Archive for March, 2013

Gift Giving Season – Spring 2013!

What can be better than a gift, given from your heart to show appreciation and love?

Spring is a perfect season to make surprises and give gifts to beloved ones! There are so many things which can please your dearest family members, parents, friends, your couples – flowers, perfumes, books, tickets to theater or cinema, trips, dinner in a restaurant, accessories, jewelry, and we can continue the list!

We’d like to share top 10 quotes about gifts and gift giving! Here we go:

– Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world! (Neil Gaiman)

– Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned. (Steve Maraboli)

– The best gifts come from the heart, not the store. (Sarah Dessen)

– The best gifts one can give to someone are not things, the best ones to offer are a little Time, Love, Care and Respect.
(Venkat Desireddy)

– A friend is a gift you give yourself. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

– Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. (Richard Bach)

– The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. (Pierre Corneille)

– Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection. (Pinda)

– The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. (Charles Dudley Warner)

A hug is a great gift – one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange! Would you agree? :)

Happy Easter

Guys, flowers start blooming, the spring is coming and unfolding her pleasures!
Easter gives hope for tomorrow and our hearts are full of love and joy! Keep in touch with your friends and family at Easter time, wish them happiness and cheer, and joy that never ends.

TemplateTuning team sends warm Easter wishes to all of you!

We hope you have a wonderful Easter, filled with happiness, peace and love!!
We wish you an Easter that touches your heart, may happiness be yours always!

The Coolest Recent IT News


It is never too late to learn, guys! Let’s check what has happened during the last week in IT sphere:

First of all, a new tool was released: meet Webflow – http://webflow.com!
Webflow tool enables you to create responsive layouts and pixel-perfect designs directly in your browser, without writing line of code.

You can drag and drop elements on the page, and style them any way you want. The developers state that if you’re familiar with Photoshop, you’ll love Webflow. Moreover, Webflow generates beautiful, production-ready HTML and CSS.

Also, do not forget to check the slide-cast about the principles of adaptive design by Brad Frost!

Pinterest introduced a new look with bigger pins, as well as web analytics for site owners.

The tool is available to companies with a verified Web site on the social network. The analytics provide detailed information on the amount of people, who have pinned something from their site, seen pins from their pages, or visited their site from the social network. The analytics also show repinned items, and most recent pins. If you have company profile at Pinterest, do not forget to check weekly updates on your profile statistics.

By the way, do not miss the chance to visit superherojs.com. This website is a collection of the best articles, videos and presentations about JavaScript code.

I guess, you would agree that creating, testing and maintaining JS code is not really easy, but now we have a great resource on how to do this!

Google Chrome keeps on experimenting! The guys introduced another experimental demo, which turns any website into interactive 3D labyrinth: http://chrome.com/maze/

Show your respect by visiting Google Graveyard – it’s hard to lose a loved one, especially if that loved one is a Google service. Click on a grave to leave a flower, and let the healing process begin.

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Stay tuned, folks!

We’ll keep you updated about the hottest news and events in IT galaxy :)

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Designing Search Box And Breadcrumbs Navigation

In this post we will refer to great articles posted at Smashing Magazine: «Designing The Holy Search Box: Examples And Best Practices» by György Fekete and «Breadcrumbs In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices» by Jacob Gube.

Search box is simple, and I guess, there is no need to explain what it is. As for the breadcrumbs or breadcrumb trail, for those who are not familiar with this term, – it is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. Breadcrumbs typically appear horizontally across the top of a web page, often below title bars or headers.

“On websites that have a lot of pages, breadcrumb navigation can greatly enhance the way users find their way around. In terms of usability, breadcrumbs reduce the number of actions a website visitor needs to take in order to get to a higher-level page. They are also an effective visual aid that indicates the location of the user within the website’s hierarchy, making it a great source of contextual information for landing pages”, – states Jacob Gube in his post.

So, basically breadcrumb is of great use on websites with multiple pages, moreover for online-store websites it should be a must!

Jacob Gube reviews the types of breadcrumbs, the cases of breadcrumbs usage, benefits and mistakes of breadcrumb trail implementation.

You can continue reading the full post here, and also keep in mind that TemplateTuning team is always ready to help you with breadcrumb navigation!

When to use search? What is search box? How to make it clear what users can search for? Where can I find search box showcase? If you are concerned with any of these questions, feel free to read the full post «Designing The Holy Search Box: Examples And Best Practices» by György Fekete. The post will for sure answer most of your questions about site search and search box design!

