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10 Changes to Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Some people dread mornings, and other people relish them. No matter which type you are, there’s still a good chance that you can tweak your morning …

Laminate Flooring in the Kitchen: Yay or Nay?

The question of laminate flooring in the kitchen is a complicated one. Detractors claim that laminate is a kitchen pariah because moisture--a fact in …

10 free yoga videos that’ll give you a studio-quality flow from home

Staying in might be the new going out, but that doesn’t mean you have to pass up the good vibes that a great yoga class can bring.<p>There are tons of …

Entire checkout flow of a theatre event booking, with Headout PWA

Attention, I don’t work for Headout, this is just a side project, an attempt to redesign the checkout flow of a theatre event booking app, …

8 Barre-Inspired Abs Exercises You Can Do at Home

When you think of barre workouts, you probably picture a ballet barre in a studio with walls covered in mirrors and floors lined with mats. You also …

Creating a Blogging App Using React, Part 1: User Sign-In

In this tutorial series, you'll see how to get started with creating a blogging app using React. Throughout the course of this tutorial series, …

Build a Style Guide Straight from Sass

Last fall, our dev team wanted to get started with style guides. We had added a new member to the team, and as he was getting up to speed, we …

A Comprehensive Guide To HTTP/2 Server Push

The landscape for the performance-minded developer has changed significantly in the last year or so, with the emergence of HTTP/2 being perhaps the …

Connect Your Car to Your Digital Life with Automatic

INTRODUCING<p>Automatic Pro<p>Unlimited car monitoring, zero fees. The only connected car adapter with unlimited 3G included.<p>How it works<p>Automatic …

Internationalization: You’re probably doing it wrong

Fun fact of the day: about 37% of WordPress downloads are for non-English, localized versions.<p>So as a plugin or theme author, you should be thinking …

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Photography

Google's Family Link Helps Parents Give Their Kids A Safe Gateway To The Internet

The Internet is both a wonderful and a terrible aspect of modern life. It’s a gateway to almost anything you want to know about almost anything at all. “How was I supposed to know?” is no longer a valid excuse, and “I’m bored” means you’re doing it wrong. It’s also a gateway to an unending stream …

Apps

How to build React apps on top of the WordPress REST API

<b>UPDATE 06/16/2017:<br>I updated the project to use ReactRouter 4 and Webpack 2. Some parts were refactored and simplified. Included links to the frontend</b> …

JavaScript

These Two Lightroom Tutorials Are Guaranteed to Improve Your Nature & Landscape Photographs

Most landscape and nature photographers consider Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to be almost indispensable for processing their images. The ability to …

Tutorials

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Post Type Templates in 4.7

WordPress has supported custom page templates for over 12 years, allowing developers to create various layouts for specific pages. While this feature …

4 Handy WordPress Media Library Hacks

The WordPress Media Library is a powerful tool that makes it easy to upload, edit and delete images and other media. Moreover, it allows to filter, …

Progressive Web App Libraries in Production

Two years ago, our team at Google started work on JavaScript libraries to reduce the friction for building Progressive Web Apps.<p>We started with …

Web Development

How I Git

<i>As usual, this post initially appeared here</i><p>I'll bet you use git (or Subversion or something, but I know git so that's what I'm writing about). This …

DevOps

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

How to fix a leaky faucet

Those drips could be costing you a fortune<p>If the constant drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet isn't enough to motivate you to get it fixed, then considering how much money you're wasting on unused water should do it. Luckily, you don't always have to call out the professionals—first try tackling the …

Bond is the one IR blaster to rule your smart home

Bond is a smart home accessory meant to help you add some Internet of Things utility to older devices that don’t have internet access. How? By learning the signals from your various remotes and rebroadcasting them when prompted through an through Alexa or another smart device. In other words, the …

Xbox One bundle offers 10 indie games for $20

Xbox One owners who don't have many indie games can now fill that hole on the cheap. For the next few weeks, video game developer Curve Digital has partnered with Microsoft to offer the Instant Indie Hits bundle for $20/£19.20.<p>The ten-game collection includes <i>Thomas Was Alone</i>, <i>The Swapper</i>, <i>Stealth Inc</i> …

Game Development

EasilyDo brings its powerful Email app to Android

EasilyDo’s simply named “Email” application is one of the most popular productivity apps on iOS, because it closely resembles the look-and-feel of Apple’s default Mail app, but comes with more powerful features. Essentially, it feels like you’ve given the Mail app an upgrade. Now EasilyDo’s Email …

5 features to know about Composer PHP

Here are some tips you should know when using Composer the dependency manager for PHP.<p>1. Update only one vendor<p>You want to update only one specific …

Essential Plugins for Atom – Front-end Development & Design

I’ve put together a list of the most essential Atom plugins to make sure you’re getting the most out of your code editor.<p>Emmet<p>Emmet is the cream of …

12 genius tricks for a dazzlingly clean home!

Cleaning – we all have to do it, and for the most part, we all loathe it. For those select few individuals who enjoy cleaning their home, we salute …

10 Easy Ways on How To Keep Your Home Clean

You have finally moved into your new dream home with the help of NYC movers. Now what? How can you keep this small paradise of your own perfect? This …

Seriously, Sleeping In Your Contacts Is So Dangerous

Sleeping in your contacts: it happens. If you wear contact lenses, chances are you've forgotten to take them out before bed one or two times. Or …