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Mandrill SMTP parameters

Your website is not sending emails? You probably experienced this problem already. Popular CMS platforms such as Joomla and WordPress usually rely on PHPMail script that's installed on the server. Is there a better solution? Yes! Please keep reading...

Twitter account settings

Twitter has changed API recently, so you might release that your old widgets are not working anymore. This article explains how to create a simple widget that shows your latest tweets and how to publish it on your Joomla or WordPress site.

psd file of joomla template

This article explains what's PSD file and do you really need it when you work with our templates. This is a frequently asked question, so we will try to explain you what's PSD file using several examples.

Favicon of Joomla site in browser bar

Favicon of your website has the similar function as icon for programs you're using every day on your computer or for applications you're using on your mobile device. This is something that will help your visitors to remember and to recognize your site. Therefore, you can imagine how important the favicon should be for your website, which is, in this case, your brand, your product, your virtual office where you meet your clients.

HotThemes on mobile phone

If you have visited our site recently using your smartphone or tablet, you probably noticed "responsiveness" of the HotThemes' main site. After several days of re-development, we can finally announce that HotThemes is following the latest standards in web design industry.

After update of one of my sites to the latest Joomla 3.1.5, the backend of Joomla becomes broken. Actually, all the buttons (for Save, Edit, Update...) simply disappeared. I couldn't even save the global configuration edits without editing the configuration.php file manually.

sparky style designer

Since Mart 2012 when we published Hot Blankie, all following Joomla templates are developed using Sparky Framework. This is a piece of software that we are making and tweaking since then. All our experience in development of Joomla templates is embedded in this framework.

Joomla tags backend

Content tagging is one of the features that all Joomla users missed for a long time. While it's part of the core in WordPress, in Joomla we had to install additional component to have such feature, such as K2. The wait is over as Joomla 3.1 have content tagging as a part of the core.

There's one old feature of CSS that we usually ignored in the past. This is @media and it's natively added to separate CSS commands regarding of the media type, in example, screen or paper. Furthermore, it can be used to execute CSS commands depending of the screen size. In the modern web development where responsivity of the website is not an option, but necessity, we started to use this old and forgotten feature intensively.

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