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   This week at Smashing Magazine, we’ve decided to reflect on and analyze performance, navigation, code base, style guides, content, customer support, our tools and our internal processes — basically everything. That’s why Smashing Magazine will be unusually quiet for the rest of this week. Smashing Magazine is getting all polished up just for you! We’ll be using this week to reflect each and every crack in Smashing Magazine that [...]

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Posted by gfiorelli1 Sometimes, we have to look at things from far away to really understand them. Sequence from Contact by Robert Zemeckis, distributed by  Warner Bros. Ever since I can remember, I have loved astronomy and science fiction. When I was a kid in the 70s (yes, I’m older than most of you), the space adventure was still something mythical; men were driving the Moon Buggy, Viking 1 and [...]

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Apple has quietly released a new 16GB fifth generation iPod touch. The entry-level model replaces the fourth generation touch which had been available in 16GB and 32GB capacities but has now been withdrawn. The new model, which costs £199, has lost two of its siblings’ most impressive features, however. It doesn’t have a front-facing iSight camera or the loop carry strap. Those omissions were probably made to keep costs down, [...]

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Apple has confirmed that it will kick-off its Worldwide Developers’ Conference with a keynote speech on Monday 10 June. It hasn’t said who will deliver the keynote, though it is likely be CEO Tim Cook. Nor has it given any indication of the content of the speech. Marketing chief, Phil Schiller did say on the day Apple announced the date of this year’s conference ‘Our developers have had the most [...]

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Advertise here with BSA Listen up guys! Today we have an iStock promo that is SO BIG it is only available for 24 hours so we don’t want you to miss it! Today iStockphoto is offering 50% off credit downloads for vector illustrations. What makes this offer even better is that we still have several other iStock promo codes that still work that can be combined with today’s 50% off discount. Never [...]

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Advertise here with BSA Building your own website is certainly a task in-and-of itself. But to then fill up your website will useful content and get those pages indexed into Google is a completely separate task. The obligations are much different and SEO factors a big role into the equation. But webmasters should feel comfortable writing their own copy and putting together pages with great content. There cannot be any [...]

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Advertise here with BSA Comparing Japanese web design trends to the United States is a great difference. Icons and banners and Flash media is all too common, especially amongst video game websites and cartoons/TV shows. The Japanese culture is so different from the western world, yet we all share the same planet and the same Internet. I want to showcase 45 Japanese animation & gaming website layouts for design inspiration. [...]

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Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, who counts a 30% stake in Arsenal FC among his portfolio of investments has spent $100m on Apple stock, according to Bloomberg. The Uzbek-born oligarch, said to be Russia’s richest man, with a fortune in excess of $18bn, made a 10-fold return on an investment in Facebook and is confident that he’ll profit from his most recent outlay. ‘I believe in the future of this company [...]

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Advertise here with BSA In this post we have collected some beautiful single page portfolio designs. Be sure to check out our previous posts on the topic below. Enjoy! 35 Nice Single Page Web Designs 45 Portfolio Sites Mariusz Madeawkward Hatchinc Isaacgc Dashcreative Andrewlohman Humcreative Andyisonline Zoltangarami Cedricvella Twigglegraphics Majasavic Anthonyzaccardi Levelup Joscelyngainie Alexcarpenter Betatakaki Christopher-ware Freesbie Niuenso Matiasgallipoli Milkandpixels Quartzstudio Georgebadea Marlonmessam Jonrundle Edenpulse Carlosousa Hungree Wildbluetech Cleansimpleclear Markurainedesign Lyttle [...]

Before everyone had a smartphone in their pocket, a good road atlas was found in every car’s glove box, with many of those created by Rand McNally. A staple in the space for the past 90 years, the Atlas creator celebrated its 90th birthday this week with the release of an ebook version of its 2014 Road Atlas as well as an interactive iPad app. The digital version of the [...]

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