Create a Local WordPress Development Environment for Free with DevKinsta Sponsored

Having a local development environment for WordPress websites is incredibly useful. It allows you to design, develop and experiment with projects – all on your own computer. This is both a powerful and efficient way to create websites. File edits are reflected with a refresh of your browser as opposed to uploading via FTP. Need…

How To Build A Node.js API For Ethereum Blockchain

Blockchain technology has been on the rise in the past ten years, and has brought a good number of products and platforms to life such as Chainalysis (finance tech), Burstiq (health-tech), Filament (IoT), Opus (music streaming) and Ocular (cybersecurity). From these examples, we can see that blockchain cuts across many products and use cases —…

Dealing with the Isolation of Freelance Life

For over two decades, I’ve been fortunate enough to work from home. No maddening commute and all the coffee I can handle. Sounds pretty cool, right? And, even when a global pandemic sent the world scrambling to work remotely, things stayed relatively the same here (save for my child enrolling in online school). Being in…

8 Examples of Icon-Based Navigation, Enhanced with CSS and JavaScript

Icons are among the most versatile tools in a web designer’s arsenal. They can be used as attention-grabbing visuals just about anywhere on a website or app. Whether they’re alerting users of a flash sale or a new social media notification, they usually get the point across. Thus, utilizing icons in a site’s navigation seems…

Weekly News for Designers № 575

Cherry – A starting point for your design system that comes with a minimal set of pre-defined styles. Google Design’s Best of 2020 – The tech giant takes a look back at the year’s most resilient design projects. Newsletters – An enormous, illustrated rant about writing on the web that doesn’t really go anywhere. Whack-a-Mole:…

Quickly Build a PHP CRUD Interface With the PDO Advanced CRUD Generator Tool

In this tutorial, we’re going to review PDO CRUD—a form builder and database management tool. PDO CRUD helps you build forms for your database tables with just a few lines of code, making it quick and easy to bootstrap a database application. There are plenty of extensions available for database abstraction and specifically CRUD (create,…

Getting Started With the MStore Pro React Native App Template

Building a React Native app from scratch can be difficult. Setting up the initial project can be complex and annoying, especially for those who work primarily on web applications. How do you deal with the command-line interface? What is exporting your project? These questions pop up, and for your first few apps, they’ll seem like…

15 Best Social Media Scripts and Plugins to Streamline Your Workflow

If you are running a business or building a brand, you are always looking for ways to increase your online reach. A streamlined, accessible and consistent social media presence is essential, whether you are a bricks-and-mortar shop, a digital specialist, or a marketing influencer. Get the Essential Grid Gallery WordPress Plugin for your website today! Using social…

Without User Consent: An Ethical Dilemma for WordPress Plugin Developers

I recently discovered that a popular WordPress plugin had enabled automatic updates without explicitly informing users. How did I find out? I received emails from each site where the plugin was installed informing me that an update had been completed. But it gets better. Over a holiday break, a colleague asked me to look at…

How to Send Text Messages With PHP

Text messaging has become extremely widespread throughout the world — to the point where an increasing number of web applications have integrated SMS to notify users of events, sales or coupons directly through their mobile devices. If you’re looking to grow your business, a PHP text message script can be crucial. In this tutorial, we…