the capability of dividing the space of the browser into 12 grids and also renders nested gridding. I has introduced concepts like  Tiles, Hybrid Grids, Semantic Tiles and Fancy Tiles and these functionalities make this framework quite different from the others . Along with all this you get reusable JavaScript and CSS plugins. Documentation: This framework is extremely well documented. Semantic offers a very well organized documentation, plus a separate website that offers guides for getting started, customizing and creating themes. Customization: Offers manual customization only, no GUI support. Browser support: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer 8 – 10 Gumby Framework

5) Semantic UI

With over 50 UI elements and over 3000 CSS variable this Flexbox friendly framework which is  built with EM values for responsive design offers high degree of variable inheritance up to level 3 . Features at a Glance: Latest version launched: 2.14 Popularity: GitHub assigns  12,900+ stars Description: “A UI component framework based around useful principles from natural language.” Guiding principles: Tag ambivalence, Semantic, responsive. Size of the framework: 552 KB Preprocessors: Less Supports Responsive technology: Yes Modular: Yes Icon set: Font Awesome Add-ons: No Unique components:  Flag,Divider,  Reveal, Rail, Advertisement, Step, Feed,Card,  Item,  Dimmer,Statistic, Shape Rating, . Documentation: Very good. It provides a well organized and structured documentation, plus a separate website that offers guides for getting started, customizing and creating themes. Customization: Offers manual customization. Projects of bigger level can rely on visual language for personalized brand awareness, it offers site themes which offers you to modify variables which fall beneath it which fosters Semantic UI. Further there are packaged open source themes available for designing projects who needs to be delivered within a short time span.   Browser support: Last 2 Versions FF, Chrome, IE 10+, Safari Mac, IE 10+Chrome for Android 44+,    Android 4.4+,  iOS Safari 7+ License: Apache License v2.0 Semantic UI Author Bio: Jack Calder has been a determined developer of website applications and design. He has been a perfect and personalized  designer which converts PSD to CSS files in nice manner. He has shared an perfect article above on the role of html and css frameworks.]]>
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Launch Your Website Using The Most Persuasive Landing Page https://www.htmltutsplus.com/miscellaneous/launch-your-website-using-the-most-persuasive-landing-page/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/miscellaneous/launch-your-website-using-the-most-persuasive-landing-page/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:29:37 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=912 Landin Page Keyword Cloud

The man has reached to Mars, and if you are still using that stereotypical and boring landing pages to be precise, then it's time to come out of your cocoon. Now is the time to build refreshing landing pages that will make you customers go banana over your website and this is obviously for the benefit of your website. 1. Highly Effective Headline "Do not judge a book by its cover." We know this quotation, and now most of the people follow it, but it is quite evident that people do get influenced by the title of a book. Well, I was very much intrigued by the title "Life after death" and this was the title effect alone that compelled me to purchase the book. Similarly, to make highly attractive web pages. A headline is a mainstay when it comes to your website. From a headline only you get to engage the users attention and introduce your project. It is the most critical thing that decides the fate of you are landing page. Here are the following points which needs to pay attention while writing headlines for your landing pages.
  • Your headline must not be mundane
  • Your headline must talk about your product and service in a very subtle way
  • Moreover, you need to keep certainly in mind that your images must suffice to what you need to convey in your title.
  • Make it crisp yet clear, use not more than 20 words else you will become a verbose
2.  Subheadline must reinforce Now as we know that the headline of a web page makes the web page credible enough for the users to go through it and it is the sub-heading that further reinforces your users that you have made the correct choice. It must be attractive enough as it is placed just beneath your headline. Though your subheading must be highly persuasive, it must also fuel up the idea that you have put forth in your heading. You must remember that subheadings are a detailed version of your heading, but it would be better if it reinforces what you are saying. 3. Persuasive Pictures Regardless to mention, that human brain has the utmost liking for images and they process them faster than the text. Therefore, make sure to follow the following features:
  • Use big and imposing images
  • Use images that are relevant to the products or services you are selling.
  • For those who are rendering services must make sure that it is eye catching
  • Use HD or high-quality, scalable images.
