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From left to right: Vitaly Friedman and Ricardo Gimenes.

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  139. 139 http://www.twitter.com/UniqueDesignIT
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    Smashing magazine is based on WordPress. The built-in search functionality of WP is not so great. There are lots of articles and plugins on the web about changing the default WP search to Google Custom search. Why? Google gives concise and relevant results.

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