Archive for February, 2016

Building a Hacker News Reader with Lumen

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In this tutorial, we’re going to build a reader for Hacker News. We will be using the Hacker News API and the Lumen framework to implement this. The final output looks something like this: If you’re excited, let’s go ahead and jump right into it...

20 Trends That Rock Web Design in 2016

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Time changes, and so does the web. In 2016, we are ready to meet and adopt new techniques, which we never came across before. Of course, some trends of the past year will still keep on dictating web fashion during the next 366 days. However, none of th...

Mandrill to Discontinue its Free Tier Plan

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Mandrill, the popular transactional email service, has recently announced that it will discontinue its free tier plans soon. After March 16, new users will be required to create their accounts through MailChimp, whereas existing users will be required ...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2016

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  Inspiration lies everywhere: in a conversation, a walk through a foreign city, or, in other people’s works. To fuel your ideas, we celebrate the beginning of each month with what we found to be the best source for daily inspiration: deskt...

Why Online Backup?

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Cartoon: Me Too Do App

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Some things are so foreseeable that I am having problems to understand why anyone would expect things to turn out the unexpected way. Just a few days ago I met a developer I hadn’t seen in a while. And that was one of these moments that left me p...

Responsive Tables: CSS Only, No JavaScript

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Responsive web design has established itself as the way of modern web development for a while now. The increasing mobile internet usage makes it necessary for a website to be recognizable even on small displays. This is always a challenge for web desig...

Sourcehunt #4 – Reflection, Authorization, Crons, and more

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We skipped January’s Sourcehunt, but we’re back now, ready to boost the stardom of more projects! mult1mate/cron-manager [125 ★] mult1mate/cron-manager is a flexible tasks manager designed for MVC-type applications. It’s used instead of cronta...

An Interview with Una Kravets

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Una Kravets is a front-end developer, writer, and speaker who works on the Cloud Platform Team within IBM Design. She cohosts a podcast called Toolsday, loves to travel, and occasionally does calligraphy. You can find her on the internet @una. I had th...