Papercraft has always been popular, mostly in the form of Origami, but with the joys of the web, people can now publish their creations online and there are some interesting examples, that’s for sure! Here we have picked twenty of the best, some very cute, some extremely odd!

Keyboard Cat

credit: TenSafeFrogs

A very cute little cat, smiling away while playing the keyboard – all made from paper!

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Knowing the Basics of HTML 5

HTML 5 has not yet fully released, but we can still use some of its elements. Lets have a look at some of the basic elements of HTML 5  HTML 5 has not been fully developed yet. Though we can use it we will still have to wait for the full blown HTML 5  It has been considered as a strong replacement for Flash and there is many such premonitions about HTML 5  But before we start believing all of it, let’s just start by knowing the basics. It is necessary to know the basic elements that are available in the HTML 5  This will definitely help us to understand it in a better way. It is better not to jump to conclusions before knowing it inside out. Let’s have a look at some of the basic elements of HTML 5.

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Amazon Customer Reviews

Consumers buying decisions are shaped by the reviews and opinion of their shoppers. Engaging yet simple e-commerce sites have become the norm of the day. This article gives the two most rewarding tools to indulge customers in your e-commerce site.

As per a survey undertaken by Millennial Media Mobile Retail Study, 13.1 million consumers access retail content via mobile phones with 8.2 million of those visiting mobile commerce websites. Consumers empower a brand and businesses must use this asset to fuel their branding efforts and to generate more revenue. How? By including review and rating sections in the site to increase user engagement levels. These tools are simple yet highly powerful in their own respect. Interactive user reviews and ratings generate a wealth of data that companies can utilize to improve its product and services. Moreover, critical, unbiased and authentic reviews drive more sales while easy to follow user ratings develop user’s trust in the brand.


Let’s take a look at the two most rewarding tools to indulge customers in your e-commerce site:

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Do You Need a WordPresss Theme Framework?

WordPress is, hands down, the most popular website content management system. It’s easy to use out of the box, and you can extend the features with a number of plug-ins. It’s also easy to customize with a number of free and premium themes. But some users may want (and developers WILL need) more options to customize the appearance. That’s where WordPress theme frameworks come in. A framework is essentially a barebones theme. From here you can add a child theme, which plays essentially the same role as a normal WordPress theme. A child theme will a set style, colors, graphics, etc. Then, you’re able to customize it as you like, all without directly altering any files. Everything is done through the WordPress backend.

For developers, this will save a lot of time because they will be able to develop a custom portfolio of themes, export them, and tweak them for each individual client. This significantly speeds up development time and consistency.

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Take your site mobile with these free or cheap mobile themes

If you’re site isn’t optimized for mobile devices, you may be missing out on a huge audience. Some services ask hundreds or thousands of dollars, or even a reoccurring fee, to design a mobile app. But adding a mobile theme might prove to be a cheaper option. These mobile WordPress themes will allow your visitors to easily navigate your site on small screens.

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When I say “stock photography,” what do you think of?  Do you conjure up a vision of rows upon rows of ordinary, generic, uninspiring images?

Sadly, stock photos have gotten a bad rap.  Not all sites are terrible and not all images are sterile.  Some sources of stock photography are actually filled with variety.  And if used properly, stock photos can really enhance the design of a site.

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Christmas has just past, but you’ll always have a reason to buy gifts for your designer friends! I’ve always found my web designer friend notoriously difficult to buy gifts for – it must be that innate sense of perfection they have inside they web-design brains of theirs! I once bought a friend of mine a vintage poster – but he didn’t like the typography so it was returned within days!


But, don’t worry – help is at hand! There are a few fail safe gifts for those designers in your life – and the following I have found have always worked a treat!

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