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image sliders good or bad on websites

WordPress image sliders – home page slider – good or bad?

Sliders and website design Also referred to as image carousels and slideshows, sliders are a common design aspect on many websites. Seen as a way to visually present images, or other content including text and videos, the concept of a slider is based on the idea of using a slide show to present to your audience. There was a time when image sliders were very popular, like anything new and shiny. However many online marketing experts would now argue that…

WordPress image sliders – home page slider – good or bad? was last modified: September 20th, 2016 by David Tiong
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copyright dangers using free photos

Hidden danger of using free digital photo websites

Before you use another “free” digital image, you must read this Do you use free digital photos on your blog or your website? Well you might be sitting on a ticking time bomb! DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is based on my interpretation of my findings. I am not an expert in legal matters, so recommend that you do your own research in this area and consult legal advice if needed. The purpose of this article to raise…

Hidden danger of using free digital photo websites was last modified: May 25th, 2015 by David Tiong
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mobile ready responsive websites

Is my WordPress responsive website mobile friendly?

This is the question I was asking myself a couple of days ago. I have a WordPress responsive website, and I know that it works well on mobile devices. So why would Google’s mobile friendly tester show my website as NOT friendly? Firstly let’s explore why you need a mobile friendly website. Google’s upcoming algorithm change Well according to the Google Webmaster blog in a post titled “Finding more mobile friendly search results“, Google will very soon be making a…

Is my WordPress responsive website mobile friendly? was last modified: September 6th, 2016 by David Tiong
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Image resizing and compression for faster webpage loading best free tools

Images need to be optimised for faster loading on web pages, especially now that more websites are being viewed on tablets, iPads and smart phones. Most image software will allow you to resize your images and compress them, as well as to change between image types. If you are looking for some great free tools that are both easy to use and effective then the following is worth a look. For general batch processing, converting between popular image formats, modes…

Image resizing and compression for faster webpage loading best free tools was last modified: July 20th, 2013 by David Tiong
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CSS Box styling – how to

Now with CSS3 we can style boxes easier and quicker using CSS rather than background gradient images. There are quite a few possible combinations of styles to use, depending on what you are looking to achieve, though you need to be aware that some don’t work in certain browsers, or certain browser versions. Let’s get started with box-shadow. This one works across newer versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari and IE9. Simply add to your CSS stylesheet the following: -webkit-box-shadow: 3px…

CSS Box styling – how to was last modified: September 6th, 2016 by David Tiong
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Special characters, html entities and symbols on websites and social media

How do you add special characters or html entities or mathematical symbols on websites and in your social media posts? Well you can see on your keyboard some of the characters, however they won’t show up properly online, because some of them are reserved for code usage and markup. So how do you add them? Well some are pretty simple to figure out, such as the copyright symbol, which is simply &copy; © or the &lt; < or the &gt;…

Special characters, html entities and symbols on websites and social media was last modified: February 12th, 2013 by David Tiong
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Create simple and quick text based graphics logos

[youtube link=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGh3NcetNGA”] If you are looking to create a simple text logo for your website then watch this video which shows a simple and easy technique using Paint.net. This program is available as a free download from Filehippo.com: www.filehippo.com/download_paint.net/ The tutorial video shows the process of creating a text logo with a border and shadow effect on a transparent background, that then can easily be added to your website onto an image, or a background texture. Create simple and quick…

Create simple and quick text based graphics logos was last modified: February 12th, 2013 by David Tiong
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