• Web developers less concerned about browser-compatibility, more concerned with HTML5

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 6:00 am

    A new study of the questions asked on Stack Exchange reveals what issues are giving web developers headaches
  • Website source code searching made easier

    Posted October 8, 2013 - 6:00 am

    NerdyData is a new search engine that lets you mine the code behind web pages
  • Without these tools, you might hate JavaScript a lot more

    Posted September 26, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Firebug, the popular web development debugging tool, was inspired by these utilities that came before it
  • Slideshow

    The 10 programming languages most likely to drive developers insane

    Posted September 18, 2013 - 10:40 am

    When developers discuss the programming languages they hate the most, these names tend to come up - a lot
  • Wait – maybe JavaScript IS the top programming language

    Posted July 9, 2013 - 6:00 am

    The ubiquitous language that’s the “glue” of web pages tops some recent rankings of programming languages
  • Designers and developers need to make code not war

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Like each other or not, designers and developers need to get along; here’s some advice from those who’ve made it work on how to do that
  • How to build a drop down menu with CSS and HTML

    Posted April 26, 2013 - 8:00 am

    I’ve written recently about the common task of identifying the active menu item based on the current URL using jQuery and, in that same vein, I want to show how you can create a basic drop down menu using HTML and CSS.
  • 6 CSS tools to help you build a better website

    Posted March 21, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    Version 3 of Cascading Style Sheets give website designers more control over page layout and page elements. If you plan to build (or rebuild) your small business website using CSS, these six applications are worth a look.
  • Oracle updates NetBeans for HTML5

    Posted February 21, 2013 - 9:08 am

    With the release of version 7.3 of NetBeans, Oracle has updated the IDE (integrated developer environment) so Java developers can more easily build rich HTML5-based user interfaces for their mobile and Web applications.
  • Review

    WebStorm 5 IDE provides powerful editing features and instant feedback for Web developers

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    One of the great things about developing for the Web is the low barrier to entry. Many tutorials are available online, and you can learn about CSS and HTML from any website just by inspecting its code in any modern Web browser. Best of all, when it's time to start coding, any plain text editor--even Notepad--can do the job. So why should you spend $49 on WebStorm, a development environment for JavaScript, HTML, and CSS? The answer is that it might turn you into a better developer.
  • How to get started with CSS

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 1:11 pm

    I've already discussed how you can learn to code for free using languages such as Ruby and JavaScript, but this time we'll explore an even more basic language that can help to make your websites pop. Cascading Style Sheets is like HTML's cooler, more artistic sibling: While HTML handles the structure and content of your website, CSS allows you to add cutting-edge design to it. This guide tells you everything you need to know to get started making better-looking websites fast.
  • 6 things you need to know about jQuery

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:21 am

    Bringing together HTML5 and CSS, the jQuery JavaScript library greatly eases the pains of Web application development. Learn how using jQuery can improve load time, SEO and multimedia on your website. And did we mention it's free?
  • The hidden ways mobile sites and free games are killing your battery

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 9:38 am

    You know that streaming music over 3G draws a lot of smartphone energy. But inefficient CSS, image file choices, and geo-locating advertisements are hogging your battery in less overt ways, according to recent studies.
  • Review

    Web developer tool PhpDesigner edits CSS, HTML, PHP

    Posted April 21, 2011 - 9:59 am

    Web development is often a scrambled task, requiring abrupt switches between different Web sites, different programming languages, and different frameworks. An integrated development tool like phpDesigner 7 is necessary if you want to keep your head from spinning. PhpDesigner (29€ for non-commercial use, 69€ for commercial use) is a full-fledged PHP, CSS, HTML, and JavaScript editor, with code completion and syntax highlighting for all four languages. Like any proper IDE, phpDesigner also allows you to debug and test code on your local machine.
  • Animation standards ready to use

    Posted July 5, 2010 - 5:34 pm

    You probably know already that the only image format that effectively supports animation is GIF. If you do ... you're wrong. There are at least three other ways to animate images in any format. Cameron presents a trick to achieve the effect quickly.
  • Legalizing Linux DVD Playback: Why Bother?

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Faced with the questionable ethics of DeCSS--itself a response to the unquestioned greed of Hollywood--users may soon opt for a new option that could send some Linux software vendors serious revenue.
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