Category: Development News

Libraries.io: New Search Engine for Open Source Projects

Libraries.io is a new project for web designers and developers. It helps you stay on top of libraries, modules, and frameworks from the open source ocean. Libraries.io: Landing Page. (Screenshot: Noupe) Nimble Search Engine Ignores Platform Borders Libraries.io is growing quickly. By now, it already has more than tw...

The 50+ Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

Being a web developer is one of the most beautiful jobs there is, but also one of the most demanding. You need to stay up to date at all times and learn actively instead of resting on your oars. Adapting to new requirements is key. Basic SEO knowledge is required, and you need to acquire new techniques such as responsi...

Web Development Trends 2016

In the past few years, web development has grown at a rapid pace, with new technologies, languages, and scripts coming into view. Plus, ever since the advent of HTML5, innovation in web development has become the norm, to the extent that even Adobe has been forced to eventually abandon Flash and embrace HTML5. So, wha...

Co.cycles, the Search Engine for Open Source Code

How did date validation work in JavaScript again? Do you remember how to check if an object is empty? Sounds very specific, doesn’t it? It’s good this way, as the very specific questions are much more frequent in a web developer’s everyday work than the question which of two frameworks is better in ge...

Mandrill to Discontinue its Free Tier Plan

Mandrill, the popular transactional email service, has recently announced that it will discontinue its free tier plans soon. After March 16, new users will be required to create their accounts through MailChimp, whereas existing users will be required to merge their accounts with MailChimp. Essentially, this means user...

StickyStack, Colofilter, Heisenberg and More: 5 Interesting Design Helpers

On my daily deep dives into the web of webs, it’s natural that I come across countless corals, sea creatures, particles, and everything else that dwells down there. I thought you might be interested in what I keep in my virtual trawl. As I’m a selective fisherman, the bycatch is rather small. These design a...

Test my CSS Helps You Optimize Your Stylesheets

A free online tool gives a clear overview of all problems that your CSS stylesheets may or may not contain. This quickly shows you what you need to work on. Test my CSS also informs you of why each problem is a problem and gives advice on how to remove it. All you need is the URL of the stylesheet to be inspected. A L...

CSS Custom Properties: How to Use Variables in Chrome 49

Starting with version 49, Chrome supports custom properties, namely CSS Variables. Now, another central element of professional programming is ported to the browser without any additional requirements. Variables: Central Element of Structured Programming Variables are an irreplaceable part of professional programming....

Google Has Open Sourced its iOS Testing Framework

Google has recently open sourced its testing framework for iOS app development, and you can start working with it right away. Named EarlGrey, this framework comes with several features suited for iOS app development. Google has been making use of EarlGrey iOS testing framework for the development of several apps for iO...

Loud Links: JavaScript Adds Sound to Your Website

The small JavaScript Loud Links adds sounds to your website by making links and other elements audible via HTML5 audio elements that will provide audible feedback on click or hover. All you need for that are sound files as MP3 and OGG. The solution works on all common browsers. Sounds and Websites: A Question of Taste...