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The Web

Why you should consider Mobile Marketing (Infographic)

The mobile market is growing really fast compare when desktop computers were built, where it is projected to surpass desktop internet usage by 2014. It’s quite a few years from now but now is the good time to consider and create an idea and implement your mobile strategy soon.

Here are some of the important numbers and details you should know about mobile marketing… The reasons why should make your strategy now.

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Free Stuffs Vectors & Graphics

9 Free Black and White Social Media Icons

All Icons are FREE to use both for Personal and Commercial purposes! Enjoy!


Here’s a new tiny icon-set.  The set consists of 14 icons in PNG format 32px×32px. Free for any use both personal and commercial projects. Enjoy!
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This free icon pack can be used in your personal and commercial projects. The set includes 10 icons featuring the logos of popular social bookmarking sites. Bevel Dark includes 512×512, 256×256, 128×128, and 64×64 icons in .PNG format.
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154 crystal clear bubble Social Networking/ Social Media Icons. Free for personal and commercial use.
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108 High Resolution 3D Black Button Social Media Icons PNG format. Free for personal and commercial use.
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154 Social Networking/ Social Media Icons. Free for personal and commercial use.
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154 Social Networking/ Social Media Icons. Free for personal and commercial use.
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108 Magic Marker Icons Social Networking/ Social Media Icons 512×512px. Free for personal and commercial use.
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Included in the set are 24 social media icons including Facebook, Delicious, Twitter, RSS, Google, Digg, Feedburner, Flickr, Friendfeed, Friendster, Gmail, LinkedIn, Netvibes, Myspace, Picasa, Reddit, Twitter Bird, Skype, Stumbleupon, Technorati, WordPress, Yahoo, Yelp and Youtube. All of these are in PNG format with a size of 512×512 px.
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This whitewashed star patterned icons social media logos set includes the most popular social bookmarking and networking icons (Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Diggo, Mixx, Reddit, Yahoo Buzz, Design Bump, Design Float, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace,Twitter… Etc) as well as the RSS feed, Google, MSN, and Yahoo logos.
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Tutorials Web Designs

How to Create your Own Customized Favicon using Photoshop

Before we begin, I’ll tell you first the origin of the favicon…

What is a Favicon?

A favicon or also known as “Favorites Icon” is a small graphic that is associated with a web page or a whole website. Sometimes favicon is also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, URL icon or a bookmark icon. It is normally sized at 16×16, 32×32 or 64×64 pixel square icon. Most site favicons are designed as a small rendition of their logo or other branding mechanism. They are seen on tab bars, bookmarks or favorites menu/manager or even on your RSS feeds like Google Reader and others.

Origin of Favicon

Favicon was first developed in Internet Explorer or IE browsers, where-in they call bookmarked websites as favorites and favicon was the icon that was displayed in the favorites menu.

Example of a Favicon Image

Favicon from popular websites

Favicon of Google, Bing, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon

How to create your own customized favorites icon?

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you’ll create your own favicon using Adobe Photoshop.

1.) Create a blank pixel square icon image (Ex. 64 x 64 pixels)

  • Open Adobe Photoshop
  • Go to File » New or press Ctrl + N
  • Change Preset to Web
  • Set the Width and Height to 64 pixels
  • Then click OK

2.) Create your desired design

  • Use your logo or any branding you think that may best describe your content or website like what I did to mine.
  • Example design: (derived from my logo)

3.) When done with the design, Save it as a .ICO, .PNG or .GIF (Just choose one)

Note: When saving, internet browsers only accept three types of file. The .ICO is the format compatible with all browsers from old to new. Next to that are the .PNG and .GIF formats but sometimes it has compatibility issue with older browsers especially with Internet Explorer or IE Browsers.

  • To save as .ICO
    • First you need to download the ICO (Windows Icon) file format plugin for Photoshop
      – Download ICO File Format Plugin for Photoshop by Telegraphics.com.au
      – Instructions on How to Install
    • After installing, you need to close your Photoshop application, then open it again for it to take effect and for the option on saving .ICO format would appear on the Save As menu
    • After restarting Photoshop, open your favicon design file
    • Go to File » Save As and then change Format to “ICO (Windows Icon) (*.ICO;*.CUR)
    • Then locate where you want to save it
    • File Name should be favicon.ico
    • Press Save
  • To save as .PNG
    • Go to File » Save for Web & Devices
    • Set Preset to PNG-24
    • Press Save
    • Locate where you want to save it
    • File Name should be favicon.png
    • Press Save again
  • To save as .GIF
    • Go to File » Save for Web & Devices
    • Set Preset to GIF 128 Dithered
    • Press Save
    • Locate where you want to save it
    • File Name should be favicon.gif
    • Press Save again

4.) Setup favicon on your webpage or website

Note: There are two ways you can setup your favicon to display on your website/webpage, Globally or Per Page.

