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A Time To Shine

By Matt Davies on May 4th, 2007.

The “wet floor” look has been around for ages. A trend, which died, then came back, then died and is now back. It seems to me that it will always be around either lurking in the shadows or being paraded in the limelight. It gives depth, class, and interest to …

Are Gradients Great?

By Matt Davies on March 27th, 2007.

The wonder of the gradient – one colour blending into another colour. I’m sure we have all used them and we are all totally familiar with them. The reason for bringing the use of the gradient to your attention is to see if we can get your current views on …

WordPress books reviewed!

By Johan on January 24th, 2007.

WordPress is one of the most popular open-source blogging engines in the blogsphere. And recently two descent Word Press books have surfaced — this means good news for many bloggers in search of a solid book reference about installing, troubleshooting and managing the Wordpress Engine!! I have reviewed the following …

WordPress Complete

By Johan on January 24th, 2007.

As the title of the book might reveal — this Word Press handbook authored by Hasin Hayder tries to go beyond the scope of using WordPress as merely a blogging tool. More about that later on.

book cover  of WordPress Complete

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WordPress Complete

WordPress 2 - a visual quickstart guide

By Johan on January 24th, 2007.

Maria Langer and Miraz Jordan are the authors of WordPress 2 - a visual quickstart guide. The subtitle says Learn WordPress the Quick and Easy Way! This book is more of a compendium which explains the basics of managing your WordPress blog.

Gloss V2.0 Sweeps In?

By Andrew Faulkner on November 14th, 2006.

A nice old skool article on one of the loveliest of trends: Gloss. Glass. Aqua.

Whatever you call the shiny trend you can’t deny its popularity. One could say Apple pioneered the look some years ago now. But as of late I’ve seen designers go to more effort to produce a …

Designers are becoming big-headed

By Andrew Faulkner on April 20th, 2006.

After visiting a bunch of unrelated sites recently, it came to me that they all shared a common design element – huge header areas above the content. Don’t believe me? Then try these out for size:

See what I mean? Before …

Worn Out , Grunge, Vintage…

By Marc Bernstein on October 17th, 2005.

Worn Out, Grunge, Vintage… Call it what you want the idea is the same: take a design and few custom made photoshop brushes and go wild. The result is a design that looks vintage and worn out.

(Check out the well written tutorial by Cameron Moll to achieve this …

Break Out the Earth Tones

By Phil Renaud on September 30th, 2005.

It’s nearing the end of September, and the change of season to Autumn hardly goes unnoticed. ‘Tis the season where we leave the patios and beaches behind and yield our afternoons to raking leaves off the front lawn.

At the car dealership down the street, all the display models are a …