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1. Captioneering

And now for something completely different. This is an article about using HTML and CSS to display an image with a caption.

The idea of combining an image with a modicum of descriptive text is an old idea. Very old. It probably dates to a prehistoric caveman adding a couple of handprints below a particularly fetching mastodon painting. The utility of adding a short written explanation, to make it just a little easier for a viewer to understand what they’re looking at, seems so blindingly obvious that I have to wonder why I’m bothering with this introduction.


2. My Trello workflow – CSS Wizardry – CSS, OOCSS, front-end architecture, performance and more, by Harry Roberts

My Trello workflow

I’m a huge fan and proponent of working agile and, the various schools of thought around it: scrum; Kanban; MVP; product-led, iterative development; releasing little, early, and often; you name it.

I recently shared a public demo of the Trello board that I use for development work—just one small aspect of running an agile project. This post won’t teach you anything about running an agile project or team—you can hire me for that—but it might help you set up a decent Kanban board if you already know how to work agile.


3. Unicode For A Multi-Device World | Smashing Magazine

A while ago, I was working on a website that required a number of icons. “No problem,” I thought. “I know how to handle this. I’ll use an @font-face icon set for high-resolution screens. It’ll be a single file, to reduce HTTP requests, and I’ll include just the icons that I need, to reduce file size.”


4. Apple Rumored to Launch Big iPhone Upgrade Event This Week | Mac|Life

ust a few short years ago, this time of year would have been one of anticipation for the arrival of a new iPhone. Instead, eager buyers have to wait out the dog days of summer — or cave in to a potentially lucrative offer on a current model that’s hard to resist.


5. Apple Now the Second-Biggest Online Retailer Behind Amazon | Mac|Life

When it comes to selling things online, it’s no surprise that the top dog is Amazon, which moved some $67.8 billion worth of products in 2013 and derives all of its income from digital storefronts. However, there’s a new #2 in town, and according to trade publication Internet Retailer (via The Wall Street Journal), that’s none other than Apple.


6. How to Change the Default Mail App Client in Mac OS X

The default email client in Mac OS X is the simply named “Mail” app, and it’s a pretty good mail application, but what if you’d rather use something else, like ThunderBird, Sparrow, pine, or a browser and web mail client like Gmail? That’s when you’ll want to change the default mail app to something else, and it’s super easy to do on any Mac.


7. TCPDF – Freecode

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TCPDF is a PHP class for generating PDF documents without requiring external extensions. TCPDF supports all ISO page formats and custom page formats, custom margins and units of measure, UTF–8 Unicode, RTL languages, HTML, barcodes, TrueTypeUnicode, TrueType, OpenType, Type1, and CID–0 fonts, images, graphic functions, clipping, bookmarks, JavaScript, forms, page compression, digital signatures, and encryption.


8. Image Manipulation Series – Keyboard Maestro Image Editing Suite — RocketINK

Part three is here and dubbed “Take action. Make some macros!”. I published part one and part two of this series to show the person in front of the display reading these lines that it isn’t too hard to install some binaries and get touchy-feely with the command-line. Granted, if you’re already a die-hard hero of the shell this might not was the most interesting read for you.


9. Websites that offer WordPress themes (VIDEO) | Web Design New Orleans | WebNola | 504–484-WebN

Answer to question posted on Twitter: “Does anyone know of any websites that offer wordpress themes? Nice and unique ones, alright! #wordpress #themes”

Video details three different places from which to get WordPress themes.


10. 12 mesmerising parallax scrolling templates for WordPress | Econsultancy

If you think that awe-inspiring parallax scrolling websites are the sole preserve of the coding genius, think again.

Highly interactive and narratively driven web pages are a fantastic way to engage visitors on your website and hold their attention. The pages themselves are static and rely on the user to scroll with a mouse, finger swipe or an arrow key to generate movement, this achieves a unique storytelling experience.