Archive for: April, 2016

High Speed: Really Accelerate WordPress Websites [#3]

ghIn this series, we talk about the things that really accelerate WordPress websites. The goal is not to achieve the infamous 100/100 points on Google Page Speed, as these mentioned aspects often leave a lot of potential behind. We want to get as much speed out of the website as possible and dig into the millisecond ar...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2016

   We always try to challenge your artistic abilities and create some interesting and inspiring artwork. As a matter of fact, we discovered the best source for inspiration: desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for eight ye...

Starting a Business with Laravel Spark

I am really excited about Laravel Spark. By the time you read this, there will probably be a multitude of posts explaining how you can set it up. That’s not as interesting to me as the journey I’m about to take in creating an actual business with Spark! The idea is simple. I have created a Pagekit module wh...

Icons and Teams

Say you’re working on a website that uses an icon system. Lots of people who work on the site interact with the icon system. Designers create new icons, they tweak existing ones, they have ideas on what they want the icons to do. Developers building out the pages of the site use the system. Say you’re the f...

MH Magazine – a WordPress Theme for Online Publishers

Multi-purpose themes are becoming more and more popular. Does this mean you should use one? Not exactly. Depending on your use case, there are other types of themes that might fit your needs better and faster. Today, we’ll introduce you to the premium theme MH Magazine by MH Themes, which is perfect for the entir...

Web Development Reading List #135: Boxy SVG, How To Keep Up, CSS Frameworks

   After spring has started marvelously, this week brought us some snow again. But today, the sun is shining, it’s getting warmer, and nature is flourishing. Inspired by the fresh green of spring, I’d like to announce The Evergreen List. This is a sub-part of my reading list, collecting imp...

Link Audit as a SEO Measure

Other than content, the link structure of a website is one of the most important ranking factors for Google. For the search engine’s crawlers, all links to a domain are of interest, but also the internal page navigation as well as the choice of links to foreign domains (outbound links). A frequent link audit shou...

Create a Responsive jQuery Slider with Turnable.js

Advertise here via BSA Turntable.js is a responsive JQuery slider that will let you rotate through a list of images as your mouse (or finger) sweeps across a container. Think of it like a flipbook made with Javascript, instead of paper. All you need is a set of images, and jQuery. It’s a fresh alternative to the...

Quick Tip: Try WebAssembly in Your Browser Today

In June 2015, inventor of JavaScript and co-founder of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, announced something very exciting for the web: WebAssembly. Eich explains that JavaScript has been dubbed as the assembly language of the web, something which he disagrees on and goes on to introduce WebAssembly, “a new intermediate rep...

Working with Images in Stylesheets with PostCSS

The following is a guest post by Aleks Hudochenkov. Aleks does a great job here of showcasing what PostCSS is good at and the role it has grown into in the front end stack. That is: doing little useful jobs within CSS. You’re about to see variety of PostCSS plugins at work that are all related to working with ima...