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How to Display Latest Blog Posts at the Footer

Posted: February 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Displaying latest posts in WordPress often helps your visitors to navigate your blog faster.

Once I was trying to display 2 latest posts of all categories with thumbnails in the footer section. The step by step tutorial is below.

1. To enable the support for post thumbnails add

  1. add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );

to your functions.php file (and be sure that you set the featured image for your post at the WordPress admin panel).
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WordPress Pretty Permalinks on IIS

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Once I setup WordPress blog on the client website. It was a large content management system configured as the main site in IIS with a subfolder running WordPress also. The problem I faced was getting permalinks to work (by default WordPress uses web URLs which have question marks; the ability to create a custom URL structure for permalinks is useful from SEO perspective and this feature works like a charm usually.) Unfortunately, my case was a bit different.

The problem:
If I check any settings for the website in subfolder (exept default) in WordPress Administrator Option tab, I got 500 error.
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Responsive Google Map, or How to Resize an iframe

Posted: December 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Everybody these days wants the website which is compatible to all screen resolutions. And integration of 3rd-party content through embed elements like ‘iframe’, ‘object’, ’embed’ tags sometimes is tricky. Designer should set a relative width for elements of the responsive design and the embed code contains a fixed width and height in pixels usually. That becomes a problem, but often you have no alternative – for example, if you have to implement google map on website.

Fortunately, there are two methods how to apply the responsiveness to the google map.
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Sweet Web Design is listed on CSS Light

Posted: December 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Design and Decorations | Tags: , | No Comments »

My website is on CSS Light now – it’s showcase gallery which focuses on unique designs in regards to aesthetics, creativity, presentation and coding. People who manage the gallery pick only websites which worth to spread to the world :)
Please vote for Sweet Web Design!

Sweet Web Design on CSS Light

Related post: My Website is on 101bestwebsites.com

Paint Your Way, or about Oil Painting

Posted: November 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Creative Process, Design and Decorations | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Photographers paint with light (the light rays collected by the lens (a digital camera uses an array of millions of tiny light cavities) and “draws” an image). Designers have powerful set of programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max and so on, which help to produce and edit images in any specific way. Painters create beautiful pieces of art with brushes, canvas and colors. You can get amazing work with any method above.. and I decided to play a little with oil painting.

What about inspiration?
I’m located at the southern part of Ukraine, the place with a lot of scenic spots. Enough to look around to get inspiration for design usually! It’s autumn at its finest time now and my choice was still life with pears.

Oil painting  | very beginning
Pictures above: Still life with pears – at the very beginning
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