Archive for August, 2015

Automating LIFX Lights With The LightBlue Bean and IFTTT

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The LightBlue Bean is a small low energy Bluetooth Arduino microcontroller with a built in 3-axis accelerometer and temperature sensor. It's quite an interesting way to add connectivity to objects via Bluetooth connectivity instead of Wi-Fi. It has dig...

DIY Priority+ Navigation

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We've written a bit about the Priority+ pattern here before. Here's a bunch of real world examples. I needed to use it recently. I found Gijs Rogé's priority-navigation. It's pretty nice: no dependencies, clean code, fairly configurable and designable...

Writing PHP Git Hooks with Static Review

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If you’ve been using Git for more than a short length of time, you’ll hopefully have heard of Git hooks. If not, Git hooks, as Andrew Udvare introduced here on SitePoint back in August of last year, are scripts which run, based on certain events in...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

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  As designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration, but, well, sometimes the best inspiration lies right in front of us. With that in mind, we embarked on a special creativity mission seven years ago: to provide you with inspi...

Create Beautiful and Complete Style Guides with Frontify

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Frontify lets yous create your complete and beautiful style guide in less than 5 minutes! It’s simple, fast and fun. Document and maintain your brand or design guidelines with an online tool. Forget about the time consuming manual creation of PDF...

The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding a New Order Part 1

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In my previous article I gave an introduction to how online store owners can track and manage orders placed by customers. What if you want to place any order manually? This is the topic of today's article, in which I will explain how one can add a new ...

Build a Countdown Timer in Just 18 Lines of JavaScript

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Sometimes in life, you’re going to need a JavaScript countdown clock for something other than a doomsday device. Whether you have an event, a sale, a promotion, or a game, you can benefit from building a clock in raw JavaScript rather than reaching ...

Six Tips for Chrome DevTools

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The following is a guest post by Umar Hansa. Umar has a newsletter I'm a fan of and graciously offered to write this guest post in that style. I'll let him introduce himself. Hey, I'm Umar. I like to share web development related tips on Twitter (@umaa...

Logging with Monolog: From Devtools to Slack

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Logging is an important part of the app development/maintenance cycle. It’s not just about the data you log, but also about how you do it. In this article, we are going to explore the Monolog package and see how it can help us take advantage of our l...

Deal of the Week: 150+ Vintage Logos at a Vintage Price

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One thing’s for certain, designers can never have enough logos! And that’s the topic this week’s Deal of the Week handles perfectly. Following you’ll find more than 150 new vintage logos, badges and labels to add to your collect...