There are a handful of outstanding front-end development organizations and Sencha is right at the top of them. Sencha has done some incredible work, all the way back to the ExtJS days to the modern day Sencha Touch library. Sencha continues to push the limits of front-end web development and performance, as evidenced by last year's revelation FastBook. Mark Zuckerburg claimed HTML5 wasn't ready so Sencha shocked the industry with a world class, performant Facebook app. In short: Sencha doesn't mess around.Discuss
CSS is becoming more and more powerful but in the sense that it allows us to do the little things easily. There have been larger features added like transitions, animations, and transforms, but one feature that goes under the radar is generated content. You saw a bit of this with CSS counters, where we used the
counters expressions to set the content of a given element. There's another expression,
attr, that allows for CSS-based content creation as well. Let me show you how
content can work together!
A while back I wrote a post about WordPress Shortcode creation. Shortcodes are convenient and useful on so many levels and for so many levels of skilled WordPress users. A basic user can quickly learn shortcodes, as can an expert-level developer. In short, shortcodes are an invaluable tool for all levels of WordPress user. Mighty Deals is offering a WordPress plugin containing 5,000 WordPress shortcodes plus three bonus themes for less than $20. Shortcodes include...Discuss
Windows 8 allows for adding websites as apps (or maybe "bookmarks" is a better term) to the home screen, much in the vein that iOS allows users to do the same. Like iOS devices, Windows 8 allows users to accomplish this same task using custom META tags embedded within the page HTML...Discuss
Counters. They were a staple of the Geocities / early web scene that many of us "older" developers grew up with; a feature then, the butt of web jokes now. CSS has implemented its own type of counter, one more sane and straight-forward than the ole "hit counter." CSS counters allow for simple CSS-based incrementing and display of a number for generated content. Let's have a quick look at how CSS counters work!Discuss