• Waypoints – CSS3 animations on scroll with jQuery Waypoints – Part2

    Demo   In a previous post,  I showed how to use the Waypoint jQuery plugin, the awesome Twitter Bootstrap framework and the cool icons of Font Awesome to produce a great visual effect.  In this post, I will extend the previous example, by adding a few more effects. The idea is to define the effects in the stylesheets, and simply […]

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  • How To Add Flexibility To WordPress Comments Options

    When it comes to managing comments in WordPress, the only option at a site level is a big on/off switch which, of course, only works for new posts and pages. More likely you want more granular control than that. Perhaps you want to switch off comments for pages or but leave them on for standard […]

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  • SkyPhrase: Natural Language Processing For Google Analytics

    It’s really important to understand who is visiting your web site or blog – who referred your visitors, which cities are they accessing it from, which pages they visited the most, which search keywords led to visitors who buy the most stuff, etc. All of these questions help you know your visitors better and through […]

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  • How to schedule posts in WordPress

    This will show you how to schedule posts in WordPress so they post automatically at a date and time that you decide. This allows you to write a series of articles and have them publish automatically later. Great for going on holidays while keeping the blog alive! How to schedule posts in WordPress 1. Compose […]

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  • Plugin to the Future

    In our previous post Joost explained why it is impossible to test compatibility of our plugin updates with other plugins. Joost showed us the enormous number of plugins our users have installed on their websites next to one of our plugins. The number of 83,000 plugins intrigued me immensely. In the past years the number […]

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  • The Darker Side of Blogging: A Spooky Roundup, Part One

    All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween, Samhain, and the Day of the Dead are nearly upon us. What better time to take a look at the darker side of WordPress.com? Our bloggers cover the spooky spectrum, from horror film reviewers to Wiccans to Halloween crafters to bioarchaeologists (they study bones!). This weekend we’re bringing you a double dose […]

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  • My Secret is Honesty talk video

    The lovely people at Dare conference have released the video of my talk, My Secret is Honesty. It’s pretty much a longer, talk-version of my latest column on A List Apart, “Open for Business.” I’m not going to embed it here, because I want you to go to the website to watch it. The reason […]

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  • Where and How to Locate Business as a Freelancer

    Being a freelancer can be such a fulfilling career. You get to work wherever you want, create your own hours and choose what you want to work on. While the benefits are all great, it can be hard to get started and the work is never guaranteed. So the best thing for every freelancer is […]

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  • Well Rounded: Compound Shapes in CSS

    Published October 29, 2013 by Guest Author The following is a guest post by Parker Bennett. Parker is a bit of a regular around here, known for tackling common problems with unique solutions. This time he’s back at it creating complex shapes that have image backgrounds, shadows, and curves, yet are flexible.   I love […]

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  • Client-Side Security Best Practices

    Thanks to HTML5, more and more of an applications’ logic is transferred from server-side to client-side. This requires front-end developers to focus more on security. In this article I will show you how to make your apps more secure. I will focus on techniques that you may not have heard about, instead of just telling […]

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  • Selling Responsive Web Design To Clients

    Selling Responsive Web Design To Clients By Jeremy Girard October 30th, 2013 Business, Workflow 6 Comments Designing and developing websites that work well on mobile devices is an important aspect of the work we do on today’s Web. This importance is reflected in the conversations I have with clients, almost all of whom list “support […]

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  • Import your My Opera blog into WordPress.com

    Unfortunately, My Opera blogs are shutting down. Fear not — you’ll be able to export your content into a new or existing WordPress.com site. First, you’ll download an export file from My Opera, and then, you’ll import that file into your WordPress.com blog. Here’s how to do it, step by step. Download your My Opera […]

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  • Design Dilemma: The Scope Creepy Client

    We received a comment to the Design Dilemma article, “How Do I Fire a Client… Legally?” that piqued our interest, so we followed up, and learned about one of the worst situations any designer had faced in recent memory. This wasn’t just a crazy client, or exploding scope creep — it was blatant threats, and […]

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  • Mastering Digital Project Momentum

    We’ve all been in kickoff meetings for large-scale web projects. People show up bright-eyed and well-intentioned, ready to take part in a brainstorm led by someone with fashionable glasses. Colorful sticky notes and Sharpie fumes create an atmosphere of endless possibility. And by and large, that’s a good thing—kickoffs are a reasonable way to assemble […]

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  • The 4 Design Assumptions Costing You Money

    Have you ever heard the saying, “when you assume, you make a you-know-what out of “u” and “me?’” It may sound a bit cliché, but it’s actually great advice, and it even applies to designing a website or app. If a site or app is designed purely based on assumptions and without data gathered from […]

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  • 3D Paper Type Treatments in Atype by Lobulo

    Inspiration, Interviews October 17, 2013 Awesome typography projects is our favorite so we’re giving you another inspirational work from one of the most amazing paper craft illustrators out there – Lobulo Design. For more than a decade, Javier Rodríguez García the creative mind behind Lobulo Design in London has been successfully working with various graphic design […]

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  • How to Build a Website that Adds Value to Your Brand

    Brands are powerful. When a business is successful in creating a brand, it almost works as if the power of inbound marketing is at play (even without the actual digital equivalent of the entire inbound marketing process). Customers trust the brand enough to spend their hard-earned money on your products and services. They’d go out […]

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  • Beautiful Free Twilight Fonts To Download

    The fonts that are associated with this famous novel series play with shapes, lines, and the density of the lettering to create different moods. If you are looking for interesting fonts for personal or school projects Twilight Font styles can be a great resource to bank on. Here, in this post I’m going to share […]

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  • There’s more than one way to mockup a website.

    You’ve probably seen PSD to HTML advertisements around the web. If you type “PSD to HTML” into your favorite search engine, you’ll find lots of companies that will turn your Photoshop mockup into code. You’ll also find innumerable tutorials that demonstrate how to do it yourself. This might leave you with the impression that every web […]

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  • Learn to Manage a Successful Web Design Business

    Creative professionals can learn some of the best ideas through another experienced person. Udemy is a popular online web application for studying offbeat topics by well-educated teachers. You are given a series of video courses which you can study, along with external links provided for research. Larger topics are often broken down into sections which […]

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