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Turn Off WordPress HTML Text Editor For Users

Online marketers and web designers understand that sometimes a client will randomly have a craving to go in and change content on a site. This sounds great until they add 17 H1 title tags, bold every other word or simply make everything look like sparkling fun rainbows! I mean don’t get me wrong, I really […] …

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Free Person Holding Blank Business Card Download

Today is Superbowl Sunday and go figure, I am working on a new Social Media campaign! Here in the office we have been exploring new outlets to gain interacting followers with Social Media, and we forgot the most important client. Ideas and Pixels! We needed a way to intrigue business owners to become our core group […] …

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The Best FREE Spam Plugin For WordPress

Anyone who has a WordPress site knows spammers are a troubling factor with your websites online presence. Spammers not only disrupt your SEO, they can even scare away new clientele and can create a mess with your trackback files. Needless to say, sometimes a monthly payment for a decent spam blocker is out of the budget.  We […] …

Battlefield 4: You Were Disconnected From EA Online (1) Fix

Irritated @ EA stated that this is no longer a fix! If someone has another solution please let me know and I will list it! We have not had any trouble being disconnected, since we fixed ours.

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WordPress: Create New Post For Each Image Added

Recently we’ve been working on a very image-reliant, meme t-shirt selling website that required some bulk uploading functionality for the thousands of memes they’ve collected. We are using a custom post type in WordPress called “Memes”, but this can work for any post type. How To Bulk Create Posts When An Image Is Uploaded To […] …

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WordPress Get Total Post Count For All Posts

I’m not in the habit of writing posts with answers that can be told in only two lines, but to this day I still see an awful lot of posts on Stack Overflow and the WordPress forums to warrant it. Getting the total post count in WordPress is really just about as simple as it […] …

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How To Open A VOB File In After Effects And Convert For YouTube

The other day I had a client come to me and ask how much it would cost to convert a VOB file into one that would function with their YouTube account. Personally, I really had no idea and never had to convert a video VOB file into, well… anything! We mainly focus on SEO and […] …

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WP_Enqueue_Script Inline Script To Load After jQuery

The WordPress Codex doesn’t seem to have an answer for how to enqueue an inline script so that it can load with all the right dependencies — principally jQuery in most cases. Luckily, with some quick thinking, we can hook into the enqueue action and achieve this ourselves fairly easily. Load Inline Script After jQuery […] …

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Facebook Graph Search 2013

More Insight on the NEW Facebook Graph Search To hear a lot of its users talk about it, Facebook seems to have an online reputation for changing itself more often than the rest of us change our socks. While not all change is good (regardless of who is doing it), the jury’s out on this […] …

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Affordable Stock Photos With Thinkstock Images

Think – ThinkStock! Imagine an affordable stock photo solution where creativity reigns supreme… At Ideas and Pixels we’ve made the switch to Thinkstock. Thinkstock is the freshest and one of the most affordable solutions on the market right now. Thinkstock places the budget and control of a project into the hands of the client; all […] …

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How To Install Git On CentOS

If you are on a server using CentOS, you might have found that installing Git with Yum isn’t as easy as it is on some other server types. Yum on CentOS does not have a Git repo, but there is a fairly simple workaround. All we have to do is grab the repository we’re missing, […] …

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CSS Flex Box Is As Easy As CSS Pie

The new box modeled layout for the user Interface is known as Flexible Box Layout in short known as flex box a CSS module designed towards developing layouts for the websites in very easy steps. Layouts are very important when it comes to internet marketing as a proper layout on the website can make sure […] …

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How To Get $_GET and $_POST Variables In Javascript

Retrieving the GET and POST superglobal headers in Javascript is actually very easy, although most of us are spoiled by the method used by PHP ($_GET and $_POST). Although it takes a few more lines of code, you can mimic PHP. How To Get $_GET in Javascript var $_GET = {}; document.location.search.replace(/\??(?:([^=]+)=([^&]*)&?)/g, function () { […] …

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The Best WordPress Pagination Plugin: WP-PageNavi + How To Install

