41 COMMENTs
Programming
Craig Buckler, Jan 25

What is the Best Programming Language to Learn in 2013?

Are you missing out on hot new technologies which guarantee fame and fortune? The reality may be a little more mundane, but Craig provides some great advice for choosing a programming language.
3 COMMENTs
JavaScript
Fernando Tinoco, Jan 23

Introducing the jQuery Plugins Registry

The jQuery team have launched a new Plugin Registry; a facility which is long overdue. Craig takes a first look at the resource...
5 COMMENTs
Programming
Mick Gibson, Jan 22

Why Do Apple, GitHub and the BBC all use Sinatra?

It's a new year, and what better way to kick off a year of learning than with the release of the digital edition of Jump Start Sinatra?
33 COMMENTs
JavaScript
Fernando Tinoco, Jan 21

What's New in jQuery 1.9

jQuery 1.9 has been released. However, unlike previous 1.x releases, there are several fundamental changes which could cause upgrade woes. Craig reveals the snags and solutions.
5 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Fernando Tinoco, Jan 16

What's New in Chrome 24

Chrome releases don't always implement interesting new features, but Craig's spotted a few gems lurking below the browser's surface.
6 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Fernando Tinoco, Jan 09

What's New in Firefox 18

Craig looks at the latest new features in the most recent release of Mozilla's flagship browser.
8 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Jan 03

Browser Trends 2012: the Demise of IE6 and Meteoric Rise of Chrome

Another year is over so Craig writes the browser biographies and reports on the biggest battles of 2012.
14 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Fernando Tinoco, Dec 28

10 Web Predictions for 2012: the Results!

Craig looks at the web predictions he made at the start of 2012. Is he the next Nostradamus? Or would he be better writing horoscopes?...
4 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Fernando Tinoco, Dec 12

What's New in Firebug 1.11

Firebug 1.11 has been released in the past week. The original developer console continues its rapid development pace and Craig looks at the best new features.
16 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Fernando Tinoco, Dec 09

Google Scraps Free Apps for Business

If you were intending to use Google's free GMail and Apps service for your business, you're too late -- the company is now charging annual fees.
7 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Dec 01

Browser Trends December 2012: Chrome Grabs Legacy IE Users

Craig takes another look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts to reveal how usage patterns changed during November and the past twelve months.
8 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Nov 30

Get Windows 8 Pro Media Center for FREE!

Upgrading to Windows 8 Professional may be inexpensive, but you'll need to pay extra for media codecs. Or do you? Craig reveals how you can obtain Windows 8 Media Center for free...
17 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Fernando Tinoco, Nov 26

Native CSS Feature Detection With @supports

The new CSS @supports rule reduces the need to use JavaScript feature detection before applying styles. Craig describes the new feature but abandoning Modernizr may be a little premature.
5 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Fernando Tinoco, Nov 23

Mozilla Release Firefox OS Mobile Simulator

Firefox OS mobile devices are scheduled for release in 2013. But there's no need to wait - you can run the OS directly from your browser...
Web
Tom Museth, Nov 21

The SitePoint Christmas Sale is a'coming!

2 COMMENTs
Web
Fernando Tinoco, Nov 19

The SitePoint Christmas Sale is a'coming!

Anyone who delved into the SitePoint Christmas Sale last year knows it is a fantastic way to pick up extraordinary bargains. Be ready for MASSIVE Freebie Day.
9 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Fernando Tinoco, Nov 19

Average Page Weight Increases 30% in 2012

Total web page sizes have reached a bloated 1.25Mb. Craig cites the primary reason for the obesity epidemic...
21 COMMENTs
Web
Fernando Tinoco, Nov 15

IE10 Lands on Windows 7

Windows 7 users can now install IE10. It may be a release preview, but it's a full browser which replaces IE9 on your PC. Craig provides the download...
21 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Fernando Tinoco, Nov 07

Internet Explorer 10: the Review

Craig reviews the final release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 10. Has it caught the competition? Can it halt IE user migration? Does it offer a compelling reason to switch back?
1 COMMENT
Web
Fernando Tinoco, Nov 05

Four Big Ideas from Web Directions South 2012

Web Directions South 2012 has been and gone. After two weeks of rumination, here are the talks that I'm still thinking about.
PHP
Fernando Tinoco, Nov 05

100,000 Snooping Native Apps vs Mobile Web Security

A recent security report claims 26% of native smart phone applications access users' personal data including contacts and emails. The arguments for native app vs mobile web continue...
8 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Nov 01

Browser Trends November 2012: Entering Equilibrium?

Craig takes his monthly look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. Have we reached a point of market stability? Can any other browsers take on the top five?
7 COMMENTs
JavaScript
Fernando Tinoco, Oct 26

Microsoft Windows 8 Arrives

Microsoft Windows 8 has been launched and is commercially available today. Love it or loathe it, many of you will be using the OS on a daily basis for the next few years.
1 COMMENT
HTML & CSS
Fernando Tinoco, Oct 25

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