Month: May 2018

Call to Action Banner Design

Call to Action Banner Design I need to redesign the Laracasts call-to-action banner for visiting users. If you’d like to come along, we’ll use use an existing prototype to construct the HTML and CSS from scratch.

Discover Missteps in Your UX Design

Discover Missteps in Your UX Design UX design – the process of creating a website that is intuitive to the user – is ongoing and must adjust to the needs of your market and users. While you may feel like dropping the mic after getting your site up and running,…
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5 Ways Readability Will Boost Your Email Engagement Rates

5 Ways Readability Will Boost Your Email Engagement Rates Quality email and content have never been more critical. Inboxes are overcrowded, and the level of competing emails is astronomical. How are you going to make sure your content is read, and your email marketing hits its goals? A trap I’ve…
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Why Private Access to Public Assets Will Decide the Fate of Smart Cities

Why Private Access to Public Assets Will Decide the Fate of Smart Cities Tech experts knew it was a long time coming: The interest in smart homes gave way to a desire for smart cities, and the U.S. is running into smart city development full force. A whopping 66 percent…
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Getting Started with Redux: Connecting Redux with React

Getting Started with Redux: Connecting Redux with React This is the third part of the series on Getting Started with Redux and in this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to connect a Redux store with React.  Redux is an independent library that works with all the popular front-end libraries…
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Boost Your Website Performance With PhpFastCache

Boost Your Website Performance With PhpFastCache In this article, we’re going to explore the PhpFastCache library, which allows you to implement caching in your PHP applications. Thus, it helps to improve overall website performance and latency on page load times. What Is PhpFastCache? PhpFastCache is a library that makes implementation…
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What’s new in ES2017: Async functions, improved objects and more

What’s new in ES2017: Async functions, improved objects and more Let’s take a look at the most important JavaScript updates that came with ES2017, and also briefly cover how this updating process actually takes place. The Update Process JavaScript (ECMAScript) is an ever-evolving standard implemented by many vendors across multiple…
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Alibaba Cloud, AWS & DigitalOcean: Cloud Services Compared

Alibaba Cloud, AWS & DigitalOcean: Cloud Services Compared This article was created in partnership with Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Cloud computing allows you to use computer services such as servers, databases, analytics and more over the internet using virtual machines. The idea…
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Connect Ansible Tower and Jenkins in under 5 minutes

Connect Ansible Tower and Jenkins in under 5 minutes We often hear from customers that they are using Jenkins in some capacity or another. And since I’m a consultant, I’m lucky to hear first hand what our customers are using and how they need to integrate Ansible Tower. There has…
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A Side-by-side Comparison of Express, Koa and Hapi.js

A Side-by-side Comparison of Express, Koa and Hapi.js If you’re a Node.js developer, chances are you have, at some point, used Express.js to create your applications or APIs. Express.js is a very popular Node.js framework, and even has some other frameworks built on top of it such as Sails.js, kraken.js,…
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See How Docker Accelerates Digital Transformation in the Enterprise at DockerCon 2018

See How Docker Accelerates Digital Transformation in the Enterprise at DockerCon 2018 DockerCon has everything you and your company need in order to understand how to accelerate digital and multi-cloud initiatives with containerization. Come to network and learn from your peers, as well as gain access to leaders and innovators…
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Improve Your Workflow: Top Invoicing and Time Management Apps

Improve Your Workflow: Top Invoicing and Time Management Apps This article was created in partnership with BAWMedia. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. “Time is money” may be a cliché. But in the worlds of freelancing, project management, and business ownership, it takes on a true…
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UX for Cats and Dogs!

UX for Cats and Dogs! David Burge described the internet as a worldwide cat picture distribution system. But historically humans have had to do all the work of taking those pictures ahead of time! I wanted to empower my three cats and one dog to take their own pictures and…
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A Stand-Alone Laravel Slack Package

A Stand-Alone Laravel Slack Package News / May 31, 2018 A Stand-Alone Laravel Slack Package The gpressutto5/laravel-slack composer package is a Slack notification library for Laravel 5.5 by Guilherme Pressutto: Slack notification for Laravel as it should be. Easy, fast, simple and highly testable. Since it uses On-Demand Notifications, it…
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Decentralized Storage and Publication with IPFS and Swarm

Decentralized Storage and Publication with IPFS and Swarm In this article, we outline two of the most prominent solutions for decentralized content publication and storage. These two solutions are IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) and Ethereum’s Swarm. With the advent of blockchain applications in recent years, the Internet has seen a…
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How Dog CPR Could Potentially Save Your Pet’s Life

How Dog CPR Could Potentially Save Your Pet’s Life The love between a dog owner and dog can’t be overstated. You want the best for your pet, and you take care of them by planning regular veterinarian visits, buying the best food and spoiling Fido with kisses. You may even…
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Innovate Everywhere: Choosing the Right Tools When Building Your SRE Toolchain

Innovate Everywhere: Choosing the Right Tools When Building Your SRE Toolchain Many companies are working to define their expectations for the SRE role and the SRE toolchain, which, like the role itself, continues to evolve. The tools SREs use at any given time will depend on where an organization is…
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Why Your Email Address List Needs Quality Over Quantity

Why Your Email Address List Needs Quality Over Quantity You’ve just added 100 new names to your list. You’re pumped! Your list is growing and you have plans to turn those new contacts into loyal customers. Email is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook or Twitter,…
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Does Big Data Affect Our Daily E-Commerce Experience?

Does Big Data Affect Our Daily E-Commerce Experience? There’s no getting around it: the way marketers and retailers harness the power of big data can be a little on the creepy side. An innocent Google search on a specific subject can often result in you seeing nothing but targeted ads…
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Mathematics of Animation

Mathematics of Animation In the past few years, animations on the web have evolved dramatically. We are able to create animations that generate and manipulate complex geometry, react to user input and tell captivating stories. Behind all of this amazing work is a little bit of Math. In this session…
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