Build a Client Development site with WordPressMU

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Ever get tired of installing and setting up WordPress yet again so you can show a client a theme in development? Why yes, there is an easier way.

Enter WordPressMU, the multi-user, multi-blog version of WordPress which will soon be merged into the core. For those of you ready to jump-start some development, read on.

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An Introduction to Moblogging

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Everybody blogs. Close to 44 million blogs are created each year. That’s one new blog per second.

What we know about these statistics is that half of these blogs will be dead by the end of the week. Because most blogs eventually become part of the vast graveyard known as “I’m going to blog tomorrow,” you’ll need to take some drastic steps to keep yours alive.

This is where moblogging comes into the picture.

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16 Cheat Sheets on 16 Essential Topics for Web Designers

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Cheat sheets has several benefits from saving you a lot of time to also helping you improve your skills and productivity in that cetrain task.

They provide a great and quick reference and also helps your learn faster by showing all the necessary information needed. There are documentations, but they can sometimes be a hassle.

It is pretty hard to remember everything and thankfully, there are cheat sheets. So, here are the list of some of the most essential cheat sheets every web developer and designer should have.

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45 Creative Logo Designs For Inspiration

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Logos make a big impact on how others view your blog or company. It is of great importance in creating brand identity, and you should be very careful in choosing one.

Below we have selected some beautiful and creative logos that will hopefully inspire you to be creative or give you an idea of what the current logo design trends are.

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35+ Creative Twitter Backgrounds by Designers

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We’re all on Twitter now, and it needs no introduction. But with so many people on Twitter, how can you make your profile stand out?

Twitter doesn’t offer a lot of tools for customizing your profile. It doesn’t go much further than a background image and a few colors.

But as you’ll see below, that’s more than enough for some people.

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New Design for Our 2nd Birthday

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Two years ago today I published the first post on this blog, a short discussion on making a good first impression (Something I’d obviously been thinking a fair bit about for starting my first blog!)

Now 2 years, 7000 subscribers, 188 posts, and 5 and a half thousand comments later, here we are. This is design number 3, and I’d love to hear what you think!

I owe a big thank you to everyone who has left a comment here, emailed me, subscribed or interacted with the site in anyway. It’s been a great 2 years, and I’m looking forward to many more!

We have a competition sponsored by Bizcard at the end of the post where we’re giving away 2500 business cards.

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Social Bookmarking Link Codes for 33 of the Biggest

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Social bookmarking and link sharing is probably the largest source of traffic for most of us. Sites like Stumbleupon and Delicious send hundreds of thousands of visitors across the blogosphere.

So how can we encourage more people to share our links? One of the easiest options is to include a set of links at the bottom of your posts which readers can click to automatically vote for your article.

There are plugins which can do this of course, but that requires you to work with their settings, names icons in their banner and it means having yet another plugin installed on your site.

If you would rather avoid that and have complete control for yourself, then you might prefer to code the links into your theme yourself.

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