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Summer Bliss And August Adventures: Wallpapers To Kick-Start The New Month (August 2017 Edition)

Could there be a better way to welcome the new month as with a tidy desktop and a fresh wallpaper? Well, we’ve got you covered. To help you start into August freshly inspired, artists and designers from across the globe once again challenged their artistic skills to create unique desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in — wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive as the usual crowd.

All wallpapers in this collection can be downloaded for free and come in versions with and without a calendar — to keep your deadlines always in sight or to stick to your favorite wallpaper even after the month has ended. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their artworks with us! Now it’s up to you to decide which one will become your August companion. Read More…..

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5 Lessons UX Designers Can Learn From Game Development

Game development and web development have more than a few things in common. Specifically—if you’re lucky—you’re developing a product that will be seen and used by thousands, if not millions, of people on a regular basis. You’re going to need a good team, good quality assurance, and whole lot of support staff to answer questions. You’re going to need god-tier servers. You’re going to hear a lot of complaints that range from constructive criticism to outright petulant whining.

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3 Essential Design Trends, August 2017

If the dog days of summer have you longing for a change of scenery, this month’s web design trends are the perfect start. While minimalism has been the “it” style of late, more designers are beginning to shift toward more details and features within the layout. Read More…..

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Google just killed off one of its biggest features – and you won’t even notice

Google Search just killed off Instant, one of the most unique features of its search engine – and one you probably never really used. For those not familiar with the nomenclature, Instant was first introduced in 2010 and provided immediate search results as you typed. While Google will continue to provide search suggestions as you type, it won’t actually load any search results until you select one of those suggestions or press enter. Here’s a video of how Instant worked if you need a refresher: Search Engine Land first reported on the change. Read More…..

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10 Useful WordPress Integrations Using IFTTT

Using social media is quickly becoming an unavoidable part of running a website. To build a strong online audience, you’ll want to engage their interest through as many channels as possible. At the same time, running a lot of social media accounts in addition to your site can be time-consuming. Enter IFTTT for WordPress. Read More…..

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