WordPress pagination is generally best handled by plugins, rather than working with the previous and next buttons provided by the core. To achieve numbered pagination, WordPress plugin authors have created hundreds of plugins, although many are cumbersome and overly complicated. For many WordPress developers, there’s only one true winning plugin to provide numbered pagination at […] …

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5 Factors affecting SEO rankings in 2013

Search Engine Optimization is a game with forever changing rules and regulations due to the regular updates in search engine algorithms. What was beneficial in search engine rankings last year is no longer a higher priority now to current SEO strategies. To help internet marketers understand the changes and trends related to rankings in 2013, […] …

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Composer Error On Update / Install (script php artisan clear-compiled handling the pre-update-cmd)

Occasionally the scripts block in composer.json causes composer to error out when performing an update or install. One common error seen is: script php artisan clear-compiled handling the pre-update-cmd To remedy this, try running composer without scripts. composer update --no-scripts …

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How To Remove A Themes Post Type With A WordPress Template

Normally, we custom build every website that we take on, however we often help out smaller local companies. These smaller “mom and pop” shops tend to not have the budget for a giant custom website. To encompass the budget cuts we have to build these sites using pre-built themes. Using themes allow us to build […] …

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5 Content Marketing Strategies to Gain Traffic

It is important to focus on the blog quality, if you want to boost traffic on your blog. It is important to write the high quality content for your blog, so as to attract more visitors to your blog. But this is only the one side of the coin. The other side of the coin […] …

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How Much Should I Charge My Clients For Web Design / Programming?

It’s a question that freelancers have asked themselves since the internet became a medium to generate income. You see the question pop up from time-to-time online, but the answers are always ambiguous and unhelpful. That’s probably to be expected. After all, every freelancer has a different set of skills and level of proficiency. Whether you’re […] …

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How To Fix WordPress Media Library Not Working

When working with WordPress, you will find out fairly quick that it can be pretty sensitive during updates and host transfers. This may create tension with the main reasons why you chose to use WordPress for your website in the first place, for example our issue being the Media Library. Our problems occurred during a […] …

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BlockUI Requires jQuery v1.3 Or Later! Quick Fix

Many developers are reporting the following alert box message on their websites that use blockUI and jQuery: blockUI requires jQuery v1.3 or later! You are using v1.10.0. Fortunately, the solution is very simple, but it requires some out of the box thinking. What confused us was that we didn’t actually call the blockUI script at […] …

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Working on an International Game Development Team

My Life as a 3D Animator and Modeler I currently work as a 3d animator and modeler on a indie video international game development team by the name of  ”Remix Games”. I was recruited over a year ago, when the team consisted of 4 individuals and was essentially in its infancy as a portfolio building project. Since […] …

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I&P Founder Allen Gingrich’s Sit Down Interview With HVM

The following text is from an article published by High Velocity Media. What is Ideas and Pixels? We’re a web marketing company although we are better known for creating and executing high quality websites. When I first started the company, I made the mistake of telling people that we did web design. Without a doubt, […] …

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Position Drupal Captcha Module To Be Above Submit Button

By default, the Drupal Captcha Module will try to guess the position of your form’s submit button, then apply a weight that is less than its weight (submits normally have a 30 weight) so that it appears just before your submit button, as is the web standard. Since there is no administrative option to change […] …

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When’s The Last Time You Reflected On Your Website?

Reflecting On Your Website We often lose sight of what the initial goal of our website was, months after the website has been launched and has become commonplace. It’s important to reflect on your website from time to time. With some brief consideration, most business owners will find their website can be improved in at […] …

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Free Vector Hamburger Clip Art Set

Here is our first set of free vector designs! Yes, it had to be vector hamburger vector set. This free hamburger vector pack can be used for your personal or commercial design projects. Don’t forget to share our first vector pack, Thanks! Download This Free Vector Pack You may want to include a vintage vector sign […] …

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Using jQuery To Check If Element Has Siblings

If you’ve used jQuery before, chances are you’ve also used the .siblings() selector method. Selecting siblings of elements comes in handy in many applications, but what if instead of selecting siblings, you just wanted to count them? Counting Siblings With jQuery Counting the number of siblings an element has with jQuery is incredibly simple. $("#someElementId").siblings().size() [&hel …

