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Google's New CAPTCHA Is Easier For Proving Your Humanity

Google is today announcing an improved version of CAPTCHA that it’s calling the ‘NoCAPTCHA reCAPTCHA.’ While it sounds like a mouthful, the new service has some great benefits for users.<p>We’ve known CAPTCHAs for years for their awful distorted text that’s hard to read and get right a lot of the …

How to Add an Interactive Map in WordPress

Do you want to add an interactive map in WordPress? Interactive maps allow your users to discover routes, journeys, and itineraries by clicking on …

Data Visualization

Dropshare Helps You Share Files Using a Service You Control

There’s a plethora of apps out there for sharing your screenshots and files with the world, like Cloudup and Droplr, but what if you’re not sold on the idea of trusting a <i>company</i> with your files?<p>Dropshare for OS X makes uploading and sharing your own files easy. Instead of hosting on a shared …

7 Indispensable (and Free!) Website Graders

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You can audit your content in many ways—be it a quick-and-simple social media audit or a full-scale blog review. You can take the time to run the numbers yourself (a useful exercise!), or you can plug a URL into<p>I’m the type to always plug our Buffer …

How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Company

They can cost next to nothing to well into six figures. Since you already have a good idea of your budget, see what the designer’s average project typically costs to determine if your budget fits into that range. If the two numbers are way off, it’s best to find out early to avoid wasting anyone’s …

7 Ways to Refine Your App's User Experience

Nothing will sink your app faster than terrible user experience. But in the rush to develop and launch (and build plenty of ‘cool’ features), many teams overlook the most important person in the entire process: the user.<p>Curious about some quick and easy techniques for refining user experience, I …

Getting Started with Ionic

Create an Ionic App using one of our ready-made app templates, or a blank one to start fresh. Check out the Market for more designs.<p>For v1 projects, …

Hybrid Mobile Apps: Providing A Native Experience With Web Technologies

What Are Hybrid Mobile Apps?<p>Mobile apps can be generally broken down into native, hybrid and web apps. Going the native route allows you to use all …

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One of the neatest parts about programming is that there’s always something new to learn. And with so much knowledge to absorb you’d literally need a computer chip in your head to remember it all.<p>Whether you’re a complete beginner or just looking to polish off some of the rust, this collection of <b>8 informational eBooks</b> covers the most important aspects of coding for Web Design. These high-quality bundle from Smashing Magazine will give you the lowdown on HTML and CSS, as well as the most-recent …

Chrome and Firefox Flagging Bit.ly Links as Malware

<i>Update</i>: <i>Bitly says that the root of the problem was Google Safebrowsing, a service provided by the internet giant to browsers such as Firefox and Chrome, that highlights URLs that contain malware or phishing content. It says that Bitlinks are now no longer blocked, and no data/bitlinks were</i> …

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Social Media

Be selective<p>Your early foray into social media might seem a bit daunting and it can indeed quickly overwhelm you if you try too much, too soon. Don’t make this mistake. There’s no need to dive headlong into a long list of networks, or even the top four, right out of the gate.<p>Pick just one or two. …

20 web designers to follow on Behance

Behance is a great place to find new work and creative inspiration from top web designers and agencies. But with so many of them to browse through, …

Landing Pages for Dummies: A How-To Guide

<b>Headline:</b> What’s the biggest, specific benefit a reader will receive if they take action? Pose a question if applicable, then answer that question in the content below.<p><b>Content:</b> Explain the value clearly, simply, and honestly. Keep it focused on the reader.<p><b>Proof:</b> Offer the words of others that have …

Privacy in the Internet of Things Era

<i>Wojtek Borowicz, community evangelist at Estimote, freelance writer and a strong believer in the Internet of Things.</i><p>We’ve already entered the Internet of Things: a world where everything is connected, with billions of devices storing and exchanging data about each other and about their users – i.e. …

Palettab Chrome Extension offers color themes and fonts right from your browser tab

Looking for font/color theme ideas? Palettab, a Chrome browser extension whose mission in life is to generate ideas for your creative projects, is conveniently located in the next tab.<p>Run by COLOURlovers, an international online community of over 4 million, each palette of five colors has its own …

Google Introduces Google Translate Chrome Extension

Today Google introduced a new Chrome extension that will help you when you hit a site in a language you don’t speak.<p>The new Google Translate Chrome Extension lets you highlight just the text you want to translate. Just select the text and either click the Translate icon or right click on the …

12 Tips for Moving to https with Your Website

Have you ever considered switching your business website from http and moving to https? If you haven’t, now might be the time to at least start …

The Power of Less: Remove Inessential Things From Your Site

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>When I built my first website a little over three years ago, I had no idea …

How to Retarget Your Audience With Native Advertising

Even when you were so close to making a purchase, you completely lost interest in the website and may have ended up making the purchase elsewhere or completing some other type of conversion.<p>A major challenge for online business owners and marketers is holding the attention of consumers until …

Animated Background Headers | Codrops

A collection of animated background header effects for your inspiration. We use Canvas and Javascript to create an animated background for large site …

Startup Framework 2 - Bootstrap Themes and Templates

Startup Framework 2 is a bootstrap based online generator. Using the online app you can create and export bootstrap templates and themes.

Kevin Rose launches Tiiny, a fun iPhone app for sharing temporary photos and videos

After teasing the app earlier this week, Digg co-founder Kevin Rose has released Tiiny, the first app from North Technologies, his new mobile startup.<p>Tiiny shows you a grid of 212×212-pixel photos and looping videos from people you follow. There’s no way to enlarge the images, and they are …

Tab Styles Inspiration | Codrops

A couple of modern and subtle tab styles and effects for your inspiration. We use pseudo-elements, SVGs and CSS transitions for some of the …

jQuery One Page Scroll by Pete R. | The Pete Design

One Page Scroll v1.3.1<p>Create an Apple-like one page scroller website (iPhone 5S website) with One Page Scroll plugin<p>Looking for a Pure JS | Zepto …

iPhone

Transactional HTML Email Templates

Transactional HTML emails often get neglected.<p><b>Styling HTML email is painful</b>. Tables, inline CSS, unsupported CSS, desktop clients, web clients, …

Windows Phone

Favicons, Touch Icons, Tile Icons, etc. Which Do You Need? | CSS-Tricks

By Philippe Bernard On August 18, 2014<p><i>The following is a guest post by Philippe Bernard. Philippe has done research on what it takes to make a</i> …

Web Design

How to Add a Contact Form Popup in WordPress

Recently we got an email from a user asking: How do I put my contact form in a popup for my WordPress site? This is a common trend on many sites …

50 Best Websites 2014

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