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Apple finally lets US callers share their location with 911

Apple today announced iOS 12 would have a new feature which enables US-based users to automatically share their location with emergency services when they call 911. This new location-sharing would allow 911 centers to find callers location faster and with much greater accuracy than they can under the current system — and finally brings US users up to speed with those in Europe. As Apple itself astutely observed, most 911 calls made these days come from mobile devices. To redress…

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ID Selectors and Other Myths — SitePoint

In today’s typical scenario, where the average website ships 500KB of gzipped JavaScript and 1.5MB of images, running on a midrange Android device via 3G with a 400ms round trip time, CSS selector performance is the least of our problems. Still, there’s something to be said about the topic, especially to weed out some of the myths and legends surrounding them. So let’s dive right in. The Basics of CSS Parsing First, to get on the same page — this…

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Pixelsmiths Website Design and Development

Photographer Ken Long tried self build sites but found that he quickly outgrew them, so he approached us. We built him a custom designed website and integrated the Perch content management system. He uses his site to blog, create galleries and promote his work. To see his work go to Perch content management system. We filmed this video on and iPhone 6, using the Filmic Pro app. It was edited with Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects. Music by audionautix.com.…

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Here’s the thing about “unused CSS” tools

There are a lot of tools that aim to help you remove “unused CSS” from your project. Never a week goes by that I don’t see a tool for this being shared or promoted. It must strike some kind of perfect chord for some developers. I care about performance, and I know that reducing file sizes is good for performance. Indeed, it is. I bet we have CSS that is unused in our stylesheets, if we removed that, that’s a…

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Duda: The Best Adobe Alternative

Adobe is Closing Business Catalyst and Muse. Might Duda Be a Worthy Alternative? If you’ve been using Adobe’s Business Catalyst (BC) or Muse to build websites, you’re in a bind. Adobe announced that they are shutting down Business Catalyst and Muse after years of operation. Typically, agencies that use Business Catalyst also integrate Adobe Muse into their workflows to streamline the development and management of websites. So this end-of-life announcement came as a shock to the thousands of businesses using…

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Artist Saks Afridi Creates Fantastic Traditional Hand-Made Rugs Covered With UFO Patterns – Design You Trust

Saks Afridi is an art-based Creative Director and multi-disciplinary artist with 17 years of both US and global experience. He’s the proud recipient of 2 Gold Cannes Lions, 3 D&AD, 2 One Show pencils and a UN award for peace and understanding, in 2015. “Pakistan, the country of my birth is a somewhat unfamiliar place to me today. It has changed so much, I sometimes feel like an alien there. The difference in ideology is so vast, it’s easy to…

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Artist discovers a hidden talent in photographs taken by her late father in East Dulwich

In the summer of 2014, Rhianne Clarke lost her father to cancer. A year after his death, the London artist’s mother found a negative binder amongst storage containing 35mm negatives. Inside were 450 single photos made by her dad, presumably during the 1970s and ’80s in East Dulwich. “My father was no photographer, yet his practice with both colour and black and white film reflects a developed style and ability in photography,” she says. Despite being close to him, Rhianne’s…

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What is Z-Index and How Does It Work?

Elements on a web page can stack for a variety of reasons. With basic CSS positioning tools, it’s possible to stack elements on top of one other with negative margins, floats, and other tools. Even without specific position, elements stack, with div stacking on backgrounds on table cells stacking on tables. But default stacking is difficult to control, relying on hard-to-remember natural stacking rules and the order of elements within the DOM. This controls the way objects are painted on…

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10 Sport & Healthy Lifestyle WordPress Themes | Top Design Magazine

Sports unite people of different religions and nationalities. Sports fans from the worldwide follow the news about their preferred teams, clubs, and studios. Eager to be remain updated with the latest news, people join communities of sports fans to communicate and chat. They also browse the web looking for the latest updates about their favorite players, rumors, etc. You can bring sports fans together by means of your own sports site. What Does Building a Sports Site Entice? A sports…

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Kadie Smith Finds Her Passion For Design During a Career Day in High School (DOTW#5)

We’re super excited to continue our series of interviews “Designer of the Week” with an amazing and passionate designer, Kadie Smith.  Webdesignledger: Kadie, at Webdesignledger we’ve been very impressed with your work and we decided that we want to get to know you better. Please tell us five characteristics you want people to know about you when they first meet you. Kadie: Thank you! If I were to meet someone for the first time, I would want them to know…

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