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  1. I remember January 10, 2010, rather well: it was the day we lost a project’s complete history. We were using Subversion as our version control system, which kept the project’s history in a central repository on a server. And we were backing up this server on a regular basis—at least, we thought we were. The server broke down, and then the backup failed. Our project wasn’t completely lost, but all the historic versions were gone.
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  5. Clients come in all shapes and sizes. They’re the lifeblood of any creative agency, bringing with them problems to be solved in return for hard cash. So when someone comes along with an exciting project it’s easy to get excited about the design possibilities without thinking too clearly about for whom you will be working.
  6. Given how integral technology has become to modern enterprises, it's hard to imagine an executive charting a safe course for any company without a fundamental appreciation for and understanding of technology. While she needn't be an engineer, she needs to at least know one.
    23-10-2014 to , by lucanos - Link
  7. In this series, we look specifically at Git and Bitbucket and how they can help us in our day-to-day work. Throughout the series, we look at Git and how it's distributed source control model works. We also look at how pull requests work and how they are useful in the context of code reviews, and we also look at team workflows and creative uses for web hooks.
  8. In this article, you will learn some of the most outstanding WP hacks that you will definitely find useful.
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  10. Have you ever considered running your own class or training course online? Everyone has something they can teach and many people are amazed when they see how easy it is to turn that knowledge into passive income. Before you can start however, you’ll n
  11. Creating a WordPress child theme is important. It gives the user access to the theme without the threat of breaking it when updating. Unfortunately, child themes can be confusing if you don’t have much experience with WordPress customization.
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  12. In this tutorial, we will learn how to use the Shortcode API. We will create our own shortcodes, see how to use classic and unnamed attributes and also how to handle content.
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  13. Most WordPress users are familiar with tags and categories and with how to use them to organize their blog posts. If you use custom post types in WordPress, you might need to organize them like categories and tags. Categories and tags are examples of taxonomies, and WordPress allows you to create as many custom taxonomies as you want. These custom taxonomies operate like categories or tags, but are separate.
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  14. In this tutorial, you'll create your first Windows Phone 8 application. The aim of this article is to familiarize yourself with some of the building blocks of the Windows Phone 8 SDK. If you haven't read the introduction of this series, then I recommend you do so first. It's important that you have a good understanding of the platform before creating applications for it.
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  15. I’ve been using WordPress for the last eight years or so and, along the way, it’s been a good companion. But it’s far from perfect. Over the last four years, while running a high-traffic blog about video games, I struggled with a range of problems
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  16. This is a four-part series in which you'll learn some techniques for working with images in attachments in WordPress which give you advanced options.
  17. The WordPress login screen is well designed – it's clean and simple to interact with and it works well on all screen sizes. But what if you're building a site for a client who wants to display their own logo to users logging in? Or if you have a MultiSite installation and want your users to see your branding when they log in? Luckily, you can customise the way the login screen looks quite easily.
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  18. During the course of this three-part series, we will build a WordPress plugin from the ground up. This plugin will display a list of upcoming events on the front-end to let users know what's coming next. The admin will be able to publish information about new events, and will be able to edit or delete them.
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  19. Building software for the web is different from many other fields because it’s possible to create a revolutionary product with nothing more than an idea, a computer and a bit of time.
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  20. DesignCrit.io is a design feedback app that allows you to create and annotate live websites in just a few clicks, with screenshots taken directly from any accessible website. Projects can be private or public for anybody to write feedback.
  21. Prior to HTML5 we had no element to semantically mark up a date or time. In recent years, other solutions, most notably Microformats and Microdata, have tried to fill this gap for specific situations (date of birth, publication of a book, and so on).
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  22. Today we want to share a cool experiment with you. It is a cute file browser, which you can upload to a folder somewhere on your site and share documents, pictures and other files with the world. The app is built with PHP and jQuery and uses CSS3 extensively – no images or icons were used in the design, and the animations are smooth and work well even on smartphones.
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  23. We’ve discussed this many times before, but it’s essential to document the project scope and responsibilities for every client. Costly misunderstandings and legal shenanigans can be avoided from the start.
  24. The infographic below provides some quick and useful tips that will help you knock it out of the park at your next job interview. Every detail from the first impression to common mistakes during the interview process is covered, so check it out before you go out on your next interview.
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  25. In this article, we will be using VirtualBox and Ubuntu to create a portable WordPress environment that is cross-platform compatible and is easily able to be deployed to almost any live environment.
  26. Fullscreen background videos, used judiciously, bring a certain something to WordPress posts. They catch the eye, grab the attention of your visitor and start telling the story before the text can even get a word in.
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  27. ‘The notion of future consequences, so essential to our development as functional citizens, as adults, is relegated to the background, inviting us to remain in a state of permanent childhood.’
