Demystifying Front-End Security

Every day, billions of people around the world use the web to work, to find information, and to be entertained. When they come to your site, they trust you to provide them with a good experience. They expect a site that loads quickly, that works in their browser, and that is well designed. And though […]

How Do I Know If Venture Capital Fits My Business?

There is a popular image in the world of software which many young and inexperienced entrepreneurs are becoming infatuated with. It’s the idea that when you come up with an awesome idea, the highest peak to strive for — the ultimate goal — is getting in front of a venture capitalist and receiving a huge […]

An Introduction to A/B Testing

We’ve recently published a number of articles about data-driven design, or using analytics to inform our UI designs. The short of it is that we can use analytics tools like Google Analytics to conduct user research, to learn about our user demographics and user behavior, and to identify areas of our websites that might be […]

Get the Ultimate Web Development Beginner Bundle for Only $29

So you’ve dreamed of being a web dev, but don’t know where to start? Well have we got good news for you? For 48 hours only you can get our ultimate beginner bundle in web development for just $29 (that’s a saving of $435 BTW!) What Are You Waiting For? Go Follow Your Dream! Kick […]

How To Use Underlined Text To Improve User Experience

(This article is supported by Adobe.) An underline is a horizontal line immediately below a portion of text. In our everyday experience, we underline to emphasize key sections of text, sometimes drawing an underline by hand below printed text. But underlines have their own place in the world of digital design. In fact, underlined text […]

How to Find a Niche in the WordPress Ecosystem

WordPress is simple, elegant, and modular. That combination has made it the most popular web platform on the planet, resulting in a rich ecosystem of themes, plugins and support. It’s an amazing opportunity for devs and designers, but how do you stand out in such a crowded marketplace? Sites like ThemeForest allow creators of WordPress […]

Consumer Driven Contract Testing with Pact

At RisingStack we love working with Microservices, as this kind of architecture gives us flexibility and speed. In this article I’ll walk you through how we perform consumer driven contract testing in our Node.js microservices architecture with the Pact framework. The example repo can be found at https://github.com/RisingStack/pact-example. What is consumer driven contract testing? To […]

The New Smashing Mystery Riddle, An Emoji Edition

Oh yes, the infamous mystery riddles are back! To celebrate the relaunch of this little website, we’ve prepared something special yet again — a Smashing Emoji Mystery Riddle. And this time, instead of scouting an answer in a physical place or on Twitter, it’s well hidden somewhere on this website. So, What Can You Win? Among […]

Uploadcare: Your Super-Powered Image CDN

This article was sponsored by Uploadcare. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. A good Content Delivery Network will boost your website’s performance. Files are hosted on different domains or sub-domains on servers across the globe to ensure users get the fastest download wherever they are located. The best CDNs will help […]

5 Myths About Data-driven Design

It’s not unusual for designers to omit data-driven design from their workflow, simply because of the unfair myths surrounding analytics and the way that data-driven design is conducted. Psychology studies and UX studies are mistakenly thought to be sufficient enough as an informant, since the results are tested in a controlled environment and defined by […]

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