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Nice CSS text shadow effects

Learn to create CSS text shadowIn this post we’ll play around with some of the text-shadow possibilities in CSS.

Generally speaking text-shadow can be used to make some of the same nice text effects that you normally would use graphical programs to create. But with the benefits of having content as plain text instead of embedded in graphic images.

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Create your own Twitter counter

Using Twitter API to fetch followers countTwitter follower counters are a very popular way to display the world how popular a certain website or blog has become.

The problem with these counters is that they only provides limited flexibility in look-and-feel implementation, and potentially can decrease loading times on your site.

In this post you learn to use the Twitter REST API to retrieve subscriber statistics, and use file caching to increase performance and keep things efficient.
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Caching Feedburner subscriber statistics for blog or website

Cache Feedburner statistics for better performance and flexibilityMany of the big online Kahunas like Smashingmagazine and Mashable are displaying how many subscribers their RSS feed are having.

Displaying the number of feed subscribers can be a good idea from a marketing perspective since many subscribers to some users  equals that the site has big credibility.

Feedburner is one of the most popular RSS tools, and Feedburner also offers offers a widget that can be used to display the number of subscribers to your RSS feed. However since the Feedburner widgets uses javascript to fetch feed statistics from Feedburner, these widgets can potentially slow down your site.

In this post you’ll learn how to use the Feedburner API and PHP to fetch feed subscription data, and display these data on your site or blog in a efficient way

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Create heading specific RSS feeds in WordPress

Creating heading specific RSS feeds in WordPressRSS feed is a great possibility for attracting loyal readers to your blog. WordPress has very good RSS functionality out-of-the-box, but to capture even more readers, you could experiment with adding heading specific RSS feeds for your blog.

In this post you’ll learn how to implement heading specific RSS feeds to your WordPress based blog

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Maximize your Google Adsense earnings with these tools

Tips and tools to maximize Google Adsense EarningsGoogle Adsense is a great tool for displaying ads on your site, and generate revenue without you having to worry about selling ads, delivering ads or invoice advertisers.

Although Adsense normally pretty quickly delivers results, it might pay off to experiment with different tools to see if your site has further monetization potential.

In this post we’ll look into a collection of tools, that can help you maximize your Adsense earnings.

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Tired of Google Analytics? – Why not try Piwik

Open source analytics from Piwik - an interrestin alternative to Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics is the default choice of many Webmasters. However Google Analytics isn’t perfect for everything and depending on your needs, there are many other alternatives.

In this post we’ll look further into the Open Source web analytics tool – Piwik.

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Google Font API – new preview function

New preview tool for Google Font APIGoogle has now introduced a new preview feature in the Google Font API, that makes it easier to preview and configure different fonts and settings.

The Google Font API is a new way of spicing up your website layout without using images for font effects.

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