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At the end of November, we gave shout-outs to bloggers and artists who participated in month-long projects like NaBloPoMo and NaNoDrawMo. As 2012 comes to a close, we also want to highlight writers and photographers who challenged themselves all year — who posted each day or each week, or have established an ongoing project on their sites.

These bloggers caught our attention:

JUMP FOR JOY! Photo Project

An inspiring international project focused on play, fun, and the positive in our lives, JUMP FOR JOY! presents Eyoälha Baker’s vision of a world united by our expression of joy. Eyoälha has taken nearly all the images on her blog — with the exception of the photos of her. Her jumping subjects are captured in locations around the world: at the beach in Kauaiat a park in Vancouver, or even between city skyscrapers . . . while holding a ninja…

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Gangnam Стиль Хиты 1 миллиард просмотров YouTube, мир не заканчивается


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Today is December 21, 2012. It’s the conclusion of b’ak’tun, the last day of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. According to Olmec and later Mayan traditions, today marks the last day of Fourth World Age, and thus associated with the apocalypse. But we are still here. As of this post’s writing, the world has not ended.

In other news, Gangnam Style just became the first YouTube video to have more than 1,000,000,000 views.

At this point Gangnam Style is utterly ingrained in Internet culture. It’s spawned countless memes and parodies. There are now Gangnam Style merchandise, apps and gear. You don’t hit 1 billion views without becoming a thing.

PSY’s lack of stance on copyrights has led greatly to the video’s success but it doesn’t bring in the cash. That comes from PSY’s commercial deals, YouTube ads, and iTunes says. The AP reported in early December that PSY is…

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CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a handy tool to separate the presentation from the content of your website — you write the content, and the CSS controls the look and formatting. CSS is great for giving your website a custom look, but it can also become complicated to maintain.

The solution to this? CSS preprocessors.

(If you’re new to CSS, you might want to stop here and check out some CSS basics. If you’re already knee-deep in selectors, read on to learn how CSS preprocessors can streamline your styling.)

Example of LESS

CSS preprocessors are extensions to CSS that make it easier to manage your site’s styles. They have features like reusable variables, selector nesting, and functions, which allow you to easily reuse styles and apply them to different selectors. Put simply, a CSS preprocessor is like a friendly robot that automatically handles all of the copying and pasting you used to…

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