Category Archives: Web Design

Unsplash WP Plugin

Photo by:  Ryan Mcguire

I am always on the lookout for new and interesting photos for use in websites, blog posts and to pass on to clients. There are several places you can get free photos to use, in fact here is a list of 30 of them, but finding the perfect photo, downloading and uploading it again in your WordPress website gets tiring. This is where the Unspash WP plugin comes in.

Installing the Unsplash WP Plugin gives you an easy way to find a great photo to add to your website and the plugin takes care of adding the photo to your local media library so you just have to click and select the photo you want. The image is automatically downloaded and you just need to insert the photo from your media library.

While the selection of photos from Unsplash is still limited the selection is constantly getting better and the ease of adding the photos to enhance your website is worth taking a look the the Unsplash WP plugin.

How to Build a Website in Under 60 Minutes

Building a website used to be extremely difficult. You had to know HTML, cascading style sheets, possibly javascript and graphic design. Things have changed, now it is possible to build a website in under 60 minutes. Don’t believe me? Here are the steps you need to create your own website in 60 minutes. Step 1:…

Landing Page Design

I have been doing more research on best practices for landing pages recently and came across this great video on YouTube. I have watched and listened to this video several times now and thought I would share it. It has given me some great ideas to improve some landing pages for some of the pay…

Color Scheme Designer

I have talked about my problems picking colours in the past. Fortunately I have found several tools that can help me, and today I found another one. Color Scheme Designer is a Javascript, browser based application that you can use to create colour schemes based on the various colour rules (are they rules?), such as…

Add a Google Website Search

One of the things I have had on my to do list was to replace the WordPress search with the Google Custom search. The WordPress search gives decent search results, but it is hard to compete with the accuracy of Google website search. I was reminded about that today when I was searching for a…

Smush It!

Optimizing images for the Internet can be a pain staking task to make the image as small as possible while still making it look as good as it can. Back in the day when everyone was on dialup web developers used to spend lots of time to make sure those images were as small as…

51 RSS Buttons For Your Blog

It has been a very crazy week trying to get things done, so I have not had a chance to post as often as I wanted to this week. One of the many challanges of running a business and being a work from home Dad. I wanted to quickly point you to these 51 RSS…

Colour Lovers

If you have been visiting for a little while, or have browsed through some of the older posts (Color Combinations & Color Combinations Update) you know that one of the areas I struggle with is colour for websites. Because of this I am always on the look out for new colour ideas and tools to…

Internet Explorer – How I Loath Thee!

I have been back for just over a week now from a great week off up at Waskesui, in Prince Albert National Park. In the week I have been back I have been busy doing a redesign of a website for a client. The redesign is going well but there have been some problems with…

Lorem Ipsum

I was working on a new website today, and as is often the case, I did not have the copy for any of the pages yet. I needed to fill a few pages with some text so I could simply get the pages to the point that they were ready for the clients copy. To…