How to easily install a WP theme How to install a WP theme Easily ? Now that you’ve found the perfect WordPress theme, what’s the easiest way to install it? If you’ve ever messed around with hosting, FTPs, or cPanels, you know that uploading your website can be a nightmare, especially for a beginner who’s not interested in becoming a web developer. Fortunately, WordPress Read more ...

9 Easy tips to personalise your WordPress theme 9 Easy tips for WordPress theme Now that you’ve found the perfect Wordpress theme for your website or blog, it’s time to customise it so that the design reflects your voice and your brand identity. There’s no shortage of ways to personalise your WordPress theme, but we’re going to concentrate on actions you can do within the next 30 minute Read more ...

How to elevate stock images If you’ve had the opportunity to check out our article, 33 Resources for Finding Fresh, Free Stock Photos, you now have a lot of stock images for your website. But, you may not want to upload the image without adding your own personal touch. Fortunately, you can tweak stock images without hours on Photoshop. There’s plenty of online photo e Read more ...

Animation in web design When you hear the phrase, “Animation in Web Design,” do images of bouncing balls pop in your mind? You remember, the gratuitous design elements of yesteryear that had absolutely nothing to do with functionality, user experience, or site design-- animation that was only there to say, “Hey, I’m a cutting edge designer. Look at the cool tricks Read more ...

10 ways to delight your site visitors 10 ways to delight site visitors Just like the Universe, there’s an ever expanding number of websites on the Internet. With all of the competition, it’s important to find simple ways to surprise and engage your visitors, so that they continue to visit again and again. Have you ever visited a website that just made you feel great? What were Read more ...

Bootstrap Themes Free Email Course Bootstrap Themes Made Easy, Free Email Course Over the last year the Bootstrap themes scene has exploded and it's nice to see. Matt Lambert from Cardeo Creative, produced some themes of his own, wrote a book called Mastering Bootstrap, and has used themes from other developers. Over this time a few problems have come up and he’s decided to tac Read more ...

33 resources for free stock images Great pictures are essential to making your website look awesome. Most of us don’t have the time or resources to snap our own photos and hiring professional photographers can be time consuming and costly. Introducing the ‘stock image. As a blogger or website owner, you can never had enough stock photo resources, but who has the money to pay f Read more ...

10 Commandments of Flat Design Flat design Flash Design is not going anywhere. If it was smoking in 2014, it’s definitely on fire now in 2015. But, what are the rules of flat design? What do you need to know about this trend to make it work for your design? And, most importantly, how do you set yourself apart from the sea of similarity? Let’s dive right in with a short and Read more ...

How to implement top web design trends 2015 Now that you’ve read the top web design trends for 2015, it’s time to introduce some of these hot elements into your design. But how? Let’s take a look at two of the most popular ingredients in web design and how you can easily implement them to your own design. Video Tutorials If you’re looking for a great way to impress your sit Read more ...

Web Design Trends for 2015 In 2015, web design will trend towards storytelling in a big way. More than ever, your visitors want to be entertained as well as informed. Not only is it important to tell a story, it’s also important how you tell that story. This year, web design explores how to tell a story in big ways-- from oversized video backgrounds to delightful microco Read more ...

December $1000 Giveaway for Theme Developers It’s that time of the month again! At Gridgum we are still on the lookout for the best responsive themes and templates, and feel we need to offer our authors a Christmas incentive! This month we will be giving $1000 for the best responsive theme submitted by the 31st December 2014. Our competition terms are simple: 1. Submit your responsiv Read more ...

Top 9 One Page Bootstrap Templates Looking for a beautiful one page Bootstrap template ? We’ve got tons! In fact, let’s take a look at the top 9 most beautiful single page templates using the Bootstrap foundation. Modern Vintage Built with Bootstrap, Vintage is quick loading, and fully responsive. The design is mostly subtle with a very intuitive layout. Modern V Read more ...

8 Great Bootstrap Dashboard Templates Great Bootstrap Admin Dashboard Templates When it comes to speed and function, it’s hard to go wrong with Bootstrap. If you need an admin or dashboard template for your backend that’s intuitive, easy-to-use, and affordable - we’ve got you covered. Here’s our top eight favorite dashboard templates that use the Bootstrap framework. DashGu Read more ...

WordPress and SEO WordPress and Seo. Together, they can conquer the world, or at least the first page of Google. However, SEO doesn’t come bundled up with WordPress. It requires effort and strategy to optimize your WordPress for search engines. Fortunately, we’re going to get into what you need to know to create a website that’s ready for first page. Create Read more ...

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org WordPress.com Vs WordPress.orgWhich One Makes Better Sense? In the battle of the two WordPress versions, which side should you be on? What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? Hint: it all comes down to functionality. If you’re interested in using WordPress, you may already know that it’s a powerful content management Read more ...

