Archive for March, 2012

Node.js – The objective is absolutely fast I/O

Node.js – The objective is absolutely fast I/O

| March 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Node.js employs an event-driven architecture and a non-blocking I/O model, and it provides some blindingly fast performance to some types of data-intensive Web apps. It is about JavaScript on the server side. LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay are among ardent Node.js users, and none other than Microsoft has discussed end-to-end JavaScript coverage on its Azure cloud. […]

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6 Ways to Power Up WordPress Comments

6 Ways to Power Up WordPress Comments

| March 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

It’s a relatively simple process to add some flair to your blog comments these days. I want to look at 6 of the best free tools and give you a quick overview of the benefits of each. Let’s start with one you’ve likely heard of before… Disqus Disqus uses JavaScript to replace your WordPress comments with […]

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ColourLovers acquires Forrst

ColourLovers acquires Forrst

| March 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Word came out yesterday that ColorLovers was buying Forrst, first via PandoDaily and later via BetaBeat. There was some confusion exactly what this mean’t for Forrst, but both Kyle (Founder of Forrst) and Bubs (Darius Monsef, Founder of ColourLovers) have … Continue reading → Original post by Mubashar Iqbal

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Site of the Week #35

Site of the Week #35

| March 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

This week I’ve chosen the site of COOP – Chicago Coworking Space from the 55 sites that were added to the gallery. Another one page site this week. A great mix of photographs and clean type conveys the personality of … Continue reading → Original post by Mubashar Iqbal

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Project Status Plugin for WordPress

Project Status Plugin for WordPress

| March 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

For those of you who don’t read the 3.7 Blog, we have recently released a WordPress plugin for managing projects. The following excerpt from the unveiling post explains our inspiration for the plugin. Anytime you experience the same situation a several times there is an opportunity to improve on it. My inspiration was a common […]

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Site of the Week #34

Site of the Week #34

| March 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

From this weeks 60 new sites on Most Inspired, I’ve choosen Andy O’Dore as site of the week. Love this one page site. Cool integration of Andy’s portfolio pieces, nice typography, and some well placed personal touches make this site … Continue reading → Original post by Mubashar Iqbal

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Add a Backup to Embedded Tweets in WordPress

Add a Backup to Embedded Tweets in WordPress

| March 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Around this time last year, I showed you how to embed tweets in WordPress using the Twitter API. Today, I want to improve on that script by adding a backup to it. Twitter is often down or unresponsive, and when it is, the previous script fails and displays nothing. With a backup, we store an […]

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Site of the Week #33

Site of the Week #33

| March 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

We had 62 new sites on Most Inspired this week, and I’ve choosen Faces of NYFW as site of the week. Strong visuals as you’d expect in a site of this nature, coupled with some great user interaction features, make … Continue reading → Original post by Mubashar Iqbal

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Redundant is Usable

Redundant is Usable

| March 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Over the past fifteen plus years of designing websites for other people, I have received countless requests to remove elements from a design because they are “redundant.” The perception is that if something is included on the page once, especially in an obvious fashion, there’s no reason to repeat it elsewhere. Further baffling, it’s my […]

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Site of the Week #32

Site of the Week #32

| March 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

We had 47 new sites on Most Inspired this week (is the winter slowing people down?), and I’ve choosen Happy Cog as site of the week. If you’ve surfed the web much, you’ve probably been on a website designed by … Continue reading → Original post by Mubashar Iqbal

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