26 October 2012

Automatic Image Montage with JQuery

Automatic Image Montage using JQuery
Automatic Image Montage using JQuery

Here's a fantastic way of displaying a group of images in a montage style, and the great thing is, it's all done automatically and on-the-fly using JQuery. 

The functionality can be added to fixed size or fluid elements, you can even add it to the body of a website. Visit the site to view demos and get the code: http://tympanus.net/codrops/2011/08/30/automatic-image-montage/

16 October 2012

Get The Wordpress Anthology

The Wordpress Anthology by Sitepoint - now available on Mightydeals for only $19

As a web designer and developer dabbling with Wordpress I stumbled across (and took advantage of) a great deal on the Mightydeals website: grab The Wordpress Anthology book from Sitepoint for only $19. Yep, a tiny $19, a bargain for such a quality book from a trusted and respected publisher, so you know it's going to be very good value for money. 

The book is a great resource for any Wordpress developer, or designer, who wants to learn more about working with the loop, custom post types, plugins, themes, taxonomies, image galleries and featured images and the Wordpress API, to name but a few of the chapters.

The book is well written and presented, and provides useful code examples as it explains the inner workings of Wordpress. Learn more about this great offer at the Mightydeals website.

15 October 2012

A cool collection of Photography Wordpress themes

If you're into Wordpress and photography, then you'll love these Wordpress themes for photographers. The video above presents 30 themes, with a diverse range of visual styles.Some wonderful work here...

The Google Plus song

I stumbled across this rather cool video on Youtube today, a song about Google Plus, of all things! :) Enjoy.

WordPress Theme Development tutorial

Wordpress theme tutorial from Ecommerce Developer

Courtesy of Ecommerce Developer website here's a useful insight and series of tutorials into developing your own Wordpress theme: http://ecommercedeveloper.com/articles/2791-WordPress-Theme-Development-Part-1-Installation-and-Graphic-Design/

The tutorials are broken into six steps, and includes the Biolerplate HTML5 template. For more about Boilerplate see here: http://html5boilerplate.com/

3 October 2012

Free Adobe Photoshop Actions

If you're an avid fan of Adobe Photoshop, and let's face it, who isn't?, then you'll like these cool Photoshop Actions. Best part is, they're free so head on over to the site below to see what's on offer. The image accompanying this article is one such Action on offer.

Click here to visit see all the free Photoshop Actions

2 October 2012

Wordpress and Linux hosting that delivers

As a professional in the web development and design field, I've many years experience of dealing with web hosting companies; all shapes and sizes, some great, some not so great.

If you want the ultimate hosting solution, then Rackspace comes up trumps, if money is no object that is. So, there are many other hosting companies out there and they all vary in their offerings and products. Recently, I've been working with Wordpress in my spare time, and there's no doubt it's a mature and practical CMS solution if you're a web designer or developer.

So I wondered...which hosting company offers good, reliable Wordpress support and hosting, but doesn't cost the earth? After much reading of I decided to try Tsohost, a UK based cloud web hosting company based in Maidenhead, Berskshire.

Of course, I can only tell you of my own experience with them, and I'm very happy to report that Tsohost have been great. In fact, just recently, they updated their website and customer portal and control panel; and they've done a fantastic job.

Visit their website for details on what they have to offer, at very affordable prices...I'm not kidding!