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5 things you won’t believe are only built with CSS

5 things you won’t believe are only built with CSS

Trevan Hetzel breaks down 5 UI interactions typically built with JavaScript, implemented only with CSS. By Trevan Hetzel I often find myself amazed at what plain ‘ol CSS can do. People float things with CSS, they clear things, they color things, they make things fancy. But there are a lot more hidden, or I should [...]

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Creating An Application With Sails.js, Angular.js and Require.js Part 1 – Your first server-side view

Tyson Cadenhead begins an article series about building an application with Sails.js, Angular.js and Require.js. Sails.js is a Node.js framework built to make it easy to create enterprise grade Node.js apps. By Tyson Cadenhead Sails JS is a really cool framework for building realtime web applications. Today I am going to show you how easy [...]

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First Look: Getting Started with Facebook’s ReactJS Library

Kirill Buga shares about his experience getting started with the ReactJS Library from Facebook. By Kirilll Buga Today, as JavaScript becomes more and more popular and the Front-end frameworks quantity grows dramatically. If you take a look at popular JavaScript frameworks such as Backbone.js, Angular.js, or Ember.js, you’ll notice that each one of them provides [...]


Building Cordova Apps with the Verified Plugins Marketplace

By Sebastian Witalec One of most powerful aspects of Cordova (aka PhoneGap) is its extensibility. However, as some have argued, the Cordova plugin ecosystem can be messy. Recently Telerik published a plugin marketplace portal with the goal of improving the current state of the plugin ecosystem. To show how this can improve the experience of [...]

Getting Started with Modern Web Development

Henry Thompson shares some beginner resources that had an impact on his journey to learning to become a better Modern Web developer. By Henry Thompson It doesn’t take any special gifts to learn web development, just a desire to learn. There are a ton of resources that aspiring web developers can learn from. In this [...]


Leverage Scope Creep! An in-depth tutorial on Angular.js Scope

Jonathan Creamer walks through a tutorial on mastering “Scope” within Angular.js, from $rootScope down through scope within Controllers and Directives. By Jonathan Creamer Getting used to the concept of scope in Angular is among the more difficult concepts to fully grok when first being introduced to the magical land of Angular. Like anything else though, [...]


Using SVG Stroke Attributes

By Joni Trythall Using SVG inline provides total access to the graphic for complete customization and control over its output. This is especially handy when creating shapes by hand in the browser, or making edits to an existing graphic. There are a number of stroke related attributes within SVG that allow us to control the [...]


Testing Web Apps from the Ground Up

By Mary Rose Cook Tests are pieces of code that check if your main code works. I write tests to catch bugs when I refactor. I write tests to force myself to think through and handle edge cases. I write tests to show the users of my project that my code does what I say [...]