Archive for: February, 2016

Building a Hacker News Reader with Lumen

In this tutorial, we’re going to build a reader for Hacker News. We will be using the Hacker News API and the Lumen framework to implement this. The final output looks something like this: If you’re excited, let’s go ahead and jump right into it. Installing and Configuring Lumen The first thing that you need to ...

20 Trends That Rock Web Design in 2016

Time changes, and so does the web. In 2016, we are ready to meet and adopt new techniques, which we never came across before. Of course, some trends of the past year will still keep on dictating web fashion during the next 366 days. However, none of them will be left without changes. So, what are the key web design tre...

Mandrill to Discontinue its Free Tier Plan

Mandrill, the popular transactional email service, has recently announced that it will discontinue its free tier plans soon. After March 16, new users will be required to create their accounts through MailChimp, whereas existing users will be required to merge their accounts with MailChimp. Essentially, this means user...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2016

   Inspiration lies everywhere: in a conversation, a walk through a foreign city, or, in other people’s works. To fuel your ideas, we celebrate the beginning of each month with what we found to be the best source for daily inspiration: desktop wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive than the usual ...

Why Online Backup?

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Cartoon: Me Too Do App

Some things are so foreseeable that I am having problems to understand why anyone would expect things to turn out the unexpected way. Just a few days ago I met a developer I hadn’t seen in a while. And that was one of these moments that left me puzzled. As we hadn’t spoken for quite a while, I asked him wh...

Responsive Tables: CSS Only, No JavaScript

Responsive web design has established itself as the way of modern web development for a while now. The increasing mobile internet usage makes it necessary for a website to be recognizable even on small displays. This is always a challenge for web designers and developers. Where do I put the complex navigation? How do I...

Sourcehunt #4 – Reflection, Authorization, Crons, and more

We skipped January’s Sourcehunt, but we’re back now, ready to boost the stardom of more projects! mult1mate/cron-manager [125 ★] mult1mate/cron-manager is a flexible tasks manager designed for MVC-type applications. It’s used instead of crontab and its purpose is to provide an easy way to manipulate repetitive...

An Interview with Una Kravets

Una Kravets is a front-end developer, writer, and speaker who works on the Cloud Platform Team within IBM Design. She cohosts a podcast called Toolsday, loves to travel, and occasionally does calligraphy. You can find her on the internet @una. I had the pleasure of talking to Una Kravets one Sunny Sunday, and was super...

StickyStack, Colofilter, Heisenberg and More: 5 Interesting Design Helpers

On my daily deep dives into the web of webs, it’s natural that I come across countless corals, sea creatures, particles, and everything else that dwells down there. I thought you might be interested in what I keep in my virtual trawl. As I’m a selective fisherman, the bycatch is rather small. These design a...