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Sufyan bin Uzayr (67 Posts)

About: Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for multiple publications and has also authored a book named Sufism: A Brief History. His primary areas of interest include open source, mobile development, web CMS and vector art. He is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of an e-journal named Brave New World. You can visit his website or friend him on Facebook.
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Google Web Fundamentals: An Essential Handbook For Designers and Developers

A week or so back and seemingly unnoticed, Google released a new online handbook for web designers and developers. Still in Beta and expected to be polished further in June, Google Web Fundamentals is an essential collection of information about modern web design and development. As of now, the Handbook consists of four separate topics: Multi-Device Layouts Images, Audio and…

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The Disappointment of Writing on Medium.com

Of late, a new writing service has taken the blogosphere by a storm. This one pitches itself as “a better place to read and write”. Yes, I am talking about Medium. As a platform that lets you share your thoughts and words, Medium is rising in popularity with each passing day. In other words, it is redefining blogging! However, all…

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WordPress 3.8 Has Been Released this Week

Named “Parker” in memory of Jazz saxophonist Charles Parker, WordPress 3.8 has been released. This new version of WordPress brings many interesting features to the table, such as the redesigned admin interface and new admin color schemes (eight of them in total). The admin interface is now responsive, and sports Open Sans as the new font. Beyond that, the Theme…

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Good vs. Great Web Design: The Difference

While there are no rigid rules when it comes to web design, there do exist certain metrics that can distinguish a bad design from a good one, and even more so, a good design from a great one. Yet, there indeed are many practices that you can implement in order to ensure that your web design endeavors rank among the…

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Australis: The New Look for Firefox

Even though it has lost considerable market share to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox is still the preferred and favored web browser for a good number of internet users. And in the light of stiff competition from Chrome, Firefox has recently been trying hard to come up with something new in an attempt to bridge its lost market share. And speaking…

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Free eBook: UX Design For Project Managers from UXPin

Nowadays, anything even remotely related to design is dominated by concerns and ideas related to user experience. Talk about cold and hard words or engineering tricks? Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat! The concept is simple: in order to have a truly remarkable design or project, you need to attach special importance to user experience. However, most of the time,…

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ManageWP.org — Share, Explore and Vote on Everything WordPress

Due to the popularity of WordPress, there is no shortage of WP-related material on the internet. Whatever it might be that you are looking for — news, themes, plugins, reviews, interviews or tutorials — you will find numerous blogs and websites offering you WordPress-related information. Amidst such variety, it might be difficult to keep track of the best and choicest…

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Google Web Designer: Bringing Ideas To Life, Using HTML5

Yesterday Google added a new tool to its wide array of offerings, and this time they have built something specifically for the web design community. Allow me to introduce you to Google Web Designer – a powerful tool that lets you easily create interactive and cross-platform HTML5-based designs and vector-style artwork using an ‘integrated visual and code interface’. So what…