Maria Antonietta's articles
React eases the development of snappy, event-driven user interfaces that are fast at responding to state changes. This is particuarly important considering users expect web apps to feel smooth and seamless like native apps. In this article, you'll learn about what React is good at and what makes it work. This should provide you with the context required to decide if this library could be a good fit for your next project, and whether you should learn React.
Maria Antonietta Perna gives you an overview of GreenSock plugins to add complex animations to your project quickly and in a few lines of code.
Maria Antonietta Perna introduces GreenSock in a multi-part article for the Beyond CSS: Dynamic DOM Animation Libraries series. Ready for some cool effects?
Maria Antonietta Perna discusses writing safe code in WordPress themes and shows some built-in functions you can plug into your code for added security.
Maria Antonietta Perna shows how to use conditional tags in WordPress themes to load styles and scripts only when needed for better website performance.
Maria Antonietta Perna discusses CSS as being on the critical rendering path and points out a few solutions you can try out in your development work.
Maria Antonietta Perna digs into performance issues when loading custom web fonts. She discusses file size and FOIT and shows some cutting-edge solutions.
Maria Antonietta Perna introduces BEM, SMACSS and eCSS, three CSS architecture methodologies to help you write clean and maintainable CSS code.
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
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 introduces three HTML minification tools to automate optimization of your markup for a faster website and better user experience.
Maria Antonietta Perna presents some front-end learning resources and the new SitePoint Premium's CSS Animation course by Donovan Hutchinson
Maria Antonietta Perna takes a critical and in-depth look at whether image replacement techniques are still relevant today and the alternatives.
Maria Antonietta Perna introduces Cutestrap, a brand new Sass-based CSS framework to fast-track your front-end development projects.
In this tutorial, Maria Antonietta Perna covers how to build a WordPress theme super-fast, using the Beans Theme Framework.
We have access to a wider set of web fonts than ever before, but choice can be a tyranny. Luckily Antonietta has 20 tools to help you better pair type.
Maria gives a nice overview of the features of Google's Material Design Lite framework and how you can use it in one of your new projects.
Using lots of demos, Maria Antonietta Perna discusses many of the features of jCanvas, a jQuery plugin to make it easier to work with the HTML5 Canvas API.
Maria Antonietta Perna takes a look at the syntax for the new @supports rule, which allows you to test for browser features, similar to how Modernizr is used.