Screencasts are often the quickest and easiest way to learn about a new subject. An instructor can present info via video while also showing you how to perform certain tasks. Many premium-quality screencast services cost money – however DevFreeCasts is a stupendous compilation of free screencasts from all subjects. You can learn about topics ranging […]
Frontend IDE webapps are growing more common with each passing year. Mozilla’s Thimble and CodePen are just two thriving examples. But what about backend IDEs? Can these be managed and used solely from within a web browser? Well with a platform like SourceLair the answer is a resounding yes! SourceLair is a powerful online IDE […]
There are dozens of online training programs to improve your skills as a frontend or backend developer. But one incredible choice is Learn Verified which promises a job to each person that completes the program. The Learn Verified web developer track is built on Flatiron School’s curriculum. This teaches real applicable knowledge as used in […]
The digital art community for DeviantArt is very popular and full of talented artists. Creative designers can publish any of their works to DA and share them to gather feedback and comments from other members. I love the community and have always been interested in digital artwork for online forums – avatars and signature banners.
So in this tutorial I want to explain how we can build a DeviantArt Instant Search app which searches through all the most popular banner signatures ever submitted to the website. You can enter some search terms and the app will pull results to display after you finish typing. This is a really cool application for designers who are looking for inspiration, or even for people who love DeviantArt and want a better way to search.
I’m sure those of you familiar with Wordpress blogs have seen the many author box designs. Most of the popular web design and social media magazines feature some type of author display box towards the bottom of each post. This features the author name, avatar, and generally a short bio along with profile links.
Wordpress users who are up to date with the latest 3.2.x release can easily implement this feature via custom plugins to extend WP functionality. But I want to explain how you can custom-code your own author box! I feel this method gives you more control over the layout and you can manipulate the HTML/CSS much further than with plugin codes.