Responsive OpenCart Themes and OpenCart Templates for Shop online 2014 -

Being an open-source e-commerce platform, Responsive OpenCart Themes allows powering an online store for free. OpenCart also has free templates available on the market. Free templates are good for starting up when you may be short of money because of other business launch costs. But if you decide to buy OpenCart themes you’ll see that they are much better in design and quality. And support. Premium OpenCart templates are definitely worthy the cost. Premium OpenCart extension come with a $100.00 price tag, which may seem too high for web software, but they are designed in such a way so as to attract more customers. Themes feature numerous icons, clip-art elements are images, which looks extremely eye-catching. OpenCart premium skins can be supplied by handy extensions to result into great designs. Now it is the era of smartphones & tablets, so customers expect your OpenCart store perform on those mobile devices as well. Our OpenCart mobile themes should do the work. If you still hesitate whether to buy OpenCart themes or go with a free Responsive OpenCart template download, remember that everything comes with experience. Money back guarantee, online support and things like that do not come with free Magento skin.

23 Short Haircuts That’ll Make You Want to Grab Your Scissors

Short hair is one of my favorite types of hair to style, not just because it’s easy to manage, but because it has so much versatility. It can be layered, one length, asymmetrical or even stacked…the possibilities are endless! Check out these short haircuts and see if there’s one that you can make work for your hair! The Stackable Bob Here’s a great, modern twist on the typical bob. When you “stack” the hair in the back of this short haircut, you create layers and extra body in the crown of your head. This look is also great when you add a heavy side fringe in front and some layers to frame your face. Perfecto! How To Style: After you have washed your hair, part it to the desired side. Taking small sections, and using a medium round brush and a blow dryer, dry your hair. If desired, use a curling iron or flat iron to flip out the ends of a few pieces of hair around your face. Recommended Products: A good root boosting spray is perfect for this style. I love Boosta Spray by Unite. Best Face Shape and Hair Type: This style will work well for those desiring extra body and volume and works especially great for fine hair. The Perfect Pixie The pixie cut is back in a big way and if you style it properly, it can be absolutely stunning! This style is so fantastic because you can style it quickly and it frames the face just perfectly. I love this classic pixie with a bright, blonde color or a rich chocolate brown. Don’t be scared to go extra short and edgy! How To Style: Depending on your hair texture, using either a flat paddle brush or your fingers, dry your hair with a blow...
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“Making It Right”: A New Smashing Book on Product Management For A Startup World

“Making It Right”: A New Smashing Book on Product Management For A Startup World By Vitaly Friedman July 24th, 2014 Smashing Books 0 Comments You’ve seen this happen a thousand times. An organization struggles with a high level of internal enthusiasm and creative chaos that team leaders don’t know how to handle any more. To bring order into projects, a new product manager is appointed, under huge expectation, and with unclear responsibilities and big goals defined within a very short timeframe. That’s when things usually go south, resulting in failed projects, crushed teams and disappointed clients. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our author and friend Rian van der Merwe, a senior product manager with a sociology and UX background, to create a new practical book to help product managers in the digital space manage projects effectively — the right way, with the right strategy, in the right time, with the right team. Making It Right is a book about just that: what product management is, what it isn’t, why it’s important, and how to approach it strategically and meaningfully to get things done well. Available today.1 What The Book Is All About In the startup world, success is defined by the quality and reach of the product. The main purpose of this book is to help product managers who work specifically with digital projects build better — less complex, more focused, less long-winded and more intelligent — products. By featuring lessons learned and warning signs from real-life projects, the book provides a structured framework for strategic product management to help product managers build the right products, at the right time, for the right people with just the right amount of process involved. 8293104 The book isn’t concerned with abstract models and theoretical concepts. Based on ideas discovered in actual projects,...
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Bailey: A portfolio theme

Posted on July 23, 2014 / Leave a comment Today we’re proud to announce Bailey, a beautiful new portfolio theme. We’d encourage you to learn more about Bailey and check out the Bailey demo site. View (and customize!) the Bailey demo site → Save 25% for 24 hours For the next 24 hours you can purchase Bailey for $59.25. After the sale ends the price will go back up to $79.00. Powerful portfolio features Bailey lets you add and manage projects, which can be anything from individual photos, galleries, or videos to full brand identities and case studies. These projects can then be grouped and sorted automatically by type and tag, or manually on special Portfolio pages. Flexible colors and layouts Using the WordPress Customizer, you can set a comprehensive color scheme for the site, choose which views get widget areas, and customize the layout of your portfolio. Then, you can override these settings on individual projects, posts, and pages so that each one is visually in sync with its content. You can take the Customizer options for a spin on the demo! Click Try the Customizer in the upper left corner. Typekit fonts built in Reinforcing the clean, minimalist look that keeps the emphasis on your work, Bailey uses the sleek, modern Franklin Gothic URW for the main font, while adding a touch of elegance to the accents with Kepler Std. Both of these come included in the theme, without the need for a separate Typekit account. Get Bailey now Remember, you only have 24 hours to purchase Bailey for $59.25. Demo site credit: Thanks to Risa Rodil for supplying some of the beautiful illustrations seen on the demo site.
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Some Hairspiration: Blonde Hair With Lowlights

