COBOL is a programming language that was originally designed in 1959, an era that many people might think of as being “before computers”. That’s not true, of course; they just didn’t have computers at home. The language is still being used by some businesses on giant mainframe computers. It’s a bit like Linux: people interact […]
CSS variables, also known as CSS custom properties, expand the script-like functionality of CSS into something that resembles a programming language. If you’re at all familiar with any type of programming language, you know that variables are the foundation of any action. Variables are set, compared, altered, and saved throughout the program as the means […]
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You're reading The Short History of Website Building [Infographic], originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Website design has come a long way in a relatively short time. From zero...
You're reading Best Tools for Code Collaboration, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! According to Forbes, 50 percent of Americans will work as independent contractors by 2027....
CSS Grid and CSS Flexbox are complimentary web layout technologies that have been hotly anticipated for years. However, despite some superficial similarities they are actually used for very different tasks; they each solve a very different set of problems. In an ideal scenario, you may find that you employ both for different layout tasks. In […]
You're reading How to Create a Cryptocurrency Exchange Rates using Coinlayer API?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Back in 2008, a group of people hidden behind the Satoshi...
You're reading Free Tools to Clean and Beautify Code, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Many things make a good developer: education, experience, natural talent and persisten...
These days, the bulk of the traffic to websites originates from devices other than desktops. A small portion of it is from laptops but the major portion is from mobile devices of various screen sizes. Gone are the days when businesses used to create separate desktop and mobile versions. In addition to being cost inefficient, […]
First let’s define what we mean by “Monolith” and “Microservice”. A monolithic architecture is built as one large system and is usually one code-base. A monolith is often deployed all at once, both front and end code together, regardless of what was changed. A microservices architecture however is where an app is built as a […]
You're reading Tabbed Widgets in Web Design: UI Examples & Free Plugins, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Certain layouts work really well with tabs. You can show/hide ...
For a couple of years now, AI and Machine Learning have been taking over web forums as well as adding to the excitement of eager developers who are keen to give it a go in their projects. I’m by no means a Machine Learning expert, but I have brushed the surface of it in a […]
If you can get through the basics of PHP then you’ll have a solid foundation on backend development. It’s knowledge you can use for WordPress coding or even to build your own webapps. But developers nowadays often use open source frameworks like Laravel. This is by far the most comprehensive framework for PHP development and […]
CSS is the gold standard in web design, providing an organized framework for your website. It takes added skill, though, to turn a basic CSS grid into an interactive site. One of those necessary skills is adding clickable buttons within the CSS grid to enhance and simplify navigation. Once you’ve developed a basic CSS grid, […]
AMP is a contentious technology, to be sure. People seem pretty sure that Google intends to use it to shackle publishers and users to the search engine (like we weren’t already), and that it’s just another way for Google to abuse its powers. And more importantly [sarcasm alert], it’s just not all that pretty to […]
You're reading Best Resources for Learning Haml from Scratch, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Basic HTML is pretty simple to learn. It’s also the cornerstone of all website...
You're reading 10 Smallest & Fastest Frontend Web Dev Frameworks, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! If you search in Google you’ll find dozens of handy tools for improvi...
You're reading Web Development Portfolio Tips: Ultimate Guide to Show Your Skills, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
Portfolio design articles usually focus on creating portfolios for visual designers. But web developers & programmers need portfolio sites too! Custom developers portfolios typically have varying trends for showcasing their work. It’s tough knowing where to start a new website but it helps if you can study others to get some ideas. That’s why I’ve […]
CSS Grid is the most powerful layout system available in CSS. It brings a two-dimensional layout tool to the web, with the ability to place items in rows and columns. The importance of grids in modern web design is high so this new spec solves a lot of age-old problems with laying out elements in-browser. Before we […]
You're reading Intro To Web Components: What They Are & How They Work, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
Reusable code is the bedrock of modern web design. With every frontend framework and Sass library out there you can find solutions to any problem. But reusable dynamic elements are still a work in progress and they’re incredible. These elements are called Web Components and they rely on specs waiting to be finalized by the […]
Sass stands for Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets. Sass and is basically just an extension to CSS that help us write more flexible styles. It helps us make larger and complicated stylesheets clearer to understand and easier to maintain. Thanks to features like variables, mixins, nesting, inheritance the code is more organized, allowing us to work quicker. Be aware […]
On the back of Google’s successful open-source projects such as Kubernetes and TensorFlow, it’s no surprise to hear that the Mountain View, California-based company is taking another step into open source. This time, it’s launching an all-new website dedicated to showcasing all of Google’s open-source projects in one handy URL. Google’s Open Source site is […]