4. What's in it for the customers? One of the biggest examples of this is those people who claim to reduce your weight within four weeks or help you to achieve the desired skin tone within two weeks. This is the quality that intrigues the customer and compels them to purchase the product. Thus, when it comes to landing pages, you need to incorporate certainly this element as this can help you attain phenomenal results. Mostly try to assure the customers that the services that you offer have incredible things to offer. 5. Logical Flow To convince someone or in short persuade them to come and buy or choose their services you need to give logic. Logic of:
  • How your services are better than the contemporaries?
  • What all benefits one can reap if they choose you?
  • How are you choosing the reliable services?
  • And many more...
All in all, you need to form a logical flow that interconnects and attests each and every statement you speak of on the very page. Use proper usage and placement of images which will help you to render a more effect logical coherence and in short a more imposing impact on your visitors. 6. Lay stress on your Call to Action For those who are still on the pattern of using "Submit" or "Contact us" button need to revise their strategies. Believe it or not 'Calls to action' are important and have a serious impact on the conversion rate of your website. This is because they have a great cognitive impact on the users brain. Thus, no matter how good you design your landing pages, you will face defeat if you do not have a good Call To Action button on your landing page. So why to ruin the efforts applied to designing landing pages when you can save them by presenting a good CTA. I hope the above tips can help you boost the conversion rate of your website. For any further queries feel free to drop your comments.]]>
Landin Page Keyword Cloud

The man has reached to Mars, and if you are still using that stereotypical and boring landing pages to be precise, then it's time to come out of your cocoon. Now is the time to build refreshing landing pages that will make you customers go banana over your website and this is obviously for the benefit of your website. 1. Highly Effective Headline "Do not judge a book by its cover." We know this quotation, and now most of the people follow it, but it is quite evident that people do get influenced by the title of a book. Well, I was very much intrigued by the title "Life after death" and this was the title effect alone that compelled me to purchase the book. Similarly, to make highly attractive web pages. A headline is a mainstay when it comes to your website. From a headline only you get to engage the users attention and introduce your project. It is the most critical thing that decides the fate of you are landing page. Here are the following points which needs to pay attention while writing headlines for your landing pages.
  • Your headline must not be mundane
  • Your headline must talk about your product and service in a very subtle way
  • Moreover, you need to keep certainly in mind that your images must suffice to what you need to convey in your title.
  • Make it crisp yet clear, use not more than 20 words else you will become a verbose
2.  Subheadline must reinforce Now as we know that the headline of a web page makes the web page credible enough for the users to go through it and it is the sub-heading that further reinforces your users that you have made the correct choice. It must be attractive enough as it is placed just beneath your headline. Though your subheading must be highly persuasive, it must also fuel up the idea that you have put forth in your heading. You must remember that subheadings are a detailed version of your heading, but it would be better if it reinforces what you are saying. 3. Persuasive Pictures Regardless to mention, that human brain has the utmost liking for images and they process them faster than the text. Therefore, make sure to follow the following features:
  • Use big and imposing images
  • Use images that are relevant to the products or services you are selling.
  • For those who are rendering services must make sure that it is eye catching
  • Use HD or high-quality, scalable images.
4. What's in it for the customers? One of the biggest examples of this is those people who claim to reduce your weight within four weeks or help you to achieve the desired skin tone within two weeks. This is the quality that intrigues the customer and compels them to purchase the product. Thus, when it comes to landing pages, you need to incorporate certainly this element as this can help you attain phenomenal results. Mostly try to assure the customers that the services that you offer have incredible things to offer. 5. Logical Flow To convince someone or in short persuade them to come and buy or choose their services you need to give logic. Logic of:
  • How your services are better than the contemporaries?
  • What all benefits one can reap if they choose you?
  • How are you choosing the reliable services?
  • And many more...
