Feedback is critical to an app's success. How will you know what to fix or improve on if your users don't tell you? It seems obvious, but here is something I should have been asking my users from the start.
When I stumbled across this post today, I was almost convinced that I had wrote it myself. Many of the points in it hit home, so I hope it helps people better understand how developers think and what they go through when interruptions arise.
Panda is back! My favorite tool for compressing PNGs now has a JPEG version.
Back in 2012, I wrote an article called Down with the "Share" Widget. In it, I talked about why plastering social sharing buttons all over your website is completely ineffective. This morning, Smashing Magazine all but confirmed my theory.
Ever wished you could vertically center your Bootstrap modals? Here's some code that will let you do just that.
Twitter is great for a number of reasons, but it's best feature is that you can follow and connect with virtually anyone—and nobody will call you a "stalker".
I've had my head buried so deep in code that I hadn't even noticed this existed. It's a simple way to reference the current text color when writing CSS. Works in modern browsers, including IE9+.
Last week I started using spaces to indent code instead of tabs. It's something I swore I would never do, but I'm glad I finally did.
Last week I wrote that you can sort lines of text alphabetically in Sublime Text 3. Whilst playing with features under the Edit menu, I happened across the Permute Lines menu. Here's what it does.
I needed to sort hundreds of lines of text in a PHP file the other day. It was a large array of strings, and I wanted to alphabetize it so I could easily see if a specific string was already present.
Apple announced some great updates to the iPad, iMac, and the Mac Mini today. They also talked about iOS 8.1, which will be available this Monday (October 20th). And then came the much anticipated OS X Yosemite release which is supposed to be available today—but you may want to hold off for a bit.
Here's something exciting from the CSS world: shapes!
For ultra lightweight projects where a framework is overkill, I tend to use Eric Meyers' CSS reset. And since I'm not a glutton for punishment, I also throw in the tried and tested box-sizing fix popularized by Paul Irish. Instead of searching for and combining these snippets every time I need them, here's a paste-ready version for convenience.
Here's a helpful tip for those who need a basic, three-line navigation menu icon. It's just a simple Unicode character.
If I told you to make something using only CSS and a single
<div>, would you be able to create something incredible?
The idea of launching a product, running your own business, and being your own boss is very appealing. Perhaps that's why so many people risk doing it. The problem is, many of them don't succeed.
If you're familiar with all the properties that comprise a flexbox layout, you're probably thinking "holy crap that's a lot of new CSS properties I have to remember". Indeed it is, but Flexplorer can help you learn them and even generate some of the code for you.
So, you're building the next big thing? You say you're going to make millions and have a fancy office building out in the valley? That's cool. By the same odds we'll both be rich, because I'm holding tonight's winning lotto ticket.
I've always wanted to be able to create one of these, and finally there's a tool that can make it happen. Although it's not free, it's worth posting about because of how well it works.
Sick of booting up an entire virtual machine (VM) just to test something in IE? With BrowserStack, you don't need VMware or VirtualBox. Just enter a URL and instantly test on just about any browser you can think of.