Archive for: August, 2015

Automating LIFX Lights With The LightBlue Bean and IFTTT

The LightBlue Bean is a small low energy Bluetooth Arduino microcontroller with a built in 3-axis accelerometer and temperature sensor. It’s quite an interesting way to add connectivity to objects via Bluetooth connectivity instead of Wi-Fi. It has digital and analog pins like a typical Arduino, so you can expand...

DIY Priority+ Navigation

We’ve written a bit about the Priority+ pattern here before. Here’s a bunch of real world examples. I needed to use it recently. I found Gijs Rogé’s priority-navigation. It’s pretty nice: no dependencies, clean code, fairly configurable and designable. It’s not particularly small though, ...

Writing PHP Git Hooks with Static Review

If you’ve been using Git for more than a short length of time, you’ll hopefully have heard of Git hooks. If not, Git hooks, as Andrew Udvare introduced here on SitePoint back in August of last year, are scripts which run, based on certain events in the Git lifecycle, both on the client and on the server. There are...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

   As designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration, but, well, sometimes the best inspiration lies right in front of us. With that in mind, we embarked on a special creativity mission seven years ago: to provide you with inspiring and unique desktop wallpapers every month. Wallpapers th...

Create Beautiful and Complete Style Guides with Frontify

Frontify lets yous create your complete and beautiful style guide in less than 5 minutes! It’s simple, fast and fun. Document and maintain your brand or design guidelines with an online tool. Forget about the time consuming manual creation of PDF style guides. Frontify Style Guide makes professional style guide c...

The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding a New Order Part 1

In my previous article I gave an introduction to how online store owners can track and manage orders placed by customers. What if you want to place any order manually? This is the topic of today’s article, in which I will explain how one can add a new order in WooCommerce.  Adding a New Order To add any new...

Build a Countdown Timer in Just 18 Lines of JavaScript

Sometimes in life, you’re going to need a JavaScript countdown clock for something other than a doomsday device. Whether you have an event, a sale, a promotion, or a game, you can benefit from building a clock in raw JavaScript rather than reaching for the nearest plugin. While there are many great clock plugins, h...

Six Tips for Chrome DevTools

The following is a guest post by Umar Hansa. Umar has a newsletter I’m a fan of and graciously offered to write this guest post in that style. I’ll let him introduce himself. Hey, I’m Umar. I like to share web development related tips on Twitter (@umaar) and also through Dev Tips which is a newsletter...

Logging with Monolog: From Devtools to Slack

Logging is an important part of the app development/maintenance cycle. It’s not just about the data you log, but also about how you do it. In this article, we are going to explore the Monolog package and see how it can help us take advantage of our logs. Installation Monolog is available on Packagist, which means tha...

Deal of the Week: 150+ Vintage Logos at a Vintage Price

One thing’s for certain, designers can never have enough logos! And that’s the topic this week’s Deal of the Week handles perfectly. Following you’ll find more than 150 new vintage logos, badges and labels to add to your collection. All are 100% vectors and include AI, PSD and EPS files, so you ...