PIDC to Invest $500K in University City Science Center’s QED Program

Philadelphia, March 19, 2013 – The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation announced today that through its Penn Venture Fund, it will invest up to $500,000 in the University City Science Center’s QED Program, the country’s first multi-institutional proof-of-concept funding program for healthcare and life sciences technologies.  PIDC’s loan will provide direct funding to qualifying research projects at Philadelphia-based academic and research institutions participating in QED. The projects will be developed and selected through QED’s market-driven process. The loan will be repaid from PIDC’s share in proceeds from successful projects.

“PIDC is excited to invest with partners like First Round Capital and the University City Science Center, both of which are highly respected national leaders in their fields,” said PIDC President John Grady.  “These new investments are both designed to bring more capital to entrepreneurs in Philadelphia at earlier stages, so that they can turn their big ideas into reality sooner and more efficiently.  Today’s announcement illustrates PIDC’s ongoing commitment to find innovative ways to partner with the public and private sectors and to develop new resources for Philadelphia businesses.”

The QED Program has funded a total of 16 projects since its launch in April 2009.  So far, five of the projects have resulted in technology options or licenses, and close to $9 million in follow-on funding has been raised. Twenty-two universities and research institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, including 11 in Philadelphia, participate in the program.

“Due to a lack of funding, promising technologies are often stranded in the lab and never make it to the marketplace where they can have a positive impact on patients’ lives,” says Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA. “PIDC’s investment will help launch new companies that commercialize Philadelphia-based discoveries.  We at the Science Center look forward to working with PIDC to encourage these companies to stay and grow in the city.”

First Startup PHL Call for Ideas Awards Announced

Philadelphia, March 19, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced today that six local organizations will receive Startup PHL grants from the City of Philadelphia for programs or services that support the entrepreneurial community in Philadelphia.  The Startup PHL ‘Call for Ideas’ received more than 115 submissions, which were reviewed by City officials, PIDC, and representatives of the entrepreneurial and startup community. The grant winners are the following:

  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners/Campus Philly – $25,000 to create a Targeted Internship Matching Program to place Philadelphia-area college and university students at BFTP portfolio companies in Philadelphia this summer. The goals of the program are to provide Philadelphia startups with talent and to connect college students to startups/mentors, increasing the likelihood that they stay in Philadelphia post-graduation.  Matching funding will be provided by the companies hosting interns.
  • The Enterprise Center, Center for Culinary Enterprises, Philly Food Innovation Program – $15,000 to support the development of a workshop series for 25 early to middle stage food entrepreneurs to help accelerate their businesses.
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce – $18,400 to develop an online Entrepreneur’s Resource Directory, working with Select Greater Philadelphia, PACT and the Philadelphia startup community.  The Directory will provide a centralized location for entrepreneurs to find information on funding sources, professional and technical expertise, specialized facilities and professional services.  Matching funding will be provided by a corporate sponsor or the Chamber.
  • PhillyCORE Leaders – $15,000 to support the Supporting Entrepreneurship in Education (SEED) program, which includes a pitch event for education entrepreneurs to compete for funding.  The winning teams will then participate in the Fels Institute Social Innovations Lab to further develop their ideas.  Matching funding will be provided by corporate sponsorship.
  • Startup Corps – $20,000 to support the expansion of the high school entrepreneur program that provides programming to a diverse range of teenagers looking to develop entrepreneurial skills and build businesses.  In 2013 Startup Corps plans to expand the number of students served by 50% and develop new partnerships with organizations that support entrepreneurs.  Matching funding will be provided by private sponsorship.
  • VentureF0rth – $25,000 to create a ‘community commons’ space at the existing VentureF0rth co-working facility that will provide an increased range of services to the startup community, including daytime programming, job training for individuals looking for work in the technology sector, and an increase in the number of entry-level low-cost spots available to entrepreneurs.

Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, said, “The overwhelming response to the ‘Call for Ideas’ is further evidence of the strength of Philadelphia’s startup and entrepreneurial community and one of the many reasons why the Nutter Administration is committed to supporting business creation in Philadelphia.  Increasingly Philadelphia is becoming a place of choice for businesses to start, stay and grow and the Startup PHL initiative is just one more tool we have to help make that happen.”

The City of Philadelphia and PIDC expressed their gratitude to the following people for their support and assistance: Andrea Allon (Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and PIDC Board Member), David Brussin (Monetate), M. Therese Flaherty (Wharton Small Business Development Center), Steve Goodman (Morgan Lewis), Apu Gupta (Curalate), Sam Landman (Comcast Ventures), Bob Moul (Artisan Mobile and Philly Startup Leaders), and Richard Vague (Gabriel Investments).

Philadelphia named a Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Winner

Philadelphia is awarded $1 million prize to support an innovative initiative to help social entrepreneurs solve urban challenges

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Michael A. Nutter today announced that the City of Philadelphia is one of the five winners in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities to improve the well-being of the nation. Philadelphia was selected as a Mayors Challenge winner out of a pool of over 300 applicant cities, based on four criteria: vision, ability to implement, potential for impact, and potential for replication. Philadelphia will be awarded a $1 million innovation prize to implement its idea to create the Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership, a new effort to engage social entrepreneurs in working with city government and other partners to tackle urban challenges. Philadelphia will also receive a sculpture created by world-renowned designer Olafur Eliasson to commemorate each of the Mayors Challenge winners.

“Philadelphia’s selection as a Mayors Challenge winner is a huge honor for our city and a testament to the creative, innovative work that is going on across city government,” said Mayor Nutter. “Through the Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership, our goal is to explore innovative new approaches to issues affecting cities across the country and ultimately to improve the quality of life for our residents. I want to thank Mayor Bloomberg and the Mayors Challenge for supporting innovative thinking in cities across America. The City of Philadelphia is also grateful for the efforts of GoodCompany Ventures and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative; both partners were integral to the successful collaboration that advanced our application through the Mayors Challenge process.”

“Procurement processes can stifle innovation and prevent local leaders from solving pressing city problems,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and Mayor of New York City. “Mayor Nutter’s winning idea will help city government leverage innovation and creative talent to tackle an array of major challenges. Bloomberg Philanthropies is eager to see this idea take hold in Philadelphia and across the country.”

The Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership will create a process through which entrepreneurs and city government can work together on researching, developing, and applying innovative solutions to urban challenges. By building on existing innovations taking place in Philadelphia and cities around the country – such as opening up city data for use by citizens and entrepreneurs – Philadelphia will demonstrate that creating partnerships between innovators within and outside of government provides the opportunity to develop more effective solutions to some of our most intractable challenges. Philadelphia will identify two to three issues per year for which it will seek proposals from entrepreneurs, bringing them to the city to develop and pilot their ideas through a proven social enterprise accelerator program.

The Mayors Challenge is a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. Mayors of U.S. cities with 30,000 residents or more were eligible to compete, with 305 cities representing 45 states submitting applications last September. Providence was awarded the $5 million grand prize, while Chicago, Houston, and Santa Monica were also awarded $1 million prizes. To learn more about the Mayors Challenge, visit bloomberg.org/mayorschallenge.
The Mayors Challenge is the latest initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Project, which aims to spread proven and promising ideas among cities. Other Mayors Project investments include Cities of Service, Innovation Delivery Teams, and Financial Empowerment Centers.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies is on a mission to improve and lengthen lives. We focus on five key areas to create lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation, which includes the Mayors Challenge, and Arts & Culture. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2012, $360 million was distributed. For more information, please visit www.bloomberg.org. For more information on Bloomberg Philanthropies, media should contact Meghan Womack, meghan@bloomberg.org.

Startup PHL Announces Call for Ideas Finalists

The first Call for Ideas received an overwhelming response with almost 120 organizations and individuals submitting creative, innovative ideas for how to support and strengthen Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial community.  The selection committee is currently evaluating the finalist’s ideas, and will announce the winners this month.

