Archive for: October, 2016

Editorial: Is JavaScript Always the Best Solution?

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding the role of JavaScript in modern web pages and web apps. It all seems to have kicked off with an amusing (but not entirely untrue) article entitled How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016 in which the author expresses his concern at the fragmented state of the Jav...

Save 40% with the Latest Update of the Monstroid WordPress Theme

You might already be familiar with the Monstroid multi-purpose WordPress theme. It was launched by the team at TemplateMonster back in 2015. Since then, it has gained over 5,500 fervent supporters. Powerful functionality and constant updates have made it one of the most competitive and bestselling WordPress themes of 2...

A Crash Course of Changes to Exception Handling in PHP 7

Exception handling saves your code in the most unusual circumstances. PHP 7 has introduced two new classes that assist a developer in handling errors with ease, and that’s what we’ll look at in this post. Before the introduction of these classes in PHP 7, exception error classes were written to handle the d...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2016

    Sometimes the best inspiration lies right in front of us. With that in mind, we embarked on a special creativity mission eight years ago: to provide you with inspiring and unique desktop wallpapers every month. Wallpapers that ar...

My Favorite Halloween Pens

The Halloween game over on CodePen is pretty strong. I’ve been keeping a Collection of them myself, but so have a lot of other people who put mine to shame. You can even search for Halloween Collections, if you really wanna follow the rabbit hole. Today is the day, so I figured we’d keep the spirit going by...

October 2016: Top 10 Best Free WordPress Plugins

One of WordPress’ best traits is the adaptability to each user’s personal needs. In just a few clicks, you’ll install new features, and be able to use them in your theme. Thus, I’ll show you the newest and most promising free WordPress plugins of this month. 1 – WooToolbelt WooToolbelt i...

“A Quantum Leap”

Trident ~> EdgeHTML WebKit ~> Blink … and now … Gecko ~> Quantum David Bryant: The high-level approach is to rethink many fundamental aspects of how a browser engine works. We’ll be re-engineering foundational building blocks, like how we apply CSS styles, how we execute DOM operations, and how we rende...

CodePen Talks with 10 Other Web Companies About How They Run Their Business

We just wrapped up this mini-series, so I figured we’d put a bow on it. Perhaps of interest (and perhaps cathartic) to everyone else out there running small web software businesses. Direct Link to Article — Permalink CodePen Talks with 10 Other Web Companies About How They Run Their Business is a post fro...

How’d They Do It? PHPSnake: Detecting Keypresses

At a recent conference in Bulgaria, there was a hackathon for which Andrew Carter created a PHP console version of the popular “snake” game. I thought it was a really interesting concept, and since Andrew has a history of using PHP for weird things, I figured I’d demystify and explain how it was done...

Carousels Don’t Have to be Complicated

Over on the MediaTemple blog, I show you how you can make a pretty decent little carousel with just a few lines of code. Here’s the entire premise: Every time a carousel is mentioned in a blog post, it’s a requirement to mention that… say it with me now: You probably shouldn’t use a carousel. Jared Smith m...