Connor Turnbull
Connor Turnbull is a part-time writer covering the technology industry and part-time web designer from the United Kingdom. Connor previously wrote for AppStorm where he covered Android and Google news.
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    ThemeForest Yearly Roundup! The Best WordPress Themes of 2011Thumbnail
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    If you've followed WebDesignTuts+ throughout 2011, you may have seen I have had the pleasure to present, on multiple occasions, the best ThemeForest themes from that month. Now, as we enter 2012 here on WPTuts+, I have the opportunity to share with you a bunch of the best WordPress themes from 2011 on ThemeForest.Read More…
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    CodeCanyon Yearly Roundup! Eleven Fantastic WordPress Plugins from 2011Thumbnail
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    CodeCanyon hosts some great premium WordPress plugins and 2011 has brought some great new ones to the table. Of the several hundred plugins available on CodeCanyon in 2011, these are just a few of the most popular and highest rated ones.Read More…
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    iPad Apps for Your Web Design WorkflowPreview
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    We've been talking about the tablet and web design together for nearly two years now, but always as the consumer device that we're designing for. However, the tablet is not only for our consumption of websites, but also the creation of them through the availability of a bunch of great design-oriented apps.Read More…
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    13 Great ThemeForest WordPress Themes That Put WordPress In a New ContextThumbnail
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    A lot of the time we highlight great design in the roundups of WordPress themes because, as web designers, we can be very vain when it comes to our designs. However, there's a lot of great examples of fantastic functionality in the themes hosted by ThemeForest, from e-commerce to question-answer sites to classified ad distribution. We're going to look at some of these awesome examples today!Read More…
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    Five Quick Tips to Optimize Your Blog for Search EnginesSeo
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    Search engines like Google are, for most blogs, owners of a large chunk of referrals through users discovering your site through search. Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) is the process of improving a website's standing with regular, algorithmic search engines. This can lead to more visitors as your site becomes better equipped to deal with search engines and their accompanying traffic.Read More…
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    Using Metaphors in Web DesignThumb
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    The word metaphor is probably most likened to a piece of writing, when it is used as a literary figure of speech for descriptive effect. However, today, we're going to talk about a different type of metaphor: a visual one we can use in web design.Read More…
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    WordPress Monthly News: November 2011News preview
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    For some, WordPress is a livelihood whereas, for others, it's just for fun. Nonetheless, anyone involved with WordPress needs to stay on track with the latest developments in the blogging world. This is our monthly article covering the latest developments in the WordPress world from news to the latest new kick-ass themes on our marketplaces.Read More…
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    WordPress Permalinks 101: What, How, When and Why to Use Them Thumb
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    WordPress Basix Article! Most major WordPress blogs nowadays are using permalinks (otherwise known as "pretty" URLs); WordPress gives us a few great tools for setting them up quickly and easily... but what do you really know about them? That's what we'll be exploring today. WordPress offers a bunch of options to "beautify" your permalinks from the standard question mark-prefixed number to a feigned path-style URL. Read More…
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    Is Spec Work Evil?Preview
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    Spec work is a somewhat controversial topic within the web design community. In a nutshell, spec work is the term given to any piece of design work done in order to potentially win a job without actually securing it; an entrance exam, if you will. It's considered, by some, to be unethical because the designer works with no guarantee of gaining any yield from doing so. Let's look further into it..Read More…
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    Designing With Tablets in Mind: Six Tips to RememberPreview
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    Today I'm going to recap some concrete considerations you should make in order to make sure your web design is optimized for use on a touch-based tablet.Read More…
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    12 Useful Customization and Branding Tweaks for the WordPress DashboardThumbnail
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    The dashboard is somewhat the heart of a blog. It controls all the content and the options of your blog. But, as we know, WordPress is not a custom product specific to one type of blog, but rather something that has been created to accommodate a wide variety of bloggers. Therefore, the contents of the dashboard can be pretty generic and might need a bit of customizing to be optimized for your website's type. This is where plugins and tweaks come in. Today, we'll take a look at some methods of customizing parts of your dashboard.Read More…
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    Using Shortcodes to Speed Up Posting with Popular ServicesThumbnail
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    Today, we're going to look at how to use shortcodes in conjunction with a variety of popular services - including sites like YouTube and Flickr by first recapping how to create a shortcode, and then how to convert that third-party code into something that can be repeated and manipulated.Read More…