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Archive for October, 2018

Brand style-guide for your design process

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 by Servage
brand-style-guideThere are pros and cons of a brand style guide and controversies over making it public or keeping it internal. It fulfills the purpose of simplifying and generalizing your web design processes to provide the same recognizable look and feel across your products on all devices. Branding in the mobile era has become a more intricate process, and the complexities for designers in branding are likely to increase even further with the technological advancements in media. Therefore the involvement of more than one designer in branding is a common scenario. Expectations of collaborative environments, organization and management of entire branding processes become the need of the moment in many design and marketing companies. If you are a ...

Migration & actions required from customer end

Sunday, October 28th, 2018 by Helge
As informed, we are in the middle of moving our customers to our brandnew platform. The new platform comes with a new control panel with plenty of new features like e.g. SSH access, back up options and much more. Also, the hardware is brand new and meets highest requirements.  Manywiki customers are already moved, the other ones will follow within the next weeks. How does the migration work? In the beginning of the migration, you will get a first mail. When the migration is finished, you get a second one. In both e-mails, you will find important info about the new system. Also, some actions are required from your end to make ...

Conditional stylesheets with CSS3 media queries

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 by Servage
css-media-queriesMedia queries is a powerful feature used to selectively apply CSS styles to a document based on certain conditions. The most common conditions are screen height and width, and these conditions are often used to create responsive websites. These days, it is crucial to understand how media queries work to create modern websites. The @media rule A media query is created by using the @media rule inside a regular CSS style sheet. @media is followed by the rules that apply to the media query. If these requirements are met, all styles inside the media query will be applied to the web page. Here is an example of what a media query can look ...

Great WordPress plugins enrich your site

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 by Servage
wordpress-pluginThe Wordpress content management platform is one of the most popular and most widely adopted systems among web publishers. The users include everyone from amateur hobby site owners to professional publishing magazines. The Wordpress system provides the foundation for a really great website, suiting almost any need you might have. One of the great advantages of Wordpress is the easy and straightforward scalability of features through plugins. You can easily extend the core Wordpress functionality even as a novice user, and this is really convenient. Rarely the basic Wordpress system fulfills all of your needs, so using plugins is something you will likely need some time. This post has aggregated a few ...

Enrich your WordPress site with a modern theme

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 by Servage
Wordpress-ResponsiveHave you ever wondered how you can get started with an own website in a quick and easy way? Or maybe you already have a website and wish to have a better, less time-consuming, and more easily changeable system? Over time Wordpress has evolved to a super stable and super versatile platform. Used by millions to power their blogs, websites and even complex apps, Wordpress has great capabilities today which make many of the traditional custom web development work obsolete for smaller projects. You can literally drag and drop websites together using systems like Wordpress - and the right themes. The latter is where you can greatly set your work apart from ...

Cheap and professional WordPress themes

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 by Servage
Previous articles have covered a variety of sources for good Wordpress themes. One of the main problems is that often the good stuff costs money ;-) Like everything else, no one can afford to work for free, and good stuff deserves a reasonable price. Nevertheless lots of people are working with hobby-projects on the side. They just want a quick and nice solution. While there are various systems available open-source, like the vast amount of content management systems out there - the good design stuff is yet to be more publicly available. Elegant Themes has a membership-approach to sharing professional Wordpress themes among a large audience. By signing up ...