The Semantic Web And Its Importance To Website Promotion

The Semantic Web is meant to be the successor to the web we all use and love today. Its architect is no other than the creator of the web, Tim Berners-Lee. The idea behind the Semantic Web is making it easy for machines to understand a site’s content. Web development languages today, i.e., HTML, are designed for making content easily readable by people. It is very hard for software agents to extract the semantics (or meaning) of a website since no such information can be encoded by webmasters using HTML or any other popular web development technology used today.

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How To Add Snow Effect On Your Website Using CSS Keyframe Animations

css_code1The Holiday Christmas season is fast approaching. During this season, most of us think a specific thing to remember related to this season. Me, since im far from north and south hemisphere, I didnt experience one thing. SNOW!. So in this post, im going to show how to add snow effect on a website using CSS.

Getting Started: Background Images

Basically, we just need three transparent images of varying size with random dots on them. You can just use this images that i created for this post. Continue reading

How To Redirect to Another URL After Submissions – Contact Form 7 WordPress Plugin

New messageContact form 7 is one of the best contact form generator plugin available for WordPress today. It is created by takayukister and the best thing is, the plugin is free for everyone who is building their site in the WordPress platform.

Sometimes, you may need to redirect users after filling up and submitting the form to achieve superb user experience on your site i.e.: Free audio, free ebook, free download etc.

To achieve this you just simply add a short Javascript hook on your form. Continue reading

How To Add Bubble On Comment Count – Thesis Theme

In this post, im going to show how to add bubble on comment count on Thesis Theme for WordPress. Using text something like “29 comments” is too mainstream, and adding simple effect like below will definitely make your audience love your site more.

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If you want to follow along without creating your own image for now, you’re welcome to use my image on your web host’s server — to do so, right-click on the image below, “save as” to your desktop, and upload the comment counter background image to your Thesis /custom/images folder:

comment_count_bubble

First, you need a custom PHP function that pulls the comment count for a given post, and that assigns a few unique classes for later use on the CSS side. Continue reading

How To Execute PHP Inside Table in WP Table Reloaded WordPress Plugin

To enable PHP execution inside table in WP Table Reloaded WordPress plugin, it require you to create your own WordPress plugin and insert a piece of PHP function within.

To create a plugin, simple use your favorite text editor like notepad ++ or just simply your PC’s built-in notepad. Create a new text file and insert your standard plugin information at the top, see sample below: Continue reading

How to Enable Featured Image in Thesis Theme for WordPress

On your thesis custom_function.php file, paste the below code:

//Enable Featured Image in Thesis

add_theme_support('post_thumnbails');
set_post_thumbnail_size(150,150);
add_image_size('teaser-image', 150, 150, true);
if ( function_exists( 'add_theme_support' ) )
{
add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );
}
function post_image($t)
{
if ( has_post_thumbnail( $post->ID ) )
{
$image = wp_get_attachment_image_src(get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID), 'thumbnail' ); $t = '<a href="'.get_permalink().'"><img src="'.$image[0].'" class="imgthumb" /></a>'.$t;
}
$t = preg_replace('/<p(.*?)>/i', '<p>', $t);
return $t;
}
add_filter('the_excerpt','post_image');

You may want to tweak the appearance of your thumbnail. To do so, paste the below code in your custom.css file:

img.imgthumb {
	background-color: #EEEEEE;
	border:0.067em solid #DDDDDD; 
	float:left;
	margin:0 1.571em 0.55em 0; 
	padding:0.567em;
}

How To Create a Custom Page with Posts From Specific Category in WordPress

You need to use a plugin that will enable you to execute PHP code on your post or page. You can use EXEC-PHP plugin for wordpress. After installing one of the plugin above, activate and configure them to suit your needs. Once done configuring the plugin, you may now paste the below code on your post or page. Don’t forget to change the category ID[1] and number of post[2] you want to display on the post or page.

<?php $recent = new wp_query("cat=[1]&showposts=[2]"); while($recent->have_posts()) : $recent->the_post();?>
<h4><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="<?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h4>
<p><?php the_excerpt(); ?></p>
<div class=”post-meta”>Posted by <?php the_author_posts_link(); ?><?php echo get_the_date(); ?></div>
<?php endwhile; ?>

The above code must be inserted within the wordpress loop.

Web Design

ImageBroad term covering many different skills and disciplines that are used in the production and maintenance of websites.The different areas of web design include; web graphic design, interface design, authoring; including standardised code and proprietary software, user experience design and search engine optimization. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all. The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing mark up, but this is a grey area as this is also covered by web development. Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability and if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_design