Web Development articles

We've all been there. You have an idea, something that just seems like it would work perfectly for your current project. It's the ideal solution. Nothing could possibly be better suited. Except you're not quite sure exactly how to implement...
It's the first quarter of 2013 and everyone wants to be the person to tell you what's next. I'm not sure what we all gain from it other than a solid "I-told-you-so", but you've probably read many articles telling you what's happening for 2013....
VectorStock.com have a huge collection of vector files, with thousands of new files being added each week. Vectors cover subjects ranging from vintage labels, to floral patterns, to cityscapes. You’ll also find some clever hand-drawn...
WordPress has evolved hugely over the years from simple fork of blogging software to a powerful platform. According to a WordPress Survey, 66% of respondents use WordPress as a CMS, not just blogging software. The growth of WordPress adoption...
The March edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, jQuery plugins and JavaScript resources, productivity and project management tools, CMS's, CSS and HTML frameworks, web development tools, coding...
Drupal 8 is due out later this year, and already speculation has begun to mount over what's going to be included in the new release. One of the key features everybody is looking forward to is the level of mobile and device compatibility that the...
Do you want your website to load blazing fast? This article will teach you how to make your website load faster than you ever thought possible. In order to understand why having a fast website is important, check out these statistics: the average...
Recently, I had the 'joy' of attempting to book tickets with Ticketmaster.co.uk and, I knew exactly what I was in for — pages to trawl through, lengthy reservation queues and a security enigma that wouldn't be out of place on 'Mastermind'....
RequireJS is an effective way to improve the speed and quality of your JavaScript code additionally making it a lot more readable and easier to maintain. In this article I'll introduce you to RequireJS and how you can begin using it. We will go...
Still using desktop code editors? Web integrated development environments (IDEs) are a new way to build your web projects directly in the browser, often saving development time and making collaboration easier. The humble browser used to...
In the first part of this series we looked at the failings that lead to the structural elements new to HTML5; in the second part of the series we looked in detail at the consequences of those failings; in this final part we'll look for a way forward,...
In the first part of this series we covered the failings that lead to HTML5's structural elements, in this second part we'll look in detail at the consequences of those failings. I’ve said several times that HTML5 introduces a new method of...