All in all, you need to form a logical flow that interconnects and attests each and every statement you speak of on the very page. Use proper usage and placement of images which will help you to render a more effect logical coherence and in short a more imposing impact on your visitors. 6. Lay stress on your Call to Action For those who are still on the pattern of using "Submit" or "Contact us" button need to revise their strategies. Believe it or not 'Calls to action' are important and have a serious impact on the conversion rate of your website. This is because they have a great cognitive impact on the users brain. Thus, no matter how good you design your landing pages, you will face defeat if you do not have a good Call To Action button on your landing page. So why to ruin the efforts applied to designing landing pages when you can save them by presenting a good CTA. I hope the above tips can help you boost the conversion rate of your website. For any further queries feel free to drop your comments.]]>
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Most Overlooked Design Mistakes Committed While Designing Logos https://www.htmltutsplus.com/design/most-overlooked-design-mistakes-committed-while-designing-logos/ https://www.htmltutsplus.com/design/most-overlooked-design-mistakes-committed-while-designing-logos/#respond Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:29:06 +0000 http://www.htmltutsplus.com/?p=906 Logo Design Mistakes

We all commit mistakes , but winners always correct their mistakes on time. Moreover, when it comes to  designing or web designing there are no stringent protocols which you need to follow as everything is dependent on liking. This is why you can experiment the most in order to bring out the most effective design. However, there are certain mistakes which are to be avoided while designing your business logo which also happens to be the marketing symbol for your business.
  1. Copy cats are discouraged
With huge demands, employees are under a great pressure of meeting requirements and this is why they do not add creativity to their work but just rehash the content already present. This happens same with logos as well, which is something which must be avoided. Moreover, this is also because business owners do not deem logo to be very important for their business. Wherefore, they go for crowdsourcing,  for logos and this is where the best logo wins and the rest of them are shunned. Moreover, copying any other logo won't be tolerated by the creator himself and will also mar your market image.
  1. Be choosy while choosing colors
Colors have a deep cognitive impact on the users and thus, one needs to be quite choosy while picking up the colors. Though there is no criteria or rule for picking up the hues for your logo, thus you can choose any color scheme as long it is soothing to your eyes. You can choose any of the vibrant colors that can carve a good image of your business in front of the users. In order to help the designers, there are numerous tools available online such as Adobe's Color which helps you with the color spectrum and helps you to create color schemes which you can check before using them in your logos. Though you can be quite innovative while picking up color schemes for your logos, but it should not be incongruous to your websites color pattern which is one of the most down selling point.
  1. Simplicity is the best policy
Simple things are the most attractive things. This is why I recommend you to develop simple logos as they grab the attention of the users. The market is flooded with numerous catchy designs and among them your simple design will certainly have a strong impact. Simplicity adds versatility to your logos which implies that they have the capacity to be used in more number. As a logo is used even in a very small size as well on billboards which require them to be very large.
  1. Unnecessarily inclusions
Using certain special symbols such as elements that are not required in a logo must be avoided. For instance, the inclusion of things like “L.L.C.”,“Co.”,“Inc.” and several others in a logo must be avoided. However, an adaptation of the main logo might contain symbols such as Copyright (©), Registration symbol (®), Trademark (TM) or other is alright. Including unnecessary times is certainly distracting the images of the users.
  1. Typographic chaos
Typography has a very important role to play in logo design and if not used subtly can tarnish all your efforts of designing a logo. Moreover, try to adopt simplicity for your logos which does not mean that you need to keep them low profile, but it is advised to keep them simple and can be comprehended. In order to make your logo that stands different in front of your users you need to make sure that you do not use clichéd and boring fonts. Moreover, using more than one font also falling the category of something which needs to be avoided. You need to pay attention to spacing, sizing and kerning while using some text in your logo.
  1. Using raster images
In order to get a credible logo you need to use programs which render vector graphics and these Softwares' are  Adobe Illustrator which makes sure to the users that designed logo comes out to be a highly scalable one and can be enlarged up to any size, which enables the users to be applied in any media. A vector graphic is developed after sheer precision and stress is laid on  mathematical points, and this is what is responsible for the visual consistency of the logos when displayed across a wide range of  devices with different size and orientations. A raster image is made of  pixels, as in Photoshop we have pixel-based designs and the worst part about them is that they are not elastic which means that when enlarged they pixelate and cannot be used when the size of the device increases. This is why vector graphics images are used in order to create high profile logos.
