‘Webdesign’ Tag

Is WordPress Killing Web Design?

Webdesign Tuts+ has a nice article regarding SXSW and the subject Is WordPress Killing Web Design? What’s your thoughts on the subject? I’ve done my fair share part of WordPress designs and I do understand the question and it’s quite pertinent but I don’t agree with it. I don’t consider myself a designer, just a coder who likes design and beautiful things (who doesn’t?) but I do think the tools don’t make the artist and at the bottom line WordPress is just a tool to simplify the implementation of dynamic website (is there still static html webpages in the 21st century?).
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Why I like dark designs more

Dark Designs

Some years ago it would be hard to find dark designed websites, almost all known websites were designed in bright colors. You would need to go to the beggings of the Internet to find dark web pages with that 90’s crappy look. But when the web started shifting from the frontpage designed webpages to actually thought and pro designed ones, the era of the dark websites ended to pave the road to the bright colors. Read more…

WordPress: Social Bookmarking

Wordpress Social Bookmarking

WordPress is the tool of use of an increasing number of people, be it a developer, clients or just blog enthusiasts. If you fall into one of this categories you should think in optimization your WordPress experience. One way to do that is insert more functionalities into your website / blog. You should be thinking by now – Widgets! Well, widgets are one of the ways to achieve that, but do we really want to depend on widgets to implement all the features on our blog? You can, but you shouldn’t. It’s pretty obvious that after a certain amount of widgets you will see the loading time of your website increase accordingly.
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Updating the theme Part III

Today I spent a bit of my not much free time to code a little more. The theme is undergoing but still much to do. So I don’t know if it will be ready this week. Haven’t yet touched the comments, so they are unformatted.

Updating the Theme

Anyway, in the above image you can see a short “preview”. I want to be able to code as much as possible the functionalities of the theme so the use of wordpress plugins is limited to the minimum, this of course, expands the time needed to program the theme.
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Icons Icons Icons…

Icons Web

Smashing Magazine published yesterday a great list of Icon Sets for projects use. Some time ago on one of the first posts I’ve written on my blog, I’ve publish a list of Icons for Web use, but this post from Smashing Magazine hits the nail, it’s very complete and full of packs I didn’t know before. It even includes some Icons I’ve done… that’s nice.

Link: 50 Fresh Useful Icon Sets For Your Next Design

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