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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…

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Is the cookie law dead?

Is the cookie law dead? At least one company is willing to call it already. A month after the law came into effect in the UK, software company Silktide conducted research into how websites were coping. They found 95% of UK websites have made no attempt whatsoever to comply. Possibly worse, 76% of the websites that tried to comply were…

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WordPress 3.4 “Green” Released

Few days back, WordPress came up with its latest stable release – WordPress 3.4 – named “Green” after the guitarist Grant Green. Version 3.4 comes with several new features, both major and minor. For a start, we now have greater freedom when customizing backgrounds and headers. You can now make the header images flexible in terms of width and height,…

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Apple Unveils iOS 6 and Mountain Lion

At the recently held World Wide Developers’ Conference (WWDC), Apple unveiled a new version of its popular mobile operating system, the iOS 6. Just in case you’re getting curious already, iOS 6 will be available as a free update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users around mid-September this year. If you are an iOS developer you can download the…

Bing & Google Recommend Responsive Web Design

With so many conflicting views in the SEO community as to whether it is best to design a separate mobile site or make your site responsive, I thought I should take a look at what Google & Bing recommend. They are the two biggest search engines, so following their guidelines makes sense.

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…

Yahoo! Unveils Axis – A ‘Search’ Browser Enhancement

With yet another step towards redefining internet search, Yahoo! recently launched Axis – a web browser enhancement. Being hailed as a tool to enhance your search experience, Axis lets you search and see visual results without leaving the page you’re currently on. Traditionally, we are used to seeing links as search results. Axis, on the other hand, presents you with…

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…