2 COMMENTs
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.
17 COMMENTs
Web
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.
Mobile
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.
Web
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.
16 COMMENTs
Web
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.
1 COMMENT
Entrepreneur
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.
2 COMMENTs
Web
M. David Green, Dec 16

A Brief Introduction to Scrum

4 COMMENTs
HTML & CSS
Louis Lazaris, Dec 15

Introducing HTML5

16 COMMENTs
WordPress
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.
3 COMMENTs
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.
Web
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.
Web
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.
20 COMMENTs
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.
Web
M. David Green, Dec 06

Ruby, Rails, and Imposter Syndrome, with Glenn Goodrich

In this episode, Tim and David are joined by Glenn Goodrich, aka Ruprict, a developer by day and SitePoint's Ruby Channel editor by night.
4 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Dec 06

Browser Trends December 2016: Mobile Overtakes Desktop

2016 has been remarkable for many reasons. A momentous browser event has occurred: mobile now exceeds desktop usage for the first time since the web began.
Web
Ardian Haxha, Dec 02

Keybase: Sending, Receiving and Sharing Encrypted Messages

Ardian Haxha introduces Keybase, a social media service for sending, receiving and sharing encrypted messages.
1 COMMENT
Web
Craig Buckler, Dec 02

7 Reasons Your Website Needs WhoAPI

Craig Buckler looks at WhoAPI, a website and domain monitoring service.
11 COMMENTs
Web
Simon Codrington, Dec 01

Edit Code in the Browser with ICEcoder

Simon Codrington reviews ICEcoder, a browser-based code editor, and asks whether this way of developing has matured enough for widespread use.
1 COMMENT
Web
Dmytro Spilka, Nov 30

Google Data Studio: a Nifty, Free, Easy-to-use Data Vis Tool

Dmytro Spilka introduces Google Data Studio, demonstrating how to present data from Google Analytics in a visually pleasing, client-friendly chart.
Web
M. David Green, Nov 29

Sass, HAML, and Inventiveness, with Hampton Catlin

David and Tim are joined by Hampton Catlin, creator of Sass, Haml and other tools and services such as Wikipedia Mobile, Tritium and Moovweb.
2 COMMENTs
Web
Wolfram Hempel, Nov 25

Deepstream: an Open-source Server for Building Realtime Apps

Wolfram Hempel discusses issues around building realtime apps at scale, and introduces deepstream, an extensible, open-source server.
Web
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Web
Kristi Progri, Nov 23

Nextcloud: an Open-source Dropbox, Google Drive Alternative

Kristi Progri presents Nextcloud, an open-source, self-hosted alternative to file sharing services like Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.
3 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Nov 23

How to Hack Brains with Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraphs are like the snow globes of the web – simple yet strangely mesmerizing. Here's how to use them in your web design.
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