What web designers can learn from Google’s Material Design | Webdesigner Depot

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Material Design is Google’s new visual design language. It was introduced at the 2014 I/O Conference in June, and it’s beginning to find real traction in all areas of the design community. This new visual language is fascinating because it systematically addresses a lot of issues we, as designers, face on a daily basis. At the same time, it’s both surprising and …

LOGO CHOICE RESEARCH 2014 – DesignContest.com

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There are different contests clients hold on our website. Number of logo contests is the most significant. We have conducted a small survey to reveal several logo features that affects client’s choice most of all. We have chosen randomly 500 winning logos on design crowdsourcing sites and grouped them according to several attributes. 82% of all logos contain both, text …

7 Reasons to Choose the Yii 2 Framework

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Late last year, SitePoint published an article highlighting the top PHP frameworks. Tied for the number four spot was the Yii (pronounced Yee) Framework. At that time the latest version of the framework available was 1.1.14. Recently, Yii 2.0 was made available, so you can begin to use it in production. While we did cover it recently when it was …

Building a PhoneGap App with a WordPress Backend

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In this tutorial, we will cover how to use WordPress as a backend for a PhoneGap mobile app. We’ll then look at how we can create REST APIs for WordPress so that the PhoneGap app can communicate with WordPress using those APIs. We’re also going to build a simple PhoneGap app which allows users to login and then display a …

You Are Not A Machine. You Are Not Alone. | Smashing Magazine

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Many of us struggle silently with mental health problems and many more are affected by them, either directly or indirectly. {Geek} Mental Help Week starts today and we would like to help raise awareness with a couple of articles exploring these issues. – Ed. via You Are Not A Machine. You Are Not Alone. | Smashing Magazine.

Track Your Coding Productivity with WakaTime

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Back in June, I wrote an article about Codeivate, which is capable of tracking the language you are currently programming in, awarding points to your virtual profile in a manner similar to an RPG. One of the comments I received on that article was a link to a tool named WakaTime, which has similar capabilities. However, WakaTime is promoted as …

12 Tips for Naming Your Startup

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Recently, I published a roundup of some effective tools to help you name your startup. Tools can be a great help but there is definitely a sense of satisfaction in doing it on your own. Below are a few ideas that will help you brainstorm a new brand name! Thanks to Unsplash for the image. A good brand name can …

The Anti-hero of CSS Layout – “display:table” | colintoh.com

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The topic of table usage in layouts is a sensitive one. Almost every web developer knew that a table-based layout is atrocious and the number of reasons against it are well-documented. There are two ways you can use table in layout – HTML Table and CSS Table. via The Anti-hero of CSS Layout – “display:table” | colintoh.com.

Parallels Plesk 12: Harden Up and Supercharge Your WordPress Site

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This article was sponsored by Parallels. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make SitePoint possible! Web management tools aren’t new, they’ve been around for many years and they all support one-click installs for common web applications. However, for the most part all this does is install the application and then you’re on your own. You don’t have visibility to …

A Standing Desk Might Not (Necessarily) Save Your Life

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A couple of years ago I found myself unable to work effectively, with constant screaming headaches and stiff necks. It turned out this was due to my working at an inappropriate workspace — my dining table and a terrible chair — with a screen that was too low. Fortunately, I rarely have these issues anymore after I found out what …