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Express Yourself With The New Facebook Emoticons

After a long day of work, I often do a quick browse of my Facebook friends to see what they’re up to. Nothing ends a hard day of work like a beer, and what better place than Facebook to find out what bars my friends are at? The other day, I had just clocked over […] …

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How To Remove Bad Inbound Links With Google Disavow

Most people familiar with search engine optimization are well aware that linking to outside websites of bad quality can actually hurt your own site in Google’s eyes, but most people are completely unaware that bad websites linking to your site can actually hurt you, too. This is a relatively new concept for Google, since before […] …

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20 Blog List Websites For Quick Backlink Success

Posting your website or blog on a web directory is always a good idea if you’re looking to get a few initial backlinks for your new site or blog. Besides backlinks, some people do actually use directories to find new content, so the organic referral traffic can be of great benefit to a website that […] …

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How To Make A Meme With Google+

So what the heck is a meme? A meme is an element of a behavior or culture that is passed from one individual to another carrying cultural symbols, practices, and ideas. On the web &mdash and in layman’s — a meme is one of the thousands of pictures with text that often spam your Facebook […] …

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Using GREP and SSH To Search Through Your Entire Website

I always preach about how powerful the SSH command terminal can be, and how it has helped me become more rounded as a developer. But it’s not the terminal that makes SSH so dynamic — it’s the different command libraries. Today, I want to introduce you to the grep command. grep “Better Start Greppin’” I […] …

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Migrating Website Files With SSH and ZIP

Migrating a website is a common task for any developer, one that can often grow tired with monotony. Transferring all the files from the source server to your computer, then from your computer to the destination server. But with SSH and it’s ZIP commands, moving your websites’s files to a new server can actually be […] …

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The New Google Cover Image Size Dimensions

Google has just evolved their cover photo specifications for Google Plus pages, giving us much more space to work with! The new dimensions are so large that we had to create a new image, because our old cover photo ended up becoming blurry from up-scaling it. The Size Dimensions For Google Plus’ New Cover Image […] …

Twitter Bootstrap Responsive Design Using Fluid-Rows

Twitter Bootstrap Row-Fluid and Row

Needless to say, Twitter Bootstrap is an extraordinary tool for creating responsive designs that scale to both desktop and mobile browsers. There are dozens of tutorials and examples to follow online, but the one thing that isn’t explained in detail is the difference between the row-fluid and row classes. The way that the documentation explains it, row-fluid […] …

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How to Hide Schema Creator From Visitors

Schema Creator is an awesome plugin for WordPress, working alongside microdata. Considering schema.org was introduced by Google and Bing back in June 2012, it is fair to say that it will become part of every websites best interest to implement this language. However, many seem to think that it may not be useful for SEO […] …

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Why Should I Use Pinterest For My Business?

As an Adjunct teacher at Antonelli College for web design, I can join in on their discussion boards. Last month Antonelli asked if I would be interested in joining a discussion board about Pinterest. For one I have never used Pinterest and I was hesitant to speak on the subject. Now, after using it for […] …

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CSS Fluid Video Iframes And Embeds Quick Fix

I’ve been kicking a lot of ass with Twitter Bootstrap lately, my new preference for 1140 fluid grid layouts (sorry 1140grid…), but I ran into a problem yesterday where I needed a YouTube video iFrame to resize fluidly along with everything else on the page. By default, the video stayed the same size no matter […] …

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WP-PageNavi Page Not Found Quick Fix

I don’t have enough digits on my hands and toes to count the number of times that, while using WP-PageNavi, clicking on any subsequent page in the pagination list has led me to “Page Not Found”, and it’s always the same thing. So, as a reminder to myself, and hopefully as a time saver for […] …

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Shockwave Flash Crashes with Google Chrome

Google Chrome is growing in popularity, with an increase of 84% in users over the last year. However at times with old users, Google Chrome seems to unexpectedly crash and tends to present giant lag spikes. This is because Google Chrome comes jammed packed with so many features and plug-ins, in this case Shockwave Flash, […] …

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Disqus 2012 Using Wrong Theme Colors | Ignoring Styling

