Nicolas Myers

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3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a clear picture of microscopic organisms and cells from …

Microscopy

Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI - MIT Technology Review

One of the curious features of the deep neural networks behind machine learning is that they are surprisingly different from the neural networks in …

Machine Learning

Turning Design Mockups Into Code With Deep Learning

Within three years deep learning will change front-end development. It will increase prototyping speed and lower the barrier for building …

I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.

The following is a true story. Or maybe it’s just based on a true story. Perhaps it’s not true at all.<p>It’s been a frantic week of security …

Stop swearing at Siri — it matters how you talk to your digital assistants

They hear you when you're sleeping, and they know when you're awake. They know when you've been bad or good so…<p>Be good to your digital assistant, for …

Artificial Intelligence

Basic grid layout with fallbacks using feature queries

I've been using CSS grid (which henceforth will be referred to as Grid) for quite a bit now, and although I often talk about how we can use grid to …

Web Development

Animating Layouts with the FLIP Technique

User interfaces are most effective when they are intuitive and easily understandable to the user. Animation plays a major role in this - as Nick …

CSS Survey Roundup

As part of preparing for the An Event Apart talk that I’m giving for the next few shows, I published a survey. I wanted to have some more data on how …

CSS Code Smells

Every week(ish) we publish the newsletter which contains the best links, tips, and tricks about web design and development. At the end, we typically …

Something is wrong on the internet

<i>I’m</i> <i>James Bridle</i><i>. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m</i> …

You can get pretty far in making a slider with just HTML and CSS

A "slider", as in, a bunch of boxes set in a row that you can navigate between. You know what a slider is. There are loads of features you may want …

London Underground Wifi Tracking: Here's Everything We Learned From TfL's Official Report

Earlier this year, Gizmodo UK scored ourselves a scoop, as we exclusively revealed some of the findings from last year’s wifi tracking trial, in …

Develop WordPress Themes Faster with Gulp

<i>This article is part of a series created in partnership with SiteGround. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible.</i>WordPress’ …

Introducing Valet+, Blazing fast PHP development environment

Three months ago, I started a side-project called Valet+, after a tremendous amount of feedback from both my colleagues and pre-release users I’m …

Linux

Removing that ugly :focus ring (and keeping it too)

You know how it goes, you’ve got a carefully crafted design that is just the way you like it (uh huh uh huh).<p>But then this happens:<p>You click a button …

JPNG.svg (Transparent PNG with JPEG Compression)

https://codepen.io/shshaw/details/LVKEdv<p>CodePen<p>Combine the transparency of a PNG with the compression of a JPEG.</strong> Based on the idea from <a …

a back to the basics CSS starter kit

Shoelace.css is a lightweight, forward-thinking CSS library built with future CSS syntax. It’s easy to use and highly customizable. Bootstrap users …

CSS

Simple Server Side Rendering, Routing, and Page Transitions with Nuxt.js

A bit of a wordy title, huh? What is server side rendering? What does it have to do with routing and page transitions? What the heck is Nuxt.js? …

Building Production-Ready CSS Grid Layouts Today

Industries often experience evolution less as slow and steady progress than as revolutionary shifts in modality that change best practices and …

15 Vulnerable Sites To (Legally) Practice Your Hacking Skills - 2017 Update - Hacking-News & Tutorials

As technology grows, so does the risk of getting hacked. So, it should come as no surprise that InfoSec skills are becoming more important and more …

The biggest codebases in history

As you can see, Google has by far the largest codebase of all. And all 2 billion lines of code fits into a single code repository.<p>But it isn’t a Git …

Git

Non-linear interpolation in CSS

A few years ago I wrote about fluid typography techniques that show how you can use calc() and viewport units to create transitions between different …

How to get your Sketch files nice and tidy

Let’s face it: Sketch has been stepping strong in the last years and is now becoming the default tool for many agencies and designers alike. I use</b> …

Fluid Responsive Typography With CSS Poly Fluid Sizing

Fluid layouts have been a normal part of front-end development for years. The idea of fluid typography, however, is relatively new and has yet to be …

Object Oriented Tricks: #6 SLAP your functions

OOT is a mini series on writing maintainable Object Oriented code without pulling your hair out. Click here for trick #1, trick #2, trick #3, trick …

Introducing iotaCSS

iotaCSS is a framework I’ve been working on the last couple of years. After having several early adopters who used it to build their high scale …

Web Development

Six Layout Myths Busted

Challenge your assumptions, break out of old habits and discover what’s newly possible with layout on the web.<p>When the web was first invented, there …

Futurism

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