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A Complete Guide to @font-face

Custom fonts changes how typography looks on your website. Using the correct font can be a super big impact on how your website feels to visitors.

You will have to rely on the @font-face if you want to use a custom font that is not hosted in any webfont service.

In this post, I’ll share how to add your custom font to your website using the @font-face rule.

Along with it, I’ll also share how to make slight adjustments to the generated css properties so you can easily use them on your website.

How to structure HTML for an actual website (Part 2)

This is a continuation of the series on learning to write HTML for an actual website for the first time. We have looked at how to write html structure for the big picture with wrappers in the previous section, and we will be diving into the smaller details in this section.

How to structure HTML for an actual website

One of the first few major hurdles to creating an actual website if you’re just starting out getting clear how you should structure your HTML content. Today, we’re going to do a dive deep into this topic.

Understanding and Using CSS Positions

CSS Positions allow you to manipulate how elements are positioned to achieve many different visual effects. In this post today, we’re going a little deeper to understand CSS positioning.

How to use Mailchimp API in Wordpress

There may have been times where you had to update Mailchimp regarding changes in user particulars. Most of the time, a plugin like Autochimp works incredibly well.

Unfortunately, non of these plugins work exceptionally well if you need to introduce complex things like interest groups.

In this article, I’ll show you how to set up the Mailchimp API with Wordpress, and how you can use it to update a user interest group when he changes his profile. You’ll learn how to use the Mailchimp API for other purposes along the way.

Compass Vertical Rhythms

Vertical Rhythms are part and parcel of good web design. Although they are important, they can be an incredibly chore to calculate.

Luckily, Compass has a great vertical rhythm module that helps clears this mess up.

Understanding CSS Box Sizing Property

The box sizing property is the single most useful property I have found ever since I started making websites. Border-box is the key to most website layouts simpler, to the point that even frameworks like Boostrap, Foundation and Susy use it.

In this post, you’ll get to understand what this property is, and how it might save you countless hours of frustrations for your next website.

Understanding Wordpress Actions and Filters

Wordpress action and filter hooks are what makes Wordpress incredibly extendable. These hooks are very easy to use if someone else has already wrote them, and you just had to hook something in. Understanding how they work is another matter entirely.

In this post, I’m going to walk you through my personal understanding of Wordpress action and filer hooks after a few hours of experiments.

How to find the Wordpress CSS File

A theme bought off the marketplace can never be 100% what you intended your website to look like. There are always small things that you want to change.

Travis asked me a question on finding out where to edit Wordpress theme’s CSS files and I thought I’d just share it you.

If you had bought a Wordpress theme and wanted to change how the website looks in some areas, this post is for you.

How to Quicken Wordpress Development with Grunt JS

A couple of days ago Chris Coyier’s post regarding Grunt JS on the 24ways blog got me interested in playing with Grunt JS again. I’ve tried tinkering with Grunt but I never gotten it to work correctly for me. After reading Chris’s post and two more days of tinkering, I manage to come up with a configuration have helped hasten my wordpress development dramatically.

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