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Plugins

Developer Thoughts: Four Lessons We Learned While Creating our First WordPress Plugin

June 11th, 2013
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Developer Thoughts: Four Lessons We Learned While Creating our First WordPress Plugin

wordpress-hate-main Building our first plugin wasn’t an entirely smooth process - anyone thinking of doing something similar should consider several things before they get started. Below are the lessons we picked up.

Design

All You Need To Know About CSS3 Selectors, #1: Structural Pseudo-Classes

May 31st, 2013
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All You Need To Know About CSS3 Selectors, #1: Structural Pseudo-Classes

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Today’s front-end developers don’t just need to understand how to write CSS, we need to know how to write it efficiently. And what “efficiently” means can depend on your project and environment. Perhaps you have a team with several members working in the CSS and you need an efficient way to work...

Design

Book of Wisdom: 7 Things Web Designers Can Learn from Print

May 20th, 2013
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Book of Wisdom: 7 Things Web Designers Can Learn from Print

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Although the knowledge in effective web marketing has increased over the last decade or two, there is still a great deal that web designers can learn from print designers. After all, print marketing has been around since the invention of the printing press and roughly five-hundred years of successful designs can’t...

Development

HowTo: Build (Sort of) an Instagram Clone with HTML5

May 15th, 2013
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HowTo: Build (Sort of) an Instagram Clone with HTML5

instafuzz-home-550 When I started out on this app I was only really just interested in seeing if the web platform had really evolved to a point where an app like the hugely popular Instagram app could be built using just HTML, JavaScript and CSS.  As it turns out we can in fact do exactly that. ...

Photography

Enhance Your Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition

May 2nd, 2013
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Enhance Your Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition

"Light is Life" by Ian Plant

What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which separates the merely good from the truly magnificent? Many candidates immediately spring to mind, such as subject matter, light, mood, and moment. One aspect clearly rises above the rest, and is the thread which...

Development

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5 and SVG #2: Text, Paths and Basic Animation

April 25th, 2013
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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5 and SVG #2: Text, Paths and Basic Animation

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The first article in this series covered the basics of SVG, an overlooked, underappreciated aspect of HTML5. While different browsers implement SVG in different ways, the previous walkthrough described how to create text, incorporate SVG images and build basic shapes such as circles, polygons and paths in a way that all...

Design

CSS Architectures #1: Principles of Code Cleanup and the New Best Practices

April 15th, 2013
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CSS Architectures #1:  Principles of Code Cleanup and the New Best Practices

Box-Models in Real Life Can Come Over Complicated, too

All too often, the CSS for major (and minor) websites is a textbook case of code bloat and redundancy, with lines of code that boast unnecessary use of qualifier elements, overly specific selectors from unnecessarily long selector chains, overdependence on descendent selectors when...

Development

Games Galore: Building Atari with CreateJS

March 29th, 2013
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Games Galore: Building Atari with CreateJS

CreateJS + Atari + Internet Explorer 10

Development

80,000 Lines of Objective-C: Bringing Multi-Touch Physics to the HTML5 Browser

March 27th, 2013
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80,000 Lines of Objective-C: Bringing Multi-Touch Physics to the HTML5 Browser

"Contre Jour" is a video game that is "blurring the lines between interactive art and games". Made popular on iOS, and created by Maksym (Max) Hryniv, Contre Jour is known world-wide for its innovative gameplay, charming art style, and captivating soundtrack. With the debut of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft was looking...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Full Throttle: Cloudflare Promises To Boost Your Website’s Performance

March 26th, 2013
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Full Throttle: Cloudflare Promises To Boost Your Website’s Performance

cloudflare-logo-640px Websites nowadays should best be jack of all trades services. Extremely fast, secure against attackers, packed with lots of the most amazing features. This is not easy to accomplish. We could try to lock in dozens of web developers for weeks and not let them out before they offer a fitting solution or, we should...