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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One Day Left to Enter Two Contests!

Hi, everyone! This is just a friendly reminder that you only have one day left to enter the screencast and “New Year” competitions. So hurry up; you’re running out of time!

Starting with the former; the top five screencasts submitted by January 31, 11:59 pm (Central Time) will receive a minimum of $150. The latter is offering $300 cash to the authors of the best ten templates that are submitted in January.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 2

Before diving straight in and developing a WordPress theme, it is vital that we understand the basics and have a solid foundation to begin our theme development. Today, we are going to examine the wordpress admin panel and explore some of the features.

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New Shopify Category and a $1000 Giveaway

I’m happy to announce that ThemeForest has come to an agreement with Shopify.com to distribute e-commerce templates. Beginning today, we’re offering a $100 bonus, as an incentive, to the authors of the first ten accepted Shopify themes.

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Joomla Changes, and First 5 Accepted Templates Win!

Hi everyone. In an effort to improve the quality of our Joomla category, we’ll be making a few changes. First, we’re offering $60 cash to the first five accepted Joomla templates, beginning February 1! Second, we’ll be making some slight price changes.

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Options for Protecting Your Themes

Recently, it seems there has been some worry about file and theme piracy occurring at ThemeForest. On a positive note, this is a sign that ThemeForest continues to grow more successful each day, and the themes involved are in higher demand. On a very negative note, this unfortunately means some authors themes are being stolen and redistributed. Before I go any farther, I know what most of you are thinking, “There is absolute way to keep piracy from occurring on ThemeForest!”. I couldn’t agree with you more. However, while we cannot stop the piracy, we as authors can take certain steps to discourage theme piracy. Security and usability are two things that always must be balanced. Today, we will have a look at some options and steps you can take to deter file piracy.

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Diving into PHP: Day 6

Using the “includes” feature allows you to easily import sections of your website without having to copy and paste from page to page. The advantage of this is that, when you need to make a correction, you only to edit one file.

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New WP Video Series, and Free Rockstar Book!

You asked, and we responded! Due to high demand, we’re launching a new video series that will run alongside the “Diving into PHP” screencasts. It is our hope that these two series, viewed back-to-back, will turn you into a dynamite PHP/WordPress designer.

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Diving into PHP: Day 5

We have much to cover today! We’ll be reviewing arrays, refactoring, functions, and includes over the course of about twenty-two minutes. If the video moves too fast, feel free to watch it two times – or three times – and/or ask questions via the comments.

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Diving into PHP: Day 4

Continuing on from yesterday, we’re going to take a look at how to pass multiple values from page to page. We’ll then use the “print_r” function and the “foreach” statement to display the information accordingly.

P.S. To stay up to date on this series, follow me on Twitter!

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