  28. Once you’ve encountered it a couple of times, you forget about it. I’d say that most of us have come to expect certain applications, or perhaps certain kinds of applications, to simply load more content when we hit the bottom of a page. And why not? It’s effective, and often convenient.
    22-10-2014 to , by lucanos - Link
  29. Today we’d like to share a couple of styles and effects for off-canvas menus. The off-canvas sidebar is widely used and we have already created some effect inspiration before. Like with everything, style evolves and today we want to show a new set of modern effects for your inspiration. Different layouts and synced transitions of the menu and the page can make everything look more interesting and we can make use of the available space for side-menus and controls. SVG allows us to play with organic shapes and add some unexpected and stylish moves to a design.
  30. That full page scrolling is becoming increasingly popular is hardly surprising as it taps into our paper-based reading experiences and provides all the visual clues about needing to read to the end before “turning the page”.
  31. Koala is a GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation, to help web developers to use them more efficiently. Koala can run in windows, linux and mac.
    22-10-2014 to , , , , by lucanos - Link
  32. There are many benefits of Sass for WordPress developers. You’ve probably heard many arguments for using a pre-processor by now. CSS pre-processors provide the opportunity for better code organization by using partials and nesting styles. Pre-processors help developers style faster by writing mixins and functions. Pre-processors also allow us to write more maintainable, scalable code with logic and variables.
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  33. This tutorial will outline how to extend the WordPress administration screens for your post types by customizing what columns of information are displayed.
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  34. Throughout this series, we're going to take at one way that we can write maintainable code in WordPress through an example plugin that introduces meta boxes, various options, and tabbed navigation in the WordPress dashboard.
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  35. In this article, we're going to take a look at how to use Sass and Compass in our WordPress theme development process. We will structure our theme stylesheets in SMACSS fashion and will leverage the power of Compass to generate image sprites for both retina and non-retina devices.
  36. You can start by creating the most advanced version of the site with all of the scripts, styles, and so on, and then have it render in older browsers via graceful degradation, you may opt to ignore older browsers, or you can start with a basic page and add scripts and styles such that it becomes more functional via progressive enhancement.
  37. You can also make a Wikipedia clone and mimic its features like a "table of contents" section or linked cross references. In this tutorial, we're going to make use of shortcodes and custom fields in order to create a working "Footnotes" section.
  38. Basically, your site’s backend could be doing more for you. It could be working harder for you. And that’s why white labeling—the process of adding personalized, branded touches—is such a good idea. So today I’m going to present some solutions for white labeling your site, from plugins and themes that guide your customizations to manual code snippets you can drop into your site right this second.
  39. If you update your website regularly, your database will grow larger over time. A large database can greatly affect the performance of your website as it takes longer for your server to retrieve information from database tables. This is why database optimization is so important.
    22-10-2014 to , , by lucanos - Link
  40. In order to get you started, I have compiled a selection of some of my favorite custom functions for you to begin using throughout your projects.
  41. Now more than ever we need to make our sites blazing fast on desktop and on mobile.
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  42. While developing for WordPress we frequently get into situations that call for specialized plugins and tools to make our lives easier. Importing test posts, regenerating images, automation of WordPress reinstallation, creating options pages – just a fraction of an endless list.
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  43. If you’re into monitoring your server and knowing your traffic, you may be observing the same recent spike in malicious activity. In response to these attacks, I’ve been secretly working on the next generation of G-series blacklist, the inevitable 6G Firewall.
  44. A complete professional installation and configuration can contain a lot longer than the famous 5 minute install!
  45. If you are using multisite to publish multiple sites then reusing media across your sites either means inserting with a url or loading the image up twice. Hardly satisfactory.
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  46. What custom post types do is allow you to add your own type of data; that may be an article, a song, a movie, or thousands of other things. Custom post types allow you to categorize your data according to your individual needs, which in turn allows you to take greater control over how your site behaves.
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  47. Managing clients is a big part of freelancing. Many freelance designers have their own way of working with clients. But a lot of them do it in a way that works against them. Here are a few things I do differently that allows me to work with clients without headache.
  48. jExpand is ultra lightweight jQuery plugin that will make your tables expandable. Typical for line of business applications, this feature can help you organize tables better. This way, tables can hold more information such as images, lists, diagrams and other elements.
    22-10-2014 to , , by lucanos - Link
  49. We’ll explore the latest theoretical approaches, like agile development, minimum viable product (MVP), and lean startup principles. But don’t worry—it will also be a very practical tutorial, in which you learn how to put these theories into practice, and see examples of how it’s been done in the real world by successful companies like Dropbox.
    22-10-2014 to by lucanos - Link

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