A few months ago, I ran an experiment to see how much faster I could make one of my websites in less than two hours of work. After installing a handful of WordPress plugins and fixing a few simple errors, I had improved the website’s loading speed from 1.61 seconds to 583 milliseconds. That’s a 70.39% improvement, without having made any visual changes to the website.
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In this article we will discuss how to implement a fully content managed multi-level navigation system within a Shopify theme. Shopify themes use Liquid, a flexible and powerful template language, to output data from a store into a template. If you aren’t familiar with Liquid, and Shopify theme building in general then I recommend checking out the official Shopify […]
This tutorial by vector artist Andrei Marius will show you how to create a simple yet striking 404 error page using Adobe Illustrator. Unlike your standard 404 page, his concept and design also includes a search box that leads to other working pages in your site, plus links to go back to the previous page, the home page, and your [...]
There is an old song that says that no good story ever started with the words “No Good Story Ever Starts With Drinking Tea [Watch this link, it has some pretty explicit music]. Anyhow, I am not really sure if this is 100% accurate, but it definitely applies for my story today. I once drank [...]
How to Charge What You’re Worth — Which is 3 to 10x More Than You’re Getting Today [with Ramit Sethi]
Ok, first thing first…if you’ve already made the move OR are even CONSIDERING turning your passion for photography (or video, or design, or writing or whatever) into a business, do your future self a solid and start following Ramit Sethi, right NOW. Visit his website. Read his blog. Sign up wherever it tells you to [...]
(Image from Flickr user Canada Science and Tech) The input element is a deceptively simple HTML form element. After all, is just one HTML element, right? Whether you’re still new to HTML or if you’ve been writing it for 15 years …Continue reading →
The hamburger icon—three little bars used to indicate a link to a menu—is one if the most controversial techniques on the Web right now. Designer’s, we are told, all hate it; customers, we tell everyone, hate it too. Why then, is it everywhere? The hamburger icon is easily scaleable and it fits cleanly into a […]
You’re weird. In a good way, but weird nonetheless. Weird in the sense that people outside of work likely have absolutely no clue what it is you do. Maybe many at work as well. For me, this weirdness manifests itself at parties. Inevitably, a new acquaintance asks me what I do. Beads of sweat form...
As we all know, hyperlink is that which links image/text to another place either in the same document or different document or address. It’s pretty useful when you want to show more information. Follow the steps provided in this tutorial to create hyperlinks in Photoshop. Steps to hyperlink in Photoshop: 1. First of all, open Adobe Photoshop. We are using ...
I had been fiddling with creating these 2.5D parallax animated photos for quite a few years now, but there had recently been a neat post by Joe Fellows that brought it into the light again. The reason I had originally played with the idea is part of a long, sad story involving my wedding and [...]
In recent times, most online news and information publication websites have adopted the freemium model whereby readers who aren’t a registered member are limited to certain number of articles they can read; paying, registered users on the other hand, have unlimited access to articles. In this article, we will be ... Continue reading »
In Part 1 of our Bower series, we have shown you Bower’s essential features, which include installing, updating and removing website libraries. Apart from these, Bower also provides some flexibilities. Here we will show you how to configure Bower and reinforce your projects with it. Recommended Reading: How To Install, ... Continue reading »
Looking on the back of the camera to see if you got a shot properly exposed can be misleading. The LCD may not be calibrated showing a too dark or a too light image. Or the sun hitting the LCD can be laying tricks on you. Yet there is a tool, that is often ignored [...]
Earlier this year I posted a showcase of inspiring art & designs that made use of cool overprint effects, so today I thought I’d talk a little about the process of using overprint in creative ways in your own print design projects. Read on to find out what overprint is and how you can use […]
We might be inclined to think of highly decorative and multi-colored fonts as belonging to the digital type age. Not so. Chromatic Type which enabled the use of outlines, shadows, and multiple colors (among other things) go back to the mid-19th century. They were made up of two or more corresponding sets that were printed […]