WordPress is one of the best CMSs out there — if not the best (but of course, I’m biased because I’m a WordPress fanatic). It has loads of handy features that make site administration a breeze. WordPress is a publishing platform with a comment system, a GUI for creating, editing and managing posts and pages, handy built-in tools like the "Export" feature to back up your content, user roles and permissions, and more.


PHP Link Directory (also known as phpLD), has teamed up with Six Revisions to give away 3 licenses to their newly released version, phpLD 4.1.

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment stating that you’d like to win one. You could even leave a comment about how you’d use it if you’ve won.

This giveaway ends on September 29, 2010 after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

The Perfect Web Designer Should Not Exist

The web design community is both strong and deep. We support each other and quickly find out that everyone is encouraged to both grow with, and contribute to, the community.

Certain individuals within our community will stand out as experts and will be looked upon for words of wisdom and examples of great design. But, still, to say that the perfect web designer does not exist is not a huge stretch of the imagination because we all have our weaknesses, and no one is perfect, right?


Improve Site Usability by Studying Museums

Using a website should be easy. It should be intuitive. We should know what button or link to click to get to where we need to be.

But sometimes websites can be insanely confusing. Just look at the Apple app store, for example. When seeking out apps to install on my iPhone — which as an open source advocate and proponent, I feel incredibly guilty with, by the way — I find myself endlessly frustrated at the general lack of good navigation in iTunes, making the process of discovering the apps I want more difficult than necessary.


PHP Variables: The Ultimate Guide

Variables are important in every programming language — and it’s no different in PHP. Variables give developers the possibility of temporarily storing data to be used in PHP scripts (in PHP’s case, this happens in the server’s memory). This guide is all about working with variables in PHP.

By the way, if you are just starting out with PHP, I recommend reading this guide first: Learning PHP: Get Started Using PHP.


Free PSD Template: 6R Wooden Portfolio


10 Twitterific Twitter Tools

Twitter. It’s huge at the moment: As I’m writing this, I can hear the guy on the radio plugging his own Twitter account to his audience, asking them to follow him. Whether you’re using it for marketing or just personal use, Twitter can be very useful — and fun at the same time.