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  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Drinking Straw Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorStrawtextpreview
    In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed straw pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator and how to use it for a neat text effect. Read More…
  • Code
    Design Patterns: SingletonsPreview image@2x
    Design patterns are often considered a more advanced topic and therefore ignored or overlooked by people new to iOS or OS X development. However, there are a number of design patterns every aspiring iOS or OS X developer will be faced with from day one. The singleton pattern is one such pattern. In this article, we'll take a close look at the singleton pattern by discussing its advantages and disadvantages. You'll also learn how to implement the singleton pattern in Swift and Objective-C.Read More…
  • Code
    Hosting Your Website After DeathPreview partone
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    Want to host your WordPress site for a hundred years? It's an impossibly difficult undertaking. Let's explore the gaps technologists have left themselves in planning our digital legacy.Read More…
  • Business
    Getting Your First 3 Paying Clients as a New FreelancerThree paying clients
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    As you step into the big bad world of freelancing, you have a number of concerns, but looming at the top of your list is likely how to get paying clients. In this tutorial, we walk you through the steps to land your first three. These are clients who value you and are willing to pay for your services. Also, there is a lot to learn from the right kind of clients, like how to get even more of them. Hint: It's not about mass mailing a ton of prospects or reaching out to everyone. It's also NOT about creating a fancy website or building up a social media following.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Quick Tip: Using the HTML5 “download” AttributePreview tag download
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    Creating a download link in HTML is straightforward; add an anchor tag and point to the file within the href attribute. Some file types, however, won’t be downloaded. They, instead, will be opened in the browser. In this case consider using the “download” attribute.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Apple WatchApplewatchtandt
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    The Apple Watch has been out for a few days now. This tutorial lists number of tips and tricks, some of which you may not have discovered yet, in order that you can get the most from the Apple Watch.Read More…