How to Be Frank on the Web: Free Cookie Warning Scripts

Cookies are such crafty things that give an opportunity to leave your browsing history of the certain site. It’s useful especially for eCommerce websites: you won’t need to put the same personal information again and again. If your browser has cookies enabled (by default it usually does), you are deprived from extra efforts, which are made by the machine.

From the other hand, the harvest of information about visitor can be very helpful for website owners. Web developers can effectively use it for proper UX and UI improvements, marketers can directly explore the target audience to offer the needed products.

However, it’s obvious the information exchange should be open and transparent. There is even EU Cookie Law prescripting certain restrains and put away the possibility of abusing in cookie functioning process. Average users rarely know all details of internet processes, so conscientious websites should demonstrate how they will use their visitors’ cookies. To help you with to stay in the bounds of good reputation, I want to present some free cookie warning scripts.

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Silktide

It’s a very useful tool for getting a cookie warning script exactly for your type of the website (advertising, social media, analytics and other). The process is quite simple: you just need to click choosing the right point and the program will give you the proper code.

Free Cookie Warning Scripts

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CookieCuttr

CookieCuttr is a nice plugin created specifically for WordPress (already tested on 3.4 version). Your website will get an elegant cookie warning. Its design will be suitable practically for all websites.

Free Cookie Warning Scripts
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A Huge Giveaway from TemplateMonster… Are You a Lucky Beggar?

Do you believe in magic of numbers?

Today we will give you a good reason for that. Ten days, ten premium templates, ten winners…

Still don’t understand what we are talking about? Here is an answer to the riddle: on September 12 (12:00 AM EST) TemplateMonster announced their Big Giveaway ending on September 22 (02:00 EST).
 
 
Huge Giveaway from TemplateMonster

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What about the prizes or “is the game worth the candle”?

We’ll let you decide yourself if it’s worth to bother. Here are just plain facts about what you can get taking part in this gamble.

10 lucky guys will get 100% promocodes for:

Sounds rather tempting, huh?

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Want to enroll? Get to know how to win!

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Fun and Unusual CAPTCHAs – Join Our “Bots Don’t Catch Jokes” Movement

Sooner or later each user bumps into CAPTCHAs surfing the net. Some of them are so absurd that the decrypting of their weird messages can urge even the most peace-loving tolerant member of the internet community go berserk. At this rate most of the reasonable users are more likely to abandon your website than continue this idiotic process of proving that they are made of flesh and blood and not of lines of code.

If you are a caring website owner, respecting your visitors and striving for high conversion, we are ready to share valuable information about CAPTCHAs and arm you with user-friendly CAPTCHA tools and plugins, which will sooner bring huge grins on their faces rather than driving them nuts.

OK, let’s go…

What is a CAPTCHA?

Everything is simple: a CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against bots. It generates and grades tests that can be easily passed by humans, but are absolutely overwhelming for current computer programs. For instance: we can read distorted text, solve small simple puzzles, move objects on the screen, but current computer programs can’t.

Below, you will see some amusing samples of ordinary CAPTCHAs, posted here just to make you smile:

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Fun and Unusual CAPTCHAs

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Fun and Unusual CAPTCHAs

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Fun and Unusual CAPTCHAs

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Dali Couldn’t Know: What’s Trending in Website Backgrounds

Writing about trends is ungrateful work. They change quickly and web developers need to seek for new ways of making internet more beautiful. However, we are developing web not only for us, but for all people of Earth connected. So, in this case the interests of mass user should be considered. Trends hurry to rescue in this case. Somehow instinctively we created this term to have a chance of harmonizing our creative potential with current requirements.

Talking about such important part of the backgrounds, you could notice that they experience an intensive evolution. Trends in background appear and disappear with an inevitable fastness. So, not to waste our time for ephemera, let’s check the features of modern website background trends, which have become stabilized and hold the position.

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The background layouts on current top designs are fullscreen and high-resolution. It’s already became a characteristic feature of fashionable website look. The conclusion here is that a natural human tendency for visual specification is unlimited (the fact that camera development is concentrated on the quality of illustration just confirm this thesis).

Okay, you can say: you got the size should be big, but what’s about the content? What should we exactly put in the backgrounds? There are couple sources: real life and graphic.

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Real life

Everything, we can take from the real life directly, fits this points.

Photos

Yes, in most cases we can watch simply photos of different things, which correspond the website theme: people, nature, furnishing and so on.

The precious thing about photos is that it’s quite simple to transform the primary material by adding effects.

Faded

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We Struggle for CSS and IE Harmony: Tool, Guides, Hacks

HATE. Some programmers feel exactly that, when they need to fix the bugs in compatibility with Internet Explorer. All the versions of this browser, produced by Microsoft, look like a cripple comparing with other modern browsers (of course, I heard the latest version is good, however for now it’s just a rumor, because there are not so many bravehearts ready to check this). Nevertheless, some internet users due to some unbeknownst reasons still use it.

