Managing your Site’s Accessibility for Search Engines | Webdesigntuts+

Your site is useless if it can’t be indexed by search engines. If you want it to show up in the search results, you need to make sure that it can be accessed by search engines. However, sometimes you’ll want to restrict access to certain parts of your site, perhaps you want to hide irrelevant pages or private documents. In this article you’ll learn how to manage your site’s accessibility for search engines via a robots.txt file or the robots meta tag.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Fonts | Webdesigntuts+

Pairing fonts can be a challenge. Selecting two or more fonts which work well is one thing – selecting two which work together to achieve your typographic aims may have you reaching for the aspirin. Let’s see if we can alleviate any headaches. This guide will help you get started with font pairing for the web.

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20 All Too Common Coding Pitfalls For Beginners | Nettuts+

Regardless of our current skill level, we all were beginners at one point in time. Making classic beginner mistakes comes with the territory. Today, we’ve asked a variety of Nettuts+ staff authors to chime in with their list of pitfalls and solutions – in a variety of languages.Learn from our mistakes; don’t do these things!

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Perfect Workflow in Sublime Text: Free Course! | Wptuts+

I’m very happy to announce that Jeffrey Way’s latest course is now out on Tuts+ Premium…and it’s free for everyone! Jeffrey is a code editor addict, he’s tried them all! He adopted Coda early on, fell in love with TextMate, and got infatuated with Vim. Until he discovered Sublime Text 2, which he says is the best code editor you can find today.I’ll demonstrate what I consider to be the perfect workflow.~ Jeffrey WayIn this free course, Jeffrey demonstrates what he believe is the perfect workflow in Sublime Text 2. If you’ve watched any of Jeffrey’s other courses, you’ll know he doesn’t skimp on the details. This course will cover everything from the basic core features, such as multiple cursors and the command palette, to the most popular and useful plugins you should try, to working with Sublime’s build system.If you’ve heard people extolling Sublime Text’s virtues, but haven’t yet dug into it yet for yourself, let Jeffrey convince you to finally make some time and give it a try.

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Faster HTML/CSS Workflow with Chrome Developer Tools | Webdesigntuts+

Chrome has fast become a popular choice amongst web designers and users for its speed, ease of use and support for adopting early experimental features such as modern CSS3 properties. At the 2012 Google’s I/O conference it was announced that Chrome now has over 310 million active users – almost double the 160 million users it boasted the previous year.Google Chrome was first released on September 2nd 2008. It was introduced as a BETA for Microsoft Windows XP and later versions, by 2009 Google had released Beta versions for both OS X and Linux. Google Chrome 5.0 was announced on May 25th 2010. This marked the first stable released to support all three platforms.One of the reasons for its popularity amongst web designers and developers is the developer tools which bundle with the browser. These developer tools allow us to test and debug code easily and efficiently. Without these tools your workflow might be a lot more difficult.

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Recently in Web Development July ’12 Edition | Nettuts+

Web development is an industry that’s in a state of constant flux with technologies and jargon changing and mutating in an endless cycle. Not to mention the sheer deluge of information one has to process everyday.In this series, published monthly, we’ll seek to rectify this by bringing you all the important news, announcements, releases and interesting discussions within the web development industry in a concise package. Join me after the jump!

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