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A repository of hints and extra help when designing websites.
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Guide to Responsive-Friendly CSS Columns

Guide to Responsive-Friendly CSS Columns | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post by Katy Decorah (edited by Jason Morris). Katy was researching CSS columns and how they can work responsively, as there wasn't much information she could find out there on the subject.
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How to design for mobile devices, when you don’t have one

How to design for mobile devices, when you don’t have one | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, about an hour away from where I currently live, worked a web designer who loved his Photoshop comps and fixed-width layouts. And well, I don’t want to spoil the ending, but that designer was me.
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Important Photography Guidelines Designers Don’t Care About But Should

Important Photography Guidelines Designers Don’t Care About But Should | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
You may think that photography is just for people with cameras, that it has nothing to do with web design at all. At times, you heavily rely on illustrations, or, if needed, run to the caring shoulders of stock photos.
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How to make whitespace work on the Web

How to make whitespace work on the Web | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particular, the area in question does not have to be white at all.
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Top 30 Free WordPress Themes 2014

Top 30 Free WordPress Themes 2014 | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
A lot of themes are now floating through the Web, some are free and others premium. Of course, most WordPress experts recommend premium themes because of its security and design advantages but that doesn’t mean that you should trump the free ones.
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How to turn off Mobile View and remove Proudly Powered by WordPress. Hint: Jetpack.

How to turn off Mobile View and remove Proudly Powered by WordPress. Hint: Jetpack. | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
Although I love me some good responsiveness, we needed to launch a site without a mobile version since the responsive design wasn’t totally ready yet.
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The Display Designers Have Been Waiting For

The Display Designers Have Been Waiting For | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
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Designers rejoice, LG has just launched a groundbreaking display that changes the game of big, beautiful displays.
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I want one!

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CSS Shapes 101

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A how-to with a bunch of classy examples by Sara Soueidan.
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CSS Shapes 101 is a post from CSS-Tricks
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Hassle Free Responsive Images for WordPress

Hassle Free Responsive Images for WordPress | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
The following post is guest co-authored by Tim Evko (@tevkor). WordPress has a built-in media uploading system. When you upload an image, it automatically creates and saves different versions of it.
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The decline of the mobile web

The decline of the mobile web | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
Chris Dixon:
Mobile is the future. What wins mobile, wins the Internet. Right now, apps are winning and the web is losing.
John Gruber:
We shouldn’t think of “the web” as only what renders in web browsers.
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11 Impressive Service & App Websites

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Back in February we showcased the first list with 11 Incredibly Inspiring Service & App Websites. Since the list was very popular and we had several requests for a new round, today we have 11 new websites to show you.
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How to Build an Awesome Website Footer

How to Build an Awesome Website Footer | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
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Let me be the one to say it – building a footer is one of those “by the way” kind of tasks for many designers. It seems easy. It seems negligible. It seems like it can be left to chance.
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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Responsive Web Design in 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Responsive Web Design in 2014 | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
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Is responsive web design your top priority this year? If not, you must get in touch with the upcoming design trends in 2014 by adopting this popular design technique.
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You have to have responsive design to be competitive...

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Design with Class: A Hundred Wallpapers for Web Designers

Design with Class: A Hundred Wallpapers for Web Designers | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
Wallpapers are always a source of inspiration. Everyone likes good wallpaper, whether it is on the desktop screen or on the website. The simpler they are, the more beautiful they look.
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50 fantastic freebies for web designers, July 2014

50 fantastic freebies for web designers, July 2014 | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
New projects are being released all the time that make us excited, curious, inspired and sometimes a little bit jealous.
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Can web animation save flat design?

Can web animation save flat design? | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
As web designers, we need to make sure we keep our skills fresh and up-to-date. We don’t need to follow every trend that comes along (like long shadows) but we do need to keep learning and improving our skills as the web grows and matures.
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Keeping up with technology is sometimes harder than doing without it...

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Mistakes to Avoid With Responsive Web Design | Flippin' Awesome

Mistakes to Avoid With Responsive Web Design | Flippin' Awesome | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
One of the common mistakes people make is design a website for desktops first because they think it will be easy to turn it into a responsive design for other devices. But this mistake during the planning stage itself can ...
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15 Must Have WordPress Plugins for 2014

15 Must Have WordPress Plugins for 2014 | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
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Every WordPress site owner has their toolkit of plugins they can not live without. Usually it includes solutions for SEO, caching, security, and other improvements.
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Tagged: C.S. Lewis, Christianity, christians, devotional, Inspiration, spiritual
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Animating Background Colors

Animating Background Colors | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
As promised in my previous post, I will be sharing some of the scripts used on the Themify redesign. Today I'm going to share the animating background color script as seen on the site.
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Incomplete List of Mistakes in the Design of CSS

Interesting to see what the CSS sausagemakers consider failures of CSS.
I think the box-sizing choice has probably caused the most confusion and extra code over the years. Thankfully it's fixable.
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ShopTalk Special: One on One With a Hacker

ShopTalk Special: One on One With a Hacker | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
This is worth linking up directly from here, as it's this very site the hacker was targeting. And then later, me.
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5 Predictions of Modern Web Design

5 Predictions of Modern Web Design | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
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The web and graphic design industry is expanding in leaps and bounds. However, each year brings its own unique surprises.
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Web Design is constantly changing...

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Getty Images Decides It’s Mostly Better To Compete Than Sue, Frees Up Millions Of Images

Getty Images Decides It’s Mostly Better To Compete Than Sue, Frees Up Millions Of Images (via Techdirt)
Getty Images has something of a reputation as a copyright maximalist.
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Responsive Strategy

Responsive Strategy | Dan's Homepage Hints | Scoop.it
Responsive design is a pretty well defined strategy, but how you come at it can vary quite a bit. Brad Frost covers the angles.
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