So what do we have? An epoch of nice and steady Cascading Style Sheets. And Internet Explorer. Do you feel the contradiction? Maybe, not (hello, IE user). But in if you are a person who needs to work with code, you certainly have all the frustration about the solution of IE and CSS awaken.

Be calm, I’m here to help you with that. I was searching through the web for competent CSS hacks for IE, and everything I found useful in this case is represented below. So, you don’t need to waste your time trying to find the materials to fix you problem with IE – all of them are united in this post. Not at all!

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Trendy Flat. Free Single Page Theme for Business Site

The whole web is following flat trend. If you want to keep pace with it, apply this trend design to your works too! Need a spoon of inspiration or a good basis for such works? Then try the freebie that is simple, clean and flat – Free Single Page Theme for Business Site. This single-page layout will perfectly work for a variety of business projects or any other you would like to set up.

Less is more – this is the key principle of flat design that is clearly seen in this free template. Flat soft colors, simple typography that looks effective against the colored background, clean graphics with all that neat boxes and a contact form.

Among the theme features you may want to see are:

  • - single-page layout that offers seamless browsing through the content just scrolling up and down.
  • - HTML plus JS animation that enlivens that design.
  • - TM slider that was worked out by TemplateMonster developers.
  • - Google fonts.

Deep colors that are used in this design create a pleasant tone of the web presence. They are good for presenting business companies and communicating their serious ideas. This layout makes use of simple colors, without any gradients and shadows that make it completely flat.

The overall clean look of the theme is accomplished with neat typography that emphasizes the messages of certain parts of the content, making it attractive and focusing the viewers’ attention on them.

Wise division of the content blocks, the border line that separates pages help perceive the information easily. Back-to-top button facilitates the navigation. How will the visitors interact with the future site based on this template? Check out live demo of theme to see it.

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Free Single Page Theme for Business Site

Hamburger Menu a.k.a. Drawer Menu: Prominent Evolution of UI

You could notice that with popularity of Android some elements of its design spread to non-mobile interfaces. The most noticeable, I believe is Hamburger menu (also known as a drawer menu). Why Hamburger? This element of UI is a representative icon, which looks like Hamburger Menu (guess, you got it now). So, now you can see it reminds the layouts of a hamburger – upper bun, stuffing and lower bun.

Hamburger Menu

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15 Joomla Themes That Will Show the True Web Design Professionalism

Everyone understands that the most attractive themes can be made only by professionals, such people that devote a notable part of their life to web design. There’re a lot of them all over the world. So, whom should we pay attention to? I think, if web designers were able to organize a system of producing a plenty of templates, they are worth of attention. TemplateMonster represents such guys.

Taking into consideration a great offer from TemplateMonster, this post is dedicated to the best Joomla templates on available on their store. I gathered the most recent and the most attractive of them. Click the pics to view details. Enjoy.

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Personal Page

Top 15 Joomla Themes

It’s an elegant template with trendy large picture background. One-page design makes the theme rather holistic. The navigation doesn’t overscore this concept, because new content is added below the main page, which is fixed.

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Fashionable Photographer Portfolio

Top 15 Joomla Themes

I would characterize the style of this template as “dark minimalism”. Indeed, the author absorbed the decadence beauty with modern web design fashion and natural aesthetic taste.
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Top 20 Awesome Pinterest Boards with Photoshop Tutorials

Pinterest offers an online pin board where its members are able to share images that they like which can be shared by other members on their own Pinterest boards. The site offers an opportunity to those with the hobby in photography and for web and graphic designers to share and promote their artworks. If you want to improve your skills in photography and learn how to maximize the use of Photoshop, here are some Pinterest boards with Photoshop tutorials.

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1. Improve Photography

This site has its own Pinterest board that allows you to get information about how to enhance your photography skills. Learn about the different tricks in the field of photography with the helpful articles n their site that are also updated on their Pinterest board.

Top Pinterest Boards with Photoshop Tutorials

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2. Photo Doto

This Pinterest board offers you different tips and tricks on how to enhance your skills in managing lighting effects with different techniques to make a stunning photo.

Top Pinterest Boards with Photoshop Tutorials

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Half-Price for the Whole Pro Product: Joomla Week Promo

Joomla CMS is one of the most popular together with WordPress and Drupal. And it’s reasonably. Joomla offers a free open-source technical fundament with the helpful built-in features. In addition to that you can install a great variety of plugins to customize the work of the website for your own needs.

Joomla is undoubtedly a perfect choice for those who don’t want to bury themselves in the coding , but need a platform for realization of their ideas through the internet. This fact is supported by the easiness of taking the optimal look by the system of changing templates. And the collection of Joomla themes all over the internet is boundless.

So, how to find a high-quality product in this ocean? It’s obvious, a seeker must contact professionals in this case.

One of the most experience companies in designing Joomla templates is TemplateMonster (monstrous design energy, indeed). And you know what, they’re currently run Joomla Week Promo giving you an opportunity to get any Joomla template 50% OFF, till September 9, 2013.

 
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