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5 Things to Look for in a WordPress Theme

One of the first steps to building a great WordPress website is finding the right theme. Yet, this can also be an incredibly tough choice. Why? Because there are so many themes. And it seems like each one promises the moon, stars and a slice of pizza. When you think about it, themes carry an incredible amount of responsibility. They not only have to make…

Collective #508

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Using Visual Composer Website Builder To Create WordPress Websites

About The Author Nick Babich is a developer, tech enthusiast, and UX lover. He has spent the last 10 years working in the software industry with a specialized focus on … More about Nick… Building a website used to be a complex exercise only professionals could do, but the situation changed. In this article, Nick reviews the Visual Composer Website Builder tool that helps simplify…

These clever shelves make your books literally float in midair

Sometimes design can be so subtle it feels like magic. That’s certainly the case with Shelf, a new project by the two-person Japanese design firm Yoy that premiered at the Milan furniture fair last week. It seems unthinkable: Gravity disappears as a vase, picture frame, and even a stack of books float along the wall in midair. [Photo: Yasuko Furukawa/courtesy Yoy] Of course, there’s a certain…

20 Best WPBakery Page Builder (Visual Composer) Addons & Plugins of 2018

With over a million users worldwide, the popular drag-and-drop page builder, WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer), has inspired a legion of developers to create loads of cool and useful addons and extensions. These expand the functionality of WPBakery and provide virtually unlimited possibilities when it comes to creating the WordPress site of your dreams. Here’re a list of the 20 best of these addons…

jQuery 3.4.0, emojis, and Kyle Simpson

Twemoji (Twitter Emoji): Emojis for Everyone — A library from Twitter that can give your apps cross platform support for the over 3000 emojis in Unicode 12 by parsing text and inserting hosted images for the relevant emojis. Twitter Open Source jQuery 3.4.0 Released — So many of us owe so much to jQuery that I just have to feature any of its key updates…

30+ The Best Free WooCommerce Optimized WordPress Themes 2018

WordPress, without a doubt, is the most popular blogging platform, as it powers nearly 20% of all the websites today. The number of new WordPress websites being created are continuously growing each day.WordPress is an open source solution, and there are thousands of developers contributing to this great platform. As a result, millions of different themes and plugins are available for it. This number is…

20+ Business & Marketing PowerPoint Templates

Using the default PowerPoint layout to design a business presentation isn’t usually a great idea. You need a business PowerPoint template that’s going to stand out, make an impression, and look professional. A complete redesign for the heavily outdated default PowerPoint templates is long overdue. But, there’s no need to wait for Microsoft to fix it. Instead, you can easily grab a premium PowerPoint template…

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Rank #1 on Google

Do you know what the number one email request I get is? Come on, take a guess. What do you think it is? Ok, its people asking me for money. But, do you know what the second most common email request I get is? Companies asking me to rank them number 1 on Google for a specific term. And I have to say, it’s a big…