Globally – Would only need to set it once and your favicon will be displayed across all your webpages.

Per Page – Would need to be declared per page but the advantage of this is that you can customize your favicon on a per page basis.

  • Setting your Favicon Globally (For .ICO format only.)
    • Upload your favicon.ico via FTP to the root directory
      – Depends on your web hosting, but these are the common root directory public_html or www folder
      – Once uploaded, your favicon will be shown across all your web pages
  • Setting your Favicon Per Page (For .ICO, .PNG and .GIF formats.)
    • Upload your favicon to your desired location
      – You can put it anywhere you like, for example under /images folder or anywhere you want
    • Put these codes inside <head> </head>
      – You’ll only need to follow one example depends with file format you chose

Example .ICO format (favicon.ico was uploaded under /images folder)
– Cross browser compatible; Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and other Internet Browsers
[code]

<head>

<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”http://www.yourdomain/images/favicon.ico” />

</head>

[/code]

Example .PNG format (favicon.png was uploaded under /images folder)
– Not supported on Internet Explorer or IE Browsers

[code]

<head>

<link rel=”icon” type=”image/png” href=”http://www.yourdomain.com/images/favicon.png” />

</head>

[/code]

Example .GIF format (favicon.gif was uploaded under /images folder)
– Not supported on Internet Explorer or IE Browsers

[code]

<head>

<link rel=”icon” type=”image/gif” href=”http://www.yourdomain.com/images/favicon.gif” />

</head>

[/code]

You can use both ways, Globally and Per Page especially if you want your other web pages or sub-directories to have a different favicon than the one used globally.

Before reloading your page, clear your browser cache for you to see your new customized favicon.

YOU ARE DONE!!!

If you have questions feel free to ask or comment below.

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Free Stuffs WordPress Themes

Free Project Management Plugin for WordPress: CollabPress

This Free Project Management Plugin for WordPress is best suited for WordPress blogs or websites that are maintained by more than one person, wherein you can easily add projects, tasks and add due dates to them and can easily communicate through comments. This plugin makes it easy in accomplishing your projects by easily collaborating them within your WordPress site.

CollabPress is a plugin which adds project and task management functionality to WordPress. Easily create projects and assign tasks to users.

Features include:

  • Unlimited projects, task lists, tasks, and comments
  • Easily edit/delete projects, task lists, tasks, and comments
  • Email notifications for new tasks and comments
  • Task due dates with a calendar view
  • Uses built-in WordPress user accounts
  • Activity log tracking all activity
  • Multisite compatible
  • 100% GPL and Free!

100% GPL

CollabPress is 100% GPL and the source code is freely available.  This is the same license WordPress is released under, so the plugin is completely compatible with the WordPress software license.

WP User Integration

CollabPress uses built-in WordPress user accounts.  This means every user in WordPress can be assigned projects, task lists, and tasks with email notifications to the email address saved on their profile.

Email Notifications

CollabPress features email notifications at every level.  Every project, task list, and task can email all users in your WordPress setup if selected.  Email can be enabled and disabled site wide with a single click.

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Project Task

Calendar Task

Task Comments

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Free Stuffs WordPress Themes

10 Free Cool Gaming & Anime WordPress Themes

All themes are WordPress 3.0+ Ready, can be used on both personal and commercial use and under Creative Commons License.

Games Hero WordPress Theme

GamesHero is a free WordPress theme with options page. Supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche especially for games, online games or entertainment sites or blogs.

Features:

  • WordPress 3.0 Ready
  • Custom Menus Support
  • Custom Background Support
  • Options Page
  • Post Thumbnails
  • Featured Content
  • 125×125 banners ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • 468×60 Header Banner ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Three columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD file and font files are included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Logo image
  • Twitter
  • Header 468×60 pixels banner code
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live Demo | Download Games Hero Free WordPress Theme

Game Star WordPress Theme

Game Star is a free WordPress game theme with options page. Supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche especially for games, online games or entertainment sites or blogs.

