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  • Monthly Web Development Update 2/2019: Web Authentication And The Problem With UX 15th February 2019
    The only constant in life is change, they say. And it’s true, even if we think nothing changes at all. Whether you notice change or not is only a question of how you perceive and how you observe things. In the tech industry, it’s easy to see how fast things evolve — read a summary […]
  • Managing Image Breakpoints With Angular 14th February 2019
    As web developers, we are often required to create applications that are responsive as well as media-rich. Having such requirements in place means that we need to work with image breakpoints, as well as media queries since we want to provide the best experience to the end users. Adding to the list of requirements we […]
  • An Introduction To WebBluetooth 13th February 2019
    With Progressive Web Apps, the web has been ever more closely moving towards native apps. However, with the added benefits that are inherent to the web such as privacy and cross-platform compatibility. The web has traditionally been fantastic about talking to servers on the network, and to servers on the Internet specifically. Now that the […]
  • Webhosting Compared: Testing The Uptime Of 32 Hosts In 2018 12th February 2019
    (This is a sponsored article.) Many surveys have indicated that uptime is number one factor when choosing a web host and although most, if not all, web hosting services “promise” 99.99% uptime, it’s not the case with our case-study. According to our latest research, the average uptime of 32 shared web hosting providers is 99.59%. […]
  • A/B Testing For Mobile-First Experiences 11th February 2019
    Your client’s website is done. They’re thrilled with it. You and your team are satisfied with the results. And visitor reception looks good so far. While I recognize that a lot of research, experimentation, analysis and review went into the creation of the website, is that all there is to building a winning website these […]
  • New JavaScript Features That Will Change How You Write Regex 8th February 2019
    There’s a good reason the majority of programming languages support regular expressions: they are extremely powerful tools for manipulating text. Text processing tasks that require dozens of lines of code can often be accomplished with a single line of regular expression code. While the built-in functions in most languages are usually sufficient to perform search […]
  • How People Make Decisions 7th February 2019
    (This article is sponsored by Adobe.) Kelly’s in charge of choosing IT cloud services at her company. She has signed the company up for a chatbot service, and has had the “Pro” level service (not the “Free” or “Standard”) for two years. It’s time for the annual renewal. Will she renew? Will she decide to […]
  • How To Architect A Complex Web Table 6th February 2019
    Imagine you design a system for data researchers. Or an application for energy management. Or a dashboard for corn traders. Maybe you’re designing something like that right now. In all the mentioned cases, people will expect tables. Not those fancy ones from design inspiration sites but Excel-looking monsters with hundreds of cells and complex interaction. […]
  • iOS Performance Tricks To Make Your App Feel More Performant 5th February 2019
    Although modern iOS hardware is powerful enough to handle many intensive and complex tasks, the device could still feel unresponsive if you are not careful about how your app performs. In this article, we will look into five optimization tricks that will make your app feel more responsive. 1. Dequeue Reusable Cell You’ve probably used […]
  • A Guide To CSS Support In Browsers 4th February 2019
    We will never live in a world where everyone viewing our sites has an identical browser and browser version, just as we will never live in a world where everyone has the same size screen and resolution. This means that dealing with old browsers — or browsers which do not support something that we want […]