Web Development articles

Speed is usability. To say it more accurately, website speed is a major part of usability. The most intuitive interface ever created by the mind of man will do you no good if the user is pee’d off by the time it loads. That’s it. The article’s...
With mobile internet usage eclipsing desktop-based web browsing, it’s more important than ever for websites to be built with an emphasis on speedy page loads and fluid reactions to user input. One important technology we use to achieve...
Since the creation of the Internet, average file sizes have been steadily growing. What started out as kilobytes has progressed to megabytes (yes, plural), and our files are only growing still. While this phenomenon isn't disconcerting...
Foundation is one of the two big-name HTML/CSS/JS frameworks for front-end developers. That didn't happen by accident. Today, we're here to tell you all about why you should be using it. Now first, for those who maybe write their own HTML, but...
Startups are notorious for bringing an idea from a concept to a finalized product fast. While there’s certainly something to be said for taking our time and doing in depth research at every milestone, sometimes we just need to get an idea up...
Style guides of yesteryear are typically thought of as design-oriented documents focusing on branding and color usage. But with the advent of insanely large codebases for websites like Facebook or Google’s vast array of products, style...
As you know, there is a lot more to building responsive websites than width. You need sensors that give you feedback to adjust sites based on other factors. The best way to improve our feedback from your user's sensor, or browser, is by using a...
It's amazing how far we've come in the last 15 years; the web has developed at a rate it took print 150 years or more, to match. What's exciting is that we're still going, still exploring, still innovating. As designer's we're used to designing...
All over the web, sites are springing up, that use what is known as a parallax scroll. In essence, a parallax scroll is when content scrolls at different speeds, creating a sense of perspective and therefore depth. It's an appealing effect,...
Let’s start with an observation: I love me some frameworks. As an alternative to completely reinventing the wheel, or styling a button from scratch, again, it’s hard to beat having an all-in-one solution to your basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript...
For some web designers, it’s pretty standard practice to place a link back to their own site on the footer of a website designed for a client. Whilst many reputable designers have always avoided it, in the wake of the Panda update, this is something...
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 plugin with my passion - realtime web technologies. Realtime web technologies make it really...