  1. Have a proper discretion towards the inputs
Why a client has hired you in the first place? Certainly he takes you as a professional and wants you to do accomplish his task on his behalf. Thus, it's advised you to take control of the project rather than letting the client take control of it. It is incumbent on you to tell the client that whether any particular idea is not good enough to be incorporated in your website. If you clients still do not agree on it, then to convince them by giving examples. You can send them similar examples which can help them understand what you are trying to say. This is the only way to make them realize that their suggestions have some pitfalls and therefore need some tweaks. Along with that you also need to know that being a designer does not make you the immaculate. So do not just reject your client's proposal just because you have a good experience.]]>
Logo Design Mistakes

We all commit mistakes , but winners always correct their mistakes on time. Moreover, when it comes to  designing or web designing there are no stringent protocols which you need to follow as everything is dependent on liking. This is why you can experiment the most in order to bring out the most effective design. However, there are certain mistakes which are to be avoided while designing your business logo which also happens to be the marketing symbol for your business.
  1. Copy cats are discouraged
With huge demands, employees are under a great pressure of meeting requirements and this is why they do not add creativity to their work but just rehash the content already present. This happens same with logos as well, which is something which must be avoided. Moreover, this is also because business owners do not deem logo to be very important for their business. Wherefore, they go for crowdsourcing,  for logos and this is where the best logo wins and the rest of them are shunned. Moreover, copying any other logo won't be tolerated by the creator himself and will also mar your market image.
  1. Be choosy while choosing colors
Colors have a deep cognitive impact on the users and thus, one needs to be quite choosy while picking up the colors. Though there is no criteria or rule for picking up the hues for your logo, thus you can choose any color scheme as long it is soothing to your eyes. You can choose any of the vibrant colors that can carve a good image of your business in front of the users. In order to help the designers, there are numerous tools available online such as Adobe's Color which helps you with the color spectrum and helps you to create color schemes which you can check before using them in your logos. Though you can be quite innovative while picking up color schemes for your logos, but it should not be incongruous to your websites color pattern which is one of the most down selling point.
  1. Simplicity is the best policy
Simple things are the most attractive things. This is why I recommend you to develop simple logos as they grab the attention of the users. The market is flooded with numerous catchy designs and among them your simple design will certainly have a strong impact. Simplicity adds versatility to your logos which implies that they have the capacity to be used in more number. As a logo is used even in a very small size as well on billboards which require them to be very large.
  1. Unnecessarily inclusions
Using certain special symbols such as elements that are not required in a logo must be avoided. For instance, the inclusion of things like “L.L.C.”,“Co.”,“Inc.” and several others in a logo must be avoided. However, an adaptation of the main logo might contain symbols such as Copyright (©), Registration symbol (®), Trademark (TM) or other is alright. Including unnecessary times is certainly distracting the images of the users.
  1. Typographic chaos
Typography has a very important role to play in logo design and if not used subtly can tarnish all your efforts of designing a logo. Moreover, try to adopt simplicity for your logos which does not mean that you need to keep them low profile, but it is advised to keep them simple and can be comprehended. In order to make your logo that stands different in front of your users you need to make sure that you do not use clichéd and boring fonts. Moreover, using more than one font also falling the category of something which needs to be avoided. You need to pay attention to spacing, sizing and kerning while using some text in your logo.
  1. Using raster images
In order to get a credible logo you need to use programs which render vector graphics and these Softwares' are  Adobe Illustrator which makes sure to the users that designed logo comes out to be a highly scalable one and can be enlarged up to any size, which enables the users to be applied in any media. A vector graphic is developed after sheer precision and stress is laid on  mathematical points, and this is what is responsible for the visual consistency of the logos when displayed across a wide range of  devices with different size and orientations. A raster image is made of  pixels, as in Photoshop we have pixel-based designs and the worst part about them is that they are not elastic which means that when enlarged they pixelate and cannot be used when the size of the device increases. This is why vector graphics images are used in order to create high profile logos.
  1. Have a proper discretion towards the inputs
Why a client has hired you in the first place? Certainly he takes you as a professional and wants you to do accomplish his task on his behalf. Thus, it's advised you to take control of the project rather than letting the client take control of it. It is incumbent on you to tell the client that whether any particular idea is not good enough to be incorporated in your website. If you clients still do not agree on it, then to convince them by giving examples. You can send them similar examples which can help them understand what you are trying to say. This is the only way to make them realize that their suggestions have some pitfalls and therefore need some tweaks. Along with that you also need to know that being a designer does not make you the immaculate. So do not just reject your client's proposal just because you have a good experience.]]>
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