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Free Template Tuesday #10 – Tumult Hype “Reveal”

Thumbnail - Split EmojiThis week’s Tumult Hype template is a quick guide on how to create a “reveal” effect. Sometimes, you might want to compare two objects. Perhaps picture #1 shows the outside of the human body and picture #2 shows what’s underneath. Perhaps the reveal picture shows undergarments, no clothing at all or an image of organs. Good web design can relate to many different professions. That’s why the “Reveal” template is handy. It shows how to create a common web effect with Hype – no custom JavaScript necessary.

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Free Template Tuesday #9 – Tumult Hype “Lock”

Lock Emoji ThumbnailRunning a popular website can be very expensive. Hotlinking is one of the way hosting can become unnecessarily expensive for webmasters. Unauthorized websites might be driving up the costs of bandwidth, CPU usage and even storage. (Yes, hotlinking even affects server storage. Each time a visitor visits a website, the server log file can grow.) What are you to do? There are lots of ways to prevent hotlinking, but this Free Hype Template shows how to add JavaScript to deter hotlinking.

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Free Template Tuesday #8 – Tumult Hype “FPS” (Part II)

FPS (Part II) – Thumbnail ImageThe previous FPS project used a significant amount of CPU power. On my Mac mini, approximately 12.5% CPU power was used for the FPS gauge and text display. That drain on the processor significantly skews the performance numbers. The original project was intentionally left flawed and unfinished. The idea was to encourage Hype users to improve their programming skills. But since no one seems to have taken on the challenge, I decided to improve the template by myself.

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Free Template Tuesday #7 – Tumult Hype “Capitals”

United States of America FlagWhile perusing the Tumult Forums, someone was having trouble with animated buttons. The idea was to animate the active button, then return to the previous state when not active. Hype can do that! To show how that’s done, I started working on another free Hype template. The end result is a project that grew larger than expected. If you’re looking for a way to create quizzes, the “United States Capitals Quiz” template could be a great starting point. It tackles complex issues, such as working with arrays and randomizing the display of that data.

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New DuckDuckGo Bang – !pho

DuckDuckGo LogoDuckDuckGo is a search engine that emphasizes privacy. The site explains itself as, “The search engine that doesn’t track you.” That’s an important feature with today’s increasingly invasive technology — but that’s not the main reason why I like DuckDuckGo. I like healthy competition. I’ve had lots of bad experiences with Google, so it’s nice to see a strong alternative. I’ve switched my default search engine to DuckDuckGo and it’s been pretty good. I especially like the “Bang” feature. It’s a quick way to search a specific website, like this one! Continue reading

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