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Moving Backgrounds: When, Why, and How to Use Them

In this article, we’ll take a close look at the whats and whys of moving backgrounds. We’ll consider the impact they have on conversions, examine when they should and shouldn’t be used, and then offer practical tips for doing them the right way. Moving Images are Powerful There’s no denying people love video content. TikTok is shooting up the app...

Create a 3D CSS Printer that Actually Prints!

For a while now, I’ve been creating these 3D scenes with CSS for fun — usually on my live stream. 3D CSS Responsive Stunt Plane! 🛩️ It does loops and rolls! 😎 Responds to mouse movement 🐭 👉 https://t.co/A1zNmfEzzi via @CodePen pic.twitter.com/87D7LIXLr2 — Jhey 🐻🛠 (Exploring Opportunities ✨) (@jh3yy) March 27, 2021 Each demo is an opportunity...

Adding Voice Search to a React Application

Voice commands are not only for assistants like Google or Alexa. They can also be added to your mobile and desktop apps, offering both extra functionality and even fun for your end users. And adding voice commands or voice search to your apps can be very easy to implement. In this article, we’ll use the Web Speech API to build a voice controlled book...

VPNs: What They Are, and Why You Need One

Are you concerned about your online privacy and security? The first thing you should do is use a VPN service. They’re effective, affordable, and easy to use. There are plenty of effective options that cost between $3 and $10 per month. If you’ve been thinking about using one, now’s the time. Privacy is an important issue that we become more aware of...

How to Store Unlimited* Data in the Browser with IndexedDB

This article explains the fundamentals of storing data in the browser using the IndexedDB API, which offers a far greater capacity than other client-side mechanisms. Storing web app data used to be an easy decision. There was no alternative other than sending it to the server, which updated a database. Today, there’s a range of options, and data can...

A Comprehensive Guide to Vue Slots

Components are the heart of modern web application development. Every app is composed of a number of components smoothly stitched together in order to work as a whole unit. These components need to be maximally flexible and reusable to allow for using them in different situations and even in different apps. One of the main mechanisms many frameworks...

Introduction to Data Types: Static, Dynamic, Strong & Weak

This article will explain what data types are, what is meant by the terms “static”, “dynamic”, “strong” or “weak” when we talk about data types, and why should we even care. What Are Data Types Anyway? If you’ve done any programming, you surely have seen variables, parameters or values returned from functions. They’re everywhere in the programming...

How to Create a Firefox Add-on

In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to create a Firefox add-on that allows the user to create alarms at specified times with custom text. We’ll cover how to create a basic add-on, adding a popup and an options page, adding permissions, storing information, sending notifications, and creating a background script for sending the notifications. This tutorial...

How to Develop WordPress Locally with DevKinsta

Local development is the practice of building, editing, and testing code on a local machine, without the need for internet connectivity. The benefits are plentiful: You can work on your own code (or your client’s code) from anywhere. You can debug plugins and themes within different environments with a few clicks. You can expedite your development...

Web3: A New Web for a New World

Ever since humans have stood on two legs, we’ve been unable to trust each other. We’ve always needed intermediaries — people who make sure those on both sides of an agreement honor their commitment. Intermediaries today include banks, who forward our money; lawyers, who forward our arguments and demands; and social networks, which forward our messages....

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