Startup PHL anticipates future Calls for Ideas and encourage people and organizations to apply. Sign up for updates or follow @startupphl on twitter for further information, including what makes a successful application.

In no particular order…

Top 20 Call for Idea Finalists:

 

Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) – The PACT Enterprise Hackathon

The PACT Enterprise Hackathon will provide an opportunity for technology entrepreneurs to develop solutions that address specific needs posed by any one of several enterprise participants across the healthcare, financial services, infrastructure and government sectors. Hackathon participants in the government sector will work with the City of Philadelphia to address specific technological problems.

 

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce – Entrepreneur’s Resource Directory

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will develop and maintain an on-line, searchable, sortable, linked Entrepreneur’s Resource Directory, replacing and improving out-of-date and unsearchable resources that currently exist. The Directory will provide a centralized site to find information on funding sources, professional and technical expertise, specialized facilities and professional services within the region.

 

Seed Philly – Startup Data Collection Engine

Seed Philly is creating a vetted directory and data collection engine of members of the startup community. By capturing relevant information related to a startup’s daily activities, we intend to create a blueprint for more efficient growth in Philadelphia.  Data collected includes the software and hardware products used by each startup, vendor relationships, and details about different growth milestones.  The data can be used to create a baseline for entrepreneurs to benchmark their growth, make faster decisions, and ultimately grow more efficiently.

 

Campus Philly and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) – Targeted Internship Matching Program

The Targeted Internship Matching Program will place students at Philadelphia area colleges and universities at BFTP/SEP portfolio companies based in Philadelphia. The goal of the internship program is twofold: 1) provide Philadelphia start-ups with immediate help on current projects and a talent pipeline they can hire in the future; and 2) connect college students to start-ups as employers and mentors, thereby keeping college students in Philadelphia in the future after they graduate.

 

RJ Moore, RJ Metrics – Entrepreneurship Podcast

We invite interested listeners across the country to join us for a weekly podcast about everything entrepreneurship. Produced in collaboration with Philadelphia media outlets, startup organizations, and universities, our project reinforces Philly as a prominent and dynamic part of the national startup ecosystem. This entertaining podcast fosters collaboration among local organizations and universities, creates an audio archive of educational content for entrepreneurs, and places a sustained spotlight on Philadelphia as a center for thought leadership.

 

The Franklin Institute – STEM Opportunities at the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival

Young people need to learn what it takes to turn a great idea into a business opportunity. Startups and entrepreneurs need the chance to showcase their products and ideas. This project will: underwrite the presence of up to 15 STEM-related startup companies or entrepreneurs at the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival; produce events for students to learn about entrepreneurship; create opportunities for companies to present their ideas to industry leaders.

 

The Moore College of Art and Design – Women’s Creative Entrepreneurial Launch

Moore College of Art & Design, the only women’s art and design college in the US, will create the Women’s Creative Entrepreneurial Launch to promote entrepreneurship among women, retain college graduates in Philadelphia, and build on Philadelphia’s assets as a center of design and creative innovation. Tailored specifically to art and design-related businesses, the Women’s Creative Entrepreneurial Launch will link recent Moore alumnae who are entrepreneurs and small business owners to mentoring, networking, educational opportunities, co-working sites, StartUp fellowships, micro-loans and access to capital.

 

Slash 7 and Indy Hall – Philadelphia Bootstraper Conference: BaconBizConf

BaconBizConf: The only conference exclusively for bootstrappers who’ve chosen the awesome yet thorny path of selling software, ebooks, videos, training resources, and tools. While most startup conferences feature a lot of soft-touch stories and venture capital advice, BaconBizConf is relentlessly focused on helping you create, market, and support a product your customers will love. Speakers will include industry stars such as Patrick McKenzie (“The Bingo Card Guy”).

