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Hot Web Design and Development Resources – May 2020

Web Design and Development

Welcome to the monthly roundup of Web Design and Development news and resources published in May 2020. With so many resources available I have handpicked a collection of useful websites that will keep you busy until next month. This month we feature the new release and alternative to Node, responsive web design turns 10 years old, coding for kids as well as some useful resources on web development.

Coding JavaScript – 10+ Worthwhile Beginner Resources

JavaScript Resources

Many years ago web designers were limited to JavaScript when adding functionality to web sites. This was before the official release of HTML5 and CSS3.  JS added oomph to any website, making it more appealing and sexy. If the user disabled JS in the browser then web sites had to be functional without it.

Will JavaScript ever die? must have been on many peoples minds.  Well, the answer to that is no. JavaScript has become popular over the years. JS Frameworks like jQuery, MooTools, _Underscore, Backbone gave JS a new lease of life.  These 1st generation frameworks are still used in today’s environments.

Top Savvy VS Code Extensions 2019

Code Icon

VS Code has become popular since it’s initial release in 2015. Released 1 year after Adobe Brackets and a year before Atom.  The battle of the text editors began to rival Commercial software Sublime Text. VS Code was designed to be a next-generation Code editor built on top of the Electron Framework. It’s lightweight functionality and its extensible features make it fully compatible with the majority of programming languages. Microsoft has also made it cross-platform so it supports Windows, Mac, Linux and it can even run as a portable app.

Hello Bulma CSS Framework, Goodbye Bootstrap

Bulma CSS

During spring, I decided to give WOW a little overhaul and create a new WordPress theme. I previously used bootstrap 3, which at the time was very stable. During the development stage, I could upgrade to Bootstrap 4 or change to another framework.  Having looked at several options I opted to choose Bulma, a fast-growing lightweight CSS framework. Here are my findings.

WordPress Bulma NavWalker With Font Awesome Support

Bulma Navwalker Wordpress

Earlier this year I revamped my WordPress website using Bulma, a CSS Flexbox Framework. I tested a few Navwalkers to integrate the WordPress Nav Menus into the Bulma Navigation. Although they worked they didn’t support Font Awesome.  I embarked on creating my own Bulma Navwalker with the inspiration from my previous Bootstrap Navwalker and GiottoPress.

WOW-Multi-Twitter 2.0 Reloaded PHP Class

Multiple Twitter

WOW-Multi-Twitter 2.0 is a PHP class that accesses single or multiple Twitter account feeds via the Twitter API using OAuth, the standard, secure way of interacting with your Twitter feeds. Version 2.0 replaces the following 2 scripts, Multi Twitter Script and Wow Twitter Single. Some of the original code has been reused but because it is object orientated it should definitely be easier to set up.