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WrapBootstrap - Bootstrap Themes & Templates. Using the Social Links Block. Generate High Quality Favicon.ico - A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a website icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16, 32×32 or 64×64 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage. A web designer can create such an icon and install it into a website (or webpage) by several means, and most graphical web browsers will then make use of it.

Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page's favicon in the browser's address bar and next to the page's name in a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page's favicon next to the page's title on the tab. Some programs allow the user to select an icon of his own from the hard drive and associate it with a website. I was unable to find a good favicon generator eventhough many free sites are available for this purpose. These would give you a 16x16 icon, which renders in a poor quality. You can use Adobe Photoshop to create your favicon logos. Now the final stage. Accept-Encoding, It's Vary important. » MaxCDN Blog. One of the best things about running BootstrapCDN are the new things I've learned about web performance.

Today, I'd like to share a few insights gained while resolving an issue originally brought up by a peer. The concern was to include the Vary: Accept-Encoding header -- it's not on every server response, but it should be. Here's why. When browsers make a request, they include HTTP headers for the server to decide what to send back (Is this a mobile client?

Can it handle compressed content? That's great for direct access, but modern networks use intermediate caches and CDNs. Vary to the rescue. For example, if a server sends the Vary: User-Agent header, intermediate caches will store a separate cache entry for each User-Agent they see (every OS + browser combination, yikes). Well, the BootstrapCDN issue came up, so I decided to give Vary another look. There had to be a good reason, so I asked SO. Imagine two clients: an old browser without compression, and a modern one with it. Nginx. Meta Description Optimization: Writing Effective Meta Descriptions for SEO. On the heels of last week’s article on Title Tag Optimization for SEO, I’d like to cover another important aspect to optimizing websites to place well in the SERPs – Meta Descriptions. A Quick Background on Meta Tags Meta tags in general have been a very controversial topic over the years in the SEO industry, and rightly so.

In the early days of SEO, search engine optimizers and many webmasters used the Meta Keywords tag as a platform to stuff as many target keywords into a page as possible – whether they were relevant or not. Finding ways to game the system is a typical practice in the SEO industry, and this strategy actually worked for quite a while. The problem is that people were abusing the use of this tag and many pages that shouldn’t have been ranking well were taking top positions for keywords they had no business showing up for. And so – like the dinosaurs – the use of Meta Keywords as an effective SEO strategy has died out.

It is the Meta Description tag. Where Can You Find It? Or. Change the color of an icon with Gimp | { Ben.Ramey; } Fairly often, I run across the perfect icon that I need for a website, but it’s just the wrong color. I want to keep the nice blending to the background of the icon around the edges, the shape and everything that makes the icon look spiffy. I just want the main color to be something else. It took me a long time to figure out a good method (I’m no graphic designer!) , but I eventually came a cross a really easy method that works well using trusty Gimp. I’ll walk you through it. 1. The first step, of course, is to find an icon. I love it. You can see the edges have been blended into a white background which would work great if I only ever put it on a white background. 2.

Add a new layer to the image by selecting Layer > New Layer. Adding a color layer Fill this new layer with the color you want to change the icon to. Now, hide this new layer so we can work on the “Background” layer by clicking on the eye button just to the left of the layer thumbnail. 3. Select the “Background” layer. 4. 5. Learn Web Design, Web Development, and More | Treehouse. Services - Bastian Heist - Webdesign Development Hosting. The looks make or break your first impression. I provide top-of-the-line graphic design – unique, sleek and modern. Logo Logics. Website design is only a small fraction of the world of graphic design. The starting point is always a logo – a name or symbol that attracts the user's attention and creates an emotional connection.

Strong logo design makes the foundation of every brand. Exceptional logos are simultaneously simple and complex, many have hidden messages that one doesn't catch at once. Say Cheese! A picture says more than a thousand words – this old saying is more true than ever in website design. Puzzle Game for Advanced Students. What else is there? CROSCON - Enterprise Web Application Development, Security and Scalability. ActiveCollab - Project Management and Collaboration Tool.

Web Design, Development and Marketing Agency. Free Range Designs - From a Canadian Web & Graphic Designer. Free Range Designs is the personal brand for me, designer Michael Western {aka 'the Design Farmer'}. Free Range is a passionate, owner operated company that truly cares about our clients and their businesses. First and foremost I design. This is what I love but the important thing is creating a design that works for you. With my extensive experience in business and my training in marketing, I will work with you to truly understand what you are trying to achieve with your business and work hard to help you attain it. Lucky for you...I am currently taking on new clients. I live on the East Coast of Canada, but thankfully with technology today I can offer most of my service anywhere across our beautiful country and beyond.

I do this because I love it. I design out of my home in Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia. Djuradj - web development for you! Portfolio - Apt Design.