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    5 New Screencast Contestants200x200
    Each day this week, we'll post five of the top twenty-five videos from the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to review these short web development video tips and choose your favorite one in the poll below. How should you judge? Quite simply - there are no rules! Pick the one that helped you the most. The most chosen video each day will earn a spot in the top five at the end of the week! For the second day of this week-long video competition, you'll learn about basic closures in JavaScript, using the Flot plugin to create graphs, building a content slider, and more! Read More…
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    Voting Begins: The First 5 Screencast Contestants200x200
    Each day this week, we'll post five of the top twenty-five videos from the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to review these short web development video tips and choose your favorite one in the poll below. How should you judge? Quite simply - there are no rules! Pick the one that helped you the most. The most chosen video each day will earn a spot in the top five at the end of the week! Today, you'll learn everything from setting up your first Django project, to simplifying the beginnings of a jQuery plugin, to applying guides in Photoshop. Each video is less than or equal to five minutes. Read More…
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    10 Data Backup, Storage and Sharing Solutions200x200
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    In an increasingly digital age, data backup, storage and sharing is more important than ever. However, today's data backup and storage solutions have evolved into much more feature filled services that let you share and access your data easier and from pretty much anywhere while still affordable. In this roundup we'll take a look at 10 online data backup, storage and sharing solutions to meet everyone's needs.Read More…
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    How to Create Screencasts200x200
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    At least a few times each week, I'm emailed about how I create the video tutorials that show up on the site each week. I think many of you are under the impression that it's much more difficult than it really is. If I can do it, anyone can. I'll show you the exact setup I use. Read More…
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    How to Become a Freelance Web DeveloperFl web dev
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    Have you ever wanted to be a freelance web developer? Whether you're working for the man or developing as a hobby, there are some tried and tested tips you can use to ease yourself into the life of a freelance web developer - even if you only do it part-time. By working with many and varied clients, your web dev and business skills will grow at a rapid pace. If everything goes right, you should be able to make a good living doing something you love. So today we're going to go over how to actually become a freelance web developer, and all that goes with it.Read More…
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    Internet Explorer 8 EssentialsIe logo
    Like it or loathe it, a new release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer is upon us once again. For this eighth iteration of their browser, they are focusing heavily on security, ease of use and improvements in RSS, AJAX and CSS. That's a rather general outline, so we'll dive into these new features for a closer look.Read More…
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    What You Must Know About the New Safari 4 Beta200x200
    Apple released Safari 4 Beta last Tuesday, for both Mac and Windows users. The updated browser received a UI update, many major improvements under the hood, and plenty of new features to play with. The new browser passes the ACID2 and ACID3 tests with a score of 100, and contains a few next-generation technologies that web developers will love, once we can take advantage of them. Let's take a look at what's new. Read More…
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    15+ Tips to Speed Up Your Website, and Optimize Your Code!200x200
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    Once you've been coding for a while, you begin to take something for granted. You forget just how smart you really are. How many hundreds of keyboard shortcuts have we memorized? How many languages have we learned? How many frameworks? How many hacks? To say that web design/development is an extremely tough industry is putting it lightly. Next, add in the fact that much of what you know today will be considered obsolete in a few years. Today, we'll be looking at a crop of tips and tricks that will help beginners speed up their development time, and code more efficiently. You'll see a mix of quick time savings tips, as well as specific coding tricks to increase your web application's efficiency. Read More…
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    A Closer Look At the Blueprint CSS Framework200x200
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    Blueprint is a CSS framework that can save you time and headaches when working on any project that involves HTML and CSS, whether it be with Rails, PHP, or just laying out an HTML page. In this tutorial you will get a look at the inner workings of Blueprint and we'll take a look at demo application that uses Blueprint to get a better idea of how to use actually use the framework. Read More…
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    30+ Eye-Opening Web Development Screencasts200x200
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    We've all felt that haze that forms around your eyes when you're trying to study lines and lines of code from a written tutorial. After an hour or so, your eyes simply become too weakened to continue reading. That's why I'm such a huge fan of video tutorials. You can sit back and learn at your own pace. I've compiled a list of over thirty screencasts that are guaranteed to help you. Read More…
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    7 Awesome Admin Themes to Skin Your Next Client App (via ThemeForest)200
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    In my years as a web designer I can't remember how many times I've had to theme a back-end admin system for one reason or another. It seems to be a really common task so when we started ThemeForest a couple months ago I added an "Admin Skins" category for back-end admin themes and it's turned out to be the most popular category on the whole site. It makes sense because a client admin area often just needs to look neat, tidy and professional, so spending ten or fifteen dollars on an HTML skin is a pretty economical way to make the job look nice and slick, especially if design isn't your primary skill set. The themes generally have a range of styles for things like tables, lists and even calendars, so they are pretty flexible and can be moulded to fit most little applications.Read More…
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    10 Most Sought-after Skills in Web DevelopmentSoughtafter prev
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    In a time of economic crisis, web developers and freelancers everywhere have started chewing their fingernails. However, no matter how bad the economy worsens, there will always be work in certain booming fields of web development. As the moderator of the Freelance Switch job board, there are certain types of jobs that are constantly in demand. Here are the 10 skills that are or will be in highest demand for developers. If you are proficient in these skills, you'll be in a great position to find work and weather any economic downturn.Read More…
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