SitePoint Managing Editor

Ricky Onsman is a freelance web designer, developer, editor and writer. With a background in information and content services, he built his first website in 1994 for a disability information service and has been messing about on the Web ever since.

Ricky's articles

  1. Windows Phone 8 Camp Streamed Live

    Windows Phone Camps are a great way for developers to get hands-on with best practice, and SitePoint’s live stream on Friday is the next best thing to being there.

  2. Christmas Sale: Freelancing Freedom

    It’s Day 6 of the Annual SitePoint Christmas Sale, and today’s bargains are focused on helping freelancers build, grow and enhance their business models. Would you like an 80% discount with that?

  3. The Got Rule and the Thing Rule

    Like many organisations focused on publishing content, SitePoint maintains a Style Guide: a set of instructions and guidelines all SitePoint authors and editors follow.

  4. W3C HTML5 Conference – Video

    SitePoint will be making a video available here of the W3C’s first ever conference. If you develop or design using web standards and HTML5, this is a must-see event.

  5. RIP Steve Jobs

    Everyone at the SitePoint network extends their deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and admirers of Steve Jobs, who died October 5, 2011 following years of battling cancer.

  6. Heroku Breaks Through with Facebook Cloud Integration

    Following hot on the heels of its recent announcement that it would add support for Java to the support already given to apps written in Ruby, Node.js and Clojure, Platform-as-a-service provider Heroku this morning announced a breakthrough partnership with Facebook that effectively allows anyone with a Heroku account to become an adept, cloud-based Facebook app […]

  7. SitePoint Podcast #111: Responsive Web Design with Jeremy Keith

    Louis Simoneau talks with Jeremy Keith about responsive web design and the state of the mobile web. Web people listen when Jeremy talks, so when he says “the desktop-centric sites we’ve been building for so many years just aren’t going to cut it anymore,” we should listen to the rest of his story. Check out “SitePoint Podcast #111: Responsive Web Design with Jeremy Keith” over at SitePoint, right now.

  8. Finding the Right CMS with Web App Gallery

    Ricky Onsman takes another look at WebMatrix to see what the Web App Gallery has to offer in the way of Content Management Systems. Along the way, he finds that Microsoft’s attitudes are changing.

  9. A Gallery of Web Apps

    Ricky takes WebMatrix for a spin, building an ecommerce site using nopCommerce from Microsoft’s Web App Gallery. How does it look?

  10. Web App Gallery, Part 1

    In July this year, Microsoft released a beta of WebMatrix, a suite of tools intended to make web development accessible to people who don’t necessarily have much experience or technical skill. To further increase the incentive for beginners to get creative and functional, Microsoft has made WebMatrix Beta 2 available as a free download.As well […]