Design a Stylish Timeline Portfolio Page Using Photoshop

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In this tutorial I’ll be using Photoshop CS6 to design a simple, clean, three-column portfolio page, with a trending timeline. During this process we’ll look at creating custom grids with guidelines, styling typography, and playing with colors and contrast to achieve the aesthetics we want. The finished PSD file will be ready to hand over to a developer for coding up. Tutorial Assets In order to follow along you will need the following (freely available) assets: Raindrops photo from Unsplash NYC skyline photo from Unsplash Notebook PSD Template from Dribbble Free Vector Icons from Chapps Lato font from Font Squirrel Avatar from User Inter Faces Dribbble icon from Iconfinder Twitter icon from Iconfinder Facebook icon from Iconfinder Google+ icon from Iconfinder Get the Document Ready Step 1 Begin by creating a new document (File > New…) using…
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Adobe Muse: Finishing Off Our Design

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Let's finish off our Adobe Muse project. We'll begin by looking at a mobile layout, before moving on to the export process which will get our files ready for publication to the web. Let's get on with it! Finishing Off Download the video or subscribe to Webdesigntuts+ screencasts via YouTubeIf you're interested in using Adobe Muse for a project, you'll be happy to know that Themeforest has launched Adobe Muse Templates. Useful Resources Adobe Muse CC Made with Adobe Muse badge
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How to Add Custom Fonts in WordPress

How to Add Custom Fonts in WordPress

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Do you want to add custom fonts in WordPress? Custom fonts can help you freshen up your theme and stand out. In this article, we will show you how to add custom fonts in WordPress using Google Fonts, TypeKit, and CSS3 @Font-Face method. Using custom fonts in WordPress themes has become a common trend. In fact, there are some themes that come fully loaded with hundreds of custom fonts. However loading too many fonts can slow down your website. That’s why we are going to show you how to properly load custom fonts, so it doesn’t slow down your site. But before we look at how to add custom fonts in WordPress, let’s take a look at finding custom fonts. How to Find Custom Fonts to Use in WordPress Fonts…
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How to Use Multiple Themes for Pages in WordPress

How to Use Multiple Themes for Pages in WordPress

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With a little styling tweaks, you can easily create templates for pages, sections, and even a single post in your WordPress theme. But what if you wanted to use a completely different theme for a section or page on your website? In this article, we will show you how to use multiple themes for pages in WordPress. Preparing Your Site for Using Multiple Themes Before you begin, you need to create a complete WordPress backup and turn off any caching plugins like W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache on your site. Sometimes caching plugins will show you an older version of the page which may restrict your ability to see changes properly. Make sure that the themes you want to use are installed in WordPress. You can only activate…
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How to Test Your WordPress Theme Against Latest Standards

How to Test Your WordPress Theme Against Latest Standards

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Wondering if your WordPress theme meets the latest standard? Not sure if the developer you hired did a good enough job? In this article, we will show you how to test your WordPress theme against latest standards. The free WordPress theme directory has set high standards for all themes submitted to the directory. Theme developers who want to submit their themes must follow those standards. You can test your theme against these standards to see how good your theme is. Video Tutorial If you don’t like the video or need more instructions, then continue reading. First thing you need to do is install and activate the Theme Check plugin. Upon activation, you need to visit Appearance » Theme Check to see it in action. Simply select the theme from the…
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How to List Future Upcoming Scheduled Posts in WordPress

How to List Future Upcoming Scheduled Posts in WordPress

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Recently, one of our users asked us how they can list scheduled or future upcoming posts in WordPress. Showing upcoming posts can be helpful in getting people to subscribe to your blog. In this article, we will show you how to display future upcoming posts in WordPress sidebar. What is Scheduled or Future Upcoming Posts in WordPress? If you have been blogging for a while, then you have probably noticed that publishing posts on a certain time gets more people to read it. If you are new to blogging and don’t know what time you get the most visitors, then you should start using Google Analytics to track this information. The problem is that you cannot just sit around and wait for that time to hit the publish button. That’s…
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How to Choose a Perfect Color Scheme for Your WordPress Site

How to Choose a Perfect Color Scheme for Your WordPress Site

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Are you having a hard time deciding on your website’s color scheme? Choosing the right color combination not only increases your site’s visual appeal, but it can also generate favorable response from your visitors in terms of sales and conversions. In this article, we will show you how to choose a perfect color scheme for your WordPress site by understanding the psychology of colors and using one of 4 amazing resources. Psychology of Colors It is a well researched theory that colors can affect human responses. Colors have an emotional pull on our decisions and choices we make in our everyday life. Large corporations spend millions of dollars building a well crafted brand image and identity for their products. They hire experts to pick just the perfect combination of colors…
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Why You Should Always Use the Latest Version of WordPress

Why You Should Always Use the Latest Version of WordPress

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Every time a new WordPress update comes out, we get several emails from users asking whether it’s safe to update their WordPress site. Are you wondering whether you should update your WordPress to the latest version? Want to know the pros and cons of updating WordPress? In this article, we will explain why it is crucial that you always use the latest version of WordPress as well as show you how to properly update WordPress. WordPress is free, and it is developed by a community of developers. With each new release, they fix bugs, add new features, improve performance, and enhance existing features to stay up to date with new industry standards. So in other words, when you do not update your WordPress site, you are risking your website security…
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Selecting the Perfect WordPress Theme – 9 Things You Should Consider

Selecting the Perfect WordPress Theme – 9 Things You Should Consider

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Most beginners feel overwhelmed when it comes to selecting a theme for their WordPress site. There are thousands of free and paid options. Each theme looks better than the other. How do you choose the best theme for WordPress? In this article, we will share the 9 things you should consider, so you can choose the best WordPress theme for your site. Why You Should be Careful When Choosing a WordPress Theme? WordPress is used to create all kind of websites. That’s why each theme caters to a different market. Your WordPress theme should complement the content of your website. For example, if you are creating a blog on politics or social issues, then you would want a theme that improves readability. Many WordPress themes come with tons of customization…
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