Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Four Simple Tips To Improve Your Site’s Typography

Posted on:Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | File Under: , No comments

I’m a writer, so naturally I think that all web design ought to start with my text; the rest of the page should be be built to complement what I have written. That way of thinking puts typography front and center. I’m not the only one who thinks so, but it’s an opinion that doesn’t hold much sway among web designers; it has even less traction with businesses and bloggers. And so typography doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
Typography matters because it is what makes a site pleasant to read. You might think you have written the most informative, moving, or hilarious article that ever saw the light of day, but if the typography is so bad that people go cross-eyed when they look at it, your brilliance is going to be wasted.



Typography is a complex art-science, but a few simple tweaks to a web page’s typography can make a huge difference to readability. I’m going to give you four tips and then point you in the direction of the web’s best typographic resource.

Stick To A Couple Of Typefaces

If you’re an experienced designer, you can do crazy things with font combinations and it’ll look great (probably). If you’re not a designer, don’t risk it. Stick with a couple of typefaces: preferably one for headings and one for body text. Using a serif for one and a sans serif for the other is a common choice — it’s not important if you use the serif for headings and the sans for body text or vice versa, both can work. Don’t try to be too smart with font combinations — two well suited fonts look great together; three poorly chosen fonts will ruin a page.

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Consider Appropriate Sizes

Font sizes appropriate for print are too small for the screen. If you want people to read your content, for the love of Garamond, don’t make the text so tiny they have to zoom in or put their noses against the screen to see it.
Take a look at the text sizes on Medium for a approximation of how large your text should be, although be aware that the ideal size differs depending on the typeface, screen size, and screen resolution.

Line Spacing And Line Length

It’s not just the size of the text that matters, it’s the distance between the lines of text. Cramming the lines close together makes them difficult to read. Line spacing is controlled by the line-height CSS property, which should be set to a minimum of 1.2 times the height of the typeface and probably somewhat higher, but not much higher than 1.5 or the lines will look disassociated. Line length — the distance between the first and last characters of a line of text on the screen — should be somewhere between 50 and 90 characters. It should not stretch too far across the page and certainly not from one edge of the screen to another. Shorter lines are easier to read.

Only Underline Links

This one isn’t such a big deal, but it’s a personal irritation of mine so I’m going to include it. Underlining is not a useful habit except for links. Links should be the only text that is underlined. Underlining should not be used for emphasis — that’s what bold and italics are for. It shouldn’t be used for headings, where bolding, centering, altering type size, and altering typeface are all better options.
These four tips will do wonders for your site’s readability: use conservative font combinations, increase the type size, optimize line height and length, and remove underlining. But, there’s a lot more to typography than that, most of which you’ll find in Matthew Butterick’s excellent Butterick’s Practical Typography.

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About Graeme Caldwell -- Graeme works as an inbound marketer for Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento and WordPress hosting. Follow Nexcess on Twitter at @nexcess, Like them on Facebook and check out their tech/hosting blog, http://blog.nexcess.net/.
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

4 Desktop Blogging Applications For Writers

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If you just write the occasional blog post, then WordPress/Blogger default editor is fine, especially since its recent update. But if you are like me and write several pieces each week (or sometimes even each day), then TinyMCE’s quirks can begin to grate. If your income depends on the content you’re writing, it’s not wise to trust browser based writing environments  it’s more than likely that nothing will go wrong, but I’ve experienced too many accidental refreshes and otherwise disappearing content to entrust my productivity to a web-based editor.


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Thankfully, I don’t have to. There are plenty of desktop applications that integrate well with WordPress, allowing bloggers to write and publish their content without ever looking at the blogger admin dashboard. In this article, I’d like to take a look at my favorites.
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Byword / Marked Application

When I’m working on a Mac, the combination of the Byword text editor and the Marked markdown previewer is by far my favorite writing environment. I’ll focus on Byword here, but Marked has some very useful features, including link validation, keyword highlighting, readability statistics, and the ability to show previews with user-supplied CSS scripts.

Byword is a text editor. On the face of it, Byword is a very simple application. For me, that’s a great thing. I just want to sit down and type, but, although it looks simple, Byword actually quite feature-rich — with exactly the right features, too. Byword uses Markdown for formatting, which is a straightforward markup language that anyone can learn in an hour — and they should: it makes a huge difference to the writing experience and productivity. Byword offers excellent Markdown support, with easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts for adding titles, links, lists, and so on.

But Byword wouldn’t deserve palace on this list if it couldn’t publish to WordPress. In fact, Byword can publish to WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, and Evernote. Publishing is a Premium feature, but it’s not expensive and well-worth the price to omit the cut-and-paste-into-Wordpress stage of blogging.
Because Byword is available for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone, users can publish from anywhere.


Marsedit desktop blog editor


This is another tool for the Mac users out there. I couldn’t write a post about desktop blogging software without including Marsedit, the blogging tool of choice for many, including John Gruber, creator of Markdown, although Marsedit does brilliantly with Rich Text too.

