I’ve loaded the picture into Inkscape (open source, at http://www.inkscape.org/en/) and converted it into a black and white vector graphic with Path > Trace Bitmap > Brightness cutoff. I played a bit with the parameters to get a nice result, and removed some regions I was not interested in from the bottom right corner.
I am really bummed that the idea trending hot online now, that the US government could save $400 million dollars a year by switching to Garamond, is kind of silly. Short summary? It is misleading in several respects, and factually incorrect on at least one key point.
The third (and maybe last) beta of WordPress 3.9 is now available for download. Beta 3 includes more than 200 changes, including: New features like live widget previews and the new theme installer are now more ready for prime time, so check ’em out.
Timestamp: 03/29/14 07:15:33 (5 hours ago) Author: nacin Message: Texturize: Massive performance improvements (~600% faster); better handling of nbsp, double, and weird spaces; 136 new unit tests. Location: Files:
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Fire up your test environments; BuddyPress 2.0 Beta 1 was just released. 2.0 is going to be a stellar release and is packed full of exciting updates and performance optimizations. BuddyPress core developer Boone Gorges announced the beta and summarized new features and changes that will be important for you to test.
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The first beta for BuddyPress 2.0 is now ready for testing! BuddyPress 2.0 is shaping up to be a very exciting upgrade, and is currently on track for our an on-time release in mid-April. But we need your help!
Sarah Gooding and I debated whether or not smilies are content and what the true focus of debate should be concerning the emoticons. I shared my experience upgrading to WordPress For iOS 4.0 and the problems it solved. Last but not least, we discussed the dangers of downloading plugins from untrusted sources.
It seems like there is a WordCamp or two happening every weekend. With so many, it’s tough to keep track unless you routinely browse the schedule on WordCamp Central. However, I’ve discovered a few other ways to monitor upcoming WordCamps. In late 2013, WordCamp central added RSS feeds that notify subscribers when an event is added to the schedule.
Last week, we reported the Better WordPress Security plugin would be renamed to iThemes Security. We also shared important details to prepare users for the upgrade. Because of the name change, users needed to re-enable the plugin or risk seeing errors. Despite the beta testing period, the upgrade process hasn’t gone smoothly for some users.
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Today, I want to ask all of my blog readers, social networking friends and charitable strangers if they’ll help out just a bit. Over the new year Jeana and myself got married! We had a small wedding in Vegas then held a family reception a few weeks ago at a local winery we’re both members of.
PressGram, the WordPress-powered photo sharing app, has significantly evolved since its launch. The app broke onto the scene last year, positioned as a game-changing challenger to the increasingly unpopular policies of Facebook and Instagram. After supporting the native social networking aspect for several months, John Saddington, the app’s creator, found that most users were not looking to get signed up to yet another social network.
Благодаря Google+ общаться в Интернете стало почти так же просто, как в реальном мире. Попробуйте некоторые из наших новых сервисов: Круги, Мероприятия и Hangouts.
Next Thursday, Wikipedia will launch a redesign that’s almost impossibly large in scope, scaling across 32,533,899 pages in 287 languages. But admittedly, it’ll take a sharp eye to notice that font size is larger, or that the section headers will render in authoritative, old media serif (think Georgia) while body copy will render in streamlined sans-serif (think Helvetica).
Funny business meeting illustrating how hard it is for an engineer to fit into the corporate world!
(CNN) — An e. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right? Now imagine it printed out millions of times on thousands of forms and documents.
Blogging tends to make us hungry, which explains our tendency to highlight great food blogs. Today, you’re in for a particular treat: three food blogs that serve up gorgeous design on top of mouthwatering creations. Now, if only we could invent a Tasting Widget…
I am very proud to announce that Joshua Becker’s Becoming Minimalist blog has a brand new design, and I had something to do with it. For those of you who don’t know who he is, his story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, and countless media interviews around the world.
Backdrop is a simple library that does one thing: allows you to run one-off tasks in the background.
Over the past two years, Easy Digital Downloads has become a dominant player among WordPress plugins for selling digital products. EDD has been downloaded nearly 300,000 times due to its developer-friendly codebase and comprehensive set of features tailored to digital stores.
When Microsoft announced its Office for iPad apps earlier today, it confirmed that the software will require a subscription to Microsoft’s $99/year Office 365 service for most functions. If you don’t have one already, you can get a subscription directly through the Office apps for the regular price of $99.
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We’re excited to start discussions with the Atlanta area to bring Google Fiber there.
