HTML5 forms input types

In the first article in this series we looked at the history of HTML5 forms and many of the new attributes available to us. In this second and final part of the series, we’ll look at the new input types available in HTML5. As we’ll see, these new features will go a long way toward making your…

12 WordPress Admin Bar Plugins to Increase Your Options and Control

The WordPress admin bar is nice, but sometimes you need more options for it, such as showing it or not, adding links to it, changing its color, and more. These twelve plugins greatly expand your admin bar options. 1. Custom Admin Bar (DOWNLOAD HERE) Of course there’s no better place to start this list than…

CSS Masking

Two commonly used operations in computer graphics are clipping and masking. Both operations hide visual portions of an element. If you have worked with SVG or HTML Canvas before, these operations are probably not new for you. Clipping defines the region of an element that is visible. Everything around this region does not get rendered – it gets “clipped”.…

Use a Single External Hard Drive for Time Machine Backups and File Storage

Having regular backups of your Mac is a necessity, and there is really no easier way to consistently back up your Mac than by using the excellent Time Machine feature of OS X. But with the enormous size of external hard drives and their prices becoming cheaper and cheaper, it’s not always necessary to dedicate an…

4 Very Useful WordPress Plugins That You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

WordPress plugins have made our lives so, so much easier. In fact, there are already nearly 25,000 plugins developed. And there are plenty of articles all over the internet featuring the most popular and the most known WordPress plugins that will turn your website into a powerful CMS, blog, forum, etc. I am here to…

Shortcode in a WordPress Template

Shortcodes in WordPress are bits of text you can use in the content area to invoke some kind of function to accomplish certain tasks. For example, video embedding in WP 2.9+ uses the shortcode. You can write your own shortcodes, and plugins often offer their functionality via shortcodes as well. But what if you want…

Build Your Own Fusion Drive

Introduction Fusion Drive for Mac gives you the best of both worlds: super fast workflow and speed, thanks to the SSD (Solid State Drive) and high-capacity storage space on the traditional hard drive. Apple sells the Fusion drive as a $799 option with the new Mac Mini and iMac. In this tutorial we will look…

55+ Best Magento Themes for Building e-commerce Sites

4 Magento is a feature-rich eCommerce platform built on open-source technology that provides online merchants with unprecedented flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their eCommerce store. With one of the best Magento themes at you disposal, you can easily build up a professional shop with an awesome look and feel in no…

Managing DNS Using Mac OS X Mountain Lion Server

The most impactful aspect of the changes in OS X Mountain Lion Server at first appears to be the fact that DNS looks totally different in the Server app than it did in Server Admin. For starters, most of the options are gone from the graphical interface and it looks a lot less complicated, meaning…

How to Install and Set Up Mac OS X Lion Server

Apple’s offered the gift of Lion Server to anyone who’s willing to drop an extra $50. Previously, you could only get OS X Server bundled on your Mac mini Server or Mac Pro, or pay $499 for Snow Leopard Server. By lowering the price, now more end users can afford Apple’s server offerings. In this…

Creating and deleting files using the Mac Terminal

Takeaway: For Mac geeks who want to learn more about using the command line, Wil Limoges offers this basic tip for creating and deleting files in Terminal. I as a web developer I personally love to keep a ton of things in my Trash. I feel that if I deleted anything prematurely that there may be…

17 Best Twitter Bootstrap Plugins to Use in 2013

This plugin lets you integrate the latest Twitter Bootstrap CSS and Javascript libraries in your WordPress site. It will enrich your website design and functionality.   This plugin will bring Twitter Bootstrap functionality into Joomla 2.5. It’s suitable for GPL Compatible Open Source projects only.   This plugin was created to control button states or…

Rock Solid HTML Emails

At some stage in your career, it’s likely you’ll be asked by a client to design a HTMLemail. Before you rush to explain that all the cool kids are using social media, keep in mind that when done correctly, email is still one of the best ways to promote you and your clients online. In fact,…

Responsive Content Slider

Finally, A Responsive Content Slider I was looking for a responsive content slider that could move any html content and images, but couldn’t find anything that I liked that was easy enough to use out of the box. Since I had previously written version 3 of the Coda Slider just a few months prior, I had the…

50+ Best WordPress Slider Plugin Collection

Having a WordPress slider or simply a jQuery Slider implemented into the top of a blog or website front page, category page etc., not only looks good, it also have a significant positive effect on conversion rates i.e. getting visitors to sign up, buy products and so on. This is also true for jQuery Carousel style scripts. In…

20 Drupal Modules to Boost Your Website’s Functionality

Drupal is a robust content management system that can do nearly anything you throw at it. Hundreds of Drupal modules–add-ons that extend the functionality of Drupal core–exist to help you create a powerful website.   This is a roundup of some excellent Drupal modules covering the following areas: Managing and displaying content User engagement and game mechanics User…

MySQL Showdown: Querious vs. Sequel Pro

Administering databases is not generally an exciting task, it’s right up there with TPS reports and their cover sheets. So why then, are you using the command-line MySQL client to administer your MySQL databases when you have a nice shiny user interface provided by OS X at your disposal? The people behind Querious and Sequel Pro asked the same…

3 Must Have Plugins To Power Your SEO

Some of you are likely already aware of these plugins, while others will be hearing about them for the first time. These plugins are specifically for WordPress websites. These are only 3 of thousands of plugins available for WordPress. But these 3 are considerably strong and I would recommend them for most WordPress sites. Personally,…

10 Responsive Navigation Solutions and Tutorials

As responsive design rapidly increases in popularity, we felt we would take a look at some of the varied solutions and techniques that are being adopted for managing the navigation/menu on smaller screened devices. Planning and building your menu for mobiles will perhaps be the trickiest aspect of your responsive layout, not just with the…

22 Very Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

I have to admit, my Illustrator skills aren’t what they should be. I have been living in Photoshop and Flash for the past 2 years and have become somewhat rusty and unfamiliar with Illustrator. So, in an effort to brush up on Adobe’s vector application, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at tutorials. Below is…