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Zaher Karp (11 Posts)

About: Zaher has a passion for design and a background in syndicated writing, editing, research, composition, and project management. He currently juggles health services research, creating print-ready books in a prepress environment, and his own business, Sustainable Clarity. He is based in Madison, Wisconsin.
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The iPhone 5 Photoshop GUI Templates from Teehan & Lax

As you will probably know, Teehan+Lax have a history of providing highly detailed iOS GUI templates. And last week, not long after the release of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, they released an updated version of their Photoshop GUI templates. Most importantly, these templates are free to download from their site. If you’re working with iOS apps as a…

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DrawHistory, a design company with a conscience

A new design company, DrawHistory, is providing web design services with a conscience. They are pledging to donate a fixed portion of their earnings to charities they preselect. The designer and developer pair behind DrawHistory, Jeff Effendi and Jordan Singer, are aiming to mix their passions of design and humanitarian work together, in their words: “DrawHistory was founded on a…

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Free WordPress Security E-Book Available from Code Poet: Locking Down WordPress

Code Poet, launched in May by Automattic, has this week released a new e-book on WordPress security. In the pages of “Locking Down WordPress,” three WordPress developers provide important advice on taking the right precautions. The book interviews the three seasoned WordPress pros, all of whom recommended updating all server code in the event of a security breach and requiring…

The ICO Amends the EU Cookie Law to Allow ‘Implied Consent’

At the last minute, the UK’s Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) has decided to dilute an already watery law. Last Thursday, among the last minute amendments to the law, legislators added implied consent to the EU Cookie law, which appears to be an appeal to overall acceptance and at odds with the law’s requirements of explicit informed consent. After a year…

Code Poet – New resource from the guys behind WordPress

Sharing has always been at the heart of Automattic, the developers of WordPress. And now those developers are looking to give back to the community – in the true spirit of open source. They have just launched a brand new resource for WordPress designers and developers called Code Poet. Code Poet aims to collect the knowledge that is scattered around…

jCSML – A New Cross Platform Animation Library

With mobile access and tablets, cross-platform media compatibility has become one of the most important features for new web technologies. With Adobe Flash not being supported on iOS and HTML5 not being native to earlier versions of Internet Explorer, the jCS Media Library has arrived just in time. The developers of jCSML originally created the library to streamline the development…

No to the Cookie Law

A newly launched site has dubbed the upcoming EU Cookie Law “ridiculous,” echoing the sentiments of a growing number of voices across the internet. As these protests grow louder, No Cookie Law aims to raise awareness of the EU cookie law and hopefully increase the chance of changes being made. No Cookie Law is the brainchild of the rising advocate…

The EU Cookie Law

In a little over a month, some major changes will be occuring in the European Union in regards to Internet privacy protection. On May 26, sites that fail to comply with the EU ePrivacy Directive disclosure requirements could be subject to fines up to £500,000. These changes were outlined in the European Directive 2002/58/EC, primarily in article 5. The EU…