Sliders can play a very important in the overall design of your website. If you have a corporate or business site, or a portfolio, sliders can obviously showcase important work and portfolio pieces. However, even if you are running a blog, sliders can be used to present your content in an attractive manner. For all practical purposes, homepage sliders are losing their charm in favor of content-centric design and minimalism. Yet, if used wisely and judiciously, sliders can enhance and improve your overall content presentation. In this post, I will be taking a look at some of the top slider […]
To find more great plugins, check out Torque’s free eBook, The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Plugins. Download it here. As the web becomes more visual, the quality of the images you use on your blog and the way you display them becomes increasingly important. You only have a couple of seconds to grab the attention of your visitors, and cool images are one of the best ways to draw people in! In recent times, the method of choice for many WordPress sites, is a good old slideshow. To web designers at the cutting-edge the slider may be uninteresting, but for many […]
Whoa. It’s been kind of an “off” week with the big July 4th happening, but that’s ok. We’ll get back on track next week, right? in any case, let’s get down to business, shall we? Oh, and by the way, this is our 30th Weekend Roundup! Wow. Just think about that…
It’s a big week for Soliloquy as they have launched a brand new version of their plugin, 1.5.0. It’s chalk full of new updates and improved UI, and as an added bonus, Thomas the creator of Soliloquy, has decided to have a 20% off sale that ends today! Don’t miss out on the savings if you’ve been thinking about giving Soliloquy a shot.
What a week. What a week. With a number of tragedies being reported all over the world it’s hard not to get pessimistic about the continuation of the human race. Actually, it’s hard to find motivation at times if you think about it too long. But great work is being done and there is more good out there than what’s being reported. So let’s keep it up folks! Stay positive – this too shall pass!
This past week has been an absolute blur – busyness hit an all-time high today as I had a keynote at a conference early in the morning, my daughter’s soccer game, and 3 back-to-back-to-back birthday parties and then my wife had a girl’s night out while I took care of the kids. Whew. I’m drained. But it’s a “good” type of drained, you know? Hope you’re having a great weekend yourself. With that, here’s your Weekend WordPress Roundup:
Thomas Griffin is all over the place. And I mean that in the best way possible. He’s an expert WordPress developer of both themes and plugins. He’s a talented golfer. He’s a WordCamp speaker. Oh yeah, did we mention he’s the guy behind Soliloquy? Check out the interview below to catch a glimpse into his skill and personality as today’s WPOI (Word Person of Interest):
Sliders, whether you love them or hate them are a part of our web economy and the way we deliver valuable information to readers. Personally I’m not sure they are done incredibly well but they do serve a purpose and there are enough positive examples to at least not abandon them wholesale. But one of the neat things that Soliloquy brings to the table is a responsive slider system that actually works very well – and it keeps getting better. Take for instance the recent update where Thomas Griffin, the founder and creator of Soliloquy, added a neat crop feature for the […]
In our usual fashion we’re collecting and sharing with you guys some of the news that came through our channels (and that darn Submit News button) that we weren’t able to cover in the past week – there are always great stories and great WordPress-centric content that still deserves a bit of attention. Last week there was a lot of feedback about the style of which we present this information – such as removing the pagination and changing the order of images with titles (thanks @ChrisWallace, @Norcross, @Drewapicture and others. Those were great suggestions and so we’ll test it out […]