Archive for: February, 2017

Computer Science Distilled, Chapter 2: Complexity

This is a full chapter excerpt from Wladston Viana Ferreira Filho’s brand new book Computer Science Distilled which he has graciously allowed for us to publish here. In almost every computation, a variety of arrangements for the processes is possible. It is essential to choose that arrangement which shall tend to...

Websites to Generate SVG Patterns

These aren’t particularly hard to web search for, but just in case you didn’t know they existed I figured I’d drop them here. I’ve used all three of these in the past and I think they do a good job of driving home how cool of patterns you can make in SVG with such little code. Hero Patterns A c...

Scaling SVG Clipping Paths for CSS Use

A legit CSS trick documented by Eric Meyer! So there is polygon() in CSS and <polygon> in SVG. They are closely related, but there are all kinds of weirdnesses. For example, you can use path() in CSS to update the d attribute of a <path>, but you can’t do the same with polygon() and <polygon>. ...

9 Best WordPress Plugins for Use in 2017

Advertise here via BSA WordPress has many pluses, but it’s not necessarily the most glamorous platform to work with. Still customize it with themes and plugins to fit a designer’s needs has made it the most popular CMS. Plugins are great to have access to when you need to embed certain functions into your websites...

WordPress Plugin: TinyPNG Compresses JPG and PNG For Free

TinyPNG compresses JPG and PNG like no other tool. Especially for PNGs, there are few alternatives, due to the lossy compression that sets TinyPNG apart from the competition. As a WordPress plugin, TinyPNG takes care of optimal image sizes fully automatically. TinyPNG: No Stranger When it Comes to Image Compression Loy...

Hibernation Time Is Over! Inspiring Desktop Wallpapers To Fuel Your Creativity

    Sometimes all we need is a little inspiration kick to get our creative juices flowing. Maybe your secret is to go for a short walk, have a little chat with a colleague, or scroll through your favorite eye candy resources. Whateve...

What Tutorials Don’t Tell You: How to Approach Projects

I often hear that people who follow tutorials find themselves unable to approach JavaScript projects on their own. One reason this happens is that tutorials give you a neat set of steps rather than the actual process of figuring out those steps on your own. Another reason people struggle with projects is that they co...

Annotation is Now a Web Standard

This sure is exciting news: the various groups that make up the W3C have agreed upon a set of rules by which we’ll be able to annotate, highlight and make comments to a webpage without the need of a third party script or framework. Dan Whaley describes why this could be a big deal: The W3C standards are a key milest...

Best of 2016: 100 Free Photorealistic Mockups and Renderings for Eye-Catching Presentations

After days and months of hard work, you are finally ready to roll out your new product. You have polished the design, perfected the functionality and refined the user experience. It seems that your beloved application is ready to come into the world and take it by storm. Hang on, how about the presentation? As any merc...