Archive for the ‘Web’ Category

Five Techniques to Lazy Load Images for Website Performance

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This article is part of a series created in partnership with SiteGround. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. With images making up a whopping 65% of all web content, page load time on websites can easily become an issue....

Retrofit Your Website as a Progressive Web App

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There's been a lot of buzz around Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) lately, with many people questioning whether they represent the future of the (mobile) web. I'm not going to get into the whole native app vs PWA debate, but one thing is for sure — they g...

How You Can Use HTML5 Custom Data Attributes and Why

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In this article, I am going to show you how you can use HTML5 custom data attributes. I'm also going to present you with some use cases that you can find helpful in your work as a developer. Why Custom Data Attributes? Very often we need to store info...

Managing Code Components with Bit

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As the world moves to software architecture based on microservices and multiple repositories, the ecosystem struggles to keep code bases maintainable. From monoliths to publishing hundreds of micro-packages, solutions try to battle growing code duplic...

Interview with Kris Borchers, JS Foundation Executive Director

As part of Open Source Week 2016, we took a look at the JS Foundation, an organization whose mission it is to create a center of gravity for the open source JavaScript ecosystem. Backed by such big names as IBM and Samsung, they offer technical govern...

The State of PHP MVC Frameworks in 2017

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A simple question prompted me to sit down and write this follow up to my article from about a year ago. Q: Any thoughts about where things are today? (2/24/2017) A: “I’d say it’s pretty much down to Laravel and Symfony at this point; when it come...

Front-End Tooling Trends for 2017

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Do you have more than two years' development experience? Are your advanced CSS skills aided with Sass and Autoprefixer? Is your JavaScript knowledge reasonable and you're happy using Gulp, npm, and jQuery? If so, you're a typical developer, according ...

What Tutorials Don’t Tell You: How to Approach Projects

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I often hear that people who follow tutorials find themselves unable to approach JavaScript projects on their own. One reason this happens is that tutorials give you a neat set of steps rather than the actual process of figuring out those steps on yo...

Web Maker, an Offline, Browser-based CodePen Alternative

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In this article, Kushagra Gaur introduces Web Maker, a browser extension he created for front-end developers who want a blazing-fast, offline web playground. If you're a front-end developer like me, you've probably tried one or more of the code playgr...

Introducing: Chatbots with Our First Mini Course

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Most of you who visit SitePoint are on a quest to learn. When we run into a problem, we quickly search for a solution. If we’re not familiar enough with a web topic, or want to expand our knowledge in a particular skill set or tool, we look for quick...