Archive for: January, 2016

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2016

   Since seven years, we welcome the new month with a collection of unique desktop wallpapers. And it’s not any different this time around. Created by designers and artists from across the globe, they are just waiting to give your desktop a makeover and provide you with some fresh inspiration. This p...

Ten Best Free WordPress Themes of January 2016

WordPress – we all love the variety and the endless possibilities it offers. Sometimes it simply needs a new look, just like you need new clothes. That’s why we roamed the official WordPress theme index again, as usual coming back up with the prettiest new free WordPress themes of this month. What are you w...

A-Frame Brings Virtual Reality to Life

Virtual reality plays an increasingly important role in the worldwide web. JavaScript and modern browsers make three-dimensional worlds possible. The JavaScript framework A-Frame allows you to create virtual realities quickly, based on its own markup language. A-Frame: Integrating the JavaScript and Constructing Your ...

Critical Web Fonts

Zach Leatherman outlines a new method for loading webfonts whereby the process can be broken up into two stages: …instead of a full Roman webfont in the first stage, it loads a small subset of the Roman webfont, in this case with only the uppercase and lowercase alphabetic characters. Then, in the second stage, ...

Appserver – Server Configuration, Dir Structure and Threads

In the first part of our Appserver series, we discussed the very high level differences of Appserver’s architecture to standard web server stacks and got you up and running with an Appserver instance. If you missed that part, please take the time to read it. In this part, we will be exploring the Appserver architect...

Hookbin – Capture and Inspect HTTP Requests

The following is a guest post by Przemek Matylla, who created a tool I suspect will be mighty useful for some of you out there. There is a lot of mystery out there in webdev. What value is this variable at this moment in execution? Why is this property being overridden? What’s causing this scrollbar? There is als...

Extending Sass with PostCSS

I think Ashley Nolan has the right idea here: Many posts on PostCSS compare it’s features to Sass equivalents, but PostCSS doesn’t have to be used as an alternative to Sass. It can instead be used to add additional features to your workflow that Sass doesn’t provide. … These extra tasks can run either befor...

[Talk] Editing Images in CSS

Una Kravets walks us through blend modes, gradients and CSS filters in this excellent talk from dotCSS. It’s especially interesting to see how some of these cool tricks might let us circumnavigate design tools completely so that we can let the browser do all the work for us. She also has a six-part blog post series o...

How to Install a WordPress Plugin

One of the challenges of writing articles focused on web development and software development is making sure anyone and everyone who wants to learn a skill is able to do so. When you provide as much content as Envato, it can often be a challenge to make sure you’re educating everyone. This includes people wh...

Web Development Reading List #122: A Performance Budget Builder, Streams, And The Web Push API

   This week, Firefox 44 has been released to the public. The new version offers better video support (VP9, WebM in addition to h.264) and adds support for Brotli compression (a new, better compression than gzip) for HTTPS connections. Service Workers are also supported now. The new Chrome Beta channel...