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Posts Tagged ‘Quick’

Quick Tip: How to Create a Geometric Background Effect in Photoshop

November 7, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Like Illustrator, Photoshop also includes some very powerful vector editing tools. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a geometric background effect for a poster design in Photoshop using a few simple shapes, blending modes, and transparencies. Let’s get started!1. Create a Color SchemeMy favorite way to create a color scheme for this effect is to start off in Illustrator. Illustrator’s Blend Tool is a great way to create mathematically correct, gradual color schemes that smoothly transition into each other. If you don’t have Illustrator, try drawing a gradient in Photoshop, using the color codes below. Then,...

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Quick Guide to Scaling Your Authorship Testing with Screaming Frog

October 30, 2013  |  SEO  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by kanejamison Nearly all of us have used Screaming Frog to crawl websites. Many of you have probably also used Google's Structured Data Testing Tool (formerly known as the Rich Snippet Testing Tool) to test your authorship setup and other structured data. This is a quick tutorial on how to combine these two tools to check your entire website for structured data such as Google Authorship and Rel="Publisher", along with various types of Schema.org markup. The concept: ...

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iOS Quick Tip: From Novice to Expert

July 29, 2013  |  iPhone  |  , , ,  |  Comments Off

Even though it’s possible to learn the essentials of iOS Development in a weekend, it will take much longer to master the craft. The question then is how do you transition from a novice to an expert? In this quick tip, I will provide you with a breadcrumb trail that may help you on your way to becoming a great iOS developer.1. Practice, Practice, PracticeThere are no shortcuts. This is something that I’d like to emphasize before continuing, because it is important to get rid of any illusions that might be stuck in your head. You don’t become a skilled...

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iOS Quick Tip: 7 Tips to Speed Up Your Development

July 22, 2013  |  iPhone  |  , , ,  |  Comments Off

Most developers are always looking for ways to improve or automate their workflow being it with a simple script to automate a common task or by learning every possible keyboard shortcut of their favorite text editor. In this article, I will show you seven tips that will speed up and streamline your workflow in Xcode.1. Keyboard ShortcutsVirtually every Xcode command has a keyboard shortcut that you can learn and even customize. Investing the time to learn keyboard shortcuts will increase your efficiency tremendously. If you are like me, and a lot of other developers, you prefer to keep your hands...

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iOS Quick Tip: 5 Tips to Increase App Performance

July 19, 2013  |  iPhone  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Even though the iPhone 5 and the iPad 4 ship with a powerful A6(X) processor and a lot more RAM than the original iPhone, this doesn’t mean that iOS applications are by definition fast and performant. In this quick tip, I will give you five tips to improve application performance.1. CachingIf an iOS application fetches a remote resource, it is important that it doesn’t fetch that same resources every time it needs to access it. If you plan to develop a Twitter client for iOS, for example, then the client shouldn’t be downloading the same avatar every time it needs...

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