Design & UX
Alex Walker, Dec 17
Designing Droids: From Metropolis to Huey, Dewey and Louie
Sometimes it's fun to trace how great design decision are made. The original Star Wars droids are great case study on how to channel your inspirations.
Shivam Mamgain, Dec 15
Google Maps Made Easy with GMaps.js
Shivam Mamgain explores ways to utilize and customize Google Maps with GMaps.js, a library that makes it much easier to harness the Google Maps API.
Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Dec 15
4 Tips for Using Animation in Design
Good web animation is often a paradox - the better it gets, the harder it is to notice. Gabrielle has 4 tips for using animation in your projects.
Elio Qoshi, Dec 11
SitePoint Ambassador of the Month: December 2015
Elio Qoshi congratulates Adrian Sandu, SitePoint's Ambassador of the Month for December, 2015.
Craig Buckler, Dec 08
How to Respond to Profit Share Offers
Has a client approached you with a fabulous money-making idea? Are you tempted to offer your expertise in lieu of future profits? Craig provides some advice.
Tim Evko, Dec 08
How to Set Up a Blue-Green Deployment Methodology with AppFog
Tim Evko outlines the Blue-Green deployment methodology, and explains how you can put it into practice with AppFog.
Adam Bolte, Dec 04
Understanding *NIX Login Scripts
Adam Bolte looks at how to determine the best location to load your environment variables and programs for altering your shell or desktop environment.
SitePoint Offers, Dec 04
Enter a New World with the Homido Virtual Reality Headset
You don’t need to leave your home to enter a whole new world, thanks to the Homido virtual reality headset.
Craig Buckler, Dec 02
Browser Trends December 2015: the Fight for Firefox's Future
Firefox remains the only mainstream open source browser but is losing ground to the all-dominant Google Chrome. Can Mozilla fight back?
Ilya Bodrov-Krukowski, Dec 02
Watch: Managing Sample Data with Fixtures and Factories
In this video we'll learn two ways of managing sample data: fixtures and factories. As well as annotations for models and specs, and generating fake data.
Simon Codrington, Dec 01
Using the Battery Status API to Optimize Your Development
Simon presents the Battery Status API, used for determining the battery levels of an end user's device and tailoring your app to optimize performance.
Brett Romero, Nov 27
A Tour of Python Collections
Brett Romero provides an introductory guide to Python collections, covering the various functions of lists, strings, mappings and sets.
Jeff Smith, Nov 25
Recognizing and Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
Jeff Smith looks at the phenomenon of impostor syndrome, how it can affect web professionals, and how you can take steps to deal with it.
Donald Dragoti, Nov 24
Vivaldi, Your Next Browser?
Donald Dragoti looks at some of the special features of the new Vivaldi browser, and why you might consider making the switch.
SitePoint Offers, Nov 20
Go Long! Charge Your Apple Device With A 10-Foot Lightning Cable
Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference. Like upgrading your charging cable from Apple's standard three-foot cable that falls apart in weeks to the Colossal, a 10-foot, high-quality, Mfi-certified cable
Shaumik Daityari, Nov 20
Shifting Your Development Environment from Ubuntu to OS X
Shaumik Daityari looks at the subtle differences you might face when shifting your development environment from Ubuntu to OS X, and vice versa.
SitePoint Offers, Nov 19
Early Black Friday! SkyHub storage (88% off) + 10% off with code
Backing up files is essential. It's also tedious. Which is why we opt for a secure storage solution we can trust…for life. Commitment-phobes, even you'll love this one: online file storage for life from SkyHub for $49.99.
SitePoint Offers, Nov 18
Power Six Devices At Once With Kinkoo's High-Speed Charger
Just four inches high, the Kinkoo stays out of the way on your desk while you charge six USB-compatible devices at the same time. It even recognizes the devices you plug in, optimizing each port so that you get the fastest possible charge
SitePoint Offers, Nov 18
Win Round The World Trip, Q&A With Tim Ferriss And More worth $4,746!
Best-selling author and self-hack guru Tim Ferriss knows how to plan an amazing trip around the world. He also knows how to keep his luggage under 10 pounds.
Tanay Pant, Nov 17
Sending Secure, Encrypted Email with ProtonMail
Tanay Pant introduces ProtonMail, a free, web-based, encrypted email service based in Switzerland.
SitePoint Offers, Nov 17
Early Black Friday: Additional 10% Off Perfect Shots With Lytro Camera
Lytro is the only consumer camera to capture the entire light field, recording 11 million light rays in each scene. The result is a living picture you can adjust after taking it, changing the perspective, refocusing, and viewing in 3D. You'll get the perfect photo every time,
SitePoint Offers, Nov 16
Get Online Anonymously With 2 Years Of Private Internet Access VPN
The secret to keeping your personal information safe when you're online—whether you're logging on halfway around the world or just halfway down the block—is using a VPN service. Private Internet Access VPN is one of the best ones out there
Elio Qoshi, Nov 13
SitePoint Ambassador of the Month: November 2015
Elio Qoshi congratulates Marc Towler, SitePoint's first ever Ambassador of the Month.
Chris Ward, Nov 11
Simple, Clutter-free Programming with Go
Chris Ward introduces Go (aka GoLang), covering the features of this statically typed, compiled language, as well as resources for further learning.