Apr 19 2013

Atmail Cloud: Modern Email Solution For Web-Working Professionals [Review]

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Email – there is no getting around it. You need a reliable, fast and secure service to host the mail-related part of your business life. Self-hosting is always an option, but alternatives are valid, too. Cloud-hosted mail services are no newcomers in the field. Almost any internet user will be a client of one or more of them. Today, we will take a look at a modern service from sunny Australia, aiming at small to medium teams and their collaboration requirements. Let’s see, what Atmail Cloud has got to offer…

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Apr 18 2013

Mozilla Labs TowTruck: Brand-new Real-Time Collaboration Tool Tested

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Mozilla Labs achieves amazing things. And this is more of an under- than an overstatement. The latest sprout from Mozilla’s garden, interestingly named TowTruck, makes no exception and promises a lot. TowTruck lets you integrate collaboration features into any website with a mere two lines of code. Once done, people can communicate, collaborate, create together right inside any website. They can even talk to each other via WebRTC. Noupe took a closer look…

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Apr 17 2013

Improving the Default Search Experience in WordPress

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No matter what the genre or niche of your website is, the search functionality forms an integral part of your site. In fact, it is almost impossible to think of the internet without the search function. A search bar helps your visitors to easily locate content on your website and as a result, plays a crucial role in converting casual visitors to regular subscribers. Sadly, the default search functionality in WordPress leaves a lot to be desired. Agreed, WordPress offers out of the box search function and you can easily add a search bar to your sidebar using widgets, but the overall performance of the WP search mechanism is below par, to say the least.

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Apr 16 2013

5 jQuery Plugins to Breathe Life into your Texts

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Texts are primarily made for reading. Yet, at least sometimes, we want them to be apparent, eye-catching. A set of jQuery plugins provide possibilities to animate texts in various ways. We have come up with five of the best of them.

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Apr 15 2013

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

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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 other selectors would be more appropriate, and the inappropriate or unnecessary use of !important. We’ll show you better ways in the following article…

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Apr 14 2013

Leaflet: Interactive Maps with JavaScript and OpenStreetMap

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What crosses your mind first, when you think about embedding maps into a website? I am pretty sure the answer is: Google Maps. And this is perfectly understable as the easy to use JavaScript API allows for simple and flexible addition of custom content such as markers and overlays to the maps. The free alternative OpenStreetMap has nothing similar to offer and thus is often turned down as the valid choice it could otherwise be. There is hope, though. The JavaScript library Leaflet allows for the addition of lots of Google Maps features to maps based on the Open Source project OpenStreetMap.

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Apr 13 2013

Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

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Did your muses sneak out the back-door without even leaving a message on the bathroom mirror? Didn’t you just have this wonderful idea for this next web project? No? I thought so. When the only thing running properly is your nose and the only sparks flying burn your skin, it is high time you visited Niice.co. This new search engine is here to serve you inspiration in packages tailored to your needs.

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Apr 12 2013

Sidr for jQuery: Modern Sidebar Navigation with an Edge

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We all came to love the so-called panel menu, or more correct off-canvas-menu, which saw a dramatic rise in popularity alongside the equally dramatic rise in popularity of smartphones and mobile clients in general. It’s getting hard to find one smartphone app that isn’t equipped with a navigation that slides in at swipe or tap. If my memory does not betray me, it was Facebook’s app that first made use of an off-canvas-menu. A while ago we introduced you to jPanelMenu for jQuery, with which you can create a Facebook-like experience in any app. Our newest contestant, Sidr, is even more able…

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Apr 11 2013

Depositphotos and Noupe Give Away More Than 300 Professional Stock Files For Free

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Today we have a very special and very attractive opportunity for you. Five of our readers are able to win a free 2 month subscription to Depositphoto’s Standard Plan. This allows for the daily download of up to five professional photos or vector files for use in design projects. In a two month period this sums up to more than 300 files each of our lucky winners can collect. Take part interacting with the giveaway widget below…

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Apr 09 2013

Envato Moves to 100% GPL, and WooThemes Joins ThemeForest — What’s Next?

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It all started in late 2012 and the early part of 2013 — WordPress Foundation requested that developers who are selling their WP-related works via Envato marketplaces should not speak at, volunteer for, sponsor or organize WordCamps. Obviously, things got heated (and personal) — you don’t tell one of the biggest communities of WP developers to stay away from WordCamps and expect no reaction at all, do you? After a lot of furore and debates, Envato eventually announced a GPL-friendly policy for their marketplaces.

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