HTML & CSS
Nitish Kumar, Mar 14
How to Order and Align Items in Grid Layout
Nitish Kumar shows how you can quickly order and align content using the shiny new CSS Grid Layout module.
Said Sikira, Mar 14
Improve Your Swift Closures with Result
Dealing with asynchronous tasks is an everyday developer task, and Swift developers mostly use closures for this type of work. Their syntax is clear and expressive, but handling a closure may be error-prone when we don’t adequately represent the results of an asynchronous operation. Result-oriented programming aims to reduce that complexity by providing a simple way to represent these results. This article will go through the basics of closures and show you how to use Result in your code. All examples can be found in this Github repository. Closures are self-contained blocks of code. They can be passed around and used in your code as any other object. In fact, closures have types, in the same way Int or a String are types. What makes them different is that they can have input parameters and they must provide a return type.
Design & UX
Mateo Prifti, Mar 14
How to Turn Your Sketch Files into Working Prototypes with Origami
Sketch is a great for UI Design, but it stops at flat designs. Mateo shows you how to do sophisticated prototyping with Sketch files in Facebook Origami.
Craig Buckler, Mar 13
How to Pass Command Line Parameters to Gulp Tasks
Have you ever wanted to write Gulp Tasks that accept command line arguments? Craig Buckler shows you how and covers some potential use cases.
Pierre-Yves Saumont, Mar 13
Types Are Mightier than Tests
Functional programming can dramatically reduce the need for testing by using types to reduce the number of possible implementation choices.
Claudio Ribeiro, Mar 13
The Android Elephpant - Laravel on your Android Phone?
Crazy? Maybe! Claudio goes through setting up PHP, Git, and Composer on an Android device. Not only that, but he also deploys Laravel and SQLite!
Ariel Elkin, Mar 13
Editorial: Getting Great Results with Swift
M. David Green, Mar 10
The Scrum Contract (Part 2)
In this exclusive excerpt from our book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, we expand further into the importance of the Scrum Contract.
Jonathan Saring, Mar 10
Managing Code Components with Bit
Jonathan Saring introduces Bit, new OSS distributed code component manager built to make components reusable across repositories, and much more.
Paul Maplesden, Mar 10
How to Create Perfect Client Contracts Using Squarespace Forms
Paul Maplesden shows freelancers how to enhance their client contracts and automate their collection with Squarespace.
Sally Wood, Mar 10
The Best WordPress Photo Plugins for Photographers
Sally Wood shares a collection of some of the best and most trusted photo plugins, to save you wading through the multitude of choices available.
Viraj Khatavkar, Mar 10
Crash Course: Continuous Deployment with Semaphore CI
Viraj takes us through the basic process of setting up Continuous Deployment to a DigitalOcean server by means of Semaphore CI. Exciting!
Simon Ritter, Mar 10
Is An Agile Java Standard Possible?
In recent years Java's evolution came to more heavily rely on JEPs. Simon Ritter explains how that can make Java's development more agile.
HTML & CSS
Tiffany Brown, Mar 09
Learn about CSS Architecture: Atomic CSS
What exactly is Atomic CSS, and how do you use it? We give the lowdown through this exclusive excerpt from our book, CSS Master.
Akshay Sachdeva, Mar 09
10 of the Best Hosted eCommerce Platforms
We look at ten of the best hosted eCommerce platforms and tell you what you need to know to make a decision.
Elio Qoshi, Mar 09
Interview with Kris Borchers, JS Foundation Executive Director
Elio Qoshi is joined by Kris Borchers, JS Foundation Executive Director, to talk about the organization's beginnings, current projects and what lies ahead.
HTML & CSS
Alexis Goldstein, Mar 08
HTML5 Forms: Input Types (Part 1)
Learn about the different input types in HTML5 Forms, in this exclusive excerpt published from our book, HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World, 2nd Edition.
Design & UX
Dan Goodwin, Mar 08
How Writing Our Book Taught Us About Killer Prototyping
What’s changed is that we’re aiming to use prototyping to explore design problems in all projects that we work on by default.
Indrek Ots, Mar 08
Java's If Statement in Five Minutes
If statements are used to conditionally run blocks of code. They're an essential tool for controlling the flow of a program
Tim Jenks, Mar 08
Building Gorgeous 3D Maps with eegeo.js and Leaflet
Display 3D maps in just a few lines of code and overlay data from a 3rd-party API. Tim Jenks creates a dynamic map of the London Underground with eegeo.js
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Mar 08
Introducing Portfolio WordPress Theme – and the Design Decisions Behind it
Good design comes down to 3 or 4 fairly simple decisions at the beginning of a project – and then just carrying them through.
Klevis Davidhi, Mar 08
UICollectionView DataSourcePrefetching Example and Explanation
Recently, Apple announced a new UICollectionViewDataSource protocol extension called UICollectionViewDataSourcePrefetching. This extension makes it possible to implement two new functions that deliver a completely smooth scrolling performance. This tutorial will show you how to use it. Open Xcode and create a new project based on the Single View Application template. Before you do anything else, in order to improve the appearance of our application ,select the view and choose Editor -> Embed In -> Navigation Controller. Now drag a Collection View from the Object Library onto the view canvas and adjust its size . Notice that into the Collection View is one reusable cell , so click under the Attributes Inspector and give this cell an Identifier, let’s call it foodCell. Drag an UIImageView onto it and adjust its size to fit the content.
Design & UX
Daniel Schwarz, Mar 08
4 Nerdy Companies That Have Used 99designs
Many nerdy tech companies have used 99designs to obtain a great logo. Here are a few of the best — with a look at how their briefs ensured quality results.
M. David Green, Mar 07
The Scrum Contract (Part 1)
Take a look at how web and mobile development teams work with the various features of scrum, in this excerpt from our book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja..