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Found Friday Vol 76 is upon us, and this week we have: a dead simple article on responsive design; a gorgeous letterpress poster for sale based on a Steve Jobs quote;  a great tutorial on numbering ordered lists; a must-read article on judging business practices; and a solid tool for validating your site markup (as opposed […]

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If you’re reading this and aren’t using an RSS Feed or other content-repurposing service, you’re looking at V3 of the Paper Leaf Design website. It has been a long time coming – we fell victim to the ol’ shoemaker’s shoes saying – but now we’re live and we’re happy campers. Items to note that may […]

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Ahoy hoy, and welcome to Found Friday Vol 75. This week we have some great finds: a gift guide for tech heads/designers, a great look behind the scenes at Atlassian’s rebrand, an interesting article on BrandStack, a free online course for learning jQuery, and an easy way for you Instagram-loving hipsters to print your photos […]

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It’s December! The halls have been decked, the nights silent, etc etc. With those stereotypes comes this (hopefully non-stereotypical) December 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper. I was wearing an awesome Christmas-y sweater when I sat down to make this up; that’s where the inspiration for the pattern comes from (if you were interested). Anyway, enough rambling. […]

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This past weekend, we held WordCamp Edmonton. It was the first time it came through our wintry city, and it went off swimmingly! On top of organizing it, I also spoke on a couple of subjects near and dear to my heart. One of these presentations was titled Designing a Client-Focused WordPress Site. Click the […]

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After a brief hiatus last week, we’re back with Vol 74 of Found Fridays. This week’s web finds include: GridBooks for sketching out your wireframes; the A List Apart Web Design survey; a great plugin that will auto-load plugins when you set up WordPress; a dead-simple way to make HTML5 video & audio work cross-browser; […]

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73 seems like an absurd number. I don’t know what else in my life I have done 73 times. Anyway, this week’s Found Friday includes some great finds, as always: a great article/tutorial on designing a responsive site; a sweet combo charger for us Apple nerds; a site that shows a bunch of logos created […]

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Happy Halloween – November is almost here! Celebrate the last gasps of fall before the winter onslaught with this type-focused wallpaper. Subtle 3D touches along with some light texturing add to the visual interest. Various sizes for download below; share & enjoy! Click to download the free November 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600, 1920X1200, […]

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It’s nearing the end of the month, but before that happens: Found Friday Vol 71! This week’s finds are all over the place, but with one unifying theme: awesomeness. Yeah. Anyway, we have a new font creation app that looks fantastic; a neat site for copying & pasting cool HTML characters; a book on Pixar […]

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Out of the box, WordPress is a great content management system. It has tons of functionality, and it’s easy to learn for both developers/designers and their clients who will be managing the site content. However, a little customization can go a long way to creating a more user-friendly theme, a better CMS and a more […]

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