Archive for: June, 2016

Build Scalable Newsfeeds & Activity Steams with Stream

Advertise here via BSA Stream is the API for scalable feeds for you to build scalable newsfeeds & activity streams. Whether you want to build a feed like Twitter, Instagram, Spotify or Facebook’s we have you covered. Stream handles the storage technology for the feed and you keep full control over the user ...

Sponsor: ​The Best Checking Account in America

Money magazine recently named The Aspiration Summit Account as the “Best Checking Account in America”. ​The Summit Account is an online-only checking account with no fees, no minimum balance and no minimum monthly deposit requirements. You can earn up to 1.00% interest and get unlimited ATM fee reimbursem...

Dreamweaver Beta

The only jokes more played out than IE jokes are Dreamweaver jokes. But Dreamweaver just dropped a new Beta that some developers are pretty into. Anselm Hannemann: This is a reduced workspace that then deactivates a couple of tools to declutter the UI from panels that are intended for users seeking for UI-supported edi...

The Languages Which Almost Became CSS

Today, CSS doesn’t really have any competitors. We might compile another language to get it, or apply it in unusual ways, but ultimately styling happens on the web through CSS. But before CSS cemented itself, tells us there was RRP, PWP, FOSI, DSSSL, PSL, CHSS, and JSSS. An awesome journey through web styling hi...

The Languages Which Almost Became CSS

Today, CSS doesn’t really have any competitors. We might compile another language to get it, or apply it in unusual ways, but ultimately styling happens on the web through CSS. But before CSS cemented itself, tells us there was RRP, PWP, FOSI, DSSSL, PSL, CHSS, and JSSS. An awesome journey through web styling hi...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2016

   To help you start into July freshly inspired, artists and designers from across the globe challenged their artistic abilities and created desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in. This monthly creativity mission has been going on for eight years now, and each month the enthusiastic work of the commun...

HTML5.1: The New Standard is Nearing Completion

HTML5 becoming the official standard in 2014 was a milestone for modern web development. Better semantics, and easier controls, especially on mobile devices, were central ideas of HTML5. About two years later, its successor, HTML5.1, is nearing completion. Many of the things that are new in HTML5.1 are already being us...

Lessons Learned From Plugin Support

   A year and a half ago I released my first premium WordPress plugin, Advanced Ads. It’s true that once the plugin was out, my most important task was support. Support is a crucial element that determines not only the success of the project, but also how happy everyone will be, me included. With thi...

Introduction to Developing jQuery Plugins

You’ve probably worked on interactive components before, like sliders, galleries or interactive forms. While you might be creating these on a site-by-site basis, one great time saver is to build your functionality as a jQuery plugin to speed up your development. jQuery plugins let you define your functionality o...

Disco with Design Patterns: A Fresh Look at Dependency Injection

Dependency Injection is all about code reusability. It’s a design pattern aiming to make high-level code reusable, by separating the object creation / configuration from usage. Consider the following code: <?php class Test { protected $dbh; public function __construct(PDO $dbh) { ...