Six of the Best

It’s Friday … TGIF and all that! We realize you’re pretty busy out there — learning, coding, designing, researching, refactoring, and generally keeping the coffee industry in business — and don’t always have time to read all the great stuff we publish on our sites.

So we thought it might be cool to bring you a fortnightly selection of posts from our suite of dev and design destinations — that’s BuildMobile, RubySource, PHPMaster, DesignFestival, CloudSpring and, of course, SitePoint. Check them out at your leisure, enjoy your Friday reading and have a fantastic weekend.

SitePoint’s New Logo — and the Story Behind It

Look, it  might be a little bit of self-promotion — but you’ll have already seen our snazzy new logo. Alex Walker explains the process behind its creation here, and while that’s a riveting exercise in iteration on its own, what impressed us was the dialogue it generated. One thing we learnt is that you lot have some pretty strong opinions on everything from gradients and dropshadows to the politics of logo evolution!

Do You (and Should You) Follow the iOS Human Interface Guidelines?

Apple have set out a manifesto for developers recommending how an iOS app interface should look and feel. But what do these guidelines mean for app developers — and do we strictly need to adhere to Apple’s set of rules?

Keeping Your Rails App Clean

Rails has made the process of developing high-quality web applications a much less painful process by making small assumptions about your code. Still, after some time, templates have become scattered, controllers are bloated and models are sitting around twiddling their thumbs. Here’s how to keep your apps clean.

The Best New Fonts of 2012 (So Far)

OK, so this’ll be a contentious one. Fonts — we all have our faves. Here’s a bunch of new kids off the block that have made quite an impact, from Jura to Chicken Butt (yeah, you heard right).

Server-Side HTML Handling Using phpQuery

Now this little post proved controversial too. phpQuery provides the same DOM-driven functionality within your PHP code as a library like jQuery does within your HTML. What the … ? Read on. Then check out the comments!

30 Innovative Cloud Web Apps

Data storage has been revolutionized thanks to cloud computing. Here, we bring you 30 of the best apps that show off the most promising possibilities of the cloud, from Evernote and Dropbox to Hojoki and Aviary.

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  • Van Luu

    Thank you for this.