Features:

  • Options Page
  • Post Thumbnails
  • Featured Content
  • 125×125 banners ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • 468×60 Header Banner ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Three columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD file and font files are included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Logo image
  • Twitter
  • Header 468×60 pixels banner code
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live DemoDownload Game Star Free WordPress Theme

MMO Star WordPress Theme

MMOStar is a free WordPress theme with options page. Supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche especially for games, online games or entertainment sites or blogs.

Features:

  • WordPress 3.0 Ready
  • Custom Menus Support
  • Custom Background Support
  • Options Page
  • Post Thumbnails
  • Featured Content
  • 125×125 banners ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • 468×60 Header Banner ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Three columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD file and font files are included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Logo image
  • Twitter
  • Header 468×60 pixels banner code
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live DemoDownload MMO Star Free WordPress Theme

Anime World WordPress Theme

AnimeWorld is a free premium WordPress theme with options page and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche specially for anime or manga websites or blogs.

Features:

  • Options Page
  • Featured Content
  • Featured Video
  • 125×125 pixels adbox ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • 468×60 pixels Header Banner ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Two columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD file and font files are included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Featured Video
  • Logo image
  • Twitter
  • Header 468×60 pixels banner code
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live DemoDownload Anime World Free WordPress Theme

iGames WordPress Theme

iGames is a free WordPress theme with options page and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche especially for games, online games or entertainment sites or blogs.

Features:

  • Options Page
  • Post Thumbnails
  • Featured Content
  • 125×125 banners ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Two columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD file included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Logo image
  • Header Image
  • Twitter
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live DemoDownload iGames Free WordPress Theme

Anime Star WordPress Theme

AnimeStar is a free WordPress theme with featured posts option. Theme Options at admin panel. Suitable for any niche specially for anime or manga websites or blogs.

Features:

  • Options Page
  • Featured Content
  • 125×125 banners ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • 468×60 pixels Header Banner ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Three columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Logo image
  • Twitter
  • Header 468×60 pixels banner code
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live DemoDownload Anime Star Free WordPress Theme

Animes WordPress Theme

Animes is a free premium WordPress theme with options page and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche specially for manga or anime websites or blogs.

Features:

  • Options Page
  • Featured Content
  • 125×125 banners ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • 468×60 pixels Header Banner ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Three columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Logo image
  • Twitter
  • Header 468×60 pixels banner code
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live DemoDownload Animes Free WordPress Theme

iAnime WordPress Theme

iAnime is a free premium WordPress theme with options page and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche specially for manga or anime websites or blogs.

Features:

  • Options Page
  • Featured Content
  • 125×125 banners ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • 468×60 pixels Header Banner ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Three columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Logo image
  • Twitter
  • Header 468×60 pixels banner code
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live DemoDownload iAnime Free WordPress Theme

iVideo Games WordPress Theme

iVideoGames is a free WordPress theme with featured posts option and theme options page. Suitable for any niche, especially for movie, dvd or video websites.

Features:

  • Options Page
  • Featured Content
  • 125×125 banners ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Three columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Logo image
  • Twitter
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live DemoDownload iVideo Games Free WordPress Theme

New Games WordPress Theme

NewGames is a free WordPress theme with options page. Supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche especially for games, online games or entertainment sites or blogs.

Features:

  • WordPress 3.0 Ready
  • Custom Menus Support
  • Custom Background Support
  • Options Page
  • Post Thumbnails
  • Featured Content
  • 125×125 banners ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • 468×60 Header Banner ready (easy editable from admin options)
  • Three columns
  • Gravatar on Comments
  • Compatible with latest WordPress versions
  • Widgets Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • Fixed width
  • Logo .PSD file and font files are included in theme folder.
  • Tested and compatible with all major browsers: IE, FF, Safari

Admin Options Features:

  • Featured Content
  • Logo image
  • Twitter
  • Header 468×60 pixels banner code
  • 125×125 pixels banners
  • Sidebar Ads/Banners
  • Header and Footer script codes

Live DemoDownload New Games Free WordPress Theme

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Other Free Resources Print & Graphic Designs

3 Steps Free Font Converter

The Free Font Converter allows you to quickly convert between many font formats without the hassle of installing any software on your computer. It works in different operating system; Windows, Mac and Linux. It converts all common font formats including TrueType (.ttf), OpenType (.oft) and PostScript (.ps). FFC can also convert many of the less well known font formats including Suitcase (.suit) and Data Fork (.dfont) fonts.

