Big Data Visualization: Review of the 20 Best ToolsEdoardo L'Astorina

Big Data Visualization: Review of the 20 Best Tools

Big Data is amazing. It describes our everyday behavior, keeps track of the places we go, stores what we like to do and how much time we spend doing our favorite activities. Big Data is made of numbers, and I think we all agree when we say: Numbers are difficult to look at. Enter Big Data visualization. …

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Grunt and AWS S3: how to streamline your deployment processEdoardo L'Astorina

Grunt and AWS S3: how to streamline your deployment process

Here’s a scenario  lot of us developers find ourselves in: you built your amazing static site. And when it came to deciding on your build tool you chose Grunt,  because it simplifies the build process. Everybody else uses it, and there’s a reason: it works wonders. Everything is set: jit-grunt – read our jit-grunt guide here …

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10 Amazing WordPress facts you didn't know in 2015: InfographicEdoardo L'Astorina

10 Amazing WordPress facts you didn't know in 2015: Infographic

WordPress started as a humble blogging platform created by founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little on May 27, 2003 . Since that day WordPress has grown into a fully fledged application framework, and powers sites for brands like The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Ebay and Mashable. As we got curious about how widely WordPress …

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Perfect responsive images: HTML5 <picture> and Bootstrap 4Edoardo L'Astorina

Perfect responsive images: HTML5 <picture> and Bootstrap 4

Bootstrap 4 is in alpha release and has a brand new set of media queries and breakpoints. Where Bootstrap 3 had them in pixels, the new release of the popular responsive framework boasts breakpoints in ems. Let’s harness the power of these new media queries to serve an image of the right size based on the …

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Best Animation Frameworks: Animate.CSS vs Motion UIEzequiel Bruni

Best Animation Frameworks: Animate.CSS vs Motion UI

Animation on the web has changed. It’s being moved from the realm of UI design and decoration, to the province of UX design. Where once it was a frivolity, it’s becoming an indispensable tool. No more dancing baby gifs. We’re using animation to tell users what’s going on in our interfaces, and why. We’re using …

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Speed up your entire Grunt build process with a single plugin: jit-gruntEdoardo L'Astorina

Speed up your entire Grunt build process with a single plugin: jit-grunt

  Every Grunt project averages 20 plugins per build. And – if you ever used Grunt, and chances are you have – you know it can ramp up to 30 plugins very quickly. Problem The standard Grunt way of loading plugins is adding a grunt.loadNpmTasks for each plugin you use. They look like this: grunt.loadNpmTasks(‘grunt-contrib-htmlmin’); …

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Chrome Android address bar color: a step by step guideEdoardo L'Astorina

Chrome Android address bar color: a step by step guide

Ever wanted to make the experience for your mobile users more personal and branded? Have you ever noticed how the Chrome Android address bar color sometimes changes to match a site’s palette? Do you want that for your site? It’s easy to do. To let your users experience the color of your brand, blog or e-commerce site …

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HTML minifiers: grunt-contrib-htmlmin vs grunt-minify-htmlEdoardo L'Astorina

HTML minifiers: grunt-contrib-htmlmin vs grunt-minify-html

You need to minify HTML: to improve page load on your site, let your users access your content when they need to without a long wait, and use less bandwidth when you serve your hosted site. The easiest, robust way to do so is to minify during the build process, and Grunt is the best tool out …

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65+ Beautiful Examples of Colorful WebsitesSheeva K

65+ Beautiful Examples of Colorful Websites

You are a web designer, and designing a site means you need to make users happy. And what makes people happier than a lot of colors? There are lots of great sites to help you develop your creativity and explore new ideas. Chances are you’re developing a site for a client, and they have marketing …

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65 Cool jQuery Effects and the Best CSS AnimationsSheeva K

65 Cool jQuery Effects and the Best CSS Animations

If you are a web designer or developer you are already aware of how to work jQuery and CSS. CSS3 and jQuery have radically changed web development. Want to animate beautiful and amazing elements, easily and without much effort or coding? For this showcase we picked beautiful preloading effects, adaptive modal, animated hover effects, elastic effects, buttons with built-in …

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