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Welcome to, personal site and web playground of Birmingham (UK) based developer Mark James. Silk icons - That's your lot 11:11pm 12th March 2006 Permalink After a hiatus for website updates, I have spent a little time tidying up the free Silk web icons, adding a few of the many requested icons and a sprinkle of others to complete the set. The original idea was to add another 100 or so and call it a day, but the closer I got to 1000 of the little things, the more it felt right to make it up to a nice round figure.

31 Free Clean Icon Sets For Minimal Web Design All clever things are usually very simple. Sometimes you just want to stay with the old valuables and keep it subtle. These icons will look great with clean and minimal web designs and also notice since almost all of them are monochromatic you can put different colors, create your own letterpress and different effects without spending time to create your own actual icon. Opens Its Web-Based Creative Collaboration Platform To The Public Buenos Aires-based startup opened its doors to the public today, delivering a new way to collect, share and brainstorm on the web. The tool mixes a little bit of Evernote with a whole lot of Prezi, but rather than feel derivative, it instead seems like the next natural step in the ongoing evolution of how we not only think about, but share and collaborate on ideas together online. is also announcing a seed round of $775,000 alongside its public launch, provided by Intel Capital, Alta Ventures, 500 Startups and a number of other investors. What offers is a new way to collect and share ideas that gets away from the traditional, page-based way of looking at things. Creativity is something Battan is very familiar with, having previously founded startup gaming company Three Melons, later acquired by Playdom, which itself went on to be acquired by Disney as part of its interactive department.

How to Zoom and Pan with SVG (Preliminary) This topic shows you how to use Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to zoom and pan, and ends with an example of a complex organizational chart that can be zoomed and panned. Basic HTML and JavaScript knowledge are assumed, as well as access to a browser that can render inline SVG in HTML5, such as Windows Internet Explorer 9 and later. Introduction In this topic we’ll first discuss how to zoom and pan in SVG using a detailed SVG test graphic. We’ll then describe how to use Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Visio 2010 to create a complex SVG organizational (org) chart, which can be displayed by an SVG-enabled browser. Creating an SVG Test Graphic

Favicon - How To Create A Favicon.ico Try before you buy. Download any Adobe product for a free 30 day trial. Try Adobe Stock Free for One Month - Ends Soon! Improve your Wordpress Navigation Menu Output WordPress 3 has gone gold and ships with an amazing new menu manager that can be used to control the navigation menus of your website. This tutorial will teach you how to change the default output of this manager, since getting a custom output can heavily improve the style of your themes. So first of all here is an example of the wordpress menu we want to build.

Elliot Condon { Using the Advanced Custom Fields Plugin to create a custom home page in WordPress Here’s a simple tutorial showing how you can create a professional quality custom home page for your WordPress website using the free “Advanced Custom Fields” plugin. In this tutorial we will look at how the Advanced Custom Fields plugin can be used to create a professional home page fit for your client. What will I need? General knowledge of making a WordPress theme

Lean Project Management Software Tour – Improve Find ways to improve AgileZen's project management software can grow and adapt with you as you find more efficient ways to work. By tracking some simple performance metrics, AgileZen helps you understand how well you're doing. Track performance metrics Easy PHP Pagination I’ve had a few pagination scripts over the years but I thought i’d share the one that i’m currently using as it’s a useful script to have in your toolbox. As a developer you’ll soon find a need to paginate data when displaying contents from the database, and rather than use JavaScript which could require all the data to be loaded into the page on load, we can use PHP to ensure that we’re only requesting the data that we need from the database. For those who have no clue what i’m talking about. The Code To start with you’ll see that we have our database connection file which we’re including into the page. Next you’ll see we’re setting three variables.

Community Building and Social Media Tools This is part ten of the One Week Blog Challenge series. Be a Social Media Enabler – Make it Easy for Your Fans to Share your Awesomeness One of the most important aspects of blogging is to build your community and make it easy for people to share your content.