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Top WordPress CMS Plugins Compared and Reviewed – WPMU DEV


"If you’re developing WordPress sites for clients, or if you want to make the user interface a bit easier to work with for yourself or add custom content without writing code, you may well need a CMS plugin.
CMS plugins give WordPress additional Content Management System functionality and appearance. The way in which they do this varies between plugins, but they tend to give you one or more of the following:

  • The ability to add your own branding;
  • The option to remove elements form the admin screens such as dashboard widgets and metaboxes;
  • Improvements to the user interface, making screens easier to work with;
  • Changes to the admin menus, letting you remove menu items you don’t need or rearrange the menu to suit your needs;
  • The ability to create content without writing code, such as custom post types and custom fields.

So if you want to make WordPress easier for your clients to use, customize it with your own branding and logo, or hide the fact that it’s a WordPress site altogether, there will be a CMS plugin for you.

In this post I’ll review nine CMS plugins, which between them cover a range of these features. I’ll split them into two categories: plugins for customizing the admin branding and interface, and plugins for creating custom content. If you want to create a fully CMS-like experience with your WordPress site, the chances are you’ll need at least one of each."

Looks like CustomPress and Custom Post Type UI are the highest rated – 4 out of 5 ✩


The Best Book Covers of 2014 – NYTimes.com

Real world design for Book Covers.

7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Interaction Design – UXmas – Wishing you a great experience through the festive season!

When you’ve been doing interaction design for 2 decades you become familiar with the most common gaping holes in the knowledge of the interaction design practice. If I could wave a solstice holiday wand this year, I’d implant the following ideas into people’s heads so we could plug those holes and move the practice forward.

  1. Yes, Virginia it can be defined
  2. Answer three questions
  3. Holy wow, it is genuinely hard to do well
  4. Personas and scenarios are still the best tools
  5. You work in the instance, but think about the system
  6. You get more done, better, in pairs
  7. Companies need internal and external consultants

CSS Riddle: reverse ellipsis

"The other day, I wanted to do something in CSS that turned out to be quite complicated to achieve. Actually it’s amazing that something that common ends up being so difficult to implement. Anyway, how would you do a reverse ellipsis in CSS, or start ellipsis?

A single-line end-ellipsis is often used when you have some long content that you want to hide behind a … to prevent a line-break."


"The other day, I wanted to do something in CSS that turned out to be quite complicated to achieve. Actually it’s amazing that something that common ends up being so difficult to implement. Anyway, how would you do a reverse ellipsis in CSS, or start ellipsis?

A single-line end-ellipsis is often used when you have some long content that you want to hide behind a … to prevent a line-break."

CSS Animation for Beginners

"The human brain is hardwired to pay attention to moving objects. Because of this natural reflex to notice movement, adding animation to your website or app is a powerful way to draw users attention to important areas of your product and add interest to your interface.

When done well, animations can add valuable interaction and feedback, as well as enhance the emotional experience, bring delight, and add personality to your interface. In fact, to animate means to bring to life."


Vastness – Responsive Blog Free PSD – 365psd


Andrew Coyle

“A Designer’s Portfolio.”


What colour is it?

“This Displays a clock and a running background color number.”


The Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns of 2014 | Campaign Monitor

  • Design Leaders
  • Top Performers
  • Optimization Experts
  • Nonconformists
  • All-Stars

A Designer’s Sublime Text Setup — Design Notes — Medium

"Before I switched to a Mac a few years ago, I had been using the Notepad++ text editor for all the coding I did. I never really did like Dreamweaver. For me it was too complicated by trying to be everything.

I truly believe in and appreciate simplicity. I like simple tools that allow customisation for power users. On a Windows PC, Notepad++ somehow provided that. To be honest, I wasn’t even a power user back then, so customisation wasn’t a priority. I just needed a very simple text editor."

This is worth a read. The Author just switched to the Mac and couldn’t use Notepad++. The end result was Sublime Text 3.