Vertical Centering With CSS

There are a few different ways to vertically centre objects with CSS, but it can be difficult to choose the right one. I’ll show you all the best ways I’ve seen and also how to create a nice little centered website.

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SVN 101

Subversion is one of the most powerful open-source version control systems available on the net, but it can often be intimidating for new users to get to grips with. Find out how, and more importantly why you should use Subversion in this tutorial.

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jQuery Slideshows With the Cycle Plugin

jQuery is an awesome framework that is both flexible and robust. If you haven’t done so already, check out Jeffrey Way’s amazing jQuery for Absolute Beginners.

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Firebug: A Developer’s Best Friend

Firebug is one of those must haves if you are a web developer. It, along with many other Firefox extensions, is what made me switch from Internet Explorer. The plug-in I will talk about today is Firebug. You can download it from getfirebug.com and you will immediately fall in love. Out of the box, Firebug contains many useful “tabs” called Console, HTML, CSS, Script, DOM, and Net. In this article, I’ll detail the true power of each of these tabs.

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7 Ways to Enhance Your Theme Using PHP

Recently, Jeffrey has been doing an awesome job covering the client side aspect of theme development by taking us on a “jQuery for absolute beginners” journey. While we often use Javascript and JS libraries such as jQuery and mootools on the clients side, its nice to incorporate some server-side functionality. This is most often accomplished with the easy to learn web language known as php. Today, we will cover some unique ideas and tutorials to help you incorporate some php functionality into your themes.

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The Web Designer’s Guide to Blogger Templates

Despite it’s apparent simplicity, Blogger is a powerful publishing platform which offers many unique features. Millions of bloggers from all corners of the globe use this platform, and as more turn to blogging, the demand for professional, well-designed Blogger templates is increasing in demand.

Blogger offers an ideal template system for web designers in the form of a single-file template and editing system where changes can be previewed as they are made. If you are capable of creating a well-designed CSS based web template, you can easily adapt your skills to create beautiful Blogger templates. Furthermore, a little knowledge of Blogger’s template tags allows you to utilize some of the more powerful features to control exactly how the template will perform.

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How to Create a Contact Form Using PHP and AJAX

I noticed a thread on the forums that discussed exactly how to implement a working contact form into a site template. So I thought to myself, “What better way to demonstrate the process than with a screencast!”

The code that you’ll find here is 100% yours to use in any way, shape, or form. Feel free to use it as it is, or or edit the code to your heart’s content. As long as you use it to make your ThemeForest templates better, I’ll be happy.

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