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Google Penquin 3.0 Released

Google has confirmed that it updated its Penguin filter on Friday. Penguin targets sites deemed to be spammy, especially those found in violation of Google’s guidelines about linking. Some noticed major changes in Google search results beginning late Friday night and speculated that this was due … Continue reading

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Buying Facebook Likes and Twitter Followers

Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore “click farms,” where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media … Continue reading

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Ongoing SEO work on your website

Just like your home, car or storefront, maintenance via a consistent, ongoing SEO program is critical to the health of your website and your business. Your online visibility requires a higher-level maintenance and updating on an even more consistent level. … Continue reading

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Why You Should Learn HTML5 Now

HTML5 is a web markup language that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that can run on any device via a regular web browser. Imagine the power of HTML4 that currently powers most of the web combined with interactive … Continue reading

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Mobile Website Testing Tools

It is the era of Mobility. Today, every website, big or small, new or old is inspired to have its own mobile version. While developing these versions, it becomes necessary to check them on different mobile devices for their compatibility … Continue reading

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Creating a favicon for your website

In this post we will look at the favicon. We will look at what it is, the history and legacy of the favicon, how to implement it and finally how to create your own. There are quite a few icon … Continue reading

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Free download: 500 Vector Mega Icon Pack

The set includes a whopping 500 vectors icons, provided as both individual PNG files as well as a master Illustrator file for quick resizing. Freepik.com is a leading search engine that indexes vectors, PSDs and photos free for personal and … Continue reading

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Free Icons Download – Maki

Maki is a clean point of interest icon set made for web cartography. It includes 88 different symbols at 3 sizes each for a total of 264 icons and growing.

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Distance to Mars in Pixel Aspect Ratio

We stumbled upon a really great example of using very Basic HTML CSS and JavaScript together to create something quite interesting. In this example Dave used some clever JS to show us how big Mars and Earth would be and … Continue reading

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WordPress Themes and the Future of Web Agencies

Before starting Web Design Academy I worked for a well established Web Development Agency as well as some freelance work for a few others, small and super established agencies, local (South Africa) and in the UK. After about 8 months … Continue reading

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jQuery Mobile 1.2.0 Released – Mobile Development

jQuery Mobile 1.2 was recently released with some cool updates and deprecated functions. This release brings a new popup widget, an autodivider and collapsible option for listviews, and over 100 enhancements and fixes throughout the library to make things smoother, … Continue reading

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Responsive Web Design Frameworks

So in this day and age we as web designers have to consider all devices when we designing our clients websites. The obvious route to go here is Responsive Web Design (RWD). There are great tools available that can make … Continue reading

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The Story of Nelson Mandela with Social Media

This is an awesome video telling the story of Nelson Mandela’s life through the use of social media channels and most probably how things might have been different if all these channels were available back in the day .The video … Continue reading

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CSS Typography for better looking websites

Typography is often neglected on websites. This is a shame, because by improving your typography, you’ll improve both your website design and readability. In this article, I have compiled 10 extremely useful typography tips that will help you to make … Continue reading

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Designing Smartphone optimized websites

Web developers are increasingly being asked to build sites that cater to smartphone Internet users, or to recast existing sites into user-friendlier formats for mobile devices. By 2015, statistical research by eMarketer predicts that more than half of the persons … Continue reading

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