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Leif Nordberg's picture

New Tool: Background Burner

If you do any light image editing–say for email newsletters or blog posts–you may be familiar with the urge to... spice up your pictures. Maybe you want to add a colorful background to a picture, or drop a subject into a different time or place. Maybe you just want to taunt your boss.

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Austin DeVinney's picture

Rolling out Django with Nginx

Python is an awesome language that is very fun to learn and growing quite a bit in popularity. Most notably, Reddit runs on a popular framework known as Pylons (now maintained as Pyramid) while several other websites are built on Django. Some of these include Disqus, BitBucket, Pinterest, and Instagram. This is going to be what I view as the path of least resistance to getting yourself up and running with a powerful, modern Django stack!

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Miles Blackwood's picture

This One Weird Trick to Make Better Websites

Preprocessor is a dirty word. There, I said it. We all secretly love our abstractions of abstractions, but when it comes down to it, the real question is, which one are you going to use? CoffeeScript? TypeScript? Dart?

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Miles Blackwood's picture

Middleweight Content Management with Barley

It's no secret that in the market for complex web applications and projects, Drupal has become a staple CMS amongst developers.

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Liz Schwartz's picture

Ringing In the New (Web): 2013 at EchoDitto

2013 was an exciting year at EchoDitto.

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Tony Guzmán's picture

Responsive web design is 90% technical, the other half is content strategy

Yogi Berra quote homage aside, the biggest recent revelation I’ve had in doing responsive web design projects is how much content strategy plays a part.

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Joshua Wachs's picture

Bitcoins Now Accepted at EchoDitto. (or: Why Nerds Like Cryptocurrency)

We here at EchoDitto enjoy exploring the new and cool ways technology is reshaping our world.Bitcoin

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Austin DeVinney's picture

More than a drop in the bucket -- Drupal 8, Nginx, and Microcaching

The LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) is something I learned early on in web development. It's modern, scalable, and most of all -- simple. You can get up and running in a matter of minutes with powerful tools to let you focus on writing code and not pretending to be a sysadmin.

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Michelle Edwards's picture

VictoryKit: the Legacy of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was, by all accounts, a brilliant and passionate mind. He dropped out of high school to begin changing the world at 14, was a dotcom millionaire by 21, was indicted on federal charges at 24, and committed suicide at 26.

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Conor Walsh's picture

Beyond Words: Rethinking Languages on the Web

For most, the Internet is still something experienced through the written word. So much for the information revolution; we still access most webpages through an interface that would be all too familiar to Gutenberg and his ilk.

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