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The Copyright Alert System: How the New “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Program Works

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This week marks the rollout of the long delayed “Copyright Alert System” aka the six strike anti-piracy program. It’s a bit confusing at a glance, but it’s not nearly as powerful as you’d think. Here’s how the system works, how it’ll affect you, and everything else you need to know.

The Copyright Alert System is a policy created by the Center for Copyright Information with backing from the RIAA and other copyright organizations along with the major internet service providers: AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon. The group monitors peer-to-peer file transfers, and sends out email notices when it detects you’re downloading copyrighted material. Read More…

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Learning Principles for Improving Your CSS

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In today’s article I will mostly talk about my own experience, and what I have learned about CSS after almost one year and a half of heavy practicing.

First, let me remind you that CSS is an extremely simple language. It can be summed up in 3 words: selector, property, value. Nothing more, really. This is why some people don’t like CSS at all: because they feel like children playing with LEGOs.

Yup. Explain the basics of CSS to a 9 years old child and he or she will be able to create a website. Not a complex one I agree, but maybe a few pages with headers, links, content, images, and such. Read More…

5 Great Examples of Big Photo Use in Web Design

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In 2012 we could see the growth of the trend of big images in web design. Throughout the year we could see more and more big and beautiful images appearing in nice and clean designs. Since we believe that the big images trend will stay strong in 2013, and also because we believe that images can give a lot of personality and style to a design, we decided to gather a list of fresh examples of sites taking advantage of beautiful images. Explore and enjoy!

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Instagram can sell your photos without permission

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Let’s be honest. Most of NEVER read the Terms & Conditions for anything we install or updates my download on our devices but in this particular situation you might have to.

Are you OK with Instagram using your photos in ads without your permission and without being compensated for it?

Come Jan. 16, you may not have a choice. Read More…