Issue #7 - July 6, 2011[newsletter archive]
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Today: Finance Rules for Web Designers

New Accordion Plugin Released

Builder 3.0 scheduled for release!

When NOT to Use a Caching Plugin

How to Automatically Add a Sub Menu Indicator

ThumbsUp 1.3 Released

Dockside, a New Builder Child Theme

Creating Logos with CSS3 & Photoshop

Change the Link Target URL for Featured Images

Detailed Description of Error Codes in BackupBuddy

Ajax Edit Comments, new PluginBuddy Plugin

How to Change Colour Modes in Lucky 7

New Layouts Added to the Featured Posts Plugin

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Today: Finance Rules for Web Designers
logo Business finance isn't rocket science, if you can understand web design, you can understand the basics of profit and cash flow and how to increase both. WebDesign.com presents this exclusive webinar that will give you the basics in 5 easy rules that will help you think about finance like you think about web design. Sign up while seats are available!.

New Accordion Plugin Released
logo Accordion plugin has been released. View the demo page for various styling and orientation options. Accordion complements the existing DisplayBuddy series of plugins.

Builder 3.0 scheduled for release!
logo Builder 3 is due to be released, if final testing shows no serious issues, today. To get a preview of all the goodies, watch last weeks recording of the Builder 3.0 preview webinar here.

When NOT to Use a Caching Plugin
logo Caching plugins for WordPress are very useful to optimise the loading time of your sites pages. However, in some cases, such a plugin can create confusion and headaches. Find out when not to use a caching plugin in this article.

How to Automatically Add a Sub Menu Indicator
logo To show that a menu item has a dropdown with child items, it can be useful to add an image, that will indicate there are child pages for the menu item. Here's a great tip on how to achieve that, and note that this also works for non Builder themes. Read more ».

ThumbsUp 1.3 Released
logo ThumbsUp Suggest is a new killer feature, and provides an additional widget you can add to any widgetized area and allow users to type in their own suggestions. More here ».

Dockside, a New Builder Child Theme
logo Dockside is the latest child theme for Builder making the total number of child themes you get (for free) with your Builder purchase a whopping 39. Check it out »

Creating Logos with CSS3 & Photoshop
logo Justin Seeley, WebDesign.com's amazing new instructor hosts this webinar teaching the basics of creating logos including best practices for choosing fonts, colors and creating simple image elements, all using Photoshop. On Friday, similar images will be created, yet using CSS3 instead of Photoshop. Sign up now for Thursday (July 7) and Friday (July 8) sessions.

Change the Link Target URL for Featured Images
logo If you want to change the target link of the featured image to a site of your choice, follow these instructions. Note, this will work for other child themes as well.

Detailed Description of Error Codes in BackupBuddy
logo We're constantly updating the iThemes Codex, for all our products. There is an updated list explaining cause and solution for all BackupBuddy error codes, check it out and bookmark it »

Ajax Edit Comments, new PluginBuddy Plugin
logo Ajax Edit Comments is is a premium WordPress plugin that allows users to edit their comments for a period of time. Administrators have a lot more features, such as the ability to edit comments directly on a post or page. Watch a video tutorial here.

How to Change Colour Modes in Lucky 7
logo Lucky 7 comes in (you guessed it) 7 colour variations. For maximum flexibility, these can be set on module level (so you can create a nice rainbow site if you wish). Read more ».

New Layouts Added to the Featured Posts Plugin
logo Featured Posts is a great way to showcase and draw attention to your latest posts. This plugin acts as a preview window that smoothly rotates through a featured image and excerpt for a set amount of posts. More here ».

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