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Webpage Contact Form Design

On May 20, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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Ever wanted to know all there is to know about creating effective web forms? While, admittedly, we never have personally given much thought to the art of contact form building, now there’s the “Eight Rules for Effective Web Forms” courtesy Webpage Design for Designers: http://www.wpdfd.com/issues/87/eight-rules-for-effective-web-forms/ In the article they discuss the eight so-called rules for […]

17 Best Web Design Portfolio Sites

On May 18, 2012, in Portfolio, WordPress, by LavaLink
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In this article we supply some of the top 17 best web design portfolio sites on the internet. The idea is to supply creative inspiration to others who are trying to come up with great web designs. Each site has different qualities that they offer better than other sites. All of them offer thumbnails of […]

Website Design’s Role in Marketing

On May 18, 2012, in Marketing, WordPress, by LavaLink
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Xemion offers an good basic explanation of what a website designer does. In their article “Web Designers Are Not Necessarily Marketers” the site explains why designing a gorgeous website does not necessarily provide a marketing return. The article discusses that while a nice page is great because consumers want something that flatters the eye that […]

How to Be a Web Designer

On May 16, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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Like any artistic trade, education varies for web designers. Some people choose to get specific training up to a Master’s degree, and some become successful without any academic training at all. If you’re looking to break into the web design field but don’t have any programming knowledge a good way to start is by learning […]

Professional Web Design Templates

On May 14, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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Perhaps the 700-lb gorilla of website themes is the infamous (and controversial) Template Monster. Template Monster gives an explanation of what web design templates are, and what they are used for. This site programs and  advertising its own templates, and it goes into detail about what they are used for. They also discusses the different […]

The Best Free WordPress Themes

On May 11, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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The best place to find free WordPress.org themes is directly through the WordPress website. The site releases new themes every week. Each page is able to go into detail about each theme and even include a preview that viewers can visit live, if you click through to the theme homepage. Users simply have to find […]

10 Awesome WordPress Plugins for Twitter

On May 5, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2007/04/10-best-twitter-tools-for-wordpress-blogs/ Quick Online Tips provides this very useful article on the 10 best Twitter tools to use for WordPress. Integrating your WordPress marketing approach across multiple communication channels such as social media, your IRL network, e-mail lists, affiliates, etc. is essential for any blogger and Twitter is no exception. Basically the article consists of 10 […]

Best WordPress.com Themes

On May 3, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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http://theme.wordpress.com/ WordPress has a theme showcase that allows users to see some of the best themes available to choose from. They can also sort through the themes by more specific qualifications. The theme showcase changes to allow different themes to get some recognition. They also let the user know which themes are the most popular […]

How to Set up a Basic WordPress Website

On May 1, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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This YouTube video shows the first steps a user with a computer and internet connection can use to build a basic website using WordPress. The man in the video tutorial is very specific on how to use WordPress to make a website. He goes step-by-step on what to do. He starts with creating the theme […]

How to Integrate WordPress with Facebook (and Vice-Versa)

On April 16, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/14/how-to-integrate-facebook-with-wordpress/ Smashing Magazine offers this article titled “How to Integrate Facebook with WordPress.” It teaches users of both Facebook and WordPress how to get the most out of their blogs. The best way possible is to learn how to use Facebook to promote the blogs on WordPress. The Facebook plug-in that is available on WordPress […]