Are you a blonde looking for a change, but not a big change? Try some lowlighting to make your ultra blonde tones really pop! Lowlighting is a great way to add depth and dimension to any blonde shade. Plus, you can give your hair a gentle break from all that high-lift action and revitalize your stressed hair. Have some fun and try some creative color blocking and placement to maximize your hair’s potential. Take your blonde to the next level with pastel hues or fiery copper tones for a stellar look that’s guaranteed to help you shine! Whatever you decide, these ideas for blonde hair with lowlights are sure to inspire you. Ultra Contrast Bold, deep, golden blonde lowlights are perfect for fine or thin hair to create the illusion of thicker strands. Add some curl or wear it wavy to break up the heavy placement.   Best Skin Tone and Hair Type: The natural golden tones of this blonde shade best suit a slightly pink/peach complexion. Naturally light, fine hair (level 9) benefits most from level 7-8 lowlights. Tip: Try a simple low ponytail with a slight twist for a trendy look. Forward Focus It’s a joy to see a hair color and cut in harmony. The angle of an A-line bob naturally draws your attention forward, so keep your lightest and brightest blonde tones near the face. Finely blended golden lowlights smoothly transition to a darker finish in this chic look. Best Skin Tone and Hair Type: The cool golden tone of this blonde best suits a slightly yellow/golden complexion. Naturally light, fine hair (level 9) benefits most from level 7-8 lowlights. Tip: Boost fine hair with a little backcombing. Dual Toned Here’s a cool way to transition from a overall high-lift blonde look. Add some medium ash/sandy...
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You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy

You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy By Maximiliano Firtman July 22nd, 2014 PerformanceResponsive Web DesignUser Experience 11 Comments You resize the browser and a smile creeps over your face. You’re happy: You think you are now mobile-friendly, that you have achieved your goals for the website. Let me be a bit forward before getting into the discussion: You are losing users and probably money if responsive web design is your entire goal and your only solution for mobile. The good news is that you can do it right. In this article, we’ll cover the relationship between the mobile web and responsive design, starting with how to apply responsive design intelligently, why performance is so important in mobile, why responsive design should not be your website’s goal, and ending with the performance issues of the technique to help us understand the problem. Designers and developers have been oversimplifying the problem of mobile since 2000, and some people now think that responsive web design is the answer to all of our problems. We need to understand that, beyond any other goal, a mobile web experience must be lightning fast. Delivering a fast, usable and compatible experience to all mobile devices has always been a challenge, and it’s no different when you are implementing a responsive technique. Embracing performance from the beginning is easier. Responsive web design is great, but it’s not a silver bullet. If it’s your only weapon for mobile, then a performance problem might be hindering your conversion rate. Around 11% of the websites are responsive1, and the number is growing every month, so now is the time to talk about this. According to Guy Podjarny’s research2, 72% of responsive websites deliver the same number of bytes regardless of screen size, even...
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Big Hair, Don’t Care: Copy Taylor Swift’s Voluminous Blowout

If you’re looking for statement hair, search no further than this super voluminous blowout, inspired by Taylor Swift’s coiffure at the 41st annual American Music Awards. And nope — you do not have to schedule an expensive appointment at the salon to accomplish this luscious head o’ hair. All you need is your blow dryer, a few round brushes and a little patience. Hairstylist Cathleen Sniffen, stylist at the Indulgence Blow Dry and Specialty Salon in Mt. Kisco, New York, says this look is especially perfect for anyone who wants to make their hair look thicker. She recommends starting with a thickening or volumizing shampoo and conditioner to add extra oomph. Do keep the conditioner away from you roots, though, as this can weigh them down. How to Recreate This Voluminous Taylor Swift Hair: 1. Comb out your hair with a wide tooth comb to get all the knots out. Work a thickening agent or volumizing product into your damp hair to add body. Try Moroccon Oil Root Boost, which nourishes the hair and scalp, fortifies and thickens at the root and helps control fly aways. 2. “Begin pre-drying hair by running your fingers through your hair while aiming the nozzle of your blow dryer upward,” said Sniffen. She explains that the “pre-drying” process cuts down on your blowout time. She also notes that pointing the nozzle upward creates more volume. 3. Clip the top sections of your damp hair to your head and start blow drying small sections. For this process, Sniffen says to blow dry one section of hair at a time. After your hair is completely dry, bring a round bristle brush to the end of your hair, gently wrap hair around the brush and let it set with the brush in it. “This will allow it to...
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How Do You Design Interaction?

