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I am always on the hunt for cleaner, fresher fonts to add to my collection. Modern, fancy, old style, bold face – whatever it may be, if it’s clean, it gets a spot in my collection. Here are a few personal favorites of mine for your own personal usage.

This post is primarily based on modern fonts, with a general bias towards serifs vs san-serifs. All of these should be available for use at the time of writing, but licensing … show me the rest

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Much like how carpenters always have their toolbox on hand and Batman always has his utility belt, a developer should always have his programs handy. What programs you ask? Well, lucky for you, not only am I going to pose the question for you, I’m also throwing in some answers as well.

Notepad++

If you’re a developer, heck, if you own a computer and don’t own this piece of software, you should just revert to notepads and pen (actually, that … show me the rest

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Every new WordPress blog is in need of not only posts and readers, but also plugins and modifications. A huge array of plugins that add to the functionality and enhance performance are already out there, but here’s a list to help sort the best from the mediocre.

1. Backup

Without a doubt, backing up is one of the most crucial parts of website maintenance. Realistically, however, who really religiously backups daily – at least manually. This plugin not only handles … show me the rest

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Some of you may have noticed a recent lack of blog posts, but don’t be alarmed – I just recently hit a snag with the server and had to deal with some issues on that end.

On that note, I have also been working endlessly on optimizing the speed of the website, as that seems to have been an issue for many readers. The large image sizes seem to have been a concern, and it’s now been shrunk from MBs … show me the rest

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When you first get started with freelancing, even the prospect of meeting with a client is exhilarating. Every request they make, whether it’s unreasonable or not, you agree to. Lower budget than usual? No problem. Well, now’s the time to stop and recognize when you’re being exploited and how to handle it. Here are a couple situations that should trigger alarms, and how to prevent them.

Just starting out with no funds – mind partnering up?

“Partnering up” for a … show me the rest

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As designers and coders, the topic of cross browser compatibility is unavoidable. Without a doubt, it’s quite a nuisance – however, with the right tools and techniques, cross browser compatibility will come just like *that* (picture me snapping). Look on the bright side: at least we don’t have to deal with Android fragmentation.

1. Browser Shots

After testing with browsers installed on my computer (i.e. Opera, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer – the major ones), I like to open up … show me the rest

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Photoshop can be quite overwhelming when first starting out, especially with its wide array of functions and features sorted into hundreds of menu items. These Photoshop shortcuts aim to help with just this, and hopefully save you some time as well.

1. Clear workspace instantly (TAB)

Clicking TAB once will clear all your palettes, and clicking it again will restore it. Very useful when you’re working with space constraints (e.g. netbooks, smaller laptops, etc.)

2. Save for web (SHIFT + … show me the rest

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Slow websites can be a pain, both for the user and the developer. Sometimes the slower website speed is inevitable because the script is bloated, but even so, there are still tricks to speed things up.

Use CSS sprites, seriously

Sprites work by combining multiple images into one main file, and then using CSS’ background-position to move the part of the larger image you want into view. This cuts down on the number of requests the browser makes, thus gives … show me the rest

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To kickstart the launching of Changry, I am giving away free domains and scripts in return for your likes and follows. In other words, you click one button and enter in a chance to win free stuff.

Prizes?

Let’s kick it off with prizes, as I’m sure that’s what most of you are here for. Or at least curious about.

Basically there will be 3 winners total, with each winner getting a 1 year registration of a domain of their … show me the rest

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When you’re first starting out with forums, it can be quite overwhelming with the sheer amount of forum softwares out there. This guide aims to cover the mainstream paid and free ones, but like everybody, there is bound to be a few mistakes and softwares I left out. If that’s the case, don’t hesitate in commenting below.

vBulletin (paid)

If you’ve been searching for forum softwares – no, if the word “forum” is in your vocabulary, you undoubtedly know vBulletin. … show me the rest