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How to Make an Impressive Animated Landscape Header with jQuery

Content doesn’t always have to stay visible. Sometimes it can hide in the most unexpected locations.

In this tutorial we’ll start with a cartoon themed header, build two different states for content and animate a transition between them using jQuery.

How to Change the Default Gravatar in WordPress

As much as I love seeing the mystery man appear in WordPress comments across the internet, your blog deserves better. In this tutorial we’ll take a custom image and add it as the default gravatar to give your comment section a more personalized touch.

The Thirty Second Sell – What’s Your Website’s Elevator Pitch?

You have thirty seconds to tell me why your website matters, and what it can offer me. Go!

Did you panic? It’s a simple enough request, but did you manage to simplify everything down to half a minute? That’s the idea behind the elevator pitch.

Five Minute Upgrade – Header Hierarchy

Headings can be tricky business. In a continuation of our Five Minute Upgrade series, today we’ll look at the effective use of heading tag family.

With a quick overhaul to your site’s heading hierarchy, you’ll see an increase of both usability and search engine rankings.

25 Font-tastic Type Resources for Web Designers

There have been quite a few good typography roundups posted around recently with varying levels of design focus. This roundup of resources and articles directly useful to the everyday web designer.

Quick Tip – Consistent Border Weight in Internet Explorer

Ever define a border weight in CSS only to find it heavier in Internet Explorer? Today’s tip is on keeping consistent border width across browsers when using shorthand.

If you’re familiar with CSS shorthand, you’ll know that border width can be described in either exact units (pixels), or through one of several more general terms (like thin).

The Second Month

We’ve just wrapped up our second month of blogging, and the growth since last month has been nothing short of amazing. January was a great step forward, here’s the the full analysis and happenings.

ActionScript 3 vs Flex 3: Labels

Flex can’t do it all alone. While it’s possible to build a RIA in strictly ActionScript 3.0 or Flex 3’s MXML, sometimes you have to be familiar with both methods to get the best result.

In this post we’ll look at two ways of making one of the most common components in Flash and Flex development: the label.

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