Infographic: AngularJS vs. React

Ever wondered who’d win in a face-off between AngularJS and React? Ever looked at a project spec and puzzled which way to go? Perhaps you’re planning to learn one or the other but aren’t sure which. Wonder no more, because we’ve put together this neat infographic to compare the major points of each language. Whether you’re concerned with speed, complexity, or how appropriate they are, you’ll find the answer in this quick reference. ...

How to simplify SVG with Raphael

Bitmaps are by far the most commonly used image format on web pages. When the images we want to show are photos, that makes sense.  But when it comes to illustrations and GUI components, bitmaps are wasteful. Many designers actually do make extensive use of bitmap images directly in user interfaces. Personally I don’t feel this is a good approach, but the blame for it becoming habitual stems from the extensive use and recommendation of Photoshop for interface design. Vector graphics offer numerous...

How to develop web games with EaselJS

The arrival of HTML5 has opened up a world of exciting possibilities for us as developers. The idea that you can quickly develop very high quality 2D and 3D games that run directly in the browser using simple JavaScript commands and without having to make use of any proprietary components to make it work could probably inspired you to finally get around to attempting that game idea you’ve been nurturing for years. Then when you actually go to do it and you see just how many new things you will have to...

How to usability test your project for free

Usability testing is sometimes one of those things that developers conveniently ‘forget’ about. Why? Well do a search for it. Usability testing, as it is generally practiced, costs money. There are interviews to perform, a variety of tests to create for each and every project, services to pay for… and what if your client’s in another country? Or what if they’re a small business with a small budget, or a brand-new startup? What if the only reason you learned web development in the first...

55+ jQuery plugins for developers

jQuery is a fantastic JavaScript library, we know this. We also know that there are lot of cool plugins out there which take things to the next level. If you’re an amateur dev, plugins expand on your capabilities by implementing things you might not know how to do yourself, yet. If you're an expert programmer, they can make your job go a whole lot faster, or even just provide inspiration. Whatever the case, we've collected some of the best and most interesting jQuery plugins that we’ve found, and...

Essential steps to secure your website

In the web development world, the most popular open source platforms for creating websites include WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. But what is open source exactly? It refers to software and platforms that are free and publicly accessible. They usually have a large community of contributors that help update the software, create plugins and provide support through online forums. Open source platforms are a great way for beginners to create a no-hassle website, and are great for advanced web developers...

Introducing WebdesignerNews.com

Nothing matters more in this industry than keeping your finger on the pulse. The challenge is separating the wheat from the chaff: with hundreds of blogs, countless social media accounts, and thousands of design sites, how do you keep on top of it all without spending hours hunting through RSS feeds? Well, we have the solution… After months of rigorous testing, iterative builds, and a few late nights, our sister-site, WebdesignerNews, has launched. We have just as much trouble wading through...

20 best resources for learning AngularJS

Since its release in 2009, AngularJS has gained immense popularity due to the compelling features it’s packed with. Being an extremely advanced JavaScript MVW framework, not only does it enhance HTML with Directives; but it also simplifies both development and testing for developers. For some people, it seems quite difficult to learn Angular through the official documentation provided. Attempting to gain knowledge of Angular, they repeatedly search for related resources and often don’t...

How to create a CSS3 progress bar

The progress bar has been used on the web ever since we realized that not everything would load instantly for everyone. These bars serve to notify the user about the progress of a specific task in your website, such as uploading, downloading, loading an app etc. It used to be impossible to create a progress bar animation without the use of JavaScript but thanks to CSS3 we're now able to perform animations, add gradients and some multi-color element inside a div. In fact HTML5 has also a special progress...
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