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About CollectiveRay

The new logo - CollectiveRayCollectiveRay (previously known) as DART Creations is a website for web designers, webmasters, Joomla and WordPress users. We provide all types of articles with the intent of making web design and administration of your website easier. Many people find it troublesome and difficult to administer their website - we want to make it easy for you.

Our old logo:

DART Creations logo

Who runs CollectiveRay?

CollectiveRay is run by David Attard - a web designer with more than 15 years experience in the industry. Having touched many areas of web design, web development, Joomla, WordPress, databases, marketing and content marketing and lots of other niches in or around the web design industry, we've built experience to create exceptional articles. 

Away from this website, David Attard is married to Dorianne from askdorianne.com, Product Manager for BeeWits, and living in sunny Malta

David Attard - Founder of DART Creations


Besides David, we work with a large number of content writers, hosting companies, professional extensions developers and companies, who all help us to create excellent content about web design, WordPress and Joomla.

Want to speak to us?

Get in touch with us on our Contact Form - or write to us on david [a t] collectiveray dot com - we usually reply in 24 to 48 hours.

Mailing Address


Bordeaux Block C, Flat 2 

Triq Katerina Vitale

Xemxija SPB 4260


Joomla Tutorials and Tips

Our first foray into web design following the creating of static HTML websites, was using Joomla a few months after it was born more than 10 years ago around the year 2005. We immediately fell in love at how easy it was to setup a site from scratch. As we learnt how to use Joomla, we documented any problems we encountered on CollectiveRay, or at that time, DART Creations. We kept this habit of documenting anything we thought needed to be explained better...and the site grew and grew with tips and tutorials.

10 years down the line, and CollectiveRay ranks in the 1st or first few places of lots of Joomla related queries.

WordPress Tips and Tricks

As we grew in web design, we came across plenty of other excellent technology to use for our websites. WordPress is another excellent CMS which we use to develop websites and we did the same as we did for Joomla. Stuff which we thought needed a bit of a learning curve to understand, we tried to fully explain for the benefits of the internet at large.

Guest Posting Policy

We provide detailed actionable tutorials. Essentially, if we feel that an article does not provide you with enough value, we will not publish it. In fact, we don't take guest posts which are only looking to add links to their site. Any guest post which we publish should provide excellent value. Essentially, you are getting a lot of value by posting on CollectiveRay, because you are getting an excellent backlink, so we believe you should return the favour in the form of excellent content for our readers.

 Other CollectiveRay Policies

Privacy and Usage Policy | Terms of Service


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Write for Us

YOU! - Write for us. We’re always looking for new authors who can write awesome content! If you’ve got a great idea, have great content you want to feature,  want challenge our readers and move our industry forward, we want to hear about it. Even if you just want to bring readers a fresh perspective on a topic that’s keeping you up at night - we want to hear from you.

Let's be honest from the get-go: writing for us is not easy. We want our article to really worth the time it takes you to write and most especially our readers to read it. We’ll give your lots of feedback and push you to bring out the best from you and your content.

Thousands of people will read your work, we get literally hundreds of hits a day, and we are always growing. 

What we publish

We accept submissions for original, feature-length articles only. Ideally the content will run for at least 2,000 to 2,500 words. We do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog).

You may submit a few topic ideas with a rough draft, or a  paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it’s important to our readers) and an outline. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you.

Before you submit make sure your submission:

  • Offers a clear argument, if it's a list of tips and tricks it needs to be an epic list such as our 101 ways to increase traffic with Social Networks
  • Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.
  • Is written for an audience of designers, developers, web design freelancers, or similar.
  • Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Check your facts, and cite sources where appropriate - outgoing links are good

We don’t feature press releases or sales pitches. Don't waste your time - or ours ;-) If you want to do that - you can advertise

How to submit (and what happens next)

Email us your submission. Follow these blogger outreach email tips before you send. Please. We prefer Google Docs so that we can comment and collaborate.

Here’s what happens after you hit send:

  • An editor will review your submission and determine whether it’s a potential fit. 
  • The editor will get back to you with notes. (We’ll tell you if we’re interested.)
  • Once you’ve addressed our comments, you’ll send your revised draft back. We’ll discuss it again and let you know if it’s accepted.
  • If we accept your article, an editor will work closely with you on issues like organization, argumentation, and style.
  • We publish your article and push it across various of our outreach sources


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Terms of Service

Last updated: July 13, 2015

Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms", "Terms of Service") carefully before using the https://www.collectiveray.com website (the "Service") operated by DART Creations ("us", "we", or "our").

