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Using WordPress Meta Boxes to Build a Basic SEO Plugin

One of the core feature provided by WordPress in extending its functionality is its Meta Box API. These meta boxes enable you to easily add additional data to your content. For example, the Post Tags meta box enables you set tags for your post. In this article, we will build a basic SEO plugin that adds a meta description, and an Open Graph title and description tag to the head element of WordPress pages. In doing this, we'll also learn how to create a custom meta boxes, how to sanitize user-provided data, how to save the data to a post or page, and how to and retrieve the saved data.

June 3, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Navigation Manual

In this article you will find all the needed information about using DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Navigation extension for Dreamweaver. The tutorials will walk you through the basic and also advanced options of this tool. We covered everything from enabling DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Navigation in Dreamweaver, creating navbars, navs, dropdowns and more. Note that you need to have DMXzone Bootstrap 3 installed in DW in order to use the navigation extension.

If you experience any troubles working with the extension, please post in the extension forums or contact our Live support during business hours. 

May 21, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Six Common Problems With The UX Process

How robust is your user experience design process? We all have our favored methods and techniques, but the general process is similar: Conduct research, prototype, then present to stakeholders and users. We’ve delivered projects successfully, rectified problems and honed our ability to deliver in different scenarios. However, we all know that every project is unique, and every once in a while something will take you by surprise.

May 8, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Collaborating With Adobe Fireworks On Large Design Teams

Working with people can be hard. But get it right, and you’ll be able to produce stunning work more smartly and quickly than ever before. With methodologies such as agile and lean influencing how design teams work, some interesting challenges lie ahead. Iterative and collaborative practices vary greatly across work environments and even projects, and they can, and most likely will, bring your time-honed workflow to its knees.

May 7, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Responsive Design Begins With The URL

The BBC’s Programmes website is huge, and is intended to be a rolling archive of everything that the BBC broadcasts on television and radio. Originally released in 2007, it now has pages for over 1.6 million episodes, but that’s barely half of the story. Surrounding those episodes is a wealth of content, including clips, galleries, episode guides, character profiles and much more, plus Programme’s newly responsive home pages.

May 7, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

HTML5 Animate CSS Manual

In this article you'll find all the information you need to learn the basics and advanced options, and how to use them in HTML5 Animate CSS. We covered everything from basic install in Dreamweaver to applying animation on HTML5 Data Bindings detail and repeat regions. All tutorial are also available in video format for your convenience. If you still have any questions regarding the extension, please use the support forums or our Live support.

April 30, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

WordPress 3.9: What's New & How Does It Work

The latest version of WordPress, given the nickname "Smith" and the version number of 3.9, brings a bunch of great new features to the board. In this tutorial, you'll learn about what's new and how all the new features work. If you're an existing WordPress user, you can upgrade your site through the WordPress dashboard. It's always highly recommended that you backup your full site beforehand as mistakes do happen.

April 22, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Introduction to WordPress App Themes

With the increasing growth rate of WordPress powered websites, the need for WordPress themes is rising. Multi-purpose themes are becoming highly popular among website owners. Many existing themes are built mainly to address blog functionality. But with the growth of WordPress web application development, we are in need of specialized themes for different purposes. These themes are known as app themes. In this article, we going to familiarize with the concept of app themes and their usage in real world.

April 14, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

DMXzone Font Awesome Manual

In this article you'll find all the needed information to work with DMXzone Font Awesome extension. We covered everything from inserting it on a page, through setting up the include options to inserting icons on your pages. All tutorials are also available in video format.

April 9, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

How to Pass PHP Data and Strings to JavaScript

It's good practice to put all your data in static strings in your PHP files. If you need to use some data in JavaScript later on, it's also good practice to put your data as data-* attributes in your HTML. But in some certain scenarios, you have no choice but to pass strings directly to your JavaScript code.

April 2, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes