Eugene Dementjev, Feb 13

Achieving Modular Architecture with Forwarding Decorators

Eugene explains Forwarding Decorators: a crazy concept for approaching modularity in apps - wrapping them in other classes and recompiling everything.
M. David Green, Feb 13

Scrum Artifacts: Scrum Board

There are electronic tools and services that are designed to help teams capture and manage stories as they move from one state to the next.
Design & UX
Ophelie Lechat, Feb 10

Giveaway: Get a New Logo from 99designs for Free

The best 99designs offer available: a free contest giveaway, and a free $99 upgrade on any logo or design contest. 
Claudio Ribeiro, Feb 10

Taming the Snoo: Playing with the Reddit API

Claudio explores the Reddit API - from searching to authenticating with Oauth and downloading user data. Come tame this powerful beast!
Chris Burgess, Feb 10

WordPress SSL Plugins to Make Switching to HTTPS Easier

Chris Burgess covers several useful WordPress SSL plugins and testing tools to help make your switch to HTTPS hassle free.
Galo Navarro, Feb 10

How Does the Default hashCode() Work?

Java's Object class has a hashCode() implementation. But what does it do? Where do the values, often mistakenly assumed to be memory addresses, come from?
M. David Green, Feb 09

Scrum Artifacts: Sprint Backlog

The sprint backlog is the set of developer stories that the team has committed to working on during the current sprint.
Tahir Taous, Feb 09

How to Customize the SitePoint WordPress Base Theme

In this tutorial, Tahir Taous explains how to create a child theme and modify the new SitePoint WordPress Base Theme.
Design & UX
Kaitlyn Ellison, Feb 09

Learning from Long-Time Community Leader DSKY

Meet Konstantin Yastrebov, a freelance graphic designer making waves in the industry for his unique creativity. We discover how he got his foot in the door.
Maria Antonietta Perna, Feb 09

Awesome Front-end Resources and CSS Animation Course

Maria Antonietta Perna presents some front-end learning resources and the new SitePoint Premium's CSS Animation course by Donovan Hutchinson
Roman Lubushkin, Feb 09

Introducing GraphicsJS, a Powerful Lightweight Graphics Library

Create beautiful graphics with ease, as Roman Lubushkin introduces you to GraphicsJS, a new and powerful open-source, SVG-based JavaScript drawing library.
George Martsoukos, Feb 08

Animating Bootstrap Carousels with the GSAP Animation Library

George Martsoukos shows you how to build a full-screen Bootstrap carousel and apply stylish looking animations using GSAP — the GreenSock Animation Platform
Donovan Hutchinson, Feb 08

Bringing Websites to Life with CSS Animations

CSS animations are fast becoming an essential design tool and tap into a more engaged audience through micro interactions and visual validation.
Ivan Mushketyk, Feb 08

Java's Thread Class in Five Minutes

Threads are Java's basic abstraction for running code in parallel. Learn how to use the Thread class to launch, finish, and wait for threads.
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Feb 08

Catching Frontend UI Design Tricks with SnappySnippet

Often the key to understanding complex things is to understand their simpler parts first. SnappySnippet is a tool that can help you with that.
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Feb 08

GIF, PNG, JPG or SVG. Which One To Use?

This short guide outlines the differences between the file types and also uses a couple of examples to show you how the file sizes vary.
Xuyen Bowles, Feb 08

Why We’re Fearful of Health and Fitness App Security

Health and fitness apps have changed the way we exercise, eat, and even sleep. Hundreds of thousands of these diverse apps exist — more than 165,000 at last count. While these apps are serious about counting our calories, and tracking our sleep cycles, very few of them take security as seriously as they should. An incredible 90% of mobile health apps have seriously risky security vulnerabilities. Given the wealth of valuable health and personal information these apps can contain, this is troubling — the app that’s smart enough to count users’ steps, or remind them to take their blood pressure meds, may be leaving these users (and their personal information) vulnerable to hackers. If that wasn’t enough, a study from the Future of Privacy Forum found that only 60% of health and fitness apps had privacy policies; compared to 76% of general apps. What implications does this have for those of us developing health and fitness apps for a loyal and trusting user base? Are we putting consumers in danger if they use our apps to keep a food log or monitor their REM sleep cycles? How can we keep our customers’ information safe and private, while still offering top-notch digital tools for their fitness and wellbeing?
Tiffany Brown, Feb 08

CSS Pseudo-classes: Styling Form Fields Based on Their Input

Let’s take a look at some pseudo-classes that are specific to form fields and form field input. These pseudo-classes can be used to style fields
M. David Green, Feb 07

Learning HTML, CSS and SVG, and Facing Fears, with Joni Trythall

Joni Trythall joins the Versioning Show to discuss learning HTML, CSS and SVG, sharing code, teaching, writing, and facing your fears.
Kyle Prinsloo, Feb 07

21 Steps to Becoming a Successful Web Developer

Kyle Prinsloo discusses the mindset, knowledge and skills required to stand out from the crowd and make a success of your web development career.
Camilo Reyes, Feb 07

Building a Microblog Using Node.js, Git and Markdown

Camilo Reyes shows how to write robust, testable code using SOLID principles by building a small but functional microblog with only minimal dependencies
Asha Laxmi, Feb 07

Using Fontello to Only Load Icon Fonts That You Need

Asha Laxmi explores how to more effectively use icon fonts in your projects by building custom, tailored font files for your custom fonts using Fontello.
Amit Diwan, Feb 07

Android App Accessibility Checklist

Developers and designers of mobile applications must always focus on ensuring accessibility for vision and hearing impaired users. This article will offer some checklists you should complete to ensure your application is more accessible. While working on any app, users rely on touchable controls. The controls should have appropriate size and be easily visible. Your app should have controls with a minimum of 48dp in length as well as width. It is approximately equal to 9mm and recommended for controls for which a user can select or take an action. In the below figures, you can see the correct and incorrect ways of sizing buttons. EditText is a control which configures itself to be editable. For ensuring accessibility, add an android:hint attribute for EditText fields. Adding the attribute will help users in understanding what content is written when the text field is empty. The content of the android:hint attribute can be spoken.
Chris Burgess, Feb 07

How to Backup and Secure WordPress with Jetpack

Automattic has integrated VaultPress into Jetpack and given the plugin new security features. Chris Burgess walks you through them.