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How we Created Dynamic Sound with the Web Audio API in Microsoft Flight Simulator Arcade

July 21st, 2015
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Before the Web Audio API, HTML5 gave us the <audio> element. It might seem hard to remember now, but prior to the <audio> element, our best option for sound in a browser was a plugin! The <audio> element was, indeed, exciting but it had a pretty singular focus. It was essentially a video player without the video, good for long audio like music or...

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User Experience Design: How to Do it Right

July 17th, 2015
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We know that the customer is always right. However, this motto is often neglected costing website operators a lot of money that could have been better spent. No matter what industry your company is in, the customer should come first in each marketing strategy. You can optimize your sales only with satisfied clients. But customer satisfaction is very fragile, especially in the digital world;...

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Infragistics Indigo Studio: Real Rapid Prototyping for Web, Mobile, and Desktop

June 24th, 2015
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Rapid prototyping is an essential way of saving time in our modern age where billions of apps compete for the customer’s attention. Is the great idea you had for just another app actually that great or is it just another failure among the millions of failures in app stores and the web worldwide? Apart from that angle rapid prototyping has always been the easiest...

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Webdesigner News: Focused News Aggregator Saves Your Time

June 19th, 2015
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Staying afloat the news stream is not easy. If you manage to you can be confident that you are not too far away from recent developments in our industry. And you can make an educated decision which topics are worth digging in deeper and which ones are not. As reading is not bringing in any money, you need to cut that down to the...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Pantheon: The Next Dimension of WordPress and Drupal Hosting and Management

June 15th, 2015
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As a freelancer or even more so as an agency in the field of web design and development you have to cope with a plethora of challenges. Pantheon cannot take all the burdens off your shoulder but substantially relieve the pains of your everyday life. With Pantheon, you need not worry about the technical part of a website development project anymore. The service not...

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Chartist.js Creates Responsive, Animated Charts with SVG

June 12th, 2015
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Numbers and statistics are usually bone-dry and sometimes not really clarify but obscure even more. By visualizing data with charts, you can attract much more attention. The JavaScript library Chartist.js from Zurich turns as many numerical sequences as you like into easy to understand bar, line, pie, or other charts. They not only look good but are also responsive and can be jazzed up...

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Lining.js: Controlling Text Lines per CSS Selector

May 30th, 2015
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Lining.js: Controlling Text Lines per CSS Selector

The numerous available CSS selectors let us easily access almost each and every HTML element on any given page. The pseudo-element ::first-line even allows us to apply CSS properties to the first line of text in a document, no matter whether the line is automatically or manually wrapped. Unfortunately, besides ::first-line there are no selevtors to manipulate the second, third, last or whichever line. The...

Business Online

How Does Google’s New Ranking Factor Mobile-Friendly Affect Your Website?

May 29th, 2015
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Google has been changing its search algorithm time and again to deliver better search results. Factors like keywords, link building, and loading performance play a key role in how Google ranks a website. On April 21st Google officially issued a new ranking factor: the mobile-friendliness of a website. How is this going to affect site operators and what does mobile-friendliness mean from Google’s point...

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What You Need to Know About the Latest HTML5 Video

May 28th, 2015
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Ever wanted to create your own Twitch.tv-like app for livestreaming your work? How about your own YouTube-esque program for playing back your previously recorded video? You might have used Flash, Java, or Silverlight for rich media in the past but with Chrome 42 announcing that that those plug-ins are no longer supported, now is as good a time to go HTML5 as ever. Before...

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Stitches: Free CSS Sprite Generator

May 22nd, 2015
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As we know, less files to download mean better loading performance and page reproduction. Therefore, icons and other images, particularly small images, are often combined into a sprite. A sprite is a collection of several images put into one image file. Creating a sprite manually requires some work. The images are arranged in an image file and their position, width, and height need to be...