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Sublime Text 3 Beta

Sublime Text is one of the most widely used code editors by developers and for good reason, with all the different plugins and other things out there for it, it’s an easy choice. If you’re one of those developers that use Sublime Text then there is some great news for you. Sublime announced Friday June 28th that Sublime Text 3 Public Beta is now available for both registered users and the general public. Sublime Text 3 is “the fastest, most stable, most polished version of Sublime Text yet.” Originally announced January 29th of this year (2013) was the first beta, this is the 9th build (build 3037).

So what’s new is Sublime Text 3? For starters file change detection was improved, smarter atomic save, improved rendering performance and many bug fixes. As well as:

  • Speed improvements with startup time, file load time, and Replace All.
  • Symbol Indexing, for Goto Definition and Goto Symbol in Project. Complementing these are the Jump Forward and Jump Back features.
  • Improved HTML Editing, including tag and attribute completion as well as automatic tag closing.
  • Improved Project and Pane management, including multiple workspaces for a single project.
  • Richer API. Plugins are better insulated from the application, and now have a broader and fully thread safe API to work with.
  • Added Paste from History
  • Find panel has a drop down arrow to select previous items

For a full list of new features check out the Sublime Text 3 page. You can also get more info from the original announcement page of Sublime Text 3.

Sublime Text 3 should work on all systems that currently run Sublime Text 2, with the exception of OS X 10.6. Pricing has also changed, increasing from $59 to $70. As quoted from Sublime’s website “Users with a Sublime Text 2 license key can continue using the key with Sublime Text 3 while it’s in beta. When 3.0 is released, upgrades will be available for $30, or $15 for users who have purchased recently. The cut off date for the reduced upgrade price will be based on the actual date of the 3.0 release.”

You can download and test out Sublime Text 3 Beta here. For notifications about new versions and other Sublime related updates you can follow sublimehq on twitter.

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WordPress 3.6 Beta (3) was released May 11th for download and testing, and me being a little late to the party decided to download and test it yesterday. There aren’t any major changes to this version of WordPress, most of them are all small security and bug fixes. One of the main changes is the addition of the new deafult WordPress theme, Twenty Thirteen.

Post Formats

The first thing I noticed when going over WordPress 3.6 Beta 3  was how the post formats are displayed. Although post formats are not new to WordPress (first introduced in WordPress 3.1), the way they are displayed in the post area is new. Post formats are now displayed directly above the post title (where as before they were displayed in the right sidebar below the publish box) which you can see below.

Wordpress 3.6 Beta Post Formats

New Default Theme

WordPress 3.6 comes with a new default theme, Twenty Thirteen! This new theme is a big step from previous default WordPress themes . One of the biggest changes to this theme? It’s responsive (YA!), and it’s well due with the huge uprising in the responsive website trend. One of the biggest aesthetic changes to the new default theme is the color, Twenty Thirteen has a variety of colors to distinguish the various post formats from one another. To go with the new colors and theme is some new(and beautiful) typography, Twenty Thirteen comes with 2 Google Web Fonts (Source Sans Pro and Bitter) as well as a symbol font (Genericons) to “provide seamlessly scaling icons across the theme”. There are plenty more new features in the new Twenty Thirteen theme and you can check them out here.

Wordpress 3.6 Beta Theme Dashboard

Wordpress Twenty Thirteen Theme

Navigation Menus

The WordPress navigation menu area user interface in the admin got a little make-over as well. As you can see in the screen shot below, the left side section has drop down menus to display the pages, categories, and custom links to save space and scrolling. The menu selection box is now a drop down menu as well which saves even more space in the nav menu area and there is also a separate tab for managing menu locations.

Wordpress 3.6 Beta Navigation Menu Dashboard

There are a few more new things added in WordPress 3.6 which include better audio & video support without the need for plugins, autosave, and better post revisions. To download WordPress 3.6 Beta and test it out for yourself go here.

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Flickr is one of the most popular photo sharing websites in the world and caters to some of the greatest photographers in the world. It’s website design has been lacking in recent years though, falling behind 500px brilliant design, …until now.

Flickr unveiled it’s brand new website design and it looks wonderful. Bigger photos, sharper photos, more photos. That’s right, Flickr is giving each user 1 terabyte of space for free. That’s not all, Flickr got more social as well with a Facebook style feed that lets you scroll through your friends latest photos and see who has been commenting on what.

The New Flickr

The New Flickr

The New Flickr Spectacular

The New Flickr One Terabyte

The New Flickr Wherever

The New Flickr Photo Feed

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