An Introduction to Facebook’s React JavaScript library

Sep 15, 2014 By
Nowadays, most of us use JavaScript frameworks. That’s because they allow you to abstract the DOM and avoid dealing with HTML. These frameworks are always cropping up, some good, some bad. One of the better is React, which has been put together by the team at Facebook. React is a library for building user interfaces that uses JSX, an XML-based template language that compiles to JavaScript and in essence creates a virtual DOM for you. Using React ... To get started head over to the website and download...

Deal of the week: 4 Photoshop actions to convert photos to painted art

If you’re looking to really wow your site visitors with expressive images, but you don’t quite have the chops to produce painted art, then what you need is this set of amazing Photoshop actions. Our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has put together an awesome deal on these actions, so you can texturize portraits, make watercolors from jpgs, or make cartoons out of your colleagues. These simple-to-use Photoshop actions will take even the most mundane image and turn it into an engaging work of art....
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How to create your first Anchor theme, part 2

In the first article we saw the beginnings of a an Anchor theme, as we created the header and got a better understanding how Anchor works under the hood. In this article it's time to get our hands dirty in the posts.php file and with the footer in order to finish our very simple Anchor theme. posts.php ... This is the page where you get all the home page posts, the blog page if you wish, and this is where we’ll perform our main loop and place all our posts. The first thing we need to do is get the header and open our...
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How to create your first Anchor theme, part 1

We all know there are a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a CMS for our projects. Sometimes we want something more complex like Wordpress or Joomla that allows us to create a bigger site, but other times you just want a simple good looking blog, and for that Anchor CMS may be the perfect choice. What is Anchor CMS? ... Like its website says, Anchor CMS is a lightweight blog system that allows you to create a blog really easily. Even though it is a lightweight solution it does have some great features that...
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Deal of the week: Easily create professional website templates with BLOCKS

Building websites can be hard. Building them rapidly can be darn near impossible. So we’re extremely excited that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has managed to arrange a fantastic discount on BLOCKS. BLOCKS is an amazing drag and drop site builder based on Bootstrap 3. It’s absolutely perfect for pulling a site together quickly. Using BLOCKS really is as simple as dragging and dropping elements wherever you’d like them. Entirely browser based, you don’t need to worry about any complex...
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How to use the Dribbble API

One of the websites most commonly used by designers to showcase their work is most definitely Dribbble and most designers already have their shots on dribble so why not combine the best of both worlds and use the Dribbble Api and Jribbble to showcase the shots in your portfolio ? In this article we’ll create a simple one page portfolio with some text, social links and your latest Dribbble shots that you can use as the basis for your next portfolio.   The HTML ... Before we start with the actual...
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8 awesome extensions for Brackets

Brackets has not yet replaced Sublime Text as my primary text editor, but it’s a definite possibility. The quick edit functions are great, it’s always nice to have a color picker handy, it’s light, it’s fast, and it looks kinda purdy. I’ve used it for light editing, as well as a couple of code experiments, so I have a pretty good idea of what it’s like to use it regularly. I have a few issues, of course; getting the live preview to work with a local copy of WordPress seems downright impossible at...
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Deal of the week: 14 minimalist responsive WordPress themes

WordPress is one of the most popular technologies in the history of the Web; it powers everything from personal blogs to huge corporate websites. The trouble is, with so many possible plugins and widgets, its rare to find a theme for your site that isn’t overcrowded with unnecessary clutter. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a huge discount on 14 WordPress themes by Array. These themes take minimalism and turn it into an art form, with straight-forward...
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