How Do You Design Interaction? By Luca Leone July 21st, 2014 Interaction DesignUser Experience 3 Comments If you have to design an interface it’s almost obvious to think to begin the process by drawing. But is this the best way? I once casually started by writing an imagined human-computer conversation, and only afterwards I continued by drawing. This changed my way of thinking and I never went back to drawing first. This article will explain the reasons behind my decision. I have always been a huge admirer of the guys at Basecamp1. Some time ago, I was reading a tweet by Jason Zimdars, one of its designers: Zimdar’s tweet2 “UI design starts with words.” He wasn’t joking. The comment got a lot of retweets, a lot of favorites. Everyone understood what he meant — except me. Writing Conversations When I’ve had to design an interface interaction component, I used to start by sketching possible solutions. (Product design is made up of many layers. See, for example, Jesse James Garrett’s layers3 (PDF) and Intercom’s4. Here, I’m referring to the interaction layer.) 5 Intercom’s design layers (View large version6) I used to start by using a pattern that I know or by copying other people’s solutions to the problem or to similar problems. Imagine that you have to design a website’s registration form. You could start by “stealing” other designers’ solutions. Or, if you feel confident, you could read the requirements and start to draw. But I started by drawing. I once had to design a shopping-cart process for an e-commerce website. I don’t know why, but at the time, before researching possible solutions, I imagined what I do when I go to pay at the supermarket. I wanted to reproduce a similar experience on the web, possibly improving it by exploiting...
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The Mystery Is Resolved: Chirpy Birds, Lost Numbers and Pretty Slow Wheels

The Mystery Is Resolved: Chirpy Birds, Lost Numbers and Pretty Slow Wheels By Vitaly Friedman July 21st, 2014 Announcements 13 Comments Experiments and side projects are wonderful ways to challenge yourself and explore areas that you wouldn’t usually consider exploring. That’s what Smashing Mystery Riddles1 are for us: little experiments that challenge us to come up with something new, original and a bit crazy—every single time. The ideas are usually a synthesis of the things we discover, stumble upon or try out ourselves—and oh my, they take quite some time to get right. The most recent riddle2 took quite a lot of time spent fiddling and getting right (and Guillaume, the designer, wasn’t that happy about all the changes that our tests required). The basic idea was simple: as usual, you have a series of animated GIFs containing clues. One animated GIF leads to another, and every animated GIF contains a key (or keys) that have to be discovered. Once you uncover all the keys, you construct a solution and send out a tweet containing that solution. Doesn’t sound too difficult, does it? 3This is how it all started4 back in November 2013. The key was to change the file name in the URL bar to move between the levels. Well, it shouldn’t be too easy, either. Obviously we didn’t want everybody to see all the GIFs right away, so finding keys was essential for moving from one level to the next. In the past, we prompted users to change filenames5, search for Twitter handles6, and construct words out of letters7. This time it was all about finding the right hashtags on Twitter. Once you search for just the right hashtag, you should discover a link to the next level; that is, a link to the next animated GIF. But...
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Learn How to Add Ajax in WordPress Comment

Adding comment feature on blogs is the great way to allow readers to contribute their opinion about your post. Moreover, you can also  improve readers experience by adding ajaxify functionality on comment section. Ajaxify Functionality In WordPress Comment When you submit a comment form in WordPress, then by default it reloads the complete page. But when you add Ajax functionality in the comment form of your WordPress theme, then no page reloads requires on submitting or updating the comments. What is the need to Ajaxify WordPress Comment ? Use of Ajax functionality in comment form is advantageous in many ways like- Improves the usability of the comment form by validating and adding comments without page reload. Gives faster response to users. It reduce usage of server resource without loading a whole page on every comment submission. Makes your WordPress website more efficient. You might be thinking that WordPress already offers some best plugins like WordPress Ajaxify Comments to ajaxify WordPress comments then why one would need to do such tedious coding. Let me justify the above one. You can customize the code as per your needs and add more functionality using jQuery. Moreover, you can use the code in any theme without dependency on any plugin. Additionally, every plugin add a bit of complexity to your site. Installing too many plugins will slow down your site and affects its performance. Therefore, you can easily implement ajax functionality on WordPress comment section by following below piece of code.    Download Ajaxify Files    JavaScript File : ajaxcomments.js Create a new javascript file named, ajaxcomments.js and saved it under js folder of your WordPress theme. This file include codes for following functions-  To find the comment form. Add info panel before the form. Serialize and store form data in a variable. Add a status message. Extract action URL from comment...
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