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  • Varnish – Free Cache-Server Extraordinaire Speeds Up Your Website

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    Complex web apps and high traffic spell doom to many a web server. Web as well as database server have to put together the right data at each new visit to deliver it as renderable HTML. No wonder caching solutions have become popular throughout the last few years. Caching means storing already deliverable content in memory instead of compiling it anew at each new hit. The duration or lifetime of cached content is configurable and should be fine-tuned according to the needs of your web project from minutes to hours to days. Quite a few web apps already are equipped with some kind of caching strategy. If you want the real deal, say a speed boost of 300 to 1,000 times faster, dedicated solutions should be considered.



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  • How To Pin Web Apps As Tiles To The Brand-New Startscreen Of Windows 8

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    The new user interface of Windows 8 needs a lot of getting used to. The upside is, the introduction of the so-called tiles, which are intended as the main way of interacting between user and system, brought new possibilities to provide the user with additional information. Tiles are not limited to showing an icon, the way it was before Windows 8, only without the tiles ;-) Inside the tiles notifications can be placed and kept in sync. This is not only possible for apps, but also for websites. Microsoft provides several specialized meta-tags to customize the looks and contents of tiles with links to websites.



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  • Google PageSpeed: Website Optimization Out Of The Box

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    Rumor has it that there are literally countless aspects influencing the ranking of websites in Google. Besides the ever so valuable content and the still important backlinks to your site, our greatest search engine tends to throw long hard looks at the performance, the loading time of your digital subsidiary. Long loading times get on everybody’s nerves. Google knows that and ranks optimized pages better, a big advantage in terms of SEO. Optimization does not only cost time, but needs a lot og knowledge, too. Google has two solutions in store with which optimizing your websites can become a whole lot easier, easy even. Ever heard of PageSpeed?



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  • CSS3 Lifelike: A Slightly Different Box Model with {box-sizing:border-box}

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    The classical box model in CSS has never been the most intuitive. Thanks to CSS3, we now have an alternative to consider: {box-sizing:border-box}. This model has lots of advantages, especially when it comes to flexible layouts.



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  • CSS Rooted: Flexible Type Sizes With REM

    Best practices of defining font sizes are discussed throughout the web since its inception. Besides the traditional candidates, such as px, em and %, rem represents a fairly new alternative, taking the best of the other units and combining them into one.



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  • 30 Elaborate Tutorials To Teach You PSD to HTML Conversion

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    Designing in PSD and then porting to HTML is still common these days. Responsive design will probably alter the ways of the design industry, but up to today it hasn’t. In the following post we gather some useful and highly elaborate tutorials on PSD to HTML conversion. Each tutorial in this collection provides information in an easy to follow manner, so that you can actually learn all the conversion techniques. So, take some time, look into this collection and try to grab the techniques. Here is the complete collection of 30 tutorials on PSD to HTML conversion.



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  • The World in Black and White: Showcase of B&W Photography

    So often the world around us can feel somewhat overwhelming. Coming at all of our senses so unforgivably as we move about in it. Which does help us make sense of those photographers who work in black and white. Stripping away the colors to get to even more of an emotional or moving place. Giving B&W photography the opportunity to elicit a much more potent reaction from the viewer.



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  • Creep Factor: A Collection of Dark and Spooky Photography

    Photographers not only use their work to freeze moments of time, they often set a mood through the shots that they capture. No matter what direction they are aiming, their ability to compose just the right image to connect the viewer with that particular feeling is inspiring. When that aim comes down in the dark or spooky territories it is easy for the work to feel more contrived than anything else. Which is why, when it’s done well it can truly send shivers down your spine.



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  • Living in the City: Showcase of City Life Photography

    Photographers capture life happening all around them, and no where is that easier to do than on the bustling city streets the world over. City life is depicted in photographs in numerous ways, and carrying varying tones. But regardless of which direction the photographers come at it from, city life photography is a vibrant, often energetic segment of the field.



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  • Images from the Mind’s Eye: Showcase of Conceptual Photography

    For many photographers, capturing an exquisite moment is the dream. For others, conveying an exquisite idea is what they set out to do through their pictures. That dream can be just as challenging, as concepts in your own mind may appear clearer than when presented to others. But even if the interpretation isn’t spot on, conceptual photography can still prove to be an overly inspiring medium.



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