Fit Text Frame to Content Script

Fit Text Frame to Content Script

| May 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Nathaniel Kelso created a couple of really handy scripts to fit text boxes to their content. This might seem like a really basic problem, but these problems are usually the most annoying. There is a script for a text box’s Depth and a script for the text box’s Width. If you work with a bunch […]

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7 Plugins to Save Time With the Dashboard

7 Plugins to Save Time With the Dashboard

| May 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

As bloggers, we spend a lot of time working on a range of different tasks. This includes things like checking stats, monitoring ad revenue, and interacting on social media. That leaves us with a lot of sites to log into. But by adding a few WordPress plugins, you can pull some of this data back […]

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Weekly Vector Inspiration #170

Weekly Vector Inspiration #170

| May 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

This post is part of a weekly series showcasing inspirational vector art. Although the series showcases vector art, some work might just be vector inspired, not created completely with vector art. If you have any art suggestions, feel free to comment! For more vector art inspiration, check out the Vectips Flickr Group. M Magazine, C’est […]

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Snippet: Mobile First is History Repeating

Snippet: Mobile First is History Repeating

| May 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

As a fan of Jakob Neilsen and a skeptic of the “every design should be responsive” methodology, I have been frustrated with the criticism of Neilsen’s stance on mobile websites. Recently I published my thoughts on the two sides (mobile specific websites and responsive design) hoping to cultivate a discussion on mobile design and why […]

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Snippet: Designing Navigation, a GitHub Case Study

Snippet: Designing Navigation, a GitHub Case Study

| May 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

I respect navigation more than any other element on a website. Little else commands the responsibility of navigation. Poor navigation leaves people dumbfounded, confused and frustrated. Great navigation effortlessly directs users toward the content or actions they desire and can reroute lost users while minimizing mental processing. Even the over glorified “call to action” is simply another […]

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CSS & JS Auto-Refreshing with Live.js

CSS & JS Auto-Refreshing with Live.js

| May 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

I want to share a fantastic little tool that I’ve only recently come across; Live.js, written by Martin Kool. This JavaScript file automatically checks for changes to your CSS and JavaScript files, and refreshes them. That means you can have your text editor in one half of the screen, and a web browser in the […]

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CSS & JS Auto-Refreshing with Live.js

CSS & JS Auto-Refreshing with Live.js

| May 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

I want to share a fantastic little tool that I’ve only recently come across; Live.js, written by Martin Kool. This JavaScript file automatically checks for changes to your CSS and JavaScript files, and refreshes them. That means you can have your text editor in one half of the screen, and a web browser in the […]

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Design, Copy and Mental Processing

Design, Copy and Mental Processing

| May 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Most discussions of speed and websites focus on response time, download footprint and rendering performance. While all aforementioned elements are important, there is another aspect of site performance to be aware of— the speed of the human mind. It’s safe to say the human brain processes information faster than any computer, browser and of the internet, so it […]

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Rails cache sweeper redux

Rails cache sweeper redux

| April 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Michael Mahemoff writes: To be effective, Rails cache sweepers need to be more fully understood.  They know no standard, so you must employ art. He goes on: Sweepers observe both your models and your controllers, but most workarounds focus on their controller nature.  Importantly: the sweeper must be explicitly added as an observer. Even more […]

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WordPress Development: Bypassing the Settings API

WordPress Development: Bypassing the Settings API

| April 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

The following is a guest post by Andy Walpole. There are many parts of the WordPress API which are fantastic but there are also other parts which, I would argue, are lacking. The Settings API was introduced in version 2.7 to allow the semi-automation of form creation. All credible Content Management Systems and frameworks have […]

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