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  • 100+ Inspirational Quotes for Designers

    Ask a hundred designers to tell you what design is and you will get maybe 500 different answers. This is not because the answer is subjective but instead, it’s because the answer is complex. And yet designers being designers, they find ways to deliver the message across. One way is through the use of beautiful […]

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  • No more Red Bull

    Using a Fitbit over the last year and a half has taught me that making your habits more visible in public makes you more likely to work harder. When you’re giving up a bad habit, often there’s not much stopping us from slipping back into the bad habits. So I am writing here, on Tuesday […]

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  • Embed Tweets and YouTube Videos with the Media Explorer

    It’s easier than ever to add another dimension to your posts with embedded videos or tweets: announcing the Media Explorer, a new media curation tool that lets you add trending content from Twitter and YouTube without ever leaving your post editor! To access the Media Explorer, simply click “Add Media” while editing a post, as […]

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  • Google AdWords? Usability Guidelines For Paid Search Campaigns – Part 2

    This article continues where we left off in last week’s article. As we have seen so far, it is of no use paying for Google AdWords campaigns if users find it difficult to achieve their objectives once they land on your website. This article discusses usability guidelines that are specific for mobile websites, e-commerce websites […]

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  • 50+ New WordPress Themes from April, 2013

    If you are looking for a WordPress theme for a new website or for a fresh look on an already existing website, there are always plenty of new themes being released. April was a busy month for new WordPress themes, just like any other month. In this post we’ll showcase some of the best new […]

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  • Creative Advertising Ideas — 007

    The week is almost over but before we close this week we are jotting down the some of the most creative advertising ideas we found around the net. For this week’s Creative Advertising Ideas we are featuring expensive time pieces, headless chickens, technologically advanced beer cups, leftists newspapers and dramatic entrances. Rolex Miami Ad School […]

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  • 3 Steps to Increasing Your Google Author Rank & Why it Matters

    What I’m Doing to Get in Front of Google’s Authorship Curve Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google, made headlines recently when he said “Authorship” would be the most game-changing shift in search-marketing to date. And that’s saying a lot considering recent Panda and Penguin updates that have already transformed the organic marketing landscape. If Schmidt is […]

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  • 20 WordPress Travel Themes

    Those who are traveling or working in the travel industry often need a website to share their experiences or to allow visitors to research information and options related to their own travel. There are a number of WordPress themes that have been designed and developed especially for the travel industry and for travel blogs. (You […]

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  • 60+ Best Responsive WordPress Themes – Spoil Your Mobile Visitors

    A responsive WordPress theme is a theme build to adapt with the purpose of giving tablet and smartphone users a great experience. This without maintaining multiple websites and multiple sets of content! For some time dedicated WordPress mobile themes was the best option, but recently responsive WordPress themes have been all over the place. There […]

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  • Scripting Made Easier with the Eclipse JavaScript Development Tools (JSDT)

    The Eclipse IDE has become so popular for Java development that it was only a matter of time before it was extended for HTML and JavaScript as well. With regards to the latter, the JavaScript Development Tools (JSDT) plug-in supports the development of JavaScript applications as well as JavaScript within web applications. It adds a […]

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  • Real People, Real Money – 7 Web Designers Who Earn Passive Income Online

    You already know that as a web designer or a web developer you need passive income. However, making money online might seem like some unrealistic fantasy: sure, maybe those “4-hour work week” folks can chill in Thailand while the money is rolling in, but what about everybody else? This is why I decided to show you […]

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  • 60 brilliant examples of infographics

    Infographics are everywhere, and cover everything from biscuit-dunking to what makes Olympic swimmers tick. We’ve trawled the web to find the best of the bunch – just look what we’ve uncovered! Every picture tells a story, as they say, but sometimes it takes a clever combination of words and pictures to tell a story quickly, […]

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  • Taming Slim 2.0

    Slim is a lightweight framework that packs a lot of punch for its tiny footprint. It has an incredible routing system, and offers a solid base to work from without getting in your way. Let me show you! But that’s not to say that Slim doesn’t has some issues; it’s one-file setup becomes cluttered as […]

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  • 10 Must-See Design Resources On Creative Market

    Having recently set up shop on Creative Market, the digital marketplace for handcrafted design goods, I’ve been spending a bit of time browsing the pages, looking into just what goods are on offer. I’ve stumbled across some really useful resources and out of those that I’ve found I’ve decided to put together a list of […]

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  • .net Awards 2013: top 10 young designers

    This year’s .net Awards is all about honouring people who are relatively new to the industry, so this category is particularly well-aligned with our core purpose. We’re looking for young designers who have demonstrated particular passion for, and mastery of, their craft before reaching the age of 25. The standard this year was especially high […]

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  • Quick Tip: How to Create a Heart Illustration without the Pen Tool!

    In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple heart illustration. It’s a pretty simple quick tip that will teach you how to avoid using the Pen Tool when you’re looking to create a somewhat complex vector shape. We’ll start with two simple rectangles. Next, using basic Transform options, the Rounded Corners […]

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  • Jeffrey Zeldman on the dream of a standards-based web

    Remember that episode of the IT Crowd (Season 3, ‘The Speech’) where Jen breaks the internet and everyone runs screaming from the room? Under all the hilarious layers of silliness, there’s a truth: we live in a new and still emerging world made possible by the internet. If it disappeared tomorrow, all our systems would […]

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  • 10 Cool Responsive Drupal Themes

    Mobile phones and tablets with internet browsing capabilities are so popular these days that one of the strongest website trends right now is responsive web design. A responsive website is built to give your readers  an optimal reading experience even though they use laptops, tablets or a mobile devices.  If you’re looking for pre-designed responsive […]

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  • Speaking With the Ember.js Core Team

    Single page apps are the new hotness; everyone’s trying to figure out the easiest way to build them. But it’s more than just finding a couple of controls to slap together and sprinkling Ajax pixie dust on it. Building scalable and maintainable apps is serious business, which requires serious tools. Ember.js is a very serious […]

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  • My Front-end Dev Process

    I can’t remember who asked me but over Christmas, someone asked me about the process I go through when building sites so here goes. I’ll forgo the design portion of the process, that’ll be another post entirely but let’s just imagine—for the purpose of this post—that I’ve been handed some PSDs to build for a […]

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