Archive for October, 2015

font: caption;

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Joe Richardson shared this little trick over on CodePen: body { /* operating system font */ font: caption; } If you're on Ubuntu this will be the Ubuntu Font. If you're on Yosemite this will be Helvetica. If you're on El Capitan this will be ...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2015

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  We all love a good wallpaper to polish up our desktops. So to provide you with fresh artwork on a regular basis, we embarked on our desktop wallpaper mission seven years ago. Each month we challenge you, the design community, to get your cr...

Noupe Site Check: Bloomberg

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News portals don’t always seem to be receptive to contemporary design and the use of new technologies such as HTML5 or CSS3. Often, a fixed layout is used, only supporting the vintage banner advertisement. A notable exception is the website of th...

Create a Tabbed Browser Using Node-Webkit and AngularJS

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This article was peer reviewed by Edwin Reynoso, Tim Severien and Divy Tolia. Thanks to all of SitePoint’s peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! In the past, cross-platform software development often meant writing the same a...

Background Image Shapes

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The following is a guest post by Joe Markevicius. Joe had a particular design he needed to implement for the BFI's Britain on Film website. Like a true front end developer, Joe considered the requirements and went through many different options to find...

Fresh SVG Talks

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I'm just back from CSS Dev Conf (Dave and I wrapped it up over on ShopTalk) and it was a pleasant surprise for me to have seen four (!) SVG talks back-to-back on the first day. Just a little confirmation SVG is a hot topic these days. Anytime anyone as...

Powerful Custom Entities with the Diffbot PHP Client

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A while back, we looked at Diffbot, the machine learning AI for processing web pages, as a means to extract SitePoint author portfolios. That tutorial focused on using the Diffbot UI only, and consuming the API created would entail pinging the API endp...

Creating a SCRUD System Using jQuery, JSON and DataTables

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Every non trivial software allows to manipulate data, generally stored in a database. The acronym SCRUD refers to the basic manipulation functions that the user needs to work with the available data: Search, Create, Read, Update and Delete. In this art...