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Cropping Away Negative Impacts of Line Height

Getting rid of pesky space above and below HTML text<p>Every web font includes whitespace above and below the text, making it difficult to render space …

Visual Design

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

Psychology

Announcing Offline Persistence Toolkit for JavaScript Client Applications

Senior Principal Product Manager<p>We are excited to announce the open source release on GitHub of the offline-persistence-toolkit for JavaScript client …

Software Development

Web Development Top 10 Open Source (v.Feb 2018)

This is a new monthly series<p>For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 200 Web Development Open Source Projects to pick the Top 10.<p>We compared projects …

20 JavaScript tools to blow your mind

JavaScript started its life as a browser-based language used for adding interactivity to web pages, but it has evolved tremendously over the past few …

WordPress: Version Control Made Easy With Git

Connecting WordPress and Git is not a bad idea per se. But, how can you do that without having to become a Git expert first? I’ll show you in the …

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

A perfect guide for cracking a JavaScript interview (A developer’s perspective)

The JavaScript(JS) interviews are not easy. I accept it, you accept it and, everyone does. The number of possibilities of questions could be asked in …

JavaScript

Clearing cache in the browser

Caching assets in the browser is the most common and most obvious way to improve front end performance. But at some point every developer …

Web Development

The Fantastic Snow Text Generator - only $7!

Looking for a last-minute visual idea? And a stress free and profitable winter? Here's a snow text generator so you can easily create your own snow …

14 Smart Habits That Will Make You a Better UX Designer

Create habits that’ll improve you as a designerPhoto by Daniel Monteiro on Unsplash<b>Habits are fundamental in shaping our lives.</b> More than 40% of your …

UX Design

How to download embedded videos with F12 Tools in your browser

I got an email this week asking how to download some of my Azure Friday video podcast videos from http://friday.azure.com as well as some of the …

Linux

REST API Design Rulebook

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Masse<p>In today’s market, where rival web services compete for attention, a well-designed REST API is a must-have feature. This concise book presents a set of API design rules, drawn primarily from best practices that stick close to the Web’s REST architectural style. Along with rules …

The 14 JavaScript debugging tips you probably didn't know

Knowing your tools can make a significant difference when it comes to getting things done. Despite JavaScript's reputation as being difficult to …

JavaScript

The Path to Conquering Async JavaScript

Yoooo, I'm glad you're here! We'll be discussing how to conquer asynchronous JavaScript! As I've been trying to teach myself Node.js and build some …

JavaScript

Top 5 Youtube Channels To Learn Programming

October 14, 2017<p>With so many high-quality resources all over the internet, it has never been easier to learn how to program. One of the best sources …

Programming

Stern little Stormtrooper robot uses AR and facial recognition to help you deal with rebel scum

Want to uphold the First Order and deal with some rebel scum from your own room?<p>In the same week we've seen the new trailer for <i>The Last Jedi</i>, AI and …

ES6 for beginners with example

In this post, I will cover some new features in ES6.<br>It will be helpful if you are new to ES6 or learning front-end frameworks.<p>Topics I’m gonna cover …

JavaScript

React.js with WordPress as a Backend: WP REST API Example

In a rush? Skip to tutorial steps or GitHub repo & live demo.<p>Even the biggest companies in a given space need to adapt to survive. Apple with the …

Software Engineering

How to Pair Typefaces & Ensure Readability [Infographic]

You're reading How to Pair Typefaces & Ensure Readability [Infographic], originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to …

Typography

Top 10 JavaScript interview questions of all Time

<b>1. Difference between window.onload and onDocumentReady?</b><p>The onload event does not fire until every last piece of the page is loaded, this includes …

JavaScript

Typical JavaScript interview exercises (explained)

Few weeks ago I found on my twitter feed a very interesting blog post: "The Best Frontend JavaScript Interview Questions (written by a Frontend …

JavaScript

Top 15 JavaScript Plugins for Extending Your Web Forms

You can add tons of cool features onto your site with JavaScript. But there are so many libraries and plugins to choose from, it can be a drag …

Web Design

gtop

System monitoring dashboard for terminal.<p>Requirements<p>Linux / OSX / Windows (partial support)<br>• Node.js >= v4<p>Installation<p>Usage<p>You can sort the process …

Linux
Wireless

Experimenting with the background fetch API

The service worker API is expanding as more ways to use the background dwelling worker emerge. I've written before about push notifications and …

JavaScript

20 Inspiring Mobile Login Forms

The following article brings you 20 <i>inspiring mobile login forms</i> that will teach you some new styles and design techniques for designing mobile forms. …

Graphic Design

19+ JavaScript Shorthand Coding Techniques

<b>This really is a must read for any JavaScript-based developer</b>. I have written this article as a vital source of reference for learning shorthand …

D-duino V3(Arduino&NodeMCU&ESP8266&0.96OLED)

In Stock - #### What is it? This is an upgrade version of D-duino. I upgraded Micro USB type, and redesigned the circuit. The whole board is smaller …

Microcontroller

How to get started with user testing at your company

UX research is a core component of a successful product design process. It helps you build empathy with your users and understand their behavior and …

UX Design