3D Printing

3D Printing

3D printing is a feat of modern science that has expanded its reaches to fields like medicine, engineering, car manufacturing and even space travel.

An important aspect of what makes 3D printing so successful is web design.

This is a huge part of what turned 3D printing from a fringe engineering experiment to a household name.

website maintenance

Website Maintenance and Support

The longer you wait to update, the harder it will be.

Some updates build on previous updates.

Changes might be made to templates and how data is stored in the database that is more easily managed in increments.

More importantly, updates can be critical for security.

By waiting even a few days to perform a critical security update can put your site at risk.

Hacked Websites Wordpress Security

Hacked Website Costs Your Business

Anyone who has had a hacked website probably isn’t reading this post.
That’s because they already know the cost of a hacked website and know that it just takes getting hacked once to start managing their website correctly. It’s a hard and painful lesson that can be managed with a good maintenance plan.

WordPress 4.6.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.6.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.6.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

WordPress versions 4.6 and earlier are affected by two security issues: a cross-site scripting vulnerability via image filename, reported by SumOfPwn researcher Cengiz Han Sahin; and a path traversal vulnerability in the upgrade package uploader, reported by Dominik Schilling from the WordPress security team.

Thank you to the reporters for practicing responsible disclosure.

In addition to the security issues above, WordPress 4.6.1 fixes 15 bugs from 4.6. For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.6.1 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.6.1.

9 Essential Software Apps

I wanted to tell you about 9 Essential Software Apps and online resources I have used in the past, everything I am going to talk about is free.

9 Essential Software Apps

1. Anti-virus

I use Avast but AVG is just as good, both are great and so is the price for home use- free. Go to Avast or AVG

2. Advanced System Care

iobit.com turn out the best little free app for cleaning your computer called Advanced System Care. They also have a free defrag program and other apps but I have not tried them out yet. Read more

Boost Your Page Load Time

Everybody has less and less time today for surfing, chatting, spending time on social media or whatever they like to do on the internet. Slow loading speeds disappeared a long time ago and we don’t want to see blogs and web pages taking too much out of our already limited time. You can find many tools on the internet to help you improve your web pages’ loading speed and I took a look at many of them, so I am able to recommend you the following ones, which mainly work by eliminating the poorly written code.

7 Ways to Boost Your Page Load Time Using CSS and JavaScript

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29 WordPress Tweaks

We love WordPress – but not all of us are ready to settle with all its default settings and displays – particularly how posts are displayed. As we’re taught that uniqueness does matter to a website’s branding which gives the visitors a great impression, throughout these years bloggers and developers have been striving to tweak the post display, in order to make it as unique as possible.

Today we are going to focus on the smart tweaks you can perform to improve your WordPress post display. Whether you are looking to change your post display to enhance user experience or to increase revenue or page impressions, chances are there is a way to do it without plugin, and most of the snippets listed here are easy to implement, in most time you just need to copy and paste the provided code.

Hope you will find these tweaks useful for your projects, enjoy customizing

29 WordPress Tweaks to Improve Posts and Pages

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1000+ Free Textures

Everything around us has a texture – the smooth keys of a keyboard, the soft cotton of a t-shirt, the bumpy surface of leather on an office chair. In design, it’s important to include texture in a work to make it look more realistic.
For painters or even print design, this can be done in the physical with the use of different brush strokes or certain paper and ink; however, it is usually necessary for graphic designers to synthesise these textures to get a similar effect.
Many artists choose to use photographs or pre-made textures in their designs. Below are several texture resources with hundreds of free textures for your use. Enjoy!

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6 CSS3 Generators

Here is a list of websites you can use to generate your CSS when using the new CSS3 features. If you forget to additional browser specific CSS then remember to use one of these CSS Generators to create your CSS.

6 Of Best CSS3 Generators | Web Development Tutorials

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Project management 101

The Sith Lord Darth Vader, of Star Wars fame, often gets a bad rap, particularly in what we all think of as his ‘dark years.’
From a certain perspective his mass murder, brutal oppression, and frequent deception to serve his own ends makes him seem like a pretty bad guy. But if you look past all that to his action, you will find a very capable and effective project manager.
In the name of finding silver linings in dark clouds, I’d like to present the top 10 reasons why Darth Vader was amazing with his project management.

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Battlefield 3 simulator

This is a world first. A unique FPS simulator that turns gaming into reality as you move, aim, fire and get shot within a 360-degree immersive environment.

Using a pre-release copy of Battlefield 3 and a team of top technology experts from across Europe we’ve built a truly one of a kind simulator.

Centred on the world’s first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. Other key technology employed includes: 12 paintball markers that allow the player, in real time, to feel the enemy gunfire experienced in the game; a wireless gun system; ambient LED lighting; and an Xbox Kinect camera hack.

The full Gadget Show episode premieres in the UK on Monday 24th October 2011 at 8pm on Channel 5.

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How to Get a US Phone Number

I have not tried the tutorial out yet but reading the comments this appears to work (thank you Amit). So if you need a local phone number in the USA, check this article out.

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How to Get a US Phone Number – Digital Inspiration
This tutorial describes how you may easily get your own USA local phone number from anywhere in the world without spending a penny.

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