How to create your first Anchor theme, part 2

In the first article we saw the beginnings of a an Anchor theme, as we created the header and got a better understanding how Anchor works under the hood. In this article it's time to get our hands dirty in the posts.php file and with the footer in order to finish our very simple Anchor theme. posts.php ... This is the page where you get all the home page posts, the blog page if you wish, and this is where we’ll perform our main loop and place all our posts. The first thing we need to do is get the header and open our...
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How to create your first Anchor theme, part 1

We all know there are a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a CMS for our projects. Sometimes we want something more complex like Wordpress or Joomla that allows us to create a bigger site, but other times you just want a simple good looking blog, and for that Anchor CMS may be the perfect choice. What is Anchor CMS? ... Like its website says, Anchor CMS is a lightweight blog system that allows you to create a blog really easily. Even though it is a lightweight solution it does have some great features that...
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Deal of the week: Easily create professional website templates with BLOCKS

Building websites can be hard. Building them rapidly can be darn near impossible. So we’re extremely excited that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has managed to arrange a fantastic discount on BLOCKS. BLOCKS is an amazing drag and drop site builder based on Bootstrap 3. It’s absolutely perfect for pulling a site together quickly. Using BLOCKS really is as simple as dragging and dropping elements wherever you’d like them. Entirely browser based, you don’t need to worry about any complex...
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How to use the Dribbble API

One of the websites most commonly used by designers to showcase their work is most definitely Dribbble and most designers already have their shots on dribble so why not combine the best of both worlds and use the Dribbble Api and Jribbble to showcase the shots in your portfolio ? In this article we’ll create a simple one page portfolio with some text, social links and your latest Dribbble shots that you can use as the basis for your next portfolio.   The HTML ... Before we start with the actual...
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8 awesome extensions for Brackets

Brackets has not yet replaced Sublime Text as my primary text editor, but it’s a definite possibility. The quick edit functions are great, it’s always nice to have a color picker handy, it’s light, it’s fast, and it looks kinda purdy. I’ve used it for light editing, as well as a couple of code experiments, so I have a pretty good idea of what it’s like to use it regularly. I have a few issues, of course; getting the live preview to work with a local copy of WordPress seems downright impossible at...
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Deal of the week: 14 minimalist responsive WordPress themes

WordPress is one of the most popular technologies in the history of the Web; it powers everything from personal blogs to huge corporate websites. The trouble is, with so many possible plugins and widgets, its rare to find a theme for your site that isn’t overcrowded with unnecessary clutter. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a huge discount on 14 WordPress themes by Array. These themes take minimalism and turn it into an art form, with straight-forward...
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3 simple ways to white-label WordPress

WordPress is the most widely used CMS, it’s employed to build countless websites and we can customize it to the max. But sometimes we forget about the admin panel. Clients love white-label products because they feel bespoke. So today, we’ll cover three simple ways to customize the WordPress admin panel to make your clients feel that they’re using their own dedicated CMS. 1. Change the login logo ... This is a popular hack in the WordPress community. It’s achieved by changing the logo CSS and...
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How to use Animate.css

Let’s face it, the parts of CSS3 that first caught our attention were the animations and transitions. They’re something we never had before without the inclusion of JavaScript. And just because it’s CSS, doesn't mean there aren’t libraries out there to help you. One of them being Animate.css. What is Animate.css? ... Animate.css is a library that comes with dozens of cross-browser fun animations built-in that you can use in your project very easily. It’s the same idea as some of the JavaScript...
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