Go to FreeFontConverter.comList of formats you can convert:

  • pfa
  • pfb
  • pt3
  • sfd
  • ttf
  • otf
  • otb
  • t42
  • cef
  • cff
  • gsf
  • ttc
  • svg
  • ik
  • mf
  • dfont
  • bin
  • suit
  • bdf

Convert your fonts now! FreeFontConverter.com

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Free Stuffs Vectors & Graphics

5 Free Awesome Not-your-Typical Social Media Icons you see everyday

Original, very creative and awesome Social Media Icons that you can use on your website or on your next project.

These Icon Sets can be used for personal and commercial purposes.

Burnt Wood Social Media Icon Set

Burnt Wood is a collection of wood-tiled icons branded with various social media network logos that are perfect for your next grunge-styled web design. The package contains 12 icons for many of the popular social sharing sites. Each icon is a 420x420px PNG file that can be scaled down to any size needed.
SourceDownload Burnt Wood Social Media Icon Set

Tricons Social Media Icon Set

In this pack, you will find 12 triangular wooden icons of popular social media sites. Each icon comes in 3 sizes (32px, 48px and 75px) in PNG format.
SourceDownload Tricons Social Media Icon Set

Vintage Post Stamps Social Media Icon Set

Inside this Icon Pack are 23 Free Vintage Stamp Icons
SourceDownload Vintage Post Stamps Social Media Icon Set

Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set

There are a total of 26 icons available as transparent PNGs and they are completely free for personal and commercial use
SourceDownload Woven Fabric Social Media Icon Set

Freehand Sketched Social Media Icon Set

Social Sketches is a free icon set containing several icons of popular social networks. In the package, you’ll find 16 different icons for Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Facebook, and more. Each icon comes with 6 standard sizes (32px, 48px, 64px, 128px, 256px, and 512px) in PNG format. All the icons are done in sketch style, which brings them a new look and makes them especially fit for grunge/hand-drawn themed websites.
SourceDownload Freehand Sketched Social Media Icon Set

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Free Stuffs Vectors & Graphics

5 Free Business & Blog Website PSD Templates

These PSD Templates can be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

Identity

This free PSD WordPress template is a modern day layout for a blog, business or information based website. Built on the 960-Grid System it can easily be edited and styled. The layout is flexible and can easily be incorporated into such open source solutions as WordPress.
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Paradigm

Paradign is a free to download Photoshop business template built on the 960-Grid-System. You can edit this PSD template to match your needs and more. The layout is flexible and can be adapted to suit other business or individual themes.
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Interpoint

Interpoint is a free Photoshop business template built on the 960-Grid-System. Simple, clean and elegant layout that is easy to edit The layout is flexible and can be adapted to suit other business or individual themes.
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Sonora

Sonora is a free Photoshop business template built on the 960-Grid-System. Corporate and elegant layout that is easy to edit. The layout is flexible and can be adapted to suit different kinds of businesses.
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Exponet

Exponet is a free Photoshop business template built on the 960-Grid-System. Contains two PSD designs, one for the Home page and the other for About Us page.
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Web Designs

Fundamentals of a WordPress Theme: Graphic Explanation

WordPress is getting more popular each day but also many people didn’t know how WordPress works in the inside and in this post you’ll see how easy a WordPress theme works. So for bloggers or for anyone who wants to design there own WordPress theme but have no idea how to basically start or don’t know what to do, this is a good start for you to read and see.

Below is graphic explanation of the fundamentals on how a WordPress theme works.

Fundamentals of a WordPress Theme - Graphic Explanation

Source: Yoast

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The Web

YouTube mobile serves 2 Million viewers a day

YouTube on Wednesday said that it is serving up more than 200 million videos daily to smartphones and other Internet-linked mobile devices.

News of the milestone came as the Google-owned video-sharing service began routing Vevo music videos from artists such as Lady Gaga and U2 onto smartphones powered by newer versions of Google-backed Android software.

“As the world goes mobile and more people watch videos on their smart phones, we expect more partners will take advantage of these new mobile advertising capabilities and make more of their content available across more devices,” YouTube mobile product manager Andrey Doronichev said in a blog post.

Android smartphones running on “Froyo” or newer versions of the mobile operating software will be able to access Vevo’s music video library using a free YouTube application, according to Doronichev.

Vevo music website is a joint venture between Google, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Abu Dhabi Media and has deals to feature content from EMI and independent recording labels.

Revenue will be generated from advertisements played prior to music videos starting, according to YouTube.

Source: Agence France-Presse