All posts by David Martin

David Martin is a WordPress developer & entrepreneur from the UK. He owns DesignWoop, CardDsgn and WhoDesignToday. Catch up with David on Twitter.

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How to: Display Random Posts in WordPress Without a Plugin

There are many plugins available that allow WordPress users to add customized lists of posts in WordPress, however its really easy to do this with a few simple lines of code. Doing this eliminates the excessive use of WordPress plugins.

A simple example is customizing and adding additional lists of posts in your blog, this can be done using the built in WordPress function get_posts.

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Best Of: Letterpress Business Cards

Creating a business card that stands out from the pack is a tricky business, often the perfect compliment to a great business card design is to have it letterpressed. Letterpressing can really help complete your design, take a look at the business cards below, perhaps consider getting your card letterpressed next time round!

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CSS grids to streamline your design process

Having a good selection of tools to aid your design process can greatly improve your productivity, there are a few design tools I use on a regular basis and believe any time saved, even if small is great.

In this post I am going to be focusing on CSS grid generators and pre-built css grid templates. I always use grids when designing websites and pretty much any other graphical element for a site, I think grid tools are my most well used items when designing.

The grid resource I use pretty much all the time is the 960 Grid System, it works well and is well documented, so this is my first grid recommendation.

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How To: Create a jQuery sticky sidebar

This tutorial will show you how to implement a jQuery floating sidebar, the sidebar will slide up and down the screen respective to which way you are scrolling, this way the sidebar always sits at the top of the window.

This is a great feature to add to your site, as it allows for the sidebar content to always be in view of the user, this is great for displaying ads or additional content.

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