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Development Update

Just a quick update since I have not posted in a while.

I’m working on finishing a new Menu plugin before publishing the free WordPress Comments Plugin.It’s going to be Pure CSS3 menu sporting a Mega-Menu with configurable columns options and capable of emulating almost any style out there except for the most eccentric ones.

Of course it will be compatible with pretty much any WordPress theme out there.

Back to WordPress code now.

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Optimizing your WordPress Site: Simple Gradient Background Images and a Transparent PNG with Powerful Results

Here’s a nice trick a lot of web designers use to optimize performances on website elements which would usually implicate the use of a large or wide background image.

 

The Tradtionnal way for website backgrounds:

If you followed my tutorial on creating a Background image for your website then you may have asked yourself if that image size was a bit huge,while most people can now enjoy faster internet connection,you are right,your site speed is a primordial aspect of your visitor’s experience and will keep them coming and recommending you.

The other/old way was to plant a relatively big background image on the BODY or HTML tag.

The image had to be slightly painted on it’s contour to match… Read The Article

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Creating a High Resolution Background image for your Website or Blog

It’s always nice to have background decoration on your web site but seamless pixel patterns are a bit outdated to use for them.Having dramatically higher resolution sizes on every platform it’s no wonder high resolution images are preferred from both designers and users.Since placing elements with HTML is no guesswork,here’s a few tips in creating a basic high resolution Background to be used on your site.

I use Gimp for most of my image work but the concepts are the same in every similar software(i.e Adobe Photoshop) unless you’re using something like Autodesk’s Sketchbook.

The resulting image is to be styled using CSS with the HTML or BODY tag on a layout that uses a 1000 Pixels Width for the… Read The Article

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WordPress Manual installation From The Ground up

Scenario 1

So you’ve got this web host and it has this neat installer for softwares and you never really bothered to use anything else to install WordPress on your sites or your client’s.

Unfortunately,as your web endeavours and number of domains increased,so has the number of SQL databases and their funky names like wordpr_153, and one day,an urgent (as in minutes urgent) need to find the specific database for a said Domain and make a quick change pops up and you stumble upon the confusing list of database,whether in your Control Panel or inside PHPMyAdmin.

Where to now?

Any good WordPress administrator knows he can retrieve the database name through the config.php file in the WordPress installation inside the… Read The Article

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A new year of WordPress Theme Design and a new Look!

So I have been hibernating in my Nordic habitat and intensely longing for the freedom of the Summer season.Meanwhile I decided the old look was too formal and being such a WordPress nerd,I had to redo the whole website’s design and put more colors and life into it.I’m really into bright colors which in my opinion look even better on a smaller,mobile phone/pad screen.I always take a great care not to have the site unfriendly to mobile platforms.Also I don’t used fluid layout as most small screen aren’t so small anymore resolution-wise.

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Who am I

Hi my name is Stéphane,
I am a Digital Artist,Musician and Wordpress addict.I love creating compelling Wordpress themes that are visually tailored to my client's needs or previous HTML designs.Whether you want a Wordpress Blog to match your existing template or simply want a new custom Wordpress Theme just contact me I am meticulous and I love working with serious people with high requirements.

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