Archive for: June, 2018

Summer On Your Desktop: Fresh Wallpapers For July 2018

Summer On Your Desktop: Fresh Wallpapers For July 2018 Cosima Mielke 2018-06-30T14:00:55+02:00 2018-07-11T10:13:54+00:00 For most of us, July is the epitome of summer. The time for spending every fre...

Optimization Auditing: A Deep Dive into Chrome’s Dev Console

Chrome DevTools incorporates many sub-tools for debugging web applications on the client side — like recording performance profiles and inspecting animations — most of which you’ve likely been using since your early days of learning web development, mostly through the DevTools console. Let’s loo...

Fitting Text to a Container

There are a number of ways to go about putting some text in a container and having it size itself to fill that container. There are different technologies we can use and different considerations to think about. Let us count the ways. Magic Number it with viewport units If you set type with vw (viewport width) units, y...

How To Craft The Perfect Web Developer Ré­su­mé

How To Craft The Perfect Web Developer Ré­su­mé Aditya Sharma 2018-06-29T14:00:26+02:00 2018-07-11T15:57:59+00:00 Did you know that your ré­su­mé could be the reason that’s holding you back...

Designer, Don’t Create Apps When Websites Suffice

With that many smartphones around, you definitely need an app. This is what many inexperienced people, also known as clients, think. However, even some experts recommend using native apps for redesigns, rather than a website. This article explains why that’s wrong. Let’s first define the terms. When speaki...

How Designers Can Build a WordPress Maintenance Service Offering

One of the best parts about working with WordPress is the opportunity to expand your range and offer other much-needed services from the platform. So, even if your job title has been “web designer” or “web developer” until recently, there’s no reason why you couldn’t or shouldn’...

How to create a logo that responds to its own aspect ratio

One of the cool things about <svg> is that it’s literally its own document, so @media queries in CSS inside the SVG are based on its viewport rather than the HTML document that likely contains it. This unique feature has let people play around for years. Tim Kadlec experimented with SVG formats and which on...

Improving Page Load Performance: Pingdom, YSlow and GTmetrix

Optimizing websites for speed is a craft, and each craft requires tools. The most-used website optimization tools are GTmetrix, YSlow and Pingdom Tools. GTmetrix is a rather advanced tool that offers a lot on its free tier, but it also offers premium tiers. If you sign up, you can compare multiple websites, multiple ve...

Build a Video Chat Service with JavaScript, WebRTC, and Okta

As recently as seven short years ago, building video applications on the web was a massive pain. Remember the days of using Flash and proprietary codecs (which often required licensing)? Yuck. In the last few years, video chat technology has dramatically improved and Flash is no longer required. Today, the video chat l...

Empower Through Web Development

As a person with a disability, I appreciate the web and modern-day computing for their many affordances. The web is a great place to work and share and connect. You can make a living, build your dream, and speak your mind. It’s not easy, though. Beginners struggling with the box model often take to Google in search ...