Archive for June, 2017

Five Huge CSS Milestones

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CSS is over 20 years old now. I've only been using it for a little more than half that. In my experience, the biggest things to happen to CSS in that time were: Firebug Chrome CSS3 Preprocessing Flexbox & Grid And there is plenty more changes to come...

8 Must Have PHP Quality Assurance Tools

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For shipping quality code, we must have testing in mind while coding (if not doing TDD). However, with the wide range of PHP testing tools out there, it's hard to make a choice! Exploring PHP is a fun adventure (premium course on that here!) but it's h...

Your Web Image is Unnecessarily Bloated

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Images make up a majority of web content.But a lot of websites and applications that we browse aren’t always delivering the most optimal image format, size, quality and dimension. As a developer, it seems inefficient to serve a 2,000kb JPEG image whe...

Top 10 Most Beautiful Free WordPress Themes For Bloggers

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Blogging is getting more and more popular. An ever increasing number of people pick up this as a hobby or turn it into a profession. Of course, a blog needs an attractive, and clear theme, to turn visitors into loyal fans and make them come back. Thus,...

Back to Basics: What are Callbacks in JavaScript?

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When learning JavaScript, it doesn't take long until you encounter callbacks. These might seem strange and mysterious to beginners, yet it is very important to understand how they work in order to harness the power of the language. In this article I wi...

10 WordPress Plugins for Importing and Exporting Data

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Data portability is something that we don’t often think about until we need it. This is especially so with WordPress. Our posts, users, eCommerce orders, etc. live happily in a database. But when we want to access and take that information with us (a...

Tech Community’s Very Own Domain Extension

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Until 2012, the world only knew of .com, .net etc. Since then, 1200+ new domain extensions have been launched! Today, there are meaningful extensions for all kinds of communities including us, the tech folks! We now have a definitive domain extension t...