Tiffany Brown, Mar 29

Debugging CSS for UI Responsiveness

In this exclusive book excerpt, we examine CSS properties and values that trigger reflows.
Craig Buckler, Mar 29

7 Ways to Make WordPress Simpler for Users

Despite being one of the easier Content Management Systems, WordPress can be bewildering for some users. Fortunately, the experience can be simplified.
Ariel Elkin, Mar 29

Editorial: Mobile and the 2017 Developer Survey Results

Stack Overflow has recently published the results of its 2017 Developer Survey. It consisted of about 100 questions covering all important aspects of a developer’s professional life: from attitudes towards programming language to salaries, including important yet overlooked topics such as what would developers choose for performance metrics. Now in its seventh year, the Developer Survey is gathering and quantifying important information about us and our industry. Let’s take a closer look at what it says about mobile. Of the 51,392 respondents who provided usable responses, 23% considered themselves mobile developers. Note that respondents could select more than one category, and the survey doesn’t clarify what percentage of developers consider themselves primarily mobile developers. What we can nonetheless infer is that 77% of developers do not consider themselves mobile developers. In other words, we are a minority.
Maria Antonietta Perna, Mar 29

Tame Unruly Style Sheets With These Three CSS Methodologies

Maria Antonietta Perna introduces BEM, SMACSS and eCSS, three CSS architecture methodologies to help you write clean and maintainable CSS code.
Jackie Ng, Mar 29

Java's Binary Search API in Five Minutes

Java offers Arrays.binarySearch and Collections.binarySearch, which perform a binary search on an array or list. Learn how to search and insert.
Pavels Jelisejevs, Mar 29

Automated Accessibility Checking with aXe

Pavels Jelisjevs looks at aXe, a JS library that scans your website for a11y issues. Learn how to do automated accessibility checking via your test runner.
Jeff Smith, Mar 29

5 WordPress Plugins for Backups and Migrations

It's not hard to backup or migrate your WordPress sites - there are so many amazing choices, there's no reason you can't get it done quickly and easily!
Craig Buckler, Mar 29

Develop WordPress Themes Faster with Gulp

WordPress theme developers need little more than a text editor and graphics package. But modern tools like Gulp can revolutionize your development workflow.
Thomas Punt, Mar 29

Upgrading from Pthreads v2 to v3: What to Look out For

Thomas shows us the difference between Pthreads 2 and 3 and explains the upgrade procedure - the changes are big and backwards-incompatible, but worth it.
Sebastian Seitz, Mar 28

The Basics of DOM Manipulation in Vanilla JavaScript (No jQuery)

Sebastian Seitz gives you a crash course in DOM manipulation with vanilla JavaScript, abstracting the more verbose parts into a set of helper functions.
Josh Marchello, Mar 28

Sourcehunt - Swift Edition - March 2017

In continuation of Swift Month, this Sourcehunt is full of Swift goodness. We’ll show you packages for manipulating strings, creating re-usable styles, displaying user avatars, and bringing the awesomeness of FontAwesome to iOS. We’ve also got a package for parsing JSON like a boss, and user authentication for your next (or first!) Vapor app. Did I mention it’s all in Swift! ArtSabintsev/Guitar (350 ★) Inspired by JavaScript’s Voca library, this package makes working with strings a cinch. It adds some helpful methods to the String class that let you do anything from change case to add padding. Let’s say I have an app that takes a filename as input from the user. I want to make sure that filename does not have any spaces or capitalized words in it. Thanks to Guitar, I can do this easily.
Gabe Wyatt, Mar 28

Why Your Business Needs Error Monitoring Software

Gabe Wyatt explains why error monitoring software is important for your business, and how it makes tracking down bugs easier.
Robin Osborne, Mar 28

How to Select the Perfect Image Format to Optimize Your Website

Robin Osborne explains how you can ensure the most optimal image format is always served on your site, including future-proofing for new formats.
Design & UX
Andrew Tiburca, Mar 28

5 Tips for Improving Your Consumer UX

43% of consumers have very minimal computer skills, Andrew Tiburca shows you how to optimise your consumer UX so that your users aren't left in the dark.
Anja Skrba, Mar 27

How to Get Started with Marketing Automation for Free

Anja Skrba looks at seven marketing automation tools for entrepreneurs on a budget.
Valdio Veliu, Mar 27

Fundamentals of Java Enum Types

Java enum types make it easy to define a fixed number of constants. More than that, enums are full-blown classes and can have fields and methods.
Chris Lienert, Mar 27

How to Choose the Right Front-End Framework for Your Company

Chris Lienert talks about selecting the right front-end framework for his company and compares the pros and cons of Angular 2, Aurelia, Vue.js and React.
Maria Antonietta Perna, Mar 27

Is Using SVG Images Good for Your Website's Performance?

Maria Antonietta Perna shows why SVG images can be great for website performance, provided you follow a few simple steps when you design and export them
Christopher Pitt, Mar 27

Game Development with ReactJS and PHP: How Compatible Are They?

Chris bootstraps a basic Stardew-Valley-like game in this game development with PHP post, using an async server, preprocessors, and ReactJS!
Daniel Schwarz, Mar 26

How to Leave Your Terrible Job or Project This Year

You've decided it's time to leave a job that isn't paying enough, or is making you miserable. Daniel Schwarz shows you how to leave without burning bridges.
Adrian Try, Mar 24

What Sort of Hosting Should I Choose for My Website?

There are many factors to consider when choosing a web hosting plan. In this article, Adrian Try explains them and helps you make a decision.
Maria Antonietta Perna, Mar 24

Five CSS Performance Tools to Speed up Your Website

Maria Antonietta Perna highlights the importance of a fast-loading website and introduces five CSS performance tools to help you optimize your stylesheets.
Maria Antonietta Perna, Mar 24

Cut the File Size with These Three HTML Minification Tools

Maria Antonietta Perna introduces three HTML minification tools to automate optimization of your markup for a faster website and better user experience.
Bert Ramakers, Mar 24

Creating Strictly Typed Arrays and Collections in PHP

Bert discusses an interesting approach to creating arrays and collections that automatically enforce certain types - both scalar and fully custom