How To Make a WordPress Events List

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An events list is just what you would expect; a list of upcoming events, ordered by the date they are taking place on (Not the date they were written on!).

In this post, we are going to create our own events list that will let us add events simply by writing posts and assigning them to an “Events” category. It can’t get much easier than that!

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Decade in Web Design

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With 2010 started, the new decade has begun. But how did we get to here?

In this article, we’re going to look at the major events from each year in the past decade that have helped develop the web design industry. Try keeping a tab on how many affected you, I bet you’ll run out of fingers quite quickly!

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Ideas for Flash in Blog Design (& a Competition)

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Flash isn’t something you often see in use on a blog (aside from the WP-Cumulus tag cloud plugin). The majority of our animations and other effects tend to be done with JavaScript.

When Trenty Fox of Flashmint.com got in touch with me a few days offering to give away some of their products in a competition (Which we are doing at the end of this post!), my initial reaction was that Flash wasn’t a big thing for bloggers though.

What changed my mind was when I rolled over the Christmas logo on their site (Not going to tell you what happens, just go try it out, it’s cool!). It’s a small touch, but it made a big difference for me.

With this post, I’m going to fire out some other ideas for how using Flash in small doses could add to your blog. Let me know what you think, or where you use it!

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Hiring Writers For Up To $125

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This is just a quick post to let you know that we’re once again looking for writers, and this time, at a substantially higher rate.

The new rate is based on the feedback you all left a few weeks back. Big thanks to everyone who took part!

From now on, post authors will be paid somewhere between $70 and $125 for their work, based on the quality of the post. We’ll be drifting away from the list posts that some of you are getting a little tired of, and start focusing on more in-depth tutorials and discussions (And when you do see list posts in future, you’ll find a lot more value in them. You’ll see what I mean come Thursday!).

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Design Review: Liam J Moore

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As part of our feedback post, we promised to review one commenter’s site here on Pro Blog Design. Well, our winner was Liam J Moore, so we’ll be reviewing his site today.

A quick note to everyone who took part in the feedback post though, thank you for all of your suggestions! We’ve gone through every single one of them, more on that to come on Monday!

Now, to the review. Liam is a student completing his Masters project in Multidisciplinary Design this year. The blog currently serves a joint purpose; as a portfolio for his design work, but also as a progress log for the project.

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Why and How to Use Dropbox for Client & Blog Files

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We all know that our computers will crash someday, and we all know that we need to make backups of our files to keep our work safe.

The hassle is that a lot of backup methods are tedious and time wasting to keep going. We want to have a backup system that we can set up, and then forget about it.

We’ve already shown you how to keep a WordPress database safe, but in this post we are going to look at the rest of your blog and theme files, as well as client files or any other important documents you keep.

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Design Review: Splashnology

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Splashnology is a community design site. Members join up and submit articles, which are then displayed in blog format on the website.

Today we’re going to take a look Splashnology’s design to see what has been done well, and what we would improve on. Lets start by opening up a new tab, and then on to the review!

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