The best hard drives and flash storage for your Mac

Is your Mac’s hard drive near capacity, full to the brim with music, photos and videos? Do you have a Mac with a small SSD drive, having sacrificed storage space for the extra speed offered by flash storage? Are you confronted with having to delete photos and other media in order to accommodate your ever…

Speed Up Your Mac with an External SSD

If you have an iMac with Thunderbolt or USB 3 but without an SSD you can boot from a full-speed external SSD without opening the case. It’s possible for that Mac to boot in under 30 seconds and to jump generations ahead for under $200. I have a mid-2011 iMac I use at my office…

5 FREE WORDPRESS CONTACT FORM PLUGINS TO CONSIDER

It seems that every time I develop a WordPress site, I am yet again left searching for the best WordPress contact form plugin–it’s usually a matter of completely forgetting the one I got looking all snazzy on a previous site, or a silly developer who has decided to discontinue developing his or her plugin. So,…

27 Creative Website Layouts using Two Sidebars

More recently there has been a shift away from using multiple website sidebars. Responsive designs have pushed towards more compact layouts which often drop off sidebars into the footer, or hide them altogether. However some larger websites such as online magazines utilize dual-sidebars for featured articles and larger advertisements. In this gallery I have organized…

Best Free, Premium WordPress Newsletter Subscription Plugins For Your WP Blog

Free and premium WordPress newsletter plugins are a WP site owner’s most powerful tool for growing a mailing list or email subscription. Subscribers of newsletters want to keep up to date with what your business or site is doing and email newsletters are still the best way to communicate that information with your readers and…

125+ Best WordPress Slider Plugins

In this collection you will find excellent free and premium top WordPress jQuery Slider Carousel Plugins slideshow tutorials that you can implement into your websites. They instantly make your website look professional just with a simple script. There are certain free sliders for WordPress which are based on jQuery. Fortunately adding that features doesn’t have to be difficult, with wordpress slideshow plugins.…

Choose a website builder: 12 top tools

Want to build a website without needing to write any code? We select the 12 best website builders to bring your vision to life. Looking for a website builder? There are a multitude to choose from, so which is the best? Well, for a start, you’ll be looking for a website builder that can create…

Create a Furry Calligram in Illustrator

In this tutorial I will walk you through creating your own calligram inspired by a dog named Poppy. You’ll learn how to manipulate a typeface through to rendering fur, adding doggy features, and various details.   Introduction I’ve got an obsession with my cat and have done numerous vectors featuring her. One of the pieces…

7 WordPress plugins for font replacement

There are a ton of options out there for font replacement, including some great WordPress plugins that make font replacement easier than ever. Sure, you can hard-code your font replacement into your theme (or into a theme options page), but a plugin is sometimes a much better option, especially when you want to make a…

25 Best WooCommerce Payment Gateways

Popular E-commerce websites allow payments from different credit cards and banks to get payment from all over the world. It is essential to have payment support for every customer who buy from you. Having a complete information about your customers where they are originated is beneficial in success of the products, services you are selling.…

10 Best CSS Gradient Generators

Creating CSS gradients can be time-consuming and tough. This short list of free online tools will help you quickly generate CSS gradients by giving you a graphical user interface and other useful functionality. These gradient generators will be handy when you’re trying to produce more complex gradients or when you’re just starting to learn CSS3.…

30+ Useful WordPress Tricks & Hacks

As an experienced WordPress user, we keep ourselves updated with the development of the core, plugin releases and useful WordPress tips and tricks shared by developers and enthusiasts. In today’s post, we’d like to share with you updated WordPress tips and tricks and plugins that are interesting and useful. Without further ado, here’s another 30+ More…

Ulysses III – A Markdown Writing App Like no Other

You’ve likely used word processors like Word, TextEdit, and Pages, as well as plain-text writing apps like iA Writer and Byword. If you’re a serious writer, you’ve likely used or at least looked at advanced writing apps like Scrivener or the original Ulysses. But you’ve never seen anything like Ulysses III. It’s a totally new take on an advanced…

Bucky – Open Source Real User Monitoring

Bucky is a client and server for sending performance data from the client into statsd + graphite, OpenTSDB, or any other stats aggregator of your choice. It can automatically measure how long your pages take to load, how long AJAX requests take and how long various functions take to run. Most importantly, it’s taking the measurements…

15 Useful and Lesser-Known Firefox Add-ons

We all know that developer tools can make our work easier. Most of us are probably already familiar with add-ons and extensions like Firebug, Web Developer, ColorZilla, and more. In this post, I’ll present you with some other add-ons that you may not have tried yet. I hope you’ll find some of these useful when…

5 Awesome iPad Applications for Graphic Designers

As a graphic designer, you must be looking for inspiration in everything you see around you. And there are plenty of apps available that help you discover new ideas and smart tools which streamline and simplify the process of design and get your creative juices flowing. Have a look at some of the iPad apps…

Best 5 Remote Desktop Apps for iPad

Remote Desktop Connection is the concept of connecting to a host from a remote device using Internet. There are many applications were available for PC and Mac to establish remote desktop connection. It will be very helpful to get a help from your friends for your PC problems and transfer files easily. In my previous articles about iPad I have told that…

Absolutely Prefabulous: 10 Modular Homes

Using mass production building techniques has historically been anathema to American homebuilders. The US lags far behind Japan and Europe in the implementation of industrial methods for construction. This is partly due to prejudices against manufactured homes such as trailers and a belief that handmade is synonymous with quality. Prefabrication is also known as modular…

10 Best WooCommerce WordPress Themes for 2014

10 Best WooCommerce WordPress Themes for 2014 is an awesome collection for your online business! Each theme comes with powerful features and responsive design. Hope you will find what you are looking for and build your online store successfully by using themes from our 2014 collection. Alibaba Alibaba is clean and fully responsive E-Commerce WordPress…

Selecting data from database using Magento

// display all regions defined for the United States $sql = “SELECT * FROM directory_country_region WHERE country_id=’US'”; $connection = Mage::getSingleton(‘core/resource’)->getConnection(‘core_read’); foreach ($connection->fetchAll($sql) as $arr_row) { echo $arr_row[‘default_name’]; } for more magento tutorial visit: http://blog.free-extension.com/