Posts categorized as: Resources

Top 10 Site Search Options

by Steven Snell

October 20, 2009 in Resources

Part of having a user-friendly site involves making it possible for visitors to quickly find what they are looking for. A site-wide search is one of the best ways to accomplish this. In this post we’ll look at 10 of the leading options for helping visitors to find the content that they want. Of course, most CMSs come with a standard search functionality, but this may not always be the best options (as is the case with WordPress’ default search).

Google Custom Search

Google’s custom search engine is the most popular of the options presented here. It’s easy to set up (sign in with your Google account and follow the instructions – Pro Blog Design has a step-by-step tutorial here), effective for finding and ranking the content, and can even be monetized through a corresponding AdSense account.

Google Custom Search

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13 Theme and Template Clubs for Designers

by Steven Snell

October 13, 2009 in Resources

For those who purchase premium themes and templates, clubs can provide an opportunity to get access to a lot of themes or templates for a low price. Most clubs cater to designers who want to start a freelance business and use the themes and templates on client projects (with customizations of course). In this post we’ll provide some information on the leading club memberships for WordPress themes as well as for HTML/CSS templates.

WordPress Theme Clubs:

WooThemes
WooThemes offers more than 40 themes that can be purchased individually or as part of the club. Membership costs include a one-time fee and a monthly fee. Standard club membership costs $125 plus $15 per month. Developer’s club membership costs $200 plus $20 per month.

WooThemes

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Logo Design Toolbox: 60+ Resources for Logo Design

by Steven Snell

October 12, 2009 in Resources

Logo design is of particular interest and focus to many web and graphic designers. In this post we will feature more than 60 resources for logo design including sources of inspiration, blogs, tutorials, articles and case studies. If you have other suggestions for logo-related resources please leave a comment.

Logo Design Inspiration:

There are many excellent resources for finding logo design inspiration. Here are more than 20 for you to check out. Some are galleries dedicated to logo design and others include a specific section or category for logo design.

LogoPond

Logo Design Resources

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