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How to edit text faster with Vim’s command mode

Stick around code nerds long enough, and we'll start talking about text editors. Eventually, one might (or, if you're discussing this on the Internet, one certainly will) bring up Vim. Ah, Vim: the text editor that many command-line users love. Here's what happened to me: I was looking into new software with which to write my articles and synchronize them to Evernote. Through a convoluted series of events which I shall not describe here, I ended up spending a couple of hours learning to use Vim. I'm...
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Simple team scheduling with Doodle

Working in groups can be tough. No, scratch that; it is tough. Group work is all about balancing personalities and trying to get the most from your partners. It's a great test of life — learning how to work with people, especially to create great things. Those who work in a team that genuinely meshes well are enormously lucky. Unfortunately, some of us don't get to live that life. One of the hardest things about working with a team is getting together to meet face to face. Aside from balancing personalities,...
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Parallax scrolling is better code-free. See why with Webydo’s closed beta invite for DD’s readers

[— This is a sponsored post on behalf of Webydo —] Following on from the professional web design platform, WYSIWYG application Webydo’s announced its community-choice’s latest feature: Parallax Scrolling Animator. Voted for by almost 93,000 users, Webydo’s release of its code-free Parallax Scrolling Animator is an exciting feature update for professional web designers; giving them the freedom to create incredible web experiences for their clients and visitors, without the need...
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The coder’s guide to finding the perfect color palette

I’m far more of a programmer than a designer. I can deal with hex and RGB color values all day and plug them into my CSS like a champ. I can poke around in Photoshop, take some color samples, tweak them in the palette tool, and come up with pretty colors. But how do I come up with real, usable color schemes? Thankfully, for both the color hack like me and the graphic artist with a more refined eye, we have a large array of color resources available online: tools to help create palettes from scratch or based on an...
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How to get started with Git

Git is a free open source distributed version control system. Which sounds incredibly dull, until you need to revert to a prior version of your code, when it's a godsend. It's software that manages your source code, by taking snap shots of it at particular points and stores them. You can view all these intervals as milestones in a timeline. This way it allows you to back track, restore code from particular points, and work in a team simultaneously. One of the biggest advantages of using Git, is that it is...
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How to get started with Bower

One of the things we struggle everyday as programmers is productivity; we want to do things better and at the same time faster, everyday. This is something we can’t control, we now have more to do: more scripts to download, to install, and even more frameworks to work with. In every project we end up downloading at least one jQuery plugin and even jQuery itself; every time this happens we need to go the plugin’s website, download it, or link to it. Even though we’re used to this, and it doesn’t even...
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How to use Yeoman Generator

By this time you’ve probably already heard of Yeoman and chances are you have used it once or twice, it’s a great automation tool that pretty much gives your entire workflow a push in the right direction. If you have used it, you know that Yeoman runs on Generators; you pick one and Yeoman does the work of scaffolding your application based on your needs. There are more than 600 generators listed on the website but sometimes you need one that meets your requirements precisely, and if you can’t find...
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How to create text animations with Textillate

Using CSS we can create all kinds of animations. Whether we’re working with text or with elements, animations and transitions are a much simpler task with CSS. It’s all possible with vanilla CSS, but there are a number of plugins that make our life simpler, one of which we’re going to look at today: Textillate.js. Getting started ... In order to start using this plugin we need firstly to head over to its website and download the latest version. One thing to keep in mind is that this plugin has 3 dependencies:...
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