• How to Choose the Best Theme for Your Business Website

    Building a beautiful website for your business begins with choosing a theme — a design that controls page layout, widget areas, and default style. With more than 350 free and paid themes on WordPress.com, selecting a theme for your business website can feel overwhelming, but you can make it easier by focusing on these three questions. […]

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  • Weekly SEO Recap: RankBrain and Archive Search

    This means it’s a true aim at semantic search. At relating topics. At finding entities and relating them to each other and thus providing you with results that are truly what you meant. There is one post so far that does a good job of explaining what RankBrain could be (in my opinion), and it’s this post […]

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  • How to use balance in web design

    Achieving balance in web design takes some thinking, effort and skill, but it’s absolutely worth it. The great thing about balance, which can be applied to the broader category of design as a whole, is that it keeps what you create from being an excessive, overloaded mess that fails to serve the user experience. In […]

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  • Adobe releases award-winning Slate app for the web

    Adobe have announced that their award winning iPad app, Adobe Slate, is available from today, free of charge, as a web app. Slate is a simple tool for rapidly crafting beautiful stories, from images and text. Positioned somewhere between a micro-site and a Medium post, Slate features fullscreen images, well refined typography, and slick transitions. […]

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  • Try GraphicStock’s stock subscription free for 7 days

    Read on to find how you can try it for free! A great source of stock images, vectors, textures, and patterns is an essential component in any freelancer’s toolbox. Not only can stock images be used as intended, but they’re also an amazing source of design inspiration. Whether you’re stuck for a layout, or puzzling […]

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  • Acquisitions

    For the past few weeks (years, even), it’s so easy to find articles that read something like this: Today, I am incredibly proud and excited to share that VMware has announced plans to acquire Boxer. The Boxer team will be joining the industry leader in  enterprise mobility as a part of the AirWatch® team within the VMware End-User Computing business unit. Case in point: This is an excerpt of an article that I read just recently. And when I read that, it stirs a mix of emotions. The Fates of Acquisitions On one hand, props to those […]

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  • 10 (More) CSS Tricks You Probably Overlooked

    There are plenty of CSS snippets that web developers can use to achieve certain results, and then there are CSS tricks that you can use for things like aligning content vertically. With CSS being an ever evolving entity, time and time again we stumble upon cool CSS tricks that are fun to know. In today’s […]

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  • 20 Clever And Creative Bookmarks for Bibliophiles

    Ebooks have many advantages over print books: convenience, 24/7 availability, you can get the content almost instantly and right from the comforts of home or the office. And yet we are still finding it hard to let go of print. Perhaps it is the smell of paper, or the sound of a crispy page turning, […]

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  • Font Combiner can Reformat TTF/OTF files for the Web

    Font Combiner is a free web tool used to customize, reuporpose, and publish fonts to get them ready for use on the web. Users have access to 100+ different free web fonts that are ready for customization. All you have to do is set your own parameters and publish the font files. Each creation will […]

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  • DSGN JBS is your Dashboard for New Design Job Openings

    There are dozens of great websites to check for new web design jobs. Unfortunately this can be tedious, and tedium breeds mediocrity. Instead of checking out a dozen websites you can just visit DSGN JBS. This is an automated curation of new design jobs as they’re posted all over the web. The feed pulls from […]

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  • GOTO Berlin 2015 Coneference runs from December 2nd-4th

    The GOTO Berlin conference is a yearly event held all around the world. It’s a place for like-minded folks to gather and share ideas between software developers, engineers, architects, and project managers. Folks who plan on attending the GOTO Berlin event in 2015 should order their tickets ASAP. While it is a big event it’s […]

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  • Live CSS Editor offers Instant CSS Manipulation In-Browser

    While many browsers have developer tools, most of then work within complex containers and have lots of excessive unused tools. Live CSS Editor is much like the Chrome Dev Tools editor, however it updates automatically with each change. You can manipulate anything in the CSS with just a few keystrokes and they changes appear in […]

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  • HIVE: Magazine-Style WordPress Theme for Publishers of Any Kind

    Hive is a WordPress theme with magazine-style layout and minimalistic design, which makes it perfect for publishers of any kind. With black and white photos the theme looks exactly like an old-fashion newspaper. It will be perfect for those who is going to create a blog to share thoughts, or those who are going to […]

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  • 23 Ultra-Sleek Website Designs for Car Companies

    Take a look at these ultra-sleek website designs for car companies and be amazed! The photographs, layouts and overall graphics are brilliant! You’ll love the color palettes used, their modern styles and subtle design details. We selected some really well-designed websites for car companies. Most of these are really popular brands. Here they are. Which […]

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  • Ryan Advanced His Coding Skills, Launched His First App and Furthered His Career

    Faye Bridgewrites on October 24, 2015 In high school, Ryan Gittings developed a keen interest for coding and the Web. Fast forward to a few years later, Ryan was a full-time developer at a local web agency. He had solid front end web development skills but wanted to expand into more advanced backend technologies and […]

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  • Noupe Site Check: Bloomberg

    News portals don’t always seem to be receptive to contemporary design and the use of new technologies such as HTML5 or CSS3. Often, a fixed layout is used, only supporting the vintage banner advertisement. A notable exception is the website of the US-American news portal Bloomberg, which is internationally known for its economic news. Responsive […]

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  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2015

    Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2015 By The Smashing Editorial October 31st, 2015 Wallpapers 0 Comments We all love a good wallpaper to polish up our desktops. So to provide you with fresh artwork on a regular basis, we embarked on our desktop wallpaper mission1 seven years ago. Each month we challenge you, the design community, […]

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  • What Inspires Us to Blog?

    Every day, people from all around the world start a site on WordPress.com to share everything from photos from their latest adventures to deeply personal stories from their lives. What motivates them to do so? We asked seven bloggers from the WordPress.com community to tell us what inspires them to blog. Here are their responses: […]

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  • What Inspires Us to Blog?

    Every day, people from all around the world start a site on WordPress.com to share everything from photos from their latest adventures to deeply personal stories from their lives. What motivates them to do so? We asked seven bloggers from the WordPress.com community to tell us what inspires them to blog. Here are their responses: […]

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  • How to Easily Display Code on Your WordPress Site

    Do you run a development related blog and want to share code snippets on your blog posts? By default, showing codes in your WordPress site is not easy. For security reasons WordPress filters out any raw code added into posts, widgets, or comments. We’re often asked about what syntax highlighter plugin do we use to […]

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