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Over the past months I have been building a virtual competition, for one of my clients, for the tournament 2014 in Brazil.

  1. Full integration and signup to the game through Facebook
  2. Multi-language setup
  3. Choose your own team of players from the 32 competing countries, with countries only represented once in your team.
  4. Update your team until the start of the tournament
  5. During the tournament your team scores according to real data coming in from a sport result data provider. Team scores are calculated by a fixed rule set.
  6. You have 3 substitutes that you can deploy during the tournament to optimize your team or replace players that have been eliminated
  7. You play for a specific country or you can join or create a group to compete against each other with friends.
  8. Team ranking is provided on country and group level.
  9. Social sharing, invites and posting to Facebook

The project had its challenges and I plan to dive into some of those areas in the future, as soon as the tournament is over ;)

Cheers
Alex

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simpless

Bootstrap can not be added directly to the admin of a plugin, but you can wrap your plugin in a container and compile the Bootstrap CSS to use it as a wrapper.

I do my compiling using SimpLess

In the past you could do this using SimpLess directly (my-own-bootstrap.less).

This fails with the latest version of Bootstrap. But you can just paste the Bootstrap CSS into the LESS file and compile it that way.

Run it through SimpLess and after that the new CSS can be enqueued in WordPress ! This also works nicely with themes from Bootswatch.

Enjoy!

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masonary
“Masonry is a JavaScript grid layout library. It works by placing elements in optimal position based on available vertical space, sort of like a mason fitting stones in a wall. ”

Still the best solution out there.

Masonary

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facebook_top_quality

Since Facebook introduced the new profile layout people have been complaining about the bad jpeg compression of the cover image.

If you make sure that the following is met, you should be fine:

  1. Keep sizes at exactly 851 x 315
  2. JPEG (some use PNG-24 to keep the artefact / noise level low, has not made a big difference for me)
  3. Use sRGB as your colorspace

Some people seem to get better results, if they keep their images under 100KB. I  have used images up to 400KB without any problems.

Keep those nice cover images coming!

Cheers
Alex

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pztv_ink

Ink helps you to get those email templates just right. Nice set of templates to give you a clean start of designing your own.

Ink

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5. February 2014

Snap.svg Framework

pztv_snapsvg

The JavaScript SVG library for the modern web. Just what the doctor ordered ;)

Snap.svg

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pztv_alex4d
Alex provides a nice set of free plugins for FinalCutPro X. A regular stop for me every month.

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27. November 2013

Free video footage

pztv_footage
A nice set of free video footage, provided by Phil Fried. Thanks!

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pztv_nativedroid

jQuery Mobile is getting faster and faster. So time to look for some nice themes. nativeDroid provides you with a native interface for your next Android App.

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pztv_sharebutton

Simple, light, flexible, and good-looking share button set for jQuery.

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