 

GreenLight Fund, Scattergood Foundation, and Wharton Social Impact Initiative – Collaborative Work and Learning Space: The Exchange

The Exchange brings together entrepreneurship, capital, and capacity building support under one roof to support high performing and high potential nonprofit and social innovations. The Exchange is a collaborative work space and community of practice shared by philanthropic organizations, emerging nonprofit and social ventures, evaluators and service providers. In addition to space, the exchange will provide workshops, access to shared services and technology, networking, and partnership building opportunities.

 

The Enterprise Center – Center for Culinary Enterprises Program

The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation supports Philadelphia’s food entrepreneurs. Using state-of-the-art, shared-use commercial kitchen space at The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises in West Philadelphia, startup entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to develop new and innovative local food products and bring those products to market.

 

Philly Tech MeetupProgram Expansion

Philly Tech Meetup is the connective glue of the local innovation ecosystem, and convenes technologists, entrepreneurs, investors and the broader community regularly to learn and share. We want to advance entrepreneurship and innovation in Philadelphia, and will 1) develop enriching programs and content, 2) engage more participation and collaboration from stakeholders in the ecosystem, and 3) use our big microphone wisely to benefit the overall community.

 

The University City Science Center – Formalize and Expand the Regional Affinity Incubation Network (RAIN)

RAIN brings together the regional network of 50-plus research parks, business incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and support organizations, in order to encourage the sharing of information, capabilities and opportunities. By leveraging, and better connecting, the programs and facilities that support Philadelphia entrepreneurs, RAIN will coalesce, extend and invigorate Philadelphia’s startup community, leading to more ideas developed, more companies formed, and ultimately more jobs created.

 

Venture F0rth – Program and Facility Expansion: VentureF0rth Commons

Increasingly less of Venturef0rth’s space has been available to support educational programming and community events such as Startup Weekend, DreamIt Ventures, Meetups, and its own series of speakers. Modest modifications to the campus will enable an expansion of the tech, design and entrepreneurship events that have become a centerpiece of the region’s tech ecosystem. The Venturef0rth Commons will support round-the-clock events and programming for the community alongside our shared workspace, providing the flexibility required to better share experiences and teach critical skills to those growing the region’s tech economy.

 

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP), Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital Technologies (PACT), Philly Startup Leaders – The Philadelphia Startup Information Web site

The Philadelphia Startup Information Web site will be an interactive, Web-based data collection and display tool that will be integrated into regional organization sites. The site will highlight and market the diversity, range and impact of Philadelphia area start-up companies by showing: key start-up leaders and connectors, start-up related non-profit and member organizations, and the impact and history of start-ups in Philadelphia.

 

Technically Philly, the Knight Foundation, Delaware Valley Grantmakers – Social Entrepreneurship Asset Map

Technically Philly will lead a reporting and mapping asset analysis project to highlight the existing pipeline for mission-focused social entrepreneurship in the region. The mapping platform and identified community of social enterprise will serve as a tool for individuals and organizations to better understand the mission-minded entrepreneurship landscape in the region, as well as a basis for the local Knight chapter, in partnership with DVG and Technically Philly, to develop a fund dedicated to this focused slice of Philadelphia entrepreneurship.

 

Philadelphia’s Coalition of Rising Education Leaders (PhillyCORE Leaders) – Education Entrepreneur Support and Pitch Night

PhillyCORE Leaders we will host SEED (Supporting Entrepreneurship in Education), a crowd-sourced pitch night for education entrepreneurs to compete for funding and present their ideas before an engaged audience. Over the course of the year, we will also provide access to ongoing social entrepreneurship training and create an online portal for education entrepreneurs to share resources.

 

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University – Open Source Legal Documents

The Drexel Entrepreneurial Law Clinic supports Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing free legal services to startups. With input from the leading startup lawyers in the region, we will partially “productize” our core services by creating an open source set of customizable organizational documents with instructions for use by entrepreneurs.