The new Disqus 2012 style looks great on almost any blog because of its ability to read and adapt to your site’s basic color scheme, but for some reason, Disqus was getting the colors completely wrong on our site. As you can see, we use a white background, and Disqus 2012′s insistence on using white […] …

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WP-PageNavi Giving 404 Using WP_Query and Custom Post Types: The Fix

Some of our most popular posts here at Ideas and Pixels have their roots in our own frustrations. Whenever we run into a programming problem that seems to have gone undocumented by the masses, we find it appropriate to post the solution for those who weren’t as fortunate as us to find the answer that […] …

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Print Marketing Material | Tips to Generate More Business Online: June 2012

This month we had a little free time to sit down and focus on our print marketing material. With the positive results from this one insert, we have learned that if you provide the knowledge and insight – potential customers will follow! The Reason: Over 85% of our clients we meet  in person or are referred to […] …

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The New Chuck E. Cheese Mascot Joins the Hipster Trend

That’s right! Chuck E. Cheese is ditching the baseball cap and rocking out, with skinny jeans. The pizza chain is revamping its marketing plans to promote sales for the future. The company’s stock has been gradually falling since its first quarter ended April 1. CEC said same-store sales fell 4.2% while net income slumped 5.2% […] …

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Use The Pulse News App To Get Your Blog More Fans

Bloggers are always looking for ways to get more visitors looking at their blogs, but often we forget that sometimes it’s the intangibles that help our presences grow, not just analytics and the numbers we’re able to track and gauge. Building trust with an audience can go a long way when it comes to growing […] …

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How To Track Downloads On Your Site With Google Analytics

A Great Tip When Using Google Analytics Tracking downloads on your website is a fairly easy task, all thanks to Google Analytics. Many goals created by webmasters don’t actually entail visiting a web page, and it’s important to remember that we need to track and validate every form of user conversion to be successful in […] …

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Web Design Trends: Parallax Scrolling

In the web design world, trends come and go. It seems that every day something new and interesting comes up. There was a time when Flash was the way to go for interactive websites, yet a few years passed, and HTML5 and CSS3 have taken over. Recently, there has been a new trend in web […] …

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Speaking Events | Antonelli College: April 2012

April flew by before we knew it, here at Ideas and Pixels. On top of our growing clientele, we have been tidying up our presentation skills. We were recently invited to Antonelli College to have two lunch and learn speaking events, with their students. Our presentations went into detail on how to market yourself online and what […] …

Why diet soda is so bad for you

The Largest Social Experiment | Why Diet Soda is Bad

In the past few months I have tried to get away from the computer and hit the gym more frequently. A few days ago, I went into my local gym with a diet coke – it’s always functioned as a great pre-workout stimulant. I was in for a rude awakening when the lady behind the […] …

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CSS Tip: Negative Text Indent Not Working

When we first started this blog, I swore that I would post even the simplest of fixes I came across, and here is a fine chance — so I’m taking it! While coding our new website layout, I ran into a problem that I had somehow always avoided before. Using the Phark Image Replacement method […] …

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Rules of Engagement (on Facebook)

It seems like nowadays everyone is on Facebook. The range of individuals and companies can be overwhelming at times.  For quite some time, businesses have started developing their Facebook pages and creating specific content for all kinds of ad campaigns. Previously, there were the tabs and “landing page” that all businesses used as a call […] …

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Social Media Cheat Sheet

When it comes to social media, I’m always willing to give every network or tool a try. Afterwards, I decide which ones I like and which ones can be used for different marketing purposes. I don’t believe all social networks are adequate for all businesses. For example; I wouldn’t recommend an interactive agency to have a Tumblr […] …

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The Best April Fool’s Day Pranks: 2012

I, for one, thoroughly enjoy April Fool’s Day. Sometimes too much. And each year, when all of the large tech companies release their yearly April Fool’s pranks, I couldn’t be more delighted. What excites me the most is when I think about all of the thought that must go into executing a simple joke online. […] …

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Pretty and Powerful: March 2012

