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This article has been written by Keith Bryant. He is part of the DWUser.com team that offers software tools for developers and designers, including an easy and free jQuery slider builder and the EasyRotator Plugin for WordPress.
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The Principles of Typography: Back to Basics

Content is king, but typography is the crown and design is the throne. Typography and design both help content maximize its potential and withstand the test of time. Typography enhances…

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5 Essential Books for Learning to Read Code

Knowing how to read code is one of the founding pillars of programming. While writing and practice are intrinsic to learning any programming language, much can be gained from reading…

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25 Procreate Tutorials for Drawings, Illustrations, Paintings, and More

This collection of Procreate tutorials consists of a nice mix of walkthroughs for beginners and more experienced artists, looking to improve their skills.

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Understanding Which License to Choose for Your Code

The Berne Convention dictates that any code you write is automatically copyrighted. However, many programmers prefer to release their code to the public through open-source licenses, which allows their work…

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Dealing With Your Ego as a Designer

A fundamental difference between programming intensive web-development work and graphic-focused web-design is that everyone – client to business associates – has an opinion and an alternative vision for the latter….

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Corporate Logo Redesigns That Just Work

To stay afloat during this tough economic period, companies must change with the times; this sometimes includes a new logo or even a whole new brand identity. Although the changes…

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The Best Programming Text Editors for Windows, Mac and Linux

Seasoned programmers often eschew an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) in favor of a lightweight, barebones text editor. The reasons are obvious enough: text editors place little strain on system resources,…

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Learning From Hackathons and How Not to Fail at One

Collaboration and education are two key words intrinsically associated with hackathons (the third being ‘free pizza’!). Hackathons promise a chance to meet other coders or designers, network with influencers and…

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Six Common Web Programming Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The ubiquity of technology in our daily lives has made programming an indispensable DIY skill for the digital age. The ‘learn to code‘ movement, kick-started by the easy availability of…

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Learn Programming Without Paying a Penny

Technology is all around us – in our offices, on our living room coffee tables, in our pockets, in our hands, and even in our cars. The technology revolution unfurled…

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Using Gamification To Get Your Visitors More Involved

As users vie for badges and mayorship on FourSquare, and boast about achievements on XBox Live, one thing has become amply clear: gamification is here to stay. Categorically defined, gamification…

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The 10 Commandments of Web Design