It’s Friday … TGIF and all that! We realize you’re pretty busy out there — learning, coding, designing, researching, refactoring, and generally keeping the coffee industry in business — and don’t always have time to read all the great stuff we publish on our sites.
So we thought it might be cool to bring you a fortnightly selection of posts from our suite of dev and design destinations — that’s BuildMobile, RubySource, PHPMaster, DesignFestival, CloudSpring and, of course, SitePoint. Check them out at your leisure, enjoy your Friday reading and have a fantastic weekend.
Look, it might be a little bit of self-promotion — but you’ll have already seen our snazzy new logo. Alex Walker explains the process behind its creation here, and while that’s a riveting exercise in iteration on its own, what impressed us was the dialogue it generated. One thing we learnt is that you lot have some pretty strong opinions on everything from gradients and dropshadows to the politics of logo evolution!
Apple have set out a manifesto for developers recommending how an iOS app interface should look and feel. But what do these guidelines mean for app developers — and do we strictly need to adhere to Apple’s set of rules?
Rails has made the process of developing high-quality web applications a much less painful process by making small assumptions about your code. Still, after some time, templates have become scattered, controllers are bloated and models are sitting around twiddling their thumbs. Here’s how to keep your apps clean.
OK, so this’ll be a contentious one. Fonts — we all have our faves. Here’s a bunch of new kids off the block that have made quite an impact, from Jura to Chicken Butt (yeah, you heard right).
Now this little post proved controversial too. phpQuery provides the same DOM-driven functionality within your PHP code as a library like jQuery does within your HTML. What the … ? Read on. Then check out the comments!
Data storage has been revolutionized thanks to cloud computing. Here, we bring you 30 of the best apps that show off the most promising possibilities of the cloud, from Evernote and Dropbox to Hojoki and Aviary.
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.