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Justified Image Grid with Shortcodes

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Image Grids with Masonry Layout have become very popular WordPress plugins. Some of the many image grids include  Essential Grid,the masonry Grid tools in Visual Composer,  Mikado and Final Tiles. But I have gravitated towards Justified Image Grid because it supports so many image sources, lightbox choices, lazy loading, easy responsive layout, and extensive styling…

Web Sliders Bad Rap

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Sliders Succeed Despite Bum ReviewsThe Web Design community has slid strongly against use of Sliders and Carousels in the last 2-3  years. Some of these articles read like those television commercials promoting the latest wonder drugs – but in reverse. Sliders and carousels will lead to Blatant Banner Blindness, Acute Animation Anxiety and certainly poopingly bad…

Site Origins Page Builder

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For the past 3-5 years drag and drop Visual Page Builders have become key players in WordPress UI Design. There are now at least a dozen premium, “no coding required” Page Builders which allow drag and drop design of Pages, Posts, Widgets and even Custom Post Types. Here is one: What sets the Page Builder…

WordCamp Toronto Day 2

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WordCamp Toronto Day 2 provided two of the most provocative  WordPress Ideas.  The first was by James Archer in his presentation, The Human Side of UX Design. It started with a bold slide and idea – DESIGN = EMPATHY. The remainder of the presentation explained this principle in compelling terms. The second idea was actually two…

Color Design for the Web

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Ask any Web Designer or Developer and they will tell you that the overall color styling of a website is vital to its success. The color combinations establish not just the style and mood of a sight [ friendly or authoritative or  professional] but also influence how easy it is to navigate and use the…