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Happy New Year

We would like to thank everyone who is reading our blog and wish you a Happy New Year.
This year we want to finish with the quote of Allan K. Chalmers:

“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

See you in 2012!

How to Set a Custom Gravatar Image in WordPress

Custom Gravatar

Nearly every blog shows avatars next to the visitors’ comments. They add some variety between different comments and make the discussion more personal. Since version 2.5 WordPress has Gravatars built-in and you don’t need any additional plugin for basic usage and management. If the visitor’s email address has no associated gravatar, the default gravatar image is displayed. I probably won’t be wrong to say that “Mystery Man” is the most popular one from the defaults since it is suitable for most audiences and looks professional. However, it is used in so many blogs and it doesn’t add any uniquenes or help you to brand your blog more. So why not to change the default gravatar to something more personal especially when you can do it only with a few extra lines of code. In this quick and simple tutorial I will show you how to do this. Read More →

SEO for WordPress in 2011

I just recently watched Sujan Patel’s SEO for WordPress in 2011 from this year’s WordCamp San Francisco and want to share it with you. Sujan Patel is the founder and president of the SEO consulting agency Single Grain and in this video he speaks on the latest traffic driving tips for your WordPress website including the best plugins for SEO and Social Media.

You can also check out Sujan Patel’s slides SEO for WordPress.

Useful Tools for Web Designers & Developers – No. 2

Tools for Web No2

This is the second post from the series of posts about useful tools and services for web designers and developers. I planned it to be a monthly series but from now I will share a collection of tools and links once a week.

If you like this post and would like to be kept up to date with fresh design news and resources, you can follow us on Twitter, Tumblr or by subscribing to our RSS feed.

Important! If you have an app or other useful resource you’d like to share, tweet it to @mazeofminds or drop us an e-mail. Read More →

Typography and Lettering in the Old Town of Vilnius

Typography in Vilnius 1

The idea to write this post came  from many “live” typography examples in various blogs from all around of world.  I’m quite a big fan of “live” typography posts. It’s always interesting to see what kind of typography you can find in others cities. Letters tell the story about the city history, culture and age.

So today I will give you an opportunity to have a look at the ”live” typography examples from the beautiful Old Town of Vilnius. If you love typography and have never been in Vilnius I think you’ll find this post interesting. Read More →

Create a Filterable Portfolio Powered by jQuery

Filterable Portfolio Powered by jQuery

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a filterable portfolio using jQuery. The idea is to display all of your work in a single page that would have a filtering option allowing visitors to filter portfolio items by category. Limiting your portfolio to a single page helps to display all the portfolio items quickly and effectively and the filter makes it easy to navigate. Read More →

Free Fonts #3

Free Fonts No. 3

For this week I have only few fonts to share with you. Nevertheless, these are still good and usable typefaces. I’m sure you’d agree that it’s quality not quantity that matters. Read More →