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Comments Off

Today I decided to turn the comments off. I have been wondering about that for a long time, so don’t think it’s an unconsidered action. I realized that I have written more than 30 posts and I have only 27 comments in my whole site. That is a very, very low number. I don’t want to write here any long poem, but I pretty much like the Matt Gemmell’s article. He has some strong arguments against comments which I agree with:

  1. They’re for a tiny minority.
  2. Comments on the web don’t contribute very much.
  3. Comments encourage unconsidered responses.
  4. Comments allow anonymity and separation of your words from your identity.
  5. Comments create a burden of moderation on the blog owner.

Still, I don’t want to lose contact with my viewers, consumers and users. If you want co contact me, you can find me (@akashivskyy or @kashivcom) on Twitter or contact me in another way. Click here for more info.

“I look forward to continuing the conversation with you.” ~Matt Gemmell

Happy 2nd birthday, Kashiv.com!

I am happy to announce, that today, August 4, 2012, we’re celebrating our 2rd birthday (the first post was created on Aug 4, 2010)! I think it’s a great opportunity to change something… That’s it – you’re right! It’s the new logo you see in the header (also on twitter and facebook). It’s a brand new colorful design on which we were working on past week. Beautiful, isn’t it? It’s also a great time to talk about history of kashiv.com’s original square ‘K’ logo design.

The ‘K’ logo of kashiv.com has a long history. Everything started in 2009, when I was in Croatia. I wanted to create a tech website, which provides great Flash development resources (I didn’t know anything about Obj-C or iPhone OS in ’09). I was wondering about the website design and, of course, the logo design. I’m was a bad web designer with a little experience, but I wanted to do it. I started by sketching some concepts. One of them has won. Read the rest after the break.

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Welcome, GitHub!

Recently I decided to move all of my code resources to GitHub. I think it’s a good idea since the version control is super-clear and super-easy to manage. And I can also commit updates to existing resources without notifying you on the blog. So here it is, my new, shiny GitHub profile with kashivcom-tuts repository. I will be posting new code samples of my tutorials over there. Relevant blog posts have been updated, so there is no sign of old (and not working, by the way) links.

PS: I am preparing something new for you, so stay tuned! :)

Kashiv.com version 3.0 is here!

Today I’m glad to present you the new version of my website – the 3rd one. Kashiv.com has a new theme called BetterProfessional, which was fully written and designed by Adrian Kashivskyy (me). Design is based on TheProfessional theme by Elegant Themes but everything began from empty WordPress theme was created from the beginning using latest CSS3/HTML5/WP3 features. It’s an awesome example from my portfolio. And by the way, did you notice a tiny change? There is no “Projects” page. Instead we’re offering you a new Portfolio page with the whole new design! All major features are listed below:

  • No images. We hate images. There are only 10 images which are required by the design. In TheProfessional, there were 127 of them, by the way.
  • New homepage design. TheProfessional’s homepage was good, but not perfect. There were a lot of bugs which had to be fixed by editing the source code. With BetterProfessional, there are no bugs, so you can fully enjoy Kashiv.com.
  • CSS3 + HTML5 + WP3 = YEAH Kashiv.com is now compatible with HTML5, CSS3 and WP3 (some styles won’t be applied in CSS2-based browsers). Most graphics are generated by CSS functions e.g. gradients and box-shadows.
  • The new Portfolio page. Everyone wants to share his work with others. Me too. :)

Why do I list all these features? It’s because BetterProfessional theme will be for sale soon! Get ready! Until then… enjoy Kashiv.com!