In this article I’ll discuss what’s the current state of the Web Notifications API, what browsers support it, and what versions of the specifications. I’ll use this post also to summarize some inconsistencies I’ve found along the way.
Few weeks ago I received an email from a developer asking me for suggestions on how to delve into the front-end world. After having replied to this email, I thought that it’d have been nice to share the same suggestions on my blog. That’s exactly what you’ll find in this post.
As a freelancer I receive a lot of emails every day. In addition to the usual ones (newsletters, friends, and so on), I receive emails from recruiters that want to find me a job, from people that want to hire me for a project, from people that want me to solve their programming issues, and finally from people that have read some articles of mine and what to ask something on that topic. I think this might sound familiar to most of you.
Believe it or not, what I’ve discovered over the time is that 80% of people (at least those who write me) don’t have a clue about how to write an email in a proper way. In this article, I’ll highlight some common mistakes in the hope that things will change.
A long time has been passed since the first release of PHP. Over the years the language has been improved a lot, in terms of performance and features, thanks to the work of many contributors. At the same time, also its adoption among developers is grown dramatically. Looking at the latest statistics, PHP is used on the 81.7% of all websites; an outstanding result. Nonetheless, several top companies and developers have always looked at PHP as a kind of bad, silly, and for snotty kids language.
In this highly opinionated article, I’ll try to explain some of the reasons behind these judges. I’ve collected them over the time, talking with other developers and reading some articles spread on the web.
Today’s world runs fast, really fast. When writing, a lot of people use abbreviations and acronyms to save time that we can find spread all over the web. They are so used that an HTML tag, <abbr>, was created to identify them and help the semantic of web pages.
In this article, I’ll show you a small CSS snippet that can enhance how the <abbr> tag is shown on mobile devices.
Who don’t know what jQuery is and how it can help in developing a web project. Based on the latest statistics, jQuery is used on ~60% of the Quantcast Top 100k websites. We use it constantly and sometimes we tend to think it’s almost magic, that jQuery is capable to understand what we want to achieve and optimize all for us. There is no need to say this is wrong. You need to be aware of what jQuery does and does not for you and optimize as much as you can to improve your website’s performance.
In this article, extracted from my book Instant jQuery Selectors, you’ll learn some useful tips and tricks to improve the performance of your website by simply selecting elements in the right way.
In some cases you may need a shortcut to collect elements for which jQuery doesn’t provide a specific filter. This is exactly where custom filters come into play.
In this article, extracted from my book Instant jQuery Selectors, you’ll learn how to build a custom filter in jQuery. Please note that, to be a complete post, it has some minor adjustment compared to the original recipe titled Custom filters (Become an expert).