Author Archives: webmaster

Photoshop to HTML Conversion Tips

The success of any online business is determined by the website they use. Usually, before any website is launched, it all start with a mock-up (mostly created using Photoshop or Fireworks) which is later converted into a functioning website.  Converted PSD to HTML can lead the business to grow faster as it introduces the company to wider range of audience. Here are some tips that will help you convert PSD to HTML. Study the basic requirements Number one rule whenever starting a project is to always study the requirements. This is a very basic task but is sometimes overlooked which

Benefits of Converting PSD to WordPress

If you think that building a WordPress based website is only for viewing and letting people know that you exists, then think again because you might find yourself with countless benefits and features that you can use to make your business or organization grow. WordPress is one of the most popular CMS for creating both personal and professional websites. It offers different features that you can use for a simple website, to a dynamic one and to an e-commerce website. A WordPress based web design has many features and offers a lot of profits. Below are some of the benefits

PSD to WordPress Conversion Tips

Converting your Photoshop Design to a working and functional WordPress website has gained so much importance that most designers hire specialists or third-party companies to convert their designs. Their role is to make the design as a live and working WordPress website that are both appealing and interesting in order to make visitors stay and patronize their products and services. In our experience as a third-party company converting client PSD designs to WordPress, making clients/visitors to like the converted design plays a very crucial part as it needs a powerful and creative vision to convert PSD to WordPress such as

XHTML Transitional vs XHTML Strict. When to use what?

One of the dilemmas a web developer meets along the way is which Document Type Declaration to use for their website projects which as some extent, affect how your document content is indexed by search engines and is displayed in different browser. But to set things straight, whether or not you use HTML or XHTML doesn’t matter for as long as you declare if you will use Transitional or Strict. Definition of Terms TRANSITIONAL DOCTYPEs are meant for those making the transition from older markup to modern standards. It may be used for elements and attributes that cannot be easily

Cut down page load speed by using CSS Sprites

One of the reasons why sometimes a webpage takes a lot of time to load all contents is because of the tremendous HTTP requests which most of the time happens if the webpage you are trying to view contains a big amount of images to display. In order to lessen this problem, all you need to do is to use a CSS trick to cut back on HTTP requests to make the loading time faster. To help you visualize in a bigger picture, think of a series of images stacked together in one image and saved as a single file (such

12 Reasons to Convert Your Static HTML Site to WordPress

You have a very plain looking website you made yourself or by your friend; but everytime you wanted to update the contents or do some enhancement, you would have to edit each and every html code. Don’t you think it is about time to scrap that static website of yours and resort to a better platform that will help you solve these problems and will also keep you and your viewers updated? If you still wanted to get stuck with your static website, maybe, these reasons will help you decide to convert html site to WordPress. 12 Reasons to Convert:

10 Tips for Securing and Hardening WordPress

With the introduction of free and open-source Content Management System (CMS), more and more people, particularly those who wanted to venture in online businesses, are now putting their own websites in order to introduce their products and services to their demographics to the online community. One of these content management systems is WordPress, an easy to use and open-source CMS which allows you to manage your contents in a form of website, blog or other web solutions. However, as the number of websites using the WordPress platform grows, the number of hackers intruding the very core of it or simply

Working with PHP Files and Directories

File Access and EOF PHP offers a number of functions for handling and working with resources. This articles discusses functions dedicated to file manipulation in PHP. What is a resource? A resource is simply an entity from which an input or output stream can be initiated. A stream in computing refers to a sequence of data elements made available over time. In PHP, this is simply a variable which holds reference to an external entity like a file. Note however that not all resources are necessarily files. For example, a network socket is considered a resource. The terms resource handling

Useful PHP String Functions

PHP has a rather large number of string functions. (They are pretty boring on their own — the fun always comes when you’re already in deep coding trance). On my local machine alone, Adobe DreamWeaver CS5’s O’REILLY PHP Pocket Reference lists around 80 string functions. These are already exhausting to memorize. I probably won’t use all of them in a PSD to WordPress conversion project but it is nice to know what tools I have at my disposal. I’ve covered a small fraction of PHP’s commonly used string manipulation functions in this article.  Topics about regular expression functions or alternatives

Convert HTML to WordPress

In its most basic sense, static pages are nothing more than HTML documents uploaded on a server and viewed on some random browser. The file uploaded on the server is the same document sent to the requesting client. If one compares source code of these files. There is no difference or change and thus the word “static“. These pages are “what the rest of the world calls web pages.” Much of what we call as static is hand-coded HTML. While it is quite rare now to find new sites being composed of purely hand-coded static web pages (content included), we

Writing more with Less.js Part I

First time I heard about embedding logic on my style sheet, I was thrilled. Imagine being able to include control structures on top of CSS or select child elements simply by nesting them in a similar way to your markup. This isn’t something that I get to use in PSD to HTML conversion projects, nonetheless it’s cool to have it under our belt. Less.js (“LESS”) is an extension of CSS created by Alexis Sellier. It works by adding dynamic behavior to the style sheet language. With LESS you can declare variables, make arithmetic computations, construct functions, make classes (called “mixins”)