I’m noticing an odd trend. Hopefully I can articulate it well enough to make sense. I’m seeing more and more people become defensive of their ideas or their image. provides a contrary point states something disagreeable simply pushes back they are seen as: Many are personally offended. They feel attacked.
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It flew by without me even noticing, but in February I passed my fourth year working for Automattic. It is now the longest I’ve worked for any company and I hope to continue working there for many more years to come. It has been an amazing experience so far, and here’s some of the reasons…
HARTFORD – The state’s minimum wage will increase to $10.10 per hour by 2017 under a controversial bill approved Wednesday by both the state Senate and the House of Representatives on largely party line votes. The Senate passed the measure by 21 to 14, with all Republicans and one Democrat – Sen.
WordCamp Miami is nearly sold out with an estimated 700 WordPress fans to be in attendance. The event is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and the organization team has announced its first WordPress beginner’s workshop for kids. Tammie Lister and I will be leading the workshop, which will introduce kids and their parents to publishing with WordPress.
The folks over at Sucuri have reminded us once again why it’s important to only download plugins from trusted sources. In a disturbing post published on the Sucuri blog, Denis Sinegubko highlights the dangers of using plugins from untrusted sources. In this post, we’ll talk about “patched” malicious premium plugins.
BuddyPress 2.0 is due in approximately three weeks. The release roadmap shows it as being 74% complete. In addition to big performance improvements, this release will introduce several new WordPress admin tools to speed up common maintenance tasks for community managers.
Now 1.0 is out the door – whats next for 2.0? My vote is meta boxes for options & user meta. Term meta would be easy too – but would of course need somewhere to store the data! I reckon this is 90% or the way there, although that 10% is always the hardest!
The story isn’t a new one. It’s one you’ve heard and maybe even shared with others more than once. The story also isn’t complicated. It’s simple. And easy to relate to. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They like each other. Th…
Stripe is a suite of APIs that powers commerce for businesses of all sizes.
DailyCandy and Television Without Pity, two high-profile Internet content properties owned by NBCUniversal, are being shuttered, a move that management told staff this morning would be occurring next week. Local recommendations site DailyCandy had been purchased by the Comcast media unit in 2008 for $125 million from the New York-based Pilot Group.
by at on An awesome dad has been adding special effects to videos of his 3-year-old son turning him into an “Action Movie Kid”. You can watch the full series of videos on their YouTube channel. via For animated GIFs, Daily Picks and Flicks And now a word from our sponsors…
Daft Punk, one the smartest music groups going, has done it again. This time, instead of making good music, it has awesome retro-style posters for selling its merchandise. All these posters below come from Daft Punks’s site. Via: Pitchfork
Masonry in WordPress 3.9 If you use Masonry in your themes or plugins, here’s what you should know about the 3.9 update. In WordPress 3.9 we’ve updated Masonry to v3, which no longer requires jQuery. The new script handle is masonry.
Your blogs are designed to display a staggering number of media formats that you can embed directly into your posts. Nothing helps creativity more, though, than seeing how others are already using some of the great features available here on WordPress.com.
Last updated on by Editorial Staff Icon fonts are vector icons used as fonts. They are popular among web designers because they look prettier than bitmap images. They can be resized without losing quality and styled using CSS. This is why many WordPress themes use icon fonts.
Imagine you’ve entered a cave. Your eyes slowly adjust to your surroundings and begin to make out the shapes and forms around you. You see three doorways: they’re equal in size, and all the same distance from where you stand. How do you choose where to go first?
By now, you might actually know how it works. The good ol’ Smashing Mysteries: the door that would never open and the rain that would never stop. Well, the Mystery continues! To celebrate the launch of Paul Boag’s Digital Adaptation book, we’ve prepared a new riddle, and this time it’s a bit different and a bit easier.
TinyMCE 4.0 requires text/css for editor style files As of TinyMCE 4.0, the visual editor iframe now has an HTML5 document type ( ). In this scenario, CSS files must be served with the text/css content type.
Activating and deactivating widgets can become quite tedious when testing WordPress themes. Monster Widget is a handy plugin, created by the folks at Automattic. It adds all of the default WordPress widgets to a “monster” widget that you can deploy as one collective instance.
Snacktastrophe struck early Tuesday morning when a truck carrying corn dogs hit a guardrail, and flipped over in Louisiana. Almost all of the truck’s corny contents spilled across the roadway, causing a major shutdown for motorists. According to local news KTBS, officials estimate about 75,000 corn dogs spilled on the road.