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    Can You Hack Your Own Site? A Look at Some Essential Security Considerations200
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    Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from throughout the history of Nettuts+. This tutorial was first published in July, 2008. Version one goes gold! Visitors are landing from every corner of the globe. You know there are likely to be a few teething problems; I mean, this is 1.0.0.0... all those zeroes are meant to allow us a little grace, right?Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Use TextMate Bundles to Increase your ProductivityPostimg
    TextMate is one of the most versatile tools any web developer can wield. This video aims to show you one of the easiest ways to increase your productivity and workflow while having fun doing it!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Top 5 Awesome Features in Transmit 4200x200
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    The ever-amazing Mac software company, Panic, has released the fourth version of their incredible FTP client Transmit last week. What’s packed into this version? Well, according to the release notes, “Everything is new!”Read More…
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    Quick Tip: My Favorite New IDE: WebStorm200x200
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    Over the weekend, Elijah Manor tweeted about a new IDE, called WebStorm, that is currently being offered as a public preview, from JetBrains. After spending a few hours with it, I'm extremely impressed! In this video quick tip, I thought I'd show you some of my favorite features that you, frankly, just don't see much in other code editors. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Top 5 Ways to Browser-Test your Website200x200
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    The great joy that comes from being a web designer is getting to view your new website in a variety of browsers, only to find that each renders the site at varying levels of consistency - namely Internet Explorer 7 and below. This video quick tip will demonstrate the five most popular services and tools for testing a website in a variety of browsers. Read More…
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    Terminal, Git, and GitHub for the Rest of Us: Screencast200
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    So you've read the tutorials, and still can't manage to figure out this stuff? What is Git - and why do we even need it? If you fall into this category, much like I did at one point, I've recorded a video tutorial that hopes to teach you exactly how to get started. Rather than feeling your eyes blur over as you attempt to comprehend code snippets like "git push origin master," relax, and let me explain it to you as best as I possibly can! Read More…
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    Learn how to Write Lightning-Fast Code in 4 Minutes: Screencast200x200
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    We all know the benefits of using snippets and bundles to speed up our coding, but what if we could take things a step further, and turn a complex html structure into something as simple as a CSS selector? Well, thanks to a new project, called Zen-Coding, we can do this very thing! In this four-minute video quick tip, I'll demonstrate how. Read More…
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    5 More Helpful Video Quick Tips200x200
    As many of you might know, I post a sporadic video quick tip on Twitter once a week or so. For those of you who don't follow us, here are the latest five. You'll learn how to select anything and everything with jQuery, how to log PHP errors to a text file, how to change your website's background with each WordPress post, and more. Each video does not exceed five minutes. Read More…
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    Easy Website Updates with PageLime200x200
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    PageLime makes the process of editing static websites laughably easy. There are times when a full CMS like WordPress is far too complicated when only simple edits are required - not to mention the fact that a static template must first be modified accordingly to work with WordPress. Wouldn't it be easier if your current static website could instantly be integrated with a service, without requiring hours of conversion time? This is where PageLime comes in. In today's video tutorial, we'll go through the process of purchasing a site template on ThemeForest, and then integrating that specific template with PageLime, resulting in a website which is super easy to update...even for your mom.Read More…
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    How to Create a Mashup by Combining 3 Different APIs200x200
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    This tutorial will show you how to create a mashup of three different APIs including integration with Google Maps. This idea came about when I was searching through ProgrammableWeb's API directory for a couple APIs that complimented each other enough that I could use one to provide the other with data. What I came up with will be known as the "Beer Mashup". Read More…
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    Organize Your Team with Collabtive 200x200
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    When you're managing larger teams of writers, developers, artist, or whatever really, a collaboration software can come in handy. The most popular and most talked about in the blogosphere is without a doubt Basecamp, which is a hosted solution that will set you back $$ monthly. If you want to save in on that, or if you just want to have full control of your inside stuff, then open source solution Collabtive is for you. Read More…
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    The Best Ways to Fight Spam200x200
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    Spam is one of the major pitfalls of the social web. According to sites such as Postini, 10 out of 12 email messages are spam. As if that weren't already enough to make you cringe, 1 in 39 emails contain a virus. Spam is penetrating into other regions of the Internet as well. The creators of the blogging software Wordpress report that nearly 87% of all blog comments are also spam. As messaging and communication applications proliferate throughout the web, developers and site owners have to get creative in the fight against the thousands upon thousands of unwanted messages streaming in every day. Deciding on the best method of spam prevention on your blogs, forums, or even contact forms can be difficult. In this article we will take a look at a service called Akismet and how it can help. We will also look at why some other methods of fighting spam fail. Read More…
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