Byword is an excellent text editor for writers, but Marsedit is a full-fledged blog editing tool, which is compatible with WordPress, Tumblr, Typepad and dozens of other content management systems. It features excellent media support, with one-click image insertion from a variety of sources. If you like, you can even integrate your favorite text editor with Marsedit, including BBEdit and TextMate.

Windows Live Writer


Windows Live Writer is getting a little long in the tooth, but it’s still the best Windows tool for publishing to WordPress. It offers many of the same features as Marsedit, except without the Markdown support. If you’re a WordPress blogger who prefesr to work in a Windows environment, Windows Live Writer should be your first port of call.
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Blogilo Editor


Last, but certainly not least, is a tool for our friends who prefer the Linux desktop. Blogilo features a WYSIWYG and HTML editor, with previewing that matches your blog’s style. Users can create, modify, and delete posts, as well as schedule publication.

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These four are my favorites, but they’re far from the only options. What do you use? Let us know in the comments below.

About Matthew - Matthew Davis is a technical writer and linux geek for Future Hosting. Follow them on Twitter @fhsales, Like them on Facebook, and check out more of Matthew's writing on Future Hosting's web hosting blog.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7 Reasons Not to Write a Personal Blog

Posted on:Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | File Under: , 2 comments

Here you will find out why you shouldn’t write a personal blog, and some reasons why you should not write any sort of blog at all. There are plenty of articles on the Internet that claim blogging will get you rich and is fun and is the greatest thing since the invention of the car, but they are often posted to get people to buy blogging services such as hosting, content management systems and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services. Here are some reasons why a personal blog is a bad idea.

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You do not get paid to write a blog and it is work


You could be getting paid for the writing you are doing. When you write a blog post that is work. It is something that people are sat in offices doing right now and they are getting paid for it. Blogging may not seem like work at first, but after a few months it will be a slog, and you are not being paid for the slog. You are working for free and there is no way your affiliate money is going to fairly cover the amount of work you are doing. You could put the same amount of time into sweeping roads and make thirty times more than you are going to make via blogging.

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It is not going to make you affiliate money in the way you think it will


Most people are disappointed by the amount of traffic they receive and amount of affiliate money they receive, and yet it is blindingly obvious if you think about it. How many personal blogs do you read? How many do your friends read? You may read the occasional blog about something that interests you, but do you read many “personal” blogs? Furthermore, how often do “you” click on affiliate adverts when you are on the Internet? Most of your clicks over the last year were probably by accident.

Few people want to read your thoughts unless you are famous


This is just a sad fact. You are not special and you are not coming up with anything that thousands of others have not come up with before you. If you think you are being original then you are not researching hard enough.

Most people run out of things to write about very quickly


This happens to most bloggers and is the number one reason why most blogs do not last longer than six months. They usually come to a halt when the hosting services expire. You are going to run out of things to write about very soon.

Most of your personal blog posts are not evergreen


An evergreen article is one that is still relevant and readable after a few months or years. For example, an article about heartbreak may be relevant for decades, but an article about how to program your VCR to record when you are out is not evergreen. Many of the personal things you write about are going to expire very quickly, which means that new readers are not going to be able to look over your old posts they will only read your most recent posts, which may make it harder to keep your readers.

There are plenty of other things you could be doing that are longer lasting


You could be carving wood figurines instead of blogging. It may not be spread around the Internet like your blog, but it will have more value and it will last longer. You could be taking a course in fixing cars or decorating houses. You could be making your dreams come true, instead of blogging onto a platform that you will probably delete in a few months when you are bored with it.

Getting no traffic and/or reading criticism will hurt your feelings


Working for six months and still having no traffic is heart breaking. It is horrible to find yourself pouring your heart into working on your blog, only to discover that nobody is reading it. The worst thing is when you do receive traffic and comments and they are negative. Some people enjoy criticizing because it makes them feel important and superior, and you are going to get that sort of thing on your comment section, and there is a chance it is going to hurt your feelings. 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Easy way to Unlock Huawei HSDPA Modems Free

Posted on:Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | File Under: 9 comments

HSDPA dongles are very famous in these days. Because most of are use HSPA dongles for browse internet.Unfortunately some dongles are locked to their service carrier.Unlocking dongles are very famous these days. Some Huawei dongle models are hard to get unlock sometime.Because Some tools are doesn't work properly..lets see, how to unlock this dongles in an easy way.

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Step 1 : Go to this site

Step 2 : Now Sign in with GOOGLE + . You need to provide your email and password log in to it.
             (This is safe. don't worry about it. If you are not sure create new gmail account)

Google+_signin

Step 3 : Now click accept button like below

Step 4 : Next, Yo have to provide your Dongle IMEI number and Model like below and click
              calculate button.
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Step 5 : Now you need to  Click Google Plus button like below.

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Step 6 : Now you will get the result like below. Use NEW ALGO CODE as for your unlock code.

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Add some other network sim card and  add the NEW ALGO CODE you generated for your dongle and enjoy.If it won't connect create new profile for your network. If you have any problem about huawei unlocking let me know.
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