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.
  • Code
    Using Shortcodes to Speed Up Posting with Popular ServicesThumbnail
    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…
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    Using DISQUS Comments for Social Commenting on Your WordPress SiteDisqus
    DISQUS powers the comments system of many blogs, include some high-profile ones. DISQUS has a range of advantages, including better spam prevention and better user happiness from the need for only a single, universal login that can be used across all the sites that use DISQUS. Today, we're going to take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of DISQUS, how to use it with WordPress (spoiler: it's incredibly simple) and even some basic customization with CSS.Read More…
  • Web Design
    14 Top CSS and HTML5 Files for Web Designers on CodeCanyonPreview
    If you read WebDesignTuts+ often, you'll probably have seen many references to ThemeForest, our marketplace for web templates and themes. However, there's a also a chance you've visited CodeCanyon, the sister marketplace to ThemeForest which retails code snippets and plugins. CodeCanyon is a pretty great resource full of useful, interesting and, well, kick-ass files for web development that might be an untapped resource for you.Read More…
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    13 Podcasts All Web Designers Should Subscribe ToPodcast icon
    Podcasts can be an engaging way of learning new techniques or staying up to date with what other designers have to say. Today, we'll look at a bunch of popular podcasts (most of them available on iTunes) that I reckon the majority of web designers should be subscribed to.Read More…
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    Stepping Out With Bootstrap from TwitterThumbnail
    Twitter introduced Bootstrap recently, a library of CSS styles aimed at web app developers in need of some design help. The toolkit includes everything from grid layouts down to buttons and modals, and works on pretty much all modern browsers, all the way back to IE7. Let's see what we can do with it...Read More…
  • Code
    Resource Roundup! 20 Creative Shortcodes To Use In Your ProjectsShortcode
    WordPress introduced shortcodes waaay back in version 2.5 as a great way of adding theme-specific styling through a simple-to-use tag in your post editor, or in your theme's coding. We can command some awesome features through shortcodes, both useful and just plain exciting (for geeks anyway!). Today, we're going to take a look at some creative implementations of the Shortcode API.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Setting Web Type to a Baseline GridPreview
    Web design is essentially just an evolution of the principles and theories created during the evolution of print. The design industry brought a lot of techniques to the web, but some took longer to master in a virtual environment. Unfortunately, we don't have a single platform for our content to appear on; we have to battle with multiple browsers, operating systems and screen sizes.Read More…
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    Designing For, and As, a Color-Blind PersonPreview
    Color blindness is a mild disability through which the affected experience a decreased ability to distinguish colors from others. This can be a real drawback for anyone in the design field since color theory is an integral feature in successful design, and a lot of decisions are based on the feeling and emotion derived from design decisions, rather than a generic set of guidelines and taxonomies.Read More…
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    Using White Space (or Negative Space) in Your DesignsPreview
    Space is a fundamental parameter in web design, but also one of the most underrated. If we grasp control of white space, we can control a subtle, but defining element of a webpage and make good use of it.Read More…
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    Unity in Web DesignFamily
    Today we're going to take a look at a design principle that plays a major role in the success of a web design: Unity. As with many designed elements in the world, unity can make or break a site's design. A well "unified" site feels natural, organic, and seamless; Where an site lacking unity can feel disjointed, discontinuous, and discombobulated (in other words, it just falls apart visually). Read on to find out more!Read More…
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    Be Inspired, But Don't CopyCopythumb
    Whichever way you look at it, your design has had some influence from the taste or style of another designer. You might not notice it, but you've picked up on things either by direct instruction, or just browsing the web, that you've got on to include in your designs. Today Connor is going to revisit an old topic from the old ThemeForest blog on the topic of copying and web design.Read More…
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    Eight Important Factors of Good Web TypographyThumbnail8
    Good typography can be a cornerstone to a successful web design. Because so much of web design comprises of text, hitting the right mark for your typography is a key factor in the overall success of your site. The subtleties of fine typography can be a difficult thing for beginners to grasp... but today we have 8 tips that should help you to improve your overall designs.Read More…