Website Optimization Tips - Site Speed Website Optimization - The Need for Speed Looking to make a great first impression with your site’s visitors? Improve your speed. That’s right - speed makes a difference on how visitors perceive your site’s value. A slow website can actually ruin your reputation. In fact, 47% of visitors expect your website to load within 2 seconds. And, Read more ...

What is Bootstrap? / Beginner's Guide Bootstrap A Beginner's Guide Maybe you’ve heard of “Bootstrap” but don’t know what it is. Or maybe you have a vague understanding that Bootstrap is connected to web design, but don’t know what Twitter has to do with it. Today, we’ll take a beginner’s look at what bootstrap is and why you should consider it for your website. What Read more ...

WordPress Wedding Theme A beautiful WordPress Wedding Template WordPress Wedding Theme is the perfect wedding template to use for that special occasion. Template is greek for love and you will love this wedding theme for WordPress. It features a multiple-page layout, so that all your visitors can get all the information they need without a single click from the mous Read more ...

WordPress Bootstrap Themes Popular WordPress Bootstrap Templates Find the perfect WordPress Bootstrap Theme Have you heard of bootstrap? It’s an extremely popular front-end framework that gives users flexibility over their designs. When you buy a bootstrap theme, you can customize it almost indefinitely to create the exact website that you want. If you’re interest Read more ...

A Simple Guide to A/B Testing Have you heard of A/B Testing? If you have, you may think it’s too complicated, or even unnecessary. Who has the time to change around components on a website? And, if you’ve taken all this time to find your perfect website, why would you want to change it? The answer is simple. Your website is not for you-- it’s for your users. And s Read more ...

Web Design 2015 Website Design Of 2015 What will web design will look like in 2015? 2014 is more than half way over, and it’s time to start looking ahead. What will be the web design trends for next year? Although it’s a wee too early to speak in specifics, there are certain trends that are gaining momentum and will blast full speed ahead into 2015. If you Read more ...

Best Design Practices 2014 Best Design Practices 2014 Good design doesn’t happen by accident. Good web design is not fickle or subjective. It never sacrifices function for appearance. Web design is always slave to content. Although it’s great to add personality to your design, never allow your design to interfere with the content. Yes, web design is an art, but f Read more ...

Responsive Design - Top 7 Tips 2014 Top 7 tips for Responsive Design 2014 Once upon a time, web designers could predict screen resolution with an almost certainty. For the tech savvy, it was 1024 x 768. For everyone else, it was 800 x 600. And, if designers really wanted to control user experience, they’d slap a “Best Viewed at 1024 x 768 with Internet Explorer” near the bot Read more ...

Mastering Bootstrap, the complete guide Since the beginning of the year, Matt Lambert has been working on an eBook called Mastering Bootstrap. The book is an in depth guide to creating and selling premium Bootstrap themes. Bootstrap is an incredibly powerful tool but can become an equally incredible mess if you don't know what you're doing. In Mastering Bootstrap, Matt shares a set of Read more ...

5 Great Books on Responsive web design in 2014 Responsive design, the art and science of building websites that provides the best possible user experience across a range of devices, has really taken off. So successful is the concept first coined by Ethan Marcott that a growing number of developers are now building every website they produce for the smallest devices and scaling them up. In oth Read more ...

Gridgum Giveaway for theme developers The MAMMOTH June $2000 giveaway Please note this competition has ended.At Gridgum.com we love giveaways and we are sure you do too! This month we are giving away a mammoth $2000 to theme developers for the best themes submitted and approved by June 30th 2014. But be quick to submit as you will have a higher chance of winning the $100 for the fi Read more ...

GIVEAWAY – $500 FOR THE BEST RESPONSIVE THEME It’s that time of the month ! At Gridgum we are still on the lookout for the best responsive themes and templates, and feel we need to offer our authors another incentive! And what we have decided this month is to offer $500 for the best responsive theme submitted by the 31st May 2014. Our competition terms are simple: 1. Submit your responsiv Read more ...

6 Great Responsive Frameworks for 2014 Responsive frameworks are used by developers all around the world to ease the pressures of a full and complicated development process. They allow you to build a website using a grid-based layout with pre-defined base codes, meaning the developer does not need to spend a huge amount of time creating a grid structure from scratch to use throughout Read more ...

Gridgum - A New Marketplace Launch A New Marketplace Launch After months of brainstorming, developing, testing and good old fashioned hard work, the Gridgum launch day has finally arrived! It’s the result of sweat, tears and enough energy drinks to bring a woolly mammoth back to life. To say we’re excited is an understatement.Our service, Gridgum, is a theme marketplace which Read more ...

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