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  • Code
    WordPress
    Tips for Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: ToolsWriting maintainable wordpress themes
    Throughout this series, we've been talking about a number of practices that we can employ in our WordPress theme development that will help not only provide a consistent foundation off of which we can build our existing and future projects, but that will also help us maintain them after they're released. In this final article, I'll be talking about several different settings and plugins that I think should be defined and/or installed in every WordPress development environment to make sure that you're using the most up-to-date APIs, that you're not negatively impacting performance, and that you're not causing any notices, warnings, or errors to be thrown via PHP.Read More…
  • Code
    JavaScript
    Modules, a Future Approach to JavaScript LibrariesJavascript wide retina preview
    JavaScript libraries such as jQuery have been the go-to approach for writing JavaScript in the browser for nearly a decade. They’ve been a huge success and necessary intervention for what was once a browser land full of discrepancies and implementation issues. jQuery seamlessly glossed over browser bugs and quirks and made it a no brainer approach to getting things done, such as event handling, Ajax and DOM manipulation. At the time, jQuery solved all our problems, we include its almighty power and get to work straight away. It was, in a way, a black box that the browser “needed” to function properly. But the web has evolved, APIs are improving, standards are being implemented, the web is a very fast moving scene and I’m not sure giant libraries have a place in the future for the browser. It’s becoming a module-oriented environment.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vector
    Create a Diskette and Walkman with New Live Shapes in Adobe IllustratorCassette
    One of the many updated features Adobe unveiled with Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 was the inclusion of Live Shapes. Like Live Corners before them, Live Shapes brings greater control over closed path objects, speeding up workflow. Put your memory to the test with this simple shapes tutorial making use of this fantastic new feature.Read More…
  • Business
    Email Marketing
    How to Maximize Your Clickthrough Rate in Emails7 clickthrough
    On the average, for every 100 subscribers on your email list, only one subscriber will click a link in each email you send out. In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can ensure your list performs better than average so that your emails get more clicks. Read More…
  • Photography
    Adobe Lightroom
    How to Use Lightroom Edits Outside of LightroomAplr preview image
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to enable metadata to use Lightroom edits with other software, such as Photoshop and Bridge.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Adobe Muse
    Quickly Create a Website With Adobe Muse CC 2014 Preview mues 2
    In this tutorial I will quickly show you how you can build a website using Adobe Muse CC.Read More…