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Integrating Wufoo with WordPress and AJAX

Skills required: basic PHP, basic jQuery, basic knowledge of WordPress function hooks See it in action at! Recently, we had to put a Wufoo form with a highly-designed look & feel into a WordPress website. This caused us a few head-scratch moments as we fruitlessly trawled Google for integration guides. After a bit of…

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Not Just Another WordPress Blog

One of the biggest misconceptions about WordPress is that it is a platform suitable only for blogs or very basic websites. While out-of-the-box WordPress is suited for such scenarios, people are often surprised to learn that it is actually a very powerful, highly-customizable content management system (CMS) that can be molded to suit complex content…

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Customizing Dashed and Dotted Borders in CSS3

I love seeings designs that push the boundaries of CSS. It’s a great feeling to think that a particular component just isn’t possible, only to come across a lovely, clean, cross-browser compatible solution. With CSS3 trail-blazing a new frontier for modern web design, some pretty incredible things are now possible. But there are still a few…

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Better CSS Sprites with Sass

Sass is a powerful and flexible CSS pre-processor that we use extensively at The Phuse. Using Sass features like nested selectors, mixins and extends has become second nature to us as front-end developers, but what if you want to get a little bit fancier? Some of the most powerful features of Sass are SassScript and…

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Photoshop for Web Developers: Screencast

Before I got into web development, I spent a lot of time playing around in Photoshop, teaching myself the basics of digital painting and photo manipulation. As a result, I’m pretty handy with Photoshop for a web developer: I know all the tools, keyboard shortcuts, and claws I need to spend the least amount of time…

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How to Use Inline-Block

I’ve been using display: inline-block more often in CSS lately. With the widely-accepted dropping of support for IE7 and below, we don’t have to worry about hacks to make it work properly anymore. display: inline-block is useful for: Buttons Vertically aligning content without using tables or display:table-cell Layout as opposed to floats As an example,…

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The Best Way to Vertically Align in CSS

“The best way to vertically align something in CSS is to close your laptop and head out to the bar.” (Or something to that effect, read in passing on Twitter.) Even in these days of CSS3 where styling has advanced so much, it’s still a pain to vertically center anything. Until there’s a better way,…

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A Few Quick Tips For Cleaner Code

It’s easy to make a site with lots of code – a program can blindly spit it out for you: unoptimized, a nightmare to edit, useless for accessibility. It takes skill to craft a beautiful site with the bare minimum of markup, but that site will be fast and search engine friendly, easy to edit…

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