Category Archive for: Mac

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


New in Basecamp: Recurring Events

Now you can add [daily, weekly, monthly, yearly] repeating events to the Basecamp schedule. Here’s how it works:When you add an event in Basecamp 3……you’ll see a new option to repeat the event……the options include every day, every week day, once a week, once a month, and once a year……you can choose to repeat the event forever, or until a certain date……the repeat frequency is shown on the event page as well…This feature has been a long time coming. Thanks to everyone who sent in a request, to Merissa on the support team for championing the push to make this happen, and to Jeff, Conor, Pratik, and everyone else who pitched in to help make it all work. The new feature is live for all Basecamp 3 customers on all platforms (Web, Mac Desktop, Windows Desktop, iOS iPhone + iPad, and Android). We hope you find it useful.New in Basecamp: Recurring Events was originally published in Signal…

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Utiliser un VPN pour regarder Molotov TV : pourquoi faire ?

Molotov TV est une nouvelle solution qui promet de révolutionner notre consommation de contenus audiovisuels et plus précisément télévisuels. Mais malheureusement, comme c’est le cas avec les chaines de télévision, la plateforme en ligne n’est pas accessible si l’on est pas sur le territoire français. Dès lors, il faut utiliser un VPN pour regarder Molotov TV à l’étranger.  Mais comment cela fonctionne-t-il exactement ? Pourquoi la plateforme est-elle inaccessible ? Et surtout, quel VPN choisir ? C’est à toutes ces questions que nous allons répondre dans notre article du jour. Résumé de notre article[wpsm_toplist h1] Molotov TV : c’est quoi ? Si vous êtes arrivé sur cette page, c’est très certainement parce que vous avez tenté de regarder Molotov TV à l’étranger et que vous avez été bloqué par la plateforme. Mais si ce n’est pas le cas, faisons un rappel rapide de ce qu’est Molotov TV. C’est un service…

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Browser painting and considerations for web performance

The process of a web browser turning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into a finished visual representation is quite complex and involves a good bit of magic. Here’s a simplified set of steps the browser goes through: Browser creates the DOM and CSSOM. Browser creates the render tree, where the DOM and styles from the CSSOM are taken into account (display: none elements are avoided). Browser computes the geometry of the layout and its elements based on the render tree. Browser paints pixel by pixel to create the visual representation we see on the screen. In this article, I’d like to focus on the last part: painting. All of those steps combined is a lot of work for a browser to do on load… and actually, not just on load, but any time the DOM (or CSSOM) is changed. That’s why many web developers tend to partially solve this by using…

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VS Code extensions for the discerning developer palette

I am a VS Code extension snob. I like to hunt down the most obscure extensions for VS Code — the ones that nobody knows about — and impress people at parties with my knowledge of finely aged and little-known VS Code capabilities… then watch as they look around desperately for someone else to talk to. It’s like the “Sideways” of VS Code. In my endless pursuit of the perfect VS Code setup, I reached out to my colleagues here on the Azure team and asked them to share their favorite extension in their own words. So clear your pallet and breathe in the aromatic flavors of productivity; I am your VS Code Extension Sommelier. Christina Warren – Settings Sync I cannot live without this extension. If you use multiple machines (especially on multiple platforms, where a sym-linked Dropbox folder won’t really work), this extension is for you. It syncs…

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Meilleur VPN gratuit pour Mac : la sélection de la rédaction

Les menaces sont partout sur internet, et vos données de connexions ne sont pas aussi protégées qu’elles n’y paraissent. Il devient donc primordial de sécuriser ses accès à internet, quel que soit l’appareil sur lequel on se rend sur internet. Souvent, on dit des ordinateurs, tablettes et téléphones Apple qu’ils sont beaucoup plus protégés que les autres faces aux virus et autres malwares. Si cela pourrait même être nuancé, sachez qu’en tout cas pour les données personnelles de connexion, ils subissent les mêmes difficultés que les autres.  L’utilisation du meilleur VPN gratuit pour Mac est donc indispensable si vous souhaitez protéger efficacement vos informations lorsque vous utilisez internet. C’est ce que nous allons vous aider à trouver grâce à cet article. Nous allons tout d’abord vous expliquer le fonctionnement d’un VPN gratuit, et vous expliquer pourquoi ces solutions ne sont pas fiables et peuvent même vous mettre encore plus en…

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Quel est le meilleur VPN gratuit pour les appareils Android ?

