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    Using New Relic to Monitor WordPress PerformanceNew relic
    If you arrived here from the Optimizing WordPress with Varnish and W3 Total Cache tutorial, you already have a pretty well optimized WordPress installation. If not, you may want to go back and review our guide to Varnish and W3TC. We're going to show you how to use New Relic's free server monitoring to see within your WordPress and PHP stack.Read More…
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    Configuring W3 Total Cache: General Settings IIWpconfigtips
    We covered half of the General Settings in last article. Let's move forward to configure the remaining options offered by W3TC. In this article, you will get to know about the Database Cache, Object Cache, Browser Cache, CDN and other settings.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Fractal Art: An Introduction to ApophysisPreview
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    Learn what a fractal is and how to create your own amazing works of mathematical art in this primer for the fractal generator Apophysis. With so many wonderful images to create, your imagination is truly the only limit.Read More…
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    Is Digital Art "Real" Art? Facts and Myths About Digital CreatingDigital art myths prev
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    Can you be a great digital artist when you don't how to draw with a pencil? Do you need expensive equipment for digital art? And what is the best way to learn it? The answers may be surprising!Read More…
  • Web Design
    How They Did It: “Years of Living Dangerously” EPK Microsite, Built With Adobe MusePreview
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    Demitri Alexander is the Art Director of Propoint’s interactive and motion team. I recently asked him some questions about the “Years of Living Dangerously” EPK Microsite project, built with Adobe Muse.Read More…
  • Crafts & DIY
    How to Make Wooden Word Art Word art preview
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    In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make custom wooden word art with a scroll saw and a few other basic tools. This project would make a great addition to any home decor.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create a Progressive Christmas SongProg xmas preview
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    In this tutorial I will show you how to make a progressive version of Silent Night, using melodic instrument tracks, drum samples, and loops.Read More…
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    Core Data from Scratch: ConcurrencyPreview image@2x
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    If you're developing a small or simple application, then you probably don't see the benefit of running Core Data operations in the background. However, what would happen if you imported hundreds or thousands of records on the main thread during the first launch of your application? The consequences could be dramatic. For example, your application could be killed by Apple's watchdog for taking too long to launch. In this article, we take a look at the dangers when using Core Data on multiple threads and we explore several solutions to tackle the problem.Read More…
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    Get Started Building Your Blog with Parse.js: Working with Data00 preview
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    Have you ever got excited by your idea of a website but found miserable making it dynamic and actually running on a server? With Parse.js, really everyone who understand the basics of the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can create dynamic websites and working web apps. This tutorial is going to take you through the process of creating a blog system step by step with Parse.js. And by the end of this series, you should be able to create your own CMS site with ease.Read More…
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    iThemes Exchange: Payment Gateways, Shipping and CouponsExchange logo
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    When taking payments on a website, regardless of whether that payment is taken on your website or on a third party website, it's a good idea to have an SSL certificate. You can read more about setting up SSL in WordPress in a recent tutorial. In this part of the series, we're going to dive in to setting up payment, shipping and coupons for your Exchange eCommerce store.Read More…
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    Creating a Custom WordPress Registration Form PluginRegistration
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    Out-of-the-box, WordPress provides a custom registration form that can be used to setup a new user, or to add a new user when adding them to an existing WordPress installation. But what if you want to implement a custom registration form that does not render the options in the WordPress Dashboard?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    To the Point: Interview With Sabrina SmelkoPreview
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    An interview with Canadian illustrator and designer, Sabrina Smelko, whose work varies from illustration to graphic design to art direction to blog writing. She's worked with Mozilla, AARP, and a host of other companies. It seems her client list never ends, and as such her insight into the working life of an in-demand designer is enlightening to say the least.Read More…