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25 Essential Sass and Compass Tools

CSS' simplicity is one of its defining features, and a big reason for its popularity. However, as websites and applications become more complex, the …

How to supercharge your site's speed with AJAX and jQuery

In this tutorial we’re going to look at how to speed up the user experience on small static sites using a few different methods. (A static site is …

Designing a responsive form, 20 inspirational solutions

With so many new mobile phones, tablets and other devices coming out every day, designers have to be prepared to make common functions easy to do on …

Top 20 Secrets of Coda 2

Coda 2 is, as you probably know by now, a surprisingly capable app, and I’m here to help you get the most of it. My promise: give this post a few …

An Introduction To LESS, And LESS Vs Sass

Further Reading on SmashingMag:<p>Sass, on the other hand, runs on Ruby and is processed server-side. A lot of developers might not choose LESS because …

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Secret

The cost of holding up a mirror to those who could barely stand to look at themselves<p><b>I had two contradictory but complementary responses</b> to the news that Philip Seymour Hoffman had died of a drug overdose at the suddenly tender age of 46 — two responses, that is, beyond <i>how terrible</i> and <i>damn, he was</i> …

Should Students Be Able To Take Coding Classes For Language Credits?

The Kentucky Senate just passed a law that will let students take computer programming classes to satisfy their foreign language requirements. Do you …

Computer Science

Responsive Image Lightbox with Touch Support

Posted· Category: Gallery, MIT License<p>ImageLightbox.js <b>is a lightbox only for images, not video, text, and iframes at once</b>. No captions, navigation …

7 Characteristics of a personal productivity mindset. Getting it done.

Understanding time management allows you to develop a clear understanding of what needs to be done. Personal productivity is necessary for you to …

The Silk Road’s version of a gang was a nerdy book club

Book clubs. They’re a lot of fun, but they can come with their fair share of hassles. Sometimes members don’t get the book read on time. Other times …

The Death Dealer

When James Arthur Ray lifted the heavy tarp door and beckoned his devotees into a wood-frame dome, they obeyed. Tall and confident, Ray watched them enter one by one, more than 50 of them. Stooping under the low ceiling, they crowded into the dark, windowless space and sat in two tight rings around …

Silk Road vendor raises thousands in Bitcoin to wage legal battle

Not everything sold on Silk Road was illegal.<p>Next to the listings for cocaine and heroin, Deep Web salesmen offered art, poetry, and the occasional …

The final confessions of a Silk Road kingpin

By our third phone call, Steven Lloyd Sadler was a fugitive.<p>Facing federal charges for drug trafficking and distribution, Sadler decided he’d rather …

Crime

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When should you use WP_Query vs query_posts() vs get_posts()?

It seems like half the tutorials in the Codex and around the blogosphere use query_posts() and half use WP_Query. What's the deal?<p>query_posts() is …

The Complete Guide to Reducing Page Weight — SitePoint

Total page weight increased by 32% in 2013 to reach a ludicrous 1.7Mb and 96 individual HTTP requests. That’s an average figure; half of all sites …

Setting Up Local Server with AMPPS

MAMP is the most popular application in OSX to run local server; for Windows users, WAMP or XAMPP is likely the most widely used options. These 3 …

Phaser - The fast, fun and free HTML5 Game Framework

Making your first Phaser game<p>Choose your own adventure<p><i>By Richard Davey</i> on 14th February 2018 @photonstorm<p>Please select the guide for the version of …

How to Learn the Phaser HTML5 Game Engine

Phaser is an open source HTML5 game framework created by Photon Storm. It's designed to create games that will run on desktop and mobile web …

Game Development

Make a Megaman-Inspired Game in Construct 2

I am going to walk you through the creation of a Megaman-inspired shooter/platformer game. We will be more focused on the shooting aspects of the …

Real Time Multiplayer in HTML5

Multiplayer and browsers<p>When you consider making multiplayer games, there are many methods available for creating a game that friends can play …

Create a HTML5 Mario-Style Platformer Game

<b>NOTE: This tutorial is not updated to the latest Quintus version and doesn’t run with it.</b><p>HTML5 Mario-Style Platformer Series with Quintus:<p>Are you a …

A taste of CoffeeScript (part 2)

In the first part of this article about CoffeeScript, you saw its basic capabilities; but let’s be honest, most of the time we use the jQuery library …

A taste of CoffeeScript (part 1)

Let’s face it, JavaScript hasn’t always had the best reputation among developers, and since the foundation of CoffeeScript back in 2009 this little …

How to build a realtime jQuery plugin

Back in January this year jQuery announced a new plugins registry, so now seemed like a great time to write a tutorial combining building a jQuery …

How to use HTML5's drag and drop

For a long time JavaScript functions have existed that allow us to create drag and drop interfaces, but none of these implementations were native to …

An Introduction To Full Stack JavaScript

I’ll introduce these components piece by piece. But first, a short note on how we got to where we are today.<p>Why I Use JavaScript<p>I’ve been a Web …

Redirect Users to Custom Pages by Role

WordPress is being used more and more as a web application framework. With that use case comes a bunch of extra circumstances that WordPress doesn't …

WordPress Roles and Capabilities: The Basics

An Overview About Capabilities<p>Forget about roles. Let's assume for a few minutes that they don't exist.<p>Let's envisage the following scenario: You …