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Posts from February, 2013

How To Clean Up & Optimize Your WordPress Install

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WordPress is a pretty robust application that is kept up to date with regular bug fixes and security patches, but it really benefits from a bit of maintenance to keep it running fast and efficiently. Over time WordPress saves snippets of information to its database, which can become bloated with unnecessary values, thus slowing down your site and putting more stress on your server setup. In this post we’ll look at 10 ways you can give your WordPress install a spring clean to trim the fat and put everything in its place.

30 Web Designs with Full Screen Background Photos

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The trend of full screen background images has definitely become more popular over recent years. It was once only really prevailent with fashion or photography sites that relied particularly on impactful imagery, but now we can see the use of large photos spanning the page on sites of almost any topic. Large images have always been a proven tool for grabbing attention as we’ve seen in printed magazines, posters and advertisements, so it’s interesting to them being used in a similar way in web design.

20 Great Examples of the Flat Trend in Web Design

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I only recently heard about the term “Flat design”, but I’ve definitely noticed lots of website and interface designs springing up with this design style. Flat design is a label the community has adopted for designs leaving behind drop shadows, subtle textures and gradients in favour of solid colours, clean layouts and sharp typography, somewhat similar to the design of Windows 8 and the Metro UI. This post showcases 20 great website designs that all exhibit popular traits of the flat design trend.

Line25 Sites of the Week for February 8th 2013

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Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from Kernel Interactive, Converge SE, Hum Creative, Si Digital, and Shannon Collins Photography.