14 COMMENTs
Programming
Mick Gibson, Apr 24

How to Use Easy File Sharing in Dropbox

Dropbox is great but file sharing was always a little tougher than it should have been. Craig looks at the latest development which fixes that problem.
14 COMMENTs
Programming
Mick Gibson, Apr 02

Browser Trends April 2012: Chrome Crushes the Competition

Craig takes another look at the worldwide desktop and mobile browser markets during March 2012. Can anyone prevent Chrome's world domination?
Programming
Mick Gibson, Mar 29

Are You on the Case in SitePoint's Great Mystery Hunt?

19 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Mick Gibson, Mar 28

Tron: an HTML5 Game in 219 Bytes

Craig looks at Tron, an HTML5 game written in 219 bytes. Could some of the bandwidth-saving techniques be used in your pages?
21 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Mick Gibson, Mar 17

Web Bots vs Humans: We're Losing

A new survey reveals that human website visitors are now a minority group. Craig analyses the figures and discusses why you should be concerned about security.
29 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Mick Gibson, Mar 14

What's New in Firefox 11

Another six weeks has passed and Mozilla has released a new version Firefox. Craig looks at the new features in Firefox 11 including the stunning Style Editor and 3D Page View.
7 COMMENTs
Programming
Mick Gibson, Mar 01

Browser Trends March 2012: IE8 Falls Below 20%

Internet Explorer lost almost 5% of its user base in one month. Craig discusses which browser is benefiting from IE's demise and how Microsoft could reverse the trend.
8 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Feb 29

Why Web Developers Will Want a Slice of Raspberry Pi

Craig looks at the Raspberry Pi - a micro PC aimed at the education sector which could be ideal for web developers. The cost: just $35.
23 COMMENTs
Programming
Mick Gibson, Feb 27

Adobe Shifts Flash Focus

Adobe has published a roadmap for the Flash runtimes and reassured developers that it will meet their needs over the next five to ten years. Craig discusses whether Flash can compete against HTML5.
53 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Mick Gibson, Feb 13

The Impending CSS Vendor Prefix Catastrophe

Vendors may be adding CSS3 -webkit prefixes to their non-webkit browsers. Craig discusses why it's being considered by the W3C and why it should be prevented.
6 COMMENTs
Java
Mick Gibson, Feb 09

What's New in Chrome 17

Craig looks at the latest changes to Google's market-dominating web browser.
18 COMMENTs
Programming
Mick Gibson, Feb 01

Browser Trends February 2012: Chrome 16 Obliterates IE8

Craig looks at the browser market during January 2012. It's the same story: Chrome continues to blast away at the competition.
Entrepreneur
Mick Gibson, Jan 25

5 Steps To Guarantee Client Payment

Late payment affects your cashflow and you'll lose more time and money chasing clients. Craig reveals 5 tips to avoid those hassles again.
4 COMMENTs
Java
Mick Gibson, Jan 18

What's Happening at SitePoint in 2012?

Programming
Mick Gibson, Jan 13

RubySource: Smelly Cucumbers

It was such a cliche of a title, I just had to use it. I’m sure you have heard of the great BDD tool Cucumber , but what you may not know about is how smelly cukes can be. I have recently been revising and refactoring my cucumber features in absolute disgust. In my defense, I started writing cucumber in earnest 6-7 months ago
28 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Jan 13

5 Tips for Dealing With Clients Who Won't Pay

Craig reveals 5 useful tips for dealing with clients when their payment becomes overdue.
HTML & CSS
Mick Gibson, Jan 05

Hadoop 1.0 Release – Big Data for everyone

Apparently 90% of the data in the world was produced in the last 2 years – which should give you some idea of just exactly how much data is being accumulated the world around, especially by large companies like Google. The data field is so enormous that traditional methods of linking, searching and retrieving data don’t work any more. This is Big Data. Big Data The term “Big Data” was popularized by Roger Magoulas from O’Reilly in 2005, although avid net trawlers have found evidence of the term being used occasionally as far back as 2001
37 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Mick Gibson, Jan 04

10 Web Predictions for 2012

What will the next 12 months bring? Cross Clairvoyant Craig's palm with silver and he'll give you a glimpse into the future for all web developers...
13 COMMENTs
Programming
Mick Gibson, Jan 02

Browser Trends January 2012: Chrome 15 is NOT the World's Favorite Browser!

Craig analyzes the slightly unusual web browser market during December 2011. Every vendor made gains bar one...
Programming
Mick Gibson, Dec 26

PHPMaster: String Handling Functions

PHP has a vast selection of built-in string handling functions that allow you to easily manipulate strings in almost any possible way. However, learning all these functions, remembering what they do, and when they might come in handy can be a bit daunting, especially for new developers. There is no way I can cover every string function in one article, and besides, that is what the PHP manual is for! But what I will do is show how to work with some of the most commonly used string handling functions that you should know. After this, you’ll be working with strings as well as any concert violinist! On the Case PHP offers several functions that enable you to manipulate the case of characters within a string without having to edit the string character by character
Programming
Mick Gibson, Dec 26

PHPMaster: String Handling Functions

PHP has a vast selection of built-in string handling functions that allow you to easily manipulate strings in almost any possible way. However, learning all these functions, remembering what they do, and when they might come in handy can be a bit daunting, especially for new developers. There is no way I can cover every string function in one article, and besides, that is what the PHP manual is for! But what I will do is show how to work with some of the most commonly used string handling functions that you should know. After this, you’ll be working with strings as well as any concert violinist! On the Case PHP offers several functions that enable you to manipulate the case of characters within a string without having to edit the string character by character
HTML & CSS
Mick Gibson, Dec 23

CloudSpring: 5 Useful Amazon S3 Backup Tools

Amazon Web Services’ S3 storage solution is useful for many things, and serves as the CDN for many major websites. But despite the portfolio of high-profile use cases for the service, it’s still just as handy for personal conveniences, like backing up your data. In this post, we look at five useful Amazon S3 backup tools. S3 Backup “S3 Backup is the most reliable, fast and simple to use solution around for keeping your data backed up online but still safe and encrypted.
14 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Mick Gibson, Dec 21

What's New in Firefox 9.0

If you've been holding off installing Firefox 8.0, you're too late - Mozilla released Firefox 9.0 on December 20, 2011. Craig looks at the new features and future prospects for the browser.
12 COMMENTs
Programming
Mick Gibson, Dec 15

Auto-Updates Are Coming to Internet Explorer

It's about time. From January 2012, Internet Explorer will receive automatic updates as Microsoft migrate users to the latest version of the browser. Craig wipes his tears of joy to reveal all...