Archive for: July, 2015

The State of Accessibility in PHP Tools

Usually when I tell people that I’m blind, many people ask me how I can use the computer. “Is someone reading you my messages?” I remember someone asking. Many people imagine that I have this super-nifty speech recognition software that I can just talk to, and it would do anything, even write code. Imagine dictat...

Deal of the Week: Millions of Radically Priced Stock Photos

Today’s Deal of the Week is one that has been before and before and before. Each time Mighty Deals closes it, customers flood their inboxes demanding to bring it back. So, by public demand, here it is again. Grab yourself some stock material by DepositPhotos before you’ll have to wait for the next iteration...

WebDev: How to Grunt and Gulp Your Way to Workflow Automation

When you are new to front-end development and start mastering HTML5, CSS and JavaScript, the obvious next step is to put your hands on tools that most developers use to stay sane in this complex space. You too deserve to have more flexibility and features while writing your CSS sheets by using less. You too deserve to ...

Easy Digital Downloads: Misc Settings, Part 1

So far in this series, The Beginner’s Guide to Easy Digital Downloads, I have discussed how to configure various settings of this plugin. I have covered the tabs for General, Payment Gateways, Emails, Styles, and Taxes. We are left with the last tab, for Misc (miscellaneous) settings, which is the topic of today&...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2015

   We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctiv...

Getting started with Ember and Ember CLI

Ember has gone through a lot of changes over the years. One of the biggest ones has been the introduction of the Ember CLI, a command line utility built for Ember. It combines several features including generators, minifiers, CSS preprocessor compilers, autoreload, and ES6 module loaders. This command line tool will he...

A Free Analytics for Game Developers

GameAnalytics is a free analytics service created by and for game developers. They have designed event types and the resulting metrics that are specific to gaming concepts so that you know what to track and how to best track it. These include: User acquisition, Player engagement, Monetization, including drivers of firs...

Understanding Proxy Browsers

A new series of posts by Tim Kadlec on proxy browsers and why some people need them: I’d venture to say that most developers and designers are not big fans of proxy browsers—assuming they pay attention to them at all. They don’t behave in ways a typical browser does, which leads to frustration as we see o...

Toolbox of the Smart WordPress Developer: The Envato WordPress Toolkit

Have you ever purchased a theme from ThemeForest? You did? Great! But even though you bought a great premium WordPress theme, installing the theme might take a bit longer than installing free themes from WordPress.org. The guys at Envato, however, have found a quick and easy way to install your purchased items dir...

True Gaming Experience: Going Full Throttle with the Gamepad API in Microsoft Flight Simulator Arcade

Gaming on the Web has come a long way with HTML5 technologies like Canvas, WebGL, and WebAudio. It’s now possible to produce high-fidelity graphics and sound within the browser. However, to provide a true gaming experience, you need input devices designed for gaming. The Gamepad API is a proposed standard of the ...