Working with WordPress Arrays

Working with WordPress Arrays
Posted by on Apr 24, 2014

WordPress has many different powerful functions that will give us data in Arrays.  Learning to work with these can give us power when designing and developing new themes and even plugins.  This post will explore the anatomy of WordPress Arrays and offer tips on how to use them effectively.

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Today in Art | PHP, Tutorials, WordPress

Speed Index, Performance Budget, Delivery Time, Oh My!

Speed Index, Performance Budget, Delivery Time, Oh My!
Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

I am currently thinking “redesign” for Today in Web Design and trying to consider it from all angles. One of these angles is speed. Speed is an important aspect of our work that we rarely consider seriously when designing. I would bet that most of us do our design work, do the coding work and then try to address speed at the tail end of our process. And, in a world of theme happy design, I would also be willing to bet that many folks do not consider speed at all.

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Today in Art | hosting, Tutorials, Web Design

Set Your Expires Headers, Speed Up Your Website

Set Your Expires Headers, Speed Up Your Website
Posted by on Feb 19, 2014

Speeding up the load time of your website can reduce your bounce rate (percentage of visitors who enter the site and leave without viewing any other pages) and make you more favorable for search engines.  People judge websites quickly and the longer they have to wait, the more likely they are to bounce. One quick way to boost the speed of your site is to set the expires headers.

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Today in Art | hosting, Tutorials

4 Lightbox Form Solutions

4 Lightbox Form Solutions
Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Last week I built a mini site for a book launch where the entire experience is on one page of tabs. The special offers tab required collecting a bit of user information which requires a form.  I didn’t want the form cluttering the special offers tab up and leaving the main view for the form felt gross.  This is a perfect opportunity to place a form in a popover or lightbox. 

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Today in Art | jQuery, Tutorials, WordPress

Combine Vector Layers in Photoshop

Combine Vector Layers in Photoshop
Posted by on Feb 6, 2014

For this post I am going to switch gears a little bit and offer a simple Photoshop tutorial for a task that is less than evident.  Some tasks in Photoshop are not hard to do, but you do have to know how to do them.  This one falls into that category.

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Today in Art | Tutorials

Add Spaces Between Your Dock Icons in OS X

Add Spaces Between Your Dock Icons in OS X
Posted by on Jan 30, 2014

Ok, this is a quick tip for people, like myself, that have way too many dock icons pinned.  Mine are so small now that it can be hard to see where the application I am looking for might be. Since deleting them is not an option, I can instead add spaces between icons to create some order.  

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Today in Art | OS X, Snippets, Tutorials

Icon Fonts, How To Create Them and Use Them

Icon Fonts, How To Create Them and Use Them
Posted by on Jan 21, 2014

Icon Fonts are with out a doubt one of the best ways to include flat vector images on your website that are not only small in size, but also look fantastic on retina displays. In this post I will cover my preferred way to work with icon fonts.

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Today in Art | Tutorials