You can order site search feature with us – TemplateTuning team will gladly assist you! Feel free to contact us!

Dynamic Flash Photo Galleries

So, the main purpose of your website will be to showcase your photo works or any other art works. Great! We have a product, which will perfectly fit your requirements. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet our Dynamic Flash Photo Gallery templates!

Flash Photo Gallery is basically the combination of a flash-based template and Gallery engine integrated into it. You would not even dream it to be more easy and powerful!

Back-end is a great tool for setting up and running a gallery of images on your Flash website. The photo-gallery itself is edited via user-friendly administrative panel (do not forget to double check, whether your hosting runs PHP).

Dynamic Flash Photo Gallery 2.0 templates are brand new product and can be easily customized via online admin-panel (back-end) powered by MotoCMS.

You can discover bright collection of Template Tuning Flash Photo Gallery Templates here.

Note!

If you purchase any of Dynamic Flash Photo Gallery 2.0 templates, make sure that your hosting fits the following requirements:
PHP 5.2 or 5.3, Zend Optimizer v3.3 (for PHP 5.2) or Zend Guard Loader v5.5 (for PHP 5.3)


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Although St. Patrick’s Day is not a legal holiday in the United States, it is still widely celebrated throughout the country.

We love St. Patrick’s Day for numerous bright parades, shamrocks, color green and all Irish things. We celebrate this holiday since the late eighteenth century.

Shamrock is a sacred plant, which in the times of ancient Ireland symbolized the rebirth of spring. Yeah, guys, the spring has already come! And by the way, leprechauns had nothing to do with St. Patrick or the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

The fact is that in 1959, Walt Disney released a film called «Darby O’Gill & the Little People», which introduced America to a very different sort of leprechaun than the little man of Irish folklore. This cheerful, friendly leprechaun is a purely American invention, which quickly became a recognizable symbol of both St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland in general.

Happy St. Patricks’ Day, dear customers! We offer 30% off on customization services as our gift to you on St.Patrick’s Day!

Stay tuned! Stay with us!

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Joomla. Security Checklist

Obviously, no one wants his website to be hacked, right?

Still, you cannot just set hopes upon luck and fortune and believe that your website will never run the danger of hacker attack!

Your preventive measures and actions are required.

If you own Joomla website and are concerned about its security, today’s post will answer your questions and will help to make your website hackers invulnerable.

First of all, make sure you follow the instructions and tips of Joomla developers. Joomla! Security Forum will be of great help for you.

Don’t forget to state what version of Joomla you were using when the site was hacked for the first time. This makes a difference as to how Joomla support approaches your individual situation.

If you were hacked, some of the basic steps would be the following:

Make sure you have the latest version of Joomla for your website. Delete all files in your Joomla installation, saving a copy of the configuration.php file.

Then, review Vulnerable Extensions List to make sure any 3rd party extensions versions used appear on the vulnerable list.

Review and action Security Checklist 7 and ensure you’ve gone through all of the steps. Security Checklist gives very vivid and clear instructions of online actions, which should be taken immediately.

Guys, be aware of attacks danger and don’t ignore the fact that your website must be protected.

Good luck!

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The Sun Authority – Sunglasses Store Templates

The sun is shining brighter and brighter every new spring day!

We all should not forget about protecting our eyes from UV rays. Sunglasses are not just a stylish accessory. Sunglasses are essential protection eye-wear!

It’s pretty much interesting how sunglasses became what they are today. Actually, sunglasses history starts in early 12th century in China.

Modern technology changed the whole concept and purposes of sunglasses. Centuries ago people were holding green gems to their eyes trying to observe gladiator events more comfortably.

Nowadays we wear glamorous oversized frames and they perfectly complete our stylish look. From function to fashion – this was sunglasses’ journey through history!

Here are a few tips about sunglasses cleaning!

Basically, the best way to clean sunglasses is with a drop of liquid soap and warm water.

  • Moisten the lenses and frame with warm tap water.
  • Dab a drop of soap on thumb or forefinger and gently rub into the lenses and throughout frame and arms.
  • Rinse glasses delicately with warm water.
  • Dry with a lint-free cloth.

If you are an owner of sunglasses store, it’s high time to go live in web!

Claim your presence in Internet and build online-store! You cannot imagine, how many potential customers shop online!

You can earn more and grow your business with us.

Browse our category of Fashion E-commerce templates, and you’ll find really great themes for building a store in your niche! They are easily customizable and most of them have admin-panel (back-end) and embedded shopping-cart, checkout functionality by default!

Feel free to contact TemplateTuning team for additional customization!

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