 

Advancena, LLC – Lean Start-ups for the Minority Community Program

“Lean Start-ups for the Minority Community” is a six-week, intensive workshop specifically designed to empower members of the minority community to build successful business ventures using the principles of the Lean Start-up methodology. Students will hear from a variety of industry experts and engage in practical, hand-on activities, while collaborating with one another to methodically build their entrepreneurial visions into viable economic opportunities.

 

GoodCompany Group –Program Expansion

In order to increase the number of social venture startups in Philadelphia, GoodCompany Group will launch a series of community engagement initiatives to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem for civic and social enterprise startups in Philadelphia such as: GoodCompany Alumni Network; PHL Civic Innovators Council; and an Ecosystem Opportunity Survey.

 

Startup Corps – High School Entrepreneur Program

Startup Corps helps teens learn to create value for themselves, others and the world through entrepreneurship. The program provides classes, mentorship, and micro-capital to help Philadelphia’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders launch businesses and non-profits.

Markup: HTML Tags and Formatting

Headings

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Blockquotes

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Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

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People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.

Steve Jobs – Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference, 1997

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Jane Doe $100K For all the blogging she does.
Fred Bloggs $100M Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? So Jane x 1,000.
Jane Bloggs $100B With hair like that?! Enough said…

Definition Lists

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Definition list division.
Startup
A startup company or startup is a company or temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.
#dowork
Coined by Rob Dyrdek and his personal body guard Christopher “Big Black” Boykins, “Do Work” works as a self motivator, to motivating your friends.
Do It Live
I’ll let Bill O’Reilly will explain this one.

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These supported tags come from the WordPress.com code FAQ.

Address Tag

1 Infinite Loop
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Anchor Tag (aka. Link)

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Abbreviation Tag

The abbreviation srsly stands for “seriously”.

Acronym Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

The acronym ftw stands for “for the win”.

Big Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

These tests are a big deal, but this tag is no longer supported in HTML5.

Cite Tag

“Code is poetry.” —Automattic

Code Tag

You will learn later on in these tests that word-wrap: break-word; will be your best friend.

Delete Tag

This tag will let you strikeout text, but this tag is no longer supported in HTML5 (use the <strike> instead).

Emphasize Tag

The emphasize tag should italicize text.

Insert Tag

This tag should denote inserted text.

Keyboard Tag

This scarcely known tag emulates keyboard text, which is usually styled like the <code> tag.

Preformatted Tag

This tag styles large blocks of code.

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Quote Tag

Developers, developers, developers… –Steve Ballmer

Strike Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

This tag shows strike-through text

Strong Tag

This tag shows bold text.

Subscript Tag

Getting our science styling on with H2O, which should push the “2” down.

Superscript Tag

Still sticking with science and Isaac Newton’s E = MC2, which should lift the 2 up.

Teletype Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

This rarely used tag emulates teletype text, which is usually styled like the <code> tag.

Variable Tag

This allows you to denote variables.

Markup: Image Alignment

Welcome to image alignment! The best way to demonstrate the ebb and flow of the various image positioning options is to nestle them snuggly among an ocean of words. Grab a paddle and let’s get started.On the topic of alignment, it should be noted that users can choose from the options of NoneLeftRight, and Center. In addition, they also get the options of ThumbnailMediumLarge & Fullsize.

Image Alignment 580x300

The image above happens to be centered.Image Alignment 150x150The rest of this paragraph is filler for the sake of seeing the text wrap around the 150×150 image, which is left alignedAs you can see the should be some space above, below, and to the right of the image. The text should not be creeping on the image. Creeping is just not right. Images need breathing room too. Let them speak like you words. Let them do their jobs without any hassle from the text. In about one more sentence here, we’ll see that the text moves from the right of the image down below the image in seamless transition. Again, letting the do it’s thang. Mission accomplished!And now for a massively large image. It also has no alignment.Image Alignment 1200x400The image above, though 1200px wide, should not overflow the content area. It should remain contained with no visible disruption to the flow of content.Image Alignment 300x200And now we’re going to shift things to the right align. Again, there should be plenty of room above, below, and to the left of the image. Just look at him there… Hey guy! Way to rock that right side. I don’t care what the left aligned image says, you look great. Don’t let anyone else tell you differently.In just a bit here, you should see the text start to wrap below the right aligned image and settle in nicely. There should still be plenty of room and everything should be sitting pretty. Yeah… Just like that. It never felt so good to be right.And just when you thought we were done, we’re going to do them all over again with captions!

