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Flexible Grid – A library of flexible grid layouts that use CSS Flexbox. 10 Free CSS & JS Notification Alert Code Snippets – Get a user’s attention with this collection of alerts. Piano Keyboard – Thanks to this CSS/JS site, you can play piano on your keyboard or mouse. How CSS works: Parsing & painting CSS in the critical rendering path – This article takes a deeper look into how CSS is rendered on a screen. Why React needed yet…

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Selling products on Amazon severs the ties with your customers

“My advice to anyone starting a business is to remember that someday I will crush you,” comments Jeff Bezos, sitting on his throne at Amazon HQ. Let’s be clear, Jeff Bezos never actually said those words — although some may be able to imagine it. In fact, this quote featured in a recent satirical article about Amazon’s ability to acquire businesses left, right, and center and Bezos’ growing hold on the ecommerce industry. But, the article hit home because, as…

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How to proactively secure your business apps

Despite increasingly sophisticated and far-reaching cybersecurity implementations, there isn’t a day when we don’t hear about new data breaches and vulnerabilities. The industry does not even find time to fully comprehend the last breach before another blow is thrown its way. According to Breach Level Index, more than 5 million records are lost or stolen every day. The total amount of compromised records since 2013 is more than twice the number of global internet users and only 4% of them involved encrypted…

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How to add Bluetooth to your wired headphones

My current phone does not have a headphone jack. My favorite headphones need one. After being fed up with losing and forgetting dongles, I thought there must be a better way. Despite a plethora of excellent wireless options currently available, my favorite portable headphones are a pair of in-ear monitors (IEMs) from a little known company outside of audiophilia, the VSonic GR07. I keep on returning to them despite dozens of other headphones I’ve reviewed over the years, but the…

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Social media users in Uganda to be taxed starting this July

A few months never go by without authorities in Uganda coming up with something bombastic to declare, the latest is a social media tax. The social media tax is expected to be implemented in July 2018 according to Uganda’s government. In making the announcement, Uganda’s government said that the soon to be introduced social media tax will help boost the country’s revenue and help with national security. “We’re looking for money to maintain the security of the country and extend electricity so…

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Exploring Creative Intimacy In Photographer Chill’s NSFW Shots – Design You Trust

Art in and of itself is an intimate activity for any practitioner; we take our emotions and bring them out of ourselves, putting them into physical form as an expression of how we see and feel the world around us. One of the most classic and inspiring muses that has continued to titilate artists of every generation is the female form. “It’s difficult for me to explain why I’m sensitive to it,” explains French photographer and admirer of the female…

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Wikipedia co-founder’s 8,000-word essay on how to build a better Wikipedia

I fell into my mission by accident — it certainly seemed like an accident that Wikipedia took off as successfully as it did. It might have been what we wanted and planned for, but that it did take off was as much a surprise to me as anyone. Anyway, Wikipedia’s success led to a discovery about myself, that —  at least when it comes to Internet projects — more than anything, I want to develop communities in which people come together to improve…

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An Aerial Tour Of An Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village By Joe Nafis – Design You Trust

Abandoned in the 1990s, Houtouwan is a small fishing village on the eastern most Chinese island of Shengshan. Due to large trawlers from nearby Shanghai, the fishing supply was depleted and forced the residents to find work elsewhere. Now this ghost village only sees tourists and a few locals selling essentials for the day trippers. Shanghai-based photographer and videographer Joe Nafis visited the area last year with fellow photographer Dave Tacon. It took them nearly 36 hours to reach the…

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Tech mentorship is a two-way street and here’s how you do it

The first time I crossed paths with the person that would eventually become one of my favorite mentors, I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy. It was 2012, and I met Richard Hopkins while we were both working for Deloitte. We were both assigned to this massive project that required us to fly in and out of a remote location, and I vividly recall sifting through pictures of my new teammates. I came across Richard’s photo and immediately thought: “I don’t…

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Creative Dad Builds ‘Star Wars’-Inspired Baby Furniture That’ll Blow You Away – Design You Trust

Designer and builder Matt Regonini is not only obsessed with making things, but he’s also a longtime fan of Star Wars. So when his 8-month-old son Ellis entered the picture, he naturally had the idea to build Star Wars-inspired kids’ furniture — and the results have been amazing. Just take a look at this incredible rocking horse that he built, inspired by the Star Wars AT-AT! More info: Instagram h/t: babble Source link

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