March has been a very productive month here at Ideas and Pixels. Although we’ve been swamped with dozens of exciting projects, we made time for our own improvements and additions. Most notable of them, is our new “concepting room”. Already, the new concepting room has been a hit for us and our freelancers. What really […] …

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How To Estimate Time On Any Project (with the PERT formula)

Most people struggle when they’re asked to estimate the time they need to complete a project. Some people error on the side of pessimism, quoting far too much time, while others are too optimistic, leading to missed deadlines and unhappy clients. Being able to estimate the amount of time required to complete a task is […] …

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MediaTemple DV Server: How To Change Write Permissions With SSH

Recently, we began migrating some of our clients to a new dedicated-virtual server hosted by MediaTemple. Unlike most other servers and the grid-server (GS) service also provided by MediaTemple, the dedicated-virtual server doesn’t allow much file write access by default. Who This Will Help Developers unable to programmatically “write” to their server or child directories [&helli …

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Tips on Expanding Email Lists to Grow Your Online Presence

Just because you have a fancy email going out, it doesn’t always mean that the functionality is there. The goal of having an email list is to expand your company’s reach to new and potential followers, while keeping your existing followers happy. It’s important to remember this on your journey. With the rise of easy […] …

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Responsive Web Design: Say Goodbye To Pixels

Perhaps not goodbye, but maybe an “until next time.” Although I’ve tried my best to ignore it, responsive web design is here to stay. A List Apart seems to run a weekly editorial on it and all the big conferences are focusing on this new type of web development. I knew the time had come […] …

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Cincinnati Art Gallery Tribute: February 2012

Recently we had the privilege of stopping into an amazing art gallery in our lovely city of Cincinnati. The gallery showcased nine extremely detailed portraits of our hometown fallen soldiers, whom fought courageously and gave their lives for our country in 2005. Nine memorial paintings were displayed at Colerain High School for a week and […] …

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Tax Write Off Guide for Small Business

As a co-owner of a small business, I know how important it is to structure out operations. We focus on every aspect of building a strong business, and part of this involves taking careful considerations for our taxes. It’s important for all small businesses to manage their accounting as best they can, and in turn, […] …

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Get Only The URL Of The Previous And Next Posts In WordPress

Today, while trying to configure links between a blog’s next and previous pages, I ran into a little hiccup that seems to be one of the little features that has been forgotten by WordPress’ contributors. There is absolutely no function to return ONLY the URLs of the next and previous pages. To save anyone else […] …

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Three Tips For Financial Independence — The Hard Way

The year has already been one of success. Recently, I had time to sit back and reflect on some of the basic principles that I’ve always strove to follow. They aren’t from any one book or person, but rather a collection of things I overheard, events I witnessed, stories I listened to. And in my […] …

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Online Movement Against SOPA and PIPA

 Today, January 18, 2012, is the start of thousands of websites gathering together to form an online protest against two internet regulation bills currently under review in Congress. You have probably experienced it by now by not being able to go to your favorite sites like Wikipdia, Reddit, Boing Boing and Craigslist. So what is […] …

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The Best New Old Thing: jQuery Masonry Plugin

Every designer has come across a itemized design that called for precipitous “blocking” of elements at least once in their lives. Much like the front page of this blog, for instance. And most have found that unless you specify an exact height for each block item, the entire design will fall to shambles once you […] …

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I Love Typography

John Boardley is a British-born writer, publisher, and graphic designer. Along with his passion for design his love is for typography gave him the concept to create one of our favorite blog sites, I Love Typography (ILT). I Love Typography blog was born on August 7, 2007 and blew up since the launch. It is […] …

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Disable WordPress Auto Formatting Using Short Code

Anyone who has worked with WordPress knows how bad the automatic formatting can when you are creating your pages or posts. This will work when the WordPress plugin, PS Disable Auto Formatting, will not. Thankfully, after hours of testing and looking for helpful advice we stumbled on the best solution; to our amazement it is […] …

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State of the Union: January 2012

Each month we will publish an article with the pre title of "State of the Union". SOTU will be an outlet for Ideas and Pixels to showcase happenings in and around our office, giving you a peak into the daily life at Ideas and Pixels. We'll cover major events that we attend, milestones we achieve with our clients, and more. …