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How to Implement Separate Headers for Pages in WordPress?

In this mini-tutorial you find out for to implement separate header for any page in your WordPress site.
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QUIZ: Can you identify these 404 pages?

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Aware that the appearance of a 404 page can be incredibly frustraing, many artists have have come up with imaginative ways to display a 404. Here, we’ve scoured the internet to find some of the most imaginative and inspiring examples and put them in this fun quiz. Let us know your scores in the comments below.




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10 of the most creative online contact pages

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A good contact page must be accessible, informative and above all creative. It can be difficult to make the mix work but these 10 examples have done just that. Featuring cats, clouds, and underground cartoons, you’ll find it difficult not to contact these designers!




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Executing FAQ Pages: 10 Examples You Can Follow

If you have a website that deals with clients, customers or the public in general, there is bound to be a need for the FAQ page. The FAQ page deals with questions that are asked repeatedly. These common questions are roped together and placed in this particular section where visitors can go to, to find answers they need.

Many sites out there put effort into making their FAQ page design as welcoming, clearcut, and as organized as possible so as to not overwhelm the reader. In this post, we take a look at how those features are executed by the following 10 sites, some with creative results. Note that for many of the examples, you will need to go to the site to experience the interactions yourself.

40/40 Creative

The 40/40 Creative FAQ page pokes fun at the infamous phrase, "there are no stupid questions" courtesy of Lloyd and Harry here. The page applies the use of humor in the questions posed, and the single-page design pretty much covers the most common of questions asked, though not in the exact same words.

It also takes the opportunity to embed a few Call-To-Actions near the end of the page, bringing traffic to their contact email, blog, Project Planner and newsletter.

TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays is America’s most iconic bar and grill based in Manhattan. Pay attention to details as this FAQ page has a few interactions you can play with. First, if you mouse over the words ‘eat’, ‘drink’, ‘socialize’ and ‘find’ at the top, they switch into cool icons.

Moreover, the banners at the footer aren’t just ordinary ads. The banners expand while you click on them to show you more details about propositions displayed.

McDonald’s Canada

McDonald’s Canada FAQ page has a highly responsive design which uses both videos and drop-down windows to show answers to your favorite questions. Also, if you want, you may change the windows grid layout on the page into the line layout by switching the yellow icon found at the far right on the Ingredients bar.

You can search or ask questions with the search bar then sort questions by videos, images and brief text answers. At the end of the search bar is an FAQ button; click that and you are taken to another section…

… with questions that when clicked will release drop-down windows and force all the other windows to shift positions to accommodate the textbox.

99designs

99designs is a design contest marketplace where designers share their work and clients come to buy the best of them. The use of a collage featuring some of their designs as a large background image puts you in the same room with them, providing subtle familiarity and comfort.

This FAQ page section itself is further broken down into 2 subsections, one for clients and the other for designers. Both subsections carry a mix of general and specialized questions, which makes it easier for you to find the answers you want.

Pinterest

Pinterest’s FAQ page is sleek, minimalistic and stylish. All three links lead to the same help center page which is quite easy to navigate with a topical sidebar on the left. All the answers go with detailed descriptions and screenshots to help Pinterest dummies become gurus.

Mint

The Mint FAQ page looks ordinary at first glance, but is quite stylish and cool. It has tabbed sections that divide your most frequently asked questions about the Basics, Bank Accounts, Features and Apps Mint has to offer.

The questions are written in tutorial style with proper links to the pages you might need to solve your issue. And if you can’t find answers to your questions, just visit their community forum for more help.

Spotify

Spotify’s FAQ section do not only feature the what, but also the how. Their FAQ section is actually quite comprehensive and highly organized, yet does not overwhelm users as they can breeze through the guidelines quite easily. Drop-down menus are heavily used.

And you’ll find actual step-by-step tutorials along with screenshots to help you figure out the steps you need to take.

The guidelines are even broken down into the type of device you are on, regardless if it’s Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phones or other platforms (where applicable). When all fails, reach out for Community help in the right side of the page.

SoundCloud

SoundCloud made their FAQ page in 2 parts: the first one consists of the most commonly asked questions along with answers, and the second part has questions separated into blocks. If you have not found the answer at the first section, go straight to the second one.

I love the way the blocks are displayed: a simple use of cool orange and black icons (which are SoundCloud’s main logo colors) along with brief descriptions of every section. The design looks minimalistic, pleasant to the eye, and user-friendly.

SmugMug

When you look at it, you can see the SmugMug Help center page emphasizes the human touch. Yes, the beautiful image header is full of real people and the large font is present, but notice that they also have the search bar up front, their ‘Email Us’ button is placed at the top right, a ‘Getting Started’ video is situated on the left while their ‘Help Topics’ is listed out on the right.

Click into any of the topics and you will see a clean sheet of Q&A with the questions in color and a few font sizes larger than snippets of the answers.

Clicking into the questions will bring you to a page with a step-by-step tutorial on how to solve your problem, complete with screenshots.

Vimeo

Vimeo has a highly organized FAQ page. You may use search bar on the top or at the bottom to find the answer, or browse through the section to find what you want. Click on each section name to go to the pages where you can find more detailed answers.

You’ll appreciate the simplistic approach Vimeo uses when you find out that under ‘Sharing Videos’, even the ‘Embedding Videos’ section alone carries 20 frequently asked questions.





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Ink Drawings on Vintage Book Pages by Loui Jover

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Loui Jover, a self-represented full time artist from Queensland, Australia says, “I paint, I draw, and I do it every day.” Apart from arts and cartoons, Jover wanted to do something creative and he finally came up with making ink drawings on adhered together sheets of vintage book paper. It’s the field of his interest where he finds fragility to those images.

