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WordPress is very popular these days, not because it has many features you can choose from but actually, you can modify them into something that you really wanted to. Aside from, this is also one of the best content managements when you talk about the system. Built in high-grade software and newly advance graphical user interface, which enables you to create the variety of changes in your content features. Furthermore, because of these highly advance publishing platform, you are able to explore and create something different and new perspective. However, there are processes that you need to follow systematically, in order to function it well. In fact, doing these procedures will sometimes confuse you and hard for you to understand right away especially if you …

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You’ve located your layout.  You’ve selected superb design elements. You’ve carefully coded everything, its seconds before launch and you hesitate.  This is a good thing.  That’s healthy hesitation holding you back, and it’s the sign of great design discipline. It’s this pause before launch that gives the designers an opportunity to triple check a few things.  These are the acts that lead to perfection.  Somewhat inevitably they also lead to satisfied clients, and visitors impressed enough with the work they see to make a purchase, write a comment or at least return again in the future.  In this post, we will look closely and carefully at several things to do before launch.  This to do list is vitally necessary for websites built to perfection and …

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Building a website can be a stressful process and sadly, a dull one. There is a lot of repetition involved, and if you’re working as part of a team a lot of head scratching. Especially if you came into a project late on and you are trying to decipher some code. The solution to keeping hair on your head is to keep as much of the design process as possible, systemized This is as you can imagine, incorporates two elements into the build: Implementing design rules into the web design process, and using processes to speed up the repetitive tasks involved in web design, such as creating templates that can be reused. Collect code Having a repository for code is essential and you should already …

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Well here we are, the final article in our Silverlight vs Flash range, and at the end of this one, we will give you a small summary, which we hope, will provide a quick reference for which development tool is best. In Silverlight vs Flash.  Part 2.  We compared the two development tools in the following areas.  Socket programming, supported image formats, text and SEO, and accessibility.  It made interesting reading where generally, if Flash was good at something, it was outstanding, where Silverlight, tended to have features that peaked your interest. By the end of this article, you will hopefully know which one is right for your project or web design. Webcam support.  Do both Silverlight and Flash support webcams? Silverlight, sadly, does not …

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In our last article, Silverlight vs Flash. Part 1, we looked at how Silverlight and Flash, compared in the realms of video and audio, sound processing, scripting, file size, and animation. The aim of this article and all the articles on Silverlight vs Flash, is to help you as a developer of RIAs, to make an informed choice on which is the best RIA for a particular project. This article will compare more elements, that RIAs such as Silverlight and Flash, utilise to create their applications. Accessibility.  Always a crucial point, here is how the two development tools compare. Silverlight 3 can provide access to all system colors, which means that the operating system controls can be accessed by partially sighted people to make them …

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Though Flash has the advantage of being more well known, Microsoft Silverlight has got some nifty advantages, that many Flash users have always wanted to see, such as search engine optimisation.  It is features like this that have kept Microsoft Silverlight in the running, and now RIA designers, do have a choice to make when choosing the right RIA for their needs.  Hopefully, this article Silverlight Vs Flash, will help you in making that choice. Animation.  Both Flash and Silverlight are capable of creating quality animation.  The end product is always one of quality.  So which one is better to use? Silverlight uses the WPF animation model.  The beginning and end conditions are specified, and it figures out how to do the rest.  This is different …

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As you are all no doubt aware, we do not normally feature graphics, pictures, and art in our articles, as we do tend to adhere, and talk about how content is king, and how off putting over the top, and unnecessary graphics can be. Here though, we thought we would give you 50 Web 2.0 goodies, to keep the more artistic, creative, and indeed carefree of you, something to look at. The goodies are split into categories: Visual effects, Logos and logotypes, Text Effects, Badges, Buttons, Web 2.0 Layouts, Gradients, Headers, and last but not least Web 2.0 round-up. I know some of you may be thinking that Web 2.0 is a concept that details how the web has developed, and not an application, or tool …

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  I know we have said a lot about Flash, and how it should be used sparingly, and with taste.  Those rules still apply, but those of you that want to create graphical effects, this small tutorial, should be a handy one.  So without further a do, lets get on with creating a Flash tunnelling effect.   1 Create a circle.  This will be used as a guide.  So make this layer 1, and lock it.  Now create a new layer, by clicking the icon at the bottom left of the timeline layer.   2 Now make two smaller circles, ensuring you are working on the new layer.  Group these two circles by selecting one circle, and then hold down shift and click the other.  …

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Well in this part of the guide, we get the thougthts of experts from the best of the web, that focus on using networking as tactics for successful link baiting.  Make buddies, network like mad. “Create your own network and work hard to help everyone in your network. When someone links to a post you have written or comments on your blog, they become part of your network. The idea is to take your network with you, to help them help you. There is no reason why everyone can’t be a winner.” Linking Linkbait Networking is like the force in Star Wars. “The most overlooked strategy for gaining traffic. Don’t badger other bloggers for links, because it rarely works anymore. Find a way to help them …

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SEO, or search engine optimisation, is a huge marketing concept for any website.  If you Google SEO you will find a plethora of articles all telling you why SEO is a necessity for marketing a site, and all of them are true, well, all the ones I’ve read about, but there is another trick you can use to push that site up the rankings, and that is to combine hyperlinks and SEO for better Google results. Combining hyperlinks for SEO will help a site be found by Google, once it starts becoming indexed.  The concepts to think about is not hyperlinking a name of a site, but other words associated with that site.  See below. <a href=”http://mysearchengineoptimisation.com”>my search engine optimisation</a> This is not too bad …

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