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SVG Filter Resources and Demos

If you’ve used CSS, you might have worked with CSS filters before. Sadly, these are somewhat limited, so you’ll often need to break out Photoshop to get the effect you’re looking for. That’s where SVG filters come in! SVG filters are simply effects that can be applied to images and even text, but you can do much more than is possible with CSS. Blurs, drop…

How to Make a Rap Album Cover Art (Using an Album Cover Maker)

If you’re an aspiring rap artist, independent rap label, or an MC spitting lyrics, at some point you’re going to need a cool album cover design to promote your work.  The Placeit album cover maker app offers a wide selection of album covers that you can customise in a matter of minutes to create amazing rap album covers. This album cover art maker is so…

Eric Elliott: 'Removing fear of change is like oiling a machine.'

Razzle: Create Server-Rendered Universal Apps with No Config — It abstracts all the tooling for a universal app into a single dependency and leaves the decisions around frameworks, routing, and data fetching to you (think create-react-app but for any set of frameworks). Version 3 came out just this week introducing Babel 7 support. Jared Palmer V8’s Blazingly Fast Parsing: How Lazy Parsing Works — A…

6 Lazy Load Plugins to Make Your WordPress Site Faster

Sites with a ton of images can take forever to load. For every image, that’s another HTTP request, and more time your users have to wait in frustration while pages load slowly. So what’s the solution? Lazy loading. It can significantly speed up image-heavy sites and takes no time at all to enable on your site. Lazy loading forces images to load only when they…

Common WordPress Errors & How to Fix Them

WordPress is an amazingly stable platform thanks to the dedication and talent of the hundreds of professionals contributing to it, and the strict code standards they follow. Even so, the huge variety of themes, plugins and server environments out there make it difficult to guarantee nothing will ever go wrong. This guide will help you pinpoint and fix common WordPress problems users encounter, quickly, and…

How to Create a Global SEO Strategy

As a child, I did everything that most kids did. I played outside with friends, I watched a lot of TV, I loved eating cereal for breakfast, and I went to school. My childhood wasn’t too much different than yours. But there was one thing that was a bit unique. I grew up watching Bloomberg before I went to school. Now, I don’t want you…

How To Build An Endless Runner Game In Virtual Reality (Part 2)

About The Author PhD in artificial intelligence at UC Berkeley, with a focus on small neural networks in perception, for autonomous vehicles. Big fan of cheesecake, corgis, and … More about Alvin… If you’ve ever wondered how games with keyboard-less support for VR headsets are built, then this tutorial explains just what you’re looking for. Here’s how you too can bring a basic, functioning VR…

What Do Potential Clients Want to See in Your Portfolio?

A design portfolio can be a tricky thing. On one hand, it’s very much a necessity for showing the world the great work you’re doing. At the same time, not everyone is going to pour over every bit of your work with a microscope. In fact, this isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. So, what impact should this have on how you build out your portfolio? It…

Top 26 jQuery Form Plugins and Effects 2019

Where would the web be today without forms? We might as well ask where the world would be today without paper! Truly, web forms have helped to create the digital experience more dynamic. Back in the late ’90s, there weren’t that many ways to create dynamic content for websites. All communications had to be through email, and people had to use email management software. Currently,…

30 Eye-Catching Logo Color Schemes

Color can have a significant impact on logos. It can communicate meaning and help users identify your company or brand. And just like other design trends, what styles and colors are used in logos tend to change over time. The trend now is toward more streamlined logos without much color (often single color) or the exact opposite – rainbow-style color palettes for brand marks. Here’s…