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.


When you create an account with us, you must provide us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.

You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by DART Creations.

DART Creations has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that DART Creations shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.


We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Malta, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.

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Advertise on CollectiveRay

CollectiveRay is interested in developing partnerships with mutual benefit. If you operate in web design, development, Joomla, WordPress, SEO, content marketing or others industries related to this niche, like the stuff we publish and would like to develop a relationship, we'd be happy to hear from you. Go on - drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you :-)

Reach our targeted audience

Reach our engaged and targeted readers with a niche advert on dart-creations.com. Each month, dart-creations.com receives an average of:

• 60,000-80,000 unique visitors
• making 100,000 visits
• viewing 120,000 pages

As well as having an advert on dart-creations.com we will happily consider giving you extra exposure via our social media (1803 Facebook Fans, 13.2K Twitter Followers, 1131 followers / 515,688, views on G+) and press releases.

Full Product Analysis + review - ($349 - $399)

If you've got a product such as a WordPress plugin, theme or service, we can offer to give you a full breakdown, analysis and review of your product. We'll say it like it is!

Sponsored post – $249

Sponsored posts are the best way to get your message across. These posts are published on the homepage and sent to our 20,000+ subscribers, then promoted on social media sites. Excellent posts will enter our full marketing rotation, being promoted across our social media frequently. CollectiveRay ranks very well on search engines for many keywords - organically.
We rank for 32,000 organic keywords. Organic traffic is about 65% of our total traffic. Ranking keyphrases on CollectiveRay is something which happens in a matter of days due to our strong Domain and Page Authority.
Out of the above keywords, 2700 are in the top 20 positions, 1100 are in the top 10 positions, 450 in the 5 positions and 204 are in the TOP 3 positions on Google.
If you have a keyword in mind and write a long-form piece of content for it (2500+ words), you'll find that this article will start to rank very quickly, providing you with long terms traffic and link juice. This is a win-win situation, you get good long-term traffic and link juice.
If you want that we write the content of the sponsored post for you, this is also possible at $399. 

Sponsor a month ($999)

CollectiveRay costs a bomb to run. Hosting, CDN, content writing, development of plugins, subscriptions to various SEO services such as ahrefs.com, mailing list subscriptions via Drip, plugins we buy to run the site and their subscriptions, other sporadic costs and the costs ramp up pretty quickly.

If you sponsor a month - you will be given ALL of the advertising space. One mailing a week where your product / service is featured, posting via social media. In essence the blanket CollectiveRay with your presence. You'll be given full VIP treatment.

Giveaway – $80

Giveaways are welcome on CollectiveRay, but as they are essentially a promotion for the company that gives something away, we ask you to pay a fee for the exposure you're getting.


Banners are a great way to brand yourself on the long term, please contact us if you are interested in a banner placement. It is possible to publish banners that are targetted to specific tags or categories of the blog.

Top Banner
728 x 90
Full rotation (exclusive placement) – $200/Month
1 in 3 rotations – $130/Month

Article Banner (your banner will show within all articles on the top right hand side after the first introduction paragraph and at the bottom of the article)
Full rotation (exclusive placement) $150/Month
1 in 3 rotations – $100/Month

Inclusion in our of our plugins / themes lists  – $200

Have a WordPress theme or plugin which you would like to promoto or rank in the search engines. Our top lists are an excellent place to feature your product, since we choose the very best, so you'll be rubbing shoulders with the latest and greatest.  Send it to us and we’ll be happy to review it and post it permanently to our next list.

Freebies promotion – $50

Have a free WordPress or Joomla plugin, Photoshop brush or something else that you want to promote? Send it to us and we’ll be happy to review it and post it permanently to our Freebies section.

Deals promotion – $50

Deals are a great way to get new customers. You can easily promote your deal on our “Deals” feature, it will get great exposure for a little fee.

Mailing list sponsor + Deal Promotion - $200

We've got a very targeted mailing list of more than 20,000 double opt-in subscribers from various spots around the site and a very good open rate. If you'd like to sponsor a newsletter, we can feature your deal in both the Deals section and the mailing list.

Purchase Ads through AdClerks


Other stuff?

Drop us a line via the Contact Us and we'll see how we can work together

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