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Testing email with targeted.io

E-mail. People have been trying to re-define it, re-design it, and even kill it off for years. It hasn’t worked, of course. It goes on in much the same form as it has since its inception. Most people write some text, add a little formatting, and go. However, e-mail is a (sometimes surprisingly) effective marketing tool. When you’re marketing yourself to people, regular old rich text alone will not do. Those who make fancier e-mails have embraced tables for layout, because e-mail clients have notoriously...
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Introducing Perch CMS

Perch is a front-end coder’s dream CMS. I’m not kidding. At all. I mean, sure, you have to pay for it. In a world of free and open source options, £50 per website might seem a little steep, especially if you’re not charging as much as you should be for your work. Why then, is Perch worth it? Because it makes turning static front-end code into a CMS-managed site ridiculously simple. All you have to do is install Perch, which is quite similar to installing WordPress. All you need is a server with PHP and...
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Essential tools for modern web development

Every day, we, as developers, use a wide array of tools to finish our tasks. And as we all differ in preference, so too do the tools we use. However, there are a lot of tools to choose from and trying them one by one will be counterproductive, and not to mention, difficult. So wouldn’t it be nice to have something like a Swiss knife for developers? You know, handy tools that you could just pull out from your bookmarks section? This saves you the trouble of doing a lot of Google searches that could lead to procrastination....
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50 Twitter tools to supercharge your social networking

Do you want to get the best marketing results, get more followers and understand them on Twitter this year? These tools will help you become more productive, efficient and skillful. They will help you understand when to tweet, which hashtags to use, how to tweet, who to follow, and much more. Managing your Twitter account along with your other online networks can be difficult if you have limited resources. It means we need some help. Today I’ve collected 50 twitter tools for productivity, for efficiency,...
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Should you switch to a Flat File CMS in 2015?

You may have already heard it said: “This is the year of the flat file CMS.” You may have even looked at a few and wondered why someone would use a system like that instead of Wordpress or Drupal. Before we go any further, let’s define what a Flat File CMS (FFCMS) is. The name itself gives a big hint of how they differ from traditional CMSs. A traditional CMS like Wordpress or Drupal has page templates that are connected to a database where all the content from your posts and pages are stored. When you go...
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40+ essential JavaScript tools for the Web

JavaScript is a flexible and diverse scripting language used in millions of web pages and server applications worldwide. You can use it for countless purposes, but you need some tools. Fortunately, across the Web there are countless JavaScript tools being released by developers to perform distinctive tasks. Here are 45 tools for use with JavaScript. All these tools will help you to create modern websites with all the features users have come to expect. They offer clean design and simple interfaces...
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Introducing October CMS

It’s been a while since there has been a change in the landscape for Content Management Systems. Recently, an interesting player emerged in the market: a new CMS that launched in open beta earlier this year called October CMS. Building a CMS website with any sort of out-of-scope features can be notoriously complicated, but these guys tout themselves as a platform that gets back to basics. A curious and bold statement, so let’s take a look and see if your reaction is “great… just what we need,...
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Simplify your documentation process with Couscous

If there’s one thing I hate more than tracking down bugs, it’s documenting code. It takes forever, it’s almost a project in itself, and I never seem to factor it into my project lifecycle. Setting out to solve that problem for me, and anyone else whose life is too short, is Couscous. Couscous takes markdown files and converts them into professional standard HTML docs that colleagues, or fellow developers, can easily follow. You can preview the resulting site on your local machine, correct any...
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