Deals & Giveaways

Pixelglyph: 200 free PNG Icons for Developers of Mobile Websites and Apps (+ Giveaway)

January 25th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
30
Pixelglyph: 200 free PNG Icons for Developers of Mobile Websites and Apps (+ Giveaway)

If you are into the development of mobile websites or apps for iOS, Android or - phew - Windows Phone even, you will not be able to do without icons. That's why icon sets are experiencing high demand. As with other areas in life the separation of the wheat from the chaff is what...

Development

Heyoffline.js Notifies Your Users When They Go Offline

January 25th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
0
Heyoffline.js Notifies Your Users When They Go Offline

The new features of HTML5 offer online and offline events that can be queried to check for an existing internet connection. Especially web apps need to be able to rely on the proper transmission of the state of the web connection to avoid losing data. The JavaScript library Heyoffline.js provides functionality to achieve just...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress vs. Concrete5 — A Comparative Review

January 24th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
21
WordPress vs. Concrete5 — A Comparative Review

Some time ago we published a review of Concrete5, wherein we evaluated the usability prospects of the CMS as a stand-alone software to power your website. Carrying on from the review, in this article, we will compare Concrete5 to the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress. Wanna know how the two CMSs fare in...

Essentials

In Finland, Street Art Is Catalyzing a Change in Law

January 23rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
3
In Finland, Street Art Is Catalyzing a Change in Law

Street art is a cultural phenomenon and has been around long-since. Actually I cannot think of times in my life where street art had not been present. What changed is the way it is done, techniques have been refined and today, street art is a valid form of art in itself. In the past...

CMS

WordPress vs. Joomla: The Essence

January 23rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
30
WordPress vs. Joomla: The Essence

Mark Atkinson had a deep and thorough look into the ups and downs of both WordPress and Joomla during the course of last year. He published six lengthy articles over at Sitepoint. You should definitely head on over there to read all of them. But first, stick with us. As Atkinson was aware of...

IMHO

My2Cents: The Impact Of Brands On Twitter [Infographic]

January 22nd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
3
My2Cents: The Impact Of Brands On Twitter [Infographic]

Don't tell me, I know. I know that the following infographic is titled "The Impact Of Twitter On Brands". But I cannot see this point. What promoted tweets, promoted trends and what else might be coming in future days really do, is leave their marks on Twitter. And I'm not sure whether this is...

Design

AI -> Canvas: Export Fully Functional HTML5 Canvas From Within Adobe Illustrator

January 21st, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
0
AI -> Canvas: Export Fully Functional HTML5 Canvas From Within Adobe Illustrator

Mike Swanson, though having been aboard Microsoft for more than 11 years, has created a plugin for Adobe Ilustrator that resembles a good wine. The older it gets, the better it grows to be. More than two years ago, still employed at the Redmond company, Swanson pushed out the first version of AI ->...

Essentials

Fed Up with Unreadable: Are You a Human realises Captchas in the Form of Simple HTML5 Games

January 20th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
7
Fed Up with Unreadable: Are You a Human realises Captchas in the Form of Simple HTML5 Games

You know these sickening Captchas any web form these days brings before your eyes. Want to download something? Captcha. Want to send in a complaint to your telecom provider? Captcha. This would not even be a problem if it were only annoying. But more often than not, these Captchas are plain unreadable. Even if...

Development

HTML5: Trendy Tooltips with Tooltipster for jQuery

January 19th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
2
HTML5: Trendy Tooltips with Tooltipster for jQuery

Tooltips are a square deal. They allow for the placement of important information just in the very location this information is needed, regardless of screen real estate. Tooltipster is a plugin for jQuery aiming at making the process of creating tooltips as easy as possible while providing the biggest functionality available. They conform...

Essentials

Code School + Noupe: Claim Your Complete Sass Course for Free

January 18th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
4
Code School + Noupe: Claim Your Complete Sass Course for Free

Recently we teamed up with the nice folks over at Code School to offer you a comprehensive course on how to use Sass effectively. Sass is a CSS preprocessor that makes coding style sheets a whole lot easier and the sheets themselves much more maintainable. "Assembling Sass", that's the title of Code School...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Making the Best of WordPress Categories: Tips and Tools

January 17th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
9
Making the Best of WordPress Categories: Tips and Tools

Back in October of last year, I wrote an article about using tags in WordPress. Today, we shall be turning our attention towards the usage of categories in WordPress. Once again, before we proceed, allow me to disclaim: this is not a how-do-I-add-categories learning guide. For that purpose, however, I strongly suggest you...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Worth a Thousand Words: Creative and Informative WordPress Infographics

January 16th, 2013
by Nataly Birch
5
Worth a Thousand Words: Creative and Informative WordPress Infographics

the lord of CMS 2012 saw two major releases of Wordpress.  The latest update by the name of Elvin brought improvements and enhancements including features both for web developers and writers. Still the indivual skill level is dominated by the need to understand older functions and components that have been around eversince....