CollectiveRay (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:
Who runs CollectiveRay?
David Attard - Founder, Author, Editor
CollectiveRay is run by David Attard - a web designer with more than 15 years of experience in the industry.
David studied Computer Science and got a Bachelors degree in 2002 and since then he has worked in the software, IT, web development and web design field, going from a software developer to consultant, Product Manager, CoFounder and many more in many different companies.
David's extensive experience has got his articles placements in plenty of authoritative websites, including but not limited to:
- SitePoint.com (Author)
- WebDesingerDepot.com (Author)
- CSS-Tricks.com (Author)
- WPMUDev.org (Author)
- WebDesignLedger.com (Author)
- Ahrefs blog (Contributor)
- Outbrain.com (Contributor)
- Joomla.org (Contributor)
- and many many more (too many to list).
We've also been linked to from authoritative website sites such as Inc.com, and been included in tens of Expert Opinion pieces on various authority websites including InvoiceBerry, Vzaar, FormStack, NGData, Stackify, etc.
We've also got listings on both WordPress.org and Joomla.org in terms of free extensions.
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.
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.
Jamie Kavanagh - Web Designer, Technical Writer, Content Researcher
Owner, Coastal Content
Jamie, an engineer by education is our technical writer and researcher. Having a technical background, Jamie can understand the needs to users who are looking for technical stuff, in terms of how things work and what you can actually get out of them. He is a native the founder of Coastal Content, a content marketing, copywriting and web design company based out of Cornwall in the United Kingdom.
Jamie typically handles most of the research for our plugin reviews, which require somebody who is familiar with both the technical aspects of a product, the web design capabilities and also the primary way it can be used to improve a business.
Shahzaad Saaed - WordPress Expert
Shahzaad Saaed has been featured in a large number of authority websites, as a WordPress expert. He specializes in content marketing to help businesses grow their traffic. Some of the sites where Shahzaad has been featured include HongKiat.com, OptinMonster.com, ProBlogger.com, and many others. Today Shahzaas is the editor of the website isitwp.com.
Foysal Ahmed - Happiness Engineer at Automattic
Foysal is another WordPress expert who has helped research, shape and write some of our most important content, particularly around the WooCommerce niche. Foysal is an excellent plugin reviewer and has a great understanding of how WordPress can be used to boost a business.
Foysal today works as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, supporting clients of WordPress.com.
Daniel Luke Pe - WordPress Web Designer
Daniel is a WordPress web designer who has vast experience working with various WordPress themes.
For this reason, Daniel actually researches most of our WordPress theme reviews. His experience as a WordPress web designer allows him to compare and contrast different themes, understand the strengths and weaknesses of each and therefore develop a very factual review. As part of each review, Daniel actually creates a site using that theme, together with running various speed tests to ensure we are not just checking a site superficially, but using it to work in the real world.
Kate Williams - Manager, TemplateMonster
Kate is a manager at one of the largest web design vendors and marketplaces: TemplateMonster. She works with our team to showcase some of the best, latest and great WordPress themes, Joomla templates and other web design products from some of the best vendors currently in the market.
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.
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 set up a site from scratch. As we learned 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.
Please leave a useful comment with your thoughts, then share this on your Facebook group(s) who would find this useful and let's reap the benefits together. Thank you for sharing and being nice!