In this edition of a trip down memory lane series, we feature the comparison of Web Design from 2008 to 2018. Web design has evolved greatly over this period of time. Introducing new technologies, improved specifications and browsers becoming more consistent resulting in having to use fewer hacks. However, browser wars are still here to stay but who will be on top next year!
Website owners, bloggers and fellow creatives are always on the lookout for good, and preferably free, graphics for their websites. If you don’t have the time or possibly not as creative they are a must. Here is a comprehensive sourced list, updated for 2018, of websites that provide free stock images, icons and other vector art for all of your design needs. Feel free to comment on any you think I have missed. Enjoy!
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.
When it comes to open source code editors we are spoilt for choice. Do you go for Brackets, Atom or Visual Studio Code as an alternative to using a paid for software? Do you install all and use them for different projects? Here is a list of extensions or packages that enhance the use of your code editor more.
Technology is transforming every industry across the world and changing the lives of billions of people every day. It has evolved rapidly since it’s invention and continues to grow and change every year. It is therefore unsurprising if you want to secure a career in the forward-thinking field. Find out how to enter a career in technology if you think this is the right path for you.
Atom, like Brackets, is a 21st century, full-featured, cross-platform, open-source hackable text editor from Github. Currently, at the time of writing, there are over 7000 Atom packages available to extend its functionality further. Sifting through all of those packages is both time-consuming and cumbersome.
WOW RSSX is another PHP script that fetches either a single or multiple RSS Feeds and combines them to display on your website along with categories and dates. With added options, you can tailor the output to suit your needs. The difference between the recently published WOW RSS and WOW RSSX is that this script uses SimpleXML and WOW RSS uses cURL to fetch the feeds and JSON to convert the feeds from a SimpleXML object to a PHP array.
WOW RSS is a little PHP script that fetches either a single or multiple RSS Feeds and combines them to display on your website along with categories and dates. With added options, you can tailor the output to suit your needs.
Hey it’s been a while since I have posted. I’m still here but if you are a past visitor you will have noticed that I recently updated my WordPress theme and WOW has had a bit of a major overhaul, bootstrap style. It took me a good few months to complete the design and make it as bug-free as possible but as I now work part-time in a school and being a widowed single mother time is very precious.
If you have, or want, brackets installed on multiple operating systems (OS) then it could be rather cumbersome having to manually install all your favourite extensions. Enter Brackets-ExtensionsBulkInstall a handy brackets extension which enables the bulk installation of extensions and themes on other platforms. In the following tutorial I will be exporting from a Mac to a Linux machine