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Special Deal: 50% off RapidWeaver + Giveaway!

A few months ago, we reviewed a piece of software called RapidWeaver by Realmac Software. We liked it.  For those of you who are not familiar with RapidWeaver, it’s a web design suite.  It allows users to create a unique and crisp website without the need of taking a web-design classes to use it.  RapidWeaver typically sells for $79.99, however, we have a great deal for you.

AppSumo is offering 50% off the price of RapidWeaver (this weekend only)!  That’s essentially a $40 savings.  So how do you access the deal?  Simply enter your email on the AppSumo site and you will be able to gain access to this deal along with any other deals they have now or in the future.  At risk of sounding like a bad infomercial, but wait there’s more!

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Make Awesome Website Even More Awesome? Challenge Accepted.

I’m not one who likes to rest on their laurels which is why I’m constantly looking for ways to improve everything I do. Of course, that includes BestTechie. So I’ve contracted an excellent web developer to make some awesome revisions to BestTechie. Now, I like the current (overall) design of the site, I think it fits and works well, but that’s not to say certain things couldn’t be improved.

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Bored Guy Codes A Free Gawker WordPress Theme

Last week, Gawker Media revamped its entire network of sites web designs (e.g. Lifehacker, Gizmodo).  Despite a ton of criticism (including from myself), Gawker has kept the new design implemented.  But it appears that some people may actually like the new design.  This past weekend a bored web developer decided to create a free and open source version of the new Gawker Media theme for WordPress.

The Gawker look-a-like theme is named Qawker and can be downloaded for free.  Sahas Katta, the web developer who created the theme says on his blog where he announced the theme, “I was a little bored and had some free time on my hand this weekend, so I decided to code an equivalent theme for WordPress users. Within about six hours and a few breaks, I had a nearly perfect replica without having to look at a line of their code.”

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Internet Explorer: A Burden to Web Designers

The use of Internet Explorer by Internet users has always been a burden on the web design community. With the expansion of Web 2.0 technologies such as feature rich CSS based designs and JavaScript ran websites, this browser that controls nearly half the market share for web browsers can no longer be ignored. While Microsoft has taken steps to address the inabilities of Internet Explorer to follow standards, it still makes it difficult for experienced designers to make a feature rich website while also removing or restricting some features as a result of the browser’s failure to stay in touch with the expanding Internet.

As a web designer and developer myself, I have seen first hand the browser’s inefficiencies up close while attempting to develop websites with technologies that were only thought up in the past several years. Currently, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which is the main standards organization for the Internet has the drafts for the next version of CSS, CSS 3.0, in works.

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