Archive for: July, 2016

PHP7 and WordPress: Can You Already Spark the Turbo? [Infographic]

Since the third of December 2015, the latest version of PHP, carrying the number seven, is available. To remove legacy waste, the developers decided to partially give up on backward compatibility. For WordPress users, this brings up the question whether PHP7 is already usable, and which advantages can come with using i...

PHP7 and WordPress: Can You Already Spark the Turbo? [Infographic]

Since the third of December 2015, the latest version of PHP, carrying the number seven, is available. To remove legacy waste, the developers decided to partially give up on backward compatibility. For WordPress users, this brings up the question whether PHP7 is already usable, and which advantages can come with using i...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2016

    Since eight years, our monthly desktop wallpapers challenge is a Smashing favorite that wouldn’t be possible without the tireless efforts of talented designers and artists from across the globe. On a quest to cater for wallpape...

Datamaps.co: Quickly Create Maps as PNG or SVG

Maps are commonly used to visualize statistical data. Yet, these maps are not always available. Above all else, however, the editing of such datamaps always requires effort. The service Datamaps.co not only provides vector-based maps, but also makes it easy for you to add statistical data as well as adjust the design. ...

The State of CSS Reflections

I recently saw this loader on CodePen, a pure CSS 3D rotating set of bars with a fading reflection. It’s done by using an element for each bar, then duplicating each and every one of these elements to create the reflection and finally adding a gradient cover to create the fading effect. Which sounds a bit like sc...

The State of CSS Reflections

I recently saw this loader on CodePen, a pure CSS 3D rotating set of bars with a fading reflection. It’s done by using an element for each bar, then duplicating each and every one of these elements to create the reflection and finally adding a gradient cover to create the fading effect. Which sounds a bit like sc...

A Quick Look at the React and Redux DevTools

I’m still quite a newbie at this stuff, but I think the development tooling around React and Redux is pretty dang impressive. Direct Link to Article — Permalink A Quick Look at the React and Redux DevTools is a post from CSS-Tricks ...

Web Development Reading List #147: Security Guidelines, Accessible UI Compontens, And Content-First Design

    When working in a team, it’s important to stick to rules. A common challenge is to build all your projects with a similar or the same toolset and coding guidelines. Only yesterday I discussed how we could port over a project th...

20 Useful Video Plugins Available on CodeCanyon

From static images to animated GIFs, from “best viewed on Netscape 4.0” to being viewed on any and every device imaginable, the Internet has always pushed itself to new limits. So it’s no surprise when we see more and more websites using video. It’s not just videos as primary content either—we now see...

Cross-Platform Native Apps With A Single Code Set Using Telerik NativeScript

    Mobile applications are now a critical part of most enterprises, and there are many ways to create them, but what are the differences between these options and how do you choose between them? Do you choose to create native applic...