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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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When it comes to designing a website, or even a single page, there are a few basic rules: Keep it fast, clean and simple. OK, that's all good and well, but once you get beyond the low-hanging fruit and into the nitty-gritty, what should you be paying attention to? You might be surprised what works and what doesn't, as Help Scout explains.

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There is a website I used to visit on a daily basis that has recently adopted pop-up ads and when they're displayed on the mobile phone, it cripples my ability to view the main content. How I hate pop-up ads. Google seems to understand my consternation because it has just announced that websites with intrusive pop-up advertising will be demoted in its search engine rankings. Here's what you need to know.

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Being a business owner comes with a lot of assumed knowledge; about their company, about their offerings and about their industry. But just because something is obvious to you doesn't mean it is for customers. To understand and to connect with customers better, every now and then a business owner needs to think like a customer. The best place to start doing this is through their official website. Here's how.

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The folks over at The Next Web have a graphic design bundle going, and it's one of those "pay what you want" systems in which paying more than the average gets you a few extra goodies. And for the amount of goodies there are, the average is currently very low.

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Keeping up with the latest CSS features can be daunting -- just when you've got your head around key frames and animations, you find out you can do scaling and translation using 3D acceleration. One such gem available in CSS3 is the "calc" function, which can be used to perform maths operations on various numbers and percentages, without the use of JavaScript.

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With services such as Google Fonts making it simple to add more flavoursome type to your web designs, there are few reasons not to consign the likes of Tahoma and Arial to the "if all else fails" bin. What is bothersome is having to change a font and reload a page just to see what it looks like. That's where TypeWonder can save you time.

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Web design can be a time-consuming process. Not only are you coding -- itself a devourer of days -- but you're usually juggling Photoshop or Illustrator, not to mention an FTP client and a host of other tools to do your work effectively. That's why any time-saving tips are always appreciated... and here's a massive collection for your weekend-viewing pleasure.

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It used to be the case that debugging JavaScript, or even figuring out why a page element wasn't rendering correctly, was a painful process of trawling through source code, changing a value and refreshing a page. These days most browsers allow live editing so you can see the results instantly, but you could be limiting yourself if you think that's as far as the likes of Chrome and others have progressed.