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9 Best Embeddable Calendars

It’s one thing to say, “Oh yeah, I’m going to a conference in about five days.” It’s quite another to look at a monthly calendar, and have those five days put into context. There’s something about seeing that classic calendar format that puts my brain into gear, and forces me to think a bit more carefully about my plans. Well that’s me, in any case. Given the popularity of the monthly calendar format, I suspect many others feel much the same way. It’s no wonder, then, that we like putting...

Getting Started with Backdrop CMS on Ubuntu

Backdrop is a free, open source content management system that can be used by anyone, with or without software development knowledge, to cover many aspects of development and managing content, such as creating blogs. One of its major advantages is the ease of use, which means that it can be easily used by non technical persons. Other benefits include: It is open source and has no licensing costs; It allows different users to have different levels of permissions to access its content; It allows users...

Stockio: Free Frontend Assets Site

Whatever type of project you’re building, you need quality assets that aren’t going to break the bank. Images, typefaces, icons, and other assets are the building blocks of any front-end. Any fresh source of site elements is useful, and the latest offering is stockio.com. Stockio is a collection of photos, videos, vectors, icons, and even fonts, designed to inspire and stock the toolboxes of the web industry. Download for Free ... Stockio resources are complete free to download, and can be...

Getting started with CraftCMS

CraftCMS is a content-first CMS that is loved by developers and content producers alike. Of all the alternatives to WordPress that are out there, CraftCMS is one of the best. Here we look at getting started with this awesome developer-friendly content management system. 1. Download ... The easiest stage of all, go to CraftCMS’s official site and get download the latest version of CraftCMS. It’s free to download and develop on, but when you come to launching your site you need to choose a licence...

Is It Time to Spring Clean Your Developer Resources?

The world of technology moves at a fast pace, and web development is no different. You may have a stockpile of themes and plugins you use on a regular basis, but what about all of the other resources you use? Is there anything that’s outdated or something you can change to streamline your development workflow? It may be time to do a complete audit of the tools, resources, and workflow you use and “spring clean” your resources of any weak spots. Let’s take a look at a few common resources you may use...

Should You Switch to Sketch?

For years, Adobe has dominated the world of creative software, with Photoshop and Illustrator being the lead software applications for photo editing and graphic design. Even though other programs were available, none of them were able to match the amount of features found in the Adobe suite of tools. However, seven years ago things began the change when Sketch entered the market and established itself as a viable alternative to the famous Adobe Illustrator. Since its launch, the app has been adopted...

The Best Wireframing Tools for Developers

Before digging into code, it’s important to create a plan of action that all parties are satisfied with. A mockup, or wireframe, is an easy vehicle for sharing a basic design with anyone involved with design decision making for a web or app development project. When you hear the word “wireframe,” an image of eyeglasses with a metal frame might come to mind. It might seem cheesy, but a wireframe is similar to a pair of glasses in the way that it allows you to see clearly. Before you can add on a good pair...

5 Best WordPress Page Builder Plugins

WordPress beginners have difficulty customizing their websites past simple text changes, especially if they have no background knowledge of HTML or CSS. WordPress page builder plugins allow just about anyone to build a stylish or professional looking web page, through a user-friendly interface - quickly, and without knowing HTML or CSS. Though it may seem like WordPress page builder plugins have usefulness mainly for the technically unsavvy, they can also make a WordPress developer’s job...
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