Welcome to the end of another week — and to another Six of the Best, where we collate half a dozen of the more interesting and diverse articles from across the SitePoint network. Enjoy your weekend reading!
“Move your business to the cloud!” blare the ads. It’s a catchphrase used all too regularly. But cloud computing is so handy; you can share files and make use of advanced technologies. The payoff seems like a no-brainer. Making the move is a bit more complicated than advertisers put on, however.
Glyphs (forget magical symbols in Dungeons & Dragons for one minute) are symbols associated with different keyboard keys. The glyphs palette in Illustrator’s (or InDesign’s) type menu is a powerful tool when it comes to taking control of your typography, allowing open type to be an unlimited source of options for a designer. The palette brings you everything from alphanumerics to logo types, allowing you to really master typography.
List time! But fear not, we’re not bringing you a handful of baffling and irrelevant additions to your PHP arsenal. Here’s five snippets that you’ll interesting and useful, presented along with the problems that inspired them.
Here’s a revelation: in any sphere of development, its vital to keep clients happy and informed. Happy clients usually lead to more clients. So, how can we keep our clients happy? The key lies in excellent communication.
How do you integrate an SMS service into a Rails application so users can validate accounts using a mobile device — and so the application can send SMS messages to users? Actually, it is fairly easy to add such capabilities, especially with Twilio.
Tom is the online managing editor at SitePoint. His working day consists of arming himself with an assembly line of long blacks and overseeing the curation of content and flow of traffic across the SitePoint network. His passions include bargain vinyl bins, yoga, juggling sci-fi novels with classic literature, and axolotls. He's currently wading into the world of Android development and HTML5 gaming.