How can web professionals succeed in a world where the browser is declining in relevance? (Hint: Specialize.)
How companies are providing native experiences in their mobile apps.
Elm’s static typing and compiler error messages lead to more productivity.
Poor load times hurt your UX and your bottom line.
This report surveys 30 Python web frameworks that have more than 1,000 monthly downloads and provides a deeper look into six of the most widely used.
Find three signs that you should be aware of for maintainable CSS. Catch them early and plan accordingly.
Why bother with quality control when building a website?
Learn how to simplify your visibility search by nesting methods within CSS classes.
Learn about MIME types and how the browser and your JSON code interacts.
A hands-on guide that demonstrates several storage APIs in action.
Learn why animating SVG is different from animating in CSS, and work around some common hiccups you might experience along the way.
Learn the difference between == and ===, and understand which you should be using in your code.
Yakov Fain shows how to get started with the latest from the Angular 2 team.
Learn the logic behind closures with a practical demonstration and explanation of why they are important to maintaining privacy in your code.
Learn how to work around the lack of comment support with tips for creating structure-specific comments that won’t be rejected by the compiler.
Learn methods for array management such as length, pop, shift and slice and of course, delete.
Tony Parisi offers practical knowledge about creating WebGL content and deploying applications on a variety of platforms and devices, including virtual reality.
Rich McLaughlin uses "The Legend of Zelda" to teach different game mechanics. He also covers the core topics you need to get rolling with Canvas for game or traditional web development.
Many people own older computers, have slow connections, or struggle with physical disabilities that prevent them from accessing today’s newer sites and apps. How do you strike a balance in your design to include everyone?
The universal selector selects everything in your document, the same way the "wild card" selector does in Linux. However, when you include the universal selector as part of a larger complex selector, confusion sets in. How exactly does the universal selector work?
Rob Wormald explains how to use Angular 2 and RxJS to make your apps run fast.
nth-child and nth-of-type sound like the same thing, and in some situations, they can act the same way as well. Learn which pseudoclass is right for which situation, and never confuse the two again!
As web developers, we are responsible for shaping the experiences of users’ online lives. By making ethical, user-centered choices, we create a better web for everyone.
Part of the new CSS3 standard, the nth-of-type and nth-last-of-type pseudoclasses are a useful way to select elements on a website, such as odd or even elements, or every 3rd or 4th element. Learn how this simple selector can impact your next project.
Kyle Simpson demonstrates how ES6 makes strings easier to assemble.
Part of the new CSS3 standard, the nth-child and nth-last-child pseudoclasses are a useful way to select elements on a website, such as odd or even elements, or every 3rd or 4th element. Learn how this simple selector can impact your next project.
Use attribute selectors to label links consistently with this handy formula.
Part of the CSS2 standard, and expanded in CSS3, an attribute selector selects attributes, rather than tags, in your HTML. Variations include simple, exact, partial, and beginning and ending substrings.
In CSS, rem and em are two commonly encountered units of measurement. What does each unit mean? What is the difference between the two?
Learn where the content management industry, software, and discipline are headed.
Traditional RWD techniques work great in many cases, but when you really need that extra level of cross-platform polish, media queries et al will only get you so far.
An excerpt from Lorna Mitchell's PHP Web Services, 2nd Edition
Follow along as Mike Amundsen implements API clients in two styles.
The typechecker is one of Hack's key features. Learn what it is, how it works, and how you can put it to use in this excerpt from Hack and HHVM.
In my final day of examining new features in Bootstrap 4, we’ll look at a feature that isn’t glamorous, but it sure is handy. There are a zillion new and revised utility classes in Bootstrap 4, making styling more flexible and easier than ever.
In Day 3 of my examination of Bootstrap 4's new features and functions, we'll look at the Sass files. That's right–Bootstrap 4 has dumped LESS in favor of Sass CSS preprocessor files. The files have been completely rewritten and refactored to take advantage of Sass data structures. It's easy to make changes to a few variables and have a much different looking page.
In Day 2 of my examination of Bootstrap 4's new features and functions, we'll look at cards. Bootstrap defines these as "a flexible and extensible content container. It includes options for headers and footers, a wide variety of content, contextual background colors, and powerful display options." Cards are so powerful, they have replaced three features from Bootstrap 3, including panels, thumbnails, and wells.
Bootstrap's responsive grid system grows from 4 breakpoints to 5 in the newest version, providing extra flexibility for mobile devices.
Explore the ways that consistency and care can make the content and style you create today much easier to deal with when you—or someone else—return to it later.
Get fine-grained control over your design with an SVG 2 property implemented by many browsers.
Learn how to incorporate React.js and Flux into an existing Ruby on Rails application using the latest build tools.
Step-by-step instructions for minifying CSS with Gulp.
How to automate front-end development tasks with build tools like Grunt and Gulp.
Once you've defined your most common repetitive tasks, you can use Gulp to manage those steps.
Rachel Andrew walks you through the Level 3 CSS Selectors specification with practical examples that you can use in your work today.
Learn how to wrap your Web app code in PhoneGap in order to submit your HTML apps to popular mobile app stores.