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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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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Web Font Services: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | Webdesigntuts+

In this article we’ll be taking a look at a few of the most popular web font services, comparing features between them and talking about some of the red flags involved with working with real fonts on the web.

We’re a lucky bunch, we web designers of the present. The web designers of yesteryear have long struggled with a frustratingly small selection of fonts – the web-safe system fonts that were tried and tested for screen use. You know their names. Georgia, Times New Roman, Arial, Verdana – nearly all of them send a slight shudder down our spines.

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Creating a Flat-File Blog Engine Using Slim | Nettuts+

In this article, we will learn how to create a flat file blog engine in PHP using the Slim framework. If you don’t understand the jargon, don’t worry. We’re simply going to create a spartan blogging application, which utilizes text files instead of a database to store data.

If you’re a beginner, fret not! We will start with the basics of using Slim. Let’s get started after the jump!

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