The hand drawn stark black lines against the intricate printed words of the book pages offer a strange fusion and depth that seems to give the images a kind of meaning and back story, even though unconnected in a contrived way. Jover says, “I never pick the image for the pages or visa-versa they just collide as chance permits, any meaning they may have is purely created by the observer and their own imaginings.”

Jover studied contemporary art, advanced visual communication and commercial art at Melbourne Art Institute, Gold Coast Technical College and at a visual training institute in Sydney. He also had numbers of artistic training as well. Jover was always willing to learn from his childhood. He obsessively used to draw every single day filling books with ideas, cartoons and drawings. So his drawing abilities seem to have developed in natural progression giving him the ability to freely use a number of distinct styles and approaches.

Here are few examples to Loui Jover’s ink drawings on vintage book pages. Have a look!

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15 Contact Pages Showcasing Great User Experience

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15 contact pages with great user experience

When it comes to contact pages, they should have a wonderful user experience. Contact pages are the gateway to getting people to, well, contact you. If the page is not informative nor inviting it will be hard for a potential client, user or whomever to get in touch and spark an opportunity. This is a collection […]


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How To Turn Wikipedia Pages Into Ebooks

If you are like me, you probably love binge-reading Wikipedia, everyone’s favorite web encyclopedia. It contains a huge database of content on almost any topic under the Sun, and in a variety of languages. If you are preparing for a trip, you’d probably save some of these reading materials to read later, offline, but what if you could turn it into an ebook?

There is in fact a way to create an ebook from inside Wikipedia. You can create or arrange the chapters then turn it into an ebook in EPUB form or PDF form, free of charge. Alternatively you can request Wikipedia to send you a printed version, or get it printed out yourself.

You can also do this with Readlists and even compile a book of your tweets with Twournal.

1. Collecting Articles

First, locate the Print/Export link on the left sidebar of the Wikipedia page. Click on the Create a book link.

Wikipedia will redirect you to the Book Creator as shown below. The next step is collecting pages you want to put into your book. Click on the Start book creator green button.

Once you enable the book creator, the Book creator box will show up in every Wikipedia page you visit.

To add the pages of your choice from Wikipedia, on the page with the content you want to save, simply click on Add this page to your book.

After adding the page, you should see under Show book (1 page).

Add all the pages of your choice for your book. Once you are done with adding all the pages then it is time to to arrange the pages as per your requirement.

Click on the Show book option to see your collected pages. You will arrive at the Manage your book section. Here you can:

  • see all the pages you have included in your book
  • assign a title to the book
  • rearrange the order of the pages in chapters
  • order the book as a printed book
  • download it in a format of your choice

2. Managing Your Book Content

You can change the Title and Subtitle of your book, choose the paper size the book should be published in (A4 or Letter size) and rearrange the contents of your book. You can manually drag the pages into order, or choose to list the chapters in alphabetical order. If you like, you can also add Chapters, then assign pages under the chapter for better categorization. If you need a table of contents, just tick the Include a table of contents option.

3. Output Your Book

There are two ways to publish your book: in a printed physical book or an ebook.

3.1 Printed On Paper

To print this as a physical book, Wikipedia gives you the option to print this via PediaPress.

You can still make changes to the Title and Subtitles at this point and you can also preview the contents of the book via the Click to preview! link.

Once you have chosen the final look of your cover, you can choose where to deliver the book to, if you want it in hardcover or if you want it in color. Each preference will carry some extra costs and remember that the final cost you see does not include shipping costs yet.

3.2 Getting The EBook Copy

If you are on a budget, you can always choose to have the pages in ebook form. There are five formats you can generate the ebook in. Choose the format you want and follow the instructions that ensue.

For instance for PDF, the ebook will be generated in PDF and you will have to manually save the book to your desktop to read offline. If your selected format is ePUB, then you will need a reader app or viewer app to open the book or use this tip to read ePUB books on Firefox and Chrome.

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Editor’s note: This post is written by Fahad Khan for Hongkiat.com. Fahad is a lecturer and researcher with the Institute of Business & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.





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Kim Kardashian’s next book is 352 pages of selfies

Tired of giving Kim Kardashian $ 200 million in real money for virtual fame? Looking for something more tangible? Here you go: Selfish is the latest book by Kim (she’s so far authored at least two others: Dollhouse and Kardashian Konfidential). The latest hardcover novel will reportedly feature 352 pages of Kim Kardashian selfies. As the adage goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words, so this definitely counts as a longread.

Selfish is due out April 7th, 2015 — that’s 242 days away. The list price is $ 19.95 but Amazon is offering a discount. While you wait, maybe consider her 1,800-plus photos on Instagram.

Remember: Kim Kardashian is not your friend.

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Read through 195,000 pages of Charles Darwin’s personal book collection

Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species, the defining document for our understanding of evolution, after a trip to the Galápagos Islands. But the English naturalist didn’t dream up his theory in a vacuum after seeing some birds with strange beaks. The voyage to the Pacific islands was lengthy, with much of the 5 year journey spent at sea aboard the HMS Beagle. To keep him company, and to help shape his ideas, Darwin brought an extensive library of books. Now, thanks to funding from the government of Singapore and Charles Darwin University in Australia, those books can be read online.

Darwin’s collection comprised of more than 195,000 pages and covered a range of topics. Darwin brought both fiction and non-fiction to occupy his…

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33 brilliantly designed 404 error pages

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The 404 page is a standard response code in HTTP telling the user, in effect, that they’ve clicked on a broken link. It’s traditionally been an immense source of frustration but in recent years, designers have taken up the challenge of designing bespoke 404 pages that at least sweeten the pill of finding you’re in the wrong place.




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