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…

WordPress.com Business Plan (Business-Class WordPress Hosting + Support from WordPress Experts)

WordPress.com is where you go to use WordPress that is completely hosted for you. You don’t have to worry about anything but building your site. There is a free plan to get started with, and paid plans that offer more features. The Business plan is particularly interesting, and my guess is that most people don’t…

Front-End Performance Checklist 2021

This guide has been kindly supported by our friends at LogRocket, a service that combines frontend performance monitoring, session replay, and product analytics to help you build better customer experiences. LogRocket tracks key metrics, incl. DOM complete, time to first byte, first input delay, client CPU and memory usage. Get a free trial of LogRocket…