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Ao Shin – League of Legends

Ao Shin – The Storm Dragon

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Ao Shin is an upcoming champion in League of Legends. At the time of Ao Shin’s reveal, it was known that at least two champions ( Jinx and Yasuo) were scheduled to be released before him. It is still unknown if Ao Shin is next.

Sneak Peek

As the League of Legends community expands and grows around the world, so too do our influences and inspirations for the game. We thought it would be fun to give you guys a very early peek at one of the champions we’re working on while he’s still in the early stages. Meet Ao Shin, a powerful storm dragon and guardian of the natural world. Legend holds that when Ionia faces its greatest crisis, Ao Shin will descend from the sky.

Let’s start with the inspiration for his name: Ao is the family name of the mythological dragon kings, who rule water and weather. This tells us right away that this is a powerful, elegant being, above the concerns and rules of men. Shin can mean many things, one of which is prosperity. It also means a rising storm. Ao Shin embodies this elemental duality, capable of raining good fortune on his allies and, in the very next breath, bringing stormy, thunderous ruin upon his foes. The community’s been asking for a dragon champion for some time, but we knew we couldn’t just do any dragon.

With each new champ, we try and push the limits of what’s technically and creatively possible. Ao Shin is no different. One of the challenges we’re looking forward to tackling is how to capture his unique anatomy and movement in a way that brings a new dimension to the champion pool. It’s too early to go into much detail, but we’re really excited about the ways this champion will move across the battlefield.

Ao Shin isn’t the next champion scheduled to come out, so he’s still a ways off and many things are still subject to change. But we wanted to share our inspiration with you and give you a look at the early thought processes that go into champ design. Hopefully you’re as excited about his

Thinking of WordPress.com for Your Business?

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Many of you use WordPress.com as a platform for your personal blogs, but it can also be your online home for your business. We have tools and features to help you establish a professional web presence, and support when you have questions. Erica Varlese, WordPress.com Business Support Lead

Meet Erica Varlese, Happiness Engineer and Support Lead for WordPress.com Business. Erica is a New York-based writer, customer service maven, dog lover, and espresso fiend. Since 2011, she’s helped nearly thirty thousand WordPress.com users via email, forums, live chat, and in-person at conferences and WordCamps. We asked Erica for her tips on using WordPress.com for business, getting the support you need, and dos and don’ts.

What advice would you give someone who wants to use WordPress.com to create a site for their business?

For many businesses, the focus is on building a standard website, not a blog. WordPress.com is great for blogging, and flexible enough to use…

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Our Pinoy Paisanos: 16 Ways You Can Help The Philippines

MosakWeb:

Our Country Needs Help

Originally posted on I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts:

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Anyone who has ever worked on ships has, without a doubt, worked with dozens of Filipinos. They are our co-workers, our friends and our family.

Over the weekend our ship life paisanos were faced the devastating destruction of their home. One of the strongest storms in recorded history, Typhoon Haiyan, killed an estimated 10,000 people. To put that number into perspective combine the casualties from Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and 9/11… and double it.

Between managers, A/V crew and random friendly faces in the staff bar, I have a long list of Filipinos who hold a special place in my heart. So as I watched the death toll climb as Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the islands, I held my breath and prayed for my friends.

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I have sent messages to some and not heard back from any. So what can I do to help while I wait to hear from…

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Display a snapshot of any website

Want to be able to take a snapshot of any website, and display it on your blog? This cool shortcode allows you to do so. Just paste the following code into your functions.php

function wpr_snap($atts, $content = null) {
        extract(shortcode_atts(array(
			"snap" => 'http://s.wordpress.com/mshots/v1/',
			"url" => '',
			"alt" => 'My image',
			"w" => '400', // width
			"h" => '300' // height
        ), $atts));
 
	$img = '<img src="' . $snap . '' . urlencode($url) . '?w=' . $w . '&h=' . $h . '" alt="' . $alt . '"/>';
        return $img;
}
 
add_shortcode("snap", "wpr_snap");

Ouput

[snap url="http://www.catswhocode.com" alt="My description" w="400" h="300"]

Menu Sitemap Shortcode

This code is for Sitemap page if you wish to have. this is a useful shortcode, just copy this to your functions.php

function menu_function($atts, $content = null) {
   extract(
      shortcode_atts(
         array( 'name' => null, ),
         $atts
      )
   );
   return wp_nav_menu(
      array(
          'menu' => $name,
          'echo' => false
          )
   );
}
add_shortcode('menu', 'menu_function');

Ouput

[menu name="main-menu"]

Google Map Shortcode

This code is for google map shortcode in wordpress. It is 100% working just copy this to your functions.php

function googlemap_function($atts, $content = null) {
   extract(shortcode_atts(array(
      "width" => '640',
      "height" => '480',
      "src" => ''
   ), $atts));

   return '';
}
add_shortcode("googlemap", "googlemap_function");

Output