Craig Buckler, Feb 02
Take the Pain Out of Form-Building with JotForm 4.0
Craig Buckler looks at JotForm 4.0, a tool that enables people without a technical background to build advanced, beautiful forms.
Design & UX
John Stevens, Feb 01
6 Email Hacks Guaranteed to Boost Results from Your Email Efforts
According to the Direct Marketing Association, you can expect an ROI of $38 for every $1 you spend on email marketing. Small tweaks can be big money.
Shaumik Daityari, Jan 31
How to Import Data and Export Results in R
Shaumik explains how to extract data from text files, CSV files and databases, and how to send that data to a web server.
HTML & CSS
Nitish Kumar, Jan 26
A Step by Step Guide to the Auto-Placement Algorithm in CSS Grid
Nitish Kumar gets close and personal with the workings of the auto-placement algorithm in the CSS Grid Layout module
Angela Molina, Jan 25
Introducing: Chatbots with Our First Mini Course
We’re happy to introduce Mini Courses, it’s a shorter course made for your quick breaks. In 1-hour, we'll show you how to make your first chatbot, for free!
M. David Green, Jan 24
Versioning Show, Episode 21, with Sherry Walling
In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Sherry Walling, a licensed clinical psychologist with a special interest in technology-related issues.
Craig Buckler, Jan 18
What's the Best Programming Language to Learn in 2017?
Reflect on your skill set and career choices. Have you made the right decisions? Are there better options? Should you consider a change?
M. David Green, Jan 17
Scrum Rituals: Daily Standup
Zack Wallace, Jan 12
Getting Started with Vagrant on Windows
Zack Wallace goes through how to set up Vagrant, the popular virtual machine software, on a Windows machine.
Design & UX
Luke Hay, Jan 12
How To Really Get To Know Your Users with Analytics
Designers can look at Analytics as tools for marketers and SEO people. Luke shows us how design is about understanding, and understanding is about data.
James Hibbard, Jan 09
Editorial: What Do You Want to Learn in 2017?
In the first editorial of 2017, James Hibbard outlines one of his learning goals for the coming year and wants to know - what are yours?
HTML & CSS
Louis Lazaris, Jan 06
Introducing the HTML5 Herald Sample Site
The following is an extract from our book, HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World, 2nd Edition, written by Alexis Goldstein, Louis Lazaris, and Estelle Weyl.
Craig Buckler, Jan 04
10 Web Predictions for 2017
Despite previous annual disasters, Craig is back with forecasts of the hottest trends in web technology for 2017.
Mike Canarelli, Dec 20
Google's Interstitial Ad Penalty and Its Effect on Mobile Marketers
Last year, Google put digital marketers on notice that a deep freeze was coming for interstitial ads. Now, the search giant has officially put them out in the cold, a move that will open opportunities for marketers willing to create a better mobile experience for consumers. Starting January 10, 2017, Google will institute what some observers are calling a “pop-up penalty,” targeting ads that hide or gray-out most or all of a mobile screen. Websites displaying the intrusive advertisements on mobile devices may not rank as highly in search results. It’s a change that will leave a significant footprint; mobile use drives about 56 percent of consumer traffic to top U.S. websites, according to SimilarWeb’s State of Mobile Web in the U.S. 2015 report. The move isn’t exactly a surprise; in 2015, the search engine giant announced it would penalize websites that displayed interstitial ads prompting users to download an app. Soon after, Apple gave Safari users the ability to install ad blocker apps that would stop interstitials on iPhones and iPads. It’s important to note that Google will penalize a website in mobile search results only, which seems appropriate given the challenge of navigating the intrusive ads on screens as small as 4.5 inches versus ads viewed on a laptop or desktop. What’s more, interstitial advertising remains one of many signals the search engine uses to assess ranking. However, don’t expect these mobile pop-ups to disappear completely. If you’re a company using them for age verification, cookie usage, or paywall logins, Google won’t ding you in search results. It also won’t impose a penalty if your business displays mobile banners that are easy to dismiss and don’t take up a large amount of screen space.
M. David Green, Dec 20
CSS Preprocessors and Font-end Development, with Guy Routledge
In this episode, David and Tim are joined by Guy Routledge, a front-end developer, teacher, and presenter of SitePoint’s AtoZ CSS video series.
Jesse Novotny, Dec 19
Setting Up an Angular SPA on Rails with Devise and Bootstrap
Jesse Novotny provides a walkthrough for setting up an Angular single page app on Rails with Devise and Bootstrap.
Josh Hirshfeld, Dec 19
6 Ways Learning to Code Will Make You More Effective in Any Role
It's becoming increasingly important for non-technical employees to have some level of technical skill. We look at six ways coding skills will help you.
M. David Green, Dec 16
A Brief Introduction to Scrum
HTML & CSS
Louis Lazaris, Dec 15
Chris Burgess, Dec 14
Introducing SitePoint Base Theme for WordPress
Chris Burgess introduces SitePoint's minimal, clean, simple, lightweight, responsive and open source WordPress base theme.
HTML & CSS
Asha Laxmi, Dec 14
Create Stunning Image Effects with CSS Backdrop-filter
Asha Laxmi shows how to use the new backdrop-filter CSS property to create stunning visual effects directly in the browser.
Michael Grogan, Dec 09
How To Create a Twitter App and API Interface Via Python
Michael explains how to use a Python API to connect to Twitter, and download tweets, follower lists, multiple tweets at once, and customize searches.
Lucero del Alba, Dec 07
7 Atom Add-ons for Running Code and Previewing Changes
Lucero del Alba introduces 7 Atom add-ons for previewing changes in HTML, CSS, JS and Markdown, and for executing interpreted and compiled code.
Design & UX
Daniel Schwarz, Dec 07
What is Adaptive Design? (And is it Different from Responsive Design?)
We all have an understanding of responsive design, but how does it relate to 'Adaptive design'? Turns out the answer depends on who you ask.