• How to Restore the Link Title Attribute Removed in WordPress 4.2

    WordPress 4.2 – aka Powell – rolled off the production line back in April with a number of new features designed to make the lives of its users easier. Improvements to Press This, new embed options, and upgrades for both the Customizer and plugin update process were all broadly welcomed. One small change that slipped through in the […]

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  • Comics of the week #289

    Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]

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  • Please Update Picturefill

    The following is a guest post by Mat Marquis. Mat has a important PSA for us regarding responsive images. I don’t want to bury the lede: if you’re using a version of Picturefill from prior to 2.3.1, please update right away—update your /lib files, file an issue on your project, or run a quick npm […]

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  • Introduction: Learn the Power of Swift Generics

    Note: You can download the following post as a Playground! One of the more powerful features introduced in Swift was generic programming, or generics for short. Generic code allows you to write flexible, reusable functions and types while still maintaining the type safety that makes Swift awesome. Objective-C collections can hold objects of any type at […]

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  • Pure Inspiration: 33 New and Award-Winning Websites

    Creativity needs inspiration. Even the greatest designers on earth are nothing without some inspiration from here or there. Look at Android and iOS for example. Armies of designers work on both and yet – isn’t there a slight similarity? Anyway, that’s not the point. To fuel your creativity we have roamed the web fpr new […]

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  • Readability Tools That Will Help Improve Your Site’s Content

    By Jacob Gube Readability is all about creating user-friendly content. When your content is readable, it’s easier to consume.If usability and UX is important, then readability should be a top priority. User-friendly content might even improve your search rankings. Readability is governed by two components. Writing Style Writing in a concise, straightforward way helps users […]

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  • Rekindling Your Passion For Web Design

    I love being a web designer and I’m incredibly thankful that I decided to join this industry many years ago. Still, despite my love of this profession, there have been a number of times during my career when my passion has waned and I’ve found myself simply going through the motions instead of fully applying […]

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  • 7 Free WordPress Admin Themes and Plugins

    WordPress admin themes aren’t as popular because most folks think they’re unnecessary. However if you’re developing a WordPress site for a client, then you could benefit from customizing the experience. In this article, we will show you some of the best free WordPress admin themes that you can try right away. Difference Between WordPress Admin […]

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  • 50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 2015

    We’re constantly amazed at the generosity of designers and developers who release exciting, inspiring products out to the web design community on a daily basis. Not only do these impressive designers speed up our work with more free resources than we can use, but they drive us on to more and more ambitious work of our […]

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  • Neatly Coded, Elegant WordPress Plugins From Chop-Chop.org

    Most WordPress users are familiar with just how flexible it can be as a CMS. Right out of the box, it can be used for a variety of different website designs. But one of the tools that helps developers – from experts to beginners – is a good set of plugins for additional functionality. That’s […]

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  • Weekly Inspiration – On the Grid, Quotes Magazine, Parcel, and more…

    It’s that time of the week again, a chance for you to sit back and be inspired by some of our favorite web and mobile designs from the past week. You may also like to browse the Web Inspiration Archives. On the Grid → The Boat → Gogoro → Clara Rua → Quotes Magazine → […]

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  • The Complexity of WordPress Solutions

    Yesterday, I was talking with a friend of mine about WordPress and some of the annual revenue reports that have come out over the past few months (which tends to be the normal around the end of the year and on into the first quarter for our industry). Though he’s no longer working in this […]

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  • Flip PDF Professional Review – is it the Best Flipbook Maker?

    Share this:               Today we will be reviewing Flip PDF Professional, a leading flipbook software created by FlipBuilder. Let us start with an overview of what Flip PDF Professional is, and them move on to reviewing its features and benefits. Overview Flip PDF Professional is desktop-run software that allows […]

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  • We (Still) Have Work to Do

    We’re here, and we’re on the record: the web industry has a diversity problem. It’s got a misogyny problem. It’s standing in the way of the web we want, and we are all—every one of us—responsible for changing that. I wrote these words one year ago today, at the peak of the #yesallwomen discussion. They’re […]

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  • Getting Acquainted with Initial

    If someone walked up to me the other day and asked me what the difference between inherit and initial is, I may have replied: “What, there’s a difference?”   I’ve been writing CSS for more than ten years, but I’ve somehow escaped understanding what exactly initial is or does. Call it ignorance, laziness, or luck, […]

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  • Regular Expressions in 10 Different Languages

    You might’ve heard that the word “OK” is the most globally recognized phrase in the world. It’s found in almost every spoken language from Arabic to Zulu. In the programming world, we have something similar: Regular Expressions. Regular Expressions, or regexes as the cool kids say, are powerful tools used to validate, manipulate, and extract […]

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  • Lining.js: Controlling Text Lines per CSS Selector

    The numerous available CSS selectors let us easily access almost each and every HTML element on any given page. The pseudo-element ::first-line even allows us to apply CSS properties to the first line of text in a document, no matter whether the line is automatically or manually wrapped. Unfortunately, besides ::first-line there are no selevtors to […]

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  • Building An Advanced Notification System For WordPress

    A lot of tools enable us to distribute a website’s content, but when we need to promptly reach a target group, an email notification system might be the best option. If your website is not frequently updated, you could notify all subscribers each time a post is published. However, if it’s updated frequently or it […]

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  • Photography on manual: 11 – Overlay

    A weird experiment that almost works… Sleeping in Spring. Mucking about with overlaying a couple of photos. It’s a bit more editing than multiple exposures, but a similar style. I was just flicking through the layer blending modes and found something that looked a bit different. Here I’ve layered a couple of blending modes and erased […]

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  • Photography on manual: 10 – Miscellaneous

    The last few days have brought a very miscellaneous collection of photos. Rama on the beach. I was out trying to get the sea and the pier, but the weather was grim, and I found this little figure instead. I think it might be Rama, but I might be wrong… The next photo is part […]

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