Si vous naviguez sur internet avec votre smartphone ou votre tablette, vous savez sûrement que vous êtes traqués constamment par les sites internet que vous visitez. Ces derniers, grâce à votre adresse IP, vous localisent et savent qui vous êtes. Si les récents scandales sur l’utilisation des données personnelles des utilisateurs vous ont interpellé, le VPN est un bon moyen pour naviguer anonymement sur la toile. Dans cet article, nous allons décrire ce que peut vous apporter un VPN pour votre appareil Android, les critères à regarder pour choisir votre fournisseur de VPN gratuit et nous vous dirons enfin quels sont les trois fournisseurs qui peuvent prétendre à être le meilleur VPN gratuit sur Android. Résumé de notre article[wpsm_toplist h1] Souscrire à l’offre Sync > Afin d’éclaircir ce qu’on entend par le meilleur VPN gratuit pour Android, nous allons commencer par rappeler les fonctions et l’utilité d’un Virtual Private Network…

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Tuto : découvrez comment cacher votre IP avec un VPN

Le VPN peut être utilisé pour un nombre incalculable de choses. Mais sa fonction principale est belle et bien de cacher son IP en activant sa protection. Et vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à être intéressé par ce type de service qui va vraiment changer votre utilisation quotidienne d’Internet. Découvrons donc ensemble comment faire pour modifier et cacher son adresse IP ! Vous allez voir, tout cela n’a rien de sorcier. Les raisons qui vont vous pousser à cacher votre IP Vous vous demandez pourquoi il peut être utile de cacher son adresse IP. Et bien sachez que les raisons sont multiples et vous allez le voir, ce n’est pas forcément pour faire des choses illégales. On en est même très loin. En activant la protection d’un VPN vous serez en mesure de cacher l’IP qui vous identifie et ainsi faire abstraction de la censure mise en place…

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Clearfix: A Lesson in Web Development Evolution

The web community has, for the most part, been a spectacularly open place. As such, a lot of the best development techniques happen right out in the open, on blogs and in forums, evolving as they’re passed around and improved. I thought it might be fun (and fascinating) to actually follow this creative exchange all the way through. To take a look at a popular CSS trick, the clearfix, and find out exactly how a web design technique comes to be. The clearfix, for those unaware, is a CSS hack that solves a persistent bug that occurs when two floated elements are stacked next to each other. When elements are aligned this way, the parent container ends up with a height of 0, and it can easily wreck havoc on a layout. All you might be trying to do is position a sidebar to the left of your main content…

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More Unicode Patterns

Creating is the most intense excitement one can come to know. —Anni Albers, On Designing I recently wrote a post — that was shared here on CSS-Tricks — where I looked at ways to use Unicode characters to create interesting (and random) patterns. Since then, I’ve continued to seek new characters to build new patterns. I even borrowed a book about Unicode from a local library. (That’s a really thick book, by the way.) It’s all up to your imagination to see the possible patterns a Unicode character can make. Although not all characters are good as patterns, the process is a good exercise for me. And, aside from Unicode itself, the methods to build the patterns may not be so obvious. It usually takes a lot of inspiration and trial and error to come up with new ones. More tiling There are actually many ways to do tiling. Here’s…

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Creating a VS Code Theme

Everyone has special and perhaps, particular, tastes when it comes to their code editor. There are literally thousands of themes out there, and for good reason: a thing of beauty and enhancement to productivity for one can be a hindrance to another. It’s been an item on my bucket list to create my own theme. I was coding very late the one night, well into the small hours of the morning. Everyone in my house was sleeping and so, as usual, the only light was the glow of my screen. I know it’s not necessarily healthy to code like this, but it’s literally the time I’m most productive: there are minimal distractions, I’m not dealing with work stuff, family stuff, friend stuff, or puppy stuff. I can focus. I had some preferences set for the theme I had been using and, though they all worked well for daytime or plane…

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Bing Ads Editor for Mac Adds Support for Labels by @MattGSouthern

Bing Ads Editor for Mac has added support for labels, allowing users to better organize ad campaigns and save time.The post Bing Ads Editor for Mac Adds Support for Labels by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Learning Gutenberg: Series Introduction

Hey CSS-Tricksters! 👋 We have a special long-form series we’re kicking off here totally dedicated to Gutenberg, a major change to the WordPress editor. I’ve invited a dynamic duo of authors to bring you this series, which will bring you up to speed on what Gutenberg is, what it can do for your site, and how you can actually develop for it. Who this is for This series is more for developers who are curious about this new world and wanna get started working with it. This series isn’t necessarily for site owners who want to know how it’s going to affect their site or who are worried about it for any reason. It’s clear there is a lot of possibility with Gutenberg. Yes, it’s aiming to be a better editing experience, but it also likely to change how people think of what’s possible with WordPress. With the custom “blocks”…

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Turn Sublime Text 3 into a JavaScript IDE

Sublime Text is one of the most popular editors for web development and software development in general. It’s very smooth and fast compared to other editors (being written in C++ helps that speed). Sublime also has tons of plugins you can find through Package Control. But it’s only a text editor and not an IDE. An IDE is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. In fact, Sublime doesn’t offer features like debugging tools, built-in tools for compiling and running applications, intelligent code suggestions, or code refactoring. Instead it offers a set of APIs you can use to extend it. Here’s an introduction to the JavaScript Enhancement plugin (my own creation) that makes Sublime a bit more IDE-like for JavaScript development. What is the JavaScript Enhancement Plugin? It is a plugin for Sublime Text 3 that offers a lot of features useful for creating,…

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How Does Free Graphic Design Software Stack Up?

