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Archive for July, 2013

Integrating a JS Build Process Into MSBuild in Visual Studio 2012 Express

July 31, 2013  |  Wordpress  |  , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

I’ve been working with ASP and ASP.NET for about ten years now, starting with ASP classic and settling on .NET 2.0 as my favorite. My new year resolution this year (2013) was to upgrade my .NET work to .NET 4.0 using Visual Studio 2012 Express and really get to grips with MSBuild, so that I can concatenate and minify my JavaScript files as part of the normal build process of a .NET project, in Visual Studio.My first love is to use Ant in NetBeans with a PHP or JSP platform for this kind of work, but my company’s main...

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Announcing Moz Academy!

July 31, 2013  |  SEO  |  ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Nick_Sayers Weâ??re stoked to announce Moz Academy! Have you ever wanted a resource to learn inbound marketing or a place your team can reference marketing best practices? Well, we hope you do a backflip over Moz Academy. If you have a Moz Subscription, check it out now! Subscription-based content At Moz we produce a wealth of free content in the blog, our guides, Q&A, and pretty much everywhere on the site. We want to do something special for Moz subscribers by transforming our...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Photoshop Layers

July 31, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

You might be surprised what you don’t know about Photoshop’s Layers Panel. In this tutorial, we will share 10 incredibly useful layer editing and management techniques that most Photoshop users probably aren’t aware of. These tips cover several features including Fill Opacity, Multi-level Masking and Smart Objects, Adjustment Layers, Keyboard Shortcuts, Advanced Blending options, Layers panel options, and so much more. Let’s get started! 1. Fill OpacityFill Opacity can reduce the opacity of the content of a layer without reducing the visibility of its layer styles. For styles such as Gradient Overlay it is best to assign a blend...

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Create an Advanced Eroded Gold Effect in Photoshop

July 30, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In this tutorial we will explore how to create a realistic eroded gold effect from a custom bump map. You will learn bump map creation techniques as well as how to distort any surface effectively with that bump map. Then you will combine Layer Style with it to create a 3d look. Then we will add a custom lens flare, glow, streaks and other details to achieve the final look. You will also master the Lighting Effects Filter as well as various tips and tricks and much more! Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe...

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SEO Finds in Your Server Logs, Part 2: Optimizing for Googlebot

July 30, 2013  |  SEO  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by timresnik This is a follow-up to a post I wrote a few months ago that goes over some of the basics of why server log files are a critical part of your technical SEO toolkit. In this post, I provide more detail around formatting the data in Excel in order to find and analyze Googlebot crawl optimization opportunities. ...

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