Image Alignment 580x300

Look at 580×300 getting some caption love.

The image above happens to be centered. The caption also has a link in it, just to see if it does anything funky.
Image Alignment 150x150

Itty-bitty caption.

The rest of this paragraph is filler for the sake of seeing the text wrap around the 150×150 image, which is left alignedAs you can see the should be some space above, below, and to the right of the image. The text should not be creeping on the image. Creeping is just not right. Images need breathing room too. Let them speak like you words. Let them do their jobs without any hassle from the text. In about one more sentence here, we’ll see that the text moves from the right of the image down below the image in seamless transition. Again, letting the do it’s thang. Mission accomplished!And now for a massively large image. It also has no alignment.
Image Alignment 1200x400

Massive image comment for your eyeballs.

The image above, though 1200px wide, should not overflow the content area. It should remain contained with no visible disruption to the flow of content.
Image Alignment 300x200

Feels good to be right all the time.

And now we’re going to shift things to the right align. Again, there should be plenty of room above, below, and to the left of the image. Just look at him there… Hey guy! Way to rock that right side. I don’t care what the left aligned image says, you look great. Don’t let anyone else tell you differently.In just a bit here, you should see the text start to wrap below the right aligned image and settle in nicely. There should still be plenty of room and everything should be sitting pretty. Yeah… Just like that. It never felt so good to be right.And that’s a wrap, yo! You survived the tumultuous waters of alignment. Image alignment achievement unlocked!

Markup: Text Alignment

Default

This is a paragraph. It should not have any alignment of any kind. It should just flow like you would normally expect. Nothing fancy. Just straight up text, free flowing, with love. Completely neutral and not picking a side or sitting on the fence. It just is. It just freaking is. It likes where it is. It does not feel compelled to pick a side. Leave him be. It will just be better that way. Trust me.

Left Align

This is a paragraph. It is left aligned. Because of this, it is a bit more liberal in it’s views. It’s favorite color is green. Left align tends to be more eco-friendly, but it provides no concrete evidence that it really is. Even though it likes share the wealth evenly, it leaves the equal distribution up to justified alignment.

Center Align

This is a paragraph. It is center aligned. Center is, but nature, a fence sitter. A flip flopper. It has a difficult time making up its mind. It wants to pick a side. Really, it does. It has the best intentions, but it tends to complicate matters more than help. The best you can do is try to win it over and hope for the best. I hear center align does take bribes.

Right Align

This is a paragraph. It is right aligned. It is a bit more conservative in it’s views. It’s prefers to not be told what to do or how to do it. Right align totally owns a slew of guns and loves to head to the range for some practice. Which is cool and all. I mean, it’s a pretty good shot from at least four or five football fields away. Dead on. So boss.

Justify Align

This is a paragraph. It is justify aligned. It gets really mad when people associate it with Justin Timberlake. Typically, justified is pretty straight laced. It likes everything to be in it’s place and not all cattywampus like the rest of the aligns. I am not saying that makes it better than the rest of the aligns, but it does tend to put off more of an elitist attitude.

Markup: Title With Special Characters

Putting special characters in the title should have no adverse effect on the layout or functionality.

Special characters in the post title have been known to cause issues with JavaScript when it is minified, especially in the admin when editing the post itself (ie. issues with metaboxes, media upload, etc.).

Latin Character Tests

This is a test to see if the fonts used in this theme support basic Latin characters.

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Markup: Title With Markup

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  • The post title markup should be removed from the browser window / tab.