Graphic design is an easy kind of business to manage, but a difficult one to get started in. Until you have built up a decent number of regular clients, you may find you must watch every penny closely. If you are in this situation, the prices of popular graphic design software will be quite a shock. One of the true luxuries of running your own graphic design studio, however, is that you’re not locked in to using any particular software as you would probably be if you were an employee of somebody else. That means you’re at liberty to use whatever helps you get the job done efficiently. The idea of free graphic design software may sound exciting, but is it really up to the task? Will it allow you to create professional quality work without the high cost? Let’s find out. 1. PhotoShop vs GIMP  GIMP default interface GIMP…

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Fast Follower

I love this simple list of “fast follower” companies that eventually became the market leaders in their respective space(s): Microsoft. Bought 86-DOS, turned into MS-DOS (which Gates did not invent), which in turn was an improved clone of CP/M. Did not invent BASIC, either. Office in many ways built in part on top of Lotus 1–2–3’s success. Windows after/alongside Mac OS. Etc. etc. etc. Facebook. MySpace, Friendster, whatever. Google. Yahoo, Altavista, whatever. Salesforce. Maybe not a fast follower, but already Siebel Sales.com, etc. Apple. Copied Xerox, Altair, everything. Square. Very innovative, but a mobile PayPal, etc. Marketo, Hubspot, More. Neither invented the space. Slack. Very innovative, especially in integrations. But we had so many point solutions before, and since. One of the beautiful things about working in newer and more nascent markets, such as bitcoin and blockchain, is that there isn’t a clear winner at the moment and there won’t be a…

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How to Easily Screen Capture and Edit Videos on Your Computer

If you’re trying to capture parts of your screen and edit those captures, you have several ways to do so. For instance, Windows and Mac come with the functionality to take your own screenshots, but there are few options for video capture, and even the screenshot tools are pretty watered down. So, if you’re making a tutorial, or you would like to capture something like a video or webinar on your computer, it can all be done by using the right tools and learning how to use them. So, for those looking for one of the most efficient ways to get screen captures and edit those videos, keep reading to learn more. Step 1: Get the Right Tools A favorite of mine is Movavi, since it provides options for screen capture and editing in one package. So, for this tutorial, you can download the Movavi Mac Recorder, or the Windows…

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Three Techniques for Performant Custom Font Usage

There’s a lot of good news in the world of web fonts! The forthcoming version of Microsoft Edge will finally implement unicode-range, the last modern browser to do so. Preload and font-display are landing in Safari and Firefox. Variable fonts are shipping everywhere. Using custom fonts in a performant way is becoming far easier. Let’s take a peek at some things we can do when using custom fonts to make sure we’re being as performant as we can be. 1) Reduce the File Size Far from containing only numbers, the Latin alphabet and common punctuation, many fonts support multiple languages and include thousands of additional glyphs, adding significantly to the file size. The Mac tool Font Book can display all the available glyphs in a font. In these cases, subsetting is useful. Subsetting is the removal of characters you don’t need. You can do this using the command line tool…

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Twitter Will Stop Supporting its Mac App in March 2018 by @MattGSouthern

Twitter will soon drop support for its Twitter for Mac desktop app, suggesting Mac users should use the web client.The post Twitter Will Stop Supporting its Mac App in March 2018 by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

The JavaScript Learning Landscape in 2018

Raise your hand if this sounds like you: You’ve been in the tech industry for a number of years, you know HTML and CSS inside-and-out, and you make a good living. But, you have a little voice in the back of your head that keeps whispering, “It’s time for something new, for the next step in your career. You need to learn programming.” Yep, same here. I’ve served in a variety of roles in the tech industry for close to a decade. I’ve written a bunch of articles on design, coding, HTML, and CSS. Hell, I’ve even written a few books and spoken at conferences around the world. But there’s still that voice that keeps telling me I need to tackle programming; that I’ll never be fulfilled until I learn how to develop my own ideas and projects from scratch. Being a web guy, the obvious language to learn: JavaScript.…

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